Cruel summer

•July 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I’m so bored right now.  I realize it’s midnight and the normal person would be going to sleep right now, but I’m a night owl.  I wish I could do something to entertain myself.  I don’t know anyone in town other than my room mate, and she’s either with her new boyfriend or working.  I kid you not, even single hour she is not working, she’s either out with him or he’s here.  He’s a nice guy, but it would be nice to be able to hang out with my only friend once in a while without her texting him constantly.  I still haven’t got my bike fixed, and that probably won’t happen any time soon since I’m broke (I have $3.11 in my bank account).  I don’t have my license or a car either, but that would be ruled out due to not being able to pay for gas.  I am taking my road test in 2 weeks, and I really hope I pass.  I haven’t been driving since November, so I’m afraid I’ll be rusty.  I wish I could go swimming at Bass Lake every day.  Unfortunately it’s too far to walk and the buses don’t go that far.

I talked to my mom today to find out when our income tax returns would arrive.  No one seems to know.  I wish it would be soon, since I could really use the money.  I don’t have any summer clothes, and none of my t-shirts fit me.  They’re either too small or way too big.  I also want to get my hair cut; I haven’t had it cut since March 2010.  Maybe I can convince my mom to take me shopping when I go back to Oakville for my cousin’s bridal shower.

Snakes

•June 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I was talking to my friend Lisa about my snake, Shiva, yesterday.  I mentioned that I intend to get more snakes, as soon as a) I can afford more, and b) I’m living in a place of my own.  I have to move back with my parents this fall, and they don’t know I have a snake.  Hopefully I can convince them to let me bring Shiva along, otherwise my friend Adrienne has offered to look after her.

I was thinking of all the snakes I would want to get, and the more I think about it, the longer the list gets.  I was talking to Dave, my friend at the pet store, while I was picking up food for Shiva today.  He agrees that having reptiles is a bit of an addiction.  They’re certainly not for everyone, but for the people who enjoy them, they’re like potato chips (you can’t only have one).

Currently, my list includes: a ball python (any morph), a tricolour hognose snake, a rat snake (I’d really like a leucistic), a Tangerine Honduran milk snake, a tricolour milk snake (there are several species of these, but Pueblan milk snakes are an example), a kingsnake (probably a California king), and numerous different corn snake morphs.  Shiva is an amelanistic corn snake, better known as an albino.  Amelanistic is a better descriptive term, since unlike other albino animals, Shiva is not totally white.  Amelanistic means that the snake does not possess the gene for black colouration, so they are a pleasant red/orange colour.

I might add photos at a later point to show exactly what I plan to get, but I’d have to find photos first.  I used to have them, but my hard drive crashed and I haven’t bothered to re-find them.

Successful day

•June 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I finally got to go for my walk today, since it wasn’t raining.  It was a little overcast when I set out, but by the time I was halfway to downtown it was bright and sunny.  I went to my landlord’s house to try and pay rent, but she wasn’t home.  Oh well.  Then I went to the pet store to pick up some food for Shiva, my corn snake.  I measured her yesterday, and she’s 22 inches long; I measured her 3 sheds ago, and since then she’s put on another 2.5 inches.  I’m so excited for her to grow more!  The owner of the store gave me the rat pinkies for free too (we share a birthday, so it was an unbirthday present).  After that I came home, and then took my bike over to the gas station on the corner to put air in the tires.  Unfortunately it looks like the tires need to be replaced.  On both tires, the inner tube is over-inflated in one spot, so the tires are rubbing every time the wheels go around.  I called my dad, and he says tires aren’t that expensive, provided I can find a place that will service my bike.  I guess that’s my next project.  With the weather being so nice, I would love to bike down to the lake and maybe go for a swim.  I haven’t been swimming yet this year, and now that the schools are out it’s going to get super busy, between the feral children and the tourists.

Thunderstorms and more

•June 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

There’s a pretty awesome thunderstorm brewing right now.  It’s still pretty quiet, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to go right over the house.  It’s at least 5 kilometres away.  Still, the thunder and lightning is entertaining.  I wish we got epic thunderstorms more often; I love them!

Not much interesting to report.  I came home to my parent’s house for the Father’s Day weekend.  We actually managed to pull off Father’s Day without any hitches this year!  No fighting, no last minute rush for cards.  Mom was home for a visit too; I just found out at dinner today that her release day is this Friday.  Shaz and Amelia came over on Sunday too, and we spent the day working in the yard.  We got the poop scooped, the lawn mowed and seeded, the hedges trimmed, and flowers planted in the garden.  Then we had burgers and some kind of salad Shaz brought for dinner (I didn’t eat the salad, lol).

