Monday, December 15, 2008
Now, I’ve read that the gap between the rich and not so rich seems to be getting wider, and yet when the rich need money, they get a bailout. Where’s my bailout? I don’t need several billion for my bailout. I don’t even need several million for mine. I just need a 5-figure sum, and I’d be fine. Then I’d go and get myself out of debt all over again, but at least it would be a mortgage and a car loan.
Originally, I thought that my situation was just because of my own bad choices, but recently I keep hearing from other people that’s they’re thinking the same thing. Getting a second job, something on the weekends or a few evenings a week. I guess this is why both parents work these days in families. It costs more to live, and the expense of living a decent lifestyle keeps going higher and higher.
I don’t own a car, but I’d like to own one. I’m not looking for an expensive SUV, but even the less expensive stuff seems expensive these days. I’m starting to think a used car is my only option.
I’ve read that this generation is suppose to be the first generation that isn’t suppose to do as well as the previous generation…but really, this really sucks. At least I’m finally in a position where I’m starting to regain lost ground, but it’s still going to take years before I even get to consider a mortgage or a bank loan.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008
I could actually quit now, but it would mean cutting back on a few things, like next summer's trip to Chicago, but I refuse to do that. I've been looking forwarded to this trip for awhile. Also, if I quit saving for that, then I'd also be quit the fund for London next year as well, and I refuse to do that. Why should I let this person ruin things for me? I refuse to let her ruin my trip to Chicago, and London. Not going to happen bitch.
Well it's also my fault I guess, for needing the job to begin with. I recently took a look at all the debts I have, including student loans, and I'm shelling out a lot of money to other people. Well, spring will free me somewhat, as I won't have to pay out the largest of those payments anymore, but May is a long way away, especially with it being -27C out there (yes it's friggin cold).
Give it a few years, I can get out of this hole, that I've dug myself into. I just wish that it would be sooner. I went through a bit of a mini freakout again, knowing that I might have to put up with some shit for the next 5 months, but I'm just going to think about the end goal. Getting out of debt, going to Chicago in August to meet my City of Heroes friend, and going to London next year to check out life across the "pond", meet Vics, and her bloke. Recently I've been dreaming of being in the UK a lot. I'm not sure why. Shouldn't I be dreaming of going to Chicago?
Well, I'm not the type to put up with a lot of crap (BIG LIE, or else I would have left the old job sooner), but I can only take so much, and this cheap shot is something that is making me think, perhaps it's time to go somewhere else. I now have a year's experience working in retail, so maybe with that experience and my IT experience, I can get a weekend job at Future Shop/Best Buy or some other type of consumer electronics place. I'd rather help people find a wireless keyboard than hollandays sauce anyway.
Oh well, worst case scenario, 5 months of bullshit. Actually this makes sense in a freaky way. Things have been going so well at the main job, that something had to piss me off eventually, and if nothing is pissing me off, I don't seem to be blogging, so this might be a good thing for the blog.
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Friday, December 12, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I never got the chance to comment how much of a turd the Job the Plumber guy was. It got to the point that even Fox News said “Joe, you’re a Turd, no go away”, but I never got the chance. This guy actually reminded me of a “friend” from college. He liked to act like he was educated and better than us, but in reality he was just a control freak, and a hypocrite. Actually this guy is a cross between Joe the plumber, and John Wayne Bobbitt. To this day, I keep expecting to see his face on the front page of the news paper with the headline “Man get penis chopped off”. Now I would never wish this on any guy, but I wonder if he’s calm down if he was neutered. Oh and Joe is still a douche.
Now I’m writing this part 4 days later. I get called away, and next thing you know, It’s days later. I’m still toying with the idea of getting a Macbook Pro, and I can hear Vics screaming (she’s not a Mac person), but it’s just something different. I’m hoping to get one.
You know what the problem is, when you continue a blog post that you started 4 days ago? You’re not motivated to continue. Oh well at least I’m blogging more than some people I know (not point fingers).
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
I really don’t like the idea of restrooms being a place where douchbags hang out (pin intended), and watch the damn game. If I need to go, I don’t want to have to wait, while the guy at the stall is screaming SHOOT!!! It’s not cool.
I’ve also seen this in the washrooms in malls as of late, and I’m finding this to be even annoying than watching sports in the bathroom in a restaurant. The last thing, I know to know is that a store is having a sale on certain items, while my “junk” is out, and I’m taking a piss.
What happened to going to the bathroom being “peaceful” time? I mean seriously. We get bombarded with advertisements all day, from television, radio, the Internet, billboards, now I have to go through this when I’m taking a piss?
Enough already. If you ask me to buy something, advertising at a urinal, I’m not buying it.
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Thursday, November 06, 2008
I know I said what I said…but sometimes life is hard. I’ve been extremely busy at work. Staying late and crashing around 8:00pm every night this week. Then I would wake up at 1am, or 3am; sometimes both. Sometimes I wish that I didn’t have to sleep, but this is getting annoying. There’s one thing that has kept to going thought, and that is next summer’s trip to Chicago, but I’ve decided that Chicago isn’t enough for me. It’s just a start.
Last week, I dreamed that I was in the UK. I’m not sure where exactly I was, but I do know I was in the UK. I know I was there to meet a certain blogger, her bloke, and their “lil” one, but I don’t think I actually meet any of them. All I remember is waiting in a bar/pub/whatever they call them over there.
Then earlier this week, I found myself looking through Expedia.ca at flight/hotel packages for a week in Hong Kong, to which I concluded, Hong Kong isn’t as expensive as I thought it would be, so I’m toying with the idea of adding Hong Kong my list…after London. I’ve committed London (or wherever in the UK Vics is) for 2010, no matter what.
I’m still thinking Vegas would be cool, as well as going back to Ottawa. There are some old friends in Ottawa a new one, that I haven’t meet face to face, and Vegas…well a couple of days in Vegas, while staying at the Hooters Hotel, or some other “fine” establishment. Let’s see, Vegas vs. Ottawa. I might do a poll on that one day. Either way, one of those trips would be squeezed in between Chicago and London.
One thing that I have noticed is the lack of interest in flying back home to visit family. I’m sorry, but I do not want to go to that small town in Northern Ontario…ever, but I know that one Christmas I’ll have to make that journey…to the dullest place on earth.
I’ve also considered a weekend in Fort McMurray. While I wasn’t born there, I did grow up there, and I consider that place home, more than the small town in Northern Ontario. I honestly feel that part of the world held me back. There wasn’t any opportunity for me there, unless I wanted to be a lumberjack, drive a truck, or do something for a living that I would absolutely hate. Fort McMurray has options.
So once, again. I will try to blog more regularly, and avoid blogging about Britney Spears’s Vagata.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Almost every weekday for the past 2 weeks, I’ve started to write a blog post, and every single time, something happens, and I never get to finish the damn thing, because I either forgot about it, because of work, or loose my train of thought. This isn’t good.
