~ Work at The Navigator and Maximum Yield simultaneously.
~ Begin wearing my signature stripey sweaters. X-mas presents from Chelsea.
~ The ill-fated The League of Fantastic forms because I want to open for Akron/Family.
~ Consider buying a laptop and then do not.
~ The Metrics reform for one night. Then tacitly agree to never perform again.
~ My head almost explodes from The Wave playing James Blunt twice daily.
~ My car’s turn-signal stops working.
~ I begin my ill-fated attempt to learn electronics.
~ Babel performs on Spacelink.
~ Purchase a MicroKorg.
~ Start email campaign begging the Wave to stop playing James Blunt.
~ Boss finally gets around to giving me the Office Policies document which I still have not signed.
~ I get turn signal fixed after a month of it not working.
~ Chelsea’s and my relationship problems continue to get worse. Covering the house in Dora valentines does not fix anything.
~ Urbane Decay and Babel top charts in Lethbridge.
~ Ramshackle 2006 stars Akron/Family. I am almost hallucinating with a bad flu.
~ Release Babel‘s Heavy Moon CD.
~ I get my glasses prescription updated.
~ Go to the Malaspina production of The Orestia and leave at the intermission.
~ I discover Sabbath and never look back.
~ I sleep in the guest room now.
~ I read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and it changes my life. Or at least starts me on the path to changing how I live my life.
~ I make Lava Cakes.
~ I begin try and divest myself of attachments.
~ Chelsea and I are broken up officially.
~ Final Navigator production weekend of my Navigator career.
~ Ken and I spend a bunch of money at Jack‘s living-room record sale.
~ Set up a MySpace page for Babel.
~ Feeling my way around Taoism, I renounce the concept of fear in my life.
~ Begin my regular stint on Pins of Light.
~ I find Peter Demmon‘s blog. Peter and I have a 3 hour internet argument about Episode III. The argument lasts for days actually.
~ Go to 70 Below and have the young man in the urinal beside me saying, “You have a real nineties look about you. I like it!” A line he uses on Tracy later. This becomes the basis for an Urbane Decay song.
~ Kristjanne and David slap each other silly at the Vancouver Ave house.
~ Develop an ill-fated crush on someone.
~ I adopt my tilde bullet style of blogging.
~ Chelsea and I continue to cohabitate and things are unbearably tense between us.
~ Burrus is back from abroad.
~ Jack begins his pledge to shave his mustache off for charity. Posts a picture of his grade 8 self to sweeten the pot.
~ Someone calls me a “douche” to Chelsea and I take it unreasonably hard.
~ I suddenly stop liking new wave and post punk revival bands.
~ Tell my parents Chelsea and I broke up. My mom isn’t happy about it.
~ Jack follows through with shaving off the mustache.
~ I do not enjoy the early heatwave.
~ League of Fantastic changes name to Qian to open for Ka-Nives at Fascinating Rhythm instore show. I design the first in a series of posters for these shows.
~ Ken and Dave get kicked out of Jack‘s house. I get hung-over.
~ Continue to nuture that secret ill-fated crush.
~ Pet shop Boys release Fundamental.
~ Kristjanne and Lauren and I go to X-Men III and have a good time.
~ Trevor and Dan and I go out taking photos and find a stash of womens’ underwear in the bushes.
~ Chelsea is the first to kiss someone else. I breathe a sigh of relief.
~ Chelsea moves out.
~ I clean and reorganize the apartment.
~ Chelsea deletes me from her friends list.
~ I consider buying a house plant. I don’t.
~ Jamie talks to me for the first time. It’s awkward.
~ My uncle sends me his “Recently Divorced” screen print.
~ We no longer work 9 hour days at Maximum Yield. Thank god.
~ I find the transition to singlehood difficult and end up eating Jell-o for dinner one night.
~ I begin to give up on the crush as it’s obviously not going to pan out. Mostly because I feel too broken to actually do anything about it.
~ I get carded at the liquor store. Whee!
