Camping was awesome. I can’t believe it’s over. The only thing I wish was different was the weather. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but it could’ve been better. It was just warm, it was never full on hot which is what I wanted. Swimming in the lake was amazing because the water was actually warm(ish). Day one we got there and it was so awesome. We saw exactly one tent on the drive from registration to our campsite. Things were off to a good start. We set up our tents and began to play cards for a bit before we leave for the beach. All of the sudden, out of no where, two cars pull up. One stops to our left, and the other stops to our right. Families pile out of each car. Luckily we weren’t too loud that we bothered them but it was kind of a piss off that they were so close. We had lots of good talks and stories. We played so much rummy, hearts, and president. Cards are so bomb for chilling with. We started good fires and they lasted late into the night. I really want to have a cottage now. I would live there in the summer time. We’ve decided we’re going to Agawa sometime later this summer (hopefully). Agawa is on Lake Superior and it’s supposed to be gorgeous. David used to go there all the time. We’ve also gotta hit up the trailer too.
 The best was the chicken we cooked on the fire in a frying pan. We just loaded it up with a bunch of chicken, beer, bbq sauce, and a bit of mustard. They were to die for.
Intense discussion on which was smarter: A Bear or a Dog? I was pro-bear, Chris was pro-dog. We never agreed on a winner. What do you think?
"Sam McGee": A poem david recited around the campfire. It was far funnier than it should’ve been.
We played cards in one of the tents for an hour or two during a light rain storm. We polished off a lot of alcohol in that tent, but with that being said we still had a full bottle of Sailor Jerry’s left (spiced rum).
The whole trip is just a blast.
I really want to have a cottage now. I would live there in the summer time. None of my friends have had a cottage in recent memory. My best friend circa the 90s had a cottage but that’s about it. If I can afford one, I will get one.
We’ve decided we’re going to Agawa sometime later this summer (hopefully). Agawa is on Lake Superior and it’s supposed to be gorgeous. David used to go there all the time it’s got campsites that back onto the beach and they are far apart. We’ve also gotta hit up the trailer too this summer. I LOVE SUMMER.
I bought a hair trimmer today. It was only 40 bucks and I love it. I haven’t used it yet. I probably will after work sunday.
I listened to “The Warmup” by J.Cole today. HOLY FUCK. I haven’t heard such a sick mixtape since Man on the Moon. The biggest difference is this one flows together SO well. His lyrics are so good, he might not have tight verses like Eminem or Jay-Z but his songs tell vivid stories.
Work was ok today. I really don’t want to go back tomorrow. oh well. money money money money.
I want to go see my Grandpa tomorrow, but I work all day and my family is going in the day and then we’re having company over.
I also want to see Kate before I leave for camping. I have to bring her the best present ever. But sadly I probably will not see her till after camping.
I’m a huge Donnis fan. Check out his two mixtapes, Diary of an ATL Brave and Fashionably Late. I haven’t had a good chance to listen to Fashionably Late, but I have listened to Diary of an ATL Brave countless times. This is my favourite track so far off of Fashionably Late.
Work sucked today. People are so rude. Some guy was belittling me today basically because I wasn’t sure which camera he wanted. He told me he wanted the one that was 150 dollars off. I’m sorry I don’t remember every single promo from the flyer. Who the fuck is he? He’s too fucking ignorant to bother to look at which camera he wants. He was buying an SLR and he probably doesn’t even know how to use it. The cock sucker is probably going to return it. Who invests almost 900 dollars in something and doesn’t know what it is? He just bought it cuz it was on sale and he wanted an SLR. Who the fuck is he to give me such a hard time. I would gladly have helped him out and figured out what he wanted. He didn’t even start out patient, he was just so rude and demeaning so I just walked away. If I had stayed around I probably would’ve ended up yelling at him.
Futurama is back. It is one of my favourite shows of all time. OF ALL TIME. It’s so good to have it back. I love it I love it I love it!
Went for a run today, and I feel great. I gotta get back to running, and going to the gym. I need to get my act together and get in shape. I was doing SO well and the last 2 weeks have been embarrassing. I’ve probably put a fair bit of what I took off. I’m afraid to look.
The next three days:
Friday: Work 9-5, and then I go to see Avenue Q with my fam!
Saturday: Work 9-5. I’m going to go visit my Gramps in the hospital. The cancer was a bit bigger than they thought, but things are looking good. They need to send out for some tests to make sure they got it all. He should be fine after some chemo.
