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Monday, April 24th, 2006
3:58 am
ugh. i am so done with school work. but at the same time, i feel like my life will feel directionless without it. its like, the concept of continuing to write this fifteen-page film paper is inordinately painful, but i'm happy to have it there. my room is a disaster-my floor has been surrendered to suitcases, and clothes i need to put in suitcases. but i have a spacebag that i'm really excited to try out. i think i've exhausted the procrastination potential of the internet and the tv, leaving me with little choice but to finish my paper. tomorrow sam and vanessa are having a drink-off at 99 chairs. despite my enthusiastic regard for vanessa's beer-drinking abilities, because she is a small girl and sam is a tall boy, who is from l.a., which i think makes you naturally more skilled at consuming both alcohol and prescription drugs, i think this could end badly. or hilariously. i plan to get drunk in a corner and watch. plus adena and her boyfriend are coming to vancouver tomorrow, so hopefully we're going out to dinner or something. once i finish this paper, all i have to do is PACK and then i am off to california. vair vair exciting. yaaaaaaaaay. okay. paper gauntlet. see you homies in TEN DAYS!

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
12:27 am
here's what i know: kraft dinner is never a good idea. every time i buy it, i think its going to be delicious, and every time i do, it makes me feel like vomit. urrrgh. i didn't have a very eventful day, jo and i went grocery shopping, and got our dance on to sean da paul on the bus. i have to start packing the po-sessions and deciding what to leave here, take home, etc. its especially tricky because i have to be able to bring the stuff to california, i.e. not have three huge wheely suitcases. i must leave much behind. the choices will be difficult. whistler was fun on sunday, i went all the way to the top of seventh heaven and i was like 'i am on the top of a mountain." crazzzzzzy. ahh so much to do, but i'm ALMOST DONE and then it will be summmmmmmmmmer.

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
3:44 pm - vraaaaaaaaai
happy birthday wren!!!!

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Friday, March 3rd, 2006
12:44 am - need opinions:
i bought a new phone, silver and kind of blah, BUT it lights up this cool orange colour on the front. i have 2 days to return it for my pink one, or keep this one. it has speakerphone, which is its other plus. thoughts?

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
7:25 am - David Miller: A King Among Men
WHY CAN I NEVER SLEEP! my week...was exciting. first, SAV VISITING! obviously i was smart enough to loe my phone before she came, which made things sooo easy. but it was awesome. coffee, and smoking (free!!!) joints on the cliffs, stealth, the notorious p.i.t. and other such things. on saturday i went to this party at max peterson's house, where they had blacklights and everyone was covered in highlighter and dancing, and i obviously got drunk and wrestled a racccoon becuase i woke up with scratches on my shoulder and arm and i don't know why (also, apparently i talked to an attractive man from toronto named jay for a long time. i don't remember this.) my mum sent me a sweet australian care package. last night was DG founder's day, and i wrote a bunch of film journals. today i'm going to get a new phone and hopefully some cds and a birthday present for the (EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD!!! BLONDE!!! HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING!!!) sister. i want my phone back.

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
10:34 am
so, after talking to wren on the phone about my possible repatriation to the east, i could once again not sleep, and now i am awake. and i feel i will skip film class. except i'm supposed to meet vanessa for breakfast before hand, and she will probably make me go. i am SO CONFUSED about what to do, scholastic-future wise. SO CONFUSED. oh well. i want to rent grey gardens, there's this little independent video store on fourth that i think will have it. i also found this really cool new york design collective in w to do my tapestry making project on. that is, if i am allowed back after skipping on monday because i didn't have a project done. oh what a tangled web etc (haha get it?). i want to pick up all the tank tops i dyed, though, so i want to go to class next week. i am listening to the secret machines, a.k.a ultimate remind-me-of-coachella band, and getting excited for coachella. hopefully i will be able to go again. deaaar money. i've decided i like when all y'all have reading week because it means people drunk dial me, which is lovely. SAV IN TWO DAYS! (when are you getting here, by the way? we have to start making plans! things to do parties to see!)

