Warning: Weirdness and personal details contained within. Mostly weirdness. You've been warned.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


I bought pretzels that are in the shape of letters (I couldn't find a link to the ones I got, they're President's Choice brand Multigrain Alphabet Pretzels).

I passed them around at work. The deal is that you have to spell something with each handful taken. Then you can eat them, especially if you need to get rid of any extra letters. I ate JORG, and BEAR and A WORD. Ahmad spelled VARIABLE SURF CITY on his first try, Gord spelled CUTER FERRY, Mike spelled JOY. Pretzel Scrabble.

As Mitch pointed out, it takes the chore out of eating pretzels.

UPDATE: Colin won.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Fomenting at the mouth

I think I'm a fomenter. In a bad way. I think part of it is that I'm empathetic and a good listener (there are exceptions to this). And part of it is that when I'm in the same situation as the fomentees, I tend to get worked up, with the ability to snowball the other person's emotions out of proportion.

I generally use these powers for good, such as inciting little dogs to chase balls. However, sometimes, my powers get used for not so good. Inciting children to riot! Or just chase balls.

Monday, September 26, 2005

If they take over the world, it might be a good thing

These are the coolest doors ever. It'd be kind of freaky going through them though. Don't ever walk and wave your arms.

(via Andrea)

Friday, September 23, 2005

For future reference

- candy tacks - but with magnets
- ugly dolls - attempting some of these will go on my list of things to do. I think fleece would be a nice medium, probably in pillow size. I need some for my couch.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rather lazy (that's me)

I'd really like to change my template here. Actually, what I'd really prefer is to create my own, so that I can cut out all of the extra fluff from the code. I'm a minimalist programmer. I'm not sure if it's a side effect of going through engineering, or if it's part of being mildly obsessive/compulsive and having a need to cut through bullshit.

Sadly, I'm kind of lazy. Maybe I'll make this a several day/month project, since I'm sort of learning php anyways. Or I could just procrastinate.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I was thinking

Aggravating people are actually beneficial. They cause the rest of us to pull together and work as a team. Even if it is just for grumbling.

Always use your powers for good.


Best email quote today: "It will probably take awhile for his anime filled sponge brain to soak it in."

I thought it was appropriate. Weird, but appropriate.

Because it's about a furry forest critter (kind of indirectly, but oh well).

(via Defective Yeti)

The globe

My mom took me to Globe Theatre last night. The play was called Blithe Spirit. It was okay. The acting was great, but the story itself could have been better. It was mostly marital unbliss with a couple good lines, so there was lots of yelling. But hey, it was free! I'm all over free.

I'd just like to mention that yesterday made me start to twitch. I don't think I ever want another day like that. But thanks for the offer.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Talk Like A Pirate Day is finally here!

It's what we've all been peg-leggedly waiting for. Avast ye scurvy scum, and Arrrrr and such.

A good idea for a take-off on Talk Like A Pirate Day. I think it's great. Quack-arrrrr.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

I don't think yesterday was my day

A lot of them seem to be shaping up that way lately. I'm making a cake tonight though, maybe that will make up for it. I can always hope.

Not all though. I went for coffee with M on Tuesday, we had a good time. She and her man are building a house down in the General Hospital area. And they're putting a bachelor suite in the basement, so I'm hoping to move in there once they've finished. I'm rather excited to have my own place. I've been thinking about it lately, but I didn't want to have to pay rent on two places if I found a place I liked. Plus I'm happier about putting my money into the house of someone I know, rather than some big corporate renting..thingy.. that didn't go where I was planning. Anyways, on with our story. Even if they've already found someone to take the place, unbeknownst to M, I'd kind of like the apartment they're in right now. It's a 1-bedroom on the top floor right across from the hospital, which isn't exactly my choicest location, but the place makes up for it. Hardwood floors and tons of storage space. The biggest drawback is that the place is kitty corner to one of my ex's. I guess I can always get a big stick. The other reason it would be good is that I can find out when they're giving their notice, and see if I could get in there in time to give notice myself.

