03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Did Neil really have to clarify that he went out with the girl he's going out with? What is the proper vocabulary in this context? At what point will she go from "Girl-I'm-going-out-with" status to g********d status? Can we wager? Should we get to help decide? Shall we put it to a vote? Has Neil mentioned any of this to anyone before? What's he got to hide?
Are Leo's beratings justified? Do bloggers have a responsibility to actively participate in the blogodrome?
To find out the answers to these and other questions tune in next time for another exciting episode of... dun dun duuuun ..RELATIONSHIP SCRUTINY!
(Sorry to put you in the hot seat, Neil. Opportunity knocked.)
The famine eye went to see WICKED at the Pantages yesterday. It was fantastic (dare I say it was wicked good?) The songs, sets and costumes were are superb. The story of two witch friends in OZ before Dorothy's arrival also worked in a very clever allegory for our current geopolitical situation. The Wizard/GWB wants more social control so he creates an enemy of talking animals/terr'ists. He villianizes the 'wicked' witch/OBL and tries to hunt them her down. His message to the public is controlled by his Press Secretary Madame Morrible/Tony Snow. Once the flying monkeys arrive the allegory gets messy, but still great fun to watch.
Has anyone else recieved the chain email with pictures of soldiers asking us to pray for them? I've got a cousin signed up for deployment in Afghanistan next summer, so these messages hit close to home. If I was the praying type I'd pray for them, but I ain't. Sentimentality aside, I hate chain letters so I won't send it forward, but I know that somewhere a soldier is holding a baby in one hand and a kitten in the other and he is crying. He's also saying "Why? Alex, why didn't you pass on the chain letter? Do you hate freedom?". That manipulative jerk.
I've got a jeaorb interview at the Indigo store in the Eaton Centre tomorrow. Wish me luck.
I haven't posted in a while and every time I see Leo he glares at me because of it. He's evil.
Things for me are going extremely well. At work they're teaching me many new and (exciting?) things about excel and finance. So it's not really that exciting but they've promised me more money so I must be doing something right.
This weekend was great, on Saturday I found a copy of Necromunda for 40 bucks. It still has all the peices and looks like it might have been played twice before someone stuck it into a closet and left it there for years.
Saturday night I went out with Laura (who is the girl I'm going out with now) and Sunday went to her Haloween party. A good time was had by all. Jacob was at the party also.
Speaking of parties;
Saturday! My Birthday, go me! I would like to do something with everyone. Personally I wouldn't mind finding a cool bar to hang out in all night, but if there's somewhere that we can have a party that would be awesomeness as well.
You're on to something, Box. (Happy birthday.) And it's Neil's this weekend. So we SHOULD have a party. Also: we were going to have a thing with Colleen and Claire sometime soon. Why not have a big ol' blowout? Colleen, Claire? Everyone? This weekend? Huh? How about it?
I saw Joanna Newsom last Wednesday: Much hotter in person than in pictures. Also, shorter. Her upcoming album, Ys (apparently leaked early, though I haven't gotten it yet, for some reason), is interesting in that it's 5 songs long-- but they range from 10 to 15 minutes each, and she actually played four of the tracks at the concert. Now, taking into account the fact that she plays a full harp in all these songs, as well as the myriad other, older songs off The Milk-Eyed Mender, there some heavy-duty blistering that has to happen. And she really plays. A couple times she busted into some really crazy improvisitory 'solos' (I call them that, but she was alone onstage the whole time) that can only be described as 'hot lixx'. On the harp.
I am very happy with the state of independent music, currently.
Oh yeah, I was going to buy YouTube, but I figured it'd be on it's way out in a couple years. Oh well.
And on that note: a baby breakdancing.
Hmm anything newsworthy happen this weekend? Well it was my birthday (21, meh) and Thanksgiving. I was Hungary so I ate some Turkey and Chile. I went to my cousin's third birthday.
OH YEAH! NORTH KOREA TESTED A NUC-U-LAR FUCKING BOMB!
I don't believe that any country should have The Bomb, but N. Korea is right at the top of my list of countries that make me uncomfortable (just ahead of Tonga. They know why).
How can the international community go about negotiating with a man as bizarre and unpredictable ass Kim Jong-il? Stick-and-carrot diplomacy hasn't worked so far. what can you take away from a country that has nothing. China supplies 70% of N. Korea's food and fuel, if that gets cut off the country may just destabilize. If that were tho happen those nukes could end up in the wrong hands (Al Kay, duh).
Who wants to have a bunker digging party next weekend?
Oh yeah Google bought YouTube for ONE POINT SIX FIVE BILLION DOLLARS