Friday, December 4, 2009


Today I was at HMV for the first time in a while. It was fun. I think my friend bought me a christmas present while I was right there. That was nice of her. She was pretty sneaky about it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

hey! I just remembered this existed

I"m totally not really a bloggy person. That is probably obvious as I haven't really blogged here and niether did my fellow blogger/short term enthusiast :)

Oh well, maybe I'll try and post once a blue moon when something interesting happens that no one excpet myself is particularily interested in.

Today was not a great day of exitment. the most exciting thing I did was go to the drug store to buy Shampoo etc. for my upcoming trip. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I love buying lip balm and shampoo and tooth paste and all those things that I tend to let be chosen for me.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Went to the libary today

I got my acceptance letter for collage today and I'm SUPER happy.
It's a crazy feeling to know I'm actually almost out of high school. There were times when it felt like an eternity.

I had nice phone conversations with two of my friends about classes and being excited/afraid to make new friends. It's just weird to think I won't be seeing the same people's faces every day Like i do now.

I went to the library and took out a stack of like 5 books. I felt like such a nerd...I just wanted to get out of there so no one would see my trucking them around. They're all easy to read books....I was tempted to try a classic but I didn't feel like looking for one. I guess just because it's easy to read something doesn't diminish it's value. Well at any rate I feel rich now.

I have a pile of books borrowed from people but I don't really feel like reading any of those at the moment. I've read quite a few of them already so for the most part theres no hurry

Well life is going on. It's now officially spring and i am officially in love with the wind and the air and the way I feel when I go out the door and realize that while it's still cold, the sun is warm.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's so encouraging to know theres always more people out there to meet.

I love meeting new people. Like truly Honestly. It's so great.
It gives you more faith in the rest of the world.
It's like you've just gotten access to a whole new point of view and life and ya.!!! I just really like talking to/ getting to know new interesting people.

Playing games with people is a good way to get to know someone. Today I played two different games with friends (and new people I'd never met) and it was fun, having common ground. was nice.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reading a lot lately

People in books are so much easier to deal with. Don't get me wrong, i'm not anti-social but sometimes it just seems that if people would take you at face value and not judge you, life would be so much easier.
When you're reading a book, you can get to know the characters intimitely without the fear that they're going to turn around and laugh at you.

But maybe...
Maybe real life friendships are valuable BECAUSE they're risky. You never have a gurentee that you won't get stabbed in the back, so you have to trust yourself and trust them.
They weren't kidding when they said Relationships need Trust.

and while this entry makes it sound like I"ve had horrible trust breaking experiences all my life, I really haven't. Small bad experiences, but nothing bad enough to shake my faith in people. At least not

I just read
The Truth by Terry Prattchet

am reading
The truth about forever by Sarah Dessin


Thursday, March 12, 2009


It's strange how when you're little, making friends is so easy. I remember making friends with kids in sand boxes simply by asking if they wanted to play with me.
I wish it were so easy now.
I've been thinking about college and all that will mean and trying to imagine what it will be like trying to make friend while surrounded by SO MANY people. All in different classes.
Maybe if they installed sandboxes in the middle of colleges, it would encourage friendship.....or public urination. Hopefully the former.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

It's easier to talk while walking

Honestly I've had the most insightful conversations of my life traveling in some way. Mostly while walking, though on public transport and on road trips is good too.
I'm not sure why that is. Maybe when you walk your brain just walks too....
Well not sure how much sense that makes. But I'm sure you know What I mean.

I"m reading The Call of Earth by Orson Scott Card, and I love Card's insights into people. He lets you understand their motivations and inter-connected desires without laying it all out too obviously. I like Nafai's character though he wouldn't be easy to have for a younger brother. Boyfriend maybe....but not brother.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Reply ...

un. It's hard though, when you don't feel entirely comfortable in a situation to laugh. Belly splitting Laughter comes easiest when you're 99% sure the people with you, love you or at least care about you.

Deux: I was talking to a friend the other day and she said in highschool, her class did a study on how groups formed in a classroom and how people always think the people who sit closest to them are the funniest...because they hear their whispered comments or get the jokes they're laughing at. It's a cool idea.

Trois: I just finished reading "the murder Bindy Mckenzie" It was a quick read but it was actually really good and it's Australian which was interesting too. I think honestly the best thing about it was the characterization. The plot was a little strange and the author just seemed to remember it at the end, but Bindy was such a real, 3 dimensional character that you could sort of overlook that. Also she was the kind of character you sort of hated, even while you understood and felt sorry for her. So that's always good.

