Monday, December 27, 2004

Snowshoeing pics

Andrew got us snowshoes for Christmas, so today we went hiking at brainard lake. It was already late by the time we decided to go, so we only got as far as Brainard Lake, but we had fun. Pics here. Also note the awesome new coat Brendan gave me for Christmas :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Turn your back on bush

Check out this inauguration day action.
I'm a fan.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


our heater broke. I think it's partially our fault, too, for not changing the filter in time. but it is also kind of old.. so i'm sitting here totally bundled up and hoping the repair people call back soon...

Sunday, December 12, 2004


Things went pretty well at school last week. We have a professional development day tomorrow, which should be interesting. It's the first time the staff from both campuses will be together since the first week of school. I'm looking forward to the presenter, and both a little anxious and excited to see the other staff.

This weekend has been good. Friday night we went to the Downer, which I enjoy but always does seem to be a little bit of a downer. There were a lot of people there from high school who I haven't seen in forever, which is good and also strange. For some reason it makes me feel as awkward as I was in high school. And I was just having an awkward day to begin with, partially because I didn't like what I was wearing. And none of the people who usually act as awkwardness buffers* were there.

*The awkwardness buffer theory is one I came up with on Friday.. These are people with whom I have a non awkward relationship, and who I know will be my friends later even if I act or look like a total dork, and who also are in with the "cool kids". Like Cy, Al, Evan, Kate, Estelle, Russ... Joe too, but he was working.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

A good day

Today made up for yesterday.
I went skiing with my dad and Brendan, and Brendan skis really well dispite the fact that he's only been a handful of times. And he really really enjoyed himself, which makes me happy.

Then we went downtown for dinner and there was the parade of lights, and I saw the BHS band. It was kind of depressing, because they don't even wear the uniforms anymore, but it's cool to hear the old drum cadences. I'm glad they still know those, anyway, because as far as I know they're not really written down.