Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks—and believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming nothing is exactly as it seems.
Now, here’s what you’re supposed to do: Copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag as many of your friends as you’d like to. Or not.
Kissed any one of your Facebook/Myspace/Twitter friends? yes
Been arrested? no
Kissed someone you didn’t like? yes
Slept in until 5 PM? no
Fallen asleep at work/school? yes
Held a snake? yes
Ran a red light? yes
Been suspended from school? no
Experienced love at first sight? no
Totaled your car in an accident? no
Been fired from a job? yes
Fired somebody? yes
Sang karaoke? yes
Pointed a gun at someone? no
Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? yes
Kissed in the rain? yes
Had a close brush with death (your own)? yes
Seen someone die? no
Played spin-the-bottle? yes
Sang in the shower? yes
Smoked a cigar? yes
Sat on a rooftop? yes
Smuggled something into another country? yes
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? no
Broken a bone? yes
Skipped school? yes
Eaten a bug? yes
Walked a moonlit beach? yes
Rode a motorcycle? yes
Dumped someone? yes
Forgotten your anniversary? yes
Lied to avoid a ticket? no
Ridden on a helicopter? yes
Shaved your head? no
Blacked out from drinking? yes
Played a prank on someone? yes
Hit a home run? no
Felt like killing someone? yes
Been falling-down drunk? yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? yes
Eaten snake? no
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? yes
Puked on amusement ride? yes
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? yes
Been in a band? no
Been on TV? yes
Shot a gun? no
Gave someone stitches? no
Eaten a whole habeñero pepper? no
Ridden a surfboard? no
Drank straight from a liquor bottle? yes
Had surgery? no
Taken by ambulance to hospital? no
Passed out when not drinking? yes
Peed on a bush? yes
Donated Blood? no
Grabbed an electric fence? no
Eaten alligator meat? yes
Eaten cheesecake? yes
Eaten your kids/siblings Halloween candy? yes
Peed your pants in public? no
Snuck into a movie without paying? no
Written graffiti? no
Still love someone you shouldn’t? no
Think about the future? yes
Been in handcuffs? no
Believe in love? yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? yes
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
the stoddart farm is run the same way at that farm from the omnivore's dilemma book that i read a while back. it was very cool to have the farmer there and his love for his products came across in spades. also there was the rep for stratus wines who was very charming/nervous. he also has his own wine but he only makes riesling. which is weird as i've never met anyone who just made one kind of wine. he gets different grapes from different vineyards and makes it a special local brand (ie farm A riesling, farm B riesling) so you can taste the difference in the grapes. neat concept.
friday night i was off to the opera with some friends. or at least i thought i was. turns out it was the ballet (ugh). not only that but it was a modern ballet interpretation of the opera carmen. i was totally lost at first with all the poetry and underwater imagery until someone pointed out that was just the opening act and not the main event. gotta say the main part was good....i guess...some of the little ballerinas were a little out of sync and it's hard to picture a stick figure ballerina as a wanton gypsy woman but whatever. there was a little drag number that was hysterical and the guys were way more femmy than the girls...in a good way. it was very well done.
saturday was so gorgeous that i went for patio lunch with friends then a nice little bikeride along the lake and up into the west end. then home for dinner. bf made ribs (yum) and joseph came too so we could play xmen on the xbox....til almost 1am....oy was i tired!
sunday was a totally waste of a nice day. stupid me stayed in and did laundry and warcrafted all day. stupid because it was no nice out!
so lessons learned: sustainable farming is a good thing, you can make great ribs in the oven, ballet is ok in small doses, the lakeshore is great for biking, warcraft is for nights and rainy days!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
tonight the bf and i are actually spending the night in relaxing for a change. yay!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
can you hire a digital cleaning lady?
maybe i should take one of those iphoto lessons at the mac store......
No, Muslims don’t believe that Jesus was the messiah.
Think of it like a movie. The Torah is the first one, and the New Testament is the sequel. Then the Qu’ran comes out and it retcons the last one like it never happened. There’s still Jesus, but he’s not the main character anymore, and the messiah hasn’t shown up yet.