Quatre: I arrived early for dance last night and there were daycare kids running amok in the room we have extra practice in. I always find it interesting looking at kids and wondering what they would be like if they were your age.


Thursday, March 5, 2009


I spent some time in Africa a few years ago, and I met there some of the most joyful people I've ever met. And not just joyful, but frankly funny. I was laughed at more during my short stay in Malawi than I ever have been I think, ever. Granted, I'm a fairly easy person to make fun of, but Malawians took it to a whole different level. They laughed at my clothes, at my hair, at my accent, at my name, at my clumsiness, the way I ate, anything! It made me realise the incredible way that laughter simply makes people more comfortable, even if they're the ones being laughed at, as long as it's done in a spirit of love. People who laugh a lot, regardless of whether or not they're funny themselves, have an amazing ability to put people at ease, even in awkward situations. And it's people who laugh that others are drawn to, no matter what situation they're in! Like those strangers (who you wish were friends) who notice that you're doing something absolutely ridiculous and aren't afraid to all out laugh at you.

I think it also teaches a valuable lesson about the dangers of taking ourselves too seriously. So, laugh at some people today. Laugh at yourself a lot.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reflective Clothing

Honestly sometimes I feel like when I'm with people I'm wearing reflective clothing. They see me but they mostly see themselves reflected in me.
Well not always, but sometimes. They interpret my actions through the lens of what they expect me to do, what they would do in my situation.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me it's awful hard to get to know someone else when all you can see is yourself.

Though perhaps wearing reflective clothing wouldn't be so bad, if it looked like those dresses above.



I was discussing Descartes' meditations today, talking about how we know the world is the way it is. According to a wonderful man, if you really want to know what the world is like, it's no good licking it! It is only the geometric and kinesthetic qualities which tell us objectively what an object is like. But in thinking about this, it made me realise that while perhaps it's those properties which are most important when you want a plane to stay in the air, or a bridge not to collapse, it is entirely the opposite when it comes to people. I mean, sure, biology is interesting, but at the same time, it's not where your liver is that I'm concerned with, it's your favourite time of day, or the best time you ever had while skipping class. It's hopes and doubts and wishes and loves and hates and things that make you laugh that are important to me, it's those things that are endearing and wonderful. It's the songs you make up or the things you whisper when you don't think anyone is listening that make you an interesting person, not the number of molecules in your right eye. 


Hijacking planes

I wonder if I'd want to be friends with someone who I only knew because we hijacked a plane together.
Actually unless they were crazy amazing. I kind of think I'd freak out and cut all lines of communication. Said hypothetical friend doesn't sound too safe.

I'm not really a sucker for safety, more for trust. I guess if I knew the person had a really good viable reason for hijacking the plane or at least the same kind of reason I had then We could be friends....but otherwise I think i'd prefer to bond over falling into rushing rivers or co-hosting the randomest party ever.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Well Linen, I believe you are exactly right. There are those strange people that you believe you would be really good friends with, but can't seem to get there, and there are those even stranger people you are really good friends with and have absolutely no idea why. But I think the obvious answer to your point about the distinct lack of bonding experiences is that, at least to a certain extent, we must create them. Sure, it can be awkward, and sometimes not even really feasible, but essentially, if you want to bond with someone like that, you're gonna have to hijack a few planes or break a few elevators. Or just, plan a strangely themed party or something. Hijacking a plane would be way more fun, though they might not think you're a great person to be friends with then.
I like what you've done with this thing by the way.


Pretty much.

"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon

It's strange that fine line between friends and acquaintances. Like seriously, some people you can't even figure out how you became friends. I was talking about that with my friend today. There are people, that I really want to be friends with, and I think we'd be good friends if only we could connect but I just don't know how to jump that weird link of separation. Honestly, there are people that if we were both stuck in a free-falling elevator or in the middle of the desert, I know we'd bond in no time. There just aren't enough bonding experience opportunities in normal modern day life. And know what? That sucks.



Who needs 'em? 

Well, we do. Badly. Without people, our lives would be exceptionally uninteresting. Also kind of pointless. 

We like people. They're interesting, they're intricate, they're funny, they're complicated, they're lovable and hatable and wonderful and awful, all at the same time. And it's that, it's the complexity of people that makes them worthwhile. That and the fact that they're hilarious.

So, Linen and myself have set out to document people; what we think of them, what we like about them, everything they do that makes no sense, so much sense... either way. 

We don't know where this is going, what it's supposed to be, but we like people. We think they're great.