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September 28, 2004

Old Friends, New Friends

Last week I had two fun evenings and watched two really good movies. First, last Thursday I saw Hero with Marina Fleming. Marina is a nurse who just moved to the city for work, and who attends Faith. I'm not sure if Marina genuinely wanted to see a Kung Fu fantasy movie or not, but I know I really enjoyed it.

Second, Saturday evening I had a pleasantly unexpected phone call from Angela Hayward. Angela went to high school with me and over the years we've stayed in touch. She just moved to Halifax to do her internship in Dietetics. I coerced her into watching Vanity Fair with me. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Thanks Marina and Angela, for helping me enjoy some much-needed time away from work.

Meet the neighbors

Yesterday I met Julia and Elka. They're my neighbors whose balcony faces mine. They turned out to be really nice people who helped me out by taking some of the leftover items from Kerry's apartment. Just a little kick-start motivated me to start a little cleaning. Still lots of cleaning to do, but the apartment is a small step closer to being livable again.

Thanks guys. You made my evening a lot brighter!

I still don't know many of the people on my floor by name, but evening know a few is way more than I knew last year.

September 19, 2004

Keith's Fest - Sum41

I just finished the strike from Keith's Fest on Citadel Hill here in Halifax. I don't have time to do a full gig report, but I'll post two pictures and just mention that it was the messiest, rainiest show I've ever done. Wow.

Cheers to the audience that toughed it out and stayed for the show, and the same for the band who played with borrowed gear, no soundcheck, and practically right off the plane. Thanks to Phil and Paddy for their help with the stage and PA. Considering the weather, I think the show went rather well.


September 15, 2004

Stargazing yearning

I left work lamentably late today, but as I left the office I was rewarded with the sight of the beautiful, clear evening sky, full of stars. I guess it was just the mood I was in, but it really made me want to go out stargazing again. The sky was clear, with no moon, crisp clear air, and now I'm mildly depressed that I really need to stay home tonight to eat, do laundry and get to bed early for the long weekend of work.

Oh well, c'est la vie.

September 14, 2004

Hiatus

Ok, this blog was never really cool, but it's gotten downright stale lately. It's not just that I'm busy (though it has been a fairly busy summer) but when I have some time to write I either don't think about it, or have nothing witty to say. Story of my life. I was going to rant about the Armdale rotary, and rave about the Nova Scotia Airshow, but right now is one of those times when I don't have time to write, so maybe later...

Mom, I know you're one of the few people that regularly read the blog. Sorry I haven't called in a while - everything is more or less fine here, and I'll email or call soon, I promise!