Monday, May 31, 2010

and the world spins madly on

on a bit of a vinyl kick lately. My stepdad has stacks of records, and I have a few of my own. I got an outboard pre-amp so I could use my dad's record player on my receiver. it's fun!

i was so excited when i opened this one and it was BLUE. how cool is that?

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

kitty maud.

he's not doing so well, but hanging in there..

i helped a friend and her husband move today. it was fun! i dislike moving myself, but don't mind helping other people. when it's your own stuff, it can get really overwhelming. i'm pretty good at organizing (other peoples things).
i also love tetras, which has fairly transferable skills.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010


Exporting the third installment of The Moe and Martin Show in Audacity. I have a pretty top of the line computer, it takes a crazy long time to export a 1 hour 8 minute show...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

bookshelves and food

Our Internet is down. I moved most of my food to my bedroom.
Neither of these things bother me that much.
Have I reached the pinnacle? Perhaps.
I'm ok with that, too!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

dandelion seeds

I was supposed to take the bus to a job interview today, but it came 5 minutes early and went right by me. I called them and left a message to call me back and reschedule, call back as of yet..

My aunt and uncle live nearby the bus stop, my grandmother too. I don't really talk to my extended family a lot, for various reasons. It's all kind of awkward to me, but, for some reason I decided to stop in. My uncle really showed an interest in my photography...and of course, he already knew about me applying to school, etc (my mom gossips like mad..) but he really showed a genuine interest. I was surprised to learn he owned a D40 & 2 lenses. He offered to loan them to me. I'm not sure why. I think it's his way of showing support & trying to help me out.

So, this was taken with my uncle's D40 on the walk back home...

dandelion seeds

We used to have a name for these other than "dandelion seeds" when we were kids, but I can't recall it now...

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

dog scratches :(

my dog put two long marks on my face with her claws. from my ear to my mouth. she knows not to jump on people's faces. it hurts like a bitch and will probably be a lot more red tomorrow.


we play kind of rough, but she's never jumped on my face before. i don't know what to think of that.


Friday, May 21, 2010

A Boy and His Roommates Dog

Awwww Hershey puppy.

Sorry for another dog shot for my picture, I need to branch out more!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

kitty purrs

itty bitty old man cat maud. i miss the little guy so much! he gets so happy when i visit.

today was spent waiting for a phone call that never came. a good friend is in afghanistan. he called on wednesday just to say he cared "in case anything were to happen" in the next few hours.

i'm sure he'll be ok, but it's still stressful.

how do people do it? wait like this, i mean?

at just about 2 a.m. i finally got a message from him. he was safe, although couldn't talk about what he had to do.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Today was kind of a strange day

It feels like a bunch of stuff happened even though I pretty much sat here and did nothing all day...

First I got a spam email from Holland College that made my heart skip a beat. Evil.

Then I remembered Beau from napkin lifestyle wanted to use some of my photos for their site. So I sent those over, he's gonna post them next week.

Then I got a call from the 2011 Canada Games about being a volunteer photographer for the games. It was just a preliminary interview. There is an orientation in the fall and then the final decision is made, but it's still pretty exciting!!

And THEN I got a call from a prospective employer, they seemed really excited, because I had worked for another one of their locations previously. The lady on the phone knew my manager from the other location and was super enthusiastic, said she was going to forward my resume onto the tech department right away.

AND THEN MY XBOX BROKE! :( I was super bummed out at first. It friggin' worked like less than 24 hours previously. But then I checked on the warranty and it's still active :D So, free repair yay.

ANYWAY. All in all, pretty full day. Sitting here in front of my computer doing nothing... Well, I guess I played with the dog somewhere in there too. So not exactly nothing..

Here's a photo of the books stacked next to my bed:


I've only read about half of them :(

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Our first spring in the new place, it sure got nice yesterday, the trees are leafing, grass is growing wildly (yet I still saw someone watering their lawn last night, that should be illegal in PEI, we get more than enough rain), and the dandelions are lioning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

saved me

on my way home with too much weight on my shoulders
i found friends to stop & chat with
so i look a load off
and stayed for a bit

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm going to evolve :D

I'd been debating for a while if should go...but really, I have no reason not to (other than being broke I guess :P) I was a little worried about going up alone/getting a ride, but I convinced my friend to go (um, tentatively anyway..) and he has a car so.. :D

I'm going to evolve :D


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Saturday, May 15, 2010

PEI Spring Farming

Farming is in full swing here on the island. Lots of farmers spotted while I was out riding too far this morning. At least they provided me with opportunities for a break.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

keep the curtains drawn

sometimes i get really angry that someone broke into my home and fucked my shit up. i feel like i can't function. everything is a mess. my life is not the same, and i want it back.
no-one has the right to do this to me.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Eye surgery, one month later

Last eye surgery post, I swear

It's been about a month since my surgery, and this is what it looks like:

eye surgery, 1 month later

Not bad, I think. It just kind of looks a little bloodshot at this point. My eyelid is still swollen but that should go away in a few weeks I'm told. If you wanna see what it used to look like: &

also..yes, I AM growing my hair out again. kind of scary. I haven't really had hair in like.. 4 years? I'm interested to see if it'll even grow the same as it used to.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010


says the fox as it sticks it's tongue out at me. :P

I think it's pretty awesome we live somewhere where there's enough green space in the middle of the city that there are foxes and cute fox babies there.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

trivia tuesdays!

it's tuesday and that means trivia! i'm usually too tired to be of any use, but every now and then i can help out.

i still can't edit raw files, so i'm using my iphone. i have a (borrowed) laptop, it just needs a plug in which i haven't really had the time to sit down long enough to download! hopefully by the time it's my turn again...

i'm slowly getting back on my feet. feels like i'm crawling. i've been searching for the right word that describes what it's like to experience how one persons actions can seriously affect anothers life.
it's going to take me a long time to get back to normal. financially and emotionally.
i was robbed of expensive equipment, but i was also robbed of my personal safety.
i just don't feel safe anymore.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

So Much Music

Moe and I are in the midst of recording our first radio show for Radio Atlantic (we'll let you know when it's going to air!) so I have dug out all of my PEI CD's. There's also a stack of other CD's I've picked up in the last half year or so.

Needless to say, I really enjoy Canadian indie music!

Friday, May 7, 2010


It was sunny, warm and beautiful tonight after work.

I listened to ...And the Ever Expanding Universe in it's entirety on the bus home, and watched the sunset the entire time. It was amazing. I was so happy. I didn't ever want to leave that moment.

Now I'm home. It's dark. It's close to midnight. I'm sitting here alone, when I could be out having fun at a show. I work tomorrow, but not until 1pm. But I live 20km outside of the city. No money for a cab and the busses stop running at midnight. Nowhere to crash because most of my friends have already left NS.

I hate this. I have these feelings too frequently. This isn't me. I know it. Need school. Need to move. I need to get out of my parents place ASAP. I'm stagnant.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wet Ride

It was raining pretty hard on my ride home yesterday, but it was a warm rain, and it smelled like a summer rain, so it was ok. Soon it will actually be summer, and that makes me smile.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


people at work play magic during lunch. it's pretty nerdy.

but kinda cool.

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Monday, May 3, 2010


First lawn mow of the season! I got my roommate Shannon to push the mower while I squat walked alongside it and shot. I may try this again to get something better.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010


sunday shenanigans. i put corona in a travel mug and went adventuring. it's no subway cup, but it'll do.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Winston! again!

Went to the park with my friend & his new dog, Winston, to take some shots. He's a pretty cute lil' guy.

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