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It's been sort of a busy week, but in a good way, for the most part.

There was an unusually high amount of the [livejournal.com profile] tygrbabe this week, having been to her DJing night at the Katacombes, her visiting us at home, then her birthday, then more of her birthday (which involved a bunch of hot people hanging out at my place, so yay!)... That's cool, I think. We've got bait for more visits, in the form of tons of Torchwood and the Dieux du Stade DVD (which might also work very well with [livejournal.com profile] archdiva, hehehe!).

In her most recent visit, she left me some computer hardware to fix up, which is kind of amusing, because we're currently being invaded by electronic equipment already! I got a new television delivered Wednesday, got all sorts of cabling to hook my computers to it (gotta be able to watch the Torchwood!), and we got a PVR cable box (I'd do without broadcast television myself, but [livejournal.com profile] azrhey is a fan, and there's got to be something on?). This means that the place is a bit of a disaster area at the moment, while I try to put all this together in a sensible way.

For anyone looking to get some audio/video cabling, I'd like to point out something rather weird. As you may know (well, if you're still reading past the previous sentence), there's some serious price-gouging going on with A/V cabling. In some cases, it can be understood (analog signals are sensitive to interferences of all sorts, better shielding and conductors do make a difference), but in the modern world of fully-digital HDMI cables, WTF? Unless you have a freakin' ion storm in your living room, the very cheapest digital cable will get you the best possible quality (unless it doesn't, in which case it'll either be very obviously horrible, or outright won't work). Stores liked to sell high-margins cabling, though, so they're still at it anyway. So, I set out to find the cheapest digital cabling possible.

You'd think that Apple would be in on the price gouging, no? Well, apparently, Apple is a bit schizophrenic in that regard. Future Shop had this 4 feet HDMI to DVI cable, which is the cheapest of that type they had (there were some cheaper HDMI-DVI adapters, but with the cable, came out more expensive). At the Apple Store, they have this 2 metre (6.56 feet) HDMI to DVI cable. As I said, as long as they'll work, the image quality will be identical, and the one at the Apple Store is longer. The Apple Store one is also only $19.95, compared to $70.99 for the (shorter) one at Future Shop. That's less than a third the price!

So, less than a third of the price for better stuff? Uh, a bit out of character for Apple, but keep it up, I could use more of that (if only as an "inspiration" for other stores)!
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(translated from French)

TV talking head: Today is Valentine's Day, the day to tell your other half that you love her/him...
[livejournal.com profile] azrhey: *mutters under the covers*
[livejournal.com profile] pphaneuf: *about to do the same, then stops* The left half or the right half?
[livejournal.com profile] azrhey: I told the lower half!

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Nov. 19th, 2006 06:34 pm
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I'm watching 24 season three with [livejournal.com profile] azrhey here, and I have this to say: they have a pretty damned sweet workstation OS and network infrastructure.
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Was supposed to do a bunch of things outside the apartment last weekend, ended up staying home the whole time. Oh well. I did manage to do some of the computer related cleaning up I was meaning to do, and finished watching Babylon 5.

I cut back on biking a good deal recently, for no particularly good reason beside "it rains often" (but not nearly "always"), and I didn't get to do any fast riding since I got myself a bike computer. So I went to go out for a ride yesterday, after dinner.

I stopped for some a bit of hacking in a café. This time, it was in Europe and I do have the hip Powerbook, but I wasn't dressed to kill, went inside rather than the terrasse (kind of chill in the evening), didn't have my own music (but the café's music was decent) and there was a bus station in front. Well, I'm getting there!

Then, I proceeded to get lost, after leaving from the café.

When I recovered my bearings, as I was crossing the Place du Capitole, I heard a solid Québec accent as I biked past some people. I just turned around and said "hey" to the two girls . Clearly out of character for me, I must be going nuts or something. They had landed the day before and are planning to bike across Europe, more or less, pretty cool. I even got invited out for drinks, which I found rather flattering, but had to turn down, being rather late with all of my being lost, work the next day and everything...

Seems like that bike is pretty damned awesome. I'd say that for a given effort, I can go about 20-25% faster than with my old bike, and I didn't even put in the clipless pedals yet! 25 kph is effortless, and I clocked in a hair under 50 kph on a flat straightline on my way to work (where I try not to sweat too much). It's pretty sweet. :-)
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Got an e-card from [livejournal.com profile] archdiva! Thanks!

