I hate being sick.
Chocolate doesn't taste quite as good, your head feels stuffy, chocolate doesn't taste quite as good.
I am having a little creative block today. You see, with this head cold, it's a bit difficult to think.
Also there is another problem.
It's basically William Gibsons fault. I read his journal again today and it's so damn fucking creative and brilliant and so what I really wanted mine to sound like. So now, nothing I write satisfies me. I'm feeling the urge to throw in words like verklempt, sideromancy, solivagacious just for the hell of it. When really all I have to write about today is snot, phlegm and tissue.
Also, There is yet another problem.
I got a nice e-mail from someone saying they laughed and my website. Now assuming they don't mean laugh in a mocking way, this adds yet more pressure.
I didn't know I was being funny! Now I have to actually think about being funny. It's just too much. Now I have creative block.
I think I need a nap. Lucky for me it's bedtime.
To the person that sent the nice e-mail:
Don't feel guilty about destroying my creativity and sabotaging my blog with your well intentioned e-mail. Really it's nothing that a little absinthe and hallucinogenic drugs wont fix.
And if that doesn't work there's always plagiarism....
Hey Everyone. How about we all stop going to William Gibsons site. He never has anything good to say anyway.
I read William Gibsons Blog this morning. If you don't know who William Gibson is, shame on you! Here is a link to his bio. He is one of my favorite authors
of all time and he doesn't watch tv, which just made him go up a notch in my estimation. In his bio he writes that he wastes all of his time on the internet
or he writes. So I was thinking, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch for him to visit my site and comment in my blog. If you haven't read one of his books you really should.
As I was read his journal I was reminded of my initial intentions for my blog. I started out wanting a space for my words and thoughts to wander freely, to flow and to create word images, not necessarily to make sense or tell a story.
I wanted to have fun putting words together the same way that I play with putting colours together on a canvas. But it's difficult to do that when you know that people are reading. The only side of me that seems to come out in my
blogging is the British dry humor and sarcasm. I don't know if I will ever be able to really express myself in here but I am going to give it a try if you can all promise not to read any further entries.
I had a dream that I could fly last night. I love those dreams. This was an odd one in that in the dream I suddenly remembered that I used to be able to fly at one time but I had forgotten.
In the dream I trusted that I could still do it and I did. The funny thing is when I woke up, I really believed that I actually used to have the ability to fly at one time and I was tempted to leap into the air off the bed.
The other thing about the dream was that I was in a small cramped room and it was limiting me. There's one for all you psycho analysts out there.
Something else I will mention but not go into just yet is that there have been an awful lot of very bizarre coincidences lately. I will list them all in a later entry.
Also, in the news yesterday, they have confirmed that the speed of gravity is the same as the speed of light. I wonder if it travels in the same way that light travels.
Light travels at a constant speed relative to where you are, regardless of how fast or in which direction you are travelling. I love that, I love thinking about that.
I remember when I first heard that I said That's impossible! That means that if you were travelling fast, time would move slower than someone who is stationary, and that's impossible, time doesn't change!
But that in fact is exactly what does happen. The universe is a very cool place. Anyway, I must go. My bike is calling me. Later.
Well I hope everyone has had a good first week of the New Year. I am determined that this is going to be a great year for us.
I have a good feeling.
Interesting bit of news, Scientists have discovered that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics doesn't always hold true in a closed system.
This is a very handy bit of information to have tucked under your hat when dealing with those pesky religious creationist friends and family. Not that it really means anything anyway because the universe isn't a closed system and there is negative entropy going on all over the place all the time. For those of you who know no creationists and can remain blissfully unaware of their arguments, one of the cornerstones of their argument is that, in nature, everything falls towards decay, energy moves from a concentrated area to become dispersed evenly, energy is lost which is called entropy yada yada yada.
Basically this means that order cannot come from chaos therefore the order we see on earth, living things etc, must have been divinely created. The only problem is the second law of thermodynamics is actually that energy tends to spontaneously disperse in a closed system. Not an open system.
Still this bit of news is interesting. I don't like joining in religious debates, I don't like trying to prove people wrong but I do like it when people get to learn something new.
By the way, unlike the earlier Ramadan For Hedonists entry, there was no humor used in this journal entry. Creationists can feel free to be offended by todays entry and post comments in my forum.
Okay I am off to work on my table (pics coming soon). Later. PS. Friday night was the Rant Radio reunion. It was fun to see everyone and once again make almost no contribution to the evenings conversations. Microphones instantly quadruple my heartrate and quarter my IQ. I hate them. Oh well.
I am in hiding today. It's one of those days that starts out very badly, gets worse, then around 10:00 in the morning you just give up fighting and decide to hide in your house for the remainder whimpering and eating chocolate.
We made coffee, discovered we had neither milk nor cream, went to the store to get some, the trucks starter broke so we had to leave the engine running while I waited outside, now Derek has to spend the day fixing it, the milk bottle smashed the moment we brought it in the house spilling milk all over the carpet (oooh I can't wait till that gets stale. I love carpets), I missed my ultrasound appointment which I will now be privately billed $3,000,000 for, for not cancelling a year in advance, we can't afford to pay for the ultrasound and the truck, I remember that I have to pay my student loan today, we were supposed to go clothes shopping, and worst of all......worst.... of....all, I have Kenny Rogers "The Gambler" stuck in my head.
Here everyone, join me in my pain...
You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run.
You know, somehow that made me feel a lot better. I know that you are going to have that song stuck in your head today and knowing that I created that personal little bit of torment for you somehow makes today alright.
