Julia (the_mehitabel) wrote,

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Happy 139th Birthday, Canada.

I try to update this thing so that I can look back and be reminded of what I was doing/thinking/reading/going through at a particular time in the past. But, um, that doesn't work out too well when I never actually update. Yeah. So here I go. I shall try harder.

Work is work. I won't get into it, except to say that today was busybusybusy, but not as bad as I expected. I would have preferred to have had Canada Day off so I could actually attend some of the celebrations and whatnot, but what can you do. It was okay. And time and a half sweetened the deal considerably. I wish I made that much every day.

HOWEVER, I did miss the soccer games. Which sucked. But holy France. I AM SO EXCITED. The $15 I spent on a flag for my car didn't go to waste. And I have Wednesday off, so I can watch the semi-final. AND I WILL BE IN MONTREAL FOR IT. Doesn't get much better than that. I'm leaving Tuesday night and staying till Friday afternoon. Hard to believe it's been a year since I was last there...over a year since I graduated. Crazy. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to this trip. Tina and I have jazzfest tickets (I finally get to go to jazzfest after all these years). I've made plans to see Norah, Lucie and Bindi, once-good friends with whom I have started to lose contact, and hopefully this will allow us to catch up and stop us from drifting apart completely. I don't want that to happen. I really, really don't. I know it's pretty common and sometimes inevitable, but I'm going to fight it. So we shall see. And...soccer on Wednesday. Woot. Allez les Bleus.

Otherwise, I saw An Inconvenient Truth a couple of weeks ago and was going to write about it, but I don't feel like it anymore. I was all riled up and ready to rant about how selfish and ignorant we are in the West, and about how no one gives a flying fuck about the earth and about the fact that WE ARE DESTROYING IT, and about how there are very simple things we can do to change this but that we are just too lazy and complacent to do them. I should have written about it then, when it was still fresh in mind. But. Man. I have long suspected that this is my calling...that the environment and climate change is issue that I am passionate about, that gets my blood boiling more than any other. And every day I become more and more convinced of it. This is what I want to do with my life, what I want to work to change. How the hell I'm going to do that is another question altogether. I have, however, gotten involed with this small grassroots group that is planning a series of nationwide protests in September against the government's decision to back down on Kyoto. So...we'll see where that goes. The only problem is that I'm moving to the other side of the country in September, so things will be a little crazy. But...yeah. I'll make it work.
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