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And a Pikey reaction... is quite a fucking thing. [Monday|09.08|10:09pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Ummm...so. I haven't posted in ages.
I gradded, prom'd, Canada Day'd, moved, got overworked, overstressed, and some other shit since my last post.
So. Ummm....
Prom was amazing, the shit, wonderful but way too short.
I was sick for le diploma ceremony.
Better (mostly lol) for Prom/Aftergrad (so incredibly fun, omg!) .
And Canada was fun, bittersweet cause the next day I got my wisdom teeth out and then 5 days later (after I un-chimpmunk'd for the most part) I moved to Abbotsford.
Yes that's right, Churchtown. Which is actually ok (sorta) and mostly you don't notice it. But then people can't say "brioche" or "quiche" (seriously?!) and freak out if you say "shit!". It's like this wierd parallel universe where everything is the same 'cept everyone has spent their entire life right here, never leaving/going on vacation/looking at foreign affairs/culture. There's an abundance of religious music/paraphanalia/churches. Everyone is religious btw. everyone. But it's also really close to the border. So there's an abundance of Starbucks, McDick's, etc. Go. Figure. Oh, and the tourists are all super rude. Most of them are also religious. I don't get that, btw. Isn't that whole "love thy neighbour" thing big anymore?!
Also, people hang out in fucking parking lots. All the time. Like, just spend every night in parking lots. It's weird, in my opinion. I mean, fucking get a job/find a beach/lake/park/some one's house. something. Cause spending every night of the week "partying" in a parking lot is the lamest fucking thing ever. I'm sorry, but it really really is.
Anyway, back to moving. I bawled all the way to the ferry, on the ferry (til I fell asleep). It only hit me that I was leaving after I left. Btw, making friends without school is way harder. And being an adult sucks. Can I please go back to grade 12 now?!
Kidding. (Mostly)
Then ensued mucho job hunting, til I got 3. (Which was crazy, I now know that and have quit one. But the money was super good.)
And now I work all the time (no really, constantly. My last full day off was Sunday, cause I called in sick because I have strep and couldn't stand up. I even worked my bday--don't. It sucked so much.)  I think my one job changes the schedule after it's posted. (It's posted on Wednesay/Thursday--hella not enough notice). So yeah, quit that one. But I will really really miss the $$.
Other job is at Ania's (my sister in law) company 4th Dimension as office/print assitant. Large scale printing. That's 9-5 (soon to be 7:30-5) mon-fri.
And last, and favourite, job is at After Thoughts. A dessert cafe (omg! the cheesecake!) with actually nice people and a surprising amount of tips.
Ok. So, that's enough LJ-ing. I will try to do it more.
Nicole: you should comment cause I miss you. Or email me. Cause I can actually check that at work. lol. This time on comp is really rare.


I'm afraid I can't let you do that Dave.... [Monday|03.24|03:03am]
[ mood | sad ]

    I'm offically free of Sears, as of Saturday at 5:30pm. Yay. My very last customer was this awful woman who came in at 5:30 (closing and the end of my shift), insisted that I do a return for her despite me being off. So I look at her receipt and it's from way back last year and I'm like, "Oh I'm sorry, this is out of our return period so I can't return it." And she starts freaking out, makes me call my manager who says the same thing I just said and leaves, so I'm alone with crazy bitch lady again who then demands to speak to the store manager. I'm like, "he's not here right now." so she makes me give her his number, wips out her cell phone, and calls his voicemail. She then stands there for like....5mins and records this incredibly bitchy/yelling message during which she directly insults me even though I'm standing right in front of her. At this point it's almost 6 and all I can think is "wtf is wrong with her? Is she like this to everyone? I don't even work here anymore..." So yeah...that was the conclusion of my year and a half at sears. And it sums it up pretty well. I know it sounds stupid, but I really hate people now. I now intensely dislike people I don't know and always assume the worst about them. I also have way less patience for annoying people that I actually know.  Fucking retail. There's this facebook group called "i worked in retail and have now lost faith in humanity". That is how I feel.
    Enough bitching. After work Tori and Ryan convinced me to go to Matt's (thanks guys!) and I got super, super drunk for the first time since new years which was fun. And when I got home my dad took one look at me, started laughing and was like, "You're too drunk to go to bed. Let's watch a movie." So we watched the Bourne Identity in HD and I ate mojos with mayo (shuddup, it's good!) and drank lots of water. It was really weird but good.
    I spent all of Sunday cleaning and writing my history speech essay, which is way longer than it needs to be cause it's about South Africa, Apartheid, and Helen Suzman who is basically my hero. So not only did I spend one of the last days of Spring Break doing homework and cleaning, I'm all sad cause I haven't see my nephew since before christmas and my Mom is over there right now. Apparently he's grown a bunch and can now sit up and is eating actual food. I miss him so much. Fuck. This is depressing me even more. I'm going to bed.


