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Apologies but poison took my writing away

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I suppose I should begin by apologizing. It has been ages since I have been able to just sit down at my laptop and just write a post.

In the last few weeks I have gotten sick more than once both during school and during my reading break that was now a week ago (scary stuff!). To summarize my unlucky bought of sickness essentially what went on was:

The week before my reading break I came down with some sort of weird flu/cold on the weekend. It was not bad on that Sunday so I got up and went to school the next day (Monday) as per normal. When I got to school I was a mess. Blotchy face, running nose, tearing eyes, and leaving the classroom continuously in order to go to the bathroom because of my stomach. My teacher told me that I could go home since I was pretty sick. Unfortunately I was not able to do that because I would still have to wait more than 20 minutes for a bus. I even told my boyfriend not to pick me up from school because he would have to miss work.

So I stayed home Tuesday and went back to school on Wednesday feeling better. Boyfriend texted me every couple of hours to see how I was doing which was very sweet of him. Thursday we hit up Festival du Voyager (an amazing Winnipeg festival) and Friday we did a dinner and movie for Valentine’s Day. Weekend and most of my Reading Break went over in a flash with no homework being done but tons of writing ideas were flowing (I kinda blame the cough syrup that I was taking since my coughing had been still pretty bad), but that is for another post!

Friday boyfriend and I went out with a group of friends, six of us in total, to a fairly nice restaurant to have some drinks and food. We had a good time and I stayed over at boyfriend’s apartment that night. I called mum to let her know we had gotten home safely and that the evening had been a good one. I sounded fine to my mum and boyfriend. Him and I watched The Hunger Games DVD that he had gotten for his birthday this year and I munched on some popcorn happily.

During the night and in the morning was a completely different story.

Food poisoning literally brought me to my knees. I could barely move and yet I managed to get into my clothing, past boyfriend who was doing his best to keep me in the apartment, and get out of the building so I could stumble my way to the bus stop. I had to make a pit stop at a snow pile so I could throw up in it and tell myself that going back to boyfriend was the thing to do but my feet continued to carry me away. I don’t want to know what the bus driver thought of me as I climbed on the bus.

Evidently my Reading Week-end did not go over so well. I ended up sleeping most of the weekend and splitting time between the couch and bed. I was also shipped between my parents’ houses on Sunday night. Boyfriend was constantly texting me because he couldn’t come and see me while I was at my dad’s house. I will admit that I got mad at him for not chasing me down or even coming with me to the bus stop (everything is good between us now).

It turns out I was not the only one who got food poisoning that night. Out of the six, three of us got sick. The “leader” of our group was in email contact with the manager of the restuarent but I have not heard anything about it since last week. I believe its fair to say we will not be returning to that restaurent any time soon.

Thankfully now I am feeling much better and more than a little stressed from school but that would be normal right?

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20 years and I will always stay a child

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I think that the beauty of being a heavy duty reader and a part time writer means that I can enjoy being a child for the rest of my life. I spent yesterday, my last day of being a teenager, watching movies that I have always loved. These included: Mary Poppins ( my boyfriend took me to see Saving Mr Banks recently since we both adore the movie), Madeline, and Thomas and the Magic Railroad. After I finished watching Thomas and the Magic Railroad my brains started to chug out a semi plotline for a new story.

I was astonished. Seriously.

It seems that all of december I have been dry for ideas; even my NaNoWriMo 2013 story held no interest for me!

Okay, okay I’m back on track now. My ideas on Mary Poppins and Saving Mr Banks will have to come again in the form of a different blog post in the new year.

How did I spend my birthday?

Well…pretty much relaxed the entire day. My day involved movie watching, cat napping, and reading.

Well…pretty much had a fancy night.

My parents took my boyfriend and I to this fancy restarent called Praire360 here in Winnipeg. For those who knew of it as the Revolving Restaurant…well it still revolves. Being able to see Winnipeg from 30 stories up was amazing and breathtaking the first time around (by the second it was still amazing and awesome but not as much if you get what I mean). The food was delicious: I dined on these amazing perogies which were filled with bison. They were amazing!

When I got home, or at least back to mum’s, I was treated to an amazing cake from Safeway (thanks dad!) and many presents. I am not going to go into too much detail about everything but I will give three of my highlights (which may not be highlights to everyone else).

::1:: Mum gave me Ritz Cracker packs (12 pack I believe). Now my reason that this is a highlight? Ritz Cracker packs are a very special treat in my house. I rarely get them as a snack nor do I go out and buy them with my own money. They are a treat that does not come into my hands very often.

::2:: Dad gave me the latest Clive Cussler (Mr Cussler, if you read this, I am a huge fan!) book: Mirage. I’ve been drooling over it every time I walk into a Chapters or McNally Robinson. I even dragged dad to both places in a week and made sure to point it out both times. I am so excited to read it!

