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December 31st, 2006

01:21 pm: 2006 in Review
What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before?
Started at SFU, attended a funeral, took a trip with friends, went to gay club, lost my keys, quit my job... wow, this was a year of firsts

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Danielle's brother's wife, to TJ

What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
I feel that this year has been a growth... most of the things that I lacked at the beginning I found by now. However I'm hoping to be able to not take things as personally.

What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory?
Nana's funeral (March 11th), Mexico (June 25-July 2) and Alex's 19th (July 15th)

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Becoming more independent and obtaining my goal weight

What was your biggest failure?
Failure makes me think of regret... and I don't regret.

What was the best thing you bought?
My Mexico trip

Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Alyssa - I can't believe how strong that girl has been this year, I'm really proud of her

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
I don't think I have to mention a name

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Great Big Sea and Mexico

What song/album will always remind you of 2006?
Mexico - Jimmy Buffett, Scolding Wife - Great Big Sea

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Happier
Thinner or fatter? Thinner
Richer or poorer? Richer, despite paying for my trip

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Working out? But even that I don't really think about

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Concerning about other people

How did you spend Christmas?
With Mom's side of the family for the first time in years

Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
My guess is Geoff (if not, then Calan or Karen)

Did you fall in love in 2006?

What was your favourite TV programme?
Survivor, America's Next Top Model and Young & the Restless

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

What was the best book(s) you read?
Still reading most of them... surprisingly Star by Pamela Anderson was good and The Devil Wears Prada

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts (newfound love for country)

What did you want and get?
Lots of hugs

What did you want and not get?
Hmm... a boyfriend I guess?

What were your favourite films of this year?
The Devil Wears Prada and The Holiday

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
The big 2-0. Me and about 12 friends went to Buffalo Club and danced the night away - not the greatest of clubs, but we made the best of it

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Hmm... not sure.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
Haha evolving, which involved a lot of yelling and fighting with friends and my mother about what they thought I should wear

What kept you sane?
Alex, Tyler, Geoff, Karen, Lyssa, Josh and Calan on a rotating basis

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
No one stands out

What political issue stirred you the most?
Not many

Who did you miss?
A lot of people

Who was the best new person you met?
Alex, hands down.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006.
I learned that being independent happens only when you let yourself be independent. Friends can't always be there, so being able to stand on my own two feet alone was a feat in itself.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year? 
"Forgive, sounds good. Forget, I'm not sure I could. They say time heals everything, but I'm still waiting."

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Not Ready to Make Nice - Dixie Chicks

December 19th, 2006

11:48 pm: Cycles of Reptition
Do you ever have that urge to write... but don't want to in fear of someone's eyes stumbling across it? 
Do you ever just want to let it all out, but feel like you have to censor yourself because you know that anything you say will be shot down, mocked or just be met with looks of 'what the hell are you talking about's? Or if not, that it will be talked about behind your back?
Do you ever just want to yell and scream thoughts at people but know they won't care and the comments won't change anything for the better?

...I feel like one of those Bryman College commercials.
But really, it's just how I've felt lately - like nothing that I can say around certain people matters. That everything I say is wrong and the world I'm living in is just a power struggle. I'm struggling with friends, parents, myself. There's no winning, even against myself, and that's just plain sad.

It's hard to stay optimistic at this time of year, even with all the shining lights and decorations and songs of joy.
It's hard to stay optimistic when the one person you thought you could trust is someone who now you constantly doubt is being truthful... and whether or not they're a true friend.
It's hard to stay optimistic while watching a guy you like go back to his ex, although there were feelings there, and instead I sit back and watch it happen and don't fight for it.

It's hard to stay optimistic... when I see myself obsessing over little things like this when people are starving and dying, homeless and helpless... and no one "has the time" to help. Not even me.

I hate the way society today is turning - it's suiting and yet horrible that while our parents were the "baby-boomers" we're known as the "me" generation because that's the only one who matters. A sad yet true reality.
I hate the materialism, the lack of compassion and understanding, the need to always be on the go.
And I hate how I'm sitting here ranting about things that I know I'm guilty of myself.

Self therapy, I suppose. No real meaning, just a need to express what is constantly suppressed.

