The oppertunity to go to Shambala festival has materialized. It looks pretty amazing.

I might be driving. Does anyone want to go? Aug 9-14



60 Lebaneze civilians killed by bombardment aimed at one Hezzabolah missile launcher. Can they not aim? Oh wait, they hate the Lebaneze just as much as Hezzabolah hates Jews. Their children even write wonderful poems on the warheads before they are launched at children on the other side.

Inasmuch as we regard Isreal to be part of the “west”, it might be interesting to find another “western” country whose presidents (pretty much all of them it seems) so consitently make racist remarks about their neighbors in the last 50 years. And since “west” is meant to be a synonym for liberal-democratic-enlightened…

A personal update..

This isn’t that personal, but it will be my first friends-only entry in a while. I realized today, or maybe last night, that I both do not have a girlfriend, nor do I have any romantic prospects. I usually have a crush on someone. Then again, dating someone I knew during my undergrad or highschool, now that I’m in grad school, would be pretty lame. Time to meet new people. But first, time to be single for a good long while.

Urban hike 2006 recap

So, Urban hike was a bit of a bust. Not a failure, however (nothing that ends at Jordie’s place is a failure). My most sincere apologies to anyone who got lost on the way there because of an error in my directions. (A word to the wise: google maps exists for a reason).

So, since Urban hike failed to make it the whole way, I’m doing it again. If no one can come, I’ll just go by myself – that’s how hardcore I am. I havn’t decided on the time, but I will give several days notice. Probably on some afternoon.

The rest of the weekend was fun. Well, whistler was a little rediculous but that’s what it is. Why do people go to such bars? I actually had a good time, the key was being drunk enough to actually dance with girls (but I only spent 5.75). Staying with Megan was great, really super to spend sometime with her for the first time since last august.

An update on my Journal

This is an uptdate. Not many people came to Emily’s caberetbque, but I think it still qualifies as a success. It helps that all my friends are freaken awesome. Tommorow up to Val’s party at whistler. I hope Alithea responds to my comment so I can stop and hang out with her, I havnt’ seen hear in 5 years. Whoever names themselves after revealing as such is atomatically deserving of my attention.

The only thing better would be naming oneself after concealing as such. physis? uncanny? homelessness/ destitution?

Another visit to Vancouver

Tonight I ventured into the city again, to check out a place for Kate and see Michelle for the first time in about a million years. The place was decent, but 16th and Fraser is not much of a location. Michelle and I had dinner/Sangria at the Foundation (is that what it’s called?) on Main. Excellent. It feels really good to be able to fall back into the groove with people after long lapses of communication due to distance and busyness (or on my account, lazyness).

She pointed out to me that I could move into the city and work a minimal amount just to pay rent and food. It might be good to move out again. Probably not in the summer though, perhaps in September.