Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge

Your horoscope for June 16, 2010

Today is going to be a great day for you, Kirsten, especially where your love life is concerned! It is likely that you have been a bit unsure about where you stand in your current relationship. Today you will be relieved to discover just how much you are loved. Of course, as we see it, what's not to love? You have many attributes. It's no wonder you have a suitor for every one of them.

Monday, June 14, 2010

In Transit

When I first went to university, I had never taken public transit or a cab by myself. For the first two years the only cabs I took were to the airport for school holidays. My first trip to Vancouver, I had no idea how use transit. I purchased a three-zone pass on a one-zone trip and didn’t know how to open the back doors. I was very lucky that day as I had helpful passengers and bus drivers to ensure that I actually got where I wanted to go quickly. It’s funny given how often I use transit now.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Time Shifted Viewing

In the age of technology there are always those that drag their feet. I am one such, mostly because da-yum, technology ain’t cheap. Thus it is that I have a TV from a coworker’s mother, with an epically large remote because the original remote is not compatible with dvd players. I cannot set the TV clock with my epically large remote so when I tape, with my VCR, my season finales of all my Space shows this weekend I have a bit of a problem. I have to determine how real time relates to my TV’s time and thence set my VCR to record my programs in real time via TV time.

This is why I’m waiting until Saturday when all my shows air back to back. Can you imagine the drama of taping three shows on two different days? There’d be time zones and physics equations required just to sort this out.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Where's your buggy whip? w/a

I frequently use phrases or words that are not in common usage. (My use of beanie to refer to a hat other than one with a propeller is an inverse attempt to grant a new definition to an antiquated one.)

Typically however, I do not collect items which have become useless. I collect words but they are always of use.

I do desire to possess a typewriter but until such time as no supplies are available such an item is not truly useless yet.

I wonder how much truly remains without purpose as we continually rediscover the ways of years past. Considering the field of computer support or technological innovation – continual education is the standard. You would be unable to succeed in your job if you were to work based solely off the information learned in high school and a presumed bachelor’s degree.

Most jobs require that the employee continue to adapt to new rules, new standards and new duties. Fixed roles within an industry just seem weak to me and not ones that are likely to attract long term employees. There are many people who work in car factories, or factories of any kind, that might dispute my claim.

Weekend Assignment

To sum it up

I have never been particularly well suited to studying math. Sure, we get along for short periods of time but like any family visit – it ends with shouting and frustration. The irony of my relationship with math lies in two main facets: my day job and my habit of adding up random numbers. The date, the elevator floor buttons, the passage of time. For instance, I have posted 3 times in 9 days in the month of June (6th month). These figures are divisible by each other! They are the sum of their parts. They are an enjoyable mathematical puzzle.

How do you fare?

It seems as though the degree of availability of an object is in direct opposite to the degree of your desire or need. Take taxis. When you embark on your journey, first there will be no taxis. Then they are already engaged or at least running with their light off. Then the taxis are arriving in the opposite direction you are traveling, making them impossible to hail. Finally, you are so close to your destination that it is a wash whether the balance of your trip time is worth the ire of the taxi driver at a $5 fare. Hopeless.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Whenever I listen to Loreena McKennitt, I think of my best friend awesome!T. I think of shared summers and sleepovers in big beds falling asleep to the strains of celtic drums and lilting voices. I remember the chair we painted when we were going to have a custom painting business. I remember the dog walking we did and the ladies who would go gambling and tip us hugely if they won. I’m fairly certain they thought awesome!T and I were a couple; we did make my mother question our closeness on occasion. Awesome!T, my sister – my bosom companion of childhood.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dearest frenemy

It's funny how there are people whose interests are so different that you might think they'd have nothing in common. That they'd never be friends. Karlos and I are pretty well opposites in our interests but our sarcasm brings us together.

Our sarcasm, and the continual joy of threatening each other with impending doom. I love talking with Karlos because we are honest and there's no bullshit. We laugh all the time and if anyone were to listen to our conversation they would think we were the biggest assholes. But they've never known the joys of improvised Goulet poetry or her patience in listening to yet another of my "plans".

To you Karlos -- I'll be watching you in your sleep. Suckah.