Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The last 28 minutes of work

I’m bored right now. I’m sitting in my office at work wonder what to do. It’s about 27 minutes till quitting time and I have no interest in starting something new..

Ok now it’s 26 minutes and I’m looking at that stupid paperclip that is suppose to give advice with Microsoft office, but in fact it’s just a pain in the ass.

Well it’s 25 minutes until quitting time. Someone walked into the office and is working at the other desk. The beauty thing is that it appears that I’m working by typing this so no one is going to mess with me right now. HA HA HA

Alright now its 24 minutes and things are BORING. I’ve adjusted my monitor, just slightly, just in case some comes by and tries to look at my screen. Well if they do, then they will get a good smack from me as I look again at the clock and see that now I have 22 minutes to go.

Now at the 21 minute mark, I look at a RF scanner gun that needs some new screws. The handle and trigger came off and needs to be fixed. The good news is that I can do it in house without having to send the gun away. Have to get the maintenance guy to pick up some screws and that’s it.

Well I have 18 minutes to go. Yes, less than 20 minutes now. I was talking with a Lead Hand and she doesn’t know that I’m typing but that’s OK, she’s annoyed at someone else. I won’t mention this person’s name because she’s scared the detective’s from CSI will talk to her after I die in an unusual way.

14 minutes now and I’m think WOOT. Less than 15 to go. I’m thinking that I will probably post this at 3 minutes to, just so that I’m not messing around. Did I mention that I was still on an hourly wage? Maybe in the near future, they will putt me on Salary.

At 10 minutes the female lead hand was nice enough to say that I smell like Poo. She’s such a charmer. Oh and then she asked me for help with Excel. To make matters worse. I did help her.

Here we are at 8 minutes and counting. I had to help her again. Someone’s phone just rang and it wasn’t mine. THANK GOD IT WASN’T MINE.

Back from the washroom and my bladder thanks me for it. I have about 4 minutes to go. I put on my coat and shoes but I’m not exactly thrilled with the idea of walking out in the cold weather right now. I might wait a few extra minutes inside before heading out. I personally think that Calgary Transit is trying to get me to freeze my ass off.

Last 2 minutes and I check my e-mail one last time. Someone might have sent something to me at the last minute. Mmmmm the new hot girl just walked by. HEH HEH. I never drool in public.

Ok that’s it. QUITING TIME. Time to post this puppy and go home.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Christmas Story

'Twas the night before Christmas--Old Santa was pissed.
He cussed out the elves and threw down his list.
Miserable little brats, ungrateful little jerks.
I have a good mind to scrap the whole works!

I've busted my ass for damn near a year,
Instead of "Thanks Santa"--what do I hear?
The old lady bitches cause I work late at night.
The elves want more money--The reindeer all fight.

Rudolph got drunk and goosed all the maids.
Donner is pregnant and Vixen has AIDS.
And just when I thought that things would get better
Those assholes from the IRS sent me a letter,
They say I owe taxes--if that ain't damn funny
Who the hell ever sent Santa Claus any money?

And the kids these days--they all are the pits
They want the impossible--Those mean little shits
I spent a whole year making wagons and sleds
Assembling dolls...Their arms, legs and heads
I made a ton of yo yo's--No request for them,
They want computers and robots...they think - I'm IBM!

Flying through the air...dodging the trees
Falling down chimneys and skinning my knees
I'm quitting this job there's just no enjoyment
I'll sit on my fat ass and draw unemployment.

There's no Christmas this year now you know the reason,
I found me a blonde. I'm going SOUTH for the season

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Monday, November 28, 2005

I need a vacation

Blaa. I feel so tired and worn out. I’ve been working on different projects this past little while, though I still have some more stuff on my plate. I have this and that to do today. Not to mention a conference call at 11:00am today.

I guess I’m starting to feel a little worn out. I need a vacation and I’m all out of vacation days. True I’ll have a 4 day Christmas weekend coming up in 4 weeks, but that’s in 4 weeks. I want a break now.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not tired of my new job. I like the IT job very much but it’s still a job. I still have to drag my lazy ass out of bed at 6:15am to be up and ready for work at 8:00am. Remember when people started work at 9:00am. I guess I shouldn’t complain much since other people around here start at 6 or 7. It seems to me that my time is no longer my own.

I never did a podcast this weekend and unless I hear cries of outrage, I’m planning to skip this week’s show. It’s not that I don’t want to do it; it’s just that I feel so tired lately.

It’s early in the morning and things are still relatively quiet so I have time to write this but I defiantly need a vacation. I would like to escape the impending cold. While it’s not nearly as bad as say the amount of snow that hit Jay’s part of the country. I still would like to get away so some tropical island where lovely women in bikini’s would serve me drinks with those umbrella’s on the beach.

