Friday, 30 March 2012
And you pray.
You pray to any and all higher beings to grant your dash fans sufficient power to do a complete changeover of the tainted air in your cabin before you roll the next 20 feet to pick up your egg mcmuffins.
And you pray that any lingering odour that may be picked up by the innocent cashier will be attributed to a nearby farm. Because surely that smell could only come from some dead or dying livestock.
Here's hoping your prayers get answered too.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Sorry, don't mean to be a dick about it. Therapy can be found in the post below.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Well I guess nobody is watching it right now because it hasn't even premiered. But that hasn't stopped ABC from spewing out the commercials to make sure I'm aware that there's a show coming in less than three weeks that maybe has the word "bitch" in the title. Perhaps I'm presuming too much. Maybe there's some devious balls that live in apartment 23. Still not interested.
And what's up with ABC and the word "bitch" anyway? First I was traumatized to find out that something called Good Christian Bitches exists on this network and now this? I get the feeling that some executive at ABC didn't get enough personal contact from his mother as a child.
Friday, 23 March 2012
As the Keurig churned away, I got my lunch together. Then I turned back to collect my coffee. But instead of a creamy, milk chocolate, brown concoction looking up at me, I had a disgusting, watery, milk thing laughing at me.
I had forgotten to put the actual coffee into the Keurig before hitting the Brew button. Now you can't just turn on a Keurig and hit Brew and get it to spew out hot water. You have to open the little container hatch and close it before it will let the Brew button activate. So that's what I had done apparently. Got all excited about getting the cream to last the week, opened up the Keurig, saw it had no coffee container, closed the Keurig, and hit Brew.
And ruined the last of the cream.
So, here I am, drinking black coffee. And grumpy as all hell to boot.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Sigh. If he'd just give me the controller I could do this level SO much faster!
So, on days such as these, while I'm drafting away, I may notice certain errors on drawings. Nothing important. Nothing consequential. But it's wrong. And I know it. I should fix it. But I don't. Each of the drawings gets reviewed by every member of the engineering office before they get released so I roll the dice that they're lacking any real passion to check prints. Similar to how I lacked any real passion to update the drawings.
So we'll see how it goes. I imagine some of the items may get caught. And some might go by unnoticed. I don't care.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Just sit back here in the stands and relax while watching a crowd of 7 year olds chase a puck around the ice. Unfortunately I was not alone. Soon after practice started, an all-star douchebag and two of his offspring (?) sat in the bleachers next to me. After finding his seat, he proceeded to spend the next hour doing his absolute best not to shut up. It was a constant flow of yelling at his kids in the stands, yelling at his kid on the ice, yelling at his kids to stop making so much noise in the stands, laughing at the one kid who started crying, and then yelling some more at the kid on the ice.
The only thing keeping this guy from the Douchebag Of The Year honours is having a cell phone out at the same time as letting everyone know his opinion on how his kid on the ice is doing.
The absolute kicker happened during one session of off-ice encouragement when the entire rink heard him say "YAH! GET THE PUCK! GET IT! SKATE HARD! GET IT! YAH! HIT HIM!".
You just told a 7 year old kid to hit another 7 year old kid? During practice?!?
You, sir, are a horrible person.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
This is a lesson for all the kids out there. Do your recycling on a regular basis!
Sunday, 18 March 2012
The nose was bold and chock full of caramel. Very intriguing. And the taste blooms instantly into a full sherry oak with that same caramel back taste. All that is followed up with a clean finish and a glorious fire in the belly.
This really struck me as very similar to the Cardhu I used to drink back in the day. Bold, challenging, but thoroughly enjoyable. I really struggled between a 4 and a 5 with this one. I paid nothing for it, its a 5. If I had to pay for it ($100), its a 4. Hmmm.
Boldly awesome. 4.5 shots.
Not right at the moment but a couple nights ago I picked up a couple tallboys. Why? Nostalgia I guess. Back in university it was the beer of choice for all drinking events. Even back then when I didn't turn my nose up to much as long as it had alcohol, I had a fairly low opinion of Labatt 50. So I wasn't expecting much but it really wasn't that bad. Better than a coors light to be sure. Yah not bad at all.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Who would I like to punch in the face this week?
Martin Short is not funny. He never was funny. And I can only assume he was added to the Canada's Got Talent commercial as some sort of ironic gesture.
Saw this commercial on A&E. And that got me thinking that I'd like to take a swing at some of the executives at that place too. Arts and entertainment? Really? You seem to be coming up short on both terms there. This station used to be all about Jane Eyre and Hercule Poirot and now it's almost completely a reality show based network for those who can't get enough Dog the bounty hunter or hillbilly duck hunters. Or Martin Short.
Friday, 16 March 2012
Taz passed away last night and I just wanted to pay tribute to the friendliest cat I'd ever met. For all my brother's teasing and taunting and shaving, not to mention surviving my nephew's terrible two's (and three's and four's and five's), this cat loved people. One of a kind and he will be missed.
