Month: April 2009

The Becky Mix-Tape

I had 12 of you wanting a mix tape as per the Shiny LeSombre Meme, and so I took out my trusty D12 and randomly selected Becky! But you can’t have a CD without a CD cover, right?

Here’s how it goes. You are about to have your own band’s CD cover. Follow these directions to the letter. It’s fun and requires no thought at all. Go to……
1. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band. I got “Mosaic Authorship“.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album. I got “Become who you are.” from the quote “Trade your secrets and become who you are.” from Frank Warren, Post Secret, 09-06-08.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. I got this:

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4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result in your own journal because it’s more amusing that way.

So Becky here it is, your Mix-Tape / CD cover. 😉

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Playlist

Freaks Marillion 4:09

King of Spain Moxy Früvous 2:59

Falling Angelo Badalamenti 5:24

Lonesome Town Ricky Nelson 2:15

Learning to Fly Pink Floyd 4:51

I Wanna Be Sedated Kim Bingham 2:32

Turn My Head Around The Philosopher Kings 4:01

Everybody Hurts R.E.M. 5:20

Just Wait Blues Traveler 5:34

When I fall Barenaked Ladies 4:04

High Hopes Pink Floyd 7:00

Like Toy Soldiers Eminem 4:57

These Apples Barenaked Ladies 3:10

Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) Meat Loaf 6:53

Family Business Fish 5:23

Laura Jean Leloup 4:14

So Long-Farewell-Goodbye Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 4:35

Close To Me The Cure 3:42

Head Over Heels Tears For Fears 4:15

Cinderella Search Marillion 5:46

Actual Mix Tape/CD to follow shorlty… 

Lazy Monday

Before we start: Don’t forget that I’ll be putting together an awesome mix tape for you. Just go to the Shiny Lesombre Meme, and leave a comment. I’ll draw a winner today at noon. 

Holy Fuck, where did the weekend go? pretty much the only thing I did this weekend is curse at my vanished ubernyms. I totally blame Karen Sugarpants for that, as I was trying to input her ubernym in my database and something went wrong. I didn’t put them back in again. 

Oh and I was not at TequilaCon. Boooooo me! 

Oh well.

My personnal chauffeur recently told me that I should really watch the first season of True Blood. I believe his exact words were “I can’t believe you’re not watching this, one of the vampires plays the Wii!!” or something like that. Since I’m not one to pass a recommendation about vampires – Hell I even bought the Twilight boxed set on a recommendation – I found a way to put my hands on the first season and watched it over 16 hours on Saturday (not the last one, the previous one).

So with summer coming quickly – hey it was 26 in the house here on Saturday night – and my beloved Montreal Canadiens out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it means TV will become pretty boring in a few weeks. 

Here’s a list of stuff I have but I have not watched at this point.

1. Deadwood the Complete series. I got this at Christmas and didn’t even open the box set yet. I did watch the first season when it was on TV, but I didn’t see the other 3 seasons. 

2. Carnivàle (Season 1 and 2). I was always intrigued by that series, and when I saw the two first seasons on sale for 29$ each, I figured it was a good investment.

3. Battlestar Galactica. Again, this is a case of “watched the first two seasons, and somehow missed the first three episodes of the third season. now I don’t have all the seasons on DVD, but I’m sure they’ll come out with a kick-ass boxed set soon, right?

Here’s a list of stuff I don’t have, and that I never even watched more than a few episodes:

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Watched the movie, never watched the series except for the odd episode here an there. Ever since Adam gave the complete series, I’ve been meaning to pick it up and watch it. 

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What about you? What’s on your “I have to watch these” list when it comes to summer TV?

tYotP: I

Before we start: Don’t forget that I’ll be putting together an awesome mix tape for you. Just go to the Shiny Lesombre Meme, and leave a comment. I’ll draw a winner tomorrow. 

This post is part of the Year of the Purge : A to Z series. Every other Sunday, I’ll get rid of something starting with the letter A and working my way to the letter Z by the end of December. This week I’m tackling I.

