Friday, December 18, 2009

Are You Humbled Yet?

earth...moon...space...weeeeeeeeed maaaaaaan.

Seriously, are museums made by and curated for stoners?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shiny Suds Commercial

This was pulled from TV because people complained. I hate people.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Do It

A great, and if you're in good shape, quick workout we did at Crossfit the other day:

As fast as you can but don't sacrifice form. Rx = 95 lb barbell, 24 inch box.

30 pushups
10 Cleans
10 Box Jumps
10 Jerks
10 Box Jumps
10 Clean and Jerks
10 Box Jumps
10 Jerks
10 Box Jumps
10 Cleans
30 Pushups

And a whole lot of sweat. I sucked this time around.

Working Out Is Good

All I want for christmas is a home gym.

1 squat rack
1 chin up bar
1 barbell
350 pounds of various sized weights
A few kettle bells.

That's it! None of those ridiculous bowflex things. Garbage.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bees



My friend Br...err Larry is a Bee.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

City Politics


I'm quite convinced the city ought to hire me as a Councillor, unelected.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Ikea Brush-Off


I emailed IKEA about the crap I went through. The purpose was mostly to complain but also to let them know that they fucked up in a few areas.

This was their response:

"Hello Mr Brown,

Thank you for contacting IKEA Canada. We appreciate the time you took to share with us your thoughts about products and store service. We regret for any inconvenience that you might have experienced with your product assembly. Your comments will be forwarded to the IKEA Etobicoke store.

We truly value your opinion, as well as the opinion of all our customers. We look forward to serving you in the future.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,
IKEA Canada Customer Service"


Does that feel like a brush-off to you? Did a computer generate that response? I'm guessing yes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ikea? I oughta!

4 visits. 3 days.

This is the story of rage. We purchased a bed on Wednesday night. Store wasn't too busy, it was relatively empty and actually quick and painless.

Which should have been my first clue.

1) Missing parts (rails for the drawers)
2) Drive back with instruction manual in hand to get rails
3) Am told by the drill sergeant at customer service that I need a receipt and/or I may have to pay for the parts, despite having the instruction booklet that I've been using all morning, despite driving to Ikea from downtown, despite having to drive back to the city and then back to Ikea to get 4 rails
4) Drive back to the city empty handed
5) Drive back to Ikea with a receipt and the same GD instruction manual
6) Explain the situation again and the clerk (it's a new one as it's taken me over an hour to get back to the city, find the receipt, and return) seems puzzled
7) Sit and wait a half hour while they pull the product from the shelves to give me new rails
8) Head home, rails in hand
9) Assemble single drawer
10) Drill rails (using different hardware as the bolts provided are incorrect and the holes are not aligned to the part)
11) Insert test drawer
12) Realize drawer does not insert properly
13) Lose my shit
14) Lose my shit more
15) Call wife, who in turn loses her shit
16) Take apart drawer, unscrew rails
17) Ignore for 12 hours
18) Return to Ikea
19) Helpful customer service person sorts problem...I've been provided:
a) the wrong rails
b) the wrong wood for the drawers
c) THE FUCKING MANUAL IS INCORRECT TOO

In all, it managed to take me 3 days to assemble a piece of Ikea furniture. I think that has to be a record.

I hate Ikea. We are looking for a sofa/chair for our living room and Ikea sure as shit isn't going to be a shopping destination for it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Inner City Bike



I'm not so sure about this one. Interesting design for a bike but quick-release is out of the question.


Pomplamoose covers "Beat It"

Have you watched a Pomplamoose video before? Perhaps you should. Here they cover Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and they do an exceptional job of it.

I heard they're touring with Alien Ant Farm.



MORE SCOTCH!

Ok - not for me, but it seems you can sign up for your own experiences at www.celebratethemacallan.ca

It really was a pretty good time - and there's scotch involved, so I don't know how you can pass this sort of thing up.

And if you feel like taking a survey from the marketing company that set this up for me, feel free to do so HERE. Not to ruin your fun with spoilers, but it's about opinions and knowledge of The Macallan.


Friday, October 30, 2009

The Macallan - or - gimme more scotch!