~ Stephen tells me his marriage is breaking up and he asks if he can stay at my place for a while.
~ Drop a CD shelf on my toe, breaking it and eventually losing the nail.
~ First Games Nite.
~ Theodore is born.
~ Theodore comes home to the 415.
~ Release Babel‘s The Assassin’s Widow CD.
~ Bentley stays with me for a few days.
~ Boss buys a yellow Hummer and starts mandatory staff drinking on friday afternoons. This results in a wall of beer cans on my desk.
~ I design Nada and the Pivot poster for Adrienne.
~ I sink into a depression.
~ Go insane and decide to move to Auroville.
~ Get slamboned beyond belief at Nathan‘s BBQ. Go to work the next day still bagginsed.
~ At some point around here Jamie joins the Urbane Decay.
~ Stephen moves in. Sort of.
~ I go to my cousin’s wedding in Nelson with my uncle and his cousin. It’s an experience.
~ I begin my no crap foods diet.
~ Go to Goluza‘s house with Ann and Ken.
~ I fall in lust with the Doors.
~ Jodi’s wedding party. Miranda and I get crazy hammered.
~ I fall in love with Zep.
~ Babel plays on The Late Shift anniversary show.
~ Form Sister Ray with Mel.
~ I become a devoted Pink Floyd fan.
~ Played poker for the first time.
~ Kiss a girl.
~ Punch Chris Clark in the face at Ann‘s birthday party.
~ New staff are hired at Maximum Yield.
~ After a summer of way too much drinking, I try to quit drinking.
~ Go to Cumberland to see Final Fantasy with Mel and Carpenter and Adrienne. Ade shows me her scar.
~ Mix tape war. Chelsea is nice to me for the first time in months.
~ Jamie‘s poorly attended Beck party.
~ I celebrate my one-year anniversary at Maximum Yield.
~ Robocoon is born.
~ Andrew‘s in town for five weeks. We mend out friendship.
~ My fridge catches on fire.
~ I begin my ill-fated courting of Adrienne.
~ Jamie‘s much better attended Devil and Daniel Johnston party.
~ Stephen goes to a meditation retreat and escapes from it.
~ I get back into shoegaze.
~ Old Phoebe win the battle of the bands.
~ Begin the Maximum Yield redesign.
~ I get the “it’s not you, it’s me” speech.
~ Sister Ray play at a halloween party. Robocoon costume is a hit.
~ Gown / Sister Ray / Partli Cloudi show.
~ Decide to buy a Bengal cat. Which I do not.
~ Release DWE‘s CD.
~ I go to various movies with Adrienne.
~ Stephen and Carissa‘s pot luck.
~ It snows. I don’t like it.
~ I turn 34. Egads.
~ My heart breaks.
~ Nardwuar show at Fascinating Rhythm.
~ Makito appears on Pins of Light for the first time.
~ Release the Urbane Decay CD Jamie and I have been working on since summer.
~ Kai returns from Europe.
~ Staff party at the Bosses’ house. Lauren‘s birthday party. I pick up a killer flu at one of these places.
~ Work gets hectic and soul-crushing.
~ Games Nites reinstated.
~ More snow. More unhappy about it.
~ I realize christmas means nothing to me.
~ I meditate. I do some refresher readings on Tao and Zen. I get myself together for the first time in well over a year.
~ Rose and I make peace over the “hat” issue.
~ I start posting videos on YouTube.
~ Go to the Rock-a-thon which I wasn’t going to do. But I do and Marie and I become friends.
~ Have a relatively benign and nice x-mas with my parents and my uncle.
~ Marie and I have a great boxing day.
~ I declare the no crap foods diet a success.
~ I discover Freaks and Geeks.
~ I help Marie discover the Goonies. Marie helps me discover a lot of disturbing subtext in the Goonies.
That brings us up to today:
~ I bought a new phone.
~ I dropped off Chelsea‘s mail and it was not awkward!
~ I did this entry which took way too long.