what a fabulous weekend. i got to hit the radio show up on friday night, go coffee with ria, met up with justin and james to move the pacificfront project forward, went on a little photoexpedition with james, went by gurton’s with jim to put together the costume, and got dressed up for saturday night.
the cowboy picked up his special friend the chinalady and they went for pre-halloween eats at the med grill, then went to upstairs cabaret, temple, a haus party, and then finally hush, wandered the streets of victoria for a bit, and then hit paul’s motor inn diner and wrapping it up for the night.
it occured to me whilst wandering the streets of victoria with gurton on sunday that it was, then — now at the time, still and actually hallowe’en. so we should still be in our costumes. but i had returned the goods and really saturday night was plenty. we had bronsh (brunch) at demitasse and then off to put together the rest of gurton’s costume. i was to spend actual hallowe’en on the ferry. not that i trick-or-treat anymore, but it’s more the thought that was sad.
the ferry was noisy, and i was tired. i bought a note pad and started writing my thoughts out so i could avoid spinning my thoughts in circles. on the trips back from the island it always happens. so i wrote it down, tried dozing for a bit but i couldn’t because of the noise..
i used to travel back and forth between the island and vancouver a lot about 5 years ago four about half a year straight. it was actually a lot of fun, but what i remember most about that period of time was that music became my companion while i spent a lot of time traveling on my own.
when i got into downtown vancouver, the PCL let me off at burrard and robson. i don’t remember the PCL ever going that way before but it did last night. it was about 9:30 PM .. having read earlier in the day about Ulrich Schnauss’ latest remix work being Depeche Mode, it got me thinking that it would be a good time to pick up one of their older albums that i really like called “Songs of Faith and Devotion”. instead i found the new Depeche Mode remix compilation, a triple CD of full length remixes, including the new Ulrich Schnauss remix of “Little 15”. wow. what else should i really expect though? ulrich is amazing.. i hope he enjoys his music as much as i do because i want him to continue making it…
i told the chinalady that there are some entries on this blog that never make it past draft status .. meaning i can see it but no one else can, no friends, nobody. just me. the point being that writing helps me figure out my thoughts and the blog serves a nonobvious purpose..
there are entries that are somewhere between being a public blog post and being an unpublished one.. and those are usually edited and categorized as windtalking posts.
so there you have it. if you have ever thought about starting a blog, and have not because you don’t want to tell everyone everything — well, the news is that you don’t need to *publish* everything.
the scrawling i did on the ferry on the notepad i bought is the closest thing i have done in terms of a personal journal in years. i don’t know if i am going to write any more. maybe on road trips, maybe it’ll be my travellogue. i am not even sure i want to read what i wrote in there, it’s all raw thought expressed for the purpose of not holding it inside. maybe tonight i’ll read it and see what i wrote..
sorry about the server being down today. this server is a hot puppy with its dual processors and my appartment’s heat wont shut off. bad combination. it’s been a month and the promise from the landlords is tomorrow.. FUCK! they better do it. i don’t want my computer to melt.. besides that .. it’s so warm all the time.. paradise for fruit flies .. but i wiped the last of them out over the weekend with the juice-in-cup method combined with the cd-slap-on executed with ninjalikespeed.