20 August 2004

In compliance with...

I'm back. We have a freezer, which will be nice, as it can store many a cadaver pizza. We also have mice.

Bah, that's all for tonight, I'm not too keen on writing and I've got some Disgaea to catch up on.

Oh, and before I go, there was silly discussion about Evolution vs. Creationism in IRC, which made me think of this song (which has more to do with modern man and the skewed American Dream than evolution):

Do the Evolution by Pearl Jam

I'm ahead, I'm a man
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill 'cause in God I trust, yeah
It's evolution, baby

I'm at peace, I'm the man
Buying stocks on the day of the crash
On the loose, I'm a tuck
All the rolling hills, I'll flatten' em out, yeah
It's herd behavior, uh huh
It's evolution, baby

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, here's my coat
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This land is mine, this land is free
I'll do what I want but irresponsibly
It's evolution, baby

I'm a thief, I'm a liar
There's my church, I sing in the choir:
(hallelujah!­ hallelujah!­)

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my song, admire my clothes
'cause we know, appetite for a nightly feast
Those ignorant indians got nothin' on me
Nothin', why?
Because, it's evolution, baby!

I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first mammal to make plans, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
Twenty-ten, watch it go to fire
It's evolution, baby (2x)
Do the evolution
Come on, come on, come on

Moment of Zen: if I weren't so busy watching Samurai Champloo, I'd think of something better to say here. God do I ever love blue tortilla chips.

18 August 2004

Sour before...

Bought a freezer, going to St. Catharines tonight. Back late tomorrow.

Peace outside

Moment of Zen: Frankly Scarlett, I don't give a damn.

Cheap wine

Continuing my tradition of bringing nothing to the table, I give you a copy/paste of banter from a recent IRC bout.

Sweeper: oooo, stolen swan is sexay
zosobaggins: har, I'll make sure to tell her :P
[JoseoftheWired] what
[JoseoftheWired] No (Zoso's Note: Jose had been fighting with me about signing up for a blog)
zosobaggins: Jo: Get on it, fucker
[JoseoftheWired] But I'll make my entry for today
zosobaggins: register joseofthewired to blogger before i do Jo
[JoseoftheWired] Woke up at 1... Played lots of tetris. Got a high score. Went and got some pizza. Watch woman's gymnastics
Sweeper: don't use blogger
[JoseoftheWired] And then I went an IRC and was told to make a blog
Sweeper: o blogspot
Sweeper: get some decent hosting, and get a goot script
[JoseoftheWired] Current mood: Headache /// Listening to: We Are The Champions, by Queen, in honor of the US swimming team
zosobaggins: I *heart symbol that blogger hates* blogger because it's free, i bust the html myself, and it's not xanga
PzP: Tetris > *
[JoseoftheWired] Html?
[JoseoftheWired] I can't do that
[JoseoftheWired] NM
Alieu: i *heart symbol that Blogger hates* blogger because of hello and audioblogger.
Sweeper: Zo: bring stolenswan to ACen OR ELSE
zosobaggins: Jo: you don't have to
Alieu: i used to be on pitas.
* Sweeper chews on his toenails
zosobaggins: Sweep: I'm going to Otakon 05, and she hates anime, so you're pretty much SOL
Sweeper: Otakon is for LOSARS

These are the people I hang out with online. I love IRC, probably far too much. It lets me use emoticons and crap without loss of much pride. I mostly posted that for Stolenswan's enjoyment, I know how she loves fanboys.

Two of the folks involved were Alieu (http://miemasuka.blogspot.com/) and Sweeper (http://sweeper.filter.eu.org/). Good folk they be.

I'm a whore for cheap CDs, especially when they're a new release. As in today. I picked up the Tea Party's new album, The Seven Circles. It's not bad, I'm a little ashamed to say my favourite song so far is one where Holly McNarland makes an appearance. I don't like it because of her - who would? - but it's just an alright song. Didn't finish the disc though, so I'll have to give it another go-around.

