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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:25 am

have been freaking a bit about school finances, but just discovered today that about 25% of last term's tuition, which i thought was still owing and never mind the upcoming spring term, has been paid!
it seems like a very long time back, i submitted an essay for an academic perseverance award, and apparently it came through on april 4th!
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Postby AllyB » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:29 am

Great news, JL! So glad that you can carry on studying (at least for a while longer!) without the stress of unpaid fees - you obviously deserve the award - it is lovely to hear that you have been recognized, and in such a practical way too :lol:
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:24 pm

thanks so much ally - it takes a straw from the camel's back for sure!
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Postby Loriyas » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:59 pm

Congratulations JL!!!
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Postby Loobie » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:55 pm

Congrats! Nothing like finding out you don't have to pay what you thought you had to. Although in my case it's usually the other way around where I usually end up spending 25% MORE than intended. Way to go!
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Postby dignan » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:21 pm

Congratulations! I've never been too impressed with how federal and provincial governments here in Canada seem to have multi-billion dollar surpluses every year, but consistently under-fund post-secondary education...boo...
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Postby cheerleader » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:18 pm

An essay for a Perseverance Award!!! Perfect.
Sounds like something you know alot about, Jimmy.
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:53 am

Thanks so much all :) it's a sad award, but every little bit helps! yea really dignan, the money sure did not come from the govt this time! (although they have sent some handouts my way in the past, via the millenium awards stuff).

Sameer Ahuja Perseverance Award
This award, valued at up to $2,000, has been established by family in honour of Sameer Ahuja (1980 - 2004) to recognize and provide financial assistance to a student who is persevering to obtain a degree while facing the challenges of a severe chronic medical condition and/or a physical disability. Sameer was an exceptional young man who was determined to persevere with his studies despite a life threatening illness which created numerous physical challenges for him. Interested undergraduate students in any Faculty who have obtained a minimum overall average of 65% and who have a demonstrated financial need are invited to submit an application by October 31st.
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Postby carolew » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:58 pm

CONGRATULATIONS JL!!!!
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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:22 pm

thanks very much carole! :D :D :D
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Postby bromley » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:47 pm

Jimmy,

As a self-made millionaire, there is nothing that annoys me more that the student who never leaves college. You're approaching 40 and at your age you should have at least 20 years' work experience under your belt. My advice - get a job and get married.

Expecting poor Dignan to cough up some money to support your student lifestyle (staying in bed until noon and spending the rest of the day in the bar) in unforgiveable. He has three kids from his first marriage to support and is putting some money aside for a trip to England to see me.

Notwithstanding the above, you're a nice looking girl with your heart in the right place. So I am pleased for you (in an anti-student sort of well).

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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:21 am

hey what can i say, i take my time :)
this should be fun for you, here's a list of my work experience:

babysitter
dishwasher
CNE cinnamon bun cook (that's pretty much a carnie)
various restaurants: hostess, waitress, bartender
cinema concession worker
draftsperson
bar code labeler, magazine warehouse
painter
ski coach/instructor
CHMR radio dj
casual labour, department store
construction document clerk, GM Place
environmental education assistant/journalist
home-made craft sales
various office temporary from hospitals to steel mills
various housekeeping/food prep
music instructor
self employed construction engineering technologist
municipal building department contract
CAD and network setup
water/wastewater controls technologist
environment technologist
property rental agent/inspector
NGO project manager (fundraising)
research assistant/web site maintenance
benthic/stream morphology monitoring technician
dune/bush regeneration technician
snow school coordinator
lab assistant, dendrochronology

i think that about covers it ;)
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Postby bromley » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:49 am

What about the glamour modelling (1998-2002)?

Indecision seems to be one of your main strengths.
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:09 am

oh ya forgot about that high fashion episode.

yes pretty random i know lol. i'm a diversification specialist.
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Postby AllyB » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:28 pm

JL

Hate to break this to ya, but in England 'glamour model' is a lingerie/topless model - for those sorts of calendars that boorish men put up in auto-mechanic workshops, and teenagers hide under their mattresses etc. (not porn, think sexy!). Page 3 of the British newspapers...
Nothing to do with fashion, sorry :oops:
I think that maybe Ian was hoping you would ditch Dignan and send him a sexy pic from that 'episode' in your very eventful career :wink:
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