No, we have to BE strong [Monday|03.17|03:03pm]
[ mood | full ]

Spring Break. Woo! Cept not, thus far.
Friday did recycling with Lisette, met Liusi and Jeli for a little while, took a nap, went to Matt's with like....6 other people. But I did get to see Kirsty and Thea again, so that was cool.
Saturday: worked (yay! only 2 more shifts to go!), saw the Bank Job with coworker. Good movie, little on the violent side with lots of random nudity. And went to 5th St. Bar and Grill for dinner, which I usually love, but we actually waited like 45mins+ for our food, and then I finally had to ask some one about it. And then we had to go FIND some one to pay so we could leave. We missed the beginning of the movie. It was totally ridiculous. We spent almost 2 hours there, just waiting to be served.
Sunday: chilled with Cat downtown.
Today I went to a work dinner, at which I ate a lot and got flowers/chocolate as a goodbye present. :) But had to wait insanely long time for food. Seriously, we were there for an hour before we even got to order appetizers. And that was only after one of us went and got the waitress. Grr...I'm jinxed.
Kay, so Spring Break hasn't actually been bad at all. Maybe just a little less party filled than expected. Lol. I guess I'm just whining about not getting drunk then, so I'll shut it. Though I really think there should be a party tonight seeing as it's St. Patrick's Day!!


we put the bullets back in [Wednesday|03.12|07:03pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

I'm pretty enthused about rugby. Which is fun so far, even though we haven't done tackling or anything other than drills and fitness yet. The people are good, mostly, so I'm happy. I just hope I don't suck.
I quit at Sears today. Handed in my letter, told my boss. There's no going back now. I should be happier about that. 
I'm so tired right now. I have no idea what's wrong with me, I can't seem to get my sleep schedule right. And worse, I'm hella unmotivated about everything.  I  feel like I'm drifting right now, not really focusing on anything. Maybe it's just backlash from the fashion show? Like, I was supersupersuper focused and now I'm like....lost without ridiculous amounts of stress/stuff to do? lol. Or I'm just crazy.
Anyway, must stop procrastinating and actually do history homework.


You think because you don't yell, you're not mean. This is mean. [Saturday|03.08|11:03am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

So fashion show is finally done. Woo. It went really well too, everyone's act was really good. There were a couple sound fuck ups though, and those group went again. But on the whole it was great. And after we went to Denny's and had chocolate milkshakes and omelette. Hahaha....so random. I think my favourite moments of the night were: Griff tellling me I did an awesome job as stage crew, getting my hair/makeup done like a beauty pagent contestant and then going to Timmy's, our group's routine actually working (woo!), watching Angus get an impromptu hair cut/style in the girls change room, right before going on having Ryan sprint past so he could get changed. Ahahahaha....I love these little moments. I'm pretty sure all the acts went well, even if some took 2 tries. The strobe light group was a total bitch cause in order to turn the strobe on I had to literally crouch under a table and plug it in when Seth kicked me. And then Pat randomly stopped their music before they were done. God. Ummm....LOVE both of the all guy challenge groups. Loved Cat's "agressive" group, once I finally got the table up, ahahahaha. Sorry about that, Cat. Loved the seagulls group, except that Kalyn FAILS at spotlighting. And the hosts were good. Which made me hella happy. And we made lots of money (at least $1200 all for grad!!) plus everyone like it. Thank god. And now I have my life back.

Last night saw Vantage Point, very disappointing!! Forest Whittaker, how far the mighty have fallen. Though his character was great even in a crappy movie. Then went to Katie's and spent a lot of time being sober (which actually meant making/cleaning up a LOT of nachos) and a bit of table dancing. Woo.

