Friday, 22 April 2011

Bad Friday

So, long weekend.  Not a big easter celebrator so I was really looking forward to a complete day of doing nothing but blowing shit up.  Maybe watch a movie or two on the netflix.  Except, EXCEPT!, the fucking playstation network is down!  Cock sucker!  And its not down just for a little bit.  They are expecting down time of a day or TWO!  What the ever loving fuck is this horseshit?  The root problem is probably an attack from the hacker group Anonymous because Sony was suing another hacker for jailbreaking the ps3.  Wonderful.  Look, I just want to blow shit up.  You're not helping your cause by denying me this.  Sigh.  Guess I'll spend some time with this fruity fucking Wii.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.
-- Les Brown Motivational speaker

THAT'S what I need! A dream-seeking trail!  And to not be wimpy on that trail.  God, it's been right in front of me this whole time!  Thanks Les Brown, motivational speaker!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


The gadget gorging is done!  Picked up the blackberry playbook after work today.  Gotta say i'm pretty happy with it so far.  going to take a while to find all the tricks and trapdoors but that's part of the fun.  One thing that needs tweaking is the keyboard.  Obviously needs some help with the auto-correct but it's actually pretty quick typing this out.  Hope it takes off because they definitely need more app support but the main draw is going to be the browser.  This, like all tablets, is a couch device. Its main purpose is for looking shit up while watching tv. And for that, the playbook is aces.

There, the gadget lust is sated.  There is nothing left on the want list. Can just sit back and enjoy the connectivity.  good thing too cause I'm pretty sure Jen would leave me if I bought anything else in the near future!

Monday, 18 April 2011


Yah, been a while.  Gotta say it's been kind of a struggle to come up with somebody who I'd like to punch in the face every single week.  I know!  I'm as shocked as you.  But keep in mind I'm excluding everybody at work for legal reasons.  So, I'm sorry if this, and future selections, are a little south of lame.

Anyways, who WOULD I like to punch in the face this week?

That fucking dipshit who left his shopping cart in the middle of the fucking parking lot.  Now, I consider myself one of the laziest people in Canada but even I can manage to walk that extra 30 feet to put the shopping cart safely away in the designated shopping cart corral.  Yah, it'd be easier to leave the cart in the spot next to me or leaned up against the car behind me but I make this tiniest of efforts to keep that parking lot clear of parking obstacles.  Why?  Because it's COMMON FUCKING COURTESY.

Fuck I hate people.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

The Balvenie - Caribbean Cask 14

Went shopping earlier in the week for some scotch in anticipation of a Robickle visit this weekend.  That scotch was decimated due to a very frustrating day.  Went back to the LCBO on Saturday and was surprised to see a Balvenie bottle I'd never had before.  I scooped it up and headed home.

The bottle survived the night, which is good because I never really took the time to write down my impressions.  All I knew was that it was tasty.  So here I am, the day after to really give it my full attention.

The aroma is very inviting.  Fruity flair with a bit of sharp alcohol.  The taste is pure buttery caramel though.  So good.  And it is smooth all the way down to the belly.  There's an alcohol flare that shows up but it only highlights that caramel.  Just a fantastic taste experience.  I will definitely enjoy the rest of this bottle.

The only thing bad I can say about this bottle is that it's way above the daily drinking price point.  So, fantastic, smooth, tasty, good times, just for special occasions.

Fucking awesome!  5 shots!

Cat in another Box


The voyage of discovery continues.

What's TBone Watching?

Black Swan.  Yah, that's fucked up right there.  While I fully applaud the lesbian scenes, it's just a little too messed up.  Wouldn't have watched it if it wasn't for Natalie Portman winning the Oscar.  Don't really get that either.  Slow year for best actress contenders I think.  Yah, skip it.  Watch RED instead.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Friday, 15 April 2011

What's TBone Drinking?

Kahlua flavoured coffee with Bailey's! Sweet baby jeebus that's tasty!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Re-Enter the Nexus

Contrary to popular opinion, I am not buying new gadgets every week.  It has been a while since I've treated myself to a bit of flash.  And you can't bring up the last netbook or e-reader because those were free items.  No, the last time I put money down on a gadget was July of last year.  Bought myself a Nexus One from the states.  That didn't turn out so well.  You can follow the arc of that little story by reading this, and this, and this.

My reasons for buying the Nexus One remain.  I want an unlocked phone that has some sort of retail support.  My HTC Hero was great when I bought it but Telus was a huge road block for getting any updates from Google for the Android operating system.  They call it "quality assurance" but I call it "getting fucked over".  There is no interest in updating your existing phone when they have shiny new phones with the latest updates.  I told myself I wouldn't buy another locked phone so I hacked away at my HTC Hero waiting for that day to come.

And the day finally came.  Google partnered with Samsung for the second iteration of the Nexus phone.  While not as sleek and solid feeling as the Nexus One, the Nexus S was going to be released across Canada through all cellular carriers and all retail locations which trumped the Nexus One's mail order access all to hell.  Last Saturday I went to Best Buy and bought their last model they had on hand.  It was tagged as a Roger's model but I plugged in my Telus Sim and all has been fine.

The phone itself is every bit as familiar as my modded up Hero but so much quicker and responsive.  Of course, the best moment will come when Google releases the next version of Android and my phone will be first in line for the update.  Yah it cost some money to buy a phone off contract but satisfying the gadget lust is a price worth paying sometimes.

And I am satisfied.  For a week at least.  The Blackberry Playbook gets released next Tuesday!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Hockey! Hockey! Hockey! Oi! Oi! Oi!

You may have noticed there hasn't been much written in this category this year.   It's been such a shame-filled year that I just couldn't bring it up.  My beloved Ottawa Senators just disintegrated this year.  All the signs were evident last season so it wasn't a complete shock.  Still, it hurt watching them lose again and again.  It was a definite relief when they started shedding players before the trade deadline.  Let the rebuilding commence!  I would have felt better if they'd found somebody to bite on Spezza and his retarded contract but we can't have everything.

I was also hoping there'd be a clean sweep in management too.  Stunned to see Murray get a 3 year extension.  Seriously?  What decisions have shown he's capable of building a championship winning team?  Kovalev?  Leclaire? Gonchar?  KOVALEV?!?  But yah, let him run us completely into the ground.  I had nothing against Clouston, he seems to be getting the Lalime treatment, but Murray should have been shown the door as well.

What's done is done though.  They finished the year strongly and it looks like we finally have a goalie. We've got enough draft picks this year we should be able to build a good young foundation.  Unless Murray fucks it up.

Looking forward to the playoffs and a strong finish to the REAL sports season before baseball completely takes over the sports ticker.  Go 'nucks!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Twu Wuv

Things moved incredibly fast with me and Jen from the get go.  There was enough waiting for somebody else to make the first move that when it finally happened there wasn't much interest in wasting any time.