Saturday, March 01, 2008

A long expected update...

Well, hard to say if its actually expected, but long overdue nonetheless. So the week after I went to Edmonton (my last post) I went back to PG for a few days, if I didn't see you please forgive me it was a pretty quick trip with lots to accomplish. I actually arrived on the saturday but everyone save Jenny and my Parents thought I was comming in Sunday morning. This was all part of my very devious plan to suprise Dustin who claims he is rarely suprised by anything. Jenny picked me up from the bus depot, and hung out with me in Dustins room for an hour waiting for him to come home... finally she gave up, and I phoned him (pretending to be on the bus) wondering when he was going to come home... he was just waiting for a cab, so I made a trail of hugs and kisses (the candy) from the front door to his room... it was awesome, I heard him walk in, stop, rush down the hallway, fumble with the lights, and then just stared at me... he couldn't move or anything. Mission accomplished.

That was the begining of my trip, the next day mom and dad picked me up and we went door shopping... I made them dinner, went downtown and hung out with Mel but left my phone in the car, 1 hour 45 minutes later I get a call AT Melissa's from my sister saying Dustin was looking for me... then immediatly afterwards I get a call from my Mother saying she thought I was in a ditch somewhere... so I phone Dustin who ALSO believed I was in a ditch somewhere and was going to go look for me.... This whole time my dad was like "She's just come from living on her own for 6 weeks in Calgary... I'm sure she's fine, just wanted to be alone. If she's in the ditch she knows to call us, if she's in the ditch and CAN"T call us, the RCMP will notify us." Thanks Dad!!! Anyways, its also nice that ppl worry too...

Monday was Dustin and mine's Valentines day since I was out of town... I got very spoiled, he got me a white gold heart pendant that is simply gorgeous, and he took me to the White Goose bistro for dinner, where a vase of gorgeous flowers were waiting for me on a candle lit table. Like I said, I was very spoiled.

The rest of the week was some good quality time with my dad, talking and playing video games, watchin the begining of movies with my mom and singing and dancing to some country music, movie with Mel, Dr's appointment (apparently I have chronic sinusitis (it sounds so made up) and need to go for a CT Scan to see if I'm a candidate for surgery...) and hangin out with Dustin.

Since comming back to Calgary another of my classes has been cancelled. Very frustrating, but inevitable (the professor just underwent major surgery) but this leaves me once again with only 3 classes this next 7 weeks. Now getting my certificate was no longer an option 1 week after arriving here, so the cancellation of one class in ways isn't that big of a deal. The issue was the classes I was left with. Advanced Adobe Photoshop: Looks very promising, learned alot in the first class... however, this class is also VERY teachable from a book... SAIT class $215 Scott Kelby's guid to Photoshop CS3 $52. The otehr two classes were advanced portrait lighting and wedding photography, both with the teacher I had for Portrait lighting... in that class I learned SO much on my first day and then very minimal from there on in... one thing I learned that he made quite obvious was that I suck at posing ppl. Needless to say I wasn't looking forward to that twice a week for 6 weeks...

SO! Long story short, (or possibly short story long) I withdrew from my classes, went to Chapters with my Visa and bought some photography books (including Scott Kelby's Adobe Photoshop CS3 book). I was going to stay for the month of March here in Calgary, just cause I have a job here, rents already paid for, and lets face it guys, your weather in PG ain't so great!! Its been +10 daily here for about a week!!! However, the PG Photographic society has a photographer comming in for a seminar on March 12th. Funny story, I have a ticket to see the Calgary Flames on March 10th. SO I'm seeing the Flames on the 10th with some work ppl, then i'm flying home on the 11th, then Nic and I are going to this photography seminar on the 12th... and then I'll have to be finding a new job... again

Anyways.... thats pretty well it, I'm only scheduled for 2 shifts next week which really hurts because I'm very bored. However, I've been reading alot, got some ideas for a couple photoshoots will have to wait till I get home so I can actually manipulate light a bit easier (there aren't really any lamps here, and flash isn't always great). Oh, adn one day in the next 10 I'm going to go to the Calgary Zoo!! Its only $16 for the day, adn I"m going to bring my camera and take WAY too many photos!! I'm very excited about this. I also wanted to see the Opera while I was here, but the next one doesn't open till April, and I was goign to see the Ballet, but tickets are $85... maybe if I had a few more shifts next week. Ce la vie. K, with that I will stop boring you and continue with my day... which really has no plans as of yet...

7 comments:

safromhell said...

i miss the zoo, i want many pics that i can steal from you :P it is great to see so have fun there

Cole said...

Yeah, zoo! Me Brennen, Mel and Margain. Got lost on the way to the zoo. Just remember it's on a island and to say hi to the baby tiger that was there last summer!

becca said...

Oh, yes, post your zoo pics. I spent SO MUCH TIME at the calgary zoo when I was a kid. My grandfather lives there, and when I was little, we lived only 3 hours away from Calgary, so we'd ALWAYS go and visit, and they'd always take us to the zoo.

I miss the Dez!!!!!

safromhell said...

there are you happy i posted

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becca said...

Dezzzzz....I miss youuuuu!!!

becca said...

March 1st 2008...

We are almost at the one year anniversary of Dez's last blog post! =)

I miss you like crazy, hun!