|Saturday, August 25th, 2007|
|Where have you been?
Hey! Remember that time I abandoned my livejournal for Facebook? I remember that time.
I haven't posted in about 5 months...so sad!
Lots has been happening, too! I work now! I commute to Wyevale every weekend. I spend a good majority of my time on Facebook.
Hopefully I will post more in the coming months. But who can say, really. Current Mood: chipper
|Saturday, March 3rd, 2007|
|Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007|
|On Small Steps and Giant Leaps
I am three days shy of completing the intensive, often overwhelming, self-analytical, high pressure, (and supportive), job school.
And I have to say that I was able to put some of the tools I learned over the past three weeks into practice.
The old me that sends my resume over email to the email address listed in the job ad is dying. And that girl was certainly dead today.
Here are new things that I did today that I would not have done without the teachings of job school:
(1) I dropped off my resume in person at this fun job that I really want
(2) I went back to the same office two hours later and volunteered myself on a tour of who they are and what they do and was shown lots of neat stuff that made me REALLY WANT this fun job.
(3) I wrote a second cover letter describing my amazing tour and how my desire to work there has increased now that I have seen the place.
Remember that time I cried when I got home from Job School? I know right now -- it was all worth it. I am feeling really good about myself today and I feel so empowered. Hey world! Look what I can do!!!
And like Dorothy before me, the answer was staring me in the face the whole time:
JUST SHOW UP AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
I am going to strive to do that more often from now on. I can do great things. I really can. Current Mood: accomplished
|Monday, January 8th, 2007|
|Still the Same.
I had my first day of job school today.
And I cried when I got home.
What grade is it?
I wish someone stole my lunch money or called me a bad name or something, because the reasons for tears are much more complex and difficult now that I am older. Current Mood: blah
|Sunday, December 24th, 2006|
|My cat is old enough to vote
This is me with my cat Speckles. She is 18 and a half years old, and I have known her since I was eight.
She has been having a bit of a rough Christmas this year, but I have been giving her lots of cuddles and she had some good purs earlier this evening.
I think it is probably hard to be an old cat... but I love her very much and I am going to give her lots of hugs while I am home.
This is my cute little kitty...who is 18 and a half years old.
|Tuesday, December 19th, 2006|
|"In a strait line, Mr. McCartney??"
In telling it like it is news, I got myself a boyfriend.
And I am pretty damn happy about this turn of events.
And when I told Tasha tonight that my life is weird, she quickly responded: "your life's is not weird -- Latoya Jackson's life is weird. You're life is normal." Current Mood: cheerful
|Friday, December 15th, 2006|
|Fa La La La La...
On the twelfth day of Christmas, sunshinelolipop
sent to me...
Twelve dance parties drumming
Eleven politics piping
Ten friends a-leaping
Nine concerts dancing
Eight scrubs a-button-making
Seven cats a-socializing
Six movies a-journaling
Five be-e-e-en folds
Four writing letters
Three gay rights
Two macintosh computers
...and a socialism in an university.
My favourite part is the "Five Ben Folds". Clever.
|Thursday, December 7th, 2006|
|Wednesday, December 6th, 2006|
|Wednesday, November 15th, 2006|
|The President said his plan was bold.
Bold things expressed at the Rockettes show at the Hummingbird Centre last night:
(1) The Hummingbird Centre is the cultural center of Toronto
(2) You should shop at Holt Renfrew
(3) Santa = God
(4) Don't diss the gift Santa got you last year, or he will punish you with a nightmare involving dancing bears.**
(5) Women cannot handle being left alone
(6) Jesus is the central figure of the human race
**credit where credit is due Current Mood: awake
|Tuesday, November 14th, 2006|
|If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test
If you are
trying to run into a dude, make sure you know what street his bar is on. Otherwise you are going to make your friends walk for blocks in the cold and not have anything to show for it, other than the solid knowledge that his bar is not on Queen street. Current Mood: tired
|Monday, November 13th, 2006|
My life has been very full over the past little while, and that fullness, plus a somewhat constant feeling of being overwhelmed, kept me from devoting any of my time towards today's municipal election. I have made some strides in my personal life this week and feel as there is some sort of order to the life I am leading now. I am taking more time for myself and the things I need to do. I am freaking out less. And I am more accurately recognizing the free time I have.
