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I finally watched “Friday Night Lights” last night. So good. I want football season to start right now! My Mom gave me a Roughrider charm for my charm bracelet in honor of my recital last week. Yeah! I cannot WAIT for the first game of the year!

I also read “A Jest of God” this week. Really good. I’ve never known anyone who’s liked Margaret Laurence’s books, but I really enjoyed this one. I identified with the main character a lot; I often felt as if it were my story. That’s the sign of a good book.

Yesterday I overheard some people talking on the bus, and I swear I heard them say that our Prime Minister had resigned. So, I reverted to “News Junkie Nicole” and practically ran home, so excited to spend the evening curling up on the couch while I watched Newsworld analyze the current national political crisis. And when I got home – nothing. I was incredibly disappointed. Sad, aren’t I?

I just had the best fish ‘n’ chips by Granville Island today. They were really good. Nice and crunchy. Ah, to be able to sit outside and enjoy lunch with friends while it snows in Saskatchewan…

In case you didn’t know, BC is in the midst of a provincial election campaign. Don’t ask me if I’m voting. You know the answer. Whom I will vote for is yet to be decided. It’s odd not to have a conservative party. Very weird. The Greens are a lot more popular around here than they are anywhere else, but they still don’t make a whole lot of difference. But as I came home from work yesterday, a candidate from the Marijuana Party offered me a brochure. I politely (at least I think it was said politely…) said, “No thank you.” And as I walked away, the guy said, “Eliminate prejudice.” He was clearly talking to me. I just about turned around and argued and with him, but I had somewhere else to be. I was quite annoyed. I’m sorry if I didn’t take your stupid brochure. Do that mean that I’m necessarily prejudiced towards you? That means that I’m completely against Falun Dong because I don’t take one of their pamphlets every time I walk past them? Am I anti-Greenpeace or anti-World Vision just because I don’t talk to them everytime they ask me to on the street? No. Maybe I just don’t want another piece of paper in my bag. Maybe I don’t want to kill another tree by taking that piece of paper. Ha! You’re prejudiced against the environment Mr. Marijuana man! Don’t you tell me I’m prejudiced until you can say you aren’t yourself.

Yeah for hockey! Yes, it’s the world championships and the big stars aren’t there, but it’s still hockey. And I’m happy.

Did I mention that both the Grey Cup AND the World Junior Hockey Chamionships are here this year? I’d better start saving my money for some tickets…

And now for a quiz…

LAST PERSON WHO….
Slept in your bed: Me. And if there was anyone else – I wouldn’t tell you. 😉

Saw you cry: Probably my Mom. Oh yeah, when I dropped her off at the airport this week. I always cry when she leaves me out here. Hmmm…that makes it sound as if she’s abandoned me – which, of course, she hasn’t.

Made you cry: That would be me again. Stupid sensitive soul that I am.

Spent the night at your house: My Mom.

You shared a drink with: I don’t remmeber…

You went to the movies with: Mom and Heather. We saw “A Lot Like Love” with Ashton Kuthcer and Amanda Peet. Not a bad movie.

You went to the mall with: My Mom.

Yelled at you: He didn’t yell, but the Marijuana Party guy did “reprimand” me.

You Kissed: Next question…

HAVE YOU EVER….
Said “I love you” and meant it?: Yep.

Gotten in a fight w/your dog/cat/bird/fish,etc.?: Uh, no. What’s the fun in that? They don’t fight back.

Been to New york: Yes, and so going back.
Been to Florida?: No.
California?: In August!
Hawaii?: No.
Mexico?: No.
Canada?: I honestly wonder if I live in Canada or Asia sometimes out here.
Drumheller: Yes. Many times. And I’ve been to the famous museum.

Danced naked?: Hell, no.

Dreamed something really crazy and then it happened: No. But I get a lot of deja vú moments.

Wished you were the opposite sex?: Yes. I would have played hockey and football.

Do you have a crush on anyone?: Yes, and it’s silly. And therefore I’m not telling.

Spring or fall?: In SK: fall. Out here: either is beautiful.

Last noise you heard?: The construction workers working away on the new building down the street.