I'm going to my house in St. Catharines on Thursday and returning Friday, and then I have a beach party thing on Saturday, and then Sunday I have Rush, and the weekend after I have CNAnime. And THEN I go back to St. Catharines, for good. Wheeeee.

Moment of Zen: And then Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!

17 August 2004

Clever title

I am not infatuated with Disgaea's 1400 year-old Etna, as Christina claims. No sir.

I found this on toothpaste for dinner and I almost cried. It's pretty damn true.

I am a very sad individual right now.

I have more Samurai Champloo to watch. Goodnight.

Moment of Zen: STOP WHINING!.

15 August 2004

Desperation's the tenderest trap, so gently you go

I just finished watching The Butterfly Effect. I adamantly denounce the Chaos Theory for one reason - it pisses me right the fuck off. I can't think about that crap. If I didn't type that last sentence, could my life have been totally different? Who knows? Not me. Drives me up the goddamn wall.

The movie wasn't as bad as I was told it would be, but it wasn't exactly grand by any means. It was formulaic and kind of predictable, with a bit of shock value thrown in for good measure. Chrono Trigger for the SNES did time travel much better. At least I was in the mood for a movie that did the thinking for me; I wasn't up for anything deep anyhow.

In the car, while driving Sarah home, she and I started to shoot the shit about the movie. I guess Ashton succeeded; I began to think about the movie after it was finished. Granted, all it did was make me think about what I would do if I were to change something about my life, in the same fashion that Kelso himself did. I really don't like thinking about that sort of stuff. I know two things that I would ponder changing. First, I'd go back to second grade and get my ass out of the sand pit at school. This, in effect, would have either prevented or delayed my becoming blind in my left eye. It would have eliminated all the crap I had to go through when explaining why I couldn't do sports like the other kids. It would have made me less cynical, less jaded, less bitter and defiant against others. Or would it have? That's the problem. I'm happy as I am today. Not mega-happy, but I've learned to take what I can get. Roll with the punches, as it were. Who's to say that had I not been in the sand pit that day that I wouldn't have died or lost a limb or a friend the next day?

...no. I'm not thinking about this right now. Shouldn't have even brought it up.

Oh, the second thing I was thinking about changing (but thinking of the reprecussions, in retrospect I don't think I would) is that I would've done a lot of things in high school differently. But then, maybe I wouldn't have.

But - moving on.

Next year should be good. "Next year" meaning the start of the next school year. Which hardly affects me. Either way, it should be good. I can't wait to move in to my house, drink myself silly and start some projects that I've had tossing around for a while. My NES PC will see the light of day, as will B-Rock Pirate Radio. Should be grand fun.

I'm quite pumped for CNAnime. I've got my ticket, all I need to do is keep some money in my pocket until then. Less time in bars this month means more time watching anime next. I'll wait until September to become the raging alcoholic I was once, only five short months ago.


Moment of Zen: She remembered the beauty, she remembered desire, and her memories filled her with light.

13 August 2004

So hard done by

I enjoy bubble tea. I enjoy bubble tea a lot. I also like driving, and am usually pretty good at finding my way around. Somehow, this night managed to be chock-full of ineptitude as I drove around for about half an hour trying to find a bubble tea place that I go to pretty damn often. Between myself and Sean, we were lost in a familiar area. I have no excuse.

I've been torrenting (OMGWTF I ISH STEALING!!11) Samurai 7. Unlike the game Seven Samurai 20xx for PS2, this series doesn't take Akira Kurosawa's awesomeness and rape it unmercifully. Thank God. I'll go further into depth when I see a few more episodes, but so far I'm pleased.

I picked up the newest (2nd) volume of Negima. God I love this book.

I have to go make a phone call, I think. G'night children. Daddy will be back tomorrow.


Hmm. No phone call.

Oh, forgot to mention I picked up this today as well. Best $15 I've ever spent.
/me burninates the countryside, peasants, thatched-roof cottages, etc.

I'm going to read more Negima. So, goodnight.

