Wednesday, January 12, 2005

So here I am and here you are. What would we do without technology eh?

Blogger's note re: this particular post - Guaranteed to be even more nonsensical than ever before or the value of your reading time returned to you in the form of Canadian Tire money. 1 cent for every minute you believe you have wasted by reading this blog.

OK -so I made it back to Edinburgh no worse for wear, save for a rather large amount of lost sleep, hence this chica is especially lightheaded today.

The trip back was pretty uneventful. Jen did find a bit of amusement in seeing me drag all my luggage through the Newark airport (the carts cost $3 USD - I had none). I suppose I was quite the sight with laptop case strung over one shoulder, EBatles Bag over the other, Roots backpack on my back, dragging my enormous 60 lb suitcase behind me on one side and dragging my big green backpack on the other side. As Jen noted - she should have taken a picture.

Upon arrival yesterday morning, I chose to stay awake, unpack and do a bit of shopping - time for sleep later!! It turns out this may not have been the wisest decision, as I wasn't able to et to sleep until 1am last night, so am runnning on about 6.5 hours of sleep over the last 48 hours.

This may explain why I am having trouble remembering even the simplest things today - like what kind of Bond Processing I have been trained on and how many more hours I have to work to make up a 7 hour day. IT can only get better from here!

OK - well I have 3 books on the go at the moment:

1. The Celestine Prophecy - Will this be a spiritual awakening for me? I've only just begun, but already I sense that the insights of this book will be significant to my understanding /perspective of the world at large, in the same way that Ishmael was.

2. What Type AM I? Yep, you guessed it - more Myers-Briggs Personality stuff. Actually this is the book that first got me interested in the MBTIP last year. Amazing what one can learn about themselves and others from psychology. Everything to be taken with a grain of salt though - it is not teh be all and end all.

3. He's Just NOT That Into You. OK, so the title is not very positive or encouraging..hey it was written by a guy (mostly) so it's straight to the point. Nonetheless, this is not the type of thing any gal wants to hear. But you know what? I finished this book last night and, in the end, it may not be what a woman wants to hear, but its what every woman should know - that their time is precious and should not be wasted on men that don't care enough. A good read, but, again, I would suggest taking it with a big grain of salt, because having read about Myers-Briggs types I'd have to say that this book has not taken into consideration differences in personalities, particularly with regards to the Introvert/Extrovert and Thinking/Feeling preferences. It did, however, make me think long and hard about what I deserve and what I have settled for in the past -very different things.


Jen said...

Hey Dude -

Not to brag but I got to sleep from 2.00 until 13.00.


However, it means I probably won't get to sleep until the wee, wee, wee hours of the night tonight. Woo!

Anonymous said...

Hey Shannon,
Glad to hear you arrived safely. I have a question about your last blog though, about the wireless internet. How does that work and where do you get the cards from? Just email me when you get a chance
And I heard about one of the books you're reading "He's Just Not That Into You??", I think that's the one that Becky is reading too.


Anonymous said...

Hey SHANNON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How are you. Okay, I am very embarrased to be telling you that I didn't know about your 'all shanadian' website until today. I have been doing some reading and trying to fill myself in on your life over the past year...very interesting stuff, chicklet!!! We have some serious catching up to do. Drop me a line when you have a
So...I've noticed you are in the process of reading 'he's just not that into you'. Ironically enough, I have already read the book. My roommie got it for me for Christmas. I'm not sure if she was trying to tell me something or not though, haha??? I thought the book was fantastic. I loved Greg's sarcasm and had a blast finding the humor in the things we women do when dealing with men. I can't imagine that some of those stories were actually true...are we really that naive at times??
(this question is not an open invitation for any men to respond!!)
Anyways...for all you women out there that are tired of playing "the games" and are trying to understand why men do what they do - read this book. I can't speak for everyone, but it helps us understand the little things in relationships that we sometimes chose to ignore. Also, as a side note...I particularly loved the book because it's written by a writer and a consultant of Sex and the City. I'm a very proud to say that I have seen every single episode of the show and was so sad to see it come to an end. The ending was amazing that I cried. I have watched hours upon hours of that show only to find out that Big's first name is 'John'. You'd think after 6 seasons the writers could come up with something with a little more pizzazz that 'John' (no offense to any John's that may be reading this posting).
So that's all I have to say for now. I absolutly love this website, Shannon. It's so interesting and creative. Well, Shananigan - I'm signing off for now, but you haven't heard the last of me.

Take Care and chat to you soon!

Becky C

Anonymous said...

Becky's lying... I'm sure I told her about your blog... Don't blame me!


Anonymous said...

ACtually, I know I sent everyone on my mailing list, including Becky, the link way back in April or something last year. Ah well, am just glad to increase readership!!

Anonymous said...

Well I sadly don't remember getting the email :(
Maybe it was filtered to my junkmail by mistake or something. Excuses, excuses, eh, Shan!! I'm not sure why I didn't know about it, but the fact of the matter is that I now know and I think this whole blog idea is just brilliant....great way to keep in touch. All this posting even brings back memories of our business web course....oh those were the days!! Hope everyone has a great weekend - Shannon - I'm dedicating the first portion of my morning tomorrow to you...I'll respond to your email!!!