Last time you went out of the province: Easter break to SK.

Things you like in a girl/guy?: Great wit, smart, open to any kind of music, loves sports, loves to debate, someone who likes to tease me, someone who challenges me, sensitive, and loves me for me. Aww – I should like a Bridget Jones wannabe.

What book are you reading?: I’m going to start “Animal Farm” as soon as I’m done this quiz.

Worst feeling in the world: Loneliness. Fear of the future.

What is the first thing you think when you wake in the morning?: Is it raining?

How many rings before you answer the phone?: Three. I must see who it is first.

Future daughter’s name: Adrienne.

Future son’s name: I don’t know. I like the name Lucas. I could call him Luke.

If you could have any job you wanted, what would it be?: Famous opera diva. Or host the “Today” show on NBC.

Are you a lefty, righty or ambidextrous?: Righty.

Do you type with your fingers on the right keys?: Um, yeah. I have OCD.

What’s under your bed?: Book bags, books, that’s about it.

age: 22

Siblings: Jeff and Michelle

Location: #512-1405 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Piercings: Nope.

Tattoos: No, but I think I’m going to get a fake one on my ankle for summer.

Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Next question please…

THE EXTRA STUFF…
Do you do drugs?: Nope.
Do you drink?: Nope. I’m highly afraid of what I’d do under the influence of the stuff. I do wonder I’d be a happy or violent drunk. I’m so freaking crazy without the stuff. I’m way better off without it.

What kind of Shampoo and Conditioner do you use?: Herbal Essences. But not because of the commericals. 😉

What are you most scared of?: Death, that I won’t be able to ever make a living singing, that no one will ever go out with me, that I won’t get married, that my life will not be fulfilled…and so on, and so on. I worry a heck of a lot.

What clothes do you sleep in?: PJ pants and a t-shirt or tank top. Lately my green PJ bottoms and Rider tank top. I cannot wait for football season to begin!

Who is the last person who called you and that you called?: My Mom; my Mom.

Where do you want to get married?: In a church in Rosthern.

Who do you really hate?: According to my sister, I don’t like anyone. Hate, though. Bil O’Reilly. Mike Tyson. Britney Spears. Jennifer Lopez. The Marijuana man who told me I’m prejudiced.

Favorite number?: 3.

Been In Love?: Not sure.

What Type Of Automobile Do You Drive: A Mazda Protegé when I get the chance.

Are You Timely Or Always Late: Timely. It used to be early, but now I’m there right at the buzzer.

Do You Have A Job: I teach voice lessons two days a week out in Coquitlam and work with a mentally challenged girl here in Vancouver teaching her life skills 4-5 days a week.

Do You Like Being Around People: Sometimes. I need a lot of alone time.

Are you for world peace: I would sure like to know who would actually answer “No. I want a nuclear bomb to obliterate the world. Screw all of us.”

Are you a health freak: I’m a hypochondriac.

STUFF…
Have you ever liked someone you had no chance with: Every day it seems.

Have You Ever Cried Over Something Someone of The Opposite Sex Did: Nope.

Do You Have A “Type” Of Person You Always Go After: I’ve never established a pattern.

Wanted Someone You Don’t Have Right Now: Yes.

Ever Liked a close boy/Girl Friend: Yeah.

Are You Lonely Right Now: No. I’m quite content.

Ever Afraid You’ll Never Get Married: Every single day.

Do You Want To Get Married: Yes.

Want Kids: Yep. 4 of ’em. And with my luck, they’ll all be crazy like me.

FAVORITE…
Room In house: My room. I have such a beautiful view of the ocean and the mountains.

Type(s) of music: I’m quite eclectic.

Song: “‘Want You to Need Me” by Celine Dion. If I ever became a pop star, that would be my first single.

Memory: Um, there are so many!

Color: Pink, green, blue.

Perfume and/Or Cologne: Some cheap body spray. But I do love the Body Shop’s Satsuma lotion. Mmm…

Month: October.

Season: Summer.

IN THE LAST 48 HOURS, HAVE YOU….
Cried: Nope.

Bought Something: Yes. Fish ‘n’chips for lunch..

Gotten Sick: Nope.

