Archive for July, 2009

At least it’s not boring

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I picked a good week to restart my blog. I’ve got a major paper due on Friday, full time work during the day, an internship that I have a bunch of stuff to do for and on Tuesday a couple of friends told me they were looking for a roommate for a house they’re renting. I thought it over and decided that what the hell, I’ll go for it. It’s a much more convenient location that’s not in my parents’ living room with people I get along with pretty well.

I will be half an hour away from school, half an hour from work and heaven forbid I may have a social life again.

The worst possible thing that could happen would be that we’d get on eachothers’ nerves and I’d go crawling back to my parents. We’ll see.

I’ve got so many things going on right now it’s hard to keep track.

The fair!

Monday, July 27th, 2009

best in show

I remember as a kid going to the fair at the PNE and looking at all of the crafts and thinking that I wanted to enter some stuff. I’d take the prize book home and start highlighting everything I could possibly think of to enter, but followthrough has never been one of my strong points.

It wasn’t until I moved out to Maple Ridge that I actually made a point of writing down the entry dates. In spite of that, I botched my entry but they took it anyways and I won two ribbons.

And, well, the rest is history. This year I got 12 ribbons and the best in show rosette you see above.

The green scarf won a special prize. The good news is that it is being sent to the provincial fair in Vernon. The bad news is that they’re holding it until that fair so I won’t get it back until mid-late October.

The fair’s not about the ribbons though. It’s about seeing the llamas.



Saturday, July 25th, 2009

I used to be so compulsive about blogging every day. It’s a habit, more than anything. People ask how you come up with something on a daily basis and I don’t really have an answer to that. I think if you do it enough it just happens. Stuff comes to you. It becomes the way you structure the things you see. It’s like how when you have a camera everything becomes a shot, and hammers only see nails. As a blogger you begin to see posts everywhere. Once you get out of blogging daily it’s really hard to get back into it.

Switching over to this site was only supposed to take a day, maybe a week. Instead it’s been the better part of two motivationless months.

I needed the time off though. I needed to think some things out and I needed to put my old blog to rest. I’ve outgrown it, a surprising number of people I know were reading it and like everything else, it pretty much went to hell in a handcart in 2008, taking my readers with it. Everyone needs a change sometimes.

I’ve come to the realization that some of the motivation I need is readers, but that I won’t have readers unless I post something.

Chicken, egg. Chicken omelet.