I know it's hard for you to imagine, but despite my impeccable and dapper appearance I know next to zilch about Scotch.

KNEW next to zilch.

A marketing company was in touch and spoke to me about attending a Scotch tasting. Booze + me? Didn't take long to accept (poor planning on my part, Rap's home opener that night).

Brought a couple of buds and sat down for some tasting.


Here's the thing about tastings. You learn a lot. It's nothing that I'm likely to repeat in front of friends because that's just a bit pompous, no? But it is very interesting and if ever your friends are patiently waiting to cheers, toast and imbibe, you can piss them off by slowing down that process; explaining that the casks were air-dried and then filled with sherry for a couple of years etc...which they will inevitably not give a shit about.

So what should you give a shit about? Buying me the best damn scotch I've ever had. Macallan 18 year.

We tried the 12 year, 15, 18, and 21. The reaction was all the same: 18 won. Our scotch teacher for the night (who was amazing and has the best job in the world) reminded us that saying one scotch is better than another is stupid as it's subjective, but seriously...this is pretty damn good.

So if you're looking to buy me any presents this year, how about a little tipple?






















The Macallan Man and his ice-sphere - my new hero.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Look out!

I had no idea this was even happening, but god bless Star Wars fans everywhere.

Star Wars: Uncut Trailer from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.



Side note: I'm attending a scotch tasting tomorrow (The Macallan) so I intend to type something incredibly witty following the event.

Be prepared for genius.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift

Who has $500?


Note that this is just page 1 of 6. Amazing.

Bobbing For Weiners

Completely random and only because it makes me laugh, is a video of Neko bobbing for weiners.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Google Trike

I've just given up on my dream to be a city councillor. Instead I wish to be the Google Trike rider.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oh you clever advertisers...

WIND Mobile is coming to Toronto and Calgary soon. So they made some ads...I like.



Screw you, Rogers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The City Is Amazing

What does it take to become a city councillor? How do I get to be one?

I've decided it's my second calling in life. I'll fight to get you speed bumps, parking on your streets, laneways named after you. The usual.

I'm not even kidding.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Schomberg Fair


Sometimes I have these moments where I smack myself in the face and say, "what the hell took you so long?"

I've been friends with one of the nicest and most genuine people you'll ever meet for a little while now. I've known he played in a band forever, but to date had not seen them or heard them.

I'd heard great things, meant to see or hear them, but hadn't. Probably because I'm a huge A-hole.

This morning I finally made it to their Myspace page and I think you should too.

The band is called The Schomberg Fair and you can listen to them HERE.

And I highly recommend you do.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Globe Haul


Here's the deal:

Globe gave me one of their bikes, the Haul, for a few months to try out. In exchange, I get to write a little about it.

Frankly, win-win.

When I first got the shoulder tap to take part I immediately started drooling over the Roll. Sweet bike. Very sweet looking. Agressive, flip-flop hub so I can ride single speed instead of fixie, and not too far off the road bike ('87 Bianchi) that I normally ride.

But the options were the Live or the Haul and I took the Haul.

Here's the first thing I noticed: cycling doesn't have to be so intense all the time. On the ride to work this morning I was continuously reminding myself that there was no need to tense up my back or shoulders. That I could sit up straight and see what was around me. That I can still ride pretty fast without hunching over and bearing down.

I might just start taking my time a little more.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Paper vs. Computer

Speaking about the future....

I, for one, like this concept. It's creative, mostly intuitive (though has some issues that need to be worked out before production), and interactive. Instant note sharing? Yes please.

If this somehow incorporated a phone feature I might get rid of my iPhone. Or at least my work blackberry.

Courier User Interface from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

Mobile Communications

I don't normally like to bring work into my personal blog, but this video is pretty good food for thought.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WTF WAS THAT?

Here Comes The Fall Again

The older I get the colder I get.

I'm not just talking about my cold, dead heart. I'm talking about being a total wimp outdoors.

Don't get me wrong - I love winter. I love winter sports, being outdoors in winter, peeing my name in the snow in winter... all of it (22 letters in my full name - that's a lot of beer hot chocolate).

