Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Well.. a new term anyway! My term was to run out on Feb 1st but I was offered another year on the phones as someone got put on a different project, openening up a position for me!
So this is good. Lose job bad. Keep job good.
Basically what it means is I'll still have time to drop by the ol blogger once in a while and treat you all to a spandacular display of pseudohomophones like 'barc dahgi barc' or 'tern off tha mewsic its herting my brane.'
(pseudohomophones are non-words that sound like words eg. Bloo... in case you missed that..)
And now, for my first time ever..
The sewdohomofone stori.
Once Upon a time... Thare was mylz and mylz of hawt swhis peeple eeting nyse cleen toona. They were so braiv that the boans soked in a droar for munths before they were aten. Wun dey, a hyer klass swhis man swoar he cood pwn the noobs and bern the hedj thay lived in. So he took a stroal and seaked out the tule hoo challenged him. He made it to the foart and getting in was a breaz! He jsut walked rite in! In a phlash noobs were on him like mawths, it was all he cood do to hoald on! Then lyke a wyld coalt he swung the ehj of his sword as he backed into a feeld. He was nocked to the flore and hurt his pryd.. but one more phlash and my Jimminy he was fyne! His sword swung to teh toon of hapi dayz and his gaim was on! dryv after dryv he punished the noobs until he could swing no mohr. A small dawt formed in his eye as teh last noob phell. He was in a precarious stait, he coold barley gyde himself to terhn the door handel and he helled on for a wyle.. resting on that spawt..
Man, I think I'll gawlf tomoro... he thot in his mynd. Then fell doun and hert his sholder.
Teh nects dai... his wyfe was a bit angry and mayd him stai and play hoest for teh wyne and chease party on their bote! He was layt and to say the leest his wyfe was not nyse when she spawted him. He maid it better wen he helled her hand.
So teh moral of the stori is if u hold yore wyfe's hand. Everything will be ok.
Monday, December 19, 2005
I was thinking of posting everything that I got for people on here.. then everyone's presents wouldn't be a surprise anymore and that would be funny..
Like my blog entry was the 'unwrapping' of your present. hehe
But then I didn't.
So I'm all ready for christmas.. well pretty much. A few loose ends that need tying up. .the whole rest of the work week.. few presents.. gotta put the lights up outside still.. But for the most Part I'm done.. like.. um.. nothing I guess.
But I started lots!
Its gonna be a busy week, guess I better get started!
Wait, That post would be pretty pointless if I stopped there.
There.. thats better...
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
H - Hold phone away from your ear while client screams, cries and blames you and only you for all there problems
E - Examine the issue as she blabbers on about every problem she has ever had with her computer
L - Look at your phone and make sure you are Muted
L - Laugh until your gut hurts
O - Open Outlook and sort email by "Received"
A little update.
One of the main guys at the helpdesk got a job in the "CIS" project. Its like CIS but better.
Better because now I have a good opportunity to move into a 'permanent' position here at our beloved Authority of the Health of the North. Probably be on the phones for a while, which is ok as it gets more tolerable as the months progress. It's all relative really. Related to something I'm sure. Really. Relationship between it and something esle.
Christmas is coming!
Christmas IS coming. whether you like it or not.. before too long itll be time to start shopping and finding the cheapest bestest looking POC in the mall to buy for your loved ones. This year ought to be lots of fun though, Gonna have ona T's best friends in town on the 14th-19th, her parents shortly after (yay!) And then it'll be christmas! And that means drinking. Lots and lots of drinking. Different drinks! like tea and coffee! and milk and juice and rum and eggnog and stuff!
Easy Breezy as Bryan just said. Easy Breezy.
That pretty much explains the frame of mind we have here at the helpdesk.
I've decided to FS it up.
Laugh at the client
Pee your Pants
Almost die giggling.
Wait for the next call.
That pretty much sums up the helpdesk training.
I guess I should get back to it.
See you on the flip side.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
The bright sunlight filters in above my head through the slits in the drapes. A golden ocean surrounds me as the covers shimmer in the morning sun, softly nudging me to consciousness. My eyes rest on the shadows that dance on the wall next to me, gently attempting to lull me back to sleep.
Reality clouds my thoughts, the events of the past few weeks replaying in my head like those black and white movies that won't go away. Images at first, flitting in and out with no real start or end and then, time categorizes all memories effortlessly before I can stop it.
I was having a pleasant evening out, enjoying the fresh spring air and the chatter of passerby's when a middle-aged man bumped me aside, rushing along for one important reason or another. An important business meeting or late dinner plans perhaps. Regardless, the force of his nudge caused me to catch a smartly dressed Japanese business man's briefcase on the knee, spilling the contents on the wharf deck. As I bent down to help him collect the documents I noticed they weren;t documents at all. All $1000 bills. So... I grabbed 6 stacks and shot down the closest side street, weaving my way throught the city until I was surely alone. Noone followed as it would be more costly to leave the bundles lying on the deck than to recover the 60g I had collected for the knee injury.
Night after night of carefree spending and nonsensical whatnotishism blur together painting a rough picture of what it may be like to make it bigtime.
Is this what the 'high-life' is like? Or does it get better? I guess I have another month or so to figure it out although it doesn't seem as fun as originally planned.
Well.. its off to the carribean! I'll keep in touch.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Today.. Client with lisp calls helpdesk
Client "Hi, get me on the thystem pleath"
PSA "Could we start with your first and last name"
Client "Blah, Blahhlah"
PSA "thank you, one moment"
Client " Ok, tho I need on the Thystem"
PSA "Yes maam, ok. Could you tell me what system you need to get on"
Client " I don't know. Your the computer guy, get me on the thystem"
PSA "OK, I just need to know what system you are referring to so I can help"
Client " I already told you I dont know! Get me on the damn thystem!!"
PSA "There are a number of systems, what is it you need to do on the system"
Client "Am I a computer god? Do I look like a charlie gates? All I need to do is GET ON THE DAMN THYSTEM!@!"
PSA " Oh, that thystem. I'll let the administrator know ASAP. Thanks for calling"
Some peoples kids.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The stuff wreaks Havoc on the insides but for some reason I can't stay away from it. mmmm. Cranberry Juice.
So on saturday we went wedding ceremony shopping around the pg area and happened upon a bird.
