la petite cour

some French-themed photos- these, from Montreal in May- some Lynchian chairs in a gallery that I really liked

then closer to home & more recent-
nothing like outwardly mocking the great little community you're about to enter- but come on
this is the French Shore of Nova Scotia, at Universite de Ste-Anne, where I've never been
there's this great halo-ed Mary
& this church which is 18 storeys tall & the largest wooden church in North America.
Much of the French Shore makes some Anglo regions of Nova Scotia look pretty sloppy.
That's my little car in the lower left corner, which people tend to call R2 (as in D2) , but which I like to call R4 because I know, someday, Buzz Droids will come and cut its head off. And that, friends, is your hyperobscure Star Wars trivia tidbit of the day. Hey if you want to name yr. car correctly you've got to do your research.

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Three names you go by:
1. Nate
2. Nathaniel
3. 'The Nate Man' ( spoken in a deep voice a la this chef I used to work for)

Three parts of your heritage:
1. Irish
2. Irish
3. and Irish

Three things that scare you:
1. old stock footage of sharks
2. other people's carelessness
3. the film 'Dragonslayer', for some windy, intruiging childhood reason

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. coffee
2. cigarettes (for now)
3. grass (definitely for now)

Three things you are wearing right now:
1. lime green American Apparel underwear
2. a completely spent pair of khaki Chuck Taylors
3. Arm & Hammer antiperspirant

Three of your favourite songs at the moment:
1. 'Love Having You Around', Stevie Wonder
2. 'Universally Speaking', Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. 'I See Things', The Choir Practice

Three things you want in a relationship (other than real love):
1. easy intimacy
2. groggy morning sex
3. poems and comic books at the same time

Two truths and a lie (in any order):
1. I have recieved the evil eye from Christopher Walken,
2. Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes,
3. and Shania Twain.

Three PHYSICAL things about the opposite sex that appeal to you:
1. Body types like that of the Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld
2. Hair types of same
3. the nape of the neck

Three of your favourite hobbies:
1. everything I do professionally could be considered a hobby if one turns their head just so, therefore:
2. jingling my keys
3. walking to and fro

Three places you want to go:
1. Paris, France
2. Hydra, Greece
3. Nashville, Tennessee

Three things you want to do before you die:
1. Take a barbeque tour of the southern U.S. (likely this will occur immediately before death)
2. See R.E.M. play a crappy, late-career show
3. Have a son or daughter

Three people I would like to see take this survey:
1. Gore Vidal (huh?)
2. Kate Winslet (wha?)
3. Flea


most people have ceased questioning the randomness of my doings

I am in a nearly empty house on a remarkably fogbound stretch of coastal highway in Nova Scotia; two people in the next room are talking about love, death, and What Happened In Tuscany; Last Days plays away on the tv; somewhere on the property there is a scared & wary pheasant, & down the road a collection of rare Japanese woodcuts.