But somewhere along the way I went from being a kid that would wear shorts while play outside in 12 degree weather to a guy who's burying his hands in his armpits just to walk to the store and back.

Point is, at this rate I'm going to be a fucking icicle by the time I'm 40 and I'm not cool with that. My daughter doesn't need frosty the fucking snowman for a Dad and I don't need hands riddled with frost bite.

What I'm trying to say is, "MAN UP, BODY. Stop being such an asshole. It's not even that cold. Get over it."

Friday, September 25, 2009

Petty

The best part about Facebook is being able to see pictures of people from your past life and think, "wow, you really let yourself go" or "jesus, your parents must be so disappointed".

So petty, yet so rewarding.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ride It

I forgot about this video until today. I still love Maru (a lot), but this Danny chap blows me away.

Also, this was the 4th "most viral" video on the internet in August. Fascinating.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

No Subway Ride of Mine

Get on the Metro

Ikea


If there is ever a moment that you might regret your decision to have a kid, it is when you're in Ikea on a weekend. Particularly as dozens run screaming through the rat-maze that is your own personal Ikea-hell.

They terrorize all the poor bastards looking frantically for the shortcut to the marketplace. Running through your legs, throwing various unpurchased items (knife sets, kettle bells, tantroms - the usual), and otherwise being left alone like an especially homely and comfortable Lord of the Flies.

I don't know if the children really are our future.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Whatever You Do, Don't Screw Up

It must be natural to worry about having kids.

I don't really worry about having the baby around; I think that part will be fun. It's more the worry of, "don't screw things up, idiot".

Things I don't want to somehow make my child become/do:

1) lazy
2) a picky eater
3) not like animals
4) stay at home all day and not see friends
5) be a whiney, spazzy jerk
6) hate school/learning
7) not enjoy the outdoors

If any of these things happen I'll have no choice to blame society and not myself.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun Fun Fun Fest

If you've ever wanted to buy me a ticket to Austin, TX and put me up for a few nights now is the time to do so.

http://www.funfunfunfest.com/


The band list is fantastic. I need to move to Austin. I'm not much for the heat, but I do love fun and music and BBQ (veggies).

God I love Yeasayer.



This Is A Throw Down

Life!

Is!

Good!

Going for a Scotch tasting session soon. Need to round up some jokers to join me. Me and my good (hopefully) friend Macallan. God damn. Single Malt, I believe. I'm a grown man now.

Getting into my Carlsberg (or Weiser) years, I guess.

Budweiser, Coors Light, and Molson Canadian campaigns for their camps and trips and mansions drive me completely friggin nuts. So useless. So typical. Bro-Guy-Dudes high fiving and drooling over bikinis. Thank fucking god I don't have cable - not continually subjected to that idiocy.

This commercial was ok:


This commercial is not even close to OK:

Monday, September 14, 2009

Birds On A Wire

Making music with birds.

Composer saw this picture and decided to map it out...this is what it made.

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Aliens!

Saw the little feet kicking the hell out of Amy's stomach. That shit is crazy. That 1 pound baby just wants to kick.

Monday, August 24, 2009

needed

massage
vacation
car seat
stroller

hopefully in that order.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Legion

I'm easily amused. I admit it. Wave a couple of shiny objects in my face and I'm basically hypnotized.

Excited though? That's a different story.

A story called LEGION.

Holy hell I can't wait to see this movie.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Always Ride Through The Pain

ian sent me this. Fixed gears? Pffffft

I want one still. Well, a single speed. I love a good coasting in the morning.



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ghengis Tron

On the topic of music, this Ghengis Tron video is fantastic.

I had the pleasure of playing with these guys at Sneaky Dees when Wooden Ox played our first (and hopefully not last) show a few years back.

At the time, Ghengis Tron was a little bit more hectic, a little more rabid, but still 100% awesome.

This song incorporates some of the old but has some more melody and nice guitar to boot.

Gettin' Old

I'm not getting old, but I'm getting adult-ish.

Married!
Baby on the way!
New car!

In completely unrelated news, newer Mastodon videos aren't necessarily as good as older ones.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

3 Etsy Wants

So I check out Etsy fairly regularly (I'm on their mailing list). Big fan of micro-manufacturing. Big fan of buying from crafty people. Jealous of their mad DIY skillzzzzzzzzz.

