Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ranting... too tired to write anything useful.

First, two truly horrible things:

One: apparently, there is a push within our federal government for our tax dollars to go to Fox News North. Yep, our money, paying for the Canadian counterpart to a station which is literally the laughing stock of the news world. That sounds fantastic. Really. If I wasn't so pro free speech, I would go so far as to say that Fox News should be banned in Canada. But, since I'm a rampant Capitalist and believer in freedom of expression, I just think that if it does come into Canada, it should have to stand on its own merits (*pft!*), and not be subsidised by our government. The idea that anyone in our government is even considering this during our current economic crisis (and yes, we are still in one; anyone who says different is either lying or pitifully misinformed) is just baffling.

Two: This one is in two parts. 2A, they're apparently planning to do a remake of Back to the Future. I'm sorry, some movies can be remade, and some movies only need to be made once. Back to the Future falls into the latter category. You wouldn't remake Gone with the Wind, you don't need to remake Back to the Future. Iconic '80s movies just need to be left alone. 2B, and this is almost worse than the whole thing with fox news, almost as bad as the oil spill in the gulf, definitely the most hidious thing I've heard this week: they want to cast JUSTIN FUCKING BIEBER in the lead. OK, people, something you need to understand: Michael J. Fox is amazing. He was an icon in the '80s and is a great and very respected actor. Justin Bieber is a twelve year old girl with awful hair. THERE IS NO COMPARISON. So, while we're destroying movies from my childhood, why don't we remake Tim Burton's Batman and cast Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wane and Michael Cera as the Joker. Seriously, it would make as much sense.

Ok, I was going to call this post A Bunch o' Stuff, but I actually only ranted, so I guess I'll have to come up with something else. Peace.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I'm at work right now, which means I really shouldn't be blogging, but it's 7:30am and the loby is dead. I feel like complete ass, so I was sitting down for a while, but there's only one chair and two front desk agents, and I feel like a tool, just sitting there, being sick.

I'm adjusting well to life in Jasper, I think. Yesterday was my first day off since I arrived, and Linky and Clayton and I rode to the beach (Jethro has still not arrived, due to lack of funds to send him, so I rode Jeremie's brother Julienn's bike (they are part of the family who Lincoln and Clayton are staying with)), which is way too big for me and stuck in a high gear. It wasn't too too bad, once I got the hang of it, until we were on the way back and I fell off the seat onto the bar at a stop sign. I nearly threw up. That was awful.

The beach was gorgeous. I would post pictures, but my camera was out of batteries, and even if it hadn't been, there's no screen on it now, so I never know if I'm taking pictures or not - or what they might be of. A new camera is definitely on my list, even though it's after a new laptop and some Dr. Scholls gel things for my shoes.

I don't think I have anything else for the moment. I'm back at work, but I think I'm going to have a nap right after today, because I am dead tired. Blah.

Ok, that's me.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I got the job in Alberta; I head out tomorrow morning. I have a lot to do before then, so this is going to be a fairly short post - but I feel buggy and gross and more than a little overwhelmed, so I'm also not really sure what I should be doing with myself right now. I guess I should really just make a list of everything I need to do and get to work on it; this procrastination thing really isn't working out well.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Alberta: 1+1-1 (=1), Ontario: 0

Reason being, the people who called back and wanted to do a phone interview never called me, and I spent ALL DAY Friday waiting by the phone. I only went to the bathroom once, and I left my cell right outside the door, so I could hear it if it rang, which it didn't.

But, I did get another phone interview set up for yesterday, and that guy did call me, and either he or his boss is going to call back sometime within the next hour for interview number 2. So far, Alberta is still beating Ontario in the job finding war. They would be tied, since I did have a call back for a job here, but O had a point deducted for taking a bloody month to get back to me.

Anyway, on to more painstaking waitingness.