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Friday, November 24th, 2006

Subject:Black Friday!!
Time:5:00 pm.
Mood: accomplished.
So, I waited out in the cold/rain/wet snow for 3 hours at Best Buy in Bellingham and this is what I got:

*Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Elph - $220 (this baby is smaller than my Visa!)
*Kodak EasyShare 7.1mpx - $120 (for my mom)
*2gb memory card (x2) - $30 each
*3 camera cases - $10 each

Needless to say, I'm pretty darn psyched about that! The Canon is my Christmas gift from my Mom, and the Kodak is to replace her Olympus that I broke, and part of her Christmas gift since the Olympus was getting totally outdated anyways. I didn't have to pay duty at the border, so I wish I had stocked up on more stuff! They had so much great stuff on for soooooo dirt cheap, it was so hard to resist!

After Best Buy I hit up Bellis Fair at around 6am, and for $100 total I got a Hurley zip hoodie, an Abercrombie pull-over hoodie, and a Fox tote bag. Not too shabby if you ask me!

Overall, I'm happy with the success of my Black Friday extravaganza! I just wish that I had been able to get that $380 laptop at Best Buy and that Abercrombie had a better sale on because they were reaaaally lacking in the el cheapo deals department. Maybe next year I won't have to pull an all-nighter to participate in the madness (read: greatness).
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Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Subject:I'm crazy
Time:11:41 pm.
Mood: cold.
It's freakin freezing outside, and I am about to drive to Bellingham to line up outside of best buy so I can get my hot little hands on a Canon camera for $220. That, my friends, is dedication! Me, lined up in the rain/cold/possible snow for 2+ hours? CRAZY.

Hmm, I hope they have some other good deals. I want the Justin Timberlake CD for $2.99.

Adios!
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Subject:_sigh_
Time:4:40 pm.
Mood: disappointed.
So, nevermind.
It can work, but not quite yet.
Ahhhh, so close. So fucking close. :*(
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Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Subject:wish me luck...
Time:11:37 am.
Mood: nervous.
So, I did something incredibly brave and nerve racking on Tuesday morning.
I can't say what, because I don't want to jinx it.
BUT, if it works out, it will change my life. I will be living the life I have been dreaming of since March. Until now, it has felt so out of reach, but now it is so close I can taste it.

I have butterflies in my stomach.
In fact, my fingers shake a little when I think about it.
I kind of want to cry.
I don't get like this.
I do now.

So, wish me luck.
And if you want, cross your fingers (arms, legs, toes, eyes) for me!!
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Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Time:9:06 pm.
Mood: drained.
I need to give myself a pedicure. I stubbed my right baby toe a few minutes ago and nearly the entire nail broke off. It doesn't even hurt though, and it didn't bleed. Is that weird?

Floorset tomorrow. Exciting, it's been awhile since I've done one! Reggie and I finished all of mens prep today, and tomorrow David is going to pull and prep bustforms. I'm SO glad Reg and I finished because I was a little worried that floorset was going to be a bit of a disaster...thankfully, I think it will run just fine!

There is a really, really cute pair of shoes I want from footlocker. The only problem is, they're Nike :( I still haven't decided if I will buy them or not. The last Nike item I bought was a sports bra when I was like 16, and even then I only bought it because it was the ONLY one that fit me properly.

hrrrm.

In the good (read: effing awesome) news department, it is only 25 days until I leave for Miami! Yahoo! Thank goodness because I have been going through severe boyfriend withdrawls as of late. I miss my Tim!
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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Time:9:13 pm.
Mood: curious.
What's up with the word "promise"?
I mean, I take it pretty seriously. If I promise, I'll do it.
Why do people use it so lightly?
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Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Time:7:49 pm.
Mood: impressed.
I just realized that I have been fasting for the last 27 hours BY ACCIDENT.

Does booze (specifically blue hawaiians) count as food?



hmmm...
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Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Subject:this is ridiculous
Time:7:04 pm.
Mood: frustrated.
Today, I was informed that it is against Guess dress code to wear flip flops.
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!
I nearly cried. I don't own anything BUT flip flops.

So, Nev and I went shopping. I bought three pairs of nearly identical ballet flats. Black, white and silver. I hope they don't think they're getting me to wear heels at work, because it's not gonna fucking happen. EVER. (ok maybe just my comfy black nine west pumps, but NO OTHERS)

Seriously though. I was kind of pissed off. You'd think that it would be something Randy would have informed me of seeing as I have been to 7 interviews with Guess, 6 of which I wore flip flops to. And a couple of times it was RAINING.

I seriously think I am having a life crisis.
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Friday, August 11th, 2006

Subject:last day at AE...
Time:9:44 pm.
Mood: sad.
Goodbye American Eagle.

