Monday, April 30, 2012


UK in 3 days.
Brendan and I wore the same shirt today, without noticing, and we super-stylish while doing so!
I got my hair cut (I know, you can't really tell), but this way it will grow out pretty nicely and no longer weighs 400 pounds on my head!

Hi everyone?

Thursday, April 26, 2012




I have finished my second year of university! Oh goodness how the time flies~
If I lived in the UK, I'd have 2/3 of a degree but instead I live here and have half a degree..and a grant! So stoked for the summer!

I'm home for about 6 days and have to run around a lot and go to a mountain of appointments and meetings for a load of things I barely understand. bank stuff? what?
I'm a little worried about Visa stuff getting finished while I'm away for the summer and making sure my project goes well. If I decide to do an honours degree (which I have to decide...soon) I will being writing an expanded paper on my grant project for that...but I haven't decided if I want to add all of that paper-writing onto my last year of undergraduate work! Ugh, all the things!

On another uni-note, Congrats to Jimmy for getting a conditional offer from Durham! So great! I cannot wait to see you again!

Sunday, April 22, 2012



I am procrastinating a lot. I had a lovely day though!

Went to the Hipster centre of Calgary (Market Collective) and marvelled at how fantastically dressed everyone was. It was 22.C today, and Christina and I sat outside in the sun with coffees and contemplated if there was an unofficial dress code or something, and why we weren't told. I got Jim a little present at the market (it's just small, but you'll like it Jimmy!) and Christina bought me a Gluten-free cupcake which I nommed while we sat inside. And then we had our picture taking in their april showers photobooth. And then again with more peoples! aaaand then I bought a massive amount of soap that all needs to go into my bag to bring to the UK soon.

And now I'm sort of studying...and wondering why I'm still hungry if I already ate a small (very small) pizza and a huge pile of asparagus very recently. and some chips.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vlog again!

Hi guys,
I made a vlog where I talk and play fife!


Monday, April 16, 2012


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I should be studying...or finding food.
Or both.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Work-forever day


That is the appropriate face of getting up at 7am. Horrible~
There is a dance festival on right now, and that equals shifts that are twice as long as usual. I want to bring my computer to study with...but no...can't do that


Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Colds and Museum Plans


Hey guys, you'll never believe it! To compensate for still having a terrible cold left over from the weekend which is making me feel ill on occasion, even today (though the headaches are pretty much gone now! YAY.) I have dressed...not like a hobo for the day! It's magic, right? How long has it been since I've worn something that didn't resemble a bag? Because it certainly didn't happen at all over the weekend! I stayed in bed for all of Saturday...

The three 3D building images are from a project in my 'Museum Collections and Exhibitions' class. It's such an awesome class, by the way! We all had different roles in out little groups of four: curator, designer, conservationist, and programs director. I was the group designer (to my delight! It's my favourite thing to do!) and got to plan out the positioning, lighting, and feel of the entire exhibit. Somewhere along the line I decided that learning how to 3D model the entire thing in Google SketchUp would be a good idea, and those images are the result of that, much to my group's excitement~ The red boxes on the walls are where the paintings are meant to be, and clearly the Hyrule symbol in the middle isn't the statue we have in the actual collection...but you get the idea!

Lastly, as I was sitting here eating chocolate and playing Final Fantasy III (never should have stopped playing that game, I've completely forgotten what I was doing..), I got a phone call from the Virgin Mobile people, my phone company, offering me a 3-year contract. It went a bit like this:

her: 'So, we can see you've been with us for a number of years, and we'd like to offer you a 3-year contract at the rate you've been going with, of course.'
me: 'uh huh...'
her: 'And this would let you get a new phone for no additional fee, and I could add caller ID to your phone an--'
me: 'Yah, that's great, but really won't be necessary. I'm moving to England next year.'
her. '...Oh! Well then yah..ok! Forever?'
me: 'For a year..for now.'

hahaha I win this round, phone people. And I didn't even lie! Take that!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter / Chocolate Day!


Hope you all enjoy that pretty unflattering picture of me with my easter bunny! Look, he's wearing a little foil jacket, leaving his head exposed for me to EAT. NOM.
He was part of a box of candies my family sent over...which I ate before easter while studying and things...but I managed to save the bunny until today, so today is when he dies! I've named him Robert. Good bye Robert, but really...this is what you lived for!

I should go for a walk today, I've been sitting on my bed all weekend, working on many things! Lots of school work being finished over here, which makes me happy...less work to worry about during the week! Though not as much as I've wanted to do, since I got a really horrible cold yesterday morning and have been unable to concentrate for long periods of time because my head hurts..and mostly everything else. Oh well. Still finished my presentations, and readings...and wrote notes out..and planned an essay.

There will be more of all of that today (while eating Robert, of course)

Also. All of the (two) packages I sent Jim managed to get there before today, which is perfect, because they were mostly comprised of chocolates! I sent him a little easter egg with something inside, and a package with 4 jersey milk bars, tea, a letter, and a small tin with really nice sketching crayons in it~

Nice day for everyone! (except that I can't look at the window, because the blinding light coming off the other building is NOT helping my headache.)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Second to last Tuesday...of this half of my degree!


That is a small victory in itself, I think! Classes are almost over and I should really get my presentation ready for ... both of my museum classes.

I also got a head-scarf/wrap thing form Katelyn for my birthday and it arrived last week, but I forgot to show it off! Tada! Why didn't I already have one of these? It's pretty sweet, and is great for keeping my... ridiculously thick and wavy/curly hair out of my face! Field school accessory? mmhmm.

In other news I learned how to (sort of) use google sketch-up to render a model of a museum design project for one of my classes! More to that when I get some images of it ready!