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Jun. 30th, 2005 06:01 pm My Day

The weather is getting better and brighter as the summer draws near. How all of the hopeful young people must be enjoying this long weekend! I will spend mine quietly getting things done rather than camping or doing anything expensive. It's what I need to do.
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On my way back from handing in my rent check, I met my neighbour and his pet snake. It was so cool! I asked him so many questions, like a child. It was 2 or 3 feet long, orangy-red, and cute! He said it was called a "corn snake". I didn't touch the slow moving snake, but it made a 90 degree turn right towards me. The owner said that he had to make sure when he took the snake outside that it didn't go in any holes because then it wouldn't come back.

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: The Gypsy Kings

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Jun. 23rd, 2005 11:01 am July

So I will be staying in my apartment for the month of July. Fucked if I know what is going on after that. Went to a good party last Friday. Got a prestigious interview today in Surrey. It's working with the police in some capacity or other.

I have been teaching English in Vancouver for 2 weeks now. Is it ever draining! I had forgotten. Last class I had to put on a "gaijin show" (foreigner show). But Lori is right. Next time I will tell them to piss off and mind their own business. This will be my lesson point next class for the beginners.

I will get a couple of small boxes and practice "in, on, and under" with them.

the paperclip is in the box
the eraser in on the box
the shell is under the box


and so on...

My firewall on this computer is blocking me being able to put up images here right now. Most annoying.

Here is a field of lavender in Furano, Hokkaido, Japan...
lavender

Still remembering those good money making days...

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Matthew Good - strange days

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Jun. 14th, 2005 06:31 pm Down to the crunch

The next two weeks or so will be a very interesting and very busy time for me. I will decide on my place of residence as well as my place of employment. At the moment I have 2 part time jobs in two different cities. I also have two homes in two different cities. I am going to an interview for a 3rd job on the 23rd, however they will probably ding me with a lack of accounting skills and a lack of grant proposal writing skills. C'est la vie. At the moment I am trying to come up with a good ESL lesson for this Friday so that I can stay on there for at least a few weeks as I ponder my fate. I was trying to come up with a page of smiley faces that demonstrate emotions to the class. I stumbled upon the following link which is really funny you should have a look at it. Gotta wonder about the amount of spare time that this guy had.


http://jchiu.freeshell.org/faces

Current Music: Popcorn

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Jun. 6th, 2005 09:00 pm Disgruntled employee?

Always something to brighten my day during long hours searching through employment ads....

LEGAL SECRETARY sought by downtown PI & ICBC defence firm. Min 3 yrs exp. Excellent compensation & benefits. Join an experienced team working for 1 partner and paralegal. Fax resume to 604-669-9707

EXP CONVEYANCER High Stress, Lousy Pay, Grumpy Boss... Please fax resume with salary expectations to: Greenway Legal Centre (Willowbrook Shopping Ctr) Fax 604 532-1285

Brilliant isn't it? Unfortunately for that employee, he or she will be lengthening their tortured stay at the Greenway Legal Centre!

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

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Jun. 3rd, 2005 06:18 pm Maynard James Keenan

Just spending the evening listening to TOOL, as it is sometimes necessary to do....

"This, is, necessary....."

Tool covers of importance

I came across this really odd picture. Could this be Maynard sitting on a beach in Japan? Perhaps in Miyajima near Hiroshima?

http://www.maynardjameskeenan.com/
What do you think?

Current Mood: mellowinquisitive
Current Music: Aenima, Tool

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Jun. 2nd, 2005 01:27 pm RCMP Officer with a sense of humor. Read this!

RCMP

RCMP Constable having a true sense of humor

In most of the Canadian Provinces, there is a
policy of checking on any stalled vehicle
on the highway when the temperatures drop in the single digits
or below. One morning in March 2004 about 3AM RCMP Constable
Bill Wisen was awakened to respond to such a call of a car off
the shoulder on the Trans Canada Highway outside of Medicine
Hat, Alberta. Constable Wisen located the car still running,
stuck in deep snow alongside the highway. Pulling in behind it
with his emergency lights on, Constable Wisen walked to the
driver's door to find an older man passed out behind the wheel
and a near empty bottle of vodka in the seat. He tapped on the
window and the driver woke up, seeing the rotating lights in
his rear view mirror and the RCMP Constable standing next to
his car. The man panicked, and he jerked the gearshift into
drive and hit the gas. The car's speedometer was showing 20-30-
40 then 50 KPH, but its still stuck in the snow.

Constable Wisen , having a sense of humor, began running in
place next to the speeding but still stationary car. The driver
was totally freaked thinking the officer is actually keeping up
with him. This goes on for about 20 seconds when Constable
Wisen yelled at the man ordering him to "pull over". This man
obeyed and turned his wheel and stopped the engine. Once out of
the car the drunken driver asked about the RCMPs' special
training and just how can the Constable run 50 KPH. The man,
Mr. Robert Duport of Medicine Hat was arrested still believing
that an RCMP Constable had outrun his car.

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Mexican Hat Dance

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May. 30th, 2005 07:43 pm Law School

Here is some advice being given for prospective law students at the University of Manitoba on the Frequently Asked Questions page:


Q22.Is law school difficult?
A. Studying law is not like mathematics or music, which you either have a natural ability to do or you don't. Law is not rocket science or even fluid dynamics. The difficulty with Law is not with complex principles, but rather with the volume of course work expected. Probably, you will find the workload significantly heavier than your pre-Law. But, if you do the work, you should have no difficulty passing. There is a very low failure rate. Failures occur because the students don't do the work; and this happens because they find Law is not for them, or they have a prolonged personal problem during the year, or they are so immature that they think that they can get along without doing the work.


I love it! Isn't that a great comment at the end?
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Current Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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May. 28th, 2005 07:35 pm Today

Lori came over to enjoy the pool and Sapporo ichibanya noodles

Lori

This is Lori!

That's all for now folks!

Current Music: Chilies

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May. 18th, 2005 02:16 pm Quotes from Court

Got this in an email forward from my dad its good read this:



These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
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Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Matthew Good

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May. 16th, 2005 10:55 pm A light goes on - and the white Sasquatch

Gonna try out some new approaches to finding work this week. Got some great pointers from a guy who works in human resources. He really shed some light on areas I never realized were open to me.

I went to a meeting for WISH today. Hopefully at some time they will offer me "on-call" work instead of only volunteer. I managed to eat nearly nothing at the restaurant we met at so they didn't ask me to pay, a very important detail for me! The restaurant was really nice I can recommend the ambience there. It was called "One" and it is at the corner of Carrall and Cordova.

Due to the meeting I missed pizza with Lori, however I did catch up with Masako on Robson for a bit of conversation. Again I didn't have to buy anything! Ha I was in 2 restaurants today! But then I didn't get to consume much of anything either...

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Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: Thriller - Micheal Jackson

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