If I Don’t Get A Snickers I’ll Chew Off My Arm!

About four years, or so, ago I was sitting in a second year Dramaturgy class. What is dramaturgy, you might ask? Who the hell knows. Dramaturgs, or is it ists, study plays and do research for playwrites and stuff like that I believe. Anyways, this is before English, when I was still a theatre-perfomance major and I had to take the Dramaturgy class for the betterment of acting or something. The prof I had, I can’t remember her name, she wasn’t around long, but she was a nut. Lots of profs are, but this one was especially nutty. And she was obsessed with melodrama–she thought it ruled the world. I can remember sneering at her and thinking I hate melodrama, it’s so dumb. Dramatic people should be taken and thrown off a huge cliff and never come back until I am the king of the world…

I may not have thought all of that. The point I am trying to make is that I don’t think I was very in touch with myself. Because, the fact is, I love melodrama. I think it is wonderful and I agree with that nutty professor. Everyone (meaning storytellers) is quite obsessed with some sort of modern, academic truth in their stories. A cold, dark life. Well, the Soviet Union is gone so everyone can just chill out warm up and be a little more creative. Get with the post-modern melodrama or perhaps the classic version, I don’t care. I love it and you should too!

Update: I have joined Amnesty and so I put a little image on the bottom so I can appear like I am judging you for not having it and for being a very poor excuse of a human being.
Update 2: If you haven’t noticed I have been putting links in my titles. Today’s is particularly clever, not that being clever is all that and a bag of potatoes.
Update 3: I am not that hungry and I don’t particularly like Snickers, but I did just eat some lovely waffles.
Edit: I like how the Google Ads are all about George Bush and Iraq. It is suppose to sense the content of my site and put ads to match. I am guessing that joke from a couple days ago has lead to these recent ads. Humorous, no?

And now for something political

“George Bush goes to a primary school to talk to the kids to get a little PR. After his talk he offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand and George asks him his name.
“Stanley,” responds the little boy.
“And what is your question, Stanley?”
“I have 4 questions:
First, why did the USA invade Iraq without the support of the UN? Second, why are you President when Al Gore got more votes? Third, whatever happened to Osama Bin Laden?” Fourth, why are we so worried about gay-marriage when 1/2 of all Americans don’t have health insurance?”
Just then, the bell rings for recess. George Bush informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.
When they resume George says, “OK, where were we? Oh, that’s right, question time. Who has a question?”
Another little boy puts up his hand. George points him out and asks him his name.
“Steve,” he responds.
“And what is your question, Steve?”
“Actually, I have 6 questions:
First, why did the USA invade Iraq without the support of the UN? Second, why are you President when Al Gore got more votes? Third, whatever happened to Osama Bin Laden?
Fourth, why are we so worried about gay marriage when 1/2 of all Americans don’t have health insurance? Fifth, why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early? And sixth, what happened to Stanley?”

I stole this from MG’s blog.

On a personal note, I believe I am going to join Amnesty International and possibly volunteer. I need to start doing something.

UPDATE: HOLY MARY AND JOSEPH! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMpMoeIgwoQ&eurl

Do the Shuffle

When I first got to Calgary I needed to switch to a new bank account, as my Credit Union account wouldn’t work anymore. Once I was a fat cat kid, but times change I guess.

I went to TD Canada Trust and I got a free Ipod Shuffle. Through one confusion or another, when I got the Ipod it didn’t work–I kept getting a firmware error and wasn’t able to restore it. 🙁 But this was in the midst of about to get married and so I never got around to finding an answer.

Finally, back in town, I took it back to TD last week and a girl who figured she knew it all took my broken Ipod and said “I can fix it”. I’ll try anything once… well most things… except maybe squid. She called me back yesterday and said “I fixed it, come pick it up”. Now just let me say, I am no slouch when it comes to electronics and I was surprised, but happy.

I got home lastnight, put it in my computer and guess what… I got the same error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a slight moment of a freak out–plus I had been putting together Ikea products… but lets just forget about that, for now at least.

After I cooled down, I thought, maybe I should try this on Leah’s computer. I did. It worked. HURRAY. For some reason my computer sucks huge, but that’s okay because I am making a new one anyways. I am now listening to my Ipod Shuffle.

I am a pod-person now. Maybe, I hope, to begin to learn about and then create my own podcasts in the future. Until then, I am your rockstarpoet.

Current Song: Johnny Cash – Hurt

My Obsession

I love Scrubs. I do. I have watched all the episodes, at the very least, 4 times, but some up to 20, 30? I have no idea. Many times. To me Scrubs is the perfect combination of funny, serious and wackiness that I can’t get enough. It’s the place I want to be. It’s the world I wish I had.

UPDATE: There are new EXTREME Tickle-Me-Elmo dolls… SCARY!