Someone dreamt of me cuddling with them. Some possessive asian girl tried to stop her from doing so, but she blew her off and resumed the cuddling. Apparently, it was nice, so good for her! Hehe!

[livejournal.com profile] azrhey made me cake! Chocolaty goodness awaiting me when I arrived from work! Yay!

Saw some footage of the Dawson College shooting on the French news, [livejournal.com profile] azrhey and I switched over to the CBC eventually to get more info. Apparently a woman has been confirmed to be dead? Crazy. Good luck to anyone involved, or knowing someone involved...
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Lalala, I'm a lazy arse, news at 11...

Friday, went to visit [livejournal.com profile] cloquewerk and [livejournal.com profile] messiahdivine with [livejournal.com profile] tygrbabe. After some fiddling around at the video store (which is of surprisingly fine quality, on Sherbrooke, just east of Decarie, beside the Subway, recommended!), we picked up The Hudsucker Proxy as a backup for our planned Meet the Feebles. Turns out it was excellent, and has Bruce Campbell in it! The future is now!

Saturday, there was some hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] swestrup and [livejournal.com profile] taxlady at [livejournal.com profile] azrhey's place, where I had way too much coffee and those "palmier" thingies. Whoa. Then, I took the lady [livejournal.com profile] azrhey out in the boonies of Mont-St-Hilaire to go to a sort-of high-school reunion. It was actually just of people from the "enriched" program our high-school had, at one of those person's house, after she decided to do a search for the alumni. Yeah, I'm easy to find, no kidding. One of my good friends who also worked with me, one of the finest programmer I've had the pleasure of hacking with, is also giving up on the computer industry, like many others are doing. I'm pondering it, sometimes, I have to admit. It was generally great, though, seeing what my schoolmates had become and all. [livejournal.com profile] azrhey commented that, compared to her high-school reunion, it was more of "what we're doing now is cool" than "do you remember how cool it was back then", which I agree and found rather nice.

Sunday, I don't remember leaving my bed much. There was some messing around with my computer infrastructure, unclogging an email jam and assorted things. I think I have an addiction to Perl, but who says that's bad? ;-)

Monday, I stayed home after work. I hacked feverishly on getting more of my computer situation sorted out, which I have to do before I can move my server to my mom's place. Almost there, almost there! Ugh.

Tuesday, [livejournal.com profile] tygrbabe and I went to visit Rem and Coco down in McMasterville. There was some BBQ, some weird cheese, some porto, some computers, some geekery, finding a lost book and subsequent forgetting of the lost book. I broke stuff. The usual silliness.

Today, I picked up my new glasses. Yay, no more broken eyewear that barely clings to my nose (it's handy having a big nose, sometimes!)! I then went to [livejournal.com profile] azrhey's place where we took some photos of ourselves to give away to some people, like moms and such. I took my tripod, but forgot my quick-release plate (which allows one to put the camera on the tripod), so I was basically carrying around heavyish aluminium tubes and fittings, for fun. Cuddling and watching some shows, as well as getting a great massage (thanks again!). I was worrying about the lady muchly recently, but turns out that tonight, it's me who's sleepless (my tummy is rebelling against me, I think, but stress probably isn't a stranger to these things). The irony...

Tomorrow, I'll be going for some pools with [livejournal.com profile] azrhey, [livejournal.com profile] gregorama, as well as possibly [livejournal.com profile] jul3z and others (I didn't keep track too closely... I'll also be paying the wonderful people at the SAAQ a visit, aren't I the nicest person ever?

[livejournal.com profile] ayria is coming over to visit this weekend (which I'm told is allegedly a long one, but I know nothing of these things), and I have to admit having a bit of a hard time containing my squeeing.

*squee!*
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Had a massive going away party for [livejournal.com profile] azrhey and I last Friday at the office. Although I came in rather unfashionably late, the party then went quite nicely, with excellent food, some booze (can't really say my booze was excellent, but it was French!) and, of course, excellent company! At some point, I discovered that I couldn't fly. I'd like to thank [livejournal.com profile] sfllaw and [livejournal.com profile] gorbash_dragon for organizing it (they had some helpers too, I think, thanks to them as well!), and to all in attendance.