Now I hafta go shower, so I can get to Nick's for his family bday thing. I feel like I should post more, but meh. I've already talked all this shit to death.


The hills are made with the euphonious symphonies of descant... [Saturday|03.01|11:03pm]
Today was....odd. Went to Matt's last night, ended up at Alzu's with 8 people. Lol.
Went home from work at 2ish, slept until 7. Am still really tired. Fuck I hate being sick.
Went for coffee with Amanda and Lisette which turned into a boy mission, lol.
So yeah...today was hella random.

I need to study for bio, but cannot concentrate. Tomorrow is the first fashion show rehearsal.

Wow, this post makes NO sense. 

Hey there, big puffy version of Junebug! [Thursday|02.28|08:02pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Gah. Sick. I am swilling cough syrup like a homeless man right now. But eh. Went to fashion show fitting today, so fun. I have the most insanely poofy, extremely pink dress for the fashion show. It's AWFUL. I am so excited for it!! Oh, and that's not Lisette's dress for the show.

Other than that today was pretty good.........just the usual crazy fashion show shit. Writing was def the highlight of school, Emily's story was so freaking funny. Love it.

the end? [Thursday|02.28|02:02am]
[ mood | frustrated ]

I think I may have finished this story. Click 'reply' to read, cause LJ cuts always go weird on me.  Need feedback! Oh, and I reposted the beginning just so I have it all backed up in one place.


Does it suck? [Monday|02.25|05:02pm]
[ mood | morose ]

    She’d thought she was sober. But his hand ia on her back so, so softly, moving, urging her just a little closer. Then his mouth is warm and wet and just want she wants, tasting like booze and boy and just a little bit of smoke. She can’t remember moving forward or tilting her lips to his but it doesn’t matter. All that matters right now is the warmth of him: his mouth, his arms, his breath. The room and all its occupants swirl around them, voices become disjointed snippets that are very far away.
            “Wow. Look at them go.”
            “Omg….is that….?”
            “Stop her….c’mon, you’re her best friend. Stop her.”
    That voice is more familiar, but still unimportant it just blends with the voice of reason within her that frantically warns her to stop because everyone can see. It's all just background hum as his hand slides under her top and his fingers shimmy over her back, making her throb all over and crave more. More closeness, more darkness, more of him.
    The room is spinning gently around them but it could be the booze. She knows she’ll regret this, long before morning, but she throws reason and safety far away and leans farther into the kiss. She thinks, ‘It doesn’t matter, you’re drunk. And this is so warm and nice and thrilling and safe.' She’s falling, falling into that chasm of loneliness, libation, and lust. She’s absorbed now, in the careless press of mouth on mouth. The swirl of the room is gone from her mind, turned into a meaningless vibration, as the reason within her is gone, drowned out with strong hands that make her feel oh so delicate and protected.
    She’s been needing this escape, this way out of herself, out of her constant insecurity. She knows this will lead her nowhere good, just more rejection and unrequited feelings, but needs it right now, in this moment, this night.
    His arm around her is so solid, so strong. It makes her heart thrum like madness. She’d never thought about this boy, in this way: never thought of his lips on hers, his arms around her, his hands on her. But now, in this haze, his lips are driving her concerns away, his taste and smell are filling her up, flowing into all those hollow needy places.
    There’s a voice now, insistent. She can’t drown it out, can’t ignore it. It’s her best friend and her voice is high and perky with worry. That voice, that tone is calling her, saying her name, asking her to come away. So badly she wants to ignore it, ignore the concerned summons to reality, to the familiar house party filled with familiar people. She can’t, she’s pulled to obey by the leash of duty, friendship, and reason. She pulls back, already wishing she wasn’t, that she could remain just a bit longer, and breaks the kiss. She scrambles for something to say, some explanation or farewell to give but finds nothing. She contorts her swollen lips into a smile, filled with all the shyness and doubt that is already flooding back. She turns away, hurrying off to plop down beside her friend on the already crowded couch. She resists the urge to wipe her mouth, barely, and smiles brightly.
    Her friend frowns at her. No doubt she sees the dazzling smile and knows it’s a lie, a mask against worry, confusion, hurt.
            “We should go.”
   She can’t help it, her smile droops. She looks around, hair sailing, until she sees him, the one she wishes she were still so very close to. He smiles, lifts a hand in a bare wave. She doesn’t want to leave.
            “Okay. Now?” she asks, already knowing the answer. Knowing she’ll be leaving, leaving him here with all her stupid, pointless romance. Knows it’s better this way, that she only ever gets herself hurt. Knows her friend is taking care of her, protecting her from the inevitable ache.
    They get up, disentangle themselves from the bodies around them on the couch, and turn toward the door. She goes down the dark hallway, into a bedroom. Coats are piled on the bed. She finds hers and her friend’s. Walks back to the door. He’s there, listening to some one maybe, but looking at her as she walks toward him out of the dim passage. She thinks she should smile but can’t seem too, can only hold his gaze. Whoever is between them laughs and wanders off, punching his shoulder. She can’t tell who it is, or what they’re laughing over.
            “Bye.” His voice is rough wood against her. She wants him to keep talking, say something else, anything else to keep her here.
    She opens her arms and stretches up onto her toes to hug him. She allows her eyes to close, just for a second, and basks in his closeness. Her eyes open, he kisses her. She is so frozen, so warm. She doesn’t want to leave.
    Her friend is standing just behind him, nodding toward the door. Her feet move backwards, she still can’t smile. He’s still staring, she’s still staring back.
            “See you.”
    Her friend is holding her arm, turning her toward the door, breaking the stare. The cold night air hits her lungs.
She doesn’t want to leave.


