January 31, 2006

day 3

the process of moving and painting and scrubbing and whatnot felt a lot like production week. I'm not really sure how else to put it.

still not entirely settled; have been rearranging clothing and "stuff" and wondering where the hell the first four trades of 100 Bullets have gone.

my bed is fantastic.
my room ended up looking pretty good; I was concerned before the furniture arrived because the walls looked very boring but now that it's here they provide a balance to the overwhelming greenness of everything else. I'll put up a picture when I find the camera, mostly for Brie. Also Drew, who reads these things secretly and then spews details when you run into him at the Gallery, which is freaky as all fuck.

tangential: it's been pointed out to me that I could take the 44 and then the skytrain, thus meaning that I would traverse the entire length of the "Expo Line" every day. I'm sort of tempted.


January 30, 2006

breaking deep cover

not quite done moving, but the major stuff is over.
beds are fantastic.

the rest of my life has left me behind, though, so I've got some catching up to do, which promises to be interesting, at the very least.

also: Rob and I are going "routers and pants" shopping on saturday. anyone else interested?


January 25, 2006

I own a GameGear?!


January 15, 2006


three things:

  1. Jack 3, necks 0.
  2. "If you don't tell me what I want to know, then it'll just be a question of how much you want it to hurt."
  3. (swoon)


drowning in cardboard

actual content:
so many boxes.

10 days left until we get possession of the new house, 11 until I repaint my room (grey walls/white trim, dark green furniture1 and carpet, leaf-themed fabrics2), and 13 until we move in proper.

I watched my mother talk a salesperson into reducing the price of my mattress/base thingamadoo from $599 + tax + delivery ($722 total) down to $550, all-in. it blew my mind. I guess the Force is strong in her.


  1. I didn't choose it; am going to use my brother's old furniture until we move again, which is apparently planned for two to three years from now. Said date also provides me with a window to get my name off the mortgage3 and move out in, come to think of it...
  2. I'm sure Brie wanted to know.
  3. Having seen enough families torn apart by feuds over property and money, my parents decided that the three of us should have an equal stake in the deed, so that when they pass on, we all automatically have the house. It's utterly sensible, and had the bizarre side effect of me signing off on mortgages about ten years before I'd planned to.

total asides:
  1. the fact that the HTML tag for superscripts is "sup" amuses me a little.
  2. I blame the new penchant for long footnotes on Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which has long and rambling footnotes that are often more interesting than that particular stage of the story.
  3. I will, at some point, post a list of things I have found while putting things in boxes.
  4. 24 starts tonight. People at Jon's, expect phone calls during breaks.


January 10, 2006

give me grace and chemicals

  • one of these days, I'll figure out how to write an autobiographical statement that isn't a total wank.
  • moving date got moved up a week, so the moving weekend is the one of/after Cold Fusion. Sorry, P-Lau.
  • along those lines, I guess I should start packing 2 boxes a day, instead of my leisurely 1.5.
  • I'm doing nothing for elections, and it's freeing. So freeing, I'll spare the analogies.
  • SNAKES ON A PLANE!!! (link goes to webcomic which links to article about ridiculous movie.)


January 06, 2006

note to self:

make shirts with taglines:
- recommended for use in conjunction with pants
- i need tungsten to live

...other suggestions?


January 03, 2006

images are down again, and I can't be bothered to set up a new ripway account; I think it might be time for me to redesign and/or move to another image host.

I have yet to not thoroughly fuck up my resolutions, so here's my list for 2006:

  • get fat, by not going swimming or to the gym.
  • continue to live at home
  • forget that I am, in fact, pretty damn awesome.
  • work >2 jobs over the summer.
  • cling to the AUS/AMS, like a whelk. Or perhaps a limpet.

actual thoughts:
these last few days of break are the only ones that have felt like a break should; packed with familiar faces and new stories, basking in the warm glow of remembered (mis)adventures and trading plans for whatever comes next.

an outline with which to finish this post.

Dec 29: beers with minischool gang
Dec 30: quitting PNE, Samosa Garden, Maggie and Joe's
Dec 31: LDB with Mom, Partysaver, Sarah's
Jan 1: Drunken Aunts
Jan 2: Cities and Knights of Catan


January 01, 2006


backdated because I wrote this and forgot to post it, so even though you're seeing it on the 3rd (or later), it's from the 1st.
meme starts here

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Ran two campaigns at once, four jobs at another time, worked on the field at the Fair, got onto the ACF Exec, spent more than half of it on the couch, succumbed to iPod fever, settled with ICBC, and signed a mortgage, which I wasn't expecting to have to do for a good five to ten years.

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
No and yes.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A cousin in Calgary, so sort of.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
The US.

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
To move out.

7. What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

January 8-23
January 27
February 13
February 26
March 24
April 1
April 8
April 28
May 14
October 13
October 27
Nov 7
Dec 13
Dec 30

would I like to forget the summer? yes. will I? probably not.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Leading two elections to victory, PMOing, inching my parents towards the realization that I am not, in fact, thirteen.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I gave up.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the opposite; the back is getting better.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
iPod, E4's.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
They know who they are.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
They know who they are, too.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Tuition. Then clothes, food, booze, etc.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
And Then You Kissed Me - The Cardigans.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier.
b) thinner or fatter? Maybe a few pounds thinner.
c) richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Gym time, studying.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Commute, meetings.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
At home.

21. Did you fall in love in 2005?
Yes. No. I'm confused.
Hold me?

22. How many one-night stands?

23. What was your favourite TV program?
Battlestar Galactica.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nobody new.

25. What was the best book you read?
Comics, again. Fables and Fell.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
in terms of most listened to, probably Okkervil River or Wolf Parade.
in terms of obscurity, Imogen Heap, or perhaps Vitalic.
Oh, and I had an advance copy of Arular before you did, so nyar.

27. What did you want and get?
Material stuff, jobs.

28. What did you want and not get?
Material stuff, freedom.

29. What was your favourite film of this year?
none worth noting.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
20, and nothing, due to exams.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Less couch time.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
I like coats.

33. What kept you sane?
Dark chocolate, raspberry juice, and JD.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Fancy? Not really any of them.
Kiefer Sutherland continues to be awesome, though.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

36. Who did you miss?
Mostly Jill, Naf, and Neil; everyone else I see fairly frequently.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Jess Klug. Also perhaps Bernie, because we'd met before but never actually talked.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
there are two types of family; the ones you're born with and the ones you choose.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
got a hand
So I got a fist
So I got a plan
It's the best that I can do
Now we'll say it's in God's hands
But God doesn't always have the best goddamn plans, does he?