Sunday, September 30, 2007


Normally I pick up overturned mailboxes and put them back where they came from , but I don't think this one even came from this block.

Saturday, September 29, 2007


Every party should be a cocktail party.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Old News

This would be a much better post if I could put the picture the Pentax was taking next to this one, but, man, film cameras are inconvenient.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Malls are Confusing Places

I can't believe I thought the biggest mall in the world would be the best place to try to calm down and get some work done.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Looks like I didn't take a picture on the 26th. Oh well, here's one that didn't make the cut. btw, I need a tripod.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Sometimes I think that if we do convince Charlotte to come to Edmonton, it won't be because of how friendly we are or because of our world-class researchers but because she got to stand and look down a tree-lined Garneau street for a few minutes.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Antoine managed to get not just our department but the entire Graduate Students' Association to switch to using only 100% recycled paper, so it's a rare photo that catches him holding a styrofoam cup.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I missed

On the serve, even. It was the most anticlimactic match-point you could imagine. Still, squash is super fun.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Enough Babies Already

I had totally planned to post a picture of a sea of cheap books at the library, but then this baby went and got the hiccups.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Celebration of Teaching, Learning, Politicians

The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Western Economic Diversification and President of the Privy Council told me that she likes my style! Hoo yeah! After I got her friend to take this picture with my camera, her friend took one with her own camera. Rona Ambrose might be blogging me.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Land Claims

I didn't mind losing Pembertina when I realized that it meant the Faculty of Native studies would get their own space. Then I heard that when this construction is over, they're going to move Native Studies to another building and give the space to somebody else. Sheesh.

[NOTE: turns out they aren't moving, but the East Asian studies students are going to join them.]

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Best Lab Ever

You know you're in a good lab when you have pizza for the meeting and it's all vegetarian. And it's 5 different types of gourmet vegetarian. And you live in beef country.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Whose idea was it to get to the gym at 06:45 in the morning? Whose idea was it for there to even _be_ a 06:45 in the morning? I will tell you: not mine.

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Missed Opportunity

I was so psyched to find out that the gym was called the Van Vliet Centre because that meant I could call it the Beefheart Centre. I think they made it look like a 4-block glowing chunk of butter specifically to prevent my nickname from taking hold.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Rare Event

I think this is the first time everyone who lives here has been in the same house, let alone the same room.


I was listening to the radio the other day and this guy who called in to play the name-a-rock-song game said he needed a job. Within an hour, the DJ called him back and put three people on the air offering him jobs that paid $20-$30 an hour. Then later they announced they would do it once a month. (Or was it week? It's too crazy to imagine.)

Saturday, September 15, 2007


A work party is where all you really want to do is work because you have a sh*t tonne of it to do, but you also realize that sitting at home and working by yourself on Friday night would be totally lame.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Back to School

It felt weird wearing a tux this early in the season, but not half as weird as practicing Christmas carols in September.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I was on my way to try Buddhist meditation, but it looks like I could solve all my problems by just singing HU. Plus, soul travel.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Man, I don't think I've ever had a desk this clean. But, I guess I haven't been so stressed out that I couldn't focus on anything but cleaning before.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Gain and Loss

I got this new phone with a camera in it, but on balance today was mostly about terrible loss.

Sunday, September 9, 2007


There's a great Japanese movie about suicide called Maborosi (幻の光 in Japanese), but you have to watch it right to the end, even if you're bored, or you won't get it.

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Now, that's more like a party: Lots of people I don't know in my house, everything is a little blurry, and nothing is standing up straight.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Look at her, my new bike, how she shines with beauty! How her purple-and-silly-string finish excites the eyes! The rich, autumn colours of her rusty chain! What shall I call her?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Da $elloutz

Man, I was so tired of fraternities, Jesus clubs, and phone companies at clubs days that I was psyched to see what I thought was a breakdancing club. But no. It was a breakdancing phone company.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Where did all these kids come from? I could have stood here and videoed for half an hour and this stream of people would just keep coming. Check out the reflection in the glass, too.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Man, I brought my camera to the beginning of term get together thinking I would wind up with pictures of awesome partying, not tiny, tiny babies.

Monday, September 3, 2007


School starts tomorrow. I'm definitely not ready to go back to work, but the work doesn't seem to care too much about that.

Sunday, September 2, 2007


Georgie and I went to The Mall today to take advantage of the U-Pass. We were pleased to see a familiar face.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Old West

Who forgot about this place? I dare you to try and find it. Even though we knew its address, we didn't believe it was here until we found it. I'm still not sure I believe it.