Thursday, September 30, 2004

Rocky Raccoon

My family laughs a lot, I realized today. That makes me incredibly happy.

Here are a few things I have recently discovered (or re-discovered) that I love:
1.The Beatles.
I've been listening to The Anthology 3. It rocks my world.
How could you not appreciate their jet-puffed greatness?
I've started taking some this week and I have a ridiculous amount of energy.

I thought it was going to be a longer list. Three items. That's rather disappointing.

Anyway, nothing much new over here.
I just finished fancy-ing up my resume a bit. I built it in photoshop, which was time consuming but I like how it turned out.
I'm going to see Gomez tomorrow night at the U of C.
That should be good.
I believe I am also going to see Hayden this month.

Now I am going to bed.
Sleep is so under-rated.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Broke and I'm Breaking

I'm severely unemployed. You might think that one could only be employed or unemployed but I believe there are degrees of employment. My lack of money puts me in the "severely unemployed" category.
Work (not the act itself, more the setting) makes me anxious. Besides, I can't work on Sundays, Tuesday- and Thursday nights, Wednesdays or Saturday mornings. Most employers just love that. If I was more motivated, I would be self-employed. Or is that like saying 'if I could drive, I'd be a professional racer'?
So that is (or should be) my focus for the next while: getting a J-O-B.
How long have I been saying that?

I was wondering how I have become one of the Great Procrastinators.
Inherited? I don't think so. My parents are quick to make decisions and get things done. To illustrate: the other week (how's that for vague?) I heard talk of kitchen renovations. Today tile has replaced the horrible linoleum (circa 1970), the dark wood cabinetry is now white, the ceiling is painted and there are new light fixtures. The majority of this change has occured within the span of three days.
Okay, so point made: my tendency to procrastinate is not inherited.
So it must be learned.
I think I can conveniently blame the educational system for this.
Thanks for nothing, school... thanks for nothing.

I have an absurd number of boxes in the basement (probably because I have never bothered to fully unpack in the year that I have lived in this house - stupid learned procrastination), all of which I could throw out and not miss in the least. But alas, I must sort through them. I found a bunch of books that I'm saving. One is a biography of Nikola Tesla. Very interesting. Other than that, I'm mostly throwing everything out.
Ah, to be relieved of clutter.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Guy Montag

It's good to be home.
Who would've guessed that one day I would think of Calgary as home...

Edmonton was pretty good.
I guess I should explain some of those pictures.

We went for a walk on the train tracks above High Level Bridge (yeah, apparently it's really called that - isn't that inventive). It was a really really long bridge (maybe they should call it that - Really Long Bridge) and quite tricky to get onto. It was like they were trying to keep people off....
oh, wait a minute... they were.

I really like the big picture at the top, of the trees. That was taken at the Legislature grounds right after Candace fell in the fountain. Well, there wasn't really a fountain. I guess it was just a pool?

On Sunday we went for another walk. Along the way, I took pictures of the trees (people just happened to be in them... ) and cut my leg on a barbed wire fence. I'm not exactly sure why I took a picture of that but I thought I'd share it.

Oddly enough, I didn't get any pictures of the actual wedding. It was a pretty small wedding, about 200 people. (Seems like Witnesses usually have huge weddings.) I did get to see some people I haven't seen in a long time - as I expected - so that was good.

It was a very musical weekend. Music was playing pretty much every waking moment, which was rad.
A lot of Face to Face and Sublime.
Ah, memories...
I realized that my music is ridiculously mellow. It makes me happy but I think I need to stock up on psych-up music.

Hang gap lai.
(See you later)

i went for a walk with my friends down memory lane, but i couldn't find my way back

This site was supposed to be my new online portfolio but I decided to post some pictures from the weekend on it.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Separation Anxiety

Tomorrow's forecast is for flurries.
That is hilarious.

I'm going to Edmonton this weekend for a wedding.
There should be a lot of people there that I haven't seen in a really long time so it should be good. I have no idea where I'm staying, though. Oh, and I haven't bought a gift yet.
Ah well. I'll get it all figured out tomorrow.
...Or I'll just give them money and sleep in the car.

Paper Tiger

I had such a good night.
It involved a fire at Bowness Park, a ton of rain, an overpacked car and two hours of tea drinking.
I smell like smoke.
I'm soaked.
I have to pee.
Mmm... good times.

This month has been really awesome, actually. People say that the first September after you're done school, you miss it.
No way.

I feel like my life has focus again.
My problem is I have to learn how to balance. I really shouldn't spend ten hours in service after having only four hours of sleep. This is starting to become a habit - a habit that I mostlikely can't keep up. I don't want to burn out.

...So maybe I should go to sleep now...

Monday, September 06, 2004

"Vote for Pedro"

Napoleon Dynamite.
See it.
Because awkward humor is the very best kind of humor.

Fahrenheit 451

Why do I insist on drinking coffee?
I should really stick to green tea.
Coffee is evil as well as sleep-depriving.

I finally saw Fahrenheit 911 tonight. It was amazing (for the one other person who hasn't seen it yet). Michael Moore is just going to disappear one day, I swear.
The ties between the Bush and Bin Ladin families... that is intense.
This world really is so corrupt.

Tomorrow night I am going to see a movie with lighter subject material - Napoleon Dynamite. I have been dying to see it for so long. My friend is rounding up a big group for his fourth viewing. Apparently, it's that good.

Well, I am going to try to sleep but I'm pretty wired so I'll most likely end up reading. I'm finishing up John le Carre's Absolute Friends which is oddly reminiscent of Fahrenheit 911....

By the way, has anyone read Fahrenheit 451?
I heard it is similar to 1984 and I want to see what connection there is to Michael Moore's type of conspiracies.

I am such a nerd.