Simple Splendor

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Well, I'm back from camp and I had an amazing time! The little cabin problem was sorted out and it ended up even better than what I was hoping for. Instead of putting another senior in the cabin with me, he took me out all together! So he had a cabin comprised entirely of grade nines, and I was put in a cabin with Mel, Ann, Tiffany, Nikki, Madi, Heather and Beth. I didn't know Heather and Beth that well in the beginning, but I was already friends with the other girls and the other two ended up being really cool. It was so much fun!

I have a whole load of stories, but they'll have to wait because I'm running short on time. I'm going to a jazz show tonight with Nathan and Steve, and as it stands right now I have no clean clothes. So I'm going to do some laundry. But before I go, here's an awesome picture of me from camp. Mel just sent it to me and I'm totally in love with it!

originally uploaded by Amy Cow.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

I just checked the weather forecast for the trip. It's not great, but it's better than I expected it to be. It's going to be raining all morning, but we aren't getting there until about 5 or 6 ish. By then it will be 10° with scattered showers. Tomorrow, though, is supposed to be 9° with 0% chance of precipitation... winner! Friday will be nice as well with only 30% chance of rain with a high of 13°.

Gotta finish packing.
Originally uploaded by Amy Cow.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I'm in first period - just started the photo shop class. We're waiting for our accounts to be set up. Just sitting here... waiting. Seeing as all of the good sites are blocked on these damn computers, I figured that I'd post.

I had band this morning and cabin lists for camp were posted. We leave tomorrow and I need to get things sorted out before then. You see, my friends, I have been put in a cabin filled entirely with grade 9s. Entirely. Apparently there has to be at least one senior in every cabin. So what happened? Melissa, Cheryl, Laura, Kate, Sarah, and Beth (all of whom I'm friends with) were put in a cabin together. Another cabins has four senior girls. Another has at least 3. My cabin? Just me. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the kids I've been roomed with are all very nice girls... but there is a big difference between the mindset of a 14/15 year old and that of an 18 year old. Besides, I figure one of two things will happen: They will either all end up very, very hurt (depending on how shrill their voices are and whether or not they know when to keep quiet) or the music department will end up with a bus load of corrupted, jaded niners. I can't help it. Too much time around me and they will be ruined. It's bound to happen one way or the other.

I'm going to ask to either be switched with a senior that can handle being with them or ask to have at least another senior moved so that I'm not on my own. It wouldn't be so bad if it was me, a friend and the rest of them. But I have no one. No one. *sobs into sweater*

I'm sure it wont be that bad. And if they wont don't some shuffling to accommodate the extreme annoyance I get from grade 9s, I'll make do. I'll just have to whip them into shape and make sure they know who's boss. I've got to stay positive. I'm not going to let this ruin my last year at camp!

I love spaghetti. That was damn good. Supper always tastes better when I get home from a long night of night school!

Today was a fun day. I met up with Marko after school and he and I went to Muses*. Well, kind of Muses. It's a new location and I think it's a new name similar to the old one. But it's Muses to me, and always will be. We went with Nadia and Mwardi (I'm sure I spelled that wrong! I'll fix it when I figure out the right way!) and had some dinner. Oh how I've missed that place...

It was really cool though. Not only were we remembered by the owner, but Marko and I got to get all caught up. I hadn't seen him since August. So many things had changed for both of us, but at the same time, so many things hadn't. And oh how great it was having that spicy spinach dip with him again! It brought back so many memories... :P

But yeah, after that we drove to Waterloo and picked his dad up from work and then we went for coffee. Talked and gossiped a lot, but what did you expect from the two of us?

After that he dropped me off at school and I headed to class. Just your average night at night school. Thanks to World Issues, I am now paranoid of the next pandemic. Thanks for that. Thanks so much.

2 more sleeps until camp. Now I'm off to sleep one of those sleeps away....

* To learn all about Muses, read the archives of my old blog

Friday, April 22, 2005

So I haven't posted at all this week. I've been feeling rather sick and I had planned on going to the clinic yesterday afternoon, but the waiting room was completely full. I couldn't be bothered to wait and so I just hung out with friends and took the afternoon off school. I'm feeling way better though... which is good, because I may or may not have a date tonight. I'm honestly not sure. :P

Long story. The people that would get it don't read this blog. I don't know why I bother with the inside jokes.

