Friday, 30 May 2014
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
"Rules. A word for failure. Grade school consisted of taking recess, do sit ups on the cold gym floor. Then came high school, punishment for all. Listen up, NOW! Nowhere in 'the rules' were there any directions on how to play."
"The kid described him too tall for his weight. He realized his body was not too light for now, anyway. For a while he thought certainly he was. By age twelve, the kid knew he would be a pro athlete."
"Over and over she always responded with a small nod. She always seemed to be the one that hid from the spotlight. She was always one away"
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
It's my brother's birthday today, but sadly I was stuck working. Since I didn't have time to bake a cake, I bought one from Safeway. After work we went to Tony Roma's and had dinner, then went home to have cake. I wrote on the cake, because that's the only thing I could do!
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
I made a marble cake today.
Creaming the butter and sugar. Adding the eggs and vanilla and whipping them all together.
Not too bad of a baking day. Although it was tough baking with two little kids hanging around me wanting to touch everything! But I managed.
"Hey Alice, what new, exciting things have happened to you lately?" Dorthy asked as she approached Alice.
"Nothing really. I fell down this rabbit hole and it led me to this crazy place called Wonderland!"
"Really? Well, Toto and I had gotten sucked into this Tornado and ended up in a place called Oz! There were witches and this wizard, it was amazing!" Dorothy exclaimed excitedly.
"Are you sure you didn't just hit your head, dear?" Alice questioned. "In Wonderland I met this strange cat called the Cheshire Cat! And there was this blue caterpillar that would blow smoke rings in my face, all the while there was this mad hatter with me!" Alice bragged to Dorothy while sitting up straighter in her seat.
"That's great Alice," Dorothy replied, "but did you not hear what I just said?"
Alice responded, "Of course I heard you, but obviously my experience was much crazier!"
"That's not true though! How often do you get sucked into a tornado and land in some place called Oz?"
"Well how often do you fall into a rabbit hole and land in a place called Wonderland?" Alice retorted, crossing her arms over her chest.
"I've had enough of this, let's just call it even," Dorothy decided in the end.
"Alright, alright. All is fair and even."
1) i) To the band room
ii) It took about 15 minutes.
iii) It was between Megan L, Micayla, Ryan, Mr. Johnson, and me.
iv) It was quite interesting. Definitely felt a little creepy at times, but since I was involved in the conversation as well, it wasn't too awkward.
2) I learned that there are many people who are very expressive with their hands.
3) Using action words while using dialogue gives the reader a more realistic thought of how the conversation may be going.
4) The way people approach a subject and the amount of respect within the speaker's voice can determine their personality. People who may listen more than talk could either be shy or just very curious and a good listener. People who use nicknames rather than full names could mean that they are close to the ones they are talking to, or they're comfortable enough around the person they are talking to.
5) When there are more than two people in a conversation, I find that the conversation seems to last longer. Because there are more opinions to fly around, there's more to talk about. At the same time there are more interruptions as well because everyone wants to get their opinion out before the subject changes.
6) I learned that when talking to someone of a higher status than you, you tend to be more cautious of what you say. Rather than just speaking out whatever's on your mind, you would think it through quickly before spitting the words out. What's surprising is that that rule doesn't always apply. Some people feel comfortable around people of a higher status that they either don't care of the consequences, or they know that there won be any.
7) With written conversations, it's difficult to portray emotions, such as sarcasm, sadness, etc. Although possible, people tend to only hear emotions through people they know well enough within text. Talking to a stranger and having them sarcastically write down something to you would be different than a friend doing so. Spoken conversations are easier to express your tone and emotions.
Sunday, 18 May 2014
I made this dress on October 8, 2013. I went to a thrift store one day and saw this 4XL men's shirt and thought that it would look cute as a dress. Sadly I didn't take of picture of the shirt before I started cutting into it, but this shirt was massive!
I made the dress without a pattern and went from the top of my head. It still needs to be taken in more and the middle line where the skirt and top attach is crooked, but other than that I think it's a pretty nice dress. I made the back piece too small though, so now I have to sit with my back straight otherwise I'll probably rip the dress.
I keep looking back to this picture and it makes me both happy and sad. I remember the day I had to take this picture. We had to go to the gym and get up in the stage where they set up all the cameras. The photographer told me to put on the blue cloak and put a hat on me, then told me to hold the flowers and diploma a certain way, then he took some pictures. I can't say what was going through my head at that time though. I mean, it was back in 2002, I was only about 5 years old, graduating kindergarten. Funny how fast things change.
