03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
It's been a weird week.
Monday- I was in the library and a woman I know from past politics classes approaches me and we start with the regular studenty small talk then this conversation developes:
Her (Sheila): Can I ask you a personal question?
Sheila: Are you seeing anyone right now?
WB: Yes (I turned beat red because I thought she was about to ask me out)
S: Is it a committed relationship?
S: I'm in a committed relationship with a woman and we want to have a baby. I've known you through class and seen that you're funny and smart.Can you do me a favour?
S: But if you're in a committed relationship I'll
assume the answer is 'no'. Am I right?
WB: Umm...I'm flattered but NO
S: Okay thanks. (Then she walked away)
Wednesday (early afternoon): I'm in the living room watching TV. I hear ***SKITTER SKITTER***. I look in the kitchen and see a large raccoon standing with it's front paws on the lid of the garbage can. I holler to the other guys upstairs, Raccoon glares at me and runs out the back door, which we had left open to circulate fresh air. I believe all animals should have a New Age theme song
Thursday: Riding my bike home from class along a secret trail I stumble upon a industrial landfill that I didn't know existed. It was quite a sight as I crested a hill and there before me were thousands of chemical barrels. I saw a rabbit, grabbed some vacuum tubes, kicked some shit and left. I rode along a detour into the woods by the canal and discovered something amazing. In the woods someone had built a several platforms among the trees, the tallest of which was 20 feet off the ground. Ramps and ladders connected the platforms. The middle platform even had a zip line down to the ground, 30 ft away. I like to believe it had been built just for me. That was until one of the beams that the cable was secured to broke. Fortunately I was only a couple feet off the ground.
I saw a groundhog yesterday completing my weekly wildlife BINGO trifecta.
Yours truly was referenced on the previously mentioned BloggingHeads.TV at the 3:05 mark. The context for my comment was that crazy women Ann Colter had called Muslims "ragheads" which Robert Wright had said was as bad as using the n-word.
Though I wasn't on any of these, there are some other really interesting internet TV things. Did you know Disney made an eductainment flim about VD?. You do now. Also, here's the pilot for a TV series where Jack Black plays a superintelligent astronaut on the run from NASA and Owen Wilson plays his wisecracking motorcycle.
Now Internet TV doesn't have ads (like how I'm trying to insert segueways between my paragraphs now?) but you can make your own ad on the internet. I made a snarky one about cars causing global warming, but then lost it and was too lazy to remake it. Speaking about ads, are there any products that you refuse to buy because of the advertising. That horrible yougurt ad springs to mind. Denynte Ice is another one of those products I feel leery about buying because I feel they're insulting my intelligence with their ad campaign. I mean basically their message is: "Use our product and random girls will make out with you". Of course, in their defense I bought some last week and on that very day a random girl did make out with me. So I guess maybe there's truth in advertising after all.
I'm going to fill in for J-Cup here and talk about news. Minus the snazzy links, sparkling (at least shiny) wit and wide historical knowledge.
Now, I think it's interesting that this Loney guy came back here. The Brits rescued all them. I was reading the Star trying to see how they could manage to convey the excitement of the homecoming and maintain a reporting format (As a fictioneer I tried this w/ the 2nd novak jounral and it didn't ring how I wanted). But the real twist is that Loney was openly gay (which says something about the CPT) and the Canadians deliberately kept this quiet, fearing for his safety.
I don't really know what to make of this other than saying I think it's an interesting twist. What does it say about this particular conflict? I think these Righteous Sword guys aren't winning any support from the (often apt to side with typically downtrodden) leftists here. This whole thing has been extremely ironic and now, as a broad image, this seems like the sort of thing that could be used to get leftists on point with military action and even the rightness of Christianity.
Also, does anyone know what happened with Harmeet Singh Sooden? I can't get a clear picture from The Star (if this was the real 'Cup, he'd a read the Globe) if he was released earlier or what the deal was. Is he a Canadian citizen or simply a former resident? Where is he based currently?
Back to studying for tomorrow's exam.