Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY (almost) 2009!

It's minutes before a great year has ended and another year to debute its glory! I hope everyone is having a safe and happy new years! Can't wait till this week ends, i NEED to go back to school because i feel REALLY lost right now!

Didn't do anything interesting in the last 2 days. Went grocery shopping and errands. I can't wait til the snow melts and the black ice is gone ... as a person who travels by bike, i hate the fact that i am stranded at home, or had to trade my 2 wheeler for ttc tokens ... I played 'amateur real estate agent' i guess thats what i called it these days, my mom's friend wants to rent out a suite in her home and i had to be negotiator/translator/representative through the phone ... i was happy to help .. until the phones started to ring off the hook ... it's not fun, especially the fact that i have broken chinese didn't speed up the process ... Hopefully it will end soon ... Thats why i need school to put me in my place .. but on the up side of no school, my acne disappeared ... too bad it's on hiatus until the next tests.

What am I gonna do for new years eve? Nothing.. like always ... i think i'm gonna catch up on watching season 2 of private practice, and eat rice krispy squares.

I decided to put my new years resolution on print, because every year i make one ... in my mind and they all get broken the day after, so i guess if i make resolutions on print, at least they're there to haunt me and such.

Anyways ... Connie's New Year's Resolution:
1. Lose the 'chunk' by all means .. well, not all means, well, whatever i'm capable of. FYI i just stuffed a ton of muffins and rice krispy squares a few hours ago ... must go cold turkey ...

2. Be frugal, or semi frugal, whichever is better for my budget :)

3. Keep in touch with my friends more often (hopefully this will not need to fully start until april when school's not a factor)

4. Start to 'socialize' .. it's not my fault, i was always socially awkward, i can't cope well in social situations .. hopefully i can change it, even if its a little effort.

5. Take up photography ... by taking more photos of people when they least expect it ... like candid camera or a papparazzo! Oww and draw more, and do something useful with them ie mula wise, like taking a photo and selling it to the tabloids or something.

6. Manage meself whether it's budget, time or some other stuff that i can't think of right at this moment.

7. Travel more ... on a budget ... to places that are cheap ... and sanitary ... and safe ... and interesting ... with less tour guides ... man i am choose-y, meh, its bad enough K calls me an 'americano'


8. Study/do homework earlier ... although i do my readings on time, assignments are another issue, i would like to have the 'done' part a few days before the 'due date' part.

9. Learn new skills, i was able to fix my bike after all the hell it's gone through, anthough now im a little worried of using it, but anything new would be good.

and finally ...

10. Be happy and healthy. Hopefully the healthy part would overlap with resolution #1 and the happy part would be fulfilled by the others above. And hopefully insanity wouldn't kick in anytime soon, trust me, im like a ticking insanity/emotional time bomb ready to explode at an inappropriate time, hopefully that would be 2010's problem :P

Anyways, now i need to stuff myself with food (glorious food), stupid internet wrecked my plans, because somewhere in the world, it is not new years yet, meh, i'll just run on Vancouver time, it makes sense since i sleep at 3 and wake up @ 11.

Anyways, happy new years to all! Hoping that everyone has a happy, healthy and a prosperious 2009!


Monday, December 29, 2008

A list of (very boring) stuff i did during my extended hiatus ...

