Ruminations. (aka: Masticate This.)


Let It Snow, Let It Snow… MAKE IT STOP!
December 3, 2007, 2:37 pm
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So far this season, it’s snowed a few times, but for some reason it hasn’t stuck around for more than a day or so.  (I blame global warming.)

Unfortunately, this lack of snow/freakily warm weather has certainly spoiled me. I’m Canadian, and I grew up in Saskatchewan to boot, so I should really be thankful that it took until December first to snow with no hope of it going away until spring.

But, it’s snowing again. And, it’s supposed to snow all week.

Therefore, I am taking my right to grouse about it. I don’t like the cold! There is a reason I wanted to move to Australia! There is a reason I still sort of want to, even though I know it’ll never happen!

Give me sand or dirt over snow any day, please. Yep, I’m not a fan.

It is pretty though, I’ll give it that. But… it’s cold. As snow tends to be. And so, I’m either cold outside, despite layers and layers of clothes, or too warm inside, thanks to layers and layers of clothes.

Winter is, overall, a lose-lose situation when you are north of 60 and have a tendency to prefer tropical weather.

Bah-humbug.

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The Return of Haiku Wednesday!
November 28, 2007, 3:22 pm
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… Microbiology style. Because I am just that amazing. And have a lab exam tomorrow. Yay! Learn with me, folks! You know you want to!

No titles. Just haiku.

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I R Fayl At NaBloPoMo
November 26, 2007, 6:53 pm
Filed under: being a grownup, lifestyle, school

What can I say, folks, it caught up with me.

I have two finals this week, both for the same course (one’s the lab exam, the other’s the lecture exam). I have two in the two weeks following.

My birthday was Friday. I’m 20. Never again will I be a teenager. That’s not such a bad thing.

I’m not even going to try to finish this NaBloPoMo thing for November.

November’s a bad month for this sort of thing, what with finals so close and all. I think I’ll refrain from these November challenges ’til I’m done school.

So, I’ll be in my thirties… great…



Hey, Shorty…
November 22, 2007, 8:33 pm
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It’s my birthday tomorrow.

I will be 20 years old.

I will never again be a teenager. Ever.

Frightening stuff, that.



I Live Vicariously Through The Music I Listen To
November 21, 2007, 9:50 pm
Filed under: arts, lifestyle

It’s sad, but true. Here are some selections from one of my favourite playlists, which I called “So I’m A Little Messed Up”. My playlist titles are very descriptive. 😀

“Hallelujah”. I have both the original version by Leonard Cohen, and the Shrek version, by Rufus Wainwright.
From Wainwright’s version:

“Maybe I have been here before, I know this room;
I have walked this floor, I used to live alone before I knew you
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch, love is not a victory march,
it’s a cold and its a broken Hallelujah”

“Seein’ Red,” by Unwritten Law.

“Don’t have much time for sympathy
But it never happened to me
You feelin’ down I don’t know where i’ll be when you come around
And now it’s time to make a choice,
And all I wanna hear is your voice…”

“Lover I Don’t Have to Love,” by Bright Eyes.

“I want a lover I don’t have to love
I want a boy who’s so drunk he doesn’t talk
Where’s the kid with the chemicals?
I’ve got a hunger and I can’t seem to get full
I need some meaning I can memorize
The kind I have always seems to slip my mind”

“Hate Me Today,” by Blue October

“In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So I’ll drive so fucking far away that I never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind”

“Dizzy,” the Goo Goo Dolls

“I wanna kick at the machine
That made you piss away your dreams
And tear at your defenses
Till there’s nothing left but me
You’re angry when you’re beautiful
Your love is such a tease
I’m drowning in your dizzy noise
I wanna feel you scream”

“Shaketramp,” Mariana’s Trench

“Try a little more
a little more
a little more
They slap you like a bitch
and you take it like a whore”

I mean, there’s also some good ol’ Coldplay, Johnny Cash, and Chopin on there… Gotta mix it up!



I See a Pattern/Repeating, Repeating/E’er Repeating Onwards
November 18, 2007, 6:35 pm
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How can something repeat onwards? Isn’t repetition cyclic? Oh, well, I never claimed to make sense.

I realize I missed another day. Oh well. It was a long day, and I was tired. I had an appointment to get my hair cut in the morning – it looks great now! And then, I worked an eight-and-a-half hour shift, so by the time I got home and ate, I was pretty much at my quitting point.

The latest episode of Dexter has me acquiring Chopin in great numbers. Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat Major being my initial acquisition, obviously, due to its prominence in the episode. I’m kind of falling in love with him. There’s something about his music that speaks to the emo-kid in me.

And really, what self-respecting university student doesn’t have some good Chopin on her MP3 player?

Organic Chemistry, in the meantime, is ruining my academic career.

That is all!



I’m starting to grasp at straws here, folks.
November 16, 2007, 11:35 pm
Filed under: lifestyle, school

Pushing the envelope today, aren’t I? I’ve come to the conclusion that I pretty much never have anything of interest to say, and posting every day certainly amplifies my awareness of that.

My birthday is in one week. I’m going to be twenty. How frightening.

I am exhausted, but that’s no surprise.

I get my hair cut/styled/whatever tomorrow, so that it actually looks half-decent for my birthday, yay! I also work an eight hour shift tomorrow, which really sucks, boo!

Um. I really don’t have much else to say.