My brother just got back from army camp. He's different! Oh, don't worry he always been different! Jsut to give you an idea:
He is currently sitting in the living room, with a giant box over him, doing....something....on his computer! Huge box, just covering's a really big box, I mean he's 6"3' ish and I can just see a little of him through the edges. He's little in your face....litereally, and always smiling...yes that is a smile ( or at least building up to one, or in the middle of saying something unbelievable rude to me, or my friends.) He has this thing where he'll say "Your a .........(fill in noun here) " My mom hates it but I think it's great. Alex has things that he does and says, that are so origianally him, he could come up behind me anywhere in the world and say something that only he would say and I would know it was him! I would never think he was kidnapper, but I'd probably pretend I thought he was just so I could kick his ass and scream for help, maybe get him in trouble with 'officers of the law' from another country!! Well he is defiantly one of those people I'm going to miss my year away...he always make me feel better about my-self....'cause it's him!
Love you Alex!

BYE to all... ( 9 more days)

Word of the Day for Saturday August 27, 2005

descant \DES-kant\, noun:

1. (Music) (a) A melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor. (b) The upper voice in part music.
2. A discourse or discussion on a theme.

\DES-kant; des-KANT; dis-\, intransitive verb:
1. (a) To sing or play a descant. (b) To sing.
2. To comment freely; to discourse at length.

That describes him a little too!

Great news?

I was in conversation with my Dad yesterday at a car show in the North Shore. He told me *she* is coming back to Canada. I had once wished bad things upon her, and should I feel bad now? *She* almost dyed.
The story is:
*She* had a bad furnace in her house in England and suffered through Carbon Monoxide poisening. Apperently this started about 7 months ago, poisening her little by little for 3 months. When *she* fell into a coma, they put her in hospital where *she* stayed unconciencous for 2 weeks. *She* then stayed in the hospital for an additional 4 months. When *she* got out of the hospital *she* apperently decided that *she* had enough with England, and was coming home(a.k.a. Canada.)

Well that's the story, not that I really beleive it went down like that. I can't help but find a coorilation between my leaving the country and her coming back here. *She* usually plans everything *she* does....nothing *she* does is a mistake!! Nothing that happens to her happens by acciendet. I wouldn't put it by her that she got drunk one night and and for some reason hit the hell out of her furnace. Well maybe thats a little harsh, but still possible!

Just to give you all an idea of what I'm talking about:

>> Are your parents divorced, if not you probably have no idea where I'm comng from.

>> If they are, imagine the person who caused that...getting angry yet?

>> Next imagine your own father taking this person into his home after the divorce!They didn't get married, *she* was jsut staying in his basement, wierd or what?

>>*She* stays there for a while, then completly randomly decides to go to England?? What where did that come from?? Wait a minute you don't care!! *She's* GONE!!!!

>>Then you get a trip to England, and your only honest fear is that *she* is there, in the COUNTRY, because you know *she* would find you and try to make ridiculous small talk!

>>So when *she* says *she* is coming back to Canada are you happy or not?

..On the one hand *she* is not near you, no small talk..
..But on the other hand *she* is near your Dad again and there is absolutly nothing you can do!..

Well this is me completly confused, excited, annoyed and angry! Do you think I could jam any more emotions in there??


Word of the Day confusion...

"Hey mom do you know want to know what the word of the day is?"
"Okay darling!"
"Oh yeah that's definantly you!"
"Do you know what that word means?"
"Yeah....I'm not stupid!"
"Okay mom.... (Word of the Day for Saturday August 20, 2005)
truculent \TRUCK-yuh-luhnt\, adjective:

1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
So am I truculan?"
"Oh, maybe not....."

**Strange sense of pride was experienced by, well, me here....but I also felt a little twinge...I realized that to solve little issues like that one will take a lot more work and confusion over the phone when I'm away. For a whole year I won't come down the stairs and see or hear my mom playing free cell in the mornings. For a whole year I won't be able to quietly come down and get my cup of coffee, already made, then retreat to my room till I wake up!! I will have to make it myself! Even though I never really appriciated it, I'm really gonna miss the routine in my house.**

Bringing you a phobia from every letter of the alphabet...

Allodoxaphobia- Fear of opinions.
Amaxophobia- Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia- Fear of walking.
Ancraophobia- Fear of wind.
Androphobia- Fear of men. I could see this one...
Apotemnophobia- Fear of persons with amputations. You have been cordially in vited to the war amps benifit dinner!
Ataxophobia- Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia- Fear of imperfection.
Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights.

Bolshephobia- Fear of Bolsheviks.
Barophobia- Fear of gravity. How do you get around that one?
Bibliophobia- Fear of books.
Blennophobia- Fear of slime.
Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia- Fear of body smells. How did they survive highschool?
Bufonophobia- Fear of toads.

Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia or Cainotophobia- Fear of newness, novelty.
Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting.
Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors.
Cherophobia- Fear of gaiety. Well the Glee culb is kinda creepy!
Chirophobia- Fear of hands.
Chorophobia- Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia- Fear of money. okay...I'm sorry what???
Chromophobia or Chromatophobia- Fear of colors. REALLY???
Chronophobia- Fear of time.
Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed.

Defecaloesiophobia- Fear of painful bowels movements.
Deipnophobia- Fear of dining or dinner conversations. " So...How you been?" "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!"
Domatophobia- Fear of houses or being in a house.(Eicophobia, Oikophobia)
Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch. I can definatly see that!! Have you seen the wooden shoes!!!

Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers. did you get through highschool??
Ereuthrophobia- Fear of blushing.
Erotophobia- Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.

Francophobia- Fear of France or French culture. Oh dear God yes!

Geliophobia- Fear of laughter. Ha Ha
Geniophobia- Fear of chins.
Germanophobia- Fear of Germany or German culture. Yup
Geumaphobia or Geumophobia- Fear of taste.
Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge.
Graphophobia- Fear of writing or handwriting. So...can they JUST print?

Hellenologophobia- Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology. Oh, the irony.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words. I don't think I need to even touch on this one!
Hormephobia- Fear of shock. " I'm sorry sir, you have Hormephobia." "Oh my God, what does that mean--Ahhhhhhhh!~)
Hygrophobia- Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture. Hmmmm, this seems moist!--Ahhhhhhhh!

Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish.
Ideophobia- Fear of ideas.
Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.So if your a's the fear of being a functioning human being! (Also, I heard stress can if your really stressed about having Ithyphallophobia..what's the problem?)

Japanophobia- Fear of Japanese. I swear to God these were the only two I could find for "J" and I promised every letter!
Judeophobia- Fear of Jews.

Koinoniphobia- Fear of rooms.
Kopophobia- Fear of fatigue. Hope you don't also have Clinophobia, then your just ones of God's little jokes.

Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables.
Leukophobia- Fear of the color white.
Levophobia- Fear of things to the left side of the body.
Lutraphobia- Fear of otters. But they're so cute and cuddly!!

Melanophobia- Fear of the color black.
Melophobia- Fear or hatred of music. Yup!
Metallophobia- Fear of metal.
Metathesiophobia- Fear of changes.
Methyphobia- Fear of alcohol.
Metrophobia- Fear or hatred of poetry. Wow, thats deep man!
Mnemophobia- Fear of memories. "I can't remeber when they told me I had Mnemophobia...oh wiat yes I--Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!"
Mottephobia- Fear of moths.

Nelophobia- Fear of glass.
Neophobia- Fear of anything new.
Nephophobia- Fear of clouds. But theri so fluffy!!!Like Giant Marshmallows!

More to come...

Coulrophobiacs Beware!

Main Entry: coulrophobia
Definition: an extreme fear of clowns
Etymology: Greek kolon or kolobathristes

When I went to my GAP Orientation, they gave us all clown noses. They told us to use them to make people laugh....but honestly, if I'm sad and someone tried to cheer me up with a clown nose I'd probably deck them and then cry!
In light of getting the nose I decided to make use of it and take ridiculous pictures of people wearing it. I hope to get a whole pile of pictures of people wearing it! For now I just have Dm and myself!


Me after I'd just fallen over in laughter! I'm still able to keep a strait face though!!

Dom completly unable to keep a strait face!

Dom....a.k.a. Hommie


23 Day...My life is a countdown...

While this picture is actully from easter, this is what I'm going to miss most when I go away!I'm going to miss my family's get togethers, their famous! nwell maybe not famous....more likely infamous!
This picture really describes them to a tee! My cousin Helen, and I in the front...the life of the least we like to think we are! My uncle John doing something else with a look on his face like he just ate his children! My mom in the back, a little confused about what's going on, but enjoying herself anyways and my brother Alex in the back....sent there by the shorter people...he is a giant in our family!
Incedently, on the phone is my cousin Tritan, so I guess we can say he's in there too! Tristan is the cousin in England. I plan to see him when I go there in the fall (well 23 days now!). I probably won't be able to see him right away as I'll be shooed off to Reading pretty much as soon as I get off the plane, and form there, sent right to my placement, but on my first break I fully intend to go visit him! I hope to pursude Erica(shown here posing with "The Flash") to meet me in London a few times if possible! Obviously we will be doing some big "Hoo Har" for her birthday! Well I think that's near all I have to say ight now, and I think I intergrated the pictures of peeple I know quite nicely into the Blo, without making it seem like I was jsut trying to use my new found "picture putting in" skills!

GAP coming up!!

So my GAP year away is fast approaching and while I don't have much information about the place I'm going, I do know the girls I'm going with!!I also have their pictures, and even though they'll probably kill me for putting their pictures up I'm going to do it anyway!!

This is Katie from the island, who I've met already

This is Katie Ann from the other side of the country!!(NS)

And this is Michelle

Aren't they just the BEST!! Well I think so!