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Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Time:9:01 pm.
B: You like people (not really...)
R: Fuckin Crazy (probably)
A: You like to drink (a little too truthful...)
N: You like to drink ALOT (okay, who made this list?)
D: One in a million (literally!)
O: Awesome kisser (of course)
N: You like to drink ALOT (now that's not fair! I have two Ns)


A : You like to drink.
B : You like people.
C : You are really silly.
D : one in a million.
E : great in bed.
F : You are dead sexy.
G : You never let people tell you what to do.
H : You have a very good personality,looks and a very good kisser
I : Great in bed.
J : People Adore you.
K : You're wild and crazy.
L : Unbelievably great in bed.
M : best kisser ever.
N: You like to drink ALOT.
O: awesome kisser.
P : You are popular with all types of people.
Q : You are a hypocrite.
R : Fuckin Crazy.
S : Easy to fall in love with.
T : You're loyal to those you love.
U : You are really silly.
V : You are not judgemental.
W : You are very broad minded.
X : You never let people tell you what to do.
Y : best boy/girl friend any one can ask for.
Z : Always ready.
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Time:4:54 pm.
Well, it's official: I, too, have become a facebook junkie. Don't try to help me, I'm too far gone...
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Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Time:11:01 am.
Go to your music player and put it on shuffle.
Say the following questions aloud, and press play.
Use the song title as the answer to the question.

1.How does the world see me?
Too Much Love - LCD Soundsystem

2. Will I have a happy life?
Nova Heart - Spoons

3. What do my friends really think of me?
Heart of Champion - November Group

4. Do people secretly lust after me?
Rapture - Laura Veirs

5. How can you be happy?
Jockey Full of Bourbon - Tom Waits

6. What should I do with my life?
You took the words right out of my mouth - Meat Loaf

7. Why must life be so full of pain?
Natural's Not In It - Gang of Four

8. Will I ever have children?
One more cup of coffee - Bob Dylan

9. Will I die happy?
Dream Sequence - Amon Tobin

10. What is some good advice for me?
God's Away on Business - Tom Waits

11. What is happiness?
Amiga Mia - Los Van Van

12. What's my favorite fetish?
My Funny Valentine - Billie Holiday

13. How will I be remembered?
Night-Time Intermission - Charlotte Gainsbourg

14. What is your love life like?
Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling

15. What is sex with you like?
Monster Hospital - Metric

16. What's your life motto?
Hallelujah - k-os

17. What do your parents think of you?
I Shall be Released - Bob Dylan

18. What does your best friend really think of you?
Monkey & Bear - Joanna Newsom

19.What's your favorite hobby?
One Step Beyond - Madness

20. What's the worst thing about you?
Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club

21. Describe your mind.
Play within a Play - Tan Dun/The Banquet OST

22. How will you die?
Smoke get in your eyes - Billie Holiday

23. How does your crush feel about you?
Major League - IRS

24. What is your wedding going to be like?
Take what you take - Lily Allen

25. What about your honeymoon?
Bat out of Hell (!!!) - Meat Loaf

26. Describe the last day of your life.
Human Fly - Nouvelle Vague

27. Why does life suck?
Gambling - Shiina Ringo

28. Why does life rule?
Dancing with myself - Nouvelle Vague

29. What will you be famous for?
How it Ends - Devotchka
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Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Time:7:20 pm.
I'm bored and feel like wasting time. So, a top ten list! This week's theme is:

