Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Someone came by the house to sell 10lbs of apples. I said sure. Not sure when they are going to return with the apples and/or ask for the money.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Haven't seen ECY in a while,

It's been awhile since I've seen ECY so when he got on Messenger I thought I'd invite him over. As usual nothing very exciting when he came over. However he did bring his new digital movie camera and showed me some of his new movie. It's great!

He also showed his amazing social skills as we talked to the manager of the local hotel and asked if we could film on the roof. He's amazing with people. A great life skill.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

The week was long,

The week was really long and since I was sick it was that much harder. I got everything done, but no time for blogging :-(

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Sickness continues.

Spent most of the day watching DVDs. Just too sick. But did continue the IT Web Project that was started yesterday

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Way too sick.

I was way to sick to do any of the work I needed to do. Just went out to return some DVDs and pick-up some more medicine. The weather was nice. Too bad. Bought the DVD, "The Apprentice".

Friday, September 17, 2004

The start of a cold.

I think after ECY visited me he left behind his sickness.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Kill Bill 'causes problems,

It was a wonderful visit to Petit-P's place. I wanted to visit as usual for, '5 minute' and ask his mom about where to go to register a business locally. The visit lasted for 2 hours, starting ~@7:00pm. When I arrived Petit-P was [I guess] just out of the shower. He must have immediately went into the shower after football practice because practive ends ~@6:00pm and by the time he gets home. Wow. He was finishing diner and didn't appear to have any homework. We had a nice 'comedic' conversation about my first class of French II. I learned a lot, but unfortunately the class is just too late. Right now it might be OK but I know I'm going to get really busy and it's just not going to work. The prof. also said it's offered again in Jan. [but not with him].

As usually we went a goofed around a little and I kept trying to leave and at some point during the evening I gave him the DVD, "Kill Bill Vol. 2", after all he did ask for it. Well his Mother didn't like it. I guess she's heard it's violent. Oddly he's already seen the movie so I do know what the problem is. So this create a little problem, but no more then usual. Left, felt a little bad.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

The First Match,

Today was Petit-P's first Football game. I was told it started @11:00pm, but I think it started a bit earlier. Though I didn't get a call from his mother and I ended up calling her [no response] I eventually phoned his Father to verify where the game was. Got there ~@10:45am and it finished ~@12:50pm. The day started really cool and fogging but cleared up tremendously. Unfortunately they lost. I think it was 30 to 12, something like that. Enjoyable. Took some photos. I'm sure they will get better.

Friday, September 10, 2004

The first 'repeat' day,

Since Friday's schedule tends to repeat M,W,F this was the first repeat day. I also decided to it in on Calculus I. He's already given the first assignment and is not going to be around next week for questions. The Physics romm has now been changed. Certainly for the better, it's probably in the biggest lecture room.

Also got notified that I got both jobs that I applied for.

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Second day of school,

More panic running around trying to get organized. Books are a lot more expensive this year. Each one is ~$100+. And I was surprised that none of the books I used last year are being offered. Of course some of the courses are not offered. Still trying to settle the schedule.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

First day of School,

Well it's back to school. Lot's a math courses this term and a French class.

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

First 'reg' day of school,

Today was the first unofficial day of school. Classes officially start tomorrow, but I went in to apply for a job.

Returned my Costco cordless phone. I'm thinking cordless phones <$30 just don't sound good.

Also went to FutureShop to buy some DVDs.

~@6:00pm went to the shopping mall parking lot to talk to Richard about rollerblading lessons. He seems like a decent guy. Hang around for 1 1/4 hours. Tried on his 'old' skates he wanted to sell me. Now he's got me trying 9.5. But he says they are ~$400 and he's willing to sell them for less. Should I buy them?

Monday, September 6, 2004

Went to Petit-P's Mom's place in the morning to return the two DVD she loaned me. Neither worked.

After went ot ECY's place woke him up. Chatted with him for ~1.5 hours. Maybe. Left went home.