Now I am going to admit before I even go further that I love all my presents that I have recieved both now and on Christmas. I would never take any of these gifts for granted nor do I choose one solid favorite since it is unfair.

::3:: Boyfriend gave me the Ultimate Tea Collection from DAVIDsTEA!! I nearly fell out of my chair. I absolutely adore tea and to know that my boyfriend would go out and spend a large amount of money on tea for me…well it leaves me just amazed! Not that I should be surprised…but its still WOW.

That pretty much wraps up what I did with my family and boyfriend today.

I am determind that even when I have to grow up and get older I will never truly grow up. There will always be some part of me that will happily say, “Fuck this shit.” and continue acting childish. This is why I truly love reading and writing with such passion. These beautiful forms of words will allow me to keep my childish nature flowing!

Happy Birthday to myself! Its hard to believe I am 20 and not going back. Like Avril Lavigne said, “Here’s to never growing up!”

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Well I didn’t see that coming.

I am unable to upload my podcast as a MP3 onto AMunchkin’sWordWorld so I am going to upload it through a different way. Sorry for the outrageously old youtube account (I made it YEARS ago) but this is where I will post it then link it here. And other future podcasts if I ever decide to do another one.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cr56r69Fvg

It took a while, a lot of swearing, many retakes, more swearing when the podcast had to be changed into a video and other complexities but it is finally done.

Thank you for sticking along with me for this bumpy podcasting journey full of swearing and the like. I hope you enjoyed it!

This was my first podcast but please leave comments below (no flames please)

Authors mentioned in this Podcast:

Rainbow Rowell : http://rainbowrowell.com

Marissa Meyer : http://www.marissameyer.com/

Sara Gruen : http://saragruen.com/

 

Websites and Programs mentioned in this Podcast:

NaNoWriMo : www.nanowrimo.org

Audacity : http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Bed is my Best Friend

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I want my bed. I want to sleep and just feel pathetic by myself.

But no. Instead I have school. I feel bad for my teacher because here I am sitting right in front of her flapping my hands, arms and using over the top facial expressions but not speaking.

I lost my voice this morning. I literally croaked good morning to my dad and that was it.

I’ve been like this since Thursday night. I missed school on Friday because I didn’t want to make everyone else sick but now I have to be here. In my classes you can’t miss too much or you will fall so far behind that it’s nearly impossible to catch up. Plus I happen to have a business computer teacher who not only would make it his mission to tease me the next time I step foot into class that my boyfriend kept me up all night (I would just do my best arm flailing at him in response); he would also decide not to take pity on me if I missed any assignments over the weekend (which I have this feeling I did).

I slept a lot this weekend. During the day I slept and then I spent a good hour or so coughing and drinking a ton of juice before I could even fall asleep. Last night I listened to Marianas Trench’s entire Master Piece Theatre album because it really helped me relax before I fell asleep. I can always listen to their music on repeat and never get bored. Did you know they are from Vancouver, Canada?

Lets see…what else about my weekend was interesting?

Oh, here in Winnipeg the Irish Association of Manitoba has their headquarters and yesterday was the AGM (Annual General Meeting) which I obviously could not attend. My boyfriend, the actual leprechaun between the two of us, went and represented me as I am working on reestablishing, cataloguing, and essentially bringing the library back to life.

Even though I am not Irish I am working really hard to bring back this library to life.

My main reason for doing so is because seeing all these beautiful books not being used and feeling outraged when members of the IAM tell me that people are just going in there and taking books with the intent to not return them. My second reason is that after asking a number of members in the club, some who are getting older and others who have small families, I found that many wanted the library running again because it will be keeping a strong hold on their heritage and because it will be a way for the next generation to learn about where they have come from.

I just hope I can do it justice.

My boyfriend was nominated to the Board of Directors (congrats!) which is awesome! I know he takes a great deal of pride being Irish. Its going to be fun seeing him working with the others on the Board and hopefully they can make the IAM even better. Not going to lie but it also helps because I can go straight to him if I need anything for the library or need to know where I stand on certain issues that include the library.

Right now though I just feel plain sick and not particularly interested in doing much besides sleeping.

THE MADNESS IS HERE!

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ITS TIME TO NANO!! WOOT WOOT!

Winnipeg, Manitoba IS IN THE HOUSE!

Unfortunately I have to go to bed because I have a lovely 8am class this morning but thankfully I am going to be writing on  the bus so I am going to be able to keep upping my wordcount.

I hope that tonight my dreams will unravel my scenes that I have to work on. Or maybe they will just change it up so much that my poor brain will be spinning and going, “What the fuck was that?”

Pardon the language.

Goodnight, Peace out, Lets get this NaNoWriMo started!