Today was my last day, officially. Boy was it tough.
I did the LP Audit at Pacific Centre and Teresa was in doing a store visit evaluation. When she was leaving we stepped out of the store and sat down on the benches outside. We talked for about 15 minutes about my time at AE and she had a lot of nice things to say. I was really surprised and touched at the recognition she gave me. She told me that she wishes me the best and that she hopes Guess works out for me, but if it doesn't that I will always have a "home" at AE. That made me feel really good. It's so hard for me to leave a year and a eight months of super hard work. Let's be honest, I have busted my ass left, right and centre for both stores and I feel like I'm leaving with a whole lot of experience and tons of lessons to teach.

Yesterday was my last day with Orri and Kevin. They both made me cry. And today Teresa and Dionne made me cry while I was in PC. The hardest part was leaving Robson tonight, though. I cried like a little baby, and people on the street stared at me because I was crying while I was walking to my car. It was especially hard since Ronnie was closing. Man, I'm going to miss him! I can honestly say I've never had so much fun working with just one other person - my favourite Robson memories are defintely from the days during the winter and spring when it was just Ronnie and me working. You know, when we'd barely have any overlap and we'd just joke around and have fun. Maaaaaaan what a great store I had. I mean, really. The lame politics aside, there are some really, really great people there and I am going to miss them all like crazy. I wish that I could take them all with me! Nah, I just wish that I could take over the Robson store and not have to deal with you-know-who and you-also-know-who. How sweet would THAT be? Alas, it's not meant to be.

Anyhow, it was an awesome experience. I'm soooo glad for it. I will miss all my little ones but I'll be right next door.

I spent $600+ today.
I kind of have buyers remorse. WTF? I don't get that!

Tim's away on his RA retreat for the weekend. I haven't had a chance to really talk to him much all week, with the exception of a couple of nights where I kept him up to a solid 3:30am his time. Ahhh I wish I could talk to him right now...ah well. Sunday afternoon when he gets back to campus we'll have time to catch up on each others' weekends and all that good stuff. I bought another phone card today just in case :) The countdown is on 'til September 22 :)
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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Subject:schoooooooool
Time:4:11 pm.
Mood: excited.
I REGISTERED TODAY!!!

You heard it here first, folks!
Wow, finally. I feel so...relieved.
I can't wait for my texts to get here to I can start cracking on English 100. My program advisor told me that I could probably do it in my sleep. haha.

Anyyyyyyway, I am psyched. Woohoooooooo!
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Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Time:2:00 pm.
Mood: tired.
I gave my poor, pee-smelling dog a bath at 2:30am.

My mom + alochol + neighbours' house = not paying attention to Maddie

I guess Maddie was playing with the neighbours' dog and either rolled in pee or got peed on. Either way, it was a disgusting experience for me...especially at that hour.

*shudder*

In other news, I ordered another long distance relationship book off chapers.ca last night. Apparently it's a more informative read than the one I already read. I mean, the first one was really great, but having more advice and more perspective can never be a bad thing!

Now I have to get ready for work. blah.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Time:12:46 am.
Mood: lonely.
After a night of being out with the girls and discussing (for probably more than an hour) how great my boyfriend is, and how insanely lucky I am, I have come to the conclusion that THIS IS WAY TOO HARD :( He's only been gone back to Florida for a week but it feels like an eternity!

I feel like the hugest whiner in the world (and we all know how much I love whiners) but maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

Sept 22 HURRY THE HELL UP AND GET HERE!!!!!!!
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Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Subject:so, school, ae, and Tim's visit
Time:1:08 am.
Mood: content.
I think I am going to register for school on Monday!
How freaking sweet-tacular is that?
Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning, here I come for the second time! This time for Bachelor of English...I have decided to STOP being in denial and accept the fact that I am destined to be a teacher.

In other news, I handed in my resignation at American Eagle today. It was so weird...Laina took it very well. I start at Guess on August 13. I don't know if I'm training in Toronto that week or what's going to happen - I suppose I will find out within the next week. I'm excited and nervous and sad (to leave AE) all at the same time!

Tim sent me 18 red roses and a little note today. What a sweet surprise! He thinks he ruined the surprise by asking if anything came for me yesterday, but he didn't. I had no idea WHAT was coming! The sneaky guy ordered the flowers while he was still here, at a time when I was in the shower! Anyhow, I love red roses (he guessed it, too!), and these ones are very fragrant. My room smells delicious. The last two days have been tough without him around. I got so used to him just being here all the time that it is definitely going to take a little while to adjust to living my daily life without seeing him. So, it's back to our 2-5+ hours per day on the phone - but don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not complaning about the amount of time we get to talk for :) And I'm going to take advantage of it now, because once he starts school again and I start my new job, we're both going to be busy (and have to go to bed at a decent hour, especially him), so we may not have the ability to talk as much. I hope that's not the case, but hey, it's possible. As for his visit, it was AWESOME. I don't really know what to write because it really had nothing to do with what we did, but rather how it felt. It felt amazing to be around him all the time, to wake up next to him, and you know, actually be able to hug and kiss and all that good stuff :) It was nice to show him Vancouver and talk about our future plans and just BE TOGETHER. I'm going to Miami for 10 days during the last week of September or first week of October and I can't wait! I know it's still not "soon", but I'm excited and it can't come soon enough! OH - and he took me out for dinner at my favourite restaurant (Blue Water Cafe in Yaletown) and I convinced him to try - ok, ok - insisted that he try sushi again, and guess what? HE LIKED IT! Rad. Now we can share in the deliciousness of my favourite food!

