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July 24, 2002 under Music

Well the Guided By Voices show rocked. They played a lot from the new album, which was to be expected, but they played a fair amount from older albums including quite a few from Bee Thousand. Hearing “Shocker in Gloomtown” live was a treat, too. Barry was lucky enough to be able to walk away with a souvenier. For most of the show, we were probably about five feet away from the stage and the band. At one point, GBV frontman Bob Pollard handed Barry a beer from GBV‘s cooler on-stage. It was a good evening.

I’ll probably have to hustle a little more on Dena’s section of this website. I complete her “rant” engine a while ago and we’re just waiting for her to gather some material. I have to work on a few other things, too, such as the layout of various sections of her site (she wants it to be original). More to come…

PS: Yes, Tripod still hasn’t fixed the problems with the popupWin errors yet. I’ll probably have to take matters into my own hands (they chose a horible name for a JavaScript variable of theirs).

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an unfortunate series of events

July 15, 2002 under Life

What a string of events these past few days have held. Dena’s family came and went. We got two kittens, Snickers and Seven, but did not have them for long. We had to put Snickers to sleep on Monday (July 8) and Seven on Friday (July 12) because they had Panleukopenia; a nasty virus that kills kittens quickly. We got the kittens from Dena’s boss’ daughter who owns a farm. Apparently Panleukopenia is quite rampant among kittens from barns or animal shelters. Yes, Dena definitely wants more kittens but not to go through with this again. We’ll get them from a reputable source next time, but first we have to disinfect our entire place because the Panleukopenia virus is quite resilient. BTW, we should mention that the staff of the Gateway Pet Hospital in Kitchener were great and we’ll definitely trust them to keep our future pets healthy.

So needless to say, Dena’s spirits have been pretty low lately. Hopefully a night out at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto to see Guided By Voices‘ rock ‘n’ roll antics with Pat, Barry and Ester on July 19th will lift her spirits.

We also just recently got Digital Cable from Rogers and she’s a fan of TV Land and the Game Show Network. Myself, I may occasionally tune into the NHL Network or TechTV but I still haven’t given Warcraft 3 proper attention yet either 😉

PS: Yes, Tripod still hasnt’ fixed the problems with the popupWin errors yet.

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stuff and junk

July 3, 2002 under Life

First off…Happy Canada Day. Happy 4th of July. Bastille day is coming up soon too, right?

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the .plan. Heat + crazy-ass humidity = extreme lethargy. With 40 degree celsius (100 degree fahrenheit for the ‘Mericans) being an every day thing, moving, thinking and doing have become quite the struggle. Yes, we have A/C, but still…bah. That kind of weather just sux0rs the life right out of you. If it was early Novemeber all year round, I’d be happy 🙂

Warfraft 3 comes out today. Guess what I’ll be doing after work? ;P

Dena’s family (the Anderson side: mom, dad, brother, sister) are coming down to Kitchener today to stay with us for about a week. We’ll probably end up venturing east to Niagara Falls to do the tourist-y things. May we even go to stink town, er, Toronto. Read this article if you are cluesless as to why I’m refering to Toronto as “stink town”. A sojourn to Canada’s Wonderland would be tolerable, though. Hell, in this heat, Bingemans and Sports World here in Kitchener would be fine, too.

Oh, for those of you who knew about my impending salary review at work, it’s complete and it turned out exactly how we thought it would 😐

On a sad note, Dixie, our family dog of fifteen years was put to sleep in Timmins yesterday. She was a feisty six-pound purebred Yorkshire Terrier with a lot of spunk 🙁

PS: If you get some script errors while browsing my site, it’s Tripod‘s fault. They’re doing something phunny.

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