surveys [Saturday|01.13|12:01am]
80 Things You Might Not Know About Me
Whats your middle name?    claire
How big is your bed?    a twin =(
What are you listening to right now?    the Matches
What are the last 4 digits in your cellphone number?    4331
What was the last thing you ate?    nutella on toast
Last person you hugged?    tori? or my mom
How is the weather right now?    cold, it just snowed
Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?    tori or my mom
What is the first thing u notice in the opposite sex?    eyes/hair/hands
Favorite type of Food.    changes every little while
Do you want children?    yes
Do you drink?    yes
Ever get so drunk you don't remember the entire night?    nope, I always remember
Hair color?    brunette
Eye colour?    green
Do you wear contacts/glasses?    yes
Favorite holiday?    hallow\'een
Favorite Season?    summer
Have you ever cried over a girl/boy?    yes
Last Movie you Watched?    don\'t remember
What books are you reading?    jekyll&hyde and hunting for unicorns
Piercings?    just the ears
Favorite Movie?    don\'t have one
Favorite college football Team?    really hate football
What were you doing before filling this out?    driving home
Any pets?    2 cats
Dogs or cats?    both
Favorite Flower?    jasmine
Have you ever loved someone?    not a guy
Who would you like to see right now?    no one
Have you ever fired a gun?    yes
Do you like to travel by plane?    yes!
Right-handed or Left-handed?    righty
If you could go to any place right now where would you go?    south africa, to see family
Are you missing someone?    yeah
Do you have a tattoo?    none
Do you still watch cartoons on Saturday mornings?    no, I work saturdays
Are you hiding something from someone?    yep
ARE YOU 18?    no
FIRST THING YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THIS MORNING?    why the fuck is it still dark?!
WHAT DO YOU HAVE HANDY AT YOUR BEDSIDE?    chapstick, cellphone [it\'s my alarm clock], books
GRILLED OR FRIED?    tough one--grilled sandwiches rock t
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?    my loud voice and extreme shortness
FAVORITE HANGOUT?    the school haha
3 THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?    cell, comp, friends
FAVORITE SONG?    can\'t pick
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?    dunno...rejection?
FAVORITE T.V. COMMERCIAL?    can\'t think of any
Whats your favorite color?    purple
WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU ALWAYS TAKE WITH YOU?    cell, lip stuff, debit card, bus pass, keys
THE COLOR OF YOUR BEDSHEEt?    white with blue stars
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED?    my day, people, what I\'m going to wear the next day

