The Power of Procrastination

I think that if more people were aware of the power of procrastination to get things done it would be much more popular. For example, a couple of weeks ago I had a Water Safety Instructor homework assignment, but instead of doing it I procrastinated and as a result, got my laundry done, the dishes done, the house clean, and worked on some of my other homework that wouldn’t be due for days. Just goes to show if I hadn’t been procrastinating I wouldn’t have gotten any of it done.

Anna is leaving for the duration of reading week to go down to the States with her family. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do, but I guess I’ll have plenty of time to clean the house while procrastinating my homework.

Since pointless flash pages seem to generate a lot of traffic (for some sites) here is my Stairway to Heaven Link. Hopefully you find it helpful, or at least interesting.

Roommate News and Valentines Day Suckage

Today I talked to Jason, my 17 year-old roommate, about the food stealing situation. He said, “I guess you’re probably getting sick of me eating all your food.” and also added, “It’s just that I’ve been meaning to go down to the food bank but I haven’t gotten around to it.” It made me feel kind of bad when he has no food and I don’t want to share but at the same time – it is my food; this is not a room and board place. To make matters worse, I overheard him on the phone tonight and he said that he’s been fired from his job at Little Caesar’s. I guess that’s going to make paying the rent next month that much harder. Hopefully he is smart enough to go apply for employment insurance.

Today started off as a great Valentines Day. Anna and I went out for lunch at East Side Mario’s and I must say it was great as always. I didn’t get her any real present though and now she is sad. I STILL don’t know what to get her, so I’ll run out to the store and find something she will like. Valentines Day sort of sucks, why can’t we all just be valentines all the time?

Happy Valentines Day! (No School Today)

For Valentines Day Anna-Maria bought me a book called, “If . . . (Questions for the Game of Life)”. It has “IF” questions in it to make you ponder what you would do if certain situations were possible or had to happen what would you do. Here are a couple of example questions from the book, “If you could spend one whole night alone with anyone in history, whom would you chose? If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, which would you like it to be? If you could commit one crime without being caught, what crime would you commit? If your plane were about to crash and you had time to write one quick note, to whom would you write, and what would you say? If you could run any single company, institution, or organization in the world, which would you choose?

My reading week vacation starts today. I’ll have lots of time to play around on Plastic.com and Fark. I think perhaps we should have a photoshop contest on our own blog. What do you other bloggers think?

Adventures in Photoshop and Shopping at Cosco

Yesterday I took some digital pictures of Anna-Maria for her application to the National Theatre School in Montreal. The best ones were taken outside and then I photoshoped them so that they had a completely white background. She had some taken in one of those two dollar photo machines at the mall, but they were way overexposed and basically useless. Anyway when I got to Cosco to have them developed — well I had saved a bunch of them on CD but there was only one that I really wanted and it was the only one that I saved in .tif format. As you might be guessing Cosco doesn’t develop tifs, jpegs only. I was somewhat frustrated but what can you do? Anna went out this morning and had them developed; they look great.

I took Anna’s roommate Zee along with me in case they asked why the name on the Cosco Club Card said Anna-Maria so that she could say, “Oh that’s me”. And when it came time to pay she did in fact pull through and say, “yep, I’m Anna”. Even though the picture of Anna on the back of the card is half worn out, Zee still looks nothing like her. Almost immediately after claiming to be Anna, Zee started talking with me about Anna’s play and if we should go see that movie The Ring, “Anna and her sisters really liked it!” I couldn’t believe her and I’m sure the guy thought we were quite the imposters / losers but he didn’t say anything.

Anna’s Play and Roommate News

I went and saw Anna’s play last night. There were some really strange parts and some really cool parts. The pig-troll orgy scene wasn’t as bad as I had imagined from Anna’s description but it’s not exactly a Disney show either.

Jackie emailed me a picture of the house she is staying at. I’ll shrink it down tonight and post it.

I have no milk. It’s not what you think. No, my roommate didn’t drink it all without asking. Instead he just took some of it (without asking) and left the rest out to go bad. I have to say that although leaving my milk out to go bad is rude, it’s probably my own fault for allowing a 17 year old to move in to my house. What was I thinking?

Peer Gynt

Anna’s play opens tonight. Read about the details. Although that’s obviously not Anna-Maria in the picture, she will be playing a pig troll (among other characters), which means that one of her costumes will look like that one in the picture.

Water Safety Can Be Boring

Well I am in the middle of my WSI program and I’m quite bored with it. WSI stands for Water Safety Instructor. When I’m done I’ll be able to teach people (mostly kids) how to swim. I may be able to get a job out of the deal though. One of the other students in the class works at the Ramada and said they might need another lifeguard. He told me that he will take my resume down there for me tomorrow. I’ll be happy if I get the job.

Anna’s play opens on Tuesday. They are practicing like MAD!

Xbox Party Summary

The Xbox party is over. It was the first time we hooked up 4 Xbox’s but although we had the equipment we only had enough players to fill 12 spots. That means that next time I’ll have to invite more people to play. Xbox is great.

XBox Party and Roommate Woes

Tonight my post to the blog is going to be short and simple. I’m getting ready for an Xbox party and it’s going to be sweet. I just talked to Geoff Vaz and they are going to be here soon.

One other thing, my roommate has been eating my food. That pisses me off. For one thing — if you are going to steal some bread from someone at least have the courtesy to close the bag afterwards so as to not dry out all the bread. When I confronted him about some missing dried fruit snacks (like fruit roll-ups but real fruit) he just said that, “Yeah I ate a few of them” (I only had 6), “I just saw them there and was hungry so I ate them.” (He just saw them in the cupboard where I keep my food and where he does NOT keep his food). He said he’s going shopping soon and that he’d buy me some more, that doesn’t seem to make up for the fact that I’d like to go eat a sandwich right now but I’m out of bread. He also drinks my milk but I guess I’m supposed to be thankful that at least he asked before taking a box of my macaroni the other day. Don’t even get me started on the pile of dishes in the sink.