Thursday, May 31, 2007
ps - where do I go to get the visor tinted?
Afterschool, I have to ring the bell to get someone to let me in. Quite often, the teachers send a child to open the door. How do they know that I'm not going to grab a child and run off with them?
Their system does not make sense to me!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Yesterday morning I was listening to the new headlines on Sonic, and they mentioned a woman in Saskatchewan who walked into a Wal-mart store, gave birth in the washroom, and left 15 minutes later with out the infant. Charges had not been laid. (article here)
I don’t think charges should be laid in instances like this. I agree that she did not behave in the most socially acceptable way, but society over-looks the most basic foundation to our existence. WE ARE ANIMALS. At times we may have the brain capacity to force ourselves to stand upright, and dance pretty, and write and read and build skyscrapers, but at the end of the day, we are still animals, with animal instincts and animal reactions.
In our world, four-legged animals give birth daily. Some animals will deliver their offspring and guard them and care for them and nurture them. Other animals abandon their offspring. Others eat their offspring. Some may go on to have later births where they react in a different manner than the first. Forget that we walk on two legs and put us back on the level with these animals, because that is where we belong.
In times of stress, people sometimes do unpredictable and “socially unacceptable” things. Animal instinct causes most women to protect their infants, but not everyone has that innate ability. Sometimes, something can go wrong and even the “smartest” of women can react in a totally unpredictable fashion. It could be a long term reaction, or it could be a momentary lapse. The birthing process, and the pain associated with it, is more than just stress to a body, it a HUGE shock to the body's system.
My point is, I do not believe that society has any right to “press charges” against a women (and often they are scared, young girls). The threat should not even be present. By threatening this action, I imagine that most women who may snap out of it shortly are no less inclined to fess up to their lapse in judgment out of fear of being persecuted for it.
I do know that I have seen my own animal self-preservation instinct in action against my own baby. When Miranda was a few months old, I was cuddling her up by my neck. She was hungry and in her search for food, she bit my neck. IT HURT!! Seething in pain, the first reaction I had, of which I had no control over, was to hurl away from my body the object that was causing me said pain. My arms actually pulled her away from me, and held her out in front of me. Only some small thread of rational behaviour caused me to hang on to her, and stop myself from throwing her away from me. Did I want to hurt her… no! Did I hurt her... no.
These scared, shocked women, who give birth in private and abandon their babies, need to be treated with some understanding. Yes, these infants deserve to be treated with the utmost care and respect, but as society, we may have failed these women if they are uneducated and ill-prepared and alone.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Yesterday I was driving behind him and another biker came up beside him. At the red light, they chatted, and I thought it was one of those "club" things, you know where you automatically form a camaraderie with fellow bikers on the road.
Miranda and Taylor were in the backseat, asking what the men were talking about. I played out a conversation to them.
Biker on the right: Hey, nice VTX!
Scott: Dude, you know it! I just picked it up yesterday afternoon!!
Biker on right: Cool!
Scott: I totally need to hook my girlfriend up with one of those backrests. And then some saddle bags so I can carry a clean change of clothes and a razor, so I don't show up to ballet event looking like a greasebag goober.
Biker on right: ...
Scott: BTW, my girlfriend is in the car behind us. Stay away from my girlfriend.
Decorated with heart sprinkles (made with love haha). I ran out of sprinkles so I had to decorate the rest with pink and purple sugar sprinkles.
On Friday, I opened a letter from the John Janzen Nature Centre, that was addressed to Miranda. Inside, it congratulated her, saying her artwork has been selected as one of 14 pieces that was awarded FIRST place!! Her artwork will appear in the "Edmonton's Wild Backyard" 2008 calendar. The contest was open to all children in the city from grades 1-12.
As a first place winner, her artwork will be
- featured as a large image in the calendar
- on public exhibition at the launch event at the JJNC on October 14th from 1-4pm
- on public display at the JJNC for 2008 (and will be returned to her by Jan 2009)
I have not seen her picture, but she says it is of an american robin pulling a worm out of the ground, an owl sleeping in a tree, and three humming birds flying to some flowers to eat.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The boyfriend said, Bake me cupcakes!, and so I did. Who knew that one box of cake mix makes 24 cupcakes! I'd take come to work but do you know how hard it is to transport cupcakes without ruining the frosting and sprinkles?!!
I would post a picture of them all but Scott hasn't seen them yet and I don't want to ruin the surprise. He knows they are coming because when I talked to him tonight, he asked what I was doing. I replied, Eating frosting!
