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Fri, Dec. 31st, 2004, 11:02 pm
A year in review

Ok...so this may be long...I apologize...

January...
-Well...I rang in the New Year at my swanky party. It was pretty awesome i thought.
-I went on to start my last semester of my undergrad...also pretty awesome.
-Found out my mandatory seminar was LINGUSTICS...EAK.
-Made the worlds largest to-do list...both physically large paper...and 27 major things to do on it before April 14th.
-Went to the McMaster Charity Ball...had a REALLY great time...one of my favorite Mac moments...even if I did slip on the ice and tear my nylons before i even got to the pre-party. I still looked hot...im a magician when it comes to fixing pantyhose...presto-chango...and im good to go! (Funny thing is…my knee was swollen and bruised for the next 3 months…but did I care that night…NOPE…I looked GREAT!)

February...
-Applied to grad school programs for graphic arts (Humber, Sheridan, Centennial and Niagara.
-Continued to stress out over school...my thesis, Linguistics seminar (eak), Media and Promotions seminar, Video and Animation classes. SOOOOO much work in febuary...but i look back and loved it.
-Friday nights because Library nights and then movie back at my place with josh…who knew being such a nerd could be so much fun.

March...
-Interviewed at Centennial (eak...disastrous) and Humber. I got into Humber...woohoo...first choice!
-Buzz died on the side of the road...I wrote him an obituary.
-Was on the awards committee for the MSU awards...that's right...I got to help pick who won the big bucks and all those bragging rights. True...it was a favour to Josh...but it led to so much more...like the MSU Recognition night!
-MSU Rec night...fun on many levels...free drinks...great food and Josh and I hooked up...much to my surprise...but NO ONE else’s.
-Finished all the crazy assignments...granted none on time...but I have never learned so much as what I learned from an experience like my final semester. I learned that I am not always going to get it all done all the time...but some times you just have to accept that...and learn from it...and hope for the best. In this case...it was the best. My two seminar papers, thesis and major video and animation projects all went very well.
-I also learned you are not weak just because you have to ask for help. It is in those times of need that you realize how great some people really are. Dr. Hennessy will forever be one of the greatest profs i have ever had the privilege of having.

April...
-Finished my THESIS!!!!
-Presented my THESIS!!!!
-Hopped on a plane the very next day and went to England for 10 days. Now this at the time was a great experience. In hindsight...a huge mistake...but no regrets...cause I got to see art that i had only ever seen in books. I got to see two countries that I always wanted to...and on my own terms. I got to see a Wonder of the World...and beautiful architecture and did some awesome shopping. Those are the memories i want to hold on to.
-Buzz rose from the dead Easter weekend...apparently Jesus wasnt the only one who learned that trick.
-Defined my relationship with Josh.
-Hosted the best freakin party ever! "Inventory Reduction Luau!" So many people...sooooo much fun...and cops breaking it up! WICKED!
-Moved out of Hamilton...leaving Mac...for what I thought was the last time….and yes…I was a big old blubbering mess. I loved 53 Paisley South!

May...
-Stayed at Josh's parents place in London for the first few days of that month...hiding from the truth of having to move home.
-Went back to work at Canadian tire...EAK
-Had an interview at Mac...for a welcome week coordinator Job...WOOOHOO!
-GOT THE JOB!
-Got my grades back...WOOOOHOOO...Hey now...5 A's and NO C's! Solid B+ student...YAY ME!!!

June...
-GRADUATED!!! Bachelor of Arts Honours...with all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto! Convocation was awesome. Josh came to watch...he met my family...it was nice. I got to see all my media girls...and Kat...and just...wow...great day!
-Went to a graduation camp out in Bart's family's farm. Nothing like drinking and camping on a former farm. SUPER FUN!
-Quit Canadian tire...started making videos at mac.
-Hung out in London and Guelph alot.
-Heard rumors about a car being sold...89 caviler Convertible....Hmmmm.

July...
-Canada Day...Bought MY very first car...89 caviler convertible! $200! I named him Gus...after the guy i bought the car from...his cat.
-Went to Bart's parents "we sold the farm" party. Drank WAY too much...but from what I remember...had a great time!
-Took Gus to the Beach...well...Josh drove...and Bart had shotgun...and me and Jen sat in the back...its weird sitting in the back of your own car....but they are FAR to tall to fit in the back of my little car. It was fun. Top down...music pumping...and getting a tan. Start of a great summer.
-Made some ridiculous orientation videos...that to this day still make me laugh...but because of them...i got to meet some really cool people...like Greg Marshall (the coach of the Hamilton Tiger Cats) and the mayor of Hamilton...who is a dick...and the Chancellor of McMaster...and actually talk to him...it was sooo cool. (that whole job was just so great...i could write a novel on all its ups and downs...but in the end...I LOVED that job...the people i got to work with, the new ones i met and just the whole experience!)
-Found out Josh got the job in France...and would be leaving at the end of August. Sad.
-Started living in Guelph on the weekends....and some weeks more then that.

