Monthly Archives: November 2009

Trip to T.O.

This post is LONG overdue and I feel so bad in the delay. I remember writing it and putting it off  but never bothered to come back and post it. I’ll try to finish off quickly at the end so unfortunatley it’ll sound a little rushed but I’d feel much worse if I deleted it entirely. I really must do a better job of posting content on here.

***Originally dated for sometime after the weekend of Nov 28th (so behind, I know)

I decided to pay a visit home mainly to pick up my washed laundry that my parents took home for me. I also decided to hang out with a few friends and see where I could go get some food.

It was weird going home considering all that’s happened. I can only imagine how weird it would be when my parents are back there. My main reason for returning home was to pick up and do more laundry. The laundry machines at my old apartment were far too expensive and although I know paying $70+ more for a ticket to go home negates the previous costs, I prefer my laundry machines at home. I love all the settings and it get my clothes done right. I also went home to see my sister, keep her company since she now spends her day with a family friend that she’s not exactly close with.

Friday I arrived in town at about 2pm. My family friend picked me up and took me home. Saved me the trouble of a semi-long bus ride with all my stuff. I then raided the fridge when I got home because back in Kingston, I hadn’t gone grocery shopping since my move-in. I was hoping to save my money as much as possible to splurge a little on food in toronto especially french macarons which I sadly did not get.

Friday night my friends came over in the evening to watch movies and hang out. We also made a trip to the Tim Horton’s across the street. They often come over just to hang out and its nice since my home ends up being a place to chill. Makes it easier for me since I live out of the way of others and I don’t drive so I would end up having to bus alone to go home if I had to hang out somewhere else. I believe we watched UP and the Proposal. I will admit I went overboard on food on Friday, eating pizzas, dumplings and timbits. Again keep in mind that I hadn’t eaten meat or anything in the junk food category in ages, which is probably good for my health but not on my need to satisfy cravings.

Saturday I went to an Queen’s Alumni event with a very good friend of mine. It was very weird being the only current student surrounded by very apparent alumni. A nice guy from graduating class from the sixties talked to us for a while. I always love alumni, esp the older ones. They truly make me appreciative of the family that I’ve entered into by being a Queen’s student. They definitely show with pride their Queen’s tricolour. We were there for the Vanier Cup finals which we watched the last 3 mins of and of course, in keeping with Queen’s awesomeness, we won. National champs! After that we headed back to my place to eat dinner and have a quick chat before she had to go. Sunday I spent packing and travelling back home where I was welcomed back by the stress of my pending paper. What joy!

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I got featured!

From time to time, I like to check where my views are coming from. WordPress does a good job of detailing to you to the best of its ability where your hits are coming from. Well I was unbelievably shocked to find out that my recipe for stuffed french toast made its way on nutelladay.com recipe section, the very section that inspired me to create that recipe in the first place. I don’t know who emailed them to suggest my recipe should be added to the list but I’m grateful and I think it’s SUPER cool. There’s so many other wonderful recipes on there and I’m looking to hopefully try some of them and maybe make more of my own for the future. I’m just so overjoyed at the idea that someone read my post and thought it decent enough to feature on there. very very very cool! =)

*yawn*

It’s surprisingly been a long day. I quickly glanced over to the restaurant across the street (my new method of people watching) and have discovered it closed meaning that it must be 9 and sure enough it is. It feels more like 2am to me and I’m fighting every urge to crawl into bed, get warm and cozy and fall asleep. I’ve been attempting to write one of my 2 essays due tomorrow (the shorter easier one) and although I have approx 1500 words, the concepts are all jumbled on the page and is in serious need of editing which is how I’ll be spending the rest of my night. As for my other essay, the one I already got an extension on, I will attempt to work on it right after this essay but something tells me that I won’t make it in time to hand it in for the 4pm deadline. I feel bad as I already got the extension but can it really be considered an extension when you have another essay due at the same time.

As a random side thought, I was in the shower today and I was measuring my hair and well folks, it’s official, my hair is so long, it reaches my bum. MY BUM! I’m in such desperate need of a haircut but I can’t afford the $60+ bill that I’m sure it’ll cost to get this cut. Not only are salons expensive, they’re even more expensive when they have to deal with lengths like mine because when done right, it takes a long while to cut and style. *sigh* It’s depressing being broke.

On that note, I applied for 2 jobs this weekend either of which I would happy to take. One of the jobs I’ve applied for in the past and no one ever contacted me but on the listing it stated a different email this time so hopefully a different person will be reviewing and give me a shot. I’m in desperate need of the money as I  can’t afford anything. I paid my credit card bill yesterday which thankfully was about half that it was the last 2 months but still very bad. It’s funny because when I checked my unbilled statement, it’s completely blank because I haven’t charged anything in about 2 weeks and have no plans to until this weekend when I go home to Toronto and even then I’ll do so sparingly. If you knew the actual amount of money I have left, you’d be like, don’t be silly, that’s still a good chunk of change but I’m so scared that I’ll run out and literally have to starve the rest of the year. I’ve stupidly been torturing myself too by reading so many food blogs displaying tons of baked good or asian food and I’m sitting here living off of butter pasta and soup. *bigger sigh*

I guess this break has been long enough so I shall get back to writing. Wish me luck!