by Nic Olson

That means updates, in the new teenage accent that has been forming around Canada, but mainly in the South Regina area.
Anyways, here are a few updates about my new life that will start in about 13 days.

My Visa and passport are all finished. I have a 6 month multiple entry visitor visa, and all I have left to get is a permit to live in Mizoram, I believe. Today, I applied for a credit card, to make the finacial operations in India smoother and easier. The woman working, Celine Leclair, was apparently the love child of Canadian songstress Celine Dion and aged American hockey star John Leclair, and she acted in the way that you would assume a child of these two stars would, weird. (I hope she doesn’t google her name and find this link. She might deny me the card.) Anyways, now that that is in order, once that card is sent to me, I find a digital camera, and my iPod gets fixed, I am about ready to go. I leave January 10th at 645am, and return date is tentatively set for May 16th.

Until the 10th day of 2007, I am sitting back, relaxing, watching World Juniors, and hanging with friends for the last time. And this, this will be a fun time.

I have been formulating a list of things I want to do before I exodus the country, including plenty of E-brake skids, toboganning, poker, fireworks, board games, Blizzards and bumperskiing, (I know, I the funnest 18 year old you have ever met.). Anyways, while composing this list of party ideas, I am beginning to realize what I am leaving behind.
The NHL season. And this is no regular NHL season, this is the season that Montreal wins the Stanley Cup. Sure, I should be home for the last round of playoffs when Montreal beats out Anaheim in 6 games, but it will be hard to miss out on the road to this amazing victory. (By the way, when Montreal actually wins the Cup, remember, right here, right now, NIC CALLED IT.) Anyways, that will be sad to miss. My hockey and soccer seasons that I had to cut short, I will miss. I got to play half of a season in each sport, but missing out on all that will be a bummer, but I’m sure I’ll get to do that another day. And last, but not least, Friends and Family. I have been trying to fit in as much time in with these people as I can before I leave, and it will be a hard time without them. Since I am so emotionally solid, I will be fine, but it sucks to be without them. On the other hand, I’ll be in the company of some pretty sweet peeps in India.

Anyways, those are some of my thoughts and plans for the next little while. If I don’t see you before I leave, have a good start of 2007, and when I get back, we will party hardy.