Saturday, 24 September 2011

Today's the Day!

"The sun is shining, the tank is clean . . . THE TANK IS CLEAN!!!" Oh Finding Nemo, you always make me smile.

Today I am (finally) turning 18! That means I can vote, I am legally an adult and that's just about it. BUT, I'm excited because there is a voting session coming up in October so I can vote this year! For my birthday I'm going to go see Lion King 3D in theatres (it's my childhood!) with my best friend Borris (her name isn't actually Borris) and then we're heading over to my house for dinner and cake and fun times with the famdamily. I'm really excited! I've loved Lion King ever since it came out, which was a year after I was born. It was the first Disney movie I ever saw and it's stuck with me ever since. We own Lion King on VHS and DVD, Lion King 2 on VHS and Lion King 1 1/2 on DVD. My family also saw Lion King the musical while it was playing in Toronto. I've decided I'm wearing the necklace I bought from that show today to the movie because I am that cool.

What do you like to do on your birthday?

Quote of the day: Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. - Jean Paul Richter

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Writing Workshops

I love my creative writing course! Everyone in the class is really nice and supportive! We've had only one workshop so far but everyone was really awesome! There were lots of supportive comments and no one said anything harsh or mean. I really can't wait until next monday for my micro-fiction workshop!

Quote of the day: Learning makes a man fit for himself as well as for others. - English Proverb

Friday, 16 September 2011

We are One


Seriously looking forward to watching this movie in 3D in theatres!!!

Quote of the day: "She's wrong. I can't go back. What would it prove anyway? You can't change the past. You said you'd always be there for me. But you're not. It's because of me. It's my fault." - Adult Simba, Lion King

Friday, 9 September 2011

New Beginnings

Ok, I'm officially beginning to feel old. I know I'm truly not that old, but still, I feel like it. I started my first day of class at King's yesterday and while riding the bus over I began thinking about my first day of grade 1, "real" school. That is how I began to feel old. Then I remembered how in grade 8 we had all felt better than the "little" kids because we were the ones in grade 8. Then I graduated and became a niner and it started all over again. I remember on my first day of grade 9 I was walking down a hallway to get to my second period class and turned around to go down another hallway because extraordinarily tall people were walking toward me and I was short. Then I eventually got to grade 12 and felt on top of the world once more because I was a "senior student". And now that I have graduated high school I am dropped to the bottom once more and am a Nervous Nelly.

However, the difference between first day of high school and first day of university is that there have been a week's worth of activites going on so that we can all meet new people and we already know people when we start classes, as opposed to one orientation day in high school.

I rather enjoy university, even though it's only been two days. Both the professors I've had have been really cool people and the courses seem very interesting. This year I am taking Forms of Fiction: Intro to Narrative, Modern Europe: 1715 to Present Day, Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Geography, Creative Writing and Questions of the Day. I'm hoping Creative Writing can help me build my portfolio so I can apply for the second year class at King's and hopefully be accepted.

Do you remember your first day of school, any school?

Quote of the day: Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. - American Indian Proverb

Monday, 5 September 2011

Happy Labour Day

I hope you all are still enjoying your Labour Day and taking it easy. I for one spent the day at King's as the first day of frosh week. It was pretty tiring, and cold. Yesterday was 30 degrees Celsius and today was 14 degrees. That's a lot of temperature drop! There was an outdoor bbq, I met some new people and there were opening ceremonies for King's students. It was very fun and I can't wait to continue tomorrow!

Quote of the day: Labor is man's greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing, without working. - Orville Dewey

Friday, 2 September 2011

Procrastination

I find I'm a really, really, really bad procrastinator. I don't necessarily put things off, I just tend to get distracted easily when I'm not fully invested in what I'm doing. This worries me for university because there will be a LOT of essays and tests and exams that I cannot afford to be distracted on.

That is why I was very happy to find a post on Lora Rivera's blog called "Why don't I want to write?"

It's all about motivation and can be used for anything! I will definitely be using these methods this year in school and writing.

Quote of the day: Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. - Anon