Thursday, January 31, 2019

sunny j is working for the weekend

Work wasn't a hassle today. I closed, and my "weekend" starts, so I grabbed a couple of beers and nacho cheese at the grocery store. It's about fucking time but I can now buy beers at a store on a Thursday before 11pm. It sounds reasonable but it's still a new thing in this province. The incredible wonders we live with under the draconian Ontario Government (Regardless of party, this province in the fucking dark ages, I still remember a ban on Sunday shopping in the 90's).

My Grown-Up dinner nachos are tasty, I have some beef I precooked and some sliced olives. This is legit dinner substitution.

I have big plans for tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Late resolution

I wanted to start this year posting every day, but now it's almost the last day of January and I haven't posted once. I think this has happened before. My friend Jacob said I should start with one, before committing to a post every single day. I guess he was right and it took me a month to figure it out.

I'm taking a photoshop course which should allow me to spruce up this blog as well as make some cool art I will also post here.

The camera lens on my phone is smashed and takes terrible photos. I have to replace it, cause a blog without photos is pretty lame.

This is a short post. I'm sleepy. I work tomorrow.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Me and granny at the movies.

I went to the movies with my grandma. I met her at broadview and helped her navigate to the theatre. We saw the shape of water. It's the 5th time I have seen it and it gets me every time. My brother Marc worked on it and it was cool to point out his credit to her as it crawled up the screen. We had some food afterwards at milestones. The burger was forgetable but looked good when it hit the table. I'm posting the photo because you Can see my grandma stealing my fries before trying her soup. We talked about the movie a lot. It was an awesome time.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

pre flight induljence

my coffee at work.

It's an easy day at work when you know you don't have to be there tomorrow. I sailed through the day, even though we were without a manager. We all know what we are doing and work well together.
look mom I'm flying

I'm writing this from the Maple Leaf Lounge at Pearson. I'm flying to Seattle to hang out with my friend San and his boys.

I scored the lounge passes on Kijiji for 15$ each. Normally people would resell them for 25, but since they expire at the end of February people are anxious to unload them. This is unquestionably some of the best 15$ I have ever spent. I've already had a Guinness, nachos, some awesome thai curry chicken soup (i might get more) and a few Crown Royal and Cokes.

I have wanted to watch Yoga Hosers for years, and it's finally on Canadian Netflix! Now, for some reason it's showing up on my phone and not my tablet. It looks like watching it on the flight is a bust. I queued up Mallrats, a classic and one of my all time favourites instead.

I have a stopover in Vancouver. Gotta get my pre-flight buzz on.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Perm Press

I went to the laundromat. As I watched my clothes tumble in the dryer and suddenly ten minutes had passed. I wasn't watching the clock, I was watching the clothes. I figured I should have the time to write if I have the time to watch my jeans dance with my t-shirts.

I returned empties to the Beer Store. I continue my boycott of the Beer Store, I won't buy stuff but I will take their money.

My new bed is so comfy. It's not conducive to writing. I need to get a desk for my "office" room.

I read an article in Rolling Stone, A Perfect Circle to release first new album in 14 years. I was working at Sam The Record Man the last time they put out a record. James Iha (of Smashing Pumpkins) is in the band and is also apparently in studio with said Pumpkins (Corgan, Chamberlain, Schroeder) but D'arcy is out. Billy Corgan needs a lady bass player.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Justice League

There is no Justice.

Otherwise I could see Batman and Superman team up and it wouldn't suck.

I grew up loving Superman. He was my hero. When I was a kid and we first got a VHS player one of our first tapes was Superman 3. I went to the movies with my dad to see Superman 4, it's a terrible movie but I remember my dad being into it. Now I contemplate that he was faking it because I loved Supes so much. If I had a kid would I have had to pretend I enjoyed Justice League? I don't and I didn't.

This movie's Batman is a shitty detective. He can't figure stuff out even with copious notes and digital files. He gives up on finding Cyborg (who glows red and was hiding in his father's well windowed apartment) and asks Wonder Woman to try to find him. She uses the Batcomputer. 

This movie feels like many elements forced together from multiple creative voices. Which it was. 

It's not all bad, there are a few choice moments, but they can all be seen from the comfort of your living room in a few months. The score is good, Danny Elfman is on his game.

I'm disappointed that my low expectations were met.

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Great Success

I had a dinner party! I invited Marc and April over for dinner knowing it would force me to get my place neat & tidy enough to entertain.

We had Japanese Curry with vegetables, rice and pork katsu. It's only my second time making the katsu but they were perfect. I got the curry down to a science, although I've never had this brand before. I have a library of curries from Japan that I've been working my way through since last year.

  I picked up these 3 tarts at Future Bakery in St Lawrence Market. I cut them up and served them for dessert. They were so delicious.

Afterwards we hung out for a bit, then April went home and Marc and I broke into the Trailer Park Boys Whiskey I've been holding onto for a while. We somehow got to working on the 1950's mod to my Back to the Future Lego Delorean and watched all of part 3. By the time the movie finished it was 4 in the morning. It was a great night.