hippy deer

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Hey, I hope everyones holidays have been going well and that you`re all having a wonderful Christmas! I know I haven't posted since...March (wow), but I'm so over apologizing for it. ;D I just wanted to do one of these quick Christmassy updates.

Everybody liked the gifts I got them, which is such a relief. I still have to exchange gifts with Peter tonight, but he will love his fancy chess clock, t-shirt and books for sure. Oh, and I`m exchanging Secret Santa gifts with friends tonight still. I got Ryan the tackiest Wu Tang belt buckle in the universe, he will die. Of joy. :D

As for myself, I got a very beautiful pair of leather boots, some perfume, some LUSH, a pretty wallet, and lots of money. I strongly suspect I will also get a new pair of climbing shoes from Pete tonight (as in, I picked them out with him). Maybe a couple of books as well.

My plans for the rest of the day include a long bubble bath, a nap, cleaning my room and eating food with family. I`m back at work next week, so I`ll enjoy it while it lasts.

Happy holidays :D
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fight the man!

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Thought I'd do another quick update to tell you all about the neat stuff that's been happening lately.

I moved! Into a GORGEOUS two bedroom apartment at Lawrence and Avenue, which I never ever could have afforded on my own. My friend Pete's parents did a trial seperation thing a few months ago, and his (hilariously wealthy) dad got this place to be his bachelor pad, I guess. It lasted all of ...a month? two? before he moved back home and worked things out, and since the lease on the apartment isn't up until October he said that Pete and I could live there for "a donation", as in, whatever we could comfortably afford. I don't know how Pete talked him into it, but we're each only paying $300/month! Plus utilities, but whatev. Together we are maybe paying 30% of what rent would ACTUALLY be. I am amazed at my good fortune. The place is already decorated, including a gigantic flat screen TV and some other really neat stuff. We have a dishwasher! And laundry machines tucked away right in the apartment! I have my own bathroom!

Sorry, I'm just really freaking excited. I'd been staying with Bryce while I was working downtown, and obviously, that wasn't really doing it for me anymore, so having somewhere that is MINE (for at least six months), where I can take bubble baths and relax and be at HOME, not constantly crashing at a friends house, is just the greatest thing ever. We did a big Walmart trip (I know, I know) and bought tons of groceries and had extra keys made, so everything is pretty much set. It's about 20 minutes to work in the morning, which is just great. And Pete has been an amazing roommate so far, it's the perfect balance between having a place that is MINE and having someone awesome to talk to and hang out with at home.

I still don't know what my living arrangements for October will be, but we'll get to that eventually...

Other than that, nothing has really changed lately. Work is about as good as it could be, no complaints there. Looking into some summer school courses perhaps, but registration doesn't start for a few more weeks and I don't know what I want to take, anyways. This break-up thing still consumes my thoughts more than it really should, but eh, it's a process, it's definitely getting better, and so much great stuff has happened lately that it's hard to feel sorry for myself.
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star gazing

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Started my new job today *preens* I'm doing Reception for a super fancy jewellers in Yorkville. $13/hr! Plus, since I have an actual reason to be downtown now, I should be less of a hermit.

Just wanted to update :D
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hippy deer

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Oh, Thursdays. I only have 12 hours of class a week, and 6 of them are today. However, I still have a giant gap between classes which would be why I'm sitting in the library with nothing to do but update my livejournal. School's going well so far though, I'm keeping up with reading (not exactly a challenge so far, being 2 weeks into the semester, but still.) Classes seem interesting, and all that good stuff. I just got out of my history tutorial with aliciam as my TA, which is both really neat and a little terrifying. She warned us that she was the toughest marker out of all the TAs for this course. So, from now on, when Alicia complains about the idiotic first year papers she has to mark, you'll all know she's referring to me! ;)

This commute, on the other hand, sucks really incredibly hard. It wouldn't be so bad probably if I went home right after class every day, because I could take the train and be more productive in general. But obviously, I spend most evenings down here so I can see my friends and maybe grab dinner with Bryce or something when he gets off work. My parents are being terribly strict about me, y'know, coming home every night, so I end up taking the bus and getting home at some unreasonable hour and being cranky. I'm sure things will settle down eventually - either they'll loosen up or I'll get used to it. For now though, I'm a little more tense than I'd like. Not to mention flat-out jealous that all of my closest friends are living within a 5 minute radius of each other, around Carlton and Jarvis, and I'm all left out. </whine>

The last time I posted was to gush about the random fabulous mood I was in, and strangely enough, it's kind of stuck. Life seems to be going pretty well for the moment. :D Annnd on that note, I'm gonna go look at fancy soap I'd like to buy while people line up for the computers behind me...
dirty little secret

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Hi there, LJ. Man, it's been a while. I scrolled through some of my past entries just now out of boredom, and realized that about every fourth one is me apologizing for not posting in such a long time. So I figure there's no need to apologize now. Take what you can get, people ;)

I'm more awake than I usually am at this time (which says a lot about my current lifestyle, haha) and for some reason, in a really wonderful mood. I couldn't really tell you why, I just feel full of new perspective on all the small things that have been dragging me down lately. I've been having a great summer, not in the productive or eventful way, but with tons of good days that all blur together. I'm getting psyched for school to start again soon, because at least the bizarre social experiment that was my first year is over (what WILL happen when BC gets her first taste of freedom? answer = world of bad). I'm back at home for this school year, which is good for financial reasons, and because seriously, I'll do better. For sure. And I think the last year has given me more of that perspective I was lacking growing up in my parents wacky bubble.

