what reading week?

last week was reading week. now, this might just be me, but i was under the impression that reading week is intended to be a break, a hiatus, from school and other various responsibilities; a time to rest, rejuvenate, and relax. heres an outline of my various activities over the past week.

monday: went to stirling, hung out with my family. we rented the school gym and had free reign. we played basketball and badminton. jonny climbed on the rock wall, nathan pumped some iron, and i honed my volleyball/three point skills. after, we went to my house and had a fabulous lupper (lunch/supper) of pumpkin waffles, whip cream, strawberries, sausage and eggs. jonny and i returned to lethbridge so we could attend my fhe, of which i am a ma. one of my children showed up..we ended up joining the other families and dining at boston pizze on the church tab. free food :)

tuesday: i had every intention to run today but the weather turned sour. so i stayed in my bed and read 'the hunger games'...soooo good. jonny and i went to see the late showing of 'the wolfman'. i went through a phase in which i was addicted to youtubing movie trailers and, as such, have been anticipating this film for the better part of two months. unfortunately, my expectations were not met. the film itself wasnt disappointing, it was the interpretation of the werewolves that lowered the film's worth. the wolves looked like angry bison stuffed into trousers. (unfortunately i didnt coin that phrase myself, i got it from a review in life & style magazine.)

wednesday: i worked.

thursday: i worked.

friday: i worked. one thing that never fails to amuse me are the radio stations in lethbridge. at work we primarily listen to "today's hits and yesterday's favorites, 1077 the river". this quirky little station has the infuriating habit of playing the same list of songs everyday. twice. they seem to favor some artists more than others, primarily beyonce, taylor swift, and several hit artists from the 80's whose names i am unsure of. chantal kreviazuk (?) and sarah machlachlan get their fair share of air time as well. the top played song on the river? 'if i were a boy' by beyonce. i hated the song the first time i heard it. now that i'm verging on the 347th listening, i've relapsed into a state of apathy. i dont even care to turn off the radio when the song begins anymore. i've developed the ability to tune out most songs (namely that one). they now pelt my subconscious with their subliminal messaging. nothing like second guessing my sexuality with beyonce two to four times a day.
today i paid my rugby fees! im going to play club rugby in the spring, i can hardly wait :)

saturday: caught some basketball games going on at the college, the kodiaks vs red deer college's kings and queens. my fried katlyn plays for rdc, it was great to see her again! i miss my high school friends. also i miss basketball..everyday i wish i would have played post secondary :( i talked to my old coach yesterday and he was adamant that i could have made any team and held my own. :( no use wishing for something that didnt happen though..right?
we saw 'shutter island', another film i've been anticipating for the last three months. after two and half hours of sitting in the second row, (it was opening night) we stumbled, with confused and boggled minds, from the theatre. it was an all right movie. they threw you for some pretty crazy twists. it wasnt quite as scary as the trailers suggest. unnerving is a more appropriate word. it was kind of sketchy for me because mental illnesses and 'crazy' people terrify me. the fact that someone's mind isn't functioning properly scares me, as well as the fact that they are unpredictable. scary.

sunday: caught some church, got a temple recommend, cooked some food, watched some office, played some karaoke. overall not a bad day. oh man i almost forgot! JKL (jenny katie and lindsay) live in an apartment complex on the west side on the sixth floor. they all locked their keys inside and recruited jonny to scale the balconies so he could get into their apartment and open it. he loves to climb..he free climbed the face of bear's hump several times this summer. luckily he didnt have to climb from the ground up although im sure thats what he wanted to do. we used their neighbours balcony. he hopped onto the roof, over the overhang and onto their balcony. i almost died, i was so scared. can you imagine if he woulda fell? but he's okay, just like i knew he would be. haha oh man, what an night.

overall, my week as alright. sometimes holidays dont end up as being relaxing. but here i am on the cusp of a new week! i should be studying. real life, here i come.


sweat pants, hair tied, chillin wit no makeup on

today, being the day before the last day of classes before reading week, was unimpressive as a whole. i ravaged every possible store in lethbridge searching for the perfect dressy-yet-casual dress to wear to the sweethearts dance tomorrow night, only to end up with a pair of cheap yoga pants and two cartons of ice cream. sigh.

in recognition of my unwillingness to do anything school related, i've gone without makeup for the last two days.

my hair decided to be extra big and frizzy to compensate for the lack of facial enhancements.

i definitely rsvp'd to the 'no-makeup november' event on facebook because i thought it was a neat idea. if guys can go without shaving for a month, why cant we go without makeup for a month? total number of days gone without makeup? zero. i chickened out hardcore. not that i even wear that much makeup to begin with, so it wouldnt even have been that hard. i had a friend go the whole month without it..i respect her so much. that shows so much confidence in herself. it seemed like she was aloof, impervious to to society and the so-called 'faux pas' that have been established for us.

