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... Summer blues? [25 Aug 2007|04:40pm]
[ mood | drained ]

After a successful first year of university I couldn't wait to start summer. My large school workload and rowing exhausted me emotionally and physically, so I assumed that this summer break would be short and sweet. It was, to a certain extent. I was able to see Joe (though it didn't seem like often enough) and friends too, but the majority of my time was actually at the Port Credit Yacht Club. There have been weeks where I have worked so much there that I might as well pull out a sleeping bag and stay over. For example, there was one busy week where there were two regattas at the same time.. I worked late and did a breakfast function early in the morning, which meant only 1 1/2 hours sleep..

... Alright, so right at this exact moment I can't even concentrate on what I'm writing. I'm in the living room with my new laptop, trying to update you guys on bits and pieces of my life through reflection.. But I can't, because the rents are sitting in the same room, having a very loud and serious discussion. Normally it's not a huge issue and I can block it out, but it looks like there are more family issues to contend with. My grandma is still in the hospital, over a month after she had a stroke in her apartment. My mom and aunts are all trying to discuss what they will do with her when she is released from the hospital September 9th. My mom is very opinionated.. But so are her other sisters; it never ends well. It's all about money .. Everything comes down to money. I wish I could say it was shameful, but it's life. I wish they would change the subject or just.. Stop.. Talking. No wait.. Is she leaving? No.. Just looking on the tv for a Super 7.

Anyways, I'm starting to get a little bit off topic, here. What I was trying to say before was that although I had fun this summer.. I've been working too much and missing school lots more. I feel like I thrive during school (that's right folks, I'm a huge environment nerd)... About two more weeks, and I'll be back in the books, and will only have a couple days a week in which I have to go back to the Port Credit Yacht Club.

Jenn
xoxo

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Almost Christmas.. [21 Dec 2006|09:54pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

.. And what does that mean to me? NO MORE EXAMS! I'm freeeee! I had my last exam.. So I could've potentially had almost a month of like some people who finished early. I, on the other hand, have two weeks. That's okay though.. It just means that I'm not going to waste time! Parties, workys, going outies, and Christmas! I'm making Christmas dinner this year for the first time! I literally had to put my foot down and demand that I get to do something this year. Lately Christmas has been useless to me.. I'm not excited about Santa, gifts (I don't need or want anything!) and I've been boggled down with the stresses of school so much that I haven't had time to sit back and relax with a mug of hot chocolate, marshmallows, and a good ol' holiday movie. Actually.. I did get to watch some of the old claymation "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer" and The Grinch that Stole Christmas.. And The Holiday at the movies with Caitlin.. But with no snow on the ground, not much Christmas music, and not being able to see my extended fam really at all I'm just not "in the mood".. Hopefully slaving over an 'effing turkey all day will put me in that mood.. Oh the things a vegetarian daughter will do for her family.

Which also means.. that I have to go shopping for the rest of the ingredients, hand out the few presents I could afford, and all those other shinanigans. Hopefully I can relax tonight at Meg's Christmas party.. It's a sleepover, yay! So excited! :D I'm a little bit reserved in the fact that I will know few people, but by the end of the night I will have worked a little bit of that odd Jenn charm in there.

In the meannttimme.. Iiiii have a new crush! I'm afraid to admit it because whenever I truly like someone I get hurt. Must find a way to disconnect.. I'm scared to get hurt for the millionth time. :\

Jenn
xoxo

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burnt out [22 Nov 2006|03:26pm]
[ mood | groggy ]

Wow I really love this thing. Guys my life is really awesome, but this LJ makes me seem so emo, haha. I just have to get it out somewhere and I feel better ranting to the entire world then writing in my own personal journals. At least you don't have to HEAR me whine :)

So these past few weeks have been so mentally and physically exhausting. Winter training started up a couple weeks ago after having two weeks off from rowing, and its been really intense, and super early in the morning. I started going almost every day of the week, but exam time is coming up (and I am SUPER behind), I'm working, horseback riding, and trying to keep up my social life... SOO 6 days a week training will not fly. Now I'm doing mon, Wed, and Fri training with the team and Tues/thurs jogging on my own when I get up in the morning. However good old winter blues are slowly creeping up on me like it probably is some of you as well.. It's dark and ice cold when I wake up at 4am, when we're training, and when I leave campus to go home the sun is just starting to set. I get home, pass out in my bed for a couple hours, have dinner, then do homework. I get distracted by msn, facebook, the phone, and Leafs games, but I usually manage to get enough work done. I pass out late, wake up four hours later to start the day off all over again. Weekend time comes around but not time for rest! Instead its off to work for a couple double shifts and then more homework if I can keep myself from passing out. I REFUSE to go back to the coffee thing like I did in September. I remember starting to feel more and more dependent on it and weaned myself off before it got too bad. Now I stick to tea.. One milk one sugar, and drink it like a whore. :P (I have an addictive personality.. I find something that makes me feel good and I exploit the shit out of it!)