50 Short Questions
Sleep with or without clothes on?     depends
Prefer black or blue pens?     my wrist
Dress up on Halloween?     hell yes!
Like to travel?     love it
Like Someone?     not really right now
Do they know?     n/a
Who sleeps with you every night?     my cat
Think you're attractive?     sometimes
Want to get married?     yes
To:     dunno yet
Are you a good student?     sort of
Are you currently happy?     ish
Have you ever cheated?? Been cheated on?     yes and yes
Birthplace?     south africa
Christmas or Halloween?     hallow\'een
Colored or black-and-white photo?     coloured
Do long distance relationships work?     sometimes
Do you believe in astrology?     not really
Do you believe in love at first sight?     no
Do you consider yourself the life of the party?     no
Do you drink?     yes
Do you make fun of people?     guilty
Do you think dreams eventually come true?     yeah
Favorite fictional character?     xena warrior princess haha
Go to the movies or rent?     either
Have you ever moved?     yep
Have you ever stolen anything?     yeah
How's the weather right now?     cold, it just snowed
Last time you cut your hair?     too long ago. november, I think
Last person you talked to on the phone?     my mom? maybe tori
Last time you showered?     yesterday
Loud or soft music?     loud
Mcdonalds or Burger King?     mcDick\'s
Night or day?     night
Number of pillows?     2
Piano or guitar?     can\'t play either, but depends
Future job?     helicopter pilot
Current job?     sears associate
Current love?     a dog
Current longing?     a dog
Current disappointment?     not having a dog lol
Current annoyance?    
Last thing you ate?     nutella on toast
Last thing you bought?     too much with tori
Most recent thing you are looking forward to?     that\'s a weird question. I\'m looking forward to going to bed
What are you hearing right now?     the matches
Plans for the weekend?     working
What did you do today?     school, hung out w/ tori and ryan, went to see my doggie, dawson\'s creek fest w/ tori and lisette
Pick a lyric, any lyric or song?     the town gets so boring/when you\'re not scoring
Pick a movie quote?     frankly my dear, I don\'t give a damn

Personality Survey
Are you shy?     can be
Are you selfish?    guess so
Are you spoiled?    yep
Are you giving?    yes
Would you walk by an old lady carrying groceries?    depends if she needed help or not
Do you flirt with your best friends boyfriend or girlfriend?    no
Do you spend most of your free time on Myspace or Blackplanet ?    no
Do you lie when someone asks you "Do I look o.k. with this on?"?    sure
Are you conceided?    that\'s spelled wrong. no, I\'m not
Do you go out of your way to get attention?    nope
Do you go out of your way to help someon?    sometimes
Do you get into arguments a lot with people other than your siblings?    with garrett
Have you ever kissed someone who is just a friend?    maybe
Do you watch Dora the explorer?    nope
Do you believe in Magic?    yeah
Do you talk back to your parents?    yes, I really do
Have you ever threatened someone?    oh yeah, ask ryan
Are you afraid of the dark?    no
Would you prefer Spongebob or CSI?     CSI
Have you ever lied to make someone happy?    yes
Does your Myspace or Blackplanet picture show a picture of your face or your body?    don\'t have myspace. but my userpics are face
Would you prefer soda or Juice?    juice--coffee really though
Is this survey too long?    nope

[A is for age:] 16
[B is for booze of choice:] Smirnoff
[C is for career:] helicopter pilot
[D is for your dog's name:] I don't have a dog. -weeps-
[E is for essential items to bring to a party:] booze, comfy pants
[F is for favorite song at the moment:] none right now, I have the flu and the thought of music makes my head throb more
[G is for favorite game to watch:] rugby
[H is for hometown:] Durban, South Africa
[I is for instruments you play:] kazoo--some of us aren't musically talented
[J is for jam or jelly you like:] Raspberry
[K is for kids:] none yet
[L is for last kiss?] New Year's hahaha
[M is for mom's job:] radiation therapist
[N is for name of your crush:] none right now...
[O is for overnight hospital stays:] 1 for me
[P is for phobias:] feet
[Q is for quotes you like:]
"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" -Joe Lewis
[R is for relationship that lasted the longest:] Jacob...just under 4 months
[S is for sexual preference] guys
[T is for time you wake up:] as late as possible
[U is for underwear:] pretty colours are a must. Or black. hehe
[V is for vegetable you love:] Potato, duh
[W is for worst habit:] talking too loudly
[X is for x-rays you've had:] not including at the dentist, 3
[Y is for yummy food you like:] mashed potato
[Z is for zodiac sign:] Leo

I never update, this is sad. Ummm....lots of shit going on lately. Mainly I'm just happy school's out for 20 days. Is it 20 days? something like that anyway. The bottom line is no school for awhile! Whee! And now, for my own sake, work schedule for the break!
12/29: 1:15-9:15
12/30: 9:45-5:45
And now, I'm gonna go do something other then this.



