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Nov. 2nd, 2006


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OMG just came back from the JAMES BLUNT CONCERT.

I cannot speak. It was amazing. A big picspam coming this weekend.

Oct. 16th, 2006


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Soo we went to Cow-town for the weekend. We had a volleyball tournament (semi-finalists! same as last year)

Anyways, it seems like we had the most fun when we weren't playing volleyball. Many acts that cannot be named, commited by people who cannot be named. I don't really have time to post many stories, but I promised to add a video of Michelle from the trip.

Les boys, made it to finals

Vanessa, Khaloud and Renele

*********EDIT********** the video link isn't working?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yboXj4qJls watch here.


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Some funny the Office related stuff for Kristina. Enjoy.

Oct. 13th, 2006


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Hey guys. So here I am, sitting in French class, working on an assignment. 

Basically, we need to take an event out of their life, and turn it into a public speaking assignment. In French. But I'm rather lost, seeing as I can never seem to think of any interesting memories.

I NEED YOUR HELPPPPPPP! Think back to all your favourite Gabrielle related stories or memories. And let me know.

Oct. 9th, 2006


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Had a nice thanksgiving last night, which featured many wild kids, chocolate, trifle & cheesecake, and lying out on the grass in the dark.

I wish life would hit the pause button. I think I like things where they are right now. But I know I'm just saying that because I'm anxious about the future. I don't think I'm ready to make these big decisions, especially when I'm on my own in making them.

I like to think I'm ambitious and determined and willing to go for whatever will make me happy. But really I'm so scared of being a failure.

I talked to my family about going to Toronto for post-secondary... they aren't too keen on the subject. And I don't think I could handle that kind of separation myself. It's just that I'm toying with the idea of fashion design, and Alberta doesn't offer a whole lot in that department. And I've never had a lot of exposure to that either, so it's kind of a gamble because I might not even be good at it. Then there's photography, then there's culinary arts, then there's theatre and costume design...... Arhghhhhhh so basically I'm a melting pot of ... options? I don't even know anymore.

Oct. 2nd, 2006


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8:20 PM. Volleyball just finished. We lost, my bumps were horrible. My sets were good yay! Am wolfing down some fish. Will proceed to wolf down some pie. Will then do homework till I crack tonight. And then I'll do it all over again tomorrow.

My fish is all done. Must fly. My apple pie is calling for me.

Sep. 29th, 2006


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Adelaide sent me a few weeks back the "For the Birds" album. I listened to a few songs, but that was it, because I was in my Radiohead phase again. Well, last week I was going through my mp3 player, came across The Frames, and was like OH YEAH! So I listened to it for real last Friday, and got myself hooked. Seriously, how did I just toss it aside earlier? So an extra thank you goes to Addey for the Frames. It's been entertaining me for the entire week.

Today was such a beautiful day. Did anyone else catch the sky this morning? I kicked myself for not bringing my camera to school today...

Last Friday we had another tournament, this time in Beaumont.

Friggin Kelsey and her height. How dare she tower over me. Anyways, volleyball... God. It started out so fun this season. It was all about actually enjoying the game. I was so optimistic. But, as they always do, things have gone kind of negative. Honestly, we're a good group of girls. We're definitely a talented team, we've shown that many times.  But seriously, we lost so many matches in Beaumont by a margin of like, 3 points. I thought Mme was just bullshitting us when she said we did that a lot last season. But no, it's actually quite true. So what's the problem then? Why do we choke? Why is it that at our school, all the other teams are so strong? In the end, I think it really does come down to our coach. Our juvenile coach. Our disorganized, hypocritical coach. 

I was thinking. We need to make things about the TEAM. And only the team. In our heads as players we should only focus on wanting to do well for the team, for each other, and not for Mme. Renele made my point for me the next day. I'm just glad that others agree. 

Btw Michelle, if I never think to say it later, you have no idea how grateful I am that you and Renele are captains. You guys are sensible, and don't make comments without thinking (a la Khaloud). You do a good job of representing the team (and dealing with mme.)

