Aprille.'s Journal

Friday, April 25, 2008

1:20AM

sometimes when I am bored or hate myself

I go back to this journal and read it and laugh

Current music: wintersleep
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Monday, October 30, 2006

12:31PM

wow
like two years later I write

http://pineapril.blogspot.com

for all you old school creepers

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Friday, March 17, 2006

1:16PM

oh,

and I managed to get okay marks...

my english mark was a B. I was worried about stooping below 73% for the final to get a c plus.. but I managed to pull off at least a B on the final exam.
the teacher, of course, neglected to post our marks..

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1:13PM

I've really been neglecting all my online journals and my journal.journal for like months.
Updates:
none really... I'm still living the 'non dramatic' 'no action' life of a student. The universe is making my life easiest as possible.
Except for my EI ran out this week and now I have to find a jobbbbb. I work tonight doing security in Residence. I get to sit for 6 hours at a door and make sure no one is sneaking in people blah blah blah. 6 hours for $50, not bad...

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Monday, December 5, 2005

11:55PM - GOGOL BORDELLO

woot! Steph bought the new Gogol Bordello for me from her work, so it was cheap. $$$10. I got 66% on my english essay! EKK! BUT I got 98% on the other part so for the whole project I got 76%. On the essay part the marks for the class were horrible! The highest was 79% and the average was 62%. Dumb teacher neglected to mention for every paragraph we left out he docked us a percent. I barely had any grammar errors or spelling errors, I just lost 25% on not including all the 50 paragraphs he mentioned! Geez!!!! SO I'm entering the final with 74.3%. I need to get over 75% on it to make sure I get that 3.0 for my grade average. I am positive I can do it, if I study. He pratically told us everything that is on the exam. I should be able to get close to perfect in the two parts, but then I have to right a essay. HE GAVE us our topics! How easy is that! So I can pre-write it and then reguritate it on the exam. yup...
I go and get my allergies tested tomorrow to see if I have any food sensitivites that are causing my migraines!
Other than that, nothing else is new.
I rearranged my room around. It actually looks bigger than a shoebox now, and I feel like I got some rooooom.

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Saturday, December 3, 2005

12:49AM

I have decided that the chance of meeting a significant other in Edmonton is low, very low. EVERYONE worth dating already is dating. Blah!
Ah, oh well. More growth time.
Fuck, someone in this building plays the same RAVE songs everynight and it shakes my room. Geez, get some music taste and turn that shit down.
I changed my room around. It looks bigger and I actually now have a 3x4 open space where I can do yoga and dance. Woop! My room does look bigger, I just moved everything and now I have to get my lazy ass to put everything away. I have so much random stuff that does not have a spot. I need like a big china cabinet where I can display things like on the cover of that Badly Drawn Boy album. One plus One is one. I believe. I own it, I should know.

I am addicted to the show Yes, Dear. I have to stay up for it everynight. I can't help it. I WISH it was on at like 12 and not 1.30.
my sleeping schedule is fucked.
I have three loads of laundry to do, yuck! I am going to do that tomorrow. It is fairly chilly outside. The temperature says -15 but it said with wind chill it feels like -23. Ekk! It makes doing anything hard when you are walking. I have to walk the 20 minutes to the library and the 20 minutes back tomorrow. burrrr.....

I also need to go Christmas shopping. Holly Fuck! I'm in Salmon Arm in 12 days! I get to see my kitty! Wooo! The whole next week is going to be studying for exams. SO I need to make sure my room is in tip top shape and all my laundry is done so I have nothing to worry about.

I already bought my bus ticket. I am not looking forward to the 13 hour bus ride.

that's about it.
I got 83% on my last anatomy/physiology test. I want to get at least 90% on my exam. So I need to study, study, study.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

8:22PM

I can't believe I only have less than two weeks of school left. Geez, time flew. I can't wait until I am graduated, and I can pursue more things. I have always wanted to be a midwife, but wasn't necessary into the 5 years of school to become one, nor was I really into being responsible for the whole procedure. WELL, I found something that is similiar to a midwife, and it's called a Doula. A doula offers emotional support, guidance, and informational support.
They offer the course at my school! Although, I am only 21 and I don't have the experience to be one yet, this is definately a direction I will be heading.

