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Spell With Flickr

M, period!ICH

Very cool, check it out.

Le Dormeur Du Val

C’est un trou de verdure où chante une rivière,
Accrochant follement aux herbes des haillons
D’argent; où le soleil, de la montagne fière,
Luit: c’est un petit val qui mousse ses rayons.

Un soldat jeune, bouche ouverte, tête nue
Et la nuque baignant dans le frais cresson bleu,
Dort; il est étendu dans l’herbe, sous la nue,
Pâle dans son lit vert où la lumière pleut.

Les pieds dans les glaïeuls, il dort. Souriant comme
Souriait un enfant malade, il fait un somme:
Nature, berce-le chaudement: il a froid.

Les parfums ne font pas frissoner sa narine
Il dort dans le soleil, la main sur sa poitrine,
Tranquille. Il a deux trous rouges au côté droit.

(Arthur Rimbaud – Octobre 1870)

Note: if you want to get an idea of what the poem is saying you can always try babelfish, it’s not the best translation but you get the idea. If using babelfish here’s the link you could use, it’s also got some more information about the poem (also in french)

Synergy

Synergy, originally uploaded by slide_76.

Well today was supposed to be our take pictures of everything around Vancouver day with Linz but seeing as we’re not great on getting our collective sh** together we managed to hit the North Shore just around sunset, which actually turned out great but it would have been nice to do a lot more picture taking today. I really like the way this one turned out and Simon’s all excited about the Synergy title, it’s him in the shot so I let him pic the title.

For more of how things developed today (I’m so funny) check out the rest of mine, Simon’s (not up yet) or Lindsay’s flickr pics or head over to our new Photo Group “The Poop in a Group” in honor of getting our collective shit together.

You Are a Dog

I am officially adding this book to my wishlist, anyone wanting to buy me something this will do.

Here’s an excerpt I found on Flickr (it’s from the first comment)

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Duke was always afraid of the vacuum, still is, he didn’t bark at it thought he would just run away and hid in a far away corner until you were done and had put the beast away.

Vancouver Map

vanmap, originally uploaded by timtosino.

A really neat arial view of Vancouver, it gets a little jaggy when you move in close but still really cool. Here’s their site if you want to play around with it a little, I’m not so fond of the main layout but if you get past that your ok.

Cuteness



PICT9498-1, originally uploaded by grig.

The Circling Ant

This is another one of my when I was younger posts. I worked at the CIRX and CJCI radio station in Prince George for a couple of years as a Weekend Night Operator. This is a glorified title for what basically amounted to baby-sitting the radio station overnight on the weekends when the DJ’s had all gone home.

My duties for the night probably encompassed at total of about 2 hours and on Friday night it was an 8 hour shift and Saturday night a 12 hours shift so needless to say I had a lot of spare time. I spent a lot of time on the net as we had a T1 connection long before high speed internet became really popular so it was great. One night I was chatting to Aline, oh hang on I should talk about the ant situation first.

Every spring the back of the radio station (where the computer was) developed a serious ant problem, they would come in the back door and you could usually see a nice trail of ants wandering around the back room, not the funnest thing to deal with when your tired and just want to go home and go to bed. Not to mention I’m not just talking the little guys, these were the really big nasty black ones. I remember a few times after getting home having one fall out of my hair while going to the bathroom, OK onward I don’t need to remember that feeling.

Anyways like I said I was chatting on line to Aline, using Mirc I believe, and I noticed an ant go by on the base of the monitor. I wasn’t that worried because it was just one of the little guys and I could easily turn around and see at least four of five big ones behind me. So we kept chatting and the he went by again, and again. The base of the monitor at the back had one of the swivel things at that base and he was going around and around that apparently thinking he was getting somewhere. So what did I do, I started keeping track of his laps around the monitor and I think he got up to something like 38 before he finally disappeared. It was hilarious at the time and certainly help to pass the evening.

Four Things

Four jobs that I’ve had:

  • Tax Associate
  • Confidential Secretary & Woodlands Clerk: same company so I’m counting it as one
  • Weekend Night Operator: monitored a radio station on the weekends at night, very boring job but the concert tickets were an excellent perk
  • Secretary: I know I said it already but this was a different company

Four movies I can watch over and over

  • Grease: I saw this movie so many times as a kid, I’m pretty sure I could recite it all
  • Finding Nemo
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Star Trek: The Voyage Home

Four places I have lived

  • Prince George
  • Williams Lake
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver

Four TV shows I like to watch (just four????)

  • CSI (all three of them)
  • Medium
  • ER
  • Grey’s Anatomy

Four foods that I like

  • Chocolate
  • Strawberries
  • Barbecued Steak
  • Lobster

Four websites I visit daily (does this include the bazillion RSS feeds I’ve got)

  • The Radiant Vista
  • DizzyIsland
  • Dooce
  • Flickr: Explore

Four things I want to do before I die

  • Have Kids
  • Visit Europe, especially the town in France by the name of Auray
  • Finally achieve a healthy weight: preferably before I have the kids
  • Well at the moment I can’t think of a fourth, I’m thinking it’s better to leave it blank than go and steal an idea from someone else.

Four people I’m tagging

  • Well I either don’t know enough people with their own weblog or they’ve already done the four things thing, so I’m not tagging anyone.

Ten for Thursday

I got tagged by Linz, so here goes, I know it’s not quite Thursday yet but it sounded better than ten on Wednesday.

10 Great Things About Being a Kid

  1. Having a Mom that cooks dinner for the family.
  2. Not coming anywhere near understanding the concept of bills, rent, etc.
  3. Building a fort in the downstairs living room.
  4. Spending hours on end playing without a care in the world to the point where you don’t even notice how much time has passed.
  5. Going to the corner store and filling up those little brown bags with as much candy as possible.
  6. Playing kick the can with the neighbourhood kids well into the evening.
  7. Spending a week every summer at Summer Camp.
  8. That first ride in the GTO every spring after having stored it all winter.
  9. Believing in Santa, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, etc.
  10. Getting up and watching Saturday morning cartoons.

Yahoo Throws in the Towel – Google Wins

Yahoo! has given up on the quest for search dominance. Yahoo! Inc., one of the first Internet search companies, has capitulated to Google Inc. in the battle for market dominance.

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