At 17h30 I was watching tele, trying to get over a bad headache. It wouldn't go away. So I decided to go in my bedroom to take a nap. I slept... Until about 19h when my aunt called to thank me for a card I sent her. We chatted a few minutes. Then I got up and went to make dinner. I put the chicken in the oven. But now it's 20h10 and it's still not ready! Why is it that when I am starving it takes forever for my food to cook!!!!!? J'AI FAIM! Also, I didn't get the job I went on an interview for. Kind of bummed out. Means I have to start sending out my resume again.
This afternoon I went to get my hair cut! On my way there I noticed this word written on a St-Laurent building. Bos. In Dutch it means wood(s), forest. The hair dresser's went well! First as I arrived a lady gave me a nice head massage with essential oil. Then she washed my hair, with more head massaging. It's really relaxing! Then off to the hair cut! The guy hairdresser was good! I gave him carte blanche as to the styling. He took a lot of the lenght off, did a bit of a layered effect, and cut a bit of my hair in front shorter, some kind of side bang or so? Hard to describe. I like it. I don't know how well I will be able to recreate it once I wash my hair though!
Graffiti and yucky white stuff right in front of me... Montreal busses aren't the neatest. Bus lights reflexion on the outside... Three hats: tuque, Jewish hat, tuque. Shopowners inside a messy "rembourrage" store.
The last time I cut my hair was back in May. It's getting a bit long. When it's this long I often have it up in a ponytail because it's just easier that way. So it's time for a haircut! I'm going tomorrow arvo, I can't wait! The only thing is that my regular hair dresser is off on maternity leave! So I will have a new one... A guy! That's making me nervous a tiny bit. How can a guy know how a girl likes her hair? I really hope he will be good.
I went to see my mechanic today. He said it was good that I did an oil change. And that I was putting some gas in my car. I asked if there was enough gas. He said enough for about 10 kilometers. But since I want to go further than 10 k's I've got to keep adding gas. Until May or so. And then it should be perfect for a long roadtrip!
I love Domino's breadsticks. In my old 'hood I used to call for delivery once in a while. But that's not possible in my new place, none of the Domino's deliver here! It sucks! But tonight I really felt like having it. So I went to get it myself! I took the Communauto car. I drove to the Domino's (about 10 minutes away). I ordered my pizza and breadsticks. I waited. I got my food. It smelled so good in the car. It was hard not to just park on the side of the road and start eating! But I waited. I got home. The food was still nice and warm. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm it was good. The breadsticks were really soft/chewy/juicy/tasty (hard to describe really!). Only thing though... It seems every time I order them they shrink in size?! What's up with that!?! So I should be good for another 6 months now that I've had my dose of Domino's.
Coming back home on the bus the light outside was magical. Sunset. Pink sky, going onto the darker blue. And vibrant orange towards the West. Amazing. Everything looks prettier with that pinkish light. Old brick buildings seem less gloomy. People also have a special glow to them. I wish it was that light all day. But it doesn't last very long. 30 minutes later it's gone. And the darkness sets in.
The Australia travel book was given to me by a good friend back in 2000. She knew my dream was a trip down-under. It took me a while but in 2004 I finally went to Oz! This book followed me everywhere during my trip! The map is of Amsterdam. It's my host dad that bought it for me on the day after my arrival (I stayed there just over 1 year). We went on a bike ride from the family house to the city centre. He wanted to show me the route. It was my first bike experience! At the Dam square he bought me this map. I've used it and abused it! In Amsterdam I went everywhere with my bike. So this map was essential to not get lost! Now every time I go back for a visit I still bring my old torn-down map book.
I just came back from my job interview. I was waiting on a chair for the interviewers... And there were 3 people working. One of them, a dude, I knew... I remembered working with him somewhere... But I couldn't replace him! Eventually I remembered! We worked together at Les Ailes for a little while! He didn't see me though, so I don't know if he'd have recognized me as well. The interview itself went alright. There were two ladies there. Me in the middle. They asked about 20 questions, in French. I answered all of them really well I think. Except one. "Avec quelles sortes de gens avez vous de la difficultÃ© Ã travailler"? ("What kind of people do you have trouble working with?") I had my perfect answer in English! I couldn't find the right French words! So I said... "Avec des gens qui sont loud and overpowering." They then wondered why I was so much a big mix of French and English, comfortable in both languages, but also sometimes not finding my words. I guess it showed them a side of me, my franglish! They said I'd have news by Wednesday. The good thing about this potential job is the proximity to my home and the fix work hours. Still I'm not sure I want to work there, it's a telephone job, and I would have liked to do something different!!!!
