Silly Quiz… and some more musings :)

What Makes You.. by SheBangs12
Your name?
Your gender?
What makes you sexy? Your hips
What makes you pretty? Your eyes
What makes you loveable? How cute you are
What makes you fun? Your quick wit
What makes you irresistable? Your individuality
What makes you cute? Oh, just about everything ^.^
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So… seeing Shrek 2 makes SO much more sense after having watched the original Shrek… Oh goodness all that intertextuality!! 🙂 So happy! 🙂

In other news, although it takes some time to wrap mind around some things, such games and antics are much fun to be had! 🙂

NOW, WHY in TARNATION does my computer not make any sound anymore? The speakers aren't at fault (they work on the roommate's comp.), and I certainly didn't do anything different. So why doesn't the computer make any noise (asides from its incessant humming) anymore?? *sighs*

Note: tonight at Mebrat's Cafe (on like 106 & 107th in Edmonton), I'll be reading some poetry at the Blood Ink poetry party/reading thing. Woo! 🙂 Feel free to come (not that I expect anyone to or anything).

Now to go run some errands, as it is my (oh so glorious) day off.

You have Fairy Wings. You are the bringer of

laughter, life, mischief, and magic. You

love causing trouble for the sake of having

fun though sometimes you hurt othersyou dont

mean to. You love to play tricks on people

and are very creative. Nature is where youll

always be found. The rustle and bustle of

cities is not for you. You love wearing

things you find in nature such as flowers and

leaves and you love going barefoot. You are

either a social butterfly or a loner at

heart. You are very magical and are more

powerful than people assume and can be

extremely passionate though you can be

childish, stubborn, naive, and self-centered.

Your wings are transparent and full of bright

or dark colors or one solid color.

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In other news… Underworld: Evolution was a really great movie (I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first one… perhaps even more actually given that I saw it on the big screen with some pretty fabulous company). It was certainly a film focused on what the eye sees.

Dancin' the night away :)

It was a stupidly horrible Dinwoodie floor (worse than usual even) but no, I didn't fall splat on my behind or anything of the sort. No. Instead I had an excellent evening catching up with ol' friends, and of course dancing! It was excellent to dance with Jeff again, and to see so many others.

Really nice actually, expecially since although they played mostly waltz and jive (and I did rather little of the jiving), I did get a good couple line dances (Larger Than Life and Cadillac Ranch) in, along with a two-step, a couple tangoes, several viennese waltzes (I'm actually quite shocked that I didn't injure myself on that floor as a result!!), a merengue and even a paso doble in addition to the rumbas, cha-chas, and whatnot. Barenaked Ladies songs were played… some of my favorites!

My ridiculously annoying choking episode didn't cause any lasting harm (although it did inconvenience a few friends who helped with the clean up, as much as they professed it was no trouble and that they actually enjoyed cleaning. I thank them anyway).

Oh! And I got numerous compliments on the dress! Nice to hear that others appreciated it as much as I did when I found it in the market in Mexico. It turned out to be a good length to dance in: not quite so long that I was tripping on it or anyone else was stepping on it, but long enough to be a long dress.

Although the group that gathered at BPs afterward wasn't as numerous as it has been oftentimes in the past, the gathering was rather enjoyable. Suffice to say, I had an excellent night.

In other news:
I finished reading Oath of Swords by David Webber. I was happy to be greeted with the 'too good to put down' sections of the book while on my days off from work and school (today and yesterday), otherwise, I dunno how detrimental this fun leisure reading could be… such a great distraction! It feels so utterly awesome to finish a book that isn't being read for homework (regardless of how fantastic the books are that I've been reading for homework… and they are rather awesome books as well! The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett especially!!)

Scholarships and exercise…

Yesterday was a busy yet productive day. I basically got a bunch 'o scholarship stuff done (rather nice since that included writing 2 reference letters for other people, and completing my own scholarship application package), picked up something at Shoppers, ate some really great food, got some photocopying done and forms filled out, did readings for class and then went to class. All through that I kept running into great friends that I don't see enough of and so had some rather remarkable conversations. Completely and totally worth my time to catch up with people like that.

