Well, winter is definitely here, and Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas lights are going up everywhere, the malls are playing twenty versions of Jingle Bells, and people are running around like chickens with their heads cut off, already frantic to get their shopping done.
I'm slowly getting into the Christmas mood, and am hoping to get my shopping started this week. I'm just excited that we are allowed to wear red to work in December, and Monday is Christmas Socks day...now, if only we had room for a tree.
We then pulled up to a red light at the intersection of 142 St, and the guy was in the lane next to us. He screeched to a stop, jumped out of the vehicle, and came ripping over to us. We heard a *thunk* on the trunk as he slapped it on the way around to Russ' side of the car. He ripped open Russ' door (lesson--KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED!!) and hesitated, because he wasn't a big guy, and Russ is a big guy with an almost brushcut and a giant neck...then he yelled in a heavy lebanese accent "Who did you give the finger to?! What were you fingering me for, you SOB?!" Russ said, "Dude, you were TEXTING while driving!! That's NOT SAFE!" The guy said something else, I told him to get lost, and then he did the classic bar-bitch thing, and pulled away like he was going to walk off, only to punch Russ in the jaw! Luckily, the guy was weak, and hardly even made contact at all (Russ said I could throw a harder punch!) Russ yanked the door closed, and I locked the power locks, and the guy tried to rip the door open again!! At this point, I think he realized that we could have a machete under the seat, and that Russ had about 40 lbs on him, because he went skipping back around the car, and thunked the trunk on the way back (you can see a nice spot where there's no dirt now) I wanted to roll down the window and shout " We have your plate number and are calling the cops", but Russ thought it wasn't worth it, and that we didn't know what he may do... So if anybody sees a maroon Grand Vitara with a Lebanon banner, give serious thought to keying the driver's door.
There are a few drawbacks to working in a bookstore though...one being that you are surrounded by books, shelving books, sorting books and immersed in books...which makes you want to buy LOTS of books with your discount. There also was a slight pay cut from working at the place whose name I shall not utter, but it's also closer to home, accessible via public transit, and DOESN'T SUCK.
Cass is happy.
Let's see...in the last five months, Russ and I have had the pleasure of watching friends get married, (thanks for inviting us, Arden + Erika, Mary + Patrick, Alvin + Fiona), and this makes me realize that we've entered into that phase of our lives...everyone is transitioning from the college phase into the falling-in-love-and-getting-married phase. It all seem so "grown-up"...
Another, much sadder event in my life has been the passing of my Grandma on my dad's side. It's strange, because I wasn't as close to her as I am with my mom's parents, because she lived in Washington, and we only saw her once a year. She was a very strong lady though. That I know for sure. I mean, she was diagnosed with brain/spinal cancer and given a few months to live...6 years ago. Last February, the doctors only gave her a few weeks to live. On October 5th, they said she wouldn't survive the weekend. She passed away in her sleep at 6am Thanksgiving Monday. In a way, I'm just glad she is no longer in pain, and take comfort in the great memories that I do have of her.
I suppose that this would be where I say something profound about the phases of life...but I just don't have it in me today...so I shall leave it at that.
Ever had one of those days where you just want to go around shouting and smashing and lighting people on fire and throwing rocks at their cars? Well, for some reason, that's how I feel right now, and I'm not quite sure why...maybe it has something to do with the fact that I haven't gotten a proper night's sleep in over two weeks...stupid insomnia. Stupid everything...blargh.
**Answer them with truth.**
What color is your bra?
Do you straighten your hair everyday?
pretty much...which sucks...which is why i'm trying to grow my hair out--so i can do ponytails.
Do you worry about the size of your boobs?
only when i'm buying bras...or running...or buying shirts...
What's your favorite girly magazine?
glamour and allure. i used to be into cosmo, but then realized that cosmo sucks and is for dumb people.
Would you kill for chocolate?
not really...i like it, but i don't think i would commit a felony for it...
Jeans or skirts?
jeans...i like skirts, but really have no occasion to wear them.
Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that's uncomfortable?
shoes, yes...clothing, not usually...though i usually take off my bra as soon as i get home...
Did you ever spend all day/night getting pretty for a guy?
um...i don't look that pretty without it...
Did you ever cry during a romantic movie?
not necessarily romantic movies, but movies that warrant tears, sure!
Would you leave the house without makeup on?
i would... but i wouldn't be happy doing it.
Do you consider making out "unladylike".
depends...where am i?
On a scale of 1-10, how fun is shopping?:
depends who i'm with, what i'm looking for, and how much money i have.
Are you spoiled?
Do you think lip-gloss is the best?:
i LOVE lip-gloss!! lipstick lasts longer, but it's harder to find proper colours.
Do you freak out if you miss your favorite show?
depends on the show...usually, if i miss it, i just download it.
Do you yell a lot?
define a lot. i'm a very expressive and emotional individual.
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
too long...but it depends where i'm going.
Do you wear sweatpants/pajama pants to school/work?
i did during my year at grant mac, but not otherwise.
Accessories make the outfit; true or false:
Do u like skater boys?
Is pink truly the best color in the entire universe?
no, but i don't hate it anymore...
Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy?
once, but it backfired, so never again.
Do you often wish there was something you could change?
Gold or silver?
silver... i just like the look better.
The guy that you like/love/whatever, what does his name begin with?
Do you dress up too much for holidays?
Do you like to wear dresses?
as long as i look hot in them...
Do you write a lot of mushy love poems?
not since grade 9...
On a scale of 1-10, how much do guys confuse you?
uh...between 5 and 7...
What makeup product could you NOT live without?
lip balm. my lips would shrivel up and fall off.
YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name) - Kacey 113
Yesterday Russ and I went to see The Last King of Scotland, with Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, and Kerry Washington. It's about Idi Amin. Very VERY intense and graphic, but incredibly well-done. I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone, especially if you liked Hotel Rwanda. Forest Whitaker's portrayal of Amin was so good, it was unsettling. I hope he wins the Oscar, because he definitely earned it in this film. So yeah. See it!