It’s been a fun couple of days at home with my family. It was good seeing my sister again. She was quite generous to me with Christmas gifts. I will be sure to make it up to her next year when I’ll be hopefully employed. What else have I been doing? Well, I’ve been hitting Bittorrent pretty hard. With UBC Resnet restrictions on Bittorrent traffic, it’s hard to get stuff at my apartment, but here in Telus-land, it’s been smooth sailing. I’ve done a few movies and some Mythbusters episodes. It’s been good stuff all around.

I have also done a lot of shopping, but I’ve been trying to keep to the essentials. I bought a router on-line from Future Shop. This is for setting up a home network at my parents’ place. A network will now be necessary since my sister is temporarily moving home to start a new job. I also went to Costco to buy things like a giant bottle of water, a giant bottle of juice, and one giant Coke bottle candy. After that, I hit Ikea to get a $5 frying pan and some other stuff. Tomorrow, I’m going to Wal-Mart (I know, please don’t send me e-mails about Wal-Mart) to get some cheap shampoo, toothpaste, jock-itch powder and toothbrushes. When I look at it, I don’t think any of it was too extravagant.

I am tenatively scheduled to return to my own apartment tomorrow afternoon. I need to take care of a few things back on-campus, one of which is to get my crap together to prepare an application for graduation. I guarantee you that I will encounter the most horrendous UBC bureaucracy you’ll ever hear about. This will mean some interesting posts on this blog. Being back will also mean I’ll be on my own computer which is good since my parents’ computer is having some serious issues.

I will probably return to my parents’ place on the weekend to help my sister setup the network (if the router gets here in time) and to also re-partition this computer’s hard drive. For now though, look for the next few posts to come from the home office.

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