Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Global Personality Test Results
Stability (63%) moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, unemotional but possibly too unobservant of your feelings.
Orderliness (43%) moderately low which suggests you tend to be unreliable, lazy, careless, and unmotivated.
Extraversion (60%) moderately high which suggests you are talkative, optimistic, sociable and affectionate but possibly not very internally grounded.
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This is my personality according to a quiz. It is fairly accurate, surprisingly so in my opinion except in the Orderliness section. I don't think I am unreliable, lazy or careless. Well, perhaps sometimes lazy, but who isn't? I wouldn't really trust a quiz to be 100% accurate anyways, especially in 30 questions and I would hope that none of you would either.

This is the best flash cartoon I have seen in quite some time. The animation is very well done and you must all go watch it, unless you have dial-up internet, then you have to come here and I'll show it to you because it will take forever to load. You may want to watch the first in the series first. It can be found here.

Summary in seven words: Personality test accurate? Uber cool flash cartoons.


Monday, August 30, 2004

Quote of the day: "If Sam is at band practice, why are there still three guitars in the bathtub?"


Sunday, August 29, 2004

Conversation snipet of the day that shows the blatant anti-American sentiment held by most people that I have talked to in this country that the people of the USA have yet to pick up on:

Guy in the Backseat 1: Cocoon is just the American way to say chrysalis.
GitB 2: I'm American at heart!
GitB 1: No, you're not that ugly.

Sorry if you are American, this wasn't posted to offend, insult or otherwise cause any harmful and/or unpleasant consequences, but only because I thought it uproariously funny at the time. It may have been the presentation or the fact that I got too much sun at Rock Fest. In either case, I'm too tired to talk about it now as I am about to pass out on my keyboard, possibly to perish forever but more likely to awake several hours later with a slightly painful imprint of the accessory on my face.

Happy birthday to Lindsay who will never, ever read this and who I haven't spoken with for several months.

Summary in seven words: Sorry, there will be no summary today.

I went to a football game yesterday which turned out to be quite fun even though th friend I was to go with never actually showed up. A lot of interesting people go to football games. The most interesting was a guy across the isle from me:

Half and Half Ticket sellers: Half and Half!
Guy: Hey you guys, you are doing such a good job!
HHTS: Um ... thanks
Guy: Here *reaches into bag and pulls out a tupperware containter full of jujubes* have some of these, they will help moisten your mouth after all that yelling.
HHTS: Thanks *both girls take one*
Guy: Here, you must be hungry. *pulls out another tupperware full of oreos and offers them to the girls*
HHTS: Thanks... *One takes one but looks a bit uncomfortable, the other busy selling tickets*
Guy: You must be thirsty *pulls out a can of pop from his bag and extends it to the girl still relatively unoccupied*
HHTS: No thanks *both nervously walk away never to return*

Throughout the game I noticed him trying to give, mostly in vain, some of his snacks to people.

Summary in seven words: Football is good, people are more interesting.


Thursday, August 26, 2004

I had a fun birthday yesterday. I did many things, saw many people, ate many pieces of cake (all surprisingly black forest) and generally had a good day. My dear mama gave me a wonderful new guitar case that has back-pack straps so I can bike with my guitar without performing superman-like feats, which can be fun, but tend to damage my guitar case. Now I can put my powers to rest, or at least use them only for evil now.

Short post today because I'm going to harrass El Senior. He deserves it because he lost my spy camera.

Summary in seven words: I had lots of fun yesterday. Suddenly!!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Quote of yesterday (while watching floor excercize): If she had a samurai sword she would be unbeatable.

I watched Hero yesterday. The first third to half was quite amazing and very impressive, but then somehow it became dissapointing in my opinon. I completely blame the media on this one. Their previews of this movie show nothing but action and insane swordplay when that isn't what the movie is supposed to be about. I went in expecting something completely different than what was shown to me and I end up wondering where the scenes I saw in the previews were. Typical of Hollywood these days unfortunately. They did the same thing for The Last Samurai. From now on, I will try not to watch any previews, trailers or anything else of the sort because they are no longer accurate and can actually ruin important plot development points (eg. the Lord of the Rings - Two Towers preview showing Gandalf alive and well).

If you want to see Jet Li in more loose and humorous role, try watching Fong Sai-Yuk. In this movie, he is quite similar to Jackie Chan in many ways. I enjoyed the movie, though didn't understand the opening sequence at all.

Summary in seven words: I have become entranced by Asian movies.


Monday, August 23, 2004

Random Things That Make For Quite A Disjointed Entry

The college in my small town starts today, so there are tonnes of young people running around making fools of themselves and generally having a good time as far as I can tell. The University which I attend doesn't start until the 8th of September. What is the point of me saying this, you may be asking yourselves. My response would probably be less than satisfactory, so I prefer not to give it, but rather just say it, leave it, and then forget about it, mostly because it isn't all that interesting to ponder.

