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A Ragnarok Entry


Buttascotch as an acolyte sporting his first of a million hair styles and colours.

I have never posted about pRO Fenrir Server before. I guess there wasn’t really much to tell about Ragnarok except for it being another one of the dorky things I do. Well, this dorky thing has been part of my life for about 9 months now and I still find it quite entertaining. For me, it’s another way of keeping contact with friends, as well as an oppurtunity to make new ones. 90% of the time, when I’m in the game, I just sit and chat with other avatars. It’s kind of like an instant messenger but you have cute little cartoon characters that you can use occasionally to kill monsters. 3x a week, a war between guilds takes place in certain maps of the game, where guilds fight for ownership of castles. I was part of 2 guilds, one that didn’t participate in the wars and another that was one of the best in sieging. The guild that sieged was Rose Croix. Rose Croix has now retired and sometimes I get a little sentimental about the old guild. Isn’t that weird? I guess it’s the idea that all these people that used to play together and work as a team have now split and everyone’s doing their own thing. Hmm. That sounds like a highschool graduation. I guess it’s okay to get sentimental. People get sentimental over graduating highschool. Anyway, here’s a few screen captures from the past.

Warning: It’s all Ragnarok


I Love Green Bags

I have to start saving some money soon. I haven’t really been successful with budgeting my measly salary. Clothes alone are costing me a small fortune. It’s just impossible to save with all these different seasons you have to dress for. I mean, so far, I’ve needed clothes for summer, summer transition, pre-fall, and fall. It’s not fall yet but I had to get the clothes for it already since stores started carrying them three weeks ago. My recent buys are actually for fall transtion, pre-winter, winter, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. No, I’ve not been shopping like a mad person. I’ve gotten really good deals on a lot of the clothes. Some were on sale, some I got with my employee discount and some I discounted thanks to my new “retail” connections. But spending on clothes I don’t really want doesn’t really make me happy. If I could just be in cropped pants and flipflops all the time, that’d be so perfect. Anyway, hopefully, I don’t have to get more clothes for awhile ’cause I need to get 2 new bags. Yes, I mean NEED.

First, I need a “proper” laptop bag. Something made for laptops and not black. I need it to be fun, funky and colourful. I’m looking into checking out Crumpler once I figure where that Vancouver address is. Why couldn’t I have been born with knowledge of all the street names in Vancouver? Why? Anyway, they look like fun computer bags, don’t they? Also, they’re inxpensive, so I totally beat them up. There won’t be any pressure about keeping it all pretty and scratch free. I just have to figure out which one will fit a 15.4″ screen laptop and find out where that store is?! I’m open to other bags as well, if anyone has any suggestions?


Crumpler Computer Bag

Second, I need a new messenger bag. Something a little larger than the bags I normally carry. I want it to be a little rugged looking ’cause I’m so not rugged like that but I like to pretend to be. As much as I’d like a Goyard Urbain, because I’m easily influenced and hearing it from Darra and Ate Cecile has had it’s affect on me, I cannot afford a Goyard. So, I need this bag. It the perfect fit my ipod, sunglasses, wallets, eau de toilette, planner, keys, hand sanitizer, digital camera, cellphones, cigarettes, lighter, lip balms, and umbrella for the beautiful half a year of gloom in Vancouver. I love it. It also looks very lowe maintenance. The problem is they don’t ship to Canada. Why?! Why don’t you ship to Canada? It’s not like I’m so far away! Damn you Eluxury! So, I will have to figure this one out as well. *Sigh* Why can’t it ever be easy? Charles is you’re reading this, I’m gonna need some help. If you’re not reading this, you’re mishugana. Help me… Death to me.


Marc Messenger Bag



I need Moxy not Moxie’s


Apollo & Jay at Starbucks on Robson corner Thurlow.

Jay and Apollo were in Vancouver and I’m only posting about it like over a month after they were here. How sad is that!? Anyway, we didn’t really have much time to hang out ’cause I had work and they both got sick after getting wet in the rain. The little time I got to spend with Jay was so happy-making. We laughed so much but, at the same time, I had this weird feeling come over me ’cause I realised that I haven’t laughed that way in months. That was so depressing.. This may sound bad, but it reminded me of my best friend, Darra. There was one evening we spent laughing hysterically while at Starbucks 6750 with Taire, Ate Ta and TJ. Darra had said she hadn’t laughed like that in a year. Then Taire commented about how sad it must be not to laugh this much on a regular basis. Taire was right. My life, like my best friend’s, isn’t as full of glee as it could be.

Okay, enough of that. I just wanna return to something happier. Like this photo of Apollo, me and Jay.


FYI

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Say What?!

I haven’t updated in 2 months and I have no idea where to start. Well, I’m still here in Canada and the weather has been fantastic these last 2 weeks. Luckily, I resigned from Banana Republic a little over a week ago and I’ve had time to relax with this fabulous weather. I’m out on the deck here in the backyard while doing this entry ’cause it’s just so pretty out. Oh, by the way, my aunt bought a house and I’m in total suburbia now. It kinda sucks. It’s so quiet that, sometimes, I feel like my head is imploding. The move is also the reason why I left Banana Republic. Robson Street is kinda too far a commute for me now. I wanna write about what I’ve been doing for the last 2 months but when I try to recall what’s happened, I get bored. I think 90% of the time all I did was go to work, chores, and stay home. There is no excitement in my life. That’s actually one of the reasons why I couldn’t update. NOTHING was happening. My other reason for not updating was that I get kinda sad when I read all of my friends’ elchays and see what everyone’s been up to. I get homesick and elchay does not help with homesickness. Once, I get the drive to post, I’ll try and catch up on the things that did happen during the last 2 months. Right now, I just wanna have an iced tea and chill in the yard with a book.