Some of my latest wants:





No idea where I'd keep these (not in my house). Skulls are kind of
lame, but I still like the cartoony-nature of the mugs and jug.










This is more for work I think. I'd love to have an old radio like this to listen to the CBC during work hours. Maybe mod it so that I could run my iPod/iPhone through it too.










I'm not sure when a block of wood would come in handy, but I like it and I kind of want it. It's reminiscent of one in style garage I've been coveting (but that one is one solid piece).






Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Young Smokers In Love...With Smoking

I smoked for over 10 years. It sucked. If you asked me to name the worst part of smoking, I'd say all of it. If you asked me the best part, I'd say how cool I looked (I'm sure I looked just like James Dean).


If you asked this lady what the best part of smoking is, I bet she doesn't say the same thing. And I bet she says it in a raspy voice similar to that of Cobra Commander.

I see women like this at my office all the time. Wrinkled and hunched with age, fingers and teeth yellowed by years of cigarettes. I don't want to sound too cruel, but it's fucking awful.


I work on some "smoking cessation" brands so I hear all kinds of focus group info and it's all the same. Smokers will say they'll quit when they're ready and when they want to. We have to tip-toe around the word "addiction" because consumers don't respond well to it.

Here's a news flash: If you've been smoking for more than a year and you're not listening to the logic that smoking is disgusting and severely fucks with your health, then you're probably fucking addicted.

I know it sucks quitting. It can be hard as hell. I quit cold turkey 3 times. This last time for good (it's been over 5 years, I believe). I went through some foul moods and nearly pushed a few people down stairs, but it's worth it.

The sooner you man up and do it the better.

The last thing I want is my friends to end up looking like this.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Funny People

I don't care if Adam Sandler is in it and he hasn't made a funny movie since....uhhhh....

THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD.

p.s. to all my under-age readers, lie about your age and watch the clip.
p.p.s. then get back to work!!!

Still Life Still



I haven't spent much time in the last few years talking about bands. Maybe it's because I'm out of the loop. Maybe it's because I'm a narcissist and only talk about myself. Maybe it's because I just haven't found anything worth talking about.

Whatever the reason, all that changes. Now.

Chris forwarded me the new Still Life Still record and it is worth listening to on repeat.

I'm not a music reviewer so I can't wax poetic about the subtleties of the songs, or the deft transitions from Minor 7th to Diminished 9th...because I don't know what that means. Other people have compared them to Broken Social Scene and while there are similarities, I don't think that's entirely accurate, fair, or encompasses everything I hear in their music.

What I can say with certainty is that the last album that I picked up that was as listenable and awesome from start to finish was Les Savy Fav's "Let's Stay Friends".

So it's been a while since I've been this impressed.

If nothing else, check it out on Myspace. Then go see them live - they're awesome.

(thanks to Exclaim - I stole their photo).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And I Thought This Was Just A Dream...

I found this video on FilmDrunk and I have to warn you, it's pretty amazing.

While stupid white guys were busy making crappy horror movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, someone (edit: two guys, actually) in Japan was busy getting really high and dreaming up the best movie of all time, Hausu.

I am yet to watch the movie in its entirety and worry that I may have a seizure if I do; but in short doses this is the movie dreams are made of.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wedding frenzy


Now I don't want to be all wedding guy on you, but holy shit I got married and it was the best fucking day of my life.

If you were there I love you. If you weren't I probably do love you and I'm sorry I didn't invite you. Here's the kicker about weddings, and the advice that rang true the most: inevitably someone is going to be pissed off, hurt, or otherwise hate your fucking guts. Best you can do is move on. Worst you can do is try to please everyone.

God knows I wanted all my friends there, but there's no way we could have packed a) the ceremony room tighter, b) my apartment tighter/hotter, or c) Terroni tighter/hotter.

