I Don't Know How to Ride A Bike... <BR>(and other ramblings): January 2008

I Don't Know How to Ride A Bike...
(and other ramblings)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I'm Technology's Bitch...And Also, Happy New Year!

So I haven't posted in a while, and now it's 2008. I would say that time flies, but really, it's just a case of me being a deadbeat again. There have been some changes since my last post. Most notably, I moved again. I went from a cozy apartment in downtown Toronto to a box in Liberty Village. This is what it looks like:



Yes, that is a giant teddy bear on my couch. And now you know why I was single for two years.

The photo was taken about one week after I'd moved in, but things haven't really changed much. Oh, maybe the box that doubles as my temporary table is less cluttered now, and the garbage bag has moved from that corner to the other one.

Living here has its advantages; I'm much closer to work, and there's an LCBO about five minutes away. But given my proximity to the lake, it also gets much windier and cooler than normal. Luckily, I haven't ventured out much because it's my hibernation time, and I much prefer to lure people to my box than to leave it.

The move was relatively smooth, but for some reason, I had a total technology breakdown when my Internet stopped working. After I'd wept and thrown tantrums and rocked myself to sleep in the fetal position, I tried to figure out what went wrong. Two weeks later, and I still had no Internet or explanation, and trying to find a(n unprotected) wireless connection in my area was like playing the odds at a casino (yes, I was so trying to steal someone's Internet connection). Fortunately, after I'd given up much hope and resigned myself to a life with no online videos of "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" and angry e-mails to Tyra Banks about the outcome of "America's Next Top Model," my modem sprang to life. It's also fortunate for the Internet company, as I'm sure this post would have turned into a long, incoherent rant otherwise.

I also participated in the National Novel Writing Month challenge in November. It was a lot of fun, but getting to 50,000 words in one month wasn't exactly easy. I think I ended up with about twenty pages of dialogue that went something like:
"What are you doing?" he said.
"Nothing," she replied. "What are you doing?"
"Nothing much," he said.
"Oh," she said.
Obviously, it needs a lot of editing.

I've also kept busy during my Internet blackout by watching my Season 3 DVDs of "Beverly Hills, 90210," a gift from a very generous Santa. This is the best season ever, for this is where Kelly and Dylan start up their summer fling and Brenda finds out. I'm relishing in my unabashed "90210" marathons almost every other day. I love how Steve managed to have a mullet even though he had the least amount of hair in the cast.

I haven't made any official New Year's resolutions, but I think trying to contain my rage and finally getting a pair of glasses so I don't have to squint every time I walk down the street should probably top the list.

Here's to a New Year, a new start, and lots of prosperity and less of Lindsay Lohan in 2008!