Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Grown Up Christmas List


This is what I would like for Christmas.
Everything on this list is there because I need it and I will use it.
If you want to get me something, well pick something on here :-)
If you don't want to get me something, I accept Christmas Cards (my adress will be posted as a comment on my facebook)

Everything is sorted by Stores, just click on the word to open a new link window to the product desired.

P.S don't buy me clothes, buy me a gift card to the store so I can buy myself the clothes.

Sillicone bakeware
Hamilton Beach Stand mixer  or feeling more generous? Kitchen Aid stand mixer

Sunbeam Glass Jar Blender
Black and Decker Food Processor
Little green Machine
DVD : The Goonies, Harry Potter Collection,  Gone with the Wind, Kill Bill Vol.1-2, Planet Terror, Hair, Tommy, Les Boys and many more...

Frost Free Long jacket (black or purple XXL)
Quilted down short Jacket (navy or colourful XXL)
multi patterned sweater (XXL)
Slip-on socks
random plain v-neck or crew neck t-shirts (short sleeves, 3/4 or long) size L
PJ top and bottom

Classes packages 

Old Nay
Grocery Stores (Maxi or IGA)
 Spa (pedi/mani) (Massages)
**Shopperdrug mart/Pharmaprix

Paypal donation  here so I can buy stuff online

RANDOM ITEMS I LIKE (Stocking stuffers)
Scrafs, purses, ballerina shoes (flats size 8 or 9), I need a new wallet (sleek, can fit in pocket), Mitains and hats (fun colours or black, Falls wear or knitted for winter), Gift baskets from drugstores (shampoo and stuff like that), nail polish, lottery scratchers, hair clips, Chocolates, lip baulm

I'm back!

Well sorta!
to be honest, I had forgotten my password and was too lazy to do a reset. Didn't really see the point of writing a blog, it seems like my sister is the only one reading it (Hi Cath!) lol

Anyways, nothing much has changed since last time.
I finished my probation at work and I am now a full time licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer.
Recently they pulled me out of the preproom in order to "try" me as a Funeral Director.
So instead of having fun embalming people, using my creative side, I am stuck in an office, filling papers and talking to people *shudders*. I am bored out of my mind!!! But I have to do it. It is part of my job description after all.
It wouldn't be so bad if I was to to do both at the same time, not either, or. Well I have done 1 month, now I have 2 months to go until we sit down and figure out what's next.

To be honest, I want to return in my cave (aka the preproom). I may be good with people...but doesn't mean I am a people person.

Since I left theatre school, I somehow became a recluse. I don't go out, I don't hang out with people, I don't like having mindless conversation (specially with strangers), I feel uncomfortable in situations where I have to deal with people. I guess years of working in retails and living in big cities made me dislike people. So I really loved being in the preproom. When I meet people, it is usually on a very short term social contact, I work with the same 3-5 people (who are pretty awesome), I do my thing, which includes using my head and hands. And I like that.

I'm not the type of  person who strive to be at the top. If i like something, I wanna stay there. It's pretty hard for me to find something I like doing. I have a short attention spend. After a while, I get bored easily and I want to move on. Usually I drop things and do something completely different....or I run off somewhere (like Japan) for a change of scenery. But this time I had found something I enjoyed. I have been doing it for almost 2 years now and I'm not bored of I was happy in the preproom.
Now I was changed places, and well i'm already starting to dislike my job. The people I work with now are great! don't get me wrong, but the work itself is boring, unsatisfying and now when I wake up in the morning, I actually feel like it's a drag to go to work.

2 more months to go and I hope I will be able to go back in the preproom.

On a slightly different subject, I have been thinking for a while of going back to school.
I would still be working, but I'd like to go to University part-time starting September 2013.
I feel like in life now, it's a good thing to have an University degree and i'd like that.
As anybody that knows me, I'm not a school-person, even the fact that I graduated (twice) from college is a big deal!!! Well this time, I have my eyes set on University. I wouldn't be going there in order to get an education to find work, but more like going there for myself. Like a personal achievement thing.
As I am in Ottawa, I have been looking at U of O and right now I know for sure I want to do Asian studies. They have either Chinese or Japanese, so I would be doing Japanese of course. I really want to study it properly and re-learn how to speak/read/understand it. Since I have been back almost 4 years ago, I have lost probably 70% of my japanese, and it makes me sad.
The problem is that it is only given as a Minor, and if I want a B.A, I need to studying something else. I could probably do my studies in Religious Studies, mainly because it would be relevant with my work, but i'm not overly excited about that either...or I could take some easier course like Theatre, since I already have a Performing Art diploma, so this wouldn't be as hard and I kinda miss doing theatre....or I could do my studies in Visual Arts since I love painting, so I would be studying something I enjoy doing and it can't hurt being more artistic if one day I want to be a great embalmer/restaurer and then, there is a General Arts B.A I could do for, it's not focus on anything specific, I could probably get credited a few of the classes too.

So I'm thinking after the holidays of going down the the University and sitting down with a counselor to see what my options are.  I don't care if it takes me 5 years to get my B.A part-time, I think I really would like to do if i'm back to school, I might finally be able to meet new people and make friends?! No offense, I love my cousin and cats ...but I think I need "real friends" lol

I can't wait until 2013 is here. Although technically 2012 was a good year (doesn't beat 2009-2010 though), I'm kinda over it and I can't wait for the new year to start. First of all, I can't wait to finally have paid vacation time! I haven't been on a vacation in 4 years.When I came back from Japan, 3 months later I started school, then a week after school, I started my internship, then 4 days after my internship I started my new job and now here I am! I itch to get out!!
I have narrowed down my possible vacation places for next year. I don't have much money, so that's going to be the major factor that will decide where I go :

Japan: It's been too long, I miss it, I need to go back...but we're looking at almost 3,000$ to go there for a week.

England: I have always wanted to go there ever since I was little and pretended to be in Oliver Twist. It's not as expensive as I thought it would be, plus I do have a friend getting married in June so it's a good excuse to go. Also, I do believe I remember some English chaps I met in Japan saying they would take me out of a pint if I ever went there (and a place to crash) I'm holding on to your words boys! lol

Vancouver: Although my family is all going for the X-mas Holiday and I'm not (no time or money), I'd like to go just to visit my best friend. I haven't seen her in 3 years, beside I have never been to that side of the country. I do know people who lives there, so I could possibly have a place to stay. Can you believe it is the same price to fly either to Vancouver or London? Flying within your own country shouldn't be so expensive!!

Orlando, Florida : Mainly for Universal Studio to go see the World of Harry Potter and drink a butterbeer at the 3 broomsticks! If I get more people with me to go, we could drive there, it's a 24hr drive, with 4 drivers it's 6 hrs each (same distance I drive on my own from Ottawa to go visit my family). Then once there, you get a cheap hotel, doesn't have to be close to the park since we would have a car and split the hotel by 4. So it is the cheapest option so far.

The last option, which is also a cheap one would be New York, to go see broadway shows...but i've done NY a few times.

If I plan carefully, I may even be able to go on 2 trips, but I don't want to get my hopes high! Let's start with one. Orlando is the most plausible one, now I just need to find my 3 other drivers/Harry Potter addicts to come with me.