Sunday, June 26, 2005


I know I'm going to regret this later, but I just got home from seeing this and I have to admit...I didn't like it much.

More later....



Saturday, June 25, 2005

Just What I Needed...

June 24, 2005...

The Royal Oak Music Theatre Presents:

Ofcourse I was there. Of the about 200 or so concerts I've gone to this was, by far, the most unique of the bunch.

Each time I've seen Eels they've rocked the house, but this tour isn't about the rock.

This was Eels...with Strings.

E(you know, coolest man on the face of the planet) accompanied by a string orchestra.

They played a wide range of Eels music(although my friend, Marc, thought they didn't play enough old stuff). From I Like Birds to Railroad Man to My Beloved Monster. They even played Novacaine for the Soul(probably the song they are most known for), which gradually turned into what can best be described as a sonic mind f*ck.

One of my favorite things has always been when artist reinterpret their own music and that was what this show was all about. E took slow songs and made them slower. He took hard rocking songs and made them harder, but with softer music. I can't do it justice in my description. Eels rock. Not much more to it then that. If they release an Ep of this tour(as they have done in the past), it's a definite must buy...and if you live in a city they haven't played yet, get off your ass and get to this show. You won't regret it.




To John Legend,


from E.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Trouble With Dreams...

Having weird dreams is nothing new to me.

As far back as I can remember, I've had this one reoccurring dream:

I'm about 5(which is about the time the dream started), fighting with my grandfather about going to bed in the house I lived in during that part of my life. I'm doing the usual little kid rant about monsters under the bed, boogey men in the closet and just not wanting to miss out on anything. My grandfather does a pretty hefty inspection of the room to let me know alls clear; I give in and go to bed.

That part of the dream has always remained the same no matter what. Old house, young Me, Grandfather etc etc. From here on things are different, but usually follow the same road.

I hear a cross between Gregorian Chanting Monks and monkey screams and my bed starts to lower. When this happens I'm usually whatever age I am while I'm having the dream. I'm no longer in my room(One side note: with the exception of when I was in college I have never had a bedroom that didn't have another floor beneath me). I can see what looks like the ruins of some kind of lost city(imagine a scary Old New York from Futurama) and a lot of non-corporeal eyes staring at me.

I never feel like I'm in danger, but I do have the urge to get away. Around this time I feel a thunk and see a bunch of little green/white hands grab the sides of the bed(which is what ever bed I'm currently sleeping in while I'm having the dream) and I can feel myself being carried(most of the time the motion synchronizes to the monkey scream chants). I always have the urge to see what's carrying me, but I'm too afraid to look.

The eyes all disappear, the noises stop and all I can see is black. Then there's a flicker of light off in the distance(it appears up). I hear foreign laughter and feel a big heave.

I'm falling up towards the light. The closer I get to the light the clearer it gets. Just as I'm about to hit it, I recognize it. It's the underside of a sewer grate. I pass out.

I "wake up" in a pile of garbage(as the age I am while having the dream) in front of my grandparents house. My grandmother is standing on the porch shouting for me to get in the house and get ready for school. Behind me, on the street coming from the sewer grate, I can hear the monkey chants and the same foreign laughter.

I really wake up and feel embarrassed, confused and terrified.

Why write about this?

I had this dream, for the first time in about 4 years, Sunday night.

Any dream interpretation would be welcome.



Saturday, June 18, 2005

Climbing Up To The Moon...

So i wrote it all in a letter
But i don't know if it came
The nurse she likes my writing
So she keeps it just like me
So that it won't get away

I won't be denied this time
'fore i go out of my mind over matters
Got my foot on the ladder
And i'm climbing up to the moon

Got a sky that looks like heaven
Got an earth that looks like shit
And it's getting hard to tell where
What i am ends
And what they're making me begins

I won't be denied this time
'fore i go out of my mind over matters
Got my foot on the ladder
And i'm climbing up to the moon

Saturday in the yard
They'll bring you by
We'll lay down on the grass
And watch as the sky closes in

I won't be denied this time
'fore i go out of my mind over matters
Got my foot on the ladder
And i'm climbing up to the moon

"Climbing Up to the Moon" - Eels



PS: Thinking of doing a Q+A post. Use the comments if you have any questions you want answered.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

I Can't Wait For Vacation...

Last night marked the one thing that always shows it's time for me to take vacation...

I dreamt about cars.

I had a dream about doing my job. As if doing it all day long wasn't bad enough, I dreamt about doing it all night long. Makes for a doubly exhausting day.

Not much going on right now. I live a boring existence.

Few things:

The new Foo Fighters is really quite awesome. Buy it.

ECW: One Night Stand was like going back in time. I haven't felt that way about wrestling for years and years. It really made my weekend all the sweeter. The shoots from Paul E and RVD were worth the price of admission. Getting to hear Joey Styles doing play-by-play one more time was just amazing. God, I miss it.

It actually wasn't hot today. Yay!

I've really developed a true hatred for Weezer. Thanks Dan.

Almost all day I've had an old cereal commercial song stuck in my head. "'s a cereal now...Nintendo...It's a cereal? Wow!" to the Super Mario Brothers theme song. GAH!

Moojenny has gone away on a little vacation. I was cranky last time I talked to her and I think I upset her a little bit. *sigh*

I've been told twice in a last little bit, that I'm angry at the world and that I'm taking it out on people. Wonder if there's truth in that...hmm...or you know...F#CK them.

Ok enough randomness. More to say when I have something to say.



Sunday, June 12, 2005

So Lazy...

This heat is killing me.

It's currently 28°C. It's been at least that for about a week now and it's slowly but surely frying what little brain cells I have left. Being my size I think I feel the heat more so then a regular sized person. It's stifling.

