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First day of University! September 6, 2009

Filed under: Hockey,School — Me! @ 11:47 pm

I really should be asleep. I don’t know why I’m not. I only got around 5 hours of sleep two nights ago, and this morning I was up at 7 because I was so nervous for university. (So not worth it by the way. It’s awesome here.) So awesome, in fact, that I have to document, to the best of my abilities, my first day. I’ll probably forget loads of stuff, though, because I just can’t remember anything I ever do. It’s just too much awesome to be contained in my head, I suppose. Anywayz, on to the good stuff.

So, having a single room really worked out for the best. I have so much space to myself, and I can (even though I shouldn’t) be on the computer when I should be in bed sleeping and preparing for the more awesome to come for the rest of the week. I also have way more storage space than I thought I would. I was worried about bringing too much stuff up, but that turned out to be pointless. I have so much space. I have a giant wardrobe which has two shelves built-in and a bar on top to hang stuff, huge captain’s quarters under my bed, three drawers on my desk, two shelves above my desk, and a dresser that has four drawers to it, not to mention I have my own bathroom, which has a cupboard under the sink as well as a medicine cabinet above. My parents kept telling me to only bring summer and some fall clothes up for cooler nights because I won’t have space for my winter clothes. How wrong they were. I could have brought every stitch of clothing I have at home and more. But enough about my room, since I’ll be vlogging from here later on, I hope. Onto the activities!

So nothing really started for me until the afternoon, since I moved in between 12 and 4. (Unfortunately I missed the carnival because I was scheduled to move in today. :( Ah, well.) I went out to dinner with my friends and one of my friend’s roommates, which was pretty awesome. They all had this delicious pasta that’s currently being stored in my fridge because we didn’t have time to finish dinner and my res was closest to the activities. My fridge kind of smells like their pasta now. :p I’m not sure if that was because my fridge wasn’t completely cooled when we came to put their food in or because the sauce has a strong smell. Anyway. We ended up just outside the football field, and we gathered with the people from our separate residences, and we all ran into the football field when we were called. We found out later that the way we ran into the stadium spelled out “2013” from above (apparently we’re getting emailed a video of this later) which is the year we graduate. Cool, eh? :) Then we did a whole bunch of activities on the field, including gathering with people based on the month you were born, or whatever other criteria they came up with. We hopped on one foot and found people hopping on the same foot, put a pinky or thumb in the air and had to find another person with the same appendage out, etc. We did that thing where you’re sitting on the floor with linked arms trying to stand up, and then we linked arms, standing back to back, and tried to dance. It was hilarious. We had a huge highfive circle. People would call out things like, “I love sports!” and if you did then you’d run into the centre of the circle and get high fives from people. It was so funny. XD

After that I went back to my res for a floor meeting, where we played the ice breaker game of saying your name, faculty, something interesting, your least favourite chore and why it was your least favourite. Then after that we had to go around the group again and say “I hate sex because…” and then you’d use the reason you gave for why your least favourite chore was awful. It was SO funny. One guy had said that his least favourite chore was taking out the trash because the plastic on the bags always breaks, one girl said she hated taking out the trash because she had an unpleasant experience with a racoon… You can imagine how hilarious those were. XD I said my least favourite chore was vaccuuming because a lot of my house is carpeted, plus we have a finished basement, and our vaccuum is huge so lugging it around everywhere was a hassle. So when my turn came around I had to say, “I hate sex because my whole house is carpeted.” Needless to say it was greatly amusing, haha.

We then took a journey to some place on campus – it was dark by this time and I wasn’t really paying attention where we were walking – and we learned about the other activities that are taking place this week, which was fun, and we learned some res cheers. Then we all trooped back to our res (which was on the other side of campus than the place we had that acitivities meeting in) and I began blogging. Well, not right away. First, I made a lunch date with a friend because she called me during the activities on the football field but obviously I couldn’t take the call. I have to go to some drama presentation tomorrow and then hopefully I can have lunch with her and her friends. I also want to go to the football game… It’s the first time ever I’ve wanted to go to a school sporting event. XD My university plays the university that a lot of my friends are also currently attending, so it’ll be fun. I just have to convince at least one friend to come with me. It’s weird – usually they’re the ones telling me to come to school events, but now it’s the other way around! It’s crazy.

Hmmm. Fun facts? One of my community advisors is a huge Leafs fan, too. We had fun booing the Sens and Habs fans, haha. One of the Welcome Week reps made a HP joke. HUGE points. I saw a small teddy bear where we had dinner today and it had “Alex” printed on it. I don’t know if I ever mentioned this, but the body pillow cover I got has things like “huge a tree,” “think green,” and “I <3 trees” on it, which totally reminds me of the Whomping Willows. <3 YAY.

