Friday, July 31, 2009

Hi I'm Not In Right Now...

But you can leave a message at the beep or you can try me over at Bluepaintred.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

30-40% More Badass

I think from now on I am going to start referring to the toaster as the bread scorcher.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Little Brother!

Happy birthday, Reid!
Thanks for occasionally making me happy that I never managed to find someone willing to buy you while you were still small enough to be cute.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. Lye

Maybe the name Les Lye is one you're not familiar with but he was a big part of my childhood. He was "the adult" on You Can't Do That On Television and I spent more time watching Les and the rest of the gang than almost anything else for years.
Les passed away yesterday. He was 84.
So, goodbye and thanks for the laughs, Les.

Monday, July 20, 2009

So Who's Coming With Me?

Here's the thing, I love Flogging Molly. I love them a lot. While I'm normally not one to be hung up on concerts (actually for the most part I don't like them, crowds bother me A LOT), I love them. And they are coming here.
Well, not here, here. Saskatchewan here. Saskatoon to be exact. Oct. 25th. (Even better as it's a Sunday and I have Sunday and Monday off! Yay!)
So I'm looking for someone or some people to go with. Seriously. Let me know if you're down, because I can get my crazy Irish freak on all by myself!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Why Robin Should Move To Canada

Despite my nagging, whining, suggesting, hinting at, and insisting Robin has STILL not moved to Canada*. I find this a little disheartening. So I decided maybe if she had some really good reasons she might reconsider.

10. She has an accent and it's a well known fact Canadians have a natural affinity for accents which would surely make her instantly popular, respected and adored.

9. She often complains about her daily commute to work. In my city there is no commute more than 30 mins. Hell, you can drive from one end of the city to the other in 20 mins if the lights are with you. My daily commute - 10 mins, through the park.

8. It's way cheeper here. That should be a good enough reason for anyone.

7. Free health care. (see #8)

6. She is now well versed in Canadian slang making Canada a natural choice as a new country to live in.

5. Our money, while not worth a lot world wide, comes in a variety of colours making it more of a fashion accessory than anything. So you can flaunt your money and be fashionable all at once.

4. Canadians are known world wide for being fairly laid back and friendly people. Why wouldn't you want to live here?

3. Erik wouldn't feel left out of conversations when we talk online. I could just ask him to explain stuff to her in person which would cut down on a lot of confusion.

2. Canada has so many opportunities for photography it's mind boggling. Also, I don't think I've ever gotten poison ivy here.

1. I live here. And so does Blue. How much more convincing do you need? Clearly it's the awesomest country in the world.

If that doesn't get her to move here, nothing will.

*and by Canada I mean Sask.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mr. Stewart!

Happy birthday to the hottest star ship captain, the best Professor, the perfect King Richard and the second best Captain Ahab ever (sorry, Gregory Peck is hard to beat at anything...)!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Grumpy Today

I'm trying really hard to be as pleasant as possible while I'm stuck at work but honestly, I'm just not feeling it today.
Yesterday I had to go to the dentist, something I've been putting off for the better part of a decade. Two weeks ago I broke a large piece of one of my molars out and yesterday was the first time I could get in.
Let me pause here and say that my dentist is one of the world's nicest people and I really do like the guy. It's his job I don't like.
As always, the bitch who cleans your teeth was, well, a bitch. A seriously cunty bitch. She even gave me shit because I said "ow" when she stabbed my gum with her pick thing. Then she gave me shit for not flossing, right before getting the floss stuck on my broken tooth and trying to rip it out (which nearly took out the tooth completely). When I said "ow" again and "that really hurts" she snapped at me.
"Fine! You get it out then!"
What the fuck, bitch?
After that, the dentist had to freeze my mouth, drill out most of my tooth and fill it (which I get to again soon as there's another cavity he wants to deal with... sigh). The freezing I hate, it's damned uncomfortable, the needles suck and it makes my face feel huge. The dental work is a load of suck. On top of which I spent most of my evening popping pain killers, drinking cold water (it was helping numb the pain) and feeling gross.
Today my head feels like someone was kicking me in the face all night and as you may have guessed, it's making me a tad grumpy.
Stupid teeth.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Some Things I Wonder

I have a tiny obsession. Nothing to big or terrible. I mean, there are plenty of other obsessions I have, but this one is probably the longest standing obsession in my collection.
I love cartoons. I do. I love animated shorts, like the old WB cartoons. I love animated series like Spongebob Squarepants and the Simpsons. I love animated movies, both traditional and CG (Pixar has been on my "companies I'd LOVE to work for" list since the first time I saw Toy Story). And I love and adore stop motion animation. Hell, I have favourite voice actors. Really, I do.
But for all my love and adoration, for all the hours I've spent sitting in front of the TV watching and laughing, there are a few things I always wonder about. 
You know, because I'm a five year old trapped inside a cynical, bitter, sarcastic adult.

- How is it that Bugs and Elmer always seem to end up getting married? Really? I'm so not opposed to the gay aspect. No, it's that Bugs is a rabbit. Yeah, he's a talking rabbit but... he's still a rabbit. Even if he does look hot in a dress...

- Am I the only one who thinks Bugs looks hot in a dress? I don't understand it, but you take a scrawny, wise cracking, Brooklyn-accent having, male rabbit, put a dress and some lipstick on him and suddenly he's the hottest chick any gun toting, rabbit hating bad guy has ever seen. Weird.

- How is it possible that I've seen Wile E. Coyote smashed, blown up, flattened, dropped, tied up and generally thwarted by his own bad planning and ACME's subpar products in almost every way imaginable and it's STILL funny? 

- Am I the only one who thinks Tweety is an annoying little shit and is totally on Sylvester's side? 

- I've always wanted to know what Marc Anthony's owners look like. Kind of like the adults on Charlie Brown. I'd also like to smack them every time they wail on their dog. 

- Sam and Ralph punch in and out, I've heard Sam say "another day, another dollar", so what they do is their job but who's employing them? I understand hiring a sheepdog, but did they hire a wolf too? And it must be paying pretty well to have Ralph keep coming back. I mean, the benefits alone would have to be amazing. 

I dunno... maybe I'm thinking about these things too much.

Don't Forget

Tonight is another episode of Too Much Pressure. Be sure to tune in. 
Tonight we're talking about Kevin. If you don't know which Kevin I'm talking about, apparently you haven't been listening. You should fix that. Now.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

This I Believe

Knowledge is power. It's power that should be available to everyone. 

An education should be a right not a privilege. People should fight every day for that right, demand it and use it at every given opportunity. No matter who you are or where you live.

Creativity should be actively encouraged in all of its forms. Stifling creativity, especially in children, should never happen. 

Political correctness is driving people further apart than anything else. Making people too uncomfortable to make jokes, ask questions and to simply interact without having to worry will never ease tensions or create unity. 

Humour is essential to life. If you can't laugh, especially at yourself, life just isn't worth living.

Everyone should watch the sun come up at least once. Likewise, everyone should watch the sun set at least once. Everyone should take the time to watch the clouds float by and to stare up at the stars. Even if it's only once. Preferably while sitting outside, in the country. 

There is a world of difference between being alone and being lonely although both can occur even when you are surrounded by people. 

Intentionally hurting an innocent is a truly unforgivable act.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Shopping? For Me? I'll Make It Easy

Have you seen Perpetual Kid yet? Because if you haven't, you should. Now. They have some seriously awesome shit. Including this knife and this apron and this super awesome mug
Yeah, I know that's all kitchen stuff, but they have other shit too.