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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Still Alive and Kicking

Well people, here I am, I'm still alive, I have not disappeared off the face of the earth. Hehe, I know you were all concerned.
I'm sorry for the lack of updating - lets just say, as everyone else will, busy equals my life. Can I suggest that working while going to school is not a very good method if you want to get all your work done on time, and be able to get adequate sleep, including having a normal social life. Holy crappers does it ever suck. Thankfully I only have 2 weeks left at this Zellers, which is like... SO EXCITING! I'm looking forward to not having to work, but then I remember why I gave them my notice... cuz the month of April is goign to be INSANE! Yes, everyone, you may agree.
Hehe, but I don't want to make this blog update all a bunch of complainage and whinery. Insteadf I'll.... ummm...
Well, I HAVE NEWS! It has been officially decided that moi, Claire Heather Fleetwood, will be living in B.C. next year with my vonderful dormmate Adrienne. I am going to work for at least a school year, trying to save money for either more schooling or more travelling (i.e. Hawaii). Anyway, I think its uber exciting, boy, haven't used that word in awhile, and I can't wait til September.
Banquet is coming up this weekend. Its going to be tons of fun. Quite excited. We're goign to miss those of you who won't be there - you big JERKS! hehe, jokes jokes.
Oh, and guys I only have my grandparents car for 4 more days. Sniff...sniff... so sad is that. Ugh, I'm going to miss Mona! You were so reliable on our late night Tim Hortons runs.
OHHHHHHHHHHH, just thought of more fun news. If any of you are on or near or know of Redeemer campus and more preferrably know me.. you must come visit my dorm to meet our new dormmates. THey're names are Captain Jack and Mrs. Petticoat Smith. If you want the full-length story of the acquiring of their names just ask. Captain Jack and Mrs. Petticoat Smith are two black goldfish, the cutest of them all at that! Anyway, they're living in our dorm now.. so you should come introduce yourself. Because they need to socialize. All they do now is swim, swim, and... look at our yucky messy dorm. Please, come give them some entertainment.

Happy St. Patrick's Day my friends!

Oh, and you're so right Craig. I can't complain about actually having a cart and only having to walk about 200 metres... I feel for you... really I do :)


Monday, January 31, 2005

Procastination of Semester 2 has officially begun!

First things first... an announcement! My cousin has just gotten engaged! Quite exciting. Shes been dating this nice guy for a few years now, and they finally got engaged! The wedding will be small, but I hope to go to the ceremony... cousins aren't invited to the reception :(. Hehe, a little news to brighten my day.

Secondly, my sympathies to those tall Redeemer students who have to lug home the mini-shopping carts 'The Market' provides for us. Being a tall Redeemer student myself I have been blessed with short dormmates who are willing to bring the full cart back, in exchange for me carrying it there. Though I understand how frustrating it is to be slowly carrying it back and then hear it fall on the ground... eggs smashed, bread smushed, grapes rolling everywhere. Hehe, one thing I never realized though is how funny it is to watch this happen to someone else. Lol, sorry guys, but I looked out my window in time to see it drop out of your hands. Luckily only your bread fell out. Oh, and props to the intellectually superior students who tape hockey sticks or contraptions that make the handle longer. Genius!

Thirdly, I'm starving... Can someone give me an idea for some lunch?


Thursday, January 13, 2005

Bon soir!

Bonjour. Je m'apelle Claire. Je vais ecriver cette journale en francais parce que je suis agacant et enneyeuse. Mes apologies a toi Kimber, je sais que tu ne sais pas qu'est ce que je dit, mais si tu parles avec moi je vais deviner pour toi. Je pense que cette journale va etre utile pour apprendre le francais Kimber! Tu sais que je suis correcte!

J'accord. C'est decider. Je suis un(e) nerd. Completement. J'ai donne des 'brackets' a cette 'e' parce que je ne sais pas qui c'est feminine. Est'ce que c'est masculine? Je ne sais pas. Ci tu sais, sil vous plais ecriver ici. Merci!

