Sunday, June 25, 2006


Last Friday was Convocation so I am now done with U of Waterloo!! It was a grogeous day out which just makes everything so much nicer. My dad bought me white and purple roses while we were waiting until I had to go line up. So pretty. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered I was lined up with 2 other white people! It made the wait until we could go into the gym go by quickly since we chatted. The gym was ugly with the bleachers and their "gold" curtains, but it didn't matter. I got my robe and degree which is all that counts. It kinda sucked that it was split by Math and CS because afterwards I couldn't get pictures with all my Math friends. I did get pics with my actsc friends and my fav prof in her bright pink robe which rocked. Afterwards my mom, George, Keizo and I went for lunch at Ennios. My mom made a cake which was so yummy. She even gave a piece to the waitress! I was amused, hehe. For graduation mom bought me canadian diamond earrings. They're gorgeous! That night it was off to Aga's to celebrate! Good times.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Baby Toronto

I went to Calgary on June 6th to visit my brother for a week. The plane ride was so fun. I haven't been on a plane for about 8 years so I didn't remember it well. It was a mostly clear day so I was able to see land for most of the trip. I loved being so high. I want to fly more now. The plane ride home wasn't as exciting. Mostly cloudly but it was fun seeing different kinds of clouds.

Mike met me at his apartment when I got in. His place amused me. I figured because he has a well paying job, buys expensive shirts and suits, that he'd have this stylish little apartment downtown Calgary. Well, it's definetly downtown... He uses his dishwasher as a drying rack and leaves it open and pulled out, he has empty boxes scattered all over his apartment, his liquor bottles are on the end table in the living room, and has alot of magazine and telephone books all under his coffee table. Other than that though it's a nice little place. The elevators were so slow though!! My only complaint =)

The first thing I really noticed once I got to Calgary was that they have their traffic lights horizontal. I've never seen that before. I'm told they do that in Quebec too. I find it funny. Their transit system is fun too. Their subway system couldn't be underground because of the river that runs through town I believe, so they have street cars. Instead of street cars in Toronto where it loads like a bus, it loads like a subway. It's also the honour system like the GO which I find so crazy! Calagary's so cute though cause the suburbs are actually in Calgary. That's why I think of it as Baby Toronto =)

Mike showed me around a bit and he took me up to see his office which was hilarious. Piles of papers everywhere! All over his desk and floor. I can understand the need for lots of piles but I try to keep it more controlled than that hehe. His office was nice and big and the view was gorgeous. A very fun building.

So the day I arrive it's sunny and beautiful out. Then it gets cold and cloudy and it rained at times. When does the sun come out? The morning I leave!!! The weather wasn't nice to me, but it was still great. I wandered around while Mike was at work and we'd hang out when he got home. He made supper a few times and we went out a couple times as well.

I went to visit (Mom's boyfriend) George's daughter Bonnie and her family the one day. They're a great bunch. Bonnie and Dean are very nice and the kids are lots of fun. Mike played soccer with Spencer for a while which was funny and I drew with Spencer and Sydney for a bit. I also got to meet the neighbourhood cat Buddy. He wanders around visiting people when they are outside. It's awesome! The fun of a cat without the hassle of cat hair and littre box.

Some of the things I saw in Calgary were City Hall, Calgary Tower, Stephen's avenue, Chinatown, Eau Claire, Saddledome, a couple of malls. Speaking of which, I have to talk about the malls!!!!! I *heart* shopping. The first one I went to was Shinock. I'd compare it to Yorkdale but ALOT closer! It was sooo beautiful. Lots of great stores, newly renovated, it was great. The food court was unbelievable. It had a carasoul and had lots of big windows. The Mall downtown is above ground and has lots of levels. It even has a big garden by the food court. It was cool.

One last thing I loved about Calgary: the police officers wore cowboy hats!! Yeee-haw!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Best Penny Spent Online

What's inside?

My cell phone!

How cute =)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

No longer homeless

Waterloo Jen is dieing. She gets her keys to her new fancy condo in Toronto today. Tomorrow Toronto Jen is making Waterloo Jen chop off most of her hair. So far people say Toronto Jen sounds like a jerk! Oh no!! That's what happens when you move to the big t dot though. Don't take this too lightly. It happened to Rob too.

Other than getting a place in Toronto I've been taking it easy. Keizo and I went to Jay's Photo Day and I got a few good pictures. I got one of McGowan, Overbay, Glaus, Molina, Lilly and Stinske. I also got a signed Ted Lilly baseball card! Now I have a Ted Lilly candy dispenser and a signed card.

I went to Kincardine for a couple weeks to visit my mom. I sneezed alot. My kitty slept on my bed for the majority of my stay which made me happy. My mom dragged me to her early morning exercise class the one day. It wasn't so bad. Makes me look forward to using the fitness facilities in my condo building. We baked alot the one day. Well, my mom baked. I kinda watched and read ingredients at times. We made this mocha cake, these chocolate cheesecake cupcakes, and rhubarb muffins. The rhubarb muffins were my favourite. The chocolate cake was very yummy and I was undecided about the cupcakes. They were good, but I couldn't decide how good. I enjoyed just spending time with my mom and getting to see her pretty gardens. I also got to see two friends from high school i haven't seen in ages which was fun.

I went to Peterborough for Mother's Day and had a nice time with my mom and grandma. We went for brunch and they were happy because I ate more than they expected. My grandma gave me this pretty 3-D picture which I'm looking forward to finding a good spot for.

The past weekend I went to London to visit Holly. We had supper with some of her school friends, then went and saw X3. It turned out we were celebrating Holly's birthday (not to mistaken with her brithday). Ie. a few people pretended it was Holly's birthday for free cake hehe. On Saturday We went book shopping, wandered around the market, watched some tv shows, and watched Howl's moving castle which i enjoyed. She made this really yummy sausage and red pepper pasta for supper. I liked it so much I'm going to have to make it again sometime. Sunday was great. We watched the majority of firefly, made these amazing hazelnut chocolate chunk shortbread squares, and had pizza for supper. Then on Monday Holly woke up early for me so I could catch my bus since the London to Kitchener bus doesn't run very often on Monday. Thanks again for such a great weekend =)

Now I've been looking for renters insurance and a cell phone. Both are proving to be very frustrating!! I also opened my PC account which was fun. I look forward to making 3% interest. It also makes me realize i should figure out what I'm going to do with my money: how much I want to save, do i want to buy phantom shares, how much should I spend on clothes... that kinda thing.