Reminder: June 1st Fait Accomplit Release Party! (plus other stuff)

As I've said before I'm getting a couple of my poems published in the Summer 2007 edition of Fait Accomplit. The release party is from 7pm-10pm on Friday June 1st at RATT (Room At The Top) on UofA campus. There'll certainly be readings and music and whatnot. Come out! It would be great to see you there!

In other news…
– Karaoke at RATT last night was fun! No, I didn't sing (I would have perhaps had there been a) more people I knew there or b) if I were anything as good as the rest of the crowd there or c) if anyone had offered to do a duet with me or something or d) if someone had nagged me. It was great however to see Mim and Carla again… plus a few other familiar faces.
– The Comic Strip on Tuesday night was awesome! Jackie and I had a good time anyhow!
– I finished yet another portfolio to get into the fiction class. The waiting game begins (I handed it in today).
– Tonight I believe I play soccer.

Oh and I'm finally posting pictures to Facebook again! They're really old, but they're still photos!
Here are public urls to some of the albums:

I get overly worked up occasionally about the littlest things

The past few days my computer has been starting up differently than before. I don't know why, and my roommate doesn't either… so I just change the settings and hope for the best. That wasn't my source of frustration this morning however: apparently leaving a flashlight on my computer desk caused damage… which does frustrate me as much as it doesn't alter the functionality of the desk or anything. I work so hard not to leave hot objects on the desk as not to damage it any more quickly from wear and tear than usual but a flashlight, turned off, inadvertently left there by my roommate apparently does damage the desk. Irksome, but really nothing to get angry about. After all, it wasn't as if my roommate intended to harm the desk or anything! Like usual this reminds me that material things are temporary…. and of course that: nothing's ever perfect, eh?

I can't control everything… nor can anyone. πŸ™‚

Apparently I'm not very girly…

[] You own over 10 bottles of nail polish
[] You own a designer purse
[] You own perfume that cost over $60
[] You have/had fake nails
[X] You have more body/hair products than you can use
[] Your pet is a chihuahua/Pomeranian/Siamese/Min Pin/Pug
[] You have clothes/shoes/accessories for your pet
[X] You have enough clothes to cover an entire refugee camp.
[X] You have enough pictures to create your own wallpaper.
[] You have or had a pink comforter, walls or sheets.
Total: 3

Do you:
[] spend more time at the mall than you do at home/work
[] Have a hair color that is not natural
[] Have blonde moments at least once a day
[] Buy stuff because it's awesome and then never wear it
[] Constantly keep your phone at your side
[X] Dance around in your room when nobody else is home
[] Have a name for your car
[] Know what celebrity is dating who and who broke up this week
[] Refuse to go out in public without makeup
[] Prefer to be called princess
Total: 1

[x] Makeup
[] Glitter/sparkles
[] The Color Pink
[X] Shopping
[] Jewelry
[] Mirrors
[X] Chick flicks
[] Shoes
[] Rainbows
[] Unicorns
[x] Disney Movies
[] Candles
[] Flowers
[] Stuffed Animals
[] bags
Total: 4

[] Coach
[x] Forever 21
[] Victoria's Secret
[] Guess
[] Claires
[] Express
[] Abercrombie
[] American Eagle
[] Delias
[x] MAC
[] Sephora
[] Bebe
[] Old Navy
[] Aeropostal
[] Body Shop
Total: 2

[] Biotch
[x] Whatever
[] Oh my gosh/goodness
[] Hun
[] Fugly
[] That's sexy
[] Dunzo
[x] Darling
[] Psh
[] Cutie Patootie
[] Hottie
[] Skank
[] Totally
[] For Sure
Total: 2

Do You Read:
[] Cosmopolitan
[] Glamour
[] Marie Claire
[] Elle
[] vogue
[x] People
[] Us Weekly
[] Star
[] Self
[] seventeen
Total: 1

