Monday, 30 March 2009
Ottawa Erin and I were sitting having coffee talking about movies. We then remembered going to a movie together with Jerrica but not which movie it was. It took forever to figure it out and neither of us could remember. We thought we had never seen a serious movie together, only comedies, but we couldn't be sure. Even though the conversation went through many topics it kept coming back to what that movie had been. Finally I ended up using Erin's cell phone to call Jerrica and ask her. Turns out it was "Seven Pounds" with Will Smith, which was a serious movie.
Solution: Call Roommate
#2 - Bugging Me For 1 Week
I don't know how this came to mind but at one point last week I was talking about something and wanted to use this specific word for swearing. 'A swear word' can also be called something that starts with an 'e'. For the life of me I could not figure out what it was. If kept coming up every couple of days and I would try a whole bunch of options but none seemed right. 'Expolusitive' or 'explicitive' or 'expl-something.' This time Jerrica didn't know. I was ranting about it to her on the bus Saturday evening when the girl behind us said that it might be 'expletive' that I was looking for.
Solution: Stranger On Bus
#3 - Bugging Me For 6 Months
Since I heard the Jon Lajoie song 'Stay At Home Dad' I have know that it is a parody of heavy metal music. Strangely this is a genre that I know fairly well, from my brother and former boyfriends. Specifically it reminded me of a certain one but I could not figure it out!!
I eventually realised that it was the 'I take care of my children' part that was similar to a song that I remember from my old clubbing days at The Kingdom on The Edge Live To Air nights, way back. It was a perfect parody of something. I googled it the other day and after a few searches found someone mentioning that it reminded them of a RATM song. Took me a second to figure out that RATM is Rage Against The Machine and then I had to listen to a couple of their songs on YouTube to figure out which one. Turns out it is the 'Now you do what they told ya' part of their song "Killing In The Name" which was on their 1992 album.
Solution: Search The Internet
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Rain and sun and warm breezes
People out walking or playing in the streets
Sidewalks in The Glebe are even more packed on weekends
Subway gets extremely busy
Essays are due and exams are close by
Neighbours in their yards gardening and clearing out the leaves
Steph and Anna's birthdays
The temperature stays between 5 and 10 degrees
Lots of garbage shows up through the melting ice
A new drive to get in shape and lots of runners on the canal
Soon evenings will be spent sitting on patios
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Usually I don't post so many videos. I had a similar statement below about posting so many pictures. I do mean to write more! As an 'Artsy' I should be more of a writer. Mind you the previous posted video got no comments despite me writing about it as well. This one however is about cats and judging from how many people loved that old post about Cora, I think that this will be appreciated by all. Enjoy!
Friday, 27 March 2009
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
< . _ /
+ , -
* ` ! ~ $
-------By Ximena A.
It is read as follows:
Apostrophe equals at hash,
Left chevron dot underscore slash.
Plus comma hyphen,
Pipe caret colon,
Asterisk tick bang tilde cash.
While, hyphen and colon don't quite rhyme. The exclamation mark is actually also known as 'bang' in a computing instead of language sense. I love this poem, I think it speaks to our highly computerized post-modern world.
Monday, 23 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
-Teacher of wax flowers
-He play all day long
-Proprietor of midgets
-Knocker-up of workpeople
-Examiner of underclothing
All of those sound like way cooler answers than Communications Assistant. In hindsight I wish I had done the last census, I feel a bit like a bad citizen. Oh well, at least I vote and pay my taxes.
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
There is music that goes with this. It is all arranged to "Get A Little Help From My Friends" and I would like to say that it is arranged perfectly to the song. Slide change to the beat, it is pretty cool. Anyway the sound doesn't work and the pretty fade and wipe slide transitions I have didn't convert over either. Changing a powerpoint to a flash file was much harder than I thought, and I have given up trying. This will have to do. Next time you see me, ask to see it on my computer, I'm really proud of it and it is really nice with the music.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
From "High As Fuck"
You ever eat a whole bag of crackers that were so old
That they weren't crispy anymore?
Have you ever been high... as fuck?
