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I’m obviously good at commitments.

so BEDM went well, hey?  Yeah.. I’m going to have all of the normal Internet excuses about being away. I’ve been busy, whatever.
Here are some of the things that happened since my last blong on May Fifth!

  • MY BIRTHDAY! I turned 19 on May 6th, which was really fun! On the day of my birthday, I got my dad to drop off the car to me at around 10:00 ish, and then Brandon came over, since he had to work that night! He brought me Cupcakes, each with their own design. (I’ll put a picture up later, I took one on my mom’s camera.) We went out for lunch at Pizza Delight, and it was wonderful. I bought two Pac Man scratch tickets, and got Id’d for them! I didn’t win anything, though. That night, I went to Don Cherry’s with my family for supper, and got to have my electric popsicle and birthday Crepe, which was AWESOME. 🙂 I picked brandon up after he got off work, and we went to my house for presents (my parents gave me a dress that I picked out, as well as a Crock Pot for cooking next year! Brandon gave me the Hills Season on DVD, as well as my cupcakes, and a balloon!)And a cupcake cake from Sobeys. However, we all agreed that it wasn’t as good as the cupcakes that I make, and it certainly wasn’t as good as the cupcakes that Brandon made me. 🙂 The next day, I went out for dinner with a few of my friends, which was fun. I went out with Kayla to some bars afterwards! 🙂
  • I got a job! Since I turned 19, that meant that they were allowed to hire me at Bacalao at the Inn! Definitely one of the highlights on my birthday!! I’ve really enjoyed working there so far – everybody is super friendly and fun to work with. It also doesn’t hurt that the food is awesome! 🙂 (Oh yeah… tips are good too. haha!)
  • I made a lot of cupcakes. With all of my daytimes free at home, I made lots of treats. Cupcakes. Muffins. Cookies… yeah, all that good stuff. 🙂
  • I haven’t found a house yet! Yeah…. I still haven’t found a house. But Alexa and I have been looking like crazy to try to find one, however nothing has worked out as of yet… so if you know somewhere that we can live, let me know. That’d be AWESOME.
  • I got ANOTHER job at Ability Employment! I really like it so far, it’s a really rewarding experience. I love planning things and interacting with people, so it’s a perfect job for me! The people I work with are great, as well as the people who come to the centre – they always say something to put a smile on my face, even when I’m having a terrible day!
  • I almost Resigned from my restaurant job. It was getting too much for me to handle working 5 days a week, 8:30am until 9 or 10pm. However, Jonathan asked if I’d rather work one day a week – any day I wanted! That sounded great to me, and I really didn’t want to QUIT the job, so I told him that I’d love to do that! I was really happy about that.

Anyways, life is great for me right now! I’m going to TRY to write more blogs. I’m not going to guarantee that I will.. but I’ll try. 🙂

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Kristen

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05/05/10

I always like days that I feel busy instead of just lazing around doing nothing.

I don’t really feel like I have much to post today. I babysat, the kids were extra good… that’s about it! haha.

Tomorrow’s my birthday! 🙂 expect a fun post.

xx,

Kristen

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May 3rd, 2010

Today was probably the first day of all the days that I’ve been home that I wasn’t completely bored out of my tree! I got up at 8:00 this morning and got a shower to get ready for the memorial service at the school. Thankfully, while I was in the shower, my dad called the dentist and was able to get me an appointment first thing in the morning before the service! I found out that I have a tooth infection, so the dentist prescribed me some antibiotics and i was on my way.

I went to pick Kayla up for the memorial service when I was finished at the dentist.  I wasn’t as close with Denika as many of the people at the memorial today, but I’m glad that I got the chance to work with her. There were so many people at the memorial that were touched by her life today, it was overwhelming. The service was absolutely beautiful. It’s amazing how such a large, versatile community can come together at a time like this, and it really showed through the service. Sometimes, teenagers can be harsh. High school is full of silly drama, but everybody saw through that, and supported each other through such a rough time. Rest in peace, Denika. You are certainly loved and missed.

After the service, I went to get my prescription filled, at which point I landed a babysitting job for the week! Cheers to having something to do this week! When I got home, I took a nap, my grandparents came for a visit, I went out to supper with my family and Brandon came over! We didn’t do much of anything tonight, because of the fact that my tooth is still aching, but I’m hoping to make some cupcakes in the near future…. I’ll take pictures!

