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It’s frickin’ cold!

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It’s insanely cold outside these days. After spending 5 years in Victoria, my skin has transformed into that of a baby and this weather is really wearing on me! I’ve been wearing two jackets, touques, scarves, mitts, and boots (and dont forget my new appendage – the always-full-of-a-delicious-assortment-of-tea go-mug) and I’m proud to say I’ve been pretty successful at defending against the cold but I do, however, fear that my feeble, unprotected legs may fall clean off as though Sir Lancelot took his sword to them! It may be time to invest in some long underwear… Or at least tights to wear under my pants. Stylish? No. But the majority of style I previously had went out the window when -20 degrees hit.

I keep trying to imagine and anticipate colder temperatures (because I know that it WILL go there) but my brain just will not allow me to fathom it. Will I have to resort to the elementary school days where ALL fashion is lost and I sport snow pants, Sorell’s, and mitts on a string? Oh who am I kidding? I still LOVE mitts on a string! Point is – colder than this would be unacceptable and I simply don’t want it. Can’t that be enough to keep the -50 at bay?

Anyway, here’s a lovely picture of me trudging down the stairwell in all my bulky glory on my way to face the frigid northern deathtrap that will surely consume me on my way to school one day!

Ready? Set? Freeze!

Enjoy the warmth of your homes if you can. If you’re tempting fate by stepping outside, may the force be with you, young Skywalker!



Thoughts. Just Thoughts.

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It’s impossible to really know what to do in any given situation. One can really only guess and/or go with your gut. So, I’m going with my gut on this one. The only problem is that now I have this feeling… this uneasy feeling. I know that my gut is normally right so I’m trying to trust it fully this time. Wish me luck?

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(thanks to Design-Milk’s Designer Desktop project and Karl Lagerfeld for this one!)

Regardless of the outcome, I think it’s important to trust the gut. If I have to have one, I might as well use it, right? haha


It’s Game Day!!

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It’s game day in the CFL and the air is tense in my house! Hopefully the right team comes out for the Stamps!! Go Stamps Go!!!


Stop. Refresh. Play.

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I know it’s been a while. Hell, it’s been a LONG while, but fear not. I am back. At least for now. Who knows how long it will last this time, but something is better than nothing, right? Right.

So, where to begin?

Since we last met… er… spoke… er… since I last blogged, we have moved to Edmonton and are FINALLY settled in. I have thought about blogging most days since I’ve been here, but between classes, getting unpacked, and sorting out back troubles, my time has been monopolized by menial, non-blogging activities. Unfortunate, I know.

For those who don’t know, I’m going to school at NAIT taking digital media and IT. I’m really excited to see where it takes me but I feel like it’s been a slow start. I’m confident in my abilities and am doing really well in all of my classes, but for such a short program, I thought we’d be learning a lot more right off the bat than we are. It’s probably better this way because it gives me time to work on the projects that I’m really passionate about. I’d link to my projects that I’ve done so far, but I’m not all that proud of most of them. Once they are up to my own standards, a link you will have, but for now, this blog will have to suffice!

I’ve kind of let politics fall by the way-side lately, save for the Calgary municipal election. At first, I was unsure of who would be the best candidate, but like most Calgarians, I figured it out at the last minute. Regardless of the winner, I am PROUD of Calgarians (particularly YOUNG Calgarians) for getting their asses out to vote! It took a special candidate to spark the motivation, but he did it! Congratulations, Mr. Nenshi! Hopefully I don’t forget about politics altogether while I’m in this new program, I do still love it, but it wont make me the dolla bills that I’m going to need to survive. So, on hold it is.

Speaking of politics and passion, might I recommend two FANTASTIC books for you all to read. Recommended to me by Paul’s lovely mother, these two books will make you open your eyes to a world of possibilities.

Book #1 – Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson, and

Book #2 – I Shall Not Hate – Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

Both of these books are still “in progress” for me… I’m pretty bad when it comes to sitting down to read when I’m at home. I need to start taking these books to school. But, what I have read, speaks volumes and I am excited to finish them so I can properly promote them!

Anyway, now I’ve made more of a novel than a blog post… but hopefully now that you’re mostly caught up on what I’ve been doing, subsequent posts will be shorted and more readable.