Monday, June 2, 2014

Now Even Less

Haven't written here in a very very long time- still check though to see if you girls have been updating.

What's new since March?

It's like when you run into someone and they ask you what you've been doing for the last 5 years. Well... There doesn't ever seem to be anything worth putting in there.

- still dating Myles. Still struggling with what to call him since "boyfriend" sounds like I'm in grade 8 and "partner" sounds like we don't actually know each other that well. Suggestions on this debate now include "associate" and "lover" but those are also at opposite ends of the spectrum. I guess mostly I don't mention him to strangers anyway. Today at work I caught myself calling him "somebody," as in "somebody just texted me that a cougar was shot today in Langford"

-My arms are peeling from a camping trip that was 2 weeks ago on Salt Spring at Ruckles Park. It is this Provincial Park which is also a working family farm with turkeys and sheep. Highlights: Frances driving the narrow winding island roads at top speed, tequila star gazing, the gosling family that swam past our tent every morning (making a joke about Ryan Gosling to a man who clearly didn't know who that was) Lowlights: sharing a sleeping bag, getting squirted in the face by a sea cucumber, Avril Levigne getting stuck in everyone's head.
Next camping trip scheduled for this Friday. Am bringing sunscreen.

- Went to the dentist for the first time in six years. My dentist was tanned and athletic looking, probably about 4 years older than me, max. I have to go back and spend all my savings on his next tropical vacation soon.

- Saw Destroyer the other night with Kat, who is being pursued by Myles' open relationshipped best friend. Anyway the show was acoustic and solo which just meant that we heard each lyric perfectly. Very nice
The opener was Blackout Beach, another solo artist who grew up in Langford and whose mom was at the show trying to give away these red and black Italian alligator shoes that she had bought but her son didn't want. Size nine.

Anyway somehow its bed time but I'm still a bit wired from my 5 o'clock blood sugar salvaging coffee, purchased at a Starbucks patronized by this kissy faced couple who sat in the corner and sucked face for a bit. When they got up I noticed the girl had the biggest bruise I have ever seen on her face. I hope it wasn't his.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Tyson

Screwed with the background. I hope you guys don't hate me. It's been a month since any real girl has posted in this blog and I'm thinking I should be the one to step up and take control. I work tomorrow at noon, and I just recently came into a new netbook cord- thus I'm taking advantage and writing a post.

How's life? Here on my end it's a mix. It's always a mix. But I'm pretty sure I'm feeling more good than bad. A couple weeks ago I started teach adult/senior marimba classes up at the bradley center, and it's been a super bucket of pure joy to be working with Forrest. Also, compared to last year- I'm feeling that our classes are a lot more on the game. We've been blowing through songs and teaching a new one almost every other class.

I kindof wish we had more kumbana marimba time, but I'm sure that's just me missing playing marimba with my friends and soon enough I'll be starting it all up again.

Other than that, I bought a bunch of new clothes. Been working not as much as I hoped and enjoying excellent sushi.

Hope that's suffice for a little catch up. Maybe I'll more later.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I'm not that good at breathing in

Went for a short hike on the property of a pioneer. The park is closed for the winter and covered in about 3 inches of snow. I had forgotten that it is winter still. Myles' friend was there, long hair and beard the same colour as mine. When we were in the car driving to the park he was talking about his friend's graduation recital from the music department and said, "what day is it, the 16th?" And Myles had to gently tell him that no, it is March 2nd.
In the park the only sounds were the gurgling of the creeks running in every direction and the dripping of condensation from trees. We passed a couple wearing fleece jackets and tuques and kilts. They weren't wearing long socks or anything, just striding through the snow and fallen trees in their hiking boots and ankle socks.
Spent the day yesterday roaming downtown looking for a birthday present for my brother. It was snowing on and off and I ended up buying a bunch of little things for people I've been meaning to give gifts to for ages. So my paycheque is nearly washed up again.
And I'm dreading work a little bit tomorrow.
And I'm going to Calgary on Friday, gotta remember to figure out how to get to the airport from Langford. It's my grandmother's 80th that weekend and she will probably not be pleased with the crowds of us piling into her house. I am foreseeing cocktails and card games. I get to meet a whole bunch of babies. And a cousin.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Just assume I never have milk in the house, alright?