Top Ten 1960s Chinese Martial Arts Movies


First, a little prologue:
The style of martial arts films popular in the 60s were swordplay films known as wuxia pian. Wuxia refers to a style of writing featuring heroic swordsman and daring deeds that traces its roots to ancient China (Pian means "movie"). Swordsmen in Wuxia novels often lived by a code akin to the samurai's bushido, the knight's chivalry, or the western gunslinger's unspoken code, fighting corruption and injustice but often living outside of the law in the martial world known as jiang hu. Sometimes the novels would describe in great detail the martial arts techniques used by their warriors. Wuxia pian had already been popular in the silent era, using early special effects and stylized sword-fighting. By the mid 60s, however, they'd been out of fashion for decades. Influenced by samurai films from Japan, westerns from America and Italy, and a history of hollywood swashbucklers, wuxia pian had come back in a big way by 1966. Fight choreographers, usually credited as "Kung Fu Instructors", combined samurai-style fight choreography with traditional swordplay techniques and graceful and acrobatic Peking Opera choreography to dazzle fans both young and old. By the early 70s, wuxia had gone out of fashion again, replaced by a grittier style of "boxing movies" known as gong fu pian, championed by the likes of Bruce Lee and eventually Jackie Chan. However, wuxia never disappeared, reemerging in the mid 70s and taking advantage of new computerized special effects techniques in the 80s and 90s. By the 2000s, wuxia took the world by storm with the international success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the similarly-themed films that followed, such as Hero, Seven Swords, The Promise, and The Banquet. Since that time, we've seen several other film markets follow with their own take on the wuxia formula, including South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Finland (of all places), and even the two markets that helped to inspire the genre; the US and Japan.
Now, my top ten wuxia of the 60s.

10. Dragon Gate Inn (1966)
Director: King Hu; Stars: Polly Kwan, Shih Jun, Pai Ying; Kung Fu Instructor: Han Ying Chieh
I am including this one, even though I've never seen it due to not being able to find it, because it is supposed to be one of the great classics of the genre, inspiring several remakes and making director King Hu an internationally recognized auteur. It was his first film made in Taiwan after his departure from Shaw Studios. In all probability, this one should be higher on this list. One day, I will know first hand...

9. The Jade Bow (1966)
D: Fu Qi, Cheung Yam Tim; S: Fu Qi, Di Bai, Sisi Chen; KFI: Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai
This is another early and influential entry. The film features techniques that would become staples of the genre, such as wire-assisted flying and "palm power" skills. It is also the first film with fight choreography credited to the dynamic team of Lau Kar Leung and Tong Gaai, who would choreograph most of the classic films of the 60s and early 70s before moving on to separate careers.

8. Vengeance is a Golden Blade (1969)
D: Ho Meng Hua; S: Chin Ping, Yueh Hua; KFI: uncredited
With tight choreography and an intrigue-filled plot, Vengeance is a Golden Blade is more than just a standard revenge movie. It's a fight-filled spectacle; a last hurrah for both the fading wuxia genre and for the days when swordswomen reigned supreme.

7. Have Sword Will Travel (1969)
D: Chang Cheh; S: David Chiang, Ti Lung, Ku Feng; KFI: Tong Gaai, Yuen Cheung Yan
One of the first wuxia to really show the influence of the American western genre, Have Sword Will Travel (get it?) was a star-making film for David Chiang and featured his first successful pairing with frequent costar Ti Lung. Chiang's lone wanderer character drawn in to protect a caravan of silver from plotting bandits was an obvious but effective nod to the western. It also helped to solidify Chang Cheh's trademarks, in that it was excessively violent and bloody and featured strong, masculine heroes.

6. Golden Swallow (1968)
D: Chang Cheh; S: Jimmy Wang Yu, Cheng Pei Pei, Lo Lieh; KFI: Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai
In this "sequel" to King Hu's Come Drink With Me, Cheng Pei Pei's Golden Swallow is reduced to a secondary character, eclipsed by Jimmy Wang Yu's Silver Roc. Chang Cheh made it clear he prefered male heroes to the swordswomen who had become popular in the genre. It had one of the highest body counts in any Hong Kong movie up to that point (probably behind Chang and Wang Yu's The Assassin from a year earlier), as Silver Roc plows through legion after legion of enemies.

5. Bells of Death (1968)
D: Feng Yueh; S: Chang Yi, Chin Ping, Ku Feng; KFI: uncredited
Bells of Death is a dark revenge thriller with quick and agile swordplay. Another western-inspired wuxia, the story revolves around a lone, stoic swordsman searching for his family's killers, righting a few wrongs along the way. The choreography, uncredited, is so good that it almost seems a few years ahead of its time, but with the hero wielding a sort of sword-cane it also sometimes resembles an episode in the Zatoichi series, which is clearly an influence.

