9/24/2004 03:47:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|
No, we didn't adopt. For the last few weeks that has been a gang of Chinese kids attending Rose's library (Signal Hill). At least 4 times a day is a complaint registered against their noise volume.
Now we are both understanding people. But if you want to go and hang out, and sit on tables, and generally have a good, loud time, then maybe, just *MAYBE* the public library isn't a place you want to consider.
now these kids have been kicked out a few times, and there have been many complaints against them, but no matter how many times a staff member asks then to tone it down, they get louder. Hey, it happens, right?
So today, after getting another complaint, Rose walks towards their table, prompting one of the girls to get off it, and asks them, dead-pan "So do I have to get a complaint about you everyday for the rest of my life?"
Apparently, this is the library-Chinese equivalent of slapping someone in the face and making derogatory comments about their questionable lineage, because the kids just stared, not saying anything. And from what I've been told, they still haven't.
And this is why I love Rose. |W|P|109606602017675602|W|P|Rose's Chinese Kids|W|P|9/24/2004 10:21:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Wired News: Ins and Outs of Teledildonics
That's right, you read it correctly.In my opinion, the greatest invention ever made by huamnity. And therefore deserves the coolest name.
And on another note, here's the latest from Mr. I-ain't-got-time-to-bleed Jesse "I'm a bad-ass" Ventura.
Now as much fun as it is to hyphenatize and come up with amusing quotation names, I fully respect and would even vote for, Mr. Ventura. I say let him and Arnie team up as V.P./Prez in the 2008 US Election and let the good times ride...|W|P|109604648654955907|W|P|Wired News: Ins and Outs of Teledildonics|W|P|9/22/2004 10:27:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Yahoo! News - Minn. Trooper Writes 205 Mph Ticket
Can anyone else even conceive of how fast 205 mph is?? Take that and convert it to kph, and we're left with 329 kph! On a motorcycle! And without a liscence. Ahem: MORON!
I like the last paragraph: "I'm not entirely sure what would happen if you crashed at 200 miles per hour," Swanson said. "But it wouldn't be pretty, that's for sure." How about saying: "If he had crashed at that speed...man, talk about having to be scraped up with a spatula!"|W|P|109587405915891544|W|P|Minn. Trooper Writes 205 Mph Ticket. In other news, there are Troopers in Minnesota|W|P|9/21/2004 12:36:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Yahoo! News - Annan Warns U.S., World to Respect Rule of Law
It's about time that someone in a position like this sat the "...64 presidents, 25 prime ministers and 86 foreign ministers..." down and collectively ran the abck of his hand accross their faces. one gigantic, U.N.-sized bitch slap. Two slaps for Dubyuh!|W|P|109579538104336073|W|P|Anan Lays the Smack Down|W|P|9/21/2004 12:01:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|BBC - Radio 4 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The New Series
Why didn't I know about this and what else hasn't the Beeb told me??
Now with these, and with the movie in, apparently, pre-production, I am a very, VERY happy fan. If only I could remember who has my copy...|W|P|109579326427417296|W|P|H2G2 Alive and Kicking!|W|P|9/17/2004 03:13:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Over the last few weeks, Rose and I have been very busy. As in so busy that I can't even post. But the funny thing is, that I’ve also been bored. Now that might beg the question of how someone can be bored and yet busy, and the answer is that...well...it's complicated, a'ight?
Not really complicated, just different from what I’m used to. Rose has been working the 1-9 shift a lot more now, which does give her more hours and as such more pay (which I'm okay with) but it does mean that I have to spend a lot of time alone in from of the computer at home. And again, how does this make blogging difficult you might again ask yourself.
Last weekend we went up to Edmonton to see Chris and Tara. We missed them, and they missed us. We had a fun time doing stuff. Went to a pet store, saw a chinchilla, and I got to hold a dinosaur. Teed up at the driving range, watched (or tried to) a movie, and just generally had a very amusing time with our best friends whom we miss all the time.
This past week has been one of Rose working the evening shift again, which, I'll have to admit, got to me. Wednesday I went to the Watchman's on 17thand had dinner while reading Federation some more. It was something to do, even if I did come home reeking of cigarette smoke. I love the place, but it's too smoky for my taste. Does that mean I've changed too much? What will I think of the Lion when I go back?
As strange as it seems, the most interesting thing this week was that I saw Shaun of the Dead. I know it's just coming out in theatre's here, but it's been out for a while in England, and it's just hilarious. Here’s a quote
"Now, a common misconception about zombies is that, contrary to popular belief, they are actually quite slow. So in my attempt to distract them, I would run for about 20 yards, and then stop, waiting for them to catch up."
Just on that line, I was hooked. It started off pretty funny, but turned into something a little more serious later on. Another quote: "You know, I don't think I've got it in me to kill my mum, my flat-mate, and my girlfriend in the same evening..." It's along the lines of Bubba Ho-Tep: don't think you know what it's about from reading the description, because you can't possibly guess what it's about!