I don't know why... [Wednesday|10.11|12:10am]

Today Did You--

1. Talk to a boy/girl you like today?
Like as in friend like? Cause then duh. Or like as in crush like? Again, yeah

2. Realize anything new?

3. Talk to an ex?
No, Amanda is too pure for exes

4. Miss someone?


5. Slept in your bed?
Me. I hope

6. Saw you cry?
Probably my Mom since she's like the only person who has ever seen me cry

7. You went to the movies with?
the group I saw Accepted with. Jacob, Nicole, Emily, Mattaius, Garrett, Syd, and whoever else was there.

8. Went to the mall with you?
Does going to work count? Cause my Mom drove me on Sunday. Otherwise Mac/Tori/Lisette

9. You said "I love you" to and meant it?
Svea, tonight

10. Who made you laugh?

11. Said they loved you?
My Mom

12. Called you in the middle of the night?
Tori or Nicole

13. Do you have a crush on someone?
Well, I'm dating some one so yeah.


14. What book are you reading now?
A Caress of Twilight/Macbeth

15. Best feeling in the world?
....laughing with friends

16. Favorite location?
don't know...it's probably with friends or being held by Jacob. Yeah, I know: lame.

17. piercing/tattoos?
Ears x2

18. What are you most scared of right now?
Right now I'm just really tired and numb, so nothing.

19. Where do you want to get married?
Dunno. Probably outdoors

20. Who do you really hate?

21. Does anyone really hate you?
No? I really hope not anyway

22. Do you like being around people?

23. Have you ever cried?
Of course

24. Are you lonely right now?

25. Song stuck in your head right now?
Crazy Gnnarls Barkley {don't ask why}

26. Been on radio/TV?
Yep, a couple times

27. Ever liked someone, but you think they never noticed you?

28. Ever liked someone who treated you like crap?

29. How many beds did you lay in yesterday?

30. What color shirt are you wearing?

31. Name three things that you do every day?
talk to some one, wake up, check my email

32. How much cash do you have on you right now?

33. Favourite ice-cream flavour?
...vanilla? or mango. I really love Purdy's Ice Cream Bars though.

34. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Telekensis, Healing, or Teleportation. Not in any particular order, and no I'm not gonna pick one.

35. What colour are your eyes?
Green. Sometimes kinda grey-ish green but mostly just green.

36. What did you have for dinner last night?
Curied Shrimp and Rice. Plus a little bit of wine

39. What web site do you visit the most?

40. Do you have plants in your room?
yes! Cacti!!

41. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
yes, the leg I'm sitting on.

42. Where was your last cab ride?
Victoria, coming home from the airport

43. What's your favorite starbucks drink?
Mocha frappuccino and chantico

44. Would you have a problem if your friend went after your ex?
Ummm...depends. If I still had feelings for him then yeah, of course. But probably not, especially if they talked to me about it.

So, Manda doesn't type in her LJ enough, and contrary to the fact that Manda likes to talk in the third person, it isn't her talking in the third person - it's actually Tori updating Manda's journal 'cause yeah.. I'm too lazy to log into mine!

If I were Manda.. what would I update about...

Well, Manda is working 21 hours a week at work now as oppose to 22 hours a week, yay for reductions! It's actually a reduction from the 22 that went up to 26 hours a week (this happened last week), but it's still really a one hour reduction from her previously regular schedule.

She completed a physics lab! And got 80% on a test (higher than me and smarty-pants Evan by 1 mark and 1/2 a mark respectively).

She is currently downstairs with Jacob (dun dun dun ..wait, wrong theme music).

I need to go pee now, however, and then go back to school for English (spare time right now!). Have a lovely day you lovely people.