Current Mood: blahblah

July 19th, 2006

01:44 am: Snagged Off A Random Livejournal
145 questions you've never answered before!
yeah yeah yeah we know the basics... interests?
what's your favorite machine at the gym?: Swimming pool
who is your favorite artist (real art, not music)?: Alex :)
what's your favorite song to listen to while driving?: Soo many... offhand, The Getaway - Hilary Duff, Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper and a lot of 80s music
what is your favorite board game?: Cranium, Monopoly or Scrabble
why are you going to school?: Because I want to be a teacher and need to learn in order to teach
describe your dream vacation?: Touring Europe
do you like to cook?: Sometimes
favorite kind of cake?: Strawberry shortcake

Your house
what color are your bed sheets?: Currently purple and white plaid
what's on the walls of your bedroom?: Pictures, posters of dolphins, Good Charlotte, Hilary Duff, Linkin Park and West Michigan Broncos, picture from Paris, Disney plates, calendar, Canadian Idol numbers...
do you have pictures displayed in your house?: Um, yes... mostly in my room though
do you have a pool?: Nope
do you live by yourself or with your parents?: With my parents
what's your favorite kind of candle to burn?: Whichever smell good?
how many pillows do you sleep with?: Two
how many windows are in your living room?: Three?

your time

what time do you go to sleep?: Whenever I finally tire of MSN
do you have a job? if so, where?: Yep, yay Pharmasave and PNE
do you like it?: I'm ready to leave
what do you watch on tv?: Reality TV and the news
what's your favorite thing to do in your free time?: Sing, be with friends, write, surprisingly clean, bake, take pictures, etc etc
do you watch law and order? if not, are you insane?: I do on occassion
what is your favorite thing to do with your friends?: Random driving, Starbucks, movies
how many books do you read in a week?: I can read a full one but normally I pace myself through books


what is your favorite restaurant?: Milestones or Anduccis
what's your favorite thing to eat there?: Chicken caesar salad or chicken penne
do you like desserts?: Mmm yes
what's your favorite thing to drink?: Water, 7Up or Passion Iced Tea
what kind of ice cream do you like?: Chocolate chip cookie dough or mint chocolate
do you like to eat sherbet?: Sometimes
did you eat your vegetables when you were a kid?: Most of them
what's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten and why did you eat it?: Hmm... I really don't know.

Your Computer
what kind of computer do you have?: HP Pavilion 5000 laptop
why did you get that kind?: It was the only one Costco had to exchange my first laptop that went ka-put
what internet browser do you use?: Internet Explorer 
What's in your bookmarks?: A lot...
what website do you go to the most?: Nexopia, Livejournal, Facebook, Hotmail, SFU, Royal Bank
if you have firefox, do you utilize the tabs?: N/A
do you have a blog? don't worry, I'm not gonna ask where it is: Kind of
how often do you check your email? and your myspace?: All the time and very rarely

how often do you change your toothbrush?: When it gets icky (usually about every 6 months)
how often do you brush your teeth?: Twice a day
what's in your shower?: Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner, Head & Shoulders 2-in-1, Ivory body soap, Old Spice body wash, 2 loofahs, my razor
do you use a bar of soap to wash your face?: Nope
what's sitting on your bathroom counter?: Mouthrinse stuff for my wisdom teeth, a spoon, a container with cotton balls and Q-Tips, our electric toothbrush, a candle holder, aloe vera, sunscreen, Magnolia room spray, a water spritz bottle and paper cups
do you put the toilet paper in the holder?: Yes
do you use lotion?: Not usually
what kind is it and what does it smell like?: If I use stuff it's Avon and smells kinda floraly but not overwhelming
how often do you brush your hair?: Once or twice... depends if i'm going out
how many hairbrushes do you own?: One
do you always wash your hands after going to the bathroom?: Yes
do you keep your dirty laundry in a hamper?: A laundry basket
how often do you wash your laundry?: I admit my mom does mine with the rest of the family's once a week (I don't have enough to do a load for myself)
do you do your own laundry?: No (but I can on occassion)

where do you buy socks?: Zellers
what's the most expensive thing you ever bought?: Hmm... my trip to Mexico
where did you buy it?: Flight Centre
where do you buy your groceries?: Mom goes to Thriftys, Costco or Safeway
what do you wear when you buy your groceries?: Umm... clothes?
where did you buy your furniture?: Most of my stuff was my parents' before it got to me
who is your favorite person to go shopping with?: Surprisingly Geoff
what was the last thing you bought?: Candy at 7-11 last night :)

