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I should really be studying... [08 Dec 2005|10:54am]
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Friday I caught a purse-snatcher who stole highrise's purse (30 points). In June I gave clarinutter a life-saving blood transfusion (50 points). In July I donated bone marrow to cosmicastaway in a life-saving procedure (300 points). Last Tuesday I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points). In January I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points).

Overall, I've been nice (630 points). For Christmas I deserve a toy train!


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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Friday I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points). Last Thursday I gave highrise a kidney (1000 points). Last week I gave aemasu a life-saving blood transfusion (50 points). In November I ate my brussel sprouts (1 points). In May I ruled Canada as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points).

Overall, I've been nice (1675 points). For Christmas I deserve a Lego set!


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And then there's this one...

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In October I ruled Asscrackistan as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). In August I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points). In January I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points). Last Friday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, bun_bun (-5000 points). Last month I gave honourbound a life-saving blood transfusion (50 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-5400 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!


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Okay. Time to study again. :( Wish me luck.
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SAMANTHA! [10 Oct 2005|02:15pm]

Sorry to the rest of you that I don't have time for a real post, updating while visiting relatives, will try to make a real post next week.

Love you all, having a great trip. Take care and stay safe.
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[18 Sep 2005|08:17pm]
[ mood | loved ]

Hey everyone. I don't really have the time to be updating right now, but I will anyway, mostly because I need something from all of you.

As most of you know by now I'm a Brownie leader for a group out here and to help with fundraising since we're a very poor unit we're collecting a variety of things and it is my hope that you can all help with the collecting and that you can either mail the stuff to me or that I can pick it up when I'm home at Christmas.

So here's the list:

Campbells Soup Labels - we need the front of the lable as well the the UPC code, attatched, so really, the whole lable.

Used stamps - if you ever get mail with actual stamps on them, please cut out the stamp leaving a 5mm margine around each of the edges where possible

Pop tabs - you all know that I've been saving these for years and now I'm asking you to join me. Just take a second and remove the little tab that you use to open the can before you dispose of the rest.

Old eyeglasses - I'm not expecting to get any of these, but if you do happen to have any glasses that you're no longer using we don't get any money from them, but we're collecting them to send to a company who takes them to Africa and fits people there with them

For now that's all that we're looking for but if we come up with anything else I'll definately let you know.

Also, in the next month or so the chocolate minty cookies will be going on sale and while I'd love to be able to sell to all of you the shipping would be outragous. But for those of you who want cookies, Saskatoon area isn't allowed to sell them door to door, but let me know and I'll put you into contact with the appropriate people.

Love you all. Sorry I don't take the time to post more often, I've just been so engrossed in studying and working and swimming, and everything else that I've gone and gotten myself into in the past month.

Take care and stay in touch.

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Today Is A Good Day [09 Sep 2005|11:18am]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

I woke up this morning to the sun blazing in my window and something like 6:00. Why the sun is up that early I'm not sure, but it was, and it was all warm and happy as it shone on me laying in my bed. So, since I wasn't actually planning on getting up until 7:30 I rolled back over and threw my blanket over my head and fell back to sleep basking in the suns glow. I was so comfy that I failed to hear my alarm clock until very nearly 8:00 at which time I was forced to sprint out of bed, into the shower then out of the shower, into my clothes and off to class, and while I wasn't late I managed to get there right at the back of the rush so all the good seats were taken and I was stuck sitting next to some pot head whos smell gave me a headache. :(
But then class was somehow awesome. I followed everything that the prof said, I didn't zone out at all and he even finished his lecture ontime which was a plus because I had to be somewhere 15 minutes away but I really only had 5 minutes to get there. I didn't make it in the five minutes that I should have, though that was due in large part to the stupid elevator that insisted on stopping on every floor, and when you're going up 13 floors in a really old, really slow elevator, its a pain in the ass. But then I got to meet Annie. She's a PhD student doing studies on space motion sickness and she's interested in using me as one of her research subjects. So yeah, I get to be a lab rat, and make some decent money while doing it. Go me!
So I come out of the meeting totally psyched, cause Annie is actually pretty cool, and she's got me all excited about the research that she's doing and I hear the most wicked crack of thunder imaginable. The windows of the building were shaking, and when by windows I mean walls, which are all made of glass, its a pretty impressive site.
I look outside and you can't see more than five feet in front of you the rain is pelting down so hard, so I rearrange my back pack so that the important stuff is in the waterproof part, so you know, I don't go destroying my laptop by giving it a bath, and I venture out into the rain. I'm soaked through my shoes, socks, pants, sweater and t-shirt before I've reached the end of the block but I don't care. I've got another 15 minute walk home and despite being hypothermic and unable to feel my hands or feet for most of the walk, it was SO worth it.
Now I'm sitting at my desk watching the rain pound the leaves of my tree, thinking about how toay has the potential to be another nearly perfect day, but how I know that something, some stupid little thing will come along and ruin it all.

