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Double dose

Of birthdays, that is. There are way too many July birthdays. On Friday I bussed back just in time for Sunny’s surprise fondue birthday party. Lily planned the whole thing and it was a success. He wasn’t so much pleasantly surprised as perhaps “constipatedly shocked”. We had fondue, BBQ’ed in the backyard, played some video games, possibly annoyed some neighbours, and it was good times all around. No alcohol for me, but some other people may or may not have had just a tad too much beer…

The next day, Lis hosted another birthday celebration, this time karaoke at Ten23. Because of all the mutual friendships, interestingly enough, it was a lot of the same people from the night before. So of course what’s there to do but have another awesome time? :) After karaoke we headed to Alice Fazooli’s for dinner. They seated us in the lounge where the live DJ was blasting music, so we had to yell at each other the whole night. Also, they messed up Tracy’s order and subsequently did not charge her anything.

I got a couple mosquito bites on Friday, which thrilled me. That signifies that it’s really SUMMER! :D To celebrate, I think a layout change is in order. I was getting sick of the duo-tone colour scheme of the previous layout. Also, I’m pretty sure something there was inhibiting my WP stats plugin from working.

Should I be freaking out?

We all know that the economy’s tanking and we’re all going to hell. The American financial sector has been, for lack of a better term, totally PWNED (by itself), and its repercussions have been felt across the globe. Last week, Citigroup slashed 50,000 jobs, which is freakin’ insane. FIFTY THOUSAND!! And today they’ve got a bailout on the way. Even with all these government injections, we’re not going to be seeing a recovery anytime in the near future.

As a student, I haven’t experienced any direct negative impact just yet. I still have my co-op job, and despite being a bit busier than usual at work, life goes on as always. I still have two years of school before being thrown into the workforce. Therefore I haven’t really thought about what I would do if I actually can’t find a decent job at graduation. I’ve always just kind of taken a “things will turn out alright” approach to life.

That being said, is it time to worry? Are you worried? About your job, your finances…etc? Should I be questioning my future, flailing my arms, and having panic attacks? Is it time for me to accept the reality?

On another (less desolate) note, you might have noticed a layout change. I think this one’s much more functional, and it saves an extra click on the first page because it displays full posts. I made some minor tweaks, including making the text area wider, so apologies to you all with the archaic 800×600 resolutions :P