Off to bed for another night on the couch. Yay for toothaches!

xx,

Kristen

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Day two – This is real dedication right here.

As you may or may not remember from yesterday’s post, I have been fighting a losing battle with my second-to-last molar tooth on the top right side of my mouth. However, I somehow remembered that I’m supposed to be writing a blog for every day in may, so I got my brother to fetch my laptop for me, since I’ve decided not to move from the toothache bed my mom constructed for me. (Thanks mom! =) It’s right now that I’m RIDICULOUSLY thankful that I’m no longer in st. john’s, and my parents are here to take care of me. I have no idea what kind of state I would be in if this happened to me in residence.)

I’ve never EVER had a toothache before, and anybody who has ever had a bad toothache before knows that a toothache is almost (but not quite) comparable to kidney stones or giving birth. Quite honestly, this is the absolute worst pain that I have ever been in. I don’t even think it hurt this much when I fell and sprained my knee, or when I sprained my wrist after chasing my friend around at a dance in the seventh grade. I’m not even sure if it’s the actual PAIN that makes it worse rather than the panic I’m feeling knowing that I have NO IDEA when I’m going to be able to see a dentist, or when he’s going to get to fix it to make it stop hurting! I’m cursing the healthcare system right now that they don’t have a dentist on call at the ER… I realize that it’s probably a stretch for me to wish such a thing, because a toothache is certainly NOT  a life or death situation, but it really feels like it at the moment. I’m tempted to take some pliers and just haul it out like they did in the old days – but I know that THAT would probably not do me any good, not to mention how much pain I would be in if I pulled out my tooth. ha.

Thankfully, my parents know how bad it is to have a toothache, so my dad searched up a home remedy in order to try to ease my pain. He took an ice cube and rubbed it between my forefinger and thumb. I don’t know if it was the placebo effect, or if there was some kind of science behind it, but after about three minutes of ice on my skin, I was hardly concentrating on my throbbing tooth! It was like a brain freeze for my hand!

Anyways, I’m going to go and try to get some rest, but I wanted to keep my promise of blogging EVERY DAY. =) It’s a goal.

Fingers crossed that I get to see the dentist tomorrow!

xx,

Kristen

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BEDA – May edition!

So I didn’t even hear about BEDA (blog every day in april) until probably the 6th of april, and by that time, I had papers due, I had to do finals, I had to move out of residence… the whole deal!
So I’ve decided to do BEDM! May is my birth month, I turn nineteen years old in five short days! This leads me to loads of new opportunities such as cigarettes, lotto tickets, beer, credit cards.. pretty much anything that makes you go into debt, they just spring it all on you at once. 🙂 (just kidding about all those things, ps. although I’m totally buying a lotto ticket, just because I’d LOVE TO HAVE MY OWN CAR and see lady gaga in Montreal. 🙂 )

Today was pretty uneventful. I was in bed most of the day with the most killer toothache EVER, no idea what was causing it, but for some strange reason it went away after I got a bath…

Brandon started his job today, so I didn’t get to see him, but he’s coming over tomorrow!

I had donnini’s with my brother and Shane for supper, which is always AWESOME.  I love donnini’s! 🙂 Then Joshua went to Stacey’s, and I was home alone with the after effects of a toothache, so I took a nap, watched the lovely bones, and talked to Brandon on the phone about how his first day at work was!

So yeah.. that’s my day in a nutshell. Kind of boring, but I guess I’ll be seeing you all every day for the next month! 🙂

xx,

Kristen

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room tour!

Most of this post was written on friday, and I don’t really want to go back and change it all, so here it is!

I’m feeling sick today, so I thought that today would be a good day to skip the makeup to let my skin rest. I had to get up early this morning because I had a job interview at 10:00 AM, and my parents needed me to drive them to work so that I could have the car for my interview. However, the weather was really bad, so school ended up getting canceled until third period, so my dad was able to bring me to my interview. Between the time that my dad woke me up at 6:45 and went back to sleep until 9:00, I had a really strange dream that my mom was the old lunch lady and she and my dad had divorced. She lived in a trailer ever since I went to university, and my brother didn’t even exist. I came in one day to my “mom” and the “gardener” just standing in the porch, waiting for me to come in. It was REALLY REALLY strange!

Anyways, I got up pretty early this morning to get ready for that. I did a bit of makeup (basically what I did for the Don Cherry’s interview),just so that I looked presentable, but I washed it off as soon as I got home. I feel so exhausted, and I’ve been getting up early a LOT lately. So after I got home today, I cleaned up the kitchen, cleaned up my room, and then watched the hills all day long.