I know, I'm shocked too. Still not a fan of Kalinda, the spunky investigator who doesn't take crap from ANYBODY! But the stories are always interesting even if the characters can be somewhat grating.
We just wrapped up Season 1. Looking forward to Season 2. Especially since we've seen commercials for episodes from Season 3 where a few of the main characters from Season 1 are conspicuously absent.
Ooooh, the intrigue!
Thursday, 15 March 2012
I, on the other hand, was feeling pretty good. Broken laptop equals buying a new laptop! The Acer had been pretty handy. 13" screen, slim profile, usb 3, HDMI, and a robust chassis in all areas except maybe in the screen area. It was very portable and was great for our many road trips. But I'm always keen on the latest and greatest and recently I've been getting a hankering for a Lenovo X220 that converts to a tablet.
But Jen seemed a little horrified at the cost and insisted I do some research into replacing the screen on the existing Acer. That's one upgrade/repair I've never attempted before. I did a search on youtube and found a video of a guy replacing a screen on my exact model of laptop. I love that I live in this age. How do I go about doing such and such? Don't worry, some guy has video taped himself doing such and such and put it on the internet. Fantastic. There was even a link to the site where he bought his replacement screen.
And that's exactly where I ordered the replacement screen. Laptopscreen.com if anybody out there has a similar need. Shipped from B.C. so no border hassles and I had the new screen in 2 days. And I tore into my poor little Acer last night to make the repairs. Piece of cake. About as easy as changing the battery. First attempt failed due to an improperly seated connector but it's only 6 screws to get back in there and after 1/2 hour we were back up and running.
So, the new laptop will have to wait for a little while longer.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Monday, 12 March 2012
Yes! The season 2 premiere was last night and it was glorious. Nowhere near the perfection of the Capoeira episode or even the season 1 finale but this weird little animated show is still one of the best things on TV. When Fox finally gets bored with it, I really hope it ends up getting picked up by Comedy Central. It's probably a little too offbeat for prime time but I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.
Bah, stupid daylight savings time, changing clocks like a bunch of obsessive monkeys, split the difference of 1/2 an hour and be done with it, I should still be sleeping right now, stupid government, blah, blah, blah
Man do I hate daylight savings time and everybody needs to know that.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Okay, a bunch of Southern Ontarians can't handle some snow. Frustrating but not unexpected. Then we hit highway 15 on the way to smith's falls and another whack of snow. And another whack of ninnies crawling along at 40 km/h. This I find unacceptable. This isn't the first time smith's falls has seen snow. I would expect some greater driving abilities from these people. I guess eastern Ontario is a still a far cry from northern Ontario.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
In any case, that time has now passed. I've got redirects on most of the old addresses to point to this site so if anybody gets nostalgic for the old Angrybear or John Bulle, you'll just have to make do with this meandering mess for a while.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Frankly, I'm horrified. Is there any conceivable way that these are targeted ads? Is there anything in my search or browsing history that would indicate I would respond well to such ads? Dear sweet Jesus I hope not. And what monstrosity of Sunday night television is GCB exactly? Everything shown on these ads only makes me want to cut the entire power to the house from 10 to 11 tonight just on the off chance that I might happen to land on ABC even by accident. I can't even bring myself to google the meaning of it.
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Friday, 2 March 2012
That's all. I promise I won't bring it up again. For a while.
I didn't want Old Milwaukee Ice. I wanted Keiths. But keiths doesn't come with a convenient plastic 6 pack collector. I hate collecting all the separate beers I want and then begging for a box at the checkout. And fuck right off with your paper bag. Have you ever walked out of the LCBO with twelve separate cans of beer in a paper bag? Hey thanks for the reminder to keep my hand under the bag but I think I got that figured out.
Whatever happened to those 8 pack cardboard carriers they had at the LCBO? I had my issues with their origami construction method but it sure beats the current alternative. As it is, here I am with my Old Milwaukee Ice. Disappointed but sufficiently convenienced.
Honestly, I don't get it. Being on Pinterest is like leafing through a copy of Cosmo in a waiting room. It's all dresses, and food, and hairstyles. I know I can select what I'm interests are to kind of filter the stream to my tastes. And I did that. But somehow I still get dresses, and food, and hairstyles.
I really don't think I'm their target audience. I'll stick to browsing through Imgur instead.
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Yah, I'm shocked too. I had zero interest in watching it. The title is just so polarizing. It instantly puts in my mind that here is the one good woman trying to do good while hundreds of evil men (are there any other kind?) try to prevent her from accomplishing that good. Sounded like a real cock chopper.
But three years of consistently good reviews from friends, family, and podcasts finally wore me down and we started in on season 1 the other night.
And it's not bad. For sure there are some lazy caricatures in there but it sounds like the writing really firms up down the road. I'll stick with it for now. Besides there's not much for competition on television these days.