August...
-Still loved my job at mac...but it really started to pick up at this point...but in that REALLY EXCITING kinda way. The Froshlings were coming soon!!!
-Started counting down the days till josh left...and this meant even more time in Guelph. I can't even tell you what i was doing there all those days...but all i knew is I was going to make the most out for the next 20 days until he left....so if that meant running errands with him...or heading up to London a bunch of weekends so he could see his family...i was there.
-20th...he left. Amie came with me to the airport...cause I knew I was going to be a sobbing mess...and I was. (110 days till he came back)
-The remainder of the month was crazy working on welcome week stuff.
-Had a shocking realization that things we not good between me and Junior B.

September...
-HECTIC.
-Started at Humber and had to help with welcome week. That first week is a blur. I was overwhelmed with what I didn’t know for school...and running in a million different directions with welcome week.
-Dropped a tripod on my big toe on my left foot the last day of welcome week...as I was moving my stuff out of the res room they put us up in that week. (my toe is still purple from that accident today!)
-Started back at Canadian tire...this time in the only department i had never really worked in...Promo.
-Missed Josh a lot. But was really freaking happy when i got a VOX card...20 bucks got me 1800 minutes of phone time to France!!!
-Started to get more in the swing of things with school...and work...and learned how to be a commuter.
-Still had not worked things out with bj, and was extremely distracted by it.

October...
-Had my first Crit...also had my first session of retail therapy for the semester. The crit didn’t go well...but I got a lovely set of earrings!
-Finally called BJ. It didn’t go well. Earrings couldn’t fix this...and well...even though I hate him for the things he said...ill get over it...I just hope he understands how his actions affect others.
-Called Josh because of the devastating Bj event...and as expected he said the right thing and i felt a lot better. Missed him more.
-Halloween! Val and I had awesome costumes. We were HAWT!

Novemeber...
-LOTS of schoolwork.
-Birthday in the Big City of TORONTO! Fun times....girly drinks and looking hot! Val got the Best Pick-up line ever! "You are European no?" CLASSIC!
-More work...school...missing josh. (Started to feel a little ridiculous being that girl...pawning for the man to come home...but hey...i was her...so i embraced it!)
-The rest of this month was a blur...i worked my ass off at school...and it payed off. I produced some great work...my crits got better...and my grades reflected my effort for the most part!

December...
-Handed in all my final major projects for the term!!!
-Got new glasses...even though no one noticed.
-10th...JOSH CAME HOME!!!! Super excited...even if Bart's friends were assholes...Josh was still home!
-Finished my final classes up.
-Got new highlights...even though no one noticed.
-Went to the 12 bars of Christmas...Fun! Not as fun as last year...but the rest of my time in London was great...Josh was home...and his family is awesome...and well...i wasn’t in Oakville...so it was just a really nice change of pace!
-Had the stomach flu over Christmas day...missed the family party...sad.
-Parents went away for a week...even though Jamie and I were still sick...it was a nice little break.
-Meg threw a party...lots of underage drinkers at my house...dear lord i felt old...but it was still really entertaining.
-Spent the last few days of this year in Hamilton...just hanging out with josh...and NONE of Bart's friends...or even Bart for that matter...it was really nice!
-Finally got my "pretty thing"...it was really sweet.
-And finally...New Years Eve. Went to a Party with Jen...it was fun...but soon into this new year...i got tired...and they still wanted to party...so at 4am...when i couldn’t take anymore of it and...when i had COMPLETELY sobered up(since it had been 4 hours since my last drink...and I had only had 4 glasses of wine over 4 hours prior to midnight)...and it was FULLY safe to drive...I left...and got to Hamilton at 4.30am...woke Josh up...and well...now it is today!

So...in short...this past year was great for the most part. It had its ups and downs. I know i had more fun then I had had in years...but I also cried a lot more then i had in a while too. I gained so great new school friends...but I lost a really important one too.

So...what do i want for 2005, this trip around the sun? Well...i want a job...a good one. I want things to stay good with Josh. I want to move out of my parents’ house. But most importantly I want to be happy with my life in my 24th year.

