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Friday, September 29th, 2000
12:06 am
Long Time No See
It's been awhile, I know... I've been busy with the move to the Sault and everything. I'm still not done unpacking everything. Hehe.

Basically this is what has happened in the last ... 2 months or so.

I moved out of my appartment and back to Sault Ste. Marie. Now that was a trip. My landlord got pissed off at me because "you didn't give me two months written notice...blah blah blah", yet I did give him notice.

Well, not him specifically. His parents lived upstairs from me -- they were taking care of the place and would collect rent money at the end of the month... and I told them that I would be moving out by August 1st if I couldn't find another job. Which they said "we understand ..."

So I thought everything was fine. Nope, yet again Corey is wrong. But they wanted to be notified in WRITING? Ya right! So that little mistake cost me another 1/2 months rent. DOH!

A few weeks ago I went back to Sudbury to visit my friends. Had a great time and I wish I could have stayed longer, although I think Tammy was getting tired of seeing me, hehe. J/K.

Since I've been home, there's been nothing new.... absolutely nothing. I've partied a bit with my friends and my sister's friends. So, now I'm trying to find a job and waiting for cable access to be available in my neighbourhood. Should be here in 2 more weeks.

Hasta for now,

Monday, June 26th, 2000
11:12 pm
Not going good....
Hey everyone,

It's been a while, I know. Life just sucks sometimes...

... I don't know what it is, but I've got this overwhelming feeling of being alone. Even when I'm with my friends, I just feel.... blahh.

Got layed off today. Yay and DOH! Yay - because I hated it. Doh because my Rent is due soon enough (Saturday) and that'll put a big dent in the bank account.

I may go 'home' this week, haven't decided yet. I'll go visit my family and go partying with my sister and her friends. (-: We have a blast when we all go out to the bars. She's 21 (my sister), only 2 years younger and I seem to get along with her and her friends more, now that I've been out of SSM for a while. This August will be the start of my 5th year that I've been living away from home. Hmm, 5 years, and yet I still call the Sault my home.

Oh well, I have to run some movies back to Blockbuster, so I should go and do that.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2000
6:25 pm
I don't understand it... I really don't.

My life seems to be repeating the same pattern over and over again. I just can't win...

Sorry... here I'll explain.

Tina called last night. She explained to me that she's not ready to have a relationship with me ... that it's "Not you, it's me" and she swore that it was true. Not a great start to our conversation.

Don't get me wrong, we talked for quite a long time -- she called me after 11 or so, and we talked until 2am. Which ughh, I am SOOO drained today it's not even funny. We're going to remain friends, which is cool.

She isn't the first person out there to do this to me, and she won't be the last -- I just thank her that she told me up front and didn't wait until I got too attached.

Anyway, on to other things...

I HATE MY JOB! UGH. I'm a Graphics Promotion Designer, and I love what I do -- I just don't like where I work. Maybe it's just been this week or something. The work is not hard, it's just....menial. Some of these 'projects' that I have been working on are things that I used to do in Highschool. I work on an old 486 with Windows 3.11, which is ok for what I'm doing, but I need something more challenging. I come out of there so mentally exhausted from boredom...

Don't get me wrong, some of the things I'm doing are kindof fun... but very basic in nature. I've been going to bed quite early lately (10pm or so), yet I still can't wake up on time to catch the bus that'll get me there for 8am... so I've been showing up at 9 (well, 9:15 really), and a few times I've been really late ... I mean really late -- it's not because I'm lazy, I just don't have the motivation to get the hell out of bed that early in the morning. I'd have to wake up at 5:30 or so, to give me enough time to catch the Lasalle Madison bus at 6:30, get downtown about 1/2 hour later... (7:00) wait 45 minutes or so for the Copper Four Corners bus, to get to work at 8:00. I'm not too sure when it would drop me off at work, but I'd be there on time.

That's just CRAZY. For a job that doesn't pay too well... what the hell am I going to do?

At least I'm working, though. I know, I can hear everyone now "Well, at least you have a job... count yourself lucky that you're not on welfare". Which, you're right.... but I can do SO MUCH MORE than what I'm doing.