Highlights:
A looked amazing/stunning/holyshitimarriedthehottestgirlever, no religious stuff in the service, quick service, picketers let us through, father in law's speech, brother's speech, parents were amazing, drinks were flowing, champagne all over my walls/friends pants, more food than you could throw at a medieval knight, terroni staff kicked ass (adelaide location, cantina room was fantastic), everyone looked fucking awesome, out of towners, stories of booty calls, not sweating too much, not barfing or passing out during the ceremony, being macho and rad.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Time Is At A Premium

What the hell happened? Where in the hell did all my time go?

Turns out getting married is a busy affair. The lead up to Friday (read: holy shit, that's tomorrow) has been fast and furious this week.

Let me tell you a little something else about planning a wedding:

You're going to fuck something up. It's ok. Just deal with it and move on. There is no one person on earth who will get it perfect. If I'm wrong I don't want to meet that person because they're an asshole and probably a show off and racist and they eat babies to stay young.

So I am currently the proud owner of 17 cases of beer (more to pick up today), 24 bottles of wine, 1 new suit, 2 new pounds of fat around my gut from eating cake and not going to the gym this week, and some serious bags under my eyes.

But I'm marrying the most beautiful and smartest girl I've ever met, so IN YOUR FACE WORLD.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Whoaaa


I will be married in one week + 1 day. I hope to get photos with the picketers in the background. Also hope to not get in a fight.

Been thinking about vehicles. Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, and Kia Soul all topping the list. Though the Volvo C30 still makes my pants dance. God I want that car.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Liberate or Die

Not sure whether I'm talking about the Iranian Protests or the stripped bicycle frame I saw the other day, but whatever.

Looking forward to crossing the picket line for my wedding. Bastards! That whole sick day thing is really pissing me off. Also pissing me off, other municipal workers still get it (Police, Fire, etc). What in the hell? What kind of perk is that? An unheard of perk. Fuck. I can't even bank unused vacation days.

Side note, hopefully this strike gives some workers the chance to get rid of their guts. Eat some celery you bastards!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Wedding coming...pretty soon. May have to cross a picket line to get to it, but it's worth it. I'll give them union folks a little chat with Mr. Power (that's my right fist). Outta my way! things are good though. almost sorted and just in the nick of time.

In other news...want:
new house (possible new place to live on the horizon), new car (find out about Nissan Cube on the 25th), new camera (panasonic LX-3 please), new shoes (white cons), new tie (something thin to go with my wedding suit...and my svelte body *wolf whistle*), new body (svelte comment was a lie), more time to do stuff.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Drunk History

I've never seen anything so bloody glorious in my life. Thank you, Laura P. Thank you.



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vice Magazine

I know that as I get older, and the people I hang out with grow older, Vice is losing its cool factor.

Frankly, fuck it. I still love it.

Particlarly Do's and Dont's.

Speaking of...check out this clown. You know he cries when he poos. http://www.viceland.com/int/dd.php?id=1576

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What the fuck was that?

Free Apps!

So one of my various email lists has sent me this link:

http://alternativeto.net/

Pretty simple. You find the application you want to use, and the site suggests free apps (ranked by user rating) that are comparable or do the same thing.

Sweet eh?

Go get one.

Little Mac

Jesus hell I want this game, like yesterday. http://www.youtube.com/experiencewii

Punch Out was probably the best video game of all time. Well, maybe not the best...but I loved it. And I will love it again. And I will get in trouble for playing video games too much. And I will grow my beard long and spill chips on my chest and bring empty bottles to the living room so I don't have to get up to go pee.

I will develop an unhealthy love of Mountain Dew and Doritos. My body will fall apart. I will have a blanket of fat around me. I will no longer be vegan. I will supplement my Doritos diet with Pepperoni Pizza.

And then...when I finally beat the game. I'll look at myself in the mirror and cry.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Crawbling

I knew Adam and Dave were remarkably funny individuals. But it wasn't until Mr. Brian Bird pointed me in this direction that I discovered they were also pioneers in the world of sport.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dogs Dogs, Everywhere is Dogs


Looooong weekend.

Went to the burbs - helped lay patio stones. Brought both dogs. Both dogs escaped.

First dog required me to leap the fence like an olympic hurdler and dash through damp bushes (it was an hour after the storm). Soaked and annoyed, but Neko looked thoroughly impressed with herself. I swear she squeezed out of a whole in the fence no larger than a cantaloupe. Or maybe a grapefruit.

