Warning: Weirdness and personal details contained within. Mostly weirdness. You've been warned.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Life, the Universe, and Everything is against me

When I think of how many, many hours of my life I have put into this, the first of many, assignments in this grad class, I realize how many better things I could have done with that time.

Which is why I was crying earlier.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Car crashiness

I'm so sad. My car, also known as my baby, got smashed up on the weekend. My poor little car. I bumped into a crazy guy who stopped for a pedestrian. ON ICY FUCKING STREETS. Moron. In winter in Saskatchewan, most people are smart enough to know not to stop for pedestrians, because the 3-8 cars behind generally just go around. The pedestrian wasn't even trying to cross, and continued not to cross until after I smacked the guy ahead of me and he drove around into the side street so we could exchange information. He just stood there shaking his head. At least he was smart. I would have been in way more trouble if I had smacked the other guy's car into the pedestrian. But now I have to wait a couple weeks till they can adjust it, and then go get it fixed. Boo. Boo I say.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Let me be Frank

People who manage to sound arrogant and self-important all the time amaze me. If you're really that wonderful, why do you have to broadcast it?

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Political annoyances

From this article:
Americans have a sweeping global role to play in ending tyrannical regimes, President George W. Bush said Thursday in a tough inaugural address that emphasized his anti-terrorism fight as a wartime president.

I almost threw up. Oh, you mean tyrannical regimes such as the American one, where the president got into office by cheating and lying, continues to do so, makes decisions despite the facts and public opinion, and has innocent citizens detained while ignoring their rights? Wartime president? Again, only because they made up a war based on lies and don't have the balls to admit they're wrong or to back down. Yes, you were attacked a few years ago. But going to other countries and attacking their citizens is not "defending yourself", as he later goes on to say. Fighting terrorists in your own country is one thing, going to other countries is another. Since when does US law apply in other countries? George Bush didn't like it too much when other countries came to his nation and attacked, why would he assume it's okay to go elsewhere and do the same? If those people were terrorists, then so is he. Just because he's American is not an excuse to ignore the other side.

End the tyranny, vote out George Bush.

Bits and Pieces

The phrase "bits and pieces" will never fail to amuse me. It's a term used widely in New Zealand to describe the same things as we would use "stuff" for. But you have to say it with a Kiwi accent. That'll get me snickering in no time.


In other news, I'm finally registered for my DSP class. I went in early Friday morning and asked them nicely if they could look into what happened to my registration. Yes, it was on the desk of the Associate Dean of grad studies, waiting for his signature. But I was reassured that I would be registered and put into the system once that happened. Right. I've discovered that if you want anything done around there, you pretty much have to walk the administrative staff around to the various places and watch them do things, or it would take SEVERAL MILLION YEARS.

I had choir yesterday, which ended up being a bit of a disaster. As usual, it was freezing, so I got some tea at the break. I pulled out my music, was following along as we listened to the piece being played, turned the page successfully without dropping anything, then grabbed my cup to write something down. And the lid popped off, spilling tea ALL. OVER. THE. MUSIC. In the ensuing trying-not-to-attract-attention shuffle, my pencil got appropriated by my neighbour, the tea soaked in while I tried to set down the still half-full cup and stick the lid back on without spilling more, and I lost all semblance of dignity. Okay, maybe I never had the dignity thing going. But I was frazzled for the rest of the practice, so much that my sight-reading capabilities, which are fairly decent when I'm not freaking out about dumping beverages all over music that doesn't belong to me, disappeared completely.

I've been rather crusty at work lately. It's really depressing me that I haven't heard anything back from all the jobs I've been applying for. My mom made the point that it would be rather hard for me to take a job right now considering all of the activities I'm involved in. Which sure hasn't helped anything.

Thursday, January 13, 2005


The inability of the university to contact me regarding problems with registration makes me angry. Their unsurpassing stupidity knows no bounds.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Revenge is sweet

H gave me one of those fluffy knitted scarves for christmas, and it sheds fibres everywhere. Today I wore a shirt the same colour as the scarf, so the fibres can't be seen. Take that, scarf!

Friday, January 07, 2005

Hi, I'm a big procrastinator

My honey is still here. Yes, that's my excuse. I haven't been doing much of anything that I should. Instead, I've been getting in some quality hugging and spoiling and teasing time. It's all good.