Have you Seen:
[] Legally Blonde
[] Elizabethtown
[] Mean Girls
[] Now & Then
[X] The Notebook
[] A Walk to Remember
[] Sweet Home Alabama
[X] Where the Heart is
[] Just My Luck
[] John Tucker Must Die
[] Centerstage
[] Bring it On
[] How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
[] Mona Lisa Smile
[x] My Girl
Total: 3

Are you Addicted to…
[] America's Next Top Model
[] Project Runway
[] Desperate Housewives
[] The Simple Life
[] 8th & Ocean
[] Sex & the city
[] Grey's Anatomy
[] The O.C.
[] Laguna Beach
[] The Hills
[] Nip/Tuck
[] Two-A-Days
Total: 0

Add them up, multiply it by two and we get… 16*2 : 32% girly!

Pirates and Farmers oh my!

Your Power Bird is a Cardinal

You believe that each day is precious, and you spend your times as best as you can.
You see the wonder in small things, and you are often content with what you have.
You life an interesting, colorful life – and you bring color to those around you.
Confident and expressive, you believe you know how to live a good life. You're living it!

It apparently isn't difficult to wake up early as long as you got more sleep than the previous night. On this note, I left my house this morning for a private screening of Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End. This was an AWESOME movie… predictable at times (okay VERY much so) but the characters were so fun to watch that I loved it anyway. I never thought I'd actually find myself rooting for Orlando Bloom in a movie so much but I sure did. And I loved Johnny Depp's off beat character. Of course it probably would have helped had I seen the second Pirates movie, not just the first one since I think I lacked some of the continuity of the story line… but it was still awesome!

I determined that I definitely can't finish a regular popcorn (I barely made it through the top quarter) or a regular soft drink (well I had fruitopia but still!). Yay for free snackage though!

After the film, I wandered to the Downtown Farmer's Market for the first time this year… gosh I like that place! After some listening to music and some nibbles of treats, I bought some yummy squeaky cheese curds, some perogies (the only time Farmer's Market perogies aren't the bestest ever was in Montreal), and a couple of Head Bands from Bootyfly Bags. I will eventually get one of their bags I imagine… I've been holding out for the perfect style/colour though.

And my day is only beginning… I still have a full workday ahead of me!

Your Score: Myrna Loy

You scored 7% grit, 19% wit, 33% flair, and 50% class!

You are class itself, the calm, confident perfect woman. Men turn and look at you admiringly as you walk down the street, and even your rivals have a grudging respect for you. You always know the right thing to say, do and, of course, wear. You can take charge of a situation when things get out of hand, and you're a great help to your partner even if they don't immediately see or know it. You are one classy dame. Your screen partners include William Powell and Cary Grant, you little simmerpot, you.

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Quiz from Carla… since I found it interesting!

