When I am writing my research paper I like having iTunes playing random songs. I have my earphones plugged in the laptop (because the laptop speakers suck). And then I sometimes sing along! I'm just like silverchair's Daniel Johns, or Matt Good singing oh so melodically in Avalanche, or I speak perfect German and can rock away with Rammstein, or ...! I think I sound great! But I know what I really sound like (crap)! And it would be funny if my neighbours passing by in the hallway could hear me. I wonder what they would think. I don't care. This music is the only thing that makes writing this paper beareable.
Today chatting on the phone with mom we were trying to figure out what I could make for dinner. She suggested pÃ¢tÃ© chinois. I didn't have any potatoes so I said I couldn't. But I decided to go to the depanneur, get potatoes and make pÃ¢tÃ© chinois for dinner! I will always remember one episode of La Petite Vie, a funny comedy show that ran on Radio-Canada years ago, where this dish was featured. ThÃ©rÃ¨se was trying to make pÃ¢tÃ© chinois but kept getting it wrong! So funny! "Steak, blÃ© d'inde, patate"! Sadly I wasn't able to find a clip of it but I did find 10 minutes of bloopers on You Tube.
This afternoon I went in my bedroom to lay on my bed... 10 minutes I thought. 1h30 minutes later I get up. It seems like time wasted because I have a paper to write, but at the same time if your body needs rest, you've got to rest, right? I'm working on my research paper that is due tomorrow. I've done until now... Title page, introduction, graphics, annex. What's missing? 15 pages of text in the middle. I'm working on it... Slowly but surely! It's a bit annoying... Each time I write something distracts me. It's hard to stay concentrated. I kind of miss someone a bit today. I haven't seen him for a while... Last time was almost 2 weeks ago. It's difficult. I wonder if he misses me too, or not really. I can't wait for December 15 at 12h. The semester will be over. And a few days later I will go to Blanc-Sablon for 10 days of no cooking, eating, sleeping, enjoying time off. I like to count dodos a lot. So 15 dodos left until the end of school!
I felt this headache coming on earlier this afternoon. Now at 20h15 it's truly settled in. And I don't know what it is due to... Not eating when I was hungry? Stress because of Uni? The meds? Being tired? My neck? What?! So I don't know what to do. Tylenol, Advil Liquigel, both, or none. I just wish I could get a new head at the store or something. Replace this one. And voilÃ ! Headache gone! Doesn't work like that though sadly.
If I look at my floor I guess it seems like some kind of Uni work is taking place this evening... The recycling bin will love this!
I'm really tired. I can't wait to go to bed. Crawl in under the blankies. Cover my whole body with warmth. Rest my head on a comfortable soft pillow. Close my eyes. And drift off to dream land. But first I'm watching Gilmore Girls.
Oh my god! While searching on Flickr for pics "Blanc Sablon" (my hometown) I found this one photograph... It's a whale that was found dead on the beach. This happened more than a year ago. I remember hearing about this story but seeing the visual, with the size of the people next to the animal, makes it even more impressive/stricking. It's sad too, apparently she maybe was a mother, about 20 years old, named Lobo. Thankfully these accidents don't happen often. The pic is here. I love whales. When I lived back home I used to enjoy going out in a little boat to observe them. They are such beautiful animals. So huge, but yet so graceful in the water.
I love my apron. I've been wearing it quite a lot recently for dinner... To cook, to eat... It's good because it prevents my clothes from getting dirty/stained with greasy stuff! And I think it makes me look a bit more like a chef! Ok, maybe a sous-chef!
This morning my alarm was supposed to wake me up at 6h30. Instead I opened my eyes at 7h45! That's the time I usually leave home for my 8h30 class! WTF happened I wondered as I quickly ate breakfast, showered, got dressed and put my stuff together. I left home at 8h15 and was in class by 8h50... Not so bad, 20 minutes late. Still usually in the morning I like to wake up in advance to have enough time and not rush. Then class until 11h15. And in the afternoon, from 11h45 to 16h I worked on my group paper with my 3 colleagues. It was quite a long process, to go over the whole paper together to make sure there are no mistakes and everything matches (all our different parts of work together). I'm happy because that's mostly taken care of. I didn't eat a real lunch so now I'm starving for dinner. Next step is my other paper, due Friday, which I have yet to really begin. I'm in trouble.
Sometimes I feel like posting even though I don't really have anything to say. Like right now. I just went up on the rooftop terrace. I didn't go out today at all. So I thought a few breaths of fresh air could do me good. It was cold up there, a bit windy and wet. So I quickly came back to my nice warm apartment. And it's getting dark so early these days...
Last night I went to bed at 1h a tiny bit hungry. I had brushed my teeth earlier in the evening. I didn't want to eat anything because I'd have to brush my teeth again and I was too lazy. But I should have! Because I woke up a couple of times during the night and it was hard to fall back asleep because I felt hungry! Grr! So this morning when I got up at 9h30 the first thing I did was to eat nice thick slices of the Belgian fresh bread I bought yesterday, with a good coat of Nutella on them. Mmmm delicious! I then checked my email/weblog. It was very nice to have all these encouraging comments on my "Socks" and "Wasted" posts! It gave me a bit of motivation/courage to do my homework today! I'm very jealous of the Vancouver snow. I've been browsing Flickr photos and my favourite one is by "eyeye". Very pretty way to show us the snow in a city setting! Here's it's gray and rainy... Bah.
Sometimes a phonecall is all it takes to make you happy. Thank you, good night, and have a good week!
How I spent most of my day... Laying on the futon. I love my socks. They are cute, warm and comfy. What I did most of the day... Watched tele. The devil in a box really.
I can't get started on my papers. I am sitting here at the computer, doing nothing, just delaying the time I start to write. I've got all the information, articles, books, graphics... Everything is ready. It's just my brain won't let me think, write, form smart sentences on a subject that is assigned. I could write about anything. Just not what I am forced to do. It's now 16h and I've wasted the whole day.
I went to bed last night at 21h30, really tired from the day of hiking. I woke up this morning at 8h30. That's 11 hours of sleep, almost half of a day! Nuts... It's hard to believe Montreal hasn't had a real snow fall yet while in Vancouver there is a snowstorm today/tonight. I'm a bit jealous!