Sang: I had rehearsal for our opera “Cendrillon” this morning.

Said I Love You: To my Mommy. 🙂

Met Someone New: Yes. David. He’s a friend of one of the guys in the opera.

Moved On: No. Retreated into an old habit, though. Grr…

Talked To Someone: Yes. Quite a few people.

Had A Serious Talk: Yes, with Heather last night. About relationships. Oy…

Yeah Hugged Someone: Yes. Javier hugged me at school today.

Kissed Someone: No. Damnit…

Fought With Your Parents: No. I have finally, like Jolee, realized how incredibly brilliant my parents actually are.

Dreamed About Someone You Can’t Be With: Not in the last 48…

Had a lot of sleep: I never feel as if I’ve had enough sleep…

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Awwwww shucks.

I had such a nice vacation there for a few days. And now it’s back to work. And it sucks.

The only saving grace is the FANTASTIC weather we’re having. +23 – ah… Better than the snow that’s back home – tee hee!

My next adventure is learning some Russian duets by Tchaikovsky. I listened to 2 seconds of the Russian and turned it off. I should stick with Rachmaninov for now. His “Vocalise” only has one word: ah. It’s going to be very interesting.

Still haven’t watched “Friday Night Lights”. I really should get on that. Not sure why I haven’t yet. Well, I have been engrossed in Margaret Laurence’s “A Jest of God”. I bought the book years ago and never read it. And now I am. It’s part of my, “I’m not buying another book until I read all of the others in my library.” As if that’s going to happen.

All I want right now is a Starbucks Strawberries and Créme Frappucino. Mmm… I have to admit that I’m a Starbucks convert. I hate coffee, but a frappucino – so good.

And on that note, I’m going to bed. Without my frapucino. 😦

That’s a quote from the Vancouver Aquarium. It’s the sign over one of the salmon spawning places. I thought it was funny…

Ah – a weekend off. Glory be! And what a glorious weekend it was – both weatherwise and relaxing-wise. My Mom and I had a fantastic time.

We spent Friday riding around on transit, eating, shopping and then eating some more. We headed downtown first of all to Ward Music – the biggest classical music store I have ever seen. I was in absolute heaven. And came out empty-handed (but I get paid on Friday!) Then off to the Pacific Centre Mall. Where we both came out empty-handed. Weird, huh? Then we traveled to this quilting shop. My Mom was in heaven. And came out a member of a quilt-of-the-month club. Then, we headed out to the Olive Garden in Langley where we ate way too much, talked so much, and had the dippiest waiter. I hate it when they crouch down at the table to talk to you. Stand up for crying out loud!

On Saturday we headed to church and then trekked around Granville Island all afternoon. It wasn’t that busy for a Saturday – which was surprising. Mom bought me the most beautiful scarf (see picture) and a stunning necklace – for $20! We discovered the best jewellery store. All original works – and some not that expensive! Back at home we ate some more, and then went to see the new Ashton Kutcher/Amanda Peet movie “A Lot Like Love”. It wasn’t too bad. I wasn’t in the mood for suspense (like “The Interpreter”), and this was our best option.

On Sunday we went to the Aquarium! I’d never been – and I LOVED it! Squid, octopus and other creepy crawly things freak me out, but the dolphins and belugas – so cute! I’ve decided that I know want to be a dolphin/whale trainer. Don’t worry – the novelty will wear off – it always does. We then walked through a bit of Stanley Park (the whole thing would take a week), ate, headed home, ate, and rented a movie – “Friday Night Lights”. I haven’t finished watching it – I couldn’t stay awake anymore to finish it. But so far, it’s very interesting. It’s in a pseudo-documentary form, which I wasn’t expecting.

Today was slept in (woo hoo!) and then walked around Granville Street for awhile. Mom bought a poncho (she’d been looking for one the whole time she was here), and then we headed for the airport, where she bought a bag – which she was also looking for most of the time she was here. And of course I cried when she left. I’ve become an emotional baby ever since I moved out here – but that’s okay.

Tonight I’m trying to get my life organized again – with little success. 😉 I’m also trying to pick new music to learn. Back to the grind…

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