I’ve always had the intention of blogging on a regular basis, but lately I’ve been getting less and less persistent. I’m not sure what it us, but I do know that I refuse to blog at home. Why waste time to blog when I could be playing City of Heroes on my PC, or Grand Theft Auto IV on my Playstation 3. I’m thinking that I might break down and buy a laptop.
For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a Macbook. Yes I know that the world runs on Windows and most Mac users are snobby types like in the Mac PC ads that Apple makes. Honestly, when I watch those ads, I feel sorry for the PC guy and I want to smack the Mac guy in the face.
Actually today, I received some news that has pretty well sealed the deal on me purchasing a Macbook. There’s now a Mac version of City of Heroes, and that was the last holdout for me. I’m going to buy myself a Mac. I’m caving on the statement that I’d buy a Mac the year Steve Jobs does a keynote wearing something other than jeans and a black turtleneck.
I know that this isn’t exactly exciting, but I’m trying to train myself to blog again, so give me a change. I’ll be blogging about Britney Spear’s Hoo Hoo before you know it.My 2 Bytes
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
So this guy hounded this poor woman during the flight, but she didn’t say anything to anyone else on the plane, and only came forward 7 months later. Now when I first heard this, I thought that she was just someone who was trying to sue so a quick buck, but the guy admitted to it…to some of it anyway. He admitted showing her a nude picture of himself, while on the plane, and he did admit to “flirting” with her, but he denies grabbing her. I’m sorry but I think the showing of a nude picture of himself is the point where he should be locked up. Needless to say, the guy has been fired from the airline and has been charged.
What kind of guy, is so in love with himself, that he keeps nude pictures of himself on his cell phone? Last night I was playing Grand Theft Auto IV, and I heard a face cell phone commercial where a teenager boy is taking pictures of his “junks” and sending them to girls, but that’s a) not real, and b) funny because we know it’s not real. Anyone who has nude pics of themselves on their cellphone and shows them off is a pervert. Not the lovable respectful pervert like me, but I real asshole who deserves to be gang raped in prison
This guy is a douchebag.
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Until the end of September, the Canadian dollar was close to par with the U.S. dollar, but since the beginning of October, the Canadian dollar tanked and is now around 83 cents US. This has really pissed me off. Because of the economic crisis in the US, the Canadian dollar has dropped big time in value, and why is it that I have suffer because of the greedy US bankers.
So at this point, I’m looking at going from a nice hotel near the convention centre, with a hotel bar, polite staff, to a Best Western, along the highway, where the next room is occupied by some big ass Truck who will smell of tobacco and hogs, who will be load as hell, with his girlfriend every night at 3:00am, as she moans, and he screams “here piggy piggy piggy”. I do not want to have to deal with that crap. I’m not an economist but I do know that the Canadian banking system wasn’t hit as bad as the US, so why is the Canadian dollar down so low? Why am I getting screwed over for my damn trip?
I know I’m several months away (between 6 and 8) from booking my trip, but I’m finding myself watching the exchange rates before making my booking. I plan to buy through Expedia.ca, but since I’m going to be flying in August, I doubt that I’m going to find a seat sale for that time of year.
Now don’t think that I’m expecting the return of the Canadian dollar being worth more than the US (but it would be nice), I just want something close to parity. I can live with something a little lower, but it really sucks when your dollar is only worth 80 cents US.
I’ve been doing a lot of math, and budgeting, and I figure that I can probably pull off the nice hotel, even with the 80 cent dollar, but if we start seeing the dollar dipping into the 70’s, that’s really going to hurt. I’m only factoring money that I know I will have, not counting a possible bonus. I just hope that I can enjoy this trip without constantly checking my bank balance.
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Saturday, October 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I’ve been busy this past week. Really busy. At work, I’ve been swamped so I haven’t been able to blog at work, and I lost one of my hard drives on my PC at home, so I haven’t been able to blog there either. Don’t worry, I replaced the hard drive and I’m back online at home, but I just didn’t feel like blogging at home. (I cleaned my apartment instead). Anyway I’m back.
First I want to talk about the new hard drive, just because I want to talk about how much storage I have on my 2 hard drives now. I have two 500 gig hard drives which combine to a total of 1 Terabyte of storage. I know it seems lame, but when you have to go to a new unit of measurement to describe how much storage I have, I think it’s friggin cool. It’s like, 2 guys talking and one says, my driveway is 200 meters longs and the other guy says mine is 1 kilometer long. When you have to go up a unit of measurement, you’re cool in my opinion. I could go into it, describing inches and feet, but someone might get the wrong idea.
I find myself lost for words once again. I keep focusing on Chicago. The trip to Chicago happens in 295 days. Yes I’m counting days. I really need a vacation, and this will be my chance to get out of the city, meet some virtual friends that I’ve never meet in real life, go to a huge comic convention, and check out the third largest city in the US. I’m also divided on if I should go to Vegas, or Ottawa next fall. I think Vegas would be cool, but there are some people I’d like to meetup with in Ottawa including an ex-girlfriend, and we still get along very well. (Yes insert 70’s porno music here).
So right now, I’ve divided on Vegas and Ottawa, it wll be warm when I go, as oppose to Ottawa, where it would be warm. I’ve never been to Vegas, while I use to live just outside of Ottawa, in a town called Arnprior. Vegas would be a new adventure, while Ottawa pretty well guarantee’s me some (Insert 70’s porno music) Decisions, decisions.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Arghhh, the lack of creativity. It’s really getting to me. Once again, I find myself unable to think of something to write about, and to think, I wish that I could write for The Onion.
I really love The Onion. It has that strange sense of humour that’s just me. Just today I read a great article about how members of Twisted Sister are now willing to take it. I love it. I told a friend at work that and he had to think for a moment, then gave me a “you suck” look.
Honestly, I blame work, because I like it here so much more than the old place, I don’t have the need to escape into my own mind to numb the pain. How dare my employer make me think that I matter, that I make a difference and that I’m valuable. How dare you give me a sense of self worth. DAMN YOU!!!!
It might be because I no longer need to find somewhere to escape that I’m not as creative. I’m not sure, but I actually see a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not a train. I can see myself being debt free in 2 to 3 years. How can I gripe about that?
We’ll the good news is that I’m still cheap, so there’s no chance that I’ll end up at some nudie bar giving out $20 to the “performers”. I’ll never be one of the “woot” guys, though those guys are entertaining as hell.
I remember being dragged to a nudie bar, and the guy who brought us there was more entertaining than the dancers. Not that I’m bashing the dancers (actually, they were kinda snobby), but this guy was so outrageous, that I enjoyed watching him more.
I’m scared that this blog might turn into a Seinfeld blog, a blog about nothing. I need something to get my creative juices going. I’ve yakked about bringing back the podcast, but I’ve been so lazy about it. I could do it for $5/month with libsyn. Who knows? Maybe I am turning into a blog about nothing. I might have to start blogging drunk. I’m reasonably sure that alcohol plays a roll in making Jay’s posts interesting.My 2 Bytes
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Now I'm not an expert of these devices, but I do know one thing, when they're not in use, they're usually hidden. As well, when you need batteries for such devices, grab them out of the remote control. You're not going to care what's on TV, until after your done. These things are suppose to be "discretely hidden", not sitting next to your keyboard on your PC.