Jews like the first movie but ignore the sequels. Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn’t count. Muslims think the third flick was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much they started writing fan faction that doesn’t fit with ANY of the series canon.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
- why do they always feel the need to screw with the timeline? there's lots of material, you don't need to recreate the story again
- the fx were kinda bad in some places. for instance, in the "bathroom destroyed" scene the claws aren't really attached to his hands, prof x's face is so cgi'd that it floats above his skin and the kids running to the helicopter are running above the ground. and that's just a few
- the final deadpool guy was a bit....ridic.
- hugh jackman is hot. nuf said
- liev shreiber might be hot but the most we see of his new bod is his fingernails
all in all the action scenes were good. script needed some work and some attention to the actual backstory would have been nice.
so see it....but i give it a 7.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
henceforth she shall be know as H (more on her at a later date).
it's funny because i actually thought i was doing her a favour by keeping family stuff off of here. i thought i was respecting her privacy. i mean would you want your parent talking about you online?!
it turns out for gen y this is not the case. in fact it turns out i was disrespecting her.
which then got me to thinking about 'the kids' and how they really do approach tech/web stuff way differently than us x'ers do. i mean i like to think i'm a tech savvy kind of guy, maybe a little slow on the adoption of stuff i don't really use (like this sage rss reader which i'm now obsessed with.....5 years later...) but i get how to use stuff. maybe it's just that i don't feel the need to put my whole life on the tubes.
i mean i got onto facebook late in life and there is no way i'd link it to here or put up pics of me on some drunken rampage (not pretty btw). i mean people i work with see it (they read this too) but also clients of my firm can easily find it and i know i don't want them seeing the stuff i put on here!
i've talked to friends who've had to have little 'talks' with their staff about the contents of the facebook pages. their theory being if you want to post pics of your junk maybe you should create a page under a nom de porn and not link it to your work email.
so where is the privacy boundary for gen y? i actually don't think they have one. the public vs private got lost somewhere between email and web2.0 and now everything is just public. i thought maybe once they had finished school, got jobs, relationships that things would change but if it did it was too small a change for me to notice.
maybe that's the problem though, i'm looking for a line and it's more like a blur on the horizon.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
gotta say it's really sucked. i mean my ipod touch is great but you can't browse or post in any serious way from it. sorry apple, i love you but the typing isn't up to snuff. good for emergencies but not for lengthy missives.
the real tragedy in all this is my lich king expansion pack for warcraft is just sitting there in the box. i mean i was actually on time, pre-ordered, organized (which i never am by nature) and this is what i get. argh.
i may have to start posting from work. shh.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
plus my s'bucks near my office has the best team of any i've been to and they are all very nice and know my drink by heart and often have it ready before i've even ordered.
makes me feel important.
yes that's sad.
so i started reading confessor which is the final (please god) in a series that has been going for over a decade. this is book 13. give me a break. if you stopped repeating everything 8 times we'd have been done at book 6! gah! (sorry..personal rant to terry goodkind).
i will say these are very good books. the story is complicated, more so than the usual fantasy stuff, and the characters are very well developed and flawed, which i like.
i heard they were making a movie of this series but i can't find any info that it's going ahead. not sure that i want it to actually.
maybe someday when i'm ready for a heavy book i'll return to the abandoned one. but next i'm going to read the golden compass novels. i'm hoping they are better than the movie which at least had an interesting concept.
not to mention the several months it's been since i played warcraft. according to the patch i downloaded last week they've changed the whole world! plus i have to respec all my alts and i really hate that. it takes hours. wow i'm such a geek.
but icky winter is coming and there will be more time for cocooning and warcrafting.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
i'd always assumed she'd been hatched or puked up like that half man thing in one of the poltergeist movies. but no. she was apparently "birthed".
i only found this out because while i was waiting for my usual iced-venti-unsweetened-light-ice-black-tea this afternoon the rest of the staff threw a lei and hat on her and sang happy birthday.
i managed to block out her name so there's no fear of her becoming more personalized in my mind. she is and always will be the bronx bitch.
happy birthday bitch.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
before lunch we went to vicki's veggie's. very very cool. they had an heirloom tomato tasting today...over 50 kinds! it was awesome. yes i'm a huge foodie fag. fuck off.
came back and make an awesome tomato salad with onion and pepato cheese (like parmesan kinda but has pepper corns in it) with some toasted baguette. pics of my food porn (for daniel) will be available probably tomorrow.
spent the afternoon drinking veuve in a hammock with a good book. honestly, there is nothing more decadent or more satisfying. i could have died a happy man.