The next day, I woke up with a hangover, quite appropriately. Wasn't so bad, but just enough that I took an Advil (which I only do very rarely). Thankfully, that shooed it away successfully. After some breakfast at [livejournal.com profile] azrhey, I drove back to my place to meet with my mom, with whom we then dropped by the Blue Monday to say hello to [livejournal.com profile] tygrbabe and introduce them. One of my co-workers who lives in the area (and was at the party the day before) passed by and dropping in to say hello as well. Then went back to my place with my mom and helped her with some online car shopping. When she had to leave, I went back to pick up [livejournal.com profile] tygrbabe and did some hanging out downtown (after picking up a few forgotten items at the office from the party!).

Sunday was a bit loose. [livejournal.com profile] azrhey and I were supposed to go out and do some photography in the park near her place, but we both couldn't scrounge up the willpower to scrape ourselves up and go out, so we hung out at her place for the afternoon. Both being slightly fried, we decided that going to see Mission: Impossible III could be all right. Yeah, well, it was okay, but not all that impressive. Thankfully, we went in there for less than $2 (for the both of us), due to some coupon.

Monday, there was some brief drama, but it wasn't something bad as much as needing to talk and hold each other for a bit, in two different cases! But I really know some good people, it seems. After work, lady [livejournal.com profile] azrhey came back to my place, and we took it easy, watching some CSI: NY episodes. She corrupted my resolve to cook with pizza. Okay, I didn't have a whole lot of resolve to start with, but oh well...

Tuesday, I went to the poly cafe. Which is to say I went to Blue Monday, sat on the couch, and looked like a zombie, as I had a pretty hardcore day at work which left me just about brain-dead.

Wednesday, [livejournal.com profile] azrhey and I unlocked our cell phones. Cute, eh? We then felt the blah, as we gave up on doing some semi-active things and decided on lying in bed watching TV and cuddling instead. Not an altogether bad choice, all things considered! I also snagged a remote shutter release for my Canon EOS-20D (essential for night photography, and the one I already had for the EOS-300 and EOS-30 wasn't compatible, bastards!) cheap from my friend Jean. Nice!

Thursday (hey, that's today!), I bought another bloody bag. This one is for the tripod, and I like it already, as [livejournal.com profile] liberation_now and I have gone out to do some urban exploration, hoping to catch some nice photos. This expedition wasn't all that successful, unfortunately, but we managed to have some fun anyway, and went for coffee later on, talking politics and partying (related subjects, no?).

Today was also [livejournal.com profile] taxlady's birthday! Happy (now belated, ugh!) birthday!
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I've re-factored some rather nasty code today, and one can almost understand what it does. But not quite. More of that tomorrow, I suppose...

Some dropping by Hurley's tonight, with a bit of free Guinness, couldn't really turn that down, could I? I had some interesting discussion with [livejournal.com profile] wlach and apenwarr, among others, although I did get a bit too talkative, I think. I missed apenwarr, apparently, when he's away for too long, my rants build up to unhealthy levels and I can't stop! It would seem that while I am rather friendly, I can also be quite abrasive. Yeah, I think that's true.

I then had a ride home from mich, in the back-seat of his Mini, with [livejournal.com profile] wlach in the front. Ow. Thankfully, it isn't very far between Hurley's and my place!

Upon arriving home, I fed the Diva while the bathtub was filling up. A proper bath (with non-icky water!), at my own place, how good did that feel! I reflected upon my place of residence a bit. It's rather far from perfect, and I might neglect it a great deal at times, but it is my home nonetheless, for what time is left here, and I like it here. I hope I will feel as good (or better!) in our new home. I think we will.

Watched some Invader Zim while drinking some more beer, trying to read my news (of which I had an horrible backlog) and relaxing (yeah, I just refused to worry for the day, come back later for that). This was all rather successful, pretty amazingly.

"I was the turkey all along!"
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Ahem, having to catch up a bit! I don't know if I'd say that I'm being lazy, but I'm not writing much, anyway...

