Hello all,

So we are pretty much moved in completely. My dorm keys are handed back and I'm ready to face the world in our little apartment. It is actually the most adorable thing you'll ever see. The walls are very plain and white, but I intend on decorating a lot. Our phone and internet are being hooked up tomorrow and we aren't getting satelite for a month or so. We do have ANTENNA! lol. We get about half a dozen channels, but Meredith and I are big readers, so it works out. AChannel, Global, and CTV are pretty good.

The kittens are being devious and adorable. We have named Boris the ice cream bandit... it's hard to be mad when he leaves little ice cream paw prints EVERYWHERE.

Anyway, on to the pictures of the new apartment (sans bedroom pictures because it just looks like piles of boxes.) Also kitties.
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  • I finished my last exam! WoOT! I got a 65% on a paper, but my prof said she loves me so I can resubmit.
  • Meredith and I made pizza in the new apartment and we learned that the smoke alarm does work. It was hilarious. We used boxes as mini tables and it was sweet.
  • I bought a new fish and named him Tony Danza. (Don't call him Tony, or Danza, or T.D.... Just Tony Danza!)
  • I also bought him a darling new tank with a purpley lid and purpley rocks.
  • I installed The Sims 2 Holiday Edition on Meredith's computer and it runs really well so I'm going to put some more packs on tomorrow hopefully.
  • On Disorderly Conduct a cop got hit by a car and it was hilarious in a Dane Cook way. (Don't look at me like that, he was fine!)
I'm so excited I can barely write a Haiku... Wait, maybe I'll use it as inspiration:

This feeling in me,

Like my chest is gonna burst,
And blow happy chunks!!
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You left cds in my truck!

I'm sure everyone has heard about disappearing bees. I'm SO sad. Fluffly wee bumblebees, COME BACK. Can we trade them for wasps?

Come back bees! Don't go!

We love your small fuzzy 'tocks!
We need you to LIVE!

In other news, I got the keys to my new apartment today. It was previously lived in by two messy boys and I did a preliminary clean through of it. *sigh* There was cat food in the oven element. We're getting a new one this summer though, so WOO. Also, my parents are bringing the cats and my furniture up this weekend so I'll be able to move in completely then. I can't wait to snuggle my kitties and hold them in my arms.
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My head is turning.
Tummy still quite hungry,
Not like my heart is.

Also, I'm adding in this random picture of Jayne Cobb because Meredith and I finished watching Firefly and then watched Serenity (first time for her, gazillionth time for me). My love for Jayne is... strong. Why is he such a hottie?

I think this crazy schoolgirl crush is a result of being single forever and yearning ubermacho guys.

Also, I admit that this haiku was somewhat inspired by the song If Love Is A Red Dress, Hang Me In Rags by Maria McKee:

My heart is empty.
Your eyes are dark.
Once we were hungry,
Now we are full.
These chains that bind us,
Can't beat these chains.
If love is shelter,
I'm gonna walk in the rain.
See all lyrics.
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What am I doing?
I really should be out there
Living adventure.

I'm living the wrong life here and it makes my soul ache. Why are there no jobs for people like me? I want to live a nomadic/adventurous life with purpose. Delivering medicine/supplies to crazy places, building houses, travelling all the time. This soft-palmed life is crushing me. I know that most people who know me now can't see me getting my hands dirty or doing any work for that matter, but you didn't know me when I worked on the farm. I loved it more than you can know. I dream about it- Fixing things, helping people, having missions and jobs and goals. Gritting my teeth and doing it. I loved it so much, but now who knows what I'll spend the rest of my life doing....
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I don't think you know
Exactly what's going on here.
I'm really no good.
Maybe you are blind
Or maybe you can see things
That no one else does.

Today I bought Firefly on DVD and it's so good. I'm watching it again with Meredith. (She hasn't seen the series or the movie!!) We are in the middle of Bushwacked.

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It's rainy and gross in Ottawa. I got together with some people from my Poli Sci class and we watched Ghosts of Rwanda. It was upsetting, as you can well imagine. Anyway, I wrote a few haikus:

I wonder about
That poor commander, Dallaire.
How does he sleep now?
Here there are strangers.
I am the only person
Who doesn't know them.
Spare hair, on my book,
How will I know who's you are?
Maybe the colour.
You are in my chest,
Hacking and scraping away.
Can't I just study?

Now I need to go scrounge up some grub and study a bit more. Then I need to go grocery shopping and do laundry.
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In my mouth I chew,
My jaw is starting to hurt.
Oh, Hubba Bubba!

