i was going to post the lyrics to bjork’s “possibly maybe,” but after reading them, i don’t think i like them all that much. i thought they were more subtle but perhaps it is just that i don’t understand what she’s actually singing all the time.. still a good song though.
speaking of good music, the new massive attack album that is due out in february is boss. the last track is soooooo good. it’s darker than usual but it’s a pleasure to listen to, without a doubt.
and speaking of albums, i hear the new hybrid album is circulating. it’s too bad that the promo deal between hybrid and my radio show never really worked out properly .. i got all of their stuff, but it could have been more solid, quicker .. all of those things. then again, hybrid said their album was going to come out a year and a half ago .. it seems that there were several loose ends or something. there has definitely been enough time between the albums. to say i am looking forward to this one is a serious case of understatement.
today was the first Real Day of bagging bulbs in The Second Secret Location. we packed a lot .. probably about 2000 of them. that is a lot, however it’s barely a dent in what we have to do.. somewhere around 120,000 or so. i have never worked in an assembly line quite like the one today though .. so much energy — it was lots of fun. having a ghetto blaster on pretty loud kept things going at a furious pace and it was definitely satisfying after doing office work all week.
big ups to the p.a.f. massive!
i am phasing in and out of sleepiness here. i think it’s time to leave work and go home to eat and whatnot. tonight i may go rock climbing and i may also end up in the rock city area. the two are not related.
after counting and moving about 10,000 lightbulbs today, i went to speakers corner to have a little fun on camera. it was fun! i wont say what for .. but it wouldn’t be hard to guess. 🙂
i saw james bond last night with emily and matt. i can’t say the movie was quality, but it was definitely entertaining. it was cheesy in the austin powers way, however it was not supposed to be a comedy in the same way. just .. yeah. it’s a renter. hehehe.
so i pressed some button on my alarm clock that isn’t snooze. i slept until 8:02 a.m. and i am supposed to start at 8 a.m.. agh. not a great way to start the day.. ended up having a good day overall though. i spent a good portion of the day writing a tutorial on image transfer and used the faux word “disk-ette-ette” lots. haha.
i don’t feel very talkative today. not sure why.
using the StrongBad voice for a character in a play is fun.
i just noticed that i exported all the images for this week at 100 quality for jpeg compression. oops.
this is my first return to nanaimo.
when i say “i’m going home,” remind me to qualify that statement with “i’m going home( to nanaimo)” or “i’m going home( to victoria)”. yeah.
so, i’m in nanaimo now watching the mess in victoria on the new VI. the host of this show is advocating the premier staying in power in british columbia. and she has some guy in a red turtleneck with her to support her position. sitting across the circular table from them is moe sihota.
the host (pia shandell) said she felt a little sardonic and amused looking at the comments of some of the people asking for gordon campbell to resign. pia has displayed a shameful disposition the entire show. this is disgusting. there is no integrity in this situation. there is no way i can say that i trust gordon campbell after this. how can you? he was sober before he had the drinks. he made the decision, soberly, to have the drinks. did his car appear out of nowhere and demand to be driven?
i don’t think so. this is so simple. his supporters are going to dwindle and become embarassed, although some remain so proud that they can’t even admit the gravity of the situation. this is the problem where the accused is also the judge and the jury. there is no statute which would remove a premier for something like this. gordon campbell is clearly drunk still, only now with power.
there are so many things to say about this. he says he was not smiling in his mug shots. the cbc story shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was. his remorse may be real, but it was definitely scripted.
when the media asked him about previous occassions of driving under the influence and if any existed, he said “not to the best of my knowledge.” this answer is unsatisfactory. i want a “yes” or a “no” to a close ended question. do not modify it. it is black and white. in british columbia, it is a criminal offence to drink and drive. if he admits that he has done so before, that would mean he wasn’t eligible to lead the liberal party.
christie clark, the deputy premier tried to diffuse the situation by mentioning something about it being a vacation. you hear that kids? it’s okay to do stupid [bleep] on vacation! oh happy day..
this is so sad. i am embarassed to be living in a province where the premier can do things like this. he isn’t even eligible to apply for the job i have right now.
