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10/17/06 05:38 am - updateizm

Hey there!!!! Miss Hayls, I know you and Melinda were exhausted so I stayed up all night long to contribute the best I could under the time constraints.

I didn't elaborate too much on census counts cause we had a bit from 2004 and 2006--we are already discusing many particulars to the culture throughout the paper anyways (including history/characteristics).

I did a title page and have organized the paper up until the begnning of section III., which starts on question 10 of 15. I think the paper is going to be at least 20 pages and this is only the first section. Hey there Miss A?!

I'm going to write my reflection right now and re-send you the entire thing.

Love ya ya fuckin narp

Darbs

10/16/06 11:49 pm - school shiz/bypass if my nerdiness bores you

Working on a group project since roughly 1 p.m.

I'm still working on a portion of this, related to statistical information of the need/benefit community (Aboriginal women) as well as history related to the community/issue, and characteristics of the community/issue.

I sent the following email to Miss Hayley. Fuck, she cracks me the fuck up.

Hey Hayls,

I checked my email and Bushra e-mailed us the executive summary. I tweaked it quite a bit, basically just by elaborating on what she typed to better explain all of our ideas; (she said it was okay).

So, don't worry about that portion, I will bring 4 copies for us all tomorrow; however I have attached my edited copy so you and Bushra can see it. I'm meeting Melinda @ 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter...maybe mom will let me borrow the cell phone and you and I can talk a bit easier in the morning. I'll e-mail you if that happens before I leave the house tomorrow.

I talked w/ Melinda tonight; apparently we are all e-mailing you our personal reflections. I'm going to work on that right now, as well as question 3. I might be up for a few hours, but that is okay. I'm feelin like a fuckin narp.

WHATEVS.

Darb

ATTACHMENT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

For our Community Organizing Group Project, we decided to focus on homeless Aboriginal women. We chose this population not only because we think it is an issue which needs to be addressed, but also for the fact that Aboriginal culture and its norms, values, beliefs, and common practices are quite unknown in dominant Westernized Culture. We are hoping to create an innovative, proactive, and cooperative model when working with these women in Calgary. Hopefully, our project will help this population to gain a greater sense of community and connectedness. Our proposal to achieve this goal is by helping Aboriginal women gain independence and build or increase strengths related to their community, which involve both awareness and development of networking and the learning (or improvement) of life skills. This is shown as a cooperative model by the idea that we will provide the women with the necessary supplies and skills to make these crafts; we propose to help them learn to sell their creations in the market by facilitating their understanding around the importance of networking, which will then assist them in earning their incomes.
This not only targets the benefit community, (which is the homeless Aboriginal women themselves), it benefits the action community as well because it will learn about this diverse culture through directly working with these women, and also by learning about the uniqueness and history of the crafts being made.
The homeless Aboriginal population is very high in relation to its overall population in Calgary. Some programs have been a temporary solution to help with this issue. For example, shelters provide temporary accommodations. We hope to build their inner sense of self related to the preservation of their culture through recognizing and validating their tenacity and immense resilience, as well as assisting them in recognizing the strengths they already possess to sustain a cooperative model.
Reflecting on ethical issues, we will be aware of and strive not to impose our own beliefs and values on to the Aboriginal women; we recognize and appreciate their holistic viewpoints and will use that knowledge to help us to learn from them. We hope to gain further understanding of the perseverance of the culture throughout our research.

10/10/06 02:25 am - All you motherfuckers step up

Whatevs. Seriously. Whatmotherfuckingevs.

9/25/06 09:54 am - Oh sweet, cute, rad, beautiful you...

I'm going to be taking a break from this.
I have school, work, and my own well-being to worry about, and any (if not all) of the thoughts I'm going to be writing are most likely best saved for a private outlet. Also, pretty happy to say that I've lost any interest I used to have in the bad_sex community. I finally get how disrespectful it is, and I don't want to be a part of it anymore.

I've read your entries Eric, that sucks ass that you and the lady are sick. At least you have eachother during such crappy times. p.s. I love the Gescan card you gave me, and I carry it around everywhere. Hope things are well at the homestead; say hey to everyone for me!

I'll be back. I'm just not quite sure when.

8/29/06 02:56 pm - A friendly request to a cool ass dude

STE to tha VE!!!

Update your dream journal just once or twice a week with the most memorable or beloved dreams for us. Everyone in agreeance, say YES nicompoop. (I don't know what it means, but i like it). Seriously, I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that we love hearing about this stuff. Spit it out. I'm sure you have a lot of writing down pertaining to some, or snippets here and there. I love dreams. I'm somwhat facinated by them actually.

D~LUx
p.s. you should just add me back instead of being too cool and evasive like the indie jerk you are. hopefully you know i'm just joking, well sorta. bye.

8/28/06 03:55 pm

2 of the many highlights:

Eric playing Peaches for me. Hearing AA XXX for the first time. Shit son, if I knew her, we'd be fucking best chick friends. I hope to download Eric's "Gym Son" folder for when I go back to Calgary. It looks, well, simply bitchin.' just like a hot sunny day.

Watching Silent Hill, falling asleep beside Wayne while covered up in blankets, waking up like 2 hours later to hear Eric say "This is the worst ROMCOM ever!!." (It's supposed to be a horror).