Classes were rather great: my poem got some great criticism, I found out I'll be reading at TWO poetry readings (not just one!), and the fairytale and folktale class was great as per the usual. Call me crazy but I rather loved reading Cupid and Psyche the most out of the folk/fairytales for the evening.

Oh! And I finally walked home from campus yesterday! The weather being so utterly amazing, I was going to walk to campus as well, but the fact that I was running later than intended procluded that possibility. Walking across the high level always gives me some time to reflect, in general a good thing.

Come to think of it I got a fair bit of exercise in yesterday… which I undoubtedly enjoyed (I need to get out walking (etc.) more often. I tend to get rather out of shape comparatively speaking over the winter months dut to profuse use of busses and LRT rather than walking… not to mention the lack of planying CKI soccer and otherwise getting out to do things). Jeff introduced me to the eliptical machine at the gym which was rather cool if I say so myself. Much more fun than running or anything of the sort! Especially with all those really cool features calculating distance, calories burned, and heart rate. As a past science student, this always does appeal to me. Come to think of it, this was my first real time at a gym. I've been truly enjoying all the new experiences as of late! 🙂

So it's a bright new shining day… and I've already managed to slip and fall on an icy sidewalk. The first time I've slipped on ice in 2006. Not bad, although I would have rather not done so. At least I didn't fall down icy stairs or anything… 'cause that tends to hurt a whole lot more.

Quick quizzes courtesy of Mim :)

Here's two fun quizzes that Mim posted earlier. I found them entertaining to answer.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. I presume this wants me to quote the line?
and rope burns on the girl's arms, as well, and Tala had (from Oath of Swords by David Weber, of which I've only read about 70ish pages to date)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. I hope this is asking what I touch?
air. Nothing's there save air I think.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
on actual TV? I honestly don't remember. Jeff and I watched Shrek though on his TV last night if that counts.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is:

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
On the accurate clock it's 11:22pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
music… in this case Red Hot Chili Peppers — Naked in the Rain

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
walking home from work.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
The various internet browser tabs that I was doing many things in

9. What are you wearing?
black pants, black socks, white underwear, white t-shirt from Heritage Days 2005 volunteering, makeup, and my watch (the one I wear to work)

10. Did you dream last night?
yes… although I dunno of what anymore.

11. When did you last laugh?
this afternoon while chatting on the phone with Jeff.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
BTAF apostrophe poster, a butterfly calendar, a Louis Lavoie framed print… and paint… and finger prints… 😉

14. What do you think of this quiz?
I'm wasting time. but it's fun.

15. What is the last film you saw?

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
My dream house would likely be on the list… in addition to investments, donations, starting scholarships, and of course some luxuries I desire at the moment.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know:
I ran into a prof that I'd had last semester today while I was dusting at work. yay for swiffer dusters! 😉

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I'd reduce worldwide pollution… I like good air/water/soil/etc. quality thank you.

19. Do you like to dance?
Heck yeah!

20. George Bush:
what about him?

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
*shrugs* I'll get there when I get there.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
*shrugs* I'll get there when I get there!

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?

