Archive for Personal Life

Here, There and Everywhere

I haven’t blogged for real in 10 days! That’s actually surprising, considering all the ideas that have been running through my head. It does mean I can warp up several mini-blogs into one.

First, I got a haircut not long ago, for the first time in over 3 years. Needless to say it was quite necessary. In the meantime, I had used my own hands and a pair of scissors to keep them from getting too long. I do have pictures, but I am too lazy to retrieve them now to post them here. You can see them on Snark and Facebook, anyway.

Second, I got a new pair of glasses! 🙂 This is also most welcome. I ran out of contacts over a year ago, so I had to wear an old pair of glasses. They were over 5 years old, not adjusted to my current eyesight, enormous and falling apart. The new pair is red and fits me very well. Pictures coming eventually… My mother’s camera is broken, so I have to rely on either her cell phone or my webcam.

Third, expect some changes computer-wise. Some of them will probably be unnoticed on your side, others will be inevitably seen.

I finally both a router and a missing cable so I could connect my computer to internet. No more using my mother’s computer!

My computer, however, is over 2 years old and has never been formatted. It really needs to be. My goal is to back up everything that needs to be backed up (music and documents, mostly. Programs will simply need to be re-downloaded, since I basically only use built-in or open source programs). Then I can format the old thing, making it like new. And very new it will be, indeed! I intend to install Linux. Some version of Ubuntu, I haven’t decided which one yet. I think this will help my computer, which needs all the space and RAM I can save. An advantage of Ubuntu is that I will be able to update without ever being told to install Vista. I still refuse to touch Vista with a ten-foot bargepole. Whatever a bargepole is.

But, before formatting, I want to finally finish my new personal website. No more, here I come CalmBanana! Rachaely will be hosting me. Actually, she’s already hosting my (very neglected) fanlisting collective, but now she’ll be stuck with all of me.

P.S. Oh, and I’m also in the process of learning German. Fun fun fun!

Early Gender Definitions

My 5-year-old nephew already knew that, when I was a kid, I loved playing with Tonka trucks. That was fine with him. He likes them so much, why wouldn’t I?

But I still have all my Barbie dolls and items. I sometimes take some out for his sister, although she’s still a bit young to be able to dress them up herself and whatnot. My nephew asked me whether I used to play with Barbies too when I was young. And, God forbid, I said yes.

Now it was quite a disturbance in his world. How could I like Barbies when I liked trucks?

My Interest in Languages

I am 20 years old. I have a part-time job. I doubt that’s what I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Summarizing texts gets old.

Anyway, I have long been interested in languages. More particularly, I have long wanted to learn German and Russian. Of course, around here it’s basically impossible. I’d have to go back to Montreal, which is not a problem at all for me.

I never really think about working in that field. It’s probably because the first thing that comes to mind is teaching and that’s something I really don’t want to do. Me, teach? I would beg for ten seconds in front of the classroom before running off. My mother, however, told me of something else. She knows someone who’s son has learned Russian and now works for the Canadian embassy in Russia.

This has been running through my mind ever since she said that. First, learn languages, which, in itself, is fun. I love being able to understand different languages. Second, travel! If I were to speak French, English and German, many doors would be open to me. Or rather, many countries.

Oh the possibilities!

You’re In The Army Now!

Normally, when someone I like (a friend, a family member, etc.) or even just someone I know achieves something, I’m happy for that person. I don’t necessarily dance and hop around, but I will at least feel some sort of happiness.

For example, I hadn’t spoken to my ex for a few months, but I still wanted to congratulate him for finishing his movie. I knew it was an important project for him.

But in this one particular case, I just can’t feel happy. My cousin (a man) has dreamed of being in the army for a long time. I didn’t have all my teeth and he already wanted to be in the army. And now he got in. The big day is on February something.

I try to think “oh, I will congratulate him! He must be so happy” and other things like that, but I just can’t. If he was at least saying “I want to help make the world a better place” or whatever the mission of the Canadian army is (when we don’t have Harper as a leader, that is)…but that’s not what he says. He wants to fight. He wants to be a combat soldier, or whatever they’re called.

It just doesn’t agree with me. If he had chosen to be an accountant, I would have found it incredibly boring, but at least it wouldn’t have hurt the little part of me that wishes we could all dance together among the flowers.

I Have Corrupted the Furry One

I have corrupted my cat. She just jumped onto the desk…and drank some of my Pepsi! I can’t believe it, just a few weeks ago she would run away from the glass as soon as she would smell it.

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