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
9:40 am
soo i have spent the better part of an insomniac evening (the part not spent reading dan savage and making unnecessary themed playlists on my ipod) looking at pictures of toronto and wondering why i hate university students. is it that they seem uncreative, no matter what part of the country you're in they are all having the same themed parties and watching the same shows and wearing the same clothes and listening to the same music and inventing the same stupid facebook clubs, and the only thing that's different is the punctuation in the names of them is better at better schools? sort of. but i guess that's kind of cynical of me. i just find it interesting how everyone (adults, mostly) bitch about the homogenous high-school population when it seems as though its kids in high school who do they're own thing, and university students who, in this desperate grab to prove they're having as much fun as everyone else and they've ARRIVED, and evolved away from home and whatever, all start turn into different versions of exactly the same thing? wierd. but i guess that's probably not entirely true, since all of us are having pretty different university whatevers. and who am i to complain?vanessa went to japan over reading break to visit her friend hannah, who's teaching english there for a year (and also a very cool girl, who i might live with next semester), and her pictures are AMAZING. she was showing them to me, and was like "haley, you belong in tokyo. everyone dresses like you, and everything is 24 hours, and its busy and crazy and bright and there are SO MANY SHOPPING MALLS" so now i want to escape to japan. who's with me? reading week was really fun, for the first half there was lots of beach and getting stoned and reading in coffee shops, and then jo and i went up to kelowna and made like the locals and got really drunk. (she held up the snowboarding part of the bargain.) we stayed with my friend ally, and her roommate allie (confusing) and their apartment is amazing. its all black and white with this crazy zebra-print couch and a huge balcony with chairs that's the entire length of the apartment. it made me feel like a five year old. she works in a candy shop, so we sang a lot of fifty cent and ate a lot of free chocolate. anyway i've officially run out of energy to tell this story but i hope you're all having an awesome reading week. hug a subway car for me!!!!

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Sunday, February 12th, 2006
3:35 pm - holidaaay
reading week has begun, and so far, it has been lovely. thursday we spent lying on the beach and tanning and what not, then i went downtown to meet vanessa for farewell sushi before she goes to JAPAN. friday, being the last day of classes, was cause for celebration, so jo and i met up at 3 o'clock, got stoned, and spent the rest of the day sitting around watching tv until nighttime, when we got very very drunk and went to the kingshead, which was okay. yesterday i went shopping a bit downtown but slept pretty much all day. i got my exam schedule finallllly. i love having time off, but i wish i was coming back to see you lovelies. i feel like i'm not coming home for such a long time. because...i am not. my neck hurts from carrying a stupid sign at 4 in the morning. stupid university. on friday night, i didn't want to walk back to my apartment and jo was staying at max's house so i slept in her bed, and then had to walk home straight across campus in jo's huge sweatshirt with my shirt from the night before obviously exposed becuase it was long, and vodka in my hair. it was not a pleasant picture. i was judged. anyway, time for reading non-school books and being very happy about it.

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006
2:09 pm - SUNSHINE
it is SO NICE OUT TODAY. i bought new aviators and i love sprriiiing. i also got sorel boots on sale for forty dollars, so my feet will finally be dry in the rain. hurrah. my mum came last weekend on her way to australia, and it was really fun. lots of hanging out and walking and room service breakfast and stuff, tres lovely. i have one more day of classes until reading week which is wonderful. also exciting: i went to koerners on monday night, wearing a wifebeater with keeping it real on it and the deer, and mike's older brother who is visiting ripped his shirt, so i gave it to him to wear, and so hopefully a mantractive incredibly tight wife beater will be spreading the message around california before we know it. let's hear it for the movement.

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Friday, January 27th, 2006
6:38 am
soo, tonight i'm bored. fun story, hansel. the universe not only won't let me update my journal, but it also won't let me vote. apparently a university campus doesn't count as one riding. apparently apparently i'm supposed to be psychic and know this. apparently apparently apparently polls close at 7 in vancouver (which i should have known having spent most of my life complaining that 'they should just count the votes already, because no one cares about the west coast'. this attitude, surprisingly, is not appreciated by my west coast schoolmates. this attitude, surprisingly, has led to the creation of a west coast seperatist party. interesting. bloc columbia.) i went to music class today and had a nap. tomorrow vanessa and i are buying canopies and i'm getting drunk and going to the bourbon and dancing. i need to buy new snowboarding pants and i need to get a job. my mum is coming to visit next weekend, on her way to australia. sweet, sweet mum-visiting times. speaking of the mum, upon harper's victory she declared that if stephen harper is our prime minister AND jane pitfield is our mayor, she will kill someone. miller time tshirts, anyone?

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Monday, January 23rd, 2006
3:45 am
my messiness has become self-cohesive. i closed my keyboard drawer and knoced over a glass with ice in it, and the ice fell out onto my blanket on the floor, right in front of the knocked over cup i dropped there this afternoon, meaning i could scoop up the ice. it was a touching moment. i went for sushi today and saw prime, and iwas in whistler yesterday. i miss you guys i hope you're all having fun.