Just a short one today. I discovered that my coworker is from Greenland. Moments later, I walked outside, only to see the skies falling and giving me snow. I'm thinking that's a coincidence.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

need more green veggies.

At this current moment in time, my eyes are watering. I think I'm coming down with a little cold and I'm just trying to keep at it, and be this happy/healthy being. Wish me luck.

I started that new retail job a little bit ago. I think I had my third shift this week, and already they want me to leave me alone on Monday. I have buckets of insecurities following me now, considering I haven't even used the cash register yet. But the women who work at this job are completely nice and adorable. Louise is an asian woman who is all hugs, and Veronica is this scottish gal, who just easily impresses me with her accent.

I brought myself 100 grams of chorizo today. It was delicious.
Also emma, I sent nicolle a picture of you and myles. Also I sent her a picture of tyson and deimena . Updating on couples. Hope you don't hate me (ha, like you would).

Also I heard a hilarious way of saying someones going poo - "She's dropping the kids off at the pool".

Monday, February 3, 2014

My Brain's A Cliff And My Heart's The Bitter Buffalo

Well I participated in some more delinquent activities this weekend.
Loot obtained includes: two golf clubs, one pint class, one pencil, handful of pine needles in my pocket.
Kits is out of bounds for at least a year now.

Definitely avoiding doing laundry right now in order to be frustrated by the uselessness of the internet.
And well.

Turns out Daniel's (not a spelling mistake; unfortunate new nickname) friend Melany sits next to Carm in sign-language school everyday. Talk about smallest world in the world.

My cousin Dev, who is half Indian (yes East-Indian, not racist's Indian),  is getting married in April. In California. I wondering how much tradition will be brought into the half-Indian wedding. A very large part of me wants to road-trip down there for the festivities. Even if I've never actually met him. I can't see myself getting turned away though. And now I know a guy with a car...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rock Paper Scissors Sadness

I have had quite the morning, oh yes.

It was raining.

The recycling was not collected because it was heaped willy-nilly into our blue boxes rather than being nicely ordered into separate compartments. We now have the orange sticker of shame on the side of our box.

Got to school and missed two morning classes preparing for an intense presentation. Subsequently received an e-mail from my professor complimenting me on my powerpoint but stating that, sadly, I had my topics mixed up. I'm supposed to present on a different paper next week.

Wrote a fan letter to a rapper yesterday and then had a dream that he was working at a gas station and kept a tickle truck of different clothing in a warehouse at the back. I think this means that my iPod requires some more music, but it could also mean that we are fated to become friends.

Have either of you ever made Yorkshire pudding? How do you keep it from falling the second you remove it from the oven? I warmed up the pan and erything.

Didn't know until yesterday that Siam is another name for Thailand. I would bluster that it's a failure of our modern education system, but mostly it's just a failure of me.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Red Dust

In love with a beardy alt-folk singer with an androgynous voice.

I think most girls are.

Had tea with a kid from across the sea. He crammed three girls into a phone booth and took our picture. The guy who sold me my bike pedals for a coffee (double soy americano, he says) was also present but he was way on the other side of the cafe. Maybe I'm determined to make friends with someone who could give me all kinds of bike tips, but looks like I made friends with a tiny tiny illustrator instead.

I am writing this post instead of calling my parents.
I am writing this post instead of making my lunch for tomorrow.
Plus Myles keeps sending me gifs from across town.
That's how you know its real.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Didn't Take That Long, To Move From A to B

vacuum was heavy enough to make my arm sore from carrying it across town.
Please see sign below

Saturday, January 4, 2014

I can play by the rules, y'know.

Details on the date would be appreciated.
I am less intrigued about the vacuum.