Friday, April 16, 2010

Every place I go...

Well well well. The time has come to pack it in, and say good-bye! For the summer that is, I won't be away from Sackville for too long, just 4 1/2 months.

Here is what the next few days look like:

- Finishing up papers that seem to never want to end. I honestly don't see myself getting these things done until after I leave... Writing essays in Europe? I don't think it'll be very fun, but it'll be necessary.

- Sunday evening: Last drinks at Ducky's! Regardless of if I am done my papers, I have to go out for a drink or two at Ducky's to say goodbye to some people before heading out. This will probably happen from 11-1, we'll see what happens.

- Monday:
- The moving/storage company comes to pick up my stuff, store it, charge me too much money, and then move my stuff into my new place in May. If I didn't have these guys, I don't know where my stuff would end up for the summer... My parents were not too keen on having it in the basement for 4 1/2 months.
- Move out! My landlord will swing by some time before 11am (hopefully, but with Charles, you never know...)
-Drive, long drive home, with whatever is left of my stuff.
-A late lunch with my Aunt, at my Uncle's restaurant and swing by to see the great-aunts and bid them farewell. They would probably disown me if I didn't stop by before going on a trip.

- Pack, pack, pack, pack, pack. I still have to pack all my stuff up, try and fit everything into one suitcase, and when that fails, into two and a carry-on. This will extend into early Tuesday morning, accompanied by food from my favourite chinese food place at home! The Soo Guy is delicious.


- Finish packing. Make sure I have the last minute important things, my work Visa, passport, some cash, and of course Peanut Butter- you can't get peanut butter in France apparently!

- Fly away! Paris bound via a stopover in Toronto for a night, and a quick stop in London.

On top of this stuff... I need to finish these ridiculous papers. I wish I had done more of this work earlier in the term, it just gets so crazy when everything gets really crazy the last three weeks of school. Redbull and diet coke will get me through this.

I will be positing some pictures and updates from France, and I hope to keep you guys in the loop about what I am doing over there!

Stay tuned for updates and info to come about my summer and experiences in France, as an Interpretive Guide at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial!

À bien-tôt!

See you in September Sackville!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

These are the types of things you Mother tells you not to tell her about before you do them, but call and let her know you're okay afterwards:

I really want to skydive again after watching this!

This isn't procrastination... the last two minutes are all about Kittenger, he was the topic of conversation in one of my classes for about 5 minutes... this counts as school work, I promise.

Dinner, Lunch, Snack, BREAKFAST!

Oh exam time, I love and hate thee.

I just made breakfast, after 1am for the 5th day out of the past 7 days.

Also, this is funny:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Proficient Procrastination

I have moved beyond the simple methods of procrastination and distractions. I no longer cookcrastinate (cooking to procrastinate). That is a lie, I still do it, but it accompanies other things, such as:

-watching ridiculous Youtube videos, then going to ask my prof for an extension on a final paper, getting the extension, and spend 10 minutes discussing ridiculous youtube videos!

- Facebook creep to an extreme

-Build new Google Maps of Mount A, stealing the photos from the University's website...

-Blog/Vlog/rant online via Blogger, Twitter, and Facebook.

-Enjoy reading Blogs- especially my favourite foodie blog !!

-Watch TV online...

-Try to remember the name of that song I heard at the bar last week and find it on YouTube using fragments of lyrics I vaguely remember, and only because I thought that the pepper-grinder like move was good for something like 'break your heart' or something. I really don't remember the logic behind it.

-Once that song has been found 40 minutes later, listen to 40 different covers of it

- Drift off an start thinking about how I am going to France in 6 days...

- Blog about my unproductiveness...

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Easter Bunny does Toronto & End of term!

Well well, how are you today? Tonight is night, or morning, number 4 of my late-night/early-morning marathons for academia! I think the record thus far was made on Tuesday, the good ol' 5:30am bedtime. It was great, I knew I didn't have class until 1:30pm on Wednesday, and I was going to sleep all day. That was my plan, until the construction crew started things up at 7am right outside my window... Coffee, Redbull and Diet Coke have reaffirmed their friendship with my body, gotta love end of term craziness.

I am really looking forward to being done and finished with this year, it has been a good one, but a challenging one.

I was in Toronto over easter, it was great, love the city, love being able to be independent now that I am pretty familiar with the basics of the TTC.

My twin brother, the one who will some day be more famous than he already thinks he is, was in a show at his college over the weekend, Pride and Prejudice. Now, I went into this hoping I wouldn't fall asleep 10 minutes in and be the awkward guy snoring in the 2nd row, leaning on what's-her-face's great aunt (they call them Ants in Ontario though...) who'd come in on a tour bus with 30 other family members but was the only one not sitting with the family and got stuck next to the snoring guy in the 2nd row... And turns out I wasn't that guy. The show was hilarious!! I loved it! It was one of the best performances I've seen all year!!

I got to see some friends from home when we went out over the weekend- I haven't seen my friend Sarah since she graduated from our high school- and I was in 9th grade at the time!

Now, I've been mentioning and dropping hints that I'm MOVING TO FRANCE for the summer through my past few posts... and well, it is all happening over the next 12 days. I have close to 60 pages of written work to submit, 2 final projects, an exam, a defense, and a lot of packing and cleaning then repacking to do before I can board the plane and say Adieu! to New Brunswick- and Canada- for the summer! Don't worry- they have internet in Europe... I hope! So I will be posting from there, some pictures and updates about the trip... the wine.. and the food! Oh the food is probably what I am most looking forward to, second to just being in Europe!

Alrighty, back to work for me. As my mother would say...and I am already embarrassed that I'm putting this online... Pitter Patter, let's get at 'er!