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[06 Sep 2005|08:16am]
[ mood | lonely ]

So I've officially decided that physical chemistry is going to be the death of me. It may only be the first week of class but I'm more lost than I could ever imagine.
On another note, I'm more bored and lonely than I thought was humanly possible. My apartment is on one of the major streets in what we refer to as "The McGill Ghetto", so every night until about 2am, last night until nearly 4, my street is bustling with people, which normally would be fine, but since I'm a loser and I'm not going out with any of them, it sucks. It reminds me of just how alone I am here, and just how big, and empty and quiet my apartment is.
God I could use some company, or a friend, or something.

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[02 Sep 2005|04:33pm]
[ mood | satisfied ]

As I sit on my brand new IKEA matress with its satin sheets and listen to the rain pour while the breeze drifts into my opened window I am reminded of why I love this place, of why despite everything, I choose to make this home.

I know that I am going to just love my first class, Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology. Molecular Biology is going to be more than a little bit challanging, but it should be interesting none the less. Physical chemistry will be nothing but a daily hour of torture with a professor who speaks about as much english as I do cantonese. That may be a small exageration, but give me a couple of months and I am sure that that would not be the case. The prof tried to make mamilian physiology sound scarier than I think it needs to be, but I suppose that only time will tell. Organic chemistry is rumored to be the hardest course that a science major will ever take but I'm ready and waiting.

This is going to be a good year.

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I HAVE A PHONE NUMBER! [26 Aug 2005|03:59pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

Not that I'm giving it out on here, but I have a phone. And even though its a cell phone, I get unlimited incoming calls from anywhere in Canada, which means that any of you can phone me whenever you want. I don't have caller ID so I will be selective of when I'm answering it, but I HAVE A PHONE! I no longer feel totally isolated from the rest of the world.
YAY!!! This is a good day!

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OMG! lol. [26 Aug 2005|12:51pm]
So, I'm starting to get moved into my new place. The furniture is all where it needs to be, except for the futon, but that will come. My bathroom is getting cleaner, slowly, and my suitcases are starting to empty into their appropriate places. I have curtains, but nothing to hang them with and loads of pictures, but no where to put them. I went out looking for the cell phone place today and got TOTALLY lost despite not actually leaving any streets that I wasn't already familliar with, but anyhow, I definately didn't find that, but I did make my way back to the grocery store where I picked up some more of the essentials and on my way back this addorable guy is sitting on a lawn chair in the lobby of my building. Now, considering that the lobby is seriously about 4ft square, his chair was preventing me from getting to the stairs and up to my place so he stands up to let me through and I realize that he's got to be about 6'3" and as he greets me, Good Day, which was SO cute, I realize that he's french too. lol. Anyhow, I'm helping him and his almost as cute brother move his stuff in and it turns out that he's not just in my building, he lives accross the hall from me, so I've finally met someone in my building, and he's HOT, and yeah. Today might turn out to be a good day after all. ;)
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[24 Apr 2005|11:42am]
Well, I'm actually leaving. Hoping the bus to the bus depo in about 15 minutes. I should be home before noon on Tuesday. I'd suggest talking to my mother if you wish to know more.

