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    Wednesday, February 28, 2007
    A little Quiz
    I thought this was pretty fun. Click on this link and take a little quiz about me. Then I'll know how much you know about me and know if you are really my friend :)

    Just kidding.. but yeah take it and the your results will show up in the box in my sidebar. When you click on the link you will have to enter an email address but you can just put in fake info, you don't have to set up an account.


    posted by jamie @ 8:34 PM   1 comments
    The shows continue
    Liv was pretty rockin tonight on SVU.

    Here's a little synopsis for all you who former SVU fans ;)

    Last week she illegally ran her DNA to see if she had any relatives in the system, (remember she doesn't know who her dad is...she is a product of rape) and turns out she has a brother. In tonight's episode we meet the brother, who seems really sweet and they totally click, even though it takes her a while to finally admit why she's been stalking him.

    Then, the episode ends as we find out that the brother is a rapist too..! Wow...to be honest, I am suprised they played that card, considering it proves Liv's theory that violence runs in the family.

    Great episode though, good El/Liv moments.. And basically now the captian is considering splitting them up because Elliot's been covering for Olivia this whole time about the brother thing. They're in pretty deep...

    good show.. dontcha miss it? You know you do...

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    posted by jamie @ 2:11 AM   2 comments
    Tuesday, February 27, 2007
    For Rach and Audge

    Craig and I finally got up to Grouse Mountain to ski/snowboard. It's been a pathetically long time since we last went, and even though we only had about 2 hours up there (didn't get up there till 7:45 pm!) it was one of the best conditions I have ever boarded in.. There has been fresh snow falling up there the past few days and hardly any icy patches. It really was perfect.. I biffed it a few times and it's like you just sort of fall into fluff. I had a great fall where my hat when one way and my goggles another.. I was faced with the problem of which do I hobble over to first.. Rach and Audge, you'd be proud. It was a good fall... and because of the feet of new snow it didn't hurt! Except that today I can hardly move my neck, but oh well. I'm just happy we got up there finally!
    posted by jamie @ 10:24 AM   1 comments
    Saturday, February 24, 2007
    I've been playing around with a photo editing program I downloaded, called PAINT.net. It's easy and you can do cool stuff..hence the changes in my blog header. I've just been playing around with it lately, trying to find something cool. It's based off of the regular PAINT that comes with windows. If you're looking for an easy photo editing program that's free, I highly recommend it.

    Anyway, not much to report. Has anyone ever heard of the band "Butterfly Boucher"? I haven't but their song, "A bitter Song" was featured on Grey's the other week and I can't seem to get it out of my head. Here, listen.. you'll like... and you can watch Meredith die to it :)

    Props to 0min on Youtube

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    posted by jamie @ 10:48 PM   0 comments
    Friday, February 23, 2007
    Grey's Spoiler please read!
    She's alive! Meredith's alive! Ahhhh I tell you, Shonda seriously is the best writer and TV show inventor in the whole wide world.. I was seriously split on whether or not they were going to off Meredith... Seriously... If anyone was going to kill their main character it would be Shonda... She doesn't play by the rules.

    So maybe you aren't into Grey's Anatomy, and that's okay. But maybe just maybe you heard through the grape vine that Meredith Grey drowned last week. And maybe you had a tiny interest whether or not tonight Grey's fans would be rejoicing, or kicking a whole through their TV.. and I am so happy to say that I am not kicking a whole through my TV. So so happy... So humour me and keep reading. You never know, you may find yourself tuning in next week ;)

    Here's the run down:

    - There was a big Ferry accident and all the interns went to help. Meredith tried to help a guy and he knocked her over the side of the ferry. Then she drowned. Not because she can't swim, but because she's sad and she gave up.

    - After she died, she went into this sort of life/death limbo, where all these people were there that died earlier in the season, or previous seasons. It was pretty neat... there was the blown up bomb guy, the girl who was skewerd by a pole, Mer's dog Doc, and of course Denny... ahh Denny, so good to see him.. (he died in the finale last year)

    -Then, throughout the whole episode, Denny tried to get her to admit that she gave up, and that she didn't value her life. He also told her that Derek (Mcdreamy) and Cristina (her person..) need her to not give up.. meanwhile, you see the cheif, Baily, Burke, etc working on trying to revive her...trying everything..and starting to give up

    -THEN it gets even more interesting. Meredith's mom, who used to be a famous doctor but now has alzheimer's and is in the hospital, goes into cardiac arrest or something. And you totally know it's going to happen...but it's still so great when it does - Meredith and her mom (Ellis) meet in death/life limbo...and Ellis FINALLY tells her that she's not ordinary..this is so huge. And you just know - you know at that moment, that Meredith will live. And unfortunately, Ellis will not.

