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I'm Graduating!!!

March 5th, 2013 (11:48 am)

Wow, it's been a long time since I updated, oops.  But I have big news, I'm finally graduating from Simon Fraser University!!!  It's been a long long time coming with having to take a lot of time off to take care of my mom but it is finally happening.  Then next year I will apply to the teaching program and will hopefully get in and be a teacher by the following year.  I'm super excited (and a little scared) to start the next phase of my life.

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Ugh

July 9th, 2011 (03:55 pm)
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Tonight is my 10 year high school reunion.  Ugh, I'm not sure I'm looking forward to this.  Thankfully, my arch nemesis from high school is no longer going so what is happening in my icon is unlikely to happen tonight but my school was so ghetto and many of my classmates thought they were so bad ass that I'm not ruling anything out *grins*  I admit that I am looking forward to seeing some friends that I have lost touch with since high school and seeing some of my former high school crushes (and there were a number of them).  But honestly, there are also a number of people from high school that I never really ever wanted to see again.  Plus, I'm not looking for to telling everyone what I've been up to these last 10 years.  Since I've been the primary caregiver for my mom for the late 10 years, especially the last 5 since her stroke, I haven't accomplished much.  I still live at home, I don't have an actual job and I'm still in school, though I only have one semester left before I can enter the PDP program and become a teacher.  I'm not ashamed of taking care of my mom, she has always been there when I've needed her and I'm proud to be there for her now when she needs me.  It's just, being faced with friends who are now happily married with kids or have fantastic jobs and great apartments, I feel a bit like a failure.  Whatever, I'm going to go, hang with people I haven't since in forever, get drunk and have fun *grins*

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Mom

June 21st, 2011 (01:17 pm)
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current location: home
current mood: hopeful

So mom is in the hospital again.  You would think that I would be used to having an ambulance come pick her as it happens at least once a year, but it still freaks me out every time.  However this time was a little different and, thankfully, in a good way.  Mom was on her bed having trouble breathing and in the middle of an arthritis flare-up so she was in a lot of pain.  Two firemen get to our apartment before the paramedics and one of the firemen was incredibly good looking.  He talks to mom about her symptoms and decided to put a mask on her to help with her breathing so he tells mom that he needs to crawl up the bed to her to put on the mask.  My mom responds with "Ooo, I'm excited".  Everyone just freezes for a second as we can't believe she is cracking jokes then we all start laughing.  The hot fireman, after he regained his composure, deadpans "Ma'am your husband is right there and you're making me uncomfortable".  I'm taking heart in this because I figure if mom is up to  sexually harassing hot firemen then she can't be too bad off.

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I have never been more embarrassed to be from Vancouver

June 15th, 2011 (09:48 pm)
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I'm not a hockey fan so I could honestly care less that the Canucks lost tonight but I knew if we lost, there would be rioting and I was correct.  There is looting, cars including police cars are being set on fire.  The people who went to see Wicked at the Queen Elizabeth Theater, including children, are trapped in the building because they are too scared to go outside.  I had really hoped that we would have learned something from 1994 when we lost and people rioted the last time.  Apparently not.  I hope the police gas all their asses and arrest them all.  So pathetic.

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Damn it!!

May 11th, 2011 (08:44 pm)
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current location: Home
current mood: frustrated

Fox really needs to stop canceling my shows!!!  It started with Firefly and has just gone downhill from there.


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She's home

February 11th, 2011 (06:54 pm)
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Mom is back from the hospital.  They pumped her full of meds and she's finally feeling better *crosses fingers* Lets hope it lasts.

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Of Course...

February 11th, 2011 (03:02 pm)
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Bad news always follows good in my family.  My brother just took my mom to the hospital.  She has had a migraine for the last week.  Our family doctor has given her different pills but nothing has worked.  The doctor has tried to get my mom's neurologist on the phone all day to see if he could recommend something but the asshat never got back to them but this is not surprising as the dude has always been a dick with NO bedside manner.  Our family doctor has now recommended that mom go to the hospital for a CT scan.  Hopefully they will be able to give mom something to finally get rid of her headache, she needs a little peace.

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Great News!

February 11th, 2011 (01:30 pm)
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So I have just found out that I have fulfilled all the requirements for my two majors and can now apply to graduate, finally!!!  I'm not joining to apply until next year because I'm trying to raise my GPA to enter the teaching program and I have a few more classes I need to be able to teach social studies and I have a wicked registration date that I rather not give up until I'm done everything I need to do.  But still, the hard part is finally over!!!!!  Once I get into the teaching program, I only have one year of school and then I'm a teacher, I'm so excited. 

This news makes the fact that I'm officially on reading break even better!!  SFU only use to give us two days for reading break but have finally bumped it up to a full week.  Of course, it turns out that we are only getting the full week now because this is the time when the most students commit suicide.  I don't really understand how an extra 3 days of break will stop that but I'm not complaining.

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I AM MACGYVER...but in girl form!

