Friday, August 26, 2005

Last day at the LA


Last night pk and I spent the evening packing the last of our stuff. By 2:30am we were done! So it appears the movers are coming to pick up our stuff first thing sunday morning. Not sure how we're going to fit all that in. Although we're done all the packing etc. this wknd is still going to be busy. We have to visit all our friends in the meantime. We have to go to k-town to visit the folks and party it up with all the friends one last time, then back to toronto to be here for the movers, then off to newmarket to visit more folks. It's going to be a bit crazy but it's going to be great to see everyone.
I'm so tired. Not much sleep last night.
Today's my last day at work. I am happy. That's all I have to say about that.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

it's all coming together


We're pretty much finished up with all the packing. Just a few remaining knick knacks and our dishes/mugs etc. The movers are set to come pick up our stuff sometime between friday and sunday.... We will hopefully get some more specific details about that soon. We're getting our new car on Tuesday! Click here to see our new car.
It's my second last day here at work. It's weird not having any new projects to work on. Come tomorrow I'll be done my time here at the LA.
Sweet! ;P

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

fully wonderful 5


Had to take the day off work to finish packing. We're almost done! It was a day full of wonderful. Had a wonderful sushi lunch with the wonderful natash and then had a wonderful dinner with pk's grandparents, and then had some wonderful beer with Aaime & Janne ;) hehe. goodtimes.

surrounded by stuff.


packing, packing, packing. that's all for today.

Monday, August 22, 2005


Happy 22nd Birthday


In the words of popsies...
"Have a great bloody time for yourself!"

The countdown begins...


In only one week from today, pk and I will be taking off to our new home, in our new province, for our new adventure. Ack! Still so much to do in just 7 days! Sorting, packing, planning, shipping, and visiting.... the list goes on.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pour House on Saturday. It was all things splendid and wonderful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Je suis fini!

yes. i know that Je suis fini means that i'm dead. but it has a certain je ne sais quoi. it sounds so much better than J'ai fini. non?

i have finally finished the learning annex magazine - it's all PDFd and FTPd and i wash my hands of the whole thing.

Now i can resume regular working hours (none of this 7:30am-8pm bullshite) for the next week and a half - and then I'll be finished at the office here as well. The 26th is my last day! Hurrah!

i just have to get my body to actually get up and leave the office now - it seems to have gotten used to this desk and won't let me leave even now that i'm done.

help! au secours!

On the map

I've had quite a few enquiries as to the whereabouts of our new place in relation to the city of Vancouver. Click here to zoom in and view our approximate location via the wonders of (Big Brother's) satellite.

In other news, check out Intrepidus' blog for a incredibly ridiculous, yet true story of how "brilliantly stupid" some people really are!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Home Sweet Home - To Be

Our new place...
"3 bedroom suite with garage and a fenced yard. The suite is bright and spacious. There is a gas fireplace and two full bathrooms, livingroom, dining room and an eating area off the kitchen. It is very close to bus route, Lynn Valley Canyon, and Lynn Valley Mall"

Thanks to the ever wonderful craigslist and a brilliant pk, we now have a place to call home. We decided to live on the North Shore where we can get away from it all and enjoy being part of the mountains. So many more opportunites for hiking, biking, walking, skiing - the list goes on. With so much room in this place I can hopefully set up a little art studio and start creating again and there's room for pk to have a nice quiet space to write his novels. There's also enough space to actually entertain some friends! (funny how it's only when i'm moving away from all my friends that i finally move in to a place that can accomodate more than one visitor at a time) It also apparently has a dishwasher, though i'm not sure if i'm excited about that. I truly enjoy washing my dishes by hand. A dishwasher? Where, i ask, is the fun in that?

While all those things are wonderful, at this particular moment, what I'm most excited about is..... drum roll please.... da duhduh da! free laundry! Yes, that's right. No more searching the apt for quarters, or lugging a backpack full of steamy, just-out-of-the-dryer clothes down the street on a hot day, or for that matter, bundled up in a winter coat trekking through snow to sit and wait in the squalid laundromat reading an old chatelaine or reader's digest. Yes, I'm very happy about having a washer/dryer that is actually in the same building as I am. Though it may be similar to dishwasher, i just don't think it'd be quite as fun to wash all my clothes by hand...

ok... i'm starting to ramble. I'm exhausted. I've been working 10-12 hour days, including this wknd) sitting infront of a computer trying to finish the Learning Annex magazine on time. Deadline is this Wednesday. After that I can resume breathing and sleeping. I can't wait.

I can't wait to move in to the new place!
Goodnight all.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

"where wings take dream"

Maybe I could rule the world.
There's only one problem:
I'm too smart to run a country.

This guy, on the other hand, doesn't appear to have that problem... Click here

Friday, August 05, 2005

Heading West in Search of GOLD!

pk and i are off to Vancouver in 3 weeks. If any of you are in the vicinity of the Pour House on the 20th, come say hello! It'd be great to see you before we head off!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Ah, technology is truly amazing.

pk was reading up about that Air France crash at Pearson the other day on the CBC website. He pointed out a line I found truly amusing. It's no longer up on the site, but it read something like...

"airport officials said that the lightning from the storm had affected their lightning detection system".

Gotta love technology.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Am I invisible?

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have invisible powers. To have a switch to turn my powers on and off as I please. Or maybe a cloak to sneak around undetected, like Harry Potter searching for clues to some mystery. But then I think maybe I already am invisible.

Why is it that when i walk down the street, i have to take great pains to move out of the way or else other people will walk straight into me? People seem to be in a continuous state of apathy and blindness. Besides the cell phone they're attempting to text or check messages on, they're blind to all that is around them. On the wknd, this woman just stepped into the street, directly into the path of our truck. We had to brake and she maintained her saunter across the street completely unaware that she was just inches away from being wrapped around the wheel of a truck. Last week, i passed a van parked on the street infront of my building. Just as I came up beside the passenger window, out came a hand that tossed a handful of garbage to the ground - right in front of me! If I had been just one step ahead, would she have thrown her garbage directly on me?

I can't find the switch to turn off my invisible powers! I'm stuck in harry potter's invisible cloak! I've tried to get people to see me. When pk and I are passing another couple on the street, i move slightly over, behind pk, enough for them to notice that i'm polite, yet when i see there isn't even a slight adjustment on their part, i don't move further behind, i let my shoulder slam into their arm. They either don't seem to notice, or just give me a glazed over dirty look in my direction. Sometimes, after a few scratches on my shoulders from crashing into backpack zippers and the like, I start to stick out my elbow from under my cloak when I pass these ignorami. It appears to be the only way to make them see me.