Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Flush The Trumpet

Mmmm ... I like Chicken Wings.

After the show last night, Lincoln, Daelynn and I went to The Last Straw for Beer and wings. Leanne met us there.

Good Times.

I know, I know.. you are saying to yourselves right now. Gil! you haven't blogged in over a week! And All you say is that you like Chicken Wings!! What the hell is the matter with you.

...well all I can say is. Sometimes ..life is just like that.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Last weekend, I went to my friend Lincoln’s place. Now he lives in the Bremar Apt. Building near downtown Regina. Now one of the things that suck about that building is that there is no apartment buzzer at the front door and the main door is locked after 6pm. He lives on the top floor of this building. So in order to get in the building you have to call him from the payphone across the street and then he would come down to let you in.

This particular evening Hema was staying over there and I went to go pick him up to watch a hockey game of Lincoln’s. When I got there, I realized that I left my change purse at home for the pay phone. Shit!!! I frantically look around the vehicle and found 3 dimes to use in the phone.

I ran from the car to the payphone (it was fairly chilly this night), tossed the 3 dimes in the machine and dialed the number. I then hear the phone speak say to me “Credit: Twenty Cents, please deposit 5 cents.” Hmmm… I check the change door and there was the dime. Toss it back in…
“Credit: Twenty Cents, please deposit 5 cents.”
Damn… Try it again.
“Credit: Twenty Cents, please deposit 5 cents.”
Aaarrrrrgggh… Again.
“Credit: Twenty Cents, please deposit 5 cents.”
Hmmm…

I check the dime, and it was one of those “new” dimes with the different designs on it and also “felt” different then the other dimes. I then try it again.. but this time I was being “tricky” with the crap dime and I sort of edged it to the left of the slot .. so that it would “flick” in there. Oh how crafty!!

“Credit: Twenty Cents, please deposit 5 cents.”

FFFUUUUCCCCKKKKK!!!!

Ok.. This dime is not going to work. So, being outside for about 10 min at this point and getting a little pissed off I go to the building and find a couple of rocks to toss at the window. Well… 4 stories up… and my lack of aiming abilities, this did not work either. I gave up when I just missed the window for the apartment below Lincoln’s.

I went back and double-checked the car. Nope .. nothing but pennies.

*sigh* … so I look around the street ..hoping to find something and also keeping my eye on the window for the chance that Hema might peer out wondering where the hell I am.

I see this shine on the street. I look and like a dime that came from heaven, I picked it up hearing the angels in my head as I hold it and point it to the sky. AWWWWWWWWWWWW

Thank God. I say to myself. Get back to the phone and with the 2 working dimes I deposit this other dime that I found on the ground. I plug them in, and dial the number.

“Credit: Twenty Cents, please deposit 5 cents.”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
My fist came down on the phone with a thunderous crash and almost being ready to rip the phone out of the booth itself, I suddenly hear CLINK,KLANK *BEEP* .. and then is dialed the number.

Hema answers the phone, and before he could say anything I yell, “Get yer ass down here and let me in before I garbage this phone!!!”

After I was let in and I ranted, we went to the game and I hung out with the gang for the rest of the night.

When I got home that evening, I realized that my change purse was in the jacket pocket I was wearing.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Oh Snap!! I almost forgot.

My friend Daelynn got herself a new car a month or two back, it’s a Blue 2001 Suzuki Swift. Cute little car, there is no way in hell that I could own a car like that but she is also half the size as I am. So anyway, I was talking to her on Saturday and she got into an accident early on the Friday morning. I guess she was just driving through the intersection (she had the green light) and another car was making a left turn through a red. Her car gets hit on the driver’s side and her car is flown into a spin to the other side of the street. When she gets out to see what the hell happened, there was no other car, or anyone in sight. Like the episode of Twilight Zone where that guy was the last human on earth. I guess the car is pretty bunged up. When her mom saw the car she stared crying because she didn’t realize that when Daelynn was telling her about the accident that she was hit on the drivers side. I guess with the way the car looks, it was amazing that Daelynn didn’t get hurt in the car at all. I didn’t see the car at all, but Leanne thinks she saw her car in the south end when she was coming from work. (I’m sure it was the car, how many blue swifts are out there with a smashed up door?) Leanne said, after seeing that car, I can understand why her mom started crying.

