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Thursday, September 14, 2006


A completely arbitrary decision- 

to get drunk last night, resulted in a hangover today. But God, it's a good story. Wefolk met at Ein-Stein last minute around 9ish. Anyways, a few drinks and we get to the gun game. Traditionally the gun game is played with a nerf gun and involves levelling the gat at someone's dome and then popping them a question. If they fail the question, you pop the gat at they dome, but if they get it right, you do yourself in. The key is coming up with questions that the questioned person could potentially get right but in most likelihood will not. Sans Nerf gun, we play with scored demerit points on the hand. The questions ranged the gamut from history to nature to music to warhammer and even "D & D". Anyways, things were quiet out on the patio and in our respective lulls in conversation we would catch the conversation from the next table and they ours. It was a male and female who we gathered to be platonic friends. They seemed smart and the guy had a good disposition, complimenting, with some sincerity, a loud belch I made. Once our trivia game wound down we just just slid over to their table and chatted it up. James went to UofT and Chelsea went to Ryerson. They were both pretty charming and just slightly stuck-up. In wild drunkeness I used the seaward and heard no end of grief from Chelsea despite three apologies. I saw the chance to bail and tried to redirect "ire at me" to "desire for Neil". It was awkward and my drunken attemtpt to help did not help anyone. I got the glares though and I think I shut up. James and Chelsea left shortly thereafter. Coming back on the streetcar we were having a loud debate over whether "the white horse" means cocaine or heroin. I was determined it was the coca but Salmon Kneel said it was hurwun. The guy in front of us was itching to dive in, so finally we either asked him or he volunteered that the White Horse means heroin. Then, not to lose face, I explained the difference between hard white and soft brown and explained what a steel horse is (a beat up car).
Today I nearly fell asleep in the front row of my class of tweny three. Then I got a bottle of water and felt a lil' bether as we all watched Bridget Jones' Diary. Chickflick whatever, it's generally unsentimental and cynical and it's clever as hell.
Also, I've been hitting TIFF, but not as hard as Colleen "Brad Pitt" Hale Hodgson.
*Apologies to Chelsea, James, Neil and Prof. Cameron.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I like my women the way I like my coffee 

Did anyone else see this story? American Secretary of State Condi Rice met with Peter McKay, our Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Nove Scotia to thank Canadians for opening their homes to stranded passengers on Sept. 11. After the formal thank you, McKay gave her a tour of his riding, introduced her to his dad and took her to Tim Horton's in Pictou, N.S. TIM FREAKING HORTON'S! Talk about a cheap date.

Is this the beginning of something beautiful? Maybe she just needs some lovin' to make her less dour. Whatever the case, she wears the pants.

EDIT: The media was all over potential for a little drama and sexual tension on the usually staid diplomatic circuit. More stories of bizarre speculation .

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


The Big 12 

Q: What's a tiring way to spend a day?
A: 12 hours at York.

This is what I call my "marathon day". All other days of the week, I have one class, 2 on Friday. Tuesday: 4 classes totalling 8 hours with 4 hours in between. Long day, but the classes are good, so I don't suffer as much as I could.

And what are the classes, you ask? Modern & Post Modern Conditions: Cities, Wars & Identity (EN), Drama and Poetry 17th-18th Century (EN) & Defining Europe (HUM)! Also on my scheduel this year are Satire (EN) and Intermediate French (FR).
So what's on all youse guyeses palettes this year?

In other news, GWAR is coming! The band whose name is an acronym for "God What an Awful Racket" will apparently be playing Toronto soon! My own exposure to the band is actually somewhat limited, but from the song I did hear (Bring Back the Bomb) and the good words of my friend & co-worker Ben @ the Gem, they may be worth seeing. I'm still on the fence, tho.

Also from the Gem, one of the regulars sent me this video. I warn you now, however, it is not for the faint of heart. Not in a gorey or sexually disturbing way, but still very much not for the faint of heart.

OK, I'm done now.

Monday, September 11, 2006


A Day of Celebration 

Hooray! Today is the day! It's National Corn Day! From now on I would like to spend September 11 recognizing the delicious summer veggie. If you like sweet corn, popcorn, dent corn (most important type of commercial corn grown in the United States) or even maize; this is the day for you.

Also on this day in history...

1609 Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island
1789 Alexander Hamilton appointed Secretary of the Treasury
1839 1st Canadian track & field meet held
1875 1st newspaper cartoon strip
1944 FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at the 2nd Quebec Conference
1954 1st Miss America TV vroadcast
1973 Chile's President, Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup
1991 "La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family" goes on sale


Who hates Greyhound? 

I'm going up to Kingston on Friday to visit with Jacob and Aaron. Apparently it's Queens homecoming weekend this week. Last year they flipped a car over and set it on fire, so hopefully it'll be a good party.

Anyways I was wondering if someone with a valid student card could do me a favour and help me buy bus tickets to Kingston so that I can spend less money on them.

Can/will anyone help me out?

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