Monthly Archives: January 2013

When it snows in Vancouver

my reaction to snow

Stop forcing me to scrape my car’s windshield every morning, sheesh.


Coming up… The SLC!

Unlike the rest of the UBC Blog Squad, I decided to volunteer to be a part of the Student Leadership Conference instead of attending as a delegate. I thought I’d get a different experience, y’know?

SLC Volunteer T-Shirt

Also, I get to wear this cool t-shirt. Volunteers at this year’s SLC will be wearing purple and blue t-shirts, just FYI. šŸ™‚

As a volunteer, I had to attend a volunteer work party. No no, it’s not like your employees’ annual Christmas party, but more like an orientation where we also do some menial-but-time-consuming-and-also-sort-of-important tasks in preparation for this Saturday. It was more fun than it sounds like, I swear!

Only after we did all that work did I realize how much there was to organizing the SLC. Ā On the dry erase boards in the CSI&C there’s a giant list of things that need to be done by Saturday. So much stuff to do! At the volunteer party, we only helped out with a fraction of it. So it’s pretty amazing that everything will be running smoothly this Saturday (er, knock on wood). Huffah for the SLC planning committee!

The best thing about the work party is that it reminded me about how awesome it is to get involved. Although I’m not going to be attending any of the much-anticipated presentations (Paul’s especially excited), I think it’s going to be fun working behind the scenes and making things happen!

Hopefully I’ll see y’all there? šŸ™‚

Psssst. You can still register to attend the SLC right…Ā here!

5 things that happen in a Sunday exam

  1. Cheap parking.
  2. No one studiedā€”unless you count looking over the cheat sheet once studying. In that case, yes, studying went great.
  3. People show up in Winnie the Pooh character onesies. Actually, it was just Tigger and Piglet.
  4. The prof doesn’t print off enough copies of the exam, leaving about 10 people stranded for 20 minutes.
  5. This was our last final… but no post-final relief, because there’s school tomorrow!

More FlexPass woes

Even though I bought my FlexPass to the Thunderbird parkade ages ago, I’ve only tried using it about three times. All three times, the pass failed to register with the receivingĀ antennaeĀ and I’ve had to take a spitter ticket instead. It was frustrating, though; from what I knew about the FlexPass, I should have been saving money and paying only around $8 per use instead of $14.

Flex Pass: Your parking solution

The solution that turned out not to be the right solution after all.

So yesterday I went to UBC Parking Services and inquired about my FlexPass, which had seen no use. They were all like hunnnnnnnh? and said that the pass should have been working.

Then the lady who was helping me told me that at Thunderbird Parkade there’s a flat rate of $7 all day. So to park there for a day it is actually cheaper to take a spitter ticket than to use the FlexPass.


Luckily, the lady said I could refund my passĀ although apparently that’s not allowed and I am now FlexPass free. And FlexPass-woe free. I even returned the actual pass thingy, because I’m pretty sure I won’t be driving to UBC enough to warrant a pass in the future.Ā Watch me eat my words. Huffah!

A Haiku about Getting Up Early

Up before seven

Why is it still dark outside?

Nope, I can’t do this.