A bunch of my fave survey questions
10 things you love
1: well… since Jeff's not a 'thing' I'll go with actual inanimate things like raspberries!
2: maple syrup
3: MAC (makeup art cosmetics)
4: wearing skirts and dresses
5: my new boots! 🙂
6: the internet (why not?)
7: yummy food! 🙂
8: good books
9: sleep?
10: friendship 🙂
10 things you hate
1: cilantro
2: dishonesty (especially in a hateful way)
3: discrimination (in a negative manner)
4: pain
5: illness
6: not having enough time to do everything I wanna do.
7: mould or other things growing on dishes
8: insects indoors where they're not supposed to be (greenhouses are different for example)
9: headaches
10: stomach aches
5 firsts
Boyfriend / Girlfriend: Dan
Crush: Peter
Kiss: Scott
Best Friend: Megan
Pet: n/a (unless you include my pet rock
30 have you ever
Picked flowers from someone elses lawn?: yes
Cheated on a boyfriend or girlfriend?: nope
Had a close friend die?: not a really close one, no
Had a close family member die?: not unless I include my grandmother
Overheard someone having a conversation with themselves?: yes
Sniffed a permanent marker to get a mini-high?: no
Doubted you sexuality?: huh? no.
Written on the walls of a bathroom?: no… unless you include with chalk on the provided chalkboard (and I'm unsure if I've done that)
Stapled your finger?: no
Watched porn?: I don't think so.
Cut your own hair?: no.
Been to Disney World?: no
Been to a nude beach?: no
Climbed a pile of boulders so you could say 'I'm the king of the world'?: yes.
Thrown up on a roller coaster?: no
Danced in your underwear?: uh… yes.
Danced in your underwear in front of someone else?: no.
Had a long distance relationship?: no
Taped a 'kick me' sign on someone's back?: no
Ate something off the ground ignoring the 10 second rule?: yes
Gotten your tongue stuck to something cold?: no
Been to a fortune teller?: no
Believed something a fortune teller told you?: no
Burnt things because you were bored?: no
Stuck gum under a table?: no
Had the same dream more than twice?: yes
Talked to yourself on AIM?: no
Had to go to the hospital because of a fireworks accident?: no
Made a truck driver honk his horn?: yes
Seen a UFO?: no
Who was the last person to
Kiss you: Jeff
Hug you: Roy
Touch you: probably a random customer while I was giving them their change or something
Call you: Jeff
Text you: well instant messaging that would be ca3rine
Can you
Write with both hands?: yes, but not well.
Whistle?: not really no.
Snap?: yes
Roll your tongue?: heck yes.
Touch your tongue to your nose?: no
Tie a cherry stem in a knot using only your tongue?: no
Juggle?: well… unsure really.
Hacky-Sack?: not really.
Color: red
TV show: Gilmore Girls
Book: Arrows of the Queen
Movie: Where the Heart Is
Place: where I'm loved.
Number: 14
Piece of clothing: hmmm… right now the boots!
Smell: yummy food
Sport to watch: figure skating
Sport to play: ballroom dancing
This or that
Beach or Mountains: mountains
Day or Night: night
Coffee or Tea: tea
Real World or Road Rules: ???
Nike or Adidas: Adidas
McDonalds or BK: McDonalds
Sweet or Sour: Sweet & Sour!
Winter or Summer: *shrugs* I like both
Fall or Spring: *shrugs* I like both
Dogs or Cats: cats
Coke or Pepsi: neither!
Black or White: black
Chicken or Beef: both!
Hugs or Kisses: hugs
Love or Lust: love
Chocolate or Vanilla: vanilla
Blue or Purple: blue
New or Old: new
Short or Tall: tall
Brown or Blonde: brown
Math or Science: science
Single or Taken: taken
Word Association (first word you think of)
Bombarded: hit
Meh: eh
Boys: Jeff! 😉
Girls: kids
Red: colour
Gray: horse
Dog: bow-wow
Blind: shooting location
Smell: food!
School: education
Food: yummy!
Immature: children
Blanket: blankie!
Crow: Black Bird
Life: death
Sink: fall
Clothes: underwear
Frog: prince
Beach: bum
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Election results in… and ?

So the election results are in. Or at least enough of the polls are in that we can confidently say that the election results are in: Stephen Harper is our new PM. The Conservatives have a minority government. Anne McLellan loses her seat in Parliament. All the party leaders keep their seats. Martin says that he'll no longer lead the Liberals (triggering a party leadership race at some undisclosed point in the future).

I'm not actually surprised… somewhat disappointed in some ways, somewhat pleased in others… and well curious as to how this all pans out.

Hey, I agree with the conservatives in some respects… but DO NOT on other issues. This is similar with other political parties too. So I'm intrigued and disturbed… and well… not entirely displeased.

Will change happen? If so what will change? Will it be positive or negative? How will it help/hinder me? How will it help/hinder Alberta? How will it help/hinder Canada?

The crystal ball is cloudy yet I want to see.

Short update… 'cause apparently I've not posted for a while ;)

Life's going swimmingly (how better to describe things as I type out a poem about Piranhas?).

Although I didn't participate in a ton o' events, Antifreeze was fun (well it was) and I'm glad for the benefits.

Work's been BUSY. A good thing for the company I would imagine… but semi-stressful for us employees.

I've been spending a lot of time with some great people… especially Jeff of course.

