Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Being sick sucks...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
An edit of mine - Flower girl and Ring Boy from my cousins wedding!
So cute!

Being sick is lame, which is why I am more than happy to be feeling well enough to go to school tomorrow. I am running out of movies to watch, and playing Sims 2 all day is getting boring. I've even caught up on all my homework, which I usually leave till the last minute when I'm sick.
I still have a sore throat and a really stuffy/runny nose, but I'm hoping it will be gone by tomorrow morning. If not - I'll just deal with it.
I can't wait to go back to classes - strange isn't it?
I just love my classes! I have to do a test in each of them when I go back, but that's cool. I'm only worried about the one in psychology - its on the structure and function of the Nervous System - which I missed a lot of classes on so I really suck. I'm sure I'll pass though.
History - well that's easy - its just a test on the league of nations and the weinmar republic. I've been getting top marks in that class, and I totally understand the subject matter of the test, so that's an easy one.
Tests aside, I still can't wait. Life sitting at home sick is BORING!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Weekend FTX

Monday, September 22, 2008
It was a pretty kick ass exercize. I wasn't on the island, but I have gone like 4 times so I wasn't all that upset; infact I was happy because it was just Wo. Rowe, Chief Wo. Wangler and myself as staff on the mainland - us and Capt. Steck and Capt. Wangler (Chiefs Mother). So we had loads of fun. The cadets on the mainland were a few MCpl's and everyone under. Most worked hard, and it turns out that we had a better base camp than those on the island. It's funny because those on the island were supposed to be doing "advanced" training while those on the mainland did the basics, but it ended up partially the other way because those on the island didn't know much of the basics and 3 people on the mainland had gone to Whitehorse adventure camp for the summer, so they knew lots and helped the younger cadets learn lots.

As a Wo. I pretty much mainly suprivised and kept them busy so they weren't sitting around doing nothing for a long time. I taught them how to use a bow saw and an Axe, while Rowe taught them how to use a Shovel and Rake. The chief taught lighting a stove and lantern. It was pretty cool.

Our base camp had alot of sweet stuff. The cadets made: a table out of logs, positioned between 3 trees; 2 tripods for holding lanterns in the air; theirs houches - with trenches to keep out the rain; a shack/shelter for the fire wood to keep it dry; covers and shelters for the PLO point and tool area; and they made the fire pit - including digging the whole and laying the rocks in the middle.

On sunday I was feeling really sick - sore throut and a headache - on the way back and I knew I was getting sick. Sunday night, about 7 pm, after sleeping a little, I woke with a killer migraine and had to stumble down stairs to find my dad to give me some medicine for it. I don't know what exactly he gave me, but I took like 4 pills and within 20 minutes I was passed out cold.

I woke up this morning to my mom asking if I was going to school. I still felt like shit so said no.
Here it is 1120 and i still feel like shit - so chances are i wont be going tomorrow either....

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Grad Retreat & School Dance

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Today was even more fun that I expected, but I am so exhausted now...
The Retreat was just grand. Breakfast was good, but kinda boring. At 830 we loaded the buses and left for Gardom Lake. Once there we had a little grad meeting and a speach from the principal. Then we played a game of Blob Tag, which decided our groups for team exercizes.
Those were fun, kinda hard though, but fun none the less. We then played some "This or That" games as a whole, then it was lunch. Hamburgers and fries for lunch, though it didn't fill many. There were more of us than expected so food was limited... :(
After Lunch we did our activities like kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, and the ropes course. It was MAJOR fun!
This evening was also the first school dance of the year. It was SO MUCH FUN!!
One of the better dances I must say!
I havn't gotten a chance to upload the pics or video's from either events today, but when I do I'll post links here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blah, Blah, Blah

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Things have been pretty mellow since the weekend. School's been cool, but nothing really all that exciting has happend. Though Thursday is going to be a blast! Tomorrow I am going to Kat's house to tutor her in German, that should be fun.

I found out today that one of the "popular" guys in my psychology class has something in common with me; we both want to teach english overseas - mainly in Japan! We talked about it with our teacher for a while, as my teacher not only plans most of the ESL students at our school and the exchange Japanese class that comes once a year, but he has alsong taught in Japan before, for 3 years!
We talked about a bunch of options we would take to get that kind of job. He asked both of us if we wanted to be special guides with him when the japanese class comes for halloween. I said yes, but the other guy isnt sure if he is busy or not. Either way, I can't wait for halloween!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Miss you!

Sunday, September 14, 2008
My Uncles funeral was yesterday, I cried so much. It never really hit me that he was gone untill we went to the private viewing before the service. He was a really good man, alwats putting everyone before himself. He gave his life to save his best friend and his girlfriend who were riding with him.

In not so sad news, there is a Dance on Tursday which is also the day of my Grad Retreat. All grade 12's go to school early for a pancake breakfast served by our teachers, then we head out to Gardom Lake where we do things like Rope Corses and fun stuff. We have lunch there then we come back and have a grad meeting. The theme of the dance is "Would you still be my friend if I wore this?" so I'm hopping to go to the mall tomorrow or wednsday to buy some clothing items for it. I think im going to wear my black wig also.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Defacing Historical People?!?! + New Flickr Account

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This is what happens when Michelle, Shayla, Tasha, Serena and I are bored in History Class -- We deface the historical people we were supposed to be studing....
But, if you look at it this way - we sure are not going to forget their names anytime soon!
"Who was Yasser again?"
"Remember? Aladdin?"
"Oh yea!! Table-cloth guy!"
Anyway I also now have a Flickr account, so you can see some pictures I have uploaded so far on there. You can also see even more of our comedic Defacing sheets in my Grad 2009 folder!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Begining of School!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Nice? I like it!

So life's been pretty plain the past week. Mostly spending my time unpacking, (my room is officially fully set up! - Minus my closet!), at school and at my friends house.

I just got internet hooked back up today, so I will hopefully be posting more now. My closet isn't set up yet, they need to put in a pole so I can hang my clothes up. Meanwhile I have been living basically out of my suitcase clothes-wise...

School is GREAT! I love my classes! I have History and Psychology, both with great teachers.

In history we started with the conflicts in the Middle East, with focus on the Israeli and the Arabs and what caused all the problems. We watched the move Munich, and did some worksheets. Thats pretty much all we have done the past week -- We have a test tomorrow though! I'm sure I will do well!

In Psychology we having been focusing on the history of psychology and the science behind it -- like scientific methods used for psychology. Today we started working on behaviorism and watched "The Truman Show". It was very mind joggling at the begining but made sense by the end. Out homework is to write a paragraph about if we think that ultimately the creator of "the truman show" was infact fully in control of truman, or was truman in control of all his actions and behaviors uninfluenced by the fake world around him -- very cool shit of you ask me :D

Cadets started last tuesday, and I already have some classes to teach! -- Joys of being at the top huh? Well not right at the top, but I'm getting up there! At least now we are getting to know ahead that we are teaching, last year they would only tell us last minute! It sucked!
We also have the Island Exercize coming up in a few weeks. Thats going to be loads of fun!

Jake and Tamara live near my new house, so I spent friday afternoon at Jakes house with them. We watched JUNO and chilled for a bit.

My Uncle (son of the man my grandma married recently), Mike died last week. He got hit by an SUV whike riding his motorbike. It was the SUV's fault, and Mike took the inpact to save his GF who was riding with him. It's very sad, and my family will all miss him very much. His funeral is this weekend in Kelowna so we are going to it.