do you like to take pictures?: Haha very much so!
describe your favorite picture that you've taken?: I have so many... but a few that stick out: one of a rainbow over the beach in Kauai, the one of the boys coming out of the sunroof in the grad limo, sunset pictures in Mexico and Maui and one of Calan's photoshoot pictures. Oh, and my paparazzi pictures of course :)
do you own a camera?: Obviously
what kind is it?: Sony Cybershot (digital) and a Minolta something (film)
who is your favorite photographer?: Can I be conceited and say me? Actually and Ian's dad
describe your favorite picture that someone else took?: Hmm... my grad pictures, the one of Calan and I dancing at grad, the one Alex took of Geoff and I dancing at Big Band Night and our family portraits
what's your favorite thing to take pictures of?: All my friends (Calan just ends up in a lot of them)
do you prefer film or digital?: I love film for its "old-fashioned-ness" but digital is great for snapping away and not caring
do you know how to develop your own film?: Sadly not
do you use photoshop or something like it?: PhotoImpression
do you take too many pictures? Some would say yes... I say no
if you could take a picture of anything in the world, what would it be?: The Eiffel Tower 

Random questions I just made up
what's your favorite aisle in walmart?: The photography aisle or the one with puzzles
if you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?: Honestly, Vancouver.
what's your favorite cereal?: Life
what kind of shoes do you wear to work?: Runners
what's the meaning behind your screen name?: I'm a little redhead and 17 is one of my numbers
what about your myspace name?: Same thing
describe your house?: It's a white house with pillars, bushes and flowers out front
what does the outside of your house look like?: Didn't I just do that?
have you ever taken a nap in a hammock?: No :(


what's the last cd you bought?: Umm... the Rent soundtrack?
do you download music?: Yep
do you have an mp3 player?: Nope
how many songs are on it?: N/A
how many cds do you own?: Last I counted it was over 50 
what's the last music video you watched?:Umm yesterday... Carrie Underwood - Jesus, Take The Wheel
what's your favorite radio station?: 95.3, 96.9, 103.5, 99.3
how often do you listen to music?: Daily... constantly really 
what's the last song you listened to?: Sara Evans - Why Should I Care?

More random questions
do you wear makeup?: Sometimes, usually when I'm going out though
what's your favorite letter?: S
when was the last time you sent someone a post card?: From Maui last year
who was it to and what was on it?: A lot of people
what's your worst habit?: MSN/my computer
how many credit cards do you have?: One
do you wear a watch?: Yes
what does it look like?: It's gold with lines instead of numbers 

Your friends

what makes your best friend so great?: He's fun to be around and we have good times together
where was the last place you went with your friends?: 7-11 last night
do you spend more time with your friends than with your family?: It's probably about equal
how many close friends do you have?: Hmm... 4 or 5?
are you friends with the people you work with?: Not anymore really... other than a few

Your cell phone
what's it look like? It's black and silver
how often do you use it?: Quite a bit, enough to make the bill worthwhile
do you ever forget it?: Ya, I'm lost without it
do you carry it around in a holder?: Sometimes (depends on the purse)
do you use text message a lot?: Only from the internet 
how many ringtones have you downloaded on it?: Six? Pink Panther, Animaniacs, Cinderella, Out Tonight, A Pirates Life, Mamma Mia
do you set up special ringtones for different people?: Yep (the girls=Animaniacs, Calan=Mamma Mia, Geoff=A Pirate's Life, Josh=the song that sounds like the ice cream truck, Karen=some random one)
who's the first person in your phonebook?: Adam
and the last?: Z95
how many people are in your phonebook?: 87
do you play games on your phone?: It only has Poker on it
which ones?: Texas Hold'em
when was the last time you used your cell phone?: Yesterday
do you give your number out?: To people I like
does your mom have your cell phone number?: Yes

last questions
who do you talk to most online?: Alex, Geoff and Karen
would you rather email or write a letter?: Depends who it's to
how often do you get dressed up?: It's getting ore and more frequent
tell me something that no one knows?: I can fit my hand around my wrist
have you ever raced scooters at walmart?: No
did you know you can get kicked out for that?: It would make sense
what superpower would you want to have for the rest of your life?: The power to know what others are thinking
when was the last time you were sick?: Really sick? I don't know... I constantly have minor colds
who's your favorite comedian?: No idea
how often do you fill out surveys?: Quite often... it's kinda sad.

Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: Sara Evans - Suds in the Bucket

July 6th, 2006

10:55 pm: Who Am I...
[x] Do you have long hair?
[ ] Do you like Beer?
[x] Have you ever been in a Moshpit?
[ ] You don't believe in god?
[ ] You got a Pentagram on some clothing article etc.?
[ ] You own some spikes?
[ ] Can you play guitar?
[x] Can you growl?
[ ] Do you own Boots?
[ ] Do you rock out?
Total X: 3

[x] Ever been in a play?
[ ] Have you ever seen a Broadway show?
[ ] More than 10 Broadway shows?
[x] Have you ever been/Are you in school shows?
[ ] Does your current job involve theater in some way?
[ ] Want to end up working in/for theater
[ ] Can you recite all of the lyrics to your favorite play/musical?
[x] Do you break out into random songs whenever/wherever!!
[x] Do you like the 'Sound of Music'?
[ ] Did you like the Broadway show you saw?
Total X: 4

[ ] Do you have a couch in your front yard or porch?
[ ] Do you drive a four-wheeler?
[ ] Do you ride four-wheelers?
[ ] Do you like to get dirty?
[x] Do you like country music?
[ ] Do you have a broken car in your back yard?
[ ] Do you own a cowboy hat?
[ ] Do you have more then 4 different animals at your home?
[ ] Do you watch Larry the Cable Guy movies?
[ ] Do you live on more than 1 acres?
Total X: 1

[ ] Do you wear black eyeliner?
[x] Is most of your clothing dark?
[ ] Do you think about death often?
[ ] Do you want to die?
[ ] Are you a social outcast?
[x] Are you pale?
[ ] Do you like Hot Topic?
[x] Do you enjoy Tim burton movies?
[ ] Are you mean?
[ ] Do you own black lipstick?
Total X: 3

[ ] Can you skateboard
[ ] Do you wear Skateboarding shoes?
[x] Do you do stupid stuff with your friends?
[ ] Have you gotten in trouble with the Cops
[ ] Do you watch the x-games?
[x] Do/did you have any piercings?
[ ] Do you like/wear a mohawk?
[x] Do you wear Band t-shirts?
[ ] Have you called someone a poser recently?
[ ] Anarchy rules.
Total X: 3

[x] Do you say the word "like"? (not tons, but enough without realizing)
[ ] Do you shop at Hollister/Abercrombie&Fitch/AE/Aero?
[ ] Do the people in Hot topic scare you?
[ ] Do you giggle alot when your with your friends/girlfriend?
[ ] Have/do you watch(ed) LAGUNA BEACH?
[x] Do you like pop/rap music?
[ ] Do you want/have a little dog/a killer?
[x] Do you laugh a lot?
[ ] Omg, that guy, is like so hot
[ ] Paris Hilton is my idol.
Total X: 3

[x] Is your hair long?
[ ] Do you own a tye-dye shirt?
[x] Do You want to save the animals?
[x] Do you think war is unnecessary?
[ ] Do you like classic rock and trippy music?
[ ] Have you ever participated in a protest?
[ ] Is pot the raddest thing ever?
[ ] Peace man.
[ ] Have you ever been overcome with a desire to hug a tree?
Total X: 3

[ ] Do you act ghetto sometimes?
[ ] Do you wear do-rags?
[x] Do you like hip-hop?
[ ] Was Tupac truly the greatest rapper in the world?
[ ] Do you believe he's alive?
[ ] Do you like afros?
[x] Have you ever said fo shizzle?
[x] Do you like to dance?
[ ] Do you own 40 cent?
[ ] Are your friends your homeboys and girls?
total X: 3

[ ] Do you cry often?
[ ] Do you wear hoodies?
[x] Do you like soft music?
[ ] Do people not understand you?
[x] Do you write your own poems?
[ ] Ever dyed your hair red, black or dark?
[x] Do you cut your hair?
[x] Are you lonely?
[ ] Do you wear stovepipe pants?
[ ] Is "Ohio is for lovers" by Hawthorne Heights a good song?
Total X: 4

