Monday, April 30, 2007

It's my first day at work

It was my first day at the office today, so this morning Michael played me a Daniel Johnston song. Guess what it's called:

It's your first day at work
It's your first day at work
You feel so nervous
You feel just like a jerk

You're boss is being nice to you
But that's just for today
Tomorrow he'll be mean to you
So you better listen up
And do what you're supposed to do
Do what you're supposed to do

It's your first day at work
It's your first day at work
You feel so nervous
You feel just like a jerk

I sang it in my head all day. Thankfully my boss will be out of town tomorrow, so he can't be mean to me. Funny. He's actually very nice and I feel at ease with all of my coworkers, even if I do feel a little nervous to start another new job. I've had my fill of first days of work!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Update city

I went to Vancouver and I'm happy with how the whole thing went down: I sat in the ferry's private (i.e. peaceful) lounge on the way to Vancouver; I almost finished my very first crossword puzzle with a lot of help from Lydia and a little bit from Ben (I only had hard clues left at that point in the trip); I had a wheat-free, dairy-free picnic with Lydia, Brie and Sarah R and was shocked to hear that Brie hadn't been in Queen E park since she was a little girl; I ate Bert's pancakes with Michael; I didn't buy a cupcake from Picnic because Uncle Bruce made chocolate cupcakes with Irish Cream icing that filled my craving; I scoured every store on Main Street with Cheryl; I may have overstayed my welcome at Motherland (that Main Street clothing store I worked at briefly); I ate triple threat (cheap, big, good) sushi with Marla, Lydia and Kelly at some late hour; I slept in three different beds; I hung out with some cats; I sneezed a lot; I fell asleep on a city bus; AND I met Jen on the ferry and ate drive-thru fries in her mom's car on the way home.

The only bad part was the mega-construction/road work. Main Street smells like tar. Cambie Street looks like Armageddon. The insides of the city were exposed on Granville Street, but that actually looked pretty cool:

If you want to see a few pictures with people in them, I'm trying to get back on the Flickr train; check out the link over there on the right side of the screen. Mom, it's at the bottom of the list of links.

Today I started my first unofficial day of work (my first official day in the office is next Monday), and my first task involves compiling trivia about BC for a website database. Did you know that in 1890, Nelson was the biggest city between Vancouver and Winnipeg? True story. I love how a full-time job feels like a holiday after that last semester of school. My four-day work-week fantasy almost seems unnecessary right this minute.

Friday, April 13, 2007

List of goodness

  • I'm done school for the next eight months.
  • I'm not sick.
  • I have a week to putter around Victoria.
  • I'm going to Vancouver next Thursday.
  • I have a great co-op job with the provincial government.
  • I might go to the Sasquatch music festival.
  • I joined Facebook and reconnected with old friends.
  • I'm going to see the Constantines tonight.
  • I'm done school.
  • I'm done school.
  • I'm done school.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday bunage*

Happy Easter weekend! It's finally warm in Victoria, and I'm so relieved that Global Warming hasn't caused eternal winter just yet. The UVic buns* were relieved too. Now they can stretch out on the grass and gain strength before they deliver chocolate eggs on Sunday. What a great holiday.

*Terminology borrowed from Cute Overload.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

School's out for summer

I have one more week of exams, but today is the last day of classes. Huzzah! On that note, I am almost finished my last website: Women are funny. Please look at it for good times. Also, tell me if you find any errors (spelling and otherwise), because I have time to fix them before it's due next week. I already know that the header looks squished in Internet Explorer, so keep that comment to yourself. And don't fill out the comment form; the results will be sent to my professor. Thanks, friends.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Sarah + Galen

Sarah and Galen married each other yesterday:
The ceremony was lovely (no rain!), and the newly weds threw a great reception too. The burrito buffet (Galen's idea) was especially unbelievable.