Wednesday, November 30, 2005

christmas tape

Was out Christmas shopping today and they had a deal at Sears that if your purchases go over 50 dollars you can get a Christmas CD for 99¢. We were purchasing an item for 49.99 and the lady was going to give the disc to us for that price but then unexpectedly the item we were purchasing was 15 bucks off. So then the lady said that she couldn't give the disc to us for 99 cents. So I said that's ok .. (it only had 10 tracks on it).. it's not worth the full price to me. (which was 7.99) The lady then disagreed with me and said "well actually it's a pretty good tape"
"Well that's interesting", I said ".. since it's a CD) (you don't know how near I came to jumping all over that one.. pft.. tape..).
"well you know what I mean" she continues.
"no . that's ok . don't want it"
"I will give it to you for a dollar still"
"Alright fine"
We took the disc and left.

On the way home we were listening to the disc and this song came on that was just horrible, and it was soooo depressing. I said, "Leanne? Who the hell is this? Check the case!" She checks the case and it was Jann Arden. No wonder both of us thought. Hell.. everything that I hear from that woman makes me want to stab my ears with a fork. She can't even write a happy Christmas tune.
"If I knew she was on it.." I say to my wife. "I wouldn't of even waisted a dollar"
"That's ok Gilly" She clicks to the next track, "The Cocoa Butter guy is on here"
Aaron Neville starts singing. We both laughed hard.

Good times.

Listened to:
V/A - Sears Holiday Wishes - Songs for the Season
Optiganally Yours - Spotlight On:

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Rich people are stupid

I don't care how rich I become (yeah right) I would never purchase a duffel bag for 1400 to 2500 dollars. That's just plain retarded.

Listened To:
Tom Verlaine - Warm and Cool

Monday, November 28, 2005

I'm Not Dead

Nope I am not. But sometimes I feel like I am. .. or at least wish I was.

I think I see a light at the end of the tunnel though.

Here's Hopein'

Listened to:
Nashville Pussy - Let Them Eat Pussy
Angry Petunias - Moist and Wholesome
Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits: The Record
Angra - Temple of Shadows

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Sounds as good as it Smells

Well. It finally happened. I am spinning Vinyl again. YYEEEAAAAAYYYYY!!!

Hema's awesome girlfriend Amber found it in her heart to lend me her turntable since now that Hema and Amber moved in together they didn't have any need for 2 turntables in the house.

It all started a couple of days ago when I received a call from the bus depot to come and pick up a package. It was a package from Hema and Amber addressed to "The Beck Family singers" with a note at the bottom that said "Give Your Nose a Rest". I was wondering what the hell the package was since it had FRAGILE written all over it. I never thought in a million years it was going to be a turntable... but did I laugh after I saw that it was and the nose comment hit me.

In case you didn't know all I have been doing with my records for the past eon was smelling my records. That is until now!!! well .. that is after a depressing last couple of days of having the turntable here and not being able to listen to anything because the needle got damage in shipping. Not to mention the cartrige that was on the turntable had an odd buzz to it. I didn't think it was a correct one, not to mention it bared the name realistic (or is it spelled realisick?)

Anyway, leanne was really sick today so I took the day off work and did a bunch of stuff with harley today. I just got him to pass out for his nap and he is sleeping with his mom right now so I am now at the library typing this since I didnt get a chance to come here earlier.

While I was out and getting my check and paying bills and such, Harley and I went to Harry's Hi-fi and hung out there for a little while. Harry is the man! He directed me to a correct cartrige to use. (I cant think of the name right now but I noticed it was made in Denmark) He also said that it was likely the cartridge that was causing the bad ground and that if by freak chance this one was still buzzy that he would look at the turntable and set it up for me. Well I got it home and switched it. And ***enter sounds of singing angels here*** it works like a charm!! The first album I played was "Sting - Nothing like the sun" . Amber is going to likely hate me for that because she hates The Police and all .. but I have been dying to listen to it for years.

Well my time is now running out and I got to get going .. but now this means that I will have a new color under the listened to when I put them. Anytime I listen to something on vinyl I am going to put it in purple just like the ones you will see below.

Till next time kids!! .. Amber .. thanks again .. you are awesome .. let me know if you want to sell the turntable.

