Category Archives: George Brown

The Post With Many Links

Contrary to what I said in my last post, I did not work until 6 today.  I was reminded by my supervisor and my iTouch that I was working until 9.  No big deal.  I guess my brain figured that I worked until 6 every day.  Tomorrow I am most definitely working until 6, no question about it.

I scheduled my physical for college, so all is well… oh! I gotta register for classes! Must save draft! … Well, I tried to register but my account isn’t functioning for some reason.  I shall call tomorrow morning and get to the bottom of things.  Tomorrow is also the day I perform for a bunch of drunk gay people! I think I’m going to play the following:

  1. Mika Nakashima’s FAKE (without vocals but with awesome jazz piano because no one will understand Japanese) Ohhh… I encountered a bad rendition of some poor cos-player “singing” it at a convention of some sort.  I should really go to one of those things to perform.  I would kick serious ass.
  2. Sarah Slean’s Day One (bad sound quality, sorry). Got to have at least one up-beat song, right?
  3. Emm Gryner’s Blackwinged Bird (with vocals of course) to close the set.  I’m going to dedicate this song to my Katima-people.

I’m looking forward to performing on a piano again which I haven’t done in quite a while.  Not only that, to have a microphone with the piano for once? Sweet jesus.  

Holy shit.  I actually felt that thunder hit something close to the house.  I didn’t mention it was storming outside but… it’s storming outside.  Now you know.  That photo post I talked about will come later on in the week.  Friday seems like a good day to do it as it is a day when I do not work.  To make up for the wait…

Here’s an -Ing Thing!

Secretly Buying:

A couple of days ago I bought (so it isn’t really buying at all.  A false -Ing Thing) 2 types of CK Underwear and a blue silk shirt (which I am debating on wearing tomorrow for the performance or for the party… if it’s nice out, it’s going to be worn at the performance… one of the new pairs of underwear too) from my work (something that fits?! WHAAAAAAT?!).  I know I’m not supposed to buy anything but I enjoy having underwear at my disposal (that sounds terrible, but what I mean to say is that I enjoy underwear the same way that women buy shoes or purses.  Maybe I should of applied at the CK Underwear store again and forced them to only interview me for there and not for the Calvin Klein store that is in a mall that I can’t drive to) and the shirt was cheap. 

Needing:

To work out more.  I need to up my reps in everything: push-ups, sit-ups, going to start these ab exercises (be warned, there is bad music afoot and a minute of a useless intro)… We’ll see how that goes.

Playing:

I’ve started to play Final Fantasy Tactics when I’m bored of everything else (which won’t be the case in a few days with all the lessons and whatnot).  I’m not a huge fan of strategy games, but I do like FF, so it evens out.

Listening:

Oh god.  I remember when I first read about this group I told myself I wasn’t going to listen to them because they’re just so… Perfume? I figured I wouldn’t enjoy them, but as I was working today, a song came on that was similar to one that I heard a 30 second clip of (you can even learn how to do the dance!).  Now I can’t get it out of my head.  I think I’m going to have to download their album now.  

However, if there’s one J-Pop artist that I don’t intend on listening to, it’s Leah Dizon.  I’m sorry, her voice is too soft and quiet (they drown her out with the backing track).  I’ve seen her live performances and they are just terrible.  Granted, it is difficult to sing and dance at the same time, but there’s better than this.  She’s trying to be the next Britney or something by impressing everyone with her dance moves and it’s working.  If a Race Queen/Model turned singer can make it big… It gives me hope for my music career in Japan (you won’t see me dancing though).

Loving:

Now I’m going to practice for tomorrow.  The best thing about not having anyone else in the house? I can perform in my robe and no one can stop me.

Nothing says fun like…

Getting a stomach flu yesterday morning.  The stomach flu is like that really annoying friend who goes on a trip to the UK and you’re really glad to see her go, but then when she returns you remember why you were so happy when she left.  But I recovered quickly and I’m working at the Radisson Centre today.

I was checking my OCAS documents yesterday and Sheridan has also accepted me.  Now I have a dilemma.  Problems like these call for a new category being created: College.  I called the deans of Sheridan and George Brown today to help me make a descision.  I asked each college what to expect in the first semester and what my diploma gets me.  Here’s what I found out:

Sheridan:

The Sheridan dean told me that there was a year of general study and then the next year was the co-op placement (3 days a week) with 2 days of classes.  With my diploma I can apply to the Ontario Social Service Workers College, and/or get a degree in Gerontology from some University (the website didn’t specify which one, it just said, we have links with a bunch of Universities!).  I wouldn’t of been able to find out about the years of general study if I had not of contacted the Dean.  The website is pretty but does not have a lot of information.

George Brown:

The dean of George Brown informed me that co-op placements start in October of first year in a nursing home and second year is a more intense and specific placement (long term care, palliative care, etc.).  I can get a degree from Laurentian in a year with marks in 3.0 or higher.  The website has all of the courses listed as well as a FAQ, which is extremely helpful.  I didn’t even really need to talk to the dean, but I’m glad I did so I could have confirmation that there was co-op in both years.  Plus the dean informed me that I could have a co-op placement in Mississauga, if I so desired.  How awesome is that?

After that phone call my mind was made up.  I’m going to George Brown for Activation Aide / Gerontology.  In doing so, the tag I made for “College” will now say “George Brown”.  Sure, George Brown’s website isn’t as pretty as Sheridan, but beauty is only skin deep.

Today at the Radisson Centre I worked in the classroom all day and fed a client at lunch.   My client had Shake n’ Bake chicken with potatoes and corn (which he didn’t finish) with a bag of chips (which he purchased and finished… someone’s family didn’t force them to finish up what is left on their plate when they were young), and 2 Ah! Caramel squares (from the people who brought you Jos Louis and Half Moons, we bring you a combination of the two… with caramel in it!) 

My client’s lunch was clearly superior to mine.  I had a President’s Choice Blue Menu Meat Lasagna.   I’m not used to eating microwave food anymore, and this lasagna was not a happy camper.  A small pool of oil on top of my lasagna is not appealing, neither is having difficulty getting the plastic wrap corner lifted so steam can escape (and so I don’t end up with nuclear lasagna… oh wait, I had that anyway).  In the famous words of Street Cents, “President’s Choice Blue Menu Meat Lasagna is fit for the pit.  *toss and explosion*” I savoured my Caramilk chocolate and kept looking at my client’s Shake n’ Bake (no, not his bum, his food… pervs).  I haven’t had Shake n’ Bake in forever! I remember when it infiltrated kitchen cupboards everywhere in the 90s, along with Rice-a-roni.  Where are you now, seasoned bread crumbs with a ziploc bag?

Now for a test.  Radio Blog, do your stuff!

… FAIL.  Check back later.

I was feeling nostalgic and decided to listen to some Chrono Trigger music.  Then I remembered that Chrono Cross has a combination of two songs in one that I enjoy.  Hope you enjoy it too.