So yesterday, when Helen Kennedy's people called me (and by people, I mean Danielle and Drew), I answered the call. I walked down to the office and was completely accepted into their welcoming group of campaigners. Olivia Chow was helping out too, and she saw me and said: "Hey! How's it going?" I really like that I can walk into a room and Olivia Chow says hi to me. I feel like I am doing something right with my day.
And all that time before now that I wasn't helping out with the campaign? None of them brought it up or thought about it twice. They really had no care about what I hadn't done for them; they were completely focused on what I was going to do for them. Which is so damn nice! I am always looking for people to be mad at my lack of participation, but I have to look else where. This group of people is loving and accepting. Awesome.
So I am going to be a Scrutineer today. Should be good. I have never done it before, but I hope it is a good time.
And if you are reading this and it is after 10am and before 8pm, and you haven't done so already... GO VOTE. It is the cool thing to do. Current Mood: accomplished
|Wednesday, November 8th, 2006|
The following is a list of things I have done today that have kept me from doing what I need to do:
(1) Watch episodes of Grey's Anatomy
(2) Suffer from a cold virus
(3) Talk on the phone
(4) Buy things online
(5) Send emails
(6) Read emails
(7) Copy photos into my computer address book so when people email me, I see their photo
(8) Post to my livejournal Current Mood: apathetic
|Wednesday, November 1st, 2006|
|The gift that keeps on giving...
Awesome things about it being November 1st (and now officially, birthday week):
(1) two cards in the mailbox today - cousin Heidi and Grandma (she is always on the ball about these things).
(2) I drank my coffee from a mug this morning that says: Happy Birthday!
(3) Alison offered to make me a cake -- which is sweet and awesome.
(4) my awesome friend John arranged for me to have a massage tomorrow afternoon to soothe my stressed out soul.
(5) In line at Loblaws, it came up that it was my birthday this weekend (-- it just came up, okay!). And the friendliest older man wished me a very Happy Birthday. He guessed that I was 22, and I thanked him repeatedly and said "no, no, -- 26". After I paid for my groceries, the cashier wished me a very Happy Birthday as well! Soooo nice!
(6) Holly is coming over in a few hours for some ordered in Birthday dinner (her birthday is on the 9th, so tonight we celebrate). Current Mood: chipper
|Sunday, October 29th, 2006|
|Look What I can do!
Okay... Alison taught me how to post photos last night, but she was drunk when I was getting my education -- so I hope this works.
I have been making sushi lately - and this is what it looks like and it also showcases how awesome I am! I can make stuff! And hopefully I can post photos too!
Current Mood: amused
|Monday, October 23rd, 2006|
|Stuff We Can Learn From a Dead Battery
"In life, there must be both the positive and negative, or stuff won't work."
I got this in a card in my mailbox today. My first non-bill at my new address, and such a lovely statement for today.
I have been really cranky and irritable this week. Most of it is sleep deprivation. Some of it is navigating the negative.
There are positive things happening to me right now. I just have to remember that.
(1) My friends love me
(2) Sometimes they send me mail with positive messages
(3) In about two hours I am going to eat Spicy Crunchy Tuna rolls at Sushi on Bloor
Everything is going according to plan. Current Mood: blah
|Sunday, October 22nd, 2006|
|Friday, October 20th, 2006|
|To Misses and a Hit
Whoever invented $3 beers is a real asshole.
And whoever invented drags from someone else's cigarette is a real dick too!
But whoever thought it was a good idea to let drunk people sing, is a real fucken hero! Current Mood: incredibly hungover