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( Jul. 14th, 2006 01:21 pm)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

As of tonight, I’m on a week’s vacation to my Grandparent’s cottage in Manomet Massachusetts. (In the Google map picture, it’s the little gray square closest to the sout-western corner of Scooks Pond) I haven’t been to the Cottage in 6 years, and I’m quite exicted to be going again. It’s strange… I haven’t been in so long, but I can still remember the smell of the place… the salt tang in the air. The crappy dirt road leading up to the cottage. The smell of Honeysuckle growing by the pond.

So, on Saturday morning, iolarah and I start the 10+ hour trip (with my parents) to Massachusetts. I want to be there now.

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( Jul. 14th, 2006 01:21 pm)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

As of tonight, I’m on a week’s vacation to my Grandparent’s cottage in Manomet Massachusetts. (In the Google map picture, it’s the little gray square closest to the sout-western corner of Scooks Pond) I haven’t been to the Cottage in 6 years, and I’m quite exicted to be going again. It’s strange… I haven’t been in so long, but I can still remember the smell of the place… the salt tang in the air. The crappy dirt road leading up to the cottage. The smell of Honeysuckle growing by the pond.

So, on Saturday morning, iolarah and I start the 10+ hour trip (with my parents) to Massachusetts. I want to be there now.

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( Jul. 10th, 2006 09:25 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

Man. I can’t believe how behind I am in posing movie impressions!

Two weeks ago (on opening night) I saw Superman Returns with a good friend. Short review with no spoilers: I loved it. They really captured the feel and the characterizations were great! Definatly a see-in-the-movie-theaters movie.

Last night I saw A Scanner Darkly with a co-worker. This has to be one of the best book-to-film movies that I’ve ever seen. The paranoid tone of the book was preserved intact, as was the humor and sadness conveyed by the characters. Several of my favorite parts of the book are rendered perfectly by the cast. Which is another thing: I loved the casting. Robert Downey Junior and Woody Harrelson as burnt-out drug addicts isn’t a stretch, but even Keanu was good. Very surprising. The strange style of animation really suits the movie, once you get used to it. All and all it is a very brilliant and dark movie by Richard Linklater.

For anyone who likes Philip K. Dick in Toronto, go see A Scanner Darkly at the Varsity theater. It’s 100% worth the price of admission.

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( Jul. 10th, 2006 09:25 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

Man. I can’t believe how behind I am in posing movie impressions!

Two weeks ago (on opening night) I saw Superman Returns with a good friend. Short review with no spoilers: I loved it. They really captured the feel and the characterizations were great! Definatly a see-in-the-movie-theaters movie.

Last night I saw A Scanner Darkly with a co-worker. This has to be one of the best book-to-film movies that I’ve ever seen. The paranoid tone of the book was preserved intact, as was the humor and sadness conveyed by the characters. Several of my favorite parts of the book are rendered perfectly by the cast. Which is another thing: I loved the casting. Robert Downey Junior and Woody Harrelson as burnt-out drug addicts isn’t a stretch, but even Keanu was good. Very surprising. The strange style of animation really suits the movie, once you get used to it. All and all it is a very brilliant and dark movie by Richard Linklater.

For anyone who likes Philip K. Dick in Toronto, go see A Scanner Darkly at the Varsity theater. It’s 100% worth the price of admission.

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( Jun. 27th, 2006 08:58 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

After re-watching the last season of The Venture Brothers on DVD recently, I managed to snag the first episode of the new season. Hot damn!

To anyone who enjoyed the first season, YOU MUST SEE THIS!

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( Jun. 27th, 2006 08:58 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

After re-watching the last season of The Venture Brothers on DVD recently, I managed to snag the first episode of the new season. Hot damn!

To anyone who enjoyed the first season, YOU MUST SEE THIS!

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( Jun. 20th, 2006 11:09 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

iolarah and I went to an empty parking lot last night so I can brush up on my skateboarding techniques (ie: Not falling over, turning, etc.) It went quite satisfactorily, as I didn’t land on my ass once! The only issue seems to be that either a) my deck is warped or b) my trucks are wonky. The board had a definite list to the left, and we have no explanation for that. I have to go get longer screws to secure my trucks properly, so while I’m at the store (either Hogtown or So Hip It Hurts) I’ll see if they know why my board is being weird.

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( Jun. 20th, 2006 11:09 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

iolarah and I went to an empty parking lot last night so I can brush up on my skateboarding techniques (ie: Not falling over, turning, etc.) It went quite satisfactorily, as I didn’t land on my ass once! The only issue seems to be that either a) my deck is warped or b) my trucks are wonky. The board had a definite list to the left, and we have no explanation for that. I have to go get longer screws to secure my trucks properly, so while I’m at the store (either Hogtown or So Hip It Hurts) I’ll see if they know why my board is being weird.

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

Some days the walk to work really pays off. In entertainment, that is.

