29.7.09

Nac & Mac Beastie

Nac & Mac just about to go out.


Nac & Mac on the way out.


Nac & Mac drying out


Nac & Mac with E planning how best to take over the world.


Nac & Mac barbecuing.


Nac & Mac liaising with a creature of clearly substandard intelligence.


Mac & Nac brushing their teeth.


Mac & Nac being vain (with cameo by the photographer).


Nac & Mac smelling the flowers.


Nac & Mac: voyeurs extraordinaire.

25.7.09

No no say it isn't so!

remember the costume party i blogged about two posts ago? yeah my ride isn't going after all, and didn't tell me til yesterday, even though she SHOULD have known about her other event by the time i asked her if she would drive me, cos that was TWO WEEKS ago. grr. non-communication SUCKS. so then i asked someone else, who i'm fairly sure is in my area - and SHE said that she would love to drive me, BUT - guess what - she's not going after all either. so then i messaged the hostess to see if she knows of anyone in my area who could potentially give me a ride. because if i can't get a ride, i can't be at the party. which makes me really really sad, because i've been looking forward to this party for a month now. even dropped some other plans on account of it. argh. and i had the greatest costume ever. bah.
so yeah. this is me right now.
:(

24.7.09

hello.

hello hello
i can't hear you
where are you
hello
hello

hello

i'm alone
in the dark
hello

no one hears
they must be gone
oh no
they left me behind
they abandoned me in the dark

hello

they must have forgot
i guess i'm forgettable
hello

hello

something's prowling
here in the dark
and it's not me
HELLO

i'm frightened
afraid
help me
hello

hello?

© Elizabeth Klassen 2009

19.7.09

life. and other life.

oh man this is surreal. i am now a bona fide youth leader. scary. i've been given the mentoring/counselling aspect of the leadership - perfect for me, the inquisitive-curious-bossy-mama-stick-my-nose-in-where-it-don't-belong-type, because i always want to hear about everyone's lives and try to help them get it in order (olivia knows all about that, hey? counselling sessions in the art room... lol good times). this has been a long time coming. for a while there i was really really grumpy about it, i was all in an entitlement space. long story. anyways, i got over that, and then it jumped out at me. so i'm all over the moon at the moment, i've even been talking to my first victim - i mean mentoree - this afternoon. hehe. i'm certainly enjoying myself - that is, i'm enjoying the position, not that i'm enjoying the misfortunes/problems/issues of other people. unfortunately, i can't go to the leaders' meeting on saturday, because i'm going to a party. which leads me to my next paragraph.

i've been invited to an expendable characters party. you know, like the red-shirts in star trek, or soldiers, or vampires' victims - people who die fairly early. i happen to be going as a harry potter character - some witch or other who dies at the end of the seventh book during the big fight. i don't even have a name, i'm so unimportant. but i have a great costume. thanks to sanne, the owner of venus&mars - look them up. which leads me to my next paragraph.
sanne gave me five or six giant big bags of fabric scraps - mostly velvets, but some plaids, some small pieces of dupioni silk, some tapestry-type fabric, some chiffon... all kinds of stuff! it was thrilling looking through it. i even used some of it for the costume and for the present for the party as mentioned above. thank you so so much, sanne!

and my mom is still pressuring me to get a job. terry says i should ask god for one to fall in my lap, cos that would be the job that would be most suited to me and my needs right now. but anyhow.

that's life, as it is for me right now.


dawn take you all and be stone to you.
(kudos to the first person to tell me where this quote's from. and no googling.)

7.7.09

... to continue from the last post....

i sent off a couple of emails to craigslist job offers - one's a 1am-5am janitor job with $19 an hour, and the other's a 10hours/week editor job (telecommuting) in vancouver. so we'll see what comes of that. i might wind up having like three separate part time jobs. won't that be fun. heh. not.

so yeah. that's my day.

i must be crazy.

so after my shower this morning i grabbed the scissors and trimmed my hair. i must be insane. but it actually turned out pretty good. i will admit that my bangs are rather shorter than i'd like. but surprisingly, the back actually looks pretty good, which i'm happy about.

and mom's all demanding that i get myself a job - so i'm going to have to start looking soon. i had this mad idea that i go apply at the metaphysical bookstore down the hill - imagine me in among "orgone generators" and tarot cards and belly-dancing supplies and all kinds of weird books. hah. it would be hilarious. but given their website, it seems that all the people there have some kind of metaphysical qualification - they've got tarot readers and reiki masters and crystal readers and crap like that. so i suspect they wouldn't like me much cos i've got no training of that kind. oh well.
but i don't want to work with food (i can't anyway; haven't got my foodsafe). if i could find an ordinary bookstore, i'd probably be happy. i should see if there're any in the mall or such. or a used bookstore might be fun too.
oh golly. i haven't ever had to do this. i don't want to, either. bah.

