Monday, March 28, 2005

Fat Bottomed Girls Will Be Riding Today

I did it. I finally caved. I bought an mp3 player. I bought an iPod Shuffle! It's so very pretty. And tiny. And loud. I'm in love it. No more silent walks to school, or work, or drunk walks home. I spent a good 2 hours uploading songs onto it yesterday. I think I'll name it. Tyra.

So yesterday me and the Fam' drove off to Moncton at 8:30am. I was starving but only ate half a bagel, knowing what was awaiting me on the other side. My grandparents live in Moncton and have made it a tradition to treat all us grandchildren and their own children to the brunch buffet at the Delta Beausejour around Easter time. Holy eff word is all I have to say about that. The food was absolutely, incredibly amazing. Gourmet breakfast foods, a chef waiting to make you a custom omellet, Seafood of every kind, and the best scallop potatoes ever. I tried my best to pace myself so I could eat as much as possible but eventually your stomach does reach its limit. The presentation of the food was emaculate and many things I was too scared to touch because I was unsure if it was real or still alive. But I tried lamb for the first time and boy was it tasty. Oh and don't even get me started on the desserts. There was a huge table covered in cheesecakes, truffles, pasteries, and a chef to make a crepe of your choice. Huge bowls of whip cream, chocolate, naniamo bars, wine glasses full of chocloate mousse. Or. Gasm.

The pain came soon after. The stretch receptors in my stomach were not pleased with me. I pushed them to the limit. Me and my cousins went for a walk around the neighborhood to get our minds off the fullness. Who knew throwing huge rocks onto the lake and trying to break the ice was so much fun?

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Ballroom Blitz

History paper: check
Dietary assessment: almost check
Immunology take-home exam: not even close
Biochem lab report: kinda check

These are the remaining projects left. By next week, they all should be out of the way. And gone. Forever. Then we will have a bonfire on the beach and burn it all. BURN I SAY!

Oh how I cannot await the summer. This will be my first summer in 3 years where I am actually here for the whole thing. I am quite excited. I swore to myself that I wouldn't talk about it until 12pm, April 20th (the day of my last exam), but just thinking about it makes me giddy as all bejesus.

Just think...bonfires, beach, running in bare feet, camping, tourists, sandals, sunglasses, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, late nights, the Row, bike rides, road trips, slushies, BBQ, falling asleep on the hammock, climbing trees, chickadees in the morning, the sun...oh Summer, I am patiently waiting.

Well enough fantasizing for now, I suppose I should let Jim Cuddy get back to serenading me to sleep. For real. He's in my closet. With a guitar. Chained to the wall. I bet your jealous. And I bet I need sleep.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Three Songs for Walking Down the Street On a Sunny Day With a Smile on Your Face

1. The General- Dispatch
2. Banana Pancakes- Jack Johnson
3. Green Eyes- Coldplay

Monday, March 14, 2005

How Sweet It Is

I am working on a 15 page dietary assessment I have to do for my nutrition class in which I had to record what I ate for 3 consecutive days. Doing this assignment, I realized how much I LOVE to eat sugar.

Ever since I can remember, I've always had a huge sweet tooth. At my grandparent's house the rule was that you wouldn't get dessert if you left the table after dinner. I still to this day, never budge from my chair even if Mom wants me to help with the dishes. I know better than that. Also when I was a kid and I wanted "alone" time, I'd grab the sugar bowl from the cupboard and hide behind the couch, lick my finger and dip. Sugar and nothin' but. We live just up the street from a corner store which made candy very accessible all through my childhood. So there were many days where me and brother used to search the house top and bottom until we each found 50 pennies. Then we'd lie to Mom and tell her we were "going outside to play" with devilish grins on our faces. I'm sure the cashiers at the store dreaded the days we went down, "Aah dang here come those Dunsford kids with their pennies again!" And not only was it fifty pennies to be counted but we were the kids who wanted, "one of those and one of those, 2 of those, etc." Oh the excitement of sneaking away to get candy.

Then as I got older and started to have my own allowance, I would purchase, almost everyday at the corner store mentioned above, 2 whole dollars of 5 cent candies. If you're any good at math you may figure out that it equals 40 candies. That's a lot of candy for a growing girl. But for someone who played street hockey, dodgeball, and TV initials everyday in the front yard, needed a good source of glucose.

These days my sweet tooth is still as active as always and I almost never turn down candy or dessert. Recently I indulged in some sort of brownie invention at Timothy's Coffee Shop. It has been the best dessert I've had in a very long time. I suggest trying it if you ever get the chance. Cheesecake is another dessert I can't refuse. Dad makes a phenomenal New York Cheesecake and we have some good ones at Pizza Delight.

The most beautiful part of all this, and I have been a lucky one, is that I didn't recieve my first cavity until I was 19 years old. I am the proud owner of 2 cavities now and have been cleared for another cavity-free year. So the lesson in all this my friends is to drink your milk and brush your teeth. And if you really want to impress me, keep Mini Eggs in your pocket at all times.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

All of the Sudden, There Shined a Shiny Demon

Five weeks left. The countdown begins. I realized that after today I only have one biochemistry lab left. One. However I also have one history paper, one 15 page dietary assessment, one mid-term, and one take-home exam left. Still quite a bit of work to do in 5 weeks. Eeeyikes. I also have the mythical last-semester-of-my-undergrad-degree-anti-drive. In other words, I have absolutely no desire to complete any of this said work. I mean, I've had these ruts before, say in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year of university, but nothing ever this bad. Not even close. I don't understand how it completely turned around from last semester. Last semester I am sure was one of my most productive and school driven semester. Then came January. Meh.

As for last night, I got to partake in Wave trivia for the first time in a long time. And by partake I mean got drunk. I didn't quite get there till 11 so I missed most of the actual trivia part. Not that I would have been able to correctly answer any questions unless they were questions about animal's body parts. Regardless, Alexander Keith and I had a great time. I didn't take my slimey little hands off of him all night. Oh and Joey Kitson was there. Mmmm Joey. I have never seen such pure concentration as he had while trying to sing "The Rattlin Bog." He just closed his eyes and went to a special place. It was magical. By the way Joey, you really should learn the words to "Blister in the Sun." Not impressed.