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Thu, 26 Feb 2004

A brief Winterlude

Much fun was had in Ottawa. The weather for the drive up and back was favourable, though driving into the setting sun on the way back was a bit of a pain.

I got all sorts of Ottawaey things out of my system on Friday. We skated the length of the canal, and had a Beaver Tail, and I had some poutine done right.

I went clubbing with Amy Friday night too, and I've pretty much decided that I just don't do clubbing well. Oh well.

I also got to see a few people I hadn't seen in a while. My grandmother was in the hospital with a minor problem, but all was mostly well there. Also got to have dinner with Neil and Lorna and Amy (different Amy) which was nice.

Oh, and I ponied up for Puzzle Pirates when I got home. Go figure.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2004

Geek Culture.

Went up to Toronto on Saturday with Mr. le Chapeau to watch the production of Copenhagen at the Winter Gardens. It was a bit of a long day, really, though I slept through Tai Chi class in the morning. I had been up really late the night before, mostly getting drunk at the International Bitter and Loneliness Day event. There was also a stretch of me trying out a MMPORG called Puzzle Pirates which is a pretty cool concept, though I doubt I'll pony up for a subscription to play.

Copenhagen is a play about what might have taken place between a Neils Bohr, and Heisenberg when they met in 1941 German controlled Denmark. The meeting is known to have taken place, but what they actually talked about is not. This play speculates what it might have been about.

Without giving much away, I found the play surprisingly enjoyable. Given the somewhat geeky nature of the principle characters, I suppose there was at least something guaranteed to be interesting about it. But the characters had a lot of depth and conviction, and emotion. It was hard not to get caught up in the story they were telling.

Off to Ottawa this weekend, for more fun and culture.

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Sat, 14 Feb 2004

A mid-winter's afternoon

So now that I've lived in my new place for about half a year, I was sort of hoping that I'd have my act together enough that I could have a few guests over. A dinner or a house-warming or something.

The first step, being of course that I'd get my act together. At this point, my place is pretty much the same as it's been for the last five or six months. I have things unpacked, but not really put away. I have a desk that's made of a sheet of plywood across the comic storage boxes. And I have no dining room table.

It hasn't really seemed like a priority. Mostly because I haven't been inviting people over for dinner, save for perhaps people that I don't feel embarrassed about them seeing all my clutter. Other than that, I've pretty much been going out.

So I'm just not properly motivated, mostly. I should make some attempt to do something about that. Watch this space. But don't hold your breath.

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