I should go to bed.
I tried once but was too cold...it's couldy and windy.
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Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Subject:"wish you were here" ... you don't know the half of it!
Time:3:21 am.
Mood: sad.
Right now Tim's flying home.
It's safe to say that leaving the airport was in the top 5 most heart-wrenching things I've ever had to do.


My bed is huge and empty.

:(







The good news is that we had a great visit. It was ten days (ok, nine and a half) of laughter, love and just being together. Awesome isn't even a strong enough word! I just wish that we could be together every day...but I know we will be, it's just a matter of time :)
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Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Time:6:38 pm.
Mood: bouncy.
The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something that will confine you. You are afraid of marriage.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.


All true, except for the marriage part. I am most definitely NOT afraid of it!

Tim is booking his flight as I type!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS :)
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Subject:my birthday recap!
Time:1:58 pm.
Mood: excited.
So my party was kind of lame!
Everyone was so blah, I think it was the Canada Day hangover that always haunts my bday
BUT, we had cake and I got really freaking drunk, wahoo :)

The best part was the delivery guy at my front door.
Tim sent me a bouquet of a dozen red roses and the sweetest little card!
I can't believe he did that! Seriously, he is so amazing...no one has ever done anything even remotely that sweet for me before! The flowers are so gorgeous and just beginning to open - and red roses are my favourite and he had no idea. The card was so awesome, my mom brought the flowers down to me and I read the card and I definiely cried a bit! But good tears! Today we looked at flights - he's coming in two weeks! I don't think it's humanly possible to be more excited than I am!!!

Oh, and I got an e-mail from head office confirming my raise. Yipee!
Tara gave me a really sweet card and a super cute headband and shirt, Christine gave me a MAC gift certificate (score!), and my mom got me my Papaya stuff from the Body Shop, shampoo, and hairspray! I got $170 in total from my grandparents on both sides.

So, all in all, my 22nd birthday was pretty awesome.
I am now richer, and I have the greatest boyfriend in the history of the world (but I already knew that).

Now I'm gonna go get my tan on!
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Monday, June 26th, 2006

Subject:like the mood and userpic say...
Time:1:01 am.
Mood: exhausted.
Like my mood says, I am totally exhausted. Physically, mentally, emotionally...wow. I am so drained. I just feel like everything is happening all at once and I don't really know how to deal with it so I just want to crawl into bed and sleep! Everything makes sense when I sleep. Probably because I have the most idealistic, unrealistc dreams in the history of the world.

Not that it's bad that everything is happening so suddenly - it's actually faaaaar from bad - it's just hard to keep up with my life right now! This whole two job business is going to kill me. I've been dreading having to get a second job and now that I have one and training is going to be three nights this week I can already feel myself burning out. LOL. And it's not even really Monday. Before training I'm going to talk to Phil (general manager) about taking time off when Tim comes to visit. Because there is no point in me doing my training if I'm not going to be able to take time off. I'm not going to keep the job if they don't say yes, that's the bottom line. It's not like I can't get a job at pretty much any other restaurant, and not only that, but I could probably start at Earls as a server or at very least a bartender, none of this hostess business. And truthfully, I reaaaaaally don't want another job. Can't they just give me a big, fat, outrageous raise? C'mon!

Tomorrow I'm spending the day in our Pacific Centre store to go over the monthly LP Audit with Damon and Dionne. That will be fun! Hahaha I'm such a loser for loving loss prevention so much but it's so interesting and it's fun to go through everything and really understand WHY policies are the way they are! Plus it will be nice to have a FULL day just to focus on something that doesn't involve staff or customers. Not that I don't love my staff but you know, a break from the regular day-to-day grind is always nice :)

Anyhow, I should probably stop procrastinating and start inputting the numbers into my monthly spreadsheet that's due in tomorrow. Not that it will take long, but doing pretty much ANYTHING else is more exciting. hehe.
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Subject:Dear Friends,
Time:1:53 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
Is there any way for me to log all my old entries as private or whatever?
I kind of want to start this thing off fresh but I still want to be able to go back and read old entries and reflect on my previous encounters in life. I think it's humbling to realize how much I've grown and how much happier I am in life and love :)

Anyone know?
Thanks! :)
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Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Subject:hellooooooo LiveJournal!
Time:11:30 am.
Mood: bored.
Wow, weird.

So it's been forever since I posted on here. Like, as in more than two-years ago forever.

Maybe I'll actually take some time (since I have tons of it on my hands lately) to revamp my page and actually start using this thing again. As a matter of fact, I kind of miss having somewhere to record my daily thoughts. Hmmm, yes. I will start posting again.

<3
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2004

Time:7:51 pm.
Mood: ecstatic.
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

MY BABY IS COMING HOME TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ahhhhhh I can't fucking wait!!!!!!!

:D :D :D

*Natalie
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