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Final weekend

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle May 31, 2007 @ 8:45 pm
After 4 years it's the final weekend of work for my (mostly) Summer job. I sent them a letter to say I would not work there starting Monday. So.... Tomorrow I'm working at the Tour de Nuit (night bike tour), then on Saturday it's the Course Cycliste (part of a cyclist world competition) and finally Sunday I'll be at the Tour de l'ÃŽle (day time bike tour). I am hoping for no rain. My work raincoat was stolen/lost last Summer. So if it rains, I'll get soaked. I can't wait for the weekend to be over. It's kind of intense, three days of work like that, back to back. Because it's standing still for hours, in the cold/heat, with tons of angry people screaming at you. But it's the last weekend! Then done! I'm glad I had this job all these years. I learned so much! And met nice people.

Tag, 7 choses (inspirées du taggeur)

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle May 30, 2007 @ 9:13 pm
Amadeo at tagged me... So I thought I'd say 7 things about me, on the same topics he used... Chaque personne décrit sept choses à propos d’elle-même. Ceux qui ont été «tagués» doivent écrire sur leurs blogues ces sept choses ainsi que ce règlement. 1. Moi et le lait c'est une drôle d'histoire. J'aime le lait... Dans les céréales ou après avoir mangé un dessert EXTRA sucré. Mais jamais, au grand jamais, je bois un verre de lait comme ça tout seul. Je déteste le goût. 2. J'adore conduire! J'ai pas ma voiture à moi, mais je suis abonnée à Communauto. J'aime rouler, que ce soit en ville, sur l'autoroute ou par chez nous à Blanc-Sablon. J'aime la liberté que ça donne, j'ai l'impression de pouvoir aller partout! Et c'est encore mieux quand la musique joue à fond! J'ai eu une contravention à date. C'était quand j'avais 16 ou 17 ans. Avec la voiture de ma mère, et mon permis temporaire (non accepté au Labrador, tout près), j'étais allée en promenade au Labrador! Le policier de la GRC m'a arrêté près de la sortie d'un village vitesse 50km/h ou j'allais aux environs de 70km/h! Mais j'étais la seule âme sur la route!! Je me souviens comment stressant c'était! De voir la voiture de police derrière toi, avec les cerises allumées et tu dois te ranger... Argh! Never again I hope, knock on wood! 3. Moi aussi j'ai quand même hâte d'avoir ma propre voiture. Ma marque préférée pour les petites voitures qui sont assez féminines mais quand même puissantes c'est Audi. Ou bien une vieille Lada. Ouais, tout un contraste, je sais. 4. Je suis une procrastinatrice. Surtout quand vient le temps de faire l'étude pour un examen ou bien écrire un travail de recherche. 5. Je m'habille bien pour sortir de chez nous, j'aime porter de beaux vêtements. Mais dès que j'arrive à la maison je me change et je porte des vêtements plus comfortables... Pantalons de jogging/pyjama/camis/etc. Alors si vous comptez faire une visite surprise chez nous, mieux vaut peut-être m'aviser avant! 6. Je suis contente d'être en apart (merci mom!) mais aussi des fois la vie de famille me manque! J'aime bien pouvoir dire bonne nuit à quelqu'un. Ou manger un met préparé par maman autour d'une table bien dressée. Trop souvent je mange en face de ma télé! 7. J'adore regarder mes statistiques de mon site Internet... Voir d'où viennent mes visiteurs... Me demander pourquoi quelqu'un au Kazakstan ou au Nigéria vient me lire... Voilà! C'est fait!

I got…

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 4:40 pm
I got the job (100% sure) and I start on Monday (99% sure)! YAY! YAY! YAY! I'm so happy!!!

Fingers crossed!

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 10:04 am
I just came back from an interview for a new Summer job. Pays about as much as my current one. A semi-flexible work schedule. And they would allow Happy to come with me. I'd be organising/doing activities with young adults who frequent a community organisation. The lady will call me this afternoon to give me the result... And I'd start as early as Monday! The interview went really well, it was more like a nice chat with the lady director. Fingers crossed!

Laurier street, West of Parc

Filed under: Montreal,Photography — Christelle May 29, 2007 @ 3:54 pm
After my exam I decided to treat myself and go explore Laurier street, West of Parc. I'd been there before by bus, but never on foot. I went inside a few cute boutiques/shops and window-shopped. I liked the window of this toy store, there was a drawing of Milou! My two favourite dogs together! Milou and Happy I liked this old house, nestled between newer constructions. It really seemed out of place, a country home in the middle of a busy city. Old house Then it was L'Occitane. I wanted more beautifully scented Verbena products! I got a shower gel, a soap and a fragrant candle. A bonus was the mini eau-de-toilette. The sales lady was really friendly, she offered to give Happy some water! Happy liked shopping there too I think! L'Pccitane

I love being at Desjardins…

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 10:38 am
When it's ristournes (apparently that's patronage dividends in English) time! They just give you back money, sharing the pot between all the Caisse's members! So this morning... Checking AccèsD... Notice my higher account balance... Check... Ristourne money is in! Yay! Getting extra money, like that, for no reason, is so pleasant.

