Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Somedays you just can't get rid of a bomb

I spent the finest $4.99 of my life Sunday. I bought the Batman Movie (Adam West) on DVD. I don't think this requires any further explanation.

Though I should also note that I spent a rather fine $10 or something today as well, on Little Miss Sunshine. This is a must-see. It was so much fun and uplifting without being condescending or sappy. I loved it and laughed and had the most fun I've had at the movies in a little while. Go enjoy it- now! (shaking fist)

Sunday, August 27, 2006


I've been trying for days to make a post about the anniversary of my computer being brought back to life, and of course I've been having problem with my computer getting on the internet. "Oh the ironing!"

Any doodle, my compuversary will have to be delayed, in the mean time, please enjoy a picture of me singing to Nissah at her birthday in January.

I wanted to make it my display picture, but the file name is too big or something.

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Internet is for Porn

One of my new favourite vices is a site called Overheard in New York. Basically it's just a bunch of funny things people hear other people saying in various places, usually with amusing headlines to accompany. Twice a week they run a headline contest, where readers come up with their own amusing title to accompany the quote. This is the headline contest for this week:

Tourist husband: So what is this show about?
Tourist wife: I believe it's like a Muppets story.

--Avenue Q, Golden Theater, W 45th St

Go to Overheard in New York to enter.

I was thinking: "The way South Park is like a Charlie Brown Story"

Thursday, August 24, 2006


I think I might have made this too hard, I added a few lyrics. Also HTML and I don't get along, so it's bolded if you got it right.

1. Shuffle your playlist.
2. Using the first twenty songs, no matter how embarrassing, post a lyric from that song.
3. Have your friends guess the song and artist (WITHOUT use of search engines).
4. Once that song and artist has been guessed, strike it out and beside the lyric place the name of who guessed it followed by the song and the artist.

20. Then she opened up a book of poems and handed it to me, written by an Italian poet from the thirteenth century. Joe

19. I tried my best to leave this all on your machine but the persistent beat it sounded thin upon listening. Andrew

18. I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really really out of my mind. Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us said, "Please, hey, would we care to all get in line,Get in line." Unguessed: Misty Mountain Hop-Led Zeppelin

17. When i turn ‘round you stay frozen to the spot you had the pointless snide remarks- Joe (nicely done!)

16. But if you dig on vegan food, well, come over to my work I'll have 'em cook you something that you'll really love Andrew

15. Walk around on both legs, fight the scary day, we both pulled the tricks out of our sleeves. Angelo

14. But she doesn't make wishes on them when she wishes, she wishes for less ways to wish for more ways to work toward it Andrew

13. No one dared, no one cared, to tell me where the pretty girls are those demigods
with their nine-inch nails
Unguessed: Precious Things-Tori Amos

12. Made off. Don’t stray. Well, my kind’s your kind, I'll stay the same. Andrew

11. The little thoughts came rushing in while I watched for a sign from him. When all the while was clear as day that I should go and he should stay. Unguessed: Simple Story-Feist

10.Touch your lips just so I know, in your eyes love it glows so- Andrew

9. Is it overwhelming to use a crane to crush a fly? Unguessed: Waitin' for a Superman-Iron and Wine (The Flaming Lips)

8. If they could see us now in leather bras and rubber shorts, like some ridiculous new team uniform for some ridiculous new sport Unguessed: Little Plastic Castle-Ani DiFranco

7. And if you want to find me, I'll be out in the sandbox Joe

6. A whole long lifetime could have been the end. I could be yours so true I would be, I should be through and through. Scott (unofficially)

5. I didn't mean to hurt you, I didn't know what i was doing, but i know what i have done Angelo

4. New bottoms on barstools, the people remain the same, with prices inflating - inflating Unguessed: Movie Script Ending-Death Cab for Cutie

3. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, turned my whole world upside down. Angelo

2. I know I'm a mess that he don't wanna clean up. I got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love. Unguessed: Paperbag-Fiona Apple

1. Yeah well the thing is, what I really mean- yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen. Your Song- Ewan McGreggor (from the Moulin Rouge Soundtrack)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


That should stir up some comments.

In other news:
I picked up a second job which is very cool. I am giving out samples at the LCBO, which should be pretty fun, plus money is becoming an ever more urgent need.

Thankully I also found some economic joy in the form of savings yesterday. I met with a guy to do my headshots who is giving me a great deal on the sitting fee and is letting me keep all of my photos on a disc without copyrighting them, thus allowing me to make as many prints as I want much less expensively.