4. Temple of the Red Lotus (1965)
D: Sui Jang Hung; S: Jimmy Wang Yu, Lo Lieh, Ivy Ling Po; KFI: Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai (unconfirmed)
The film that represented the birth of a new style of wuxia pian in the 60s, its mix of action, drama, and romance captivated audiences in Hong Kong and is credited as one of the movies that laid the groundwork for all martial arts films to come in the 60s, 70s, and beyond. While not technically the first of Shaw Brothers' forays into wuxia territory, it was the first in its class, in terms of scale, scope, and production, giving stars Jimmy Wang Yu and Lo Lieh their breakout roles. It's worth mentioning that it featured both Lau Kar Leung and Yuen Woo Ping as extras.

3. Come Drink With Me (1966)
D: King Hu; S: Cheng Pei Pei, Yueh Hua; KFI: Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai
A classic in every regard! From the classical music to the balletic swordplay (Cheng Pei Pei, afterall, was a ballet dancer), this film showed that there was nothing low-brow about the wuxia genre. Featuring sweeping outdoor cinematography (most Shaw Brothers features were filmed on indoor sets), Come Drink With Me is visually stunning. It firmly established King Hu as the premier director of artful wuxia and Cheng Pei Pei as the premier onscreen swordswoman of the 60s, as well as offering a breakthrough role for Shaw Brothers veteran Yueh Hua.

2. One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
D: Chang Cheh; S: Jimmy Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Feng Tien; KFI: Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai
This was the one that took it to the next level. Gritty and action-packed, it set a new precedent for violence. It spawned a series of sequels, both ofiicial and not, and a couple of remakes. It cemented the stardom of both Chang Cheh and Jimmy Wang Yu. It represented an advancement in action, choreography and style and was the first film ever to do $1 Million at the Hong Kong box office. Simply put, it's considered by many to be the greatest martial arts film of the era!

1. A Touch of Zen (1969)
D: King Hu; S: Hsu Feng, Shih Jun, Pai Ying; KFI: Han Ying Chieh, Poon Yiu Kwan
Clocking in at over 180 minutes, this epic marks one of the highest achievements in the genre! It builds like a feast, simmering and stewing, become more succulent as the film goes on. The cinematography is lush, full of light and movement. Without a doubt, it was one of the most difficult movies to film in the wuxia genre, and it won technical awards for it, notably in Cannes. King Hu used striking angles and tricky backlighting. He also used some stunning camera work to film a fight sequence in a bamboo forest that directly inspired Ang Lee when filming a similar scene in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In fact, Ang Lee cites it as a major influence in respect to that film. Ultimately, in my not so humble opinion, it is the best of the era, ranking at number one on this list.
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Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Time:7:24 am.
Once again, I've made it back alive. The problem is that every time I make it back alive, my odds of dying in a plane crash get just a tiny, little bit better. I've talked to a lot of people who fly a lot, and nearly all of them have had two or three "pray for your life" moments on airplanes, whereas I have had none. Therefore, every time I have a safe, worry-free flight, the probability becomes smaller and smaller. It's only a matter of time now. This is why I hate flying. You never know when something's going to happen, and when it does you're trapped in a metal coffin at 38 000 feet.
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Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Time:8:51 pm.
Further evidence that my motel rocks:
-front desk supplies irons, but not ironing boards
-directly under landing path of large jets arriving at nearby airport
-toilet overflows if I don't manually lift up the thing that is supposed to float in order to stop the water from running
-the "lounge" consists of a couple of ugly couches and a tv
-they have this sign:

I especially like how they priced "this sign" at $10.00

On a positive note, they do offer a complimentary "breakfast"... (don't ask)
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Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Time:8:13 pm.
After some exploring, I found a few things.
1. A fine-looking establishment called "Carolina's Diner"
2. An Arbys
3. A gas station/convenience store that presumably sells booze
4. A mexican restaurants whose patrons appear to all be involved with the Hispanic mafia
5. And a particularly classy-looking strip-joint out back
I was afraid to venture too far from the motel, since, you know, I'm in North Carolina and I don't know what I'm doing, so this is all I know so far. I did see a McDonald's and some other stuff across the freeway, but I don't want to go that far. I've had some Arbys and I'm in for the night. Plus, there's strange noises out there. And everyone's, you know... southern.
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Time:6:27 pm.
Well... I just arrived at my motel in Greensboro, North Carolina. I haven't been here a half-hour yet and already we've had a convoy of emergency personnel show up to wheel out a young woman with a bleeding head on a stretcher. Nice place. Plus, the remote for the TV doesn't work. So, yeah, rock and roll. Hey, at least the internet's free. But where am I going to get something to eat?
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Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Time:3:54 pm.
I'm bored. I've decided to create a quiz.

