July 1st, 2001

reeciebastion

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It's Canada Day - and I'm at home. It's almost 3pm. This is all very depressing. It's like someone forgetting your birthday.

Shut up. I know. :P

I *really* wanted to *do* something today... Canada Day's out, as Jen's grounded and I was alone in going and we couldn't wrangle a way to drag her out to the big street parties with us. And I don't think I can justify the fifteen bucks if we don't even get to see her.

There's still *stuff*, I guess. I want to do some of the *stuff*. This is the last big, stat, *holiday* thing that I'm going to see before I go. It's not as if I'll be getting a farewell party - this was my last chance. And now it's sort of flubbed. Nadia and Shan are *working*... and everyone else is probably going to refuse to go.

Sigh. Sometimes I almost (*almost*, mind you...) wish I could actually get cheerful from smaller things. It would make this a lot easier. How do I expalin to them that, no matter what the extenuating circumstances, I want one more party with my friends, and could you lot just stop glaring and weeping for the one occasion, damnit? :P

Well; I guess I can't. And I know I said I'd let them be... but I just don't have much *time* left, damnit. I have ONE MONTH... and I know I explained this problem already... but... well. I feel very unwanted. I guess they forgot. Can't blame them. But *still*... :(
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reeciebastion

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Seems i'm having network issues... also, typing issues... *glares at own hands*
Also, it's after 4pm and I've still got to take a shower. It seems I'm sinking into the Summer Nothings even earlier than usual this year. Damn - this is just what I'd hoped to avoid...
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reeciebastion

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I feel kind of bad about this... my poor paper-journal that I swore never to stop writing in is sitting all neglected on my floor in a pile of dirty and dog-hair-covered clothes... Erk... I really need to clean in here... o.O
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reeciebastion

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Ech... that reminds me...
...no it doesn't. This is totally coincidental...
"People" with names like "itouchalot" keep ICQ-ing me for randomchat... which is funny, because I *know* I've *never* been on randomchat, ever. It's... icky. They're the kinda nicks that make you feel all slimy... ech...
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reeciebastion

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This town is just so meaningless that it makes me sick.

There *are* no Canada Day celebrations in the whole of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows. The closest ones are in Vancouver... and if I had known how pitifully unpatriotic *this* town is I would have planned to go out there - but one doesn't just head off into Van on a whim.

This is the first year I actually *cared*, too. I've felt very patriotic recently. And now I can't do anything about it.

Damn - so much for my last celebration. I guess that does it. Nothing else to say about it, really.
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reeciebastion

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I'm having this quandry.

I've always wondered why Canadians aren't more patriotic. I mean, sure, we've got that whole thing where we hate the Americans, (:P) but other than that, we've got very little which unites us as a country, y'know, really inspires our national pride. 'Merkins have this almost frightening patriotism... one that almost makes other countries flinch when they come into contact with it. I'll never forget the story my mum told me about the star-spangled fireworks at Disneyland and how my little sisters actually got a little *scared* and asked to leave. I shuddered.

Don't get me wrong - patriotism is an important thing. What I'm saying is that we as a country maybe need more of it. I mean come on - we've got beer, we've got Nanaimo Bars... we've got trees and beavers and rivers and stuff. We've also got one of the lowest national crime rates, the probably lowest levels of racism in the world (which granted, isn't saying much, but still...). Shouldn't we be prouder?

I admit it - I'm a cynic. I'm also a raving conspiracy theorist by most definitions - blame pop culture, specifically the X-Files, for that one. But I've got patriotism... most people do, on some level. And I really do. I'm *proud* of being a Canadian citizen. I wouldn't give it up. And I am, for the most part, proud of my country. But if there's one thing among the bunch that needs fixing, bulking up a bit, it's our national pride. See, it's a ninety-pound weakling.

It's the one day of the year when we Canadians do something proud about partying and getting drunk for our country. But the rest of the year, it's like we forget where we are. It makes me a little sad.

I really wanted to do something today/tonight... for more reasons than one. And now I'm kinda depressed 'cause I haven't.

I think I'm going out for donuts w/Disa soon... we'll toast with Timbits.

See? We've also got Tim Horton's. We live in a damned fine country, we do. And to quote a beer commercial... I Am Canadian. Wheee, Canada Day. Happy Birthday, Canada. :)
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