It's been great to watch a ton of funny movies lately.

And I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to my Fairytales and Film Noir courses… the readings are oh so fun to read! Yay for reading The Maltese Falcon right now! Dashiell Hammett is oh so cool.

A quiz for you to answer… courtesy of Mim.

I'm unsure if many of you (if any) will answer… but *shrugs* no harm in posting I suppose. Have an excellent day!

1. Name:
2. Birthday:
3. Place of residence:
4. What makes you happy?:
5. What are you listening to now/have listened to last?:
6. Do you read my lj?:
7. If you do, what is particularly good/bad about it?:
8. An interesting fact about you:
9. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment?:
10. Favorite place to be:
11. Favorite lyric:
12. Best time of the year:

1. A film:
2. A book:
3. A band, a song and an album:
4. A new lj friend:

1. One thing you like about me:
2. Two things you like about yourself:
3. Put this in your lj so I can tell you what I think of you.

Snow… & today's my first day back in class :)

Last night was a rather picturesque evening: The snow was oh so peaceful, the sights so pleasing to the eye. A good excuse to wear my new boots out in the cold (which are remarkably comfortable, even with the heels… they didn't even start to hurt at all until the nice evening walk was near completion. I adore evening walks… especially with such excellent company.

After many people telling me that I just *had* to see the movie 40-year old virgin, I finally did that also. Suffice to say it is one VERY amusing film. I must have chortled so much! The whole audience was laughing a tonne.

So today's my first day back in class. I'm actually looking forward to it. It'll be nice to see my profs and classmates again. I wonder who'll be in my evening classes. I've an idea (some people have said that they'll be taking them), but am still very curious (mind you, when am I *NOT* curious?). I hope that they'll be just as great as I think that they'll be! My daytime class (poetry writing) is full year, so I imagine that it'll be interesting regardless. I'll have to hit campus early and read everyone's poems.

2006 January shopping = success! :)

So, as many of you may or may not know, I find January to be my absolutest favoritest month for shopping… that is shopping for me: pampering myself with clothes and other trivial material goods that is. I almost always stay within the amount of money I expect to spend, and never spend more than I can afford… but pick out some excellent buys anyhow.

This January shopping excursion was my second of the month. The first was to a consignment shop when I was bringing in stuff to re-sell… this one was to West Edmonton Mall… on a bright early Tuesday… and was not very busy at all (well, people *do* tend to work during regular business hours on Tuesdays). I got some exercise in too (that is if you count walking the entire mall as exercise. I do, but that's 'cause I *love* walking. I did however eat far too much *bad idea!!* so my stomach is semi-rebelling at the moment (I *really* ought to pay attention and not over eat, even if it is Tokyo Express food. Ordering just the amount of food that I'm actually hungry for would be much MUCH more logical).

In any case, I began my day with a nice quiet excursion to MAC… VERY quiet (in otherwords I was the only lucky shopper in the store, and had two sales people at my disposal)… and got me some more eye shadows along with some eye makeup remover. With that out of the way, I was ready to shop.

For the past several years, I've been wanting some nice basic black boots to wear with skirts and dresses in the cooler months (aka. much of the year) when open toed sandals aren't considered the most practical (I enjoy wearing open toed sandals). So, I frequented the shoe stores in the mall. Incredibly surprised was I when Aerosoles and Naturalizer (both stores have GREAT products) had HORRIBLE customer service. I was not pleased in the least (not to mention the fact that I didn't buy anything… you'd think that when I'm the only potential customer present they'd serve me, but I guess I'm not their target demographic or something? *rolls eyes*. Eventually I wandered into Da Vinci shoes where I did indeed find some great boots for a decent price. They fit remarkably well, and look rather stellar if I say so myself. If they hold up for any length of time I'll be happy as well. I'm wearing them around the apt right now to help break them in a bit. They reach almost up to my knees, and have a small heel to them too. Although they're likely not the best boots ever created, they're very nice!

Then it was clothing shopping time… and I found me a great flashy party dress (it'll be good at some point for a dance social or something of the like), and a casual warm-ish skirt. Overall it was a great shopping experience, one that was successful, and not overly expensive either.

Today's my day off. This means of course that tomorrow's my first day back at school.