Saturday, April 28, 2007

Fun Random Stuff

Carmen sent me this in an email a few weeks back. I finally finished filling it out and thought it would be fun to post. I think I have posted something similar before, but meh... Happy reading. :)
1. WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME? Jessica Anne Tuomela

2. WHAT COLOR PANTS ARE YOU WEARING? Faded blue jeans…nothing too exciting

3. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT Now? Nothing…Paul can’t talk and play music at the same time-well he can, but I can’t understand him

4. WHAT'S THE LAST THING YOU ATE? A turkey sandwich and cranberry juice, but it is definitely time to eat again

5. DO YOU WISH ON STARS? Yes-at least I would if I could see them lol

6. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? PURPLE, do you even have to ask? Then again, maybe red?

7.HOW IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW? BEAUTIFUL!!! Finally-perfect picnic weather.

8. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Chris, asking him to come with us for a picnic.

9. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT YOU THIS? Only when she makes me coffee. lol


11. FAVORITE DRINK? Chocolate milk or pineapple juice on a summer day

12. FAVORITE SPORT? Swimming-wel, at least it better be considering I am in the pool 5 days a week and next week it’s about to increase.

13. HAIR COLOR? brown

14. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Lol Hell no…very counter productive.

15. SIBLINGS? Just me…unless Sasha and Flash count.

16. FAVORITE MONTH? That is too hard-I like each month for different reasons…maybe May or September because they’re not too hot, but they’re still nice out.

17. FAVORITE FOOD? Barbecued steak

18. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Lilo and Stitch-I will never get sick of “Cute and fluffy!”

19. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR? July first-it’s fun celebrating and eating too much food

20. WAY TO VENT ANGER: write, go for a walk or do something physical (like swim hard in practice), Oh and rant too.

21. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD? The dollhouse my grandpa made for me. I still have it!

22. SUMMER OR WINTER? I like both for different reasons, but probably summer-I like being outside in the sunshine.

23. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs-you can never go wrong with a hug.



26. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? No one. I am putting this on my blog.


Not sure what happened to questions 28 & 30 <-- WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?! i see....

29. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS? in a house, with Christena, Carmen, me, Jetta, 2 cats 2 plants and hopefully a lobster…right girls?

31. WHAT IS UNDER YOUR BED? I don’t want to know!!!! There a few suitcases, hair balls, some textbooks and I don’t want to know what else. It’s a double, there is a lot of room for things to be under there.

32. WHO IS THE FRIEND YOU HAVE HAD THE LONGEST? Christena-16 and a half years…yikes!

33. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? Helped Christena move all of her shit into the basement-she is going home for the summer and her subletter wanted to put her own damn furniture in Tenie’s room. If anyone ever wants help disassembling a bed…you know where I am.

34. FAVORITE SMELL? Vanilla…and earth smell after it’s rained.

35. WHAT INSPIRES YOU? People who give and love others unconditionally. Just to see love and utter bliss inspires me.

36. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? Hurting someone.

38. FAVORITE CAR? uhhh RORY!!!! aka jacquie's car that you can hear from a block away lol *agreeing with Carmen on this one*.

39. FAVORITE FLOWERS? orchids are pretty, but they better be purple.

40. NUMBER OF KEYS ON YOUR KEY RING: None. We have keyless entry.

41. CAN YOU JUGGLE? HELL NO! I can barely keep from spilling my coffee. Should the blind girl really be juggling anyway…? lol

42. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK? Friday-I don’t have to swim Saturday morning so I can actually hang out with my night hawk friends that night. 

43. WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR LAST BIRTHDAY? It was at least interesting. I spent my birthday working out at a camp last summer. I didn’t think anyone knew, but a few of the campers found out and sang to me while I worked mini putt and at supper the councillors high jacked me and made me sing “I’m a little Teapot” standing on a chair in front of the whole camp. Then, after supper they surprised me with the most delicious cake ever-it was even decorated! It was so pretty! So, I’d say it was pretty damn good. 

44. HOW MANY STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 1, but maybe soon to be 2 if I move out to British Columbia for massage therapy.

45. HOW MANY COUNTRIES HAVE YOU LIVED IN? one…but I have travelled to seven

46. WHAT CITY'S HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 3; Sault Ste. Marie, Brantford, and Waterloo

47. HOW MANY CARS HAVE YOU HAD & WHAT WAS THE FIRSTCAR THAT YOU HAD? Zero…although my dog’s name is Jetta…does she count?

48. WHERE *the hell* WERE YOU BORN? Sault Ste. Marie…go Northern Ontario!

The end!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Where is the Love?"

In light of the very recent shooting at Virginia Tech. College I thought I'd post these lyrics. They're a bit old and a bit corny, but they kind of spoke to me right now. They fill the void that I cannot fill with my own words right now because I am so appalled and disturbed that people feel the need to pump others full of bullets just because they are disgusted with their own lives.

What's wrong with the world mama?
People living like aint got no mamas
I think the whole worlds addicted to the drama
Only attracted to the things that bring you trauma
Overseas yeah we tryin to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin
In the USA the big CIA the Bloodz and the Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And if you hatin you're bound to get irate
Yeah madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
You gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love y'all

People killing people dying
Children hurtin you hear them crying
Can you practice what you preach
Would you turn the other cheek?
Father Father Father help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me got me questioning
Where is the love?

