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April 28th, 2009


08:35 am - lazy bones
I have been so lazy since my school work ended.  I mean, I did have my wisdom teeth out and have been doped up on medication but still, LAZY is me.

Today I am being somewhat productive though.  I am dropping off my tax return (which is due in hmm, 2 days?).  Meeting up with the professor who agreed to be my honours supervisor, so nervous for this, I really have no idea what I'm going to say.  Then afterwards meeting up with the former PAWS (campus animal rights group) members to get the paperwork over with to transfer the 'power' from them to me and another girl for next year.  Then, I'm dropping off my job application at the library and my honours application package, fingers crossed!

I'd also like to pick up some seed-starting soil to finally start the seeds I bought awhile ago-tomatoes ('brandwine' heirlooms) and peas.  I know, I'm so late at starting seeds but I figure since here in Halifax, summer is usually always late to begin and late to end so I should be okay.

There, maybe by writing this all down, it will motivate me to do it all?

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April 25th, 2009


05:45 pm
Max went to the vet's yesterday to go through that um, rite of passage that every young male cat goes through.  The surgery went fine and he's been running around like his normal self.

But...

...he never got a bandana!  EVERY animal we have brought to this vet for a surgery has emerged with a cute little bandana.  Max did not.  Is it because he hisses/swipes/yowls and just generally attacks the vet and vet assistants?  Maybe, but I still don't think that's fair.  I am both offended and hurt on his behalf.

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April 22nd, 2009


06:48 pm
Stupid master's program that changed its admission requirements to needing honours or research experience which now leaves me scrambling to find an honours supervisor in a week when the honours application deadline is may 1st.

*hopefully* the prof i contacted will accept my plea.  

I really want to get into this graduate program (Master's of Health Promotion).  Ugh.  I should have listened to everyone and went for the honour's program anyway months ago.

Also, my face is now square shaped and feels like I was kicked in the jaw.

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April 20th, 2009


12:32 pm
DONE.

I passed in my portfolio of papers in this morning (which consisted of 83 pages!) and am now done for four months.

How to celebrate? 

By getting my wisdom teeth out tommorow!

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April 12th, 2009


09:10 pm
Hope you all had a great Easter!  :)

I ate wayyyy too much sugar today.  Ughh.  I have been eating rather badly lately in general, once school is over, I really need to get back on track.

Speaking of school, exactly one week from today, I will be done and starting my summer break.  I'll be starting it with getting my wisdom teeth taken out and I have tons of work left to do between now and then but hooray anyway.

Max has an appointment at the vet's tommorow, I'm definitely not looking forward to that as I cannot imagine him being all hunky dory to get a needle jabbed into him.  The poor, poor vet.

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April 5th, 2009


08:28 am

Urgh. Sick with the flu. Computer is STILL not back. Meaning that I had to get an extension for that term paper. Now it's due this thursday but it's not looking like I'm going to get my computer back in time due to a screw-up on the computer people's part. Tommorow, they're going to try to email the paper to me so hopefully that will work out. And hopefully they'll have figured out where the computer is ("It might be in Ontario....").

Good news. It's finally starting to look like spring! And did you know that if you take a branch with buds on it, place it in water, the blossoms will bloom after a few days?? I didn't! This was taken from a forsythia plant in my yard.

sign

Anyway, what is new with everyone? I miss you all. :-(

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March 25th, 2009


08:34 pm
Dear laptop,

um remember when you died on me last thursday?  well, I really think that you should be getting back from the computer doctor soon, you've had quite enough time to recuperate.  Because this stunt you pulled really is quite unbelievable considering it's the final two weeks of class. 

And I want my term paper back.  You know, the one that I have been done for months now and needs to be passed in next week.  That one.

So yeah, get back in my life soon, jackass.

-Ashley

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March 17th, 2009


05:23 pm
I spent more than I would ever imagine I would on a certain shih tzu's ear last night. At least his annual ailment is a sign of spring? And that it's super minor compared to last year's eye ulcer ailment? He's so goddamn embarassing at the vet's though, he will not sit still and the way he goes on and on, you would swear they were trying to brand him. I also get to be the lucky ear-drop dispenser twice a day for the next seven days.  Despite all of his problems, I still love him very much though.  (Ignore the slight evil-looking expression I have in this shot, ha ha)

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Ugh, I ate way too many "test" (I had to make sure that they were perfect of course) cookies that I baked for my presentation on veganism tommorow. I'm hoping that since tonight is St. Patrick's Day and most students are out having some irish fun then tommorow the classroom should be pretty empty? I haaaate presentations, I'm just soooo bad at them, I manage to make everything so awkward.

On a more positive note, new Joel Plaskett album + my ears=love. And I have fourth row seats to his show in May!

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March 11th, 2009


07:41 pm

Every year I make myself a summer reading list.  Every year, I manage to only make the tiniest dent in it.  Here is this year's list, which mostly consists of classics that I've been meaning to read quite awhile now.

Fiction:

Persuasion by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (might as well throw that one in there too, ha ha)
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
What We All Long For by Dionne Brand
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Non-fiction:

Blue Gold by Maud Barlow
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel
Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War by Stephen Kimber

This will be a growing list, if you have any recommendations, I'd be happy to hear them!  :-)


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March 9th, 2009


07:25 pm
My classes for next year (my last!  scary!)

Sociology 4451 The Environment & Society
Education 3305 Perspectives on Schooling
Sociology 3359 Young Offenders & Juvenile Justice
Sociology 3306 Sociology of Education
English 3331 History of Children's Literature (I'm really excited for this one)
Sociology 4452 Sociology of Work
Sociolgy 3343 Society as Drama
Sociology 3350 Women, Migration & Identity

Four more weeks of this semester, then off until September!  To be working full-time but I'm cool with that.  I'm also thinking of volunteering somewhere...maybe the ecology action centre or the museum of natural history (I'd be teaching kids!  aw!).

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