[ ] Do you surf?
[ ] Do you wear flip flops all year around?
[ ] Is your hair shaggy/layered?
[ ] Do you wake up before 6 every morning?
[x] Do you own any pairs of shorts?
[ ] Do you think the ocean is radical?
[1/2] Are you tanned? (I'm tanned for me, but not compared to others)
[ ] Do you wish you were at the beach right now?
[ ] Do you hate tourists?
[ ] Do you use the word 'gnarly'?
Total X: 1 1/2

[x] Do you wear glasses?
[x] Do you get good grades?
[ ] Do you use an inhaler?
[ ] Do you stick pens and calculators into your shirt pockets?
[ ] Does your mom pick out your clothes?
[x] Are you on the computer often?
[x] Do you ever get picked on?
[ ] Do you look forward to going to school?
[ ] Are you shy around the opposite sex?
[x] Do you play video games?
Total X: 5

So I'm apparently I'm a geek, emo and a drama dork... I was really expecting to be a prep... meh :)

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Rascal Flatts - These Days

May 2nd, 2006

04:44 pm:
Take the quiz:
Which Super Smash Bros. Melee character are you?!

Princess Peach presides over the Mushroom Kingdom from her huge castle. Her loyal subject Toad does his best to protect her but always seems to fail spectacularly.

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Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: GBS - Beat the Drum

April 26th, 2006

01:01 am:
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||||| 63%
Stability |||||| 26%
Orderliness |||||||||||||| 60%
Accommodation |||||||||||||||| 63%
Interdependence |||||| 30%
Intellectual |||||||||||||| 56%
Mystical |||||||||||| 43%
Artistic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Religious |||||| 30%
Hedonism |||| 16%
Materialism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Adventurousness |||||| 23%
Work ethic |||||||||||||| 56%
Self absorbed |||||||||| 36%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 43%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||||| 63%
Romantic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 63%
Wealth |||||||||||||| 56%
Dependency |||||||||||| 50%
Change averse |||||||||||||||| 63%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||| 56%
Individuality |||||||||| 36%
Sexuality |||||| 30%
Peter pan complex |||||||||| 36%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Physical Fitness |||||| 30%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 50%
Paranoia |||||||||||||||| 70%
Vanity |||||||||||||| 56%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Female cliche |||||||||||||||| 63%
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Trait snapshot:
self revealing, neat, craves attention, prefers organized to unpredictable, needs things to be extremely clean, worrying, perfectionist, emotionally sensitive, respects authority, social, vain, does not like to be alone, likes large parties, controlling, social chameleon, not a thrill seeker, enjoys leadership, takes precautions, puts the needs of others ahead of their own, assertive, rule conscious, makes friends easily, always busy, heart over mind, phobic, aggressive, clingy, compassionate, dominant, outgoing, suspicious, hard working, strong

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Long Slow Beautiful Dance - Rascal Flatts

March 17th, 2006

12:08 am:
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You scored 24% creativity, 57% monogamy, 36% conformity, and 51% optimism!
You're Collins! You have a great outlook on life, staying cool in the face of struggle and even tragedies. It's likely that your life has been difficult, but you're okay with that. You've learned that the way to get through it is just to keep going. Your friends love to be around you because you make everyone feel good. Not only are you cherished by your friends, but also by your lovers -- and you value them in return. It's likely that you're a bit of a sap when it comes to romance.

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Link: The What RENT Character Are You? Test written by wildefae on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: Tango: Maureen - RENT

January 5th, 2006

05:26 pm: Looking Back on the Year
Madison I stole your survey thing and adapted it :)

What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before?
Experienced college with so many new people, sang solo in front of people and put some friendships to the test

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Umm... I don't believe so

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Hmm... the determination to get myself in better shape

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory?
May 29th and Nov. 12th

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Hitting 19 without drinking and performing with an orchestra

What was your biggest failure?
I don't think I "failed" with anything...

What was the best thing you bought?
The RENT soundtrack and tickets to Kelly Clarkson (well and I guess Great Big Sea tickets too, despite the fact it's not til February)

Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Hmm... honestly, no one stands out.

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
There were certain people who acted in ways that made me think twice about their characters, but as a whole everyone was decent.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Canadian Idol and joining a choir again

What song/album will always remind you of 2005?
Song: Since You Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
Album: RENT soundtrack

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Happier
Thinner or fatter? I think I'm about the same
Richer or poorer? Richer, oh thank goodness for PNE

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Studying/school-work... surprisingly. I really could've brought up my GPA...

What do you wish you’d done less of?
That would constitute regret, which I don't have.

