(#4) Weeklies

Ugh. Today is the third day I’ve been sick, but at least I’m finally starting to feel better. Happy New Year indeed. In other news, poker season is over and I managed to either break even or profit from every single game. Not bad for my first full season. Now I’ve got to turn my attention to two massive school assignments due in two weeks. For Non-fiction, I’m writing about Thomas Edison: the classic white-collar criminal (Not the first, but one of the most well-known). For Textual Intervention, for some reason I decided to make a comic. Why? Because we were studying the gothic genre this term, and I’m not a huge gothic fan, so I thought I’d get as far away from that as I can. Hopefully, I won’t be docked marks for that.

Anyway, here are this week’s weeklies!

To be honest, besides partying and poker, I haven’t done very much this past week.

Party food:

Chips and dip. So simple, so good.

Poker Hand:

Full House. Nearly impossible to beat, and of the three times I had it, I took people out and collected a jackpot every time.

Alcoholic drink:

Sparkling wine. I only had two sips for the new year, but it doesn’t leave a bad after taste.

Yup. That’s pretty much all of it. Happy 2015!

Poker: A Mental Battle

On my mom’s side, I have 20 aunts and uncles and 25 cousins, three of which have spouses and one who has a toddler and a baby due any day now. Including my siblings and I, my maternal grandparents have 28 grandchildren and nearly 2 great-grandchildren. I am the youngest of the older half of the grandchildren, and for six years before 2011, I was smack dab in the middle.

On Christmas there’s a big party at my grandparents’ house. After dinner, presents—usually between close cousins, or godparents and godchildren—are given out. Then the older half, plus the oldest of the younger half, of the cousins do our secret santa exchange and get to discover who had our name and so on. After we’re done, the adults (I guess, at twenty, I’m technically an adult, but here “adult” means family members out of university who have jobs and own homes and stuff) play their gift-giving game where they draw numbers and the whole thing is kind of complicated.

After the adults have finished their game, the dining table is cleared and the poker game begins.

(#3) Weeklies!

I feel like I should apologize for my “review” of Big Hero 6. A whole year of Film Studies and all I could come up with is “it’s awesome”. But it really was. In comparison, I saw the latest Hobbit movie last night (yes, Christmas Night) and…well, you’ll get to read about that when I get to it.

Here are this week’s Weeklies:

Movie: Big Hero 6

What a surprise.

Clothing Store: Aritzia

My sister and I took advantage of their Boxing Day sale today. It was crazy crowded, but we found three things each for ourselves, so we didn’t mind! 😉

Christmas Gift:

Intuos Pen Tablet

My cousin got it for me in the Secret Santa Exchange between the older cousins.

So basically, I’ve been really spoiled.