Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
The Bluesfest venue was excellent. The stages were big and the sound systems were awesome. Beer and food tents were aligned opposite the stages and crowds were able to easily move around. And, unlike the Sam Roberts/Tragically Hip concert in Wiarton, we were able to watch the show AND drink beer. What a concept!
Bluesfest had a great lineup this year. My mother lives one block away from LeBreton flats, where the festival takes place, and from her balcony I was able to listen to a lot of great bands. Live, Stone Temple Pilots, Kiss, Joe Cocker, Ben Harper, Blue Rodeo, Lynyrd Skynard, Gym Class Heroes and, for some reason, Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes.
Then I broke up with my girlfriend.
Actually, it was a strange breakup and she is really pissed off at me. She had gone on a trip around the world and, while she was gone, I got the offer for a job in Russia. About three weeks ago she came back and I told her. She acted fine, letting me know that she was sad but saying she was happy for me. We still got together a couple of times (and went to Bluesfest).
Then I guess the weight of it hit her because suddenly she was cold. "I don't know how I feel about hanging out with you. I'll contact you to get my book and return your running shoes".
Then this morning those stupid church bells woke me up again! Why, Catholics, why?
Monday, July 6, 2009
Here we go. I knew this would happen. Just look at the millions of morons who see Elvis. Now they're seeing Micheal Jackson.
It is stupid that scientific exploration into the facts of nature are doubted while things that have not a shred of evidence are fanatically believed. When we (being humans) proved that the Earth was round we found a new unproven phenomena to believe in. Once we prove that aliens are not raping farm-folk in Arkansas we'll start believing in something else equally stupid.
Ghosts? Come on. The ghost of Jacko? Go play in traffic.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I'm wearing my red "Ottawa, Canada" t-shirt that I received as a birthday gift in 2002. It has been to Banff, Nova Scotia, South Korea, Thailand, British Columbia, Seattle, southern Ontario and Ottawa with me, and driven across the country twice in 7 years. It's also an incredibly comfortable t-shirt and looks as new today as it did in 2002!
I'm not sure who the manufacturer is, but I do know that it has more travels in store for it and when it is finally ready for retirement I'm going to put it away as a memento!
Happy Canada Day!