I'm pretty sure its a new species, I'll name it Phaselhiensk. In honour of the cheap linen in munsk.
People say I'm strange but thats cuz I'm a stranger.
Close the door! where you born in a barn?
No.. Just forgot! Sheesh.
Well, we're not heating the neighborhood you know
Just drop it
NO. I'm not dropping it, every freaking time you come in the door you leave it open.
Its a waste of energy!
look. grow up, you're a waste of energy.
Oh Me grow up? I'm not the one being a name callerer.
Right.. name callerer.. good one.
I can't take this right now.
This has been DoMeStiC DiSpUtEs our new addition to the program!
Thanks for tuning in, we'll see you next time and have a GREAT day!!!
Monday, November 21, 2005
There was some fun to be had though!
M visited an aunt and seemed to have fun! We went wedding reception shopping and are |----| <- that much closer to getting something accomplished! JUST kidding. T is quite organized as the other T does this for a job.. got the whole thing catagorized,organized and prioretized in a spandacular spreadsheet setup on saturday or something...Sorry for being so silly, sometimes s's simply slip out sporadically.
On a side note. well If I knew how to make it on the side I wouldn't have to say that would I? Fine. On a normal note.. centred but labled side note.. darnit.. forgot what the note was. Oh yes. I feel the ship starting to shift, interviews.. emails.. talk in the office.. something big is about to happen.. Wait for it.. I will update you as soon as possible as I know there are many of you waiting with abated breath, crossing fingers and eyes, yearning for another glimpse into my life, searching for any glimmering mention of my future, praying for a chance to be a part of it. Fear not! for I will not follow in the footsteps of those before me! I will not be like Bilbo Bagginson and just 'dissapear' leaving the responsibilities to the next generation. I will stand firm! And maybe sit sometimes if I get tired.. but I will not leave you helpless, stranded and alone. Unless I get a REALLY high paying job.. or even just slightly higher.. or even something with benefits.. perhaps a free lunch once a month? It wouldnt take much really.. anything.. please? Well.. anyway.. wait for it.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Is it too early to start decorating? - The question I asked myself when my house started turning white, red and green this weekend. The question was answered early this morning when a coworker revealed what his weekend consisted of.. setting up christmas trees and decorating the house! So... for people that really have nothing better to do, decorating at the beginning of November for Christmas is OK.
Here are a few things on my Gimme-Gimme List this year. Feel free to get ideas when buying my gift.
Set of Golf Clubs
Seasons tickets to Canucks w/acc and travel expenses
New nerf guns.
A free holiday would work as well.. somewhere tropical or something.. use your imagination!
Just Kidding.. But seriously.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
So tonight is OC.. not sure who will come as T has some Grandma's Attic thing to attend th3k1m is off at some Bday party, J works till 8 so he won't be around to make dinner.. Ima check on Binder and Jess.. Perhaps it will be a slow evening.. we will have to see.
Brought my laptop to work today to try hack the wireless or lan tday.. unsuccesful. well done CORE. One of the pillars of the helpdesk is gone on vacation so we'll have to see how we hold up this next week!
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
It is all good.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I have to go to the doctor today.
Went home early yesterday as the sick monster smashed me in the head and broke me.
I hope he doesnt take blood. But apparently its not that big of a deal according to rayban
I'll let you know if I make it out alive.
Monday, November 07, 2005
So the last three weekends have been stolen by the sick monster.
Come friday evening I start to feel tired and old.. Saturday morning isn't bad until about noon when I have to lay down as my head is pounding, stomach churning and bones aching. This lasts until sunday evening gradually getting better until Monday morning where the only reminders are a sore throat and another wasted weekend.
Next weekend I think I'll do a system cleaning before I start getting sick.. just wash everything out with alcohol to ensure there are no nasty bugs laying in wait for the right moment to attack!
Friday, November 04, 2005
For an update! The last week has been insane.. so much has happened I dont even know where to start.. I guess with the trip to italy...no lets talk about australia first..
SO we go down under right, and there's this crazy guy who wants to sell us pickles. And so I'm like, dude, I don't want your sundried pickles! But he won't like, go away right.. so finally I'm like. K. I'll take one. So I take one and give him 5 shekels or whatever and he snaps! He's all like freaking out yelling at me, acting like Im a bad guy or whatever. Just goes to show why they dont have many tourists anymore.
K seriously.. Not too many crazy things have happened. The odd mishap here and there but for the most part things have been running along smoothly.
The family had quite the time with minor interuptions but good times in the end. We ended up hitting the fireworks in College heights and stopping by to see the wee one's cousin. She ended up with a quarter pillowcase of candy, enough to keep her sweet for another year.
Preeety much says it all.
This is a new section I've decided to add..
If you are a human you will die. eventually. That is your horoscope.
(this has been works of wizdom from P)
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Monday, October 31, 2005
You are the Hermit card. The Hermit has chosen a
solitary spiritual path. He shines light on his
inner self and, by this means, gains wisdom.
The Hermit's home is the natural world and it
is by being in tune with that world that he
learns the laws of nature and learn how they
operate within himself. His path is a lonely
one as he lives in silence and has for
companionship only his own internal rhythms.
But those crossing his path are touched by his
light and wisdom. Though often alone, he
manages nevertheless to instruct those who meet
him and guides those who chose to follow him on
a path towards enlightenment. Image from The
Aleister Crowley Tarot deck.
Which Tarot Card Are You?
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Friday, October 28, 2005
I'm super busy today but had to tell you that sad story.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
I feel like I owe my Blog a post.. but I really have nothing to write about.. The last few days I've went to work.. went home to my lovely family. Pretty much watched tv and thats about it.. Last night T and I studied for a midterm, and I learned that Buffon was the guy who belived in uniformaterialismisticationer. or something. So that was good, hopefully she does good on her test tday..
I took my break at 12:30 today and decided to go for a little walk. I made it around the school to the playground and sat on a swing, careful to ensure no spots would soil by bottom as that would cause embarrasment later on in the day. I stayed on that swing for 40 minutes at least, just swinging.. thinking of really nothing.. looking at the same boring houses and the same boring hill with the same boring trees that are dying. Then I came back inside.. and it was 12:42.... I really gotta find something to do on my breaks.. work is boring enought without adding an hour of extra bleh in the middle.
