Sunday, December 19, 2004

'Twas a Night to Remember

Well well well. Last night certainly was a night to remember. I came home from work last night to find my house overrun with people I don't know, seeing as my parents decided to host a catered Christmas party. With Thai food from the King and I, it was a resounding success I'd say. At any rate, I get the leftovers, which is really all that matters. I think maybe I should email Jason and tell him that I have many ziplock containers full of Thai food from the King and I sitting in my fridge. I wonder what he'd say to that? Only time will tell.

Speaking of Jason, he was the cause for last night's 'pilgrimage' to Morinville. Heather and I decided to drive up there to take some pictures of the ridiculously creepy graveyard that Jay and I discovered in the summer. It was just as creepy the second time around. I drove up to it, angled the car across the street as I did last time, and with the headlights shining through the trees onto the headstones, Heather and I decided that we weren't brave enough to actually get of the car to take a picture. We drove to the Sobey's parking lot to regather and restrategize, and went back. This time, pictures were taken, and we actually drove through the graveyard (ahh the line of headstones). Heather's comments about the headless horseman didn't really help the freak out factor at all. It really is the most frightening graveyard I think I've ever been to! And I have a lot of dead relatives. I've seen many graveyards.

Well, with our graveyard mission complete, we took a picture of us standing outside Rednex, just for good measure. And the idea of a photo diary was born. Needless to say, the title and theme of this was "A Night to Remember". I don't think Jason understands the significance of this, but that's probably a good thing. We spent the next 2 hours driving round Morinville taking pictures...

1 of me standing outside a Beauty Parlour with my hair done (heh)
1 of Heather walking towards the Morinville Credit Union
1 of Heather withdrawing $200 from the Morinville Credit Union
1 of Heather and I outside Rednex
1 of Heather and I standing by the La Maison Inn, by the sign that says 'Weddings' (we had veils made out of tp)
2 of us at our wedding reception at McDonalds
2 of Heather standing outside the Morinville Hotel, beckoning me in
1 of a closed door (the night to remember)
1 of me walking up to our honeymoon RV (it even had a bow!)
1 of me standing by a sign that read "2 bdrm house for sale. Legal"
1 of me standing outside the Remax office, pondering the listings
1 of Heather and I outside our new 2 bdrm home in Legal
1 of Heather, pregnant, struggling to get out of my car
1 of a very pregnant Heather walking towards the emergency room of the Sturgeon
1 of the resulting baby triplet gorillas
A few of me surfing on a shopping cart, just for good measure

That was the night to remember. Somewhere in there, we went to Mac's for some food. We were hungry. All-consuming fear while parked by a graveyard really does take a lot of energy! We spent like 20 minutes walking round Mac's (the one place in Morinville thats open 24-hours) and I think Tanvir, the employee on duty, was becoming rather agitated at our failure to just buy something and leave. It wouldn't have been so bad if Heather hadn't wanted one of everything she saw. We then enjoyed a picnic in the Mac's parking lot. All in all, it was a great evening, and I think Jay shall be suitably delighted at his gift. As Heather said, "he better pee his pants with appreciation." He can start peeing now. On second thought, no. I don't think I really need to know when he does that.

With that, I'm going to go and study for my last two finals tomorrow. Ohh the relief that shall be felt tomorrow night. Until then, goodnight, St. Albert!

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The fine art of procrastination...and a Chelebrity

That would be what I am doing right now. Procrastinating. I'm also eating gingerbread cookies iced with Toblerone, and a few Quality Street. I'm so glad I'm making productive use of my time. Today was Gabby's last day at work. That was sad...she's going to El Salvador, of which I am jealous. I want to go to El Salvador! Actually, anywhere but here would be nice. Preferably somewhere warm though, and somewhere I can enjoy good company...and maybe something else....LOL...the dots are there for a reason. (note to Heather: that was the worst code EVER!)

Anyways. For those of you who are interested, Heather and I managed to go for Midnight Mcflurries the other night without my car dying! It was quite a momentous occasion indeed, whose significance is hampered only by the fact that I bought a new battery for my car after it died last time. Because, as I have said before, dead things are funny. My dead car was certainly amusing...who knew that you could fry both yourself AND your car if you try to jump start it but do it wrong? I really should learn how to boost a car, given that, in the past 2 months, I have been in three different situations where jump starting a car was necessary. The most amusing of these was the time that me, Erin and Mikhaela called Ryan at like 11:30, asking him how to boost a car, because we wanted to drive Erin's old car (the trusty Celebrity, aka 'the Bitch', or, as just discovered by moi, the Chelebrity. Its a nice combination of Chevy and Celebrity. Chelebrity) down Seven Hills because we couldn't find a high school keg party to crash on a Wednesday night. Ryan refused to tell us, and Mike called me an idiot and said that we'd get ourselves killed. Or arrested. Hey, we were planning on wearing seatbelts! Needless to say, the knowledge of jump starting a car would be useful for the next time we plan such an endeavour. I wonder if Metro Community College have classes for that?

With that, I feel that I should go and study. Alas, finals are drawing ever closer...they are but 5 days away! Stay classy, St. Albert! (and good luck on exams for those writing) :)

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Long time, no post

The above could be taken two ways. Its been a long time. I have had no post (by post, I mean email). Conversely, its also been a long time since I posted. As Heather says, I've been blogulally delinquent lately...I haven't posted since October 13th. I shall have to rectify this. I never liked the word rectify. It always looked too much like rectum for me to be comfortable with.

As Heather mentioned in her blog, Pierre Berton died. Pierre was Naz and I's best friend. We will miss him dearly. He was even cooler than Pierre Trudeau, and for that we are forever grateful. Anyways, I will briefly recount the details of the past 2 months since I have posted.

Number of times my car has run out of gas: 3
Number of times my car has died in the middle of the night: 2
Number of times Heather has been with me while my car died in the middle of the night: 2
Number of times Pierre Berton died: 1
Number of times I've been hit on by random creepy guy in my psych 241 class: 7
Number of times I've played monopoly: 0 (this is unfortunate, I will have to rectify this also. Anyone up for a game?)
Number of times I've worn reindeer antlers in public: 1
Number of times I've been asked where I bought said reindeer antlers: 1
Number of times I've watched Days of our Lives: 15
Number of times I've wished Gabriela a Merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart: 8
Number of customers I've hissed at while at work: 4
Number of times I've worred about having a flesh eating disease: 0 (although this can't be said for Naz..."have you heard about the flesh eating disease? I hear theres an outbreak! Caused by some sort of microbe, apparently.")
Number of cancer scares: 1 (its been a good month)
Number of squirrels seen having sex on campus: 2
Number of times I've found Naz hiding behind a tree in quad: 1
Number of times I've listened to 'Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays': 1 (but its only December 2nd)
Number of orgasmic experiences I've had on the south side with Megan: 1

All in all, I'd say its been a pretty eventful couple of months. From now on, I shall try to post more regularly. I just got pretty caught up with work and school for a while there. And I got lazy. But mostly just busy with work and school. Not so much lazy. 97% busy with work and school. 3% lazy. With that, I must hit the books. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.