22h43, the night before a midterm…

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle May 28, 2007 @ 10:45 pm
And I realise I should have spent more time studying today instead of sowing. Sure sowing was fun. But it won't help me tomorrow when I am faced with a question on International Relations and have to write to get 30% of my mark. Oh well. I'll just do my best. Now it's time for bed. My neck hurts from looking down/reading my book. My butt/back hurt from sitting. And my head is suffering from information overload. I'll study some more tomorrow morning. Afterall the exam is only at 13h!


Filed under: Montreal,Photography — Christelle @ 11:38 am
The kitchen make-over is going well! This morning I felt like sowing so I did one of two curtain panels for the window. I am happy with the result! Quite good for a first sowing project! Overview... Overview Close-up with right colours... I changed the colour of my thread too, red on red, beige on beige. A bit of extra hassle but also a nicer finish! Close-up I like making my own stuff like that! I know that I'm the only one that has that exact curtain! Yay! I can't wait 'til the whole make-over is done! Not so soon though... Because for example now I'm sick of sowing. So the second curtain panel will have to wait!

Door fixed, airco not

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 9:42 am
Some do-it-all guy came by my apart this morning to fix the door! YAY! It's amazing! He just put in two screws to straighten the door frame, chipped a bit of wood off, and voilà! A silent door! Now, the neighbours can't complain about me going in and out of my apart anymore!!!!! Next is the airco. I've called the dude about 4 times. He returned one call, the others never. So this morning I'll call the building's management, again. My mom said I should be firm and polite. I'll try. Though it's hard for me to be firm... I feel like I'm asking lots. But I know I am not! The airco is broken, they have to fix it. Grrr!


Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 9:07 am
The psycho neighbours are back from their holiday. This morning, around 8h, I opened my apart's door to go out with Happy. And at exactly the same time my neighbour was exiting his apart to go to work. I said "bonjour" to which he answered with a "bonjour" back. But he didn't seem very happy. I'm hoping it's because he didn't sleep much because of a late flight back and not because he's angry at me again.


Filed under: Blanc-Sablon,Montreal — Christelle @ 9:04 am
There's a big thing going on in my hometown... A local doctor was suspended after many complaints had been placed about him at the Collège des médecins. And it created a huge stir up in the village. Of course the doctor's family and friends are revolted. They are very vocal about their position. They want the doctor back at work. On the other side there are those who complained and want him gone. Others are trying to stay neutral in this conflict, like my mom, as she has to work with all the medical staff. But it's tough. Because the people are not happy you're not on their side. So no one is happy with you in the end. Apparently the hospital's director had to be escorted by the police to the airport. He had to catch a flight out of the village after being threatened at his home by people who are on the doctor's side. Now that's going pretty far! The worse thing is that you see everyone everywhere. Not only at the workplace, but at the general store, at the depanneur, at the post office, etc. So there's no way of escaping this conflict. It's been stressing out my mom a bit. I hope a solution is found and that peace returns to my little village quickly! UPDATE, late afternoon: The hospital is now under trusteeship (sous tutelle)... And they give a more complete portrait of what happened/is happening.

A foreign language makes this post somewhat private…

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle May 27, 2007 @ 2:43 pm
Wat moet je doen... Als... Je vind iemand wel leuk... Een vriend van een vriend. Maar je weet niet of hij je ook leuk vind. Soms denk je wel. Maar het kan ook gewoon vriendelijke acties zijn. Je wil wat doen met hem alleen. Maar je weet niet of het een goed idee is. En je bent ook te verlegen om te vragen. Dus je wacht. En misschien zal je hem weer ooit zien.


Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 2:26 pm
Sometimes I just feel like forgetting this blog. I am in a "screw blogging" mood right now.

I feel kinda sick

Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 12:06 pm
My throat hurts a bit. I feel hot then shiverish. And I have a bit of a headache. And my nose is stuffy. The worse is sometimes I feel a bit disoriented. Like if I quickly look somewhere and back. Like say I'm at the computer, I look down at Happy to see what she's doing, and back at the computer. I loose focus for a split second, and then it's back. But it's freaky the feeling it's giving me!!


Filed under: Montreal — Christelle @ 11:58 am
I watched the movie The Departed a little while ago. There's this tune in the flick I really liked! It was like Great Big Sea high on rock. I downloaded it. And yea...! I'm Shipping out to Boston by Dropkick Murphys is the song of the day! Happy the lazy dog heard the music and just woke up from a nap.
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