I tend to bide my time by blog-surfing between calls, staring at the sailboat card on my desk and taking pot shots with the aging nerf guns at random employees that happen to look at me wrong. Yesterday I spent a fair amount of time on that gridlock game.. where you gotta get the blue brick outta the box but I got bored after a while and went back to blogsurfing. I learned how to do something new today at work.. but it was too easy and I'm already done..
Notta lotta stufftado.
Thats the general idea here.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Elegant cakes, deluctable dips and an excellent spread of tasty treats prepared by me really brought the party together.. the oustanding decorations were tastefully displayed in a ccoreagraphed visual symphony, impressing the most critical of 3 year olds... OK fine.. It was more m'lady then me.. but I helped! I blowed up some baloonses and whatnot..
The small child thoroughly enjoyed herself and landed a pretty sweet stash this past sunday, dolls and ponies, dresses and appliances, shoes and swimming wear to list a few. Books and bears, crayons and clips, stickers and slippers and even some clothes.
She crashed pretty hard after the big day of partying and so did the 3 year old. :)
Finally got most of the reno's done.. The trim is up, just have to fill in the huge messups with glue stuff and then paint! The last wall is almost done.. needs primed and painted and then I can sit back and.. decide what to fix next.. Quite happy with the mostly-finished results.
Sunday morning, I'm at the balloon store with the small child, waiting in line to get some baloons for her party. Strangly busy for sunday at 11am but I guess lots of kids were born in october or something.. The lady in front of us was having a rather extravegant boquet made up and when finished the 'baloon lady' (for lack of a better name) asked if she was done 'hmm' says the customer. So my child turns around and says in her 'quiet voice' -which is slightly less than a dull roar in these situations- 'Daddy, the lady said huh and she was supposed to say pardon me!' So of course the lady turns red and apologizes, 'Oh no.. its ok ma'am..' ' Good manners honey!'
Hmm.. looks like it might be slow today.. perhaps I'll have time to tell the 'real' story of what I did this weekend.....
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Depreciation is a nasty, nasty dirty little bugger though.
My house is worth more than I paid.
My car is worth less than i paid.
Granted..It evens out quite nicely in my favour..
Enough of this nattering...
Props to k1m who brought it today. She is a badbum mother-trucker who dont take no spit from nobody....
My writing is choppy today to reflect my thoughts. Scattered and sporadic.. Hardly thinking on one thing for more than a moment. although! I did find the time to link to imdb to explain my random comments...
A think a vacation is in order. Perhaps Mehico.. or bahamas.. probably hixon or quesnel if we really get goin.. Feels like I'd like to get outta town though..
I do. Have internet at home once again.. So thats new. And Shall be in contact more frequently with those whom I desire to interact digitally with. Check them sketchy english skillz.
To bring some content to my posts it sometimes takes me hours to write a full section (not because I'm slow in the head) Mainly because I'm working at the time.. In effect my writing style may change from sentance to sentance with my mood at the time! I would ask you not think of me as schitzophrenic.. only busy.. and slightly random.. actually.. Think of me what you will! And then let me know.. feedback. good.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
There was a point in my life where big words were it. Every Day I would get online and lookup my big word of the day and change my msn name to it, becoming sort of a 'tradition'. Perhaps this is too strong a word for it.. 'expected reoccurance'?. Regardless, it dawned upon my simple mind today that I wasn't doing it anymore! and I missed it. People would ask me what the big word meant and it usually initiated good conversation that on one occasion brought me much closer to a particular individual who now resides with me. Granted it wasn't the only thing that brought us together.. hormones and..fate..?? perhaps had some say in the matter. Anyhow I've decided that from time to time as my heart so desires, I will find a big word and will post it online! I will expect some intellectual conversation to be kickstarted from it! To be clear, Im not looking to find another soulmate, rather just something to pass the time whilst I twiddle my thumbs, waiting for the next 'ever-s0-important' phone call that could get someones smiley faces back into email circulation. In fact I'm going searching right now.
Hmm.. Lets start with a favorite.
How could this be relevant you might ask? perhaps with a little.. alot of stretch in your imagination you could tie in things that have been happening lately to the meaning of this word.
Monday, October 17, 2005
On my back. Darkness has overtaken me, I am unable to think. Head swims and simple requests become irratating and seem impossible to carry out. Middle of the night, thick dull aching replaces my eyes and robs me of rest. Steam. Cold cloth. Drugs. I can't sleep.
Light shines through but only for a moment as the canucks take the stars 5-3. Perhaps more relief will come tuesday night as they face off against the blackhawks..
Seriously tho. There is no hiding from this monster. Keep your children indoors. Your drapes drawn and hands washed. It took out my father, who had to miss a day of work. The last time he missed work it was because he crushed his heel when i was 9. Be afeered. be very afeered.
The small child was sick the last few weeks but she is feeling much better now, her birthday come and gone, presents still arriving daily. Now I'm glad we didnt play her bday party up for her as it had to be postponed.. Come He double-hockey sticks or high H2O its gonna be thiss weekend !
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
The sun glints off shards of glass as I pick my way through the cement jungle, sounds and smells of the city keep me occupied as nine-fivers scuttle by unaware of the things that go on around them. Im dressed smartly, suit and tie, black shoes and my zellers shades. Before ducking into the alley I check my six to make sure I'm alone. I take a second, straighten my tie and brush the dust off my shoe. The briefcase is locked, carrying the reason for my early morning appearance.
As I approach the 2nd building I can see the door is half open on the upper balcony, this must be it. I control my thoughts as I step up the rickety staircase on the outside of the rundown apartment complex. Breathing steadily my eyes dart back and forth through the opening, searching for any hint of a setup. As I enter the room I step to the left and set down the briefcase.
He sits in the shadows, top hat situated perfectly and cane dangling from his wrist, his eyes not giving away the secrets locked inside. I didnt expect this to say the least, with the way the job went last night, A guy like this gives me the impression he would know his east from west. I remove my sunglasses and hide them away inside my jacket, my hand brushing the .45 on it's way out reminding me of darker days. "You got it out ok?" His voice is raspy, like someone who smokes more than breathes. "You got my money?" My voice is even, despite the adrenaline filling my stomach. "Ten large, small bills, You can count it if you like"
"I know where to find you" I reply boldly.
