after almost five years of hanging around and not doing much at all to my computer I finally decided (with some hefty moral support) to upgrade my computer. I bought a copy of Mac OS 9.2.1 and a couple of sticks of RAM, and now my old G4 is zooming along happily as pictures get downloaded from my new digital camera. sweet. sweet. sweet. I put this picture as my desktop background. very warhol. well, I liked it. and hey – I can even use MSN messenger again. sweet. still can’t use the little display pictures on the mac version, but oh well. it’s to be expected.
I love my digital camera. I explored buzznet a bit on tuesday night. check out this person who takes pictures of Montreal metro stations as a hobby. For those not in the know, Montreal metro stations are one of my favourite things in the whole wide world. also featured on buzznet is Wil Wheaton (you know, the guy who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: TNG). He’s cool. and there are lots of other people who take very good photos. check it out. or else.
tonight is feast night in ottawa. I have a meeting tho, for the 3CJ – in Montreal. it should be cool tho, we’re all going to the Commensal on Queen Mary, near the U of M. we’re gonna talk about HOT TOPICS OMG OMG and André Bergeron from the Conseil Baha’i du Québec will be with us to straighten us all out act as a liaison to our committee. committee committee committee committee. what a waste of letters. why are there so many double letters in the word committee? the french have it right: “comité”. anyway. uhhh I’m going back to Drummondville tomorrow, and staying until Ridvan. after that…?
Among other things, I recently accepted an invitation to serve on the Comité de Coordination des Conférences des Jeunes (they coordinate Bahá’í youth conferences here in Quebec; aka the 3CJ). I’m overjoyed and ecstatic. 🙂 The 3CJ is currently planning the upcoming youth conference in Montreal.
As well, me and a bunch of youth from the area went down to Danville on Saturday (the 15th) to bake bread and study the Bahá’í Writings. It was quite fantastic. I was real tired afterwards though. I drove from Victoriaville to Trois-Rivières to Drummondville to Danville to Drummondville to Trois-Rivières to Victoriaville in one day. If that’s not a christening ceremony for my new car I don’t know what is 🙂 I brought back a bag full of bread. The proceeds are going to the Bahá’í Youth of Uashat (a First Nations reserve near Sept-Îles), so they can attend the upcoming youth conference in Montreal.
I visited Accès-Travail today (where I took part in the job search club) and got some pointers for finding a job in Drummondville. It’ll take determination and effort. no barley cross fingers! I want to do it right this time, or at least quasi-right 😉 Once I find a good job I’ll be better able to pay for my registration for the upcoming youth conference in Montreal.
Speaking of jobs, my job at the SADC is going well. I’m still giving classes every morning at the Golden Agers’ club here in Victoriaville (a ten-minute walk from my house) and working on various other projects. At the moment I’m in the public library in Norbertville, a little town on the outskirts of Victoriaville. I installed Flash on one of the computers and I’m teaching it to myself. Tomorrow evening I’ll be off to Laurierville (about 45 minutes or so away) to give part 2 of an introductory class to computers. It’s going quite well. I think I’m developing a taste for teaching, and nobody I talk to seems to be suprised. They seem to see it in my character. It’s nice work. It’s nice to be paid, too. The more I get paid, the more gas I can pay for so I can go to the upcoming youth conference in Montreal.