Friday, June 30, 2006

Working Late

There are times when I am less irritated about staying at work a half an hour late. The second day in a row at 7am, however, qualifies as being more irritated. Funny, I have nothing to do at work but blog and kill time for a half an hour. Almost as though 8 hours was exactly enough time for one to accomplish all nightly duties. Maybe I'll go clean the dish washer again (Side-Show-Bobbish shudder and "EwUgh").

:) I will however be on a bus "home" in an hour and a half.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

A Tragical Comical Historical Pastoral of Errors


I should clarify (as I suppose not everyone has the entirity of Hamlet memorized): All of the line mess ups that you are about to read are the product of my having a very poor short term memory and a uselessly/frighteningly good long term memory. All lines are some sort of synthesis of my current play A Comedy of Errors and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark


My three saddest line screw-ups of A Comedy of Errors thus far:

1. The line:
Back villain or I will break thy pate across!

What I said:
"Back villain or I will break thy pate across, pluck off your beard and blow it in your face"

2. The line:
That thou art then astranged from thyself. Thyself I call it, for being strange to me... blah blah blah

What I said:
"Thou art then astranged from thyself. Thyself I call it, for to define thyself what is it to but to be... thee? Shit"

...and tonight's

3. The line:
The tongue though not my heart in this shall have his will

What I said:
"My tongue and heart in this be hypocrits"

It's official: my brain is broken.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

"I think it's a joke name sir"

There's a point at which you decide to go by Richard. I entered this guy's name into our data base today and his name is Richard Hack. Trouble is he doesn't go by Richard. He goes by Dick. Actually no, that's not the trouble. The trouble is that his middle initial is W.

*sigh* I find maturity elusive at best...

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Lyrics of the whenever!

I thought I would check out one of the most recent additions to the Lollapalooza line-up, Ben Kweller. I am excited to have come across a song about a girl named Liz!! This is very exciting for me in the nerdiest way possible. It's also a pretty cool tune.


sign me up, i volunteer
votes are in for lifeguard of the year
her feline past lives are plain to see
their similarities are shown in this life again

like mama said, dontcha let it go to your head
when ya know you're being fed
i'm so proud to know you
lizzy, i'll write, i'll sing
telegraph, telegram
telephone, tellin' you
i'll be home soon

we will wake when kitty licks
and in the morn, work takes her to maine
dressed and out the door by six
tomorrow is the first time liz can't board my plane

like mama said, dontcha let it go to your head
when ya know your book is read
i'm so proud to know you
anna will take me to the port
as liz drives up i-95
me and my darlin' keep love alive
even on texas time

like mama said, dontcha let it go to your head
when your town is painted red
i'm so proud to know you
lizzy, i'll write, i'll sing
telegraph, telegram
telephone, tellin' you
i'll be home soon

Monday, June 19, 2006

Heart of Darkness

Let's be clear, I'm not anti-soldier. But let's get philisophical for a moment:

"3 U.S. soldiers charged with killing of Iraqis"

I don't even know where to start...

Monty Pyhton's Meaning of Life

Eric Idle: Better than staying at home, eh sir! At
home if you kill someone they arrest you. Here they give you
a gun, and show you what to do, sir. I mean, I killed fifteen
of those buggers sir! Now at home they'd hang me. *Here* they
give me a fucking medal sir!

I'm sorry but when you send thousands of soliders out into the desert with guns and tell them to drop bombs and shoot "evil doers", leave them out there for 3 years while 2500 of them get killed, and cause at least 38,475 casualties as a result of the war... well geez, what a shock, they killed people! Who could have guessed? If only there was some kind of recent historical event that could have warned us that this kind of stuff would happen...
"This isn't Vietnam"

You're right guys. It's worse.


A funny story: So I typoed earlier, as anyone who followed the link would have noticed. I love that on any other political blog I would have been bombarded by angry/offensive comments about my "ignorance". Instead I was politely emailed and alerted to my mistake. Sigh. Thanks Joe ;)

Friday, June 16, 2006


The city where I work is cooler than I thought. Not only does the name "Thorold" come from the last name of the historical basis for Lady Godiva, but more importantly there is a kissing rock. I understand that the Kissing Rock at Lock 7 is a lucky charm bringing happiness and prosperity to everyone who kisses their love in front of the rock. That's right, I'm not even going to spoil this with cynicism. I think it's kind of sweet.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


You know what would cheer me up...