Wind blowes throught the door bringing in the fall chill, silence strangles the air, making it hard to hear..He shoves a dufflebag across the floor and I pick it up, eyes never leaving him, and cautiosly unzip, just 6 inches or so. I'm satisfied and back out of the room, he nods and I'm gone.
So. .. Lots has happened since my last blogging expirience..
My weekend went good, I got to hang out with the small child as well as some good family time. Saturday night I went out.. Seriously! no really I did! ok.. hey! Quit laughing. Ok so its rare.. and I realized why I dont go out that much.
Cause its.. kinda dumb. We ended up at the rum Jungle. I left after half an hour. I actually have nothing else to say about it. Just bleh.
But sunday! Sunday was golf day! I went golfing with my bro and man was it fun! I havent golfed much so I'm no Wiger Toods or what's his name. But I did alright! We played 27 holes and I par'd 5 of them (It's a par3 course up at Alder Hills there) So when the opportunity came on wednesday I jumped on it. well whacked it.. well.. whatever you do when you take the chance to golf whenever it comes up. And I actually better'd my game! Yea. so I found my hobby.. Thank you all for your input and suggestions but Golfing won.. it really did. O and I've decided to collect swords and daggars as they are kool.
So this past week I've had a change of pace at work. Monday Tuesday I was at HSBC (corporate office) working desktop support. It was nice to get out and remove some bigwigs PERSONAL PRINTERS! what a way to start hey? Imagine..
Your kind of nervous, first day on the new assignment dressed up and ready to reboot some computers.
*ahem.. *ahem. Ok so I've sent you a ticket.. As you can see there is a list of printers here that people have. Since we have recieved and installed the new xerox machines we must remove the personal laserjet's and direct everyone to communal printers. Oh and people might snap on you. **
So I purposly and confidently stride into my first 'printer removal' scenario in an open area, just down the hall from our command centre.. where 6 HR ladies work.
'Hi there, I see you have the new xerox printer here, can you all print ok to it?'
"well yes. But we dont like to. We print to the laser printer, its faster and we will die without it.'
Well.. Um.. unfortunately I do have to remove the laser printer, we have a contract with Xerox so we are unable to continue supporting the hp printers.'
So as quickly as possible I remove the hp and hobble down the hall past death glares and sneering lips, Im actually scared. Every time I walk past that side of the building my heart speeds up and then races as they point and jeer. 'Thats the new guy who stole our printer,. jerk!!'.. ok so they really weren't that mean, and my boss did help coordinate some of the printer removals but like i said before.. change of pace.
Then it was off to PGRH, moving computers, patching network closets and fixing printers. I definatley enjoyed it there and get to go back next wed-friday. The cafeteria was kind of like goin back to high school though.. where do you sit? there's the IT group, strangly not super geeky and mostly outgoing fun people, the nurses - getting old and tired of al ' this crap' and some minority groups and lone straglers.. the odd patient or visiting comrad. Thankfully IT is a welcoming group and I didnt have to go sit in the rain or anything. Maybe once they get to know me I'll have to spend a little more time on my own......
After golf on Wednesday there was hockey!
Oh How I love thee, my beautiful game
Your ice is cold, and your players have fame
I cannot believe it, how much i missed you
I did not forget you, to the cup I stayed true.
The strike, the anger., many nights I was sad
But now that you're back, I am SO glad.
The shot and the save, the hit and the crunch
I am excited and love you a bunch!!.
Then there was OC.
THe usual- OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS>. seriously a freaking spider just landed right in front of me. that was GAH. RWAAAAG- fun times started around 7 or so, a half oc night per- say under 8 people, which lately has been the norm, showed up and started cooking. At around quarter to 8 I fire up the ol TV box and browse my way to the.. thee.. where is the OC K1m? 'Its um not on tonite'
OC night without oc?
brutal.. So we watch some show about some kid who loses his 'superpowers' and has to be a 'real live boy' or something.. I think it was pinhoccio or pinohciiiioooo or smallville or something.. i dunno..
And so my life goes on.. and of course since the show was shut down around 11ish ( am i getting old its nice when people leave early now) I had to finish my job I started last week...
dah dah daaaaahhhh..........
Friday, September 30, 2005
So I didn't get paid today.. and i was supposed too.. That changes my mood significantly.
P no likey the bouncy buncha payments.... To finish off my absolutly great morning I forgot the carseat in my car today.. which effectivly traps my girls at home! Dodgram crap I tell ya...
To soothe my mind I shall report to you my night out...
The thin space between the bushes provides me with a place to gather myself before continuing on. My heart beats steadily, adrenaline pumping through my viens sharpening my vision and strengthening my purpose.
2 houses down, thats the place, slowly now!
The tiny slit in the fabric allows me to methodically scan my surroundings, the street is quiet.. no movement. I crouch behind the sedan parked in the driveway in front of the garage and wait.. five.. then seven minutes. Time passes slowly and my legs start to cramp. When I'm confident I'm alone I slip down the side of the garage into the backyard and onto the deck. Quietly I unwrap the small towel from around my arm and cover the light bulb over my head, with a quick tap the yard darkens and I'm invisible again.
The basement door is slightly ajar, a small poker chip wedged into the hinge as planned. As I enter the basement I flash my penlight across the old furniture and expensive paintings and carefully, silently I pick my way to the west end, where it should be.
But its not.
My heartrate increases, I switch off my light, my breath seems to echo loudly in the room as my head starts to swim. Concentrate! I find a spot under the stairs to hide in the darkness an pull out my blackberry.
-Exhibit not present. Awaiting instructions-
I wait for a reply, the backlighting subsides after 30 seconds, I make a mental note to change that annoying setting. Strange thoughts cloud my mind as the cold seeps into my black cargo pants as I sit on the cement floor beneith the carpeted stairs. What went wrong? the Door was set, no other signs of someone anticipating my entry, waiting to catch me in the act.
-got east and west mixed up. sorry-
I quickly crawl through the stairs underpass and across the far side of the room, until I reach the far wall, directly across from where I came in. Once I feel it in my hands I set down my backpack and carefull place the object into the custom-made case. Perfect fit. I'll deliver it tomorrow.
This sure beats answering phones.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Tentacles of fear grip me. I cannot move, or breath. My throat restricts and eyes burn. I can feel the pressure inside my lungs, my stomach churns and I feel sick. It becomes more than I can take. Blackness overtakes me quickly, my world is spinning out of control, flashes of light explode behind my eyelids as sweat rolls down my cheeks.
