Well, I ended up getting an invitation to Google Wave, or at least the preview version they have up and running at this point... And I am very disappointed. It just reminded of when Hotmail switched to the new version a few years ago, and I still find it annoying- well, Wave is just like that!
I didn't get distracted by it at least, otherwise I might not get the 4 hours of sleep I will tonight!!
Google came out with a new program, called Google Wave. It looks pretty interesting, sort of like a hybrid of Facebook, Gmail, Blogger, Skype, ICQ, AIM, Jabber, and MSN all in one program, maybe throw a little twitter in there.
The thing with Google Wave is that you need an invite to use it...as if I don't have enough to worry about right now with exams...I really want an invite to use Wave!!! It'd be a great distraction, figuring it out and how to use it over the Christmas break... or between exams...
Anyway, if you've got invites left, feel free to send one along to saccampuslife [at] mta.ca
If you don't know what Google Wave is, here is the release from Google:
T'is the season! It is that time of year, crunch time. Christmas is just around the corner, you've got to figure out what to ask Santa for, what you've got to get for everyone, decorations, etc...and of course exams... I don't think it is a secret, I generally dislike exam time. Though I don't have a full exam schedule this term, I'm not looking forward to the ones I do have.
My friend Alex likes to brag about that fact that he doesn't have a single exam this term. What he usually omits from that conversation is the fact that he has 6 papers, of several million words each... Which is equally gross to so many exams, but at least you know what you're handing in, not walking into an exam blind to exactly what the prof is looking for. Ok, ok. Neither are fun options. With the end of classes though, comes Last Class Bash!
I don't know exactly what is going on for Last Class Bash (LCB) but, I'm sure it will be fun. The university Calendar is a bit funky this year, we usually end classes on a Thursday, have the weekend to study/get over LCB, and then exams start the Monday or Tuesday after. This year, our last class in on a Monday. So, we go from Monday Classes right into exams on Wednesday. No time to celebrate, unless one looks at it like...well, no studying can be compared to a party hahaha.
Well, I've got to get back to the pre-exam stuff that needs to get done; formal labs, papers, and lots and lots of reading!
I've been on a bit of a YouTube and other online distractions rampage over the past few days, and I wanted to share some of them with you all.
My friend Aly and I were having a bit of an office dance party/TGIF afternoon today. I decided it'd be fun to do a bit of a 'happy childhood' flashback moment. One cartoon came to mind, Duck Tales.
After our brief flashback moment, we moved on to other hilarity. At the beginning of the year the SAC exec did a little dance in front of the Frosh. It went a little something like this:
Now while my, self-proclaimed triple threat, twin may not approve of that clip as a dance, we thought we were pretty awesome, and ended up doing a Christmas themed dance too...ok, it's really just our faces pasted onto Elves, dancing to disco music, but it is pretty freakin' awesome.
Beyond the above, it's been a busy few days, with some good distractions. A friend introduced me, via their facebook status to a new website. Much like FML, this one is a submission driven site, and has entertained me for HOURS this week. The site is called MyLifeisAverage.com
There are posts such as:
"Today, my grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I thought he would be really depressed or sad, but apparently he's really excited because now he can hide his own Easter eggs. MLIA."
Anyway, time to get ready for the weekend. Lots of work to be done, Allie's basketball game to go to on Sunday, and the SAC Presidential race is underway...again.
It's official! Peter Mansbridge is going to be Mount Allison's next Chancellor!!! It is pretty exciting news on and around campus. The school had a lot of publicity around the "Big Announcement". None of us knew what to expect. There were rumours of course.... but a lot of people were surprised to hear that John Bragg was done his term, and that Peter Mansbridge is going to be taking over.
This was one of the best kept secrets at Mount A over the past few weeks. Students, Staff and Faculty were all sent hints and invitations like this:
And we were all asked to show up Monday, November 9th at 11am. The university put a lot into the event, CBC showed up, they had free food (essential when trying to attract students to an event) and after the ceremony, gave out over 250 copies of Mr. Mansbridge's book! Unfortunately, I didn't get a copy, but I'm sure there will be a few floating around campus. To the gals over at University Advancement, awesome event! Maintaining the tradition of excellence across the board!
That was the big excitement of this week. In SAC news, nominations for our 3rd Presidential election in this academic year (...4th over the calendar year...) close this Thursday (tomorrow) and we'll find out who's running officially. So far, only two people have put their nominations in, Trevey Davis, and Mike Glover. We'll see if anyone else drops off a form.
I find it so weird that the past few elections have had a consistent few candidates in the race, and now we've got two brand new candidates. One of them boasts some SAC experience, while the other is running for a SAC position for the first time. Both of them are or have been varsity Athletes and I guess we'll have to see what else they've got going for them once speeches and campaigning starts.
That's all for tonight folks, I hope you all had a nice day off from classes, and a good Remembrance Day! Till next week,
I realized today, as my twin brother who is an actor and lives in the big city and I were talking over the phone, that my blog has now been up and running for a year + one day. I also came to realize...my family is now reading my blog... I just don't know how I feel about that.. While I come up with something:
Finished the song yet? Too bad, I'm still trying to come up with a witty post that will make my, soon to be successful actor twin brother, and non-chancellory Peter father, laugh.
Today we made our delivery to the Food Bank here in Sackville with all of the food goods we raised on Halloween, during the Trick or Eat campaign. $4400 worth of food, 1759 meals, and a lot of happy, less hungry people!! I am beyond amazed at the success we had this year, and a huge shout-out has to go to the Campus Life committee, and the rest of the SAC exec for making it a big success, Thanks guys!
Saturday night was the night of many events, after running Trick or Eat, I moved onto getting the student centre ready for the Halloween party that we were hosting that night, THUD.
THUD could have been a huge FLOP, we could have not been anywhere near ready for when the doors opened at 10pm, the bars could have been empty or understaffed, people could just rush the doors and trample over everyone trying to collect money and ID them. None of those things happened. The doors were staffed, the bars were great, the dance floors were packed, and it seemed as though everyone was having a good night.
The past few days have been recovery and clean up, and I ended up pretty sick and stuck in bed Monday and Tuesday. I've been in recovery mode today, still exhausted with a wicked cough, but I am on the mend...for now. H1N1 has hit Sackville, and a lot of people are sick around campus, but it is also that time of year when people start getting colds, and the regular flu, and other stuff. If you're sick, stay home! Don't go to class, it makes other people sick!
That has to be one of my pet peeves, sitting in an exam or in a class with someone in my immediate vicinity that has a cough or runny, sniffley nose, and of course doesn't have any tissues or won't step out of the room to blow their nose... but I am also aware of the fact that I've also caught myself as that person once or twice. Oh the joys of being a student, you know you have to go to class, but if you're sick, how sick do you have to be to justify staying home? Ever the question!
That's all for now folks, I'll try and upload some pics from Saturday night's Trick or Eat and THUD festivities.
It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I haven't got time to post much about it tonight, I am still sick and need to get some sleep, but I will have some time tomorrow to post. Until then, check out this youtube video, pretty cool.
A quick synopsis of the past few weeks:
1) New SAC elections for president...again.
2) Trick or Eat- HUGE success this year, I am beyond happy about how it went.
3) THUD- the super stud party that happened the same night as Trick or Eat, went off pretty well, and we even did better than making it break-even. Yay for UNICEF and the local Food Bank!!
4) Sick. After a crazy few weeks, I ended pretty ill, but I'm on the mend.