Second dog, Dottie, managed to squeak past us as we were bringing in patio stones. Less fun/funny. Dropped very heavy patio stone and took off like Usain Bolt - only slower, shorter, and whiter. She was running for the hills at break neck speed, and I wanted to break her neck.

Got close, she bolted in the other direction.

At this point, I'd already done the 400 meter sprint. She, being an olympian, opted to continue on and run another 600 meters.

So I'm already sweating from laying patio stones, shirtless, covered in mud, and at this point heaving trying to catch my breath from a balls-out sprint when she decides that this run needs to continue across 4 lanes of traffic and into some parking lot.

Another 750 meters, several curse words, more sweat, strange looks from pedestrians, and I finally catch up to the wretched beast.

She's rolling in shit.

Should have adopted a guinea pig.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Slap Chop! Sham Pow!

ok, so I didn't notice this originally, but Robert noted the "you're going to love my nuts" line. Fantastic.




Starman

Holy crap does this ever look good. It's also directed by David Bowie's son (which is neither here nor there, just interesting).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cubey


Hi Nissan Cube,

I want you.

Sincerely,
Stu

Saw a Nissan Cube on the streets today. It was everything I always wanted in a car: it moved, it had wheels, it was small, and it was waiting for me to drive it.

Gimme.

Well Good God Damn

I'm getting married.

For real.

How amazing is that?!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Aaaaand back

No blogs for a while. Crazy busy. Was in crazy bad mood for a bit, but the last few days I've been super happy and ready to take on the world, one burrito at a time.

Summer's looking really good right now. Can't wait. July 3rd!

Bam!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stupid


You know what I'm fucking sick of? People opposing gay marriage.

Miss California is marching her fucked up face all the way to Washington to raise the issue. Who in their right mind is going to listen to that useless turd of the pageant world? Do runner-ups get time in front of Senators? How the fuck does that happen? What is wrong with that system? What is fucking wrong with everyone?

I swear to god, if this planet takes any more steps backward we're all twice as fucked tomorrow as we were yesterday. (Something's going to blow up because idiots are everywhere).

She says "marriage is dear to her heart". I've got a feeling it's pretty fucking dear to gay married couples too.

Stupid people saying stupid things make me stupid angry.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Assholes, Assholes Everywhere


Here's a thought:

If your persona, the thing that some people like about you, and all you're good at is making fun of people, maybe you're an asshole. Maybe there are a lot more people who don't like you than do.

If you can't deal with rejection, if you can't take criticism, if you can't go a day without worrying about your "image", then get off your pedestal and man the fuck up.

Just a thought.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Barfing Up The Internet

Now I don't like to cast stones, but, jesus hell, someone please bludgeon the producers of this show.




...and then go buy a drill. I have a little experiment to try out.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekends Are Made for Partying

Good weekend. Fought Freedom. Saw Disposable Art. Wanted to ride said art. Got rained on. Mike Wong (The Emperor of Japan) turned a spritely 40. His new bike is fantastic. Bell never showed. Hung with Sloraxe. Was owned in baseball, mariokart, and Golf. Video games are not my forté.

Jogged for the first or second time this season. Nice and easy. Dog kept me company and slowed me down. Legs are blindingly white. And SEXY.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Conversation With Danzig


It wasn't Danzig, and I didn't actually talk to the guy. But if I did, it would have gone something like this:

Me: Whoa! Are you Danzig
Dude: Nope.
Me: Why are your pants so tight?
Dude: Check out my Ramones shirt. Can't wear a Ramones shirt without tight pants.
Me: Are you sure you're not Danzig?
Dude: Yes.
Me: Why are you wearing all black? Are you crying on the inside?
Dude: Hold me.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Peace Out, World. We're All Going To Die

Mexican kids dying from Swine Flu. Bird Flu not subsiding. Crazy diseases in your meat.

Sounds like a good day to go vegetarian to me. No idea what caused the mutation, but certain that crowded living conditions for pigs don't help contain the spreading of it.

Enough soap box.

