BRAD     |     EMILLIE

Monday, October 28, 2002

Wow, did we ever luck out last night! We were on our way downtown to hook up with some friends who were on a pubcrawl. After getting a call from them from a club on a cellphone, with T or Spud (couldn't tell which) relaxingly trying to tell me he had no clue where he was, except that it ended in a '6', we decided we might as well try find them. Walking down Commercial Drive at 8, and stumbling upon the 'Parade of the Lost Souls' was not expected. It was so intense! There were thousands of people, some in costume, some not, and some volunteers. Performers on stilts, belting out olde English skits (there was even a guy in a very convincing devil costume on a podium trying to convince us to vote for him) and fire jugglers... anything you could think of! 7 deadly sins personified, lots of drum players marching with dancers all around, carrying torches or lit pumpkins on the end of staves. Unreal! I can't wait till next year...

Saturday, October 26, 2002

Concert was good! Prefuse 273 was much better than I thought they'd be, and Amon Tobin did not play a single one of his old tracks, although he had samples from them throughout. He was a VERY good party DJ, but I'm not sure how he mixed, whether he mixed samples on the spot, or complete threads... I'd like to know. Very heavy music too, much harder than his first 3 CD's. But very good!
Emillie and I had Shirin and Laleh (fellow students from SFU) down for dinner. It went very well, and their first experience with Real Canadian food (TM) (that being fajitas) was great. I can't wait till I get to try Iranian food!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2002

We have tickets to the Amon Tobin concert at the Commodore tonight... should be good! Never been to the Commodore before. I've heard they have a spring loaded dance floor!

Monday, October 21, 2002

Well, to update my web log for anyone who's reading this (besides myself), I'm currently 1 1/2 months into my first semester of my Masters degree. Only two courses my first semester, with meetings now and then with my supervisor. I'm enjoying myself, learning tonnes, so I hope that this works out well. I have 2 years to finish, so I have to make the most of my time. Emillie has also started her Masters, and is going full bore... I believe she already has a paper to write!

Apart from that, Emillie and I have been working on our new place. For the first time in the past 5 years, I'll be in the same spot for more than 8 months, so we decided to fix up the yard at our house, start a garden, those kinda things. I'll put some photos up sometime to show how the progress is going.

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Well, I finally transferred my website from my computer to the Shaw space. My new URL is http://members.shaw.ca/zarikoff. Hopefully get a nicer URL sometime soon. I think that I'll be adding some of my school stuff onto the website, for reference and general use. I had to take down the Cleo cam since her tank is now over 10 meters away from the PC.