My workplace is at the corner of Carlton and Jarvis (for those that don’t know.) As I was walking along Carlton, I see a very wet and bedraggled someone at the corner of Carlton and Church. Once I get closer I can see that the person is rifling through a bag at their feet, pulling out soaked clothes and shoes, then stuffing them back in. It turns out that the person is a male-female transvestite.

Now this on it’s own wouldn’t be post-worthy in the least, but what happened next is.

I managed to miss the light at Church, so I had to wait for the next cycle. Every time a car passed the corner heading south along Church, the transvestite (let’s call her Sally) would drop the bag that she was holding, thrust her pelvis out at the car and put her hands on her hips. Once the car had passed, she would bend over to pick up her bag and let out a hoarse “WOOOOO!” This happened every time a car passed. Every. Time.

As I crossed the street, I could still hear Sally saying “WOOOO!” as she tried for better luck with the traffic on Carlton.

Wooo!

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Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

Some days the walk to work really pays off. In entertainment, that is.

My workplace is at the corner of Carlton and Jarvis (for those that don’t know.) As I was walking along Carlton, I see a very wet and bedraggled someone at the corner of Carlton and Church. Once I get closer I can see that the person is rifling through a bag at their feet, pulling out soaked clothes and shoes, then stuffing them back in. It turns out that the person is a male-female transvestite.

Now this on it’s own wouldn’t be post-worthy in the least, but what happened next is.

I managed to miss the light at Church, so I had to wait for the next cycle. Every time a car passed the corner heading south along Church, the transvestite (let’s call her Sally) would drop the bag that she was holding, thrust her pelvis out at the car and put her hands on her hips. Once the car had passed, she would bend over to pick up her bag and let out a hoarse “WOOOOO!” This happened every time a car passed. Every. Time.

As I crossed the street, I could still hear Sally saying “WOOOO!” as she tried for better luck with the traffic on Carlton.

Wooo!

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( Jun. 13th, 2006 11:10 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

Today I caught a gander of the World Electronic Music Festival poster on my way to work. I saw that John “00″ Flemming was headlining one of the stages and my interest was piqued. Upon visiting the official site (http://www.wemf.com) I was blessed with awesome DnB (”Nero” by Reqiuim) and some mind-blowing lineups. The Hardsound stage has DJ Neophyte (ZOMG), and the DnB stage has Grooverider along with the laundry list of awesome DJs on the other stages. I was in love.

Then reality hit. At $75 (if you get tickets before July 2) per person for 3 days (including a camping spot), it’s a bit steep. The other major problem is that it occurs on Wednesday-Thursday-Friday instead of the standard Friday-Saturday-Sunday Okay, I am HURRtastic today… I was looking at the calendar for June. The festival takes place on the Friday-Saturday-Sunday. That’s a big Boo-urns. It also occurs the week *after* I go to my parents cottage for a week, which kills any possibility of time off for me.

So I’ll console myself with DnB and plan on going to some local outdoor shows (if they are still happening, that is.)

It’s worth visiting the WEMF page just to listen to track 2 (The music controls are in the top left hand side of the screen after the splash page) as it kicks ass.

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( Jun. 13th, 2006 11:10 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

Today I caught a gander of the World Electronic Music Festival poster on my way to work. I saw that John “00″ Flemming was headlining one of the stages and my interest was piqued. Upon visiting the official site (http://www.wemf.com) I was blessed with awesome DnB (”Nero” by Reqiuim) and some mind-blowing lineups. The Hardsound stage has DJ Neophyte (ZOMG), and the DnB stage has Grooverider along with the laundry list of awesome DJs on the other stages. I was in love.

Then reality hit. At $75 (if you get tickets before July 2) per person for 3 days (including a camping spot), it’s a bit steep. The other major problem is that it occurs on Wednesday-Thursday-Friday instead of the standard Friday-Saturday-Sunday Okay, I am HURRtastic today… I was looking at the calendar for June. The festival takes place on the Friday-Saturday-Sunday. That’s a big Boo-urns. It also occurs the week *after* I go to my parents cottage for a week, which kills any possibility of time off for me.

So I’ll console myself with DnB and plan on going to some local outdoor shows (if they are still happening, that is.)

It’s worth visiting the WEMF page just to listen to track 2 (The music controls are in the top left hand side of the screen after the splash page) as it kicks ass.

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( Jun. 12th, 2006 11:46 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

What a busy weekend! It started on Friday night with a small celebratory dinner at Gothjen and __Flatline__’s place in honor of Margrock’s birthday. Much merriment was made, although iolarah had to leave early to finish off a cake for her step-sister-in-law’s Baby Shower.

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( Jun. 12th, 2006 11:46 am)

Originally published at Jamie's Blogotopia. You can comment here or there.

What a busy weekend! It started on Friday night with a small celebratory dinner at Gothjen and __Flatline__’s place in honor of Margrock’s birthday. Much merriment was made, although iolarah had to leave early to finish off a cake for her step-sister-in-law’s Baby Shower.

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