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Thursday, April 29, 2010
May is not coming soon enough. I am exciting for the next few months. I'm going to be busy with my first coop term planning Canada Day and the Summer Concert Series in North Vancouver. I had a meeting with a previous coop student in the same position today. I didn't realize how intense this coop term will be. I'm really nervous but excited at the same time. Other plans for the summer semester include intense Canucks playoff games, YWiB, work at CTS, Toronto Trip, Bard on the Beach, and walks along the seawall. It's going to be a great summer... I hope.

What are you people up to?


Week of Lasts

Monday, April 26, 2010
This blog has recently turned into a whole bunch of "schedule" blogs. It's very dry for all those that bother to read what's going on in my head. I think this will be one of the last "This Week" post for awhile. I hope so anyway...

26. CMNS 323 study group meet up
27. CMNS 323 final due 4.30 pm; Glee
28. Coop meeting with last year's intern 10 am
29. MS Walk debrief meeting 7 pm
30. LNO
01. Canucks round 2 game 1

The past week has been pretty eventful. I'm exhausted and I can't wait to just wind down and relax. Although I don't see that happening any time soon. The MS Walk was an amazing experience. I had a lot of fun. I don't think I'm going to talk about it much here just because I have a lot to do tonight. However, I'm going to mention my favourite image from that day.

The morning of the MS Walk in Richmond was gloomy with overcast. However, by the afternoon, the sun started to shine. The volunteers started blowing bubbles as a little girl with long blond hair pranced around on the bright green lawn of London Heritage Farm. It was such a beautiful, innocent moment that all the hard work, stress, and time I invested in the Walk made it all worth it.

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This Week

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I think I'm just going to pass out after this week. Rest for a week. Then start coop.


This week at a glance:
19. vs LA round 1 game 3; MS Walk final volunteer confirmation; HIMYM
20. CMNS 324 wk 8-13; Glee (Madonna Episode)
21. HIST lessons 13-17; vs LA round 1 game 4
22. CMNS 324 final at 3pm; HIST lessons 18-24
23. HIST 277 final 12pm; YWiB candiDATE; vs LA round 1 game 5; contact MS Walk foodsafe volunteers; make MS Walk donation boxes; MS Walk refine logistics
24. MS Walk required paperwork & materials packed; breakfast with him; MS Walk set up 1-6 pm
25. MS Walk 7.30-6 pm; vs LA round 1 game 6; SMA Social Social

...I'm scared


This Weekend

Friday, April 9, 2010
...a variation of my "Tomorrow" posts.

My plan:
.paper -Intersexuality and Sports
.HIST discussion 3 round one
.prep for CMNS Frosh Vice Chair interview
.paper -Corporate Sponsorship in Public Education
.HIST discussion 3 round two
.confirm MS Walk volunteers
.confirm MS Walk start times per station
.work -vs Calgary
.work -Black Eyed Peas concert

Next weekend plan:
.HIST lessons 13-24
.CMNS323 reading write ups wk 6-13
.MS Walk volunteer package


Money, money, money, must be funny, in the rich man's world

Mochachillo blended with yoghurt?

Yummy but expensive. It's cheaper than the alternatives such as Waves and Starbucks just because I get a free upsize (ex. pay for a small but get a medium) with SPC card, but $5 for a drink? Not exactly thrifty. I really need to watch my spending habits. I try not to spend much. I've started using cash only so I have to go through the inconvenience of going to the bank to get money. It helps... kind of.

Other budgeting ideas:
-write down what I spend
-limit outings per month
...any suggestions?

I may not stop my caffeinated drinks during crunch period (must stay up to write papers/study), but at least I'm starting to control my spending.

Oh, and for those who may think I'm in debt, I'm not. I just have a lot of plans in the future that require money. I enjoy my annual mini trips! I work too hard to not treat myself to a little get-away once in awhile.



Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I wanted to see how much I can save by throwing all my change (dimes, nickles, and pennies only) in a "piggy bank" everyday.

March: $3.04

...hmm, maybe if I want to save money, I should include quarters, loonies, and twoonies too.



Thursday, April 1, 2010
Tonight will define what I do from May 2010 to April 2011.

I am excited, nervous, and confused. Today I had the speech to run for SMA's Corporate Relations Director position with Bradley. He had a conflict of schedule so it was a one (wo)man show. The speech went well, but the Q&A was a tad nerve-wrecking. I'm decent in thinking on the spot... but to throw a 30 second pitch is something more challenging for me. I wish Brad was there. 'sigh'

Election results were supposed to be up by 11pm. They're not up yet.

---edit 6.45 am
I guess it's fitting that I update in this post since I did only find out a little less than 6 hours ago what the result is. Prior to the results, Bradley and I agreed that either way, it would be good news for us. (More on that later.) But no, we did not win this election. However, Bradley was contacted immediately by the opponent and asked to be his co. My thoughts on the election results? greed > improvement. Sounds harsh, but I'll explain later... time to go spend my day with people that didn't elect me... yay =)