Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Didn't Do it (Shh Yes I Did)..

Hey guys!

Sorry for not posting in so long. Midterms are coming up and homework is starting to pile up and I'm honestly going crazy! So sorry if I go weeks without a word, I'm still alive - I promise!

Anyway, last week something happened that reminded me of something similar that happened before...isn't that always the case? Anyways..

My hardwood floor was super sticky all over the place and my dad was freaking out because he couldn't understand why! So naturally he blamed my 2 year old sister for spilling pop and probably spreading it through the entire house. I didn't know it at the time, but I soon realized that the stickiness was totally my fault...

See...the night before I was drinking something out of my martini glass (because I feel more special that way) and accidentally knocked it over and broke it. Whatever I was drinking spilled all over me so I had to walk to my room to change. While walking, I undoubtedly left a trail of my sticky drink through my house and forgot to clean it afterwards. OOPS! I didn't tell my dad it was my fault, I just let him believe it was my baby sister. I mean...my dad's not going to yell at her, and even if he does, it's not like she'll understand! And plus...he probably wouldn't make her clean it up! Oh dear, I'm horrible.

But this happened a long time ago too. When I was like...8 let's say...I had just taken a piano examination and was anxiously waiting for my results! Weeks and weeks (or so it felt) passed and still no word! So one day in the closet I see a blank sealed envelope, and for some reason I convinced myself that HAD to be the results! So I started to open it...I tore an opening in the corner of the envelope AND THEN...stopped. I don't know why. I just left that corner open and put the envelope back in the closet.

The next day I was in the car with my mom, dad, and sister (not my current 2 year old sister, obviously). My mom and dad asked us which one of us opened the envelope as it was an extremely important envelope. They were furious! My sister said she didn't do it, and I kept quiet, but my sister was always the one getting into trouble so my parents automatically blamed her for it. I kept quiet still. They yelled and yelled at her to the point of tears and I didn't say anything because OBVIOUSLY I don't want to get yelled at like that either!

They still bring this up, but I don't really know why they'd be so angry over an open envelope. Can't they just use a new one?

Anyway, have you ever let someone else take the blame for something you did?

I'm sure you have! And I bet a lot of the stories will involve passing gas of some sort! Haha just kidding. Anyway, until next time!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Photo Tag!

Hey guys!

So the lovely Christy over at w0ngturn tagged me for this photo tag. Hurray, I've never been tagged on blog for anything before, so this should be interesting! PS. Go check out Christy's wonderful blog, although I'm sure many of you have already!

OKAY. So...the rules:
1. Open your 1st Photo folder.
2. Scroll to the 10th photo.
3. Post the photo and the story behind it.
4. Tag 5 or more people.

So the 10th photo in my 1st photo folder leads me to...

This picture was taken in December of 2008. It was my friend's birthday and her boyfriend wanted to surprise her with something, so I decided I would help him decorate her basement for her.

We were supposed to have our secret santa that exact same night, but the boyfriend suggested we move it to another day so we could surprise her on her birthday with this. So we told her secret santa was moved (and she was super bummed because this was her way of celebrating her birthday and now she thinks no one will be celebrating with her) and the planning begun!

The day's events were as follows:
1. Boyfriend takes her out to try to make up for the fact that she now has to celebrate her birthday on her own.
2. My friend and I call her mom to let us into her house.
3. My friend and I decorate her basement.
4. All those participating in secret santa now go meet at a restaurant.
5. Boyfriend brings her to the restaurant.
7. We eat dinner.
8. We bought her a cake! SURPRISE x2!!!
9. We call say we're going home.
10. We're actually going to her house while boyfriend takes a SUPER LONG DETOUR to take her home.
11. She gets home. Boyfriend makes dumb excuse to go inside with her.
12. She goes down to her basement.
13. SURPRISE x3!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was some fun times. Here are more pictures of the decorations:

Success !!! I love love surprise parties. I've had 2 thrown for me before. Perhaps I'll save that story for another time.

I think many of you have done this tag already but the rules say to tag 5 more people so here goes..