So now I have to try and find something to cut out of my busy schedule.. But there's nothing I can cut! Exams are coming up soon and I have a pile of assignments to do not to mention all the exam review that I still have to complete.. I can't neglect my friends, or my health.. So I refuse to quit training (Exercise is my cocaine.. It's keeping my sane through uni, lmao)

Last night was lots of fun, though. I get out of class late on Tuesdays, but then went to Pat's great aunt's house for a goodbye dinner for Eugene and Daniel.. Pat's step dad and step brother. They're moving to Newfoundland and the end of this week where his mom Edie is already staying as she just got this sick job at the Cancer Society, so we won't see them for God knows how long. The dinner was bitchin, Pat's brother Sean is high-larious, and Aunt Millie is going to be so lonely once everyone moves away I feel really sorry for the poor woman.. She already lives alone and I just hope she doesn't get too depressed. Me 'n Pat promised to take care of her though and even invite her over for Christmas dinner, so at least she'll still have some family to talk too. We had to leave a bit early so I could make it fashionably late to Andrea's candle party at her house. I was stuffed like a fat turkey on Christmas day, but her and her mom made a million different treats and I was forced to eat these heart-cloggin' goodies even though my stomach was going to just implode! I resisted buying their overpriced candles so I could hopefully afford to buy people some decent Christmas presents this year.. Speaking of which, I haven't even started making up my list yet! So many people are on their way to a stree free Christmas Eve.. My house isn't even close to being thought of as decorated yet, and no one has mentioned presents or brought home and Christmas cheer. Better get crackin' on that soon.. Problem goes back to Jenn's super lack of time! :P

So in the words of Caitlin: when it rains, it pours, and when it pours.. There's a tsunami.. And when there's a tsunami.. People die!!

Jenn
xoxo

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Boys play games [14 Nov 2006|10:08am]
[ mood | pissed off ]

So I've come to the conclusion that most boys.. Yes that's right boys, not men... Are fucked up. I mean in terms of drama girls have quite a lot of it but at least they express how they feel and rationalize things so they can soon make a thoughtful decision. Boys, on the other hand, have drama times ten, don't express their feelings, and think that its ok to treat a girl like a piece of meat. Well I'm just sick and fed up with all the shit.

I want a real man. Someone who isn't afraid to express their feelings, is down-to-earth, and likes the emotional side just as he does the physical. Maybe I just get attracted to the wrong ones.. Maybe its in my personality to always get magnetized to the assholes who always treat me like shit. I am worth more than that.. I'm intelligent, at least above average in looks, and have so much ambition. If you can't see through the blondeness and the boobs than eat fucking shit.... Alright so you might want to know where this is coming from. It's from a whole slurry of guys that I've tried dating but one in particular, also the most recent. I used to work with him at my previous job and we have been trying to make something work since the summer. It has been on and off.. Sometimes I don't hear from him for awhile, other times he keeps phoning up and wanting to make plans. So after awhile I start developing feelings for him. As soon as that happens, the thrill of the chase is over and he just moves on... Well actually he really stopped calling and trying after our strip poker/movie adventures. Hmm go figure he got what he wanted, maybe? I don't hear from him in over three weeks, so I try calling HIM back up since he turned down my plans before and gives me so much attitude. We finally get to talk for like.. 10 minutes.. And make plans to go out Monday night when he's done work and me horseback riding. So assuming that he;s going to call me after work last night, I got back from riding, had a shower, and redid my makeup.

and then guess what happened?

No one calls. Nothing.

So my plans got fucked for that night and I couldn't even go out, I spent time getting ready... Which could have been conveniently diverted to studying if I knew that he didn't want to go. All he could have done was just either called me up and rescheduled, or said flat out that he wasn't fucking interested anymore than dragging this on with his games and trying to get me to figure out what's happening. He is SUCH a hypocrite, since only months ago he was telling me how he is sick and tired of women because they're fucked up and always play too many games with him, whatever. I don't have time for these shinanigans.

What am I doing wrong? Maybe I should jut start being a bitch.. Then I won't get walked over so much.

