A Gov Farewell… *sniff*

*sniffs* so my term ends tonight as Governor… and there's just so much to say… WOW.
It's been quite the year.
But hey, my CKI career won't end for a while yet!
Three Cheers for Circle K!


I wanted to write this long before now, but it didnΓÇÖt feel right, so I didnΓÇÖt.
Instead, today, on my last day of my term as Governor, I realize how much I am going to miss this role.

As governor, I have done a lot. Sure, it feels like babysteps all of the time but I feel that IΓÇÖve really accomplished something: made a little progress.

When I started my term as governor, I had no real dream for how it should turn out at the end but a dream of progress. I wanted our little forgotten district to be well known. I wanted to help bridge the separation that we ourselves had created between our club and the rest of CKI. I wanted to learn more about Kiwanis, CKI and KCI… I wanted to grow stronger. I wanted to grow both as a person and as a district.

But I didnΓÇÖt know how this mission could be possible.

I had a lot to learn, and am still learning now. With every new face I have met, with every challenge we have dealt with, with every experience, I have grown and learned as a person. And it is these experiences that truly make my journey as a Circle Ker exceptional. I wouldn’t exchange this year for the world, really. Even with all the craziness that is a term as governor… it’s been a priceless experience, making me truly grow as an individual.

I know now that I WILL join Kiwanis. I know now that IΓÇÖll be involved my whole life long if I possibly can. I know now how important it all is, from greeting new members to helping the youngest of children. Every little thing helps. I want to be a part of that, I want to help. If it is from within the organizational structure, or as a member, I want to be there for people.

Being governor most certainly helped me do that. But itΓÇÖs more than just that. CKI is a community of like-minded individuals. The K-Family truly is a family. And IΓÇÖm proud to be part of this amazing family! I donΓÇÖt want to say goodbye!

So I wonΓÇÖt say goodbye. IΓÇÖll stay just as involved as ever, just in different ways I would think. The K-Family is my passion. So thatΓÇÖs where IΓÇÖll remain.

Many thanks to the many CKIers and Kiwanians who have helped me along the way.
From that very first day of CKI involvement, through my election as governor and on to where I stand today: More dedicated and happy than ever. And it is thanks to everyone of you that I am where I am today… and pleased with the result.

Another fill-em-out-esque survey thingy

1 Minute ago: I was reading LJ entries
1 Hour ago: I was eating lunch (leftovers from the King&I… yum!)
1 Day ago: I was in class.
1 Week ago: I was working on my essays or something equally productive, really… *rolls eyes*
1 Year ago: I was likely in class.
I Hurt: my ankles… although beats me why they hurt… so whatever
I Love: uh… being a Circle K International Member?
I Hate: worrying.
I Fear: failure? (well not as much as I used to but!)
I Hope: I succeed at the next few little goals for the summer *crosses fingers*
I Feel: happy to have gotten my fall term grades adjusted!
I Hide: from stress?
I Drive: … NOT!
I Miss: SO MANY people… esp. CKIers, Ca3rine, Aliana etc.
I Learned: that the CDs I bought today rock!
I Need: to clean my apartment, it's a disaster area.
I Think: I'm still sleep deprived.

Some question goodness…

So I'm reading up on others' LJs and come across this quizy thingy… Here are my answers:

1. What is your middle name?
Kira (well, it IS!)

2. If you had been born the other sex, did your parents tell you what your name would have been?
No clue actually.

3. Do you have children and if so, what are their names?
No children.

4. If you were to ever have a child or more children, what would you name them?
Honestly, I won't know until it happens. I collect names, so it will be a rather difficult decision I would think.

5. Most people know their mother's maiden name, but do you know your grandmother's maiden name?
Dad's side: Logan (my brother's first name)
Mom's side: Miki (my other brother's middle name)

6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
nope… although I imagined lots of scenarios and daydreamed a bunch and played tonnes.

7. What was the name of your first pet?
never had a pet.

8. If you have pet(s) now, what are their names?
see above

9. What was the name of the first person you ever kissed?
first guy on the lips that mattered: Scott

10. What was the name of the school you attended as a child?
Grades K-9: Ecole Rudolph Hennig School

11. What was/is the name of your English teacher in high school?
Grade 10: Ms. Phyllis Baldwin
Grade 11: Mrs. Linda Sproule
Grade 12: Mrs. Roach

12. Do you name your vehicles? What are the name(s)?
No vehicles.

I'm done… I'm Done! I'm DONE! I'M DONE!

