03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Report from Kitchener
So living with the girlfriend is a bit of an adjustment. Because neither of us really know anyone here we spend all of our free time together which has caused some friction that we hadn't experienced before. But, we're dealing with it. No threats of injury by either party. Yet.
Kitchener-Waterloo is pretty good. Clearly it's no Toronto but, so far it seems nicer than Pee-Burrow.
While at Value Village last week looking for some household stuff I was browsing the movie section and I found on vhs Ali-Baba and the Forty Theives from 1943 strarring Jon Hall and Maria Montez. We have yet to watch it. Check out Jon Hall's acting credits. IMDB doesn't have a picture but I assume he is dark skinned becuase he played all sorts of non Eruopeans from around the world; Arabs, South Pacific islanders and even 'Prince Hannoc' in "When the Redskins Rode".
How many types of orange juice do you think President's Choice makes? 3? 4? 5? No PC makes EIGHT (8?!) types of orange juice. There's 'with calcium', 'with extra pulp' and my favourite 'with encapsulated fish oil'. Whoever thought orange juice needed extra calcium? I know this probably sounds petty and stupid (that's what the internet is for, isn't it?) but whatever happened to plain fucking orange juice?
Amish people are shrewed business people. Everyday we see several Amish people come in to buy things for their businesses. I guess I assumed that they didn't use computers or credit cards but apparently I am wrong. In the parking lot we share with Home Depot there is even a shed for 'Horse and Buggy'. I kid you not.
OH MY GOD. I simply cannot believe that I never noticed this before. Now normally, I don't generally listen to my iTunes while at York, both for lack of headphones and because I gots shitloads of other stuffs to be doing. However, I having recently had trouble with losing all my internet, desktop and iTunes presets (fixed now, btw. It had something to do with accidentally creating a new user account), found myself in iTunes at York, and boldly entering a new world of wireless possibilities I was barely even aware of. You see, it would appear that when two computers have iTunes open on the same wireless network, they will have access to each others music libraries. Not to download or transfer, mind you, just to browse. I HAD NO IDEA! This is incredible! Not for the browsing, mind you (though I will want to be using this feature as a "sampler" to find new bands if I find I have compatible music tastes), but for the insight it lends. It's like having secret access to a complete stranger's diary! I complete stranger whose identity you can only guess at. Who, for example, would have an open library containing only 20 tracks? Or what kind of a person fills their entire 2000 song library with 60's music and satirical sketches from The Onion? Both of these I have witnessed, and I just know that there will be even more fascinating libraries in the future. One thing's for sure, though: I totally have a new hobby!
So it's kinda dumb to do a post on Juno now cause everyone has apperently seen it and it's going to sweep the Oscars except the Oscars will be likely be canceled. But if you haven't, you should see it– because it's really grip (the quote, btw, is from a 3 October 2006 article from Daily Variety)
I already put this video up on The Facebooks but I'm going to post it again cause it's so gosh-darned fawesome:
What else have these actors been up to? Michael Cera has his own internet tv show with his friend Clark Duke. Next time you watch Superbad look for Duke at the party scene. He's everywhere. Like, motherfucker can teleport. He's inside, he's outside, where ever you look there's the Duke. And you should watch Superbad again. The extra material is genuinely funny, and the commentary is hillarious. The thing is that Jonah (Seth) is trapped in a room with Judd Apatow's daughter (i.e. the daughter in Knocked Up) and thus he cannot swear. But he wants to swear! Dramatic tension (no, seriously there's dramatic tension).
And as for Ellen Page. She's in the movie Jack and Diane with her hot friend from Juno. This, I swear to God, is the plot summary from imdb:
"Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously."