October 31, 2003

parents went to bellingham yesterday.

brought back diet cherry coke.

holy fuck, this stuff is addictive.


October 30, 2003

Krista moved. Go say hi.


nerd hilarity.


a little background: Nokia recently introduced the N-Gage, which is a phone, MP3 player, gaming device, and toaster.
...okay, I made the last one up, but it's not that farfetched.
It has one major design flaw: you have to hold it sideways to talk.


October 29, 2003

I had another one of those days where I don't feel like I'm so much living as going through the motions.

strange, strange feeling, given that I would usually have had a whole lot of fun.


October 25, 2003

a) happy Diwali! it's the hindu new year, and now there's only three days left before I can eat meat again. At which point we have to go back to Salathai, 'cause that looked good.

b) happy 21st, Lana! Remember, you're not short, you're efficient.

c) happy 19th, Paige! There's really nothing I can say here that hasn't already been said.


October 24, 2003

there are days when I wish I could secede from my extended family, and thus free myself from this stupid web of soap-opera intrigue that really has nothing to do with me.

today was another one of them.

welcome back, graham!
I'd have been there, but you had to pick Hindu New Year's Eve to arrive.


October 21, 2003

prepare to be shocked


hot girls dancing in office = wicked. awesome.

they've started again. w00t.


slowly breaking my promise...

I was explaining this to Trevor, and found that I was using Spencerian hand gestures.

if I suddenly develop an affinity for mayo, please find a handy blunt object and proceed to beat some sense into me.

(nothing wrong with Spencer, mind you, I just have no plans to die at 38 of my second heart attack.)



I've got the rest of the series in zipped JPEG format, if anyone wants it.


I know the tables aren't quite aligned, but I'll deal with it later.

...how's the rest of it look?


October 17, 2003

so, um, yeah. hi.

...I'm still startled by the content of the post below.
I know the circumstances and the events of the weekend before that brought it about, but still. It's so... angry. I almost had to check and make sure I hadn't turned green.

but that's done with.

here's some one-sentence reviews!

The String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay: so mellow it hurts.
Enigmatic: The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead: Songs with three drummers and two guitarists do not translate well to string quartet format; otherwise see above.
Hawksley Workman: Lover/Fighter: new, and yet somehow more of the same.
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: someone kick me for not listening to this sooner.
Squarepusher: Feed Me Weird Things: awesome for weirding people out with, especially in the office.
1.8.7: Cities Collection: oddly fitting.
Radiohead: Scatterbrain (4Tet Remix): ridiculously good - in fact, it makes the 2 + 2 = 5 single a viable buy.

coming soon:
more Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, more d 'n' b, the Lost in Translation Soundtrack, the Bodysong Soundtrack, and Goldfrapp.

not coming soon:
random angry outbursts.


October 09, 2003

quick thoughts

4 tet remix of scatterbrain = awesome.
I love not having to talk to someone; just being able to go about whatever you're doing without having to fill an awkward silence is awesome.

no crotch-staring today, but what would I put on a sign to hang off my fly?
"roses are red,
violets are cool,
I really would prefer
you not stare at my tool"

or should I bust out some haiku?


October 08, 2003

bus rides

I hate how some people will do nothing more than stare straight ahead for the entire duration of a bus ride.
Especially when they end up spending the entire ride from Broadway to UBC focused on my crotch.
and not in the good way.


October 06, 2003

whistler was spent getting to know people better.
it's interesting how much fun you can have when you're not vomitatiously ill.

  • new kids are pretty cool; I'm still not quite adjusted to being That Guy Who Knows Things.
  • old people are incredibly funny; I got in on the Cock Talk this time around, and I was blown away.
  • games of I Never start to suck when it turns into oneupmanship
  • Hey Ya!! = instant dance party, no matter what time.
  • tweed jackets = mad fun.
  • head-in-lap chats = also mad fun.
  • sexual hand signal-based drinking games and well-mannered history reps = SHOCKA CARL!!

there's more; there's always more, but it's the kind of thing that comes in bits and pieces.

at council today, I joined promo committee and the yearbook/archivist thing, which means it's time to get back into design.
someone point me in the direction of current design trends, please.


October 02, 2003

things learned within 1 hour of internet arrival:

Mozilla Firebird = awesome
Sygate Personal Firewall = awesome
Soulseek = awesome

XP updates required after 4 months offline = not awesome.


October 01, 2003


DSL = installed.

delta = nearing tolerability.