I go back home tomorrow, and I’m glad.  Mostly because I miss my pets, but also because my dad is driving me crazy.  He’s trying to convince me to go see my Nana tomorrow, and there’s no easy way to tell your father that you hate his mother and you’re perfectly fine with only seeing her at designated holidays.

Enough to make me dizzy

•June 18, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I am having a crappy day (see previous post).  I updated my Facebook status to “Well, this day sucks”.  A few people commented… AND THEN!  Khris posted a cheesy “cheerup.jpg”.  It was enough to make me swoon.  I am ridiculous.

UPDATE:  He kept talking to me!  It was only small talk, but enough to dramatically improve my day.

Barely contained rage

•June 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I’m sitting in the vestibule at my school.  I was supposed to catch the Greyhound to go home for Father’s Day.  It was supposed to be here TWO HOURS AGO.  I’m so fucking pissed right now.  I got here an hour early so I could be sure that I wouldn’t miss the bus.  But nope, Greyhound didn’t even send a bus.  I’m going to have to try again tomorrow, and hope they don’t screw up again.  FML.

 

UPDATE:  Heather has taken off for the night, AGAIN.  This will be the fourth night in a row that I’ve spent alone.  Fan-fucking-tastic.

My life is a soap opera

•June 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This is probably one of the most ridiculous things I’ve been worrying about in a long time.  From a previous post, I mentioned there was a guy I liked.  I suppose I can give him a name, since he will never read this.  I met Khris a year ago in September.  Or sort of met him.  He was in first year, I was in second year, and I “observed from a distance” as I like to say.  I almost immediately decided I liked him, but I never had the occasion to talk to him.  When I had to repeat second year, it turned out we were in the same schedule for first semester (coincidence, I swear!).  We ended up working together in Anesthesia for the semester, and I’d say we got along well.  One weekend while Khris was on animal care, I had volunteered to come in and groom 3 Shih-tzu mixes who were all matted.  The worst of them happened to be Khris’s dog, and we spent the better part of 3 hours hacking through urine and feces soaked fur.  Not the traditional way of getting to meet someone, but it was fun.  After that, we listening to the Bud Light “Real Men of Genius” commercials that Khris was playing on his computer.  I laughed so hard I was crying; those commercials are hilarious!

In second semester I got to choose my schedule since I was going to be part-time and the part-time students had to be divided up evenly.  This time I fully admit to picking Khris’s schedule, but in all fairness, most of my friends were in that schedule too.  We didn’t end up in the same groups, but we would see each other almost daily.  That’s when the flirting started.  I call it flirting for lack of a better word; I still don’t know if Khris ever meant anything by it.  I would catch him looking at me across the room, or he would come and talk to me or ask me questions.  We poked fun at each other constantly.  Khris would start quoting the Bud Light commercials, which would leave me doubled over laughing with tears streaming down my face.  I actually had to leave the room once I was laughing so hard.  Khris started trying to sneak up on me while I wasn’t looking; the first time he walked up right behind me, leaned in, and whispered “Boo” in my ear.  The next time he just stood there and watched me until I turned around and damn near ran into him.  (If you don’t call that flirting, I don’t know what you call it).

I probably got far too into whatever we had going on.  I was convinced that he must have felt something for me, otherwise why would he be acting like he was?  I never had the opportunity to tell him in person how I felt.  He ended up dropping out of the program after reading week.  I didn’t even get to say goodbye, it was very sudden.  I haven’t seen or spoken to him since.  I sent him a message telling him how I felt, but I don’t know if he received it or if he even cared.

And here lies the problem.  I haven’t felt this strongly about someone in more than five years.  Maybe it was careless of me to like Khris as much as I do, but I can’t help that.  But now I’ve met another guy.  His name is Ramon (looks Spanish, I know, but it’s pronounced “Raymond”).  I’ve only met him the one time, and I’m already falling for him; talk about careless!  Ray is really sweet and genuine.  I admit I met him at the bar, but Heather and her friends have known him for a while.  He tried to get me dancing, which is something I never do, and he didn’t get put off when I told him I don’t dance.  He was persistent without being pushy, and didn’t just give up.  He actually asked if I was going to be in town for the summer, and finding out that I will be, has declared that he will teach me to dance this summer.

I know I have a weakness for guys that are nice to me.  I’ve known it for a while.  But I’m really not used to it when guys go all out to get my attention.  That’s what made me fall so hard for Khris, and that’s why I’m falling for Ramon now.  This is where the soap opera come into play.  I still have strong feelings for Khris, but I don’t know if I will ever see him again.  Ramon is here now, and obviously willing to get to know me.  Who do I pick?  I have a stupid sense of loyalty for Khris, and I don’t know why.  It’s probably a comfort thing, since I know him better.  I wish I didn’t find boys so confusing.