The French Poster


If this wall could talk, it would say, “please stop watching FRIENDS over and over and over again.”

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Wall.”

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Let Me Out Of This School NOW

It’s hard to imagine feeling energized or rejuvenated when it’s the morning and I have to get ready for class in 2 minutes. But why not post a half-baked prompt in the meantime? Better than working on the case I didn’t finish last night!

Okay, I won’t be snarky for once and I will actually answer the question. The last time I felt energized and rejuvenated was every time I think about the fact that I have a fresh challenge ahead of me this year. I have 2 – getting a job, and writing the CFE (hard to say which is more challenging). I can’t do anything about the job thing yet, and the CFE is still 8 months away, but it’s so much easier to get motivated to do something when it isn’t listed on some syllabus and I’m not getting emails about it from my profs about dropboxes and font size requirements.

Not being in school is my fountain of youth. The “real world” is so close, and don’t you DARE tell me the real world is not what I think it will be. I’m not unrealistic – I know life is hard, and work is work, and financial independence sucks. But if life truly peaks when you’re in university, dealing with crippling debt and anxiety and suffocating uncertainty, then that is the most depressing thing in the entire world. Bring on the mortgage payments! At least it’s not OSAP.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Re-springing Your Step.”

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I Need Better Books

Well it’s midnight, and I’m sitting around doing nothing, so why not do a daily prompt? Do you ever feel like everyone in your life is sick? I made a big pot of soup today and then didn’t eat it because it needed to cook for 6 hours and I started at 4:00. ABC systems are complex and expensive to implement, so implementing one for a brand new product is likely not worth it. Tell me again why you don’t want to try the lentils? It wasn’t that cold, I mean, unless you consider -11 to be cold. Sometimes that’s true, but other times it’s more about the shape as opposed to the colour, I think. Holding real estate in a corporation may have tax deferral benefits, but it could compromise QSBC eligibility; it may be better to hold these assets personally, or in their own corporation. Then I got really excited about buying a new binder; yeah, I was INTJ-ing all over the place for a while there. The cat is crying again, she will not shut up about this whole Ferrero Rocher thing. If, for example, the sales mix changes to 3:7, or 3 units of Do-All for every 7 units of Superword, you can see in the preceding table that the breakeven sales volume in bundles increases from 75 units to 100 units.

I think I’m going to write all my posts like this from now on.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connect the Dots.”

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Bluffer’s Bluff


Be kind to your Bluffer-footed Bluffers
For a duck may be somebody`s Bluffer,
Be kind to your Bluffers in The Bluff
Where the weather is always Bluffest.

You may think that this is the Bluff,
Well it is.

I could not have created this masterpiece without Mad:)Takes.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Image Search.”

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IE Sucks and Some Actual Things

My immediate response to this prompt was, “I have no idea. I just ramble on about minutia in my daily life and call it writing.” This is why I shouldn’t read prompts pre-coffee.

The truth is that I didn’t create this blog to change anything. I created it for myself. I like writing, and sometimes, on rare occasions, something occurs to me that I feel like I should share with an audience. This is my soapbox. Recent things that occurred to me were:

  • BIRTH CONTROL. Do you have any idea what kind of discussion is happening about birth control on the internet? There is no discussion at all out there, just fear mongering (WHY I GOT OFF THE PILL AND YOU SHOULD TOO UNLESS YOU WANT TO DIIEEEE) and overdramatic customer complaints (An actual one: “Depo ruined my marriage!” K.)
  • Acne, and my experience at the Dermatologist as someone who was forced to go there against her will. I got angrier and angrier about it over time; the business of exploiting people’s insecurity makes me sick.
  • Writing. And being written about. There is someone out there writing about me, you see. Yes, little old me. Not directly and not by name, so they have a right to it. But it’s not a good feeling, and probably not something bloggers think about as much as they should.

I’ll probably write these posts at some point. Not definitely. But since I am motivated to think and talk about them, I will probably become motivated to write about them. My tablet is lagging this website so badly right now that I never want to write again, oh my god. Just sitting here watching my words appear on the screen 30 seconds after I typed them, don’t mind me. A word to the wise: Tablets ARE NOT COMPUTERS. Also, IE is garbage. Icedcappp has spoken.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Be the Change.”

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Cats Don’t Get Masters Degrees (or Jobs)

Were I to spend the new year as a completely different person of my choosing, I think I’d like to be a house cat.

Hear me out. A cat’s biggest problem in the day is deciding where next to sleep. Food and water are provided, there’s a warm place by the fire to sleep, and birds outside to watch. Not a bad life, I would argue.

Obviously, this is assuming I’d be a healthy cat living with a family who properly cares for its animals. If only that were the life all cats could lead. I can’t wait to adopt my next cat; bring another little life into my protection where I know they will be comfortable and happy. Soon.

It is the first day of the year, so it is time for New Year’s Resolutions. The thing is, I have so much stuff I have to accomplish this year, whether I want to or not. I don’t have time to resolve extra things. So I will amend this to, New Year’s To Do List Whether I Like It Or Not.

  1. Get a Masters Degree
  2. Get a Job
  3. Write a Big Scary Test

Let’s get started.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “New Skin.”

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I’m Still a Robot

When was the last time I shed tears of joy?

Never. I don’t cry easily, so when I do, it’s usually because I’m having a panic attack or watching the Appa-theft episode of Avatar.

I know this prompt is a duplicate but I didn’t do it the last time it cropped up. I think that’s because the answer is, as usual, “I am a robot.” Sigh. Maybe when I have my firstborn child or something. Although, I don’t want kids, so. My wedding day? But that would ruin my face. No thanks!

Can’t a girl just not cry tears of joy and carry on with her day? Seriously.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happy Happy Joy Joy.”

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