Monday, February 05, 2007

Posterchild for Pandora

I thought I'd better write something before you all get bored of checking to see if I'd written, and finding - nothing new. The group shot was taken in Baxter State Park, Maine - my favourite place in the states (the only one I've been to twice). Distracting me from my usually exuberant blogging are two things. The first is school - I'm really trying hard to get everything tidied up and done so I can be a bit less stressed. This is of course hopeless, because whenever I get the stuff with deadlines tidied away - there is a tonne of more esoteric, deadlineless tasks awaiting me - but until then I'm hoping. The other problem, of course, is that facebook is sucking up my internet time in a bad/good way. Its kind of a tease - neat idea, but I'm just old enough that there are a lot of people I'd like track down that simply aren't into this kind of thing. The ones I know well enough to have emails for - well, I'm mostly in contact with them to some extent anyways. But still, I've caught up with a few folks that I'd otherwise lost contact with - making the whole thing worthwhile.

I guess, shockingly, my social life may also be interfering with my blogging. I was lucky enough to meet up with Margo to watch a movie, finally meeting the mysterious Ian. That was a blast. Pan's Labyrinth (spanish with English subtitles) was well done, but has left my nerves a bit raw. There are some pretty brutally violent and disturbing scenes in it, mixed with a sort of minor key beauty here and there. The weekend before I attended a party, played cards and visited my grandma's - taking up all three evenings in one weekend and the weekend before that I met up with another up north friend and 2 down souths ones for coffee. I do really need to get my camera out sometime - though it is so cold right now - I suspect the battery would refuse to cooperate... anywho...enough writing for now. Oh, and in unrelated news, my best friends kid turned 2... does that make me feel old or what

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Snow Falling on Parking Lots

So winter finally made it to Ontaro. The symptoms are many. At the outdoor ice near my home, there was 15-20 kids skating outside, the ground is white and the ski resorts finally got to open. Still we could use some real serious snow - so I can actually make use of my cross country skis. Still the flurries I can see falling on the parking lots outside my winter are peaceful and I'm feeling relaxed and keen to spend a bit of time being outdoors and doing things I love like painting and playing the guitar/paino.

I've been sucked into Facebook. I initially scoffed at this phenoma until I accidently signed up - then wasted most of yesterday evening (my first totally free evening in a long while) hunting for lost friends. I've gone from 0-50 in 48 hours. Technology is weird. I'll give them credit for designing it well. It'll be neat to watch it evolve, but I have more exciting plans for my time really.

Anywho, I must learn more about Stream Restoration.


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