The government phoned me the other day. I forgot to call them back, must do so today.

I think they took Ketzel over to the clinic. I hadn’t seen her for a few days, and when Tyna found her, she was curled up under a desk and probably hadn’t moved in a while. She’s old. We shall see what happens. We’re having a meeting later today with Adam’s dad about the boarding kennel. We may be responsible for it over the summer, assuming we’re here. Must find out exactly what that entails.

It appears that two-way satellite may never be an option up here. They don’t seem to be particularly interested in offering it, those companies that an. Our best bet for highspeed is to wait for them to upgrade the phone lines on this highway. That could happen next month, or three years from now.

Vachel moves back to London for school at the end of April. That’ll throw off our whole routine of get up, go pick up Vachel, run around town for no apparent reason, come back home and play multiplayer computer games in the basement until it’s time to send Vachel home or to work in the middle of the night. We watched a show called Trading Places the other day, where two couples trade lives for a few days, and thought about how if someone traded with our lives they’d probably love the vacation. I can appreciate the time we have right now to do nothing at all, but I never did enjoy doing nothing at all. Adam’s handling it better than I am. Vachel’s getting kind of bored and tired of it now too, but he’s got school to look forward to, and it’ll come faster than we think.

I guess they’re planning another coffee house/art opening at the Cafe. I haven’t heard anything about it from the organizer, though. I never seem to get her emails, so I never know what’s going on. I don’t know if it’s because my email isn’t allowing it through, or because her email isn’t sending properly.

I’m just rambling to fill space now. I tried to write the other day… actually write, you know, something with content and creativity. Blank page syndrome. Wahoo.


  • jerronimo

    March 27, 2003 at 10:25 am

    I’ve been feeling nostalgic the past two days. Listening to Adam’s mp3’s right now, listening to Minidiscs from this past summer’s trip, considering writing the three games for Bacchinalia for Pac-Man hardware. (Absurd, Camp Ninja, Plank Layer) whee.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 27, 2003 at 11:15 am

      Yeah… it’s too bad Bacchanalia 2003: Plank Layer won’t be happening. The cottage changes hands at the end of May. We’re going to go out there in May sometime and spend time there. At least we’ll have a canoe trip, though. And it’s the 10th anniversary of Bacchanalia, which makes it uberspecial or something. 🙂

      The games still sound great. Oh, and I want to hear some of those minidiscs… I forgot you had the recorder.

      • jerronimo

        March 27, 2003 at 11:19 am

        how many times do i need to ask you to email me your snail mail address? 😉

        And yeah… it’s a bummer… the cottage was cool. Any idea when the Canoe trip will be? (and any more info about the may trip?)

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          March 27, 2003 at 3:50 pm

          Our schedule is completely open for a May trip to the cottage. If you want to come up, you should let us know when you’re able to, and we’ll be there.

          My mailing address is
          Jennifer Faller
          R.R. #2
          New Liskeard, ON
          P0J 1P0

          We’re also probably going to Toronto either the weekend of the 4th or the weekend after that (April, I mean.) I seem to remember you saying you might be up then… is that happening, and if so when?

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          March 27, 2003 at 3:52 pm

          Oh yeah, and as for the Canoe trip, it’ll be the end of August or thereabouts. Not totally nailed down yet.

  • highlearn

    March 27, 2003 at 3:12 pm

    It’s not your fault- it’s pencil inertia.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 27, 2003 at 3:45 pm

      Damn that pencil inertia. Damn it to all hell!

  • mishamish

    March 27, 2003 at 6:07 pm

    Pencil inertia or Blank Page syndrome… I *LIVE* with that, lass. Unfortunately, I’ve become WAY too used to it, too. Gah! You’d think I’d be writing, being between jobs and all… but, much like running (the other thing I REALLY enjoy that is REALLY good for me) I can just never motivate myself to do it. Double Gah…

    However, I have found that writing just to fill space helps. Hell, I break down and write song lyrics at Open Diary just to give me something to write about. Give my OD a look if you ever get the itch. I’m “mishamikeymoo” there. 🙂

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 27, 2003 at 10:14 pm

      I actually have that bookmarked (I think you gave me the url a while back) and I check it out from time to time. 🙂

      I rarely manage to like a song I wrote enough to let anyone else hear it. Or even play it more than the day that I write it. Well, I did let Bryan and Adam hear one of my songs once, and they liked it, but I still don’t. And there’s an mp3 of the same song floating around somewhere – a few friends have it, I think. It’s not online anymore. I just can’t bring myself to like my songs. I like my lyrics fine… I just don’t like my songs.

      • mishamish

        March 27, 2003 at 10:19 pm

        … Wait… You like the lyrics, but don’t like the SONG? Like… the lyrics? Just not the SONG? Hmm… Oh, yeah, of course, that’s… Huh?

        Okay, obviously, I’m not seeing something here… I think you just let me need to hear the songs, and I’ll tell you your opinion for you. 🙂

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          March 27, 2003 at 10:31 pm

          Heh 😉

          By ‘song’ I guess I mean I don’t get the right feeling from singing it. Don’t like the melody or the chords, and I don’t feel the song at all, even though it’s mine. I can feel someone else’s song better than my own.

          I just checked, it’s not uploaded to my site anymore. I took it down in favour of a bootleg of me singing a BNL song. Maybe later, when I have highspeed again, I will upload it and tell you it’s there. If I remember.

          • mishamish

            March 27, 2003 at 10:47 pm

            /me goes through and checks your LJ for website info…

            And since we seem to be up at the same ungodly hour… do you have any chat capability?

          • Jenny Lee Silver

            March 28, 2003 at 10:49 am

            I went to sleep shortly thereafter…

            I have msn messenger, and I lurk on IRC warpednet sometimes (not as much as I used to because I don’t have an internet connection from my own computer most of the time, and this one is shared.) When I get a proper connection set up on my computer, then I’ll have trillian up and running again, in which case I’ll have MSN, AIM, and ICQ. I dumped yahoo because they treated me like ass. MSN is the best bet for now, though.