Listened to:
Sting - Nothing Like The Sun
Man or Astroman? - Eviac
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
XTC - Oranges and Lemons
Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia (Well this one not yet .. but I will before the day is over)

Friday, November 11, 2005

5 years of wedded bliss

Well today is Leanne and I's 5 yr wedding anniversary. And to celebrate I am working the day today!! Well .. I am working the day today, but that is not what we are doing to celebrate. We are actually going to be going to The Keg today for our anniversary. Only because Amy is awesome!

This morning when I was driving to work I did not see a single car on the way there, that was until this truck passed WHHHHHHHOOOOOOOSHHHHH.. my windshield was splattered with mud, turn on the wipers only to smear and I am suddenly blinded. Luckily for me my "spray" has never worked on my windshield so I had to try to pull over. I couldn't really see anything so I unwound my window to stick my head out to get a better view. VVWHHHPPP!!! There goes my hat as I see it flying away in my side mirror. AAARRGHH!!. I pull over to the side, and stop the car. Run back about a block so I can pick up my hat. And then look for something that I can clean my window with. Luckily there was a little bit of snow left within the parking lot where I stopped the car in and whapped that against the window with the wipers running. That seemed to do the trick.

It would be nice to have a vehicle where everything worked normally. I would like to have that just once.

Side note. I just realized that hotrods contain no pork. Strange.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I got 54

I have now received this email from 4 different people and I never did it yet. So I thought I would post it here for a kick in the head. Feel free to add your number in the comments page

Below is Dr Phil's test. (Dr. Phil scored 55; he did this test on Oprah - she got a 38.) Some folks pay a lot of money to find this stuff out!

Read on, this is very interesting!

Don't be overly sensitive! The following is pretty accurate and it only
takes 2 minutes. Take this test for yourself and send it to your friends.

The person who sent it placed their score in the e-mail subject box. Please do the same before forwarding to your friends (send it bac k to the person who Sent it to you.) Don't peek, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.

Answers are for who you are now...... not who you were in the past. Have pen or pencil and paper ready. This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today.
It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees. It's only 10 Simple questions, so...grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers to each question.

Make sure to change the subject of the e-mail to read YOUR total. When you are finished, forward this to friends/family, and also send it to the person who sent this to you. Make sure to put YOUR
score in the subject box.



1. When do you feel your best?
a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon ? early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk...
a) fairly fast, with lo ng steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you..
a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with..
a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
a) big appreciated laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, tryin g to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're
a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are..
a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...
a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant

1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10.(a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust In your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful , a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions & who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

That's Kegtastic!

So I have came to the conclusion that Amy is officially crazy. Super Awesome. But crazy.

She gave Leanne and I a gift for our 5 yr. wedding anniversary. A $50 gift certificate for The Keg.

Awesome! Totally Awesome!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

..the soup nazi's new friends

It would be great to be a kid and have no fear for anything. Last night, when we were giving out candy for Halloween, there was this kid who was dressed up as a pumpkin (prob about 5 yrs old or so) who knocked. I opened the door and the kid walked right in and started playing with Harland's Toys! It fucked me up so much I didn't have a clue what to do and he mother stood at the door all embarrassed and tryed to call him back. But here we both were, the mother was too shy to come into the house to get her kid.. and I was to shy to smack the kid up the side of the head and tell him to leave my sons toys alone. So I kind of took the phone out of his hand and turned his body over so he would see his mom and clue in that he was to go back with her. That is about what I remember from it. Maria was there .. maybe she could comment and add her view of what happened.

What the hell is it with weird things like that happening to me. It's good to know that I am not the only one though. My neighbor from across the street was telling me an incident that she had the "Flyer Lady" as well. They have been working on their house and have been redoing the siding on it. Since they are doing this they have not had a mailbox by their door. For the last 4 weeks they haven't been getting the flyers but haven't really thought of it.. until last week when they happened to be outside when the "Flyer Lady" came by..
"You don't have a mailbox!", she said
"Yeah, that's alright", my neighbour said you can just hand the flyers to me an.."

Since then she now has the new name of "The Flyer Nazi"

Listened to:
Hum - You'd Perfer An Astronaut