I know it's cruel and malicious but at least I don't perform experiments on animals.
Anyway, I gotta run, Emmas trying out motocross today and I have to come up with a way to strap her onto the bike.
(See photos page nine)
Wow it's been 10 days! What a neglectful blogger I have been.
I hope everyone spent a lot of money over Christmas like good little consumers.
It was a busy Christmas for us. Next year we are going to start a tradition. We are no longer celebrating Christmas. Instead we will choose a different winter celebration each year.
Such as Hanukkah. Derek and I will grow beards, long curly sideburns and play dreidle.
Winter Solstice, we will move large stones around in a circle (that one will be lots of fun).
Ramadan but with different rules.
We will call it Ramadan For Hedonists.
Went to see two towers last night at 12:30. I thought I might fall asleep during the movie. Hehe silly me.
It was fantastic, I wont say more than that. I don't want to spoil it. Except for one thing. Some say that Gollum looks like Steve Buscemi. Here is a photo from a newspaper. What do you think?
What me use photoshop? Never! I've never even heard of it.
That was a lot of effort after only 3 hours sleep so I am off to beddie bies for a nap.
Thanks Erin for that valuable info on sourcing jelly cups. I owe you. Mmmm tonight I get my fix! Later.
Morning everyone. Went to see two towers last night at 12:30. I thought I might fall asleep during the movie. Hehe silly me. It was fantastic, I wont say more than that. I don't want to spoil it. Except for one thing. Some say that Gollum looks like Steve Buscemi. Here is a photo from a newspaper. What do you think? What me use photoshop? Never! I've never even heard of it. That was a lot of effort after only 3 hours sleep so I am off to beddie bies for a nap. Thanks Erin for that valuable info on sourcing jelly cups. I owe you. Mmmm tonight I get my fix! Later.
Just a quick note.
I did add pictures last night as promised. They are under the Stuff I've Made link.
I did a drawing of Derek last night and another drawing this morning. I added them both there as well.
Here is a cool article, definately worth the read.
I know I know, I have been a neglectful blogger lately.
Let's see, what happened this week? Nothing. You see that's why I haven't been journaling, I didn't want to bore you silly. Isn't that nice of me?
Well, we went shopping, I got some pants from MEC. I love MEC, I can spend hours in there.
We hiked up Bear Mountain (back is still too bad to ride). Some dust settled in my house. You see? Boring life.
While shopping down town I tried to find a new supplier for my drug of choice. Now that it's illegal in Canada and everything. But I had no luck. I will not give up though.
What is my drug of choice you ask? JELLY CUPS!! I am sure you have seen them before.
They are those weird little bits of jelly stuff in the environmentally unsmurfy packaging found in vast quantities at Asian markets everywhere.
Highly addictive. Terribly dangerous! Which is why they are illegal.
They banned them in Canada a year ago. Being small and grapelike they are apparently a choking hazard and too dangerous for Canadians.
I have a question.
Why don't they ban grapes? Grapes are horrifically dangerous. That's the next thing we will see in the News "Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Grapes and Jelly Cups"
"Saddam admits to 'Huge Stash of Grapes' US Declares War"
Canada is wierd. We decriminalize marijuana (yay!) and ban fairly healthy snack food.
Anyway, if anyone happens to know where I can get these black market items, please message me in the forum. Please. Or just message anyway.
Just somebody say something in there for God sake!
Okay, speaking of forums, next thing I want to address today is directed at Derek's sister Erin.
Incase people reading this don't know, Erin is an intimidatingly intelligent woman. She is a great person and always has something clever, witty and funny to say.
So Erin...... a-hem........WHY THE HELL DON'T YOU COMMENT IN MY FORUM? Ahhhh... got that off my chest.
Also Nick my cousin just e-mailed me to let me know he had visited this site. Again...no comment. And Cam! There is no excuse for you.
Christmas has been a pretty hectic time so far but I will resume my insulting e-mail campaign* in January (*sinister plan to goad people into commenting in my forum by sending them insulting e-mails). Next on my list are, Wil Wheaton, William Shatner, Micheal Moore and Stephen Hawking. As you may know, Micheal Moore and Stephen Hawking are 2 of my heros.
Also, I promise I will be updating the photos page today....I think....or this week sometime. No, no today! There! You have a firm commitment out of me.
But now, I have to actually get some work done. So that's it for now, Later.
PS Part Two comes out this week! Weeeeee!
Oh My God I can't believe it! My sister has finally written her first blog entry.
It's a very cute and funny story about Christmas. I didn't even edit it or add a thing! What self control!
I read a scary story this morning.
I don't want to go to the States anymore. I don't visit fascist countries. I personally think free speech is a pretty nifty thing.
My 2nd opinion for the day: Television sucks. Media has so much influence over people and they ONLY care about money. I think everyone should turn their tvs off completely for 3 months and actually just have ... you know...a life. Maybe read a bit, learn something new, go outside, go hiking, take up a hobby.
After 3 months I think a lot of people will never turn them on again. I LOVE not having a tv. I don't know nor care what happens in the latest reality show. There are more interesting things going on in the universe.
Like the fact that Scientists have discovered that neutrinos have mass. Why is this so important you ask? Well let me tell you.
I don't have a Goddamned idea. Yet. But I am dedicating my "Not Watching Tv Time" to finding out why it's so important. So I will get back to you in about 8 to 10 years with the answer.
Phew, okay that's a lot of ranting for me. I think I need to nap for a couple hours now.
I will try to update photos today, but first, the dog is demanding a walk and I must obey. Later.