I've been saying for the past month now 'I can't wait until March 30th when all my papers will be done'….
Well that day has been reached, and guess what? I ACTUALLY finished all my 4 term papers (three will be handed in today!). Given that, yes I wrote one entirely yesterday, one almost entirely Sunday, and one almost entirely on wednesday and Thursday… I haven't gotten over my procrastination bug, but I'm doing successful procrastination!!

In other news: I can't wait until tonight's Student Involvement Awards night hosted by the SU complete with Champagne reception. That should be super cool (so happy to have won an award!).

Really looking forward to my classes today: Watching a documentary, learning about penis size (among other things on the agenda), then my really boring class, followed by watching Ghost in the Shell.

Now on to other things!

Essay Break…

So I'm actually getting something accomplished re: this essay… considering the second rough draft is sort of due… this would be a good thing. But hey I needed a little break… so here's a short little quiz I filled out… which strangely enough resulted in the princess from my all time fave Disney Animated film: Sleeping Beauty
Take the quiz: What Disney Princess Are You?

Sleeping Beauty
You sleep a lot, but atleast you have those cool lil fairies by your side.
Now if only I actually slept a lot….

Are you a Morning or an Evening person?

Hi all!
So when I mentioned the MEQ (Morningness Eveningness Questionaire) to people in the past couple of days (something I learned about in my Cognitive Aging class), most of the people wanted to take it: afterall it indicates how morning or evening of a person you are, when the optimum bedtime would be for you and so on… a lot of really nifty stuff especially when you're as sleep deprived as I am often times!
http://www.dianexus.org:8080/CET/index.htm
(Go to the AutoMEQ test)
Let me know whether you're a morning person or an evening one… and your optimum bedtime, I'd love to find out!
(I'm apparently equally a morning and an evening person — and yes this is really unusual… but I've known that most of my life… and my optimum bedtime is apparently 11:45PM)

Disaster averted…. perhaps?

A big HUGE thanks goes out to my dear friends for all of their amazing help with dealing with the virus crisis on my computer tonight. I like the fact that it means that my March 30th deadline may not be entirely impossible anymore. Thanks for putting up with my stupidity (I *knew* better!)… and thanks for the conversations.
An extra big thanks for taking the HOURS to fix my computer… seeing as it most certainly wouldn't behave.
And yes… I will concede that my machine needs a lot of help to become better than it is right now… and that I may just need some of that education on computer-y stuff to make things a bit more awesome on a regular basis. Frankly, my computer needs it. And I need it. Having my computer get ENTIRELY infected like it did today was not fun.
So thanks again. You know I mean it. You can't imagine how stressed I was for the time until you guys showed up… I mean it…. wow.

Strawberry Short Cake

Here's a simple quiz… Make your choice and THEN scroll down. Reply with whatever one you chose! I'd love to find out!
If all of the desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose? (Sorry, you can only pick one!)

Angel Food
Brownies
Lemon Meringue
Vanilla Cake/Chocolate Icing
Strawberry Short Cake
Chocolate Cake/Chocolate Icing
Ice Cream
Carrot Cake

NO .. You can't change your mind once you scroll down! So think carefully what your choice will be! OK – Now that you've made your choice, this is what research says about you!

Angel food – Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items.. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

Brownies – You are adventurous, love new ideas, are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up, you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.

Lemon Meringue – Smooth, sexy, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent after-dinner speaker and a good teacher. But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, but you have many friends.

Vanilla Cake/Chocolate Icing – Fun-loving, sassy, humorous. Not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lack motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

Strawberry Short Cake – Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people and can be counted on in a pinch. You tend to melt. You can be overly emotional and annoying at times.

Chocolate Cake/Chocolate Icing – Sexy, always ready to give and receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

Ice Cream – You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don't like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

Carrot Cake – You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends.

One Paper down… 3 to go… One poster done…

Okay. I'm FINALLY done my Breast size poster (yep you heard that right, it's a poster on breast size — and yes that does happen to refer to women). Now I just have to write the associated paper for my evolutionary psychology of beauty class… and the other two remaining papers as well.
*sigh*
The clock is ticking….