Happy New Year all...and all the best in this years endeavors!

Mon, Aug. 23rd, 2004, 03:19 pm
Countdown till he comes home...

109 days to go...

Wed, Jul. 21st, 2004, 09:28 am
I should have expected this much...

I can't just have a boyfriend that stays in the country for any decent mount of time...NOOOOOO...thats FAR to much to ask for apparently.

With this being said...Josh is leaving a month from today...to work in France for 3ish months. Im happy for him...really I am. He has wanted this ever since got to know him back in second year. So this is good...it is...just suck to be left behind again. Mom in her Deb-defining momment...pointed out that I shouldn't complain...I left him behind too. Yes mom...thats right...I did...for TEN entire days. TEN DAYS....not 3 months...90 DAYS. She also mentioned I would have more time for the more important things...like working at Canadian Tire and going to Church with her. She sure knows how to make me feel better...F#*&! I can't wait til the..."well erin...now you can meet some boys at Humber..."...F#*&! She irratates me.

So since Josh will be missing my birthday I told him he better bring me back something pretty for my birthday...he laughed...but im serious! he was cute though...he said that he isn't all that worried about 'us' while he is away...cause he knows how understanding I am...I laughed...but it was a nice thought. he also went on to say that I was a big factor...and he will miss me when he is gone...and that he will think of some way to make it up to me. How does one make up for 3 months gone? My hope...really nice presents and flowers before he leaves:P I'm not holding my breath. :P

But yeah...so thats that. he leaves in a month...and then who know? We will have been dating exactly 9 months the day he gets back. That seems like a long time...especially since he is gone for THREE of them.

Alright...I'm pouting and I should be working...but there is no one here to keep me company. This sucks...espceially since I am here til 11 tonight...F#*&!

Going to go look for something to do.

**Edit** Just got a call from Coach Greg Marshall...My interview got pushed til tomorrow. FUCK...I came in EARLY today for that...since I have to work until 1030ish tonight...I normally come in late...but no...had to get ready for the filming that is getting bumped til TOMORROW! Football players...gotta love their organizational skills. FUCK!

Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004, 09:04 am
I love my job!

We get to meet the Tiger Cats next week. Now that might not sound terribly exciting, but the Coach called me to set it up. I mean...it may be a CHL team...but it is a big to some people in the Hammer. And come on...how many girls can say they had the head coach of a CHL team call them personaly? Anyway...so next tuesday...me and my filming crew (kevin) will venture down town to tape some players anc Coach Marshall. Im excited!

We get to tape the MP this friday, and we met with the Mayor last week (who by the way is a GIANT asshole). And even though this may not sound exciting...it still very cool to me! Me and Kevin mock that we feel really important talking to publisists and things to set up 'filming' times, when really we are just to kids with a digi video camera and a a tripod...but none of these publisists know this when we set it up...HAAHAAHAA!

Its fantastic!

Fri, Jun. 18th, 2004, 09:17 am
Heehee...I'm BACK...sorta!

I love real internet...and no one being in the office!

I don't really have much to say. I like my new job...even though im not a fan of my boss. I had a phone interview for the senior RA job at Humber that I think went well. Convication was super fun...and now I am offically edumacated. And overall things are working out with Josh.

So that is the short version of my update of the last nearly 2 months. Lame I know...but I really do have to get back to work!

PS...I got a tan. ME...casper...got a tan!

Sun, Apr. 11th, 2004, 02:34 pm
Why didnt I do this earlier?

I hate papers...I cant write any more of them. But i have to...ONE MORE! I can do this...but I dont want too. FUUUUCK! Why didnt I do this yesterday when I got home? Oh right...got a better offer to actually go do something...other then sit on my ass and type. I hate papers.

After Tuesday...I never want to look at this EVER again!

Wed, Apr. 7th, 2004, 09:53 pm

1 day left...and its almost over!



Been at the lab ALL day...heading home now. Computer is still being shit...so I thought I would up date now! Hope everyone is doing well!

Mon, Apr. 5th, 2004, 12:31 pm
My absolute favorite word in the english language...

MAYBE!



Heehee...evil.

Mon, Apr. 5th, 2004, 01:15 am
ATTENTION.

T-70h 45mins


sleep is now...atleast until 700hours...then back to it.

This soldier is off to the barracks.

At ease.

Sun, Apr. 4th, 2004, 10:56 pm
OWIE!

Oh the cheast pain! OWIE OWIE OWIE. Where is that paper bag when you need it?

73 hours to go...

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