settling in – north vancouver

once more i move for work.. for BC Hydro is was in Nanaimo, and now for CopperMoon it is in Vancouver. things are slightly hazier over here with the smog that has accumulated the last few days. it is really visible from my appartment which overlooks the burrard inlet, downtown vancouver, and more. last night i watched 747’s take off through the haze while the sun set over a glimmering city. it was surreal. as i set up my turntables and stereo on my new desks and tables, i got a real strange sort of feeling – some excitement as i get further and further settled in.
if only i didn’t forget that box in victoria – you know, the box full of all the clothes i regularly wear. damnit.
which leads me to the purposes of this visit. 1) it’s my mom’s birthday next week. yay! 2) i am picking up my computer now that i am almost set up. that means the server ( will be down for a bit while i move and then point the DNS at the new IP (once I have gotten it). i hope it is that simple.
speaking of which, on my epic ikea trip on saturday, i picked up an office chair and a coffee table which i need to put together. my mom helped me out on the weekend with shopping and setting up, and my oldest brother anand helped put the bed and the cabinets and tables together. not a small order of business. we started at 6 pm and went til 3 am on saturday night, putting this stuff together. it was like working on lego with the instructions, but with bigger penalties for being creative. in fact, there are no big penalties in lego for deviating from the plan, other than lack of parts to finish the thing you see on the box cover. this is no different. if you use a spacehelmet or a woodroe in the wrong place, you wont have enough to finish what was on the ‘cover of the box’ and pieces will likely get in the way. bad!
i am jonesing for a game of tennis.
i am going to a vancouver bloggers meetup on the 14th. it’ll be nice to meet some new folks .. i figure i know a few van bloggers already, and some i have only spoken to online.. so it will be neat. reminds me of STS’ing. except we all have really big slash-m-e’s now.. baha. and that’s an STS joke. so if you don’t get it, then that’s great. you weren’t an übernerd in the early 90’s. that’s okay! i am not judging. are you?
listening to: LSG – my time is yours.
i have a new vancouver phone number which you can find on my MSN nickname. if you don’t have my MSN.. it is

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