i started listening to Ben Sollee again lately. I discovered him through a friend of a friend two years ago or more. I thought of him on Sunday and have been mildly hooked for the past few days. He has a new cd out, but i’m only just listening to his first (2008) cd now and i’m not ready to listen to the new new one just yet. it’s nice music for the morning, or bedtime. perhaps a bit too chill for the afternoon. i suppose it would depend on what the afternoon would be bringing in the first place.
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Nat king cole knows what’s up. i only have 13 days left of summer, that’s pretty crazy. makes me a little bit bummed, but i’m also getting more excited (more excited than nervous which is a positive improvement!) for my internship! i helped Bill set up his classroom a bit today, and there were a couple other teachers around and it was really nice. Admittedly i felt a little bit out of the loop at times, but that’s because i am out of the loop. getting up at 7:00 a.m. was kind of difficult and now i feel pretty tired (it’s only 10:36 or so). i’ll get used to it again pretty quickly though i’m sure of it
today actually feels like a snow day. the weather is so miserable outside that it’s put me in some sort of cozy, lazy state where I don’t want to leave my house and no one else wants to leave theirs. It was also Christine’s last day in town and I’m a bit bummed because the weather kept us both indoors. Though I do feel as though last night was a fairly good last hoorah.
Buying groceries when you haven’t had groceries in a week or two is such a good feeling. somehow in July I bought more than $100 of groceries but ran out surprisingly quick. In an effort to save money I refused to buy any more groceries until the month changed, and now here we are! $81 dollars later I’ll be eating like a Queen for the next little while (the rest of the month if i do it correctly)! I bought 3 frozen pizzas – the only frozen thing i really buy – with the sole intentions of eating them as drunk food. A pretty good investment I think. I found where Sobeys has been hiding the free range eggs (they’re also brown and have omega-3!). This makes me pretty happy because I love eggs but I didn’t like buying the non-free range ones and now my conscience feels a bit better. I found a small jar of Artichoke hearts (the brand name was M’Lord and I loved it) and tossed them into my cart. I’ve recently discovered my love for artichoke hearts, especially on pizza. I’m going to try to emulate the Veggie Pizza from Pi as best as I can.
Groceries, intriguing i’m sure
i really do.
this is my saucy cat Charlie
not long after i took this, he lay down on my bed next to me and started attacking my arm. he’s a playful little devil
i guess everywhere else it’s been summer now for months, but here it’s only just starting. home is a special case. it’s gone from a 9 degree day in june to a 24 degree day in july with just a few days in between. i love summers here even though they’re exceptionally short. it has happened really fast. all of a sudden it smells, sounds, feels and looks just like summer. cut off jean shorts, freckles, trees and flowers, sleeping in my undies with the window open, frozen lemonades, blue jumbo freezies and beer. i want to spend as much time outside as i possibly can – even if i only wander as far as my backyard. All things are better outside. that’s kind of a broad statement but i’ll stick by it. Charlie has been meowing at our windows and slumping in the shadowy upstairs hallway whenever he isn’t trying to escape. i hope he won’t be too unhappy as our house gets even warmer. right now i’m enjoying living in the downstairs bedroom. last July i remember being unbearably warm when i lived upstairs. it’s a nice change.
writing a letter of resignation is kind of difficult. I’m used to writing things that require elaboration and supportive statements, which makes writing this letter feel like it’s turning into a paper or something. As much as I’m looking forward to leaving my job, and as much as I have complained endlessly about it, I have been there for 4 years after all. my co-workers are awesome people and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit sad about not being able to see them on a regular basis anymore. anyhow
my shift for today was written on the work schedule as 4:00 – ?
that is perhaps the most daunting thing i’ve seen in a little bit. I’ve decided that it’s much more difficult for me to find a part time job near my house than I had anticipated it to be. I don’t plan on working during my internship that starts in september, because even though it’s unpaid and I’ll probably be pretty poor, it’s also a very very important part of my education. I know I’ll find it difficult to concentrate on it if I was working at the same time. I want to do as well as I can with this internship and I’m also pretty nervous about it, so cutting down on unwelcome distractions will probably help me a lot. My plan now is to quit Sears on July 29th. First I thought I would make August 1st my last day, but the Lantern Festival is the 30th of July and I’ve been going to it annually for a few years and I really really love it a lot. Maybe this is a silly reason to quit a few days early but I can justify it. Unemployment is going to be so strange. If it’s still not sunny and warm by then I will probably cry.
i’m home and i feel weird. 10 days is not a very long time at all. it’s like a blink within a month, immeasurably small in the total of a year or anything larger than that. but i still feel like it was an important and significant trip. it was my first time travelling by myself. i almost missed my flight from st. john’s but my flight home from Montreal was mostly insignificant in terms of stressful things happening. with the help of two old friends and a newer one i made my way to and through the airport and onto my plane. night time flights are weird because everyone is sleeping and no one tries to make chitchat with their seat mates. the only time i talked to the man in the suit sitting beside me was when i let him into his seat and when the lights on in the plane were turned off. i had been reading my book and closed it because it was too dark and i couldn’t see the words anymore. he switched on the overhead light for me and i mumbled a shy “thanks” and kept reading until we reached home.
i came home to beer spills in the living room and the light from the kitchen ceiling was on the table. but there was also a note on my door from Cindy saying that she gave Charlie some extra food to tie him over during the day, until i got home in the night. charlie was sitting in the porch when i got him, so i scooped him up and danced him around until he couldnt put up with it and wiggled free of my hug.
my friends’ apartment is spacious and sunny and i envy many aspects of it. i’m going to miss christine a lot, i wish she could come visit when shannon is here in two weeks or so. im excited for her to come home. I’m glad that they both take lots of pictures because while i took about 30, it might be a while before i ever get those developed.