I just grabbed a pen from my pencil case. I saw a highlighter marker. I got a flashback of my dream last night!! I was visiting a highlighter marker factory. They had a store within the building where they sold their stuff, hot off of the fabrication line. They had all sizes, colours, etc. I was there with my brother and my good friend. I couldn't decide if I wanted to buy one or not. Because the one my mom gave me is running out of juice. And it's pink. While I like an easier colour to read, like blue or green. So I decided to go with a nice blue one. It was 99 cents. And luckily I had 2$ in my wallet. I paid. Then to get out of the factory we had to go on this tiny claustophobic old train, kind of like Indiana Jones in the mine. It was dark, gloomy, humid, etc. We got out of there into a big shopping mall. My friend wanted to buy new shoes. So we went to stores. But they didn't have any shoe stores. We went inside a store, I think it was Fruits et Passions. My friend told me this place was amazing. Indeed it was! It was only cute guys working there. And it smelled so good! She knew the computer room. So we went there. She started typing things on a computer. I wasn't sure it was ok. Then I also remember us shopping. And that's it. The dream is really stupid. But it's neat that I remembered some of it! Usually it's very hard, I always forget my dreams.
Usually my Monday's are free. I forgot that tomorrow it's not the case. In the morning at 10h45 I've got a job interview. To prep I've browsed the company's website. And reread the job offer ad. And printed out my CV to bring with me. I don't know what to wear. I want to look professional but not too much either. It's not the skirt/blouse/jacket type of job. It's in a call centre, so should be pretty casual. Yet again, some call centre jobs I've had didn't allow jeans except on weekends. So jeans are out for tomorrow's interview, that's for sure. It's weird how clothes can make me feel less nervous! If I find the right outfit, I feel good, and thus more confident! And that's true for job interviews, but also a date, an evening out, or going to class. In the afternoon at 16h15 I'm seeing my doctor. Hopefully this time I'll really have an appointment. And I won't have to wait too long to actually see the doc. And I'm really tired tonight. It's only 21h15 and my eyes are closing while laying on the futon/watching tele.
At 11h30 I started watching The Motorcycle Diaries. I've seen it xxxxx times! I love that movie. But half an hour later I felt guilty. Yesterday I stayed home in my pjs all day and did nothing. I thought to myself... I can't do that again today!!!! So I stopped the DVD, got dressed warmly and headed out to Parc Jean Drapeau for the FÃªte des Neiges! I did about an hour of ice skating on the Sentier des Patineurs. It was really nice! I liked seeing all kinds of skaters... Some that are alright like me, some pros, some beginners, some old grandpas, some kids, some locals, some tourists. Everyone just enjoying the outdoors and the ice! Then for another hour I walked around the site. There were A LOT of activities for everyone! I got a free sample of Tube yogourt from Yoplait, mmmm! And a free La Presse newspaper. Then there was a concert, some live ice/snow sculpture carving, the dogsled rides, tubing/sliding, MusÃ©e Stewart animation, tons of kid stuff like little cars or dressed up people, etc. I also met Boule de Neige the mascot! He was nice enough to take a photo with me. I could have spent more time there but I felt like coming home. Tubing... Snow sculpting... I'm glad I went out this afternoon. The weather was perfect, cold but not too much, mostly sunny. And some fresh air is good for me! All of today's photographs can be found right here (pages 3, 4 and 5)!
My mom gave me this cookbook back in 1993. When I made a recipe she'd write her little comment next to it, like "Very good!" and the date. I used it a lot, some page are messy/dirty, especially the cake ones! It's what got me into cooking...
Tonight I went for a little drive with a Communauto car. Some observations... -I love the Tunnel Ville-Marie! Driving through it reminded me of the Monaco tunnel a bit, the one on the F1 track, but much longer! -Driving on the highway is fun! It makes me want to go really really fast though! And it's better not. Because I wouldn't want to get stopped and fined! -There are a lot of cops out on the roads at night! I saw like 7-8 cars all together! -Cops don't follow the speeding limit themselves! -My little Toyota Echo can take on a big Hummer without a problem! So it's really not the car, it's the driver! I was next to this nice dark blue Hummer at a light. Turns green. I go. The Hummer is slow behind me! Muhahahahah! Later he did pass me but it's because I let him. We were both turning left in two lanes and he was infringing on my lane! Grrrrrrrr! As he was bigger than me I let him go. -St-Laurent Boulevard is hell at 00h30 on a Saturday to Sunday evening! People, clubs, cars, taxis, construction, etc. Just to avoid. Then again if you're like me and you've got tons of time, why not. You get to people watch, see the city, etc. -In front of a Strip club on St-Lo near Ste-Cath there were 4-5 big cars doubled parked. I remember one big Escalade. All of the traffic in that lane had to go to the other lane. It made a huge jam. It's not because you've got a big truck and you're going to the strip club that you can just double park illegally anywhere buddy!
I got my ticket for the March Bloc Party gig! Yay! I discovered them at Roch Werchter. I was waiting for Nine Inch Nails to come on. But that wasn't for a while. So I walked around the huge festival ground to the tent where Bloc Party were playing. The area was filled! So much that it overflowed outside the tent where people saw the action on giant screens. That's where I watched them. I also got a ticket for a second silverchair Toronto show... I had one for February 15th and now also for February 16th at the Kool Haus, the same place I saw them back in 2004. All these concerts are exciting. If only they weren't so far away! I am bored right now. Tonight.