Comings and Goings

Lots new happening here in Vancouver.

I moved desks at work. No longer do I sit in my own little island, isolated from the rest of the team. Now, I’m near my team and near natural light, which is good because once the clocks roll back I probably won’t be going outside much in the daytime.

Pink Sky at NightI saw 3 movies in the past week. Men At Work – a strange Iranian comedy at the Vancouver film fest. Shortbus – which was playing at the VIFF and is now showing at a regular cinema. I really, really enjoyed Shortbus. There’s a lot of sex scenes, but it’s all tastily filmed (mmmm sex). The characters were hilarious. And I loved the cinematography. They sequenced between shots by showing these almost cartoony shots of New York that reminded me a lot of HDR photos. Lastly, I saw Loose Change – the Internet phenomenon and 9/11 conspiracy theory movie. It was a pretty compelling watch. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you can watch all 90 minutes on Google Video. Ben – was this what Coco and Louisa were talking to you about?

Emily left on Wednesday morning and it hasn’t stopped raining here since. It’s like the weather is mourning her loss with me. I’m happy and excited for her, but it’s going to be a tough 6 months while she’s gone. She’s been the best part of my time here and Vancouver won’t be the same without her.

Where has she disappeared to you ask? Well Orford, Quebec of course. But she’s only there for a few days of jedi training. Then more training in London, Ontario. Then she flies to Accra, Ghana were she’ll be working (to save the world) for 5 months. You can read all about her adventures on her blog – Beams Away.

In the meantime, you can find spending 10 hour days at work, watching lots of Grey’s Anatomy and Battlestar Galactica, and cooking with Daniel. We’ve decided to cook together once a week. Last night was vegetarian lasagna and it was the best I’ve ever made. Almost approaching mom-standards. Starting in December I’ll have snowboarding and nursing snowboarding-related injuries to keep me occupied, as I’m getting a seasons pass to Cyprus with some co-workers.

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