Sep '04 - Apr '06
I'll post something about architecture soon, I promise. It's shaping up to be a bizarrely fantastic term.
Right now, we're enduring days upon days of fucking rain in Vancouver. We missed breaking the record for the most consecutive days of rain ever here (28 days) by 2 days. Weirdly, the city has never been so pissed at seeing the sun on a Sunday afternoon. Nevertheless, it continued raining the next day, and the forecast shows rain for at least the next week.
Then I was listening to a band just now - North Atlantic Explorers - and their song "Anchors Away." It's really gorgeous. You can listen to a bunch of their stuff here: www.newmusiccanada.com/genres/artist.cfm?band_id=15500 and download a couple MP3s here: northatlanticexplorers.com/ Very epic.
Anyhow, as I was browsing my live-in girlfriend's iTunes collection listening to NAE, I came across a song I had put on a CD for her. Aptly: "Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect" by the Decemberists. The mix CD was called "August is really great" (there is a series of them, titled by month, beginning with "March is like February") and it reminded me of autumn in Edmonton. There are a lot of things about Edmonton that I miss, and dammit if fall there ain't one of 'em. There's something about your formative years in crispy air crunching crispy leaves as you walk. Cliché: I've never felt more alive.
That is, then, I never felt more alive. Now, I just feel soggy. Fuck you, rain.