>Christmas is coming! Yes! Yes!Yes!

>Ok, so it snowed today.

Pretty fricking sweet, but then I came to the realization that my weekend study outings to Second Cup may be trashed, because I’m already shaking in my shoes from the cold and its like -3 degrees outside. I really think I am a winter person. For realz. Whatever. Hello toboggan!!! Wooooooo!

And you know what else that means? CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! Aside from finals, CHRISTMAS is coming! Man. I can not wait. I love Christmas. Just being with everybody and the warmth, the joy, the happiness! I’m starting to get emotionally unstable right now, so I’m going to stop talking about Christmas. But its coming!

Anyways, what have I been up to? Why has my blog been dead as of late? I have been studying my arse off. I figure its almost time for me to bounce out of university, and I might as well go with a bang and do my best. So the past two months have been a big balance budget, managing my studying, going to classes, and keeping my fitness routine. I’ve completely dropped my artwork sadly, but I guess summer is the only real time I have for that.

At the very least, I am still keeping up with my studies, and well its paying off. I’m hitting a new high, getting jollies off of studying. Its almost like running, if you do it everyday, it just becomes routine, and then it sort of becomes satisfying. Much more than spending money on shopping. Or eBay. 😛 But the other big thing is that I am still keeping up with my fitness routine while doing much better in study habits(compared to last year. Or maybe like the last 15-16 years I’ve been in school). I only screw up my runs when I have exams. And that’s like every week now until finals. Oh well. At least I’ll be caught up with everything when finals hit.

Anyways what else? I thought I bombed my lab final, which was really detrimental to my mental well being, because I studied soooo hard for it. But turns out I destroyed class average, so that was huge for me.

I had cheeseburgers (2 of them actually. 2 Papa burgers with cheese) yesterday, to celebrate with Tiffany. We just finished our Zoology midterm, and I was super anxiety monster all morning, (well all month actually) and it seemed just rational to go fill my body with saturated fat. Actually highly irrational and pretty destructive of my diet. I was sort of like “lets let Friday be my day off, and just eat whatever”. My sister, who has the worst eating habits in the world, had stuffed two rice krispie squares in my lunch the other day and I was going to eat them on Friday. And maybe finish my favotite choclate bar, Bounty (I love the coconut).

Actually sort of silly story. Sijie is teaching me about the different kinds of fat, like the ones in my Nature valley granola bar binge 2 weeks ago. So the fat content is like 10-14 grams per bar, and rather large sounding. But the saturated is 0 and trans was like 1.5-2. So really its good fat. And it was 10% of the recommended fat intake. So the bars are actually good for snacking on, when combined with proper fitness activity. Looking at the Rice Krispie bars, there was 4.5 grams of fat in each one, so it seemed ok. But then looking closer, it was actually 4 grams of Saturated. I made rice krispies in summer for the kids, and it was just marshmallows, rice krispies and some butter (so straight sugar and a small amount of fat). But not like pure /straight fat. So I turn the package over and Lo and Behold! Its chocolate covered with chocolate chips. I think my sister is secretly trying to poison me. Geeze.

So on Friday, I take the bars and I’m like whatever. Lets do this. But I cant. I put them down and when we goto A&W, I get the burgers, but skip the fries and pop and go for water. Which really isn’t that much of a healthy alternative, because I ate two Papa Burgers. But somehow it makes me proud that I have completely dropped the thought of pop. It tastes like straight sugar to me now. And sort of good. But really mostly disgusting.

Anyways, long story short, after my little outing, I felt like ass. And maybe that my ass was bigger. And also my arteries a little more clogged. Talk about guilty city. So I say my goodbyes and book it to the next rational place, the gym. And run. Which was absolutely retarded, because those burgers gave me the hugest cramps ever, and probably made me feel even worse. Great job Ellis. You’re so incredible and brilliant!

Also not helping was Vanessa running onto the track and then me almost doubling over/lurching right after my final sprint. Fanks. 😛 Really. I still don’t understand why you think I am in better shape than you. You kept up with me all the times we ran together, and inside I was going “oh no, oh no, oh no, legs don’t fail me now”. Geeze.

I just realized my whole blog entry is about me eating. Am I a weirdo? I’m trying to track down my old Star Wars toys I didn’t manage to collect when I was a kid too. Hello eBay. Ok, I am a dork. I’m also looking forward to goto Walmart and buy more granola bars. Um, ok, before I type anymore useless tidbits, I’m going to go back to studying Biology. So toodles!

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  1. obstacle1 says:

    >Hi! Thanks for those encouraging words. Its not so much that I am disliking my practicum as it is my extreme contempt towards my idiotic group members. Apart from that I am really enjoying it! Say, if you don’t mind me asking, why did you choose to do Secondary Ed. instead of Elementary Ed.? Just our of curiosity!Yah, thank-goodness Christmas is coming. I can’t wait! Yay yay yay!! A very merry early Christmas to you!In regards to my rant about vexing people who think lowly of teachers, here is an inspirational, feel-good, story that my teacher-dad sent me! From one pre-proffesional teacher to another! Kinda cheesy but nevertheless, Teachers Unite!*The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?”He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.”To stress his point he said to another guest; “You’re a teacher, Susan. Be honest. What do you make?”Susan, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You want to know what I make?”I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in absolute silence.”You want to know what I make?I make kids wonder.I make them question.I make them criticize.I make them apologize and mean it.I make them write.I make them read, read, read.I make them show all their work in math and perfect their final drafts in English.I make them understand that if you have the brains, and follow your heart, and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you must pay no attention because they just didn’t learn.”Susan paused and then continued. “You want to know what I make? ‘I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.’ What do you make?”

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