Are my feelings because I feel overwhelmed with life or am I just lazy assed? I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I've never seen anything like this before

Today I saw something that I hope I never see again. I saw sadness, pain and sorrow of such magnitude that I think I’m going to remember this for the rest of my life. I have never seen such a display of raw emotion before and I pray that I never see it again.

This is what happened. I’m at work, setting down to write some e-mails about work related items when I start to hear sobbing. I stop for a moment, at first thought that it might be laughing and I listen for a moment but then I come to the conclusion that it is definitely sobbing. I get up and walk out of my office to investigate and I see some other people around also trying to find the source of the sobbing. Soon after I find out that it’s coming from the locker room. I see one woman holding onto another, crying and it seems to be getting more intense by the moment. I look at a co-worker and he tells me that the person’s sister had died and she just found out. I pause to consider giving my condolences but I decide that she’s not going to hear me away so I make my way back to my office.

When I get back, I notice that it seems to be getting worse and worse. She’s really taking it hard. I look back and she’s collapsed on the floor crying. This has gone beyond normality in my opinion. This isn’t something that I normally see here. This is starting to look like something I see on CNN, when they cover some disaster that has occurred in India. Bottom line, while I do feel for her, at the same time, I’m getting creeped out.

One thing that I’ve considered now that I think about it is the level of the family bond from that part of the world. Over here we tend to get annoyed by family and even shun some of them but perhaps over their, they understand the importance of family. It reminds me of how I cried more over the death of my dog as opposed to my grandmother. Maybe I’m the one with whacked out priorities?

Either way, I do feel bad for this person who lost her sister today. While I choose not to reveal names, I do hope that her sister is now in God’s loving arms.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Turkey Day was LAST MONTH !!!

I find it so weird that they celebrate Thanksgiving a whole month later in the U.S. What I want to know is why this occurs? Was there a huge fight one day between some people on the border? Did someone say “Let’s move our Thanksgiving just to piss those people across the border off?”

What was really annoying was the Thanksgiving cartoons in November. WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THIS? As a kid, I found cartoons to be a very serious matter and that last thing I wanted to deal with was why ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ was a month late. There’s nothing more annoying than cartoons out of season, I thought.

One thing that really pissed me off was that the Canadian Thanksgiving didn’t have a huge parade like the Macy’s parade. Instead I sat someone while my parents and their guests watched some football game. For a kid who loved cartoons, football on TV was a living hell. It’s pissed me off that it took over 3 hours to play 60 minutes of football. That was valuable cartoon time being wasted.

I’m not sure where I’m going with this. My eyes are tired but I’m full of joy because a plumber showed up and fixed my toilet and shower. It only took 2 hours from when I spoke to the landlord so I’m EXTREMELY pleased. I’m hoping to take come pics of my desk tomorrow.

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Monday, November 21, 2005

I want to be an IT consultant

Alright I have a plan. Actually it’s not even my plan but it’s a good plan. Here’s the deal. I eventually want to become a consultant so I can work on my own terms. An IT consultant would look cool on my business cards and all the babes would love me. The problem is what should I specialize.

Earlier tonight I was chatting with one of my favorite bloggers, that’s someone on my ‘Favorite Blogs’ list, and we have a plan. We’re both IT people and were going to become web consultants, web consultants for porn sites. Yeah, here’s the  plan, smut peddlers will come to use and we will evaluate their websites and recommendations. We can make recommendations on layouts, navigation as well as content. We’ll do a serious analysis and write a report.

I can imagine how our reports will look like. We would have something like this written. “You need to redo your navigation bar. I found it difficult to find the anal area. Also the use of ‘Barely Legal’ is so last year. I would consider looking for something new”.

For the record, this isn’t my idea but someone else’s. I’m not going to say who’s idea it was because I don’t want to embarrass her but hey it’s a dirty job and someone has got to do it.

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Tales from the Great White North. The Podcast #12

Show Notes


New Desk, New Phone, New Everything.

Shania Twain get the Order of Canada. (Just like RUSH !!)

Celine Dion is copy protected. Thank God.

Sony doesn’t know when to quit. (Microsoft the good guys?)

Evolution is Evil?

Pet A Kitten

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Bones, get me to sickbay

I admit that I have some ‘Trekker’ in me. I own all the movies on DVD. I want to buy all the TV serieses on DVD, from the classic to Enterprise. I own Star Trek cards, coasters, action figure and even a phaser but I tend to keep it under control. There are people who tend to go overboard though and some people see this as a great opportunity. Enter William Shatner.  The man with a plan. The man would can talk sing with the best of them (Those CD’s Rock). He plan to sell his kidney stone on EBAY.