3.7.09

the last and final: meme #3

Name - Lizzi
Sex - definitely female
Relationship Status - single
Like It That Way - i guess you could say that
Shoe Size – 8
Parents Still Together - yes

Favourites:
Colour – black
Number - 42
Time Of The Year – winter for the colours, summer for the warmth
Type Of Weather - sunshine, or a really hard warm rain. pretty much, if i'm not cold, i'm happy.
Food & Drink - pizza, and amarula. but not at the same time.

Do You:
Twirl Your Hair – no, too short.
Cheat On Tests – nope
Like Scary Movies - depends.
Like Cleaning - not really - unless i told myself to do it.
Know How To Drive A Standard – no - but i get the basics. if someone sat down and showed me, i think i could do it.
Own A Mobile Phone - yes.

Have You Ever:
Considered A Life Of Crime – in passing, not seriously.
Considered Being A Hooker – no.
Been In Love - had crushes, does that count?
Broken Someones Heart – i sincerely hope not - and if i have, it was unintentional.
Kicked Someone In The Nuts – not yet
Been Heart Broken - yes

Current:
Clothing - pj pants and tna hoodie
Hair – black & short, and i might trim it after my shower
Song You Are Listening Too – none
Thing You Ought To Be Doing – showering

Love:
First Crush – Cory Isaak.
Believe In “The One” - maybe
Are You A Tease – i dont know - i suspect i can be, but i don't do it on purpose
Would You Commit Yourself 100% To Someone - i think i could

Are You:
Honest – most of the time
Sarcastic - ya think?
A Day Dreamer – definitely.
Up Tight/Laid Back – depends on what's going on.
Messy/Organised – messy, but i want to be more organised
Shy/Loud - some of both, again, depends on the situation.

Random:
Nervous Habits - yeah
Are You Double Jointed – a little
Can You Roll Your Tongue - yes
Do You Make Your Bed Daily – no, considering i've been sleeping outside for the last however long, and have to bring my bedding in every morning.
Which Shoe Goes On First - usually the right one

In The Last Month Have You:
Bought Something – yes? i don't remember
Been Sick – no, actually.
Sang – oh yeah. i barely go a day without singing something.
Missed Someone - yeah
Got Drunk – nope
Got A Haircut - nope

Last Person:
You Sang With – hmm - my sister?
You Said I Love You To - my mom, i think
Told You They Loved You - heh. Ellie.
You Hugged – my Oma
You Laughed With – um, olivia, i think.

What Is:
The Best Thing In The World – God
The Worst Thing In The World – rejection
Your Greatest Fear – losing control - hence in my last post, "What are you most afraid of? my own control issues."
The Thing You Want Most – to see spiritual things in the physical.
The Person You Want The Most – can't say.

This Or That:
iPod or Phone: both
Birthday Or Christmas: birthday
Trainers or Shoes: trainers
Love Or Money: love
Lights On Or Off: on
Coke Or Pepsi: sprite
Bath Or Shower: shower
Hot Or Cold: hot
Inside Or Out: outside
Pizza Or Pasta: both
Texting Or Phoning: both
Hugging Or Kissing: i don't know, hugging i guess
Msn Or Yahoo: facebook.
Boys Or Girls: boys.

Random:
What Shoes Are You Wearing: barefoot
Loudest Friend: nick hood & aaron pattan. they're one loud person together, i swear.
Quietest Friend: shay starchuck, i think.
What Makes You Smile: people
What Makes You Cry: god, stress, anger, sad parts in movies, happy parts in movies, talking about stuff that's really personal, realising i'm loved
Do You Sing In The Shower: absolutely!

meme #2

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

ANGER
1. With whom did you last get angry?
my sister

2. What is your weapon of choice?
sword. longswords are good, or bastard swords

3. Would you hit a member of the opposite sex?
i think so, if it was necessary

4. How about of the same sex?
yeah

5. Who was the last person who got really angry at you?
um - my mom? i think?

6. What is your pet peeve?
common grammatical/spelling errors (eg., mischievious. or prolly. or...)

7. Do you keep grudges, or can you let them go easily?
i can keep grudges, but i can let them go easily too. it depends on the situation, really.