Jenn
xoxo

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Sup bois and gals? [01 Nov 2006|04:19pm]
WOW Facebook 4 Life! Hehe, go to http://www.facebook.com/ .. If you are going to school you can sign up for this baby. It's been sucking up what little free time I have which means I don't get to post as much on Livejournal. So much as happened in one month its unbelievable. Just go to Facebook and check out the Halloween pictures and such to get a taste of what's been happening!
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19th bday [05 Oct 2006|08:39am]
[ mood | complacent ]

Wow let me just start off by saying that Monday night was the best birthday party I've ever had or even been too, lol. Everyone came to Mad Dog's and though couldn't stay all night long (It's a Monday night, folks), we all had a blast and I can't wait to do something like that again! I got cut off after only two hours (but managed to sneak more in from le friends), Caitlin puked her guts out (she's such a trooper), then Mike took me across the street to the rippers and we watched naked women dance for an hour and a half. I didn't have a hangover the next morning but that's okay, because I had classes and I hate getting fully wasted. Plenty of people came whom I haven't seen for ages.. Like Tara, David, Natasha, Corey, etc. I got plenty of drinks as a birthday present and even some random dude at the bar (an old greasy man) bought me a rum and coke in celebration of my legal 4 life status. I woke up the next morning with a super sore ass (I did a side-winder trip over the carpet.. Or my own feet.. I can't remember clearly) and got lots of pics of the night! I wanted more but after a certain number of drinks i forgot that I even had the camera, hahaha.

Anyways I've been getting a bit behind on uni.. It's so hard to keep up with the labs, studying, the readings.. Everything when there are so many other opportunities (fun ones too) opening up before your eyes. I didn't think I would get distracted so easy but nonetheless I've still been making time for myself to go get some work done.. I'm turning over a new leaf though and am going to spend even more time not only catching up but getting ahead so I'm more prepared for the lectures. Classics is really tough.. Lots of ancient middle east, the Hebrew Bible, history, religion.. So much to take in. My geography lab is really stressing me too because the TA didnt explain much and expects us to just know it... I'll figure it out by next Friday though no worries.

Rowing is going alright.. We don't have too many dedicated girls on our boat though.. One quit already, and the others dont show up everyday. Whenever we're short there's no way we can go out onto the water so we end up training in the club on the ergs or downstairs in the tank. I mean it's acceptable once in awhile but the fact that we've been doing it about three days in a row is really beginning to frustrate moi. My hands have fully blistered (There is no part of it that hasn't blistered yet.. mm mm) and I would rather be in pain like that rowing on the water then on a fucking machine or a tank. We're going to be in there all winter so I want as much water time as possible.. Not to mention the fact that for the term it'll cost us 235 dollars!! I'm not backing out though. It can only get better and if we are still short people by the spring time Celine (our coach) might eventually be persuaded to fit us into a 4 boat instead of an 8 boat. We have a regatta this weekend and since one girl quit and another is going home for the weekend we're no doubtly short.. But our coxy said she'll take care of it and find another novice to jump in for the race. I can;t miss it this weekend I've been looking forward to it for ages!!

.. Okayy just waiting for Caitlin to get on le campus now. We're going out to our spa appointment at 10:15 to get nails done and a massage.. How my shoulders and arms could use a bit of a massage right now.. Aww yeah. I haven't fixed my nail polish since Monday so its looking pretty rugged.. All for today, baby. They better file and polish goooooood. Then when we get back I'm working on that damn lab with Megz, then Geology from 1-2pm.

Alright lata days!

Jenn
xoxo

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Weekend Blunders [26 Sep 2006|11:55am]
[ mood | restless ]

Had such a crazy weekend! It had its good and bad.. and as much as I would like to tell you everything there are issues to private to indulge you on. It all started on Friday night when I wanted to get some studying done after classes. My one plan was to go out with Paul for some coffee that evening, but instead got called up by some friends to go out to JJQ's! So I moved up my little rendevous with Paul and went over to his friend's house for some beer (by the way his buddies are super cool. :P) and then went out to JJQ's without being carded and drank/played games for a couple hours. I didn't get much sleep the next day though rowing was cancelled for the morning so I at least got to sleep in for a couple extra hours. Went to work, did a private function that went so fucking late (but i couldn't get angry at them because it was their wedding!) then went out drinking with Oozie and Farhan around 11:30pm. We drank by the lake first, then moved on to bigger and better things at the Duke. Got sloshed like a mothatrucka, got home around 4am, then only slept until 8am. I accidently left the phone in my room from downstairs and my mom set of the locator button so it started screaming relentlessly in my ear. THEN my text message music started going off... So i was gave up on the sleep thing and got ready for work. Went to sleep around 11:30pm, then started the new week and got up at 4:00am for training again on Monday. So all in all it was eventful.. Actually even more eventful if I filled y'all in with more details. This morning I spent all my time reading and catching up on stuff that I should've completed on the weekend. Got most of it done in good time, though, so no worries. Alright ladies and gents.. Gotta run and catch my poli sci tutorial at 12pm! The UTM computers are awesome except for the fact that they dont fucking have MSN!

