(A)musings

Friday, March 24, 2006

You Make Me Feel...

Today, feeling very accomplished after handing in my 3rd last paper of the year and felling somewhat more confident in my finances for the next little while, I treated myself to a new CD:


That's right, you guessed, "Tapestry," By Carole King. I've been looking for this for some time, but it's always been way out of my price range. In the process of checking out some other stuff at A&B sound, I came across it for a mere 12.99(!!). Needless to say, I excercised a little bit of finanical irresponsibility and seized the opportunity. I don't know why, but this is one of my favourite albums of all time. Maybe it appeals to some deap seated sentimentalism in me, or something like that.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Halfway into the Digital Age

Today I picked up my pictures of the Victoria trip from London Drugs. While 10 years ago I would have been unable to share them with you, save by getting duplicates and snail-mailing, the techno-wizardlings digitized all my pictures on to a CD for my. Not as elegant as a taking digital pictures in the first place, but for now I have to do. I here present to you the highlite pictures, along with my insightful commentary.


Here we have my good buddy Anders sitting at the topic of scenic Mount Douglas. I particularly like the scintillating light in the background, as though the light of reason were illuminating him, or something like that. For more background on the hike we took, and more pictures as well, check out this post on Meghann's blog.
On the way down from the top of Mount Doug (see above), we found this nifty, partially uprooted, tree branch. Now if this doesn't scream "hiding from the Nazgul," I don't know what does. Here we see Anders doing his best "frightened hobbit" pose. I would have liked to added a Black Rider for effect but, unfortunatley, I neither have Photoshop nor the skills to use it.
If you thought that this was going to be all photos of Anders, you were wrong. Here we see another speices of the local fauna, a common seal. When we were feeding the seals, this fellow was particularly anxious, even splashing water at us with his flipper in an attempt to coerce us into giving him the biggest share.
Being from the prairies, I have always thought of seaweed as cute little green plants that grow from the bottom of Blackstrap lake when too much fertilizer gets into the water. Imagine my surprise, on visiting the the Pacific ocean, to find Seaweeds taller than I (and almost as long and thick too ;-).


Finally, though perhaps anti-climactically, we have a picture of the BC Legislature at night. Nothing overly significant here, except that I thought the picture was nice too look at.

Well, that's all for now folks, thanks for reading!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Again, what I have seen

While it may be passe, I here post my February film journal for the enjoyement of my faithful readers.

Feb. 3
Total Recall


Feb. 4
American Splendor
Dead Again

Feb. 10
Ned Kelly

Feb. 16
Bringing Out the Dead

Feb. 17
Rounders

Feb. 19
The Frighteners

Feb. 21
Road House

Feb. 23
Jurassic Park
The Lost World

Feb. 26
The Life of Brian
Offret (The Sacrifice) – Andrei Tarkowski