Monday morning, I dropped the Linux Mobile at the garage for regular maintenance and changing the tires. Although I'm rather happy to have the grippier four-season tires on, there was a bunch of tiny details that made this a rather expensive visit. Nothing bad, but it was time for one of those more thorough inspections, supposed to change the brake fluid at 50,000 kilometers, and so on... When the guy at the garage called me to tell me what needed to be done and how much it'd cost, he almost forgot to mention that the rear-window wiper was worn out. Worth $12, at that point, it didn't really matter. :-)

Monday evening, [livejournal.com profile] tygrbabe had the genius idea of taking a laptop and an Invader Zim DVD, and go watch it in a park. We stopped by Pho Lien on Côte-des-Neiges and Côte-Ste-Catherine for some food first, which sort of pointed us at the goodness of the Mount-Royal Park as our selection. As we were cuddling near the Beaver Lake, bats were swooshing above us and we had a very nice sunset, as we were laughing our asses off. The deep blue of the sky outlined the building on the edge of the lake very nicely, as it has bright orange panels, would have made a very nice photo. The ducks quacked at us a bit, and we told them... MONKEYS!

Tuesday, I had the lady [livejournal.com profile] azrhey over. We were supposed to look for apartments, but it seemed like our willpower was all but exhausted. We watched Kinsey instead, which was rather funny. It was rather funny that the very stuck-up Thurman Rice character was played by Tim Curry (who, of course, is remembered as having played Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away), or Clyde asking Mac whether she'd like to have sex with him (and then Kinsey calling out for her while she's in bed because they're going to be late for a dinner with a guy from the Rockefeller Foundation). Some of the things people asked were quite hilarious, but at the same time, it's amazing how badly America was in a kind of sexual dark ages (some would argue they still kind of are, but really, that's nothing). Watching that movie was a lot of fun, in any case. Maybe I should buy it.

Yesterday, I fixed a really subtle bug in a quite wonderful way, at work, I was rather proud! [livejournal.com profile] azrhey and I finally did some apartment searching, and we did find a place that has a number of temporary apartments for rent that seems very nice (rooms and studios), I hope they'll have something for us. Watched some "CSI: NY" and cuddled. Cuddling is good. I like cuddling with the lady.
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[livejournal.com profile] pphaneuf: Oh well, not much TV for a little while, I guess!
[livejournal.com profile] azrhey: That's cuz you don't feel your ovaries shivering at the sight of Mister Gary Sinise!

No, I guess I don't... :-P
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I think I'll be keeping a close eye on the news when I'll be in France (thanks to dmg for the heads-up!). :-)
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I went and shopped for some shoes today with [livejournal.com profile] azrhey, for interviews and stuff. Usually not the kind of thing I enjoy (actually, more like the kind of thing I find painful!), but we managed to find some nice ones. I'm rather surprised actually, they look kind of odd on the shelves, but they look good on me. Or at least, I feel like I look good in them, which is what I care about.

Went to see Match Point with [livejournal.com profile] gorbash_dragon, my non-date. One word for this movie, "sickening". It was a masterfully done movie, very good writing and direction (by Woody Allen, not so surprising), nice music, but despite some scenes with the quite hot Scarlett Johansson, it was not a pleasant movie to watch.

Upon coming out of the theater, saw that there was quite the nice snowfall outside. I drove my non-date back to her parents, before 10pm, like a good boy.

Another hot date tomorrow, to go see Underworld: Evolution. Hmm, Kate Bekinsale in leather...

Now I'm watching some Stargate Atlantis in my PJs, with some cheese and cider. The good life, in short.
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Go up somewhat late, and off to have breakfast with the lady [livejournal.com profile] azrhey. Of course, by "breakfast", we really mean roast beef and pastas. There was orange juice, it's breakfast, right? Wee!

Although I had somewhat different goals originally, I felt particularly like hacking today. There's that occasional fantasy I have which struck me again, so while I wasn't wearing particularly hip clothes (just my standard black logo'ed t-shirt, cargo pants and combat boots get-up), I was inside rather than on a terrasse (considering the weather, smart move!), not in Europe, had no headphones or music (forgot the headphones! duh!) and only sipping hot chocolate, it was fun anyway! There was wireless Internet, but expensive, so I didn't use it, which helped me keep focus on my hacking. There was a pretty law school student a few tables over which seemed to have been checking me out every so often (and so was I!). This was, all in all, quite nice!

I really ripped through some refactorings I wanted to do to XPLC, my pet project, mostly renaming and moving stuff around (which I've wanted to do for a while, not enough to warrant the pain of doing it with CVS, but now that I've switched to Subversion, whee!), but also ripping out some rather misleading stuff about monikers. I should have done that long ago, would have saved me quite some time in explanations.