I tag:
4. russ 

THERE! Gahh I hate this tagging other people business. It's so hard to pick! Please, everyone who wants to do this tag - do it! I'm sure 4.99999/5 of the people I tagged already did this anyway but yeah.

OKK! Until next time!

Oh yeah! For today's question - Have you ever thrown a surprise party for someone or had one thrown for you??

And super random question..
When someone types LOLOLOL would that be..."laugh out loud out loud out loud"? Or does LOLLLLL mean "laugh out loud loud loud loud loud"? In my head both of these convert to "hahahaha."
Yeah. Random.
PS. I've started a beauty blog! Uh...yeah...here I am whining about how I may not be able to update my blog as much due to school, and then I go and start a second one! How smart of me...Haha.

Anyway, I'd love it if you would drop by and say hi! Click here to do so =)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Hey guys!

So something totally embarrassing happened to me today on the bus-ride home.

I'm sitting by myself, looking out the window, and at the corner of my eye I see my friend walk onto the bus and sit on the chairs across from mine. He was putting his bag down so he had his back to me, so I just sat there and looked at him, smiling, waiting for him to turn around so I could say hi.

Well, he turns around, and my mouth begins to say Hi and he sees me smiling at him so he's about to say Hi and at the exact same time, we both realize that we don't know each other.

Oh dear, wrong person. I quickly whip my head around and intently stared out the window until he got off the bus.

Awkward, awkward, awkward! I hate when this happens! That's why I always avoid saying hi to people and, instead, hide my face behind a newspaper or something so no one would say hi to me either.

Have you ever had a case of mistaken identity where you approached someone and it wasn't who you thought it was?

Another similar incident happened when I was a kid (actually, I'm not sure if this is my own story or if this is a story my boyfriend told me. Our stories get mixed up in my head sometimes, but anyway...).  My sister and I were waiting at the entrance of a mall while my dad went to get the car from the parking lot. We saw our car drive up so we ran out to open the car door. The door was locked so we started banging on the window. Still locked. So we went to the driver's door to ask my dad to unlock it. WHOOPS. Not our dad! Heh heh heh how embarrassing...
At least I was a kid. Kids are allowed to make silly mistakes like that.

Anyway, until next time!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Music+Reading = Relevant to Engineers?

Hey guys!

How goes it?

So my first two days of school are over, and they passed by relatively painlessly I might add. But the courses I have lined up for this semester do not spark any ounce of excitement within me at all. Oh well, not like I was expecting anything anyway. 

However, there is one in particular that seriously knocked my socks off ! (and not in a good way).

So this course is called Intro to Studies in Science, Technology, and Society. It's one of the mandatory tech electives we must take for our degree.  So I walk into the class & the prof begins by explaining the course:

This course is about the history of the history of technology, and the history of the philosophy of technology, and the history of the [insert something else here] of technology...

Ya-da-ya-da-ya-da continue...

So for the duration of this course, I am going to be lecturing about something that's completely new to me. I decided this would be interesting so it would be a learning experience for both you (the students) and I! How fun!

How can this course be any fun...sigh...1hr10 minutes left keep talking...

The topic we will be discussing is MUSIC.

 Excuse me?

Yes! Music! We will listen to songs and watch movies and go on fieldtrips. This course covers all kinds of music from Rap to Rock to Techno. No Jazz though - I don't like Jazz.

I'm sorry, but on what planet did Music all of a sudden become relevant to my Engineering career? GAH! You can imagine the look on all our Engineering faces - yes, the entire class is made up of Engineers. It's like doctors having to take Botany or something...but that would at least have some relevance since they could learn about the medicinal properties of certain plants or something...OR! hmm..well, let's face it, music is random no matter what faculty you're in (unless you happen to be taking Music or something of the like).

OH! And another thing...on our class syllabus the mark breakdown only added to 95% which we pointed out to her (our prof) to which she responded "SHIT! Really? Oh dear...I'm a humanities major, I can't do math."

Great. Math is what we Engineers do! So maybe we can teach her Math and she can teach us Music! Oh dear oh dear...perhaps this course is the faculty's attempt to broaden our horizons.

The only music background I have is 7 years of piano, but that was 10 years ago so I doubt that will be of any help.

