Thursday, 30 December 2010

Books and Happy New Year

I have ultimately decided that book stores are the kryptonite to my hard earned univeristy funds. I have just recently gotten back from an AMAZING trip to the book store (really, all trips are amazing) and brought back TWO, count 'em, TWO AMAZING books. I absolutely love bargain books because I pick up a book I would never think to read and go "Hey! Five bucks!" and end up LOVING it. (If my caps is bothering you, SORRY!!!) Anyway, neither of the books I bought were on sale, but they were good prices. And one of my most favourite books of all time was a bargain book (The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill). So the books that I brought home with me today are The Storm Witch by Violette Malan and His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik in the Termaire series. They both sound REALLY good so I'll blog about the results of my reading at a later date. Before those books I have several other books I need to read. They are: Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

Anyway, to all book lovers and non-book lovers, I wish you all a very happy new year!

Quote of the day: It is not a novel to be thrown aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force. - Dorothy Parker

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Holidays

I just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays, merry Christmas, happy kwanzah, happy hanukkah, and happy what-ever-else-you-celebrate! I wish everone a happy new year and great joy during their holidays, no matter what you celebrate.

Quote of the day: The only bad thing about a holiday is it is followed by a non-holiday. - Anon

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Snow Day Number 3


It was made official last night on the news: today is considered another snow day! Practically everything is shut down. The city buses aren't running, shops are going to be closing early (again) and we're all stuck at home getting ready to murder each other. Seriously, I'm sick of being at home. I want to see my friends!!! The snowplows have been out clearing a lot of the main roads but not all of the side roads have gotten cleared. On Monday we couldn't get cleared because a transport truck had gotten stuck on a hill (there are about 5 hills where I live) and a plow couldn't get through. Yesterday we got one twice and I'm hoping we get another one today.



This road was unplowed yesterday and is still unplowed today I believe.

My brother and I made a snow fort yesterday in one of the snow piles we created from shovelling snow. It took up a lot of time and was a lot of fun making! It even fits the two of us inside of it! That's two, count'em TWO, people over five feet inside a tiny space.



This is the entrance into the fort.


This was taken inside of the fort of another entrance.

This is the entrance leading out into the driveway.

The snow really isn't bad today so I'm not entirely sure why they called a snow day, but it's fine with me. As long as I get to go to school tomorrow, I think I'll be ok.

So, here are a few pictures of the big snow fall in London! It was also a record snow fall, by the way. We haven't seen this much snow since the 70's and three snow days in a row are very hard to come by.

This was a neigbour's driveway. They had a bulldozer in it for some reason.


This was behind Blockbuster.

This was a major road. We were coming back from picking up a Christmas tree.


Someone's car is buried in snow.

Quote of the day: No snow flake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. - Stanislaw Lec

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Snow Day Number 2

Hooray! So for the first time in a loooong time the city of London has had two snow days in a row! Count em, 2. My mom remembers when they had three snow days in a row, but that was out in the country.

The snow just keeps on coming. I believe there were over 120 car crashes yesterday, and more to come. We had to shovel the driveway multiple time because the snow just kept falling. Visibility is probably worse today than it was yesterday. I'm looking forward to going tobogganing some time today. Looking out my window right now the snow is halfway up the back gate so my brother and I would have to shovel our way to the door . I think just about every kid in London was hoping there would be another snow day. Hooray for wishful thinking!

Well, while everyone is playing in the snow, I'll keep working on some homework so that I'm not behind and then I'll go out once I'm done.

Happy December every one!

Quote of the day: We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt. - Sir Walter Scott

Monday, 6 December 2010

Snow Day!!!

Hello bloggers! Today is a beautiful snow day in London, Ontario, Canada! And no, I didn't forget the "y" in "snow". Today is a snow day! Ever since entering high school there has been one snow day each year (excepting last year). It's not even that bad though, just lots of snow blowing around and screwing up your visibility. There's probably only about two feet on the ground, which really isn't too bad. I mean, this is Canada for gosh sakes. It's not winter if there isn't a snow day or a blizzard.

I remember one year when I was about ten or eleven we had a big snow day and there was four feet of snow on the ground. Another year we had an ice storm. It might look pretty, but it's very dangerous.

Yup, it's not quite winter without a snow day and you can't have winter holidays without snow.

So for all of you people in warm climates, or warmer climates, then good for you for being in a place that's sunny and bright and warm and I honestly hope you have fun (because I kind of want to be there for march break). But us Canadians, we're enjoying our white snowy snow day today.

Quote of the day: The first snow fall is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? - J. B. Priestley