• No, not my doorbell and when you're gonna ring it.  I've been thinking about forgiveness.  I've been told that I forgive people too easily.  Usually it's not really framed as a compliment, but more surprise or questioned.  And it's true, I do forgive people easily...especially for the smaller offenses. Especially if they acknowledge in some way that they realize they did something stupid.  This can be anything from a sheepish tone to actually saying sorry.  As long as I feel like it's sincere, that's all it takes.  Often the offense is the symptom of a much deeper problem on their side anyway, and they have to live with whatever that is every day.

    I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?
    - Friedrich Nietzsche 

  • Hi there.

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    I guess I haven't been writing much this summer.  I just haven't had a whole lot to say to be honest!

    The summer has been going by quickly.  Failbody, now renamed IRONBODY (RAWWWWWWWWR!!!!!!) thanks to Tylor, has continued to have a rollercoaster year, but I'm troopering on.  Not much for travel plans this summer, I've just been chilling out and working.

    Been riding my bike a little.  Been shooting film a little.  Been Drupalling more than a little.  Yesterday was one of the funnest days in a while, spent lazing on the grass with good people.  There's been a lot of lazing this summer, possibly one of my fondest hobbies of late.

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    I am sad today.

    Most times when I feel sad, I try and do something that will cheer me up.  Get out, go for a bike ride, phone someone I love, buy a new book, eat some chocolate... you know, standard things.  But I have done a lot already this weekend, in fact the most I have in about a month and a half, and I don't feel like doing much more. So instead I'm just going to feel how I feel and read my book and maybe some Dwell magazine, and look at my pretty dahlias, and eat raspberry cake, and be okay with these things not cheering me up.

  •  Not to worry!  Read up and you won't have to ask yourself any longer... Vancouver Car Free Day + Main St. Market at Blim = Awesome Sunday!

    Oh, and if that wasn't enough, remember how much fun World Naked Bike Ride was last year?   Saturday it returns!

    Fun times!

    Go go synchronicity!

  • But before we get to that...the West End and Kits farmers markets start this weekend! (Trout Lake's been on for a couple weeks already) Details on the www.eatlocal.org site.

    New Nuba

  • Some of you have met my my mean green cruising machine (which really needs a name - suggestions?)  But tonight I got reacquainted with my first bike love:

    they call her red

    Before the red bike, I had a super cheapo heavy bike that I got at Canadian tire when I was about 12 years old.  I had my parents ship this bike to me on Greyhound a while after I moved off of Burnaby Mountain down into North Burnaby for the second time (sometime around 2002 I believe), thinking I could ride it around the 'hood a bit.  I hadn't fully realized what a prairie bike it was - it weighed a ton and was only good on super flat roads.

  • You know life ain't half bad when...

    it's this nice out today

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    I went to LA last weekend to visit my cousins (this being the rescheduled trip from Christmas). The timing was actually perfect - one of my cousins just had his first kid a few weeks prior, and another is going to be moving to Oregon in a couple months (which is actually great, cause it's closer to me!)  I had such a nice visit with them, and just felt really happy and relaxed there.  Better than I'd felt in a long time. (Photos from LA)

  • A bunch of things have inspired me and lifted my spirit this past week, so I wanted to share:

    An awesome A Softer World ... this one's pretty great too (remember to read the hover text!)

    An awesome photo/paste-up by Basco5 (don't look if you're scared of barfing)

    An awesome video by Oren Lavie (just watch it, it's amazing)

    Ridiculously awesome beatboxing and flute-beatboxing (c/o @adrian_ng)

    More random goodness:

  • Courtyard in middle of St. Paul's

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    The weekend started off pleasantly, with dinner with a friend (from university) who's down here visiting for a week and a half.  We went out to Central on Denman, which I always forget is actually a pretty great place.  Not to mention, they were playing awesome music: MIA, old Erykah Badu, and local boys, DNA6 (whose cd I bought when I saw them play the Capers fair last year, and it's become one of my favorites, and turns out that they're friends of my boss, small world).  Great evening catching up.

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