the picture above is of nathan’s brand new 2003 celica. yum. i hung out with him a few times recently, the most recent being monday night. we played 4 player snes bomberman and listened to rad music. ahh, mindless fun.
after beating snes bomberman at 4:30 A.M. (yesterday morning), i went home and sat in my room. i then proceeded to order a dual 1 gHz G4 card and 512 megs of ram from Other World Computing. this will be a significant upgrade to my computer (the server this site runs from) and is intended to extend the life of the computer by a couple years at least. it is currently a quicksilver 733 mHz G4 with 640 megs of ram. yeah. this is gonna rock. i have also yet to install panther (10.3) and i am thinking i should grab a 5 button mouse soon.
part of the reason i am doing all of this is because i want to take my music production to a new level. this is an investment in me.
i went out to vista 18 last night with cecelia. she phoned me — she wasn’t sure what to do, but i assured her she had done the right thing by phoning me immediately. she won $5000 at the casino and so we celebrated in style. we went through a bunch of clichÃ©s after, such as “those who say they never got a chance often times never took a chance” etc. that was fun. then we hit up hugos where it was agreed that it was a small town bar trying to be a big town bar. which is okay, i mean if there was nowhere like hugos in town victoria would feel really small. i go there every now and then just because it is somewhere i would never go a couple years ago.
travelling changes your perspective on things though — i mean it affects everyone differently, but for me personally it has opened me up to things that i had pigeonholed myself against before. and why did i pigeonhole myself? i don’t know..
it occured to me after hanging out with cecelia last night that getting to know some people better is inevitable. i find myself half-knowing some people, or knowing people in a certain capacity quite often, feeling like i am scraping at the surface. i mean, two people have to be ready to get to know eachother better obviously, however.. there’s also the inherent pigeonholing that people do subconsciously of others.
not that i am in any rush to get to know people better. just, these things are happening. it is the product of spending time and paying attention. oh, and asking the odd question here and there.