So! I'm excited about things happening soon. I'm doing really well. OH! I'm sorry to people at Dexcon for walking out Friday night all "See you guys tomorrow!" and then just disappearing. There was stuff going on which was actually a little infuriating but has been dealt with. :D

I'll try to update soon, but well. You know ;)
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drew

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Maybe it's time I updated this thing. Let people know I'm still alive, and all. What is there to say though?

I guess I never really explained the drama that was this year, did I? Firstly, I was evicted from residence in November. Wrong place, wrong time, yadda yadda yadda. I didn't tell my parents for a good long while and had some exciting adventures re: squatting and various friends places. I'm technically living in Brampton right now, but I spent about 5 nights a week here at Bryce's place, so it all works out alright. (Bryce = my uh, special man friend?) There was a good deal of drama involving that relationship too, but it's all pretty much smoothed over and I'm pretty happy and comfortable.

School/money, however, are spiralling out of control. Thinking about them makes me panic, so I don't. Enough said.

Wow, that was fast.
fight the man!

It can't be Monday, I'm in too great a mood :D

Of course, there are a few explanations for this. The most significant being that this is my last week at work! 

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The other possible cause for my good mood is that I'm still feeling the afterglow of my first entirely good weekend in ages. Friday was Bryant's birthday thing, which was good. There was a bachelor party upstairs. I got beads. That's all I'm sayin about that. And Saturday was spent at Disa's watching 7? maybe 8 episodes on Veronica Mars. I've officially decided that I'm stupid and can't make my own fandom decisions. So from now on, whenever one of you has a new fandom that I pointedly ignore, it is your right - nay, responsibility - to tie me up and force me to see for myself. Deal? kthx. Disa also made dinner, which was really good. She's so hot when she's all domestic. And Sunday was possibly the first day in a million years that I've spent with the parents without a single fight. I did back to school shopping, both of the notebooks/pens/jeans/sweaters and the laundry detergent/hangers/towels/boring stuff varieties. Spent a surprisingly large amount of (their) money on tons of little things like that.

And now I'm off to do some filing.

...one more week! :D

drew

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 I don't really do hangovers, but this is as close as it gets. Also, six days of Dexcon have taken their toll on me. Like nearly everyone else, I caught Sascha's yucky cooties and all the caffiene in the world hasn't kept me from being completetly out of it today (to the point of spacing out on the phone and having to make people repeat things several times). Other than that, though, I had such a great time ;)

I have been attempting to write a coherent entry for quite a while now, but my mind will drift and when I look back at the moniter I've written something like beeurgi------. Instead I will list the items I have lost this weekend, all presumably at dexfarkin and deathpixie's apartment. Yes, I know, it's embarassingly long.

- my glasses (!)
- contact lens case
- paperback copy of fear and loathing in las vegas
- a pair of green shorts
- my keys (!!!)

I realize I can be scatterbrained, but this is ridiculous. I will write a more gushy post about how wonderful the weekend was later, because it really was.

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star gazing

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So, the money order and contract for the residence I'm staying at were due *today*. Of course, I got the e-mail Sunday morning so I had to call their office this morning and say I was still interested, but needed more than 24 hours =/ Apparently, they were sent out on the 18th and Yahoo just hates me, but I'm allowed to drop it off tomorrow instead, on my way downtown to see Johnny et al. (Well, not on my way exactly, more like 30 minutes in the opposite direction, but whatev.) So that got resolved before it could turn into a panic attack, hurray! But it means I may not be able to catch X3 with you tomorrow, Sascha. I'll check out showtimes at some point tonight or tomorrow and give you a call once I drop off the papers and all that, but ehhhn we'll see? Otherwise I'm free pretty much the rest of the time you're here (and I'm sure there will be people willing to go at some point this weekend.)

Also, I have a dress! I put it on as soon as I got home last night and twirled and admired myself and really didn't want to take it off. Ever. So that's a good sign, I think. *pleased*

star gazing

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So it looks like I've gone another month without updating. Ehhn - that's actually pretty good for me. And it means I get to play catch up and let you all know what's been going on with me lately.

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Work has been going pretty well. I'm totally comfortable with the job itself, which means I can work pretty efficiently on auto-pilot (always a good thing). And the people are overall really great.

I'm not sure if it's because I'm at the front desk, or because I'm the youngest person here, or just because of my natural charm ;) - but everybody's always been incredibly friendly. And I do enjoy harmless flirty banter with some of the men who work here, and especially being given goodies all the time! Also, when clients are rude to me on the phone, they always get it back from their technicians :D But recently, there was a situation with someone here making me genuinely uncomfortable. He'd IM me constantly throughout the day and his comments were way too blatantly sexual to be construed as friendly - I started feeling anxious whenever I saw him around the building. Oddly enough, he is also probably the colleague my Dad is closest with. I did attempt to tone things down with -everyone- in the office in case my ahem, behaviour gave the wrong impression and told him outright that he was being inappropriate. And yet that made no difference of course. So, I did the immature little girl thing and told my Dad he was bothering me ._. It worked, of course, the two of them had a "chat" and he apologized to me about 30 seconds afterwards and hasn't really spoken to me since. Strangely, the fact that my Dad was not furious (he actually handled it very well considering his evil temper) makes me feel worse, like I completely overreacted. But, I don't know, the things he said and the way he said them made my skin crawl. To summarize, I feel about 12 years old.

Six more weeks until I leave for school. The countdown has been all that's kept me going a few times in the last few weeks. And speaking of countdowns, only one more week until Dexcon - which means I really desperately have to find a dress for the formal. I will probably shop this weekend with Mindy, as her shopping karma is legendary. And I meant to call Disa and invite her to come along for moral support. Maybe she's reading this and will save me the trouble by replying, or y'know, calling ME. ;)