Friday, July 28, 2006

Okay, I've been absent...

...but I have several good reasons.

One: I have been stupid busy at work. Seriously. It's been insane. I've been physically and mentally exhausted for the past two weeks. I made it to a birthday party on the 15th, which was a lot of fun, but I was really tired there even. I was supposed to go to a friend's house for his housewarming last weekend and I couldn't make it, I just had to stay here. Which is just as well, as...

Two: I've been sick. Yep, Sunday night I had an insane fever and shook all over, so weak and bleary and numb. It's settled down into a summer cold now (today I'm at the coughing a lot phase) but it's been an uphill climb. I even had to come home from work on Monday. To be honest, if it wasn't for the proposal we were finishing up, I never would have gone in that day. Which means I had to postpone my dental appointment, do you have any idea how long it takes to get in to see that guy? Oh, and...

Three: I've been distracted. I've made a new friend just recently, and I feel like I've known him for years and years, and in between preparing for the party on Saturday and chatting/e-mailing with him at all hours, I haven't had much time to even think about posting.

I'm sorry. Can I make it up to you? Here, have a muffin...

Okay, so what have we missed?

I bought some new DVDs when I visited my folks (a few Dick Van Dyke episodes, a double disc of Gothic (cool) and Chiller (an unknown element), Yellowbeard ("us pirates are never more dangerous than when we're dead!") and the third and final season of Titus), went to see Superman Returns with my Dad (I dunno, I liked it, but I know a lot of people who didn't - it picked up right where the second movie left off, I think the new guy did a good job filling Christoper Reeve's boots, and I love Kevin Spacey no matter what, so there), went to Bingo with him and lost, of course.

My Dad went in for surgery to fix his double hernia, and he's recovering nicely now - he's not allowed to pick up basically anything for another month or so, an I'm sure this is driving him absolutely bananas *grin*. The same day as his surgery, I went to the pub again with the gang and got to meet, albeit briefly, one of the authors from the new series, Rob Shearman. Very nice guy (not sure why I was so surprised by that), he looked a little overwhelmed by all the young fans crowding around him.

My ex-roomie's boyfriend has finally arrived! He's here for a year, so I'll get to see him lots, yay! He gave me a DVD box-set of The Pink Panther movies, what a sweetheart. The three of us sat on the deck and drank alcoholic milkshakes, mmm - summer's definitely here!

Okay, what else? Oh yeah, I've seen a few movies too - An Inconvenient Truth (very cool), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (ooh, Johnny Depp in eyeliner *grin*) and an advance screening of Young Triffie's Been Made Away With, which was also quite good - Newfoundland, 1947, murder and mayhem...

And I'm changing the quote at the bottom of the page, so here is the one it's replacing - an observation by Danny (Ralph Brown) in Withnail & I - just for posterity:

I don't advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Premature obituary

Because I can't be arsed to make a proper post today...

'What will your obituary say?' at

Thanks Tim's sweetie!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Publiness is next to something...

My monthly Sonic Boom/Pub trip was, once again, a success.

An hour at Sonic Boom rewarded me with (not one but) two Dead Can Dance CDs that I didn't already have, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Ultra Lounge Cocktail Capers and Postal Service's Such Great Heights EP. Pretty sweet.

Then on to the pub. This also was good, lots of chatting, a couple of drinks - and I've discovered a way to not have to pay almost $9 for every drink, so I may be able to have more than one per month, woo hoo! My waitron rocks. Hmm. The bartender is still cute though, but I don't want to spend that much money just to interact with him *grin*, I think perhaps I'll buy my shot from him and get my mix from our waitron in future, best of both worlds!

Oh, and I forgot to mention, T and I went to see The Devil Wears Prada - it was a tossup between something intelligent and something fluffy, and I wanted fluffy that night. No deep truths here, but it was a lot of fun, Stanley Tucci stole every scene he was in, and Merryl Streep is EVIL.

My ribs hurt. I'm going to bed.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Canada Day!

Well, it's the day after Canada Day really.

Lastnight some friends came in and we all went down to the Harbourfront, had dinner (with a really good drink!) and bore the brunt of the schizophrenic weather *grin*


We got to see Jason Collett and also The Dears playing, very good! We were there for The Dears, but I was more impressed with Collett's performance - I may have to get his new album.

Today I have spent inside the house, puttering around...