Column Topics: She Says...
29 June 2008
27 June 2008
She has realized that she is truly in control of everything--- this year is hers.
this button is more my style. Never one to take the easy way out, that button would be for nothing but sheer convenience. It would bring out the sloth in me, and quite possibly any negative trait that would come along with always having things done the -easy- way. From childhood, I've followed example, and disciplined myself to work through difficulties. Take for one, I remember taking home my 'indoor' shoes from school in a plastic bag. Rather than tying it off in a bow, I inadvertantly made a knot-- and a pretty good one, at that! I got home and asked my dad to help me un-do it... getting flustered with my own frustration, I ran to get scissors so that I could cut my shoes free (Easy Button). Then, my dad stopped me in my tracks. He told me for one, that I would waste a plastic bag, that would thereafter be completely useless, and two, I wouldn't learn. I didn't understand...learn what? I knew how to undo knots, I knew how to make them... then I saw what he meant. He wanted me to work through the knot, bit by bit. By following this simple direction, I've learned to live my life that way. Bit by bit, I'll work my way through it. Bit my bit, it'll come. No rush, just focus, concentration and determination-- (rewind back to that 7yo me, and *poof! My shoes were free) And so am I. I'm free to do my own thing. To busy my life with work, school, volunteer, family, boyfriend & friends-- all that jazz. I'm free to occupy my time as I like, as that's what life is. But life comes with difficulties, and imperfections- that we all must endure. In sum, I've never been one to push that Easy Button... that is why I'm gonna take the next 4 days (Canada *Long Weekend) in stride. Although I do have some planning to do, I'm gonna press that button and say 'DEAL'! I need to relax, take some time to unwind and re-energize for Learna SC!!
25 June 2008
as he already has 4 years worth of all the bacon I've brought home! This post is in dedication to my love-hate relationship with my graduation-piggy, York . Money well-spent. *cheers!
The real-world stage may have its glitz and glamour, but all I need in my world stage is a classroom with desks and chairs.
24 June 2008
23 June 2008
and believe me, I'm not complaining. As drained and exhausted as I know I will be, it's time and energy well-invested. This job has saved me from the dreaded world of retail employment & I can only be grateful for that. Sick and tired of the typical office/clerical gigs, this job is everything I could have asked for. Working 50+ hours, I will hoard all the deneiro I make this summer, in preparation of the year to come.
"Watch the Pennies, and the Dollars will take care of themselves" Or as they say. I will miss the afternoon walks with Rocky, watching Days of our Lives, and having a good, hearty breakfast and lunch. Sleep deprivation here I come, Sayonara my day-time routine. I'll see you come September ;)
22 June 2008
It was odd to drive up to their house without a pick-up in the driveway. Ever since I've known Frank, I've also come to know that a Pick-up Truck in the driveway is an integral part of their growing up, and their Father's history. To this day, months after the fact, it still occurs to all of us as odd, that he really IS living without it. It's like me living without a computer, which I like to consider myself attached to, as young as when I had an umbilical cord! (haha, slight exaggeration, I know.)
With that point, An excerpt from this Globe and Mail article sums it all up: Let's be honest. In the hands of a construction worker or rancher,
a pickup truck is a symbol of masculinity, a vehicle that's equal parts power
Everyday I drive up to Frank's house, and see a space in the driveway, it's my automatic response to think that their dad isn't home yet. But that's no longer the case. The truck is really gone, and the odds of it coming back are slim, unless the Intrigue goes bye-bye. That's all in litigation and will come to light within the next few months - to a year - I predict. This post is dedicated to Papa Mario, in honarium of his trucks of days past.
You've all googled yourselves at one point or another, not to be vain, but in sheer curiosity as to what would pop up. A few weeks ago, my Bff said that she googled herself, for that very reason, and my blog popped up! I was ecstatic! I then proceeded google-ing my blog, and my full name, but came up with bupkiss! I originally intended this blog to be my personal means of therapeutic release (as retail therapy can be quite expensive and irrational), but have now realized that this blog has quite a following...Excited about the premise that my readership will increase, I am now even more excited to blog, daily. This is why I'm so happy about this; as most of you may not know how google works, educate yourself.
21 June 2008
Today may find you painting the town with your friends and loved ones as you are inclined to be very social at this time. Relationships are following a positive trend these days, so today you will find you gain much happiness from those around you. Enjoy today, you deserve this break.