I'm in my spare right now and so very bored. I really should be finishing my physics lab but I cannot focus. Mac just brought me an application to an international college that starts in grade 12. So cool. 

God, this block is nearly over. I'm totally gonna blame Cole-y and Tori for my inactivity. You people should not be putting such thoughts in my head, you know I won't be able to stop thinking about them.

[ mood | bouncy--the trampoline class ]

So tired. Had the randomest afternoon. I came home, crashed until 5:30. Then this chick from Planet Fitness called to say I could take an aerobics class for free at 6:30. Naturally I got the hell out of bed, ate dinner, and went to the gym. lol It was this trampoline class which was actually a lot of fun. I'm thinking of getting a membership {$50/month}. But seriously: who spends $600/year for aerobics classes?!

I finished my english thing too. Had to do it twice cause my Mom read it and then pointed out that the 86 syllables I wrote didn't match the pic {my display pic} cause the couple just randomly met on the street and I had written about them being together. So I actually spent time researching my pic. Haha

Now to do the other half of my physics sheet. -sigh- But then bed. Screw reading the stories for English.


[ mood | sore ]

Look, Amanda has a new school schedule!
A: French 11 -- Mr. Ponchet
B: Physics 11 -- Mr. Johnson
C: Spare =)
D: English 11 -- Mr. Greene

E: ICPT12 -- Ms. Wear
F: SS11 -- Mr. French
G: Math 12 -- Mr. Dickson
H: Auto Tech11/Portfolio11 -- Mr. Sukut/Mr. Verhagen

I was so very, very surprised when Chapple switched French and Math for me. I'm so happy, I have Mr. Ponchet!!!! Yay!!

This is my first update in a looooooooong time. What's happened since my last update? That was June 29th so basically the whole summer has happened. Notable events....hmmm....Well, I now work at Sears. I have my Driver's License, got it on my bday!! Went to Foxfest {total blast, met most of Marianas Trench =)} and Warped Tour which kicked ass. I'm still upset about my drum stick. That's all I can think of now. It's midnight and I have to go to bed cause I have to work tomorrow. So, that's all folks!


Folkfest [Thursday|06.29|10:06am]
June 29th
Training Session
        Inner Harbour ~3-4pm {stay late for setup}
July 5th {Wednesday}
July 6th {Thursday}
July 7th {Friday}
July 8th {Saturday}
July 9th {Sunday}

I got hired! [Friday|06.16|08:06pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Amanda is tres happy! Happy enough to randomly insert improperly accented french. =D She is now a 'candy girl' at the Odeon theatre. That means I work at concession--I think. I actually start on Sunday so I'll know for sure then. And no Lisette, I am not earning more than you: $8/h. Which kinda sucks but at least there's no training wage.

Now all I want is to get paid before Canada Day Weekend. Stupid Chictech, not sending our prize money! I was really, really counting on that and now I am super fucked. Ah well, I'll figure it out somehow. -le sigh-

Ah, almost the end of school. Just exams and stupid Monday. Why the fuck do we even have classes then?! It's not as though we need instructions for our exams. At least we'll be getting our yearbooks then. =)  And then I still have to work in the MD library for god knows how long. Not that I really mind, I actually kinda like working in the back with all the books. God, I'm so freaking nerdy.

Stuff to do in the next while {so I don't forget}:

Tonight: Got hired, study-over with Svea {haha, see like a sleep over but not}
Tomorrow: Dance Pacifica
Sunday: Working {whoot!} 12-6, Dance 6:30-9ish
Monday: Stupid school thing {do we have to show up at regular school time? I need to be sure}, working in library
Tuesday: French Exam 1-3pm {does anyone know where this exam is?}, once again working in library
Wednesday: Socials Exam 1-3pm {don't know where this is either. This could be bad...}, and again working in library
Sometime next week: group movie day/night that I am apparently organizing
Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything...



Massive Survey [Tuesday|05.30|11:05pm]
[ mood | tired ]


Stolen from Tori, who I'm pretty sure had it before Svea and Maggz.