- Studied for financial accounting exam
- studied from business law exam
- helped mom ith her 'sweatshop' of dog clothing (FYI i didnt get paid for it yet :P)
- listened to a whole lot of Frasier episodes while studying
- had finanical accounting exam from 8-10pm
- had business law exam the following day from 12-2pm
- waited for shuttle after exam which came at 3.30pm that day
- comtemplating on what i should do with the course notes, got ideas to make a bon fire
- went to S's b-day gathering @ harbourfront, ate cake
- attempted to skate after a 10+ years on hiatus, fell on butt 3 times, fell on right hand 3 times and had pruple bruise on palm for days
- went to dinner @ Rodney's and Yuk Yuks with L & K, weren't early enough and had to sit at front, stage left ... deemed either 'freightened asian chicks' if i can recall correctly
- went to read gossip magazines
- wandered countless times to bookstore to read books
- carved a beaver stamp
- make cookies and x-mas (holiday) cards for the gals @ reorg dept
- lugged 7.5 kg care package to post office, to be sent to relatives in Vancouver
- crazy canadian weather hit, wind, snow.. the whole works
- waited 2 hours to get to downtown ven though it usually took max 30mins- got to reorg, didnt wanna leave b/c of weather
- shovelled snow, threw out back
- baked cake for A & M's christmas gathering, got lost trying to figure out where i was
- ate delicious food prep-ed by A & M
bought A LOT of boxes of tissues
- went to library to read more books
- watched Rachel Getting Married, really liked it despite my preferences to comedies rather than dramas
- me and F treated M to a belated b-day dinner @ milestones since jack astors was fully booked on a moday night ...
- bike broke, dunno if its the deraillers (pardon the spelling) or the chain or something, scraped back of leg, surprisd still there
- drew cards, made gift wrap, did some last minute shopping
- had lunch with L, J & K, watched dirty dancing, really enjoyed it, but temporarily went deaf during the finale
- watched winter weather change from powder snow, wet snow, freezing rain, rain
- shovelled again, but stupid city plow undo-ed it
- watch the streets become lake toronto and a skating rink
- laundry-ing
- listened to the wind constantly blowing the cover of the trash/recycle bin lids open and close
- hooked up pc to tv
- watched A LOT of 30 Rock episodes due to wind and weather ... probably can recte the lines
- boxing day went to dufferin mall 3 times, 1st to see if any good deals, 2nd so mom can go clothing shopping, and after all that work, i ended up doing the returns, and 3rd because mom wanted to make potatoe salad so dragged butt down to buy potatoes and eggs and salad dressing
- went to watch Marley and Me, hoping that boxing day would mean empty cinema .. i was soo wrong ... teared up at end of movie...
- didnt get any deals on boxing day, went to indigo, bought a peguin paperweight
- watched Brothers and Sisters season 1 because i wanted to know how everything got started
- won ebay auction for camera
- made egg tarts, disappeared in a mere 24hrs (altough my vice, i didn't eat them all)
- went to library to borrow books and chines dvds for mom, freaked out that my bike would give at any second
- cleaned the house after weeks of not being able to see the floor :P
- mixed alphabet pasta and cream of mushroom soup to create superhybrid soup! not bad, but probably not maretable...
- met with L & J to have dinner at Thai place but didnt know place is closed for holidays, had to settle for japanese place next door
- was joined by K & J to Second City ... trevor the puppet reminded me of Avenue Q
- wind gusts picked up, saw traffic light hanging by a thread (or wire) at corner of spadina and king, it spinned and spinned, dibs on the traffic light!

And that is up to today at this time, whatever that is.
Oh, and i forgot to add the part where i eat like i have a bottomless stomach ...
Now i kinda regret my decision for the super hybrid soup... and i wanna get a new bike... oh, and my system's screwed up since i wake up @ 12pm, and sleep at 3am, mam my systems screwed when school starts again, which is next week...

Winds howling up a storm, hunger setting in....
will call it a night, since it is 12.17am

oww and fyi, tred to make list like list from marley and me, but their's is more witty-er...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'm loving the hiatus a little too much ...

yes i was suppose to start posting after the 10th of dec, but so much freedom to do stuff, only 1 more week before school starts.

jusy wanted to show that im still here and would give any glory details of my hiatus either tonght or tomorrow .... now i must clean the pig sty that i use to call home ....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

still on hiatus, quick comment ...

Not knowing about the prime minister's address, was shocked to see tv channel with headings 'Government in Crisis'... where is our government headed? Coalition?

Meh, studying top priority right now (sad ain't it), will feel the wrath after exams, nothing wants to register in my brain ....