Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Winter Wonderland

Or did I mean to say, "boogie wonderland"? Many are staying indoors and with good reason. There is at least a half foot of frozen snow on the ground. For the throngs of Vancouvergoers who can't stand the thought of brewing their own coffee or for those like me who don't own a Mr Coffee and want to shell for the stuff down the street it's hazerdous. True the many who had the extra cash to buy the SUV of their teenage dreams a few years back before the gas prices made the rest of us douches wag our fingers and say "in your face - landrapers!", we are now recieving a counter wag in the face, a "coup-fouret" as the French like to say. This morning I was navigating the ice patches down the hill to a local coffee chain with a girl no less (my neighbor) and in my weathered, New Balance and low-cut wanna-be jeans when my feet went out from under me and I wiped out pretty spectacularly with my feet scrambling for control and then whammed straight down on my ass. Seeing people wipe out is usually pretty funny, especially when they're so unprepared for wiping out, but it still hurts. Especially when you imagine others watching you wipe out. Vancouver is definitely not well prepared for snow, but anyone who lives here knows, that - and it's a good thing. I'm not sure I could handle -30 degree winters every year, but that's me. Something about the tropics just calls to me. Maybe it's the warm weather, laid back lifestyle, or the abundance of fresh fruit. Or maybe it's just the warm weather. Apparently I'm not alone. And for all those of you who say, "Oh, I looove the snow and cold in the winter. I wouldn't have it any other way!" and then jet off to Acupulco for 2 weeks in January just when the gettins good; you can't handle it either. Admit it, snows fun for 1 month tops and then it starts to become a pain in the !##$##@ read, "my fucking" ass.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


I'm not prepared for the weather of Canada. It's been terrible. It's rained pretty much every day in November and there's no sign of it stopping. It's dark, it's dank and every time I get on the bus some drippy person comes on with a stinking bag of McDonalds. Why is that?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

New Blogger

Well, I've got the new Blogger account. so I guess I'll soon see if it's anything different. So far it looks pretty much the same. I was actually trying to do some manual editing to my site earlier in the day, but it proved a lot more difficult than I thought. Now I know why people get paid good money for that sort of thing. Still when you look out there on the internet at all the well designed pages and blogs people have, it's pretty surprising how many look slick. I thought I could get all photo-centric with the layout and stuff, but once I started moving stuff around. It got pretty difficult to put things in the right places. I guess I just take computers for granted sometimes. Hmm... beta indeed. Looks like I'll need a few more hours to work out the bugs.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sorry no pictures

My camera is loaned to someone else so there won't be pictures here for a little while. I was performing on a children's park ride as a swamp creature through out October and that just ended so it's nice to take a breather as it's quite exhausting being gregarious and happy for 4 hours in a row. I'm also a cashier at a grocery store so between the two jobs there was a lot of insincere happiness that I had to dole out. Tiring stuff but now that it's over I can relax and only be insincerely happy with the usual 30% of the people I deal with. Remembrance Day is today and people seem to be doing a fair amount of remembering or "never forgetting" or however you want to look at it. Lot's of depressing war and slaughter on the news webs to make it easier too... If the rain would relent here that'd probably put me in a better mood in general. There is no end...

Monday, November 06, 2006

Five Buck Bus Stop Umbrella

Daily drizzle punctuated by slicing winds and hard rain. Ahh... yes, Vancouver and the familiar "ssssss" of cars on wet streets. It's 10 o-clock in the morning but the sky looks like it should be 7 in the evening. Well, my stint at the Vancouver Ghost Train has ended with little fanfare, but a slightly wetter and heavier wallet this month. I think I've probably spent the difference on draft beer and wines around the hood already. Hmmm, what else is new? Not much. I've been kinda sick lately; colds, sniffles, indigestion. It's all been adding to my malaise-o-metre. It must be part of that problem they talk about in Finland and Sweden where despite the fact that you have a great job and clean running water, it's so grey and dark during the day- you just wanna commit suicide. I'd forgotten how much it rains here in November. Well- I'm off to work. Hopefully I'll have more photos and stuff to post soon.