Love,

Jenn

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Running on low [18 Sep 2006|07:25pm]
[ mood | groggy ]

Hey there ladies and gents. First I'd just like to say how horrified and disgusted I was to hear about the Montreal incident. There are some really fucked up people out there and no one except the killer himself deserved to die. I cannot even begin to comprehend why this guy would even consider "going out with a bang"... If he wants to commit suicide, that's fine.. Just dont get other people involved in your twisted plans.

So ya this weekend I was hard at work. Sunday one of the waitresses decided that she didnt want to show up.. Which meant besides Tony on bar I was the ONLY person working the entire chartoom.. And of course thats the night where it gets so swamped that we actually set up a table in the banquet hall in order to accomodate a table of NINE people.. When they get to that size they're suppose to go upstairs but the menu was too expensive. After having myself and good ol' Adam get super pissed at Yogi he sent Halie down to help me. (Yogi came down earlier and basically said I was on crack for needing any help.. There were barely any tables, LOL) and nearing the end of the night she went back upstairs because it was their turn to get swamped. Ah haha, suckers. Now you know how it feels.. Except you have three people up there.. I am on my own. Tony helped as much as he could but he was swamped at the bar! At the end of the night Farhan looked somewhat troubled so we ended up chillin' over a bottle of white wine. By the time I got home it was 3am and I had to get up at 4:30am for rowing.. Yay 1 1/2 hours! I went for my classes at 9am.. It's 7:30pm and I'm still here.. Got a shitload of reading done in the library and now just finishing up a couple little itty bitties before biking home. Fell asleep on the couch a couple times so really wasnt as productive as I'd like to have been haha.

Dont know if I put this in my other post or not but I got picked to be a part of the accessABILITY program where I make notes for a disabled person in my Classical Civilization course and make them copies for the end of the week. It sounds easy but when you have someone else depending on your notes for their marks it's a lot of pressure. I feel good though because there were three people that had to make the carbon copies of their notes on Friday, and the person chose mine out of the three. I know it's not a huge feat but I still feel honoured to be able to help this anonymous person out. Trying to better the community I guess! I want to make a difference in uni.. This is my time to shine. I'm being super dedicated to my homework on top of all my extra curricular. It keeps my mind of worrying when I indulge myself in life.

Slright gonna head home and eat le dinner!

Nighty night.

Love,

Jenn

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Intense [16 Sep 2006|05:32am]
[ mood | drained ]

It's been an absolutely busy, intense, but fulfilling week.. Wow I'm even using bigger words than before! I joined the rowing team and am getting up every morning to BE training 5:30-7:30... Which is why I'm up this early on a Saturday because we're also doing some Satuday training. It's super challenging to force myself up but the payoff is worthwhile. We've been doing row machines, jogging, pushups, planks, indoor rowing at the Don Valley row club, and other indoor exercises since Thursday, but this morning we will be going out on the water!! It's what I've been waiting for.

School has been also somewhat of a challenge to transition into as well. I'm just happy for taking those orientation lectures through the summer to help make life a bit easier when September came around. I'm starting to get it.. But all that initiative to put in hours of reading and studying has been tough.. There's too many other things to do! I'm also volunteering for AccessABILITY, which is a program for the disabled that need note takers. I'm going to be doing that for my Classical Civilization class first and maybe help out in my Geology if they need someone in there.

Oh and another surprise.. I haven't touched a drop of alcohol yet! Weird eh? It's been way too much fun without the stuff so I haven't been tempted to go back just yet. My birthday's going to be a whole new ball game though.. October 2nd, baby! Bar oh bar here I come :P

The lasssstt night.. RON WHITE CONCERT! That'sss the stuffffff. Tater salad.. LOL. Was hardcore downtown and had Jaimie and her friend ironically get tickets RIGHT beside us.. Crazyness. They drove us home too.. Damn why did we buy those two way train tickets? aw well not gonna complain we got a free drive directly home. ;)

All in all AMAZING week... And if this is just a taste of what's to come I'm all in. The new gym is amazing too, by the way. Indoor pool, new machinery, 2nd floor track, drop dead sezy showers... Jealous yet Ya you should be.

Love,

Jenn

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FROSH FUCKING ROCKS! [09 Sep 2006|12:34pm]
[ mood | indescribable! ]

Fuck yeah! These are the best days of my life! Tuesday was a half day, then we had Wednesday Thursday and Friday of pure partying! Caitlin and I somehow managed to get in the same group so we never really split up except that one day that she had to work through the UTM carnival eww! We met a ton of awesome people.. And our new bestest buddy Mike, haha.. Lexi, Mehilo, Katrina, Dmitri, Sef, Michal.. So many people I can't even put names too! Eshan is SO cute.. One of our froshie leaders.. Our group 16 THE SEX FIEEENDDDSS got along so well and were probably the most enthusiastic group of 'em all, hehe. I don't have time to explain everything but I'm getting pics developed that may be able to describe all the things that went on... Or maybe when I have time I will write a fucking NOVEL to try and retell such a story! I think the highlight of my week was last night at the Medieval Times when Caitlin started hitting on the black and white night .. this really super ugly night, as a matter of fact, and he was so falling for it. Allll because she wanted the carnation when he threw a couple to the crowd, LOL. Mmm mm Caitlin, your lover awaitest thou love and shalst stalkest you in the nigh.. Or something. Haha.