On a more interesting/pertinent/fun note, I recieved an email after about a month and a half since my original email telling me that, yes, the emailed party would be interested in participating with me in my classical guitar study sessions. So far there are three of us, which should make for some productive sessions, hopefully. More likely they will end up with me getting carried away and laughing so hard that guitar would become impossible. I tend to do that every once in a while.

I ran into a friend that I had not seen in about 4 years. This is what happened:
1) Biking down the street, see a friend, say hi. Notice he is sitting with someone who looks quite familiar, but I'm not quite sure who is.
2) Go to Ryan's for some ever-present good times.
3) Realize who the strangely familiar person was and decide to go see if I can find her again.
4) Successfully locate her (wow that sounds bad) about 7 mitres from where I saw her last.
5) End up talking with her for several (probably around 2.5) hours in various places around town.
It was enjoyable until the particularly horrible rap music drove me to paranoia, shaking, and general nuttyness. So I left. Not without saying goodbye of course, and an exchange of email addresses, of course. I had never before realized how strikingly attractive she was.

Songs of the random time period: Noir Desir - Si Rien Ne Bouge, Lemon Jelly - Chill Out and Dandy Warhols - You Were The Last High

Summary in seven words: School. Classical guitar stuff. Old friend visit.


Thursday, August 19, 2004

After a less than productive, yet quite fun and thoroughly enjoyable, band practice I came home, put my guitar away, went upstairs and what is the first thing I see? My friend's sister stitting in a bathtub that has been newly placed in the computer room with a book, reading. I don't know about you, but that seems to me to be a little bit of an odd place for a bathtub. Mind you, there is no water and no one can actually take a bath there, much to my relief, but as for a place to sit and read a book, I would argue that a couch or ordinary chair would be much better. So, anyways, I now have one of these tubs in my computer room and it is still a bit creepy.

On another note, Wes was quite right about the movie Audition. As I was instructed would be better, I didn't know anything about the film before I watched it aside from the title. It just got weird for the sake of being weird half way through the movie as Wes had said. Quite over-rated and now I am questioning whether these guys really know what they are talking about when it comes to any sort of cinema. I did watch the original Drunken Master with Jackie Chan, which was quite good, funny and enjoyable.

Finally, the English side to the Doppelganger Effekt website is completed and everyone should go over there and check it out. There are pictures and mp3's to download, but I must warn you that the song files are not from the band, but rather the work of the singer mostly being weird. We don't sing/play/make anything like that as a band.

Summary in seven words: I'm still freaked out about the bathtub.


Wednesday, August 18, 2004

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I don't know what that means, what I should do about it, or even why I bothered to finish the stupid quiz after I found out it was at least two pages long. I'm quite sure that last sentence was not completed properly, lacked something, or is just plain gramatically incorrect. Don't ask why I keep writing senences in that form because the author is unsure and couldn't be bothered to find out. If you want me to hazard a guess, I would say that I like the way it sounds, flows and looks, but I will give no definite answers.

In any case, the singer in my band, Etienne, has left for England and then Scotland for two weeks. This means that we will have to practice with no singer, suffer with my voice (I hope it doesn't come to that), or just stick to writing new stuff for the instruments. Either that or just play Cameron's Post Humous Adventure over and over again, which would be fine with me for the first hour. We did it three times last practice and it wasn't getting old yet, at least not for me.

My plans for today include but are not limited to the following (no particular order):
-Play some things on guitar
-Continue digging a gargantuan hole in the back yard
-Watch Olympics
-Go to and participate in band practice
-Random somethings after practice
-Make and eat something delicious for supper

I wish the spell checker worked in Mozilla. Please excuse any and all spelling errors in this post, except for Ilana's Mom. She can feel free to point out every one of them in the comments if she wishes.

Summary in seven words: I had better get started on that.


Monday, August 16, 2004

I went to a barbeque at Dan's last night after band practice. He may be the uber master of the grill that this world has been waiting for. His burgers were devine; to put any sort of condiments on one of them would be an insult. The sausages were also good, though I have myself made better. I'm not saying that I am better at grilling things than Dan, but I am saying that I grilled some sausages that did taste better, though I must admit that his were prettier.

Anyways, Dan is a connaisseur of asian cinema and he gave me a list of must view's along with his friend Matt, who made a big deal for what I swear was at least an hour, quite possibly longer, about the fact that K went to McDonalds and bought only fries. You'd think the topic would get old after about, say, thirty seconds, but not for this guy. Every time you thought he was done he would just start back up with another reason how it was wrong. This was quite entertaining, but equally annoying at times when we were talking about something else and he would interupt to make his new realizations on the subject heard. It ended up with him leaving the room so that he could get the topic out of his mind.

