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July 26, 2004 11:41 PM PST

I have lots of cool pictures from the last few weeks, which is perhaps why I am spending this much time catching up on the ol' blogging-ness. This past weekend was Luminara.

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My fucking stupid pos "handy" touchpad somehow just interpretted "back" from the down stroke I made. Thus, instead of scrolling down so I could post a finished 4 paragraph entry, it went back to the previous page. And when I cautiously hit "forward", everything but the preceding couple of sentences had been forgotten. Fuck. Ass. Doublefuck.

Oh well... here are the pictures; I can't be bothered to try and rewrite the entry. It's a shame since it was half decent for once. I wish I could figure out how to turn off the "handy" features of this pad ... and not for the first time.

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Last weekend's camping trip was an absolute HOOT! I'm so glad I got out and had a really great weekend before this week, 'cos I've been BUSY! I've finally come to the line where there are so many things to get done, I'm actually doing them. Nothing like a little pressure to focus the mind! I am quite looking forward to this weekend tho. The ability to focus on at least one job less.

Today's continuation of staggering numbers of meetings makes me wonder how I am supposed to get any actual work done. I mean, seriously - if you expect me to prep for meetings, and then make changes to my documents afterwards, and you shedule 5.5 hours of meetings in a day, how am I supposed to get anything done??!

Anyway, I really wish I got some pictures of the six of us floating/paddling around in a kiddie pool in the middle of the water ski area of the lake. A little drinkie in hand and some loud raucus laughter (from both ourselves and the boaters).

It's definitely hard finding time to blog these days. At least I'm trying...

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July 19, 2004 11:49 PM PST

Ian Spiers

For all you photo-bloggers out there in Canada, be happy we're here. I *really* hope things don't come to this. I can spread the word, but what else?

Reading this account of violations and paranoia in daily life made me ill. I don't really know what else to say, but give Ian's story a read. He lives in Seattle, none too far from our little paradise corner. Sooo not impressed.

Update:
more info at www.brownequalsterrorist.com

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July 14, 2004 09:01 PM PST

Poor little bleary eyes. Poor little bleary brain. The complexities of e-commerce, extreme customization, and internationalization and localization hammer both within and without my skull. I sit quietly in the semi-dark and will relaxation upon myself. It's not working, so I decided to write in my blog.

Why do the Noodle Box people have to suck so much? I placed an order for a few friends who are coming over tonight to discuss BM logistics for this year, and the female who grudgingly took my order was, quite frankly, a bitch. I think it's relatively rare for me to make such a value judgement on a person, but there you go. I think this is to be my last experience with that restaurant; too bad that has gone this way - I liked the little roadside stand and waiting 5 minutes behind the couple in front. The move to a real storefront seems to have brought slow and surly staff, nothing like the originals who were fun and friendly. If Sheena hadn't had a gift certificate, I may very well have hung up without ordering.

Whoa </rant> Does that feel better? Not really.

I feel like a whole thwack of false starts recently. Pent-up energy that goes nowhere. Ideas and desire to get on with the myriad of projects that are piling up, yet total inertia to get going.

I feel like chicken tonight.

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July 09, 2004 09:14 PM PST

Yay - finally pictures!!!

Boy what a busy week! The move was accomplished, the unpacking is mostly done, the new computer is slowly accumulating software, and pictures have finally come off my camera. Of course, there's been work, organizing my 2 side contracts (they sorely need some attention this weekend), and submitted a tender for yet another. Want more? What about having to figure out what normal household things we are missing, and either obtaining them or listing them out to obtain soon. The Luminara project (Night Phantasy) is inching slowly ahead, too. I am finalizing things with Denis regarding our 'set', and have put out some feelers for more performers. I have to setup a meeting next week to discuss the performance (as The Date is fast approaching), but that requires a few more volunteers be on the hook by then.

I have just finished installing a graphics package on my new machine so that I can share the latest photos at a reasonable size. The photo gallery will be updated slowly over the next while as I have time. I'm in dire need of some better organizational skills, or I'm in danger of submerging permanently in a sea of ToDos... or just failing to execute on everything and being left poor and boring! ;)

Well, one step at a time, huh?

And now, the rest of the "Massive Picture Post"

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July 02, 2004 02:38 PM PST

Ugh. Too much celebration last night ... or was that "libation"? Whatever, I'm not really in the focusing space today. In fact, from the amount of re-editing of my spelling in this post so far, it's going to be a looooong day. The clock says 14:26, and I'm stuck here until 18:00. Wahoo - watch me do a little dance.

I don't know what happened this year, but the traditional Victoria Canada Day sparklers actually turned out to be real fireworks! I was actually mildly impressed with the show this year. I am interested in taking a non-inebriated look at the photos from last night - they may even be half-decent!

Looking forward to crashing tonight, for we move on the morrow! Woo!

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