Sunday, July 31, 2011

Are all multiplexes painted so garishly?

Went to see "Cowboys and Aliens" today. Good, dumb fun.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

You know, one of the problems with pursuing a relatively active hobby like fencing is that people expect you to be active. So, tomorrow I'm supposed to go marching up the Grouse Grind with my fencing group. On the off chance that you've never heard of the Grouse Grind (And, really, how could that be? On any list of "Fun Things to Do", it's right up there with being water-boarded.), it's probably the antithesis of hiking. It's steep, ugly, crowded, and, to put it mildly, all around hideous. 2,800 feet of no-fun, straight up.

So, why am I doing this? Amazing what one will do in the name of sociability.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

I think I'm going to convert to that whole "shop local" thing. My computer died on Friday. The guys at the repair shop that's barely half a block from me said they could fix it, but they'd need to order the necessary part (a new power supply). I got home from work today (which, in case you're reading this in the far-flung future, is Monday) and found a call waiting on my answering machine - "Your computer's fixed. Come and get it.".!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Heart-breaking news. My computer's power supply doesn't anymore. Supply power, that is. So, no postings till that's fixed. Well, I suppose we'll all muddle through somehow, won't we?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brutal set of colours, huh?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Definitely not taken today. Today was Vancouver at its Vancouver-est - pure, unadulterated rain.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just another sunny day in Chinatown.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ah, another day of marking, another evening of fencing. Oddly enough, there's a connection.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The complete Vancouver travel package - an umbrella and a map. Yep, that about does it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Life can be just a tad complex and confusing at times. I find myself in one of those times at the moment. Keeps things interesting, though.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Yeah, this about how it goes.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Meanwhile, back in office park hell.....

Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

You may recall that I went to a Steve Earle concert last Sunday. Well, the following Tuesday, I went to hear Lucinda Williams. It's been a darn fine spring, music-wise. I would highly recommend going to hear either of them, if you get the chance. The band currently backing Ms. Williams is especially good. Bass, guitar, drums - that's it. But they're darn fine. And, of course, Ms. Williams is a fantastic songwriter. She sings real good, too.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

The day I have to spend more than 20 minutes on my daily commute is the day I ask to be committed to one of those comfy padded cells. Although, in favour of this guy's choice, at least you can read on a train. Tough to do when you're driving. Well, in theory anyway. An awful lot of morons with cell phones seem to be putting it to the test.

Friday, July 01, 2011

A project of the kids at our day-care centre. Agh! Macrame (I still don't know how to stick the proper accent over the terminal "e") is alive!

I couldn't get through to Blogger yesterday, so here's yesterday's news today. Exciting, eh?