Friday, July 29, 2005

Gas Prices

So, leading into the long weekend, gas prices are at 92 cents a litre. People constantly complain about the cost of gas. While it is a pain in the ass, I would point out a few things:

1) It's a non-renewable resource. What do you expect?
2) Why do you think Alberta is so rich? This shit brings in a pretty penny.
3) You spend three bucks for a coffee and a buck-fitty for bottled water. So shut the fuck up.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

I like the talkies

Why does every commentator on IMDB insist on retelling the plot? More to the point, why is every commentator on IMDB completely retarded?

I caught a glimpse of the first part of the upcoming "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story!" movie. Fantastic as always.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Anonymity

I miss my anonymous commenters. Nothing beats inappropriate commentary from people disguised as professors, classmates, and members of the judiciary.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Victory is Mine!

I have scored my first legal triumph. Today, I played the role of a complainant's legal counsel for a Board training session. And we won. Sweet, sweet victory...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Prayers and Potter

I sat in on a City Council meeting yesterday. The meeting started off with a prayer that included a blessing for Councilors and the long items on the agenda. It was hard to keep from laughing at something so stupid.

Today's National Post has an article by Colby Cosh bashing J.K. Rowling. It's unfortunate that B-grade journalists who haven't read the 6th book have nothing better to do than wrap themselves in a cloak of self-righteousness and begrudge the success of others.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Let's Review

So, this past Friday I attended the Eskimos football game. As always, the best part of live football was sitting in College Corner, watching security boot people, and seeing Kyle picking up women. I proceeded to hit Chapters to pick up Harry Potter, but the bastards closed off the shop at 12:15am, and I didn't get there until 12:45am. I have never seen a bookstore with a bouncer before.

Good fun was had on Saturday attending a double-kegger birthday party with members of the Pandas hockey team. For the majority of the night, it was a house filled with attractive women, a figureskater, and me. I was most flattered to be complimented by several of the young ladies. I also learned a lesson from that night: if you're drunk, don't go home and try to do bench presses, or else your roommate will have to come lift the bar off your chest. Sunday was spent recovering and truly horrible. I have thus resolved to stop drinking indefinitely.

Am I sad that I missed car racing this weekend? No. Do I look like a redneck?

And at 3am this morning, I finished Book 6 of Harry Potter. For those not averse to spoilers, go read Nick Tam's analysis on his website. I found the book most entertaining, as they tend to be.

Just a couple of weeks till I drag my pasty whiteness to Vancouver, Florida and the Bahamas! Glorious. Wish me luck in Vancouver, and wish me fun in the tropics.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Yee Haw

Every good weekend ends with the feeling that you should enter detox for a day or two. This Friday past, I headed down for a good old fashioned road trip to Calgary. Now, we all know that Calgary sucks, that it has no soul, that it is the gated community of the west, a mini-Toronto if you will, in love with its head offices and little pointy tower. But Stampede is fun. For three days, we enjoyed drinks, watched late night rugby games, hung out at the grounds, and revelled in the beautiful weather. It's unfortunate that a city feels the need to fall in love with what is really nothing more than a glorified midway, but hey: them be Calgarians for ya.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I'll Make Love To You

This evening, I attended the Boyz II Men concert at Escape Ultra Lounge with the lovely Asia S. The Boyz are amazing singers and put on a great show, albeit tardy and brief: doors opened at 8pm, they didn't take the stage until 12:30am, and sang for an hour. Now, I figure about four hours of my time were wasted through their being late, and my time these days is worth about 20 bucks an hour. As such, I figure that it's only fair to download 80 dollars worth of their music. Sound good?

Monday, July 04, 2005

Wild West

Kyle, Jones and I celebrated the Fourth of July in grande American fashion: we hit up the shooting range at West Edmonton Mall. We went with the 9 millimeter, the 44 Glock, and the 357 Magnum. The 9mm was a bit too light for my tastes while the 357, although giving the greatest kick, was my best in terms of aim. I have stuck the target up on my bedroom wall with an Edmonton Police Service lapel pin.

God bless America and her right to arm bears!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Ugg

I had the worst meal I've experienced in a while this evening at Avenue Pizza. The steak sandwich. It was like ingesting 6oz of condoms. Avoid.