TEN YEARS AND ONE DEGREE LATER



circa 1992



about ten days ago

So, on Friday, I picked up my new library card. I needed to sign out a book before school started. After ten years, I finally have a new card and picture. That old picture might be the weirdest, oddest, and worst picture of me yet. It doesn’t even look like me. I am uncertain what odd combination of angles, lighting, and my ugly mug caused such a poor photo. I had to carry that thing around for five years at UBC.

The new photo is much better. The funny thing is that I had my haircut not two hours after that picture was taken. Oh well, it doesn’t look that bad anyways. I look a bit fatter in the new picture. I can vaguely remember the day the old picture was taken. It was a sunny afternoon in September of 1992. I weighed about 120 lbs. back then. I don’t think I’ve weighed 120 lbs. since. Heh.

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Wow, I can’t stop posting. Anyways, some random thoughts. First, yeah I know the column for the archives is screwed up. Blogger sometimes alters the .html code for no apparent reason when I post. The problem is correctable, but I’m being lazy. I’ll do it soon.

I went to lunch with my friend Garrett Knights today. We went to this pho place in Chinatown called Pho Van. In my mind, it’s the best pho in the Lower Mainland. Anyways, around 11pm, I start craving for pho again. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, good pho must contain an addictive substance. It’s like culinary crack! Oh my, the hearty beef stock, the succulent beef slices, and the soft noodles!

So, it’s like 1:30am now, and I’m hungry again, but there’s nothing in the house I want to eat. Crap, I should be reading a textbook instead of wondering what to eat. Hmmm… I wonder if I can go back to Pho Van tomorrow.

HUMAN CIVILIZATION PEAKS WITH CUTENESS

I’m of the opinion that we, as a civilization, may have reached our peak. Why do I think this? Well, it’s because man has discovered the magical combination of a cloned kitten in a beaker. Look at that picture. It’s priceless. It’s cute.

I usually am not moved to cuteness by pictures. When I was at UBC, almost every girl I knew had pictures of babies in their dorm rooms. I was not moved. Nothing. Nada.

This miracle of science in Pyrex ™, however, is different. It’s a damn cloned kitten in a beaker! How inventive is that? They should make t-shirts and greeting cards with pictures of kittens in beakers. Hallmark would make a killing. If someone was smart, they’d make posters of kittens in beakers and sell them at universities. There’d be one in every girl’s dorm room. I bet some guys would secretly buy one too. Hell, I would.

Kitten in a beaker!

BREAKFAST SAUSAGE

I came home from an evening out. I noticed that my mom had cooked up some breakfast sausage, and left it in the fridge. This way, you only have to heat it up in the mornings and not have to waste time cooking it.

I had two links of the sausage right away. Breakfast sausage is tasty. However, I’ve discovered you can only eat two or three links at one time before you feel like throwing up. I think it’s the high fat content. Still, it’s yummy!

That is all.

BRUSH WITH GREATNESS!

This evening, I had dinner with my friend Trevor. We decided to stay close to his apartment, so we were looking for a place in Yaletown to eat. We were passing by Section (3) and their outdoor patio. As I passed, I saw former VPD spokeswoman Anne Drennan. Thinking this minor Vancouver celebrity would be the best I would see tonight, my eyes shifted to the end of the patio. There, to my surprise, sitting with a female companion was Academy Award winning actress Anna Paquin! I was stunned at first, but I kept on walking. Ms. Paquin is in Vancouver filming X2, the sequel to the movie X-Men. As I took one final glimpse of her, I saw that she was fully immersed in her role of Rogue. She was sporting a very noticeable mane of white down the middle of her hair. Even from a half a block away you could see it.

Trevor and I eventually found a restaurant half a block away. As we sat down, I discussed whether I should have asked her for an autograph. Ultimately, I decided it would be uncool and that a much better solution would be to go back outside and gawk at her in an awkward and uncomfortable manner. Sadly, that did not happen.

It doesn’t take much to get me starstruck. That made my day!

PICS FROM DAVE’S WEDDING

You can see pictures from the happy event by clicking here. If you’re craving for more pics from Dave’s wedding, click here. That link will take you to King-Wei’s photos. Now with thumbnails!.

I was told the name of the movie would not appear on the hotel bill