Been playing with Sumopaint a bunch. Makes me not want to use Sumopaint anymore. Functionally not as solid as Photoshop/Illustrator etc. Which makes me want newer versions of them. And a computer that isn't slow as shit right now. Seriously, if anyone wants to donate a working computer to me, feel free. Just something small, like a new iMac (21" or bigger) or something.

Video Friday: You Creey Friggin Clowns!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Uhhhh..what?



So I said I was going to take up skateboarding again this year...maybe not.

So I said I was going to live past this summer...maybe not.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wha?

I think this contest is making me crazy. Can't stop thinking about it. Want to win. Want A Nissan Cube. If I don't win, I hope Nissan subsidizes the cost of my psychiatrist (and all the meds I'll be on).

Drove up the DVP for a meeting today. During rush hour. Got to Lawrence when the call came in that the meeting was cancelled. SO I got to drive DOWN the DVP too. Lucky day for me. Not for the 5 cars that were in accidents that I drove by.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Votes Are In


And I need inspiration. This is where you come in.
What should my next "Canvas" be to win the Cube? I figure if they're going to promote this through social media, I will promote myself through social media too.

Email me thoughts.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tetris Furniture



From: WalYou (or whatever the hell it was called)

I Want To Win A Nissan Cube....and some cake.


It's official. I'm in. Go HERE to vote for me. Someone said the car looked girly, but I think it's rad. Love the asymmetrical window at the back. And the grill looks better than my face. And your face. Your face is ugly. But vote for me.

Testament to absentmindedness: burning self on hot iron this morning. Now watching arm get blotchy and what looks like blistery. I'm an ass. An ass with a very well ironed shirt though.

Week two of bikini bod mission over, not as successful as week one. Beer interrupted. No chips though. Banana hammocks still on hold.

Last night were two amazing shows - both of which I missed. Groceries + dogs + exhaustion = lame-o. Sorry dudes. Mission: see Metz. Second mission: sneak on a flight out East to go watch them play w/new Eric's Trip band.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm In

Right - so I'm one of the 500 that gets to "paint a canvas" (read: do some shit on the computer)and then make everyone vote for me. Cool. I'm not going to win, but I'm going to do something. God knows what. I'm stumped. Well...not stumped, there are ideas, just...no...time...I'm so excited...I'm so scared.

Jesse Spanno, never get out of my head.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wolf Pig Wolf Pig Wolf PIG!

The Ascension

Crawled, and escaped in one piece, a series of douchebars on Saturday. Good night. Strange night. Fun night. Moderately hungover Sunday morning...and afternoon...and evening.

Tofurkey in Cambridge is delicious. Driving down the 401, less so. I wish there were leftovers.

This week will taunt me. Blue skies, sun, and warm weather. I will surely spend several long glances with the view from my office window cursing the day I decided to get into advertising rather than bike messenger-ing.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tetris

Hybrid


Drove a hybrid to soccer last night - oddly changed my mindset behind the wheel. Need for speed? No. Need for energy consumption. British soccer players make me hate England; they make referees hate England too. Embarrassing. Grown men whining and crying in a rec league. Get a hobby you limey gits.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nesting Dolls


Oh, hello.

Dogzilla


Dogs don't like joggers. Best not to be standing on ice when you find this out. The joys of work: meetings to talk about the work you should be doing. And then regrouping on that meeting. Seems like more time in meetings than working, but very well versed in work-speak and ad lingo.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Ha Ha, Good one Mother Nature

No bike ride to work today. Late for gym, not that there's an appointment, just a schedule I wanted to follow. It didn't include getting dizzy and almost throwing up, but whatever. New workout's intense. Almost as intense as my laziness from the past few weeks.

Was thinking if ever I do win this Cube, will provide good means to go camping. Gotta book some spots for the summer, but should have done it oh, three weeks ago.



Doing sit ups behind closed doors for the rest of the afternoon. Bikini body, here I come.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Blog

New blog. Figure why not. Gives folks a chance to see what I'm up to.

Trying to win a Cube from Nissan. Google it. They're giving 50 away. I am worthy. Dottie trying to eat everything. One sick dog for a day. Sicker poos. Unpleasant. House no longer smells like curry. Amy's parents stole her from Bombay.