So i burp..ahhh
As my world slowly returns, I kick the wall beside my bed. These nightmares are getting out of control. It was about 3 months ago when it all started happening.. mild at first, mainly gummybear attacks and pinpricks.. But as the nights go by they get more and more intense... well you read for yourself! Its affecting my beauty sleep now and I've gotta do something about it. There's really only one thing I can do.
The age old cure -all. The little bacteria will get into my body and fight the evil nightmaremakermen! I know. Its a drastic step, but I'm at my wits end! I've tried to holdout but my strength is fading and I can't hold up much longer......
Day fades to night, my stomach is full of various flavors of yogurt that I've been devouring all day. My plan will work, No longer will I awake in the middle of thie night, frozen in terror, horrific images of scotch tape and hole ridden socks vivid in my mind, I will not stand for it! I am a man! I deserve to have control over my rem cycles and when sleep is in order gosh darnit I'm gonna sleep!!!!
3am My stomach rumbles, I dash out of the bedroom and into the bathroom, almost not making it there before hiroshima explodes.. If its not nightmares its something else..
You just can't win.
Man I'm bored.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Its a foggy day.
It's after 12 and the fog is still lingering in the treetops, clinging onto branches, attempting to keep the air chilled just a little longer.
Standing outside the recycled elementary school, looking over a beautifully mowed soccer field, tended weekly by local low-risk inmates, I can see winter creeping through the trees. It slowly and methodicaly advances, turning deciduous trees red and gold for a moment in time.
As foggy as it is outside, My head is as clear as its been in a while.. no pressing financial issues, no catastrophic family issues left undealt with... House is finally coming together and my job is virtually stress-free.
I am enjoying my job, the easygoing atmosphere- everyone I work with is great and helps out without grumbling.. I am starting to miss the lack of responsibility though.. I've realized that as much as I didn't want to be at the 'ol FS I'm starting to crave the pressure and feeling of actually acomplishing something.. The money drowns my pain.
I've applied for a few positions that have come up.. they would require a lot more responsibilty and more work.. the $5/h raise would take away that pain.
Growing. Seems I dont get to spend as much time with her as I would like.. might just be because of the last weekend of work, and not hanging out with her that much.. but I think I'm going to make a point of spending more time with her.. she is after all.. my most favorite little person in the whole world!!
I'd like to stay longer and chat.. but unfortunatly I'm bored.. plus the fog has lifted.. since its now 2:30...
Monday, September 26, 2005
The price we've payed for a new laminate floor..
Chris and I spent the whole of saturay and sunday installing a new laminate floor into my home.. Gone are the days of smelly bug-infested carpets.. Well.. except for in the bedrooms.. eww..
Although a lot of hard work, it was kind of nice to spend a few days catching up with Chris and doin some real work at the same time.. I hadn't talked to chris for about 4 or 5 years so there was alot to catch up on. Did u catch that? Havent seen the guy for 4 or 5 years! And he spends 2 days laminating my floor!! What a guy.. what a guy. Funny.. didn't really have a lot of visitors over.. perhaps they knew they would have to help? mwaha.
Soooo the house is feeling quite new.. warm and inviting, clean and a little 'higher class' than 70's brown carpet and wallboard panelling that has plauged me for the last year and a half. Unique, almost oriental looking lamps create a calm mood, working with the hypnotizing whirr of the fishtank and a small collection of instruments, bringing a relaxing atmosphere to our home.
Although it wont be long before I'm forced to clean up the mess i've made.. a good 5-6 foot high pile of garbage.. covering half my deck. Refuse from a the long weekend is now is a constant reminder of the enormous amount of construction that took place..
Ok so maybe thats taking it a little far.. but I'm seriously thinking about purchasing a little pickup.. so I can do these small jobs without depending on other peoples vehicular mobiles and whatnot..
I guess all thats left is to finish painting the wall in the living room.. the long. menacing wall.. the one I freaking mudded 3 times and still looks like crap.. and hammering in that trim all the way around the house! Well.. painting.. a few times.. then putting it up!
Yup thats it.. then I'll be done..
Except for the kitchen.. and the bathroom.. and.. well the 3 rooms could use a little tlc... you know i still havent done much to the yard and the siding is starting to chip..
I think I'll be busy for a while..
Friday, September 23, 2005
I can feel the ancient chill of fall today, the fog still hasn't lifted and in the corner of my mind there's that eerie feeling that we're not alone here...
Kind of an odd thing to be thinking about first thing in the morning, but I was on time to work today.. so I dont think i was abducted by the 'others' .. Unless they can stop time or something.
Are there actually aliens, or do you chalk it all up to happenings on another plain? Spirits and creepy whatnots? There has to be something obviously.. so many unexplainable things happen in our lives. Losing time, UFO's (which i find kinda sketchy but i did dream of one the other night) People who have been 'abducted' etc.. What about people that are possesed or all whacky like on that show with the dude and he went around taking out demons.. went down to hell and stuff and got this chic back or whatever... help me out here K1M...
How do we know what to believe? Should we believe what we've been taught since childhood, 'knowing' it to be right because its all we've ever been taught? How does one decipher what is true and what is tradition? Especially when people from different backgrounds are equally sure that their way of life/beliefs is the ONLY way!
I've taken a step back to search out exactly that. What is truth and what is tradition. Or if there is really a difference. Of course we get caught up in life and these deep questions dont always seem so important at times.. But today it's seeming to matter.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
He was a cowboy, mister, and he loved the land. He loved it so much he made a woman out of dirt and married her. But when he kissed her, she disintegrated. Later, at the funeral, when the preacher said, "Dust to dust," some people laughed, and the cowboy shot them. At his hanging, he told the others, "I'll be waiting for you in heaven--with a gun."
I scrambled to the top of the precipice where Nick was waiting. "That was fun," I said. "You bet it was," said Nick. "Let's climb higher." "No," I said. "I think we should be heading back now." "We have time," Nick insisted. I said we didn't, and Nick said we did. We argued back and forth like that for about 20 minutes, then finally decided to head back. I didn't say it was an interesting story.
right you are P, right you are.. What an upset, look at the competitors who showed up decked out in crazy garb! They are not happy. not happy AT all.!
Looks like GB showed up in a baseball cap this year, Oh. My. GOodnes.. This is really quite the turn of events here today!