As you may or may not know, I’m unofficially moved out of residence for good! I have a couple things that I need to go back and get, but for the most part I am done done done with residence, which is both a good thing and a bad thing at the same time, I suppose. I was so excited for residence before I first moved there. One day while I was walking through the square one bright, sunny day I realized why. You know when you see the pictures of residence where it’s a beautiful day, people are out on the lawn playing guitar, everyone is multi-cultural, everybody is best friends?

You know, the pictures that look like this:

And everybody is best friends, like this: NO. That doesn’t happen.
Okay, okay. yes, it does happen, but I do NOT EVER remember any of the houses looking as pretty as they do on the website, and I certainly don’t remember seeing people out lying on the ground studying and playing guitar with their best friends from eight different nationalities, each wearing a different house shirt.

I had a good year with my friends, and making new friends but I really don’t think that residence was really what I envisioned it as. There are very few people that you will talk to that are like “oh yeah! I’m best friends with every single person in my house!” I mean yes, there are SOME, but nobody gets along with EVERYBODY in their house, the way that they do in Hogwarts.

I think in the back of my mind, I sort of envisioned myself in a house where everybody was together all the time, everybody was best friends, there was no drama, everybody did their homework at the same time so that everybody could get help… etc.

Obviously, I was in some sort of naive dream land called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, because that’s not really what it was like at all.Although now that I think about it, I think I would have been even worse off at Hogwarts, they share a room with SEVEN other people. There would be nights where I would get so annoyed with the amount of my stuff and my roommate’s stuff all over the floor that I would just drop EVERYTHING and clean up right away. Don’t get me wrong, I loved living with my roommate (lubsyah, Kayla!) , and I wouldn’t want to live with anybody else, but living in residence to me was sort of like living in the mall. Yes, your friends are all there and everything is super convenient, but there’s nowhere that you can go that’s YOUR space, you know?

Nevertheless, I’m really glad that I spent this year in residence. I met a lot of people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise, and I’ve strengthened relationships with people that I probably would have drifted apart from. I had a lot of good learning experiences on how to get along with other people and how to make the best of any situation, it being good or bad. I also think that it was a really good way to transition myself into living away from home. I have a lot of good memories in residence, and it did make me really sad to move out, but at the same time, I have some not-so-good experiences that I’m going to be glad to move away from (ie; sharing a bathroom and random ketchup on my door.)

SO, as promised, I’m going to do a room tour of my residence room. I’ve never ever put pictures up of my room before, not even on Facebook, so this is its debut! This was right before I started taking everything down to pack away to bring home, so I guess I’m going to have to do an updated room tour, after I paint my room this summer.  Really, there’s not that much to see. It’s pretty small, but I enjoyed making my half my own. 🙂 On many occasions I told Kayla that living in our room was sort of like living in a camper – your bed is also your sofa, and it’s comfortable enough, but it gets a little frustrating when everything has to have an exact place to function as an everyday workspace. Seriously, we had a very strict routine to each day – which is good, I guess, but just strange. For example, we had to open the window and turn the fan on EVERY NIGHT, even in the middle of January!  Anyways, we had a good year together, so here is just a glimpse of how we lived!

This was the view from the door. The side with all the colors is mine! Kayla was gone for the weekend, so I didn’t take pictures of her side… although it looks pretty much the same as mine. We both had those Christmas lights – I’m pretty sure we put up our lights and started listening to Christmas songs RIGHT after Halloween.

This is my desk/vanity/nightstand/dinner table/coffee table. I LOVED the colorful bins that Kayla picked up for me at dollarama! It’s sorted from top to bottom: Electrical cords and school stuff, misc. things that I didn’t have a place for, makeup that I use sometimes and then makeup that I use every day.  Apparently I didn’t have my 88 shimmer palette in this picture, because if I did it would have been right under my hairbrush (it didn’t fit in the bins!) I felt quite clever when I found a way to plug ALL of my appliances in at the same time and still somewhat hide the cords.

Books, DVDs, Picture Board (which doubles as a cupboard door – all my dishes are behind it!), and other various decorative things!

My closet! Kayla and I had the novel idea of putting curtains accross the closet in order to make it look more presentable.

Another view of my bed. I love the poster of NYC.

