Z SoccerChic9: October 2004
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
based on my Canadian Politics class our government is doing nothing right and our world may just fall apart tomorrow - for all we know. Sometimes I sit there and wonder what exactly does the government do that is positive. Sheesh.

Apparently though, we aren't the only ones with government problems.

A food fight erupted in Taiwan's parliament on Tuesday as lawmakers who were quarrelling over a massive arms budget hurled their lunch boxes at each other in frustration.

Anyhow, I am contemplating what I am going to eat for supper tonight - I feel quite "starving" at the moment.
I had an awesome weekend - despite not going to Acquire the Fire which would have been cool. I spent it instead hanging with Sarah T. for a while after school (good times - as we laugh at how silly we are:), spent some time on the phone (I always hate calling people, but then when I do actually pick up the phone - you can't get me off - it is a habit I should break), then watched Runaway Bride with my sister.

Saturday I slept in (oh the bliss) and then I spent aproximately 5 hours doing homework - it was good - in the sense that I got a lot done. Then Dax came down - we did groceries for my mom and then went out for supper, afterwhich he taught be how to play chess - I need practice, to say the least. Oh and if you ever need someone to draw something for you - don't ask me, I can't even draw a camel:0

Sunday I hung with my friends - good times. Beat Sarah T. in Trouble - yaa, sorry Sarah. She was a little upset after that and threw a minor hissy fit:)

And my school week days have kinda melted together in a lump. I have my last midterm tonight, I don't think it will be too hard, then three major project due in the next few weeks and things seem to have settled down until finals:) That is my life at the moment - nothing drasticly exciting.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
horrible I know. I had a midterm this morning - most exciting - actually not really so much. Though I think I did okay - nothing was extremely puzzling for long extended periods of time.

So now, I have finished all the pressing homework - and am presently not doing anything of great importance. Looking forward to coffee tonight though!

Bush and Kerry are apparently in a dead heat against each other at the moment, according to recent polls. I find this kind of interesting - I don't think Bush would do so well here in Canada (based on the opinions that fly around). Should be interesting to hear what happens there.

Apparently Americans have been gaining weight (no offense to the Americans who read this), but air flight companies are finding they are spending more money on fuel to fly people who have gained a few extra pounds. The option that they came up with - how about charging people their flights based on their weight. So, prices are based on a pound of body weight.

I am sure that would produce some interesting and amusing senarios - and possibly a few people collapsing due to not eating before their flights.
In a recent post I claimed to be the happiest person alive, however, Sarah thinks that she is.

Sarah - I just want you to know, I happen to be the happiest person alive cause I had the cutest, smartest, most amazing guy in the entire universe ask me out - and you merely got stuck with the second best (a guy who looks like he swallowed a hamster:):)

So, I win being the happiest person alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, you will have to settle for second best:):):)

Lova ya girl!
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
I am officially half way through my first semester. Some moments it seems like it has flown by - others it seems like it is a miracle I am still here basicly in one piece:)

I have been kinda under the weather all week - the one week I couldn't really afford to get sick cause I was so busy - the good thing is I am still functioning. This morning I had a midterm, the first of four - it was interesting to say the very least.

I also had an interview this afternoon - it was part of a major project I have due November 1st. Anyhow - we had to interview someone who is doing the job that we are studying for. So, my and my friend set up the appointment and had everything in order for 1:30 this afternoon. Now, I was suppose to meet her at 1:00 so that we could go over our notes etc.. Perfect, I got home from school on time, pulled out my business clothes from somewhere in my closet, got all professional and headed out the door with time to spare. I figured since I was low on gas I better stop and fill up - especially cause gas was 81.2 - unfortunatly a nicer price at the moment.

Well, I am pleasently minding my own business at the gas station - I fill up, go to grab my wallet - and realize somehow my car door had become locked in the process (I think my car malfunctioned - cause I don't recall locking the door and I never lock the door at the gas station - that is my side of the story:). So, I ran into the gas station and asked if they had something to open it. The sympathetic, hard to understand gentleman behind the counter said he could call CAA (at least that is what I thought he said:). So, CAA says they will be there in half an hour - meaning 1:15ish.

I was giving myself a pep talk by this time "maintain calm, breathe, remember to breathe, don't destroy anything, don't throw a hissing fit, breathe, etc.". Well miracles of miracles CAA shows up at 1:15ish - I was quite impressed. The gentleman reassured me that people do this all the time (I was like uhuh) - he opened my car. I thanked him - grabbed my wallet (and keys:) headed into the gas station to pay. Just my luck the lovely Italian lady ahead of me can't find her card - so she is searching through her wallet all the while telling me and the cashier about her medication problems and how great that casino was.