Alright. Well since thats done and I've diagnosed myself as a 100% percent complete nerd in the region of french. Except I made our french teacher's day today. Hehe, she said we should look at the French board that Yolisa deJager made about her trip because theres a ticket to a theatre on her board that is in the movie we just watched. Anyway, because of my nerdity I wanted to nlook at it. So I stopped. And she walked up behind us and said " You just made our day." Hehe, oh to be teacher's pets, i.e. nerds. What fun.

By the way, if you go to Kimber's blog. Which because I don't know how to make links on this stupid blog thing it is...,, Tal refers to her as the essence of cool, and as she is THE coolest. I would like to refute this. Now, Tal of course is the essence of cool. I agree with that. I mean come on, shes friends with me. Who isn't ;). But I have to say she can't be the coolest. I am in fact cool itself. If anyone was in the vicinity of coolular, that would be me. Tal only comes into that because she hangs out with me. Bahaha! And that is my refutation... if thats a word... and I know... its a horrible refutation... how horrible is the vicinity of the refutationular... but rest assured... and please believe. my words speak the truth... i am THE cool. Tal is a friend of THE cool. Therefore, from the process of deduction... she can't be THAT cool. Muwahaha.......

Alright I'm spent. Chow my friends :)... oh and Christina, I miss you!


Saturday, January 08, 2005

Props to all my women out there

I randomly checked my Yahoo mail this morning, or rather afternoon... I just woke up. And there was a forward from a lady I worked for over the summer entitled "Women." Anyway, it was really cool so I've decided to put it on here.

By the time the Lord made woman, He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so much time on this one?"
And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart and she will do everything with only two hands."
The angel was astounded at the requirements. "Only two hands!? No way! And that's just on the standard model? That's too much work for one day.Wait until tomorrow to finish.
"But I won't," the Lord protested. "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days."
The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord."
"She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."
"Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.
The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate."
The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."
"That's not a leak," the Lord corrected, "that's a tear!"
"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.
The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride."
The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing."

And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a bettersolution. They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

Endquote. Wow. I just thought it was really cool, as a woman myself, to think about the way God made me. Obviously he didn't have a conversation like that with some angel dumb enough to question His craftsmanship. But.. well, anyway, it was a nice piece of encouragement. I hope it can encourage some of my fellow ladies out there.

Chow my friends :)


Saturday, January 01, 2005


So, I've just come on the internet and I was looking around at all my dormmates blogs and decided to check mine. Lol, only for the reason that I decided to finally update it. Anyway, I checked the comments and found some "anonymous" one saying "UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE..." lol, oh dorm 201. Whichever of you it was I ruv you ;). That's right. Ruv.
What was odd though is when I signed in and it shows you the little tool bar or whatnot it said my last update was December 30/2004. If I"m not correct, Dec. 30 is two days ago, and my last update was Dec. 15. Hmm. I'm confused. "Confoosed and Confuffled" as my dormmates would suggest I say.
Anyway, I'm sorry I haven't updated in awhile. There isn't much motivation too. Life hasn't been very eventful. Though I got almost all of my shifts given away at Zellers and got too come home for my last week off! So excited. It has been fun too.
One word of advice for this post: Vaughan Mills. Amazing mall; has a Tall Girl; huge parking lot; right off the 400; DON'T BRING MONEY WITH YOU. Lol, and that, is my advice. You should all take the trek to this new Vaughan Mills mall. First of all as mentioned it has a Tall GIrl shop, second of all its a huge mall! with some pretty funky stores. THe only problem is you will spend money if you go there. So if you have no money and don't want to spend it then don't bring anything with you. Period. Hehe.
Also, I have a beef. Now I'm not so good at putting these 'beefs' into words cuz I tend to just ramble. Lol, I need someone who could put it more eloquently. But you know what bugs me?! Slow drivers who purposely stay in the passing lane when they know you want to pass them. I got behind this quite slow driver. She was quite annoying. Ugh. Anyway, I was patiently awaiting this part of the road where they open up a passing lane. Its the point when all the fast drivers get giddy and scoot around all the stupid slow people, no offense to any stupid slow people I know ;). Anyway, so the passing lane earrives, and the nice little lady stays in it! Ugh! Isn't it a known rule that you stay to the right unless passing people?!?! THats right. It is. So I had to follow the chick practically all the way home. Oh man. So people, follow the rule thats there for a reason: so fast drivers like me can get home that 76 seconds quicker.
Lol, okay, theres my update. Now I have to go cuz my fam is watching some weird movie and my tapping is to loud for them. I can't help it I type fast :). Chow my friends... and Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 15, 2004


So I think it's time I update my blog again. I'm at my sister's house right now so I decided I'd take advantage of the WORKING internet, rather than wait ages while the stupid pages load and I have to go back and write it over again after it all crashes. Lol.

