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09-28-09
Monday, September 28, 2009

So, a week and a half ago we went to the Cactus Club downtown to celebrate Sarah's birthday. I decided to have a vodka martini with my dinner, so when the waitress asked, I ordered:

"Vodka Martini, with Stoli's, dirty, and as many olives as will fit."

This is what I got...

OMG Olives

Clearly the bartender decided that they were dealing with a real smartass drink-snob (probably an accurate assessment), so they decided that they would gracefully balance four skewers of three olives each on my glass. For those who know maths, that's twelve olives.

You can see how pleased I am by this. I got Angela to eat a skewer for me (so all the salt didn't bring my heart to a screeching halt), but the remaining nine olives were mine, MINE! Muah ha ha...

09-24-09
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jesse: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/
Jen H: Cool.
Jen H: Those spiders are pretty intense looking.
Jesse: It took 4 years and a million spiders in milking machines to do it
Jesse: To make a 11x4 foot cloth
Jen H: Yeah. Quite the project.
Jesse: I want it
Jesse: I want to TOUCH it
Jen H: lol
Jen H: Yeah.
Jen H: It's very pretty. Nice colour.
Jen H: Plus... come on... the novelty of having that? haha
Jesse: Yup yup
Jesse: And ridiculously durable
Jesse: Once they figure out how to mass produce that stuff
Jesse: Throw all your nicest clothes in the washer. It's okay.
Jesse: They're stronger than STEEL.
Jen H: I'll have to get a dress made out of it.
Jesse: "I'm wearing my spider dress tonight"
Jen H: haha. Yes. 
Jen H: I so want a spider dress...

09-23-09
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm moving my server again today. The site will be up and down. In fact, you may or may not be able to read this, depending on DNS records magic.

UPDATE: If you can read this, the move was a success.

09-19-09
Saturday, September 19, 2009

More often than you would think, music is not the answer:

09-17-09
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Now that the yearly fervour has died down, and the crowds have gone home, and there is no Bush in the White House, I feel that I can finally sit down and have a personal moment to reflect on 9/11.

Up until this moment, it was simply not possible. As I lamented in years past, my deep emotions on the subject were co-opted by morally corrupt politicians. So, I had to stash away the intense feelings I have on the subject until this day, the political spring of the United States of America.

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09-14-09
Monday, September 14, 2009

“The Cat Piano” by The People’s Republic of Animation brings cats, gorgeous animation, and film noir together at last. It's narrated by Nick Cave. So Danielle, try to keep your pants on.

Mom, this will give you nightmares. Don't watch.

via io9

09-13-09
Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here before, but for the last several months our government has been holding a Canadian Copyright Consultation online.

Today is the last day to make a submission. As is typical for me, I waited until today to finally draft and submit my thoughts on the matter.

I avoided writing specific answers to each of the questions provided and chose a more freeform style focusing on the issues I feel are most paramount when considering any updated copyright legislation. You can read my submission in the extended entry.

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09-08-09
Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Someone is making a movie about avant-garde composers and artists. The trailer already has my interest: Untitled.

09-02-09
Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Too busy to write about all the crazy shit that's gone on. Will catch up soon.

In the meantime, he's more proof that my bosses are awesome:

For those of you not familiar with this reference, see here.

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