Friday, February 27, 2009

Apparently I'm Emo...

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to "Random quotations"or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. (if you don't have it, here's an online photo editor:
5.- Post and tag five people. - Mare, Meghan, PilgrimChick, Heather, Chance

(and because I don't like the idea of stealing someone's work without crediting them, the picture was from here)

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Chance and Jon had me on the Eagle morning show today to mark a special day.

The Red Planet

I had heard that Google has released a map of part of Mars. The map (at Google Mars) is presented in three versions: colour coded relief, infrared, and what's actually visible. I spent about 10 minutes looking at these maps and am confused by my reaction. They frighten me. As I poured over them, I felt myself becoming deeply disturbed, but I can't figure out why. The pictures should be fascinating, they should be awe-inspiring, but for me, they scare me. Aspiring Freuds, please feel free to put in your two-bits here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Different Perspectives

I was talking to Mum the other day and she said she was surprised to read my last blog entry. She said when she was reading all of the things that I have coming up she thought to herself "how nice to have so many fun things to look forward to!" And then my final comment of "are you as exhausted reading this as I am?" seemed strange to her. The people who have commented have had similar things to say.
It just got me thinking about how hectic my life has become in the past month and a half and how I'm really not coping all that well. I guess all things considered I'm not doing too poorly, but I'm certainly not operating at peak performance, that's for sure.
Yesterday I chatted with Mare who said that her doctor was telling her that working the shift that she does (that we both do) is not good for one's health. It's funny how sometimes you need someone to state something painfully obvious just so that you can actually accept it and admit it to yourself. Months ago I was getting crippling headaches every weekend. I went to the doctor who looked at me as though he felt he were missing something because the answer was so blatantly obvious. He did his due diligence and ordered blood work, but told me it sounded to him like stress. Made perfect sense, but I needed him to tell me that my headaches were caused by stress. Until then I was holding onto the delusion that I was coping just fine and it was more than likely some sort of terribly bacterial infection, parasite, or strange tropical virus (I think I watch too much House). I just needed to be told it was stress. Then I could make a conscious effort to reduce the stress and cope. Apparently I also needed Mare to tell me that my lifestyle is not good for my health. You're probably thinking "Gee Jess, you get up at 4am and work 12 hours and go to bed at 9 and you didn't think it would have an adverse effect on your health? Well DUH!!"
So, this is a very round-about way of explaining my lack of blogging. No time, no energy, not mental capacity. That being said, I'm getting really excited for the year...Mum's visit, dress shopping, NKOTB, Mare's wedding, my's all shiny on the horizon!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Well, what's new?

Unfortunately, not a lot. My days are spent working, and my nights end quickly at 8:30 when I go to bed. I predict the first three months of 2009 will be spent in a waiting game. It doesn't really bother me, but when I actually think about how three months is a quarter of the year, it seems a little ridiculous. Though really, there's not a lot I can do about it.
It's the start of February and already most of the year is accounted for. In March Mum will be coming to Regina to go wedding dress shopping with me (yay!!!), then April is New Kids on the Block. In May I'm heading to Penticton for Mare's wedding. June appears to be a free month for now, but then July is Brad's Grandma's wedding (too cute!). Brad and I are getting married in August. September long weekend is his cousin's wedding, then October is his brother's wedding...then suddenly we're into November which is when things start gearing up for Christmas. December is a write-off and then it's 2010. Are you as exhausted reading this as I am?