Friday, March 03, 2006

what i have been waiting for

(blĭs) n.
  1. Extreme happiness; ecstasy.
  2. The ecstasy of salvation; spiritual joy.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

the best laid Plans

i recommend that you pick up the new Death Cab for Cutie when it is released on the 30th. i idly speculate that it is, uh, i mean will be, great.

life lesson this week: you sometimes can't have what you really want, and sometimes you are blindsided by what you never expected. a map would be handy right now.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

once and future king

it is a beautiful day. the sun shines, a cool breeze hints that change is coming.

and change is inherently good, right? this is the consolation of a kaleidoscopic life - how the subtlest change in persepctive presents a new view that is both chaotic and novel, unfamiliar and engaging.

so here i am, 10 pounds lighter and, maybe, 10 pounds wiser. i wouldn't want to always measure my experience so tangibly. the weight i can't afford, the education i couldn't live without. do you ever feel like you're not living your life, rather, it's just a sequence of events that happen to you? and doesn't it feel good when you're ready to take the wheel again?

wake up. open your eyes. life begins again, and we're burning daylight.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


why does the cashier at North Street Sobeys welcome you to the register?

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

hello kitty

Sunday, May 29, 2005


looking forward to a day off tomorrow after a 5-day stretch at work (which are surprisingly rare, so kind of rough when you have to work them). another 5-day stint starts on Monday, with new team members... oh well, it's never boring. :)

i hope it doesn't rain tomorrow, but it doesn't look promising...

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


went and saw Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith the other night. some of the dialogue and delivery was just excruciating. we arrived fairly late, so we had to sit in the front row and fight motion sickness the whole time. we laughed a lot (the pointing and laughing kind, not the sympathetic kind). i agree with kat that Natalie Portman may not be much of an actress, but there was a scene featuring McGregor and Portman after which i felt, "gee, it was nice to see some legitimate acting in a two hour and twenty minute movie." when McGregor cuts Hayden Christensen's limbs off, i knew it was really one actor critiquing another's performance.

sometimes you're flipping channels, and exactly the movie you want to see is on. late one night last week i found Donnie Darko in my surfing. i really enjoy that movie. it appeals to that suppressed sense i have that there is something creepy and disturbing, possibly malevolent lurking just outside my field of view. it's threatening and fatalistic, full of apprehension about doom that can't be avoided. plus, i like the cover of Mad World that plays over the end credits. :)

more new stuff on please listen.