Also, house guests are going to see that you're charging your "battery operated buddy", and know what you did the night before. Do you really want everyone to know that you were using power tools to have an orgasm? What if your mother shows up? It's definitely a interesting conversation piece. I've got Tomb Radier, Snake Plissken, and Bob and Doug McKenzie action figures in my living room, and someone else has a vibrator display.
The really bad news is that I might have figured out the thinking behind the USB vibrator. A "user" is on her PC, looking at ....PORN, gets a little excited and her battery operated buddy has finished charing and OFF WE GO!!! I really should think about stuff like this, but I know I'm right. I've recently read that more women than men go online these days. I think this is social network is more popular than porn online these days, but I guess for those certain moments, they have their hardware beside them now and it can be easily recharged after.
I really shouldn't be thinking about stuff like this.
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Monday, September 29, 2008
I did finally figure out where I was misdialing, but I was really embarrassed. Hearing something like that in a work environment, really threw me off. This is a place of business not…for bomp bomp chica bomp. Last time I checked (and that was some time ago), those types of phone number were 900 numbers and not 800 numbers. I made a free call to a “oh yeah” line, at work.
Personally, I think those types of numbers are false advertisement. You call those numbers, and there’s some woman moaning like banshee, and that never happens so me. Wait, that might be my fault…I take it back. Those women on those phone lines sound exactly like the women I’ve had sex with. Those phone lines are dead on, and maybe I’m a big liar.
The whole thing still creeps me out. I shouldn’t be calling those lines at work, expect I wasn’t trying to call those lines. I can prove that it was a misdial. I’m far more discreet with my pervertness. It’s just another accident like the time, I accident went to the sex expo instead of the career fair.
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OH, AND I'M NOT PUTTING UP THE NUMBER.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Normally I don't blog about a Clip of the Week, but this really pissed me off. So this week John McCain was suppose to be on Letterman, but cancelled at the last minute, saying that he had to go back to Washington to work on the fiscal crisis. Then we find out that McCain LIED about it. In fact during the taping of the show, they cut to a live feed of McCain, with Katie Couric, in a studio just a few blocks away. In fact McCain didn't fly back to Washington until Thursday.
Then the next day, in an interview with a McCain spokesperson Nicolle Wallace said that the campaign "felt this wasn't a night for comedy." When I heard this, the first worlds out of my mouth were CUNT!!! I was so outraged. There's been all this crap about Obama being an elitist, but look who's acting like an elitist now.
I admit that I'm biased on this because I'm a HUGE fan of David Letterman. I've even had the opportunity to sit in on a taping of his show once. I know certain things about Dave. He'll act dumb on the show, but he's a very smart man. So smart, that he was the ability to manipulate the media with little effort. Remember the Oprah/Letterman bit? There were calls nationally for Oprah to appear on the show, and she eventually caved. Dave is going to shame McCain into showing up and apologizing. Personally I hope Dave doesn't have him on the show until AFTER the election.
Also, the McCain campaign acted like Letterman wasn't able to conduct serious interviews. Meanwhile in the past 2 weeks, Letterman's guests included Barack Obama on September 17th and Bill Clinton of September 22rd. Former President Bill Clinton was on the show 2 days before the McCain snub.
On last thing, if Letterman's show is not to be taken seriously why did McCain announce his candidacy on that show in 2007?
This is really going to bite McCain in the ass. Dave being Dave isn't going to let up. He's going to hammer McCain till the election. Letterman does have a huge audience, and a lot of them are probably still undecided, but after what occurred, you think they'll vote for Obama? One last piece of history, many people that Richard Nixon's appearing on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was key to Nixon willing the 1968 election.
I honestly think that history will show that this move is what will lead to McCain loosing the election. Too bad dumb ass.
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Friday, September 26, 2008
Apparently they are the mascots for a new lottery in Pennsylvania. Whatever they are, they're happy. Wait...they're Mr. Happys EWWWW. RUN LADY BEFORE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS!!! RUN !!! GET TO THE CHOPPER !!!
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
I hope they guys loose, and loose big time. I don’t care who the hell you are. You DO NOT CUT OFF MR HAPPY WITHOUT CONSENT. They claim that they found caner cells while performing the circumcision, so they decided right there and then, to cut the guy’s Wang off, while he was still under. How arrogant can these people be?
I’ve probably blogged about this before but here goes. Despite every accomplishment a man makes. From building a birdhouse to the largest structure in the world, it all comes down to his penis. The CN Tower in Toronto is actually a huge phallic symbol. It originally wasn’t suppose to have the antenna about the observation bulb, and there were suppose to be 2 large bulbs at the base of it, to represent the boys. Also it was the CN Tower, one of Canada’s national railways and they were all into the “Trains going into Tunnels” thing.
The point, I’m making here (no pun intended, maybe), that each man defines themselves by their Mr. Happy. It’s part of our identity, and some doctor shouldn’t just go cutting the damn thing off, without his consent. After all, is a man, a man, if he doesn’t have a Mr. Happy? So from now on, if I ever have to go into surgery, I’m going to tie a note to my Mr. Happy that says, “DO NOT REMOVE, AND I MEAN THE PENIS, or I’LL SUE YOUR ASS OFF”
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Yesterday, I downloaded the first two episodes of the new season of Heroes. I was really excited about watching them, but the quality turned out to be crap. There were a lot of pixelazation issues. (that’s when everything turns onto little boxes), and it looked like crap. I also checked Global’s website (we get Heroes on Global, as well as NBC in Canada), while I could watch it streaming, I couldn’t get a full screen. So I was pissed, and ended up watching the subpar version of the show.
Normally, I’m more interested in the story than how pretty a picture (I know, it doesn’t make sense, if I’m a HD content nut), but the quality was so bad that it was preventing me from enjoying the show. I’ve watched many TV shows through my computer, both downloaded and streaming, but this was friggin awful. I’m sure it would have looked better on an Ipod screen but COME ON. I just need to get the additional shows from somewhere else.
Honestly, I would prefer a legal way to enjoy my shows, but a lot of times, the US networks block the video for me since I’m in Canada, and while CTV is making strides with their streaming video, Global won’t give me a full screen.
I know, that to most people, this seems silly, but as someone who used to work in TV, I take my TV very seriously. I’m tired of all the crap, that I have to do to watch my TV shows legally, so downloading them through Bit Torrent is the only way, but dammit, make those versions good.
Also, for the record, the shows that I like, I usually end up buying the box sets after. I admit there’s some I haven’t purchased YET, like Smallville, but I have bought whole seasons of Battlestar Galatica, Eureka, Firefly, Rescue Me, Jericho, Pink and the Brain, Heroes, Birds of Prey,and a few more. I do have Smallville, That 70’s Show and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a crapload of Star Trek stuff, on my “to buy list”, so while I’m not “buying” the episodes when they come out, I am buying the box sets.