1. Who are you?
Brandon Jahrig

2. Who are you really?
The Baron von Jahrig, exiled baltic lord.

3. What do you do?
Sales rep in the fabulous industry of retail lighting

4. What do you really do?
Plot my triumphant return to the hinterland.

5. Name three things found under your sink
1) Dishwasher detergent
2) Some sort of bathroom cleaner
3) Poison (the band)

6. What is your opinion on sword-fighting in the movies?
It's simply a must.

7. Who is your idol?
I think it's still Taylor Hicks, but I'm hoping it's going to be Antonella Barba soon!

8. Who is your arch-nemesis?
My dad.

9. Do you wish you had an arch-nemesis?
No, it's really my dad...

...yes.

10. How many fingers am I holding up?
Just one (my thumb)

11. Name three things that could fit inside a large jar
1) Pickles
2) Mustard
3) Napoleon's penis (do the research!)

12. What's your opinion on lighting in your home? Is it life or death? Do you care?
It's probably the most important thing about your home. If you haven't thought about it by now, it's really time you should. Listen, I'll show you the catalog...

13. Name three wines that you love. If you don't drink wine, name three beers. If you don't drink beer, uh... name three juices or something.
1) Clos de los Siete (Argentina)
2) King Estate Pinot Noir (Oregon)
3) Temptation Zinfandel (California)

14. What is your dream vacation destination? How may suitcases do you need?
My dream is to go to Winnipeg. I will definitely need at least two suitcases for that trip.

15. Who is your favourite person, alive and dead?
Alive) Natasha, of course.
Dead) Shintaro Katsu

16. On average, how much time do you waste, I mean, spend on quizzes like this one?
At least 45 minutes.

17. Where are you right now (be specific)? What are you wearing...
My loft room. Green striped pajamas.

18. What is your favourite type of sandwich?
Corned beef on rye with hot mustard *drools*

19. Name three movies you've seen with the best sword-fighting
1) This is a tough one. I will choose one from my three favourite genres. 1) The Sword (1980)
2) Shogun's Ninja (1980)
3) Scaramouche (1952)

20. What is the best thing about yourself (only one thing, you narcissists)?
My vast knowledge of sword-fighting in the movies.

21. Do you believe yourself to be an evil genius?
Yes.

22. What's the best kind of rum?
I'm going to be a nerd and proclaim Captain Morgans Spiced Rum to be the best.

23. What's the best 80s teen comedy?
Natasha may beg to differ, but I'm going with Say Anything (1989)

24. What is your opinion on keyboard solos in music?
They are simply a must.

25. Name three songs with the best keyboard solos
1) Pink Floyd - "Any Colour you Like"
2) Boston - "Foreplay" (everything else Boston did was shit)
3) Anything Rick Wakeman did.

26. What is your favourite method of disposing bodies?
Well, I don't have a pig farm, and the ol' acid bath just takes so long (and the fumes!), so I usually just chop them up as small as I can (this can be a bit messy ;p) and put each piece into a separate preferably black bag (though dark grey liquor store bags work alright, too) and bury them in small holes no less than four meters from one another and no less than one and a half meters deep in the river valley.

27. Did you just make that up?
No.

28. What is your opinion of the person who created this quiz?
He is an evil genius.

29. Name three things. Just any three things.
1) Pickles.
2) Table.
3) Natasha (she's my favourite)

30. Do you think this quiz is just my sly way of getting people to talk about the things I am interested in?
No, it's not like that at all...
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Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Time:8:11 pm.
Well, if you didn't already read Natasha's post, you may not already know that we did our marriage prep course this weekend.It ran from 7-10pm on friday and from 9-5 today. It was required by the church in which we are getting married. The good news is: we not only learned more about each other, we learned more about ourselves. The bad news is: I missed what was obviously the best game of the season when we beat Detroit in a shootout. WTF!? Why do I always miss all the good games? Gotta go.
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Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Time:9:35 am.
Things you may or may not have known about me in no particular order.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. night-shift clean-up at ice cream factory
2. "Parts Manager"
3. liquor store clerk
4. sales rep

B) Four movies I would watch over and over again

1. 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1983)
2. Zatoichi meets Yojimbo (1970)
3. Scaramouche (1952)
4. Tremors (1990)

C) Four places I have lived

1. 12 Woodstock Pl.
2. #301, 9744 104St.
3. #118, 10508 119St.
4. #401, 9640 105St.

