Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

Noise and Paving

posted at 11:02 am
on Jul. 4, 2006

Comments: 1 so far



Previous entry:
Sushi + Magic == Fabulous Fun

Next entry:
Dream: The Addict Who Scratched Me

So, it’s mostly over now, but can I tell you how irritated I was to wake up recently to the sound of CONSTRUCTION outside my bedroom window?

Seems that the city decided that the alley behindour house need paving.  So for about a week, I was given aflashback to our Coal Harbour apartment.  Every day at 8 a.m. the beeping and griding and dust would start.

Our office also is at the back of the house, so it was non-stop, and there was no 20 story separation this time, either.  I had cleverly included a clause in our rental agreement that lets us bail if construction noise is interfering with the house.  That helped me get through it.

Now our alley is slightly less bumpy to drive through.  I don’t think it was worth it, because I could drive down it before and I still can now, so the net change isn’t that significant to warrant so much irritation and disruption, but what do I know?


Keywords:  • 


Previous entry:
Sushi + Magic == Fabulous Fun

Next entry:
Dream: The Addict Who Scratched Me


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?




Add a Comment




Email: (optional)

URL: (optional)

Submit the word you see below:




Your comment:

Remember my personal info

Email me about follow-ups


Syndication Links

Click here for the main
XML feed for this blog.

Column only

Side links only

Quotes only







Los Angeles



Personal 1

Personal 2



Other A-F

Other G-Q

Other R-Z


Tech 1

Tech 2


Vancouver 1

Vancouver 2

Vancouver 3

Vancouver 4


Back to Main


Powered by
Expression Engine


Copyright 1995 - 2021 Oct 16



You can scroll right easily by holding down the SHIFT key and using your scroll wheel. (Firefox users trying this will end up jumping to old Web pages until a) Firefox releases a fix, b) they change their settings like so.)