Saturday, September 30, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
"Who are you? I don't remember you! I apparently came in late to this class 2 days ago, but I don't remember. Apparently I was drunk or something, from what people are telling me. But I did find this sheet in my binder [it's a sheet describing the assignment she was to be doing], what is it? What does it mean? I don't remember anything!"
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
- Andrew, Susan and Paul during the interview
- Jarron for putting the bug in Susan and Andrew's ears
- anybody who had wished me luck
Now, ... on with the rest of the story.
[oh... so I'm working at PTC and PACI... both start with P, and 2nd letter is a C... weird]
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
For the next few days they waited in anticipation to hear if the offer was accepted. The deal was closing at 5pm on Friday. Friday 5:30 they find out that they had been rejected for their offer. But somethign smelled funny. The final offer, the winning bidder, came at 4:59pm and it had not gone through the seller, but straight to the bank. Hmm... that doesn't seem right.
On, other news... nothing much has been going on.
- The tune book is carrying on, and should meet deadline. Just trying to 'jazz' it up a bit. But you know me, I'm not very artistic at all, so I'm at a real loss of what to do.
- I have an interview Friday at PACI for that 1 LTO period of science - wish me luck! Waiting to hear about the JUMP START thing. I applied for this due to a forward Jarron had sent me that the Board was looking to do the after school tutoring thing again. I figure IF things work out, it will be an awesome semester:
- Mornings at PTC
- A period of science in the afternoon
- After school tutoring.
I mean essentially 3 part time jobs that are pretty ... well, easy. What more could you ask for? I don't want to get my hopes up too much, because it's just too good to be true.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Saturday, September 9, 2006
- Tunes are rotated to be 'landscaped' so that each tune is larger on the page
this took a few days because I had to redo each tune in BWW so that it would be landscaped, and then I had to PDF the print of it.
- The tunes themselves will be better resolution
if you look at the last version, the round notes are really pixelated, this year i outputted the print to a PDF file which is higher quality than i did last year (export to low-res BMP).
- Using master sheets effectively
this is helping me get better at positioning the page numbers. Last version some of the corners of the pages where I put page numbers was wrong. By using master sheets it'll determine automatically which corner to use
- Using the 'book' more effectively
this really helps maintain the appropriate page number and order. when i did it last time i had to design each page... figure out where it came in teh book and put in the page number... that led to some problems throughout the project. Now, most of it is automated.
- No more calendar
- no exercises
we'll see... if i can keep the number of pages down, then we can keep it in... what i'd really like is to have some new execises in there, some of the john cairns' ones. those are good!
- less preamble
What I'dstill love to figure out is a way to automate all the tune names into an index at the back... but even doing the basic ToC at teh front is causing me all sorts of hell... grr.
Well... why am I writing this? 'cuz I'm going stark raving mad!
I've been up since ... well fairly late actually this Saturday, but none the less... ever since I was up I have been working on this book. Sure I've taken breaks to wash dishes, dust, organize shelves, and whatnot... but I'm going stir crazy! This is my one way to take a break. I hope you enjoyed it!
And hey... btw - nobody ever writes comments in here? I'm sure some people check this out... let me know... converse people! I promise I won't flame you!
the title page showing here is just a sample... tho' it may become the real thing if noboy suggests any different
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
- Science 10 Applied
so... 1 posting... that's it. Luckily it's at PACI. Hopefully that'll be in my favour. Or else I'm gonna have to get my cards ready. I got a bunch of the magnets ready to go. 30 more to use up if i need it.
Sunday, September 3, 2006
- new cooking pots for camping
- camping chair
- spare tent
After Mandy got off work we headed to A&P for some camping food and the Buck store for some stuff to do (cards, checkers... which we never used) and made the trek to the "KBF." When we got there Trever and Eilidh had beat us there, but had gone for a walk. They had left us a note, but we never saw it. In the mean time we set up the tent. When Trever and Eilidh got back we set up their tent... man it was HUGE. As she put it "you coul do cartwheels in there" Which I guess is ok, seeing as it was Trish's birthday and all, she should get the biggest tent.
The rest of the night consisted of getting the fire ready ... apparnelty you really do have to get tons omre wood than you think. We had bought 4 bags of wood and it was not enough. We spent the rest of the night doing some 'foraging' Foraging is a Canadian word for stealing wood from whereever you see it. For Jarron this meant a 200lb log dragged down the road. Oh, and a note: 200lb logs don't really burn all too well. Next time, bring a saw.
When I finall crashed Mandy was just freezing. I don't get it... it was chilly, bt not freeing last night. So, it was an uncomfortable sleep on that tiny twin mattress. Chris slept very well in his wall to wall mattressed tent, and Jarron enjoyed his Bivy sack. In the morning I woke up... usually a good sign. But I slept in. Usually I can't sleep past 8 when I camp... I woke up at 10! Breakfast consisted of muffins... yum!
After a bit people decided to go for a walk. Mandy and I decided to opt out as she was to go to a Union picnic. So when they left, we went and packed up and headed for home. Not before I had left Trish some birthday presents.
Turns out, that what we had left for, Mandy's picnic, was for Monday... not Sunday... oh, well... at least she got to go camping.
Nothing left now but to get ready for work... yayayayayayay!
Friday, September 1, 2006
- Magnetic business card stock
now, i can stick my regular business card on this piece of fridge decoration and hopefully make my name more visible!... hopefully
what better stuff to print out my business carsd with?
- Blank DVDs
ok, they were just a good deal
Then I went over to F-shop and scooped up on their 'deal' They had a 2GB Kingston USB drive for $39.99. Awesome! It was $80 off on sale, putting it to $69.99 and then there was a $30 mail in rebate. So that's no hard luck either. Pretty sweet buy.
Yeah, so school's getting under way and I'm readying for the deluge of calls... not. I probably won't be called for some time, so I better get my cards ready to fly. Unless a miracle happens and there's actually a job for me. In the mean time I'll be at PTC for a while yet. At least that first week of school.
Oh, speaking of my job at PTC... I have pics today to show you all... ooooh... check the photos section!