We were also doing Shinerama on the streets of Toronto before our huge whopping parade.. Our group stood outside the Continental Hotel so we saw Penelope Cruz, Rick Campenelli, that dude host from the Star, and this other actor whom I have no clue who he is. :P Toronto Film Festival, ye-ah baby.

Anyways gotta run to work! Doing a pig roast party today at 3pm and running all night long.. Yuck! I'm vegetarian.. If I wasn't so desperate for money I would absolutely flat out refuse to work this day. Work Sunday morning as well, but at least I get the evening off and I'm really looking forward to seeing mister Paul afterwards! I also miss my mp3 player that I left in there at the beginning of the week.. How did I survive all week without it? Yeesh!

Alrighty lata days,

Classes start MONDAY!!!

Love,
Jenn

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I hate this week. [30 Aug 2006|09:10am]
[ mood | cranky ]

This week absolutely blows, and will continue to blow until Sunday because I work almost every single day except Friday. However I work a double shift on Thursday and this massive double shift on Saturday which will probably be more than 14 hours long. Not only has Yogi packed my schedule full but he gave me all evening shifts so I can't even go out. I get to be bored around the house and try to find things to do, go to work, then when I get home around 10:30-11pm I'm so tired that I go to bed. I could potentially goto the bar but noooo money! :P Plus I'm really alc-ed out.. No one is awake/home early in the day so here I am! I might go for a jog or something again.. I've been exercising every day this week and it feels good. Hopefully it can be kept up through the university year.. It's going to be a challenge but as long as I stay disciplined like I have since last year I should be alright.

On the brighter side.. FROSH WEEK this Tuesday!! Caitlin I hoped you signed up! I will so fight you if you didn't... You know, a punch in the ovaries? Ya, I went there. The first day we go pick up the frosh kit, annd do cheer training 5-:7:30pm... THEN HOUSE AT 8PM! That's right bitches, season premiere!!! I know someone in particular that will be a tad excitable about that, and you know who you are. ;) Anyways back to frosh week! Wednesday starts at 9am with an orientation, the UTM carnival, dinner, comedy and entertainment at the blind duck, kareoke at the blind duck, then some more games! Thursday entails breakfast starting at 10, nunchucks skills extravaganza, lunch, group formation, UTMAC games, dinner, hypnosis show, and pub nigt.. Finally Friday is breakfast at 930am, buses leave to TO, lunch, parade, concert, then buses leave.. However for those of us who stay behind or take our own vehicle we get to go to medieval times!!! Thenn if you pay extra (which i didnt), Saturday is Canada's Wonderland day.. But I already went this season I dont want to pay to go again. :P

Sooo my life is pretty much like a huge whopping rollercoaster ride right now! Currently it sucks ass.. But in the coming weeks I have much to look forward too. ;)

Work also continues to suck. Most people have left for the season though and are getting ready to go back to school.. So it's been less annoying than usual.

Lata days

Jenn
xoxo

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I love tea. [24 Aug 2006|10:12am]
[ mood | blah ]

Wow, okay my mindset on tea has been forever altered during the univeristy lecture with Caitlin yesterday. I was thirsty so offered to go grab us some drinks from the campus Timmie's, so I went to go grab Caitlin a tea and myself a hot chocolate or Iced Cappucino. Well they closed in less than five minutes by the time I got there, so almost all of their machines were already shut down. I ended up giving in and ordering a medium tea one milk one sugar. It actually tasted really good!! It's also almost 0 calories besides the one suagr and milk put in.. This might be my new drink from now on. I heard tea is very good for you for other reasons, too. Anyways the presentation scared the shit out of us talking about critical reading, thinking, and writing, plagarism, and transitioning from students to scholars.. So I walked away almost speechless. :P

So we go back to my house for a little while and then just randomly decided to go movie watching! We went to go see Talladga Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (This is my third time, by the way, LOL) and it was absolutely packed. Caitlin was being her ol' hilarious self and yelling at people in the front row to shut up, then we influenced the people behind us to help us out and throw some nibs down at them.. I'm surprised they didn't come up and whoop some ass, haha.