It is so cold outside, like -20 and my room is so hot. I hate it. My window is wide open, but the way the wind is blowing and the way the building shape doesn't allow a breeze to enter. Mark and Jeanie came over lastnight, and they couldn't believe how hot my room is. It's disguisting. It is almost + 30 in here, and it is almost - 20 outside! What a difference!

Current music: Tegan and Sara
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

8:35PM

Wow, class was beyond amazing today. I wish Jason taught us every class. He is so dreamy, and so amazing. The way he speaks is magic. Anyways, he totally inspired me.
I got 89% on my term paper, wooop!
I actually played my guitar for the first time in a year today.
and I'm in the middle of cleaning my room.
And after all that, I am going to make a poster for my door.
I tried to write my friend a inspirational email today. I can totally see her problem, but you know how it is better for them to figure out their problems and answers themselves??? So I tried my hardest using my newly aquired therapy skills and pretty much asked her a million questions and the essence of the email was that she is disconnected and that she needs to find that connection.
hopefully that gives her some boost to help her explore and discover herself.

I'm also listening to counting crows, which is a good sign.

Current mood: happy
Current music: counting crows
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Sunday, November 20, 2005

6:50PM

I'm drinking green tea.

I am in the middle of washing my bedding. I love new bedding.

I am listening to the Radio. I never listen to the radio.

I am making oatmeal.

I am excited for the new Family Guy.

Current music: coldplay
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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

6:07PM

woot!
I got 90% on my english midterm! second highest mark in the class!

that means I'm flying with at least 75% now in the class! No more worries! I just have to keep it up for the rest of the semester!

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Monday, November 14, 2005

9:05PM

it's like -12 out right now. I don't know how I am going to handle this -30 weather. I am used to winters where it is like -15 to -20. Not -12 when it is the middle of November and not even January. I walked to London Drugs and I was wearing my winter jacket, a touque, mittens, and a long scarf that wrapped around my head three times and covered my face. And I was still cold!
In good news, I got 73% on my english essay! Woohoo! I know it isn't a great mark and doesn't compare to my marks in my other classes, but at least it is over 70%. I am starting the new english essay tonight and I need to get over 80% on this one so I raise my mark.
Red Deer was fun! WE went bowling, went to the movies, went out for dinner, and went shopping. I so did not do any homework whatsoever this weekend.

going to go watch Medium!

Current music: Mary Timony
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Friday, November 11, 2005

12:05PM

I'm in Red Deer. Dawny is at work and I know I should be doing homework, but I just can't! She will be home in three hours and then we are going shopping and out for sushi! I picked Japanese because I can't really eat anything else because of this detox! I did accidently eat cheese lastnight. I mean not a lot of cheese but some shredded cheese on my salad. And then I used italian dressing! Which is oil/vinegar based but I think it's still not allowed. I haven't caved and ate a sandwich or anything! I feel better today and the three day hump is gone. Hump as in the first three days of starting anything new is tough and not as in I had a three day hump, although I sometimes wish. We went grocery shopping lastnight and bought berries, brown rice, almonds, apples, pears, lemons, potatoes, and vegetables.
It is cold in this basement suite, suite.
The new Sarah Harmer is good. It's like her Songs for Clem album. Hence, more folky, more blues grassy, more country. I love it.
I'm listening to the worst mixed cds ever of my sister. They are halarious. They were so made like 5 years ago, I'm listening to that BIGGIE BIGGIE can't you see? sometimes your words just hypnotize me, song.
I watched some Mandy Moore DVD of hers lastnight. It was so terrible that it was kinda good, just like all her movies. I am still jealous she is with Zach Braff.... dreamy.

