I just wanted to thank everyone for thei.. ok that's just not right :(
r calls for my birthday and well wishes. My dad called from up north on business and we got to talking as one usually does on the phone, Edison made a good invention, that he did.
We started talking about the Detroit Tigers, how well they were doing, etc. Then we got onto the subject of Golf. Because we play it and I was taught it by him. Anyhow, I was describing how while Tiger was at a Nike commercial shoot that he shattered a camera while shooting... So this conversation happened:
Dad: You know who Bobby Jones is?
Me: Yup he's the famous golfer that created Augusta National golf course
Dad: *surprised* yes, well back in the day....
Me: When you used to walk five miles...
Dad: in the snow both ways, we used to goto the movie theatre because they didn't have this In-ter-net thing back then, before the war... And Bobby Jones used to have fifteen minute lessons on the big screen, which was in black and white colours back then, by the way.
But, Jones was the last golfer to continue to use wooden shafted clubs. He took a three iron, and they say only god himself can hit a three iron, and shattered more than one camera in his day.
Then we got talking about the best Sports Entertainment out there, Wrestling. heh, and here you just thought all I did was play video games, golfed and listened / watched Anime all my days....
Chatted about how Terry Funk must be really old.
Dad: Terry Funk must be at least 90. I myself am 43 now. Because as soon as I turned 50 I started to count backwards.
Me: So then at some point we'll be the same age.
Dad: That's the plan and I'm sticking too it.
Then we got to talking about hockey. This is a true story not a before the war bit like above, although the Bobby Jones bit is true.
Dad: A friend of mine travels with the Edmonton Oilers. In fact he was around before Gretzky came to the Oilers. He travelled with them when they faced Detroit and he said that they were just gassed and had no energy getting to the bench or on the ice because they over played themselves in the year.
Me: Yzerman will retire this year... Well they just resigned Chris Chellios to another one year contract....
Dad: Your kidding me... that's it tell the owner of the Red Wings that I'll lace up the skates and play beside Chellios, in fact I think I'll go outside and skate all night. While your at it get those World Series tickets as well.
So as you can see that's just a glimpse of my Dad and myself. Much like my journals, we too are all over the place in our conversations be it on the web or in real life...
What Kind of Geek are You?
DOB : June 13, 1979
Favourite Color Black
Your IQ is very high
You are a computer geek
Your strength is you can see in the dark
Your weakness is caffine
You think normal people are strange
Normal people think that you are deranged
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Monday, 31 July 2006
It's been a while and rather than loose all the information that I've typed these past year or so, and rather than switch to the trendy MySpace hordelings, I'll be posting here, but probably not as often...
I'm going to Toronto for my annual 'cult' meeting of Red vs. Blue. It's again held at Ryerson University. I will also have an Exam to attend on the Monday so I'll be leaving Toronto on Sunday and although i'd love to spend time with my dad a little more, studying comes first. I've been putting off this A+ stuff for too long... *cough* four years *cough*. But, Texx and Donut will be the guests of the evening. I'm either hoping to get the quote by Texx: "Hey Punk, I don't need a weapon to kill you" or by Donut: "It's not pink. It's lightish red."
So, I'll be getting Friday Aug. 4th off and I have tickets to the Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers in the Outfield Box, 11 rows up from the field :) decent seats.
I'll be back later
Monday, 17 July 2006
Long story short is that I have been unable to think of or write anything of use in my Xlog here...or even my RvB Log for that matter.
But, today was different.
Today, I went with my mother who participated in the Dragon Boat Races to raise money to find a cure to fight Breast Cancer.
I'll post more later, its late and I'm tired....
But my mother's boat won Best Dressed for the second Year in a row.
Team name: Jewel of D'Nile
Thursday, 15 June 2006
June 13th, 2006
Happy Birthday to me! Happy birthday toDamn it! lol
Well it is officially my birthday today! Woohoo! I'm 27 god dren years old today and my day started off great... I woke up, took a shower, got out of the shower, walked up the steps and BAM! nearly broke my big toenail in half... Ouchies!!!
Then I went to the gym, did my 80 situps and 35 minutes of Cardio all the while my big toe was throbbing... I think I need some aloe vera rubbed on my neck. Doc! Where are you when I need you, great scott!