dinner was roasted fingerling potatoes (from vicki) done w garlic and butter, some more tomatos and bbq'd steak. haven't quite got the charcoal thing down yet so the steak was over cooked.
should have used my meat probe.
anyway. awesome day.
and now....more jessica! who dun it now?!
hm...we had olympics. who knew.
so i'm sitting here reading blogs, posting crap, and thinking it's way too nice out to be doing this but i can't seem to get up the energy to walk to the lake. LOL!
we are going to go to vickie's veggies (can't make this shit up) for some lunch provisions. maybe hit the cheese factory.
but now i find it's everywhere! the whole world made a manga head!
the real tragedy is that i apparently look like a manga moby. i did think the hat helped though.
i did try to link to faceyourmanga.com but apparently the few people remaining on the planet who hadn't done this before are all doing it now and the site is overwhelmed.
my friend stephen loves this stuff and is always trying to convince me it's good. sorry steve-o.
but i did come across this blog on strangerelationships who is a friend of cb's who i read all the time (when i have time). this illdoctrine guy is cool. love his style and frankly he seems a lot smarter than most people who seem to comment on this stuff. i especially like his rant on the 'no homo' thing (which i'd never heard of) and his whole stand on us gays in general.
Friday, August 29, 2008
well actually i had an inkling. i mean it's not like it was the first time.
the scene of the crime was a mr. lube in my neighborhood.
i got my oil changed.
now, this might not seem to you like an actual raping but i drove out of there thinking "wow....what the fuck just happened!?".
they always advertise those $30 oil changes but i'd love to meet the guy that actually got one. i pull in and of course they are all busy but i do get a free paper (that's how they lull you).
DING! ROUND ONE! says the carnival barker...let's start with one of the smaller ones!
i'm asked to decide what kind of oil i want, filter, blah blah blah. i go with the ones recommended by honda. doesn't hurt all that bad.
DING! ROUND TWO! the barker is looking a bit more excited as he calls for another participant.
i need new air filters apparently. 3 of them. who knew there were air filters in my glove box!? i feign indifference and pretend like i know what they are talking about. i mean the old ones do look filthy.....
DING! ROUND THREE! ok boys....lets get some size into this one! the barker is practically sweating with glee and anticipation.
things have been going well....they are yelling shit...i'm ignoring them....uh oh. here they come. oh fuck this is going to hurt.
my injectors are dirty.
i don't even know what an injector is. does it need to be clean? do they wear out? are they even located in my engine?!
i drive my car. i take care of it. i put in the expensive gas cuz the manual said i had to. i get the oil changed before they car tells me it needs it. i try and pay attention. but let's face it...i don't have a fucking clue. i don't know where shit is, i don't know what it does. injectors? what the hell!?
great. so sure. let's clean 'em. i mean i've resisted the dripless oil rustproofing (sorry guy but i'm leasing and i don't care so back off!) but injectors sound serious.
this all leads to me sitting in the mr. lube parking lot with my engine at 2000rpm for almost half an hour while some tube drips into my engine hoping to god this isn't some sort of punk'd stunt and fucking ashton kutcher isn't going to jump out and bust me.
DING! FINAL ROUND! the barker looks around...weighing/measuring his options...hey you! yeah you in the back...bring that big one up here and take a turn.....
$477. that's how much my "oil change" cost me.
now tell me that isn't rape! tell me that isn't a crime!
if i ever win the lottery i'm going to open a garage, overpay the staff and only service ignant folks like me who don't know what the hell an injector does.
oh, for a little "tip" i got a bottle of brake fluid.
what the hell am i supposed to do with that?! he looked all happy and furtive when he handed it over but i'm left wondering...do my brakes leak? am i near death? will i die in a huge pile up ball of fire if i don't check the brake fluid constantly and top it up from my little bottle?! where do i check the damn brake fluid? left out that little bit didn't ya you bastard!
i left just thankful i still felt like a man. well as much as i ever do.
the barker looks at the camera, raises one eyebrow into an evil leer and yells NEXT!
Friday, August 08, 2008
but do people realize that it's "does that star spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and home of the brave?".
just something i was thinking about.
Monday, August 04, 2008
wow. this is what i get for staying up too late. bloodrayne is brutal! how the hell did they get ben kingsley to be in this?! don't even get me started on all the bad wigs. i mean billy zane is a good looking guy...just leave him bald! and why is meatloaf prancing around like some aged lestat? oi. bad acting...worse accents...the big question is why am i still watching it!
