Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Call me crazy, but I like paying taxes. I like roads that can be driven, I like schools (hell, I work in one!), I like hospitals, and health care, and the notion that people whose lives take turns for the worse (or just never even get a shot at the better) might be taken care of (at least to some extent). All of these things and more for a small contribution from each of us? Bargooon! But I sure hate filling out the forms, so I'm really glad I've managed to get that over with for another year.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spent the better part of today (time-wise, not fun-wise) thrashing with my taxes. And, oh joy, I'll be carrying on tomorrow. Hence the return of the Hawaiian dream.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Did I mention I was in a 10k run on Sunday? Of course I did. But, this is how it's really done.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

So, in a moment of madness, I signed up a while back for today's Vancouver Sun Run. Great day for it - sunny and cool. Too bad roughly 50,000 people showed up to "run" it. In reality, it was more like an extended exercise in broken field running. Why do people enter things like this, get themselves a number that puts them in the first groups to start (i.e. the hypothetically faster), and then walk at a speed that would embarrass a Pacific Coast banana slug?

Not that I'm a rocket. 57:15 to cover 10k. Still, that's 2 minutes quicker than I did it 11 years ago. Which was the only other time I've done it. Ravages of time - hah!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Damn. And me with a "SMALL CAR", and I took the bus.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I know - I've got to get out more.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

My college's graphics arts students have been busy setting up installations around campus. Evidently caffeine plays a big role.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

This'll probably make a few people crazy, but, the entire time I was in Hawaii? Didn't swim, didn't snorkel, didn't get any closer to the ocean than this. No pools, either. On purpose.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Friday, April 08, 2011

Come and get it.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I've just finished watching Mike Huckabee on Jon Stewart's show. O.K., American visitors, can any of you explain the fascination of your conservative types for the rules of guys who died a couple of hundred years ago? I mean, sure, they were smart guys and all, and probably had some timeless words of wisdom, but, well, things have changed a bit, you know? Mightn't it be time to move on?

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ah, commuting.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Oh, go ahead, cue the song...

Monday, April 04, 2011

If you get a chance to hear Sarah Chang play her violin, you should take it.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Meanwhile, back in Kihei... Every night this scene was greeted by a bunch of old, white coots (mostly Canadian, oddly enough) blowing conch shells.

Friday, April 01, 2011

My own trivial encounter with the recent tsunami. This really is, believe it or not, part of that hideous event. Probably one of the last of the waves to hit Kihei, in Maui, it's just a tidal ripple at this point.