Right you are P. RIght you are..
Looks like thats all the time we have for today! Be sure to tune in next time!
Welcome! and today is crazy hat day!
So far we have the ruggedly handsome P (inside joke) wearing a classy medieval, feather toting headpiece, that is sure to hold up against the strong competition here today.
right you are P, right you are.
What I'm looking forward to is GB, the crazy mexican guy, he's always got something up his sleeve, can't wait to see what he brings to the table....
Right you are, last year he was sporting the pride of sayulita, the senoritas sombrero that just tore the competition apart.
Right you are P.
We'll be right back after these messages.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
We all had our names in a basket and picked out of it.. the name you got is the person you must assasinate at a given time (this one.. after 2:15... so at that point you know who you need to shoot.. just not who you need to hide from..
Hmm.. I'll update you on the outcome
What I mean is, have you set goals for 1, 5 or 10 years.. you know where you want to end up at various stages of your life? Cause i really don't seem to care.. I mean I care!.. but not to the point of actually trying to achieve a fabulous 'career' and own a big fancy yaht or whatever..
Is it setting your standards to low if you are happy with where you are at? Wierd hey? I guess I'd like to be financially stable, without debt.. go on wild extravagent vacations to quesnel (or australia) but somehow it seems unatainable, or kind of 'unrealisitic' to have that kind of an idealism for my life plan.
I've been thinking about environment alot lately, not THE environment, but MY environment. I think i would like a change! (WHAT?? ) yea.. I know I've had alot of change but I think I quite like it. So what does that mean>? move?
pff. naw.. I just got meself this sweet job so I think I'll stick with it. I do like to entertain the thought of moving by this time next year tho..
I guess thats my one year plan..
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
I wake up to the smell of fumes from the PulpMill as do most PG residents, blindly stumbling out to the computer to call Home Depot to see if they have any of that 'cheap' laminate flooring in yet.. No Sir. Call back next week.. the guy seems about as happy as me to be up this early..
I understand that my Job is not hard.. not by a longshot.. In fact I've had some hard jobs.. shovelling cow poo.. scrubbing the red lifefluid off of cement floors at ye 'ol meat market.. But for some reason it FELT like it was hard.. The phone wouldn;t stop ringing.. I mean sure.. that IS my job.. to answer the phones.. but seriously! REBOOT THE FREAKING COMPUTER BEFORE YOU CALL~!. Please..
Ok so my life really doesn't have that much stress.. apparent when this kind of thing seems important..
Speaking of stress.. last night. psfff! almost filled my drawers..
So after the gym and a delicious dinner prepared by m'lady I headed up to a friends to help him lay some laminate flooring.. Of course stopping at the beer store on the way as to make the job a little less painful! My little wee gaffer was with me as the foremetioned little lady was haveing a 'makeup party' at the house.
As i pull up to the soon-to-be laminated house I chirp brightly to the child ' Ok love lets go' and turn around.
She isnt there.
Now if you dont have kids you havent felt this before.. Its probably impossible to explain but I'll try.. Imagine you have this family heirloom.. worth over 6584832.12211 million dollars.. and you leave it at the beer store.
My heart dropped, pulse racing as I tear the back seat apart, mind screaming at the possibilites of what could have happened.. did she somehow get out of the car? is she chillin with her hommies at the pub? or has something terrible happened? probably at least 6 things were in my head at once.
But only for a moment.. After a few moments of life-changing terror and stress it dawned on me where I had been less than 5 minutes later. I had dropped the child off at her cousins house to play while I was toiling away into the night.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Since the beginning of time (well the last 3 years anyway) A certain tradition has been followed by my friends and family. Cottonwood Park Pictures. At the first sign of leaves turning color, we pack up the wee ones and fill our cameras with film.
This year was definatly a blast! There were 7 or 8 kids there, as many parents and no accidents! I'll attach a few photos so you know what you missed. :)
< Our happy family!
I do enjoy the annual walk through the park, seems this year went by so fast and I didn't have much time to visit people. In fact some of the people I hadn't really seen much at all since last picture day! I think I'll make an effort to touch base with people more, u know.. get out and do stuff instead of writing about it in a blog. :P
Ah cmon who am i kidding.. Once a year is enough to deal with that many kids!!
On a side note.. if yer not here then you're queer
Friday, September 09, 2005
Theres wind, fire, water and earth.. and then there is OC.
Its the warm fuzzy feeling you get, the quickening in your being.. its the shivers that cover your body like when you shoot your nerf gun....
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Today is a new day.
On the eve of the last day past I found myself standing in a funny sort of hall. A toy hall. Towering above me as far as a 2 year old could see was bears and books and balls and well.. guns! I couldn;t resist! I had to have one! Its like the small child in me took off, bouncing around inside my head saying ' get the quick-loader, the one with the clip!
Alas there wasn't anything I could do to stop the steamrolling train of events that ensued.
I grabbed the sweet gun with the auto-clip and rushed to the front counter, spilled my pennies onto the counter, gasping for air! I could hardly contain my childish excitement! Before I was out of the store I ripped the package apart and loaded my clip, immediately in a battle zone, AIR SUPPORT AIR SUPPORT IVE LOST TOO MANY MEN!!
ok so It didnt quite end there..
My rubber-darted orange love machine drove any sensebility left in me straight onto oncoming traffic. I pointed my car in the direction of the evil Wallmart corporation and erractically wove my way through defective halfbreed drivers who should learn how to freaking signal once in a while!
A dog barks, the wind rustles in the trees.. a child laughs.. the sound of squealling tires can be heard a far off.. then closer as a 2003 dodge sx2.0 hauls buttoc's into the poorly laid out parking lot, narrowly missing 17 blue pylons (shopping carts), you can tell the driver is quite expirienced and has l33t skillz.
I dive out the window, duke style, and ninjai my way across the yellow striped ground.. likely trip wires for nerf bombes I'll bet. As I enter the glass sliding doors, I notice some noobs attempting to get beer money by playing guitar in front of the 35c pop machine.. spies. Noted.
Its a long walk down the aisle to the toy section.. through makeup and cards, jewlery and candy..its a hard road, but one i must go down if I truly want the prize i seek.
37seconds later I have arrived at my desired destination.. the gun aisle..