D) Four television shows I watch:

1. Kenny vs. Spenny
2. Everybody Loves Raymond reruns
3. Family Guy
4. So you think you can dance

E) Four places I have been on vacation

1. England
2. France
3. BC
4. Saskatchewan(!!!)



F) Four websites I visit often:

1. livejournal
2. monkeypeaches.com
3. vintagesynth.com
4. wikipedia

G) Four favorite foods:

1. Natasha's cooking
2. pub food
3. cheese
4. Frank's Red Hot

H) Four places I would rather be right now:

1. Actually, I don't really mind here right now.
2.
3.
4.

I) Four foods I hate:

1. tomatoes
2. anything with raisins in it (except cereals and little red boxes)
3. pineapple
4. worms

Four people who I think will respond back to me:

1. I'd better see this on all y'alls journals
2.
3.
4.
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Monday, February 5th, 2007

Time:12:44 am.
I'm back. I survived Dallas. I survived Vegas. I'm sick of traveling and I'm not going anywhere... until next week when I have to go to Calgary for a few days. Vegas is fine for a few days, but after a week I just wanted to get the hell away from bleeping and blinking machines, flashing lights, opulent hotels, and Americans. My new rule of thumb when talking to Americans is do not bother to discuss politics, religion, economics, global warming, or sports. Weather is okay, as long as you don't broach the afforementioned global warming or any other negative effects of global industrialization. Sports is okay, as long as you're cheering for the same team. I have more to say about my travels, but it's late and I'm tired. And Tash looks like she needs some cuddling. So I must go.
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Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Time:10:45 am.
So, I'm in Dallas now. We're off for lunch soon, then a meeting at 2. Tonight, there is some sort of dinner with one of our lines, Uttermost. Tomorrow, we're going to see the Stars (hopefully) extinguish the Flames at American Airlines Center! The weather in Dallas is currently about 28 (like, 4 celsius) right now. So, it's basically like still being in Edmonton. Anyway, I have to jump in the shower, but I'll post some more about our adventures in Texas later.
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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Subject:The e-babble looks cooler in colour
Time:12:46 pm.
Well, I hope everyone has had happy holidays, because it's back to work now, bitches. Unless you're a teacher. My New Year's resolutions are as follows:

1. make no resolutions
2. have no expectations
3. be not disappointed


My secret plan, however, is to implement a program of better eating and exercise that will extend my life expectancy over the long term. But it's a secret plan, not a resolution. 2007 promises to be a big year, what with the wedding and my job demands. Natasha and I have been discussing our alcohol consumption over the last weeks and it has become apparent that we need to stop drinking so much. At the very least, for calorie reduction. At the very most, so we don't become raging alcoholics. We will cut back to a decided number of drinks a week, like 5 or something. Of course, it was the holidays, and most weeks we don't drink more than that anyway. But winter can make opening up a bottle of wine very tempting because it's cold and we don't want to go anywhere. Anyway, during the holidays, my intake of coffee and alcohol far exceeded my intake of other liquids like, say, water, which has made me feel all dehydrated and slightly dizzy and hazy throughout most of december. So, my other secret plan is less booze, more water. Coffee is not something I am willing to cut out at this point in my life. But I never feel particularly thirsty, although I feel dehydrated. That's why I never drink enough water. I have to force myself. Eight cups a day. Is that still the rule?
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Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Time:8:54 pm.
I've realized that Strange Brew is pretty much the Canadian equivalent of Up in Smoke.
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Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Time:12:55 pm.
Another meme. This time I'll use a cut.
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Time:3:49 am.
1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
-moved in with my lady
-got engaged

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
did not make any

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
yes, Danielle Streeter.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
yes, Saddam. We were like this *crossing fingers*

5. What countries did you visit?
The states

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
money

7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I don't really remember actual dates, but there were many memorable moments:
-the night we got engaged
-leaving Park
-Valentine's day (or actually the 12th, I think)
-Vancouver trip
-Dallas and Vegas

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I think I'll have to say starting a new job

9. What was your biggest failure?
I've consistently lost at cards all year

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had a few colds

11. What was the best thing you bought?
hmmm... car? engagement ring? no, had to be that Lord of the Rings extended cut trilogy box set

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Natasha, for sticking it out with me thus far. And she can't dump me now; we've put down deposits! We've bought furniture together!