SLOTH
1. What is one thing you're supposed to do daily that you haven't done in a long time?
wear my retainers

2. What is the latest you've ever woken up?
9 am.

3. Name a person you've been meaning to contact, but haven't.
well, i really should write a thank you letter to the "main chance bursary" people - otherwise i don't get the bursary - but i haven't yet.

4. What is the last lame excuse you made?
i don't remember.

5. Have you ever watched an infomercial all the way through (one of the long ones)?
no. i'm not that bored.

6. When was the last time you got a good workout in?
on saturday when i was hiking the devil's staircase.

7. How many times did you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock today?
i don't use an alarm clock.

GLUTTONY
1. What is your overpriced yuppie beverage of choice?
i don't know.

2. Meat eaters: white meat or dark meat?
dark all the way.

3. What is the greatest amount of alcohol you've had in one sitting/outing/event?
a glass-worth of mead. that stuff packs a punch.

4. Have you ever used a professional diet company?
no

5. Do you have an issue with your weight?
no

6. Do you prefer sweets, salty foods, or spicy foods?
Sweets.

7. Have you ever looked at a small house pet or child and thought, LUNCH?
i don't think so

LUST
1. How many people have you seen naked (not counting movies/family)?
um - 2?

2. How many people have seen YOU naked (not counting physicians/family)?
um - 2?

3. Have you ever caught yourself staring at the chest/crotch of a member of your gender of choice during a normal conversation?
um - yes. i confess i have.

4. Have you done it?
i'm a virgin all the way pal.

5. What is your favorite body part on a person of your gender of choice?
shoulders.

6. Have you ever been propositioned by a prostitute?
i don't think so.

7. Have you ever had to get tested for an STD or pregnancy?
nope

GREED
1. How many credit cards do you own?
none.

2. What's your guilty pleasure store?
venus&mars, and millenium.

3. If you had $1 million, what would you do with it?
buy a custom-made corset, & a sword, and ....
no, i'd probably buy a house.

4. Would you rather be rich, or famous?
rich, i think.

5. Would you accept a boring job if it meant you would make megabucks?
maybe - but i'd have to get an extreme job simultaneously. something fun.

6. Have you ever stolen anything?
i confess, i have.

7. How many MP3s are on your hard drive?
way too many. but i don't give a crap.

PRIDE
1. What one thing have you done that you're most proud of?
finished AP Biology without going mad or yelling at the teacher.

2. What one thing have you done that your parents are most proud of?
made a prom dress with duct tape

3. What thing would you like to accomplish in your life?
write a novel - and have it published.

4. Do you get annoyed by coming in second place?
it depends.

5. Have you ever entered a contest of skill, knowing you were of much higher skill than all the other competitors?
i think i have. i can't remember, though.

6. Have you ever cheated on something to get a higher score?
no.

7. What did you do today that you're proud of?
slept past my usual wake-up time

ENVY
1. What item (or person) of your friends would you most want to have for your own?
leanne's narnia sword, or don's glamdring sword.

2. Who would you want to go on Trading Spaces with?
i don't know

3. If you could be anyone else in the world, who would you be?
um - Bono, i think.

4. Have you ever been cheated on?
nope

5. Have you ever wished you had a physical feature different from your own?
not really - well, maybe i wish i had pointy ears, but i don't know if that counts.

6. What inborn trait do you see in others that you wish you had for yourself?
tact

7. Finally, what is your favorite deadly sin?
... i don't know... greed, i guess, given my answers

THE SEVEN HEAVENLY VIRTUES

FAITH
1. What religion do you follow?
i'm a christian

2. What religion were you raised as?
Christian

3. Do you believe that forgiveness is a religious property, or a human property?
yes.

4. Do you have your own commandments?
um - what?

5. What was the last promise you broke?
i have no idea. i don't remember if i've broken any.

6. Have you ever said the words to a prayer and not meant it?
i might have.

7. Do you believe that anyone could be perfect?
there is no such thing as perfection - at least among humans.

HOPE
1. Did you get everything you wanted over the last holiday season?
No, but that's alright.

2. Regarding your future, what is the best thing you could hope for?
To do what god wants, not what i want.

3. Do you let yourself get your hopes up for something even if you know that there is a large chance of failure?
totally.

4. Freedom or fate?
yes.

5. Have you ever bought a lottery ticket?
nope

6. Do you gamble?
nope

7. Have you ever had something called off on account of bad weather, but then gone ahead and done it anyway?
maybe, but i can't remember.


