Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shameless Plug

Feeling pretty awesome right now:
Vancouver noise-rock duo Japandroids have topped their competition in the Vancouver Canucks NU2 Project contest, and their song The House That Heaven Built was voted by fans as the new entrance song for the team (for two games, at least). 
According to a tweet by the Canucks during Tuesday night’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, it wasn’t even close.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Quote of the day

Ta-Nehisi Coates, on Leviathan:
We may all say that the sky is blue. But in fact the sky is just...the sky. The blue is in us.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

We are living in the 21st century

Female students at a Catholic high school in northern New Jersey have taken a “no-cursing” pledge at the request of school administrators, though some question why no such demand was made of male students.
Lori Flynn, a teacher who organized the campaign at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, told The Record of Woodland Park there is no double-standard. She says that while males weren't asked to take the vow, they have been asked not to swear when girls are near.

Joe Flacco was unavailable for comment.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


It doesn't snow that often in the lower hinterlands of Vancouver, so forgive the uncharacteristic giddiness.

I've been off this week due to aforementioned overtime, and so have been spared attempting to get to work on non-functioning buses, trains, and other modes of conveyance. People get very weird around snow here, so I am extra careful to lace up tight my hiking boots, and apply scarf, hat, gloves, headphones (they make for decent earmuffs, if a bit bulky) and enough coffee to stay warm during the ten-minute trek to the bus stop.

I came back home with one thing, that isn't a present, but is now sitting in my kitchen awaiting my breakfast ministrations in a few short hours. It's shiny.

But I can keep busy in the face of the most strenuous of boredoms: there's bills to put together, lists to make,  emails to answer (hi Von!), writing to put off, editing to avoid, and something approaching homework in the way of some industry training.

And somewhere, in the recesses of my memory, a tiny reminder from a few weeks ago to put the fucking snow tires on the car.

I may be a bit behind schedule.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Back into the swing of things

So my insane work schedule has finally tapered off, so I can inflict myself upon you once again with reckless abandon.You're welcome.

As a result of my many last-minute requests, bookings, and weekend conferences, there are only five days I am working for the entire month.

Day five is tomorrow, so I will no longer be gracing you with my absence, and getting back to rambling about almost nothing at all. Like this:

Nathan Grindal, seen here, was ejected from the stands of a major dart tournament in Butlins, UK because his resemblance to Jesus riled up the crowd. Apparently, spectators' chants of "Jesus! Jesus!" were distracting the players and disrupting the match. Security staff escorted Grindal to a local bar and bought him a beer while he watched the rest of the match on TV.

As you were.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


For McG, because it seems like his type of thing:

Monday, October 8, 2012


I'll be archiving/deleting a whole raft of earlier posts, since I'm pretty much done with politics at this point and seeing them here is becoming tiresome.

There will be no discussion.

In other news, Portland is still awesome.