And I’m really going to go to bed now. This is the longest blog I’ve ever written that wasn’t a ridiculous review of Half-Blood Prince. XD I need some sleep, unfortunately. I’m getting up in 8 hours for more awesome stuff. I’ll hopefully blog again soon (and make my TDH video). I’ll talk to you guys later! <3

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Packing is a hassle. September 3, 2009

Filed under: Other,School,TV — Me! @ 10:00 pm

I had the weirdest dream last night… I was in some sort of gym for my high school graduation, and my exercise science teacher was giving some sort of speech about him waiting outside the White House for a job in a two-door sedan? My grade 8 teacher was also there, and this girl in my class won a Nobel Prize. I was really upset because I thought I’d win, but it’s weird because it was for physics and I hate physics. Then two of my friends came in late and handed out mini granola bars.

And that was my dream. XD It was completely bizarre, but I had to share before I forgot it.

I don’t know why, but I’ve been having really random dreams lately. Usually I don’t remember my dreams. There was one I had recently about Voldemort (who took on the appearance and mannerisms of Voldemort from A Very Potter Musical – if you haven’t seen that yet, go watch it now) and he was asking me about sticky tack vs. tape for some evil plan. There was another one, but I’ve completely forgotten it by now.

Seven hours later, I’m back at this blog post. I’ve actually accomplished something today, other than sitting around watching episodes of How I Met Your Mother. (Which, by the way, isn’t as good as The Big Bang Theory. That show rocks. Go nerds!) I went out with my dad and he bought me a new headset, because my mum gave mine to my brother, and he’s filthy and has been using it for a while, so… I couldn’t exactly take mine back. I also packed a basket-full of clothes for school and taught my father how to use Skype. However, since he needed help making calls, now he has my username… Ah, well. There’s no chance we’ll be on Skype at the same time, anyway. Well, maybe… Whatever. My mother thinks I should only pack summer/fall clothes and then a pair or two of jeans and a few sweaters, and then come back around October or whatever to bring home my shorts and tshirts and bring back my winter sweaters and more jeans. It’s probably just an excuse to get me home. :p

Mmm, failing headphones. I’ve gotten back into my bad habit of falling asleep listening to PotterCast or MuggleCast, which means my headphones are in my ears as I fall asleep, so they get slept on… Not so good for the headphones. Luckily I have a replacement upstairs, and I’m looking to get another iPod because, as you all know, DeformityPod (nicknamed by my friend, lol) is pausing more often and the blackness has creeped over to occupy more space. I swear it’s a moving entity. It’s now between one half and two thirds of the screen. I’ll be quite sad to get rid of my iPod – I’ve had it for three years and we have so many memories together. <3 There was this one time that my friend and I were painting our Latin project and he got black paint on the clickwheel. It’s not there anymore – I washed part of it off and I guess time passed and the clickwheel shed a skin? XD – but I remember it.

It’s been two hours since I last typed something here. :p I got distracted reminiscing about my iPod, watching this YouTube video about ruins and aliens, and eating dinner. Then I went upstairs to pack and accomplished a ridiculous packing feat. I am the MAN. (Only after Neville, of course.) I fit six pairs of shoes, two shoeboxes full of books, replacement paper (lined and, soon, printer paper), a headset, extension cord, power bar, wall outlets, and a basket with a milk jug, over-the-door hooks, and a soap container into one box. I also figured out to put one of my posters in with my pillow, and then I shoved all of my hangers in with my comforter, which conveniently came in this nice, zip-up bag. Thank the person who made containers. <3 You are a lifesaver.

As I look at the pile of crap I’ve accumulated, I wonder if I’m overpacking. I can’t really tell for two reasons: One is that I’ve never moved anywhere before, so I haven’t had this experience, and another is that I have no one to compare this to. The university has put me in a single room with a washroom, so I have to bring up everything for myself. None of my other friends have the same type of room, so I can’t compare. I suppose I’ll find out on Sunday when I start to unpack, and if I have an abundance of stuff (Katherines! Haha), then my parents can bring some stuff back home with them. I guess I’ll update you guys after I’m all moved in. :)

In other news, I’m finally registered for Infinitus 2010, the Harry Potter conference in Florida! BOO YEAH! I’m so ridiculously excited. I’m talking about it with Jacinthe right now, which is making me even more excited. I can’t wait to see you again! <3 And playing Quidditch is going to be awesome. I’m going to have to remember not to be so competitive, though. :p It’s going to be so much fun. I am so incredibly excited.

I’ve been writing this blog for 12 hours now, and I’m running out of topics that aren’t boring (though I’m pretty sure I failed that by talking about university and packing) so I’m just going to leave you guys with those quote I found on a website my friend sent me. The next time I update I’ll be living in residence! Ahh!

Enjoy the quote. :)

“I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.”