poire_gourmande: (blaine kurt)
23 ans.

Baccalauréat en Histoire. 4 ans de ma vie, qui servent à quoi? Un programme qui forme essentiellement des profs, et ça m'intéresse pas.

J'habite chez mes parents.

Je travaille dix heures par semaine dans une fruiterie.

Je fais partie de l'élite intellectuelle de la société. À quoi ça me sert?

J'ai des passions changeantes. Je ne crois pas pouvoir être assez passionnée par quelque chose pour le faire toute ma vie.

Changement de voie. Combien d'années d'études encore? Et où est-ce que ça va me mener.?

Sentiment d'échec.

Mes amis ont 20 ans. Ils sont humoristes, pigistes, animatrices de radio, planificatrices d'évènements, réalisateurs de vidéos corporatifs, avec des grands projets de société.

J'ai 23 ans. Je ne fais rien de mes journées. Ça paie pas gros. Ma plus grande réalisation, c'est un diplôme qui me sert à rien.

C'est bien beau, se rebeller contre le système, qui éduque nos enfants pour le savoir-faire et non le savoir. J'ai trois ans de savoir, et ça m'a coûté plus cher que ça me rapporte.

C'est bien beau se dire qu'on veut pas une carrière-une maison-un char de l'année-un chien-un spa-et 2.5 enfants. C'est bien beau se dire bohème. Tout ce que j'ai besoin c'est une petite jobine en Europe, histoire de voyager. Grosse nouvelle, ça prend des sous pour voyager.

Comment ils font, ces mêmes amis qui partent à l'autre bout du monde trois fois par année? (Et qui trouvent quand même l'argent pour se saoûler deux fois par semaine.)

Il y a deux ans, moi aussi je rushait à la fin de la session. J'en pleurais, je me couchais à 3 heures pour terminer mes travaux. Pourquoi? Pour un bout de papier et quelques connaissances? Maintenant, je me pogne le cul, je refresh sans cesse LJ, pour voir s'il y a du nouveau.

On me dit que je suis bonne en graphisme. Ai-je vraiment envie de retourner trois ans au cegep (en grève tout le temps, c'est quand même le Vieux), pour me faire engager par des gens qui veulent des choses laides?

Je suis bonne en langues. Est-ce que j'aimerais faire de la traduction? J'en sais rien.

Mais il faut lâcher les illusions. C'est bien beau apprendre, aller à l'école pour ne pas rester chez moi à rien faire, mais ça coûte des sous. Un jour ou l'autre va bien falloir avoir un plan de carrière. Parce qu'on peut pas se faire vivre par ses parents et son chum éternellement. Surtout quand il n'a pas de job.
poire_gourmande: (vintage retro discs)
Sorry it's been a while...
I have a shit load of news!

I left my job at the toy store, I was so sick of this place, I've been there for 3 years.
I found a new job in a bookstore, but I'm in the writing department: 300$ Mont Blanc pens, italian leather wallets, etc. It's kinda nice, but my job consists mostly in dusting and I'm already sick of it after a month...
Yesterday I had a job interview at the Château Ramesay Museum, an old mansion from the New France era! I'd be a guide-animator, in an ancient costume! I wish I will get it!!!
And... I'm FUCKING GOING TO NYC!!!! During the fall break, from October 26 to 28, with my boyfriend! :D I can't wait to see Central Park in the fall, it'll be like You've Got Mail!!! <3

School is going great, I only have two classes. I hate the Philosophy one, and the teacher, but I do love the other one, History of ecology and environment! I only have those two left, and then.... I'M GONNA HAVE MY DIPLOMA!!!


OOOOH, YEAH!!!
poire_gourmande: (90210)
Don't feel like writing in English, sorry...

J'ai eu une indigestion / une mini gastro mardi et mercredi, ce qui fait que j'ai perdu une journée complète que j'étais censée consacrée à mes travaux scolaires. Ça fait fucking chier, étant donné que les deadline arrivent à grand pas: travail de 30 pages sur Delphes à remettre le 15 juin, et travail sur l'Antiquité et le cinéma à remettre le 16 juin. So, aucune vie sociale jusqu'à la mi-juin. J'ai vachement peur, d'autant plus que le deuxième travail est nettement plus intéressant que le premier, alors j'ai envie de m'y consacrer exclusivement.
Et j'ai un gros guilt-trip parce que j'ai passé mon mois de mai à rien crisser et à entretenir ma vie sociale, sans travailler :(
Au moins j'ose espérer que je me suis rassasiée en vie sociale, et qu'ainsi j'aurai pas l'envie soudaine d'aller prendre une bière ou faire la fiesta plutôt que de travailler. Un souci de moins, étant donné que les Thomas (mes partenaires-beuverie officiels), sont au Viet Nam, mais il reste quand même Joanie qui risque fort de vouloir qu'on se voit en fin de semaine... (Sois forte, Émilie, résiste!!!)

Pas eu de nouvelles pour les jobs, ils étaient censés appeler hier... Bobby m'a dit de les rappeler pour manifester mon intérêt, mais ça me gêne...
poire_gourmande: (vintage retro discs)
It's been a while, isn't it?
The winter semester is finished except for my 30 pages essay I have to hand out on June 15.
The summer semester is going well, it's fascinating (History of Rome).