When I went for my meal replacement shake because I just didn't fell like the rocks in my stomach McDonald's Egg Mc Muffins...I usually order Chocolate with Milk, Ice and Apple Raspberry to drink... They discontinued my Apple Raspberry! So I had to have Mango... Mango!? Come on! Let's put it this way, I could taste the milk and chocolate more than I could taste the Mango...
Drove into work today and I was really seriously thinking of taking the day off but what a better way to have a good day than to play WoW at work... Then I forgot it's Tuesday and the daily Maintenance... Dren it all to frell!
So, I'm sitting here typing this all out and listening to enmasse amounts of Anime OST's while formatting a computer for work. The OST's I'm listening to are:
Rurouni Kenshin OSTs
Cowboy Bebop OSTs
Full Metal Alchemist
Heroes of Might and Magic V (that's Five in roman numerals :P )
Warcraft III OST
It's my birthday I'll listen to what I want too. If I could get Elnea's haunting Halo song to DL i'd add that one is as well.
I'd also like to really thank OboeCrazy and her beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday on her wonderful sounding Oboe!
Also, Nancy aka Maggs10 a beautiful and wonderful woman in NS which I went to two years ago sent me this today: http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/ima
ges/image.If you can't view the picture, look in my Images section! :D she's too special for words and is a really great person. php?id=118 6664
So, look her up and give her a big RvB welcome. Maybe not a Glomping, al la Gus, but a welcome nonetheless :D
Let's see how the rest of my day goes!
Wikipedia is perfect for information gathering because these important events happened on my birthday:
On this day...
1898 - Yukon Territory was formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
1935 - In one of the biggest upsets in championship boxing, underdog James J. Braddock defeated Max Baer to become the heavyweight champion of the world.
1966 - The Miranda v. Arizona ruling established the Miranda warning.
1971 - Vietnam War: The New York Times began to publish the Pentagon Papers.
1983 - Pioneer 10 (pictured) became the first man-made object to pass the orbit of Pluto.
Also! For those of you that play WoW and hate trying to find out what enchanting items require what mats, etc and are constantly searching through things.
My good friend, Mac, wrote a program that is easy to use, updatible and only 700k.
Check it out. It has a tutorial file under the help section. Best of all, it already has all of the Alchemy/Enchanting recipes already filled out. Next is Engineering.
OboeCrazy sent me this: Happy Birthday tooo ME!!! YAY!!!
Kurt aka Vx the 27year old bday boy
June 11th, 2006
Not dead, just uninspired...adamn it! I'll never get used to that lack of space in the title...
nd my birth
Moshi, Moshi my fellow RvBers :D
To be honest, nothing of note has really happened to me... Except for the following:
I went to my cousins graduation party today. While not a big occasion, it got me out of the house and I saw family and a ton of S & N's friends that I hadn't seen before and everyone seems to be either married, engaged or soon to be married, which I guess would be considered engaged....
Apparently one of S's friends had a baby and about 4 weeks later it unfortunately died. What was sad was she had taken a ton of pictures and no one to really share it with. From what I could recall ... it was a genetic defect between the two adults male/female that caused the lungs to collapse, it was really sad to hear. She was making a scrapbook of that no-longer with us, deceased child...
I know I couldn't do that...
Let's see what else... Oh ya I DL'd Penn & Teller's Bullshit Seasons 1 - 3. I have to admit its insightful, informative and funny at times :) If you can rent it I'd say go for it. I loved the episode about Feung Shui and Bottled Water. FS isn't a science. and Bottled water isn't healthy for you. Infact Dasani is Pepsi without the Syrup and Aquafina is Coke without the Sryup. Also a majority of the 'bottled' water is municipal tap water as well.
I formatted my computer recently. Then realized that my D drive was failing so I backed up everything. That took 6 DVD's crammed full of stuff and pron.. and more stuff and more pron... did I mention stuff?
My Birthday is on Tuesday June 13. I'll be 27 years old and because of car insurance, paying off RRSP Loans, etc I'll be broke... But, at least my guildmate in WoW Deli, sent me freshly baked Smores Cookies... They were all broken apart and sent 7 days before, but the thought was nice and they tasted great, if not a little crumbly.
