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Where I Work – Team Building

November 19, 2008

This is the Recognition Rainbow. If someone does something that makes them stand out on the team, you’re supposed to write their name on a post-it, explaining why, and then they can get their name drawn for a Statbucks card. My team all got ours names on it recently for doing our job to the […]

The Bathroom Floor – Ongoing

October 9, 2008

And on it goes. Again, your hobbies are probably weirder. 1) The Victoria Clipper, enroute to Seattle. 2) My parents’ downstairs bathroom, with hexagonal tile. 3) One of the myriad Starbucks on Burrard St, in Vancouver, BC. 4) Café Crèpe on Granville St, also in Vamcpuver.

This Is Where I Work – Mail

October 3, 2008

At work, I get to use one of my favourite labour saving devices. It’s a machine that opens large volumes of envelope mail. The mail gets flung by some rollers at high speed along a very sharp spinning blade that removes the top several millimetres of paper. However, if one envelope goes errant it throws […]

I’m a Terrible Person

October 3, 2008

When I first glanced at this book while just passing the shelf, I honestly thought it was a non-fiction book on the topic of racial stereotypes pertaining to language. I mean, come on! The Lace Reader? Turns out it’s a novel about someone who tells the future by reading doilies. I’m serious.

Market of the Night

September 7, 2008

I was at the Vancouver Night Market this evening. It’s essentially a giant tent-village that doesn’t realize it’s not Chinatown. Tons of awesome food stalls (I’ve never had fried balls of octopus before) and other retail stalls filled with a variety of cheap crap. I resisted the urge to buy a selection of reasonably prices […]

PAX ’08

September 1, 2008

The 2008 Penny Arcade Expo was fantastic. That’s basically all there is to it. Here’s some random pictures. 1) A ninja fight: the aftermath. 2) Freezepop rocked the house. They did what I believe to be the most awesome cover of The Final Countdown that has ever been. 3) The Friday concert was absolutely fantastic. […]

Attacked by Culture

August 14, 2008

This evening I watched an outside performance of The Tempest that my sister is stage managing. Pretty cool and it’s got more fresh air than watching the Olympics or surfing the web. Like I was doing all day up til then. Outside? Culture? What have I become?

I Like The Olympics

August 9, 2008

Always have. Despite never really being into sports, I’ve always enjoyed the spectacle and the positive message of the Olympics. In fact, now that they’re on, I really wish people would leave the politics out of it until they’re done. The whole point of the games is to bring the world together in a positive […]

Must Go Faster

August 9, 2008

No photo this time, sorry. You’ll just have to imagine. So, imagine: We’re in the theatre to see Pinapple Express and nearly the entire row in front of us is filled with quintessential douchebags. Baseball caps, short-sleeved madras collared shirts, ribbed tank tops underneath and surfer-dude beaded necklaces. We’re talking eight to ten guys with […]

Amusing Myself- A Series

August 4, 2008

I do a lot of things to amuse myself, ranging from the silly to the eccentric. I don’t know if other people find them as amusing as I do–frequently they don’t–but it’s not for them, it’s for me. Example: Leaning out the car window, affecting a comically-thick Austrian accent, and addressing a friend’s car with […]