ive gone without makeup before and have always noted the rush that it gives me. okay, rush is the wrong word. its not exactly exhilerating walking around with a naked face, baring all for the world to see. its almost an empowering feeling. its refreshing to be able to walk around and think 'yeah world, suck it! i'm not wearing any makeup and it feels great. sorry all of you cakey-faced girls with clumpy eye lashes, youre definitely missing out.' and its always kinda flattering when you catch a guy checking you out (your face i mean) when youre au naturel :)

so here goes, my faithful blog followers. i cant promise that im gonna go every single day without makeup from now on (i mean valentines is tomorrow..and by tomorrow i mean sunday), but im going to make a point of going without make up more often. i dont need any of that to feel good about myself. everyone is beautiful as they are and they need to realize it, not depend on primers and foundations and cover ups to reveal it!


call it a bad romance

two things a girl needs in a relationship:

first: a boyfriend. (duh).

second: a perfect pair of puppy dog every time.


yep yep yep

so this friday was definitely the 'land before time' marathon..all in all there was a decent turnout, although im sure the people showed up solely for the two giant bags of dino-sours and not the competition. jonny and i stayed for about the first five movies before we got bored, seriously second guessed our involvement in the marathon and peaced. it was kinda fun though, definitely brought back tons of memories. and the movies werent even that bad! yeah, they were dumb but overall they were entertaining..obviously not entertaining enough to watch all thirteen though. the winner cleaned up with $90, which isnt too bad for putting up with 15 hours of childish sub plots and frequent musical numbers.

this weekend interesting one. highlights?

1. leaving the 'LBT' marathon..dodged a serious bullet with that one man.

2. mailing off my dental hygiene applications! i finally shipped 'em off to texas state technical college in harlingen. express post to texas costs a pretty penny, for all those who are considering to do so. but they should be there by the end of the week and i'll know if i'm accepted by the end of march! so exciting :)

3. getting a new fridge. the last one would stay cold for a week, then heat up to room temperature and all my food would go bad :( so i called the landlord on monday and voila! on saturday we have a brand spankin' new-to-us fridge! hopefully my milk wont go bad after three days in this one.

you know when you just feel lonely when you dont really have a reason to? thats kinda how i feel. i have an amazing bf and lots of friends, but sometimes it feels like nobody really cares too much, kinda like nobody really wants to hear or wants to care about what i have to say. i know that i have so many people who are on team becky and cheering me on and ready to support me, but sometimes i feel like i dont have anybody to tell my feelings to (except jonny. he's pretty amazing and puts up with me haha). maybe i just miss having girl talk with my high school friends? i dont know, but i know that i dont like feeling this way :(


thats what she said.

my new addictions? the office season two and glee. i'm new at the whole "the office" thing. i watched an occasional episode now and then but this is my first exposure to an entire season. michael scott's 'thats what she said' jokes make my life, simply because im addicted to those jokes too haha.

we've only known each other for a short time, but im pretty sure jim and i are soul mates. dont get me wrong, i love pam..but jim needs to be with me. i dont think he's realized this yet, but he will. i had a dream about him last night haha. i was a college student and he was a prof and we had a secret teacher-student love affair. yes, i did make out with jim from the office.. :) sure, it was a little weird that he was forty years old, double my young age of the end of the dream he had stopped pursuing the development of our relationship because of this. sad, sad day. dont you ever wish that dreams could be real life?

if things dont work out with jim, i'd be completely satisfied with will schuester.

jonny bet that i couldnt not swear for a month and i challenged him on that assumption. cause we all know what assuming makes you, right? if i went the whole month without swearing, jon owed me dinner at a restuarant of my choice and a back rub. if i did swear, the roles were reversed.

on the thirtieth of january, jonny and i dined at earls. i've yet to claim my backrub.

what have i learned from that experience? that i'm tempted to swear a lot. especially if the game of basketball is involved hahaha. because i accomplished that challenge, i decided to go without facebook for a week, just because i can. i'm on day 4 and its a lot harder than i anticipated; i have nothing to do on the computer any more, i've barely been on here all week haha.

this weekend is alaya's prestigious "land before time" marathon. all 13 movies plus a sing along, with a money prize for whoever suffers through it without falling asleep. oh yeah. it starts friday at eight and goes till about four on saturday, the night of my friend's nineteenth birthday celebration. this is gonna be sweet, especially cause im an angel when i get zero sleep..i feel bad for everyone who has to put up with me, especially jonny. he's been pretty good about my grouchiness before, so i know he can handle it. what a keeper!

peace out homies, im pretty sure imma be late for class..ah well.