Something just occurred to me... I don't know when I started calling it frosting! I normally call it icing.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
This morning as traffic started to slow down (due to an accident) I noticed I started to grow extremely impatient and irritable and remembered how irritable and bored I would get during my drives to and from downtown, especially during the winter when it was dark and snowy and icy and traffic was so freaking s-l-o-w. And with the price of gas, it’s going to cost a fortune for such a long commute…
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I guess, due to the limited vacancies, I will probably have to take what I can get, N, S, E or W… I feel like I’m so screwed right now. I’ll be living in my car wondering why I bought such an itty bitty car.
ps – sorry for all the … ‘s I have been around too many people lately who like to … all the time…
Monday, May 21, 2007
I figured if I was going to watch the second movie, and then see the third in a couple of months, then I might as well watch the first one and get caught up from the beginning. So tonight I watched Identity... which I love! Then I started to watch Supermacy, and as soon as the truck goes in the water at the start of ther movie, I remembered that I HAD seen it before. I remember that the movie wasn't as good at the first one. I didn't like it much more the second time around, and especially after watching the two movies back to back, the second cannot compete with the first! None the less, I am looking forward to seeing Ultimatum when it comes out in August!!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
There is a boy in my art class who is very attractive. I have never done pottery before, and this was his second quarter. I had no idea how to glaze my work, so I asked someone next to me. He was nearby glazing his work and I looked over at him. Then he came over and explained how to glaze. He was standing so close I was able to look into his beautiful eyes. I realized later that I didn't even pay attention to what he said. From that point on, I have been thinking about nothing but him. My problem is that I want him to know how I feel but I am too scared. What should I do?
—Hopelessly in Love
You need a way to let him know that wasn't your eyes glazing over at his lecture on glazing. This is why Facebook was invented. Send him a "friend" request with a message saying you appreciate him helping you out in class the other day. Do not explain that you have also fallen deeply in love. Then he'll follow up if he thinks you two can make beautiful pots together.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Both yesterday and today I ended up behind the same ultra dirty van, with an ugly torn up Canada flag on the top of it. Seriously, it's like 1/2 torn away! That is annoying in it's own right, but what makes it worse is all the stickers it has on the back.
Yesterday I was stuck on the Capilano for what seems like an eternity, crawling along at a snails pace, being forced to stare at the pro-choice statements glued to the back of this vehicle. I know everyone has a right to their opinion, and it's not even the content that annoys me. I would be equally as annoyed if it were three statements about pro-choice, or pro-war or anti-war, or any other political statement. Heck, I would be as equally annoyed if I was staring at three Oilers logos, or three Metric stickers!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
- Dull Flame of Desire by Bjork
- If I Was Your Vampire by Marilyn Manson
- Sealings by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Mama's Room by Under the Influence
- Cut Off The Top (Timo Maas Dirty Rocker Remix) by Beatsteaks (to me, this song kinda sounds like a punk-NIN)
- Pretty Girl by Sugarcult (One of my all-time faves)
- The Diary of Jane (Acoustic) by Breaking Benjamin
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Pain must work wonders on him, because at the sight of me (and the bag of treats I was carrying) made him exclaim that I am the best girlfriend ever! Bottled water, Dr Pepper, beef jerky, and my stop at the mall was to pick $15 worth of Purdy's chocolates for him, especially the minty sicks that I remember him mentioning he liked. I totally am the best girlfriend ever!! (like that was ever in doubt) I even let him squeeze my hand, but it didn't hurt, so I know he was holding out because 4 hours in that chair, it must have hurt like hell.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Anyway, here are some pictures I took, when I finally did pull out the camera. I must say it was the earliest, and the drunkest I have ever left a wedding celebration, but it was also the funnest time I have ever had at a wedding reception.
I didn't even get a picture of myself, and I was looking super pretty! But I did get some of Scott looking smashing.
|Scott's Cousin's Wedding|
Monday, May 07, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
I want the rain to stop so I can wash up my car and put my new Fox sticker on the window!! I would have done it last week but Scott insists that he be there when the sticker goes on. I have been a very good girl, and the other day I was tempted to just hold the sticker up to the window to see what it would look like, but I refrained from doing that. I thought it would be cheating.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
It seemed sort of weird since no one has actually talked to me at the gym before, I mean aside from Scott, but I think when we first met I was the one who actually walked up to him for the first time.
The whole time I could hear Scott's voice in my head, Stay away from my girlfriend! haha! No need to worry, he's here doing construction work for his father's company and will be going back to Kelowna in a month or two (I wasn't paying all that much attention).
(crossing my fingers as I am about to click PUBLISH....)
FRIG! it's not working right! It published everything twice and hasn't updated the new post yet. grrr.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
- I was informed today that I have to move out of my place within 90 days.
- I locked myself out of the house and had to wait nearly an hour for a key to be delivered, wind blew my graham crackers into the garden, my feet turned purple from the cold, and I got rained on.
- I dropped an open can of soda in the car.
I exited the mall and saw that the light was red, so instead of crossing through to Churchill Square, I rounded the corner and continued walking past the CBS windows. Then I saw a gentleman with an armful of cute paper CBS shopping bags, and he looked at me and said, Excuse me, Miss... (he called me Miss! Not Ma'am, but Miss!!) Then he continued, Would you like a gift bag from CBS Radio?
That was how the lady I saw got her bag! You don't need to buy anything from the radio station, just for looking pretty while walking down the street (I was smoking hot on Friday) they reward you with a goody bag. (Yes, I do know that the looking pretty probably has nothing to do with being offered a bag.)
I took a quick glance into the bag, but didn't really examine the contents until I got to my car:
- a copy of the 2006/2007 Guide to Downtown Edmonton booklet
- an Edmonton Transit bus pass holder
- an advertasmint card for CBC Radio One
- a box of orange juice
- an Oatmeal To Go bar
- a CBS Radio water bottle.