Anyway, I think I'm going to a party. It depends on whether or not Brittany's going. I'll take my camera. Brittany's bound to do some funny shit.

Today's my last day in animation. Monday I move on to photoshop (woot). I hope we do some stuff I can use in my portfolio, although we probably wont seeing as it's only a 5 week introduction. I have a feeling it'll be nothing new.

Well, I'm off to see if the school ATM is up and running again. I need to pay for next week's trip to camp. I can't wait. And to think, this is my last year going! *sniff, sniff*

Saturday, April 16, 2005


I'm at Dan's and I definitely forgot my camera. Which means, my friends, that you will not get to see Dan sucking (and cheating) at pool, us playing MTV's Celebrity Death Match, Dan and Nathan fighting over everything, and me taking over the party. Ooo! Ooo! And you wont get to see my new cute skirt/yellow tee ensemble! Another day, I guess. Another day.

I feel really bad for not having any pictures for you... so I'm going to hunt for something I can share. Just give me a minute - I'm bound to find a link, or something of interest to make up for it.

Wait, I lied. Again. We're all going to play Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego... THE BOARD GAME!!! No time to look for links.

I just got back from a very successful shopping trip. Two pairs of pants, three shirts and a skirt later and I'm tired. But it was worth it. I got this cute shirt that says "I (heart) the DJ". It's awesome. I mean, who doesn't love the DJ?

Yeah, I went over to Nathan's last night, and we watched Oceans 12. I liked it, but it was a little weird. Only because they made it so differently from the first. It wasn't made poorly, just in a different manner - that's all. It just seemed a little inconsistent. But I liked it anyway.

I think I'm heading out to Dan's. He's having people over and I'm in a social mood. Maybe I'll take some pictures too! If I do, I'll be sure to post them. But for now, I bid you adieu!

Friday, April 15, 2005

It's all becoming just a little too much...

Half an hour to go guys! Half an hour....

I can't take it anymore. I'm sitting in the Student Council room surrounded by all of the food for the end-of-famine banquet. Surrounded. I am so hungry and the damn juice they've pumped me full of just isn't cutting it anymore. 30 minutes. Realistically I could have eaten already, what with my little blunder from yesterday. But I thought that it wouldn't be fair to everyone else whose been waiting oh so patiently.

25 minutes.

If you've ever wondered what my weakness is... it's cheesies. And I'll have you know that I am sitting beside to massive bags of them! Two!!

"It's for a good cause, Amy. It's for a good cause."

This isn't working. I'm going to go find something else to pre-occupy me.

There's a rumbly in my tumbly!

I'm in the middle of 30 Hour Famine. But, being as foolish as I am, I accidentally started early. How did that happen? Well, I ate breakfast yesterday morning (which I don't usually do) and I fully intended on eating lunch right before the noon starting time of the famine. Bu being the dumb fuck that I am, I completely forgot. So I didn't get to eat lunch - meaning that my 30 Hour famine turned into a 34 Hour Famine. Good ol' stupidity catching up with me again. It's almost the end of first period, 8 and a half hours to go, a math test next period. I think I'm going to puke, and then most certainly fail.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Originally uploaded by Amy Cow.

Funniest picture of Barney ever! This was during band. I was incredibly bored, and Barney was incredibly funny looking.

So I've wanted to post these last couple of days, but it turns out that I had some assignments that actually needed to be done in my first period class. It's a course that covers film, animation and photoshop and you spend 5 weeks in each with different teachers. I'm in animation right now. It sucks ass. I loved the film section and I did really well, but I just don't enjoy animation. But I am doing well. We got the marks back for our first test. I got 31 and 1/3 out of 30. The funny thing is that I lost a 1/2 mark for a mistake and there were no bonus questions. Don't ask - I have no idea.But yeah.

Originally uploaded by Amy Cow.

You leave your camera in the Student Council room for 5 minutes and this is what happens. Just so you know - Melissa on the left, Auburn on the right, and Laura in the background.

Monday, April 11, 2005

I've taken my entries and added them to a blogger account. Why? Well, I have a few good reasons. First of all, I have friends who have Blogger accounts while I have others who use LiveJournal. This way they can comment or view my blog with the system they prefer. Also, the computers in my first period media class wont let me access my LJ, but they will let me sign on to Blogger. So I'll be able to post in the morning and copy/paste it to the other when I get home.