So yeah! that’s pretty much it… as you can tell it’s kinda small, but we had an eventful year. Lots of memories, it was fun. =) I don’t regret it.

Unfortunately, unlike many people, I am two exams away from officially being finished my first year of university, so I better go keep studying, but I just wanted to post this entry!

xx,

Kristen

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March favorites

SO , it’s time for March favorites!
I’m pretty sure my favorite posts will definitely be a lot smaller in april due to my birthday being in may, and me running out of money from my shopping addiction. Thankfully, I started moving some of my stuff HOME from St. John’s, so I won’t have the constant temptation of going to the mall just for something to do!

I honestly believe that when people leave home, they change. For example, some people drink more, some people eat more, some people socialize more, some people socialize less… for me, it turned into shopping. At first, I shopped because I didn’t drink, and I used the excuse that since I don’t spend my money drinking every single weekend like many college students, I should be allowed to spend my money shopping!

Which honestly, I don’t regret. While there ARE some products that I do regret buying, I’m glad that it’s not a bunch of nights doing things that I regret, yaknow? SO  basically, now when people ask me why I don’t go to parties, or why I’m not drinking, I reply “Well, I’m just not a partier, and besides, I shop.”  I’ve come to realize that shopping is JUST as bad a habit as drinking, HOWEVER, at least I don’t spend the next day feeling like crap the day after because I bought a new pair of shoes.

BUT I DIGRESS.  On to my march favorites! This is another youtube tag that a lot of people do. It’s usually about their favorite beauty products for the month, but sometimes it’s about other things, too. For this month, I have pretty much ALL beauty products, because the beauty community is basically what inspired me to START my blog in the first place. However, as the months go on, I’m sure to gain an interest in something else and switch to that, but for now, it’s beauty products.

(NOTE: I originally took these pictures when I stayed at my grandparent’s house for a week when I was really homesick. I know, I’m a baby, but I missed my home.)

My first favorite for the month (even though technically I didn’t use it until the first of april, but I bought it in march!) is my new bedhead shampoo! I got it on sale for 12.99 at Winners, which I’m told is a good price for such a HUGE bottle. I love the scent, and I love how the pump screws back on for if you need to travel or something like that. The only thing is that if I use the conditioner with it, it does not allow me to go any more than 24 hours without washing my hair again (which is okay with me, because I wash it EVERY day. Shoot me, I know it’s bad for my hair but I can’t not wash it. I need to be clean.) BUT. other than that I really like it. 🙂  it makes my hair dry really straight when I blow dry it.

This is my favorite foundation of all time.  I don’t think there’s much more I need to say. I use it in Light 2, I LOVE it, and I usually apply it with a sponge wedge.

I’ve actually had this blush for a REALLY long time and just haven’t had the chance to appreciate it. It’s Annabelle’s duo in Coral Reef. UNFORTUNATELY, I dropped it on the floor of my room in res last week and now I’ve hit pan on it, so I’m definately going to have to find a new one. Anabelle is my absolute favorite brand for blush/eye products.They have these really great pencil liners that come in virtually every color possible. I want them all.

I FINALLY GOT MY 88 SHIMMER PALETTE FROM STARSMAKEUPHAVEN.COM THIS MONTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
You have no idea how much I’ve been LOVING THESE EYESHADOWS. Everybody who loves makeup needs to go buy one, RIGHT NOW. There’s so many colors! I ask kayla for advice each time I use it! It arrived in perfect condition, other than about two of the pans themselves being dislodged, but that was nothing that a little nail glue didn’t fix! Yeah, these are great. They’re very pigmented, and I just can’t get enough of them! I use them with the Mavala eye base that I got at lawton’s. The lady at the store told me it was way better than the smashbox primer, so I took her advice and bought it, and I love it!

I’ve been loving Pashminas from Ardene’s, as well! They’re very very bright and colorful, and really dress up pretty much any outfit that really needs an accessory! I have three in Black, Teal and Yellow! The only thing about these is that you HAVE to wash them by hand before you wear them, otherwise you’re going to smell like campfire. There’s THAT much dye in them. I washed them, though, and now they smell like spring, which is what they’re perfect for! 🙂

MINI EGGS.  I don’t think much more has to be said about this one. Who DOESN’T like mini eggs?

Anyways, It’s getting late and I should be heading to bed! I got inspired to write a DIFFERENT blog earlier, so expect that in the next couple days!

xx,

Kristen.

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