Sunday, 26 August 2012

Des Cramignons

Des CRAMIONS!!! I have never seen anything like it before.
I saw one last monday and now I'm going to one tomorrow night, and once I've fully experienced a Cramion I will be able to tell you more about it because honestly, I don't understand it my self...yet!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Plane - Flying First Class with Assistance

 My Mom, Dad, my brother Jonah, and my friend Hayley went with me to the airport. I arrived at the airport just before 2pm. We checked in at special assistance and waited until 4 to say goodbye because assistance was going to take me straight through security and right to my gate.

The goodbyes were hard; the last hug, the last words, the last smiles. But once I was alone and on my way I was fine.

I went through security in five minutes and was at my gate 2mins after that. I sat at my terminal just long enough to send a message to my mom, then I was boarded first.

Now all this time I've been waiting to hear if I could sit in first class because my aunt had given me her points to do so but I was on a waiting list and wouldn't know until I boarded the plane.

And so, at the gate I asked if I got it. They said, "I don't know, we will only find out in half an hour." I quickly said, "I can wait, but I really need this seat if it's possible." and so the two people at the gate talked and looked at the computer, then returned to me and said, " it's impossible, so we will take you to your seat now." GREAT, JUST GREAT. I'm sitting there while everyone else is loading the plane. Then a man came up to me and said that I was sitting in his seat. OH BOY!, what now? I could not handle anymore stress. A flight attendant looked into our problem, comes back, turns out I DID get the upgrade. I was so happy and thankful.

I spent the rest of my flight in a cocoon watching the Rick Mercer report and eating a warm wrap, all the way to Montreal.

At Montreal, I had to deplane, go to a different gate with assistance, and re board the plane. For the rest of the flight I watched The Hunger Games, ate a great meal, (scallops, shrimp, salad, a bun, beef tenderloin, and berry and caramel cake) slept for three hours, started watching the Three Stooges and ate breakfast (croissant, fruit, yogurt, and juice)

Once we landed I was taken by golf cart to my luggage and was met by my family and two members from rotary.
It was a short car ride home. and one of the longest days ever!!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law - A supposed law of nature, expressed in various humorous popular sayings, to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

I would love to meet Murphy.

My list of Murphy's offences against me starts with...

A long chief's knife fell on my foot, point down. Now this happened over two weeks ago, and I still can't walk properly. I had a total of three doctors' and a physiotherapist's opinions and diagnosis and the common comment was, "I've never seen this before."
The positive that came out of that was that I got assistance to all of my flights, and I was always the first person on the plane. :)

Secondly, only days before I leave and my computer DIED!! I lost everything. Now I'm in the process of trying to make sure what I needed is on the computer. I got a new computer to that is marvelous. Thanks Mom and Dad for saving my butt.

I know that there are only two things on the list but come on Murphy give a girl a break for a little while, especially when she is already stressed.

Monday, 13 August 2012


I'm soooo sorry that I haven't written in a long while.

To back track quite a bit, the Ottawa weekend with all the exchange students from my district was amazing. I have been to Ottawa a few times before but I have never experienced it the same way that I did with over 30 exchange students. It was almost like seeing Ottawa for the first time through an inbounds eyes.
The first night that we were there we had our JACKET CEREMONY. We all gathered in a room and one by one all the outbounds were called up presented with our jackets and first pins, then came the..."interesting" part, we all had to say a 5 minute speech. It was a blast, even though I could only pick up bits and pieces from each speech if I was lucky, it was just amazing to see how hard everyone has worked so far, and to hear (mostly interpret ) how they were doing and what they were doing in preparation for the upcoming year. In the following days we toured Ottawa and shared many laughs and good times.
The worst thing happened at the end of the trip though, we had to say goodbye to many people who I possibly will never see in person again. I cried from the first drop off point in North Bay, and countinued all the way home. Once I got home, I thought I would allow my brain to go to mush and let my body relax while I watched the finale of Glee. BIG MISTAKE. It was the goodbye episode, I cried myself to sleep that night.

In the following months I continued working hard at school and I received all 6 credits.

Summer came quickly after that. I went on a short vacation with the family to New York, New York and enjoyed every minute of it in 40 degree weather.

I started Summer School the first full week of July. Let's just say I won't be taking summer school again unless I am dragged there. I know some people love summer school and do very well in their courses but it is simply not for me. I started at 9am and covered a week worth of material until 3pm with a total of an hour of break time. Needless to say if you didn't keep up, you would drown pretty quickly. I am happy to say that I Passed my last math course that I would ever have to take with an 85%!!

In August, I was lost in a time; Some days and weeks go by so quickly and other times it seems that I'm counting the seconds until my departure. It has also been a roller coaster of emotions. I have been nearly packed for almost two and a half weeks, I have made countless lists of thing I need to gather, things I've packed and the gifts that I'm bringing, I have also had almost all of my last days with everyone. I have cried or wanted to cry countless times and I have been so excited that I can't sit still in my seat.

The countdown is only 86 more hours until take off...