A blah end to my blah-day:

Director: This is a farce, OK everyone- You don't have to worry about playing it real so much, forget Stanislavski...
Actor: *cough* Liz

I've decided to take this as a compliment.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Upside Down and Sideways

So blogger just posted two things that I SWEAR I saved as drafts rather than published. Seriously, the "woodsy psychoanalytical" thing from Angelo, and the "Last dozen people to comment" thing from Luke. In both cases the material published was... hm... it was better that I took a moment and rethought my posting process. Sometimes things are better left in my head than posted up on the internet.

Also a lot of things are better left in my head when I've just finished working the 11-7 shift. Mayhaps I should turn in for some rest. Good night!



Yes I'm at work, but here's the deal. I got a list of stuff to do last night and worked myself silly trying to get it all done. I stressed that I didn't quite finish everything that I wanted last night and came in early tonight to get it done. Turns out that the To Do list was meant for two nights. It's 2AM and I have nothing to do. This is not terrible, but it will be by 4 or 5AM when I'm ready to sleep.

Two good things about work tonight: 1) I was given the assignment last night to create a database email all of the presidents of various student unions in Ontario so that they can email them about our place in case they're at a conference at Brock University or something. I told them I would probably take care of the SGA personally.

2) I am taking the opportunity to learn about the wine and food here, and more importantly wine and food pairings. I was excited to learn that my favourite cheese in the world pairs perfectly with my favourite wine in the world. Munster cheese and Zinfandale! Somehow I don't think that this makes me cultured, but at least I will learn why. The only unfortunate thing about this is that I am not learning about wine and cheese pairings through trial and error, but rather the books here available on the subject.

Well I think that qualifies as my 15 minutes. Boy did I ever need that break from... whatever I'm going to do to keep myself awake for another 5 hours.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Stephen feels the news at you

Recent graduate? Follow Stephen's Sound Advice on making the leap into the real world:

1. DO: Move Back Home
Your parents paid for college, the least you can do is reward them with your college educated presence. Show them how enlightened you are by rejecting society’s demands that you get your own place. Plus free food and plenty of time to play Halo.

2. DO: Pad your resume. With a few simple key strokes you can turn your GPA from a 1.4 to a 4.1, that will open some eyes. And that summer job: bus boy at the Olive Garden=Goodwill Embassador to Italy.

3.I have one word for you: PLASTICS. Do sign up for as many credits cards as possible. Then max those suckers out. Society doesn’t consider you a real adult until you’re drowning in debt.

4. Don’t go to Europe to find yourself. Who told you that you were there to begin with? (The rest of this can only be appreciated by watching the video)

5. Before you leave for good streak the quad. After you’ve graduated it’s a felony.

And finally...
6. Don’t graduate.
(Hm, not a bad idea... hello grad school!)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Round 4: What saying can help someone in Springfield determine whether or not water is safe to drink?

57 Days! I can totally afford this.
"Are you being sarcastic?"
"I don't even know anymore."

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Yes! I just saw Robert Goulet get his star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Could this weekend get any better? There's four hours left...

Liz BA

For all of the times I've made fun of people at the Oscars who don't know which side of the stage to exit on I sure did freeze up after I got my diploma. Actually I think I was still absorbing the amazing reaction I recieved from our dear madame president after she had caught me off guard. I thought it was supposed to be a quick handshake. Wouldn't you know, she asked me the question every university graduate loves to hear: "So what are you doing now that you've graduated?". I smiled and said "I'm going to be an actor". Anyone that was able to watch the WebCast (yes there was a WebCast) got to see what I thought was the only reaction that topped the girl that walked on stage to get her diploma in her slippers.

Other answers that I wanted to give to "What are you going to do now that you've graduated?":

"I want to be president of Laurentian University"
"I'm going to Disney World"
"I have one word for you: plastics"
"I'm planning on going to the reception afterwards"

*I would also like to note that my inability to find my way off stage after getting the diploma was actually symbolic of my not knowing what direction I'm going in now that I've gotten my degree.