Saturday, November 26, 2005

On Oral Hygiene

I finally ran out of dental floss. I don't think this has ever happened to me before. I was trying to be a better person, and the only things I could think of were flossing my teeth and getting more exercise (my personality is perfect, of course).

Speaking of oral hygiene, I noticed that Aquafresh has a flavour of toothpaste called "EmpowerMint". AquaFresh is the toothpaste with the cool stripes. I've always liked those stripes, but I think they should be called "Integrity Stripes".

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Washroom Awkwardness

One of the two toilets in the washroom is out of order. Today I happened to walk into the washroom at the same time as someone else, so I had to wait. After the first few seconds of awkward silence, I decided to wash my hands. I felt stupid washing my hands before using the toilet, but at least it wasn't uncomfortably quiet. I finished washing and drying my hands but she was still in there. So I thought I should explain why I was standing there.

Me: I'm just waiting to use the toilet.
her: uh, ok.
Me: I'm not just listening to you pee.
her: ...
Me: I just thought I should explain, you know, so it's not so awkward.

I should stop trying to explain everything I do. This sort of thing happens to me all the time. I'll probably be eighty before I have any social grace.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

My Week in a Nutshell

haven't had much time this week. Don't even have time to form full sentences. Here are some highlights of the past few days:

-I spent all of my weekly budget on candy again, leaving me with no money to do some much-needed laundry (undergarments are my limiting reagent).

-I came up with an idea for a canned fish product called "Spalmon". It would be mostly scales.

-while studying late in the math building, I learned that the bell rings at exactly 2:36am every night.

-the cafeteria served fried chicken, and I'm fairly certain that I got the chicken's neck.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Gumboots are In!

I'm not sure if this is sweeping the nation or just a Vancouver thing, but gumboots are in style this season. I have been waiting ten years for this.

I remember when denim overalls were cool (was that just a Nanaimo thing?). I wonder if there's any chance of that happening again. If it does, I hope it overlaps with the gumboot fad.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

My Professor Cares

I just finished thoroughly reading a section of my prof's online notes. I even took notes on the notes to summarize and looked up a few definitions. I get the the bottom and read "You will not be tested on the preceeding section". Geeze. Good thing that doesn't happen more often. Like instead of traffic lights, a little sign after you drive through an intersection that says "the light was NOT green".

Right underneath of that, it said "but you should know it for your own personal benefit." If he really wanted to give me something for my own personal benefit, he should have typed STOP EATING DORITOS OR I WILL FAIL YOU. The amount of junk food that I consume is a bigger threat to my personal well-being than my lack of understanding of stratified sampling.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I Try to Look on the Bright Side

I bought a snack at the Lucky Market in the village, and they shortchanged me by about $3. I didn't notice until I got home, and it was raining so I didn't want to go back. Besides, it's true what they say: What goes around comes around. I've stolen at least that much from my brother Dan.

On the topic of me being a bad person, Minesweeper 3D has completely taken over my life. Recently a close friend was telling me some intimate details about their relationship with their significant other, and instead of listening and being a good friend, I was playing a mental game of Minesweeper.