From "Show Me Your Genitals"
I can't have sex with your personality,
And I can't put my penis in your college degree,
And I can't shove my fist in your childhood dreams,
So why're you sharing all this information with me?
From "Pop Song"
Cause all you gotta say is ohh baby I love you and girl I need you in my world
Cause they'll market this song to young impressionable and insecure teenage girls
Cause all they gotta do is find a sexually attractive man that can sing all the words
And now the token rap verse
That doesnt make any sense but helps to get a small percentage of the urban music market
Hey baby baby
I can tell that you are crazy crazy
Shake that ass girl
My rhymes are gettin lazy lazy
These things im talkin bout have nothin to do with the song baby
It doesnt matter wont you show me that thong baby
Monday, 16 March 2009
Alex: Guys invented the spark so they could not call, and treat you kinda bad, and keep you guessing...and they convince you that, that anxiety and that fear that just develops naturally is actually just a spark. And you guys all buy it; you eat it up, and you love it. You love it because you feed off that, that drama. You all love that drama.
Gigi: I don't.
Alex: Oh, really? So you...you never waited until the last minute on a deadline or a phone bill because secretly you kinda love the drama of not knowing whether you're going to make it?
We all love the drama and frankly I work better when I'm booking it to make a deadline. While actually lately I only work when I'm rushing to make a deadline.
Sunday, 15 March 2009
-Hung out with Yen, it is nice to still have a friendship with him even though he has moved away from Ottawa
-The apple juice at breakfast tasted strange, almost like cider
-I was chased by a big bird in the Rainforest section of The Biodome
-Montreal's bus station has way better security than Ottawa's
-There was a bathtub in the hotel room, used it four times in three days
-Jer and I wrote a list of which channels were English on the TV, manly watched the one that played movies most of which were from the '80s
-Slept on the bus ride there, drooled
-Jer got pretty drunk on Thursday night, I got very drunk on Saturday night
-The kitchen in our hotel room only had two forks, was missing a can opener, ended up being really hard to find one that worked
-Jon Lajoie is awesome live, if you haven't heard of him look the name up on YouTube, great stuff
-Jerrica's first try at snowboarding went way better than mine
-Montreal has some crazies and they liked to talk to us
-The hotel made us give them a $100 deposit
-Jer and Erin cooked two awesome dinners and I did the dishes
-We could have watched the penguins at The Biodome forever, we even made up soap opera stories about them
-Jerrica's snowboarding instructor was pretty hot
-Got to see some of Erin's India photo's
-Walked most places, only used the subway on the Saturday
-We couldn't find the Bible in our hotel room
-I did some jumping on my snowboard for the first time in a long time, got some serious inch to inch and a half air
-Didn't make it to Old Montreal
-I am still amazed at Jerrica's ability to cuddle up to hot celebrities
-The DJ at Club Tokyo would only play about 30 seconds of a song before switching it, I knew pretty much everything which was great
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Saturday, 7 March 2009
'bodword' - an ominous message
Henry Reddall's book, Fact, Fancy, and Fable (1889), describes a no-nonsense 'language of postage' used by Americans. Stamps on the upper left corner upside down means I love you! One on the upper left corner crosswise, I love another. Stamp on the upper left corner up and down, I wish to be rid of your correspondence. On the left lower corner means Do you love me? On the left lower corner upside down, I am displeased. Stamp placed on the left lower corner crosswise, I wish to have your acquaintance. On the left side in the centre means Accept me as a lover. Amusingly, a stamp on the left side in the centre crosswise means Who cares? On the upper right corner up and down which is what everyone uses today every time, means Business Correspondence.
Friday, 6 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
This is the mark and comments that I got on my last essay. Sometimes you can't fool professors. I got a B+ on my first essay for this class. Then the next one I got an A-. This one wasn't as good as that last one and I don't really remember the first one but I guess it is a little bit better. I can't believe it is going to sit on the edge. At the same time I'm glad I didn't get another B+ since I'm trying to improve and the way this class works is that we write 4 essays and throw away the worst mark. I want that first essay to be my worst mark. Still, it is such a strange mark, it has a slash in it.