Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

He totally understands my sense of humour.
He tells me funny stories to make me laugh.
He is the best pet-sitter when I go away.
He watches cheesy movies that I love.
He is always up for a night of karaoke.
He was there to watch my parents's union's demise with me.
He would play Barbies with me and he would allow me to create drama-fueled stories when playing Lego with him.
He is the one I call when I feel super sad.
He offers me advice.
He is my brother.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

A reflection in my morbid sense of humour? Perhaps.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 06 - A picture of somewhere you have been

Summer of 2008 I had the opportunity to travel overseas to Latvia. Before heading to Latvia, we stayed in England for a week with my step-mom's family. One of those days we went to Cambridge and I fell in love. I can't even explain exactly what it was about Cambridge, I just felt like I had found home. I hope to return soon and spend more than a day there.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In honour of banned book week, here are some of my favorites

  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

What are your favorite banned books?

Day 05 - A picture of your past

I am not really sure what is meant by "past"....5 days ago was my past, 5 minutes ago was my past, 5 years ago was my past. But in looking through past pictures, I did stumble upon two from a weekend trip to West Edmonton Mall a few years ago. What a fun day this was. I was kissed by a sea lion....

....and played with some penguins through their tank :)

Day 04 - A picture of the cast from your favorite tv show

I have a few favorite TV shows.

I fell in love with Dexter a couple of years ago when a friend loaned me season one and two. I couldn't stop watching it. I wait until the entire season is out though before I get into it every year now because I fail at having to wait a week to see what happens next. I'm excited to see where this season goes, especially after last year's season finale!!

And this summer I decided to see what the Mad Men hype was all about and now feel super addicted to it as well. Again, I have to wait till the entire season is done before I start watching it.The one downfall of the show? It makes me want to chain smoke.

Finally, one show that I can watch again and again and again? The Sopranos. Except I still haven't watched Season 6 Part A. We watched Part B thinking the show seemed a little more ambiguous than usual, not realizing there was an A and B when the DVDs were bought. Maybe that's what I'll do this afternoon....was anyone else super excited when watching Where the Wild Things Are and heard Tony's voice???

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends

Sorry if you were missed. I got lazy saving from facebook to my hard drive to move to shape collage maker. But know that you're loved!

Day 02 - A picture of the meaning behind your status (twitter or facebook)

This is a day late. It's a day late because yesterday I was busy doing one of the things that makes me happiest. I spent a few hours after work volunteering my time at the Calgary Dream Centre's Radiothon, answering the phones, taking donations and pledges. Nothing makes me feel better than helping out causes I believe in.

The Dream Centre is a place for homeless men to transform their lives and learn the skills to take them from the street life to the sweet life. Listening to many of these men's stories yesterday was so uplifting, knowing that they took a leap to make a better life for themselves and seeing all of the positive change in their lives was inspiring.

My twitter status yesterday:

Today is the Calgary Dream Centre's Radiothon! Call after 4 and possibilities of hearing my voice increases!

My facebook status yesterday:
At the dream centre radiothon! Donate by calling 403-214-5490

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts

  • I was born on the 69th day of the year (70th if it's a leap year). This amused me in high school
  • I have a serious addiction to shoes. People in my office often stop me to see the shoes I am wearing. The higher the heel, the more in love with the shoe I am
  • I will never be too old to get excited when I hear the ice cream truck in the summer. I still run down with change to get a Rocket Popsicle
  • I am constantly making stories up about people, places, things, etc. Want to win my heart? Tell me a story
  • There is nothing like a pun to make me giggle.
  • As a child I couldn't pronounce my name and called myself Wawa. It made me mad when other people called me Wawa. This resulted in me being nick named Mad-Wa by my parents
  • My favorite food is sandwiches. I seriously understand what Joey Tribbiani means when he states the same thing
  • I love butterflies and bright colours. My quest is to decorate my apartment in both. I don't care if it looks like I live with a five year old
  • I tell people I major in English, but really, I major in procrastination
  • I love 80s movies. Especially fantasy ones like Willow, The Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal
  • I often plan outfits for the life I wish I had. Cute boots and sweaters for drinks after skiing? Who cares that I don't ski, the outfit I can rock.
  • One day I would like to say I read all 1001 books on the 1001 books you should read before you die list. I wish they would stop updating it.
  • I could spend an entire Saturday drinking coffee and baileys, filling in crosswords. I am going to be just like my grandmother one day.
  • I really love the smell of books.
  • I give really good advice to my friends, but never listen to myself. This has led to a lot of heartbreak.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anyone up for a challenge?

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts

Day 02 - A picture of the meaning behind your status (twiitter or facebook)

Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends

Day 04 - A picture of the cast from your favorite tv show

Day 05 - A picture of your past

Day 06 - A picture of somewhere you have been

Day 07 - A picture of your pet

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate

Day 12 - A picture of something you love

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die

Day 16 - A picture of something crazy you have done

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently

Day 18 - A picture of your day

Day 19 - A picture of your night

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel

Day 21 - A picture of your goals in life

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite quote

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change

Day 25 - A picture of your day

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of

Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

"It's hard to wait around for something you know may never happen, it's even harder when it's everything you ever wanted"


I should feel on top of the world. I had a super productive week: finishing a course in school, taking care of business at work,taking care of chores at home. I was able to spend an afternoon/evening with my best friend this weekend playing bocce ball, enjoying a festive spread of food, indulging in a few beverages. I made it to see the Body Worlds exhibit at the science centre before the exhibit was over. And I am leaving for Newfoundland tomorrow.

But instead I feel so...I don't know. Sad, lonely, ennui. None of these seem to be the right word for how I feel. I feel like my life is out of my control. And I should relinquish some control because the past has taught me the more I try to take charge of the future, my future, the more things don't go the way I played it out in my head.

I have no reason to feel out of control, because, all things considered, life is very good to me right now. I have created a plan for school and my finances with an October 1, 2010 start date so that I can start focusing on those two goals again. My job has again opened up with more possibilities and opportunities. My social life has a strong base that I can start building on, helping me create the life I want.

But today, I just feel so....helpless, and needy, and moody, and wishing that things were different somehow. That I was different somehow. I feel trapped today in my own life. I feel lame for feeling this way.

I kind of want to have a good cry, but have nothing to cry about.

I need a hug in the worst way. But even then, I know that after the hug is finished, I'll probably still feel this way, so what's the point?