Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New New New!

I got a new laptop!
Now, if I can just get my internet upgraded then I won't have to use this old machine anymore, and I can do everything with the laptop. It has this really cool comic book thingie, and I spent a good 4 hours last night turning most of my photos into a comic. I think I found my new favourite program yes yes.

Okay, so I got dragged onto Facebook. No sir, I don't like it. I got peerpressured into it. My buddy Gerry was all like "Everybody has one! Nobody uses Myspace anymore! Dude! Get it!" Well, I don't know? I have myspace, two actually, one for me and one for the film, but I haven't used them in months. I just get the grossest vibes when I would go in there. Tried Tagworld, didn't keep it, tried Xanga didn't keep it. And already people from my past who I wish would stay in the past have just tackled me on Facebook. Will I keep it? Depends on what the next month or two brings.

And I was flipping channels at mom's the other night, came across a reality show I actually am liking "Two Coreys" starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Oh my god! I am such a Feldman fan! I was very happy to see this show, mildly happy to hear there will be a Lost Boys 2, not so happy to hear neither will star in it. Oh well, can't have everything.

Gerry! Dude!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Great Canadian Hunt

Once upon a time (ten years ago) two sisters decided to watch SCTV. That caused them to want a Great White North CD. Thus the first Great Canadian Hunt for the SCTV cd started. On the course of that day, these two sisters went to every record store in town, and finally found a copy. They also bought togues, and mittens too for the hell of it. A few weeks later, the girls wanted a book they heard about. The second Great Canadian Hunt took place, sending them to every book store in town until they found what they were looking for. And a third when they wanted Bagels. Now "many many lifetimes later" the older of the sisters is wanting a DVD. Having called Blockbuster as always to get a price, she was told they did not order any of the Monster Squad 20th anniversary edition. Crap! This means having to sludge her way all over the city looking for it. And since HMV never answers their phones in this city, it means having to sludge around town on one of the muggiest days of the summer.
The moral of this tale...Monster Squad 20th Anniversary Edition was released today on DVD .

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Factory Girl

This was released on DVD here today. I am not too sure how I feel about this film.
Did I like it? Kind of.
Did I think it was produced well? Yes.
Did it leave questions in my mind? Yes.
Just seems to me, that every film I have ever seen that had Andy Warhol in it has made the character of him "hollow" even when he is the main character he is not the main character. Confused?
Factory Girl is about Eddie Sedgwick. It starts when she comes to New York to be an artist. She meets Andy Warhol one night and suddenly she is thrown into the center of the world, the world according to Andy Warhol. That is until she meets Bob Dylan. (The movie never admits that is who it is suppose to be they just call him the "musician" the whole time.) Like most people of the time she falls victim to drugs and endless parties.
I am not too sure what else to say about this film. Guy Pearce's version of Andy Warhol looked very good. I have to admit, I don't know enough about the reality of the lives of either Eddie Sedgwick or Andy Warhol to say wither or not it was honest enough. This movie did make it seem like Andy Warhol was in love with her. If nothing else, maybe it will open the door for a proper biography for the people it tried to show.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

From the bottom of my coffee cup

I went for coffee today with an old friend from highschool. I hadn't seen him in 15 years. We bumped into each other on the internet about a year ago, and today since we both had a day off decided to get together.
I don't know how I am feeling about it. He was bored! I could tell by his tone of voice, and his extreme lack of talking. I ended up staring into the emptiness of my takeaway cup the whole time, and watching the staff at the coffeeshop mop floors. Shame too, I went into things this afternoon thinking "cool someone in town to hang with." cause most of my friends have moved out of the city. But, when he dropped me off, I told him to call me at some point in the future, and he replied by saying "I will just blog if I want company"
I know neither of us are the same people we were in high school, people who stay the same never grow and learn. But this just felt like things were forced on his end.
I should have known when right off the bat I said let's go to Starbucks and he shivered. We ended up at a Tim Horton's. Cheap but good. The coffee I mean.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday already

I will be signing the last of the paperwork today with the insurance company. Finally I can put the last 10 months behind me!
That car crash was the most painful thing to ever happen, physically, emotionally, otherwise. This will be the end to that chapter of my life, and I will be able to start looking at the future.