I finished a website for my JJ class. It is a traditional Japanese Ju-Jutsu martial art. Not like Elnea's Tai Chi where knees apparently just fly all over the place and in a multitude of directions ;) But that's like Haley's Comet, once every 2,000 years... Next 2,000 years it will be spleins! heh
I saw a movie recently. Some may of heard of it. Apparently it is had a cult following like A-Team, Dr. Who and Titus... it's called Battle Royale. Now, maybe I have become desensitized by violence on TV, and in Anime/Movies. But, yes this was bloody. The acting wasn't that great, but I'll be damned if it wasn't the craziest solution to "culling the heard" so to speak. We talk about over crowding in schools. This would take place on a desserted island. 43 boys and 43 girls and they kill each other with various weapons that they get in a bag. Until one survives....
Give the term: Honour Student. A whole new meaning :)
I'm twisted Iknow.
June 5th, 2006
I know it's been a few days...maybe a weIt's probably been a week. But to be honest, nothing's happened to me.
I mean I recently picked up Tiger tickets for the St. Louis Games on Friday and Sunday next weekend... Got tickets for Oakland on the 22nd of July.
Then on the sports news I heard that Alexander Puljoisxyz pulled his bicep muscle and will be out 15 days DL but probably be out for 6 weeks... craptastic! That was one of the players that I wanted to see hit a homer or two...
I was helping clean up my grandfathers house because he's moving into a Condo... it took 6 hours of wrapping up antiques.... Friday on my day off mind you...
My RRSPs aren't doing well, or rather, the company is doing well but I'm not making very much per year... So I'm dropping that RRSP company and going somewhere else. To top it all off I just took out a lump sum to pay off my loan for my Taxes, etc... So I nearly went under a specific amount that I never go under... Needless to say, I will be tight on cash for a bit...
My Co-Worker is leaving this week permenantly because he's moving up to TO to find a better job. So I'm stuck in this job playing WoW and finding a better paying steady days job. I think I'll apply to the clerical pool again.
Well I know there is more but I can't think of anything right now... Also, there is no way in hell I can keep pace with OC or Elnea :S too many cooler journals than mine...
June 2nd, 2006
Must not get into the lull of complanxfrMushi, Mushi all:
I know, I know I've missed a few days....
Let's see... For starters, I've finally posted a few new pictures. Sure, they are all of my exploits in WoW and how cool a Mage in a pimped out Epic dress can totally kick ass. But, I can totally justify myself in a dress in two easy steps.
1) It's a freaking Epic!
2) I have the legs for it.
Besides, if you've been playing as long as I have its justified :) That and you have spent a year almost two on another game that has totally imursed... Emursed... consumed your being into the realm of fantasy, lore and of course.... cute gnomes.
Because Gnomes are the snugglies ... that and they are totally puntable! heh.and now a cut to todays sports highlights:
Welcome sports fans to the match between The Beast of Upper Blackrock Spire and the PUG of Ironforge players.
The Beast has lost the toss and the PUG has elected to receive the kick.
Fans are screaming at the sight of the Beast and his awesome power, listen to them now!
Bob the Orc: "Oh my god! We're going to die!!! Save us!"
Samuel the Orc: "It's loose! Who forgot to feed him today?!?!"
Yes, the fans are ravenous with anticipation here at the Pitt. Oh, it looks like Boomer the Gnomish Warrior has decieded to receive the Punt and the rest of the team is standing by...
Boomer rushes in.... The Beast is lumbering forward at an extremely fast pace for it's size... must of been all those dwarfs he ate last week... Here's the kick..
Wow! look at Boomer fly! I think The Beast set a new record. I've never seen a Gnome stuck that far into the stone ceiling since Slappy the Gnome of '125.
Well that concludes today's sporting event. Thanks for watching and good fight, good night (guess that quote)
Other than that, I'll be seeing a few ball games this year. With the Detroit Tigers doing so well and a friend of mine has some tickets, we'll be seeing St. Lois Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers on Friday (whenever they play, I think next week) and Sunday.
Then in July, Oakland Athletics are in town and we're seeing them on a Saturday.
Now, I know I'm going to have a blast at these games, but it really cuts into BWL and AQ40... Oh well I'll manage and get out of the house more ;)
Also, I have a day off today, and a Dentist appointment... I've kinda put that off since February, but not because I have bad teeth, I brush regularly and floss and all that but I just haven't had time that's all :)
So off I go into the wild blue yonder (guess that one as well)
May 28th, 2006
Just saw X-Men III! wow... wow...It is amazing that I have learned from various sources that the amazing X-Men / Spiderman cartoon hour back in the early - mid 90's is completely different from the Comic book series...