But now I'm pmsing so fucking bad and feel so bloated and uncomfortable now.. Then I had this huge breakfast which isnt helping the bloated feeling. I can't go out for a jog either cause I worked out yesterday and my legs are killing, plus I have to do that bike to work soon today. Why are girls cursed with such a biological function? Why, 8 pound, 6 ounce baby Jesus? Why?!

Anyways gotta go get ready for shworky now.. ONE MORE WEEK OF SUMMER JOB, BABY! Then I'm cut down to weekends only!! Hallelujah!!

Heehee, peace out homeslices,

Jenn
xoxo


Iiii am such a nerd.. am SO excited about my first year of uni!

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[21 Aug 2006|09:06am]
[ mood | cranky ]

I am so sick of fake people, stupid people, and assholes. People who try too hard to be something they're not.. Are so into partying that they've become no more intelligent then a knob. Where has the intelligence gone, and why do us young people drink excessively whenever we go out with friends? It's as if as soon as we turn 19, it becomes and obligation to either hit a bar or club.

I love going to bars sure.. But there's always too much of a good thing. I hate going ALL the time.. I appreciate the days where I can just walk down the street to Andy's house and roast a couple marshmallows. Stupidness is really beginning to irritate me.

Hopefully there are some better conversations in university.. And that's my rant for today. Sorry if I haven't posted much on here lately.. I've been a wee bit busy. :\

Caitlin! .... LOUD NOISES! :P

Jenn
xoxo

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Canada's Wonderland! [16 Aug 2006|09:02am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Had a great time yesterday with Mike at Canada's Wonderland. I went on a shitload of rides that I normally would not consider touching, like the stand up, drop zone, and the hammer. I looovved the water park, especially the big tube ride and the magic carpet race, though the actual water park itself was not as good as Wild Water Kingdom! Oh, and then as we were lined up for Vortex, I started joking with these two little kids that were 9 and 10. They were both annoying pains in the asses, so when they started asking me questions I told them my name was Megan, and Mike's was Sasha's.. And that we were married with a 3 year old kid.. Who was an accident, haha. He was a bit more upfront with telling them off though. :P So anyways we were stuck in the line with these two brats until after the ride when we took off so they couldn't follow us. OH! We also saw these crazy french divers, annndd there was this Paramount Hollywood Stunts Show where a group of people did drazy insane things on their motorcycles, had intense effects, los of fighting and gun action.. Pretty cool! We sat close, but far enough to JUST missed the water that sprayed the whole crowd, lmao. Then at the end of the night, funnel cake!! We also saw someone's boob. HAHA. We were in line on the standing coaster, and this woman was sitting on the ride waiting to get off. Her boob was just flapping in the wind and she didn't even notice.. Not even the cool breeze. We laughed and laughed, then she finally noticed and covered up. Boobies!

Left around 12pm, got home around 11pm.. Was SO exhausted that I called Andy for 20 minutes before pasing out in my bed. I'm back up and feeling refreshed.. So out for a jog soon, chores at home, a bit of music, then off with Caitlin to the university lecture this evening! I am offically broke and have no more money to spend.. Yessss!

Love,

Jenn

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[09 Aug 2006|10:57am]
[ mood | blah ]

Had SO much fun on Monday! Spent the day with Patrick.. We went to Erindale Park and had a picnic, played frisbee, and went mountainbiking. I got to use his cousins good Trek bike and was flying over everything! I didn't get too badly mauled; I was going up one hill and switched my gear to a lower one. It slipped, which made me lose footing on my right pedal, slipped, and pummeled the pedal off my knee cap. There's quite a bit of bruising but nothing extreme (I jogged alright to the gym yesterday.. I ended up pulling a muscle in my ass though so now I am put out for awhile, haha) Anyways, we were at the park for over 3 hours and didn't want to leave, but it was starting to get late and we were really tired, so we stopped by Tim Horton's to try their new french vanilla iced cappucinos.. Omg delicious! Even better than the hot french vanilla shizzle. We went back to my house (And by this time is was at least 8:30pm) and were about to get to work on my room again when Pat gets a call from his mom, saying that she knows someone who wants to get rid of their dresser! I blew my entire room budget already and still had yet to save up something additional, so I took up the offer immediately! We went over to Edie's house and met up with Carey; a family friend, then followed her back to her apartment. The sun had gone down already and we, quietly as possible, hauled this massive solid wood dresser down into the pickup (whose tailgate doesn't even open!), and somehow managed to drag the three panel mirror down as well and drive it over to my house.
Another obstacle... Both my parents were sleeping when I got home. It was almost 10:30pm, my room is beside my parents, the dogs are really noisy, and the hallway is very narrow. The dresser couldn't be left in the pickup cause Pat had to use to at work the following day. We ended up getting everything into my room without the dogs making a peep or waking my parents.. That takes uber skill and a miracle! I tripped over the litterbox and dropped the dresser on my foot. we got stuck partway up the stairs and had to flip the dresser at crazy angles.. No one woke up. Come on, we need a pat on the shoulder for that. ;)

Quick random question: Does anyone know how to find out what books you need for university? I have tuition and everything all paid for.. but they failed to mention how I figure out what books I need for my specific courses. Acgh!!!!

