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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Back in Black

Well - here it goes again....


I'm attempting to revive ye olde blog. I thought that since I've begun a new chapter of my life, I might as well try this again.

I guess I really shouldn't be too surprised that after spending my entire youth at the Esso I would eventually end up doing time there - which is to say that I've become a waitress, or "coffee wench" in the layman's terms. Check out the uni:



Anyways - I just recently graduated from the dark ages and scored myself a digital camera so slowly but surely I'm learning how to use it. Hopefully in the future you can look forward to seeing some provacative and breathtaking footage of Grenfell and area.

Check ya later!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

3 more sleeps!

Holy smokes! I can hardly believe it. Only 3 more sleeps and I will be back home in Grenfell. It's crazy to think that I haven't been home since last Christmas ~ so naturally I can't wait to get back and hang out with Grenfell folk. I'm not even sure how much free time I'm gonna have. My mother has already committed me to walking with the Grenfell Walking Club (yes we walk in circles around the town hall) and to numerous coffee outings. After spending three weeks like this it's no wonder I have no career goals for my life. Going for coffee twice a day is my dream job... oh well, soon enough.
Finals are in full swing - actually mine are nearly over - Praise the Lord. I'm just losing ambition for all this school stuff...
Post exams, I'm going on my first annual Edmonton Twinkle tour to check out all the lights around the city, and of course, going to get one last adventure at WEM before heading home for the holidays... So needless to say it's been crazy this last week or so, but it's been fun too and now that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I'm very excited.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

finally finals....

Isn't it amazing that during the most hectic, rip-your-hair-out time of the year, one always finds time to do absolutely everything, except that which you originally intended on doing. Take my life, as an example...

Finals Week: The bain of my existence, coupled with 2 or three last minute essays to write. You'd think that because of my stress level I would be hell bent on using every spare moment to prepare for these stupid exams... But no. My natural defence is avoidance. Clean the house, play guitar, buy Christmas presents... suddenly everything in my life takes precedence over my school work. It's not that I don't care, well maybe it is, but the point is that suddendly everything else is so much more important. But somehow this avoidance thing is working for me - except that I'm not sure of my Criminology status - but everything is getting done on time and I'm still making room for fun things like twinkle tours, mini golf and roller coasters. Perhaps my work ethic isn't that much of a failure afterall...

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Farewell to Nova Scotia the sea bound coast....

Better late than never, they always say. So I guess I will still take this opportunity to update you on my latest goings-on. My Pilgrimage to Halifax is only a memory to me now, like a beautiful dream of sunsets and rainbows... oh yeah, and the 4 feet of wet-cold-eastcoast snow! But aside from the shitty weather (and yes I did say shitty, because that's what it was and there is no other word in the English Vocab that would define how my poor, chilled, soaking, Saskatchewan-bred body felt in that disatrophy of wintery weather), yes aside from the weather, the trip was magnificent.

I came home feeling slim and trim - like I had just spent 6 days at FAT CAMP. I know you all must be thinking "That poor girl! Didn't Michelle feed her?" But no! I did eat (and drink) plenty! The FAT CAMP remark comes from the fact that all these harbour communities are built on hills! You know that old saying "uphill, BOTH ways"? Well, it's true!!! and I can't attest to it. My poor calves...

Anyways, more about the actually trip itself. Thursday, November 11 we went to the community war memorial for a community Remembrance Day Service, which was wonderful,but cold, so we ditched out early and went to Halifax - the coolest city in the world! I loved it! It's so old, and the harbour is loaded with old stone buildings and warehouses and tonnes of neat little shops to poke around in. Since it was Remembrance Day though, nothing was open so we settled for window shopping a couple beers at Stayners Pub and Grill.

Friday was the ultimate best day of my life! We finally got to do the Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour! And how excellent it was. Full costumed tourguides, acting out their parts in the Brewing process, AND 2 free glasses of beer! One of which was Keith's Honey Brown - only available in Nova Scotia. We also went to the Nova Scotia Casino and I won 20 bones on the slots! Wicked eh? So, with my winnings in hand me and Mich went to the Fife and Drum (a scottish pub with the entire floor covered in a carpeted tarten) and had some "dessert". Then following that we located The Lower Deck - the coolest pub in Halifax according to my standards. It was a little hole in the wall in the basement of an old warehouse and was full to the brim of real eastcoasters raising their glasses and singing along to all my favourite maritime tunes! So naturally I hoisted my glass and joined right in. What an awesome experience - I totally felt like I was part of the gang!