I'm seriously considering returning to school in the Fall. Just think, it was 2 months ago when I'm like "Hey, I'm finally done with school!"...

I want to go for Computer Animation. That's what I first went to school for when I came to Cambrian. Well, not exactly. In order to get into Sheridan you needed a 3 year post-secondary diploma (or degree) in Fine Art to be able to get in. So, Cambrian College's Fine Arts and Crafts program was exactly what I needed.

But I'm not really an artist -- I can draw, and I love working with clay, plaster and whatnot for sculpturing. I loved the program, but I knew that I would be wasting my money to continue through and graduate. Not because I didn't want it enough, I just realistically could not produce a portfolio that would be good enough to be admitted into Sheridan's Computer Animation program.

So, now I'm looking for other schools that don't require the art background that Sheridan needs.

Well, that's about enough ranting I think... heck, I'm not sure if there's anyone out there still reading my journal. Well, if you are drop me a line or something. Maybe it'll help cheer me up.

Well for now, see yas.

Monday, June 19th, 2000
6:15 pm
Ugh, Monday. )-:

I hate Mondays, even though this one wasn't so bad. Had a "Post-Op" checkup at my dentist this morning at 9am. Everything's going alright, yay.

I think I don't need my pain killers anymore. Yes, I had a bit of pain today, but it wasn't anything worth taking a pill for.

I never really liked taking any sort of drugs -- for anything. Yes, I had to take Ibeoprophin (sorry, don't know how to spell that properly) for when I had "Tendonitis" in my shoulder... I had to take anti-biotics and pain killers when I had all this work done on my teeth... but I just don't feel like myself when I'm under the influence of these things.

Anyway, that's a whole 10 minute conversation in itself.

I was going to do an update this weekend -- but I was just way too tired, and I wasn't home too much this weekend.

Friday night, went out with all the people I listed in the earlier journal entry -- went with Sue, Alicia, Chantal and Sue's boyfriend Steve (for some reason I always want to call him Shawn)... I misunderstood and thought that Chantal's boyfriend was joining us. We did meet up with Alain (Chantal's BF) at the bar, though.

I also met a few other friends of theirs. Namely Tina. She came over and I was quickly introduced to her by Alicia and Chantal. I didn't get to say much to her at this point, she was a bit pre-occupied at the time. (-: So I joined the girls on the dance floor and started to have a good time.

Tina joined us not too long afterwards. First thing I thought when I saw her is that she had really nice eyes and a great smile. I got to see a lot more of that smile later on in the evening, but I'm getting ahead of my story.

Anyway, it was REALLY frikkin hot in that bar... usually I'm frozen all night. So I needed to get something to drink, and I told everyone "I'm getting my beer". Tina joined me, got a beer of her own, and she joined me near the doors because there was a nice breeze blowing through.

From there, we talked for a quite a while. It was great! We danced some more, talked some more, and finished our evening at the bar with two very nice slow dances -- well, they weren't the best because we were getting bumped by everyone around.. but it was still so nice.

We left the bar and went to Chantal's, where most of us crashed for the evening. It was ok, the sleeping arrangements weren't the most comfortable, but I think we all still had a good night -- especially Chantal and her giggle-fit. (-:

Saturday night was great as well. We had a movie night at Steve's place. Watched American Pie (for my 5th or 6th time -- I still find it quite funny) and Sleepy Hollow.

In between the movies, Tina and I sat out on the porch swing and had a good conversation. I find it kind of unnerving, somewhat, that we have so many things in common. I think she finds it like that as well. All in all, it was a good night. We ended up crashing over at Steves, which was a lot more comfortable than Chantal's -- no offense to Chantal what-so-ever. (-:

Had a good breakfast the next day, which is something I don't do often -- eat breakfast that is. (No wonder why I'm so skinny, hehe). I almost didn't want to go home because it was such a great weekend -- especially since I was confined to my appartment last weekend.

That's about all I have to tell you right now... we'll see how things go. We both have a very busy schedule right now -- heck, I had to work overtime tonight )-: Overtime that I don't get paid for. Working on a T5018 form -- heh, don't bother asking what that is, I don't have the time or patience to explain it -- as well as Giulio's Liquor Menu, Dessert Menu and Wine Menu, AND entering the "Server Reads" for Boardwalk and Giulio's....

