Still I Push My Barrow All the Day

Apple Blossoms

I don't know why I've been listening to Eli, the Barrow Boy by the Decemberists (mp3) on repeat all morning when it's making me feel sad and depressed. I truly am a glutton for punishment.

Anyway, we went to a book sale in Elora on Saturday and it was awesome. It worth the 45 minutes we spent standing in line out in the cold. I picked up some fictions that I'd probably never finish reading and some photography books. Troy picked up even more books than I did, including a hardcover copy of the Da Vinci Code that he got for $5. All the books would've been half-priced the next day but we couldn't go because we had to be at Troy's parents place. We did go there twice last year. I don't think there was too many good books left the second day anyway. All in all, we picked up some 30-something books -- many are hardcover -- for $50-something. I think it was quite a good deal.

I really can't wait for the long weekend, which is the weekend after this weekend. We're going to drive up to the cottage and spend the weekend with Troy's parents and brother and sister-in-law. We're also thinking of doing the trip up to Temiscaming, Quebec to have poutine like we did last year. Sure you can always have poutine anywhere in Ontario, but it's just not the same! :) I sure hope that the poutine place will still be in business because the next Quebecois town from that one is like many miles away.

In other news, I'm trying to think of ways to make some money to send to my family in Indonesia. My sister-in-law had to have two surgeries a couple of months ago and now they're deep in debt. Again. I really can't wait until I get my PR status so I could find myself a job, get a regular income and be able to send some money home regularly. Soon, I hope. Sigh.

I really should go out and take pictures of the Trilliums out in the woods before they disappear for the year, especially since the next several days are going to be rainy. It's interesting that in the Wikipedia article, they mention that "[w]hile popular belief exists that it is illegal to pick trilliums in Ontario, no such law actually exists." Hrm. I wonder if it's true.


  1. laura
    May 10, 2006

    There’s a pho­tog­ra­phy show in Toron­to this week­end-I don’t real­ly know many details, I heard it on the radio news whilst half asleep, but you’re good at inter­net research!
    I’m fair­ly cer­tain it’s at the ex

  2. Daniel Lynch
    May 11, 2006

    I don’t know if it’s your cup of tea, Fir­da, but I felt it was when I scanned it so I’ll dump you a link here (couldn’t find your email):
    “Canada — The New Home­land” — a pro­mo­tion­al Immi­gra­tion pam­phlet from the 1920s I believe.

  3. annege
    May 12, 2006

    ops, I mean, I am expe­ri­enc­ing neg­a­tive nav­i­ga­tions. sor­ry about that.

  4. annegel
    May 12, 2006

    Hey Fir­da, I chanced upon ur “blog gen­er­a­tor” a few days ago and has used it as my blog tem­plate. How­ev­er I am expe­ri­enc­ing nav­i­ga­tions; every­thing just sticks to the left. I won­der why this hap­pen… could you help?
    (sor­ry, have to bug you here bcoz I could­nt find ur email else­where.)
    Thanks a lot!
    ps — u can drop by my blog to have a look at the prob­lem. =) cheers.

  5. Lia
    May 12, 2006

    I found your blog some­where and read it, enjoyed your shots at flickr also. gosh… i envy you :)
    any­way, just like annege, I tried your fir­damat­ic dan sama, semua jadi mepet ke kiri (saat win­dow hanya ter­buka 1/2), habkan jadi beran­takan saat win­dow di max­i­mize (bisa dil­i­hat di link) Kena­pa ya?
    Saya udah remove the navbar den­gan tam­bah tag:
    #b-navbar {
    Pada­hal saya betul-betul jatuh cin­ta pada gen­er­a­tor­mu.
    Saya bosan banget sama tampi­lan stan­dar blog­ger (take a look at my pho­to­blog: dan ing­in buat blog tulisan den­gan nuansa berbe­da.
    Bukan berar­ti saya pemalas, tapi sumpah, kalo saya nger­ti teknis­nya, saya mungk­in akan pil­ih bik­in sendiri… just like you :)
    Thanks a bunch Fir­da… Salam dari tanah air.

  6. ChineseGuy
    May 16, 2006

    Fir­da, I have found your bloglink from oth­ers blogger’s blog,and found it very inter­est­ing and pret­ty. The col­ors and images just fit very well. Nice work!

  7. annegel
    May 17, 2006

    Hey Fir­da, I have man­aged to do some­thing to my blog tem­plate and now it looks per­fect! thanks for the lay­out gen­er­a­tor! =)

  8. Lance
    May 17, 2006

    You have very won­der­ful pho­tos. I’m a fan!


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