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What’s a Busy Weekend?

posted at 9:09 pm
on Jun. 19, 2006

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Prrrevious entry:
Employee 3, Day 1

'nother entry:
I Won’t Be Nokia’s Bitch

Well, it would go somethin' like this:

* Wake up in Calgary, do some work remotely, drop off me Mom at North Hills Market, go t' lunch downtown wi' a really barnacle-covered bucko (Ashley and that comely wench salt-flingin' daughter) and a really new bucko (Meike) and Susie, bien sur.

* Pick up me Mom, split up: Susie t' Make One (a yarn store) and I went t' th' Sentry Box (Magic cards).  Guess who spent morrrr?

* Back t' th' house, launch Virginia out fer beer while I weed th' yard and wait fer various barnacle-covered high school maties t' arrive: Stone, Ryan, Deanna, Clint, Rob and Cody.  Throw a frisbee aroun' in th' large park / rainwater overflow basin behind th' house.  Get a nice pair o' shoes too wet.  Play “500” until someone calls “infinity” and Ryan catches it.

* Head fer dinner at Original Joe’s—nope, line’s an hour long, head t' Golden Dragon and spin Chinese grub aroun' on one o' those big circular platforms.  Back t' th' house, a single game o' Magic, then Virginia teaches everyone how t' play hearts and me Mom decides t' hold an inside mini-garage sale t' get rid o' several boxes o' books.

* 'nother mornin', up at 6 a.m., fly t' Vancouver, meet Susie’s uncle, aunt, cousins fer lunch at Olympia Greek galley.  We have pizza and beer.

* Get changed, head t' Stanley Park Second Beach fer Susie’s cousin Ginger’s weddin' t' Doug.  I get there an hour early because I’m th' official photographer.  It be, this bein' Vancouver, fairly clear and sunny.

* One hour later, th' weddin' starts.  It’s now rainin'.  Aft th' beautiful ceremony (5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen—6 if ye include th' dog, Max), we head t' th' lighthouse fer morrrr pictures, then th' th' fleabag inn fer morrrr pictures.  (None o' these pictures be from th' weddin', that’ll be a different post.)

* 1 buffet, 6 speeches, 15 dances, 80 cupcakes and 700 pictures later, I head on board fer th' evenin'.

* Sunday mornin', get up, work on sooper secret project fer great big enormous company who needs their big presentation ready by Monday.

* Head t' th' train station, pick up Matt (see prrrevious post).

* Uncle David, Aunt Barbara, supertall cousin Chelsea, superwise cousin Alea, and superenergetic cousin Vic come by at 10 p.m. fer white wine, cheese, Peek Freens and conversation.  We look at th' weddin' photos.  Bedtime happens grudgingly aft midnight.  Vic be th' only one still fully awake.

* I go t' bed, aft deletin' another 42 spam messages and checkin' t' make sure th' door be locked before I head up th' stairs.  Whew.


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Prrrevious entry:
Employee 3, Day 1

'nother entry:
I Won’t Be Nokia’s Bitch


“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

...who said it?







Hey, found yer Cap'n's log through flickr. Found ye on flickr through me daguerrotype activity, apparently ye added one o' me pictures as a favorite awhile ago. Thanks fer that, and I dig yer Cap'n's log. Have a good day smile


Posted by Mel
  at 7:07 pm on Jun. 21, 2006

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