Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MMMm Got Pacman?

Why don't we have cool stuff like that here? Seriously?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Talking about my damn vacations

2010 is not a good year for vacations, at least not for me. I found myself going back to small town Ontario twice for family reasons, and while I am looking forward to a brief visit to Fort McMurray in October, 2010 was not the year of travel for me. I was suppose to go to London, but did that happen? NOPE. Instead I stayed in Calgary for a yucky cold and damp summer. Bleech.

Needless to say, I've been spending a lot of time planing my vacations for next year. Yes I said vacations. I was planning to go to London this year and I just delayed the trip. I didn't cancel it. I'm still going to London, I'm just going in 2011. I'm still looking at hotels and prices, and so far at this point, I'm still planning to go in August. I'm still planning on booking my flight in Feb/March because that's when the big seat sale happens. It could mean the difference between a direct flight between Calgary and London, and a stopover in Toronto, and Iceland. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of stopping in ICELAND, but if I can get a direct flight? I'm gonna do that, I'm gonna do it. I'm looking at the Expresss Holiday Inn in Hammersmith as where I to stay. It's fairly close to the "tube" and as long as I'm close to that, Vics says I can go anywhere in London. I'm really looking forward to it.

I have a feeling that I'm actually going to feel like I'm in a different place this time. When I was in Chicago last year, I was cool to be there, but to be honest, I didn't feel like I was away from home. I easily adapted to the city and was taking the trains like a regular, but London, I have a feeling will feel different, and for a change, I will be the one with a funny accent..

There's also the trip San Diego to meet up with my other online friends. This is going to happen at (insert singing angels here) Comic Con. This is such a big deal in the geek world that the normal world takes notice. I keep checking the website for the Con for when the passes come on sale because they sell out fairly quickly. This is how quickly they sell out. The 4 day passes and the preview night have already sold out. They sold out at the 2010 Con, so I never even got a chance at the passes with the preview night. PISS ME OFF. Oh well, no preview night for me.

So summer of 2011 is going to be a lot of fun between travelling to San Diego and London. I need something to look forward to after what has happened with the lack of vacation fun of 2010. 2010 sucked overall.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Religious Douchebag.

I'm late, I think, well I need to blog some more. Why? I don't know, but I just think that I should.

There's this guy who thinks he a man of God, but in reality he's just a racist hypocrite douchebag, who happens to run a church. This bonehead has done stuff like put up signs that Islam is the Devil in front of his lame excuse of a church, but his latest scheme to get attention (which has worked), is his plan to burn the Quran on September 11th

Apparently this wackjob was on CNN this morning and he's starting to change his tune and is hinting that perhaps his so-called church won't be doing this after all. Now the last thing I want to see is some desecrate a holy book, I'm curious to see what would happen if they went through with it. Personally I think pissing off a bunch of people who are known for their outrage at such desecrations is not a good idea. 

Now I honestly believe that some Muslims get a little too extreme over their religion, but then again, so do Christians. Specifically some in a Florida church who plan to burn a Quran on September 11th. I honestly do not believe that this is how the victims of 9/11 want to honored.

Another thing, I've thought that certain Muslims unjust in their thinking that they have the right to decide how others think and what they can and cannot say. I was against the protesters about the Danish Comics in 2005. I was against the arresting of a British teacher because she allowed a child to name a teddy bear to be named Mohammad, why what these guys are doing is deliberately trying to piss them off. 

Is it just me or is it a bad idea to piss off a bunch of extremists who are famous for strapping explosives to their body and detonating it, kill themselves and many other people around them? 

Let's be honest as well. This whole Quran burning is for one reason and one reason only. It's about hate. These people hate Muslims because they are different than themselves. Why I don't agree with some of their beliefs, I don't hate them. Also, the stuff that I have a real problem about isn't really Islam, but cultural. I'm against the women being covered from head to toe. I'm against the Iranian court ordering a woman to be put to death for adultery. The people who act in that manor isn't because of Islam. They use it as an excuse to act that way. I've met many Muslims and I've always thought they were the nicest people in the world.

Too bad the same thing can't be said for the people who want to burn the Quran on September 11th.

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