    - And finally, with about 7 minutes left, Meredith's heart starts beating again. And she wakes up, slowly. And Cristina is with her when she wakes up (her best friend). And it's so good and happy and sad. And again, my eyes are puffy.

    night all.

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    posted by jamie @ 1:07 AM   4 comments
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007
    Sorry for the lack of posting.. although I'm not nearly as bad as some of the stagnant blogs in blogland, it was still a bit too long for me to go without posting.

    Tonight Craig and I are skipping our home-group. Partly because Craig spent half the night studying for his midterm he had this morning, and partly because our once small group has now turned into about 15-18 people.. not so small anymore. I sort of hinted that it was time to split up last week, but I don't know how serioulsy I was taken. Oh well.. I figure as long as we do some sort of church activity a week then it's okay. Or every other week..that's okay too. After that I start to feel guilty, but not in like a bad guilty way, just in a 'we should go to church' way. Yeah, anyway...

    So Grey's is tomorrow.. But I wont talk about that. I am still trying not to make all my posts about TV.. Oh I can say happy birthday to Henri. It's her b-day today, woo hoo! Here's some pics from a great dinner we had last night. One of the best parts of the evening was when Randy told Henri that he had brought her back 24 cans of Baked Beans from England.. Seriously? Seriously.....

    Still no word from Niagara University, but I guess that's to be expected..it will probably be a few weeks before I hear anything. It's funny though because even though I know that, I still check the mail in hopes of seeing something from them. Silly me...

    Gotta make dinner now ---- peace

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    posted by jamie @ 9:45 PM   0 comments
    Saturday, February 17, 2007
    Laws of Attraction
    Okay, I am going to attempt to post without mentioning TV shows in any way, for those of you who like to read my blog but are slowly checking it less and less due to not finding the content interesting...

    So here goes.

    Did anyone happen to catch Oprah yesterday? Oh wait.. that's a show.. but just stick with me for a second, I more want to talk about a subject that just happened to be brought up by Oprah yesterday.. It was about how in this 'universe', if you will, there are certain laws. We know the mainstream ones, like gravity and that whole what goes up must come down thing (i guess that's gravity too...anyway), but they introduced one called "law of attraction" which basically means the type of energy you give out, determines the type of energy you receive on a daily basis. It's simple really, and something that us YWAMers and church folk probably talk about regularly, maybe just in different terms. But do we actually practice it? Let me make this more personal..

    Do I pay attention to the type of energy I give off? I have a tendency to lean more towards the negative side of things. I think part of it is a natural tendency that comes from my personality, but the main part is just not paying attention and not holding myself accountable. And if this law of attraction is real, then that would mean that if I choose to continue in allowing this negative energy to 'flow' from my being, then I am attracting negative energy right back. Now this doesn't neccesarily mean things like natural disasters or a death of a family member..things like that just happen. But I mean, maybe i always get sick, or maybe i feel like I am always around people who annoy me. Maybe the barista always gets my drink wrong... or I can never seem to find clothes that fit. How about the bed is always uncomfortable, my water tastes funny, my job is boring, etc etc... I am not saying these are how I feel, they are just examples, but I have definetly noticed that the times where I am just feeling really negative, all of the sudden it is all I see... everything feels just a bit tainted. I can't see good in things as easily. And this is a direct contrast to when I am feeling postive about life. Let's say something good happens, or I have an awesome quiet time with God and come away feeling positive about life. All of the sudden I feel good, my coffee is excellent, my clothes are fine (or I don't care), I have a good day at work, and when I sink in to my amazing bed at night I feel so comfortable... Is this because I was lucky and all these good things came about in one day? Or is it really the fact that the way we 'feel' is all about perception?

    So I think I agree with this whole law of attraction thing. What do you think?

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    posted by jamie @ 1:47 PM   3 comments
    Friday, February 16, 2007
    okay does anybody else feel like your heart was ripped out of your chest last night? She can't be dead.. she just can't be! She's not, right????? RIGHT????????????

