Saturday, January 26, 2008

Random People

I sat looking at this screen for five minutes just trying to think of what to write. Nothing is coming to mind. Hmmm. I got home today around 4 p.m. and fell asleep as soon as I sat down on my bed. Now here I am, just woke up an hour ago. I don't know what I should do, should I go back to sleep and wake up extremely early or should I stay up for a while then go back to sleep later. I was going to post my Oscar predictions like I did last year put honestly I've come to realize that it's stupid. Why do I even care? Sorry to all you people who I made fill out my Oscar surveys every year. I think I had to pay one of my brothers once to fill it out. Sad. Change of subject... This Jamaican lady I work with named Novlet told me if she ever won the lottery she'd pay off my student loan, and if she won a really big amount she'd make sure I'd never have to work again. She's a nice lady. There's a few of them from the club who kind of look out for me. I really get along with that mean gay guy now. He apologized and now we work great together. I feel sorry for all of us at the club, not because it's a bad job but because every one has some problem. Many of them have cancer, which is really sad, I work day after day trying to pay off loans with no time to wash my clothes, some of them have really sick children, a lot them need surgery and are on a waiting list, some of them are in love with older women who they can never be with, some of them travel an hour and a half to get to work everyday, some of them are going through divorces, and some of them I'm sure are depressed. The cool thing about that place is the diversity of the staff. There are people from Egypt, Peru, Buenos Aries, Jamaica, Poland, Germany, Portugal, China, Jamaica, The Philippines, Africa, Mexico, Greece, Albania, Terrace B.C., India, Sri Lanka, The Ukraine, Morocco, and Cambodia. Change of subject... here's a huge amount of pictures of random people taken by Tamara, Kevin C, and I.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More Riverdale

You guys should check out Kevin's pictures of Riverdale farm. This guy can take a good picture.


Ok fine!!!!! Here's a picture!!!!!! Hope everyone's happy.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Ok.... my computer was down all today and half of yesterday but it seems fine now. Yesterday was my birthday :) I started off the day by talking with my mom on the phone, then I went and met Kevin and we went to Burger King for lunch. After that we went to this place called the Riverdale Farm. There were farm animals and stuff there. It was fun except for the insanely cold weather. I was stupid and walked over the frozen pond that had a huge sign saying "Do Not Walk on the Frozen Pond". Of course the ice broke and I had soaking feet for a few hours. Anyways, after that we went to Future Shop and I bought a new 8 GB I-Pod Nano!!!!!!!! It was on sale too. Regular $199, down to $169. After that we did some shopping, I bought a Calendar of BC, and then I met up with Josh who just went and saw "We Will Rock You" the musical with his brother. He took me for dinner to City Grill. It was really good and than we went to Demetre's, this restaurant famous for their homemade cakes and ice cream. I had the biggest piece of chocolate truffle cake with chocolate ice cream, it was amazing. After that Josh came over to play some Nintendo. It was a good day besides my computer breaking down. Here's some Riverdale Farm pics...

On our way to the farm, Old Cabbage Town.
The farm.
Caution tape. There was probably a dead body there at some point. A church across the street.
Horses with a residential neighbourhood for a background.
And finally, the ice I fell into.

Friday, January 18, 2008

This is a waste of your time.

Finally I get to post! Every day has been so crazy I hardly had time to sleep. Working in the Blake Lounge for lunch has been kind of stressful too. I'm still learning the menu and where everything is and it's always so busy. There's way too many steps involved when serving a guest. First you bring them water and a coaster, then you take their drink orders and bring them their drinks, then you ask if they want butter then place it on their side plate, then you bring the bread basket and offer them bread, then you bring them menus, then you take their order, then you change their cutlery according to the food they ordered, then you go serve their appetizer (usually soup or salad), then you clear their appetizer then serve the main course, then you clear their plates and serve them coffee and dessert, then finally you give them the bill. I usually have 20 people at once and when you have all those steps to remember it gets a little frustrating sometimes. The food is so expensive. For 2 people to have lunch it's usually around $60. Some of the members come everyday for lunch.

Did I ever mention my landlords daughter sings as loud as she can in the room above me. It almost sounds like she's singing in the vent so I can hear her better. She's singing Amazing Grace right now. Now she's singing Joy to the World. Anyways, I'm in the market for a new I-Pod. My battery only lasts 45 minutes, that's one subway trip to work. I think I'll buy it tomorrow. I'm really struggling to think of things to write about so I better just give up.