CHARITY
1. What causes do you support?
none at the moment - can't afford to.

2. What causes have you given money or time to?
see above.

3. Have you ever worked in a soup kitchen or done another kind of outreach for the homeless?
yes, i think i have. i stood in front of a barbecue for three hours, flipping burgers for homeless people.

4. Would you ever consider joining the Peace Corps, Amnesty International, or another travel?
i doubt it.

5. Do you give money to the homeless on the street?
no - have given one a sandwich & stuff though

6. Have you ever helped out a friend with basic needs, like rent or food?
i would if they needed it, and i could afford it

7. What's the greatest extent you've gone to help a friend in need?
i can't remember

FORTITUDE
1. What are you most afraid of?
my own control issues.

2. What did you do today that was really brave?
nothing that i know of

3. Who is your favorite superhero, and why?
river tam - cos she's just awesome.

4. Would you put your life in danger to rescue someone?
yes. absolutely.

5. If you were to face the Wizard, would you want more courage, more brains, or more heart?
heart.

6. Have you ever gotten stage fright?
yep, right before my ONE line in the WHOLE PLAY.

7. Do you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower?
i can be both.

JUSTICE
1. Have you ever been summoned for jury duty?
not yet

2. If they re instituted the draft (for both genders), would you go, or would find some way out of it?
i would go.

3. Do you support capital punishment (the death penalty)?
i don't really know.

4. What should be guaranteed legal?
limitations on copyright restrictions.

5. Do you believe that Dubya is rightfully President of the USA?
Well considering that he's not the president anymore, i think this question is a little out-of-date. i suspect it's talking about the vote-counting issue.

6. What was your favorite media circus trial?
i don't pay attention to media circuses.

7. Have you ever written a letter to a politician?
not yet - someday i may get riled up enough to, but i haven't so far.

TEMPERANCE
1. What do you have the hardest time moderating yourself on?
eating. i like my food.

2. Do you collect anything?
music, i guess.

3. Are you addicted to anything?
sugar, books, computer (facebook&webcomics&the forum...), privacy, doing my own thing

4. Have you ever put anything on layaway or used an installment plan?
nope

5. What's your preferred method of paying for things?
either cash or debit

6. Tell us one thing you wish you hadn't let yourself do?
let my room get into such a bad state.

7. Do you feel that you obsess over things?
sometimes.

PRUDENCE
1. Who is the wisest person you know?
derek usher - or jesus.

2. Have you ever participated in a vigil?
i don't think i have.

3. Do you take advice when it's given?
depends on the situation, and the person giving the advice, and whether the advice is even applicable or appropriate.

4. What area are you wisest in?
i don't know. everytime i think i know something, i find i don't know anything about it after all.

5. Do you drive defensively?
i don't drive - at least, i've only got my L.

6. What did you learn today?
that natural/organic sunscreen smells even worse than ordinary sunscreen.

7. And of course, what is your favorite heavenly virtue?
couldn't say.

meme #1

RULES:
Mark any that apply to you with an x and tally up the total for each section. The section with the highest points is what you are. Put some sort of indication next to name of the being/creature that you really are. (Answers are at the bottom. NO CHEATING!)

Section A:
[ ] You are rather wild, and let your instincts run you.
[ ] You get drunk a lot.
[ ] Bravery and boldness is second nature to you.
[ ] You have a deep love for astronomy and the universe.
[ ] You like to read your daily horoscope.
[x] You have a high level of pride in yourself.
[x] In the woods is the best place for you to be.
[x] You are spiritual.
[ ] The horse is your favorite animal.
[ ] You are possessive and territorial.
Total: 3

Section B:
[ ] Your ears are slightly pointed at the tips. (Be honest!)
[x] You are very intelligent.
[ ] Your five senses are extremely keen.
[x] Your weight is quite a bit lighter than the average person at your particular height.
[ ] You always wear elegant clothes and speak as politely as possible.
[x] You are most at peace when you are gazing at something beautiful, like nature.
[x] You look very young for your age.
[ ] You rarely get sick.
[ ] You are a very hard worker.
[x] Above all other superpowers, you would love to read minds or see the future.
Total: 5

Section C:
[x] You are happy a lot of the time.
[ ] The best superpower to you would be to fly.
[x] You are very shy.
[x] You love the forest and plant life in general.
[x] You are always willing to help others, even if you might not be the best to offer aid.
[ ] You are young and short.
[x] Dancing is one of your favorite pastimes.
[x] If someone ticks you off, you are very clever with getting them back.
[x] Your clothing isn't always presentable, but you are comfortable with what you wear.
[ ] Circles are a wonderful symbol of unity to you.
Total: 7

