Superfluous Matter

I'm back in Toronto now, and I've moved the first few things into the new place already! Mostly Kim's stuff that I took back with me, but my brand new "Toastess" toaster was also moved in (it has a countdown timer to tell you how long until the toast is done!).

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today with all the stuff to do, so instead of thinking about it or worrying I'm going to eat some chocolate, then meet up with Mike for some supper at Spring Rolls. This evening I intend to watch "Snakes on a Plane" with Matt, as I won it in one of those crazy gift stealing game things last night.

Shopping and TV

I went out "Boxing Day" shopping today, although not specifically for sales, just for stuff I need. I picked up a bunch of Rubbermaid bins for moving/storage. I'll be using normal cardboard boxes as well but last time I moved I decided I wanted to get some bins that could double as storage and didn't need to be gotten rid of after the move was done. I also picked up Season 2 of The Office and Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. Finally I got a new pair of jeans and a nice button shirt from RW&Co.

I'm currently downloading the TV show "30 Rock" as I've heard it is the closest thing to Arrested Development (in terms of quality, not the same plot) on TV today. Not that anything could replace Arrested Development ever because it's so awesome, but it's always nice to see something new that might be almost as awesome.

My mom's making Sheppard's Pie for supper tonight out of leftover mashed potatoes. Mmmm...can't wait!

Christmas Redux

It was a good Christmas this year, with lots of visiting and much chocolate/presents. I was pretty happy with everything that I got for people and found that the happiness I got from successfully getting good gifts was more than what I got from the gifts I received. Isn't that heart-warming or something?

I have a bunch of gift certificates to spend so I'm going out tomorrow to do so. High on my list is the Office on DVD, but I'd also like some new clothes and I have to get some Rubbermaid bins for moving. Yes the move is coming, and it looks like it will be pretty easy. I guess that happens when you move down the block.

I have a serious list of New Year's resolutions this year, although it's not so much inspired by the new year as it is by the fact that I'm moving and becoming even more "adult" than I was before. I'm going to go to the gym more (mostly with Kim so that we can encourage each other). I'm not doing it to get healthier or anything though; I want to improve my strength specifically to get better at climbing. I also want to spend some time on recreational programming specifically my ray tracer (yes, laugh at me because I say that all the time). Finally, I am going to blog more often. This time I have some motivation for this. My Aunt Joan reads the blog and expressed great disappointment at my lack of blogging at dinner this Christmas. As I have the utmost respect for her, I cannot let this disappointment stand. So I must blog more often. :)


I don't even really remember much of what's happened since whenever I blogged last so I'm not going to attempt to reconstruct it. I think it's safe to assume it involved climbing, going to restaurants and some trips to the market.

I did buy some stuff recently, including Guitar Hero 3, the new Futurama movie: Bender's Big Score, and Ratatouille on DVD. Plus a bunch of Christmas presents for various people (no, I'm not telling).

I think the biggest expenditure this month though was the deposit on my new apartment! Kim was able to get a new job in Toronto so she's moving here in January. We were going to just stay in my current place with Matt for a bit but I started looking at Craigslist and found a suitable place nearby so I snapped it up. I think it's better that we'll have our own place right away, as it means we can get started on being real people sooner, whatever that means. Anyway, I'm quite looking forward to it, although as always I'm dreading the prospect of actually moving (co-op made me hate it so much).

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