Just further proof to my belief that if it is our time to go… then we go. If not, we stay put.

Monday, November 04, 2002

So this past weekend was pretty cool. Friday evening Leanne and I went to a Halloween party of my buddy’s. Actually it was my friend (and cousin) Jackie and his wife Trish that hosted the party. Jackie is also the same guy who serves our website. I feel that I don’t give that guy enough credit. He is one of the kindest guys that you could ever meet and he is always there to lend a helping hand. Actually he is my “computer guy” and is going to set my computer on fire with me sometime this week. If you want to know more about Jackie himself, you can check out his main page at www.thewoz.com. He’s friends call him Brian, but he will always be Jackie to me.

So the party was great. Jackie and Trish really outdid themselves. They supplied all the booze and food. It was crazy! There was even a Karaoke, which didn’t really get underway until late in the evening. Hmmm … wonder why…. OK I admit that I got pretty liquored that night. I thought, well my wife can’t drink, so I will drink for her!
I am happy that I don’t drink that often. I don’t really like myself when I am drunk. I am sure that I annoyed some people at the party. Brass and Becky got their first taste of what a drunk Gilly can accomplish. The first game of pool that Brass and I played that evening was finished in the first shot. Yup .. sunk the 8 ball off the break. I rule!!! Yup .. all skill… you bet. And I think I annoyed Becki a bit because she was wearing a bunny outfit and who kept touching the tail? Yup drunk little ol’ me. Later on in the evening she took the bunny outfit off. She said she took it off because she was hot. I hope that was the true reason….. Because, that would suck if she took it off because I was bothering her. Which I don’t think is the reason. … at least I hope I didn’t bother her that much.

Leanne and I looked great that evening. She made these Renaissance costumes for her and I. She is awesome. If I could support the both of us I would make her stay at home and make clothes for me all the time. Hopefully I will get pictures from the party sometime and I can post them somewhere for all to see. I wore nylons for my costume, and incase that some of you don’t know, boxers don’t really work with nylons, and going commando was wayyy to uncomfortable. So I wore a pair of Leanne’s underwear. I was definitely in touch with my feminine side that evening. I have to wear women’s underwear more often.

There were a lot of great costumes that evening. But my personal favorite (other than ours of course) was Jackie and Trish’s costumes. They dressed up as Shrek and the Princess, (I can’t remember the Princess characters name but you know who I am talking about.). They looked great. With all the work that they put into there costumes and the party they hosted, I hope everyone had a good time and enjoyed it. I know Leanne and I did. And there are not enough things that I can say about the evening to give you guys an idea of what it was like.

On the Saturday morning, I felt so bad for Leanne. She had to go to work in the morning for 8:30, we even left the party early so she could get a good night sleep, but with the way she woke up in the morning, you would have thought that she was the one drinking and not me. I feel really bad for her. She is one of the lucky ones out there that got blessed with not only having morning sickness. It is more like day sickness for her. And her morning’s could probably be described better as. Morning Death. ….Or maybe Morning Possession. When she is sick in the morning she sounds like a demon. I shit you not. The rest of the weekend was not really fun for Leanne. All day Saturday and all day Sunday all she did was sleep and lie on the couch. You know how you feel how you get off of a roller coaster? …well that is how she looked the whole weekend. She even was feeling worse because she missed 2 more days at work and she is afraid that she is going to get fired. But I don’t think she has anything to worry about. They all love her where she works and I think they all know what it is like to be pregnant. The majority of them have all had kids themselves. One lady has even had SIX kids and she told me the other day that she was pretty sick for all of them. So I highly doubt that Leanne has anything to worry about. Leanne also started a second job at the library today. I wonder how she is doing, she did seem better this morning.