Section D:
[x] You are excellent with crafts and handiwork.
[x] In social situations, you tend to be a little awkward.
[ ] You are short for your age.
[x] You are an isolationist.
[x] You love to play practical jokes on people.
[ ] You are extremely fascinated with jewelry.
[ ] You look older than your age.
[x] You love the woods and the mountains.
[ ] You are well off, or come from a family that is well off.
[x] You have a short temper.
Total: 6

Section E:
[x] You are best at talking bad about people behind their backs and not to their face.
[x] When you are annoyed, you will go to a great extent to torment whoever did so to you.
[ ] You often take things that aren't yours.
[x] You are easily angered. (depends on my mood atm)
[x] Death fascinates you.
[x] You are female, or a feminine-looking man.
[ ] You associate yourself with the wind element.
[x] You can switch quickly between your light and dark side.
[ ] You love to trick others.
[x] You have a ravenous appetite.
Total: 7

Section F:
[x] You love the beach more so because of the water than the shore itself.
[x] Fish are some of the most beautiful creatures to you.
[ ] The ultimate superpower to you would be to breathe underwater.
[ ] You enjoy looking at ships, but not riding them, as well as you like ships for traveling, not hunting in the sea.
[ ] You are good at swimming.
[ ] You like to collect shells.
[ ] You use sea items as jewelry or decoration
[ ] You enjoy learning about the ocean and the life inside it.
[ ] You are extremely against ocean pollution, and someday, perhaps (if you haven't already), you will work to stop that.
[ ] Legs on land are not as important as a fin in the sea.
Total: 2

Section G:
[ ] You're a night person.
[x] You have a fascination with blood.
[ ] You are extremely pale.
[x] You wish you had a bat as a pet. [that would be pretty awesome actually]
[ ] You are not religious at all.
[x] Tight spaces are not scary or uncomfortable for you.
[x] The sun's glare annoys you all too often.
[ ] You hate food with lots of garlic in it.
[x] To you, a kiss on the neck is more romantic than a kiss on the cheek or lips.
[ ] You don't like sharp objects near you.
Total: 5

Section H:
[x] The full moon is the most beautiful scene to you.
[ ] You have a lot of body hair. [*snorts*]
[ ] The ability to shapeshift is the best superpower to you.
[ ] You prefer gold over silver items.
[x] You lack self control.
[x] You find it easier to have sympathy for animals than for humans.
[ ] You have a deep respect for wolves and wild dogs.
[x] You like to be alone. (depends)
[x] You have a terrible secret and you only tell people you trust 100% about it.
[x] You'd rather be outdoors than indoors. (depends on my mood)
Total: 6

Section I:
[ ] You love chemistry.
[x] You are intuitive and good at analyzing people, to the point that people seriously or jokingly say you're psychic.
[x] The most amazing supernatural power to you is controlling the elements.
[x] You are a nature lover.
[x] You have a strong sense of responsibility. (You use your talents positively)
[x] You spend a lot of time alone.
[ ] You usually hang around with a certain animal all the time when you feel lonely.
[x] You are spiritual, but not necessarily religious.
[ ] Cooking is one of your favorite things to do.
[x] You enjoy learning about Wicca and the occult. [it's interesting, okay?]
Total: 7

Section J:
[ ] You are pale
[x] You are hungry a lot.
[ ] Many activities you do every day make you feel mindless, or like a drone.
[x] Most of the time you or a part of you is cold.
[x] You love to eat meat.
[ ] You would resort to cannibalism if that was the only source of food.
[ ] You make grunts and moans a lot. (Such as when you're tired, are annoyed, etc.)
[x] You enjoy learning about psychology
[ ] You usually walk slow.
[x] You are not afraid of seeing a lot of blood or getting a lot of blood on yourself.
Total: 5

~ DO NOT PASS THIS POINT UNLESS YOU ARE READY FOR ANSWERS~

Section:
A - Centaur - 3
B - Elf - 5
C - Fairy - 7
D - Gnome/Dwarf - 6
E - Harpy/Siren – 7
F - Mermaid - 2
G - Vampire - 5
H - Werewolf - 6
I - Wizard/Witch - 7
J - Zombie - 5

haha - no wonder i'm confused - i'm equal parts fairy, siren, and witch - with a bit of werewolf and gnome thrown in for good measure. woot.