According to the “schedule”, Monday marks the beginning of the last week that I’m supposed to be working on my current project. As much as I hope that’s going to be true, I’m fully prepared for this game to be still being tweaked well into next week. The 28th of April seems like a more likely end date.

I’ve been working on this same game since the day I started the job way back in June of last year. I know people have worked longer than that on other games but in the end, they send out Half-Life 2 out the door. I don’t know many people in the industry who worked on a cell phone game for this long.

I am looking forward to the vacation time that’s coming to me when the project is over.


Hey, it’s a stat holiday tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to sleeping in. Anyways, are you aware that Vancouver has a professional hockey team? Yeah, well that team, after having a very impressive start to the season, had a spectacular meltdown in the last 15 or so games.

They lost games they knew they had to win and collectively stumbled about like a drunk. Mercifully, they were eliminated from playoff contention tonight after failing to hold three separate leads in the game versus the Sharks.

Fans of the team have been selling off their tickets at prices less than face value for over a week now. With the team officially out of the playoffs now, I expect ticket brokers to be flush with dumped and cheap tickets for the last game of the season on Saturday against the Avalanche.

I haven’t attended a hockey game at the Garage since 2002. Perhaps, this might be the right time to go again. Cheap tickets plus the last game of a disappointing season could mean a fun Saturday night. Who wants to go with me? I’m serious!


Every morning when I leave for work, I pass by the living room window of the place next door. The blinds are usually down except for a one foot gap. Through this gap, without fail, I alway see the neighbour’s cat on top of the sofa.

It’s always resting on the sofa. Sometimes, it’s wide awake, resting its head on its paws. Other days, it’s half asleep with its eyes half closed. One time it was completely asleep with its legs splayed in a fashion that only occurs when you’re the deepest of sleeps.

As I stumble past the window on a daily basis, I am envious of the cat. It can spend the morning lounging on that damn sofa while people fight their way into the city. That’s one lucky cat.

When I arrive home, sometimes nearly 12 hours later, the cat usually is in the exact same spot to greet me. I sometimes wonder what adventures or naps it’s had while I was at work.

I want my life to be like that cat’s one day.


It’s one of those nights where I don’t have the time to hammer out a thought-provoking, relevant, serious yet amusing post. So instead, let’s play a game. Can you guess why I didn’t have time? Just leave your answer as a comment.

The person with the best entry gets a free t-shirt (see post below). Now, while I’m on the subject of t-shirts, I’m kinda amazed that so few people have signed up for some swag. Considering I’m paying for the shirts and the shipping, it’s a pretty good deal. Either you don’t want a piece of clothing (which is ok) or you’re too lazy to leave a comment or send an e-mail (which would be lame). I have a third theory, which is some of you don’t want me to know you’re visiting my site. Yeah, I know some of you mofos are lurkers. That’s cool too, because in the end, you’re still reading my stuff and that’s all I ask for. Though, come on, free stuff!


I’ve been thinking about this for over a year now but now it’s time to put things in motion. I’d like to get 15 to 20 t-shirts printed up with my web site address on them. I’d also like to give them away to people. The question is, would any of you want them? Would you wear them? I think they might make nice sleep shirts or something to wear when you’re working around the house. I’m not asking you to pimp out my site on Robson or anything.

I’m in the process of getting some quotes from a few places. Before I do though, I’d like to know how many people would want to get such a free shirt. If there’s no interest, I don’t want to be left holding 20 t-shirts. So, if you want one, please e-mail me here or leave a comment on this post.

Hopefully, there will be some interest but not too much since this will probably wind up costing me a few bucks. One final thing, these custom clothing sites are pretty cool. You can do a lot of the design on your browser. If you click here, you can see what a pair of panties would look like!


In a previous post, I wrote about the “I Saw You” ads in the Georgia Straight. I read them once in a while for cheap entertainment. There was an ad that I read today that stood out from the rest:

Room Next Door

When: last Saturday morning. Where: coming out of my roommates room (he won’t tell me your name). You: Blond, very cute, slightly disheveled looking, wearing pink panties and a white tank-top. Asked where the bathroom is. Me: army pants and a black t-shirt, making coffee. Wish I’d offered you some. Not too late I hope…

Ok, let me get this straight… this dude gets up in the morning and starts to make coffee. This girl comes out of his roommate’s room in the morning. She’s clearly some hookup that happened the night before. The dude later asks his roommate what her name is and he refuses to give it to him. From the sounds of it, the roommate is done with this girl now so army pants wants in on the action?

WTF? Am I the only one thinking army pants has some serious issues about the women he’s choosing to go after? I want to e-mail this guy just so he can give me an update. Hell, let’s all e-mail him.


Today for lunch, a co-worker and myself wanted to try this Thai place on 4th that we had passed by a couple days ago. When we got there, it was closed. This place was only open for lunch on Mondays and Fridays. That’s a bit weird.

The Flying Swan is closed on Wednesdays. There’s a Greek place by our work that’s closed on Mondays. It’s hard to keep track of all these different places and when they’re closed and when they’re open.

Closed on Mondays, I’ve heard of that before. Closed on any other days, that’s something I need to get used to. Maybe it’s carefree Kits lifestyle. Restaurant owners need a break to enjoy life. If that’s the case, good for them, but I gotta a blog to write here.

We went to Connie’s instead, sweet and sour pork with rice.


5. “Friday? The gynecologist left on vacation on Monday!”

4. “If you like that, you should see what happens when I have a salami!”

3. “So the deer says to the squirrel, ‘Wait, you can’t drive either?'”

2. “No, but if you keep doing that, my goiter won’t be much of a problem anymore.”

And the number one punchline to an unfunny joke I made up is…

1. “As the pastor pulled up his pants, the old lady whispered to me, ‘It goes in reverse too?'”


I know that daylight saving time can cause problems for some people but it’s quite nice to get home while it’s still light outside. For the last two days, it’s been so weird to get on the bus home while the sky is still blue. It’s still blue when I go through the front door. It feels like I have more time in the evening to do stuff… like to go to Wal-Mart.

The high is supposed to be 15 degree Celsius tomorrow. If this keeps up, I may have to retire my winter coat for the season. Old Ethel may be heading to the closet soon. The good weather also makes me want to play ball again. I know a few of the boys at work have gloves. Maybe I can convince them to toss the ball around during lunch.

Today for lunch, I had hamburger steak, peas, sauteed onions, fries, and gravy. It did not sit well. We’ll leave it at that.