Alright, this whole post when all over the friggin place and I don’t remember what my point was….Oh yeah. NO CRAPPY VIDEO ON THE INTERNET.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Maybe, I'll blog about fart jokes. Just to do something different, but I'm bound to offend someone. Even if I were to do my favorite, "Big Chief, No Fart" joke. You know, I haven't thought of that
I had to go away to do some work related stuff. Imagine that. Seriously, I'm not sure what to blog about. I've been so busy, that I only took half of my lunch. It was around 12:30 when my phone wouldn't stop ringing, so I said, "screw it", and went back to work. While working is a good thing, after all, it's what they pay me to do. The problem is that, my creativity suffers because of it. No time to research and interesting story, no time to get pissed off by something I read on the Internet. No time for anything really.
I think I need a laptop, so I can blog wherever I want to. Get an idea, whip out the laptop and blog away. My PC is 4 years old but it still does what I need it to do (play City of Heroes, and download smut...I mean visit Facebook), so I don't feel a need to get a new PC.
It's now late at night. I should be going to bed, but I feel a need to finish this post. I'm not sure what I'm trying to accomplish here. I know that I'm not going to end this post with something special. All I can think of saying is "If someone asks you to pull their finger, don't do it".
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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Now I that I’ve slacked on the blogging all week, I need to come up with a topic….mmmm, what to write about. This is what I’ve noticed, I usually get more comments when I talk about things that are sex related. Recently when I blogged about the Aussie who was raped by he cougar, I got a fair amount of comments, so I’m thinking that I should blog about sex. I’ve even gotten that advise from a certain person who gets a lot of traffic on her blog, and she’s also enjoying her says as a single woman again.
Here’s the problem, when women talk about sex, men love it, and women tend to laugh about it. Oh sure, there are a few uptight fuddy diddies who seriously need to lighten up. My theory is that, they’ve never had a real orgasm before, so they should blame the men they’re with, but when men talk about sex, men are all. “DO HER”, and women generally get disgusted. That’s why I’m not comfortable talking about my “boob fetish” on my blog. Yes I know, all men have a boob fetish, but I need to keep my eyes from wondering sometimes.
Women can get away with more in my opinion. Grown women sitting on Santa’s lap, stuff like that. Men have to be all tough and act like “they have huge balls”. That’s why they don’t cry. Their balls are too big.
I don’t really like to blog about sex, because people would see me as a sick pervert, which I am, but I don’t want everyone to know about it. I don’t blog about my porn surfing and things like that because…they don’t exist. Did I mention that I’m a big fat liar? Sure I’ll blog about sex related thing, but I would never blog about my actual exploits. Oh, and the fact that I’m a Can’tGetNoSexual has nothing to do with it.
In all honesty, I’m more of a greedy bastard than a horny bastard. I’m more interested in money than sex. I love money, to I can have “stuff” and have the ability to do what I want. Sex could lead you to not having money, and I mean an “accident” during sex will lead to a kid, and you will never have money again. There’s there are the “creative” ones who buy gels, toys, whips, leather, weed whackers. You get the point.
I’m sure I’ll blog about sex related stuff again. After all, there’s a world of cougars out there, and they will strike again soon, on some poor unsuspecting male.
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Monday, September 15, 2008
So Saturday night, I was at a virtual dance party on City of Heroes, when someone asked me if I knew this person, to which I replied yes. I considered this person to be a friend. I answered yes, and he told me the news about my friend. I’m not going to go into details of the privacy thing, but she’s in bad shape, really bad. I don’t even know if she’s alive at this point, and this news is weeks old.
I’ve had many people tell me, that they thought some really things about me. People have formed mostly positive opinions about me (I’m sure there’s someone out there who thinks I’m a jerk). I’m pretty sure she thought positive things about me, because she shared some things with me, including …stuff I’m not going to talk about. I’ve always respected other people’s privacy, and I always treat people the way I would expect to be treated. Maybe, that’s the reason why we got along so well.
I’m not going to go into details over what happened, but I knew that she was seriously ill. I also knew in the back of my mind that what was happening, was possible. I just refused to acknowledge it. I did want to admit to myself that my friend could…I can’t say that word. I just feel that if I say it, then it will be true. I WILL NOT SAY THAT WORD.
I’ve made a lot of online friends over the years, and I’m chatted with them on IM, spoken with them on the phone, and made plans to meet them face to fact (but that hasn’t happened yet). There never were plans to meet face to face with this person for privacy reasons, and again, I respected them. I always thought that perhaps one day, we might meet, but I figured that it would be her choice. I would never pursue the idea, because the last thing I would ever want to do, was hurt her, but now she might be gone.
The worst thing right now is that I don’t know. I don’t know is she’s alive or…(I’m not saying). It’s the fact that I’m don’t know that’s the worse thing. I need to know what happened. It’s the fact that I don’t know that’s the worst.
I would like to thank Jay for her concern for me. I’ve always had nothing but good things to say about her, and she took the time to check on me after my freak out. I just wanted to say thanks.
At this point, there isn’t much else to say, so.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
I'm really freaking out right now, and I'm just typing to find a way to get ...something out. I don't know. I'm really scared right now. This person never did anything wrong, but instead lead a life of suffering, for no reason. Why are evil people in the peak of health and my friend...
I've always wanted to meet her, but that wasn't ever going to happen. She was extremely protective of her privacy and for good reason. This was something that I respected, and I always would honor her wishes, and now...
I honestly don't know what I'm trying to accomplish here. I really don't. I just learned the news less than 10 minutes ago and my thoughts are all over the place. I feel...helpless and I hate that feeling. About a year ago, another online friend went through some hard times, and in this case I did something to help her, but my City of Heroes friend...I feel so helpless. I hate feeling helpless.
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I found this while researching the Hari Puttar post.
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Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This week I’ve started adding new products to the site this week, and I’m going to go back to marketing the thing. It’s so bad that I forgot my username and password to my Yahoo Marketing account. I had to dig through old e-mail to find my username, so I could reset my password.
I think it was a combination of concentrating on finding a new job, and the joy of the new job that I haven’t worked on the website for some time. I spend so much time, working find a new job, and when I found a new job, I was shocked that I was making so much more. So much that I thought that, the old company was a bunch of cheap skates (actually, I thought that already, but I did hit pay dirt with the new company).
Well now, that I’ve been with the company for 3 months, and I’m doing well, I’d still like to be able to do more. I’ve been pondering quitting the second job at Safeway, but, I still like the idea of getting that extra income. The more I thought about it, the more I thought “why the hell am I not promoting the website more”. So I’m back with Space Station Anime.
Something else occurred to me. There are marketing people here and some of the things they do is work on promoting the company website. So now I’m thinking, that why can’t I pick these guys brains for getting tips on promoting my site? So at this point, I’ve back working on the site.
Actually even though the site has been on autopilot for awhile, I’m getting decent traffic, anywhere from 5 to 15 hits a day. Sure I’ve only had a few customers, but there’s no reason why I can’t continue to work on this and more importantly, get more visitors and eventually more customers.
