Monday, July 31, 2006

What with full-time classes and near-full-time work...hobbies are going by the wayside. Drawings will likely no longer be daily, though I'll still try to post them at times. Music will likely not be happening anymore too, though I do have a couple songs that I might post at some point. I really miss Midweekend... 9am to 9pm EVERY FREAKIN' DAY is getting old really quick. I no longer have time for homework. But the GraphMaster will not be defeated.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Here's an assortment of disturbing things: Yesterday at work I had a computer stupdities experience:

Me: ok, now select your CD drive.
Customer: No, it's a Dell. I'm not sure how old it is.
Me: but you said you have the file on a CD, right?
Customer: I think it has a CD drive. It's a Dell.
Me: is the CD in the computer right now?
Customer: yeah, of course, I already put it in.
Me: ok, then let's go into your CD drive and find the file.
Customer: it's probably a few years old...could be ten.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I went to my parents' farm today. Here's some token beeface pictures, and Jaden being awesome:


My sister and her baby were also there. The only problem with that is that she likes to change him on my bed. I hate going home to a garbage-can-full of dirty diapers.

In my anthropology class, we talked about "cultural categories" and how people will starve even though there's edible things around, just because they don't consider them to be food. I still think this is going a bit far. We also talked about Santa Clause, and how back in the good ol' days there used to be two Santa-like characters: one who gave toys to good kids, and one who came around and beat the bad kids.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

How about the Thinker? or is it even worse? I am NOT going to put Colonel Sanders as my background picture.
U of S keeps pestering me about sending transcripts, and I keep forgetting to tell them I'm not going.

Friday, July 14, 2006

After half an hour of patiently talking a customer through what should have been a one minute process, she finally stated, "Oh! Now it says, 'Are you sure you want to rebuild the desktop on the disk XXX?'"
  • Tech Support: "Ok--"
  • Customer: "Oh, now there's something like a spinning barber pole on the screen."
  • Tech Support: "You didn't press 'OK' did you?"
  • Customer: "Yes. You said 'OK'."
  • Tech Support: (acting alarmed) "I just said 'Ok,' I didn't mean for you to press 'OK'!"
  • Customer: (panicking) "What should I do now?"
  • Tech Support: "Run! Get out of there! Run! Run!"
The next thing he heard was the phone hitting the floor, the sound of rapidly retreating footsteps, and a door slam. After numerous calls over the course of an hour, the customer finally answered the phone. She had waited outside for an hour -- when the computer didn't explode, she went back inside and unplugged it.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Since some people think my blog sucks, you should all vote whether or not you find the background picture annoying.

Background picture - so good or no good?
So good!
No good!
Who cares!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Midweekend was pretty awesome today.

I finally got my long-awaited migraine medication. But it's doubly awesome, because not only did the doctor give me a prescription for the stuff I specifically requested (which is retarculously expensive: it would have been over $100 for 6 pills - that's $15 per pill! - every month (and I'm only allowed to take 6 pills per month), but thanks to special status in the drug plan, I only have to pay 23% of that), but she also gave me some preventative medication too to take every day (only $2.73/month!).

I also went shopping, and got a variety of clothes in varying shades of brownness. I think most of what I own is brown. I know, I always look the same. But today I got some (brown) skirts too (the fortune cookie was wrong).

New drawings have commenced.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Looks like it's time for some updation.

This weekend I went to Saskatoon with some of my family. It was fairly awesome (or would have been, if I hadn't been feeling like crap the whole time). I got to see/stay in my brother's new house, saw my cousin's new condo, and we went on a river cruise. But it was generally too hot out. Here's a couple pictures of the trip.

Classes are going decently, at least they're not too much work. I actually really like Romantic poetry, and the prof doesn't require us to analyze stuff all the time (just for our essays, which he requires us to do historical research for), so maybe I'll actually enjoy the reading. As for anthropology, it doesn't matter if I even pass the class, but my perfectionist habits are compelling me to do as well as I can. Also, my cousin's husband is teaching the class, so I'd be kind of embarrassed to fail. Plus I've never even come close to failing anything ever before, no need to start now.

Yes, drawings from the library would appear to be over. It was the posting every day that I couldn't keep up with. Perhaps I'll put a drawing up now and then on this blog, but probably not.
  • I highly recommend this if you need a quick complaint letter.

  • The Oxford English Dictionary Online (this only works if you have a password. UofR students can access it as part of the library services. SERVICES!). I'm going to have to say "behoney" and "behoof" a lot, now that I know they're real words.
And finally, today marks the thirtieth phonecall from the Britons.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Classes start today. Lit Survey II should be ok, at least. I have to make UofR give me my scholarship, because if they don't then I sure don't want to take anthropology.

I'm so sick of residence. I wish I was anywhere else. But it looks like I'll be here a long, long time (in general, not just Luther specifically). But next year I've been invited to go to Paris for two or three weeks, so that's something to look forward to I guess.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

This year was the first time I've ever participated in any sort of Canada Day festivities. Actually....gosh, it's the first summer festivities of any sort that I've ever participated in. The afternoon was most disappointing, but the evening and fireworks were great (aside from the many, many mosquito bites that I collected). I'd never really seen fireworks in person before, just the little ones people would set off themselves all over the beach near camp. I vaguely recall seeing some great fireworks in Quebec too, but we don't speak of that trip. Oh, and I did see some footage of the ones in Victoria that my Dad's cousin organizes, but footage is very boring and we fast-forwarded through as much as possible when nobody was looking. Anyways, the fireworks last night were great. Happy Canada Day.

And, I also watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail in its entirety for the first time last night. So awesome.