Watched the DVD, "From Hell". OK.

Sunday, September 5, 2004

Another day of searching for RollerBlades...

Watched the DVD, "" with Harrison Ford and Josh Hartland. Not great.

Saturday, September 4, 2004

In Search of...

Well today was another day spent searching for RollerBlades. I'm totally confused about what size to buy. Some say +0.5 your shoe size others say -0.5 your size. Totally lost. I tried a 9.0 and they seem to big but the store doesn't have a 8.5 to try. I've also noticed that I might be able to buy cheaper elsewhere.

Seems I made a bit of a mistake about a 5:00pm meeting. I should have met up with Petit-P's Mom at this time but I don't recall making a definite appointment. Turns out she was expecting me to buy the, 'blades' and go today with her then after go to a new Pizza place. God, I feel a little bad. Hopefully allowing her to watch a movie of mine will make it up. I doubt it, but maybe.

Friday, September 3, 2004

Recent wonderings...

I've been wondering recently what makes a person interesting [to me]. After having moved out here I meet an interesting person, Petit-P. He's fascinating to be around and on a few occasions when we can goof around he's really fun to play with. Let me make it clear neither of us are GAP or anything he's just a great person to talk to. Yes, he's got problems and yes there's things I'd like to change about him. For instance he periodically says the cruelest things, he's not the most compasionate person, he's not the coolest person nor the most fashionable. Also he really doesn't, "play" a lot. But recently in thinking about changing people I've come to realize that maybe it's the things that one doesn't like about them that make them interesting. I call it the, "fashion-model" syndrome. Have you ever seen a fashion model? For the most part they are unbelievable looking. Extraordinary in fact. But there are times when [I guess] they are asked to wear the ugliest clothing you've ever seen. So you take these 'Goddess' like people and dress them in the weirdest clothing. It's just a shame and it's a tiny thing you just want to change and you think if you'd just change that you'd be perfect. This is how I see Petit-P. There's a couple of things that if he'd just change he'd be perfect. But as I said maybe it's these things that make him truly interesting.

I'd say he's got an easy life. His parents are well off and he's into a lot of 'rich' activities and this will allow him do well in the social aspects of life. Speaking of his parents. His Mother is interesting. She's very restrictive in what he can do. She kind'a plans out his day with little bits of entertainment here and there. I'm fascinated by it really. I think of it as a, "kidnapper's" syndrome. I'm not sure he likes it, but when he's not being controlled he wants/needs to be. His Father on the other hand seems to be the opposite [ed note: they are divorced]. I don't really know his Father too well but he seems a lot more relaxed. A week over there seems to start with some exciting weekend entertainment and then continues into the week with relaxed but still reasonable expectations of school work, etc.

I hope he can balance the many aspects of life.

I've recently been practicing a lot with digital retouching and not only have my skills improved but I really hope that we are creating some memories for him. I hope everyone involved gets something out of it because I know I am.

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Lots of little things,

Since I'm planning on moving phone providers and decided to return my recently bought lan telephone from Zellers for a similiarly priced one at Costco. The Costco ones caught a display for Caller-ID.

Finally filled out the form for QSAP.

Went to ECY's school today ~@11:45am to ask him about using his Mom's fax and find out when he'd be home tonight.

Went looking for rollerblades. Don't really understand the correct size. According to the internet you go up a size, but the salesman says go down a size.

Went to watch 30 min. of Petit-P practicing football. Since I forgot his jersey number [I don't know that I ever really knew it] it was hard to spot him. Took a few photos. Meet up with him after and Dominique and some other person. Drove Petit-P home and stayed to chat for ~20min.

Rented some DVDs, "Kill Bill 2", "Scorpion King" and "Emporer's Club". Watch Emporer's Club. OK.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Got my new Mouse,

Cashed in my 'raincheck' for the mouse I was waiting for. Did a new Home Page photo for Petit-P. Went looking for RollerBlades. Watch the DVD, "Starsky & Hutch". OK.