My world stops.. I can feel my heart beating, trying to get out of my chest, I can hardly breath.. there it is.. THE ONE... The Transforming Tech 4in1 mini dart system. 4 guns that assemble together to make one! The total assault weapon.. NO.. noo.. I cant do it.. I have $27 left and I should save it!.. but for what.. what do I really need money for? Exactly.. you.. you are the man.. you need this gun. it will COMPLETE you!
The next morning I rolled out of bed to the sound of "BLAH BLAH WAAAANGIDDY WOOOBLEY I LOSSSST MY DOOOG AND NOOOW I NEED TO DIIIEEEEEEE" (who put it on country anyway??) As i warbled out into the sunlit dining room a surge of excitment comes upon me! Its GUN DAY!!
As I make my way to work the excitment builds.. guns loaded I diveroll into theNHA ITS phone support room only to be met by a hailstorm of deadly yellow darts!! the other guys I work with had loaded up with nerf guns themselves! ITs like we planned it!!!
All fun and games aside it was quite a good expirience.. What i like the most is the fact that I get paid a good amount of cashola to shoot my co-workers. :)
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Song in my head.
Whats so nice? my new job is so nice.. I used to go to bed and think.. fudgebucket! I have to go to work tomorro.. prolly sit at budget and do a whole lotta nothin.. but now!! Im like.. gettin ready for bed and thinkin.. soo i have to show up tomoro.. answer some phones.. play some mini-basketball.. shoot some dart-guns.. maybe look for my house on google earth.. so nice.
So i started a hobby! I am now goin to the Jim, gonna get a little more confortable and whatnot.. My buddy hooked me up with a 2 week pass to Golds and I think I'm likin it there. Gonna take a while before i actually know what I'm doing though!
The small child is getting not so small.. Most of the time she's really good! Been having Ginormous battles at the 'supper table' battlegrounds (all you parents out there know what I'm talking about). Seems she doesnt like to eat unless its right when we get in the car or once I say the first sylable of 'Bedtime!'
So T started skool yesterday.. 3rd year at the big kids school (UV) Amidst the excitment and hustle-bustle of the yearly 'back to school' craziness remains the sobering fact that its still a whole buncha work. pfff.. Was discussing the way the world works with a buddy the other day.. Crazy how a janitor at the hospital can make the same or more money than a nurse who went to school for 4 years! ah well.. what can you do...
pretty nifty eh? How can it not excite you??
I have a new get rich..well maybe not quick but whatever.. plan.
Ima invest money into random stocks and hope they go up!! Then one will pay off and I will get rich.. I know you are all rooting for me and your support is appreciated..
"hey! whats up? want a job?"
so yea.. Got maself hooked up (well a buddy on the inside hooked me up) basically answer phones for a stupid amount of money.. Kind of excited.. kinda of hmm'd u know.. starting a new job is always like hmm. THEY"LL ALL LAUGH AT ME NOOOOO!!
So the child is still around. hasent went to work for the circus or anything.. yet.. She's still enjoying swimming tuesdays with T and Gwamma time on thursdays... I think we've finally convinced her there are no monsters in her room but there are witches and witches are BAD witches but some witches are nice witches I dont like witches witches are not mosters but they are bad but some are nice. " I want to watch Joonahh."
I finally broke down and gave in to the satellite gods.. well.. hockey.. oc. SEX AND THE CITY!!! how can you resist? I even got the movie channels so there is ALWAYS something to watch..
Hobbie.. hobby.. hobbiey? how u spell that?
So I need a hobby I've realized (or been told.. i um forget) I was thinkin of taking some jazz or classical guitar lessons! uh uh!! what u think? hm. perhaps a martial art? or something that makes me do ACTIVITY. even lawn bowling would do the trick... <<-- any better ideas woiuld be greatly appreciated... (no model buliding, modeling or pet breeding ideas please)
I will soon have the interweb back at home (its this fancy idea me and my friend J thot up.. see you take a bunch computers.. then put information on them.. and hook them up! whammoo! your rich!!) So we'll see how that idea pans out.. in the meanwhile..
Eat healthy and stay fit!
It's been awhile** (stole that from staind)
Ahh the trip.
So we started out after 5 that tuesday, me with the lead foot made it to canmore in about 6 hours.. O the intoxicating beauty of clear rivers and sun-bathed mountain ranges! I seriously considered relocating there, perhaps opening up a little computer shoppe? Was nice to see tanya again (tamara's sister) and met her significant other- Tyler. Overall we had alot of fun and didnt want to leave!.
The next day we mosied into cowboy country to see my beloved sister and her hubbie. While in calgary we went to the calgary zoo (all sorts of fun stuff, I'll post pics when i get around to it) Ikea, and Jeremiah took us out to a nice little sushi shop where we stuffed our cakeholes with raw fish. mmm deliciouso as dora would say.
You wanna talk about a slow way of life? holy moley.
After driving straight for a number of hours we hit a bump. It was sweet.
ok so there was a i little more to it than that, an exciting electrical storm, met some inlaws ( ok they arent quite inlaws yet but u get the picture) Saw danielle!! was fun times all around
We went to edmonton! Saw T's parents, hit the west ed! Martina had the time of her life at Galaxy land with Gwanpa Bruce and Gwamma Gail. Tamara and I walked around the mall for a few hours and ended up with a belt and a small gift for my bro.. (noone feel left out.. it just grabbed my attention ok!) Oh and we ate at a pita place. was good.
Then it was back to calgary for dinner with the sis ( oh and how deluctable it was (is that a word? (can you keep putting little comments into little comments?))) Martina enjoyed some quality time with Auntie and UNcle before we headed to CANMORE for another night and a full day of exploring the back alleys and dark basements of the quaint little town. Part of the day we spent there was looking at HUGE houses up on the hills.. We're talking half a million dollar houses to multi-million dollar houses.. which is why I've rethunk my relocation plans until I can concieve a feasable plot to weasel the rich poeple out of ungodly amounts of money so I can have a nice big house too!!
Home sweet Home
Ahh. so since we've been home a few things have happened to.. Things i shall perhaps leave for a better time ( never know what sneaky's are prowling about on the internet) dodgam little sneakers. (kim you got my back on this one?)
Ah well I guess this all goes back to the selfish use of company resources, as I dont have internet at home atm and am of course, writing this at work once again..
HEhe. I dont really have anything eslse to say. cept i still feel like writing..
