Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Went to Lighthouse Park today. One of the first excursions since my glorious return and it was a good one. Sunshine and clear skies the whole day. Park wasn't too busy, which is always good and we managed to stake out a good spot on a slope near a little lagooney place. We saw two slugs and I saw an eagle flying in the sky, ever so free. I decided to take a picture after watching it for like 5 minutes just circling in the air. I looked down to get my phone out and as soon as I was ready to take the picture it fucking vanished. I was super annoyed at nature so I didn't recycle a can later in the day.Then we hit up an italian place and I ate way too much. All in all it was a good day.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
So this past weekend I went up to my friends' cottage. We drove up on a nice sunny morning where I was extremely hungover to discover that the longer we drove the darker it got outside. When the raining started it was light at first but then eventually descended into a near-torrent but then subsided enough when we had to bring our stuff inside that we only got marginally wet. So we spent the majority of Saturday inside playing boardgames. We started playing a zombie card game that nearly broke many friendships but in the end it was all good fun and no one ever wants to play the game again. But at least we ate very well the whole time.
The next day we were greeted by slightly sunny skies and we decided to take a trip down to the beach. Once upon the beach we could see dark clouds rolling in and we got stuck outside when the rain came. So a mad dash to the car was in order. On the drive home the rain was so bad it was like the clouds were vomiting all over us instead of crying. It was actually insane. We learned later that there was a tornado in a town not too far from where we were. Holy crazy weather batman. But we survived the storm and spent the rest of the time indoors except to barbecue because that is apparently what Canadians do. Again, we ate very well (breakfast was also stellar, in case I didn't mention it).
Then it was time to drive home where my chauffeur and I saw a nearly perfect, full rainbow (what does it mean?).
Good trip, sun would only have ruined it.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
So I watched Rome and it was awesome to the maximum. Then I spent two hours updating my old computer and installing iTunes 10 so that I could connect my iPhone to it and transfer songs to my new computer that I missed so many years ago when I got my new facebook machine. However, it turns out that technology is mega-rad and I don't even need to use an external hardrive/flashdrive of any kind because I can do it wirelessly over my home network. So now I have a huge tech boner but it'll go away as soon as I get a slow internet connection.
Aaaaaand, now that Rome is done I have started watching The Wire because I need to occupy my time somehow amirite?
Thursday, July 14, 2011
How come no one is happy in a casino? The commercials would make you think that it was a knee-slapping good time but it turns out to be more of a hooker-stabbing good time. Which is good but there's a lot of baggage that comes with it. Don't get me wrong, being in a casino is exciting. What with all the lights and sounds and money, you feel pretty important just being there but then you look at the other people there and you suddenly don't feel important. You feel alarmed because you are worried that whatever happened to them to steal their soul is just about to happen to you if you don't keep your guard up. Whenever I've been to a casino (twice, read: expert) no one seems happy. No one even TALKS to each other. They have developed systems so that you don't even need to talk to the dealer. And if you don't know what you are doing then forget about it. There are no tutorials; no friendly people you can talk to to explain all the rules of all the games. You really need a casino sherpa/life coach to show you the ropes until you have it all figured out. And then you can be just like all the other miserable people in the building. I guess no one likes losing money but seriously everyone looks fucking depressed. And it's a big buzzkill because you see all the lights and hear all the sounds and then you look into someones eyes and visions of burning crosses and swastikas fill your mind. It's like watching House of 1000 Corpses on mute and playing Britney Spears at the same time. Your mind doesn't know if it should be happy, horrified or horny (hopefully it's obvious which ones correspond to Britney).
Maybe that's just the theme of casinos in general: it seems like there is hope all around you but in reality it's just the stench of human misery. But, of course, you're not miserable if you win right? Just one more bet. Juuuuuusssstttt one mooooore bet. Just a tinsy weensy little bet.
I'm going to make a casino where everyone wins and is always happy and it doesn't feel like the 7th layer of the Inferno. I'm sure this idea will be good. I just need to get some money to start off, better hit up the casino!