I is for…

iPhone, iPod, iTunes, iDunno?

Nah. I don’t have an iPhone, and I still like my iPod and iTunes. 😉

IKEA

A recent tweexchange between KarenSugarPants leads me to believe that IKEA is garbage. But I like IKEA. 

Idiots

I think we have a winner here. Finally something that’s going to be fun to purge. Hehehe.

Parenting Assvice – Sarcastica Edition

Before we start: Don’t forget that I’ll be putting together an awesome mix tape for you. Just go to the Shiny Lesombre Meme, and leave a comment. I’ll draw a winner next Monday. 

Yesterday at night, Sarcastica had her very own Lil’Castica. She Tweeted the whole time, and live blogged the whole thing. You can see her video on YouTube. and the first picture here.

I’m kidding. I hope I’m kidding. 😉

At 21:24, KarenSugarpants Tweeted: @sarcastica’s baby Nolan is BORN! 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Baby and Mama are doing fine! YAY!

Congratulations to the new family!

As usual, my only valid parenting advice is:

Disregard all parenting advice  you receive. 

You should probably print and frame that.

Oh, and if you’re new around here, I originally posted this when my friends Peter and Natasha had their baby, Kole. It still applies. 😉

Congrats to the mom, dad and kid!

This one goes out to the ones I love

Before we start: Don’t forget that I’ll be putting together an awesome mix tape for you. Just go to the Shiny Lesombre Meme, and leave a comment. I’ll draw a winner next Monday. 

I’ve seen a version of this on a couple of other blogs, and quite frankly it almost got me in trouble just commenting on those blogs. I’m talking of course of Chag from Cynical Dad‘s and this other completely anonymous blogger with a super duper secret blog that I’m not supposed to mention here but I can vaguely point towards it with my elbow.

Ahem.

Toujours était-il que, like I was saying I’ve seen a version of this on other blogs, and it was called something along the lines of “The people I hate” of “The Asshole list”. The principle is that you list 5 kinds of people you absolutely fucking hate or consider assholes or both. One example that showed on these blogs was “People who back their cars into driveways of parking spaces“.

Well, in my own driveway I happen to be a backer upper. I do it because I’m scared shitless nice enough to prevent LovelyWife from backing up in the street. You see she’s not a really good driver, and backing up is one of the things that she might have a problem with. I can almost hear LovelyWife’s friends screaming at their monitors that forward driving is not that great either, but you know, lesser of two evils here. 

Anyways.

Once again I’m putting my own little spin on this by making my own anti-asshole list. People that can be complete asses, but if they do that one thing odds are I’ll like them anyways.

  1. People who offer to help. Who says chivalry is dead? If someone takes the time to open the door, hold the elevator or anything like that, I’ll automatically assume that there’s some good in them. If someone falls on the sidewalk in front of you, do you walk by ignoring that person or do you offer help? 
  2. People who work in the food industry and take the time to wash their hands between the handling of money and food. Do I really need to explain this one? I often see the opposite and quite frankly it makes me want to punch that person in the face. But if I see you wash your hands, change your glove or anything like  that, it makes me happy. 
  3. People who are true fans. As you’re reading this, the Montreal Canadiens are probably done for the season. Every single person I’ll see with a Habs jersey over the summer will make me smile. Working in Ottawa, I can tell you that I have not seen anyone wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs or Ottawa Senators Jerseys in the last month. 
  4. People who understand that it’s not all about them. Please, if you think this bullet is about you I garan-damn-tee you that it’s not. I’m thinking about people that have the guts to say things like “In order to improve our services, I think my job should be the one that gets cut” instead of things like “But I’m the manager, they can’t fire me”. 
  5. People who follow through after they decide on a course of action. I’m not saying those people have to succeed. They just have to follow through. If you say “I’ll take care of this” and then completely forget about it, you didn’t follow through. If you try and fail it’s much better than not trying at all.

There you go. My five anti-assholes. 

Of course, I’m sure you’d rather read my Asshole list, right? 😉