And I have two job interviews on Tuesday! Both are the same job but at two different companies. It'd be in groceries, offering beer/wine/cooler tastings. Sounds great, and it pays! 13-14$ an hour!!!

I'm a bit nervous, I never really had a job interview before... At the bakery, they called me for an interview, I dressed up, with little heels and all, and when I got there, she said "An interview? You begin now!" And at the toystore, she asked me if I knew any board games and if I could climb up a ladder, so...
poire_gourmande: (vintage retro discs)
So, remember when I told you about Mathias Mental? Well, I went to his CD launching last night, and it was so fun! He played songs from both his albums and it was great! The crowd was nice too, clapping and singing (well it was mostly his friends, so they knew the songs :P)
I don't want to have to tell you again, GO GIVE HIM SOME LOVE, HIS SONGS ARE GREAT!!! :D

And tonight is the wrap party for the completing of Alpha Omega, the movie Bobby was working on this semester. They will show most of the movies they made, and some other personnal projects of the guys on the team.
And it's beautiful outside, and weather forecasts says it will be warm, so I'll wear my yellow dress!!! ^_^

And even though the winter semester is still not finished (thanks to the teachers' strike) the summer one just began, and I'm taking Rome: History and Civilisation, with a really great teacher! She's so crazy (in a good way) and she gave me a great idea of subject for the paper we have to do. We must do a bibliography (cause we don't have enough time in a month and a half to do that AND write the actual paper), and she told me I could do it on "perception of Antique Rome in movies", like Spartacus, Gladiator, Ben Hur, etc... I can't wait to work on it! But... I have a Greek translation due Wednesday, a take-home Egypt exam due Thursday, and I still gotta work on my 30 pages essay due on  June 15.

So, yeah, basically that was almost a Things I Love Thursday.
Except we're Friday. :P

poire_gourmande: (90210)
OMG OMG OMG!!!
I just finished my essay on Akhenaten. Seriously, it took me like a month to do it cause I wasn't into it at all, but when I kicked my butt and did it, it went so fast!!! I'm so happy I managed to finish it before the end of the strike!
Okay, now to my other one, the 30 pages one.
And I'll start working on that German text I have to prepare before the exam.

I FEEL FUCKING GREAT!!!
poire_gourmande: (90210)
Well, that was a nice weekend!
Thursday, went to Le Saint-Ciboire with Bobby and some friends, had some beer :D
Friday, my best friend came home with her other best friend I didn't know and didn't really wanted to know. It went great, she's really nice, we played a drinking game (with Bobby drinking only water XD)
Saturday, Bobby and his best friend had to go to the library to do some school work, and I figured it would be much more easy for me to write my essay if I go with them (less distractions, yay!). Plus I got to see Thomas (the aforementioned best friend), and the three of us went to dinner at Les Trois Brasseurs (yummy!!!). Bobby and I had a nice evening alone, watching The Truman Show :D
Sunday, I worked, I got to play Clue Jr. with my coworker :D. Watched You've Got Mail and National Treasure with Bobby.

In other news, UQAM teachers are on strike since 20 days now, and the students voted the strike too, to support them. It's nice not having classes, I guess, but since 2004 (when I started CEGEP), somebody (students, teachers, etc.) was on strike at least once every semester... I feel like even if I got good grades in almost all of my classes, I miss an incredible amount of learning, because semesters had to be amputated in order to finish on time... The thing is, (when it's a student strike) they are on strike to fight against school fees rise. However, I paid for classes I didn't even get, because we are on strike. I'd much prefer paying what they are asking, and have a complete semester than protesting about it and missing something I paid for. Maybe it's just me, maybe it's because I'm only thinking about me, and not those who will go to school after me and will have to pay much more. Well, what can I say? Going on strike is supposed to be kind of a last resort thing, when you tried everything else. Those days, they go on strike first. (Let's just say I'm only talking about the students here. I'm well aware that UQAM teachers didn't go on strike since the 70's, and that they are the worst payed in Quebec.)

Now, let's forget for a while that my school is fucked up, and let's marvel at this: I'm almost finished with my Bachelor's degree!!! After this semester, I've got to take Rome: History and Civilisation in the summer intensive semester (May-June, and then I have normal summer holidays!). I then have Antique Philosophy and History of Ecology and Environment in the Fall semester. And then.... it's done!!! I will then take a year and a half off school, working, piling up money, and traveling. In May 2010, I plan to go to Disneyland with Bobby!
After that time off, I'll go back to school for a Master's Degree. After that, it'll be likely that Bobby's gonna have finished his Bachelor's degree, and we'll maybe go live a year or so in France, work there, and see the rest of Europe.

Until then, well, I'm supposed to go to Gaspésie in August with Bobby, Thomas and some other friends. The guys went there last year, and they had a whole lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to it.

Oh, and I bought a spring coat on Etsy! With the shipping, it cost me 30$CAD, and it belonged to the wife of a senator from Illinois in the 50s-60s!

So, that's it, guys! Waddya think? Should I write posts like this, where I talk about my life, more often?

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