Bryanna and the City

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

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Happy Holidays!

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. Here are a few pics from the festivities:

Sean and I celebrated an early Christmas together - since we wouldn't be able to spend Christmas day together. He spoiled me with a yummy homemade dinner and many great gifts.

Here we are (the Grace girls) in our annual Christmas Eve PJ's.


Friday, December 15, 2006

counting down the days

Next Friday, December 22, 2006, will be my last day at my current Co-op placement. The last day I can call myself a student. The last day of Art Undergraduate career.
I'm counting down the days.

Although leaving behind my "full time student" status is somewhat scary - having to pay my own medical and dental extended health insurance and "non-student" prices - I'm, now, totally, 100% ready to jump into the "real world". Actually, I'm mostly looking forward to getting paid "real world" wages.

**I could go on about how broke I am right now, but I've decided to try to not think about it, let alone blog about it**

Lately, I've been experiencing a sick satisfaction (more than usual) of making a big fat X over the previous days calendar box when I get into work. I especially love Mondays because I get to cross out not one, but THREE days!'s the little things people.

I guess what I'm really craving is change.

My new job which starts on January 2 is in one of the nicest office buildings I have ever had the pleasure of stepping in and the view! The view is spectacular...not that I'll have one where I'll be sitting, but I'll be able to check it out when I go for coffee/bathroom breaks throughout the day...which will be aplenty for sure.

Although I have loved working on campus for the past 8 months mainly because my boyfriend is only a 2 minute walk away (I will miss being able to take the bus together at the end of the day) and there are so many buses that can get me both to and from UBC, I'm looking forward to heading the opposite direction on the bus every morning and going to work on a bus that is full of people going to work, not school.

Because my hours won't be as flexible as they are here and I won't have time to run before work, I've been thinking about running to work and getting ready at the office (The building has showering facilities and lockers). I am determined to try it just once and if it's not a huge pain in the ass to run there, have a shower, and look presentable then hopefully I'll be able to motivate myself to do it again..and again. Three times a week (ideally). The run itself isn't bad. It's pretty much a straight line down Burrard Street, but it is pretty far (I'm thinking around 10K, but could be more or less). Anyways, that's my plan..I'll let you know how it goes.

Anyways, this is getting kind of random.

It's our office Christmas party tonight. We are being treated to a four course meal at DIVA at the MET. I'm looking forward to some good food. I watched "The Office" Christmas party special last night...hilarious!

Good luck to everyone going Christmas shopping this weekend before the big day. I have to pick up a few more things myself. I'm hoping it's as painless as possible. I know I'm avoiding downtown for sure.

TGIF everyone! Enjoy the weekend!

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Baby it's cold outside

Yesterday, after slurping up a bowl of french onion soup* a la Smitten Kitchen, Sean and I put on some Christmas tunes. Ten minutes later we had downloaded about 6 different renditions of "Baby it's Cold Outside" and proceeded to bolt out each version - me singing the female part, him the male part (I guess that's obvious).

Now we are determined to memorise the lyrics and add a little acting.

Yes, we are the dorkiest couple . . . ever.

And, no, this will not appear on YouTube.

*2 hours later Sean was hungry again (as he predicted) so we took a walk to McD's where he ordered and ate a double Big Mac MEAL. I am constantly in awe of his endless black hole of a stomach.

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