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
-George W. Bush
-Stephen Harper

14. Where did most of your money go?
bills, condo-related expenses, movies, Christmas gifts, beer

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Movie releases and getting engaged. Maybe not in that order.

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
JT- Sexyback

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
happier

ii. thinner or fatter?
fatter

iii. richer or poorer?
slightly richer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
-saving money
-writing music
-exercise

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
-eating and drinking and spending

20. How will you spend Christmas?
with Natasha and family and good friends

22. Did you fall in love in 2006?
I fell in love all over again

23. How many one night stands?
no, she's always still there in the morning

24. What was your favorite TV program?
So you think you can dance

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
hating is bad for your soul

26. What was the best book you read?
Douglas Coupland - Girlfriend in a Coma

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
TV on the Radio

28. What did you want and get?
Natasha

29. What did you want and not get?
King Hu's Dragon Gate Inn (1967) on DVD

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Banquet

31. What did you do on your birthday?
Got loaded down at the pub, then went to Justin's for karaoke while Tash fell asleep holding hands with Greg

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
more money to spend frivolously

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
I call it "Natasha buys all my clothes from the Gap"

34. What kept you sane?
The voices did.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I dare not say, for fear of Natasha's wrath... no, just kidding. It was probably Natalie Portman and Zhang Ziyi; my usual celebrity crushes.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Stephen Harper and Ralph Klein just being jackasses in general.

37. Whom did you miss?
Oh, I guess the same people as always.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Christopher, Trevor, Leah

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006.
I couldn't sum it up in a little phrase, but I certainly have a little more of an understanding and appreciation of hard work, commitment, and responsibility

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I'm bringing sexy back/Them other fuckers don't know how to act...
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Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Subject:fucking game sucked last night
Time:8:48 pm.
I have discovered that we have a video camera and that it takes pictures that can be uploaded onto this here computer, not unlike a digital camera. Actually, I guess it is a digital camera. The pictures look kind of shitty, but I don't care. I've decided to post some pictures of our condo. I will use a cut. I don't remember how to do that. Hold on... I don't know, we'll figure it out as we go. First and foremost is the infamous helmet:

That's right, folks. $40 at Winners. You know what that makes me? A winner.
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Time:9:23 pm.
Oh, and furthermore...

What a fucking game!!!!
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Subject:C+C=rad!
Time:7:30 pm.
Mood:self-satisfied.
I think I'm done Christmas shopping. We're running out of space under our tree. It's not safe to talk about what I bought. We don't know who else could be reading this. We must be very cautious... I hope I got the following things:

These were on my list. I have resisted the temptation to buy these myself, because I'm strong and I was hoping other people would buy them for me. Of course, I wasn't too strong on the weekend to buy a cheap metal (probably aluminum) medieval helmet (a tilting helmet, I believe) that I found at Winners(!?!). Now, what would this strange decorative piece of armor be doing at Winners, I thought to myself. What are the odds of my finding something like this again for $40? If I leave it, it will surely be gone. No, I must! It's too good to pass up. Natasha begged to differ. But I won her over. And by "won her over" I mean I acted like a spoiled bratty child yelling "I want it! I want it!", then a teenager defending my right to spend "my money", then an obsessive collector, talking about the "rarity" and "value" of such a "piece". I put it on and held my head up high. But, it was heavy, and I couldn't see, and I was scared that people might be staring, so I removed it and held it under my arm, stomping around the store like a knight after tournament. Now, of course, I don't really know what to do with it. It's awkwardly shaped and hard to prop up on a shelf. I'll figure it out. It could be worse. I could be buying cheap weapons in Chinatown and claiming to be a ninja, like Jeremy.

Ed.
Don't be sad (don't be sa-ad) 'cause three out of five ain't bad...
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