The rest of the weekend was really fun too. We went shopping, watched the incredibles, went to church, hung out with the cool parishioners and I attended my first Congregational Meeting! It was so good to see Michie, she took good care of me and we had sooo much fun. I would totally go back in a heartbeat, oh oops, I mean in a Haertbeat (I've been working on my accent, so that someday when I move back to run the Brewery I will be able to fit in!)

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed my blog as much as I enjoyed my trip! LATERZ!
~ Kirby Keith

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

nova scotia, nova scotia, nature's music, nature's song...

Truly...
I am so excited, tomorrow morning at 10:10 am I board a plane to Halifax! I can smell the motherland already! and the brewery!

Aside from a few specifics, much of my weekend is thus far undecided and will be a complete surprise to me. What I do know: Remembrance Day Service, Keith's Brewery, Church, and perhaps a Casino visit? Who knows, I'm up for spontaneity and tonnes of fun. I don't even know what it looks like out there or what the weather will be like... hey! maybe I'll come back with an accent!!! totally exciting.

Anyways, I'm off to complete my "what to pack" chart. must be sure not to forget anything important!

i will think of you all as i crack a keith's!
love ya!
kirby "paddy murphy" wagner

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Wacky Wintery Weekend

Hey Gang! Well, it's Tuesday morning, and cold as... well, it's just really cold. And snowy. So, here's the weekend update.

Saturday around 6:30 my BIL arrived into town, riding the LoserCruiser (aka Greyhound), and Kerry and Sherri also happened to be in town, so despite the crapload of snow accumulating on our deck, we had a BBQ! It was stellar. Post dinner, Kyr came by for a beer and we decided to go to the Standard. (Now at this point in time you're probably thinking that I'm becoming some sort of a mid-life crisis bar star, but it's not true. I merely go where the people are... and hopefully it won't continue to be the Standard for long.) Anyways, Greg had a tonnes of free coupons and crap so me and Kyr and J all ended up with VIP passes and a gift certificates. It was a pretty good deal, but the best part of the night was definitely the hot dogs with kraut...

Sunday we went for a little sacrament at Bethel, and had a nice little Birthday Brunch for Jonny followed by Birthday Cake. The rest of the day was lovely and relaxing as the snow continued to fall, non stop.

And Monday, I went to a few classes, J went to his lectures and then we spent the rest of the day shopping around. I got to go the famous Burlington Tobbacconists (totally wicked shop!) and we hit Chapters, Starbucks, and the like. And finished the day with supper at Bul-Go-Gi. And then it took 45 to get home. Why? you might be asking... Well, the roads in the river valley were bumper to bumper with vehicles who dared not go faster than 30 kms and then when I got halfway up Grierson Hill, I came to the realization that "Holy Crap, my car's not gonna make it!" No matter how much jumping Jason was doing in the front seat, my tires were just a spinning, so I decided to hack a nut, and try a different course, one with less of an incline. Thankfully we finally made it, out of the Valley. And now I don't intend on going anywhere near it until spring, when all the snow is gone. What a fiasco! But still, a special finish to a kickass weekend. It was so fun to see my BIL again!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

just a STANDARD wednesday night...

Hey all. Well here we have yet another week, almost done! I'm so glad - I live for the weekends. And the exciting point of my weekend will be my visitors... First and foremost, my BIL is coming into town (I haven't seen him since May!) too bad he's not bringing his wife though... and also to add to the fun and games, Kerry and Sherri are coming to town! Oh the adventures to be had! Oh the adventures I've already had this week...

Let us begin with Monday night, Thanksgiving Day. It was probably one of the best Thanksgiving Dinner's of my life. I've never felt so disgustingly full in a long time (not counting my all-you-can-eat shrimp fiasco of two weeks ago...) Everyone contributed such lovely dishes and it turned out wonderfully. We even had wine (well, actually it was Boones, but to the average college student, that's a select vintage wine!)

Then last night, Greg got some free admissions into The Standard. Quite the bar, and frankly I would probably never go in there on a weekend, but it was Wednesday and high-balls were only $1! And it turned into a great night (I was introduced to Vodka Slimes - yum!)

And today, I worked, went to class, and now I'm back at work. Oh well, it's what I do, and at least they're paying me.

Check ya later!