03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
"I was injected with sodium pentathol and questioned"
Sodium Pentathol is the "truth serum".
"When I die will I go to heaven or hell,
Or end up in a place called the Van Allen Belt?"
The Van Allen Belt is some sort of gravity ring around the Earth or something. Jacob could probably explain it better.
"I should get twenty dollars and go to Econolodge,
And tie the sawed-off trigger around the doorknob,
Call the police squad and tell them I'm in room 105,
And that dirty bomb's inside"
- Showtime At The Gallow, a song where he explains why he wants to fight for the army.
"Apithecus Aphorensus" (sp?) I haven't figured this one out, yet.
Finally: if they didn't want to deal with drunken nerds at 1:50 am, why would Subway stay open until 2 am?
Apperently I'm turning 20 on friday. One of the things about being on vacation (and not having a job) is that the days tend to blend together and lose their meaning. So it was rather surprising to look at a calender and realize that friday was jan 7, my (and Milliard Fillmore's and Ukranian Jesus's) birthday. It sucks because I don't feel mature enought to have a "2" in front of my name. I don't even feel mature enough to be in the double digits at all.
That said I was thinking of doing some 20th bday thing on friday night (I'm having supper with the parents in the early evening).
Also I found this picture very funny:
Pitch an immoral video project which entails pretending to be a journalist and lying to people on the street. Also, hi-jacking UFA to have a crazy plot. No one seems to think the vidye sounds immoral and the reaction I get from students is pretty good. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Adventures at St. Clair and Yonge.
Went to the dentist (minor cavity). Had some time to kill in that area before my other dentist appointment (wisdom teeth inspection). So I got some big macs from the McDonald's in St. Clair Station. It turns out they don't have any seating there. I was prepared to eat standing up (they have a lil' counter) facing out to the street, but as I attempt it, the sorrow of it becomes too great. Also, you just KNOW that the coolest/sexiest/most important person is going to come walking by right then and see you. So I pack up my "lunch" and head elsewhere. There's a big ravine nearby to I head down. The ravine was ice-slick everywhere and right beside a river. I lose my footing and land my hands on a log, crushing my lunch. I sit down and eat my lunch while my fuckin' hands freeze.
Then I see a woman jogging. A madwoman, surely. Then there's another guy jogging on the other side of the river where it's even icier! How is this possible? I slipped while walking cautiously in my superhugeboots and these people are jogging!
Then after lunch I hang around by the riverside and listen to Canibus and appreciate the amazing beauty of nature. According to the dentist mafia I need my wisdom teeth out.
Wednesday: (Woden's Day)
The Only 2 Things In My Life (TTC, York)
I woke up this morning to AVR. That's right, I currently have my clock radio set to Aboriginal Voices Radio where I came to at random. It's cool, cause a lot of the time you wake up to blues, rock or even hip hop, but about 1/3 of the time you wake up to the traditional drums and high pitched chanting and that always startles me right out of bed.
Anyways, I'm on the subway and it stops. They are not running any trainss to Downsview so we have to take a shuttlebus from Wilson. The whole procedure costs me about 20 minutes. I'm twenty minutes late for my first class ever of Theatre for Goons (5th floor TEL building) and I step in and the prof tells me "You're late, I'm docking you five marks." I am so taken aback I say nothing. Is he kidding? Before I can open my mouth he's plunged on ahead with his lecture. I cut through the circle and he makes another weird, semi-threatening (joke?) that the other students seem to get. Anyways, he ends up being okay, but also a pompous asshole in the way that typical theatre teachers are.
That class is just over 1/2 girls and they range from 6 through to 10 so hopefully I can pull some hijinx in the middleground.
Also, here's a little something I read about in the Toronto Stars
The Canadian Blog Directory. Does anyone else think we should join up? Founder Ben? Blog Culture Enthusiast Jacob? Resident Oddball Matthew?
Russell Peters ruined new years, sorry everyone, there's no more seats available at Yuk Yuk's for his showing.
Bowling anyone? it's been a REALLY long time since we last went.
Hey, remember that "Gilbert Gottfried" crap I posted last week? Well, I've re-written it slightly and submitted it to Mondo Magazine! If all goeth well, I'll soon be sittin' at the Ab with a whole pitcher of beer! If things don't go well, I won't. Only time will tell.
Forget it, I'm not even going to bother. I'll do the LotR marathon another time. Sorry for even bringing it up.
Oh man, so tempting.
So I got the extended Return of the King for christmas, meaning I now have all 3 of the extended Lord of the Rings movies. So on friday I was going to do a marathon of em. Meant to mention it earlier, but i kept forgetting, but anyways, would anyone wanna come or am I being foolsih?
Also the MacGyver theme song sounds very similar to the Rescue Rangers them song.
Come on, someone dock me points, I dare you.
So, it turns out I'm a potential bioterrorist and I'm legally not allowed to step foot into my job (agriculture & agri foods canada) until my security clearance goes through. So my holidays have been extended a week, booyah!
So I'm in T.Dot, and coming with y'all to Yuk Yuks on Friday, hurrah!
First day of work was great until I got kicked out though - there's three other waterloo students working in my lab, and we ALL know eachother, so it was good fun. I'm already known as "the sarcastic bitch". Go me and making an impression.
It also turns out that my pretty-boy genetics lecturer, Angelo Kaldis (I slipped up and called him Kaldis, and he was all, you can call me Angelo *shudder* - he's a grad student) is there as well. For the longest time I was giving him a staredown, trying to figure out who he was and then it DAWNED on me. And also the reason why I couldn't recognize him...I never went to his class. The boring shmuck.
My house is also uber-great. My housemate is a 4th year film student @ western, and he's NOT a pretentious hack - he's awesome. We've been watching old martial arts movies (think, Sonny Chiba) and SCTV & playing Halo 2. He also does the improv thing...and there was something about the second city? At any rate, he's a keeper.
So I'll see y'all friday!
Have fun in school!
Jan 28: The Illuminati
Jan 30: Controller.Controller
$8 and $10 respectively. Come on, pople. At least Sam. I need a concert or two right now, and you'd be hard pressed to find finer local talent than these two. The Illuminati is some good ol' rock an' roll, deeedly-deeedly-deeedly-DOWWWWWW kinda stuff. Guitar solos and songs about beer and women. Controller.Controller has been described as "death disco". Come on! DEATH DISCO! That is so cool.
It turns out Russell Peters is in Toronto between Jan.5 and Jan.9, I'll be in T.O. Friday night which means that we should definately go see his show at Yuk Yuk's.
Who wants in?
That was an insanely fast two weeks. I'm the only one in my house whose returned to rez thus far, pretty quiet place without'em. Lots to clean up upon returning as well, I left a lot of shit unfinished in my rush to get back to civilization (TO).
I also just learned that Shawn is one crazy lucky bastard, he told me that he just won $2000 at Casino Rama. Jesus.
The Boondock Saints is a fricken wicked movie.
I am really dreading the return to school. It is a very pressure time to pitch our ideas to the profs for choosing them. Then it is very stressful at the end when you are showing the movie for marks. But then I remembered in the dread that the middle part is usually pretty fun. Full of little pitfalls and frustration and such, but fun.
Also, I've finished my Physical Theatre class (see: Dancing for people who can't dance at all) and I will be picking up Acting for Non-Majors, which is a good class according to Private Linton.
Also, I'm writing an ugly screenplay that stinks, by order of my prof.
On the fun tip, WB and "The Neil" will still be around for the next week which means we can have a lil' fun. And watch out for upcoming Ape Da Ping.
Finally, the weather is fucking crazy. What the fuck? Rain? Seriously?