Wednesday, May 14, 2008

quote of the day

"Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.  In its brief course lie all the varieties and realities of your existence, the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendour of beauty.  For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.  Look well, therefore, to this day, such is the salutation of the dawn."

~the Sufi

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

some things i love right now

so, things started to look up. 
i finished my thesis proposal presentation, and it went phenomenally.  i am now a master's candidate, rather than just a master's student.  
YAY!  now it is data collection time, and MCAT study time.  which, might i say, i was rather annoyed to find out that all the august seats in vancouver are taken!  i have to go to everett, WA to write the dang test!  psh.

so, some things i love right now.



i love vancouver cherry blossoms.
















I love riding my bike.  Her name is Tinka.
I love vancouver.craigslist.com.  i think it is an amazing testament to human culture.  i love meeting interesting individuals through rideshare, or reading where people are traveling to, and why.  i love finding funny bikes for sale.  I love selling things (aka, maggie the matrix) on craigslist, and buying things (Xavier Rudd concert tickets).  i love that i rented my house off it. i love that people find their lost pets through craigslist, and that i can find cheap furniture.  i like that if i need to, i can look for jobs there, or even just read about personal trainers that are "wanted."   

i love my new work schedule. no more mondays, baby.  

i love having text message conversations with people i don't know.

i love that my roommate is creating a garden in pots.  

i love riding my bike so fast that i beat a girl on a electric bike.

i love my coworkers.  they make me laugh everyday. i love that they are so good at what they do.  

i love that if you make a stink to enough people, something might acutally get done, like having a 396$ ambulance ride covered on insurance!  yessss!!!!!

i love my new triathlon  kit.  Now i just need to do a tri or two or three.