The first thing that came to mind was EWWWWW. The second was ‘ARE YOU NUTS’. Then I realized that he’s probably going to make a mint if he can get past the body part clause on EBay.

I remember watching Trekkies and the scene where they talk about a guy who paid $60 for the ‘Q’ Virus which a glass of water that a very sick John de Lancy had drank from.  Then there was the guy who wanted a sample of James Doohan’s blood. So I’m sure someone will want to own Captain Kirk’s kidney stone.

I can image the auction. All the hardcore geeks, staying by their computers in their parents basement, not bathing, just to see if there’s any change in the bid. (OK so it’s the not much of a change, but at least they won’t  photoshopping the female character’s head onto naked women for awhile), butmost of these Dweebs won’t be bidding.

The dangerous part is the smart IT people. These people have cash and if they’re hardcore enough then we could be in some serious trouble. Imagine Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in a bidding war over the kidney stone.

Well the good news is that the proceeds will go to charity so come on people. You could be the person who owns a piece of William Shatner.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Kelowna B.C. The Crack Capital of Canada

I’m proud to be Canadian. I’ve said that before but every once in a while someone up here comes up with a really DUMB idea and it’s usually a politician. Though this time, it’s not from Ottawa (that’s the Capital of Canada EH!), it has come from Kelowna B.C. A mayoral candidate has come up with an interesting solution in dealing with the homeless problem in their community. Get them to work and pay them in CRACK.  Yes that’s right, they want to get the homeless people working and pay them in CRACK COCAINE!!!

So you have homeless people needing a job to buy food, booze or drugs, and now this person wants to eliminate the middle man. I can now imagine the mass migration of drug addicts to Kelowna. This city that was once known for the Okanogan River will now be home to thousands of crack addicts. Makes me want to raise my kids there now huh?

Oh, here’s the theory. This person figures that the homeless people will gain so much self esteem from doing these jobs that they won’t want the CRACK. Does this guy have any understanding of what an addiction is? These people are hooked and need to go into REHAB to get clean. Doing manual labour isn’t going to instantly remove the need for the drug.

Honestly, I wish I was making this up but I guess there are some people out there who are so dense that they just don’t understand like outside their little circle. I bet this person lives in la la land. I bet this person has never suffered real hardship. They don’t understand the allure of a drug that will give them some escape from the horrors of everyday life. Bottom line this guy is a dumb ass.

On the brighter side, I can except to see the drug fiends leave Calgary en mass to the promised land of Kelowna. So if Kelowna wants to be the Crack Capital of Canada, be my guest.

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

I have a major thumper of a headache.

Hi there. Sorry my head seriously hurts so I'm not recording a podcast tonight. I'll try and do it tomorrow.

Oh I found this on Vics blog.

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

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Friday, November 11, 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005

My Grandfather was a Vet

I’m glad it’s almost Friday. The bad news is that I still have to work tomorrow on Remembrance Day. In Alberta, Remembrance Day is a stat holiday, but not in Ontario. As a result, the company makes us work that holiday in lieu of Boxing Day which isn’t a holiday in Alberta, but most employers give it to their employees anyway.

I’ve always believed that we should always honor those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. As well to honor those who have answered the call, and decided to wear that uniform and defend our homeland from those who would do us harm. Basically I think that the idea of that we have to work during that day blows.

I still remember looking at my grandfather’s medals from WWII. He died when I was still too young to ask about those experiences but I do remember the medals nonetheless. Maybe it’s because I choose Remembrance Day to honor him. He went overseas and fought against the Axis. He came back alive and started a family. He died so long ago that I only think of him during Remembrance Day. So this post is for you Pa Pere.

I always think of how you put yourself in harms way and came back.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Are Canadians good lovers?

Ok I was missed yesterday but I have a good reason. I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE BLOGGING PPPHHHTTTTT !!!!!!!!!, but I’m back.

This morning I was watching the news and this special interest story came on, something about Canadian women being satisfied when it came to sex. At first there was a bit of male bravado but then some so called experts started talking how the women were just being polite, a common Canadian trait.

So this expert comes on and start blaa blaa this and blaa blaa that. Then he made this comment about 2 minutes in bed and off to the TV to watch the hockey game. Alright now, I admit that I’m not the greatest lover on Earth, in Canada, or even in this room (and I’m by myself), but one thing that I’m not is inconsiderate. To think that I would be so selfish as to rush, in order to watch the hockey game is unthinkable (besides, you have sex AFTER the hockey game).

Now I can’t say that my attitude is common among all Canadian males but I know that a women not being satisfied after sex is an attack on my manhood. “What? You did not cum? Where is my power drill and the French Tickler attachment? VRRR VRRR”.

I can’t speak for every Canadian male but there’s a reason why I think about hockey while ‘something’ is happening.

