September 2003

>Monday Night’s Outing

>I was having a quiet evening when Lisa called. Anthony had hurt his foot over the weekend and it was really bothering him and Lisa was trying to get him to go to the hospital to get it looked at, so I offered to drive them. The wait wasn’t too long. Lisa and I ran to Tim Horton’s to get coffees, and then we all hung out and read for a while. Scott had lent me Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1 by Kazuo Koike. I read the whole thing. It was very good. Only 14 more volumes to go to finish the series – if I can get my hands on them. We managed to get home by midnight, which isn’t too bad for a visit to the emergency room. I’ve certainly spent a lot longer there, waiting to get in. It turns out that Anthony sprained his ankle and needs a splint for it. Poor fella.

For those of you who are reading this and are fans of Lord of the Rings, the trailer for Return of the King can be found on the official website – and it looks AWESOME!

>A Mellow Day

>Last night I found a few more items to put in my portfolio, then didn’t feel like working on the site anymore. Scott dropped by and we played Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on PS2. We took turns and managed to get a fair ways in to the game. I even got a rating of Excellent for killing the Cave Troll in Moira!

It’s another quiet day at work today. I was supposed to have a meeting this morning with a co-worker in Halifax, but the city is essentially shut down because of Hurricane Juan, which visited them last night. I gave my folks a quick call this morning to see if they were all right. Thankfully all is well with them. Some of their neightbors lost some pretty big trees, and the power is out, but that’s about it.

Rockin’

Last night Tom stopped by for a while, and I made plans to go out with Melanie and John. While I was waiting for them to gather everyone together and head out, I played GTA for a while, watched The Godfather Part II, and a new episode of Sex and the City. I knew it’d be a while but frankly, it was a bit too long a wait. At about 12:30, I heard from Melanie and John and we headed down to Darcy Farrows. I got there and realized that I didn’t feel like being out at all. I didn’t want a drink, and didn’t feel like dancing, so I left. I called it a night.

The makeup crew and a fun and quite productive meeting this morning. I’m looking forward to the show. It’ll be one busy busy week! This afternoon I went to see The Rundown. I quite enjoyed it. I have to admit I have a bit of a soft spot for action-comedys. It looks like it’ll be a quiet evening in….

Ahh… the weekend

Friday night went well. I had a tasty dinner with Lisa and then we headed to Marzena’s to hang out with the rest of the makeup crew and watch Guys & Dolls. Wow – Marlon Brando singing and dancing was an odd sight to behold. Then Lisa and I hopped in a cab and headed over to the cast & crew get-together at the Somerset Pub. I think Lisa managed to get one karioke song in.

Today I ran errands then took a nice long nap on the couch. I just woke up at 8PM. Wow. Where did the day go? Hmm… might work on my site tonight. There isn’t much going on. A bunch of my friends are out of town.

A most entertaining link – of entertaining links!

you’re ugly

Busy as a bee… and loving it

Well, not really at work. Things are still a bit slow on that front, but it’ll pick up soon enough. Outside of work, I’d like to think that I’m trying to balance my social life and the projects I’m working on. But in reality, it’s more a question of how can I squeeze everything in. I am a social creature. I love hanging out with friends, and I usually tend to overbook myself with social activites. And, of course, I need to make time to work on my projects, otherwise they’d never get done. Maybe it’s less a question of balancing between projects and social commitments, and more a question of balancing them on top of each other… while riding a unicycle (I always wanted one when I was a kid). When I think back to my childhood, I never really was one to sit still anyway. I have a hard time being lazy and boredom only came about once every year or two. At which point I’d complain to my mother, and she’d suggest one of a myriad of chores. Yeesh! No wonder I managed to find something to occupy myself with.

Yes, I am busy. I almost always have something on the go. There have been a few times that I’ve just kept myself socially busy, but then I’d come to realise that I had nothing to show for that time. I like to feel productive. I like to exercise my creative side. I can’t imagine spending my evenings just sitting around watching TV day after day. I prefer to live my own life, than to live vicariously through Television. Now that’s not to say that I don’t watch any TV. I do enjoy the odd show here and there. Just not all the time. At least I’m doing things and living my life and having fun!

A Night Off

That right. I took last night off from working on my site. I didn’t even turn my home computer on. It was a much-need break. I spend far too much time sitting in front of a computer, hunched over the keyboard and staring at the screen.

Instead, I stared at the screen of my television, hunched over my PS2 controller, and played Grand Theft Auto:Vice City. I haven’t gamed too much in a while. I managed to take a bit of a break from it this summer. So I’d forgotten just how addictive it was.

5.5 weeks to go…

…until halloween! Yay! Well, it looks as though I have one party to go to on that Saturday night! I’ll have to re-visit an old costume. My budget (and time) is too tight for a new one. I’ll have to wait until next year to make a new costume… :-(

It turned out to be a busy day…

I had a meeting that lasted most of the afternoon, and then spent my evening watching rehearsal for Act 1 of Guys and Dolls, as I’m working on the makeup crew. Wow – I don’t envy them, having put in something like 9 weeks of rehearsal so far. I am really looking forward to the show – it should be awesome!!!