In other news, Google Map blurs out certain places. WTH? That's so creepy. Notice the U.S. has the most blurred out. And The Netherlands, what's with that?

Sooo creepy.
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Inspired by Mindy Ephron's blog Things I've Bought That I Love, I have compiled my own list of things that I absolutely LOVE.

1. Nexxtech FM Transmitter (USB & Battery Pack included)

Omg I ADORE this. The batteries last quite a while (two AAA's). When I'm in my room and want something louder than my laptop speakers, I just plug it into a USB port and crank my radio. I wonder if my neighbours can use the station...

2. Caryl Baker Moisture Complex Foundation (not available online)

"A water based, lightweight moisturizing foundation. For a polished finish, apply with a foundation brush. Helps protect the skin giving a smooth, satiny finish and a fresh natural glow. Good for all skin types!"

Look at that porcelain skin! (P.S. It's not very good as a cover up, so keep your skin healthy in the first place and just use this as a lovely... foundation.)

3. HP PSC 1610 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier

Besides for me not knowing how any printer works really, I LOVE this thing. I love being able to scan my little notes for the day and I love being able to make really high quality photocopies. Plus, there are four types of memory card ports and a place to plug in the CAMERA THAT COMES WITH IT! (Note: Camera that comes with it sucks ass.) I also love the way that you can just pile crap on top of it when you get lazy... like an extra shelf or something.

4. Logitech QuickCam Communicate
I think everyone on my LJ hates this thing on account of me picspamming my "photoshoots"... God I love it. It's perched on top of my speaker in case I need some kind of spontaneous music video or series of about 9 gazillion pictures of myself. Comes with grippy/spiderlike stand and regular oval stand. When I lived at home, my dad had to turn it away from him because the "eye" bothered him.

5. Oxy Deep Pore Acne Medicated Cleansing Pads
I admit, the name is terrifying, but pretty much any one kind of the oxy pads are kick ass. I use them a few times a day. Just a wiped whenever I feel gross. Normally as soon as I wake up, when I get home from school/class, and before I go to bed.

6. Apple's 4 Gig iPod Nano
I'm not going to lie. I effing love it. I can't live without it. The headphones that come with it might as well be shit on a string, but besides that, there isn't really anything that bothers me about it. (Oh, maybe it's extreme predisposition to scratchiness, but I have a case thingi for it.)

Note: I have an older generation of Nano then what's on the website now. Both Annie and Meredith have a new generation of Nano and the only thing that seems radically different is the shiny back... I love the shiny back... ("I'm bring Shinyback... YEAH? You other pods don't know how to act... YEAH?")

7. Bulgari's Blu Notte Pour Femme(website is all flash, but it can be found under 'fragrances')
I love all the Bulgari scents, but this one is quite lovely. Top notes are iris and galanga. Middle note is vodka and base note is dark chocolate!! According to the website, it's olfactive family is "floral woody musk". (W that means.) The iris and chocolate really are a good combo. I can't leave home without walking through a spritz of this. This is really a very sexy/seducing scent. I would pretty much sleep with any woman who wore it.

8. The Sims 2
How could I have a list like this and not include my favourite PC game evaaar!?? It's funny, heartwarming, sad, and at times, creepy. It has aliens, zombies, vampire, werewolves, and sexy professors. (Everything that REAL life has!) Thanks to recent expansion packs, we have cars, pets, university, and even WEATHER! It's pretty queer friendly for the most part. I'm just mad that we haven't gotten horseback riding yet. Will there ever be a decent horseback riding game? NO

9. Dollar Store Eyelash Curler
Despite being from the Dollar Store in Rideau Centre, it cost me $2.99. That's still more than 50% cheaper than a no-name brand eyelash curler from Shopper's Drug Mart, and I cringe to think about how much "designer" eyelash curlers cost. This curler is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me. I also picked up other great cosmetic stuff there too. (Makeup sponges, cotton balls, makeup brushes, make up remover.)

10. Hubba Bubba Max Bubble Gum
Omg. Where do I even begin. Meredith cleaned our her drawer and found a gazillion packs of this stuff and gave me like, five. I've been chewing and bubble blowing NONSTOP since she gave it to me. It's like a compulsion. Get this stuff awaaay from me!!! It is quite strong and resilient in the bubble department. Unfortunately, my jaw is quite pained from the insistent chomping. Bad Side: This morning I forgot I was wearing my glasses and... well... It didn't go so well.

