union st.


here’s a picture of kyrsten and james. i used to live with james on union st. many moons ago. now i randomly bump into him on the street or in coffee shops etc, which is too bad ’cause he’s quite The Cool Guy.
nathan also used to live at the union house, he who which i make music with now. we haven’t done a lot in terms of making music, but we have been planning and honing our craft over the last year so that the creative process wont be stagnated by a learning curve.
my cousin kim used to live at the union house, and natalie too, who is supposedly back in victoria now after being in whistler for a couple years. she used to work at the mac’s at craigflower and admirals, which is where i now go to get sandwiches for lunch. they have a subway in there.
brad also used to live in the union house. now he’s married and has a kid. whoah! congrats brad!
i got my dad a basketball for fathers day. we’re now going to go play up at the gordon head courts. it’s been yeeeeeeeeeears since i’ve played basketball and i’m looking forward to playing more again.. lately, in the last couple years, i have been playing more and more sports again. i forgot, in my adolesence, that sports were very satisfying and fun. i am remembering this now .. now when i am back into design and now when things are seeming to fall into place.
now.

banana!

banana
You are a banana! Good job, captain obvious.
which rejected character are you?
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okay. well you know, there’s useful quizzes and then not-so-useful quizzes. this one falls into the category of completely useless quizzes, but i recommend you take it for the same purposes as you take all the other quizzes: to find out more about yourself. i had no idea i was a banana. i have no idea what the significance of being a banana-captain-obvious is but at least i could post it on my blog and show you all. not only this, but you get to rate the quiz. man, i am giving this one a 5.
i value knowing i am a banana so much. thank you, quizilla!
now the question is .. rejected characters for what? well, the author of the quiz didn’t leave much of a story for us to read on this one. so, while i was seeking an answer from the quiz, i ended up with an answer and another question! a question with no answer!
update: rejected!

secret plot


really, it took 3 days to repair my system drive. by that i mean repairing the volume structure (as seen above) and defragging. i eliminated 20 gigs of crud from the drive and now it’s rockin’ it all un fragged. if my system drive was a child you could call it neglected and abused. i mean, it’s part of The Robot so i didn’t think about it much, but my computer is under a desk across from my bed. and my computer is my webserver, this webserver, the server you access this very site from. when you visit my website, you come out the side of my bedroom wall in a cat5 cable, around my bed, past my turntables and mixer, and under my desk right beside where my feet are now. and then back out again. so, when this system drive is as fragmented as it was, you can bet it started to freak me out when it started making odd noises in the middle of the night from heavy web traffic last fall. i said to myself “i have to do something. it would be unwise for me not to.” so finally, i did. not only did i clean up my hard drive, i totally cleaned up my living space while the defrag program did its thing. this is the slowest defrag i have ever seen, but i really don’t care. this is my über secret blog and everyone that should know about it figured out what i was doing while the server was being worked on.
so, when was the last time you defragged your hard drive? you may be making it sick… you may be on the path to destruction!

a bit of this a bit of that


i took a slew of photographs of matt’s band, fan tan alley. as you can see, they need them for their new website! wooo! matt is the bassplayer. craig is the vocalist and they seem to have rotating drummers, although the one that came out with them came all the way from toronto for the west coast gigs. that’s a good sign.
matt seems to be doing well for himself out there in toronto, which is good, because we sure do miss him out here.
and now for the “whatever” part of the post..
i was driving in the right-most lane of a 4 lane road. going through an intersection. this old man who is driving slowly in the left lane (going the same way) decides he must take a right in the middle of the intersection. hooray. his little sedan crunches into the side of the big green machine. i didnt really feel it; the van is quite large. i pulled over, the guy appeared confused and probably about 80ish. i felt sorry for him, but he didn’t even shoulder check and he tried changing lanes in the middle of an intersection.
a friendly fellow in a rather expensive car saw everything from behind. that’s good, because the old man didn’t seem to know what was going on, even though he turned his signal on mid-intersection. ah well..
tonight can’t be a late one for me .. i have to be at the jubilee hospital at 8:30 for some health authority volunteer work. that train of thought that i believed i had yesterday has vanished.. but slowly and surely, i am learning how to increase my attention span..

on pop ups and content

so, i declare a victory for this blog. today i had to sit down and write a letter with purpose. a year ago, pre-blog, it would have taken me roughly all day to do such a thing. yet, when i sat down this day to write a letter, it took no more than 5 minutes. it all just came out.. it was actually kind of enjoyable now that i think about it. you see, i started a blog so that i could get better at writing. at actually writing. not particularly grammar or anything like that. such things have no place on my blog.. haha. but really, just the thought process that allows words to flow from the brain and into text. that is the thing. that is the part. that is why i started a blog. not to post pictures, not to post mp3’s of radio show episodes that i have hosted or been on, not to post CD’s or IRC quotes.
clearly, i am not against such things. i find amusement in and of these things and i know a bunch of other people that do as well. i didn’t start a blog to become a moveabletype ninja but i have sort have become one with time. tomorrow i will be integrating moveable type with dreamweaver for a new project at work. neaaaaaaaaaaat! that has potential to be very powerful.
i took my canon G2 to future shop today because the battery life has been sporadic. most times i’ll have 3-4 hours of continuous shooting with the LCD screen on, some times i’ll have 5 minutes. what?!? that’s not right. so they gave me a new battery (worth $100) and i’ll test it out for a few days. i need my camera working well before this trip to the UK.
tomorrow i “should be” receiving an email from the Czech Embassy regarding a Visa application. they have been unable to guarantee that I will get my passport back before june 29th. they have replied with “you should get your passport back in time” but i need a “yes” or a “no” considering i need my passport to go on this plane trip to the UK that I have already paid for. so anyway, this is on top of the $80 they want for me to enter the country. there’s gotta be a better way to get into Prague than this process that could take up to a month. gurn.

post #300

post #300 will be a short one, though not as short as cruising whales.
just popping in to say that i’m loving my new job as project manager at this fantastic multimedia firm and juggling is fun!
i’ve got big plans today — work, radio show, housewarming, friend’s birthday, fan tan alley rock concert at the upstairs lounge, kube & sleep. well the last one is obviously the last priority.
i have maaaaad pictures to post and eventually some interesting thoughts too.
PSA: i have to defrag the server hd. so. beware. i may do this some time this weekend (maybe saturday night) or the coming week. the website isn’t going away, it’s only getting faster. this is good news for krishen, chrissie, erik etc who have stuff hosted on my robot.
what a gorgeous day!

we never change


I wanna live life
And never be cruel
And I wanna live life
And be good to you
And I wanna fly
And never come down
And live my life
And have friends around
We never change, do we?
No, no
We never learn, do we?
So, I wanna live in a wooden house
I wanna live life
And always be true
I wanna live life
And be good to you
I wanna fly
And never come down
And live my life
And have friends around
We never change, do we?
No, no
We never learn, do we?
So, I wanna live in a wooden house
And making more friends
Would be easy
Oh, and I don’t have a song to sing
Yes, and I sin every single day
We never change, do we?
We never learn, do we?
So, I wanna live in a wooden house
And making more friends would be easy
I wanna live where the sun comes out
– coldplay