Last night we celebrated my bestfriend's birthday.

How did we do so you ask?

We went to Hooter's!

Marc, his sister and brother(Nic and Rich) and I went to Hooter's in Windsor for the first time. For those that don't know, Hooter's is a restaurant known for their Wings and busty waitresses. I've eaten at Hooter's in Detroit a few times, but this was my first foray in Canada. I have to say, the food is much better on the other side of the border...but the scenery was nice.

After dinner we went back to Marc's, joined by Mr. Rodney Gaggin' and indulged in more then a few Bud Lights and conversation. I love nights like that. Getting together with good friends and laughing about the recent and distant past, catching up with everything going on in each other's lives. It's so nice to be around normal decent people.

After more then a few hours of drinks and laughs, we decided to crash. Since both Rich and Nic decided to spend the night, my usual sleeping spot at the Doyon residence was taken, so I opted for Marc's bedroom floor. Marc gave me a pillow that can best be described as what they must use to fill hole's in the side of boats with. I tried to bend it to some kind of shape that would allow me to get comfy but everytime I got it right, the damn thing would spring back into that same rock hard pillow shape. Needless to say, I didn't sleep real well.

When I woke up Marc's parents had made a huge breakfast. I really do feel like I'm a part of their family. There was melon, strawberries, various breads, coffee, potato cakes(or hashbrowns, if you will) and my ultimate favorite breakfast food, Peameal bacon(Canadian Bacon to the Americans). We ate out on their patio and basically renewed our conversations from the night before, although I have to admit, I was feeling a wee bit rough.

Today is going to be one of those awesome days, I can feel it. I don't plan on doing much other then relaxing. Later tonight WWE is doing an ECW revival Pay-Per-View and I'm really looking forward to it and it will be the perfect cap to a lovely weekend.

The tomorrow back to the hellhole and the unforgiving heat. Ugh...



PS: I finally got that Audioscrobbler thing to work. To check out what I'm listening to go to

PPS: Here's a picture of my last trip to Hooter's(click to enlarge).

Marc, Rodney Gaggin', Myself and Nic's husband, Sam

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I'm a Big Sap...

It's not often that I read something that makes me cry but today it happened, and it came from a very odd source.

Everyone knows that I am a pretty huge Kevin Smith fan. There's always something in his work I can relate to and his films make me laugh like very little else. His blog is one of my absolute favorites. The June 1, 2005 entry deals with that date being the 2 year anniversary of the death of Kevin's father. I don't know why, but it hit me really hard.

After you read it, do what I did. Call your parents and tell them you love them.



Monday, June 06, 2005

Days off...

I had the day off work today. I don't know why but having a weekday off(none holiday) always seems to feel better then a Saturday or Sunday. I feel more relaxed and it seems like there are more hours in the day. It's nice.

It's still too f#cking hot, but not as f#cking hot as it was yesterday.

Two months from yesterday will me my 29th birthday and I think the reality of almost being 30 hit me last night. I'm almost 30. I think I'm going through some kind of almost 30 crisis. It hit me that I'm lonely; if I were to die today, no one would particularly notice and I'm really in a rut. I get up go to work, do the same thing 500 times, come home, do the same thing everyday get up the next day and do it again. Fun times, let me tell you. F#cking Blah.

I'm also in a crossroads with a long time friend. It seems that no matter what we say to each other, someone gets hurt by it. This person is someone I love and care a great deal about, but I don't want to feel like a sh!thead everytime I speak to them. I just don't know what to do.

Enough of the brooding...

Apple announced today that they are switching all Mac's from a priority chip to Intel's 86x chips. I know most of you don't really give a rats ass about computer and tech stuff, but this is a pretty huge deal. This may very well make Apple a legit player in the PC market instead of being more of an Artsy fartsy machine. It's kinda cool and it means that you may be using a Mac sooner then later. Here's a link to more info.

Polarcheese let me know a couple of weeks back that my counter sucked and sent me to With StatCounter, I can see where people who read my site are from, what browser they are using and a few more cool little things. One of the things I found coolest about the data it collected was that almost 50% of users to this site use Firefox. That, my friends, is pretty frickin' sweet. Most of my readers are from Canada(not really a surprise there), followed by the UK(Me thinks Moojenny has a lot to do with that) then the U.S. There's even been peeps from Turkey and Bulgaria that have come to the site. How wild is that?

My best friend just dropped by and it took all my energy to go up and have a smoke with him. I think I'm done with this for today.



PS: Moojenny has been using this thing called Audioscrobbler for a long time and I finally set up an account yesterday. It tracks what songs you are listening with whichever media player you are using. For some reason mine isn't working. If anyone knows how to fiddle with the plugin so that it works, let me know. I use Windows Media Player V10. My profile is listed at

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Quote of the Day...

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

Why The Weather Sucks and New Movies...

It's f#cking hot right now.

According to Forecast Fox, my Firefox weather extension, it's currently 32°C out right now. That's without the freaking humidity. Around here you have to add anywhere from 2 - 7 degrees extra for that.

We didn't really get a real spring this year. It was cold one day and then the next it was hot. A week ago I was in a sweater and jeans at work because it was chilly.

I have a little request for everyone. I'm really have a craving to see a good new movie. I tried to watch Ocean's Twelve last night, but I was continually interrupted by someone who hasn't seen Ocean's Eleven and kept asking who "that guy" was and why "he" was there. I changed the channel soon there after. I really liked the first one(which is a remake, I know but it's still the first one to me) and I'm hoping the sequel doesn't disappoint. But on to the request. Can everyone leave the name of their favorite movies my comment area? Doesn't matter if they are big budget or Indy films, just leave me a bunch of movie titles. Let me know what I should be watching.