Entries from September 2004

High Park

Lloyd!After a day filled with the agony of lifting large objects repeatedly while shuffling up and down stairs, we’re finally in our new apartment. Oh, yeah.

Once a debacle with the landlord and getting keys for the new apartment was worked out, the move went pretty well. For those folks in Toronto who might be in the market for a local moving company, I highly recommend Emerald Moving and Storage - very friendly, reliable, and hard-working. After all of the crap we went through getting our stuff from Winnipeg to here in the first place, it was a relief to deal with someone who didn’t have ASSHAT stamped on their forehead.

Of course, I knew that that nothing bad could come of the move when I saw that one of the movers looked, as his partner described him “exactly like Doc from Back to the Future”. And he did, thus giving me the joy of having my stuff moved by a Christopher Lloyd lookalike.

» High Park continues...

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for


Life continues at a pace, with small victories, minor dramas, and the constant battle to make time for cake. I’ve been spending the last few weeks enjoying our new apartment, and exploring the various nooks and crannies of our new neighbourhood, while trying to maintain a semblance of a professional life.

Renée and I went out to see Snow Patrol play last week, which was just awesome. Lead singer Gary Lightbody had the crowd eating out of his hands by the second note of the first song, which was somewhat shocking. After being to countless shows in Toronto where the crowd was busier talking on their cellphones and trying to make the scene, attending a show where people actually seemed enthusiastic about the music seemed almost quaint, and too good to be real.

I’m starting to get back into the swing of things with this site, after a lengthy bout of boredom and cheese-brainedness about the whole thing. I’m working on a couple of fairly lengthy pieces, and a couple of reviews, as well as a somewhat major expansion of the photography section of this site. Hell, everyone else and their cousin has a photoblog, right? I’m such a follower.

But, things are good, and I guess when things are good, I have less to talk about as I’m too busy just enjoying life. That tends to be the case with web sites - if they go silence for a prolonged period, either the person has discovered Life and the fact that, “Hey Mikey!”, they like it too, or they’ve become overwhelmed with a massive bout of disinclination.

Me, I could say I’m lovin’ life (and I am), but the sad fact is I’m a lazy ass.

I’m Neil Lee, and I approve of this post.

Once more, around the bend

autumn tree

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe; And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruit and flowers.

~ William Blake

My favourite season comes but once a year.

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