Back in the saddle

Okay, it’s been a while, so first off I should get some boring life stuff out of the way.

I started a new job last month doing tech support at a wireless service provider in North Van after a 3 month stint on unemployment. The pay is good, the atmosphere is relaxed, however I’m finding that a lot of the stories I hear about that industry are oh-so-true. The customers can be a little rough around the edges, but it is good to be working on something practical for a change. As a result of my new job, I’m back living in Kitsilano, I bought a new laptop and in general things are looking up. My girlfriend is still working her contract job back in Abbotsford and I miss her terribly, but I guess some sacrifices are necessary if we want to carve out a life in this world. Thank God for weekends off, is all I can say.

For the sake of posterity, I’m going to give some shout-outs to some important people in my life. My niece Hannah is getting dedicated this weekend at the Unitarian Church in Coquitlam which should be interesting considering I’ve never been to a Unitarian church. (As my Sister-in-law would say, “Belief in God is optional”) Congratulations, little Hannah!

My sister Christy is out enjoying her new apartment in Edmonton. This fall she starts on her Master’s Degree in Forestry. This mostly involves a study on Caribou poo. However, many important things can be learned from Caribou poo, and since Weyerhauser is essentially paying her for her work, this is going to open lots of new doors for her. On top of that, her apartment’s across the street from Chapters. Way to go, Christy!

My brother Jon continues to be the #1 sports producer in Vancouver right now with Junior Hockey. (Well, the NHL IS gone right now, but what does that matter?) His shows are getting a lot of good ratings from a hockey-starved public. Unfortunately, it does involve a lot of long road trips to Kelowna that keep him away from his daughter. Being away from my loved ones right now, I can really sympathize. Hang in there Jon!

My good friends Theo and Tarra have finally got engaged in April and are going to have a civil marriage in November, and another wedding in the Spring of 2006. (The story behind this is long and convoluted, and involves immigration and white Gogo boots) This marriage has been a long time coming for these two, and it so great to see them finally, finally, officially get together. Good for you guys!

All right, with all that out of the way we can get back to religion, politics and other things that incite bar fights. Onward, ho!

One thought on “Back in the saddle

  1. Theo

    W007 on the new job James! =^_^=

    Yes, Tarra and I are in the midst of wading through the jungles of legalese and crimson tape. Sometimes though, I wish I can just napalm the whole thing. =P But no, gotta take the high road, read all the papers, triple check everything, and have contingency plans in place just in case. ^_^

    Good luck on the new job!

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