Monday, December 31, 2007

"...and, in case I don't see ya, good morning, good evening, and good night!"

Well I, for one, will be doing my best to drink myself into a stupor tonight. Given that I've managed to go the entire year without once succumbing to the ridiculously strong self-destructive urges I've had since January, I think it's time for some indulging. While I don't think making myself sick is a good idea, I can't deny that purging myself would have a certain poetry to it. Good ideas: eat something first, drink lots of water, thank Kev and Michelle's next door neighbours for allowing a bunch of drunken fools to crash their party last year, give big hugs to the friends who've helped me survive it all.

For those I won't be seeing tonight, all the best to you in the new year. Here's to a better 2008 than 2007 could ever dream of being, and happiness.

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A week in review

  • Bruce's condo(!)


  • Various breakfast items

  • 2 pots of beef stew

  • Dante's pizza

  • Yang's

  • The folks and sis

  • Matt's folks, sisters and nephews

  • The Fraser clan, including the fresh, new baby

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Cat Stevens - Wild World


Pre-Christmas Ketchup
  • Generally, my co-workers at a throw-away job were far easier to relate to than people in my industry

  • RenĂ©e was probably the best boss I've ever had, and an honest, friendly person

  • Michelle was just as awesome at gift-wrapping as she is at Graphic Design

  • Pam was possibly the most easy-going, fun-loving person I've ever worked with

  • Some people are just spacey, working with them sucks

  • Sometimes people who come across as hard to relate to are just not comfortable with themselves enough to feel comfortable with you, yet

  • Maybe 1% of the people you deal with, as a gift-wrapper, are out to have a miserable time, and make you miserable too

  • Another 9-ish% of people are so particular/control-freak that they'll make you pretty miserable/pissy/amused

  • About 0.5% of people go out of their way to make you feel appreciated, and remembering them is what helps you deal with the 10% who suck

  • Working near a daycare is also a great pick-me-up

  • Children's Christmas Concerts will make your week

  • Wrapping gifts all day is physically demanding

  • Standing on your feet all day makes them hurt

  • Sauconys and cushy socks make all the difference in the world

  • Being physically exhausted feels way better than being mentally or emotionally exhausted

  • This was the most fun I've had at a job since the early days at AKA. If I'm free to do it again next year, I'm all over it.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire


Friday, December 07, 2007

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Better than the original
Reverse Osmosis performing Bring Me To Life