Friday, August 17, 2007

Celldweller - So Sorry to Say

so lost tell me how can it be i'm desperately
trying to understand why i will push you from
me so close but so far away i cannot see how
this happened to me i'm so sorry to say
so lost for so long i cannot tell how in my
mind and what moment in time i woke up in this
cell so close yet so far away i cannot see how
this happened to me i'm so sorry to say
i want you to go away from me
i want you so much to stay with me

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sisters of Mercy - I Was Wrong

You say stay and never leave
You say meant for ever
I could believe you, but I don't
You say we're almost all alone together
All alone
You say
You say you will
I know you won't

I was wrong
I was wrong to ever doubt
I can get along without
I can love my fellow man
But I'm damned if I'll love yours

In a bar that's always closing
In a world where people shout
I don't wanna talk this over
I don't wanna talk it out
I was quite impressed until I hit the floor
Isn't that what friends are for?
Pain looks great on other people
That's what they're for

I was wrong
I was wrong to ever doubt
I can get along without
I can love my fellow man
But I'm damned if I'll love yours

Monday, January 29, 2007

Toronto Adventures

Took a trip this weekend to see some of the old university crowd in Toronto. Names will be withheld to protect the innocent.. and the not so innocent. ;)

Snowfalls have been so few and far between this winter. Why is it that Toronto had to get one of the big ones just on the evening I'm driving in? Weather was fine and roads were clear until I got to Oshawa (I waved Heather, I really did!). Then, the carnage became apparent. Some huge two car crash had two lanes close on the left. Further, on the right, another car looked like it had smashed into the guardrail at HIGH speed. Visibility was ok, but the roads were starting to get covered and traffic became a crawl. Which, really, was a bit of a relief since I was a bit white-knuckled moving along at 100 KPH. It's been a while since I've done a road trip, I'm a bit rusty. :) One thing that helped with the journey was my favourite Edge 102: Live Broadcast from the Kingdome. Live 88.5 here in Ottawa tries, but it doesn't come close to the great stuff Edge plays on their Fri, Sat and Sunday nights. Just beautiful.

Anyhoo, got to my destination about 45 minutes late, so my host wasn't in TOO much of a panic yet. ;) Spend the rest of the evening unwinding from the drive, catching up and swapping new (and old) music.

Saturday was the day of fun. :) After a good sleep-in and a tasty Milestone's brunch, plans were in place for dinner and a club with some of the old gang and some new faces. After a suitable pre-drink period, we went to an Asian fusion place called "East!" which was right across from the MuchMusic studios on Queen. Food was very tasty (in the opinion of someone who loves Thai food) and the wine was reasonable (reasonable enough to buy 2 bottles!).

After food, we took two cabs (there ended up being 10 or so of us) to the Devil's Martini, not so far from the restaurant. This place wasn't bad! Big, with an upstairs and a downstairs, at least 3 bars (that I can remember) and leather couches everywhere. Music wasn't really my thing, but I had enough wine and rye in my system that I could dance to just about anything (photographic proof below) :p.

Overall, a great time and a nice opportunity to escape for a weekend. We're now trying to plan an Ottawa expedition with the same crew.

And, as a new feature, here's my video of the day:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Huh? Wha?

Actual mother/daugher conversations:

Mom: Don't drive a black car, ok?
Daughter: Umm... why?
M: My friend went to a psychic that told her to stay away from black cars because she foresaw an accident in a black car.
D: We have 2 black cars.
M: I thought they were blue!


D: I may switch jobs and end up working downtown. (Ottawa)
M : You wouldn't work downtown would you???
D: Why not?
M: With all the terrorism??


M: I'm nervous about you going to Cuba next month.
D: Why, because I'm pregant?
M: Yes, people down there are very poor and babies can be sold for a lot of money!
D: Are you suggesting that people might take out my baby and sell it?
M: Or keep you prisoner until it's born.

(I love this one, because it's not the flight, or the risk of disease, or the potential sketchy political situation. It's baby snatchers.)

Monday, January 22, 2007

What a Tangled Web we Weave...

Another story to go into the "Why Internet Dating is a Bad" bin.. ;)

Web of Lies Leads to Murder

I mean seriously...

"Now I know you're a married 47 year old man with kids, but I'm still going to chat with you and let you believe I'm 18."

"You're chatting with the woman that I lied to about myself, so I'm gonna shoot you."

Messed up.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

A little logic puzzle to start your weekend

This is called the "Monty Hall problem":

Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My assault on Evite

After receiving an email from today, I came to the realization that Evite actually really annoys me. Let me outline how I see the good (there IS some) and the bad.

The Good:
  • Effective way to tell everyone you're having a social function and that they are invited. Of course, a mass email accomplishes the same function.
The Bad:
  • I have to navigate away from the email to the actual content of the invite. Boo. Some of the communications at work are like this now and it's a major piss off.
  • If I reply Yes or No, then everyone else who's been invited knows whether I'm going or not. I don't like that. The host is the only one who needs to know.
  • Even if I tell the host through other methods (direct converation, chat, email) that I'm coming, there's still the expectation that you're going to go to the damn site and click 'Yes'. People will hound you until you do.
  • Even after you've selected, Evite will continute to mail you about the event. (Yes! I remember about the party and I remember if I said I was going! Go away!)

Of course, this diatribe is coming from the guy who sent a mass email as his wedding invitation so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise, right? So go ahead and continue to send me Evites if that's what you like.. just expect me to contact you directly instead of filling out the silly form.