Love,

Jenn

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Manitoulin was fucking awesome! [05 Aug 2006|03:33pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Hey there ladies and gents!

just got back from Manitoulin late last night. It takes about 6 and a half hours to drive up there through Espanola and take the bridge across. We stayed in this little town called Sheguiandah for the week but drove around a ton and explored most of the island. Our 6 hour drive on the way back turned into ten hours though because we were caught in a fucking traffic jam for three frickin hours! It was hot and I was homesick and it was just a litle one lane highway north of Parry Sound so with the accident it drove traffic flow to a standstill. Everyone started chilling in and around their cars making the best of it... I felt really bad for the people involved cause someone actually spun out of control and landed in this rocky ditch.

Anyways I saw otters, jumping bass, pike (I couldn't catch any fish though.. Maybe they know I'm vegetarian and steer clear of my lure), deer tracks, horses, absolutely breathtaking landscape (it put me to tears) and learned so much about their Native Indian culture. I also learned that 400 pound women do not, I repeat, DO NOT look attractive in bright blue mumu's with a slit going all the way up to their bumbums. Big nono. Gas was really expensive up there, people were surprisingly friendly, and after a couple days I could swim in Lake Huron comfortably. I, being a city girl, am used to the comforts of heated, chloronated swimming pools. Lake Huron was cool, seaweed-filled, and had random things floatin' along the surface. I went all girlie and screamed the first day I went in and stepped on seaweed and thought I was going hypothermic, but the rest of the week I swam in it almost every day, or fished, or paddle boated... YES, paddle boating! They also have Farquhar's ice cream which is ice cream made right on the island. It is the best stuff I have ever tasted in my life and to go back to Breyers is like going to try eating ice milk. Yucgh. Had a single scoop in a waffle cone, which back in Mississauga is like ordering a double scoop.. They held back on the stinge. :P


BTW Caitler I tried calling you today but I think it was wayyyy too early as usual and no answer. Just give me a shout on Sunday or Monday when you got the chance.. I don't work til Tuesday yessssss. I need to know more about the stories, the camping trip, and I have some updates on the UOT thang.. Did you get the frosh week notice in the mail?

Alrghty talk to y'all lata!


Love,

Jenn

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[27 Jul 2006|12:19am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Today was uber busy.. At home and at work! Today my help for my room was unavailable so I did everything myself.. Took out my dresser, mattress, and mattress frame to the curb, took out all my baseboards and got rid of the carpet, and other smaller jobs to my room. The delivery boys said they'd come with my new DOUBLE bed (NO MORE TWIN! Hallelujah!!!!!) between 9am-2pm and of course they come at like 1:45pm when I have to get ready for work soon. Nonetheless they were really nice and didnt dent the walls on the way upstairs.

I got all my shit from Ikea last night with Pat and his mom Edie. We stayed there for several hours and I spent 830 dollars.. Holy shit. I still need to get a border for my room and a dresser. I already spent 120 dollars on paint and supplies.. Which means my budget will probably be going a bit over 1000 dollars. It'll be well worth it though. Ikea is fucking awesome, though! They have so many innovative designs for things at reasonable prices! My bed frame was 99, the mattress was 219, rug 49.. I pretty much bought my entire room that night. The one thing that sucks about this place is that it's all self serve. Most larger objects you have to walk into the warehouse and pick out yourself, then wheel it to the cashier. Pat and I had to track down all my bed stuff and struggled to get it on a cart. We attempted several times to get the mattress onto the cart, but the cart kept sliding out from underneath us and I would trip and fall over onto the mattress. I wonder what other people thought of us while we struggled.

Work tonight was a bitch. Susan can be nice, but she can also be a stuck up snob. Whenever people like Brandon stand around and do nothing she says jack all cause she adores him like the son she never had.. If I'm standing at the BBQ bar but doing roll ups lets say, she will full out give me attitude and bitch at me.. This happens ALL the time.. The favoritism is disgusting. So today we got into a spiff and instead of me not saying to avoid confrontation, I let her know how I feel. So we don't talk for half the shift until slowly we start doing small things for eachother then later just talking as if nothings happened. We do this all the time.. I just do it to relieve tension, but it won't change the way I feel about her attitude towards me. She needs to top bitching and complaining about what I do and start concentrating on what she's doing. I get the work done.

