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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sorry, it's been a while...

My really bad bad.
This week, I thought 'Yeah! Week off!'

Babysitting, exams, shopping...whoa.

But for now I can relax.

I got my hair cut today. Drastically. Like, 12 inches off. (I donated it) :) )
Whoa. It's so weird. Like, I reach to touch my hair...and there's nothing there. Just air. (And that all rhymes). I really like it though. It's a change. And it's cool.

(Just thought of a whole lot more to say. Bear with me.)

I found a really awesome site today, thanks to Sixuntilme. Could be REALLY useful in the future. Awesome. :)

Also, I started watching Supernatural so that I can join the SuperWhoLock fandom, and I can say in the last four hours it has effectively put me off camping, water, planes and looking into mirrors.

AND, most importantly, one of my bestest friends is going to France for three months. I'm going to miss you so much! But have fun!

Oh, right! I'm going to Nanimo this weekend to hang out with my awesome diabetic friend M! Can't wait! :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Triple Whammie.

So, my pump's been alarming 'Low Battery' for several days. (I tend to put off changing my batteries XD)

Since my site is due for a change, I figure I'll do it all at once - in the morning.
And because diabetes just loves me, how much insulin do I have left?
2 units. Which is not enough to get me through the night.

So, I could just change my cartridge and do the rest in the morning...but I don't like that.

11 pm last night, I had to change my site, my cartridge, and my battery. Took a LOT longer than I expected.

Especially since I had to try five batteries before I found one that had a three-bar charge.

It was awesome, 'cause I don't think I've HAD to do all three at the same time ever before, but it could've waited till morning...
Ah well. 'Tis the life with Bubbles.

And I accidentally-on-purpose put my site WAY higher than I usually do. It's pretty much just under my ribcage.
And I love it. Maybe I'll try to be a little more adventurous.

Also, I have an English final tomorrow. And I feel that I should be stressed. But I'm not. At all. Which kind of worries me.
But I'm sure I'll be fine. :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lots of Guiding.

I spent this weekend at a Snowflake Ball and a Canada Cord Recognition ceremony.

90 little girls, all in pretty princess dresses...I just can't take the adorableness. And the MOST adorable part of the day? There I am, sitting in my fancy dress (my mum's wedding dress :) ), surrounded by little sparkly sparks, and this is the conversation that goes on:

"You kinda look like Snow White."
"Or maybe like you're getting married!"
(Me): "I'm not married, silly!"
(All of them): "You're not married? I thought you were!"
(Ensuing whispers): "She's NOT married? What!"

I will be laughing forever. Just...Sparks. I just can't not love them.

And today, I was a part of the SVI area annual Recognition ceremony. I'm so proud of all of us that earned these awards. And I had to make a speech. (I'm not good at speaking in front of people - but I am improving! And proud of it!)

I promised myself that I wouldn't cry.
I had to break that promise. Fairly severely.

I'd like to thank M, who I am honoured to be able to call a friend. She spoke for me today, and it meant SO MUCH to me. Thank you so much. I don't know if I can ever fully express my gratitude. :)

Thank you to everybody who made today special. It meant a lot. :)

And I'd also like to thank my parents, because I realized this weekend most of all (I've thought about this quite a lot recently) that I don't know who I would be if I had never been a part of Guiding. It's been such a major part of my life for so long - where would I be? Who would I be? Would I be happy? Would I ever know what I'd missed? Would I have the wonderful friends that I am proud to call friends today? I don't know. So thanks, for bringing Guiding into my life. :)

And apologies that I haven't posted in so long - exams start this week.
Okay, who am I kidding, that's no excuse. I haven't done any homework or studying since, like, Christmas.
I...have been off the computer for long stretches of time. I really like internetting on the iPad, and it takes up less of my time. XD But I'll try to post more often. :) :) :) <3

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My awkward side was showing today.

I went out to see Les Mis today. Again. (And this post still COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY applies.)

There I was, in my costume of awesomeness (which got no comments at all :( ), at the movie theater, and I could not have been more awkward. It was just one of those days when my people skills are just gone and my fangirl surfaces and I'm just a mess of dancy, happy, awkward, ness.

I could almost feel the stares of 'That's one of those girls who spends a lot of time on the internet and rarely goes outside. They never talk to people.'

And then, on our way out, we met some other friends just going to see it! Which is cool 'cause I'll have more people to be excited with! But I was still very awkward and they didn't understand my costume either! But that's okay 'cause I was happy to stand proud, strong, and free.

But (I'm sorry)...THE FINALE! It hit me this time round how EPIC it was. Just...everyone that died was singing and strong and...JUST SO AWESOME. I JUST CAN'T. JUST GO SEE IT AND UNDERSTAND ME.

Oh, and you know that moment in the theater just after the previews finish before the movie begins? That one, insanely long, moment of darkness and silence and anticipation? Well, when you think of something REALLY funny just before that moment and then you're trying not to laugh and trying not to laugh and then you just can't hold it in and it kind of laughs out and then you're the ONLY person that made a sound and then you're laughing through the dramatic beginning...yep, that was awkward.

Friday, January 11, 2013


But here I go again.

I'm going to see Les Mis tomorrow! (Again!)

And I may be...okay, I am...dressing up.

As Eponine.

Call me a nerd. I can take it. (Just please don't make fun of me for not being able to word) (Like most of the boys did today in class)

WHO KNEW that I could find a perfect costume through bits and pieces of normal life?

And WHO KNEW that the dream jacket I've been looking for and thinking about for AGES was in my mum's closet the whole time?

And WHO KNEW how perfect this would work out to be?