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Friday, January 20th, 2006
12:35 am - grumpy i am yes
i had an insane weekend at whistler. it was very good but very bad at the same time. first, (after seeing good night and good luck at plaza and spending the entire time steadfastly ignoring the creepy man a row up who kept turning in his leather jacket to look at me) i couldn't sleep friday night, thus making it difficult to get up at the required five thirty to catch my 6 am bus. i drag my snowboarding shit to the bus stop, and notice that there were way more potential snowboarders then greyhound bus seats. they sent two buses and they were full by the time we got to totem, meaning all the people i was going with were not going to get on these buses. upsetting. eventually we all got up to whistler, and rode and it was fun. american universities aren't in session yet (jo's friend rachel from vassar was visiting) so the entire village looked like tj over spring break. in-sane. we snuck into line at moejoes and by the time we were at the front, the bouncer had to move all of us who were girls around to the side because the line behind us was pushing us over and we couldn't stand. the night was fine, but suffice to say we lost 3 cellphones (one recovered, one being held at moejoes til this weekend, one sitting on the top of whistler peak) one camera, one sweatshirt, one jacket, mike tore his acl, people cried, people got kicked out of bars, people vomited, we woke people up in our hostel and then we came back to vancouver and had 93 cent pizza in a restaurant on granville that looked like an old disco, complete with creepy abstract paintings and plaster statues on a balcony over ms pacman machines. wierd. this week has been a nothing week. i have been lazt, missed lots of class, not done lots of readings, and now i am too lazy to go get my laundry from downstairs. TOO HARD. i am going riding on saturday, i have to go to class tomorrow, blah blah blah.

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Thursday, January 12th, 2006
1:39 pm - get out of the bathroom
i just came back from my music class, and i want to take a shower but my roommate is using the bathroom. thus leading me to conclude i don't like sharing living spaces. nothing much is going on here, i have a job interview today (excitement!) and blarney stone tonight (sav, rachel's friend is organizing this thing there.) then staying up at whistler this weekend, hotel etc yaay. i have skipped every sorority event since i got back (b a d)but i can't help myself. so wrong, feels so right. i went on an art-supply shopping spree ostensibly for tapestry class but more for fun, also so wrong but felt so right. now, to finish soup and go to job interview. yaay.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2006
2:18 pm
sooo, contrary to popular complaining, i actually had a fun night last night. it was tony's birthday, and after jo made a bunch of us dinner, we went down to tony's to predrink and watch him shave his head. (random insert: sarah, jo and gemma's roommate, had a friend visiting who heard me mention toronto. she's like 'no way i go to queens' and i was like 'pretty much everyone i know goes to queens' and she was like 'where in toronto are you from' and i was like 'bayview and eglinton' and she was like 'where did you go to high school' and i told her and she was like 'do you know phil lewis?' and i laughed and was like 'he was my grade eleven boyfriend!' and she was like 'i dated him...until a month ago' and i was like whoooooa.) anyway then we played beer pong at adams for a bit, then got drunk and went to denny's, where we got more drunk (did you know denny's serves beer? neither did i.) then jo, l.a. sam and i went down to blarney stone to get a place in line (random insert part two: saw naomi crying on a street corner. leaside is stalking me). we met mike and a bunch of people inside, and i run into carolyn, a girl i know, and everyone else meets us, and we have a drunk good time. eventually, i decide to go outside for some air, and i see adam and vanessa, who are having a thing. and adam comes over and grabs my arm and is like 'do me a favour. don't talk to vanessa and pretend like we're having the funniest conversation ever.' and i was like what the fuck. then i look over his shoulder and vanessa's motioning to me like 'come here. come HERE!' so i think...dear jesus, and try to walk away but vanessa grabs me and is like 'what did he say? what did he say???" and i threw my hands above my head and was all 'no no drama' and walked back inside, hang out for a bit until i find out that jo and adam were drunk play fighting and a bouncer stepped in, jo didn't realize it was a bouncer so she kept fighting, and got herself kicked out of the bar. so i sit with her on a streetcorner for a while, until we decide its safe to go back. during this time i think i got in a fight with some australian dude about giving money to the homeless and i know i talked the manager of cherry bay into giving me bandaids for jo's feet. went back to the bar, had more fun, then we all got on a bus and carolyn and i walked home. kind of boring in the telling but a good night none the less. i'm going to the aquarium today which is exciting.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2005
5:30 am
i am losing my fucking mind. you can only listen to eighties power ballads fucked up on caffeine for so long before the world starts to melt before your eyes. on the plus side, this time tomorrow i will be packing and i will be drunk and i will be DONE! and this time friday, i'll be forcing sam to stay up and hang out with me even though she has to work the next day in TORONTO. das is crazzzzzy. if all of us are ever together again for halloween, can we go as freaks and geeks? i think this would be hilarious. sav can be nick, because she is tall, sam can be hot james whatever guy, because she enjoys the public makeout, katy can be kim because she is blonde and their names start with the same letter, lauren can be lindsay because she is lady l, i will be ken because if i was a boy i'm pretty sure i'd have sideburns, and emmy can be the cool girl who ends up being a cheerleader because that girl likes ribs and emmy likes chicken wings. i have a feeling i will read this tomorrow and severely doubt my sanity. now is the time to read more juvenal. blaaaaaaah

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Friday, December 9th, 2005
7:41 pm - week offf
so i have had a week off, which i have filled with various things, including midnight beach visits, winter picnics with fancy bread, avacados, lemons and pear juice, cookie baking, l-word marathons, sleepovers, movies,all-nighters, and other stuff. and i am now studying for my classical civ exam (last one whee). my room is clllleeeaaannn because i cleaned it, and i am coming home in less than a week. EXCITING! i can't wait to see you guys!!!! if i lean on my window i can see the sunset over the ocean and its preetttyyy. must keep studying SEE YOU SOOON!

