Shivering on the 49th Parallel
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
And the countdown continues.
Today I'm headed to Cable and Wireless to fill out a cease service form for my cell phone/blackberry data plan before the end of the billing cycle on the 25th.
Sadly, 935-DUDE will not work anymore after today. Sure someone else my swipe it up and if he's lucky even get a few late-night SMS messages with a "What are you doing? want some company?" booty call... But they won't be landing on my phone.

If you've had me on your Blackberry Messenger list, go ahead and delete me, as I've already sold the phone to someone else and the pin number will be theirs.

Have no fear, my first, original, 7 year old cell phone number is still around and I'll be using it until I leave. It's a pay-as-you-go phone, and sticking with the theme of my existing number, it's 91S-WETE

SO, to recap: 925-DUDE is gone. 91-SWETE is in. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:44:57 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [3] | Cayman#
Thursday, July 10, 2008

That is all. :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:48:22 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Misc#

One of the things I miss about back home was live music. Sure there’s live music down here, but you can only listen to the same songs being done on the steel pan, or the same cover bands doing the same cover songs so many times. Even the “big shows” that are imported are cover bands like Nearly Neil, Bjorn Again, Elevation or Innuendo. Once or twice a year there’s a big-name reggae or soca star that comes over from Jamaica or somewhere and just once in the ten years I’ve been here, there’s been a major North American band down here. Last year The Tragically Hip played in May, co-incidentally when I was in Italy so I missed it.

Compared to Vancouver, where there’s an entire grid of big and small acts performing every night at big and small venues it sometimes makes your head spin. I wanna go here, I wanna see them, I wanna go to that concert…

Back in the 90’s before I left for Cayman, I used to drag my friends around town (and sometimes all the way out to Chilliwack) to see a couple local bands: Rymes with Orange and The Odds. Shortly after I left Vancouver in 1998 (with all four of the Odds CDs) they broke up. Imagine my surprise when a couple days ago I see a status update from one of my friends that he’s setting up a fan page on Facebook for The New Odds. What the? I jumped on the fan page and found out that they released a new CD called Cheerleader just a few weeks ago. Sweet! Then this morning as I’m flicking through the news feed, I see that he posted it on his web site with the catchy riff on the Who’s lyrics from Won’t get fooled again (A GREAT song to rock out to on Rock Band, by the way :) for the title.

SO to recap: I leave for Cayman in 1998, the band breaks up shortly after. I move back to Vancouver in 2008 and the new band gets together and puts out a CD shortly before I arrive…

Co-incidence??? Perhaps…

Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:47:48 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Cayman | Links#

From Slashfood this morning:

Recently, the AFA (American Family Association) launched a site announcing that it will boycott McDonald's for not remaining neutral on "culture wars," particularly the corporation's promotion of a homosexual agenda. The web site shows a television commercial from last year's San Francisco Gay Pride in which McDonald's announces its commitment of support to the gay and lesbian community.

Co-incidentally, from The Caymanian Compass… also this morning:

A simple change to Cayman Islands law which would officially ban homosexual marriages here has now been drafted by legislators.

The text of the Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2008 was released on Wednesday. The amendment reads: “’Marriage’ means the union between a man and a woman as husband and wife.”

Co-incidence??? Perhaps…

Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:28:32 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Cayman | Links#
Thursday, July 3, 2008
No I haven't been in an accident, but I did look the wrong way while turning onto a busy street and NEARLY caused one. I haven't driven up the wrong side of the road (yet) this time.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 9:14:48 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [3] | Rants#
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