It just ain't the same all ways have changed
New days are strange is the world the insane?
If love and peace so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
Nations dropping bombs
Chemical gases filling lungs of little ones
With ongoing suffering
As the youth die young
So ask yourself is the loving really strong?
So I can ask myself really what is going wrong
With this world that we living in
People keep on giving in
Making wrong decisions
Only visions of them living and
Not respecting each other
Deny thy brother
The wars' going on but the reasons' undercover
The truth is kept secret
Swept under the rug
If you never know truth
Then you never know love
Where's the love y'all?(I don't know)
Where's the truth y'all?(I don't know)
Where's the love y'all?

People killing people dying
Children hurtin you hear them crying
Can practice what you preach
Would you turn the other cheek?
Father father father help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me got me questioning
Where is the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm getting older y'all people get colder
Most of us only care about money making
Selfishness got us followin the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting their young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what the see in the cinema
Whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love, we're spreading anomosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling down
It's no wonder why sometimes I'm feeling under
I gotta keep my faith alive, until love is found

People killing people dying
Children hurtin you hear them crying
Can you practice what you preach
Would you turn the other cheek?
Father Father Father help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me got me questioning
Where is the love?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Lindsay Here Again!

Once again, changes have been done. I was customizing the blog using templates offered online, however, blogspot has their own person commenting system that I just couldn't tap into. So a regular blogspot template will have to do for now. Although, it is kinda nifty that you can sorta customize it still. So now to comment, "paw prints left" is the new comments! *smile* I hope you all like it. It has a little bit of girlie colour and a little bit of travelling reference for our little travelling swimmer!
Well that's all I have to say for now... If there's any problems, let Jess know, and she'll pass it on to me and I'll try to fix any problems anyone has.
Ciao Bella and Bello!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


So, it's been a while since I've been tagged. In fact, I can't remember the last time it happened. I have to thank Laura and Willow for this one. :)
This time it is for the "thinker blog" of the year...hmm, did I write that correctly. Maybe not of the year. I think I made that part up. :)
Anyway, quite honestly, I don't read very many blogs anymore. Between swimming and school and Jetta and everything that goes on around here I barely have time to update mine on a regular basis. So, although I am supposed to post five blogs that really make me think I only have one and it's Laura's. It's the only blog that I keep up to date on, which means, in a sense, that it is the only blog that is making me think enough to read it on a regular basis. :)
So Laura Willow and Stella:
You are my Thinker Blog.
For those of you who want to check her blog out here is teh URL:

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Resisting Change

Where has the time gone? My last class is on Thursday and I hand in my last paper that day as well. I can’t believe that this semester is basically over-well, over in the sense that I don’t have classes anymore. We will still have to go through the lovely experience of stressful exam period, but other than that, it’s over. I had my last social Statistics class yesterday and I can’t say that I really mind much. It’s been a bit of a struggle-partly due to my lack of ability to work at things that I hate and partly to the fact that it’s stats and it’s just bloody hard!
I guess I’m writing because I’m a bit worried about this summer. Most of my friends won’t be around and I think it’s going to be really boring! I mean, of course I’ll have one class and double practices to keep me busy, but I’m a social butterfly and there really won’t be very many people here. Tenie’s going home for the summer-she’ll be leaving in a few weeks. Carmen will be around for a while, but she’s going back to Jordan to dig. Ashley’s given up her spot in her house and is moving home because she’ll be moving to Montreal in July. And, although I will have a few other people left, these three girls are the main players in my life and it’s going to be strange without them here. Tenie also has a sub letter who is terrified of catching blind. Yesterday she came over for a tour and winced any time I walked by her. I tried to verbally engage her in conversation, but she just didn’t’ answer. How does this girl expect to live with me for four months and not talk to me? Hopefully things get better. I guess I’m just frustrated because it always seems it’s me reaching out to the sighted public, educating them about me and then getting shut down by someone who can’t get over it. I’m pretty sure I’m fairly intelligent person, I can usually carry a good conversation and I’m not afraid to answer any of your questions, but bloody hell give me a chance! I’ve been out to formals with Tenie and Carmen before and this particular girl has been in attendance. It was exactly the same situation then too. I asked Christena if there was any way of finding someone else, but she barely answered me and walked away. I guess I’m being a bit of a baby and a bitch. Who knows maybe it’ll get better. At least Carmen will be here with the two of us for the first little bit. Other than that, I don’t’ know what to say. I’m just nervous I guess. I also worry that something will go wrong with Jetta and her. The girl may not completely understand the strict rules of a guide dog and I am afraid she’ll feed her behind my back. It’s happened before-even people who are my friends. People don’t understand how much control they take away from me when they do. It screws up our working relationship big time! I think that is my biggest concern with that.
I guess it’s kind of weird to think that this could be my last summer in Waterloo. As far as I know I’ll be here next year, but if swimming does something strange I may have to go train somewhere else. Not to mention, in a year from now I’ll b done school and having to figure out what I’ll be doing next. What school I’ll go to, what program I’ll be in and if I’ll keep swimming at the level I am at. I think when I do finally retire, it’s going to be very weird. It’s like I’ve always been the swimmer…the athlete you know? I’ll have to re-define my social role in a sense. I think change is good, but it is so much harder to do when you are older. I remember when I was a kid that change was fun and I always looked for change, but as an adult it’s like that side of us disappears. We become more apprehensive and uncomfortable with the thought of things being different.
Oh well, I’ll just have to keep telling myself that change is good and maybe it will turn out all right.
Anyway, I’m back to writing my paper.