Friday, February 27, 2009
I’m hoping to see a parade, so I can grab a microphone and start singing Twist and Shout like Ferris Beuller did.
I’m going to be weary of anyone who looks like Carrie Fisher, because I know she’ll have a rocket launcher, and explosives on her. I saw that on the Blues Brothers. As well, I’ll have to watch out for the Illinois Nazis, and the 20 car pileups of Chicago Police Cruisers.
I also know that if I see a one armed man, go the other way.
I’m actually hoping to meet Oprah, because I figure there’s a good chance that she’ll give me a car.
I might the Chicago Superfan guys, and see one of them have another heart attack.
I keep thinking about that trip, and I can’t wait. Time keeps dragging, but at least I have the Calgary Con to keep me happy. They just announced Sean Astin will be there. For non geeks, he played Sam in the Lord of the Ring movies, as well as Mikey, in The Goonies.
I’m really looking forward to the Calgary Con, as much as the Chicago trip. I feel like the local convention is the half way point between now and Chicago, and from what I’ve seen. Chicago won’t have much more than Calgary. They even announced the Soup Nazi guy from Seinfeld will be there.
I could go on, about how cool it will be to go to the Ando from Heroes panel, and how I love the costume contests, but I would just bore you all. That is the weekend I release my Geekness.
It’s 4:30pm on a Friday afternoon and a lot of people have left for a weekend skiing, through the company. My old company would never do this, and I noticed that even the former CFO is joining them. This is a great place to work, and they do a lot of stuff like that, but I’m still to poor to join. Let me rephrase that, I’m too focused on getting out of debt to join. I don’t even go out for the weekly wings and beer night at a nearby pub. I just keep focusing on the debt.
One good thing has happened lately. I got a raise from the second job at Safeway, and it’s a rather substantial one at that. I’m getting an extra $100 a month now. That’s pretty good considering that I only work 12 hours a week at the second job.
I keep seeing May as when things will change moneywise. I’ll have 1 debt paid off, and I’ll start doing the Wednesday Wings thing. Someone has even marked it on their calendar, so they won’t forget. I’m actually looking forward to it.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Here’s the problem. My life has come too mundane. It’s the same crap over and over again, and to be honest. I don’t want to blog about the same old crap. I need to blog about some new crap.
As a few of you might have guessing, I’m winging this post…because I can’t think of anything to do, except blog about someone’s cleavage, but I don’t feel like doing that right now.
I’ve started reading a book recommended from a friend of mine from City of Heroes. It’s called Artemis Fowl. I’ve noticed that it’s from the young adults second, but isn’t Harry Potter as well, and everyone reads those book. I’ve only gotten past the first chapter so fat, so it’s far too early to give it a rating, but from what I’ve gotten so far. It’s a child detective, in a modern world, but there’s magic as well, so in a way, it’s similar to Harry. I’ll give a more complete review when I’m done the first book. The book was recommended by Syd, a friend from City of Heroes, and she loves the series so I’m going to give it a shot.
I really haven’t been reading lately. I’ve been listening to podcasts, and playing videogames, but I think it’s time to get back to actually reading a book. I’m used to be so bad that I would listen to audio books, and before that I was reading PDF’s of books on my Palm (the device, not my actual palm). For an IT person, it’s strange that I’ve gotten so “analog” all of a sudden. I blame the public library.
Last year, I got a library card and started borrowing Manga. Actually I got the library card because I needed some tech manuals on our Exchange Server (that’s email for no techies), so I got the card, got the books, then started reading Manga, borrowing DVD’s and CD’s, and now I have a real piece of fiction sitting on my workstation.
After getting all my information from the Internet, it’s strange that I’m going to a building and getting stuff. I even use the library’s webpage to put holds on the books that I want. Who would have though that was possible. Though the library isn’t perfect. I can’t find cleavage there. For that I still need the Internet.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
For the record, I have never smoked pot. Not once, and I can prove it. I don’t have testicular cancer. There’s a study out that shows men who smoke heavy amounts of marijuana are more likely to get “ball” cancer. Personally think this is great news. Think about it, stoners who smoke a lot of pot, get ball cancer, and don’t reproduce. This could save the gene pool, but probably not.
Odds are, the guys who would catch this would be smart people who smoked once or twice in University. Why are Motley Crue still walking around? What about Cheech and Chong? Do they secretly have no balls? I’m sure Tommy Lee does, because I saw that video with Pam (Like you’re not curious).
Personally, I think this is a ploy to get guys to stop smoking pot. For decades, there have been anti drug initiates and none of them have really worked, so some people in a boardroom started to brainstorming and someone came up with, “If you smoke pot, your balls will fall off”. Now I think this is brilliant, except for some small factor. These guys are already stupid. I remember getting into a conversation (ok it was an argument), with my sister when I discovered she was smoking. I remember saying, how bad it was, and her response was, “they just say that”. To which I replied “Why do you think they put the warning on the package? For marketing reasons?” Needless to say, my sister still smokes.
I really don’t think this study is going to have much effect on pot smokers. I’ve heard pot smokers come up with fact after fact about how pot is safe, and about pot in general. My favorite is “if you legalized marijuana, the crime rate would drop X percent”. Well guess what Einstein, if you legalized rape, the crime rate would also drop. Personally, I don’t think legalizing rape is a good idea. As for legalizing Pot…I don’t give a crap anymore either way. I don’t do it, and never will.
I just wonder about one thing about getting “ball cancer” from pot smoking. I thought you were supposed to smoke it through your mouth?
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Friday, February 06, 2009
Today, after confirming everything was booked for Chicago, I starting browsing for hotels for London, for my 2010 trip. I'm not sure where exactly where I should stay, because I don't know where Vics, and her bloke live, and I'd like to stay in a hotel close to them, so I can meet them. I've known Vicky for many years and I look forward to meeting her, the bloke, and the new addition to the family. I haven't even taken the current vacation, and I'm thinking of the next.
Well back to the current year's vacation, we're already talking about going to see the GI Joe movie, the is suppose to come out that weekend. I'm also looking forward to checking out downtown and the Skydeck of the Sears Tower, and Medieval Times is definitely part of the plan. I'm really looking forward to exploring the city, maybe see a baseball game, and of course enjoying the Comic Con.
I've been checking out the website of the local Comic Expo in Calgary,(it's in April, and I'm going. I'll blog about it after) and they've been getting some really cool guests, and if a small Comic Con in Calgary, has a lot of cool guests including "Ando" from Heroes, then the convention in Chicago will be amazing.
I'd admit, that a Comic Book Convention is a bit of a geeky vacation, but SO FRIGGIN WHAT!!!. I'f you've never been to a Comic Con you're loosing out, and I don't just mean the hot women in Cosplay outfits. (drool).
I just see the whole thing as whole new experience. I haven't had a real vacation for a long time, so I'm way overdue. I'm also looking forward to buying a lot of crap that my dad would say "why are you wasting your money". All this and more in 181 days. Not that I'm counting the days, hours, minutes or seconds. Well I spent my trip fund on booking the flight and hotel room, so I have 6 months to save up for buying junk, but still...these next 6 months are going to drag!!! I guess I can kill time by agonzing what hotel to stay at in London.
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