I've been waiting to graduate ever since my sister did 2 years ago. I guess it's just a phase I went through considering a lot of my friends were my sister's age and they were all graduating as well. I felt as if life just wasn't moving fast enough. Everyone was out of school or onto university/college while I was still stuck in high school.
Now I'm here. About a month and a half away from graduating and it's all a bit... scary. Definitely stressful. If I can say one thing, it's that I've been on a strange roller coaster with stress. One day I'm determined to the best I can do, and the next I'm ready to give up on everything. I even had a panick attack in the school halls after a really stressful day and had to talk with someone about things. As weird as it sounds, I'm pretty sure I'm right when I say that talking to people about my problems does not make me feel better. If anything it makes me feel worse, which is why this is such a strange roller coaster. Some days I'm too aware of how fast everything is going, and others I'm too tired to care.
I'm excited though. I don't know what I'll do after school, but I know I don't plan on going back to it, at least for a year or so. I hope that after school's all done and over with, life won't be as stressful. There's less to juggle because I won't have to deal with school, work, personal issues, homework, and tests all in one day.
Sure I'll miss it; I'll be scared and uncomfortable with the new life schedule, but I'll get used to it. That's what life's about; changing, adjusting.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
I had to cut in front of this guy otherwise I'd miss my turn and he obviously wasn't happy. Turns out he was going about the same way as me until we hit Portage Ave. I needed to get to the far lane and he needed to get to the close lane, but I was on front of him and we were both turning right. Well, the driver was about my age, more or less, with a really bad temper! He was honking at me and screaming out the window telling me to go, even though there were cars everywhere and there wasn't even a chance to go. We only waited about 2 minutes, but I guess that was 2 minutes too long. So the lights finally changed and while we both turned into our lanes, like a gentleman, he flips me the finger as he drives away.
I really don't understand people and their road rage. Honestly, some people just need to grow up and get over themselves. #ranting #RoadRage
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Today was a great day. It began at 12am. I decided to start a painting out of the blue because I was bored and had nothing better to do.
I think it's coming along quite well. I've been constantly revising it and adding and changing it a lot. Hence the white branch near the bottom. At first it looked like an awkward tail.
Finally fell asleep and woke up at about 11:30am, then my mom, sister, and my sister's boyfriend went to Red Lobster at about 2pm to celebrate Mother's Day. It was the first time going there for my sister, mom, and me. I'd have to say that it was a fun experience. My mom just likes to go out and do things with us, so she had a fun time.
After that, we went shopping for a bit at polo park, then headed home at 5pm. At that time my mom made plans with her friends to go out for dinner, so she had to quickly get ready and go for that. I'm guessing she didn't eat too much there though. She gave her friends the cupcakes that I made and packed for them and they apparently all loved them!
Finally, at the end of the day my mom asked me what I wanted to eat for lunch tomorrow. I wasn't too sure so I told her I'd think about it. That was at 9:50pm. At 11pm I decided I wanted pizza buns, so I got started on making them. It's now 12:44am and they're finally in the oven with a few more minutes left to bake!
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there! I baked these cupcakes specially for the two mama's my in life. Some for Kyle's mom and some for my lovely mom!
Ps- The cupcake and frosting recipes actually turned out really well! They taste great!
Friday, 9 May 2014
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
I believe the message in this visual is that some people get into such a 9 to 5 routine that they become almost robotic in a way. They wake up, go to work, do their job, then go home. Every step is memorized, there are no surprises. Your brain becomes wired into this routine that you can't get out of.
Guide to be an undercover deputy trying to fit in at a high school.
1) Wear youthful clothes. No police uniform
2) Speak casually to others, don't speak with authority.
3) Make some friends. Helps to blend in more.
4) Don't look suspicious.
5) Stay calm, stay undercover, and finish your job.
Monday, 5 May 2014
Last Wednesday as a field trip we had gone to the forks to watch some Ted Talks presentations. We had watched about 6 presentations and two videos. The presentations were quite insightful, but I'd have to say that some speakers weren't as prepared as they could have been. One speaker that stood out most to me would be Abigail. She started her presentation off with a spoken word then explained more in depth about her topic. Her spoken word was called, "Facebook is Not my Friend". Abigail explained how technology was getting in the way of human interaction and how we're losing the ability to interact with others in person. Within her spoken word she explained, "Facebook is not my friend, you are." I though that she was very well prepared and she was comfortable up on stage. Another speaker that stood out to me would be Seanne. He's an 8 year old boy who is awesome at playing the piano. The little boy played us a piece he composed all on his own and it was just so cute! All in all in presentations weren't too bad. The last presentation spooked me out a bit, talking about prostitutes and such, but it wasn't a bad day.