Current music: BONEY M
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Wednesday, November 9, 2005

5:45PM

ooo went to west ed
they didn't have fuzzy pants
day two of deeetoxxx
feel gooooddd

Current music: julie doiron
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Monday, November 7, 2005

9:20PM

School wasn't as bad as usual today. I mean today was the first day this year that I actually contemplated dropping out, and realized that there is a chance that I might not even finish this course. BUT my 8 hours of school went faster that usual, hence better than usual.
I got 60% on my oral report for english! Ahhh! He said I read basically my whole report which is bunk because the only thing I had were flashcards to keep my ideas on track and they were point/point form! Just dates, descriptive details like names, and such! Apparently, we can go and protest our mark if we don't think it is fair but if I do and let's say he raises it 10 percent, it translates into 1% of my total final mark because the oral report is only worth 10% of that. So it is so not worth the stink.
SO I am doing horrible in English so far! We didn't get our last essays back, but I am hoping I at least got 70% otherwise it is going to be really tough to get my total grade over 75%.
Oh! And the paper that I am working on is done kinda incorrectly. Apparently, we have to cite practically everything we write so I have to go through and cite and reference all the books that I used. I already have done it where I have paraphrased and quoted, but apoarently we have to do it where we took their ideas and made them into our own.
EKKKK! It is 9.30 pm and I'm about to sit down for the next three hours and fix everything all up. Ah!

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12:29AM - Update!

wow, it is 12:30 in the morning and this is how it goes:
I am almost done my culture/research paper. It is just shy of the required amount by 2/3 of a page, but I haven't written a conclusion nor have I added some important history facts that I still have to do. SO it is perfect length! I won't finish above the maximum amount or below the min. amount. It will be exactly the right amount.
Jeanie sent me her paper and I sent her mine to compare. BOY, ours were different. Hers was fact after fact after history fact. Mine is statement, fact, and supporting details. She is book smarter than me so I don't know if I did it wrong or what. We both decided if we merged our papers into one paper it would be a excellent well rounded paper. It is too late to change my paper so I will keep it as is. I just went through it and added some more dates and names. I will do more tomorrow.
SO, I am like 3/4 done! Which is excellent. I still have all tomorrow night (after 4) and I will most likely leave Tuesday morning for the last minute checks, etc.
I even watched the new Simpsons, War at Home, and Family guy tonight! The family guy episode was great! I liked the joke, I put spot remover on my dog and now he's gone. The whole Bin Laden sketch at the beginning was halarious!

I am going to go and straighten my hair, pack my bag, and go to bed so I can get up at 6:30 for school. EKKK!

night!

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Sunday, November 6, 2005

3:16PM

I so didn't do my goals that I set for yesterday. WELL I finished my one paragraph on qigong and today I worked on another paragraph on the theories. So as I type I am done almost 1.5 pages of my paper. I still have all night! It's only 3;16! I said that yesterday. BUT unlike yesterday, today I see the light. I know it will only take me like three hours of straight work to finish. BUT tonight is good TV night. BRAND new Family guy, Simpsons, the War at home. blah blah.... Im eating soup right now! IT's rather dangerous because I have a huge bowl of soup that I am eating over a library book. Hope I don't spill. And I hope I'm finished my paper. Well my rough draft by tonight.
I went to london drugs and bought new face scrub in hopes of helping me achieve that glow. I am unfortunetly one of those people that wasn't born with one, and I have to work at getting one. More inner peace, more inner beauty, more inner strength I say! And healthier! I am going to start a Wild Rose cleanse on Wednesday. I haven't done one for like 6 months and it is about time. I can feel the toxins in my body! I really need to go get some acupuncture done because I can also feel energy build up in some of my channels. My school has a student clinic and it's only 10$ compared to the usual 50$.
ahh back to work

Current music: modest mouse (thanks to my neighbour, I can hear her music)
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Saturday, November 5, 2005

4:43PM - GOALS

GOALS for today!