Moment of Zen: "Can...can I have a cookie?"

12 August 2004

Ammonia for the arms means awesome for the brain

I was right. Not unlike those who predict the future on late-night television, I prophecized that a video game would be my downfall.

I can't stop playing Disgaea.

I am so at a loss for anything worthwhile to say that I'm going to post a quiz that I did online. Pretty sure I've done it before, but it bestows me with different results every few months.

You are Mizuhara Koyomi! You are more of a loner than everyone realizes, but you don't mind having a bit of fun now and then. You are pretty inteligent, and good at a wide range of things, except music, even though you love it. You have pretty bad luck though, and things
never seem to go your way. You worry about your appearances a lot, and have a sweet tooth that you probably indulge too much. You also can be a bit mean at times, and tend to pick on those weaker than yourself. You have a cynical side to you, and are a realist. The things in life that really excite you are good cooking, good ideas, and good jokes... and singing, even though others plead with you not to do it. Your best friend? You hate to say it, but Tomo has been your friend for a long time now. Try doing something which lets you release tension in a productive way... like hosting a radio show, inventing things, or becoming a politician.

The Azumanga Daioh Character Quiz
brought to you by Quizilla

I feel ever so manly right now.

Really though, I do love Azumanga Daioh far too much. Maybe I like anime itself more than I should. I was taking a bit of a skim through my collection today, and wrote down all of them. It's kind of depressing, in a way.

Azumanga Daioh Volumes 1 through 3 + artbox
Witch Hunter Robin Volume 1 + artbox
Haibane Renmei Full Series (4 discs) + artbox
FLCL Full Series (3 discs) + artbox
Comic Party Volume 1 + artbox
RahXephon Discs 2, 3, movie + Collector's Artbox
Love Hina Volume 2
Neon Genesis Evangelion (2 discs, can't remember which)
Najica Blitz Tactics Volume 1 + Artbox (heh)

...ehhh, considering I've crafted a half-complete list and one contains a complementary pair of panties, I think I'll stop.

Bah, productivity be damned, I'm going back to Disgaea.

Moment of Zen: My canvas bag is cooler than yours.

06 August 2004

Fun at funerals!

A very good friend of my family's passed away a few days ago, and today was the funeral. Today was not only the first time I was up before 7:30 this summer, but it was also the first time for many things.

I should note that this was a Catholic ceremony, that I've been baptised a Protestant, and I know next to nothing about how this whole funeral thing works. So, we went to the church, and sat down in the pews. A good friend of the family approached me I was asked to be a pall bearer, so I got separated from my parents. Like I said, this was a Catholic ceremony, and I had no idea what was going on. My dad's Roman Catholic (non-practicing), so he could've told me what to do, but seeing as I wasn't near him (I was with the rest of the pall bearers up front), I pretty much was left following everyone elses' lead. At one point you have to shake the hand of everyone around you and say "peace be with you." Well, I didn't catch that part at first, and I thought my buddy next to me said "Pax Romana." I was thinking o....kayyyy..., but eventually I got it. Hey, Roman Catholic event, Pax Romana seemed fitting.

I hit my shin on the prayer bench, and I don't know if I was allowed to pray, what with being a heathen Protestant and all, but I figured, hey, it's the same Jesus, the fax gets sent to the same place. And then there was the crossing myself bit. Again, not sure if I was supposed to do that, but again I followed what other people were doing.

Best of all, at one point you get up and the priest feeds you a cracker, representing the body of Christ. I find this interesting, I have to look it up. Anyhow, it seems this whole thing is for Catholics only. Which, again, I am not. So anyhow, I get up, follow everyone else, eat my cracker, and sit down. Didn't find out til later that it was reserved for the Catholics, but meh, I figure the fellow upstairs wouldn't mind.

In retrospect, Jesus doesn't taste very good in cracker form. I didn't expect Ritz or anything, but at least Premium Plus. Then again, Jesus was a carpenter, and this tasted like sawdust. I think I've found the correlation.

