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Sep. 1st, 2007 09:10 am And He's Off

I leave for Auckland tomorrow at 1 p.m. That means being at Toronto Airport at 10:00, which means leaving here around 8:00, which means getting up...at an ungodly hour for a day I don't have to go into work.

I'll pick up my woman in NZ, and the next day fly to Sydney. Train across the Outback for 3 days, then about a week in Perth visiting her sister and one of her brothers. Then flying to London via Singapore, and about another week visiting another of her brothers. Then home.

Looking at my itinerary this week, two things have struck me.

1) In the next 18 days I'll spend over two of them (49 hours) in the air. And that's not counting Customs or waiting in airports.

2) This world is not friendly to smokers, and so I shall suffer. Toronto to San Francisco, wait in airport 3 hours, fly 5.5 hours, wait 1.5 hours in Customs...10 hours without a cigarette. San Francisco to Auckland, wait in airport 3 hours, fly 14 hours, wait 1.5 hours in Customs...18.5 hours without a cigarette. Perth to London will be the worst. With a one hour layover in Singapore there won't be any time for a smoke, so I'll be doing pretty much a full day without one. Oh Hell.

I have nicotine gum. Pray for me. 8^P

I had a very restless sleep last night. Partially all the things I still have to do (after helping Heather move into Hamilton today, yay she's back!), and partially this is it. My bachelor days are over, a new life begins for both her and I. I'm happy and apprehensive. In my dreams last night I was going to the cottage (or something) with my second last Ex...the one I'd been with for 7 years. I was so livid with her not only was I past speaking to her, I was definitely sure things were over between us. I'm sure the sub-conscious was trying to process living with someone, and committing utterly. Hell of a lot easier to be in a relationship when all you can do is e-mail, MSN, or phone for 5/6s of it. Ah well, to quote Lou Reed, "Babe, it's the beginning of a great adventure".

And to amuse you while I'm gone, any fan of mini golf (mini putt in the U.S.) will enjoy this.

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Aug. 23rd, 2007 08:10 pm Well, He Was A Carpenter

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Aug. 20th, 2007 11:26 pm I Think Matt Said No


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Aug. 20th, 2007 10:26 pm Rear Window, Rear Entry

Meth head across the street had a visitor tonight.

When I went out for a smoke he was on the couch, and she was in Reverse Cowboy. She then turned around and straddled him. She then returned to Reverse Cowboy.

Then they got up and he had her lean over the table, entering her from behind. She then knelt down in front of him.

They then got in front of the window and he entered her doggie, standing, while she braced herself on the couch.

I got a bit bored, and went inside, and they continued for another few minutes, and then returned to Reverse Cowboy on the couch.

Can’t say I was turned on, but it was a good show, boy has stamina, at least 20 minutes worth.

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Aug. 17th, 2007 10:11 pm Oh Lord

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Aug. 17th, 2007 09:39 pm Thoughts At Work

A co-worker of mine this morning expressed her horror with China. Seems they have 50 000 stray dogs in Beijing that need to be removed, and they are rounding them up and killing them by clubbing them over the head.

Which led me to reflect on the number of political and religious prisoners that China has, their propensity for executing them, and their poor all around human rights record.

Torture a human being and oh, that’s terrible. Torture a dog and the outraged squeals never end.

It reminded me of the Halifax SPCA last summer. They charged a homeless man with cruelty to his dog. The dog had no handy supply of fresh water, no readily available supply of food, and no shelter…it lacked everything the man did. But they were only concerned with the animal’s welfare, not the man’s.

What a strange world we live in.

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Aug. 16th, 2007 05:22 am Irony

Amy Winehouse was reported as going into rehab. Sadly she just went into hospital for overindulgence.

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Aug. 14th, 2007 11:10 pm The Party, She Is Back!

Yes, after a 15 year hiatus, the Rhino Party is back. For those who have never heard of it, it's the one saving grace in Canadian politics.

Saw The Simpsons Movie tonight (German pirate version). Best line was from Homer: "Why does everything I whip leave me?!?"

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Aug. 12th, 2007 02:21 pm No Way To Embed This

Which is probably a good thing.


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Aug. 11th, 2007 08:59 pm I Believe He Said It

CBC Radio is reporting that when asked if he'd spoken French with President Sarkozy, Bush replied, "I can barely speak English."

A question for my American readers...how do you put up with the continual embarrassment of not only having such a man in the White House, but having re-elected him?

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