Anyway, exam time has arrived. Woot!Woot! I got one done and I think it went alright. I knew what I was talking about... sort of. I just couldn't remember the name of the poem I was talking about. Shucks. I have one on Friday which will be great, one Saturday afternoon which will suck and one Tuesday morning, which will rock! French, oh how I lov eyou. You boost my GPA, like tons!

My birthday also came and went. I am now the big 2-0, which Caell likes to mock me for getting old. Though may I remind him that his birthday is coming up quite soon as wel. My family visited which was very nice. It was so good to see them though their stay was short and a little cold considering it was freezing outside! But I was so glad to see them. A couple friends and I also went out that night for an amazing night on the town to celebrate. Adrienne, Kimber, Caell, and I went to a club in Hamilton, lol, which royally sucked, so then ended up in Hess Village, which was actually fun.

Anyway, now everyone is just sleeping in, getting some studying done and looking forward to Christmas holidays. I wasn't originally looking forward to them because I didn't think I was going ot get ot go home but, praise the Lord, I am not working Christmas eve or the day before so I can have at least 3 days at home! SO excited. I may end up working boxing day as well, but if the sdcheduling lady goes by my availability I'm not technically available that day. Oops. Lol, definitely boosted my spirits for the next ewek or so. I thought I was going ot have to live all by myself for 2 weeks straight over the holidays. How fun would that be.

Anyway, I should probably get going so I can catch a bus home and do a bit of shopping. Hope eveyrone is either done exams or doing well at them or getting through them or looking forward to christmas! only a week and a half left people! woot! woot!

Chow :)


Friday, November 19, 2004

Oh gosh!

For goodness sake it has been two weeks since my last post. I apologize profusely to the zero people who read this. Hehe, I know, no one cares. Anyway, not too much has happened in the past two weeks.

Basically my life has consisted of work, class, work, class, and so on. If I'm not in class or working I'm trying to catch up on sleep or get some work done. So let it be said that I'm stressed. That's right. Stressed.

Monday nights I've been going to Bethel Young Adults service. How much fun is it. Uber fun, thats right, uber. I really enjoy it. I don't know why it just seems to completely rejuvenate me and I feel completely refreshed afterwards. Just excellent. If any of you are near, you should definitely come out some Monday night. I think you'll like it.

Also, I don't know if I've posted about this before, but God has been shoving me in the face lately about doing soem kind of missions work. Okay... he hasn't really shoved me in the face. But he has been laying on my heart a desire to go somewhere and help some children. I believe that God wants me to go to Africa. I think this is where He is directing me. I'm just not sure when or what he wants me to do yet. But thanks God for letting me know where! And if anyone has time to pray that he'll show me when it would be mucho aprpeciated. Hehe, its kind of exciting.

Well folks, its almost Christmas time. Unfortunately I'm getting in the spirit of Christmas already because of working at Zellers. Disgustingly, we've had Christmas music playing for the past 2 weeks and a half which is exactly the same music played at the Bay in Markville. Kill me now! The third Christmas in a row that I'm listening to the same stuff. Argh! But, despite the music, I am enjoying this Chrsitmas season and all the pretty ornaments I have to wrap up. Tons of fun.

Oh... and... well... I'm trying to remember... but I'm pretty sure that someone's birthday is in 3 weeks. Not quite sure whose. Some really tall blond echick. Shes uber cool... I just can't remember her name. Hehe... hmmmm...

Off to do homework, Chow!

p.s. letters from friends at home rock! Thanks CHristina! Love you tons :)