Monday, January 03, 2005

2004 in retrospect

-officially broke it off with Antoine
-officially started dating Phil and FELL IN LOVE
-adopted Baboo from Phil's aunt, got her in-shape and made her lose major pounds. Although I do bitch about her every now and then for reasons like her taking up too much space in the bed, having to walk her, her constant begging for food, when she walks in the bedroom while we are butt naked and then the door remains open, her stinky breath... I still love her. I am convinced she is trainining us to be better parents. If a dog is so much work I cannot imagine a baby!
-went camping with Phil, Kimmy, and Joe in April. Froze our ass' off, thought we were going to die. Looking back, had a blast.
-helped my dad move out to Hudson. Although it is further away and I don't get the chance to see him that often it's a beautiful house in a quaint neighborhood
-met Phil's parents, brother, and sister
-started this blog
-quit my jobs at Guess and at the University Club
-went backpacking in Western Europe for 2 months with Kimmy. Visited 7 countries and built memories that will never escape me. I can now say I've been to Italy and Spain twice and England, Greece, Switzerland, France, and Portugal once!!!
-went to Stowe twice with Phil. Climbed Mount Mansfield.
-Starred in Moe's movie "Raising Hell". My scream is fantastic, well-practiced but Kimmy and I in the same scene: the mad giggles therefore at least 7 or 8 takes.
-went canoe-camping in St-Agathe des Monts
-took a two week roadtrip with Phil. Drove for almost 4 000 km and visited so many regions of Quebec... I love being a tourist in my own country. We hiked up Mount Albert, les Hautes Gorges in the Charlevoix region, saw the roche perce and almost got swallowed by waves walking there, went to gaspe to swim in the beach with seals and fell asleep to the sound of whales, drove up to the cote nord to sea kayak for three days and to whale watch... Overall unforgettable experience!
-quit smoking (hopefully for good)
-finished my first year at Concordia
-got accepted in the John Molson School of business and successfully finished my first semester
-kind of officially moved in with Phil and Joe
-started playing squash with Phil (gotta work on my soar looser/winner attitude if I want to continue playing
-babysat for my dad and Lianne every Friday last semester. Although they are complete monsters, they can be adorable
-started seeing a counselor, saw her three or four times and haven't seen her in 4 months but I do have a feeling she helped me notice some things about my personality... That's a hole other blog entry but I am getting better in that aspect...
-spent a hectic but a wonderful Christmas with Phil and I's family