While Leanne was sick and sleeping all day on Saturday, I used that time to completely clean off all the crap from my computer that I did not need anymore and make a bunch of discs. It was a good bonding time with my computer. … God, how pathetic does that sound?

John came by to drop off the Lungbutter discs and make stickers for the discs themselves. He brought three of them with him, and we stuck the stickers on those 3 when they were finished. While I was downloading some stuff for him, I thought I would put one of the discs on for the hell of it. Within the first 30 or so seconds of the first track it suddenly cut into a one second blurb of what sounded like Martin Tielli and then when back to the song. Confused, we check the other 2 discs that were there and the same problem happened. John was pissed. It was pretty much confirmed that the 20 discs that he printed were fucked. Not sure how this happened but he was now concerned if there were any other “mistakes” like this on his Masterlink. I did not talk to him about it since but he did leave a message on my machine saying that he re-recorded the first track onto the Masterlink and checked everything else out and they seem fine. After this is all done he is going to reformat his drive and make sure that no errors appear. What a strange and messed up thing to happen.

We watched “Donnie Darko” on Saturday night at home. It was a movie that Don lent us and told us to watch. I know he wanted to get it back today, and we had it for a while, so I thought, no time is better than now. I enjoyed it. It was pretty good, nothing what I expected it to be at all. I always find it enjoyable to watch a movie that I have no idea about. For some reason. I was thinking it was going to be one of those “I know what you did last summer” kinds of thiller movies, but I was wayyyy off. I recommend it to any one who wants to watch a good movie.

Sunday was pretty much the same way as Saturday was. Except that this time I was feeling crappy myself. Leanne and I did not really do much at all. It was nice to just spend time to really do nothing and just relax together for once. Watched “Dirty Rotten Scoundels” …not bad, but I remember that movie being funnier when I watched it years ago. I guess ones sense of humor changes after time.

I guess that is all for now. I am sure your eyes are tired from reading this.

Friday, November 01, 2002

Alright, Alright, Alright.

I have finally thought it was about time to write something in this blog. I feel sorry for letting a lot of you down out there who enjoys to read these things everyday. My life had a lot of things going on the last few weeks since we have last blogged. There is far to many things that has been going on to mention, but there is one big change in my life that has happened and it will only change my life more in the months to come.

My wife is pregnant.

Yup, and those of you who did not know yet... well now you do.

It is quite exciting and the reality of it has not sunk in yet. Probably still will not have sunk in till I maybe see my child's first school Christmas recital or somethin like that.

There has been a lot of other things that has happened since I last blogged like movies, parties, and strip poker. But my wife being pregnant and me being a daddy is definitely the most exciting thing.

Last week we went to the first ultrasound. Leanne and I went to the office and I was all excited in being able to see an ultrasound. To me it was one of those things I would see on TV on the Life Network on TLC in one of those baby story shows but this time it was the real thing!! So.. we get there and we were told to wait and they will call us. They call "Leanne Beck??" and we both get up to walk towards the room. Just after I get up, some nurse stops me and says, "We will call you in once we are ready". My heart stopped and all my excitement was stomped on for that moment. "OK" I said, and sat back down. There I sat and waited for them to call me. It seemed like an eternity. The one thing I did notice is how Parenting and Child/Baby health magazines suddenly become interesting material to read.

While reading my magazine, I always would look up when someone would come into the waiting area or pass the waiting area hoping that it would be the nurse to get me and let me be with my wife. Unfortunately, that never happened. Fucking bitch nurse.

Leanne came out of the office with kind of a relaxed glowing smile on her face. She did see the "little flashing speck" inside the little we circle, which was our baby. Though I did not see it myself, I was happy that she did because I can tell it gave her a sense of comfort.

Next time I am not going to listen to the dumbass nurses and be a little bit more forceful myself. I have all the right to be in there myself!

So … once again, I apologize to my fellow blog readers that I have taken so long in writing in my blog and I will make sure that I never do it again. Even if it is just a single sentence, there will be an entry every day from now on. Except If there was a day where I wasn’t by a computer or somthin’ like that.