Friday, May 26, 2006

Postcard Refreshment

This place is cool. People are independently-minded and heed their own business as personal soap-operas and daily lives seem important enough to not need to know mine or anyone else's. I've spent a good slice of time trying to demystify my own romanticization of the city, which is largely aided by seeing normal-looking, working-class people about town; but but but, the love is continually reinvigorated as I stroll through block-wide and fountained parks watching Dutch-like beauties breezing by on old-school bikes in skirts, light scarves and spring jean-jackets, hair flowing in purposeful carelessness.

To date, things are much more upbeat than the introductory week as I cruise into a calm rhythm warm enough to keep me optimally bourgeois-bohème. On verra.

Wish you were here.


Friday, May 19, 2006

Infinite Equilateral

Like how that rolls off the tongue....

At any rate, was getting the HB on the walls sometime in the final days of Ottawa and came up with this silliness. A large equilateral triangle containing smaller shapes: namely a hexagon with three smaller equilateral triangles complementing it, filling the initial triangle.

The fun part is that both the hexagon and the smaller triangles can be continually filled with smaller and smaller equilateral triangles -- and this, seemingly ad infinitum. Then I thought about that for a while and that hurt my brain almost as much as does conceptualizing infinity. So I stopped.

Regardless, the 'infinite' scheme is not wholly real because one would eventually run out of space given the size of the initial equilateral triangle. Now where's the fun in that?

Fun times, happy days.


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Dirty Words

Even coke bores me.
And ecstasy's a nightful.
Mushrooms are forgiveable on special occasions.
Music's always welcome.
Booze: the provider.
People, always.