that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.


stream of consciousness

Cruisin’ With Carla… Penticton in August.

I learnt in english many years ago that a good way to get a lot of thoughts down is to give yourself a time limit and then write whatever comes to mind (or document everything IN your mind at the moment) and then once time’s up; you’re up. And since I’ve been alerted that it’s time for me to post, I figure “what a better entry than random thoughts compiled into a post? That way, my reader’s are satisfied, I don’t have to think hard what to write, and I have a time limit… so I can still study..”

(alright, 5 mins starting NOW)

I dreamt about GRAD. I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 years.

Darcy sent me a text message the other day and he told me about a fight he had gotten into. Correct if wrong, but I believe it’s his first as a Prince George SpruceKing and he apparently won it. When I asked him how everyone took it he said “Kate, my coach was real proud of me. I got [x number of penalty minutes] and I fought really well. I am kind of a fan favourite!” Well, Darce, any level of humour may be true but you’re definitely MY favourite SK.

I happen to like text messaging simply because of Darcy. It’s awesome. Anyway to stay in touch.
I also happen to like visitors. Angela was just here visiting for a week. I just dropped her off at the airport and like a typical trend in my life, there I was, saying good bye again. We had a lot of laughs, food, talks, movies, and driving around. I appreciate friends… specifically this one… the more I get to see them and it’s very cool to have my reading break, extra work hours, sleeping in, and Ang all rolled into one for a few days. It also afforded me some visits with the other Smithers folk that live here that I never see.

I hope her plane lands safely.

Dad moved to Duncan and he changed his phone numbers without informing me. After some super-sleuthing and P.I. work [aka phoning Nathan], I finally got ahold of him. I am thinking about going to Duncan May Long Weekend to visit him and possibly hang in Victoria with Nadina for a few nights. But she doesn’t know it yet.

Meg and Steve came for dinner the other night. Killer Bunnies is quickly becoming a favourite of mine as well… although, I am starting to sense that it could get pretty intense the next few rounds… I am going to sleep thinking about how I can beat Steve. Who I think cheats. Well, not really… but it’s hard playing a game keeping one eye on my cards, one eye on Steve. (He’ll argue that Megan and I chat too much but it’s all strategy, Steve).

Tonight I am going to study and watch Grey’s Anatomy. And eat some leftover “Chilli Chicken” I got at an Indian Restaurant downtown. Ang spent time in India last spring so we went there for her.

My cousins have the cutest kids in the world. I am going to Camrose in two weekends. Hopefully.

I am going to dive into the book of Romans for my devos the next few weeks. I started it a long time ago but veered off for awhile into other parts of the Bible. But tomorrow, I am taking a trip with the Romans.

Blood Diamond is an excellent movie. Watch it or rent it but it is so good. Leonardo DiCaprio is up to his form and Djimon Hounsou is a type of acting that is very rare in Hollywood… kind of “old school” performance (in other words, he fascinates me).

We’ve graduated from “Abortion” to “Euthanasia” in our Philsophy of Ethics class. Again, the word is fascinated because all these sorts of things…world issues and ethical issues… rock my world. Some how, even though they cannot be solved, we still must beat them to the curb in courses like this. It’s still fascinating.

Anddddd on Sunday is the 79th Annual Academy Awards. I watch the whole thing from red carpet beginnings to the very end. Might seem odd, but this type of event is surreal glamour to me and I love it. I do this every year, I don’t know why I like it so much. I can’t wait.

I’m out.