I maintained a smile - at least I think I did - though I was tempted to strangle her ever so slightly. The cashier finally told her she was going to put my purchase through since I was in a hurry because I had waited for my keys (this set the Italian lady off on another tangent about her car key experiences) though I luckly ran out the door without having to listen to the rest of her stories.

I then became a race car driver - weaving in and out of Hamilton traffic to arrive at Tim Hortans at 1:19ish. Thankfully Cheryl was still there - though on her way out. We parked and quickly went to the law office.

I am glad to say the rest of my day was a little less stressful.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
I stopped by at the Library yesterday on the way home from school. Normally it takes them a while to get the books I want in - cause for some reason everyone wants the same books as I do. However, I walked in yesterday and I had like 10 items on hold under my name. Crazy. The only problem is I have absolutely no time this week to do extra reading and who knows what next week is going to be like. So, I am going to have to stay up late or something to finish all these exciting books.

I feel like I haven't read forever just for the fun of it. Hopefully when I have THREE WEEKS off at Christmas, inbetween all the dinners, I will have time to crack open some non-school books!!

Everyday on my way to school I have the option as I come off the linc to take one of two lanes. It seems no matter what lane I choose - the one I am in goes the slowest. I just can't win.

I think we are going to have snow soon - kinda exciting - though I may freeze on my long walk into school in the morning. Just read your newspaper and you may see a picture of me found frozen in a snow bank in Mohawk's parking lot:)
Monday, October 18, 2004
Time ceased to exist today. At 3:00 in the afternoon I felt like it was 8:00 in the morning. Not that time was flying by or anything - it was just like time never was and I was stuck in a timeless society.

I am wiped tonight - I was dead at school today - don't know why, but I feel like this is what a hangover must be like (not that I know). I skipped youth group tonight - not that I committed to going this year, but I was going to try be there when I could.

I have so much homework to do - somedays it feels endless. But, I am enjoying learning about law in school - so that is good. I can't complain cause I like what I am doing. There is always the scary thought tucked in the back of one's mind that you may not actually like what you are going to school for despite thinking you would love it. Thankfully that hasn't happened to me as of yet!

I am happy today - despite feeling dead (or maybe that is why:) It is a good thing in a whole lot of ways.
Does a tree falling down in the middle of the forest make a sound?

Some people would say no - cause there is no object to recive the sound wave - thus according to sound definition it doesn't make a sound.

Others would argue cause they don't like the definition of sound.

Your opinion?
I am the happiest person alive at the moment!!
Thursday, October 14, 2004
I was talking to a guy from my Canadian Politics class in the library the other day. He was asking me how I found the test, yadda, yadda. He said to me he got 27% on the test. Ouch. I also found out that he did not know the answer to who wrote the confederation (Fathers of confederation) so he put Bob down on the test. I laughed to myself over that one. Quite the educated answer:)

I didn't go to coffee tonight - it was wierd. Instead I went for a nice long run, then put my siblings to bed (since my parents are visiting my grandfather who isn't doing well), then did homework. I actually acomplished quite a bit - so that was nice. As of right now I have most of my homework done up till Tuesday. Though, there is always ongoing project to work on.

Lately I have been freezing cold and I can't get warm. Maybe I am getting sick - that would not be good. I am not allowed to get sick until Christmas break (hopefully not then, but at least I am done school for a little).

I woke up this morning, stuck my foot out from my blankets - and was proptly greeted with the entire leg freezing into a solid rock of ice. It was crazy. So, I dressed super warm, walked out the front door and it was a nice day out. Wierd weather I tell you. Actually they say they (being Mohawk College) keeps the air conditioner on all winter. At this point I believe those stories. I freeze at school. Soon I am going to wear mittens, my snow suit, snow boots, hat, and scarf - just to class so I don't die of hypothermia:)

The mind is such a wierd thing. We have so much storage up there and we use such a small percent - yet there are times when we feel like our brain is full (like right now:). Meanwhile we most likely have only filled an index card. Odd. Somedays I hate my mind - I swear it plays tricks on me. Maybe I am insane:) Heee he - that would explain some things.