20 June 2008
Friday, June 20 It's a good time to go after what you really want and to have a
little fun and enjoy yourself. If you have any kind of artistic impulses, now's
a great time to try to do something creative with them. You should also have a
chance to make a fresh start in any sort of relationships involving children
19 June 2008
David Beckham introduces Emporio Armani underwear for men. Sexy and streamlined, the classic brief and stretch boxers, made from modal and cotton for the utmost in luxurious comfort. Shop the full range of colors and styles at emporioarmani.com. More fashion styles coming this spring as well as exclusive video footage of David Beckham in the latest Emporio Armani underwear
18 June 2008
WOE IS ME.
17 June 2008
* side note: It's 3AM and I'm still up. I'm still rushing with emotions and did a complete clean-out of my room... my nerves-insomniacness has returned, but this time, this won't involve a leave of absence. I am completely present, and will take this opportunity as just that-- a gift.
16 June 2008
(play on *judgment day)
Ecstatic to be enroling in my courses for -08/-09!
Working my way towards that degree..I'm looking forward to the year to come.
Taking it all in stride, the summer will be the prelude to the year of an At home-At-work-At the library kind of lifestyle. Sounds glamourous doesn't it?!
A quote that gave me some lift- beneath these wings:
"Never fly higher than you are willing to fall"
Sad to reveal: It's a Prequel, therefore no Kate Beckinsale or Scott Speedman... BOO.
Collider chatted with producer Tom Rosenberg and received some updates on Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans (and a possible 4th film), Crank 2 and Game. Here's a clip on the "Underworld" franchise: It's a theatrical release definitely. I feel great about that. I think it's the strongest story that we've put together of the three. I think it's really terrific. I think it leads to a 4th. When we did the 1st Underworld, we imagined three--the 1st one, a sequel and then a prequel. The 3rd is a prequel, so the 4th would carry on where Kate and Scott Speedman left off after 2, so I think this is going to be terrific really this one.
14 June 2008
12 June 2008
11 June 2008
"John is expected to make a full recovery. . .his entire body is perfect, he just hit his head."
It angers me how ignorant he is to the seriousness of the situation his 'friend' is in. With the release of his recent telephone-jail-tapes, Nick and the Hogans' agendas are revealed outright. They look to benefit from this 'tragedy' and 'temporary inconvenience (for their son)' by planning a reality tv show to supposedly be entitled,"The New Nick" or some other crap. I am so angered that I cannot even muster up the proper words without thinking of inserting profanities left, right and centre. Logic and common sense do not exist in the world of the Hogans, and seemingly, neither does common decency, remorse, or empathy.
They are prime exhibits to what consumerism, wealth, fame, greed, and gluttony can do to people. They are insensitive, extremely pompous, pampered pooches, who give dogs a bad name. The Hogans (Bolleas) need to wake up from their "Reality TV" world and come to the realization that REAL LIFE ACTIONS lead to REAL LIFE CONSEQUENCES!
This excerpt below will provide a correct, more realistic picture of his condition (which has improved by little to date.)
A Sept. 19 report filed by registered nurse Joanne Jones, who was hired by the court to examine John Graziano to determine if he is incapacitated, said he was on total life support. The report said that Graziano was comatose and that he may have had a seizure.
Jones' report said Graziano responds to a pinch and has a gag reflex but does not otherwise respond to touch or sound. His pupils are fixed, meaning they don't respond to light.
ColBooker, a registered nurse with 14 years of emergency room experience at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville, said in an interview that it is not encouraging that he is on life support and his pupils are fixed, "But the signs that he has a gag reflex and does respond to pain means he's not brain dead," said Booker, who is not involved with Graziano's treatment.
In her report, Jones detailed the injuries Graziano sustained during the wreck. He broke his skull at the base, had part of his skull cut out, experienced brain swelling and had cuts to the scalp. Bone was pushed in and broken in many pieces. He had abnormal collections of blood under the front side of the skull.
In an addendum, Jones included information given to her by Graziano's doctor, H. Bushnell Clarke,"..states that this young man most likely will spend the remainder of his life in a nursing home."
May God be with you in your recovery.
-More to follow-
10 June 2008
This song is on Repeat in my head, so it's only logical that I make it my post for today...
I was like, "Hey girl can I get your number"/I
remember what you told me, too/"Don’t call after 10," but you know that I did/Cause
I couldn’t stop thinking bout you/
I think about you in the summertime/And all
the good times we had, baby/It’s been a few years and I can’t deny/The thought
of you still makes me crazy/I think about you in the summertime/I’m sittin here
in the sun/ With you on my mind...
