Saturday, July 31, 2004

R.I.P. Weather Pixie

It's a sad day today. The Weather Pixies are offline. I dunno what happened, but they're dead. Farewell, Pixie (I always thought you're be named Maxine, for some reason. Is that name alright with you, Max? Good...). You were the best looking of the pixies, too. Sigh...we all waited for hot weather to come and you didn't disappoint...

Aw, who am I kidding. I never even consulted the pixie. Stupid pixies, taking up space. Leave me. Leave me like every woman! Be that way! :'( Sniff sniff...

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Comedy

So this weekend, I took in 2 Just For Laughs shows. One was a series of short comedy films. Pretty funny. Way too much to discuss in this space, but trust me, some stuff was good. Others were not so good, which seriously has me thinking I should make a short film and submit it to a festival.

Anyway, the second show was the superb Best of Uptown Comics. It's basically a parade of black stand-ups, coming on stage in succession, with host Orlando Jones making jokes in between. Orlando was great. Special guest Sinbad was great. The lone white comedian was great. And the last guy, Earthquake, was damned funny, too. In fact, the entire show was SOLID. I'm hoping to go back next year.

Fun fact: Orlando Jones went to McGill briefly. Check this link where he mentions it.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Emmy

So the Emmy nominations came out today.  I am pleased that 24 got nominated for best drama, and that Kiefer Sutherland got nominated for actor in a drama.  I was also happy to see both Kelsey Grammar and David Hyde Pierce get nominations, as Frasier ended its run.  But I am most pleased (and surprised!) that Arrested Development got recognized as a best comedy candidate.  Yes!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Greeks

Ok, I was pleased when the Greeks won the Euro Championship but I've since turned on them. Today, a full 9 days laters, Greeks have little Greek flags rippling from behind their cars in celebration. Come on! Get real. Nobody cares anymore. Boo Greeks, boo.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Photo lab

So I went to pick up my pictures from Pharmaprix and I whip out a twenty, thinking it's gonna cost around $7. But the girl says "$1.14". I was shocked. I gave my money and left. Why so cheap? Was it because I flossed the other girl last week and it was her way of thanking me? I seriously cannot explain it.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

The pains of cigarettes

Another reason to hate cigarettes.
I was walking by the little cafe they set up by the autoparc and some girl sitting in a chair on the 'terrace' flicks a cigarette behind her, grazing my arm. I stood, shocked, then glowered at her. She had this look on her face like she was scared to death of what I might do. Instead of yelling at her for almost setting my arm on fire, I walked away. Does that make me the bigger person or is it just another instance of conflict evading?

I should have yelled at her good.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Flossin'

So I tried my hand at flossin' over-the-counter ladies again. I dropped off film at Pharmaprix. There was a choice between "quality" and "high quality". Even though the signs explained the differences, I asked the girl what the diff was. She giggled and explained. Then she asked me to write my name. I asked whether I should write first or last name. She said she likes to put her first name. At this point, I should have asked what her name was (turns out it was Lita, I found out later). Anyway, I didn't ask. So then I asked if I can come see her tomorrow to get the film. She laughed and said it'll be ready in 2 days so she wouldn't be there. We said bye and I left. Still got it...

So at work, I finally have something to do. Sure it's monkey-work, but at least the day passes quicker.
So the other day, Ken Martin asks me if I can be a reference for his passport application. I say sure. The next day this morose-sounding lady calls.
"Hi, I'm calling fromt he passport office. Ken Martin listed you as a reference.""
"Ok."
"Can you describe him?"
"Uh, sure. He has dark hair. And he's half-Japanese."
"Thank you." Click!
Too funny.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

O-town

So we went to Ottawa on Wednesday night (thanks to Allison for driving me back and forth) and I met up with Joe at his apartment. Dave, Jean and Mo showed up a bit later and then all sorta of fun was had. If you wanna see pics, here's a site I made.

Anyway, I must say this, though. Ontario is ultra lame. No matter how old you look, everybody cards you. Everybody. Without any exception. This 30ish chick was outside a bar crying cuz it was her birthday and she forgot her ID, so the entire night was ruined (cuz she couldn't get into any bars). So sad. Glad to be from Quebec.