K.. have to get up early tomorrow for a jog, then to go to the plaza with Andy, then to work again! Marissa took my Friday shift so I will actually have the day off to pack and get ready for Manitoulin on Sat morning, yay!! I'm just going to sleepover at Andy's Friday night since we're leaving so early in the morning.. A week away from the hellhole, yesss!!

Peace out homeslices!

Love,

Jenn


P.s caitlin! I can't get a hold of Sasha and she never calls me or posts on Livejournal anymore.. I phone her and no one ever answers.. Tell me.. Is she still like, alive? :P

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Pool Parttyyy! [24 Jul 2006|09:25am]
[ mood | bouncy ]

So yesterday I went to my aunt's pool party with the fam and Pat. I haven't seen my them in AGES, not to mention my grandma who I haven't seen in over a year! Geez.. I was somewhat disappointed though since Uncle Glenn was suppose to come down from Nova Scotia but he ended was unable to take time off of work.. Prime time season in the air conditioning business I guess. It started out nice and sunny but within two hours the clouds rolled in, started pissing out rain, thundering, and lightning. All 16 of us crammed in under this mini tent and enjoyed the BBQ.. Half an hour goes by and the storm wasn't letting up, so I ran into the changing room by the pool, got into my bikini, and CANNNONBALL!!! :D Uncle Ed rationalized everything... He said that there's a ton of hydro wires passing behind the fence, plus all the trees.. So if we are unlucky enough to have a stroke of lightning it'll hit those before it hits us. That was persuasion enough for me!! So all my cousins followed suit and hopped into the pool, which was 92 degrees by the way! Awww yeah! The rain was freezing, and when it hit the water it created some foggy steam effect... Ooo it was nice. We took a million pictures and Aunty Anne still has to send lots of hers to me, but I still managed to use up a roll! Take a gander on My Space and check 'em out! I have SOOO much fun!

Oh, and later that night Pat and I decided to watch Land of the Dead at his house. I fell asleep halfway through the movie and had fucking nightmares! When it was over I was feeling tense all the way home, looking over my shoulder, making sure I had nothing following me. When I got into my room I turned on my light asap and checked corners so I knew there was nothing waiting for me. I'm such a sap. :P

Anyways have to go visit Andy before work.. I promised!

Pieces,

Jenn

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Nickelback! [17 Jul 2006|11:10am]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Okay so today's Monday.. Am posting a little late but I went to the Nickelback concert on Friday! It was fucking insane and I loved every second of it! Pat and I went to Molsen Ampitheatre and got there early so we could see all the bands opening.. the first one was quite talented but I didn't like their style of music too much; The Road Hammers. They're a bit too redneck for me.. They knew how to sing and play those guitars though. Next came THREE DAYS GRACE, baby! Oooo I was psyched! We got amazing seats.. Level 300 smack in the centre so we got to see the entire stage, also with no heads in the way heehee. They played quite a few songs.. Home, Animal I've Been, Take Me Under, and a few more. Finally Nickelback came on, and even though they played a million songs it just wasn't enough!! I wanted more! :P When they started everyone just got up out of their seats and danced for hours! Me and Pat were pretty sugared up by then from pint upon pint of Canadian and a bag of gummi bears (They took ages to eat because my jaw has been acting like a b-i-t-c-h biiitcch since I got my wisdom teeth out last week) and we were just havin' a blast! The near end of the concert is a bit of a blur.. So was the stage when I started seeing Chad Kroeger doeuble vision. :P I also got a free pint 'cause there was this young couple in front of us in line, and the boyfriend bought a beer for both of them. The girl didn't want it so she literally turned around and gave it to us for free! Sweeeet. So the GO train was still cancelled when we got out around 12:30ish (There was a derailment earlier in the day and we had to get a drive up from Edie) There was security by the GO station that told us directions in order to get home. She was wrong, or we were just too smashed to know where we were going.. Plus it was all end of the line buses since it was so late. We paid for the streetcar at the EX entrance and made it to the subway. Paid for Subway and took it to Islington. We actually took the frickin subway station at almost 1am.. Downtown Toronto. I am SO thankful we didn't run into any squirrely crackheads or anything.. Then again we were pretty trashed so people must have been weary of US. By this time I was starting to feel sick so I wasn't acting retarded... Plus the fact that me and Pat got into this huge ass fight over some personal issues that I would probably have never have mentioned if I wasn't so fucked up at that point. So get to Islington and get stranded. We ended up taking a cab home from there.. Spent 35 dollars and passed out in the taxi 'til I got to Pat's house. Crashed there and had to get up early for a 12 hour shift at PCYC! yay! But all in all it was FUCKING GNARLY, GUYS!! Holy shmolies that was one of the best concerts I have EVER been too! Wish I got the mosh pit, though!! :P


Love,

Jenn

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