Saturday, April 27, 2013

goal for may.

it's been a week since i've finished my last exam and i've had quite a slow week. i've tweaked my resume and prepped for interview questions, also, i've adapted my work out routine to focus on my shoulders and chest muscles groups. still, it feels like i've wasted a lot of time sitting at home. the post-grad life is not what it's cracked up to be. so far anyway. for the next five weeks, i'm wanting to read one book per week. well, actually i've started this week and i'm hoping to finish my first book by the end of tomorrow. book one is "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger. i have yet to pick my next book, but i have a pile of unread books on my desk to chose from. 100 more pages to go. K

Sunday, April 21, 2013

university of manitoba

it has been well over two years since i've really used this blog, but as my time at the University of Manitoba is coming to a close, a lot of my time is freeing up... that being said, i am feeling the inkling to revive my blog. i have thought about this blog from time-to-time, but as time off has become more of a need, so has the ability to write. i have to laugh because two blog entries ago i state my desire to "get this blog going again". little did i realize i would be heading into the 19 month storm that was the concentrated bachelor of social work program. but, i am just finishing my final take home exam tonight and look forward to ACTUALLY getting this blog going again. here's to writing.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 in review: literature

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magicians Nephew
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle
Love Wins
Irresistible Revolution
Sense and Sensibility
Nineteen Eighty-four
The Beggar's Garden
Animal Farm
The Cross and the Switchblade
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife
His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

Friday, December 16, 2011

fast times at Prov College

this morning, i finished the last exam of my first semester at UOM. after closing off my 8th semester overall, i have to say that i have never stayed the whole three hour period at write an exam... until today.
so i started thinking of how many classes and exams i did take... so let's take a look:

Semester 1:
Intro to Psych II 3
Intro to Soc II 3
Intro to Bible II 3
Marriage + Family 2
Mission Issues 2

Semester 2:
Psych I 3
Intro to Bible I 3
Intro to College 2
Applied Linguistics 2
Pracitum I 0?
Second Language Aquisition 1?

Semester 3:
Applied Linguists II 2
Materials and Methodology 1?
Practicum II 0?
Special Topics in Psychology: Addiction 0?
Anthropology II 2
Speaking in Public

Semester 4:
Acting I 1
Theories of Personality 3
Christian Spirituality I: Formation 0
Romans 2?
Ethics [vw]
Archeology + The Bible [vw]

Semeser 5:
Critical Thinking 2*
The Pentateuch 0
BTS Research Methods 0
Abnormal Psychology 3
Sociology of Religion 2
Stagecraft + Production 0
Social Science + Christianity 0

Semester 6:
Men Women + Society 2
Ecology, Technology + Culture 2
Worldview Studies 2
Research Methods 3
Self + Society
Intro to Soc I

Winter Break Module: Intro to Computer Usage I 0

Semester 7:
Contemporary Youth Issues 2
Hebrew Prophets 0
Philosophy of Religion 2
Qualitative Research Methods 0
Adolescent Development 3
20th + 21st Century Literature 2

from this list, i count 59... i'm working mostly from memory here, but i'm fairly confident it is accurate (also leaving out the exams i wrote this semester).
not to say all of these classes are easy, but the exam that i wrote today (Human Behaviour) looks at 10 different perspectives/approaches/theories in understanding how humanity operates and how to work with them... and writing six long essays takes a very, very long time.

8th semester fin.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


well, a lot of time has past since my last entry. this is really on account of my computer frying in my cabin this summer and having a job that is constantly on the go. still, i would like to get this blog going again, filled with random insight from my life experience.

also, i will explain the lack of caps (minus the last two blogs) and why i will make the switch to using them (which was the plan. six months ago...).

mucho lovo.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

in transit.

I have finished my post-college break and am reading to start blogging again. The two weeks after my graduation weekend were full of reading books, watching television, and playing board games. Still, with all this I felt that the need to do something exciting before I started back at camp, so I flew out to Vancouver to hang out with friends on the West coast. I left Winnipeg on a cold, snowy morning in April (!?) and arrived in sunny and warm Vancouver... definitely an awesome trade.
This trip was full of MORE board games (Settlers, Risk, Wizard, Phase 10)(which are actually card games...), dining at BC exclusive restaurants (White Spot, Red Robins, random BC Sushi shops). It was a good refresher before this upcoming Four Month Storm (more to come on this later).
I also went on a day trip to the Yukon. Was a good time, will also blog about that at a later date...

I still want to talk about my grad weekend, but will also save that for another post.

I am currently in the Whiteshell, where I'll be living in the boonies and continuing the purge of everything that goes along with city life. And working, of course.

More to come!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chapter Finished.

For the past 3.5 years of my life, I have been attending a small Christian college in southern Manitoba called Providence College & Theological Seminary. During my stay there, I completed a one year TESOL certificate and four year Social Science degree, as well as earned a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies. The part that I have earned it really hasn't hit me yet, I feel like I should be going back in the Fall as I have had the mindset of returning three times now. I'm sure the Fall will be interesting.

Right now, the plan is to rest, read, and write for the next two (maybe three!) weeks and then head back to Manitoba to work for four months at Lake Nutimik Baptist Camp in the Whiteshell.

Plans for today: clean up around the house, settle in room, read a book, and watch season 6 of Survivor!!