Being that I'm a total loser and I've gone and gotten myself addicted to CSI Miami, and the episode tomorrow is supposed to be kick ass, I'll give my first child to anyone who will tape it for me!

I'm very very giddy right now but that will wear off as soon as the drugs do, and then I'll get to take more drugs
to try and make me sleepy and not sick for the duration of my trip.

Why do I always have to get sick during exams? Why am I always so good at that one?

Speaking of exams, I think I passed them all! YAY! Calculus was my scariest class and I found out yesterday that I did indeed pass. Go me!

I want to see everyone at home but if I'm a bit of a recluse (I don't care if I spelt the word wrong) I think you'll all understand why. We've got four whole months of summer this year and its going to be great.

I must be on my way now. Take care, stay safe and see you soon.

With love, presently from Montreal,
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I SO SHOULD BE SLEEPING! [12 Apr 2005|02:50am]
I so should be sleeping right now, what with the whole being 3am thing, and my having class at 8. Actually, that's not as bad as I thought. Still 5 hours, I've got time. So since I don't actually feel like writing anything tonight, I'm too sick of thinking, I shall mindlessly fill out surverys, and lots of them. And this time I'll actually post everything that I do, not just the ones that I necessarily like or agree with. :)

Here's hoping that I do this right... Read more...Collapse )

Okay...I think that's enough. Night y'all.
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Something You Might Want To Know [01 Mar 2005|09:29am]
[ mood | blah ]

Self Injury Awareness Day - March 1st
1st March is Self Injury Awareness Day.

SIAD is a global awareness day, and yet it is not supported by any nations' governments, because it is a grass-roots idea. Somehow, in the mists of time, the date was set as the 1st of March, and organisations around the world make extra efforts to raise awareness for SIAD.

The colour for SIAD is orange. Some people wear an orange ribbon, but in the past SIAD bracelets have been worn:

- Orange beads if you self harm;
- Orange and white if you used to;
- White if you have never self harmed but understand.

Hello From Texas [21 Feb 2005|07:11am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Hey y'all! lol.

I've been wanting to say that all weekend, which, by the way, was amazing.

My flights were totally uneventful but as usual, security and customs were a bitch. Gotta love when you're that random person who gets everything but a cavity search and that was me, both at security AND at customs. What fun!
Customs also loved the fact that I didn't actually know where I was going, aside from Dallas. Improve points go to both Ash and I for the wonderful stories that we made about out long lost UofT bother. lol. Probably not a good idea to lie to customs, but it got us here, didn't it?

Chad actually did meet me at the airport like he said he would, which was cool, he was just in the wrong terminal, but thanks to some stealthy breaking into my appartment by Quincy and Lily his phone number was found and he was soon located!

The show on Friday night was awesome! Even though Stacy was sick, the atmosphere and the energy that the crowd gave them was just phenomenal. Pilotdrift was incredible live and The Color, once you get over their sounding a lot like The Cure, were pretty good too.

Before the show we went to this super cute cafe, Cafe Brazil, where the waitress totally ignored Kim and I, but whatever. I met a few of the boardies, saw the band and talked to Boyd, who was totally floored to see a Canadian at another of their shows. I wasn't even the one to see Chauntelle, she saw me and asked if I was at the Toronto show. I could have just died that she remembered who I was, and that later, she remembered Ash too. Everything about that night was amazing.

We went back to the coffee shop after the show and met some more super cool people and Ashleigh and I decided that Texans, namely Eisley and Eisley forum members, are indeed the nicest people on the planet.

Boyd can't wait to see us in Montreal when they tour with NFG, and I promised him a load of fans so all you Montreal people better help me out on that one!

