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Notable Quotables

Hullo. This will be a perpetual post, wherein I’ll continuously add quotes which I find especially meaningful or otherwise interesting.

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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Personal

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The Arts and Reality

Experience has a bad habit of  removing the lustre from a fantasy.  It can be seen as a sort of solvent.  Anyone who has had a job in a field that previously held both mystique and great interest can attest, at least to some degree, to this.  It makes no difference what field it is. Chocolate, cars, books, electronics, sex. One becomes the sausage maker. One not only gets to see what goes into the sausage, but has to do it over and over again.  Admittedly the love for the overall subject can remain largely whole, however, one’s perception of the matter after two or three years will have nothing whatever to do with the perception one had at the outset.  This is one of the key reasons why the arts are so important. It does not matter what experience you have, there will always be a medium that will hold mystique for you. After a long day of making sausages, you will still be awed by that book, that musician, that painter, that dancer, that artist.

There is magic there.

 

Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Personal

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Diary (XXV) (Updated)

I got home after a day which proved a little more frustrating than normal to find something in my mailbox. I immediately smiled and rushed up the stairs to my apartment.

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Fun, Personal

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Diary (XXIV)

Yep. I’m able to keep up with the Roman numerals.

Today’s achievements: slept in, napped and got a bokeh-licious new lens. I’ve been playing with my lens all day (not a euphemism).

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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in General, Personal, Photography

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Diary (XXIII)

Hullo.

Just got back from camping a little north of the city, in rich douche bag country Muskoka. But seriously, as much as there are wonderful people there, there is decidedly a high concentration of “I enjoying showing off my money and will actively disregard the needs of anyone else around me” people there. Thankfully I was in good company.

I know, I know, I’m being negative again. Whatevs! LOL.

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Personal, Photography

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Diary (XXII)

Today went around the Scarborough Bluffs and the Distillery district with camera in tow.

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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in General, Personal, Photography

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Music List (II)

This time: videos.

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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Music, Personal

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Diary (XXI)

I am sitting at work listening to Mogwai (The Hawk is Howling). I have just finished the last manual I had to index. 850-1400 lines per manual. 21 manuals. Each line with 6 fields to populate. Some fields with one item, some with up to twelve. Working 7 days days a week for the last three weeks. It hurt, but I got there. Yeah yeah “Dat’s NUTTIN’. Why, I had to work 9 days a week for seventeen years while having to walk to work barefoot uphill in both directions in four feet of snow in 38 degree weather, you wuss!”.

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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Personal

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Diary (XX)

Another long week. Yes, I’m still pissing off my colleagues by challenging their argumenta ad populum. Fuck NASCAR, fuck recommended daily doses AND the horse you rode in on (which I’ll videotape and share with Creative Commons rights attached).

 

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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in Motorcycle, Personal, Photography

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Diary (XIX)

Happy Canada Day! And if you’re not Canadian or if you’re an anarchist… happy… Doctor’s Day.

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Posted by on July 1, 2011 in Music, Personal, Ukulele

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