1. The phone rings. Who do you want it to be? Jackie so I can help her pack some more! πŸ™‚
2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? I don't get a cart I use a basket.
3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? Depends on the social setting although I do like talking, I also like listening.
4. Do you take compliments well? I'd like to say yes… but I'm not always good at it.
5. Do you play Sudoku? Yep!
6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? Oh certainly. That was afterall one of my favorite aspects of Sea Cadets and various novels and…
7. Do you like to ride horses? yes.
8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? yes… French Camp, Swim Camp, Day Camp, Summer Youth University, the list goes on.
9. What was your favorite game as a kid? Gosh… I think it was 'invent my own game for other people to play'
10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married? Where's the question? What would I do? Talk to them about why I don't think it would work for me to go on in the direction they seem to be persuing.
12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? Probably, I have before. It depends how hardcore said beliefs were and how much I am willing to work with that.
13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued? Honestly, be pursued.
14. Use three words to describe yourself? Inquisitive, Interesting, Eccentric
15. Do any songs make you cry? Not particularly although in the right circumstances they can!
16. Are you continuing your education? Yes.
17. Do you know how to shoot a gun? Yes.
18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed? Photos…. but realistically probably my purse.
19. How often do you read books? Frequently.
20. What do you think about most.. past, present, future? Past and Future.
21. What is your favorite children's book? Good gosh… too many great ones! πŸ™‚ I think it was one of my books of fables/fairy tales/princess stories
22. What color are your eyes? brown
23. How tall are you? 5foot 3inches
24. Where is your dream house located? In Canada. Beyond that I don't know, although since I don't drive it needs to be walking distance from everything useful (unless of course mind-reading-fantastical beasts are involved for transport)
25. WhatΓÇÖs your favorite food? Gosh too many good choices. Today I've been eating squeaky cheese!
26. How many bathrooms in your house? 1
27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? nope… although a photo booth that drew pictures did one of me once.
28. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? A long time ago with family.
Question 29 has been et.
30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today? City Center Mall
Question 31, on the other hand, has been kidnapped by Columbian freedom fighters.
32. Do you like mustard? Nope.
33. Do you prefer to sleep or eat? I like both! Eating I guess will have to be my choice if I HAVE to choose though.
34. Do you look like your mom or dad? I've been mistaken for my mom before… but really, I don't think I really look that much like either, instead I look like a combination of both: in otherwords me!
35. How long does it take you in the shower? Anywhere from 5minutes to an hour.
36. Can you do the splits? Nope.
37. What movie do you want to see right now? I loved Pirates, but I haven't seen Pirates 2, just 1 and 3 so I think seeing 2 would rock!
38. Long or short hair? On me? Long.
39. What did you do for New Year's? Spent the night at a gathering with Renderman and many others.
40. Do you think The Grudge was scary? Didn't see it.
41. Pop or juice? Juice.
42. Do you own a camera phone? Nope
43. Play any sports? Sure… sometimes.
44. Was your mom a cheerleader? Nope.
45. What's the last letter of your middle name? A.
46. Initials? AKG
47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Depends on the night. Usually something like 7 or 8 hrs, but recently more like 4-6
48. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? Nope.
49. IM name? I've several and they're variations on this LJ name!
50. Do you know how to play poker? Yeah, but I'm not terribly good at it.
51. Do you wear your seatbelt? Always. Unless there isn't one of course (like on busses or when the seatbelt doesn't work in random country X, or when there are extra people in a vehicle)
52. Where do you sleep? Usually in my bed.
53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown? *shrugs* probably.
54. How many meals do you eat a day? Quite a few actually.
55. Is your tongue pierced? Nope.
56. Do you always read people's blogs? I try to. They are addictive.
57. Play games online? Rarely.
58. Do you like funny or serious people better? *shrugs* serious?
59. Ever been to L.A.? Nope. Although I wanted to have last year… that board reunion sounds like it was a blast!
60. Did you eat a cookie today? Not yet.
61. Do you use cuss words in other languages? French I suppose… and probably quite a few others.
62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads? I don't really do music downloads and most of the songs I get are from friends recommending them OR free downloads online.
63. Do you hate chocolate? I like chocolate.
64. What do you and your parents fight about the most? We don't really fight.
65. Are you a gullible person? I hope not.
66. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy? no, but it would be an added perk! πŸ™‚
67. If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be? Writer…
68. Are you easy to get along with? I hope so.
69. Is your best friend a virgin? well… depends on which friend.
70. What is your favorite time of day? *shrugs* mornings and evenings…. which is annoying at times since it means I burn the candle at both ends and very rarely nap.

I wonder why Tuscany and Paris and Canada…

…are the three guide books available for purchase at my SaveOn location. *shrugs* At least they make for interesting and semi-useful reads.

Matty's mom makes the most awesome cookies (I've eaten them yesterday AND today now… filled with so many awesome ingredients… yum!)! Yay for cookies at work!

I'm totally looking forward to Europe now. Strange how reading about other people looking forward to Europe does that to a person!

My apt is getting marginally cleaner. I'm ever so pleased with the Queen of Clean books for the tips for things like cleaning shower curtains and whatnot… useful free stuff indeedy!

It feels weird to get home from work already having seen excerpts from TV shows (during my breaks) that have yet to air on MY tv.

And I'm totally looking forward to cooking tomorrow with Heather before the Darts Tournament that evening…!! πŸ™‚

Which Of The Seven Highschool Stereotypes Are You?