Luckily the course seems pretty easy with a take-home midterm and a take-home final, and a peer-evaluated group project. OH AND THIS COURSE HAS LIKE 50 MILLION PAGES OF READING A DAY. I haven't read that much in my past 3 years of university! Oh well.

Did I mention that the class is 50/56 male? That's 6 females in a class of 56! You know you're in an Engineering class when...

OO OO! One thing I did get super excited about was this:


It's the special type of graph paper we have to do all our assignments on - and it's pink! Usually it's boring blue, but it's pink! The Engineering Students' Society has sold green and magenta and orange...and I was waiting and waiting for a pink or a purple but I thought the day would never come since the faculty is dominated by men and I doubt many guys would be interested in writing their homework on pink paper, but that's okay, because I love it, and the day I get to write my assignments on pink paper has finally come! Yes, this is what my life has become - me getting excited over pink gridded paper. Wee..

So what was/is your favorite class in school??

Mine used to be Math in high school until University introduced me to complicated integrations and derivatives and limits and 3D shapes and double integrals and triple integrals and...I'm so glad that's over with. 

Sorry for this pretty pointless post, and sorry if I'm neglecting to reply you guys and stuff. I really don't mean to! I hope your weeks are going swell, & I will see you guys sooon!

Until next time!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The First Piece of Me in 2010

Hey guys!

So I've decided to "jump on the bandwagon" and join Toothfairy's monthly game - A Piece of Me. Weeee! How exciting. Let's begin!

This month...

I like: watching TV shows on the Family Channel. So cheesy but so addictive!

I don't like:
that I have to go back to school.

I want you to know:
that I'm afraid school will interfere with how often I blog, especially since I just started ! =(

I've planned:
to hit the books hard. 8 months out of school has really deteriorated my brain.

I want to say to someone special: I don't care what you say, I will watch New Moon and buy a Snuggie if I feel like it! Hmph!

If you haven't joined in on the game yet, you should go! Head over to Toothfairy's blog to read the rules!

Until next time!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Hello & Welcome to 2010!

Hey guys!

First post of 2010! Hurray! 

I hope all of you had a nice New Years Eve & are all ready to tackle the new year! School starts in a few days which is a bummer but that's okay.

So I did some thinking...and I came up with two extremely important New Year's Resolutions that I must must fulfill this year !

1. Re-learn how to swim.

2. Re-learn how to ride a bike.

YES, that is right. You can, in fact, forget how to swim and ride a bike. Whoever said that was impossible obviously hasn't met me yet!

How do I know I forgot how to do these 2 "impossible to forget" skills you may ask? Well..

My experience with the bicycle is a very short story. I learned how to ride a bike very young, didn't ride it for many years, then a few friends came over with their bicycles one day. I sat on one, tried to peddle, and fell. Never tried riding a bicycle again since then.

My experience with swimming, on the other hand, is a whole other story.

I learned how to swim back in 5th grade, and I was able to swim well, not amazing, but well. I could do laps and tread water and all the basics! I didn't swim for 2 years after learning, and in the summer going into 7th grade, my family went to Los Angeles. There was a swimming pool at our hotel so my sister and I decided to go.  We started off in the shallow end, and my sister started swimming to the deep end. I wanted to join her so I followed while holding on to the ledge. My sister started to swim across the deep end, so I let go of the ledge and started to swim after her. Two strokes later, I started sinking. OMFG ! It was seriously the scariest moment of my life. I panicked and held on to my sister who started sinking as well.

Unfortunately there was no life guard on duty, and the group of people swimming next to us decided they would just sit there and watch while my sister and I sunk to our deaths. Luckily, after much struggling, I was able to jump off the floor of the swimming pool and grab a hold of the ledge (seeing as I was NOT very far away from it in the first place..)

Anyways, from then on I haven't set foot into water of any kind unless it involves taking a shower. I am now deathly afraid of it, but am determined to get over my phobia and re-learn this essential skill of survival! 

So there you go, my 2 new year's resolutions.

Is there any skill you've ever wished you knew how to do but have never gotten around to learning it? Procrastination can be (is definitely) a horrible thing.

Until next time!