I was so excited when rumours started flying that NKOTB were getting back together. Despite the fact that I was only 4 during their hey-day, I remember going to see them Live, and my sisters and cousin(s) going crazy-mad when they were on TV or on the radio! Pictured left is me when I was 4; my fave was a toss up between Joey and Jordan-- but if I had to choose, it would definitely be Jordan. The reason why I'm next to Jonathan (now going by Jon) is that the rest of the boys were on-reserve by: Joy & Jenny: Joey, Jackie: Jordan, Debbie: Danny, & Jamie: Donny. I am completely enamored with their new song, and will officially declare it my Summer Anthem of 2008. This post is dedicated to my childhood + now adulthood love affair with NKOTB.
NKOTB-Summertime Video (*clicky below)
09 June 2008
08 June 2008
- It has that corny, sometimes over-the-top kind of humour that exists with spoof flicks like, "Meet the Spartans," & "The Scary Movie series.."
- What saves this film is the substance of the plot AND
- the Greatness that is Adam Sandler.
- Cameos of the original Happy Madison cast, give the film a much appreciated sense of familiarity
- It's refreshing to have Happy Madison Pictures bring back that 90's old-skool humour as seen in Billy Madison and Happy Gilmour. Their common thread being that clever writing and comedic acting can perfectly pull-off a ridiculously humourous, sometimes politically incorrect dialogue-- and bring all those things to light in a fun, but undeniably -True- way.
- I ended up craving Hummus throughout the entire showing (which made my popcorn and m&ms unusually un-appetizing to me)
- I loved the middle-eastern cliche classic jokes that were particular, but relative to any audience
- Mariah Carey will always be bimbo-esque to me.
- I will now look at salon parlours in a different light (and will *gladly go when I am beyond my 60s!)
- I wish I had a set of buttocks like Adam Sandler, whereby I could catch fish mid-air :( -- motivation to attain a summer-ready-bod??
(Honourable mention: Thanks for the doublee-datee Sh-tiff and Melissa ;)
06 June 2008
Charlotte-ness: I consider myself to have grown up with a conventional upbringing. Sap-happy is a perfect adjective to describe us both. Romance is NOT dead. Also found my "Knight in Shining Armour" and always follow my heart in any decision I make. Straight-As = aptitude, not just for academics, but for life. I am an optimist at-heart. I too, often see past the rainy days, and just look forward to the rainbow after the storm.
Miranda-ness: I'll admit that I too can bite into a bitter apple and have that bad taste left in my mouth. Cynism is no stranger to me. But what I do mirror of Miranda is her career-driven mind; bulldozing, sleep-lacking, coffee-gulping my way to climb each rung of that ladder of success. Like Miranda, I am often the voice of reason, and consider myself a great confidante. Psychologically-speaking, I am no doubtedly a Type A personality and choose to balance the world on my shoulders; to me, Free Time mean No Time (in other words, it can be time well wasted.) Time = Money and it should be invested in properly.
Carrie-ness: I too have a mind like a railway crossing-- trains of thought are constantly passing through (hence this blog.) Like her, I often sit infront of my computer screen, adding up words into thoughts that would equal that of some mathematical genious. The most evident relation I have to Carrie is from --one of my-- All-Time Fave episode entitled The Real Me: Carrie starts her walk down the runway only to fall flat on her face. Faced with a choice, Carrie gets back up and finishes her catwalk to cheers. Her act of bravery inspires the girls. *read between the lines.
Samantha-ness: I love how self-confidence leads to great independence. Standing on your own two feet, even if you're out there standing alone. Like Samantha, I too can be quite outspoken, and can lack a filter when I talk. Sometimes I can set people aback but truly, behind all that, I do have a sensitive, caring nature. Just how Samantha was left with a whole new perspective on life at the end of Season 6, I too am seeing the world with new eyes.
05 June 2008
04 June 2008
...seemingly 'on a roll' to Monopol-ize my interests. I always use the Thimble, as it's symbol of my "weaving together my life's cloth." Accumulating my li'l green houses, soon to make room for the Big Reds. Have already watched someone 'go bankrupt.' Pending my success in acquiring plenty of Play Money, I'll ask Rich Uncle Pennybags for a loan. As I have already plucked up the Advance-to-Go card, I am anxiously waiting to get my Community Chest card of "--You are assessed for street repairs – $40 per house, $115 per hotel--" to fill in the pot holes of this past year.
03 June 2008
02 June 2008
Just remember to always be practical and use plenty of common sense when it comes to sorting out any and all matters right now. You might think that many things are starting to look a little clearer, and you may even be able to see a light at the end of the tunnel today. Just be aware that there are probably still plenty of details that will need to be worked out along the way.