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North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 13th 2013

This morning I helped Chris finish painting the rest of the deck! He took out some raspberry bushes and a few railings out and the place looked amazing! I don't mind painting in this warm weather! I looked into a volleyball league that I could possibly join, unfortunately the season goes longer than I'd be here. But, I found a solution! Drop in volleyball games starting today! I got dropped off at the recreation center and took a peek, the players warming up looked really intense and it scared first I asked Petra to just take me home. As soon as we left I felt like a coward and that I was missing out some turned around and I took a risk! That's what this year is all about right, risks, experience, and having fun! There ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 12th 2013

Even though I got the job at Plow and Harvest, I still wanted to experience what it's like to be a vacuum installer for a day! I got my grubby clothes on and hopped into the work truck and off we went! Unfortunately this wasn't a huge install, only a service call. The house we went to was huge. Their fridge was the size of two fridges combined! After Chris fiddled around with the central vac and found and solved the issues, we were off! The rest of the day we relaxed and watched the "Green Mile" before bed. I definitely like the hands on jobs more than a office job. I've been thinking alot about egging through with being a wild animal vet. It would be alot of work but hey, if you love it, ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 11th 2013

I went to work with Chris and Petra and then took the bus to Plow and Harvest for 2:30pm to have an interview for a hostess/waitress job! The girl who interviewed me, Britney, was very energetic and nice and hired me on the spot! I start on Sunday! Once that was over we went home and waited for Silvia to arrive, Petra's hairdresser! Preet, Paige, and Michelle also came to get their hair cut and dyed. I just got a trim but also went out of my usual zone and got some blonde streaks underneath! Nothing crazy like Petra, getting purple in her hair, but it still looked very nice and felt healthier! We ordered KFC that never came, and did the manger ever get an earful! Pizza was a better choice anyways so no complains ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 10th 2013

Sonny picked me up around 11 this morning to take me downtown and show me around. First off we went to a cool refurbished basement that is now a hair salon! After Sonny got his hair cut we ventured onto Manulife centre which is where a lot of successful businesses are, including Henry Singer and Holt Renfrew. Coincidentally they are across the hall from each other and sonny works in the men's and his girlfriend Leanne in Holts. I met one of Sonny's coworkers, Robbie, who was very delightful and welcoming! We then walked around downtown, seeing what there is to see, and what a sight! "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" was going on and raised over $90,000! I bet there were over 100 men running around a track in girls high heels, and strutting ... read more
Somnys smart

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 9th 2013

This morning I tried to do the fitness challenge on Kinnect, but soup cans weren't cutting it as weights so I just jogged around the neighbourhood for half an hour! I took the bus to the store and hung out there for the rest of the day! I talked to some of my friends later that night, like Corrina on the phone for an hour and Seamus who is in Calgary! I'm excited to go meet up with him in the next few months since new both will not have seen our friends in a long time! My friend Josh is going to be in Australia the entire time I am there and we already are making plans to meet up (he's in Melbourne, I'm in Sydney) and go on adventures! I can't explain how thrilled ... read more
Vacuum Central
Petra on the job!
Vanna White

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 8th 2013

Hayleys flight back to Brantford left this morning so I got a cab back to Petra's early this morning. Chris went out with his friend and raced their little remote control cars for the day. Petra and I went shopping at la senza, then met up with Chris at Earls! I tried Petra's favourite drink, a Bellini! I ordered a wonderful pizza made with feta, tomatoes, and pesto sauce! When we got home Chris hooked up the connect which is a video game that senses your motion and you control your character by moving around! Somehow Chris beat me in bowling, and ping pong, but I racked in the points in track and field. Both Petra and Chris are addicted to Dexter which is on every Sunday, and now so am I! The mystery is very ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 7th 2013

I slept in pretty late, ate some really good left over roast beef from Chris' grandparents and made plans with Hayley to meet up! Around 7 I got dropped off at her moms house in Terwiligar, which is a beautiful neighbour hood filled with million dollar homes. One that Chris was admiring turned out to be a house that had a blood stain on the front porch from an Asian man brutally killing his father! Cassidy, Hayleys sister, made us a wonderful dinner of pasta and Caesar salad. She showed me a drinking game called higher or lower, where one person places a card down and the other has to guess if the next unknown card will be higher or lower. If they guess correctly 4 times in a row then it's the next persons turn. ... read more
Places to go
Billiards Bar
Losing at pool

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 6th 2013

This morning was quite slow at the store, ate some wonton soup for lunch and explored the area around the store. I found out there is a hot yoga place right around the corner (going to force Petra to come with me one day). There is also a book store that is home to a very old signature cat! I found a book that my friend Corrina had suggested long ago, "The Picture of Dorian Gray". "Some things are more precious because they don't last very long". I like that quote. Once we got home, Petra dropped me off and they went off to Chris' grandparents for dinner! Preet came over and we got ready to go out to "Marquee" which is a nightclub. I wore one of her old dresses and made sure to bring ... read more
Wonton soup!
Clubbing attire

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 5th 2013

My good friend from highschool, Hayley Rathwell is visiting her mom for the week! What are the odds we both plan to be here at the same time? We met up at the Edmonton Mall and ate some lunch at Earls (we don't have it in Ontario). We legally ordered beer, which is a new thing for both of us, and some sushi. We then made our way around the mall trying things on and exploring stores. The mall is so large that we didn't have time to go everywhere but I found a few good deals in the time we had! As we were walking around we bumped into Justin Gracie, a guy we know from highschool and was in our history class. Small world. Hayley had to go, so I continued onto find a ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 4th 2013

I woke up early and went to work with Petra and Chris at the vacuum shop. For lunch we ate large vegetarian samosas, I think I had 4 in total that whole day. Preet picked me up around 4pm and we chatted on the porch for a few hours and then watched Master Chef (go Luca go!). The world Preet grew up in is so different than mine was. Some of the stories she has told me are things I hear about but never imagine would happen to someone I know, let alone am related to! I am told I've lived a very sheltered life, thanks mom and dad. I'm excited to go out with Preet and her friends this Friday, not quite sure what we are going to be doing yet though!... read more

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