Saturday was like the laziest day ever! We all got up at like 8, but we didn't leave for McDonalds til after 10:30.
I had a parfait for breakfast, man have I missed those things. We wandered back here the long way and saw some cool buildings and stuff. I'll post pictures once Ashleigh shows me how. We layed around and watched some really strange spyish movie til Chad had to take Kim to the airport at which point I fell back asleep and slept til he came back. I drifted in and out throughout Drop Dead Gorgous and sometime after that we decided to go to Good Records, coolest record store ever where we heard Pilotdrift again. They weren't as good, but I think a little record store with little to no accousics or lighting contributed to that effect. After we went for pizza, and CHOCOLATE fortune cookies. Yeah, chocolate. They were weird, but good. Then we came back here, threw on Napolian Dynamite and everyone except Steve and I totally zoned out. Oh yeah, Steve came over before we went to the record store. It was awesome seeing him again. Man I've missed him.

Yesterday we went out to the Fort Worth Stock Yards, which is about as Texas as you can get. We saw a mechanical bull, a couple of long horned steers, um...lots of bikers, which I think just served to replace the cowboys that should have been there. It was pretty cool. Last night we watched Garden State and I made the guys vegitarian stirfry and rice. I think it's the first time that they've eatten vegitarian in their lives, but they ate it, and went back for seconds, so maybe they thought it was good.

Chad crashed pretty early, before the movie was over even, so I headed into Ginger's room for the night, where, I unfortunately didn't sleep at all, but whatever. Wandering around the internet can be entertaining. lol. Or not, but you know.

I need Ashleigh to show me how to post pictures because I've actually got a few good ones, which is amazing for me. We all know that my pictures usually suck, but they should appear later today. *crosses fingers*

Love ya all! Hope your breaks are or were cool and relaxing, see you soon!


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[16 Dec 2004|05:36pm]
[ mood | pensive ]

Yeah. I know. Half of your jaws have probably dropped to the floor seeing my name appear on your friends lists again. It's been, what, two months since I last posted. That's not that long in the grand scheme of things, but I won't get into that here.

There's so much that I could say, but there is really no way to say it. I've been thinking about how to say everything that there is to say and I haven't come up with anything, beside, WOW!

My life has changed a great deal in the past four months and in a lot of ways, I've been through hell, but I've survived, thanks to my friends. All you guys deserve a lot of credit for that, but some of the credit needs to stay with people here as well.

It's difficult to believe that just four months ago I was sitting, just like this posting in LJ from the comfort of my computer, in my room, in my house, in my home, Saskatoon, and now, I'm doing the exact same thing, but it's from my home in Montreal. You wouldn't think that picking up and changing everything could ever feel so comfortable, so right, but it does. I love it out here and I don't regret, for a single second, that I made this decision.

Everything that we do, we do for a reason, even the things that are dumb, stupid, idiotic, moronic, or even just plain old bad ideas. Every tiny thing that we do, from deciding to say hi to a stranger as we pass them on the street, to being late to class, to leaving studying for a final exam until late the night before, to being the one that people come to when there is no one else, is done for a reason. And if we can take those decisions, and look for the reason behind them, we learn to understand our decisions, and in turn our selves and it is with that this whole experience, our lives is really all about.

I'm sure that's not the kind of post that most of you were expecting to read from me, and honestly, it's not what I sat down here planning to write, but it's the truth. That's what Montreal has been for me in the grand scheme of things. Sure, there's lots of little stories that make that all make more sense, and maybe one day some of you will know them all, and maybe you won't, but that's okay too.

I leave Montreal for London in tweleve hours and then, in on Sunday, at 8:20pm I'll arrive back in Saskatoon. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I look forward to seeing you soon.

With all of my love, Cathleen.

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[26 Sep 2004|10:21pm]
[ mood | crazy ]

Your LJ Prison by redfrog021
Favorite Deadly Sin
You are convicted ofBuggery of a Midget Clown With a Balloon Amimal
And sentenced to5 years
Abusive redneck guardhonourbound
Easy to bribe guardbrightlyobscure
Wants to make you their bitchspeedingcars
Drops soap in the shower on purposeteddy_bear_guy
Works in the laundry and smells people's undiesbun_bun
Comes to see you for 'conjugal visits'newsong
Quiz created with MemeGen!