Anyway, I once again have direction. Every once in a while, I tend to get off track. Maybe it’s a ADD thing or perhaps it’s just….oh shiny thing.
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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I’m sorry, but I don’t care if the name Hari Puttar is fairly common in India, someone had to see this coming. Warner Bros has made BILLIONS from the Harry Potter franchise and there’s no way in hell that they were sit by and let this happen. The Hari Puttar movie even takes place in England, so you cannot tell me that this was a complete coincidence. They knew what they were doing.
Now their argument is that the movie doesn’t have wizards and magic in it. In fact the plot is more like Home Alone than Happy Potter,(maybe 20th Century Fox should sue) but really someone with half a brain should have clued in that the title might piss off Warner Bros. These days large entertainment companies have packs of wild lawyers on retainer, and the company head regularly “release the hounds” on anything that potentially endangers their bottom line. Remember this is an industry that sues disables single mothers by claiming that their 6 year old daughters are illegally downloading Gansta Rap.
I’m normally against Hollywood pushing the little guy, but Bollywood isn’t the little guy these days. In fact they’re a major player in the film industry with people like Wil Smith starting to work with them, so I just see it as one file studio suing another, and that happens all the time. It’s happening over the new Watchmen movie coming out early next year. I’ve just never seen something so blatant before. Well there was the Indian Superman. So ok Bollywood, change the name of that movie and please…enough of the banshee like singing and the constant dancing. They already made Grease the move, and a sequel.
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Monday, September 08, 2008
So the woman allegedly stuck a vibrator up the best man…HELLO. What I want to know is why this woman thought this was a good idea? I know that 1 in 10 men are suppose to like that, but with 1 in 10 odds, those same odds were stacked against you lady. Was she having a bad day and had the urge to “give some back”, or perhaps he was talking with a lisp and she misinterpreted it. Maybe he was one of the 1 in 10, but dammit, you don’t do that in public lady. It’s Ned Beatty in Deliverance all over again.
I really feel for the guy. I really do, because when I fly to Chicago next fall, I’m probably going to be in the line where the guy is behind on his body cavity searches and is going to pick me to make his quote. Well actually I’m pretty sure that won’t happen considering the last time I flew to the US. I went through the US customs process in the Canadian airport, so I expect the same thing will happen this time.
Seriously though, how man women out there want to stick a vibrator up a man’s..HELLO? I used to have a kinky girlfriend, but I made it very clear, that I didn’t want that kind of treatment. So perhaps the stripper might have thought to ask…”Would you like it if I were to stick this vibrator in your HELLO”? It is my understanding that the vast majority of women aren’t interested in this kind of action, so why the hell did this woman think that he would? Maybe because she’s a COUGAR!!!
Did I mention that she’s 39? A 39-year-old stripper. I guess if she still wants to do it, and that she has the body, then I’m all for it. Actually this might be his fault after all. He got onstage with a COUGAR and cougars are dangerous. I think I need to commission a study here. Are younger stripper more or less likely to stick a vibrator up a man’s HELLO than a Cougar stripper. I’ll get to work on the grant application.
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Saturday, September 06, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
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Thursday, September 04, 2008
While I’m a third of the planet away, (she lives in the UK) so I haven’t had the opportunity meet Vics, her bloke or the new addition, but I do feel like I’ve known them forever (well not the newborn). Actually I’ve been chatting her her online since before she and the bloke got together, and based what I know about him…she’s in such trouble.
I remember one time when I called (actually I haven’t spoken to her in some time and need to do something about that), he answered. Asked for her, and he politely asked who I was, and I told him, to which he replied, one he realized it was me that “Vics was doing her monthly bath, and it was good thing too because she was ripe”. It was at that point when I realized that she found a real winner. During the conversation, I could also hear him screaming “Baboon” in the background, where he allegedly runs round with his pants half down to reveal how “cheeky” he really is. I’ve since received more evidence of this when I sent them Stampede Bandannas last year, to which Stef drew a picture on my Graffiti app on my Facebook page. The picture was of him and Vics wearing the bandannas. Stef in the picture had the back part of his pants down and had a baboon ass.
I haven’t seen pictures of the baby, yet, but I’m sure the proud father will be taking them, and posting them soon. I look forward to seeing them and I’m praying that child looks like her mother. Though I’m sure that dad and baby will have the same hair for a little while.
Even thought I haven’t meet either of these people, and that we’ve only spoken to each other on the phone a handful of times, I do look forward to meeting them face to face. I’m planning a trip to the UK in 2010, probably in the late summer, or early fall. Sure I’d like to go sooner, but I do have a prior commitment next August in Chicago. The probably means that I’m be around when Isabelle hits the “terrible twos”. I’ll probably stay in a hotel across town.
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
As predicted, no one was impressed with the giant nose shampoo gel dispenser. Also, as predicted, people weren’t impressed with the shower breast, but I’ve found something that will make everyone happy. I bring to you the Teddy Bear cell phone. Well I didn’t actually invent it, but you get my meaning.
When I saw this, I thought, Ok people are going to walk around with teddy bears next to their ears. Is this a good thing? Are young women going to walk around carrying teddy bears? Will the bear scream when you inset the SIM card? I admit it’s cute, and in Asia, cute is a big thing, but I would this take off over here in North America? Sure there’s the Hello Kitty crowd but really?
I know that a lot of “cute” stuff comes out of Japan. They live for it. Women are encouraged to talk with a high-pitched voice, because it’s considered “cute”, but dammit, this cute thing will go too far eventually. Let’s look at Pokemon. Pikachu is cute. Even the way he only says his name is cute. Everything about the critter is cute.
I’ve read that the “phone” will sell for $500. $500 for a teddy bear cell phone? Not so cute anymore. Also it has 4 speed dial options depending on which paw you squeeze. Also, you answer and hang up by pressing the tail. I don’t know about you, but if I feel pressure round my “tail” area. Someone is going to their asses kicked. I’m just waiting for the headline about the bear mauling someone.
I’m not a fan of this thing, but I am looking forward to seeing people using it. I just hope they don’t walk around while talking, because it going to obstruct someone’s vision, and they could get hit by a car.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Ok let’s just be honest, throw the respected out the window and be done with it. I’ve just found the coolest/most disgusting thing ever. It’s a giant nose that dispenses shower gel. Seriously you poke the nose and green (yuck) gel comes out of the nostril. I know it’s absolutely disgusting, but I WANT THIS.
Actually, I’d like to have it at work and have it dispense Purell hand sanitizer instead. Ok it would be clear, but it still would look yucky. It would freak everyone out, and I would love it. In fact, whenever a female coworker comes in to ask me for something, I would be “hold on, I need to clean my hands first” and take the nose and rub the goop all over my hands. I guess I’m still 9 years old mentally.
Well maybe a little older because I would put the Shower Breasts in my shower. So I guess, I’m a perverted 9 year old, mentally.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I need help. I’m scared that I’m loosing my blogging edge. More often than not, I find myself sitting at my keyboard, trying to figure out what to write about. I used to gain quick inspiration, but lately, as after I pick a topic, within a paragraph, I decide that it sucks and stop writing. I’m not sure if I’m if being too picky or if something is missing.