And since everyone around me is having babies, I have to go into babyblanket mode. I decided that my gift to the babies would be homemade baby quilts. My mom's aunt makes them and sells them for around $65 each. Not too bad, but since I need to buy 5 of them (Butterfly had twins, Erin is having twins, Thiea is having one) it will cost me. Just thinking about it all makes me need a coffee.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What I learned from Sex and the City Part 3

You know the episode of Sex and the City when Carrie walks in on Samantha giving the delivery guy oral sex and the judgment is there, and more judgment when Samantha picks out the slutty outfit for Carrie's photoshoot ...well I think I am having that kind of moment.
No I did not walk in on anyone having sex but I am having judgment. I don't mean to be, but I can't ignore my feelings either.
A friend told me something tonight that disappointed me. I tried my best to be supportive, but when it is all said and done, I feel very very disappointed in her behavior.
How do we keep ourselves from expecting certain things from the people in our lives? Better question might be, how do we keep from judging them?

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Muse Me

I. Have. Writer's. Block!

In the middle of the first draft of a new story and can't find a sentence.
In the middle of second draft of another story and can't figure out how to flesh out one character.
But yet I have no trouble coming in here and blah blah blahhing. Why?
Is it because I know no one reads this? Is it because it's just relaxing on the web? Don't know. Do know that when I sit down infront of this machine to work I come up empty. Nothing seems to inspire me as of late. I even did the dishes! The dishes as a break from the block. That's how I know it's a bad block.
It's too hot in this city to go out even for coffee, so stuck here, trying not to sweat as I try to think of some way to battle the block.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Today I was the stinky person on the bus...

I picked a bad day to wear black. And a sweater too. It hit 38'c today here with a humidex of 41'c. And of course I had a lot of running around today. By the time I stopped by my sister's around 3pm, it was time to just die. Just too hot! And I still had to get to the postoffice to pick up a package I had waiting there for me. Got to my mom's around 530pm, watched the vampire documentary I had set the vcr for, watched Smackdown and had dinner. Was all set to stay the night again, I just couldn't. there is just something weird about my mom's apartment. I can not pin point it but it makes me feel on edge. We are in for more thunderstorms in the next few days, just hope it cools things off around here.
Got my 2008 Witches Datebook today. It wasn't what I had hoped. I like my dayplanners to have a full page per day, this one is split up with one page per week. Not enough room to write appointments or notes really. I see alot of sticky notes being used with that dayplanner.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Thunderstorms all day. And of course I got caught in it. I had to go to my mom's to get the mail, water the plants and such while she's out of town. So I picked up a pizza and a movie and was all set to stay the night. But, as I said, I got caught in the rain, and everything in my bag got soaked. My poor Tarots! I had to lay them all out each one to dry and so they wouldn't stick together. Then because of yesterday's power out, I had to spend time fixing the clocks and vcr.
The movie I rented was My SuperExGirlfriend. and it was not so super, it sucked actually.
After my rain soaked pizza, I sat down and watched TNA IMPACT. Lovely! (I don't have cable, so some tv was nice) And it stopped raining. Finally after the last three days of nothing but rain, it stopped. So if I managed to set the timer proper on the vcr, then I should have a vampire documentary tomorrow to watch when I go back to her place to watch Smackdown. When I saw it was no longer raining, I collected up my tarots and grabbed the last bus home.
But not only that, the house my mom rents the basement of just felt off. There is just alot of bad vibes coming from that house. I don't know if its because of my aunt who lives upstairs or the people who used to rent that place before my mom? Either way, I really didn't want to spend the night in that house.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Like the Wolfman having a Bad Hair Day

Yes it was one of those days today.
  • power out for our city block
  • bank was closed
  • got to Starbucks and my bank card was denied
The really cute guy who works at my Starbucks gave me the coffee though for free. Part because I am there every day, part because it was already made before the card was denied.