Sunday: Work 11-7. Louis and Matt want me to go to soccer tomorrow, but I don’t really want to go so I probably won’t.
STRESS. My grandpa goes in for a surgery on his cancer. Survival rate is pretty high on this cancer so it’s nothing to worry about, but I’m still very worried. I’m worried they’ll open him up and find a shit load more.
After the art exhibit we looked around the gift shop which was really awesome. There was so much stuff I wanted to buy. I ended up getting nothing for myself, just some prints and a pen for my sister.
We went to Zak’s for a late lunch. I had eggs benedict because I’m fat like that. So good. Now that I know where it is, and how close it is to Pier, I will hit it up SO hard. Awesome.
We need supplies for camping and it turns out we need a tent. FFFUUUU. We thought we had one but David’s dumbass bitch sister needed it for going camping at the same time apparently.
So the earthquake? I didn’t feel it. I am so angry that I missed it. I was on the 95 coming home from downtown.
The Pop Art exhibit was really cool. I wish it was bigger. We looked around the rest of the gallery too, I really liked the inuit stuff. There was some stuff that I just looked at and I was confused as to why it was in a gallery. That just goes to show how little I know about art.
Going to the gallery makes me want to bust out my camera and take pictures. I’m totally going to take an million pictures when we go camping. It’s gonna be awesome.
thanks man!! :) so are you excited for the tumblr meet up in august!?
That I am! I’ll be looking forward to meeting all you people on the other end of the internet. With that being said, ALL OTTAWA TUMBLRERS should hit up this meet up. I’ll be there, and I’ll most likely be making a fool of myself. :D
Does anyone know any racist terms for white people that would actually be offensive ? I can’t think up any that aren’t specific to a kind of white people.
John Favreau is severely underrated. I think he is hilarious.
I’m trying so hard to give up pop. I did ok for the first day or so, and then it was irresistible. Which is really weird, because I usually don’t even drink a pop every day but just KNOWING that I wasn’t going to drink any was making me crave it.
I find myself yearning for the big city, or at least down town Ottawa. I want to be able to walk everywhere and stuff.
Joey, my arch nemesis, escaped David’s house and is now living in the wild.
I work 33 hours next week. UUGH. Oh well, big pay day.
Camping is 1 week from tomorrow!
I need more books to read. Please recommend some! (I like authors like Robert Crais, Denis Lehane, Chuck Palahniuk, and Cormac McCarthy)
I’m gonna start watching some more of my Clint box set. I’m about 1/3 of the way through.
I’m watching soccer because there is nothing else to do really. I saw that Brazil is playing, and with my limited knowledge of soccer I am a aware that Brazil is really good. I am upset to learn that Ronaldinho did not make the Brazilian team as he is one of the few players I know and I have deemed him my favourite because of all his fancy ball tricks. I’m kind of bored watching this game [edit: I just saw a pretty sweet goal] I’ve decided that there needs to be some changes to make soccer more appealing to your basic soccer-ignorant North American like myself:
Fewer players on the field. From what I’ve seen so far there are just so many turn over and it’s so hard to put together a play. Perhaps this is because I’m used to hockey or basketball where turnovers are more likely to result in a scoring chance than another turn over. Soccer looks to me to be a sport of tight passing and just waiting for a defensive breakdown. What I mean is that it’s hard to create an offensive opportunity and I think this is because of how many players there are. It always seems like as soon as the ball begins to come close to the box it just becomes a clusterfuck of guys kicking at the ball. Fewer plays would open this up a bit more I think.
Offside Rule? Now I’m getting into foreign territory, seeing as I know very little about the rules of soccer. As far as I know the offside rule says that you must be in front of the defender at the time the ball is passed, but as soon as it has been kicked you may be behind the defender. If this rule were to be changed, or removed, so that the offensive players could get in behind the defenders sooner it would force defenders to play back and cover the forwards. This would open up the middle of the field a bunch more. At least that’s how things would work in my mind.
Please do not take this as an I hate soccer post. I just don’t find it entertaining to watch on TV. This is probably because I’m used to sports with a lot more scoring chances, and I don’t understand all the subtleties that go on in between the few scoring chances. In summary:
You may have soccer, as long as you let me play once a while. Other than that, I will stick to hockey.