gary collins says that it’s a personal issue and has nothing to do with his job as premier. i would agree, except there’s no way in hell that being premier has nothing to do with decision making. this is all about poor decision making. make the connection, gary. i’m worried about him.
pia shandell, christie clark and gary collins are all of the train of thought that if they turn their head on this issue, all will be good. that is neglectful. we have no way to have confidence in our “honourable” premier.
i do not condemn him as a person. he just isn’t suitable for the title of his job. that is all.
i’m back from nanaimo … it was the last day of training. training week was good. i have met 30 new interesting people in the last four days.
that’s pretty much all i have to say. i’m pretty tired from staying up late at night almost every night of the week and getting up early each morning for work.
i seem to like whats on late at night much better than the daytime. showcase shows weird movies, cbc does too, knightrider is on, conan o’brien is on, etc. that’s enough to keep me awake.
in any case, i better stop it because i can’t function that well in the day time without my sleep.
tonight i went to watch the canucks game at Piper’s Pub with emily, dave, holly, andrew, kelly and cynthia. and we won!@#$^&*(~ i mean, they won. go team!
anyways, my proton radio featured artist set was on today and apparently there were over 400 listeners. dude. that is zope. i hope everyone liked it .. i worked really hard on it! i’ll be posting it for download soon (it’s 246 megs @ a 192k mp3) .. don’t worry, it’ll be hosted off of lefty.ca’s phat pipes. 8)
in other news.. i took a bunch more pictures today .. i’m not sure how good they are, but some of them should be interesting, i reckon.
i have been pondering a few things lately. and in that pondering, i have decided .. nothing at all.
i need more time to obfuscate priorities.
when was the last time you spent half an hour with a two year old that was trying to convince you that she was a scary dragon? i wasn’t scared.
so, first day of work, first day of training.
i have a new nickname. “deadly davin.”
is that deadly or whut!?
i have to admit, i am going slightly nutty without a USB port in sight to plug my canon into. ooga booga.
also, i think i’d like to set up PINE as a client on my machine so i can SSH in and check email that way. that would be way faster. hm. checking shaw’s webmail on this computer takes about 5 minutes per email, not including reply. so, if i am not responding to your emails.. i will. but not until the weekend. 🙂
everything here in nanaimo is awesome. but, i am terribly homesick at this moment. that is all.
krishen’s cue: very nice shot! what part of nanaimo is that?
davin’s eh: that’s actually victoria eh! that was shot at the panorama leisure centre. i don’t have any USB ports to plug my camera into here. eh.
krishen’s cue: did you post that entry from Auntie Arlene & Uncle Hans place?
davin’s eh: yes i sure did, they have a performa 5200CD. rad, a computer model with CD as a part of it. ol’ skoo!
krishen’s cue: how was the press room?
davin’s eh: it was fun, hardly anyone was there, but i had a good time talking to mzat, ellusive, collin, visa, phil and a few local DJ’s. zope.
krishen’s cue: how’d you get there?
davin’s eh: ellusive / andy and his girlfriend picked me up. he lives close-ish by!
krishen’s cue: is it walking distance?
davin’s eh: no, not really .. kind of though .. maybe if it was warmer out.. but it would probably take about an hour . .so i guess that isn’t walking distance. i was only outside for a bit and it made my cold a lot worse. ack.
kevin’s cue: where are the pictures Dav.
davin’s eh: everywhere! do you mean the ones from Saturday night? they’re still on My Camera. i am USB portless. augh!
kevin’s cue: how are you finding The Mo.
davin’s eh: the mo is not bad. i went milling around the mall today with my aunt. that was cool. i found this hoodie that was looking pretty good on the hanger but i didn’t like it on me. i don’t think that has anything to do with nanaimo though. hmmm.. nanaimo is a lot busier than i thought it was. there’s a lot of traffic on bowen road. i live near something known as “cyber city.” yes indeed. there are strange space crafts and blinking lights on them. it’s amazing i say. i’ll go get a shot of it tonight or another night when i don’t have a cold.
devon’s cue: vancouver > nanaimo
davin’s eh: that’s not a cue, eh!
i miss everyone in victoria!
tomorrow morning is my first day at training.. should be entertaining. 🙂