Leave your name and:
1. I'll respond with something random about you
2. I'll challenge you to try something (hah, like I'll be able to think of something)
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you
4. I'll tell you something I like about you
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours


[ mood | chipper ]

For the first time in... ever Amanda has no homework. Well not really, but no homework due tomorrow that she hasn't already done. Yay! I can now spend an afternoon doing absolutely nothing productive. Which is what I usually do, but now I don't have to feel guilty about it. =) Plus Black Clouds and Underdogs is in just over a week!! Amanda is starting to get excited. {She is also talking in the 3rd person and she doesn't know why. Huh.}
But this girl, who will
remain nameless, was spraying this horrible cheap-chemical-scented-melting-freezie-smelling "vanilla" body spray in the change room after PE. The kind that has a horrible taste, which gets in the back of your mouth, and hangs in the air forever after it's sprayed. I was really afraid I smelled like it after but Tori said I was okay.
That was after playing mini basketball games. I was checking this girl {not the one with icky body spray} and she poked me in the stomach {weird cause I don't really know her} and ran away. And when I say 'ran away' I mean ran off our little court, all the way around the gym and back. It was really...odd. But we were all pretty hyper and the game kept stopping cause we were laughing to hard to play.
Still, it was better than PE usually is cause Mr. Sauve was away and we had Mr. Howe again. It's not that I hate Mr. S, I just prefer Mr. Howe. Or, better still, Ms. Strickland or Ms. Smith. Random fact about Mr. Howe: his first name is Clayton. I know this cause I saw his TOC card in the PE office when I went in for my makeup. And yeah, nobody cares but I just remembered that.


... [Monday|03.27|10:03pm]
[ mood | listless ]

Uggg...I suddenly feel like shit. Actually I've felt like shit all afternoon. Fuck. This is me not studying for science at all, despite the fact that I know nothing about Meiosis and only the basics of Mitosis. I didn't do well on the first science test {fuckity-fuck-fuck} even though I know that stuff really, really well. The multiple choice really screwed me up.
All I really want to do right now is crawl into bed. I guess I can spend an hour studying and still be in bed by 11. I so want to 'fake' sick tomorrow but that's just so...stupid. Okay, must stop typing LJ entry and learn Meiosis. Bleh.


Svea is great! [Friday|03.17|11:03pm]
[ mood | good ]

So, up on Gabriola with Svea. Not much to do up here, and I really hate this computer keyboard.
Went swimming in Nanaimo yesterday. At that swimming place that's supposed to be really super. It's not. Not that it's really crappy but it only has a wave pool {packed with smallish kiddies and face sucking teens}, a slide {which is pretty neat-o}, and a hot tub. Plus it's very chlorine-y. Ick. Svea and I frantically tried to avoid Pierre and Linus as a sort of little game thingy. Somehow they always found us. It was pretty strange, we gave ourselves crab nicknames {Pinchers and Shelly}. We are just that cool. But yes, nice to get off the island {or should I say back to the island? Oh well, y'all know what I mean} for a bit.

Errr...what else to type? Apparently nothing. Well then, night night everyone. You should all comment and make Manda very happy.


[ mood | cold ]

Wow, so I've spent an exorbitant amount of time playing with layouts. I'm not even sure of this one. But let's all take a second to admire the spiffy new-ness. =) This is Amanda's response to being cooped up inside for a week: test out tons of LJ icons {muhahahahahaha...will be uploaded soon} and layouts. I am so [very very not] cool.


[ mood | sleepy ]

This is all your fault, ToriCollapse )


[ mood | groggy ]

This is all Tori's fault.  -shakes fist-
Damn you, Tori!Collapse )


[ mood | worried ]

Everything you never wanted to know about my music library.

Get to know my media playerCollapse )


[ mood | stressed ]

Finally finished amazingly long survey which I got from Tori. --glare--

Damn you, Tori!Collapse )


Svea is dictating for me [Sunday|01.01|06:01pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

This is my turn to write in a journal. Sorry for the horrible name everyone, mandisaur...yes...thats not me. I think you should from now on refer to Maggie as Mandisaur.

Just got back from an exciting evening at Svea's house. Her family was generous enough to host a "Last Day of Hanukkah," party. I had some very disgusting Hanukkah wine, nasty, syrupy stuff. There was an exciting phone message and call made to certain "people".

Happy New Year everyone. May your year be full oof...ME!

-Manda Panda Bo Banda


Tori is just testing Amanda's live journal. Be patient while I find a layout that WORKS.


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