I was running errands with my dad and I wanted to go to a store to get a new baseball glove. I called the place to see if they had the one I wanted in stock and the man on the phone was quite rude. I put up with him and didn’t really get an answer, we ended up going to drop by anyway. When we got there (we were at my house for some reason) there were a bunch of cars and there were people waiting around outside and no one was going in. My dad and another guy go up to the door and yell in asking if the guy who runs the store is ok. Then two cops come by and they go inside and start busting up the place. A school bus pulls up and a bunch of guys get out and start checking all the civilians. I noticed they were putting stamps on our wrists, and I over heard they are doing it to identify us from the other people. When one of them got to me I looked up at his face and fear gripped me. I recognized him and I don’t know where from it could’ve been from another dream (it felt like that to me) or it could’ve been from this story line. He stamped my wrist and moved on. I knew something fucked up was happening. I decided to make a break for it. I started running away from the scene and a lady police officer sent the dogs after me (I could out run them apparently) and they dogs went away when I got near traffic. I began running down the side of the road. As I was running down the road people were chasing me trying to catch me. I would stop suddenly and turn and punch them or clothesline them, and I would always make sure to kick their head or ribs before I started running again. I kept going until I reached a side street and ducked down it. There was a park, so I hid there for a few hours until I figured out what was going on. I some how came to the conclusion that there was something going on and the sports store was a front for something bigger and worse. I went home to where my sister and mom were and I went to my room to try to figure out what to do. I tried calling 911 several times, but in dreams dialling the phone is always so hard. I looked outside and I realized my house was surrounded by people. Not a lot of people, but like still enough people. I was thinking what to do. Should I call 911 again? Then it hit me. There were dirty cops. What if they were the ones who responded to the call? I would’ve been fucked. I looked outside, walked over to my baseball bad and picked it up and went downstairs. I calmly walked outside onto the porch and started yelling “YOU! GET THE FUCK OFF MY LAWN! YOU GET OFF MY FUCKING WALKWAY AND YOU ASSHOLES GET OFF MY DRIVEWAY” and I started moving towards them with my bat. They all had bats or tennis rackets or some kind of beating tool. As I got closer I realized they were a bunch of either tiny people or like 12 year old kids. They did not back down and I was trying to scare them but it wasn’t working. I set my feet in position and I began to swing—— BZZZZZZ ALARM GOES OFF. DREAM OVER.
Last night ended up getting SNAFU’d. We got to South Keys, parked, and we to bus downtown. When we got to the stop we realized the bus didn’t come for another 30 minutes so we wouldn’t get down town until past closer to 1, so we didn’t bother. We thought about taking a cab, but instead we opted for the less expensive route and went back to Davey’s and lit up. It was a fun night regardless, although I had been looking forward to dancing.
I’m watching the Clint Eastwood Box set again, I had sort of stopped for a while just out of being tired of watching movies ( WEIRD I KNOW ) since I had been watching 1 or two a day quite frequently.
In reference to this post (http://listumblng.tumblr.com/post/710203770/bearvsoctopus-answered-your-question-i-wannuh), I completely agree with you on the portrayal of Han as a triceratops. In terms of personality, Han is more of velociraptor and Luke is more of a brontosaurus. Though, it's much more fun to draw a t-rex Luke with little arms and a lightsaber, and I didn't want to portray Han as a a raptor because they would look too similar. I'm glad you liked them, just thought I should explain.
Hahaha awesome. Yeah, I was thinking Han might be a velociraptor. I agree that Luke would be an awesome T-Rex because of the tiny arms + lightsabre thing. I think he is more of a gallimimus.
Not an official one, but I totally won the class spelling bee in like grade 3 or 4. No big deal. My love of dinosaurs as a young child forced me to learn how to read and spell big words, most of which ended with “saurus”. I don’t mean to say I don’t still love dinosaurs though. Because I do.
Tomorrow: Work 9-2, baseball 830-1030, plans after.
Saturday: Work 1:30-10
Sunday: Maybe baseball in Arnprior, definitely lots of naps.
:( :( :( It looks like I won’t be going on my trip this spring. I have to save my money for school like mad.
I’m going to try and go out and take pictures sunday, but that’s only if I don’t have to go to Arnprior.
I work 33 hours next week. I’ve got wednesday off, so I’m going to go to the Pop Art exhibit at the Art Gallery. Who’s psyched? I’m psyched.
I want out of Ottawa, or at least out of home. Toronto (shudder) or Montreal would be the two obvious choices.
I’m watching the Celtics (BEAT LA) Lakers game tonight. I miss playing basketball so much. It also makes me wish I was taller, because lets face it: I’m not good enough to play point guard. Which is realistically the only position I could play at my height. I wish I could be a Power Forward or a Centre. I would destroy. I’d consider trying out for the Algonquin team, but lets get real. That would be only slightly less embarrassing than trying out for Carleton’s team.