Saturday, August 02, 2008
today on the subway i sat down and at my feet was some chicks vomit covered tank top left over from what i can only assume was a rockin friday night. ew.
got off to get a haircut and a bunch of caribana girls got on in costume. it was hysterical! like the subway was being stormed by very large tropical birds.
i love this city.
to everyone at caribana....rock on! but let's hope for a violence free weekend ok?
Friday, July 25, 2008
hopefully life will calm down soon but here's a brief recap of the last month or so:
-went to the beach
-toronto set a new record for rain. yay
-ran into the firefit contest
-beat younger ridiculously early rising coworker to the office multiple times and he's 24!
-saw batman - it rocked!
-got ping.fm and sorta tried to keep twittering even though i don't get updates on my bberry
-worked way way way too much
-good bike rides around the city
-put pics on flickr
-saw roger federer play tennis and lose
-felt bad that rubright got hit by lightening
-wondered if cb had lost a bunch o pounds or if it was just a weird/good camera angle
-had a great weekend w my sister and her husband and kids
-ate too much
-probably drank too much
-didn't go the gym
-watched way too much family guy
-ate good tacos made by daniel's new bf (so cute and he cooks!)
-played some xbox (xmen...so fun)
-watched a ton of stuff on my pvr
ok. so there you go. probably did more but can't remember. and now..onto year end at work! pray for me.
Monday, June 30, 2008
after the parade the bf and i went to a friend's place near la village for a bbq. it was great! sat outside, eating grilled meat with good wine and nice people.
all in all i'd say it was a good day.
happy pride all!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
does anyone else do this? i mean it was nice out...could have gone for a bike ride...planted some stuff on my balcony...hell even gone to starbucks and sat there for a while.
i just sat.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
that's the first step right?
Sunday, June 08, 2008
then flight from calgary to toronto.
the second we got to jasper it started to rain and hasn't stopped since.
gotta say though it is insanely beautiful here. the jasper lodge is, in my mind, unusual for a fairmont property in it's level of casualness, although you have to dress up for dinner in the nice restaurant. we have a little suite in a cabin that has 4 rooms in it but we got the one facing the lake, which is gorgeous.
we saw some big horn sheep and mountain goats on our way into the park and there were deer grazing outside the main door of the hotel the other day. i'm hoping to see more on the drive out (no i'm not going hiking in the rain to find an elk).
we're driving to calgary tomorrow through the glaciers so that should be cool.
and now i might have a mid morning nap.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
got my tattoo yesterday and i love it! yes it might be a bit bigger than i had planned but i think it worked out ok. it looks kinda twisted in this pic because of the angle i had to turn my arm to but it's basically a circle on my inner wrist (duh).
not many people have seen it yet but everyone asks what it means. well that'll come later.
so my final film of the festival was a priscilla drag and sing along. i love this movie, as pretty much everyone should, and i did have a wig bought but sadly nobody in the audience dressed up. well, 8 people in the whole theatre did but we'd abandoned our plan. but it was fun singing along to the songs.
gotta say though that as much fun as the festival was, i'm glad it's over!
then people started crying.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
so last night was one of the "big films" of the festival, as in made by hollywood, full of hollywood people. it got kind of ridic when in every scene there was some new star walking into the shot. the film was the walker starring, among others, woody harrelson, lauren bacall, lily tomlin, ned beatty, willem dafoe and kristin scott thomas....the list goes on.
it was a good movie and i have to say that woody did a good job and that bacall is awesome (and gorgeous in a never been under the knife kinda way) but it was sort of out of step with the time i thought. it struck me about half way through that it'd be really good if it was set in the 50's or 60's, but daniel tells me that i'm wrong (not unusual) so maybe i'm just not all that connected to southern usa culture (not surprisingly since the "southest" i've been is disneyland in florida, which you could argue isn't even on the same planet let alone representative of the south).
i'd still say you should rent it. but don't buy it or pay full price as it's not exactly a "bigscreen" kinda flick. totally ok on a tv..even mine..which isn't flat or high def or connected to external speakers (yeah i get in trouble for that a lot too, not from daniel though since he doesn't have tv).
tonight should be a challenge as i have a work event from 6 to 9 then a film from 10 to 12. even i'm feeling like i need to go for a walk, or a massage...hm....