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Monday, December 5th, 2005
4:26 pm
i have an idea/suggestion. i don't know if its a good plan, but if we're all out of money this year, maybe we should do like a make something for secret santa type deal? i'm happy to still buy the presents, because lets face it, i like presents. but if its going to stress all of us out then there's no point because christmas is supposed to be fun not stressful. so anyway, ijust wanted to see what everyone thought. you know you all want a woven literacy bag from my tapestry making class for christmas.

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Monday, November 28th, 2005
2:06 am
mmm so much reading. i can't believe its almost christmas. yaay. on thursday me, jo, vanessa and gemma went downtown to see harry potter, and play the harry potter drinking game, which is, by the way, glorious. on friday was dg retreat and saturday was initiation, both very nice. tonight i just went to the library and then to jo's, where me her and her roommate sarah had this awesome sundried tomato alfredo pasta. i like it their because they feed me real food. anyway first exam wednesday. wheee. vair vair exciting.

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Monday, November 21st, 2005
8:16 am
mmm sitting up at night listening to drum solos and the garbage men outside. i don't care what no one says-being up at five in the morning is hot shit. i didn't get to go to whistler this weekend, because filming ryan's movie ended up taking a loong time. the events of, in a highly edited and probably exaggerated list:

-woke up after two hours of sleep to a phone call for the second night in a row. this person was jo, not craig, concise, not long, and apologetic, instead of calling back 15 minutes later. none of these factors changed the reality of me, once again, not being able to fall back to sleep.

-got to ryan's early, made with the coffee drinking. walked around walk-o'-shame style in a black halter top, black skirt, tons of makeup and an overcoat. the fog begins to roll in.

-get to the rose garden in the sunshine, view of pretty mountains in sight. laugh at ryan's suggestion that i should wear my moccasins in the scene. cha, clearly its nice and sunny and warm outside. fog gets ideas.

-begin filming. dance around like a crazy hippie-person while a boy in a fedora of unclear sexual orientation named reid tells me to use my arms more. fog moves in and takes over everything so you can barely see 10 ft in front of you. sun is obscured. it becomes cold.

-still barefoot, still dancing, feet numb, fog everywhere. have begun inventing impromptu dances to my humps with gay co-star gerritt.

-throw moccasin at someones face. get way too much enjoyment from this.

-move inside. this part pretty much consists of lots of complaining, watching tv, throwing things at eachother, singing my humps, trying to decide if reid really has a girlfriend or has a thing for gerritt, falling asleep, talking about sleep, trying to convince ryan that instead of me and gerritt awkwardly fake making out and not kissing because he thinks it might make gerritt uncomfortable we should just spoon and fall asleep, and other silly things. ergo...its seven o clock and my bus to whistler is leaving the greyhound station as i am leaving ryan's apartment to cries of 'thank you' and 'i will miss you my hot swedish pseudo-lover'

anyway i lost enthusiasm for the story. but it was really, really, really, really fun, everyone was really silly and lovely, and hopefully ryan will like his movie. after we missed out on the bus california mike said he would try to finish his photography project and drive us up, and he called at 945 when i was completely asleep and i'm pretty sure told me he couldn't take us. at this point i couldn't find vanessa and loved my pillow more then anything else. found vanessa but did not, needless to say, make it to whistler. it was very upsettting but i had fun doing the movie so shma. i met adena for coffee tonight, and that was pretty much my weekend. on friday a bunch of people hung out at gage. la la weekend. i really wanted to go to whistler though. sucks.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
12:59 am
IIII LOVVVE to make of the tapestries. we did this cool photo-transfer thing today and it was GLORIOUS! also, jo and i went for a walk because it was sunny and gorgeous. i think my roommate is mad at me, because i came home with some stuff from hubbards (this tiny store in the vanier rez where i buy milk becuase its closer then the village) and she was like 'did you buy toilet paper?' and i told her how i couldn't becuase my class finished after the drug store closed, and that i would do it tomorrow because i don't have class, and she was sassy, and i was like 'whhy?' and then i realized i had a bag full of food, thus creating the appearance of me having gone shopping. blaaah. in other news, something kevin smith said when kyle and i saw him in la is in spin, thus...kyle and i are in spin. prettty coool. i also may have no money. awkwaaard.

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