TV can't be wrong! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
But that is all that I have to go by. I also have better sources that the Internet. Macgregor a friend of my and a guildmate and a comic book junkie and another guildmate, Shiloh (who has been reading the Spiderman comics and X-Men comics since 1979!
So when I went to see X-Men III I was expecting a mediocre performance... Boy, was I wrong.
I will NOT spoil it for those of you out there. It is well worth the price of admission to go pay the movie and see it.
I will tell you this... X-Men IV is completely wide open plot wise and storyline wise...
May 27th, 2006
OMG it IS fiction!Well, today is a day that will live out its life in infamy... Boy, that's one way to screw up a famous Winston Churchill quote. hehe.
Recently I've seen only one movie and that was the Da Vinci Code. Now, for those of you that are strict Catholics and believe every single word in the Bible.... I have a sentence to say to you..... Good for you.
But, this movie is based on a novel that clearly says on the back that it is, get this, Fiction... I know what a strange concept. Something that had real places and events that have happened and yet it has been interwoven into a myriad of words and a tapestry of phrases that has sparked such debate that one book has spawned about a hundred most to discredit this one book.
The only one laughing at the non-believer's is not the Catholic church, but Dan Brown the author. This controversy as you would have it has made this man a millionaire five times over at least.
What did this controversy give him? Besides, probable death-threats and national media coverage? It gave him free publicity.
So. For those of you that liked the book (and I'm one of them) and for those of you that didn't... Go see the movie anyhow.
You can't go wrong with Tom Hanks, Ian McKellan (sp) and Jean Renu.
Oh ya, there's a wedding I have to goto today and X-Men III is out.... I think I may skip the reception and goto the movie
May 26th, 2006
I expected it and yet I didn't...Times are changing.. Nate, my co-worker just handed in his two weeks notification today... which means that I'll be working alone with my Boss now. For however long they deem that they need me.
Now for those of you that know of my situation and think that it is great that all I do is play video games, etc all day.. .Yes, it is fun. But, it gets boring rather quickly to be honest with you. I actually expected this to happen when my co-worker took Friday, Sat - Thursday of this week off, I expected that he was looking for work...
Thing is, he is/was the programmer of the MIS department... I really don't want to be programming...
So, I have deceided to play games and get paid as well as looking for a new job. I leave jobs on my own terms. Except for that one job where I was escorted out of the office like a common criminal and no one knew that I was being fired ... but that was another time and place....
I have now just uninstalled all games off this computer, minus the essentials like WoW (of course... I'm not crazy :) )...
My Priorities are as follows then:
- 1) remove all distractions from this computer
- 2) do a good effort in looking for new work.
- 3) play a little bit of WoW here and there...
I will be attending my best friends wedding ((See previous Journal: If that isn't a kick to the nuts, I don't know what is...) for more information.)) tomorrow. It's at 1pm. I will be attending and then heading home, spend a few hours looking up jobs and applying everywhere I can and then I'm going to see X-Men 3!!!
He's a good friend and all but the last ten years or so, he hasn't been that great of a friend for me to miss a movie event such as this! :) I mean unless he or she is setting me up on a date with someone there, but I highly doubt it... but, that's another story altogether.
Friday, 05 May 2006
So. Here we are again. Rocking like a hurricane. heh, sorry I had to get that out, I heard a really bad Frank Zappa remix of that song... and by bad, I mean, ouch my ears hurt and they are slowing killing themselves... and that was after thirty seconds...
So, another week goes by and nothing really happened.
Class went well. I have learned that without my glasses I am a terrible judge of distance. I was able to goto a ball game this week and the weather was incredible. The sun was shining, the seats were warm and I sat in the sun for three hours or so... My normally pale/gothithesque skin colour went from bright white to OMGLobsterisreadyshutoffthebbqkthx on one side of my neck, and down both arms where my t-shirt didn't hit...
I'm feeling the burn, and not in a good way today.
I'm off to rent a movie or two, hit the gym and do whatever I feel like. I also get Friday's and Wednesday's off now... That's worksharing for you these days....
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