Monday, November 27, 2006

It's still snowing right now

Since Saturday night, we've gotten about 8 inches of snow (measured by me sticking a ruler outside...hehe). On Friday, while going to class, it started to snow a little at SFU (and then it stopped and completely melted). Anyways, it was really fascinating to watch people's faces as they saw the snow start to fall. Nearly everyone had a huge smile on their face, some laughing, some pointing to show their friends what they were so happy about. I think I was grinning a bit too. Snow isn't magical. But it's so beautiful. That's why it's mentioned in some parts of the Bible. Maybe in our minds, we see snow as a symbol of peace. It falls gently, softly, and is a strong clean white. And everything that was not, is now white. Even the sky is white. Our entire neighborhood last night was so peaceful, under a thick heavy blanket of puffy snow. Complete tranquility.

Speaking of last night, our neighbourhood lost hydro (that's partly why it was so peaceful...). That was a bummer. I was really angry at first, mostly at the 1-888-POWERON phone number that you can use to report your outage, because I kept on getting a stupid recording that just looped me saying that I could call the number that I just dialed. I gave up. Tried to do homework by candlelight. Everyone went to sleep early. I called the number again before sleeping, was put on hold for 35 minutes (picture me in the dark, lying on the carpet, waiting on the phone, listening to lousy "on-hold" music), then was told we'd get our power back on by noon (they actually got it back by 7:30am, kudos to those hardworking electric hydro people!).

Anyways, I've learned not to be angry at situations like this (well, now that it's passed...pretty quickly too, so I don't have that much reason to whine), but to appreciate the basic need of electricity. Or wait, maybe it's the basic luxury of electricity. Either way, I'm very grateful. Got to go to sleep with sweatpants on. And "play" with fire and candles in the house as my Mom says. And got to hear that classes were cancelled at SFU today. Narf!

So......I'm off to reset all the clocks in the house and do some snow shoveling.
And just for fun, here's a new picture of Spider-Man:


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Up, up and away...

Sometimes when I heat up my food, I like to stand directly in front of the microwave and while watching the plate go around and around, I pray that the radiation being emitted will be strong enough so that I can develop super-powers. It hasn't happened yet.

No just kidding, I don't do that. I'm not that dumb (as much as you may think, so nyah! 8^p).

I've just been watching a lot of Heroes and X-Men, that's why the lame joke. I've considered this before and if I was only limited to one power, it'd be to fly. How I long to fly. The closest thing to that would be to skydive. I've yet to do that. I'll post pictures if I do someday though.

Before jumping out of airplanes, I should probably learn how to jump off stairs first...
I jumped down 12 stairs last Friday and my foot still hurts. Oh well, be more careful in the future.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

This is a time-wasting post (gas and chocolate)

In the interest of procrastination, I'm posting some nonsense. I should be doing homework. But now I'm not.

Ok, firstly, gas has been sort of steady for the past few weeks, hovering above or below the $1 level. Not that anyone cares. Whenever I post about how much gas is, it's for my own knowledge. I don't know why I find it interesting. I don't even drive. Maybe it's because I can remember gas prices from some of my childhood memories... like seeing a big sign with numbers that read 49.9 or something like that. I never really fully understood what they meant, because in school, they didn't teach us that cents could be broken down into tenths. Anyways, today I
saw prices for 98.9 and 102.5 ¢/litre respectively. I don't even know what respectively really means....

O yeah, this is a funny commercial:

Whenever I see this commercial on TV, it makes me smile. Because it's funny. And cute. And it's an awesome jingle (gives Capital One a run for it's money). This is an interesting write-up here with more info about lyrics and stuff. Apparently this ad campaign is from Australia and 4-5 years old. Still good.
On a semi-related note, I don't like Cadbury chocolate because it's too sweet. And most of their candy bars have colours on the wrapper that aren't really pleasing to my eye. I like Nestle though.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"A fool and his money are soon partying"

I saw that on a bumper sticker last week. I laughed.
Then I was sad and I pitied the fool (no, I didn't pity him Mr. T style).
It was more like a shake-my-head-in-disbelief/"gah-that's-too-bad" kind of sad/pityness.

As funny and as true that saying might be, as soon as the party is done, the fool is still a fool. Except now he's a poor fool. In more ways then one.

Time for a siiiiiiigh.........
Stupid things that are for the here and now.
Stupid things that provide instant gratification.
Stupid things that are temporary.
Stupid things that have no real purpose.
Stupid things that bog us down.

Going to be busy the next few weeks. Group projects, presentations, assignments, term papers... Then finals. Oh the joy of it all.
I'm tired, off to sleep. There's light at the end to look forward to. A hope to keep me going.
Ok, now I'm really going to stop.
Right now.