Archive for June, 2004

Did I mention it’s still April?

Monday, June 28th, 2004

I am sick and tired of this fucking weather. I’m tired of April weather lingering through the end of June. I’m tired of days in the 50s, overcast and rainy. I’m tired of wearing long underwear, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, coats, hats, two pairs of socks and shoes in my goddamned living room. I’m tired […]


Sunday, June 27th, 2004

I’m not yet fully recovered from the depression I wrote about a couple of weeks back. I thought I was—during the Toronto trip, and even since then, a bit earlier in the week—but it appears that is not the case. A couple of things happened recently that tilted the scale back a bit. First the […]

Ferry pics up

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

You’ll have to wait a bit for the story, but I got the pictures back. I shot an entire single-use camera on the return trip. You can find them here: Gallery, by the way, is another of the 19 Ready-to-Run Web Applications that come with every web hosting account at my company, The Secret […]

Back from Toronto

Monday, June 21st, 2004

Yee hah! Riding that ferry is way cool. I got back to my apartment a half-hour or so ago. The boat left and arrived on time, which was 10:45 and 1:00 respectively. Doorstep-to-doorstep was 5?, which is competitive with driving (if there’s not a back-up at Customs) and several hours faster than the bus or […]

Resort living

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

“This is just like Hawaii!”, exclaimed my sponsor. He was sitting on my couch, which doesn’t remind many people of Hawaii. Actually, no one previously had made even a vaguely Pacific remark about it. “What do you mean? What’s just like Hawaii?” “Well this,” he gestured around the room. “The windows open, ceiling fans running, […]

What a diff’rence a day makes…

Monday, June 14th, 2004

I’m feeling much better this morning. Not quite ready to sing and dance my way around the apartment, but I’m not suffering the crushing depression I felt last week. I actually felt better on Saturday morning that I do today. Until I sliced my thumb open instead of the onion I was holding. I’d been […]

Ferry fever

Monday, June 14th, 2004

The CATS Fast Ferry has been making the headlines daily for the past couple of weeks, ever since it returned from engine repairs in Toronto. Drama is the best way to describe it. There’s been a swirl of speculation over whether it will actually meet the dates of the maiden voyage and the beginning of […]

Sneak preview

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

One of the few perqs that come with my job are the occassional sneak preview passes. Most of them I give away because of transportation difficulty, or I don’t have an interest or I have a schedule conflict. I really hated having to give away passes to the latest Johnny Depp film. Although it probably […]

Oh happy day

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

They fixed the fountain today! The only major diappointment I’ve had with the new apartment is that the fountain in the courtyard didn’t work. I really, really liked the idea of a fountain outside my living room window. I’d waited anxiously for the thaw. The thaw came and went. No fountain. As the weeks passed […]


Friday, June 11th, 2004

The good feelings expressed in Sunday’s posting have failed to derail my usual post-project depression. Perhaps it’s because it’s been a while since a project and I’m out of practice, or perhaps it’s because overall I’m feeling better and thus am more sensitive to the effects, or maybe my memory just wipes out the really […]