Like Arnold said in Terminator, I’ll be back. And I am.
My roommate/landlord, Shan, ordered the internet on Monday. The DSL modem arrived yesterday, Canada Day notwithstanding (more on Canada Day later), and I set it up almost immediately; food came first, though. I’ve basically been busy as a bee, setting up my room just the way I like it (and even then, it still needs more work), and adjusting to life in the south. One thing I’ve noticed that’s different from my tenure in Osborne Village is the bus system seems to be sparse here. I need to walk for ten minutes before I can hit a major bus stop, whereas I only needed to walk two minutes from Ian and Jazmine’s place. Despite that, I’m considerably close to the commercial area, and it’s only fifteen minutes to the heart of Pembina Village, while it took fifteen minutes to get to Osborne Street at my previous residence.
I was at St. Vital yesterday and it clued in on me that I might need to live closer to more conveniences than I have available here. Even Osborne Village was lacking in a few aspects; Safeway and Shoppers Drug Mart isn’t what I had in mind when I was talking about conveniences. I want a 7 Eleven, fast food franchises galore (I don’t eat it often, but I’d like to know that it’s there), Wal-Mart, Safeway, some nice restaurants, my bank, a movie theatre, and a large mall. Wait a second, I just described the St. Vital area! Hahaha. The housing around the area is actually nice, and I can choose to live in Vista or Meadowood. And while St. Vital is nice, I like Polo Park too. However, the area around Polo Park is pretty busy, and I’d have to live a bit of a ways away – maybe in Kensington, West Wolseley, or Minto. I guess I have time to decide that. Who knows; maybe Pembina might grow on me. However, Eugene was right when he said that it’s far away from everything else. I’ve already noticed that I frequently opt to drive instead of walking and bussing.
In other news, I applied for a job at a local computer store, but they were hiring sales on commission only. I did get an interview, but it was abysmal; I did take some insight from it on interrogation (because that’s what the interview felt like). Since then, I’ve been ever more determined to focus on web design as a career choice, but without internet, all that focus went away. Now that I have it back, I plan to get started on it. Anyway, I checked out Office Depot yesterday and they were looking for people. A job to take the edge off might come in handy, and I can always work on web design during the evenings until I get myself more established and better known in the community. I even applied at FutureShop for a tech position earlier this week. We’ll see how things go.
Esmond went back to Thompson on Tuesday. Dad arrived on Monday and we started moving some stuff to my new place to hang on to for Eugene to bring back with him during his stay later on in the week (as we speak, he is here now). In between that, Becky arrived and I met up with her at Polo Park. We hung out, I bought stuff for people, and then we picked up Shan and met Dad and Esmond for supper at North Garden (I’m still eating the leftovers). Let’s just say that I had to do a lot of driving. Dad and Esmond left on Tuesday morning.
Anyway, I have a lot more to say, so I might amend this entry or add a new one later. For now, I have some wireframes to design for a client.