Monday, February 7

I Won!

Friday afternoon I was so bored at work. I can't blog there because I'll lose my internet privleges. So I was listening to the radio. The Edge 102.1 was giving away tickets to The Waking Eyes. I called in, and I won! So, I'm going to the concert! Wooo Hooo!

I also get a cd and DVD or something like that, and I get to meet the band. Bitchin'

I'll blog all about it, after it happens!

Sunday, February 6

Movie...Dos and Don'ts....

I'm going to give a quick list of dos and don'ts for the average movie going crowd. But first, a quick explanation as to where I've been and what I've been doing.
Throughout the last three weeks of January I was in training in Hamilton with SeanieD, as per a previous blog entry. Since getting back I haven't been able to post due to a nasty computer problem. We must've had some sort of virus or spyware. Our hard-drive was completely full. Or atleast the partition we use was. Over 30 gigs of crap on the computer. And we could only find about 6 gigs worth of video and audio files. We're still puzzled as to what happened. I had to re-format a couple days ago. But now I'm back up and running.

Okay, on to the movies.

Dos - Million Dollar Baby. Do go see this movie. It was excellent, and as it's the only Best Picture Nominee I've seen, I'm giving it my vote. If I had a vote that is.
Dos - Show up early. Go ahead and get to the movies early, that way you can get a good seat, buy your snacks, and go pee. Plus, you get to listen to movie-tunes.
Dos - Uh, that's about it.

Don'ts - Hide and Seek. Don't see this piece of crap. Deniro was okay, the plot was fine until the ending, but then the whole thing fell apart. Plus, there is once again, a creepy kid drawing shitty pictures. Is it just me, or do American kids have NO artistic talent?
Don'ts - Alone in the Dark. There's a reason Christian Slater hasn't made a film in about a bazillion years.
Don'ts - Make out and talk. Don't disturb those of us who want to watch the film by sucking face or discussing your plans during the film. Movies aren't cheap. Go to a coffee shop or something if you want to do this stuff.
Don'ts - Leave your Cell Phone on. Hell, don't even bring your phone. And don't answer it in the theatre. Especially don't answer it and start talking to the person who called you, and start telling them about the movie you're watching. Stupid teenagers. There should be an age limit for those phones, and a test. Like driving a car. Jeez!

Okay, I can't think of much else. So how's everyone? If you're reading this, post a comment to tell me how you've been.

Ciao

Wednesday, January 26

In Training...

I'm not sure what this post will look like. I'm working off a laptop in the training room in Hamilton. I'm on the fifteenth floor of a 15 story building, with a lovely view of Hamilton and the Bay. Of course, if you've been to Hamilton, you know I'm being sarcastic.
Today is a nice clear sunny day. It's freezing outside, but there is a layer of new snow covering most of the city. It looks less dirty from up here.
The training has been fun for the most part. Monday and Tuesday dealt with topics I already knew about, so I didn't learn much, but a refresher never helps. Today, Wednesday, we'll be covering some topics I haven't had a chance to work with much. So I'm looking forward to this afternoon.
In other news, my hotel room is small, but I'm really only sleeping and reading there. I go to the gym and play video games with Seanie D, and we go to dinner. So luckily I'm not stuck in my room all night.
Last night we walked up and down a few of the streets in downtown Hamilton. There are a few clubs and bars, and a lot of small businesses. They were mostly all closed around 6 last night, so our walk was cold and snowy.
We might go see a Hamilton Bulldogs game tonight. It should be fun. Tickets are only about $13 or $14, not too expensive!
There's not much else to talk about this week. The news is depressing, but I guess a lot of people are starting to get sick of all the Tsunami talk. Other issues are starting to take centre stage, about time!

In Training...

I'm not sure what this post will look like. I'm working off a laptop in the training room in Hamilton. I'm on the fifteenth floor of a 15 story building, with a lovely view of Hamilton and the Bay. Of course, if you've been to Hamilton, you know I'm being sarcastic.
Today is a nice clear sunny day. It's freezing outside, but there is a layer of new snow covering most of the city. It looks less dirty from up here.
The training has been fun for the most part. Monday and Tuesday dealt with topics I already knew about, so I didn't learn much, but a refresher never helps. Today, Wednesday, we'll be covering some topics I haven't had a chance to work with much. So I'm looking forward to this afternoon.
In other news, my hotel room is small, but I'm really only sleeping and reading there. I go to the gym and play video games with Seanie D, and we go to dinner. So luckily I'm not stuck in my room all night.
Last night we walked up and down a few of the streets in downtown Hamilton. There are a few clubs and bars, and a lot of small businesses. They were mostly all closed around 6 last night, so our walk was cold and snowy.
We might go see a Hamilton Bulldogs game tonight. It should be fun. Tickets are only about $13 or $14, not too expensive!
There's not much else to talk about this week. The news is depressing, but I guess a lot of people are starting to get sick of all the Tsunami talk. Other issues are starting to take centre stage, about time!

Saturday, January 22

The Weekly Update...

Well, I just finished another week of training in Hamilton. It's great, an all exclusive paid trip to Hamilton Ontario, in the middle of January. What could be more fun? Disregard that question, the list would be endless.
Anyway, Monday I start my last week of training. And thus, the last week of non-blogging.
Seanie D is one half, although physically more like two thirds, of the training duo, that are conducting the sessions. He's a fairly good trainer, although he hasn't been doing much of the talking. Mostly it's just fun because we get to go to breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks together. We've also been going to the gym in the hotel, and I'm bringing my PS2 so we can play some games when we're bored.
Last week Seanie D had a wicked bad cold, so he kind of spoiled the whole time. But hopefully this week he won't be sick, and we can go to some Irish pubs and drink some beers.