Secondly I got some cheap buttons. This might not seem like something I actually needed to spend money on, but that's only if you don't know about my recent sad loss. Yoda bit the dust. As pictured in my last post I was crammed body to body with a number of rowdy Shins fans and at some point in the crowd my button reading "Look at me, judge me by my size do you?" came off. Although I can never truly fill my Yoda void I did find a number of very cool buttons for very little money:

The pictures are a little blurry, but they give you the idea. The one next to da cheat is a Talking Heads button. The blurry trampish figure sprawled out with the roller skates is Charlie Chaplin.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Last time

I promise this is the last Lollapalooza-centred post. I did find this kind of exciting though. I found myself in one of the pictures that the Official Lollapalooza website has up. Or at the very least I made the executive decision about which blob most resembled me and where I was standing.

Actually I was able to identify myself because I was wearing a tanktop with purple and blue bands and I noticed the stripes. I'm done :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

How George Lucas stole Christmas

I can only actually reccommend this activity if you have absolutely NOTHING better to do with your time:

The Star Wars Holiday Special Part 1

It comes courtesy of Joe. IMDB trivia from the special:

"* George Lucas famously attempted (and failed) to buy up all master copies of this special to ensure it was never broadcast again.

* This special has never been released on video; however, bootleg home-recorded videos have been circulating for years and are now all over the internet. George Lucas once remarked at an Australian convention that "if I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every bootlegged copy of that program and smash it."

* At least a small portion of the special is considered to be official Star Wars canon. Boba Fett (who is introduced in one of the Special's vignettes), of course, went on to play an important role in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Also the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk was featured in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).

* WILLHELM SCREAM: This, like every other incarnation of Star Wars, contains a Wilhelm Scream. We hear the scream in question when a storm trooper gets shot off of a balcony by Han Solo in Chewbacca's home."

3 other Reasons it's actually worth watching (at least a little bit, or as much as you can tolerate):

1) The befuddled old man (Art Carney) is obviously a proto-type for Jar Jar Binks
2) Aparently a long time ago in a galaxy far far away people listened to Jefferson Starship
3) The cooking show... um yeah.

Monday, August 14, 2006

"Mmmm pig in a cage" (title by Scott Buchanan)

I got a couple of things accomplished today. It might not seem very impressive, but I'm actually quite pleased. I finally made a list of all of the theatre companies I want to send headshots and resumes to, and a list of the acting schools I would like to attend to "hone my skill" if you will. I also got a few telephone numbers for places where I can get headshots done.

PS: If you didn't see my newest link, do check out Rodeohead. It's like a pig in a cage on antibiotics. Yeehaw.

Friday, August 11, 2006

For more on the subject of rocking out really hard:

Also check out this article from the TO Star about the festival.

Whose idea was it to start shouting that anyways?

Thursday, August 10, 2006


It took me WAY too many tries to get the original post for this right, so I'm not going back in to insert this stuff. Let's call it part the first:




Stephie and Justin


myself (courtesy of This Old Shack)

The Chevy Uplander

and Bunk-mates

The Best Place in the World to be...

A McDonald's in Indiana

The Subway from the O'Hare Airport

The Monroe Subway platform

Meeting Sam Beam

Front Row or Nearly Front Row for Iron and Wine, Calexico, The Dresden Dolls, The Shins and others

Camped out to get those amazing spots


The I-94





I will post about the big weekend soon (stupid lack-of-digital camera), in the meantime please check out The Old Shack for an excllent and thorough telling of the Adventures of Liz, Andrew, Jenny, Justin and Steph in Chicago.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

In my duffle bag:

2 T-shirts (one depicting Cookie Monster, the other Betty)
2 polo shirts (striped)
2 pairs of khaki shorts
1 recently purchased skirt ($13 w00t!)
2 tank tops
1 tube top
6 pairs of underwear
3 bras
1 pair socks
2 Venus razors
1 camera
3 rolls of film
SPF 15 Coppertone Sunblock
1 Off Bug Spray Sport
1 new Epipen (no longer carrying one that has been expired for 2 years)
3 mix CDs
$$$ undisclosed American money
undisclosed quantity of food not to be declared at American border
1 pair of PJs
1 Annie Doll
3-day Pass for Lollapalooza

=5 days in Chicago!

Just 8.5 more hours of work and I'm in the clear!