Stephenson House Online

Located at 63 Charles St. West, Toronto, Ontario – Stephenson House was Victoria College at the University of Toronto's true student co-operative housing residence reflecting the will of Dr. Stephenson… now this blog will serve as an archive of memories of its last year (2009-2010) and for those house members to stay in touch with each other. SIYB! SHF!

Archive for December, 2009

Dec/09 haikus

Dec 30, 2009

Why only haikus?
The theory has me confused.
Excited for New Years soon.

-leo

Dec 26, 2009

They are returning.
Drifting; Em, Craig and Karen,
first back at SH.

Dec 23, 2009

Craig creates a blog.
Its SH under wordpress.
Karen updates stuff.

Dec 18, 2009

Waking up at 5,
Craig drags Luci and Karen;
across cold Queen’s Park.

Once in lifetime chance!
To cheer the Olympic torch!
Patriotism!

Also on this day,
Copenhagen conference,
Makes so-called break-through.

With Obama’s lead,
A deal with no legal force,
Or deadlines is hatched.

Dec 17, 2009

Spontaneous meal.
Of Mongolian hot-pot,
from Luci to fam.

Dec 16, 2009

Craig, Em and Luci,
off to Catherine’s b-day,
was really great fun.

Upon their return
Luci bought home wallpaper,
from the pub’s bathroom.

Dec 15, 2009

Karen and Luci,
had a crazy idea!
Gingerbread people!

Thus in three hours;
gingerbread Stephenson peeps,
emerged, each hand-made.

Also, that same night:
“This (is) why we can’t have nice things”
is Luci’s new name.

Why? Burnt oven gloves;
melted window sills with pan;
plate shoved in mailbox.

Dec 9, 2009

The Vic Tea Social;
SH ladies represents!
Met two past Vic Prezs.

Em, Luci, Laura,
made house curry for fam meal,
and girls talked romance.

Dec 8, 2009

House made 3 pizzas,
Roasted nuts and sang carols,
with alcohol juice.

Craig updated us,
the proposal is unchanged,
in terms of rent fees.

Laptops are stolen,
twice taken from leo’s room.
Security concerns.

Craig calls house meeting,
security is vital,
house bonds together.

Dec 3, 2009

Vic’s “Festive Dinner”,
had singing competition,
which Stephenson won!

Oh what did we win?
One hundred pizza dollars!
Excuse to party!

Oh how did we win?
Craig wrote a climate change song!
Copenhagen nears.

Leo and Liam,
Copenhagen-bound they are.
Climate-change conference.

We will all miss them,
they will be gone for twelve days.
Making UT proud!

Dec 1st, 2009

Time is flying by.
Before long, people will leave.
Hope not forever.

Its “Emily’s egg”,
still sitting in a shot glass,
after 2 whole months.

Laura labeled it,
when eggs ran out except one.
The box took up space.

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Nov/09 haikus

Nov 30, 2009

Liam and Leo!
we taped the song that Craig wrote!
Copenhagen bond.

Nov 24, 2009

Somebody got shot.
At Bay and Charles; gang rivals.
People are concerned.

I am not surprised;
rising poverty symptoms.
Yorkville is surprised.

Nov 17, 2009

Shit, Joe killed a mouse.
Luci getting sick again?
Craig is much better.

Oh wonderful news!
We got a brand new kitchen!
Its black and white chic!

Dinner was special,
we had Indian take-out,
and salad with nuts.

Nov 14th 2009

Luci’s birthday, yah!
Dress-up dance party with friends.
We stayed up till five.

Tiramisu-soup!
Liam for Luci’s birthday,
With wee-buttered bread!

There are stars above,
on the ceiling in my room,
of those from the past…

Oh great tragedy,
Luci broke the “urinal”,
in Jorge’s/Andrew’s bathroom.

Nov 9th 2009

Andrew made breakfast,
Except it was for dinner.
Eggs, bacon, pancakes.

Nov 7th 2009

Lucille installs shelf,
Joe serves us dinner with wine,
Nick plays his guitar.

Nov 6th, 2009

Joe did it again.
Forgot to make house dinner.
No one is impressed.

Skipping house dinner,
means we lose more than just food.
We lose seeing peeps.

Nov 4th 2009

Everyone but Joe;
Leo, Liam, Emily.
is sick with the cold.

Laura and Jorge,
making (yum) French onion soup.
It was mm mm good.

Craig reads the archives.
It was 1946,
where same fight occurred.

SH will move soon.
Next year rent is to increase.
Plus a forced meal plan.

Those family meals,
Which cement co-op living,
are now put at risk.

Nov 2nd 2009

Lucille and Craig both,
contemplates graduation.
Saddening us all.

Nov 1st 2009

SH gets tres sick.
Laura, then Craig and Lucille.
Soup and Clorox spray.

The world needs saving.
SH’s diverse intellect.
Will set us apart.

Oct/09 haikus

Oct 31/2009

Halloween party,
Archie comics was SH.
Except, no Archie.

Basement was transformed;
From fake to real haunted house.
Em scared peeps to come.

Lucille and Karen,
bakes cake for Laura’s birthday.
Used cocoa drink mix.

GO radio show,
Leo, a Britney Spears fan.
Stands up for SH

Homemade gummy worms;
Lucille’s pommes au caramel.
Free gelatin, yay!

Archie’s Mr. Lodge,
was Liam’s costume to be.
Baby powdered hair.

Parties end at 3.
Got in the bar, sans ID,
was Ms. Emily!

Oct 30/2009

Ratatouille feast.
Made by Emily last week.
A very rare treat.

Creativity.
What archivist Karen lacks.
So Haikus will do.