Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Year 2008

It's been a wild ride, my friends. Here it is, lengthily summed up. Enjoy, and see you next year!

2008 began with fireworks and Andrew whining about his sore foot. I gave myself a mohawk which no one liked. Jerks. I made it to my 100th blog post. I finished a book that was a long-time coming. We succeeded in contesting out Remote Sensing exam marks. I house and cat sat for a weekend in a lovely home. I did my first sediment analysis at school. I hated living with Tim's mess. I sketched the plan for my largest painting ever.

We hosted a Geography pub night.

I skated on the Rideau Canal.

I dyed Amanda's precious hair.

I became a Guitar Hero.

Grandma celebrated her 85th birthday with lots of family and friends.

We took a chilly field trip. I saw The Road Hammers in concert. I was ambushed with a free lunch. I had my first real Valentine's Day. I spent a wonderful Reading Week in Renfrew.

I got green for St. Patrick's Day.

I got behing the wheel of a Zamboni for the second time in my life.

I accidentally edited all my friends to be coked out. We got a shit ton of snow. Project Runway provided us with a Fierce Hot Mess. I tried and enjoyed Dim Sum. I completed my masterpiece painting.

I burned up in the snow and ice on a trip with my friends from school.

I was a cowboy at a sweet hat party.

I played a game with the girls at the Museum of Nature.

Amanda allowed me to cut her hair. Norah yelled "Fire!" in a public place. Uncle Lyle turned 50. The Edgars put their house on the market, and prepared to leave the neighbourhood. I was minorly electrocuted.

I moved home to Tim Hortons.

The Musical Ride came to town.

Andrew and I watched his parents compete in the Ottawa Race Weekend.

Back in Renfrew, we participated in the Relay For Life. I got a job at General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada, Inc. I bought Bingo at the Great Glebe Garage Sale.

I met Yanik for a round of mini golf.

A day at the National Art Gallery went from sunshine to rain. I bought my first pair of sandals in like 10 years and absolutely loved them. I continued to enjoy working with my dad. Andrew and I reached our first anniversary.

I celebrated Canada's 141st birthday with 7 martinis, courtesy of the taxpayers. Thank you all.

I repainted and rejuvinated my bedroom.

I got locked in jail on the Ottawa Haunted Walk. I got my first credit card. I got a lot of free meals at work. I moved my things away from Tim's place, to Andrew's place. The people at work all drove me crazy.

I took a tour to forbidden places with Jenny and Andrew.

I kayaked for the first time, on Colton Lake.

I ended my 16 weeks of work at GE. I spent great times at cottages. My favourite model home was destroyed. I got strep throat. I reached a full year of blogging. Canada made me proud in the Olympics. Karaoke occurred in my living room. I got my full driver's license. I finally purchased The Nightmare Before Christmas, after 10 months of searching. I came out to my dad. I moved back to Ottawa to live with Andrew.

I climbed mountains in Gaspé.

I saw beautiful sunsets.

I visited a wind farm. I broke up with Andrew after 14 months. I visited Cantley Quarry. Momma went to Italy. My man purse changed my outlook on life. I visited the South Gloucester Sand and Gravel Pit, which sucked.

I made bad choices. Then I was way too creepy happy. I applied for tickets to the Vancouver Olympics. I went to Saunder's Farm with friends. I wrote a massive Feild Report. I learned that my eyes are technically perfect.

I turned 21. Americans elected their first black President while I watched. The Remembrace Day ceremony in Ottawa was a chilly one. Andrew ate his first grilled cheese, and it was a disaster. I discovered an advertising blunder.

I last my glasses and got some new ones.

I attended Momma's Christmas party.

I went to Montreal to meet Adam, which was a great day.

I celebrated early Christmas with dad's family.

I held the newest member of our extended family.

I made Momma cry with a book.

I enjoyed the best Christmas of my life, because my family rocks.

I rode an old bike and thought about the past, because you need to do that before you move into the future. See you all in 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Science and Tech

Friday I did nothing, but start getting a cold. Saturday, I didn't let that cold stop me from having people over in the evening and then goign out to the bar with them later. It was a great night.

Sunday, Jenny and I woke up [her drunken ass slept over, since she lives out in the boonies]. We headed off to Ottawa at 10am. We unloaded my Christmas presents at my apartment, grabbed my credit card, then we were off to Wal*Mart.

I wanted to buy a treadmill. A cheap one. I don't need anything fancy, just something I will HOPEFULLY use while I'm watching TV, etc. I hope you all pray for me that I'll use it. Anyway, I had seen one last week at Wal*Mart for $356 and planned to buy it. When I looked online for the directions to the Trainyards Wal*Mart in Ottawa, I noticed that it was on sale for $199. Awesome! Then, when Jenny and I got to Wal*Mart, we discovered that it had been reduced to $129 AND THEN $109. With tax, I bought a $123 treadmill. Sweet! At this point, even if I don't end up using it [again, pray for me] I will still have spent not very much!

Jenny and I went to Wendy's for lunch [mmm taco salad], dropped the treadmill at my place, and then were off to meet our friends at the Museum of Science and Tech, which very oddly, I'd never been to. It was a friggin' blast! Here are the pictures:

Jenny outside, while we waited.

We were on TV from up above! Sweet!

Jenny got behind the wheel of a Jeep.

Amanda tested an oldschool living room. Were chairs really that different back then? They sure were comfy! ... The creepy part was that the museum also showcased beepers, electronic organizers, and cell phones from the late 1990s. It's creepy that things from my lifetime are museum-worthy.

Bill was first to enter the sweet tunnel of Nortel awesomeness HAHA.

Everyone was too wuss to go into the web, until I forced them all to. So what if it was for kids? Even a mother came in to play with her kids after I forced my friends in! [Mando, Rebecca, Michelle, Jenny, Bill]

And me!

Rebecca rocked the boat [when she was clearly told not to, baby]

I "rode" a big wheel "bicycle" .. a post and some steps is good enough LOL

Jenny popped out of the window in the Crazy Kitchen. It was far less crazy than I'd been promised.

Finally, we found out what it would be like if we were extremely fat midgets. You should have seen our fat asses. Classy.