I started to write about my new 500Gb hard drive, and how much smut I could store on it, but let’s be honest. Do you really give a rats ass about a new hard drive, or how much smut I store on it? If that would have been someone else’s blog, I wouldn’t have cared, and I wouldn’t expect the few readers here to care about my hard drive.
I honestly, believe that I need a vacation, but can’t afford to take one for at least a year. I’ve started putting money away for it. So far I have $120 put away. Not bad, considering that I’m not planning of any trips until August next year.
I keep checking how many Air Miles I have. Currently, I have 2400, which is just enough to fly back to Ontario (round trip), for whatever family issue that arises. I have a feeling that I’ll be hearing about a wedding soon. My brother and his girlfriend are “getting there”, so I expect to have to make a trip soon. I’ll just have to tell them as soon as I hear the announcement, that if they schedule the wedding between August 5 and 12, 2009, I won’t be able to make it. I’m sorry, but I REALLY looking forward to the Chicago, and I already have it planned. Hopefully, I won’t have to use those Air miles, though and I can save some of them for a car rental when I’m in Chicago.
I’m not sure if I’ve officially mentioned it on the blog, but I’m heading to Chicago in 09 for a Comic-Con, but also, to meet a lot of my virtual City of Heroes friends. I’ve spent hours chatting with these people, and I’m finally going to get the chance to meet them face to face. In fact, I have some of us are planning on staying in the same hotel, so we can cause some real trouble. There are a few hotels across the street from the convention centre, which is located near the O’Hare, airport, so I think it would be idea to stay there. However I do plan to stay a few extra days, rent a car and explore Chicago. I’ve never been to Chicago, and to be honest, that city isn’t on my list of “I gotta check this place out”, but If I’m there, then why not?
There’s a sales manager who’s territory includes Europe and the Middle East. One of her cubicle walls is covered with postcards from all over the world. Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I’ve told her that I love that wall, and I think she’s proud of it as well. She now has to start a second wall, and she’s going to be in Saudi Arabia next week, so more post cards for her.
So I think my blogging block might be because I really need a vacation. I never go anyway. I’m planning on renting a car in November for a day and visit a few people at the old job, just a few, because I don’t want to see most of them. Hopefully, that day will make me feel a little better, but that’s still a few months from now.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Again, I didn’t have a reason to blog about this channel, because…I can find smut anywhere, but I recently came across an editorial by our local bishop “Buck Henry” (he’s not important enough for me to remember his real name), and went of about blaaa blaaa blaaa, our decaying moral fabric and stuff like that. This guy is a few beers short of a “24”. I really can’t stand this guy, and he makes me embarrassed to be Catholic. Oh, this guy has had complaints made against him to the Alberta Human Right Association for some of his published anti gay hate mongering.
I did realize one thing though. This channel will be a boom for the Canadian Porn Industry. Broadcasters, Cable and Pay TV channels in Canada are required to carry a certain about of “Canadian Content”. Canadian TV show, Canadian movies, whatever. There’s a complex formula they use. Anyway since this new channel requires Canadian Content…We’re going to see a lot more Canadian Smut out there.
Actually this is a good thing. For the longest time, we Canadian have been swamped with U.S. smut. I think it’s about time we Canadians stood up and yelled “YES WE’RE PERVERTED TOO”. It’s time for us to enjoy our own home grown smut. The U.S. smut industry has dominated for too long. It’s about time that Canadians were heard screaming “OHHH YESSS”, instead of our neighbors to the south.
Alright I went there. I was trying to keep it dignified, but I obviously failed, but you have to admit it, it was funny. So I hope that despite the protests of “Buck Henry” and his friends. I hope that the porn channel is “up and running” soon. Oh, and for the record, it’s not called “The Beaver Channel”.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I understand what this person was thinking…sort of. Both devices vibrate in order to accomplish their purpose. The shaver vibrates the blades in order the give a person a close shave. The vibrator vibrates to give the user a ….you know. WHO THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA?
All right, perhaps a “lady” needs to “trim the bushes”, and after decides that she needs to relieve a little stress. I can see someone (a guy), thinking that this could be a good idea, but men and women don’t think the same. Women don’t feel the need to hump someone’s leg. Men on the other hand…. well there was the guy with the park bench.
Right now there’s a guy who thinking of buying this for his “significant other”, and after she gives it to her, she’s going to kick his ass.
What really concerns me is what happens if someone forgets to put on the cover? That could lead to a life altering injury. This could be how nuns are made. There are countries where nasty stuff like that happen, and people are trying to put a stop to it, and now someone wants to bring those types of injuries here? This is really dumb.
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Friday, August 22, 2008
First I started to blog about a news article, where a man was banned from his girlfriend’s home because of the loud sex noises, but that turned into something lame. My heart wasn’t into it.
Then I started blogging about how I went to lunch with some of the staff and they actually were ordering alcoholic beverages. This would be grounds for dismissal at my old job, but here’s it’s allowed as long as your bellow the legal limit. Honestly, this surprises me, but I didn’t want to turn this into another “my new job is so much better than my old job” post. So I don’t know what to blog about.
I did consider blogging about the Bronze Fonz statue, but really, do I want to waste your and my time with this crap?
Honestly, all I can think about is buy a new grill after work. I know what, and were I’m going to buy the damn thing. I think that it’s really sad that all I can think about is the stupid grill. My mom has been complaining about my old George Foreman grill, because it’s stained (the damn thing was white), and she keeps pushing me to get a new one. Well I’m finally caving and getting a new one. My mom would be so proud.
I’ve noticed something about the new look for the blog. In my archive it not only shows how many post I’ve made per year, but per month as well. I remember promising myself to blog almost every day, and then just this past June, I only posted 6 times for the whole month. I’m hoping that the fall will reinspire me.
So this is now officially a Yadda Yadda post. I haven’t done one in a while, so I guess I was overdue.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
I'm still a little sad that I've lost my comments again. This seems to happen when I do a major renovation, however I know how I can look them up again, for the "Best of Comments" post which will return next January.
I seem to have the ability to add "Gadgets" now to the website. It's something that Blooger set up when they (blaaa blaaa tech talk). The problem is that most of them are CRAP. I had to give up some things as well. The Weather Network weather thingy is gone, and now it has been replaced with one from Environment Canada. Honestly, I hate the damn thing, and will probably switch it was a "Gadget" made by a U.S. company.
I'm still iffy about the picture on the top of the blog. I thought that Northern Lights and the Canadian Wilderness would look good with the Blog name, but I'm starting to think that it might be too Cliché. Maybe I should have used a picture of a bunch of drunken people in front of a TV, watching the hockey game, or a drunk guy peeing behind a dumpster at 3:00am (Oh Canada),oh and I've done it, myself so I know it's Canadian, but that's a story for another time. Actually I might have an ideal. I'll work on it when I have time. Like the last time, I made a major change to my blog, expect some tweaks over the next couple of weeks, until I'm happy.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I do have one issue. I can't add the comment service that I was using so it looks like that I'm going to have to go back to Blogger's comment system. Dammit. I had such nice comments.