Yeah. Tonight was a night school night, which means I'm exhausted. But I will tell you this much: I got the mark back for my night school mid term test. With the bonus I ended up with a 100%. Fuckin' eh!

Well, back from my weekend in Fergus and what an interesting weekend that turned out to be. Good interesting though... very good indeed.

We went up Friday night and my brother and I had dinner with my grandparents and their friends (from England) Fiona and Harvey. They are so fucking cool. I talked with Harvey for like, 45 minutes about photography. He has an amazing camera and is just... cool! Yeah. Then we went to my aunt's where we were spending the night. I worked a bit on my scrap book gift and was so tired that I was in bed by 11. Then we were up early Saturday and off to decorate the hall. That took a good chunk of the morning as did all of the last minute running around that needed to be done. Then I took of to my aunt's to finish the scrap book while everyone else cooked enough food for 70 people. Nuts. Anyway, the book ended up looking really nice, but I spent most of the night getting everyone there to sign it. Nathan drove up to Fergus around 3 - he was filming the whole ordeal. The party was absolutely great. Everything looked so good, everyone was having a good time, and my grandma was just so happy. While I was there, I was talking to a neighbour of my grandparents and he found out that I was interested in photography (the camera around my neck may have given it away!). And then out of no where he offered me a camera. And then he spilled his beer in my shoes. But then he dropped the camera off this morning. It's old school. And very exciting. I mean, he just gave me a camera!

So then this morning, after everyone went out for breakfast and spent some time at my grandparents', Nathan and I drove down to Elora and browsed around for a while. Good times. By the time I got home I was so tired I took a nap. I've left out so much, just because I'm too tired to remember anything. Which I guess means I'll end this here. Night all!

Friday, April 08, 2005

I'd be better off in the good old days before all of these new fangled gadgets were invented.

So I definitely thought that I would have time to post this week. But no, for some reason my computer in first period animation has trouble with LiveJournal. All the others are fine. It's just mine. I think it hates me.

But that's neither here nor there because I'm posting now. So what's been keeping me busy these past few days? I have no idea. Most of what I can remember happened today. Anything before that is gone. It's a little sad now that I think about it.

Anyway, my grandmother's 80th birthday is Saturday and, being the loving family that we are, we're throwing her a huge fucking party. I think close to 80 invites were sent out. And think, those 80 people will bring husbands, wives, children, whatever. Fucking. Huge. We've booked a hall and it's going to go from 4 until they kick us out (probably midnight) and it's going to be in typical English fashion. My grandparent's used to own a pub, so they know how to have a good time. This isn't going to be some quaint gathering of friends and family. It's going to be a partay!

So me being me, I decide that, as my gift to my grandmother, I'll make a scrap book of her life that will double as the party guestbook. Unfortunately for me, I'm a dumbass and came up with this idea like, a week and a half ago. I didn't get all of the pictures until Tuesday. Ugh. So Nathan drove me to Zehrs today so I could make prints with the Kodak Picture Maker. He leaves me alone for 5 minutes and when he comes back I'm all pissed at the machine. Seriously, technology hates me. And to top it off, I was all stressed out because of my night school midterm I had to write tonight. So he walks over, observes me bitching at the machine, and says "Yeaaaaah. I think I'm going to go grab a Coke or something." And off he goes. So after a few frustrating minutes with that blasted machine pass, he comes back looking totally guilty. I was just like "What the hell did you do?" and he doesn't say anything but keeps walking towards me. Next thing you know he pulls a flower out from behind his back! He had bought it to make me feel better! So cute!

And yeah. It worked and I went back to school happy and wrote my midterm which was absurdly easy! Not to mention I get a 7% bonus added for being super cool. My team won the review Jeopardy game. I'm in grade 12 and we still review with Jeopardy. So sad.

Today was a damn good day.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Hello, Hello!

Well, here I am.

I haven't blogged in ages! There's just so much going on in my life right now and I need a way to keep track of it all. I stopped blogging before because of the many problems I ran into with Blogger and because I just couldn't find the time. Oddly enough, I have even less time now! But it seemed time to again. Hopefully this will help me get my thoughts in order and keep me sane. And if it doesn't...then you will have one hell of a read!