Hey, I’m Almost Famous

January 31, 2002 at 6:03 pm (Climbing)

Well, it turns out that some of my photos have made it onto a climbing web site. What do you know? That was a great time, and Derin and her hubbie Martin were fantastic people to climb with.
Derin is Turkish, a professor in fine arts. Martin, like myself, is another home-brewer. I’ve been letting them know how my attempts at making absinthe are turning out. I don’t really know if I want to sample the stuff, quite personally.


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Ah, the joys of computers

January 31, 2002 at 6:02 pm (Work)

I just love coming to work in the morning, and seeing that I have e-mails with links to funny trailers, like the new Austin Powers movie, or someone making fun of Word help.

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Climbing High, Feeling No-so High

January 30, 2002 at 5:59 pm (Climbing)

One thing I never got used to was interviewing folks over the phone. Did it a few years ago with Dan Bern, who turned out to have absolutely nothing to say. Try writing 450 words about a guy who couldn’t talk his way past a fart. Great music, though.
So, last night, putting things off until about 11:30pm, I gave a call to Barry Blanchard, a M├ętis alpinist who’s coming to Montreal to give a slideshow before heading off to climb Nuptse. Had my questions all written but, come time to talk, I came across like some unknowing fan. Embarrassing.

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Good news!

January 30, 2002 at 5:57 pm (Work)

Well, it seems that I won’t lose my job this month, even if there are only two days left to if. Turns out, there’s a company interested in selling one of our products, part of the Wireless Village concept. Good news.

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