Not looking forward to tomorrow especially because today felt like Friday - I have to start at 8:00 (okay, stop making fun of me:p) the worst part is Friday's we have a two hour break between our morning and afternoon class. It would be so nice if they squished them together so we could get out two hours earlier!! Oh well, I guess I can work on homework or something exciting (since it has become my life as of late - I spend Friday nights with my legal books watching t.v. and sometimes popcorn - it's an exciting life:)
Okay, I had someone ask today - are tongue rings hot or not?

What do you think?
Today feels like Friday - in fact I have quite convinced myself it is. Unfortunately it isn't and this four day week is feeling kinda long - weird.

I am starting to recieve a lot of homework again - just when you think things are slowing down. I skipped Bible Study last night - terrible huh - though I did acomplish some great things.

I discovered that I can't beat the sick score on Tony Hawk, pens do not fly as well as pencils, going for a run can be considered procrastinating - not relieving stress, checking your e-mail every five minutes is not a school requirement, Word on Mac computers is slightly altered, music on my dad's computer does suck, and so on.

Actually I did get quite a bit of homework done. I wasn't procrastinating the entire time. Really, I wasn't.

Next time I should try to acomplish a cure for cancer or something more life changing.

Anyhow, midterm exam in two hours. Wish me good providence.
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I recieved two tests back today. One in Canadian Politics which I did okay in. I was kinda worried about it so it was nice to see that I didn't fail. And the other one was from Litigation. I seriously thought I had bombed out on that test. I felt like I did so terrible. I had already kissed away and thoughts of rewards, Dean's honor list etc.. But, I got it back today and I passed and did okay. So, it is all good at Mohawk - I haven't entirely lost my mind and I still have a chance to doing okay in my courses. Whew.

I vote that we turn our weeks into four-day weeks. It is kinda nice have Monday shaved off - in my humble opinion. Like tomorrow is already Wednesday - that is crazy fast.
I hope everyone had a most awesome Thanksgiving weekend. I know I definately did. I skipped out of my afternoon class on Friday so that I could head up early to the cottage, the drive wasn't bad considering - though I slept most of the way, so I didn't really notice much:)

I spent my weekend relaxing, eating (the food was sinful I say - so good I am sure I gained about 30 pounds. Let's just say my dog didn't recognize me when rolled through the door:), went on some long walks, saw a little glimpse of the Northern Lights Sunday night on the beach, played some good volleyball, had some good talks with my sister, and enjoyed the amazing colours. It was great. Well rounded I say - and by that I do mean we are quite well rounded after that weekend.

Me and about 500 other people consumed about 600 pounds of turkey, 250 pounds of potatoes, 12 gallons of gravy, 30 pounds of cranberry sauce, and 120 different pies. That was our thanksgiving dinner and boy it was great!!

The weather was kinda hit or miss - Saturday was kinda rainy/overcast, Sunday was beautiful, and Monday was cloudy.

I read "Bourne Identity" on the weekend, and I really enjoyed it actually. Quite good says I.

Anyhow, I am looking forward to my four day week!!
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Yesterday my horescope (not that I make a regular effort in reading, considering I can't even spell it:) told me that a major change or surprise would happen to me. I think it was the fact that I did not die while running, though I really did feel like I was going to. I really can't wait until the day I can run a marathon:)

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving - my favourite season of the year really. I plan on relaxing, hopefully not doing homework, possibly wakeboarding, yadda yadda. Should be good.

School is finally settling into a routine. I have a big test tomorrow morning, but then I am skipping my afternoon class since my family is leaving for Muskoka.

Hope you guys all have a great weekend!
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
The Bible According to Kids

Answers from some children when they took a test in Sunday School from www.manbottle.com:

Noah built an ark, which the animals come on to in pears.

Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

Samson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like

Moses led the Hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread
which is bread without any ingredients.

The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert.
Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten ammendments.

The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.

Moses died before he ever reached Canada.

The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand
still and he obeyed him.

Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

The epistles were the wives of the apostles.

One of the opossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.

A Christian should have only one spouse. This is called monotony.
Well, a little over an hour ago I walked into my Canadian Politics test and found out it was worth 33% of my final mark. I almost turned around and left - gross really. I hope I did okay, nothing like creating bull for answers you don't know:)

I bought a new lock last night, so people you can all be proud cause I can finally open up my locker by myself without the help of Cheryl. This is a great day in my young life!!