Holy shit I can't even describe about how I'm 7-10 hours from home, in a town of about 80 thou, sleeping with a boy without the doors locked, being up all night,talking, kissing, not sexing, watching intervention last night, (which was the fucking best episode ever), hearing Eric say "RELAPSE!" but not to that one, the way we were all engrossed in it, mine, Ash's and Eric's nap on their comphy bed, finally watching the jeff buckley live video with wayne, telling him everything, a thousand other things. I love everyone, and all of my real friends. This is the best vacation of my life.

~darbi

"I like the innocent type..."

8/26/06 03:18 pm - Fort Mac (though it ain't spelt like that).

Heading to Fort Mac
though it ain't spelt like that
Calgary's drivin' me crazy
it was this place here
I lost my baby.
Bought a Cardi for the baby
Hope A&E like it (...maybe)
BBQ's til Sunrise
wish I had a man with whom to surprise
Did I tell ya I was buying BEEF?
Oh yeah, his name's Sean, not Steve.
And her name's Jenn...
is that with one or 2 n's?
I hope you know I've got love for you three
Whoops, there's 7 here,
and my heart's big & free
No sleep tonight
got some coffee in my belly
Now it's 2:30/3
And I leave 6:30 or 7,
with FFWD and Timmy's.
Got Corona's in my red plaid pack
Here's to hoping I don't end up looking like
a drunkin' frumpy sack
First time to see the Northern lights with Wayne
one night this week,
Bingo night with Eric's momma...sweet!
his new van has a cassette player
when I found out, I wanted to spaz out & freak
it's so old school,
and in case you didn't know,
to the D-Rock,
that means its fuckin' neat.
Keep it real, keep it sweet,
after all I ain't no bitchy dog in heat
Well sometimes I wish I was,
left the last situation just cause.
We're friend's still,
I like him quite alright
it just wasn't real for me,
wasn't right.
Anyways, back to the travel I planned
I'm at Eric's typing with only my left hand.
I hope there's no fighting, I hope there's no strife
Afterall, we're all safe, probably sick free
and each got our life
Let's party, let's have a ball
even if that means we just chill,
play Moose and then fall.
I got great love for you three
with a fourth who will one day greet me.
I might not want to leave here
I might not want to go
Sept 1, on the tale end
of two seasons before the snow.

8/25/06 04:11 am - Yeah, ummm

totally not sleeping until some point on the bus.

I wrote a little rap about one hour ago. We are gonna put it into song; it's about the prospect of my first time in Fort Mac with a couple of my best friends, one's wife, and what we may do.
I just ate a grilled cheese with sharp cheddar, smoked gouda, ketchup and ceasar vinaigrette dressing. It was nothing if not delish!!! And oh boy was it ever. The trick is thick cheese and fresh bread every time. Oh yes.

Still haven't packed
But that'll take only a brief stint down to my room.
I have 78% of all of the clothes I own, clean, on the bed; another 10 percent in my wardrobe and 12 at Dad's. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that yesterday he and I went to the Waterhouse Grill; I had 4 ceasars, he had 4 beers, and then he walked me to the bus after slyly buying and presenting me with a blue dyed rose. We joked about how the last time I got a rose, it was from him too. I am hanging it to dry in the living area downstairs; I love how even the leaves are blue/green, and also how the rose has still retained some of it's original red and yet it all blends in together.

I got lost today trying to see my Oma; I'll call her tomorrow and visit her the day I get back. She sounded good on the phone earlier.

Stuff to do. I've started reading Steven King's The Stand.
Shit to do. I leave in 2 hours, and between 2-5 minutes.
Latz peeps.
Pics the next post you see.

Wonder how Tool was for Reis and Mel... I was on the train headed to pick up something as people were arriving and hanging out at Victoria Park station; and they were screaming a bit in anticipation. It brought a smile to my face...the kind that usually only children get from me...it disarmed me briefly.

8/24/06 11:01 am - 2 cds much needed

Just bought Pharrell's solo, In My Mind. It's golden.

Also, Finally bought the newest from The Fever, In the City of Sleep. These guys are my favourite new discovery musically.

With both discs, I got a poster for my wall. Pharrell looks smokin'

Tubby Dog last night allowed me to experience the greasiest and messiest dog I've ever tried, with deep fried yam slices. Interestingly enough, though the yams weren't overly sloppy, and it was actually hot dog stuff all over the place, I got a stain on my right knee because of this runny spicy chili sauce they served with them. I told Cxrhs that if I can't get it out with stain remover and a good wash then I'm writing yams in the centre of the orange circle with a black Sharpie marker. He made a good point about it not being the yams, but the sauce, and yet still...if not for the yummy yammers, I wouldn't be all up in this. That's why it won't just read yams, but YAMS!!!

Ate/drank half of a chocolate banana milkshake and I froze the rest. Well, this morning it was simply divine, almost like a malted milk. Delish!

I'm going to clean my room up, pack, and then head down to the Northwest to visit my Oma, who just got out of the hospital from surgery. She's a real tough lady.

8/22/06 08:26 pm - Lately

Shopping, mice stories, and bedtime chai tea chattingCollapse )
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