Steph (normandie_m) wrote,

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Before I rant about the retreat, I've got some good news.

Three of my favourite boys have been nominated for Emmy awards!


Victor Garber for Alias, David Hyde Pierce for Frasier and James Franco for James Dean. I will simply have to watch, no questions asked.

Right, now for the retreat.

Ok, I'm not going to go into great detail here, but it was probably a little better than I thought it'd be. I was expecting a full-on shit one like the one that we had last year, which I suspect has scarred me for life. I didn't get any sleep on that retreat, the food was bad and the activities were dull.

I did get sleep on this retreat, despite the fact I had a few noisy people in my cabin. I think people were a bit afraid of me after how bitchy I got last year when I didn't get any sleep.

The food was alright. Not brilliant, but dinnertimes provided for interesting things going on. After hearing a few of my schoolmates rapping grace, I don't think I'll ever be the same again. And another girl chatted up one of the kitchen boys, which was admittedly very funny.

Activities....we did alot of sitting around, writing, reflecting and stuff like that. Yes, very religious, very spiritual. We had affirmations and I discovered that people like me for my honesty, sensitivity and faith. I felt so embarrassed afterwards.

We also got letters from our parents. It was meant to be a surprise but I think everyone knew. Alot of tears shed, I'll say that. I didn't, but I felt horrible after I read mine since I was so horrible to Dad before I left.

What else.....lots of praying and giving thanks. Religion being shoved down the throat as I said. We had a weird prayer session on the first night there was a powerpoint presentation that had pictures of sperm and foetuses. I didn't know what to think. o_0

Last night we celebrated a mass and had a dramatic re-enactment of the gospel. I had the dubious honour of playing Jesus Christ, though it must be noted that for someone who hasn't done any drama at all in her life, I think I did remarkably well.

Yeah, that's about it. I did get some free time to do stuff, and I managed to come up with a new idea for a story, so hopefully I can get around to writing that down soon. But for now, I'm happy to be back in civilisation and hopefully I'll be able to catch up with some of you. :-)

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