I would really love to update and tell you all everything that's been going on but I got blessed with the luck of having three midterms and three major assignments due in two days a week from now so I will be hiding in textbooks and liberaries until then, and no, I am not looking forward to it!

As far as what there is to actually tell anyway...
~ Toronto was amazing. I didn't know that five random people could have such an amazing time together.
~ Um...I failed my first university test! GO ME!!!!!
~ I didn't even get considered for a lifeguarding interview :( BOOURNS!
~ I got another job. It kind of sucks but it's kind of fun too. Long story.
~ I made the synchro team. Junior team, but I still made a team, so I guess that's okay.
~ Um...um...I miss you all lots and I can't wait til I get to go home.
~ I've only broke down and totally lost it once since I've been here, which means once in five weeks which has got to be some kind of record, for me anyway, I guess that's good.
~ I signed up for and got accepted into WalkSafe and had my first shift with this really nice guy, Thomas, last Wednesday.
~ I got accepted as a volunteer for Montreal Blind Swim, no money, but it's going to be so much fun.
~ I haven't heard anything about Jenna yet. :( I'm worried about her but I know that she's got a lot of people praying for her.
~ I haven't talked to like anyone, except Andrew for three days. :( I miss people :(
~ I haven't got any mail, except for stupid evil bills for nearly two weeks :( Getting mail makes me happy. *hint hint*
~ Um...um...um...I need to go back to studying stupid boring biology and stop procrastinating but I love you all and I miss you like crazy.
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Dollar Theater? [03 Sep 2004|04:24pm]
I know that this has already been asked but I have been searching through the archives and I can't seem to find the post that I am sure someone made about a Dollar Movie Theater or something in Montreal? If anyone knows anything about this could you please post here or e-mail me at swimmer_13_13@yahoo.com
A group of my friends and I would really like to go out but we are all nearly broke university students so if you could please help us out that would be wonderful.
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[30 Aug 2004|01:22am]
Maybe not as cute as Twyla but I dare say that I appear to be a little bit more interesting...

If you were a cat!
Name / Username
Your age would be: 6 weeks
You would look like:
This QuickKwiz by schmeanna - Taken 26059 Times.
New - COOL Dating Tips and Romance Advice!

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[29 Aug 2004|12:51pm]
[ mood | lonely ]

Wow. That last entry, with 13 comments, is the most comments that any of my posts have ever gotten. My journal suddenly seems so much more pathetic :(

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No Wonder University Students Are Broke [28 Aug 2004|02:51pm]
[ mood | poor ]

Holy crap little things like deoderant, shampoo, kleenex, Tylenol and such cost lots of money. $46.51 if you want to get specific for deoderant (the cheap kind, on sale), shaving gel (not so cheap but very much on sale), shampoo (no name brand, I'm sure that my hair will hate me for it later), conditioner (see previous comment), kleenex (nice fancy Royal stuff, because it was cheaper than no name), a little bottle of tylenol (24 tablets, regular strength to be exact), a hair brush (nice, but still decently cheap), some gummy fruit candies (you have to indulge on occasion), one little stick of lip chap (again, no name, cheap and probably crappy) and finally a fruitopia as it is ungodly hot outside today.
Fourty six dollars and fifty one cents. No wonder university students are broke!

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[28 Aug 2004|12:28pm]
Hey there.
I really don't know what their is to say beside yes, I'm here, and yes, everything is fine. Bus trip was long and mostly boring but that was to be expected, um...my room is no bigger than 2 parking spaces but the layout of the furniture and the storage space is actually very well done and keeps the room from feeling too cramped. My floor mates are pretty cool, which is good, um...our meal plan hasn't started yet, and doesn't start until Wednesday so I'm really not eatting much, a little of this or that when I bother to stop off at the grocery store but that is really about it. I'm going to try to stay on lj and update as much as possible but once classes start I really don't know how often that will be.

Hope that everyone is doing well, I am currently trying to catch up on all of the entries that I have missed over the last week so to end off, here's a stupid little quiz that I found which indicates to me that apparently I shouldn't be the one is rez that is hosting the parties.