OH MY.. FREAKING GAS (prices)
YOu need to check this webpage KIM STARTED http://spaces.msn.com/members/sqpimp kind of funny
Is it ok for people to use company resources for personal use. I think so. Well not really.. but i do it anyway. I've realized that every day I check my email. bank.. use MSN (constantly). In fact. Im writing this using company resources.. and I'm getting paid! yay..
So last night was fun!.. the usual OC night festivities kicked off around 6pm, My bestest most wonderfullest cook friend J made the pork tenderloin dinner for about 8 people, (you gotta try this. seriously) Then it was off to Tamara's aunt's house to meet the fockers. I mean parents. hehe. god im funny.. Ahhh..
They get their own section.
Just on the off chance they actually ever read this i better put only nice things in. :P Yes. it was an entertaining evening of old stories and recollection of days past. ( got some dirt on T) Much laughing and fun poking there was.. It was about 11:30 when we decided the chill and bugs where winning the battle and we packed it in. Roused the sleeping bundle of joy and said our goodbye's..
Ok so that wasn't ALL that happened....
About half way throught the evening I.. in my usual clumsy-adolescent way - I casually caused Tamara's wine glass to dump comletely onto her pants and all over the blanket she had on.. Of course the crowd pretended not to notice but I'm sure shortly after I left there were would have been hysterical 'fun-poking' at Tamara's new boyfriend. and how handicapped he is.. how he just soiled her pants so she would take them off.. I can only imagine.. The funny part.. it really doesnt bother me to think about! I'm fairly certain that the reason I'm so comfortable with her family is because its just right.
So when I get home.. say around 11:45ishish to a shadowfilled 'creepified' house. ( i hate it when there isnt any lights on in the house) The first thing that is staring at me is my screensaver..
"It was all Jay"
Hmmm. intriuging~!.. all Jay what? what did he do?
HE REARRANGED THE WHOLE FREAKING HOUSE!!!! Tables/chairs, guitars, PLANTS (T was less than impressed that someone would touch 'her precious' ) all were scrambled in random places throughout the house.. Haha. Funny joke.
K it was kinda funny.. hehe but if you talk to him don't tell him i said that.. otherwise we'll have pictires on the roof and cd's hangin from the cieling next week as his 'practical joke skillz' level up.
I guess i should continue my day.. click next.. wait.. click next.. wait.. **oww.. my back.. so sore..** hehe
asta la vista..
k i diunno what that means it just felt right..
One of my bestest most wonderful friends in the whole wide world cooked me dinner again tonite. J.
Pork tenderloin with a mushroom bacon gravy sauce, steamed broccoli and baby potatoes bbq'd to perfection. A nice white shiraz to taste and royalty I am.
Today was crazy.
My boss is gone to vancouver, and I've just started this new job as a technical consultant for a networking firm. Today I had to recover a server for a large law firm without any info kind of flying by the seat of my pants. (which is just hard ok!) So after 3 and a half hours I managed to drag the mechanical bear out of its hibernation and come out on top looking like I knew what i was doing. Then it was off to the next site where I did my first Network walkthrough. Basically You have to map out the client site and take note of any major and minor network needs that will be taken into account in the network design phase. This is quite important as quotes are based upon what I write down. ( a leeetle stressful for never having done before)
Enuph wining tho.
Aside from the hectic day and delicious recovery I have more to report! Last night shall be deemed a 'deep cleaning' night. Tamara and I were up until 2am cleaning out closets and rooms and stocking old useless items that for some reason MUST be kept, into the shed. I wonder how many times I need to relocate items until they are deemed useless and finally thrown out? I'm thinkin 4. heh. man I'm funny.
So tonight its going to be more.. you guessed it! painitng!! I'm super excited. I think I;m a little nervous tho.. I mean.. painting? on the wall! where people will see?? Ok. I guess I'm not THAT funny.. I do crack myself up tho... This one time, I was like OMG its blue! hehehe. yea.. just had to be there...
The little one had a crappy day.
Now she's sleeping.
When words stop coming its time to stop forcing the literary diareah via the 104 key standard.
Paint.. pretty much what I've been doing lately. Painting :)
House is starting to look good though, its nice to finally have colour in the house.. no more sanity swallowing white. I think for a while I'm going to pretend I know how to write. Hey! I'm writing!! Life is good,
Thats what's been going on with me. Lots of change. Good changes mind you! New love, new job, not dishing out ungodly amounts of money for diapers!! To sit back and look at myself over the last year lots of change has happened, but strangly not regretting anything major! Which is nice for a change! hehe.
Thanks to the wonderful Ms Ritchie, there are now numerous oxygen excreting, water eating children adapting to their new habitat.. my humble abode. I think it transforms my little house into a home.. that and the nice piano I've inherited from my mother. (no she hasen;t died, just planning on moving so the 'rents are downsizing their collection of earthly posessions)
MY little gaffer is growing tremendously. Doing her whatnot on the 'potty' (most of the time) and starting to get a little attitude. What I've been told is she's 'testing her boundries' which is sometimes interesting/entertaining/frustrating! All in all I think people without kids don't know what living is! (but that may just be a proud daddy talking!) It's quite entertaining to hear her speak.. an example: " why daddy?..oh ya dont say why.. NO.. oh ya don't say no.. poo.. oh ya dont say poo.. pee!. oh.. dont say pee.. be quiet! oops. dont say be quiet.." It seems she's not allowed to say anything she wants to!! She's 2 and.. hmm. almost 10 months now! wow.. doesnt take long.
Going on a trip soon!. Get to spend one wonderful week on the road visiting old family and new! Tamara ( the introduced Wonderful Ms Ritchie) Martina (the child) and I are packing the wagon and heading east. The plan is to head to kamloops for a day (perhaps) then continue on to Canmore (where T's sister Tanya and boyfriend Tyler reside). Then on to Calgary to visit Carmen and Jeremiah (Martina's aunt and uncle!) Off to a wedding in some place in saskatchewan (people still live on the plains?) And to visit Danielle in Eston for a day or so!. Pretty excited as its been a number of years I've been on a vacation for a vacation.. not another fun trip to a hospital in Van for some random reason..
Alas i've rambled on.. although.. if you are bored there's this fancy keyboard trck. HOld down alt and press f4! The window has closed! No more boredom!!