Archive for August, 2010

Getting settled

Living in Rez has some benefits, but right now I’d much rather have a full kitchen at my disposal, and not be relying on the meal plan. While a meal plan is great when the cafeteria is working, when it isn’t, there’s really not much that you can do about eating on what you’ve already paid. So, it’s over to the Provigo to get some food, and shelling out beyond that sunk cost. If I weren’t living in Rez, I could actually use the discount they offer for students (since it requires at least 50$ of purchases), but instead I guess I’ll need to just accept that any time I want to eat really late, I’ll be paying just that much more for the privilege. On the other hand, we’ve got the Underground City right here, replete with shopping opportunities, some of which are actually cheap enough for a cash-strapped college student like me!

In other curious events, I have found a new book to read for the time being — it is At Swim, Two Boys, by Jamie O’Neill. It’s a Queer Historical Fiction set in Ireland in 1915 and 1916. While I’m loving it immensely at the moment, the mix of incomprehensible Irish slang and the frequent, sudden shifts to stream-of-consciousness style writing make the reading difficult. Also, this book is not for someone who is fearful of or squicked out by gay sex … as a Queer Fic, it’s full of it, and requires a slightly open mind. Happy reading!

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5 days … Et puis je me lance.

I see I haven’t posted anything since … well, five months ago. Which is rather sad, since I’ve had all this time to write in. High School ended. Exams ? What exams ? Oh, yeah, those exams ! Well, IB’s over and done, APs are far past in my memory, and I’m an incoming McGill student. I have spent the summer doing all sorts of crazy things, travelling both internationally and domestically, listening to music all the while, and hanging out with friends.

What can I say? Sometimes life is good to me. Continue reading