After crashing at David’s two nights ago I went to Chris’ for noon. We started drinking and chilling by the pool, playing cards, talking, tanning, swimming. You know the drill. Darren joined us after about 3 hours and we continued till Tomek arrived around 8. Then we went to Splice.
Splice: I just want to reiterate how whack it is. It’s fucking terrible. Although it does prove that women cannot be scientists, or that if they are the man needs to save the day. I hate movies that have weak, bumbling female characters. I’m not even saying they have to be strong characters, they just have to be competent.
I really want to go see the pop art exhibit at the gallery. I think I will go. I don’t want to go alone, so if I can’t find anyone to go with I might have to go with my family. I think I’ll take my little sister, it will be my birthday present to her.
I’m going to have to force myself to go for a run today. I really don’t want to because it’s yucky weather out and everyone knows running in yucky weather is not fun.
Oh man. I am so stoked on all the food I ate before this moment. I just watched Community. What a good show. Glee is also a good show. SOooooOOooo good. I still hate Jane Lynch. Diana Agron is like an angel. I think she looks like she could be from the awful 80s stylesand still be really hot. I really want to be on a boat right now. I wouldn’t even sing the song, I’d just chill on a drink out of a cupcake [edit i meant coconut]. Glee is what old people think young people think the world is like. I wish an orchestra did the soundtrack to my life in my head, directed by Danny Elfman and Bill Conti. I’m so mad Twitter is overcapacity. I wish people were as interested in what I had as these kids are interested in what their friends have something to say. They go to so much effort to sing eachother’s songs and listen to what they are saying in the song. Rachel is such an unrealistic character. No one has a nose that big. Just kidding. “You may have heard of it, it’s in Los Angeles.” It’s pronounced L-A. I mean really. Don’t be that guy.
IMAGINE STAR WARS DONE BY DINOSAURS. THAT WOULD BE THE BEST CARTOON SHOWS EVER PRODUCED FUCK. SOMEONE MAKE IT.
I just imagined if all the black guys at my store were actually super heroes. How awesome would that be?
I really want to go and just hangout at a black barber shop one day. I think it would be so much fun. It might take a few tries before they accept me.
I had a really good idea and I was gonna share it with you but I forgot. I can’t wait for camping and looking at the stars.
Went out for lunch beers with Chitaroni, my old boss, with David. We went to Marshy’s and had pizza and nachos. So good. The waitress from last time wasn’t there, oh well probably for the best. Now I’m gonna go to little league, then we split to David’s. Either going DT or we are just drankin’ it up at his place. Have a good night Tumblr.
Sister’s dance recital today. It was pretty poorly executed, although her dances were good. I hated being there. It was too crowded and the audio quality was terrible, I don’t know whether it was the files themselves or the speakers. Also they kept flashing lights into your eyes and it was a pain.
I went to the gym today for the first time in a while because I wanted a break from running. I really enjoyed the change and I feel great. I am gonna go for a run tomorrow AM, maybe run some sprints maybe. I’ve got the week off and I’m going to try and run every day. & if the weather holds up I’m going to go swimming every day :)
I’ve started reading again. I had fallen off the book pile in march. I had been on a tear at the start of the new year and I’d been reading about a book a week. I’ve picked up a baseball book which I had started reading earlier. It’s sooo good.
Chilling with Davey tomorrow, then little league, then maybe a movie with mike and lesley.
My mens league team is almost at the 1/2 way point in the season, and my little league team is sadly 3 games away from the playoffs. It’s uncertain whether or not we will have a team this summer :(
touche. i just have this unexplainable sense of predictability when it comes to a lot of movies. sometimes it’s kind of annoying. idk didn’t float my boat but everyone is entitled to their own opinion :)
hahaha maybe you’re psychic. Don’t get my wrong, it wasn’t a good movie but I did enjoy it. You’ll notice as I put more movie reviews up that it takes a lot for me not to like a movie. I’m too easy going.
this was one of the most horrible movies i have ever seen… whhhhat did you think was good about it
Although the premise was a bit cliche it was an interesting take on the space paranoia movie. I liked the twist ending even though it was rather hokey, and I liked the way Dennis Quaid dealt with his insanity and the way the director showed it. I also liked the way the monster things are initially portrayed when we don’t really see them. Admittedly once we see them they are not that scary or real looking, but you can only do so much with a limited budget. I’m not saying it was great, but it was enjoyable.