And WHO KNEW I would be so excited? (Okay, I did.)

I am SO excited. And sure, as my friends said, I'll probably be the only person EVER to cosplay at Les Mis while also most likely being one of the youngest there. (By, like, at least thirty years). But it will be AWESOME.

I much happiness and excitement.
Here's to hoping that after tomorrow I can say that I cried! Because emotions!
And that people will appreciate my awesomeness!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Threw me off.

Today, I went low in class.

Not too low, only a 3.8. And even though it felt lower, it wasn't a big deal.
Even though we were just about to write a test. (Which I still got 17.5/20, one of the higher marks in the class :) )
The big deal was that I'm pretty sure this is the first in-class low that I've had this year.
It was weird.

And also, I had had a 7-day no-low streak (you guys have no idea how funny no-low streak is. No idea.) until it broke with a just-before-I'm-about-to-go-to-bed 3.8 two nights ago. Ah well.

My brain has decided that as soon as I taste them glucose tabs, I shall crave a fibre 1 chocolate oats granola bar. That's usually my after-glucose-prolong-the-good-blood-sugar method, and I guess I've used it one too many times. (They work. And they're yummy.)

And, on an unrelated note, I've been wearing my camp friendship bracelet for over six months. (It's starting to hurt my wrist...I can last until July. XD )

And now, I am off to do a long-awaited music shuffle meme. :)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Beware of oncoming flails.

Oh, and a Happy New Year!
I've been busy with Sherlock marathons and Lord of the Rings marathons and I WENT TO SEE LES MISERABLES TODAY AND I HAVE TO FLAIL HERE BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T CONTAIN IT ANY LONGER!!!! (This is a post of flails and probably spoilers. But not too many. You have been warned.) This feels like it should be one of those tumblr descriptions full of hashtags. :) (I'm putting this here because...just 'cause. Nobody would see it on tumblr and it would get lost on DA and I'm just SO HAPPY.)

It was SO AWESOME!!! Music! And the actors were so good! And the story was THERE! And even though they changed and took out a bit of the music it was still awesome and they killed Gavroche but apparently that happened anyway but they took out his song which is NOT OKAY. And the Thenardiers were hilarious and I loved them and Helena Bonham Carter was awesome for that role and Pritchard from Upstairs Downstairs was in it and so was SEB FROM SHERLOCK WHICH I FIGURED OUT ALL BY MYSELF and there were 257 people in the cast! And Enjolras (whose name is NOT Enjorlas) is played by somebody that I don't recognize except for a small role from Body of Proof but everytime I saw him I was like 'Who ARE you?' and at one point I thought that he looked like Andrew Scott and I was like WHOA THAT WOULD BE COOL but then I realized that I would KNOW if Andrew Scott were in the movie that I've been looking forward to FOREVER. And the filming - OH THE FILMING! They zoomed out from the scene to look down on the city and then like panned around it and it was BEAUTIFUL and then they'd go over a roof and then it would fly down to the next scene and it was like the Hobbit and LOTR just as beautiful and oh so pretty! I hate battle scenes as a general rule. And action scenes. Don't know why, just do. But this battle? Started with people throwing chairs. Legit. And then they were like "Give us furniture!" and it was so awesome. The costumes. THE COSTUMES. Again, like LOTR but French and Revolution-y and GORGEOUS! And people could sing! (With one minor maybe-it-could-have-been-better but it was okay) and Eponine was my favourite. Let's just take a minute to appreciate her. I was thinking the other day that it's always the guy who wants the girl - the poor, love-stricken girl who's in love with the jock. But in this, no. It's Ponine who loves Marius who fell in love at first sight with her pretty-much sister who rose so much higher than her even though she was the child sent to fetch water and bullied because she was the street-urchin's daughter. But does Eponine go sit and cry? No. She joins the frickin' Revolution just to be with him and she saves his life and her death is A Little Fall of Rain and just...I love her. Every time. Unconsciously, she is and always has been - and always will be - my favourite. And Samantha Barks who played her had the BEST VOICE of all of them and she's so pretty and she played it SO WELL and nobody noticed her because she's just the childhood friend but I LOVE HER SO MUCH. And even though she could have betrayed everybody and let them die she saved the girl even though that girl stole everything from her. Oh goodness...just appreciate her. She gave everything. [And she IS the poster girl so we're all scratching our heads as to why Cosette is the poster girl for this.] Back to the music! Even though they took some out and repeated some, I REALLY LIKED the new song even though it sounded new and my only complaint (which is fairly major) is Little People because that is Gavroche's song and you CAN'T TAKE HIS SONG AWAY. And we need a sing-along version because I have grown up on this music and it's completely ingrained in my head and EVEN THOUGH they changed the words a bit which messed my head I still wanted to sing. And Javert - although Russell Crowe did not have the right voice - was REALLY GOOD and his two solos (even though they were sung least greatest) gave me so many feels I just...hugs. And he's such an honourable man. And walking along the edge! Gave me shivers! The filmmakers ("they") did an AWESOME job with the makeup! They put Valjean through like his whole life and you could SEE it and they made them all look appropriate to their situations and I can not believe how much people can do these days! And the One Day More was the BEST 'cause every situation was so vastly different but so similar and I actually UNDERSTAND the Work Song because I didn't even think of it that way before AND IT WAS ALL SUNG LIVE SO THEY WERE ACTUALLY SINGING!!! AND THAT CHANGED IT SO MUCH I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT! AND I NEED TO STOP UPDATING THIS!
I have been waiting for this movie my entire life...and I am not dissappointed.

'Kay, I'm done. :) For now.