The Nerd

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You Are Big Bird

Talented, smart, and friendly… you're also one of the sanest people around.

You are usually feeling: Happy. From riding a unicycle to writing poetry, you have plenty of hobbies to keep you busy.

You are famous for: Being a friend to everyone. Even the grumpiest person gets along with you.

How you life your life: Joyfully. Super. Duper. Flooper.

So now that I'm settled into a routine again following my trip to Vegas… I think I ought to type something errather… like the fact that I can't wait for my Europe trip! πŸ™‚

I also can't wait to play my newest game which I finally obtained (thanks Luke!): Bandu! (sure it's technically old… 1991 to be precise… but gosh CKI has taught me to love it!)

As for Vegas… there were so many awesome fun times… too many to make into a mundane list or anything… but yeah… maybe I'll get some pictures up on Facebook sometime soonish *shrugs*

Also I'm cleaning again. It feels great to be living in a semi-cleanish abode… now if only I could get rid of my aches and pains! πŸ™‚

Another quiz from one of the Kellys :)

what is your age?: 24

who is your best friend(s): I've several people who could count… but I don't list 'em!

what's your favorite candy?: Gosh… too many good ones! Like Red Vines, and Sours, and Skittles, and M&Ms, and Smarties, and (the list goes on and on and on!

do you daydream?: sure thing!
do you like dogs?: *shrugs* I don't hate 'em… but it definitely does depend on the dog.

how do you like your eggs?: Gosh… in so many great ways! πŸ™‚ I rather love eggs!
have you ever been in the emergency room?: To visit other people… sure. And I guess there might have been that one time as a child… but I never even got a hospital card or anything… so it wasn't significant.

have you ever used a foghorn?: no (I don't think so… although I've heard one and had one played with near me) and what a bizarre question!!

do you chew gum?: Nope… it hurts my jaw.
do you like gummy candies?: heck yeah! πŸ™‚

how are you?: Excellent! πŸ™‚
are you at home?: Yes

what's your favorite ice cream?: Gosh… Maple from Marble Slab with raspberries and hot caramel in a waffle bowl… or any great gelato, sorbet, sherbet, or frozen yogurt… πŸ™‚
do you play an instrument?: not often… I can play piano or percussion… but I'm not terribly amazing.

what's your favorite jelly bean?: Pear flavoured Jelly Belly.
do you wear jewelry?: sure… whenever I want to! πŸ™‚

do you want kids? yes.
where did you go for kindergarten?: Rudolph Hennig School

when was the last time you said love?: *shrugs*

do you still watch Disney movies?: yes!

whats your favorite number?: 14

do you like the ocean?: sure.

do you take a lot of pictures?: not particularly… only on trips really.

*Q was even more pointless than F* (but I want a question!)

do you read?: yes!!
you watch reality T.V.?: occasionally.

do you prefer sun or rain?: Sun, but rain is very nice, too

The letter T
what time did you wake up?: 8:30am
when was the last time you slept in a tent?: uh… a while back… 2003?

what's under your bed?: a rollaway under bed storage box with an extra blanket and a duvet in it.

whats the worst veggie?: uh… I'm not a huge eggplant fan most of the time.
where do you want to go on vacation?: everywhere?

where do you live?: Edmonton

have you ever had an x-ray?: yep.

have you ever used yarn for anything?: I knit.

favorite zoo animal?: Elephants and turtles and tortoises and butterflies! πŸ™‚

Quizzes again…

You fit in with:

Your ideals are mostly spiritual, but in an individualistic way. While spirituality is very important in your life, organized religion itself may not be for you. It is best for you to seek these things on your own terms.

40% spiritual.
100% reason-oriented.

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Your Social Dysfunction:

Being average in terms of how social you are, as well as the amount of self-esteem you have, you're pretty much normal. Good on you.

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You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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You scored as Foxtrot. You are Foxtrot! Easy-going and friendly, you spread mirth and merriment wherever you go. Some people find you dull, but once they get to know you they realize you are the greatest thing ever. Old people love you.



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