For those of you who are interested in a bit of trivia, here’s one for you: I’m in Vancouver, Karin’s in Calgary, and guess how many years we’ve been dating as of today…
Despite that happy fact, this week was indeed a busy week. I spent lots of time typing up long winded documents, transcribed by me from micro-cassette tapes that were approximately 75% white noise, and 25% garbled conversations. As you can image, the last thing I felt like doing was typing more when I got home. Consequently, this is my first entry in about a week.
Have I mentioned the rain?
I wandered down to the Oakridge Mall this afternoon. I figured, being a cloudy, wettish type day I would take in a movie. That was cool: I saw “Evolution”
As it was, the movie got out and I stepped out the doors of the movie theatre into a rainstorm that would put my shower to shame. I made it about a block before I realized that if I tried to walk home in this, I was going to have to make a stop at my laundromat for a spin in the industrial strength drier…
Needless to say, 45 minutes of wandering around the mall looking for a cheap umbrella was enough time for the storm to wear itself out and I managed to walk home in relative dryness.
I’d complain about the buses which are still on strike (and rumors say that isn’t about to end soon) but I don’t think it would matter much.
Canada Trash, oh how I’ve been spoiled…
I don’t know if this is a common term. It makes sense to me. For some reason I grew up calling Canadian Tire, Canada Trash, and this always meant a big bright shiny store with aisles full of car stuff and other miscellaneous merchandise.
Well, I found myself trekking down to my local CT (which is a measly 45 minute walk!) and discovered that this CT, deserving of it’s nick, is to other CTs the same way that the kwik-e-mart compares to that brand new Save-On next to where I used to live.
It was buried in the basement of some other building and the aisles were about three inches wider than me walking sideways. Anyways, I shouldn’t say much… a store is a store after all, and I don’t want any CT fans out there harassing me over my opinions.
The point of this story was, however, to mention that I bought myself a little shelf and a fold-up table so now I have something to eat off of. I had to carry them home, but hey, it was worth it.
Theo keeps on growing….
It has been a few days, so I’ll update.
I came home from Victoria to discover that my palm has not only sprouted a second new leaf, but this one, unlike the others which are two-leaf fronds, is a frond with at least four leafs on it. I would hate to call this “plant-puberty” or something like that, but my little guy is growing up… sniff sniff…. where did the time go??
Anyhow, for those of you who are still reading, you might want to check out the new pictures I posted (you know where to find them) and you can smile slyly when I tell you that the answer to the question at the top of the page is five.