Thursday, January 2

The Opening Pitch...

It seems to me that the media is pulling out all the stops this year. 2003 has just begun and instead of heartwarming, spirit lifting stories full of good thoughts and optimistic glee, I find the top stories are covering Gun Registration Protests, An FBI man hunt for five middle eastern men, the Ottawa Senators losing money, and forecasts of the imminent downfall of marijuana prohibition. Yep, that’s right. The FBI will be chasing stoned hockey players toting illegal guns in Pakistan. Oh, maybe I’m connecting some dots that should be left on their own.

I guess stories concerning violence, poverty, crime and war get the higher ratings. Maybe I’m just being foolish to think that changing my calendar will do anything other than creating another pile of ink stained paper to help escalate our countries waste disposal problems.

On the lighter side, China is preparing to send another rocket into space, this time it will contain a human being. Their most recent test flight was launched from the Gobi Desert and it will provide information regarding life support systems. And then there were three.

I think I’ll take Blamb’s advice and get a new web site for my blog. Something that isn’t a Blogspot page. I would like to just create my blog on Dreamweaver and update it as I go, rather than using these silly templates.

I might also follow Blamb’s advice and go to an anti-war protest this year. I’m getting tired of George W. Bush. He’s doing everything he can to entice Iraq into a war they cannot win, while he allows North Korea, a country who would gladly go to war if given a reason, to build nuclear weapons. Of course I’m wrong in using the word allows, because the U.S. has no right to allow or disallow any country’s development, despite what the U.S. would lead us to think.

My favourite story of the last few weeks has been the recent claim made by a cult that believes Aliens created our present day human forms. A group of scientists claims to have made the world’s first human clone. I for one, am glad to hear that there has been more research into human genetics, after they finally mapped the human genome it seemed like everything halted. I guess that perception is due to a lack of coverage in the popular media.

Plenty to talk about and we’re only a couple days in. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Of course if it seems to encroach on my self made bubble of ignorance passed off as innocence I’ll have to retreat into my little corner and start whining about Friends again. Let’s all hope that doesn’t happen, and let’s hope that 2003 sees the dramatic end of the mullet.
Quote of the Day

Doc Holliday: “It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.”
2002 in Review...

Well if you’re reading my Blog they you’re interested in what I have to say, or at least you’re bored enough to sit there and peruse my insipid deliberations.

The New Year is upon us and I would like to take some time to wish everyone a happy a prosperous 2003. Many people have expressed that they are more than happy to see the end of 2002, but I am not one of them.

This past year has provided me with some excellent memories. I began the year with by attending a fabulous New Years party with some of my closest friends, then I learned that one of those friends had proposed to his girlfriend, the wedding will be later this year. In February I began dating my current girlfriend and I couldn’t be happier with how things are progressing. March saw an 8 week OPSEU strike. Although a strike doesn’t exactly scream happy thoughts, this one showed me that when Mankind decides to unite to battle a form of greater evil it is capable of accomplishing anything. The strike also allowed me to spend time with Seanie D, a friend I had lost touch with. June brought me to Ottawa to work for the Ontario Government, and I’m still logging my time as a dedicated Civil Servant. I find that I enjoy passing my time in an office doing menial tasks that allow me to concentrate on writing screen plays and designing comic books characters. The Summer of 2002 included several visits to the Cottage and some great evenings in our nations capitol. Since then I’ve been coasting along, my girlfriend and my best friend have moved in with me, cutting my rent to a fraction of it’s original cost and providing me with some much needed entertainment. Movies have been great this year, all of it culminating with Lord of the Rings the Two Towers.

I began 2003 with a viewing of Catch Me If You Can. I must say this is one of the better Spielberg movies I’ve seen. It had a decidedly Rat-Packesque feel which I enjoyed.

I will leave you with some advice that a wise man once gave me, and other words of wisdom: Live for the moment, Enjoy life, Just do it, Always Coca-Cola, Purple monkey dish washer, and Woo Hoo Porn (Seanie D).

Tuesday, December 31

Happy New Years

As 2002 comes to a close I have to reflect upon all the good and bad times of the year. I’m having trouble thinking of anything so I’ll tell you about Seanie D’s Christmas gift. It was a Jenna Jameson toy. For those of you who are less informed Jenna is a porn star, maybe even THE porn star. I found an anatomically correct action figure with removable costume at a comic book shop and gave it to Seanie D. Actually I was trying in vain to think of an appropriate gift and my girlfriend Amy said, why don’t you give him that toy from the Comic Book Shoppe? And from that moment on Seanie was destined to have his very own porn star. I’m such a good friend aren’t I?