Monday, January 14, 2008


This is a post to Andrew Strickland. Andrew if your out there somewhere, if your still alive, if you lied and you really do read my blog, let me know. It's been 6 months since I've heard from you, we used to be like best friends. Where are you?!?!?!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Rebecca

I didn't go to the staff party last night, I felt too sick. I'm feeling a little better today. Anyway who cares about me, today is my cousin Rebecca's birthday! I think she's 17, pretty sure.

Happy Birthday Rebecca!!!!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

She Made Some Good Cookies

Hello. It's finally happened, I'm sick. Soar throat, runny nose, sneezing, occasional coughing, and fever. I've been drinking tea religiously and when I don't have tea I have cough drops. I'm going take a long nap after this and then I'm going to my staff Christmas party at the theater. A little late, but there very unorganized there.
I have a really weird room mate. Lately he's been outside at the door every time I get home and I made a little joke that he was stalking me, we both laughed. The next day he knocked on my door and was like "I'm not stalking you, ok." I told him I was just joking and I just thought it was funny that he always happened to be there when I got home. He got so defensive and was like "Why would you think that's funny?", then he called me weird. Then this morning at 6:15 a.m. as I was getting ready for work he slipped a note under my door that said "Did you clean the house a few days ago, check yes or no". I checked yes and then went to go give it to him. His door was opened so instead I just told him I did and then he told me how one of our room mates has never cleaned once and he's going to make sure he gets kicked out. He was going to get me kicked out too if I checked no. Somethings wrong with this guy.
As most of you know my dad's cousin Sherry Thiessen died a few day's ago in Vanderhoof. So sad, she was one of the nicest person's ever. It always happens to the good people. The funeral is tomorrow, my dad is a pall bearer. Sherry made good cookies :) Here's the link my mom sent me to an article on the car accident.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Kristen


So it's Kristen's birthday today, she's my cousin. I hope she's having a better day than me. I worked and then scrubbed the entire house. At work today I was insulted by a 50 year old, 300 pound gay man. I get insults all the time at work and I usually forget about it but this guy said something soooooo mean to me that I can't forget. I wanted to throw the tilapia I was holding in his face. All day he was being so mean to me. Later he dropped a piece of lettuce and yelled at me to pick it up. I didn't, I just walked away. Nothing two chocolate bars can't fix.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Bright Beautiful Important Memo

You don't have to read this, I'm just venting.

I think no one appreciates me at work because...

-Today I dropped $200 worth of rolled coin on my foot. It hurt so bad and no one cared.
- I mopped the entire theater entrance so one of my co-workers could go home early, no thank you from him.
- I made this bright beautiful important memo for the safe only to see it be torn down right after.
- Doing everyone else's work, no break for me.
- Till crashed, customer complaints, ATM machine broken, dirty carpets, mop bucket needs to be taken to the elevator and then brought to the ice room... send Stephanie to do it all!
- I had to carry $1500 worth of rolled coin across the building, it was really heavy! No one would open the door for me, so I had to set it all on the ground.
- "Hey, where's your ticket?!!!!"
"Ummm, I work here."

Whatever, they appreciate me more at the Club. Speaking of the Club, David Suzuki will be coming to speak at the end of the month!!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

TfC now TFMC, ewww.

Today I went back to work at the Club. It was so boring, I spent the entire morning just separating cutlery. They installed security cameras in random places. One of them is in the Simcoe kitchen where I work breakfast. Now I really can't slack off. All the staff who work in the Simcoe usually work hard until after 8:20 a.m. That's when the general manager walks in and says hello, checks on us. After he leaves we make ourselves toast, have coffee and read the newspaper. I hope they don't put one in the elevator because that's where I go to pull up my nylons and put on lip gloss. Interruption!!!!!!! I just got a package from Tamara! She sent me two tank tops, a sweater, two pairs of underwear, body butter, and two bags of chips, one of them being Old Dutch! Can you believe they don't have Old Dutch here? Growing up, Old Dutch was the ONLY brand of chips. Thanks Tamara!!!!!
I ran into Evan yesterday. Evan from film school who was my partner for many of the small film jobs I had. He moved to BC like a year ago. It was so weird, we walked passed each other and then both turned around. We talked for like a minute and then I let him go to spare him the awkwardness. Speaking of film school, Kevin was telling me they changed their name to Toronto Film and Media College, he also said they might be going out of business in the next few years. That would kind of suck if that happened because it doesn't look good on my resume at all. I went to an unsuccessful film school, hire me.
So on New Years Eve I worked until about 12:15 a.m., Talked to my mom on the phone, and then met Josh at his boss's condo. It was a good night, I made it home around 4 a.m. and then went out for breakfast with Josh, but it was 3 p.m. so it wasn't really breakfast. New Years Eve ended up being better than Christmas.

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