Lots of stuff to do, so little time. )-:

Have a good night everyone,

Friday, June 16th, 2000
8:08 pm
Well it's Friday - yay!

About time for an update, don't you think?

Got paid today -- actually, scratch that. I got overpaid today. Last week I didn't work Thursday and Friday, so I shouldn't have gotten paid for those two days... but this week's paycheck my hours were included.

Which was a good thing, more money for me.

However, my boss caught her mistake -- although too late to fix it. Which is bad, because she is docking next week's paycheck.... even though in all fairness I shouldn't be paid for those extra hours.... but having that extra cash would be nice as well. LOL.

Going out to the bars tonight with some friends. From what I understood, it's only going to be 4 (possibly) five of us going. My friends Alicia and Sue, their friend Chantal and possibly Chantal's boyfriend... don't know his name, never met him (never really met Chantal either).

I'm not normally the only guy that goes out with this group of friends... which is strange... but woo hoo! (Ya, as if -- they're all good friends, and I wouldn't consider going out with any of them)

Anyway, if I make it home tonight (may crash at my friends' place tonight -- Eric and Alicia live together -- as roommates, nothing more just in case anyone was curious, hehe) which I usually do. I won't be drinking too much, I don't know if it's safe after taking all this medication in the past week -- some of it really stays for a while. We'll see.

If I do make it home, I'll try to post before going to bed, to record how my night went...

Later ppl (-:

Friday, June 9th, 2000
4:12 am
Hello everyone,

My friend directed me to her journal on livejournal.com, and I find it's a lot easier to keep in touch with her and find out about her daily life. (or whenever she updates it) (-:

So, I decided to give this a shot as well.

It's 4am, and I can't sleep. I'm in too much pain (even though I took some painkillers), besides the other medication I'm on really makes me woozy, but It won't make me drowsy enough to sleep.

Oh, why am I in pain? I had 3 wisdom teeth removed today... not fun. Although the experience was quite freaky. I fully remember everything -- the nurses making me laugh when I went in today (which made me less nervous), getting the IV into my arm, etc. Everything EXCEPT I don't remember conking out before the operation, nor do I remember waking up from it and nothing for a good 4 hours later when I finally woke up in bed.

Sheesh, that was un-nerving... makes me shudder just thinking about it.

I hate 'losing time'. This time it wasn't so bad since it was an operation, so it's good that I don't remember. But I hate it even more when it's because of drinking... although I don't do anything too stupid when I'm drunk. My friends love that part about me. I could be completely plastered and I can still function enough to get them home safely and help them if they are sick. And I'm the only one they trust, because I respect their friendship enough not to 'try anything' with any of the girls.

Of course, nobody ever helps me home, so I have to do that part myself.... it's fun at 4:00am when it's foggy and you can't tell one street from another (-: Hehehe. Don't ask me how, but somehow I make it home...

Which reminds me, my friends want me to go drinking with them this weekend, and I can't. Dentist's orders: "Do not drink any alcohol for 7 days after your operation" )-: I'll probably go out to the bars with them anyway... dunno yet. Although maybe I won't go out to the bars with them... I don't really want my ex-girlfriend, Brit, hitting on me again. )-:

She's a great person, fairly good looking too, I must say, easy to get along with when she's a friend -- but we are NOT compatible in a relationship. But that's for another time to explain.

So, looks like this long weekend of mine's going to be pretty boring (long weekend cuz I don't go to work tomorrow, yayaay!). I'll probably be hitting Blockbuster and spend some of my hard-earned cash on a few movies.... although, there's nothing really good out that I haven't seen yet. 'Xept a somewhat-new Jackie Chan movie.

Yes, I'm a Fan of JC. (-:

OMG, saw "Shanghi Noon" (starring Jackie Chan and some-other-guy) -- it was HILARIOUS. I recommend any of you who are reading this, go see it. If it's not in the theater, rent it when it comes out on video. Even if you don't really like Jackie Chan (Rush Hour wasn't the best of his movies), I think you'll like this one!

Anyway, I should split... hopefully I can get some sleep.

G'nite, sweet dreams everyone!
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