I've faced silly annoyances with iTunes some more, once I've got home. I was hacking in bed, and the tinny sound of my Powerbook's built-in speakers was starting to grate on my ears something fierce, and there was the cables going to the television set lying on the floor beside me. I figured I'd use the television's speakers, and could put on some visualization, while I'm there. Nope, I'm not having any of that. First, picking the screen the visualization comes up when in fullscreen mode is quite iffy. The iTunes window has to be on that screen. But it's not as if that would help, as the fullscreen mode would also black out the laptop's screen, rendering it useless. Well done, Apple.

I researched some more iTunes-related stuff, and going through bug reports for it, it seems the iTunes developers are, well, a bunch of silly monkeys. Someone (Steve?) has vision, somewhere, but the execution is terrible. This makes it that much more frustrating, because you see the great vision, only to have it ruined by bugs and interface mistakes. An example: when consulting the information for a track, the player won't advance to the next track! Yep. You close the information window, then it resumes playing. Who the fuck let that through QA?

And then, I look at some other players, and either they have nice execution, but no vision, or even worse, no vision and terrible execution as well. Argh.

I vowed to myself again that I will not start coding a music player (or any other significant project) without XPLC being advanced enough to use for it. I might assist [livejournal.com profile] sfllaw with a Mac OS X port of whatever he hacks on, though... ;-)

I learned an awful lot about how bundles and frameworks work in Mac OS X, and how you build them using Xcode. I like the toolset, it's a bit more complicated than the Linux ELF toolchain, but gains more functionality and is easier on the end-users for it (the two-level linker, for example, helping prevent crazy crashes because of unwanted shared libraries interactions).
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Friday, good eating at Alpenhaus, for a birthday dinner. Looked really hard, and couldn't find any rüsti on the menu. No matter, like last time, we had good food, as well as good wine. Saturday, [livejournal.com profile] azrhey and I hit up the Holidays party on my mom's side. What? Holidays already? Well, a lot of them are southbound during the actual Holidays, so they're doing the celebrating in advance. The karaoke singer/DJ/MC only very narrowly escaped death at our hands.

Sunday, watched some more Stargate SG-1, got stuffed with good food by [livejournal.com profile] azrhey's parents (who seems bent on making me a fat man!), then went to a classical vocal concert at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall of Concordia's Loyola campus. [livejournal.com profile] rottenfruit was involved (and sang well!), so I (unsurprisingly) found [livejournal.com profile] metawidget and [livejournal.com profile] dzuunmod in the audience. While these are students, and even to my untrained ears there were some mistakes to be found occasionally (or just things not really to my taste), some of the singers were quite good. There's a chamber ensemble concert next Sunday (the 4th of December) as well, and it seems rather interesting. For $5, or free for students (I presume "students of Concordia", but maybe any students? (addendum: [livejournal.com profile] dzuunmod seems to indicate it's for any students!)), you can't really go wrong!

I managed to pull myself out of bed in time for my car maintenance appointment, even though some bad habits reinforced during my week off left me with little sleeping time. Silly me!

Something seems to be finally happening in Questionable Content! My goodness!
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I finished the critical "I have to be there" part of my release friday, just as I was hoping to. I actually got things wrapped up perfectly in time for when I had to leave for [livejournal.com profile] swestrup's birthday party. [livejournal.com profile] azrhey came to pick me up at the office with a bottle of Moët et Chandon champagne to celebrate my going on vacation, which was awesome!

I have the laptop (loaded with episodes of "Stargate SG-1"), the television in the bedroom, an S-Video adapter for the laptop, a wireless router, a cat and a lady [livejournal.com profile] azrhey, all in or near my bed. Stress isn't exactly high.

We'll be going to the museum of fine arts tomorrow, and I've also got some movie-going with [livejournal.com profile] gorbash_dragon, as well as sushi with [livejournal.com profile] miseri. It's quite nice.

I tried getting a bag for the laptop, but failed to find one that was "just right". Did get some goods from Home Depot, though.
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Saw Nine Inch Nails friday, initially with a number of friends (including [livejournal.com profile] pdage, who I hadn't seen in a good while), but then with [livejournal.com profile] gregorama and [livejournal.com profile] g_g_68 (who I've only sort of met, but we've shared water already (but not in that way!)). Was all right, but my suspicions are confirmed, NIN is mostly part of my history rather than of my present. They played one of my favourite songs, "Burn", for example, and it seems almost no one in the audience picked up on it, they were all sort of "what's that song?".

