Wednesday, November 30, 2005


After months of having the following items just laying around my house:

- Framed art
- Unframed art
- Empty frames with no art that don't fit the unframed art

I am finally going to get everything taken care of in one or two moves. I just need to go to a frame store and also print out three of my favorite postcards whose designs I've saved as relatively hi-res scans. By the weekend, my living room walls will actually having something on them.

This is an accomplishment.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Some friends of mine have posted theirs, which reminds me that I too have an Amazon Wish List that I almost forgot about. The great thing about it is that it's almost exclusively full of ridiculously costly items that nobody I know would want or be able to afford to purchase. This is great because it means no one actually has to buy anything, but at least we all know what I'm shooting for. The first item isn't even technically available!*

I seriously had forgotten about the existence of this list until roughly ten minutes ago. Thanks, internet!

* Although if it were, and you were crazy rich and decided to buy it for me, you could immediately scratch the next three items off, which is admirably efficient.

Monday, November 28, 2005


Something I'm trying to get better at is deducing who around me is actually sitting in their cubicles by attempting to listen for and locate mouse clicks. I don't know if this is something that can actually be improved upon, but the important thing is that I'm trying.

I trust you all had excellent Thanksgivings. Non-Americans, I hope you've had some good meals recently as well. I had at least two!

Monday, November 21, 2005


If I were to sit down and really think about it, I could probably come up with a really long list of things I'm thankful for, but who has the time for that? I'm content for now to just say "Friends, life, and this really fantastically short work week."

Extremely small to-do list follows:

- I need to update the Dogblog
- Mess around more with MySpace?
- Tidy up room
- Plan for birthday party

I forgot: One more thing I'm thankful about is that the freezer on the refrigerator here at work is mercilessly cold. After I found some sodas in a conference room this morning (warm), I refilled the ice cube trays and had something nice and cold to drink with my lunch just now.

I am the fanciest human being who has ever lived.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


I really hate it when I forget to roll my windows up all the way when I park my car at home for the night. Because when I discover what I've done the next morning, I get paranoid that large bugs have gotten into the car and will choose an extremely inopportunate moment to fly at my head, startling me into driving off the road. I'm not sure why large bugs would want to be inside my car, but who knows what bugs are thinking?

Nobody, that's who.

Monday, November 14, 2005


My friends from college are some of my favorite people in the entire god damn world and there is nothing you can do about it at all. That is just the way things are. I am not sorry.

Friday, November 11, 2005


This morning at work, like all Fridays, came with bagels. I grabbed what I thought was a plain bagel, toasted it, and spread on a thin layer of plain cream cheese.

The bagel was spicy.

Further bites and subsequent visual inspection revealed what I think were chunks of jalapeno, concealed within the dough and by some freakish chance not revealed by the initial bisecting of the bagel. The jalapeno bagel.

Have you ever heard of such a thing.

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Broken Social Scene at the Grand Ballroom tonight

Easily the loudest show I've been to in quite a while

Also pretty much 100% excellent

I'd forgotten how much I love some of those songs

Damn hell ass

Monday, November 07, 2005


Just to let you guys know: There may be a slight me-shaped hole in the internet for the next month or so, because at my job I am basically running the fieriest of all fire drills, and this will result in some scarcity in free time. Not, you know, a total blackout (I hope), but yeah. Busy.


Friday, November 04, 2005


Thanks to everybody who commented with suggestions on how I could handle my mysterious eye-dryness; it went away of its own accord later on that day and hasn't returned. That's just the way it goes, I guess.

I have a scrape on my left shin that's scabbed over and healing nicely, but now it itches. Why does my body make it itch now, as opposed to later when it will be fully healed and the act of scratching will cause the scab to be removed at the proper time? I am not really looking for a biochemical nor evolutionary-biological explanation. I'm just saying my body's timing is a little off, and this is now my #1 ironclad stone-cold reason for why intelligent design is bullshit.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Something weird is happening with my eyes today. This isn't the first time it's happened, but it's nine hells of annoying. Basically they just feel like they're dry all the time. I've been blinking and squinching my eyes, trying to get them to water, and it sort of helps, but the feeling never quite goes away entirely.

Drinking even more water today, in case my bodily fluids (or "humours") have become dangerously depleted ("de-pleat'd").

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Many things occurred this weekend.

- Excellent pal Jess came for a visit from New York, and more or less constant hangouts occurred with a great many people. A great. Many. People.

- ULTIMATE TEAM CARDBOARD FORTRESS BATTLE proceeded more or less hitchlessly, and now I have some idea how it'll go when we do it again. There are going to be some adjustments to the rules/objectives, and when I've made them, I'll let you know. Next time, though, we definitely need people to show up and be photojournalists, because of a reason.

- Halloween costume was basically perfect.

- Many of us learned to play a card-based game called Mafia, which we switched to Cylon pretty quickly.

- On my way to work today, I stopped behind a car that had not one but three unironic "PROTECTED BY ANGELS" stickers, and contemplated how useful it would be to have a structural integrity forcefield to reinforce my car so I could plow into/through objects and take no damage.