Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
and of course, blocks...
Friday, December 17, 2010
So with a week to go before Christmas let's see how I've done so far...
- 30% of Christmas cards sent out
- 70% of presents bought. Alas, several of them were bought online and now I get to play the "will it make it in the post before Christmas" game.
- The tree is up!
- This year Mum and I will be making perogies* for the first time. We're hoping we've figured out the recipe from watching Nanna adding a "dollop of this" and a "pinch of that". Family recipes are very hard to write down.
- I've actually managed to get quite a few hours of work in this month, so hopefully I can actually do some relaxing and have some"off" time during Christmas.
*Polish potato and cheese dumplings
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I'm trying to get my Christmas cards in the post in time for them to make it by Christmas, and I am sure I'm already too late. But today, for the first time, I am addressing an envelope to just my Nanna and not my Grandpa. Even though he passed away a few months ago, it was this act that really made it hit home me that he is really gone. How I feel can only be a mere hint of how my Nanna must feel this Christmas. To lose your partner of 65 years must leave a hole that nothing can fill.
It is times like this that the distance between continents seems greater than ever.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Well I survived my first class at BCIT, Technical Writing Style. There was a lot of work for a six week class, but I don't really feel I learnt that much. However, I did really well on all my assignments, so I guess that means that I learnt that my writing skills are already pretty good.
I'm not certain if I'll continue with the program next year. I suspect the Technical Communication program at SFU is better. However, SFU charges university prices, and considering I still have a massive student loan debt, I don't really wanna add to it. I may just pick and choose the courses I feel might benefit me, without the need to complete a particular diploma or certificate. Hell, I might even take some small, freelance writing jobs to gain experience.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
On a related note, I wanna send a shout-out to "the Dude". He's a good friend who works for apple designing OS for the iphone. Thanks to my whinging and his listening, you can turn off "delete apps". Now, when I finally get my ipod back from Holly, all my apps are there instead of random blank spaces. The apps are never in the same order as when I gave the ipod to Holly, but finding them keeps my mind limber, right?