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On the bus, on my way to work.

To the guy who stole my seat on the bus.


I'll do a proper post when I get home.

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Answers to the Movie Quote Game

Batman (1989 version)

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith

Air Force One

Top Gun


The Hunt for Red October

Independence Day

I, Robot

Star Trek: First Contact


Sorry, I’m still feeling brain fried so that’s all for today, so until next time.

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The movie quote game

It’s back by popular demand. Ok one person asked me about it, but it’s back nonetheless. Yes it’s the movie quote game. Identify the movie the quote came from. The answers will be up on Monday.

“Where did he get those wonderful toys?”

“You were the chosen one”

“Get off my plane”

“I feel the need, the need for speed”

“Flying a plane is just like flying a bicycle. It’s just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes”

“This vessel belongs to the people of the Soviet Union”

PUNCH “Welcome to Earth”

“There’s no way my luck is that bad……HELL NO”


“Look, if your internal affairs, that guy had double edge razor blades in his mouth. I had to put him down hard”

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Photo Friday (That never happens on City of Heroes)

Perhaps he lost his keys and he's looking for them.

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

The person behind the Avatar

I know I’ve gone on and on about my City of Heroes game and blaa blaa blaa but I found this earlier in the week and I finally have the time to share this with everyone. There’s this person who makes a living playing and leveling people’s characters when they’re busy, a professional game player. Now this is nothing new, people have been making money by taking the time to create powerful characters in a game and auctioning off the account on EBay for some time. What’s really interesting is that this guy is also a photographer and he did a pictorial of people and their game characters.

Personally the pic of the guy is kinda creepy. if not ….gayish. Standing on top of his desk in black pants and a black tank top, sort of looking like he’s smoking. He has that ‘I’m cultured and I’m better than you look’ but he’s still a professional DORK.

What I find interesting is how peoples characters are so different and their reasons for choosing that look and style. Bae Kyun-Eun reasoning for having a male character was something I found interesting. Her belief that male avatars project strength was something I never considered. I have a male character and a female character as well. I’ve always found that the female tends to get more attention, since I made her attractive. Then again, if I found my male character attractive, then I might be GAY!!! But since I’m not, I’ll just have to concede that my female character is a hottie, plain and simple.

Maybe it also has something to do with living in a fantasy world of your choosing as opposed to the one we live in now. City of Heroes and games like that are online communities after all.

There’s this Bill guy who transport gold for the U.S. Federal Reserve. In his pic, he looks like a macho SOB, smoking the cigar and notice the automatic weapon behind the seat. Why would this guy need to play a MMORPG when his real life has to be pretty cool? Yet he’s also a player.

I even found some pics of people who also play City of Heroes and I’ve always wondered about the lives of the other players. I’ve chatted with some of the people while playing, joking around a bit and that sort of thing.

I honestly believe that it all stems from people inability to talk to new people. People are shy and they don’t want to put themselves at risk. I play and I get to know new people, just as I was given the opportunity to meet the people on my Fav’s list. With one exception, I’ve never meet any of you and yet I consider many of them as close as family; my virtual family.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

It's something when even maggots thinks that Spammers are below them

I’ve seen this thing on Brandie’s and Letti blog, as well as mine. There’s this scumbag out there putting spam on everyone’s Shoutbox and I want to make this scumbag pay. All this bastard is doing is taking up valuable real estate. I want to know what kind of scumbag thinks this is a good idea.

Well mimleads, if I EVER find out who you are I’m going to make your life a living hell. If I ever meet you, I swear that I will beat you within an inch of your life. If I ever meet you I will rip your head off and $%^& down your NECK.

While I keep going on about this scumbag, it’s probably some friggin looser living in Eastern Europe in a former Soviet Satellite State. He’s this person is still a scumbag.

From me to you spammer scumbag. DIE DIE DIE.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I'm very sorry

I’ve been slipping with visiting other people’s blog and I don’t have a justifiable excuse. There is no reason why I can’t take the time to go and visit my favorites. I’ve been so preoccupied with my online gaming that I forgot all of you and for that I’m sorry. I now pledge to visit My Favorites every 24 hours. As well, from now on, I will take some time every Sunday to start exploring new blogs.

With what has occurred in my favorites in the past month, first with Hugh’s disappearance, then Vics calling it quits for awhile and then Sheepie disappearing, I’ve come to realize that I’m just assuming that your going to be there. Well I’ve learned the hard way that you may not. Please accept my heart felt apology

Actually it’s not all my fault. It’s because of HER !!!!!!

Look at my City of Hero character Silent Moon work at her laptop. She’s such a smart super hero. How could I neglect her? She needs my constant attention.

Not buying it? Ok. I’ll come and visit tonight and make my presence known.

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