    I didn't think so until i read Shonda's blog, the grey's creator and writer. read it here.. do it.. and now I can't tell! And my eyes are puffy.

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    posted by jamie @ 10:21 AM   2 comments
    Tuesday, February 13, 2007
    It's done!

    Well, it's done. I mailed in my application to Niagara University.... This is the school that is right over the border on the US side in Ontario. The major I am applying for is a Social Science major, a combination of psychology, social work, criminology, and the like. I am hoping not only that I get accepted, but that the school will like me enough to give me lots of financial aid. Because if I get accepted but don't get a good chunk of my tuition paid for, I definitely wont be going. This is a private University so it's tuition is insane.. So please, if you think of it, say a quick prayer for me that if this is right for me, that I will not only get accepted, but get my tuition paid for by the great financial aid dept. of the USA! That would be wonderful...

    Anyway, congrats to my friends Wade and Jo, they had a baby girl last night. Very exciting.. I can't wait to meet her!

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    posted by jamie @ 11:06 PM   2 comments
    Saturday, February 10, 2007
    200 and counting
    Welcome to my 200th post! And I have blogworthy news...

    Craig got accepted into the Sports Management Program at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario! Yay!! It's crazy because he really did not think he'd get into it.. but I am so excited for him. It's almost too perfect of a major for him! If you are interested in what kinds of jobs you get with this degree, or more information about the program, click here.

    In other news, all I can say is, oh my gosh did you see grey's last night????

    It was one of the biggest cliff-hangers I think I've ever seen. Seriously, if you are not watching that show, you really need to be. It's not winning like every award for no reason people! It is top quality drama!

    Okay, that's all for now. Thanks for reading.

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    posted by jamie @ 12:47 AM   3 comments
    Thursday, February 08, 2007
    Just In
    Anna Nicole Smith has died this afternoon just 5 months after her son died, and her daughter was born. Cause is undetermined at this time.... weird... doesn't look good. She was in a big mess over who was the real father of her baby. Poor family! read here for more
    posted by jamie @ 4:20 PM   0 comments
    Tuesday, February 06, 2007
    Today my friend Pam shared something cool that I wanted to post..might help out someone out there.

    How to recognize if you are operating in your strengths:

    1. you learn what you are doing rapidly
    2. you experience 'moments of geniousness'
    3. your performance is close to perfect
    4. you don't mind the sacrifice it takes to get there
    5. you experience intense satisfaction
    6. you lose track of time doing it

    So I was thinking, when was the last time I experienced this really in my job...? I think it was leading that outreach in Thailand 2 years ago. That was such a great time and even though it was a lot of hard work, I enjoyed it and didn't mind. I mean, it's not like I haven't enjoyed anything I've done in the last 2 years.. I think I've been developing other strengths and working on weaker areas.. But it does make me think.

    Anyway, after thinking, I decided that all I really want to do is look at this picture because it's hilarious. These are real panda babies born in China..

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    posted by jamie @ 11:22 PM   3 comments
    Monday, February 05, 2007
    birthdays and wonders
    Well let's see. Not a lot of deep thoughts on the brain right now. Just a shout out to Jessi, who's turning 27 today,Happy Birthday Jessi, have a great day and thanks for being born!

    I guess the only other thing really that I want to say, is check out these pictures. Do I sense a real life "Derek/Addison Derek/Meredith" thing going on?? I don't know, you tell me!
    This is Patrick Dempsey, with his Wife in real life...

    And then this is him with Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith.... hmmm... I'm just sayin! It looks a little fishy...

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    posted by jamie @ 12:32 PM   1 comments
    Saturday, February 03, 2007

    I jogged today...

    Like actual, real, going out for a run-type jogging..

    Like put on a sweatsuit, strap on an ipod, stick a key in my bra (Craig was at work) jogging..

    I think that was the first time ever. I mean, I jog on the treadmill at the gym sometimes, but most of the time I just do the eliptical machine.. I hate running really, but for some reason today I just thought I'd give it a try. And it wasn't too bad. I mean, obviously during the actual running, it wasn't that fun. But once I got home and I was all sweaty and my heart was beating fast, i felt good.
    posted by jamie @ 12:58 AM   1 comments

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