Sunday, March 18, 2007


Wow, it has been ages since I've written anything. Things are pretty crazy. I'm going into my last week of student teaching for this year and I sure can't wait till I'm done! I should be planning what I'm going to be teaching this week (I'm teaching lots) but I just can't make myself. I'm so tired. One more week and it's spring break!

It's been on my mind the last few weeks, fairness. I definitely have a problem with things not being fair, or at least not seeming fair to me. I know that I shouldn't compare myself and my situation to others, but I just can't help it. Why does it seem like some people get everything? It's like everything they want to do just works out. Why doesn't God make everything fair? Why do people suffer because of this unfairness? I know that these questions in themselves aren't fair questions to ask, but that's just how I feel right now. Why do things that seem like they should work out, don't? Do you think we can mess them up, or do you just think it's because it wasn't God's plan? When is it my fault and when it it just not God's will?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

This Whole Thing Is Kind-of Disgusting

I just finished cleaning the bathroom upstairs. It took me about three hours. I know, that's pretty sick. I don't think I've ever seen it that clean (and I've lived here for three years). I guess I've never seen it this clean because it's never been cleaned like this the whole time I've lived here. That may make me sound pretty disgusting, but keep in mind that I really didn't use anything but the toilet and sink for the first two years I lived here, so why would I clean like this? I guess now that everyone, except Lori, moved out, I have the bathroom all to myself (Lori also has her own also). So I guess now, I feel like I can clean it like crazy because no one but me will use it, so it won't get dirty so fast. I can't believe I've been talking about this for so long, but I'm really excited. I even used a toothbrush in the cracks to get all the grime out!!

On to a different topic...yesterday I cut my finger on the cheese grater. It really hurt. I remember last week I had even though, "hmmm, I've never cut myself on a grater, I wonder how people do that?" Well, I can tell you, it happens when you're really hungry, because you're grating as fast as you can so you can eat. Then, the cheese slips...I think you can imagine the rest. Anyway, it's painful.

I guess I've rambled about random things long enough. I should maybe read now. Talk to y'all later!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My Rant - Part 2

Disclaimer: The following blog is about how much I continue to hate MTS and how confusing and annoying they are. If you don't want to hear me complain anymore about them, stop reading right now. I think this will be the last installment to this never-ending saga!

ok, so yesterday, my roommate that moved out (and MTS was in her name) called me because she got a letter from MTS saying that she was going to be billed for some stuff. I don't remember exactly what it said, but the point was that we were going to get cutoff unless we figure out our MTS account and switch names. BUT, I had already called to change names. Apparently the guy I spoke to didn't do that. So now, I'm pretty ticked off. I sat on the phone for so long because it's a stupid system...and then nothing happened! The guy didn't even do anything!

So, today I called MTS and explained the situation (I started off by telling this dude that it was going to take a while...he laughed at me. Apparently MTS workers just like to laugh at anything that people in my house say - I'm not sure how we should take that). So, I explained the situation and then he told me that I wasn't allowed to do anything and my roommate has to call MTS and make the change. At least this guy realized that I was getting pretty ticked off and frustrated and he was very nice to me (maybe that's the key to getting things done, just get a bit angry). I made sure to ask him exactly what my roommate should say, so that we knew for sure this would get done.

About five minutes after I hang up the phone with him, he calls back. He apologizes and tells me that he made a mistake and that I can actually make the changes. So we did all the stuff, and now hopefully it's all taken care of. I think he was the nicest person I talked to there. I don't care that he made a mistake, but at least he called me back to make it right. He almost made me hate MTS a little less...but then I think about all the other people I had to deal with, and no, I still hate MTS.

Friday, December 22, 2006

My Rant

Disclaimer: The following blog is a rant about how I hate automated answering machines and MTS. No one is at my house and I need to get this out.

So, after finally getting everything worked out with my former roommate and MTS, I was now able to change out MTS account to my name. Easy, you'd think, but no. I called and first you have to listen to some automated woman and press buttons until you find an option that involves talking to a real person. This is a next to impossible task since none of the options is what I want to do, so I just picked random ones...they can just transfer me later. After trying to find a person, getting lost with all the button-pressing, hanging up, and then trying again I finally was on hold to talk to someone. So I waited, and waited on hold and then I talked to some dude and he knew where to transfer me. So I was on hold again, to talk to the other dude. But, as soon as he was available something got messed up and they lost my call and it hung up on me! Now I was starting to get annoyed.

So I called back and talked to what sounded like a sweet old man, very nice, almost made me feel better. He knew exactly what was going on, that my roommate had called to give me permission to switch everything. He knew exactly what was going on. But, unfortunately he doesn't do all the switching, so he had to transfer me to some other guy. This guy put me over the edge of annoyed to angry. First of all he talked super quiet and I couldn't hear him (but I won't blame him for that). Then I told him what I wanted to do and he checked my account and told me that I didn't have permission to make the changes. Not true, I know better. So I said "well, the last guy I talked to knew that I had permission and said there was a note in my account to do this". I don't think he liked feeling like an idiot. So, I explained that we had already called and they told us we could get a bundle with internet/phone/cable for $67ish a month. Then he told me that it wasn't true and he had never heard of a bundle that cheap, and it should be at least $87ish. I just told him that's what we had been told. He didn't believe me. So I broke it down and told him what they had said each thing costs and that we didn't want long distance. So he said "oh, you don't want long distance, well, then it's $67, you didn't give me all the information". Excuse me, isn't that his job to ask! So instead he blames me, the customer, doesn't he know he's never supposed blame the customer!!! Who trained him!?! (sorry, I'm getting angry again). I'm switching all of our services to MTS and then he's angry at me, figure that out.

And I had asked to change it to mine and Lori's names so we don't have to go through this mess again if she needs to make changes, but he got annoyed again and said "oh yeah, we'll do that after" (after he asked me the stupid questions about the ceiling and how many tv's we have) and then, he never did it (I had forgotten to harass him about that again because I was angry).

Ok, I think that's all of my anger toward MTS. I feel a bit better now. I'll get over this anger and it will all be ok. Unfortunately now I have to call the government about my students loan, so I don't imagine it will be any more fun than MTS.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Great Weekend

I am so tired. It's only Monday, and I'm exhausted. I think this is a problem.

Anyway... I had a great weekend. I don't usually have such a great time when I go to my parent's house for the weekend, but it was amazing! On friday me and my dad went to a hockey game. The Flyers were playing a team from Germany, it was really good. We sat on the German side and they were so rowdy and kept chanting in much fun. Then on Saturday my brother took me shooting (only bottles). He bought a new gun last week and he wanted to take me, and it was so much fun. I don't think I could shoot an actual animal, but I would really love to own my own gun one day, just for fun target practice. It was a pretty powerful gun too, can kill a bear. And that evening my parents rented a movie, so we hung out and watched that. Sunday, went to church, had some lunch and came back home early. Such a good time, and I didn't even hang out with anyone other than my parents! I'm pretty shocked actually.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Crazy School

I don't know if all city schools are like the one I'm at, but today it was mass chaos. I think I was blessed to go to the school I went to, I don't know how the teachers at this school handle everything that they do. I think I may truly be a small-town hick, and I think it's pretty obvious at this school.

Monday, October 16, 2006


I was at Tamara's house on saturday, and we were getting out of my car (right in front of her house) and we saw what we thought was a raccoon in the ditch. Tamara opened the door and looked at it, and it was actually a skunk! Figure that out, don't know how it got to Tamara's house, it isn't near the edge of the city. So we drove around a bit first, and then we ran very quickly into her house.