03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
While browsing pictures from U.S. primary Super Tuesday on the CBC website, I found this one ( <-----). Apparently polling stations can be in somebody's garage, in this case the garage of Mr. Dale Matthews. I found other pictures of polling stations in Goodwill clothing stores, pool halls and karate schools.
Also did you know that the Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is named Tagg? TAGG?! I guess when you come from a super rich New England family and you father's name is Mitt, that's really the best you can hope for.
Did it snow in Toronto on Friday? Kate and I drove to Kingston on Thursday night, when we woke up the next morning everything was white. The snow kept coming down all day. It's much nicer than Toronto because all the snow didn't turn immediately into a grey slushy mess.
A piece of spam mail showed up in my junk bin with the subject line "FW: totalitarian VmlAGRRA $1, 12". Curiosity took over at that point. When I opened the email it read:
"However... why not? I will face you... Wormtail, come turn my chair around.
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It was Ron. Dressed in his maroon paisley pajamas, Ron stopped deadMoody grinned.lad from a good family had gone so badly astray. The conclusion was thatfeel the full extent of Lord Voldermorts wrath"
Have I ever mentioned a terrific site for internet radio called "Live 365"? Through the site you have access to thousands of internet radio sites, broadcasting every genre of music you are interested in. It's all free as long as you don't mind occasional ads by Kay Jewelers ("Every kiss begins with Kay"), Presto Services ("Now you can recieve photos from your friends and family without an expensive hard to use computer, right through your phone line!". The ad used a grandmotherly voice. What kind of person is using internet radio but complains about computers being expensive and hard to use?) and the U.S. Navy ("Accelerate your life"). My favourite stations at the moment are Basement Tapes Live - out of Minneapolis - and Bagel Radio from San Francisco.
This is a continuation post because I have been writing without a chance to finish and post.
We've got MORE muthafuckin snow up in here. It feels like I've experienced more snow in tha past month than I have in severl years living in Toronto. Except here the snow actually stays crisp and white because the weather is cold enough, unlike in Toronto where the mild weather will return and turn all the nice snow to grey slush. And you know how I feel about ruining the pure whiteness. (This blog would have to be demolished if I ever chose to run for public office)
Remember how I said that Staples has a shed for 'Horse and Buggy Parking"? Today I finally saw a REAL horse and buggy parked there and then a little later while I was helping a lady load two shopping carts full of file folders into her car I saw a horse-and-buggy go clip clopping past. It was very satisfying. Wikipedia tells me that St. Jacobs, Ontario (just outside Waterloo) is famous for its Mennonite culture. I don't know much about Mennonite culture but I was a little surprised the discover that they can use their credit cards to buy computers which they load into their 2008 Chevy Trailblazer SUV. Some of the old mennonite women wear all black but the younger one just wear skirts and a hair bun cover. The boys dress like regular farm boys and speak with funny accents.
Kate's mom decided to stock our liquor shelf. She gave Kate a credit card which she used to buy 40ozs of vodka, rum and Canadian Cleub, plus 28ozs of fireball and gin. We are stocked. I can never imagine my parents doing this.
Wow, wow, hoboy! I have had toooo much coffee...
It's odd. Having been literally bed-ridden for two days (and not at all well for two others besides that), I got up this morning to go to my early class and had my customary two cups of coffee. Normally, this wood just perk me up and put me into a "good morning" kind of mindset, but after having cut caffeine out for the past four days, I am Wired. This very moment, I am only typing out this blog entry to give my nervous fingers something to do. Needless to say, this raises serious questions about my "normal" caffeine intake, which I'll endevour to heroically ignore.
Anyways, I'm in the middle of class now, so I should prolly pay attention. If I can...
Chris Tindal of Catch-23 fame is running for public office. In specific, as a Green Party MP for Toronto Centre in a March byelection. One of the things that strikes you watching the new Catch-23 is that Chris really added something with his uncanny way to always match the scene with the appropriate music. What better reason to support him?
Also, I may be getting involved again in Liberal Party politics. If you stumbled across this post and wish to use it to discredit whoever I am supporting I offer this endorsement only out of the personal gratitude I have towards Mr. Tindal and not because I will be a Green Trojan Horse.