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Ach Part Deux

Written on my PDA on the bus this morning:

Yeah, this is what happens when I stay up too late. Somehow I’ve acquired this annoying habit of turning off the alarm as soon as it goes off and promptly falling back asleep. Fortunately I usually manage to wake up again just in time to throw on some clothes and get to work, but I really wish I could have showered this morning.

The snow is falling as was promised, though it’s not quite the torrential blizzard I was hoping for. (Can snow be “torrential”, or is that adjective reserved for rain?) Maybe it will pick up later. The person sitting next to me on the bus requested that I open the window since it was getting stuffy, and I happily complied. Now invigorating little wisps of snow are falling down the back of my neck.

For lunch: tuna sandwich. I had time to make it only because I made the filling yesterday. So far I’ve been doing well at keeping my new year’s resolution to pack a lunch more often. It is only day two, however. I make no promises for tomorrow.

The contents of the vent below the bus window:
one finishing nail
one holographic sticker reading “100% UV Blocking / protect your eyes”

Ach

As you may have noticed I’ve updated the site a little. I got rid of the ugly greenness, made a new logo, etc. It’s still a work in progress, as always, but I feel a little better for having finally done something to it.

Now the problem is, it’s 1:12am, and I have to be up at 6:30am. *sigh*

Back to the grind

Well, today was my first day back at work after two weeks of Christmas vacation. Due to the icy streets I elected to take the bus to work, and with more snow in the forecast I’ll likely take the bus to work tomorrow as well.

I’m glad I’m not a big fan of hockey or I would be horribly disappointed.

I wish it had started snowing already. I would love go for a nightime walk in the snow. We don’t see much snow here on the island, so when it happens you have to take advantage. Somehow I have managed to avoid actually seeing any snow falling, as it snowed in Comox while I was in Victoria and it snowed in Victoria while I was in Comox. So far all I’ve seen is the aftermath, which looks nice on the trees but gross and dirty on the roads. I would like nothing more than to wander about aimlessly outside with the snow falling around me, listening to the eerie silence only a fresh snowfall can bring.

Falling snow always reminds me of Song for a Winter’s Night by Sarah McLachlan.

Happy New Year

Well, it’s a new year and I figured I might give the ol’ weblog another try. Let’s face it, my first attempt was pretty pathetic. Maybe this time things will work out better. I’m still debating whether or not to leave the old entries in place. I really want to obliterate them, but I feel like I’d be cheating somehow. So for now they stay.

Lots of new pictures are posted in the gallery. I’m trying out a new gallery script, which you can check out here. Only a couple albums have been moved over so far, I’ll move the rest over when I get around to it. One of the nice things about the new gallery is you can order prints easily, so if there’s a picture there you really want a copy of, click on the picture and select a service from the list box at the top of the page. If you try this, let me know how it turns out.

And if there’s a picture you really wish I’d get rid of, let me know and I’ll happily oblige. I’m not out to embarass anyone. Much.

Roll Call

Well, I’ve heard a couple people actually read this thing. I had no idea, since nobody ever writes any comments. So this particular entry is a roll call. Add a comment, just say “hi” or “i’m here” or “this sucks” or anything. I’m curious who is actually out there… Just click the “Comments” link below and give ‘er.

Beer!

Well, I just got back from the Great Canadain Beer Festival.

Uh, when I say “got back”, I mean, I’m at Mike’s brother Donn’s house. I’m not really sure why I’m updating my blog right now. Well actually, I am sure. I’m updating it because I’m drunk. And I’m talkative, and there’s nobody to talk to. Right now I’m waiting for pizza to arrive. There have been a lot of goings-on since the last time I updated my blog. I went and saw three concerts in Vancouver last week (A Perfect Circle, Wilco and REM, and Radiohead), and had my Leatherman confiscated at the APC concert. In between all of that I’ve been doing a lot of nothing. I had a job interview on the phone yesterday. Which was weird, because I wasn’t expecting one. I also went to Evolution with a bunch of people for Joy’s birthday. I got pretty drunk then too. A couple weeks ago I went camping in Tofino with my friends Colin, Sarah and Alan. The pictures are of course in the picture section of my website. I don’t think i can write any more tonight. I promise to write some more soon though.

There has been a lot of stuff going on in my life, now that I think about it. There have been great tracts of nothingness with small bursts of eventfulness. Like my trip to the beach with Morgan last night. A night I expected to be totally uneventful ended up with me having water dumped on my head and Morgan’s dogs being accosted by a large rotweiller at Gyro Park.

OK, I’m trying desparately to write something coherent. But the pizza has just arrived. Now I am going to go eat pizza, and try and think of something more interesting to write for next time. Appreciate that right now I am at someone elses house, who has no idea I am updating my blog right now. 🙂

Tweek in Comox

Back in Comox again. It’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow (well, technically today.) Went to a CYMC concert tonight, where I got to see my friend Regan whom I hadn’t seen in a year. After the concert, Regan and her friend and I met up with one of my high school band teachers at the pub, and then we went for donuts at Tim Horton’s. Reminisced about our high school days. Gooooood times.

Under The Fridge

Do you own the type of fridge with the coils underneath, rather than on the back? If you do, under no circumstances should you remove the cover at the bottom. I made that mistake, and was confronted with this.

T3: Rise of the Machines

I went and saw T3: Rise of the Machines last night at Silver City. Decent plot, some humorous moments, and lots of explosions, crashes, and other mindless destruction. Highly recommended.

A thought

I just got back from a wonderful dinner at Morgan’s house. Morgan does this crazy thing where she spends all day cooking and invites her friends over to eat all this wonderful food she’s prepared. Morgan is my hero.

It’s 1am and I gotta be at work tomorrow morning at 9, but I will leave you with this revelation I had the other day. It’s nothing really deep, it’s something everybody probably knows deep down, but I think we all need to be reminded of it once in awhile. Here it is:

Life is a game. Happiness is the score.