So don't mind the clutter, and feel free to grab a donut, while I finish cleaning up here.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
As a male, I understand the “urges” that we get. When you’re younger, these urges are stronger and stranger. I’ve remember having some of these nasty urges but I never (1), actually acted on any of these urges, (2) tried to have sex with a park bench. However I cannot say the same for this guy. Now I know there are some really strange people out there (and I’m not exactly normal myself), but it takes a special person to want to have sex with a park bench; a metal park bench.
So it appears that this guy was enjoying himself, so much so, that he became even more aroused. So aroused, that he became stuck inside one of the holes that he was using to please himself. I’m not sure how long he tried to solve himself, but eventually he did call the police for help. Oh did I mention that this was happening in a pubic park?
So the police show up, as well as EMS, and after many attempts to remove him from the bench, they have to take the bench apart, and bring him, and the bench to the hospital. There they managed to remove him from the bench. Also the doctors said that if he had waited longer, he probably would have lost his “buddy”.
Now, how hard up does a guy have to be in order the want to have sex with a bench? I’ve heard of different types of sexual preferences, but I’ve never met a parkbenchsexual. Now I can see a few benefits of being a parkbenchsexual. The dating pool is fairly open, and there’s no long term commitment if you want to “get it on”. Heck, you don’t even have to buy the bench dinner. Just drop your pants, and away you go. The problem is that he needs to settle one with one park bench, so that they’re comfortable with each other. That way there’s less likely to be an incident like that.
This also reminds me of s skit from The Onion Movie, where a guy gets his penis stuck in a mail slot. This then turns into a commercial where we have a guy saying “Have you ever gotten your penis stuck in a mailbox”, and they go on to talk about their service. They specialize in getting men’s penis’s stuck, and been doing it for many years.
Personally, I plan to “keep it in my pants”, no matter how hot that Ikea furniture looks.
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Friday, August 15, 2008
I was originally inspired by Jay’s latest post about how she happy, and that it really doesn’t take much to be happy, and I decided to make that claim for all women, then I remembered the gold digger that my dad’s first wife was. Then I was going to make the claim that all men gain happiness from outside, but that’s not necessary true as well. There are men who also have happiness from inner piece.
I’ve always believe that each individual is different and they all choose their own path, and that path has nothing to do with gender, race, personal or religious beliefs, but I was about to spill some bullshit about how women always think this way and men always think that way, but that’s not true. People think as they do because they are individuals, and if they are happy or not, is ultimately based on their choices. I’m happy now because I’ve left my former employer.
I’m just glad that I stopped myself before I wrote a blog post that was total horse shit.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
My first response to this was “who’s going to fall for this?”, obviously the manager of the video store didn’t. Secondly, I thought, hasn’t this guy ever heard of the Internet? I download all my porno movies of the Internet, I mean, if I ever had the desire to watch smut. I would use the Internet to download a wide variety of smutty goodness (ok bad choice of words). Then finally, if this guy were to use his brain on a real money making idea instead of trying to scam a few porno DVD’s from some Adult story, he’d be a millionaire by now.
The thing I really like is that this guy tried this 3 times, and every time, he was told to leave. The third time was when the storeowner called the police. You’d think the guy would quit trying this stunt after the first or second try, but he kept trying, over and over, in order to get his hands on free smut. Perhaps this trick was actually working at other stores. Again, why didn’t he just try the Internet? If he was smart enough to come up with this scheme, to satisfy his perverted mind, then he should have been willing to take the time to learn how to use a computer, learn how to use the Internet, and find all the smut he needs.
What a Jackass.
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Monday, August 11, 2008
So the next 2 weeks, I went to the postal depot by my old apartment, hoping that they had ended up there, and I was beginning to worry. I had also been by my old building and it wasn’t being kept up. The place has gone to hell. I knocked on my old door a few times, but there wasn’t an answer, so I felt more despair that my $50 purchase was never going to be in my hands.
I considered calling my credit card company, but I wasn’t ready to write the DVD’s off yet. Also, this was my fault. Sure one of the sellers was an asshole about it, but the second was being very helpful, and even offered to cancel my order and send me a new one, but I didn’t want to stick that guy with lost product. It wasn’t fair to him so I kept trying. I tended to visit the postal depot more than my old place because I thought that the letter carrier would just forward them there, but that didn’t happen.
So last Thursday, I went to my old place and I looked into my mailbox and say that something was inside. I was excited and angry at the same time. At least one of my DVD’s was in my mailbox, and I couldn’t get to them. I knocked at my old door again, and again, there was no answered. Feeling defeated, I went home.
All day Friday, all I could think about was my old mailbox. I spent part of my workday looking at websites on how to pick a lock. All I needed were paperclips, according to the website, and I had lots of them. I was at work after all, in an office setting, so I took some and bent them as instructed. I watch the Youtube video over and over again, and saw how “easy” it was. I thought to myself, I was ready.
After work I went to my old place and looked inside the mailbox. The package was still there. Perhaps, the person who lived in my old place was on vacation. Perhaps it was vacant. I wouldn’t be surprised, because the place had turned into a real dump. The current landlord wasn’t taking good care of the place, and the For Sale sign in front to the building also told a story or two. The guys who took my home away probably got screwed themselves. Too bad for them, I thought, not meaning it, considering that I almost had to sue the guy to get my damage deposit back.
So I started to “try” to pick the lock and I realized that a), I’m no locksmith, and b) sometimes Youtube sucks. I felt defeated. My DVD’s were in the mailbox and I couldn’t get them. Then I started to examine the other boxes and thought that I would have to come back later that night with some tools to break the lock. They were my DVD’s and I wanted them, I thought. I didn’t know who the landlord was (the old ones had moved out, I tried to get a hold of them the first day), so they couldn’t help me. I then looked at the locks themselves and the doors and I saw that a couple of them had been forced open. So I slowly pulled on the door from the top of the mailbox, and the corner came out, I slipped a couple of fingers inside and pulled. Dammit, a 12 year old could have forced the thing open. I could have opened it yesterday, if I had decided to be a criminal then. With the mailbox opened, I noticed 2 letter and 2 small packages. The letters were Enmax (electricity) bills in someone’s name, and the two packages were both addressed to me. I grabbed them and put them in my bag and got the hell out of there.
Only at the end of the street, did I stop and look over the packages. They were addressed to me, and I quickly opened them. The second season of Jericho and Birds of Prey: The complete series were now mine. I only had to break into a stupid mailbox to do it. Though I’m sure that my life of crime is over.
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Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
The whole country was shocked when Tim was killed in such a gruesome manor, simply because he was sitting beside someone on a bus. It was a horrible way to die, and it was senseless. Now some people who twist God’s word into their own sick meaning are going to be at the funeral and causing problems. These people have no shame. They have no morals. They have no compassion. They should not be allowed into Canada; a country that believes in human rights for all. I don’t want their filth in my country.