That kept going on and on. Thanks for letting me talk.

Monday, September 12, 2005

It just wasn't the llama's day

I was out at the farm this weekend. I got to help set up a temporary mini bin for some duram yesterday morning. Aka a pile of wheat on the ground, with a bit of wood and plastic to try to make it look legitimate. Basically we bolted sheets of plywood into a circle, then put plastic down so the grain wouldn't be sitting on the ground. Yesterday wasn't the best day for playing with plastic, as it was a bit windy. So my sister-in-law, nephew, niece and I got to lie on top of the plastic while my brother dumped shovelfuls of wheat around us. It was kind of like trying to lay on a parachute while someone was using it. I was very impressed with my niece, she was much more stationary than usual.

Then there was the llama fiasco. My mom got a call in the morning saying the 2-year old male llama was in the neighbour's yard, and they were trying to lure it into their barn. Either it got chased out by the 3 large stray dogs hovering around, or the dominant male of the herd got jealous. At any rate, dad spent about 2 hours chasing it down using the quad, which isn't at the top of his list of things to do during harvest. The llama didn't want to go back in. I guess he'd had enough of Freddie, the llama leader. I helped chase Freddie and the rest of the herd into the barnyard, but it didn't help. Finally dad had to shoot the littler one. I blame this on Freddie. He's done this before. You'd think my parents would get rid of him. But no, they have something against genetic defects, seeing as how all the rest of the herd is descended from Freddie. And here I thought farmers were supposed to be all about incest.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

I was actually looking for a song title

I discovered that September 19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Isn't the internet great?

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Quotes galore

I got set up on a date this afternoon by my roommate. I mentioned that I didn't have anyone to go down to the festivities with, since my boyfriend ditched me today to go out with other friends. So she called J, a mutual friend, who also had nothing to do, and asked if he'd want to go. After he agreed, she quickly added that she wasn't going to be there.

So we went down to the Saskatchewan centennial celebration stuff that was happening in Wascana park and had a great time. We watched the last few heats of the dragon boat races, which neither of us had seen before. As H said, it gets pretty boring after a bit, but we had a good talk. We laughed at the commenter's amusing ramblings, and his explanation that he'd been there since 7:04am, or "before stupid early". Once those were done, we wandered through the park for a while, just talking.

We went over to the Legislative Building to see the light show that was supposed to start at dusk. My mom went the other day and said that it ran every half hour starting at 8:00. We had been waiting about half an hour when they turned some purple lights on with the SK flag in the middle, so we thought it was supposed to start. About 15 minutes after that they changed it to a swirling many-legged thing beside the centennial logo. Another 10 minutes after that it changed back to the original. My favorite quote while there: "It was supposed to start at dusk. Dusk happened a long time ago." My next favorite quote, by a little boy who had also been waiting about an hour: "Mom, when is it done?"

There was an ongoing concert near the museum, so we heard bits of Jack Semple, Jason Plumb, Kyle Riabko (who sounds a lot like Wide Mouth Mason), and Tom Cochrane. It was a very laid-back concert. I thought Jack Semple and Jason Plumb were the best. Kyle Riabko was just oddly like Wide Mouth Mason. I had it in my head that the lead singer from Wide Mouth Mason was going to be playing, so I wasn't all that surprised until I heard his name announced after he left the stage. Bizarre.

Tom Cochrane disappointed me a lot. I saw him when he was in Regina about 10 years ago, and he was great back then. Now he's old and crazy, and can't really sing any more. Since he can't hit the high notes, and runs out of breath quite easily, he has to do a lot of improvising. Which would be fine, except that listening to a sick cat squalling around is painful. I need to pick up his albums now, to erase the terrible memories he just created tonight. I love Tom Cochrane and all, just not his voice as it stands today.

My other favorite quote from the night, as we were sitting around waiting for Tom Cochrane to come out, from the middle of some random people walking by: "You know, if you had a gun, you could really stalk people."

Friday, September 02, 2005

Glad somebody said it