What A Wild Week
A lot went on in this week. My week ranged from forgetting to pay for my bus pass to witnessing a man sexually assault a girl on the bus. It was an interesting week to say the least.
Monday was like any Monday. I already wanted the weekend to come. Otherwise, I watched hockey and saw Nashville defeat the Penguins. SCREW THE PENS.
Otherwise, I was hoping the week to end already.
This Tuesday was absolutely the best Tuesday I’ve EVER had (/s). I started out the day by waking up at my usual time and doing my usual thing: Get up at 7 am. Have food and coffee and get the bus.
There was a problem. I had an “uh-oh” moment. This uh-oh moment was I forgot to fill my bus pass. That meant I had to walk. It was already past 8 am and I had to be at work latest for 9 am (although my boss is fairly flexible with this).
I got to work after 9:30 am. I stayed a bit late to make up time. I in the end filled my bus pass after this debacle.
When I got home, I got excited because House of Cards came out. I binge watched 4 episodes. It’s a decent season.
I have been volunteering for the Manitoba NDP’s by-election campaign, with the goal of electing Bernadette Smith in the riding of Point Douglas. This was my first time working on any campaign.
Me and a volunteer canvassed one area of the riding. Canvassing means you go door to door in order to spread the message of the candidate you are representing.
Point Douglas is a low-income area of Winnipeg. While I was there, I went to a house with a dog that looked severely injured. It looked to have a broken paw and a ripped ear. It looked as if the family there didn’t have the money to take the dog to see the vet.
There were houses in poor condition there.I saw paint cracked off walls, rotting foundations, unkept lawns, and more.
This just convinced me more that the governments at the federal and provincial levels were not doing enough for their citizens. It just convinced me even more that we need to elect people that truly care about their citizens. We need to elect people that want to improve the lives of their citizens. That’s why I worked on the Smith campaign.
After canvassing, I hung out with my friend Trung for a bit. We went to a restaurant chain called Stella’s. Personally, I found their supper food to suck. Otherwise, their breakfasts rock.
Friday was a bit of a different day. I work for the Centre du patrimoine as an Archival Techinician, My main duty is to create an archive for the Festival du Voyageur, with the archives they’ve given us.
I’ve been working out of their offices where the archives have been situated. I was offered by my boss to start moving their archives to the Centre. I took it.
I prefer working at the Centre because I like to work around/with people I know. I also had no one arround me at the Festival and I notice that U work better if people are around.
I was also sick that day so when I finished work, I crashed and fell asleep.
I worked from 9-12 pm. I tend to work Saturdays in order to bank extra time, so I can eventually go on vacation.
After that, I went to see the Wonder Woman movie. I found it was the best DC movie in years, since the Dark Knight Rises. It was well acted, had a good plot, and had great special effects. It was definitely a pleasant 2 hour movie. I hope you see it!
This day definitely was by far the most interesting. As I outline in this blog post, I witnessed a man sexually assault a young woman. I won’t repeat the details of what happened, but that scarred me for sure.
After that, I went and watched some folks play some irish music at Shannon’s Pub. I learned about irish music Sundays through a contact that a good friend of mine knows.
His name is Larry and he makes harps. He’s travelled from Ireland all the way to the southern part of the USA to do festivals. He’s a very talented and nice man.