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2008 is not now, not even close

In which Tom wails incessantly about how he can’t have an iPhone yet.

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Lightbox

The short version of this post? The pictures from our trip to Canada have been relaunched with new spiffiness. The long version is a bit dull and details a n00b’s struggle with javascript.

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The Canada Gallery

The tremendous gallery of pictures from our trip to Canada.

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In Dreams (2)

Had my first (that I can remember) ‘I’m back in Canada’ dream today. Somehow, myself and the rest of the family had found ourselves somewhere within 10 minutes drive of Banff — presumably in Canada.

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The Return

Gaaaaah!

I’m so darn close to leaving Banff. I’m getting a little sad, so much here I shall miss…

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Canadian Gourmet

Just another note I’ve been devising for some time. I get a lot of emails from you (well, three) and they all ask (well, not really) ‘what’s the food like over there, Tom?’

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Hockey Night in Canada

A bit of context — Banff is a kind of tourist town amongst the Canadian Rockies, in Alberta.

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Who?

Christopher Eccleston is the new Doctor Who!

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Tikka Masala

I’ve put (working) comments up around grapefruit now, and removed the link to the rather useless forum. Unless anyone has any major objections? No?

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Old Men Snoring

Rain? What’s up with this? It’s supposed to snow here, dammit.

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Yoda

Well, the film commenting didn’t work at all, but now it does. So go to it, and make it screw up if you can…

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Uncommentable

Say, you could all try a new comments system I’ve put up on the film reviews.

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Ow!

Well, ok, it turns out the difference between blue and green skiing runs is mostly in terms of how much you get hurt when you fall over. My shoulder is in such terrible, terrible pain!

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Freakin’ Freezing

You would not believe the weather I weathered to get to the net cafe today. Oh, the wind, the cold, the pain.

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Patterns

Ah, life is in a simple pattern now and writing weblogs doesn’t come as easily. Canada begins to feel like a kind of home, even if there are a few crazy differences.

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Joe Btfsplk’s

Damn this working! Who wants jobs? Busy busy busy. I’ll describe a typical day in the life…

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Goodbye 2003

That’s it for this year. A partly successful year. We’ve got jobs and a place and tv so we are set for a couple of months.

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347 Marten St, Unit 305

Ah… solitude. Ish. After three occasionally fun but regularly irritating weeks at the glorious Y, jobs have given us the freedom to rent our own place!

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Friends, Countrymen

It’s probably about time I started focussing on some of the more positive aspects of our stay in Canada, especially now that we all appear to have been employed in a 50’s style diner.

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We’re all alone,

The broken link has been fixed for the other movie.

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Breaking News

One of us has a job!

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there’s no kind of atmosphere

I am tired and sick. Someone’s given me the flu. I hate these early sunsets. It’s screwing with my body clock. And it’s cold. Damn cold.

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It’s cold outside,

It’s cold here. It takes two minutes outside for our ears to start hurting so we have to keep ducking into shops to warm up.

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Statistics

A few numbers relevant to our exciting canada working holiday…

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pics!!

Some pics of Canada. Can you spot where the jobs are?

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Room 205

Ah, the joys of hostel accomodation. If you want to really save money, stay in a place with 10 beds to a room. You’re bound to have at least one really irritating person that way.

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Jobs

So does anyone know where I can find a job here? Nevermind.

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1.5 minute entry

I’m at Calgary Bus Station, and it’s quite cold. Andy and I just walked through some snow to get here.

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The Game is Afoot

Well, I’m off to Canada at the end of the year. Isn’t THAT exciting.

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