The funeral service for my cousin yesterday was very boring. I counted the burnt out lightbulbs in the (ugly) church during the service. [livejournal.com profile] azrhey pointed out that the statue of Jesus on the cross had his wound on the wrong side, haha! Made me feel proud of what we put together for [livejournal.com profile] denizsarikaya, it was very unique and amazing. My mom was to be seen, trafficking scissors and being as colourful as ever! Took a ferry across the Richelieu, and [livejournal.com profile] azrhey went through the Hippolyte-Lafontaine tunnel for what I think is the first time? Ah, crazy times we live in. Stopped by the Galeries d'Anjou and picked up a few rather nice shirts, with the ninja-like shopping skills of [livejournal.com profile] azrhey at my side. Had "marrons chaud", whee!

Was pointed out that I'm an idiot sometimes, and acknowledged. Knowing about these things is important! I didn't mean to be, but it doesn't change that I was. Oh well, live and learn!

One of the shirts I picked up yesterday had a small defect, so I went back and had it exchanged. I hunted for some adapters that would allow me to hook up headphones to my television (Sony, why, oh why can't you put headphone jacks on your televisions?), to no avail. Did groceries, cooked myself some meat and potatoes that haven't killed me yet (but they filled me up something fierce!), did laundry, cleaned the bathtub (as I was tired of the smarty arse comments the life forms developing in it were giving me). Found out the closest decent video club, and it's not all that close... Bleh.
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Had a very nice day visiting my dad for a rather belated birthday dinner, despite some poor weather on the drive back. [livejournal.com profile] azrhey also suffered through a nearly lethal dose of french canadian "culture", in the form of "Star Académie" and an enthusiastic living room audience, LOL!

I have a receipt for a deposit on a PowerBook in my bag, and I'm getting twitchy. :-)
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Now, that was a nice evening!

Drove out to the Plateau Mont-Royal with the lady [livejournal.com profile] azrhey, to pick up some super-yummy chicken at Romados (along with the obligatory portuguese lady making jokes about me). Then went over to a nearby computer store to order the PowerBook 12" I've decided upon, but only to see that their computer system for ordering was fubared, quite ironically. I took 10 seconds to lust a bit after the one they had on demo, then ran away to actually eat the chicken.

This chicken is "just takeout", but damn, is it good! And those pasteis (I think? I can barely pronounce it! (edit: got corrected by [livejournal.com profile] azrhey, I almost had it!)), gah, so addictive!

And then, just the good lounging and cuddling with a favourite person, slowly but nicely getting sleepier... Hmm...

While I believe very strongly that I should be able to not having to rely on people, the feeling of someone caring about you is truly great.

And now, the portuguese round bread for breakfast, with Nutella! The awesomeness goes on and on!
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Well, [livejournal.com profile] joenotcharles wasn't lying, [livejournal.com profile] vierge_en_trop's "apple-based baked food" (screw you, [livejournal.com profile] andukar!) is pretty good! It's a kind of bread-type thing with chunks of apples and nuts in it, yummy!

Watched some the first DVD of Firefly with a few coworkers tonight, then sat down in front of a bug, which was very interesting. I only got it entirely figured out around 3am, and it was rather simple, but required sitting down and thinking about it for an hour or two, turning the problem around in my head. It was fun, I enjoyed it very much, even though it puts me rather late now.

I biked home via Maisonneuve and Atwater, since it was after sundown (no kidding!). I had almost forgotten how nice it was biking through downtown in the middle of the night, so few cars and people, just lights and lots of pavement stretching out in front of my wheels. It was a bit cool, but quite bearable. I used one of these smalls red blinky light in the back of my bike for the first time ever, after having had it for many years (came for free with dog medications?!?). It was also it's last time ever, as a bump on Atwater crossing St-Antoine at a stupidly high speed sent it flying and breaking in pieces on the pavement.

There's a comment that I found interesting, heard a little while ago, that keeps popping back into my mind, for some reason. I was saying how maybe I should go ahead and "hit on" some person, and it was pointed out to me that I couldn't do that, since you "hit on" someone to make them like you, but it's not necessary when someone already likes you. Maybe it just escapes my mind a bit that some people like me, even though really, I do see it happening. Stupid psyche, don't be broken! :-)

I think I'm going to be Grumpying tomorrow, haven't seen some of these people in a good while, so I'll have to remedy that.

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