In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Words of Wisdom

Accomplishment is a cold companion
- Hugh Cook

A quote from the mainstage production at school. Simple but powerful.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Turn

A while back, there was this little game on blogs where people would have to write 7 random things about themselves and then tag their blogging buddies to do the same. This was all before I got in on the blog action so I am thus tagging myself so I don't feel left out and because frankly, I don't have anything better to write about. Here are the seven facisnating facts that you may or may not know about me

1. Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love the decorations, the Christmas carols and the coziness of the indoors while watching it snow. I love how everything smells like a mixture of apple pie, gingerbread and pine trees. I also enjoy a great cup of apple cider, but it has to be the Alpine apple cider from Costco that my mom only buys at Christmas. (Mom, could you buy some for your favourite daughter?)

2. I have never bought a CD for myself. I am not against music per se, but most of time music just seems to get in the way of conversation. Background music is ok, like while your cooking supper or driving in the car, but listening to music just for the sake of listening to music doesn't interest me. In fact it mostly frustrates me. I am aware that I am probably the only person on earth who feels this way, but that is ok.

3. I like to think of myself as patriotic. I think that everyone should celebrate Canada Day with enthusiasm, vote at every opportunity, and wear poppies for Remembrance Day. Canada is a great country. Be proud.

4. Dragonflies scare me. They always fly straight at you. And they are always mating.

5. When I was younger, my aspirations for the future were cleary set out in my mind. I wanted to be a barbie maker, a cowgirl and a mom. I guess I could keep these options open seeing as I currently don't have any better ideas.

6. I am very fond of reality TV. The critics out there will say that none of it is actually real and so forth, but I refuse to believe that those Survivors aren't actually surviving. I know that they always pick the crazy hippie people who do not accuratley represent society as a whole (watch Wife Swap) but I am entertained. We all need mindless entertainment sometimes.

7. I have been dating Jordan Van Dyk for

1046 days, 23 hours and 50 minutes as of 11:50 pm on November 11, 2007...

...and I still love him. I love him a lot. He means the world to me.

I hope you feel enlightened. I tag no one.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Farmer's Market

On Saturday, my dormmate Erica and I decided to go to downtown Hamilton instead of study for our religion test and wander around.

We took the bus because we have to pay for it in our tuition and we wanted to get our money's worth...and we don't have cars

This store was advertising $5.00 shoes and this is what that $5.00 would get you.

Belly dancing outfits!

After asking three people for directions and failing to understand them each time, we finally found the farmer's market. There was an incredible amount of good food there from sausage to pastries and so many different ethnicities. An old Turkish man and an old Portugese man tried very hard to sell us their stuff.

Potatos...because I love them.

Lots and lots of fish...and many interesting smells.

We went downtown without having any idea of what bus to take back. We asked a busdriver and someone waiting but one told us the wrong bus and the other person didn't know. It may sound easy to figure out the bus schedule, but not when there are 50 different routes and 20 different bus stops on one street. After 20 minutes we saw the bus that took us downtown and figured that it must be going back the way we came and so we ran to catch it and thankfully, we got home safe and sound.

Downtown Hamilton