Friday, July 30, 2004

Life is a journey, not a destination...

"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked.

Where do you want to go? was his response.

I don't know, Alice answered.

Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter."

- Lewis Carroll

Hat tip: Self Made Girl

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Must. Learn. Flash.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Is it Saturday already?

I think I am still on island time... I guess being sick has thrown my sense of time off balance... But then again, time, itself as a concept, is relevant only to the situation at hand.

When we were travelling to Duncan B.C., on our honeymoon, Duncan and I had to laugh when we saw this sign, depicting truly the laid back nature lovingly refered to as "island time."

PSSSST... It's 2004 now....

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Words cannot descibe how much of a stupid comment this is.

George W. Bush: I want to be the peace president.

Good job so far.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Nothing is as Nothing does...

Sitting here on my break this afternoon I am reminded of a warm spring afternoon spent in Buddhism class, years ago. Our Professor, Dr. Kawamura, was explaining (with some inner glee, I might add) the concept of 'nothing' to a classroom full of almost entirely western thinking people. Now, for most western brainers, certain Buddhist concepts are hard to relate to, and the idea that nothing exists (or doesnt exist) is no exception. I was enjoying the "discussion" maybe as much as my Prof was, as one of my class mates persisted to argue that "nothing" really did, in fact, exist. "Ofcourse nothing exists," she postulated, "It is right here, everywhere around us. Even nothing is something."

Dr Kawamura smiled sagely until her rant had finished, and then he calmly said, "Well, you had better be careful walking to the door (gesturing widely to the big empty space between her and the door) because you might bump into it."

Hmmm. I wonder if bumping into nothing would hurt. Or not...

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Home Again!

We don't have the official wedding pictures yet but here is a picture (taken by Duncan's Dad) of Duncan and I at the Alberta Legislature, waiting with our bridal party for Murray (whom married us) so we could finish taking our pictures.  You can't really tell but there was a freezing wind blowing us around at the time of the pic, but it wasn't enough to dampen any spirits!
The ceremony was beautiful, the wedding night amazing, and the honeymoon delerious!  I am working on the pictures to publish and, while I make no promises that I could be quoted on in the future, they should be ready soon.  It has been very busy since our return and while we are re-immersed into daily life, it feels like we are still on our honeymoon.  But I guess that's the way it is supoosed to be! 

Friday, July 09, 2004

Where in the World is Duncan and Allie Wojtaszek?

Currently on North Vancouver Island, shortly to be on Cortez, and then Nanaimo, Duncan, Vancouver, Calgary and home.

But there will be an update upon our return - we are just having too much fun right now to blog - but we shall return!!

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Happily Ever After

... and they loved happily ever after...

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Ever have one of those days?

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Independance Day...

Saturday, July 03, 2004

If you are going to panic, panic constructively.

My momentary lapses into anxiety seem to be somewhat eleviated by Deven's arrival with his guitar. Dawn arrives here tomorrow. I am getting very excited now, but sometimes I allow myself to muse about how much there may or may not be still to do before the big event. Well, atleast I am finding motivation to finish whatever still needs to be done (there is no fate but that which we make for ourselves), and I am calm enough to have confidence that everything that is important has already been done. But, alas, three days...

"A school is a factory is a poem is a prison is academia is boredom, with flashes of panic."
— Joseph Brodsky

Friday, July 02, 2004

Subliminal Persuasion, or Self Fulfilling Prophecy?

You decide.

Living for the only thing I know

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held onto
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I'm lacking
Completely and complete
I take your invitation
You take all of me

I'm falling even more in love with you

I love you, Duncan. Only 5 more days to go!

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Happy Canada Day, Eh!

He's sweet, like candy to my soul...

Duncan sent me an "Oryx and Crake" e-card this morning. This is what he wrote:

I love you. More than Jim loved Oryx.

I love you too, my sweetheart. You are my everything!