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02 February 2009 @ 04:42 pm



That's 6, count em, 6 NFL Championships!!! More than anyone else!!!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Queen: We Are The Champions
31 December 2008 @ 10:38 pm
"Another year over, a new one just begun" 

John Lennon

Not in the mood to go out tonight. Just chilin' out with the lady, enjoying TV. It's her birthday on the 1st, so I need to rest up...;-)

Watching the last episode of Air Farce was a very sad experience. I've followed the show since 1979, when it was still only on CBC Radio. It's like saying goodbye to an old friend. Ahh, how times change. With This Hour Has 22 Minutes becoming awful, only Rick Mercer Report is worth watching.
Current Music: Lionel Ritchie, "All Night Long" on Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve
20 July 2008 @ 08:47 pm
Maggie and I were talking about vegetarianism today, and a thought came to me. As a Catholic, I believe in the transsubstantianism of the host. Could I be a vegetarian and take communion? Not to worry, there is no chance of me converting to vegetarianism, despite Maggie's best efforts...just a topic of discussion. 
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Spohr, Symphony # 5
18 July 2008 @ 03:21 pm

From researching characters from the time of the English Civil War, I came across this great name:

Praise-God Barebone.

He was an English parliamentarian, and kinda goofy looking too. Only a puritan could come up with a name like this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praise-God_Barebone

12 May 2008 @ 02:53 am

What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded.

Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place.

*Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
*Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel

*The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
*Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad

The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
*American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged

Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West

The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
*Brave New World
The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
*The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible

Angels & Demons

The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter

Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
*The Catcher in the Rye
*On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid

Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

Current Mood: sickHacking up a storm
Current Music: Sheep baaahhing
20 April 2008 @ 09:46 am

I have an interesting co-worker with, as it turns out, extremely limited knowledge of music. I was listening to Iron Maiden's "State of Mind' album. He asked to hear some. After listening for a few seconds, he commented, "Reminds me of Supertramp." Hahahahaha.

My musical listening activities have varied tremendously the last week. Really got into Bruckner. Listened to the 9th Symphony the other day. Very moving and spiritual. Musicologists have speculated that Bruckner was trying to approximate the sound of the organ in his orchestration. It really shows in this symphony. I could imagine hearing it in a great cathedral and being deeply affected by it.

On the other end of the spectrum, I've also been reacquainting myself with the Ramones, Radiohead and Iron Maiden. IM's Flight if Icarus is fantastic! The lyrics nicely encapsulate the myth. As to the Ramones, well..."Hey, ho, let's go...Blitzkrieg Bop!!"

My week was capped with the nastiest fight I've ever had with a woman. Makes me wonder what we'd be like if we actually ended up dating.

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Genesis: Dodo/Lurker
09 March 2008 @ 09:53 am
 I attended The Elizabeth Project at UBC last night. Congratulations to Debi and all who created, produced and acted in this wonderful production.   iterininfinitum was excellent as a punch-drunk Spanish sailor.  moosefluffwas equally impressive for her playing and smooth transitions out of the loft to allow the actors to pass. WELL DONE ALL!!! 

Dentrys followed. Those mini-hamburgers I shared with fuzzycoatimundi   were delicious. It was also nice to have been remembered by the Dentry ladies. Will have to go back for St Patty's Day.

HOCKEY: All interested in going to a Giants game, let's plan it before the season is over.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Elizabeth: OST
29 January 2008 @ 06:23 am
Well, it's been a while since I last posted. Yes, I am still alive. I am quite excited by the return of tennis. The Aussie Open was fantastic, except for the officiating. The women's final was a marketer's wet dream, with the two hottest players playing. The men's final was a match of upsetters, Djokovic defeating Federer, and Tsonga beating Nadal.

Sunday was spent enjoying a Rambo film festival. A buddy of mine hosted it at his place and we each chipped in cash for pizza and drinks, with the balance going to charity. Good mindless fun.

I'm hooked on American Gladiators. Has anyone watched J-Pod on CBC? Surprisingly good CBC show.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: "Snowstorm" reporting on TV
07 November 2007 @ 09:52 pm
Well, the quiz was so easy, it was ridiculous. Oh well, never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Can't wait for the opening Baranduin concert, even if they aren't playing Pachelbel's Canon...D-A-B-F#-G-D-G-A
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: D-A-B...Just kidding. I'm listening to PuffyAmiYumi.
03 November 2007 @ 10:04 pm
Especially with quizzes every week till the end. AHHHHHH!!!!!