Anyways, I baked cookies like crazy for the tournament. I baked one giant cookie for my brother. Seriously, it was the size of a dinner plate. If I can find the picture, I'll post it.

I seriously had so many things to say, but I'm getting a little too sleepy. Speaking of sleepy, I actually succeeded in falling asleep in class for the first time yesterday! It was just for a few moments. We were learning essay theory in French class, and I just kind of nodded off. I heard the class laugh at something, and I got startled, and woke up.

Anyways, enough for now I think. Time to sleep. 

Sep. 14th, 2006


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Well, so officially begins our volleyball season. We're off to Vermillion for the weekend, for the MegaVolley tournament. Last year we played something like 13 matches in 24hrs. It's Mega for a reason.

It should be fun, but I'm a little anxious over things. I've got those beginning-of-season insecurities, where I feel like I don't know what I'm doing. Hopefully that'll pass soon. 

AND I HAVE A PLAN!! Next semester, I hope to drop my Math 31 course, and switch my bio class to 2nd block (which would coincidentally be my brother's fast tracking class...). This would get all my classes out of the way for the day, leaving me with the afternoon to do as I please. Kinda. That way I could possibly look around for a better job (still got my sights set on a tea/coffee shop on Whyte), work more hours, and not have to worry about balancing homework and all. Dunno, it'd just be nice to have a more laidback semester before graduating....

I still have to see if I really WANT to drop Math 31... I really don't want to take the course (I really don't think any fine arts classes needs it as a prerequisite?), but would dropping it hurt me credit wise? I dunno, we'll see. 

Well, off I go. I have to get a lot of homework out of the way now. Because this weekend I'll be, you know, megavolleying. 

Sep. 10th, 2006


but he talks like a gentleman, like you imagined when you were young

A morning thunderstorm woke me this morning, and I'm not quite awake enough to work on some homework. Yes, that's my excuse. I'm waking up, and getting hungry, so I won't be writing for very long.

Oh my poor neglected livejournal. BTW, Addey, Essy, if you guys have the time/ are in the mood for it, I'm thinking of a new layout :)

Seriously, if you like the Killers, go to their website and listen to this song. Unless it's already a single, and playing on the radio. I wouldn't know. I hate the radio with a fiery passion.

So school. I don't think I've ever felt this overwhelmed over the first few days of classes... I have Laurin (snore) for Social Studies first thing in the morning. Then Art, which is my only highlight of this semester. Though it's bound to be stressful, seeing as we have to complete the same number of projects as we did last year, but in half the time. Don't know about you, but that's too much bloody work in so little bloody time. Math class with Charrois (eye poke). I didn't think I was terrible at Math in the past, but his class makes me feel so friggin stupid. I don't know... whatever. And then French with Laurin at the end of the day.

So rough semester homework wise. And now I have volleyball (which I gotta say I'm really really enjoying this year), but that eats at my afterschool time. I've had to cut back my hours at Safeway majorly, and management is none too pleased with me at the moment. 

Things are difficult, but I'm sure I'll sort things out. I don't doubt that there have been others before me much worse off.

In other news... I biked out to Whyte first thing in the morning yesterday. It was a gorgeous day... I wanted to go visit Caitlin at the Second Cup, and Kristina at the Cargo and James (the Mango Passion Rooibos was lovely btw). Kristina's going to let me know when they start hiring again. I badly want to leave Safeway. And working in a tea house or coffeeshop is, let's face it, right up my alley. For a person who loves to make things, from crafts to food and whatever.... yeah, I'd love it. 

Breakfast is ready. Gotta go.

Sep. 7th, 2006


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I guess I'm due for a back-to-school post...

What to say? 

It's the beginning of the end of high school. It's so final.

I just spent the past 20 mins venting certain frustrations. I feel better now. And I really don't want you guys to hear me whine more than you have to.

I'll try and post something up tomorrow...

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