Before I sign off, I'd like to issue an offer. After seeing Foley's sweet, professionally designed logo, I want one too. Mike / DJ Stressed / Mike and Rose / undergraduated and overeducated are the themes. I will donate a gmail invite to whoever submits a design that has even the slightest work put into it. Once again, if you want a gmail invite, all you have to do is put up a “5-minutes-worth-of Photoshop-work” quality logo. Just something that can be put on a t-shirt and maybe a pair of undies. Anyhoo, there it is : one gmail invite per person for a logo submitted, so long as that logo is original.
I hope that you had as much fun reading me as I have being me.
|W|P|109546043768395583|W|P|Passing the Time. Now with 25% More Zombie!|W|P|9/14/2004 03:28:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Since reading Foley's Blog I've decided to include the current list of what Mike's reading right now.
1. Star Trek Federation . I know, it's not exactly Being and Time, but it's something that I enjoy.
2.Red Hat Linux 9 for Dummies. This has been by far the best gidt Rose has ever gotten me, adise from the fleece blanket she got me for our anniversary. It has proved invaluable helpful in getting Linux to run on my home computer, Prometheus.
3. Contact, by Carl Sagan. Can you say 10,000 times better than the movie?
Well, there's my list. Suggestions would be welcome!
Currently listening to : Kill Bill Volume 1 Soundtrack - 9. Battle Without Honour or Humanity|W|P|109520183054015125|W|P|What I'm Reading Now|W|P|9/09/2004 06:14:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Has Ken Jennings ended his 'Jeopardy!' run?
Man, this is a bit of a spoiler, isn't it? I bet everyone really wanted to know that Ken "Lord of the Nerds" Jennins lost...and after only winning 2.5 million.
Poor guy. But hey, at least he's Moron!|W|P|109473569354379736|W|P|Has Ken Jennings ended his 'Jeopardy!' run?|W|P|9/09/2004 11:11:00 AM|W|P|Myles|W|P|Thanks for dropping by. glad you enjoyed the blog. Looks like it'll take some time to check yours out.9/08/2004 09:39:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|CBC Montreal - Bishop's to crack down on partying
I am so proud of my alma-matter. The year I froshed, there were arrests and hospitalizations as well. it's nice to see this happenin again...it gives one a sense of continuity.
Raise a toast, to Bishop's University...|W|P|109466157168377300|W|P|CBC Montreal - Bishop's to crack down on partying|W|P|9/09/2004 02:48:00 PM|W|P|Dru|W|P|sniffI miss it so much....9/07/2004 10:37:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Well, i knew that a few months ago Wal-Mart began selling PCs, and it now looks like they have expanded their operation into laptop. Not a bad deal at 600$ USD.
|W|P|109457899982500128|W|P|Wal-Mart Goodness|W|P|9/04/2004 01:27:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|CBC News: Next election my last: Ralph Klein
It's about Gorram time if you ask me. I've had enough of this inflammatory, separtist, idiotic, ignorant alcoholic moron running things.
Now all I have to worry about is who'se going to replace him...oh my God...what a thought...hold me, I'm scared...|W|P|109432963118018595|W|P|CBC News: Next election my last: Ralph Klein|W|P|9/02/2004 02:46:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|So I get this e-mail today, asking if I'd like to donate some of the nine pints of life-giving blood that's flowing through my veins. Figuring that, at any given time, I'm not using all nine, I decide that it'd be a fun way to kill some time while doing something fun. So four of us hop on the blood-mobile (which just happened to be a short bus) and went over to do our little bit, and to contribute to the corporate challenge as well. Oh yeah, and since it's obligatory, it was pint Seven of Nine that got it.
It was fun. It wasn't the first time that I've donated, so I knew to eat a monstrous amount before hand and to drink lotsa of fluids afterwards. No smoking, thankyouverymuch, and no physical activity for six to eight hours after. I guess that cancels out the marathon I was planning on taking part in.
Amanda, one of my coworkers, took a very long time, about 30 minutes, after which they decided to give up and pull out the needle. She didn't even fill up the bag, and on top of that had three nurses hovering around her with cold cloths. Not to mention needing "Carole", the UberNurse coming over to stab her since the other three nurses
couldn't find a vein. It was part of an inside joke, that someone in our group would need the UberNurse for something, and Amanda proved to be it.
But seriously, if anyone who is reading this has been considering donating blood, please do. Every successful donation saves almost four people's lives. And if you can scam some people from work to come along, why nit get paid for giving blood rather than getting paid to do whatever it is that you do. Unless you're getting paid to have sex, drink beer, or other such "dream" jobs.
|W|P|109416167807719044|W|P|Giving Blood at Work and Be Fun|W|P|9/02/2004 11:36:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|CNN.com - Space signal studied for alien contact - Sep 2, 2004
I hope they come in peace!|W|P|109415017878750278|W|P|CNN.com - Space signal studied for alien contact - Sep 2, 2004|W|P|9/02/2004 08:19:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|perl.com: Hacking Perl in Nightclubs
This is a really interesting article about using Perl scripts to generate music live in clubs. Live meaning that it's music generated by an algorithm, while the code that controls that algorithm is being written by the DJ/Programmer while you dance.
Really interesting conceptually as well...the melding of dance and programming.|W|P|109413836721763456|W|P|Hacking takes Studio54|W|P|