LJ House Party by fayray
The DJbun_bun
The Drunkcosmicastaway
The Hottiesweet_buttercup
The Wallfloweraskicky
The Playerkiwikiwi
The Gamblerhonourbound
The Horny Oneclarinutter
The Crasherbrightlyobscure
The Love Interestxhurricaneashx
How many people got laid25
Chances the party will be a sucess: 27%
Quiz created with MemeGen!

Loads of love from Montreal,
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Yeah, I'm finally updating! [08 Aug 2004|10:46am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

I don't think I've updated in the last month, so here goes...

July 9-18 was Discovery. The weather sucked big time because it was either 30+ degrees, which would be nice if it weren't for standing on a beach with no shade for like 8 hours a day for 10 days straight, or it was storming, which usually happened at night and led to a lot of the girls having wet tents and wet beds. The highlight of the trip was probably getting to go back to Heritage Lake even though it was only for three days. I hadn't been there for two years and it has always been my favorite place to camp because it is such a beautiful and powerful plave to be. I wish that I had a digital camera so that I could post pictures for everyone. The mosquitos were terrible this year because they haven't had people to feed on all summer and lots of the were just hatching because it had been so wet outside. I felt so bad for Clara, one of the girls from Ireland because she wasn't used to mosquitos and all of the bites that she got got super huge and a lot more itchier than anyone elses did. But she was one tough cookie, just made the best of it and didn't complain about it or anything.
The greatest aspect of these camps has got to be meeting so many new people from so many new and interesting places. There was RoseAnna and Diane, from Quebec, who are apparently going to be my new family when I get to Montreal. Kathleen, a guider from Ireland was just amazing. I can't put into words how precious she is to me and how much I miss her, her co-guider, Emer and some of their girls including Sarah and Clara. There's so many more amazing people that I could talk about but I would go on all day and bore you all. The one last person that I do have to mention is Claire Brown. She is the reason that I was at Discovery, and really, she is a huge part of the reason that Discovery went off as wonderfully as it did. She planned all of the girls program activities and she did an incredable job. She's been comitted to guiding for many many years and she has always been a wonderful women who I really look up to. At the closing ceremonies all of her work in guiding was recognized by the national council when our national comissioner, Gretchen McCurdy presented Claire with The Beaver. Congratulations Claire!

After camp it was back to work. What fun! Stupid weather and not getting to work very much sucked cause not working = not having money but the weather network is claiming that the weather is going to be nicer now, so we'll see what happens. Lessons are half done and I think that all of my kids just might complete. That would be sweet!

Ash and Andrew threw a going away party for me, even though I wasn't leaving for like a month, but that's okay. It was nice seeing people together again and getting to visit with Stacy one last time before she left. Hope that you're trip is going good Stac, I miss you already and I haven't even left yet.

I registered for classes last Thursday and while I could get into all of the lectures that I wanted to be in, there was no space in the lab times that I needed to be in so I'm having fun arguing with McGill trying to convince them that they need to make more space in the labs so that I don't have to delay my whole schedual due to not being able to get my pre-requisits for my next term courses.
I still don't have my address but I do know that I will be living in RVC (the Royal Victoria College), but beyond that I really don't know much. I leave in 11 days, next Thursday, the 19th and arrive in Montreal on Saturday the 21st. Yay for 49 hours on a bus/in bus stations. No promises on how often I will update from Montreal but I will do what I can to stay in touch.

Ashleigh has gone and got me hooked on Eisley which had let to us planning a trip to Toronto to see their show on September 17th. Will post an itinerary and more info once it is available.

Yesterday Twyla and I hung out like all afternoon which we haven't done for way too long. I'm going to miss you too Twyla.

And finally, last night I went to see Jenna, which, while it was wonderful to see her doing as well as she is was heart breaking thinking about how much she's been through and how much more she still has to go through before she will be healthy again. Cheryl was telling me that they finally found her a possible donor and they are hoping to do the transplant in September, which means that if all goes well, she'll be healthy and back to being a beautiful little five year old, free from a life of machines by Christmas. I'm praying for you Jenna!

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