The pastor of this church should be put away. I was looking at his Wikipedia entry, and I’m sure that he and Adolf Hitler would have been best friends. He’s a total nut and should be put in a padded cell. Now I’m not a religious person, in fact I’m a pretty bad Catholic, but I do remember being taught that God loves us all, so much that he sent is only son to earth to die for our sins. My God is a kind and loving God, and somehow I doubt that he would approve the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church. Personally I think he’s having the members of his church do this in order to get attention. He’s doing it, to serve his own purpose, and to stroke his own ego.
I’ve recently read that other people have started to block these protesters from getting close to the funerals. While I doubt that the Patriot Guard Riders will be present, I hope that other people in Winnipeg will do something to prevent this “hate group”, from disrupting the funeral.
I’m glad that this isn’t happening in my city, because I can see myself smack a few of these people around with one of their signs. Groups like them don’t deserve the privilege of being allowed in Canada. I hope all the protesters get hit by a bus, so they can end up in Hell that much sooner.
Canadian Border guard have been ordered to not let these wackos into Canada. I'm glad to hear that our government will not allow this kind of trash across our borders.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2008
I'm using my LCD TV as a PC monitor as well, and so I'm playing City of Heroes on it. I think it's a damn impressive monitor.
I bought a Bluray disc to show off how good my set can look. It was an IMAX documentary about the earth, and a lot of the filming was done on the Space Shuttle. I think it looks great.
The last is from a PBS HD channel that I'm managing to get (don't ask). I took the picture early this morning, so they were airing a kids show. I'm always amazed how much better the TV programs look in HD.
So that's my baby. I don't have cable, but right now I'm reconsidering getting it, or IPTV through the phone company. Both have positives and negatives. The Cable company has a HDPVR, but they would charge me a lot of money (probably $100+) and I really hate the cable company. The phone company has more flexible packages, and I'd have to change ISP's but since I don't have (or want) a landline phone, they would charge me a $25/month access fee. SCREW THAT. I'll probably have to wait until my current cell contract to end and change carriers, because the phone company would waive the fee, (and to be honest, I'm pissed at the cellphone company as well).
So for now, I'll probably have to resort to downloading HD content through my PC and my PS3. I'm hoping that things will change after analog TV ends in the U.S. I want everything in HD now.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2008
So today, I’m surfing online and I discover one video game that’s coming out that just made me say, “Oh man, who thought this was a good idea?”. The game is called…(wait for it)… Bikini Samurai Squad. I shit you not. Someone thought that this was a good idea. Women in bikinis, wielding swords, fighting “the forces of evil”. It’s shit like this that makes me embarrassed to be a gamer. Now I know that a lot of gamers are teenage males, who don’t leave their room, or have girlfriends, but really. Does a game company need to go this far? I’m sure these males can find Internet porn a lot quicker.
Personally, I like to meet the marketing people who wrote the copy for the ad for this game. I really like how they used the word “thrusting”, “desperate”, and “exposed”. I can just picture the teenage super geeks giggling so loud that their retainers fall out of their mouths. Now there have been several of these “baser instinct” titles released in the past and they always end up not selling. Gamers want good game play, not cheap shots at pixelized booty.
I remember playing video games in the past that have pushed the “sexy” aspect in the past, but they did have good game play. The Dead or Alive series is a very popular fighter, that is known for it’s game play as well the “quality” of the female characters. So much so, that they released 2 game on the females just interacting with each other (not that way), called Dead of Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball. The games are fairly popular with the Xbox owners (I own a PS3 and the game hasn’t come out for that system),
I remember a game on the original PlayStation called Fear Effect. There were two games actually, and the second game had a love interest for the main character in the game, who was female. The other character was also female so there was a lesbian relationship, but you never say anything. Once again, I’m sure there were the super geeks giggling, but I really liked the game for it’s story, and the environment. It was a Blade Runner / Shadowrun universe. I remember getting into a conversation with a gamergirl friend of mine, and while she did do the “eye roll” thing when I mentioned the game. I did manage to get her on my side as to why I liked it, and thus managed to not loose respect by having her thinking that I was one of those desperate nerd types.
Of course, if I’m going to blog about games with sexy females, I have to mention Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series. Now everyone knows what Lara looks like and she is “top heavy”. What people don’t know is that the character was actually designed by a 17 year old, so I’m sure that his hormones had a role in her creation. The thing is, that most of the games are very well done (there was a really bad one, so bad that the dev team had the game taken away from them), and people bought them because the games were that good, not because Lara was “extremely blessed”
What I’m saying is that sex is not going to sell a videogame. Sure it will sell just about anything else, but if you just slap boobs and ass on a game and not design good game play, then you’re going to go broke. Many companies have learned this lesson the hard way. Needless to day, I plan to stay away from Bikini Samurai Squad.
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Friday, August 01, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
There’s a trial going on in San Francisco right now. The issue is that the SysAdmin (Head Computer guy) had locked other users out of administrating a new network that the city has invested millions of dollars to set up. His story is that he didn’t want to give others access because they would “screw it up”. Now I admit, that this guy is a bit of a screwball, and might need a “little vacation”. Now’s here’s the part that gets me. As part of the city’s lawyer’s strategy to convict this guy, they submitted as evidence (and now public knowledge) 150 usernames and PASSWORDS of city network admins. THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!! At this point, wouldn’t give out my password to management either because of incompetent things like this. I MEAN REALLY!!!
For quite sometime, I’ve always believed that what is legal and what is right are two different things. The RIAA and how they’ve been extorting people who download music is a perfect example; big money lawyers shaking down people for thousands of dollars. I’m just glad that people are now fighting back, and winning against the RIAA.
Here’s my theory. These people spend years and years studying old books about laws that were written 40 to 50 years ago. They fill their heads with so much crap that common sense gets pushed out of their head. (on the other hand the greed and selling their souls to the devil theory is just as good). It’s either that or they can’t see what is going on around them because of their bullshit coloured glasses.
Oh and I want to state that this is my opinion, and I have a right to my opinion, so don’t sue me you soulless lawyers.
I really do not have any respect for lawyers because of their inability to comprehend reality today from laws written 40+ years ago, and as long as they continue to wear the bullshit coloured glasses, I will continue to think this way.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Last night after I tested everything, I log onto City of Heroes and started to brag to my friend there. Needless to say, they are jealous. One friend of mine is planning to do the same thing with a HD set but he hasn’t bought it yet. I’m not sure when he’s going to buy the set, but for now, I’m the only one in the group with this set.
I’m not going to go into the minor issues that I had when I finished setting everything up, because, to be honest, who cares, but the end result is great. I don’t officially have Cable TV right now, but I do have Cable Internet, so I can get a few channels that leak through the cable line. So I connected the cable and the TV did it’s search and now I have a couple of HD Channels. I have PBS HD. Normally I don’t watch PBS, but I can see myself watching that channel more and more, because it’s in HD.
I haven’t taken pictures of the thing yet; because we were still bonding, but rest assured that there will be pictures posted soon.
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