Long time no post!

Whew.  🙂  This has been a crazy couple of days!  How many, four?   …Yes.  I just checked.  It’s been exactly four days since I last wrote here.  And I’ve done a whole lot of things in that time.

I was aiming for one goal a day when I started.  Here’s what I’ve done, in the order that I did it, to this day.


Visited Stanley Park.  It was dad’s birthday a while ago, but we had to give him a raincheck because my brother and I were smack in the middle of exams.  He wanted to go to Stanley Park… so that’s exactly what we did!  Dinner was at the Fish House, by the water, and after he ended up having a nap on a park bench while I watched the waves and took in the atmosphere.  It was a wonderful day.  Left me dead tired, though.

Made a significant dent in the reading I have to do, but did not finish it.  I’m going to keep reading those “unread” books until I’m done… and by the way, that Golden Compass series is really good.  (Funny, that.  At first I was thinking, “I really don’t like the way this is written”- but after that, I started to warm up, and eventually I was hooked.  It’s more the story that wraps you in, and not the writing.  Brilliant!)

Made a new friend in Queen Elizabeth park.  My brother dragged me out to a cosplay meetup, and I had a great time just talking to people and just hanging out.  Anyway… we were playing the Glomp Game (you spin the bottle, and whoever it points at, you have to hug them.  Then they spin the bottle and so on), and at the end everyone had left but me, my brother, and a small group of friends that carpooled there.  I ended up dancing in a fountain with them!  Now I’m keeping in touch with one of them through Facebook.  🙂  Good times!

Realized that I’d already painted a picture this summer- remember those homemade postcards?  Four out of five were watercolor.  One I even remember spilling a bit of paint on, and I had to smear it off so that it wouldn’t cover the sending address.


Also, I did two things that weren’t on my list but are pretty awesome nonetheless:  danced in a park fountain and stuck my head out a car window pretending to be a dog.  (I did the tongue-lolling and everything!  Would’ve loved to see those peoples’ faces when they saw me.  ;D)

This might be a bit random, but… have you ever opened both windows in the back of a moving car and stuck a hand out of each?  I think that must be what having wings would feel like.  It’s amazing- try it sometime.

Alright, this is little miss Fishy, signing off.  😉  See you next time for more updates!


June 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm Leave a comment

“Get a New Hairstyle”

This is me.  

My new hair

I can finally cross my first item off my list… number eighteen, get a new hairstyle.  Done and over with.  I woke up today not knowing that I would be walking to the mall with my brother to get my hair cut and cause general havoc in the vicinity, but that’s okay- outrageous spontaneity?  All in good fun for our family.

Actually, mom had made the appointment a week before, and I was the one who neglected to check the calendar.  That’s not really unusual for me.  Oh, well.  😉

It was kind of more than I was going for… all I can think of when I look at myself is “whoa, that’s curly.”  

I was going for something a bit more like…

my ideal hair…But I guess what I have will have to do.  I’m really looking forward to when the perm comes out a little bit.

As for my progress on other list items, I managed to save one eggshell for Cascarones during the morning panic, so that should be useful!  😀  I’m still wondering what I should check off tomorrow… any ideas?  I’m feeling sort of uninspired today.  (It must show in my writing, I’m sure.)

Thanks!  I’ll keep you all posted!

June 24, 2009 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

PostCrossing in the works

I know I said I wouldn’t start on my list until the twenty-fourth… but in the last few days it has occurred to me that I’m going to have a few obstacles to deal with once I start.  One of those obstacles is that I’m going to be in New Brunswick for four weeks.  Thus, I will not be able to receive any PostCrossing postcards during that time.  (To boot, it’s very possible that I won’t receive any postcards for over sixty days!!)

That makes me sad.  😦

So, I’m starting now.  I have already requested my limit of five addresses via the PostCrossing site and will be sending the postcards within the next few days.  My postcards are all homemade so far- I hope they get there… even though they seem to fit the required size for postcards.

I have:  

  • One postcard going to China
  • One postcard going to the USA
  • One postcard going to Germany
  • One postcard going to Finland
  • One postcard going to the UK

I’m really curious to see what the postcards I receive are going to be like!  ;D

June 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm 4 comments

My Summer To-Do List

I have exactly 72 days in summer, from the day after my last exam to the day before school starts again next year.  This is my project.  If you want to see how I’m doing, check out the “72 Things” list at the top of the page.  🙂
Remember:  I don’t start on this list until the twenty-fourth!
  1. Speak only French for a whole day
  2. Start a walking routine
  3. Start a running routine
  4. Make a study guide for Conversational Japanese
  5. Make a study guide for Spanish 11
  6. Fill my inspiration board completely
  7. Complete room clean-up
  8. Clear things up with my writing partner
  9. Make a habit of journaling
  10. Learn how to clean the bathroom
  11. Have either a garage sale, or a bake sale, or both
  12. Learn one new muffin recipe
  13. Learn one new dessert recipe
  14. Learn one new meal recipe
  15. Read up on and try some odd vegetables
  16. Go clothes shopping
  17. Hang out with friends
  18. Get a new hairstyle
  19. Read all the books in my “unread” pile
  20. Read five new books
  21. Learn to play three new songs on the ocarina… by heart
  22. Paint a picture
  23. Think of something awesome to do for my birthday
  24. Make a list of 101 facts about me
  25. Make a list of my 30 most treasured simple pleasures
  26. Make a new friend
  27. Throw a spa party
  28. Do some Postcrossing
  29. Send in a postcard to PostSecret
  30. Spend a night sleeping in the hammock outside
  31. Read a book in French
  32. Spend a day in silence
  33. Take a photography day
  34. Visit Stanley Park
  35. Help dad organize the computer room
  36. Help dad organize his desk
  37. Grow an herb garden
  38. Write a multi-chap without losing focus
  39. Leave a letter for someone to find
  40. Media fast for at least three days
  41. Make Cascarones and throw them at people for fun
  42. Go to the zoo
  43. Make some environmental changes
  44. Meditate, starting for 15 minutes a day
  45. Subscribe to Last.fm for a month or two, and make full use of it!
  46. Make a list of my top ten favourite lemon-flavoured things
  47. Learn a new word every week
  48. Go fishing
  49. Find a favourite mug
  50. Complete setting up dad’s site
  51. Empty my entire jar of pennies
  52. Write a vignette using original characters
  53. Do a photo-a-day project for twenty days or more
  54. Keep my blood sugars below seven for an entire day
  55. Read the entire Naruto manga (every single volume, from the beginning to the most recent release)
  56. Take the skytrain to metro and back
  57. Spend a day people-watching
  58. Learn a simple recipe by heart
  59. Learn another piano song by ear
  60. Find ten blogs I really love reading
  61. Send a letter to a camp friend
  62. Deliver those souvenirs from Oregon to their respective recipients
  63. Go stargazing
  64. Take a walk at night
  65. Get myself a new lamp
  66. Buy some new notebooks
  67. Go to Daiso
  68. Try a food that really seems strange to me
  69. Spend a day doing nothing at all
  70. Go through notes online about how to write a great essay
  71. Buy organizers for my drawers
  72. Experiment with shampoos until I find five different kinds I really like

June 7, 2009 at 12:41 am 2 comments

From the first day after exams to the last day before school starts again, I have exactly seventy-two days of freedom. My list comprises the seventy-two things I want to do most this summer... You ready? Alright, let’s do this!

(June 24th - Sept. 3rd 2009)


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