October 13th, 2010 (04:54 pm)
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We have a guest bathroom that has one of those push button locks on it and it accidentally got pushed and the door closed when the cleaning people were here.  The previous dumb ass owners had installed a door handle without one of the external releases so we could not get the door open.  The window had also been locked so we couldn't even get in that way.  It has been locked for almost a week now and we totally thought we were going to have to pay a locksmith to come out, pop off the handle and install a new one for us.   Then I got an idea ala "Friends".  I fashioned a large turning device by taping together 3 stretched out clothes hangers and taping them to a hair brush.  I stuck it under the door, wiggled it around until I thought it was on the handle, pulled and believe it or not, the door actually opened.  It was a total fluke but I still saved us a couple hundred bucks.  I'm so MacGyver *grins* 

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The World Cup

June 11th, 2010 (11:30 am)
bouncy
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current mood: bouncy
current song: France vs. Uruguay

The World Cup starts today and I am soo excited.  It's the only time I can let my soccer freak flag fly in Canada without everyone looking at me like I'm retarded, especially since I would much rather watch soccer than hockey which is almost sacrilegious.  I'm cheering for Brazil (mainly habit now that Ronaldo is gone), England (because they are awesome) and Portugal (because they have some super hot players *grins*)

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Yay!

June 9th, 2010 (08:48 pm)
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So mom is out of the hospital and as good as new (thank God).  She had bronchitis that was aggravating her asthma.  Thanks everyone for your positive thoughts, they helped a lot.

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Freaking Out!!!

May 25th, 2010 (09:45 pm)
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current location: home
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My dad just called for an ambulance for my mom.  She is having trouble breathing, they think it's pneumonia.  Last time this happened, she was put in a medically induced coma for two weeks and was on a ventilator for two months.  She is no where near as bad this time, in fact we called  so she would get care before it gets that bad.  Even knowing that she is ok, I still had to hold back tears, am still holding them back, when they got her on the gurney and took her downstairs.  Man today sucks, even worse because it's my dad's birthday today.

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Freaking Season Finales

May 24th, 2010 (02:38 pm)
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Stupid Grey's Anatomy's!!!  I have gone three years without watching this show, then I watch the season finale.  I am now in the midst of a GA  marathon, stupid show.  I also have to start watching House again after watching the finale.  Crap.

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People are rude

March 24th, 2010 (09:47 pm)
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current mood: annoyed

I don't understand why people I don't know think it's alright to call my dog fat when they bump into me on the street when I'm walking her.  This random woman and her boyfriend stop me on the street tonight to pet my French Bulldog Elly and says "Cute Boston Terrier, kinda chunky though."  WTF! It's rude.  It's not like you would go up to someone and tell them that their kid is fat so why would you think it was okay to say it about someone's pet.  I kinda wanted to smack her and tell her to get her dog breeds straight.  I don't know, maybe I'm over reacting but I still think it's rude *shrugs* 

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I GOT A JOB!!!

March 5th, 2010 (02:23 pm)
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current location: home
current mood: bouncy

I got hired today!!  The job is only until the middle of April but still, yay.  I start on Wednesday.  I'm working at SFU calling alumni for donations to the school.  I'm not exactly looking forward to asking people for money but I get paid whether the people donate or not, which is good.  I've also applied at the Vancouver Library to be a book shelver, hopefully I can get the job *fingers crossed* 

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The Olympics

February 9th, 2010 (07:39 pm)
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current location: Home
current mood: tired
current song: Hard - Rihanna

I saw the Olympic Torch today as it passed through New Westminster on its way to Vancouver.  Kind of anti-climactic but at least I can say I say it.  Another Olympic bonus is the fact the my university closes down for two weeks starting next week as SFU wants to cash in and is converting the student parking into pay parking and running shuttles to the games.  God bless the money grubbers *grins*

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February 6th, 2010 (11:12 pm)


In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it!

Post this on your LJ if you know someone who has or had cancer. 93% won't copy and paste this. Will you?


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Movie Time!!

January 18th, 2010 (05:39 pm)
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current location: home
current mood: bouncy

My dad is taking me to see a double feature of Sherlock Holmes and New Moon tonight, two movies we both really want to see.  I'm excited, I haven't been to the movies with my dad in a long time.

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Finally!!

December 4th, 2009 (04:58 pm)
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current location: home
current song: Sweet Caroline - Mark Salling

I just finished and handed in my last paper of the semester. Man this semester blew. All of my papers seemed to have been clumped together. I had to write two 5-page, one 8-page and one 10-page in one week, the 8 and 10 page papers being due on the same freaking day. I think my brain is now officially broken. Now I get to study for my four finals in four days, joy. But the good news is that the day after my last exam, I'm flying down to Louisiana to spend Christmas with my brother and his wife. I'm looking forward to doing nothing but sitting on my ass and reading.

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So tired, stupid school

October 23rd, 2009 (12:52 am)
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current location: Home
current mood: sleepy
current song: Sick - Bif Naked

So it has been a ridiculously long time since I have updated.  To the people on my flist whose birthdays I have missed, I'm really sorry and happy belated birthday *grins*  So school has been kicking my ass lately but I'm pleased to report that I'm actually mostly up to date on my readings which has not been the case for like every previous semester *grins*  I'm currently involved in the most hellish week of my academic career so far.  I had three 5-page papers due this week (mon, thu, and fri).  I have finished two in the last 5 days and am currently procrastinating writing the third.  Plus I have what looks to be a hellish archaeology midterm on human evolution on wed.  I just need to finish this paper and then I'm sleeping all day saturday.  Hopefully after my midterm, school will calm down and I can start becoming more active on LJ again and actually have time to read and comment on all the awesome fic that has been written over the last couple of months.

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