How did you spend Christmas?
With family as I should. And at Starbucks for coffee with Calan.

Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Either Calan or Geoff

Did you fall in love in 2004?

What was your favourite TV programme?
Canadian Idol at the time... since then I haven't seen much TV

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hate's too strong of a word to use, but no.

What was the best book(s) you read?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince... I read it in 4 days on my Hawaii trip

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Wicked and Rent (which I owe to Alyssa)

What did you want and get?
A phone with caller ID for my room, numerous good times with friends and a 19th birthday I'll never forget

What did you want and not get?
I'll be honest, I kinda wanted to be dating someone, but that's alright :)

What were your favourite films of this year?
War of the Worlds, Rent, Wedding Crashers, Narnia

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Oh 19... I went to Milestones for dinner (and my first drink) with some close friends, then back to my house where my friends got drunk for me ;) Learned some new things about people, dealt with some drama, but loved every minute.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A higher GPA

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
I can only describe it as Sam-ish... classy when I wanted to be, scrubbed out when I didn't care what others thought... overall, just comfortable and conservative

What kept you sane?
Calan. And music.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Rachel McAdams and Reese Witherspoon, and by fancy I mean admire.

What political issue stirred you the most?
All the different strikes... education and health care mainly.

Who did you miss?
At different points I missed different people. Mel, Megan, Calan and everyone back home when I was away, Tristan, Josh...

Who was the best new person you met?
*thinks back over who she met this year* Hmm... three-way tie. Alyssa, Madison, Geoff.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
Nobody is perfect, but people can be perfect for each other. But even with perceived perfection, there are always obstacles to overcome and tests that you will go through which will teach you things about the strength of friendships and relationships.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year? "Because I knew you, I have been changed for good" - Wicked

Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

December 6th, 2005

11:42 am: Nearing The End Of The Year
It's been a long while since an update... what can I say, I've been busy!
Finals are next week and classes end tomorrow! Crim's officially done as of last block and within 4 hours English and Geography will be too :)
However, the next month is going to be insane. This week has already booked itself up nicely with work, the Centennial Christmas concert, choir, The Chronicles of Narnia, volunteering at my elementary school, more work, the Foggy Dew for Amy's birthday, and yet another choir conert rounding out the week. Ah but I can't complain, I love being busy with so many groups of people. And somehow someway I have to fit in studying *thinking face* Hmm...
It's hard to believe that this year is almost over; it really doesn't feel like more than 11 months ago we were ringing in 2005... or that I'd meet people (a few in particular) that would change the way this school year went more than I can imagine... or that having a good girl friend move would only bring us closer together... or that my cousin would make the Western Michigan Broncos hockey team on a full ride scholarship for 4 years... or that I'd see Kelly Clarkson in concert with my best friend and almost fall off the balcony... or that I'd ACTUALLY finally drink. It really is insane.
To quote Rent: "Time flies. Time dies."
But yet time lives on in us with all the memories and all the pictures (I wonder how many rolls of film I've used in the past 11 months...). I'll never forget 2005 and the people who made it great and who taught me about myself. *sigh*
Well, off to Geography.

525,600 minutes. How do you measure a year in the life; how about love?

Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Rent - Seasons of Love (in my head)

October 12th, 2005

10:17 pm: Insensitive - Jann Arden
How do you cool your lips, after a summer's kiss
How do you rid the sweat, after the body bliss
How do you turn your eyes, from the romantic glare
How do you block the sound of a voice
You'd know anywhere

Oh, I really should've known
By the time you drove me home
By the vagueness in your eyes, your casual goodbyes
By the chill in your embrace
The expression on your face told me
Maybe you might have some advice to give
On how to be insensitive, insensitive, insensitive

How do you numb your skin, after the warmest touch
How do you slow your blood, after the body rush
How do you free your soul, after you've found a friend
How do you teach your heart it's a crime to fall in love again

Oh, you probably won't remember me
It's probably ancient history
I'm one of the chosen few
Who went ahead and fell for you
I'm out of vogue, I'm out of touch
I fell too fast, I feel too much
I thought that you might have, some advice to give
On how to be insensitive

Oh, I really should've known
By the time you drove me home
By the vagueness in your eyes, your casual goodbyes
By the chill in your embrace
The expression on your face that told me
Maybe you might have some advice to give
On how to be insensitive

Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Insensitive - Jann Arden
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