Rented this cool movie last night. A Simple Curve. Made for tv/movie channel Canadian film. About a guy who works with his dad, and still lives at home because his mom died. And the group of people who seem to just appear in his life one day which causes him to think about everything. Nice quiet film. Kris Lemche (from Ginger Snaps, Twitch City, Emily of New Moon, Guide to being a Rock Star, etc) is one of my favourite actors, Canadian too! I just don't understand why he isn't a bigger star then he is? He has been on the Canadian scene now for years, even seen him in a few American things (always tiny roles like an extra) and the background for this film is just beautiful! A must see if you are looking for a respectful movie.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

What I learned from Sex and the City part 2.5

Am I allowed to be jealous?
My sister who does not want to be married, or live with anyone, seems to be throwing men away. I don't get it? Every guy she had been involved with in the last six years have wanted to commit to a solid relationship and she has not. It's almost like she gets bored once she gets what she wants. I can't even get a date and she has them falling at her feet waiting in line to be with her.
Like now, she has this great guy who is her "Aidan" and she's acting like Carrie did on the tv show, afraid of it. I have this feeling she is only with him still to prove our mother wrong.
I hope she proves me wrong. Meanwhile, her "Mr.Big" is back and forth still, eventhough he has a girlfriend (the one he left my sister for) messing with her emotions. Meanwhile, the last man to ask me out stood me up, twice. I just don't get it?
Are we doomed to make the same mistakes over and over again, or is it a case of careful what we wish for?

3 Cups after Midnight

Mom got on a plane yesterday (monday) for Newfoundland with her sister and two of her brothers. She gave me the number for where they will be staying, but when I called to see if they got there okay, what I heard was "the number you dialed is no longer in service". Strange. So I dialed again thinking I misdialed. Nope. I got the message again. Then I called my sister to see if I had the right number. Yes she said she had the same thing. Odd.
They are all staying at a house my Aunt rented for the summer, so I will try tomorrow (later today) and try not to panic if the message is the same.
Rented the movie "Fast Food Nation" today. If you have not seen this film, get it. I was shocked and disturbed by it. All I have to say is I am glad I don't eat meat. My sister told me about this film a few months back, and it turned her off burgers for sometime. You should get this one and "Super Size Me" as well. Those two movies as a double bill should be enough to make anyone stop eating fast food.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

RiddleBox....and friends

Ever have one of those days where you have songs stuck in your head, and no matter what you do you just can't get that one line out of your brain? Well, today is one of those for me. I have had the lyrics to some Insane Clown Posse songs stuck in my mind all morning, finally had to go and pull out the cd RiddleBox. Which then lead to wanting to hear Twiztid so I had to pull out the cd Freak Show. Which is fine. It's been a quiet day around here for once. The neighbour has taken her brat out for Canada Day. And I mean that when I say it. The child is a brat. He takes things, throws them at the front door having temper tantrums for no reason. I will be woken up by the sound of him throwing himself against the door at 1a.m. some nights, and my neighbour (who is my landlady so I can't complain about the noise) will lock herself in the hallway screaming at the boy to shut up. It's terrible!
I was going out one morning for a doctor's appointment and the boy was having one of his fits when my neighbour heard me lock my front door, and told the boy to "shut up, the entire building can hear you scream at your mother and if you don't shut up they will take you away." then he stopped crying, stopped throwing stuff and quietly said "okay I stopped. I'm not doing it anymore." It lasted the twenty seconds it took me to get down the flight of stairs and out the front door of our building then I heard him again through the open window.

I keep telling myself, only a few more months then I will be able to move.
Happy Canada Day


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