I'd like to point out that I am for all intents and purposes agnostic, but that doesn't mean I renounce the Protestant faith. Faith is a tricky word, and seeing as I question this word far too often, I've decided that instead of trying to work my way into one faith, I strive to experience and understand as many religions as I can. I know the significance of religion, and how it can help people in ways that nothing else can, but at this point in my life, it's not for me.

Well, Sarah let me borrow Disgaea, so I think my productivity level will drop like a sack of bricks. Starting....now.

(editus maximus: Wow, one entire post without a single cuss? I'm good.)
(Latter-Day Edit: THIS GAME ROCKS. I can't stop playing.)

Moment of Zen: Cheers, "Grandma" Greco. Cheers.

04 August 2004

No cow can resist the power of the SALT LICK

Less a retraction and more of a realization regarding the last post, my god did I sound like a whiny loser.

It still sort of stands however, it would be nice to meet someone new, but shit, I've got better things to do with my time than sit around and bitch about it.


Went downtown yesterday, got Azumanga Daioh vol. 3. Wanted to visit Nicole, but we were on a pretty tight schedule, so I've still got to do that. Saw Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle last night. Was a pretty funny movie, says I. Not the greatest ever, but having Doogie Howser cameo is cinematic gold.

I have high hopes for this movie but I really doubt that it'll pull through. Shame.

Well, time to do nothing.

Late night edit:

Here're some pics from last weekend. Thanks Dave.

And some funny-ass vans in Japan.

Moment of Zen: Cornucopia. Not a word you hear too often. Cornucopia.

There's a focus group that can prove this is all nothing but cold calculation

I can't think of what to write. I'm not depressed, though I may be going down that road again. Or not. I have no idea. Gets like this every summer. Can't say I didn't expect it.

I'm just so fucking sick of being alone. I guess I am a fair lot too picky and shy for my own goddamn good, but I can't see a way out of it. I don't want to be a bar troll, I don't want to wear Axe, nor do I want to "find a piece of ass." I don't see relationships as frivolous things. All I can hope for is that I have a chance encounter with someone at the IGA down the road from my new house who needs a hand moving in to their house or something stereotypical like that.

Eh, I shouldn't dwell on it. I've got Azumanga Daioh to watch anyhow.

Moment of Zen: It's a damn cold night, trying to figure out this life. There. I quoted it.

02 August 2004


I'm back in town. Whee.

I have nothing spectacular to say about this weekend. There was a party last night, which was boring as hell, and I knew no one. The only highlight was when a bunch of (drunk) girls asked me if I was the drummer from Our Lady Peace, and I told them yes. I even signed them an autograph. Last night, Jeremy Taggart himself was in St. Catharines with a bunch of kids drinking. I don't think I look like him (far right), but Sarah thinks so. I think Sarah looks like Avril Lavigne, so she's reaching out for something to get me back for all the ribbing I give to her, I think. At least Taggart's a respectable musician.

I've got to watch this Hip concert before they take it down. Someone remind me. Thanks.

I picked up the RahXephon box/movie today, it had better be good. Considering I own 3 dvds and haven't even watched any of it yet. Sarah owes me $43.00 for Fruits Basket 4th disc. She refuses to trade Disgaea for it too. Goddamn. I'm too damn nice for my own good.

Alright, I think I have some Zelda to play. Yes, yes I do.

Here, some depression lyrics for you. Goodnight all.

"In This Time" by The Tea Party

Hey hey lady looks like I'm under your spell once again.
And hey hey lady, there just now ain't no denying these things.

will always be here,
Always be with you.

And I know she said, "Let the leaves fall wherever they may"
But I find it hard, hard to find people like she is today.

I will always be here,
Always be with you.
In this time

When you lay to sleep tell me the visions you see in the night.
When you turn around what kind of shadow is cast by the light?

She will always be here,
Always be here.
I will always be here.
I will always be with you.
In this time

Moment of Zen: When you have no one, you probably play video games.