Cheryl called me a cat today - well actually we were sitting in a lab and I asked her if this was the season to be shedding hair since I am wearing a black sweatshirt and it had hair on it. And she said to me, only if you are a cat. Shocking huh:)

I am killing three hours - during which I hope to get all my homework done that I can and prepare myself for my three hour evening class:(
Monday, October 04, 2004
Have you ever wanted something so much that it hurt?
I always thought the worst feeling in the world was hurting someone that you cared about. I think you can add to that; being hurt by someone you care about. Betrayal by someone that means something to you - really, really hurts. Like you get the phone call, read the e-mail, hear the words - your hearts stops and something cuts deep deep down. It is not cool, in so many ways.

On a more positive note; tomorrow is a new day, today is the beginning of a new week, somethings are better lost, yadda yadda:)

I went to Toronto Church yesterday (which was the first time actually - wierd), and afterwards took part in the silent protest against abortion. I was actually surprised at how supportive Toronto was. I got the finger twice and that was as negitive as it gets. When I used to do it in Brantford people would get livid; totally different then what I saw yesterday.

Though, as I stood there, I watched people's faces, their eyes. It is sad and amazing at the same time. Sad that we have declined so far as a nation; amazing that God hasn't struck us down with lightning yet.

Something that has frusterated me as of late is the fact that our circles seem to not evangelize. Now I know there are a lot of people doing it personally - and I respect and admire that greatly - but I do think the church needs to do it as a whole body. The hard thing not to do though, for me, is to sit back and critize. Really, if I am not doing anything about it personally, my critizing words don't have much weight.

Sometimes I wonder if God looks down from heaven and cries; cause we as churches get divided over the color of carpets, or the organ, or other petty matters. It is sad really. Where is the love and unity. Where is giving a little or going the extra mile? Sometimes we seem to get so caught up in the small matters that we miss the entire big picture. I do it all the time.
Friday, October 01, 2004
It was a regular Monday morning. Nothing about it would suggest that something different would happen. I had woken up early, before my alarm clock - it's the way I like it really. Something about having to hear that screeching sound just makes your day start off wrong. I sat on the floor with the sun streaming through the window as I tried to decide what books I would need for the day. All the while wondering why Monday's had to start at 9:00 and go till 5:00, quite a rude shake back into reality after the weekend.

My morning drive was uneventful, no scary drivers trying to cut me off, and construction crew had yet to start their days work. I drove down the street to my school in a morning daze. The radio playing softly in the background. I casually looked into my review mirror - a good thing to do every once in a while - and that is when it happened.

You know those times when you make eye contact with someone behind you while driving. That is what happened. I made eye contact with the person behind me, not a big deal. I casually glanced away, but then something drew me back. It was his eyes, they were lifeless, cold and piercing. It is a very wierd feeling. Like somehow the privacy of your car has been invaded and you feel vulnerable. The feeling that will make you lock your doors and send shivers down your back. It was like he could see right through me and he was in a car behind me.

I quickly looked forward, yet something had rooted itself in the depths of me. I wierd feeling that is hard to describe, like that feeling you get before something big happens and your life changes forever.

I tried to brush it away, it wasn't a big deal I was just a paranoid freak:)

I drove into school and headed off to my first class. The memory of those eyes left behind, that was until I walked into the caffeteria.

I was quietly minding my own business, preparing my morning bagel with butter. I turned away from the toaster and someone bumped into me, I muttered a sorry, but he didn't move. I looked up and my blood turned cold. It was the owner of those eyes. The very eyes I had seen that morning.

I think my mouth must of dropped opened and time seemed to have stopped. It was then that I realized it had come. The thing I was dreading most was taking place and my life had just changed forever.
I could be at a soccer tournament today...but I am not, such is the life of a student who pretends to be dedicated:) My week has absolutely flown by, it seems like yesterday was Monday, it is crazy.

Coke came out with a new brand - C2, half the calories, half the carbohydrates. This helps me justify drinking it more often. Not good really, cause if I drink twice as many cokes now, I am really doing the same thing as when I had one coke. Sheesh, now I am feeling guilty:)

I have a ton of homework this weekend, crazy really, but at least I have some time to hopefully get it all done. Some major projects coming up, they are kinda cool but take a lot of work.

Library just bought a whole bunch of new flat screen computers - pretty cool I say. Anytime you guys want a tour of my school, I can show you all the cool places. Though, I did get lost this week, in my own school, which I have been attending for a couple of months. Sad really. I think I lost my ingrained compass when my mom dropped me as a child:)

Hope you guys all have a great weekend planned!
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