03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Aiyo, folks. I've been in a hidey-hole of improv and homework and Jonna and dyin' of school, such as why I han't seen any of you in a while. I promise that with the impending doom of classes done with (tomorrow night! 7pm! What the fuck!) and improv (Nationals! 11th-15th!) over, I will "hang" with "y'all". I am in huge favour of a party occurring, as well as scattered instances of "chilling" with a 60% chance of "illing".
I think I might fail some courses. Well, not "fail" in the normal sense, but in the Ben sense, that is, getting less than a B. I just burnt out this time around. I've been working on a paper for more than a week-- it's like 9 days overdue-- and I'm still not finished. I just don't care about it at ALL but I care about getting it done so I've been agonising over it while I DON'T do it, fuck.
PLUS the goddamn course is at the same time as Final Fantasy on Sunday, which I bought a ticket for ages ago. I'm going to try to rush this sucker and get the aych-ee-double-hockey-sticks downtown for the concert.
Speaking of which, there's back-to-back Barn Owl action going down this month-- 19th/20th. I think the 20th is at the Concord Cafe in my back yard, possibly booked by a friend of mine, so I feel like hitting that one. Sam? You're into BO, right? And Barn Owl? Want to come?
I read Foulcault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco recently-- v. v. good. Box take note, also, Leo: much crunchy Mason/Templar/Illuminati/etc action. The theory in this book is HEAVY, and mostly conspiracy related. Canibus should totally read it, I think.
You know what? I have a small amount of cash in my pockets right now. We should go to Einstein's. It's been a long time since I went drinking with you fellas, and it's been my fault, I know, so let's go, huh? That or the Lab, for old times' sake. Think it'll be warm enough while Box is kickin' around to do the patio? I might even be coaxed into a cigarillo.
I been feeling kinda lame lately. Why aren't we hitting mad parties? Isn't that what being in University is about? Am I going to regret my homebodiness of late? I really don't right now, because it's meant a lot of Jonna, who it seems absolutely impossible to get tired of, but is there some future I'm not foreseeing where I'll look back and say "Goddamnit, why wasn't I jellied out of my beans every single minute?" Probably not, because I'm not the sort of person to say that I'm "jellied out of my beans" because I'm not 45 and married.
Maybe going dancing would help this! Yes. I will go dancing. At the 'dance-cave'.
HEY FOLKS! Jonna's got an opening tomorrow (Sunday) at Gorilla Monsoon, which is at Spadina and Queen, on the north side, next to the Horseshoe. Come! There are door prizes, and art by my most gorgeous boyfriend.
Well, I've made the switch from hectic school schedual to relatively relaxing exam schedual, and am now preparing to better aquaint myself with an old friend called television. Oh, so much to watch and so little time!
So far, my hectic list of shows to watch includes:
Buffy season 3, which my sister borrowed from her friend. Hadn't seen that since the summer of grade 7, and only then sporadically. Good times.
Inuyasha, airing 11 PM on YTV. Originally watch as part of my "killing time until the Daily Show on CTV at 12" lineup, but it has moved up in my esteem due to the generally high quality of characterization and voice acting. However, the recent demise of most of the Band of Seven may hinder the show in my books (award yourself a gold star if you have no idea what I'm talking about).
Smallville. I can honestly say I'm surprized by my own interest in this show. Originally, all I thought it had going for it was Kristen Kreuk and the best Lex Luthor the screen has ever produced, but now..? I just can't stop watching. (It's not like I was going to go to sleep before 3 anyways...)
Mr. Show and Arrested Development. I haven't started with these yet, but I've heard good things, and they both have David Cross in 'em, so that's a plus.
Newsradio. It's high time I bit the bullet and got season 3.
Welp, that's about all the time I can spare right now. I've gotta take care of some business. Some TV Watchin' business!
Hey a-dolts and kid-neys! Let's all head down to the Hot Docs film fest at the end of the month and get it poppin'. The matinees are free for students with advance ticket snatchin' and the shows after 11:00 are free, period. So, there are also three "Yerk" films (1 colleague, one uppaclass(wo)man and my editing prof!) which I'm gunna watch. I've worked it out and I can see just about everything I want to for free except for Dakron (Geeks gone wild!) and the film about insomnia.
And hey! There's something for everyone! "Unreasonable Man" the Ralph Nader-man story fow WB and I'm sure that Matthew would enjoy "Dear Pyongyang". So git along leetle dogies! Everything starts on the 28th and goes for a til may 7th so we have lots of time to get on point. Docs! For free! Yeah!
I am supposed to be writing an essay. Stop distracting me! You know I have poor work ethic and that I am a history geek; that doesn't mean you have to try to lure me away with wonderful interconnected articles about British military history. The last thing I need right now is you forcing me to spend an hour and a half reading about Polish cavalry, the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Coldstream Guards. You're not helping either Mr. Britishbattles.com! That goes for you too Ms. Regiments.org. I know you're all conspiring against me.
But I love you so much.
GRAARGHH I AM SO CONFLICTED!!!
It may just be the booze and sleep deprivation but I am inspired to get a full glorious British battle scene tatooed on my back. Possibly one of these images. How fucking killer would that be? The correct answer is 'TOTALLY FUCKING HARDCORE KILLER, BOX-O!'.
The Thin Red Line - Battle of Balaclava, Crimean War - the 93rd Highlanders repel a Russian cavalry charge
Defending the Biscuit Box Wall - Battle of Rorke's Drift, Zulu War
The Charge of General Ponsonby's Union Brigade - Battle of Waterloo, Napolean's last 100 days