Finish the Qigong paragraph
Start and Finish the acupuncture paragraph
Start theory paragraph. (rough)

Which doesn't seem like a lot, but it is...
once I get those two paragraphs done, I only really have left is one more paragraph on a traditional healing technique, and a introduction and conclusion. I still have no idea what my thesis is supposed to be! Eekk! I'll ask Gini what hers is and maybe that will give me some direction. I mean I still have all night, all day tomorrow, all day Monday (when I'm not in school) and Tuesday morning until 11:00. Which is lots of time, I just want the content all written out by tomorrow night so all I have to worry about Monday is proof reading and APA format (including reference pages). And on Tuesday morning it will be the final proof read. I want to take like a hour nap right now, so I can stay awake late. I am efficent during the hours of 11 - 2 at night. True FACT!
I know this makes no sense to anyone else, but it helps me write things down so I can see them and figure out plans, etc.

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4:43PM - GOALS

GOALS for today!

Finish the Qigong paragraph
Start and Finish the acupuncture paragraph
Start theory paragraph. (rough)

Which doesn't seem like a lot, but it is...
once I get those two paragraphs done, I only really have left is one more paragraph on a traditional healing technique, and a introduction and conclusion. I still have no idea what my thesis is supposed to be! Eekk! I'll ask Gini what hers is and maybe that will give me some direction. I mean I still have all night, all day tomorrow, all day Monday (when I'm not in school) and Tuesday morning until 11:00. Which is lots of time, I just want the content all written out by tomorrow night so all I have to worry about Monday is proof reading and APA format (including reference pages). And on Tuesday morning it will be the final proof read. I want to take like a hour nap right now, so I can stay awake late. I am efficent during the hours of 11 - 2 at night. True FACT!
I know this makes no sense to anyone else, but it helps me write things down so I can see them and figure out plans, etc.

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3:33PM

PS.

I can't wait until I am Dr. April ! take that bitches!

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3:17PM - college...

WELL, I did a bit of my paper like I planned today. Not as much as I would have liked to... it is only 3:18 pm, I have all night! I called off Karaoke. This paper is worth 25% of my mark and it is more important then a night of singing Trisha Yearwood and B52's, even though the latter is much more fun. Sigh. I remember first year college when I would do my essays the night before they are due. I mean I am still only doing them like four days before they are due... but this is a vast improvement. And maybe in next year in fourth year, I will times that by double. SO like a week in advance. I have figured out, that if you plan to do anything, etc it takes two years for it to actually happen. WELL that is the case in my life. Yup, I do any big plan two years after I want to do it.

Also since I was 'encouraged' to thoroughly research Traditional Chinese Medicine it has made me want to get my Doctors even more now! Before I used to think, yeah that would be cool. Acupuncture is totally my thing. Mark and Jeanie are going down to Victoria to start their doctors after we graduate next year. I kinda wanted to take a year off and travel, etc. But either way I will most likely end up there in Victoria taking my Acupuncture. Ha, I also have an advantange because if they start a year ahead of me then they can be my live in tutors. Also, if I want to do my Doctors which is an additional two years of herbology on top of the three years acupuncture I might do that part in Nelson part time. By the time I move there I will hopefully be a fully certified Holistic Practitioner and Acupuncturist and then I can work on getting my Doctors part-time. Somewhere in there I would love to study Women Studies and Gender Relations and languages. Sigh! There is so much I want to accomplish. Hopefully my parents sell the house within three years so they can help pay for my expensive TCM school tuition! It is like 8,000 a year or something! Times three...

My pinky finger is being finiky. It feels like it doesn't want to work. It is weird typing because my pinky is sitting in a different position then normal. It doesn't really hurt but it doesn't really feel fine. It does not want to be stretched out at all. It feels numb! I will kiss it better. Maybe all it needs is some love.

I should really get back to writing my research paper... Qigong is awaiting me!

Current mood: working
Current music: INTERPOL
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