I luv u.

P.S. Freakishly, this thing took me forever. I had to find decent pictures and links and stuff. Wow, I'm pathetic. I should do like, one product=one post or something, like Mindy does.
--Go to Google.com
--Click on Maps.
--Click on get Directions.
--From New York,New York
--To Paris,France.
--And read line # 23.

Now I shall have a nap. I say goodday.

Oh, Scrap of Paper
In my dusty, dirty pocket,
Do you have secrets?

The answer is yes, you do have secrets... Secrets about what groceries I'm buying tomorrow.
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That familiar itch,
Far too inappropriate.
I just scratched my bum.

Note: I'm scratching that ducky's bum if you didn't know. Also, I keep haiku-ing about things that aren't fit for googling.
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They are so muscle-y,
I think I love them TOO much!
It is unhealthy.

P.S. I don't advise searching for "burly man" in Google Image Search. *sigh* You're doing it right now aren't you?

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this morning I went and looked at kitties and adopted two cats. Not kittens, but pretty young. (About a year old.) Boris and Olivia. I have pictures of them, but I'm warning you that the cats and I have severe red/yellow eye and it's terrifying.

The shelter was an old farm house FULL of cats. It wasn't stinky or creepy or anything... Ok, a little creepy, but very adorable nonetheless. The kitchen was all old geriatric cats, the rest of the first floor was middle aged/adult cats and then the top floor was the younger cats. When I went up to the top floor, a wee tabby leaped from a bunk bed onto my shoulder as if saying: "I CHOOSE YOU" and then he just rode around on there until I pried him off my shoulder and put him down. It was quite adorable. And then he followed me around the rest of the rooms. Then when I sat down in the middle of the room, a little girl tabby climbed into my lap and looked up at me adoringly, sniffing my face and kneading my leg and purring loudly. These were Boris and Olivia. They look like siblings, but they aren't.

The Boris has landed.

I'm fallling!!

She's much prettier IRL. The flash made her look crazy. Notice the little caramel patch on her chin. Awww. P.S. She has kitty red eye. It's weird.

Olivia guarding her fluffy pink bed.

Olivia and Boris protecting me from other cats. (Olivia is licking her nose and Boris is on the other side rubbing my side while I play finger wiggly with the black cat.)

When I sat down, Boris climbed into my lap. I didn't move. He just did. It was adorable. And he was like: DON'T TOUCH MY HUMAN.

P.S. My red eye is terrifying, my hands are porky, and I'm not wearing any make up. Sorry about that.

They are staying at the shelter until mum picks them up to bring to me. I'm so excited. And I just can't hide it. I'm about to lose control. AND I LIKE IT.

They are $50 each, and they are sterilized and have all their shots/regular vet check ups. It's a GREAT place to get kitties. When I know them long enough I'll give them each birthdays according to their personalities. (Like, if they are very Libra or very Capricorn or whatever.) It will be adorable.
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I've decided to put this blog to good use. Instead of just randomly copying tandem eljay entries, I will instead make this my poetry/random art/HAIKU blog. Woot. Sometimes it will be typed, sometimes handwritten, sometimes ... who knows.

I luvs you.
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The apartment that we wanted to get today was our second choice of apartments. When we got there, the landlord told us that the other people backed out of our first choice earlier that day. ERGO= WE GOT OUR FIRST CHOICE!!! The one we fondly call "the Bridget Jones" aparment on account of the walkup nature of the entrance. It's a three story walkup.

It's NEXT too the Schwarma place from from JCVH above the Subway and across from the Timothy's. It's pretty much the best located place for us. Plus, the landlord is going to give us the keys a week early so we can start moving boxes and stuff over as soon as we are done exams. This place has utilities included too! It's smaller, but so much cleaner and brighter. At first, we flipped a coin and Meredith got the bigger room, but she's letting me have it because she has a smaller bed and less stuff. I feel kinda bad because she won fair and square, but on account of her coin-toss given right, she can revoke/switch at any time.

When Meredith and I move in, we are splitting buying a bottle of Amaretto to celebrate. Then when drunk, we will email a prewritten letter to her biggest crush.

Life is good. Except my dad shaved his beard and I'm VERY upset. He hasn't shaved it since 1978 and for good reason. But Annie and I are going to look at kittens this weekend. I'm so freaken exited I can't even tell you.

P.S. I applied to work at Chapters and I'm going to apply at a few other places just in case the gov. job falls through.