So, yeah, asian movies. The list goes like this (If you are a connaisseur also, please feel free to add to the list in the comments):
1) Keku Jiro
2) Shaolin Soccer
3) Fireworks <- will change the way I see asian cinema, apparently
4) Sonatine
5) Ichi the Killer
6) Audition <- the less you know going in the better, apparently
7) Hard Boiled
8) Legend of the Drunken Master <- seen it, liked it
9) Street Fighter II <- must ignore crappyness to enjoy, only to show power of martial arts

Summary in seven words: Master of the Grill, asian cinema connaisseur.


Thursday, August 12, 2004

I offer many apologies to you about not updating for so long. Many things have happened. Many I won't speak of, mostly because they are not of much interest. Suffice to say that I have been busy and not merely lazy. Also, I didn't exactly have a computer for most of the time, so I have a semi-valid excuse as well as reason. Only about 4 of the pictures from my night photography experiment turned out. I also remembered that I have no scanner, at least none which doesn't turn everything a very 70's shade of olive green, with which to scan them in to upload to the site. The basketball camp is all done, but we didn't sell as many copies of the DVD this week. My theory is that it is because who I have referred to as both Hobbit and Future Bride in the past, mostly to protect her identity (though I will say that she is a great cook and makes a great meal, but don't put any sauce on the food because she takes it as an insult to her cooking), wasn't there to help us sell. She is much more attractive than my business partner and so I think that is why we didn't sell as much. Cynical I know, but I think it may be the truth. Anyways, I am exhausted so I will go to bed and sleep, hopefully for many hours without break and have some crazy dream about the molar/candy corn with gaping fangorious mouths again.

Summary in seven words: No pictures, but good. Less than hoped.


Saturday, August 07, 2004

you are augustus caesar
You're Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. He had
a lot of drive and skill, possessing a
respectable spirit and the ability to persuade.
His wife was alwasys in his ear, she has a
BIGGER persuasive spirit. He's a God.

What Julio-Claudian Roman Emperor are you?
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Yesterday in Quebec city was fun. We left here at about 7 because it is a three hour drive to get there, quite a long time with five people squished into our little car. There was a festival going on all week called 'Festival d'été de Québec', which means 'Summer Festival of Quebec'. This meant that a large part of the population were dressed up in the costume of the European settlers (more often the aristocracy, because seriously, who wants to dress as a farmer?) of a time quite long ago, I would say 1700's but I may be wrong as I don't claim to be an expert. I took many interesting pictures.

We took a walking tour of the old walled city; interesting, tour guide was quite knowledgeable and I learned a few things that I didn't know before. We ate at a great restaurant called Crepe Breton that served the most delicious crepes you will ever eat. Ever. Don't order their ice tea, though, as it tastes quite odd.

I did something I thought I would never do yesterday. I tried one of those new Oral-B Brush-Ups. My slightly larger than average hands had only one finger that could fit into the, or what seemed to me to be, slightly smaller than seemed was right hole for your finger. The two girls I was with didn't seem to have any trouble with them at all, however, so I think these things are made and marketed towards the fairer of the genders. The only finger that would fit into the hole was my pinky. This, you can imagine, made for some interesting brushing, if you could call it that The actual thing is a pad about the size of half my pinky, that is to say that it may very well be the full size of yours, with tiny soft bumps and some toothpaste type of stuff made into it that tasted quite good, but as far as I could tell, did little else. I won't be trying them again, unless someone gives me one and it would be rude to refuse, then I would try another one, but only to be polite.

I tried my hand at night photography for the first time last night. I don't expect for most of them to turn out, but I do have hopes. I wasn't prepared as I was not expecting to try it, so I didn't have a tripod with me. The pictures will be getting developed today sometime, and I am eager to see how they turned out.

Quote of the day (yesterday): 'This ice tea tastes like horse!' - Me at the Crepe Breton

Summary in seven words: Quebec City: walking tour, crepes, night photography.


Thursday, August 05, 2004

I got my computer back, but only for a few days as then it will be needed again for the second week of camp. We actually sold out of DVD's today and had to take orders to be shipped. That has never happened before and so I am quite in a good mood at the moment. Also, my cousin and her friend (who turned out to be quite nice) arrived today and Hobbit (previously reffered to as Furure Bride) came for supper also. I am going to Quebec city tomorrow with them all and my parents, probably not The Hobbit though as there is no room in the car (and of course her husband would probably object). I must be off. Apologies for the brevity as of late. Perhaps a picture or two from quebec city if I get enough comments.

Summary in seven words: I have been quite busy lately. Pictures?


Monday, August 02, 2004

Sorry about the lack of posts guys. My computer is gone as is most of my free time due to circumstances beyond my control but mostly having to do with the basketball camp that we are filming at Bishops. So far it is going well, though it is only me today, so there is much work to be done and little time for blogging. I got my wireless spy cam today that we were supposed to incorporate into the Yeddi's bowtie. Apparently in China, "ships in two weeks" really means that it will be there in 6. It is uber tiny.

Summary in seven words: Don't be offended if I don't reply.


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