Friday, January 10

The New Year...

We’re ten days into the new calendar year and I don’t notice anything different. The U.S. is still waving their guns at Iraq. North Korea still has nuclear weapons. Canada is still over spending on its various idiotic attempts at governing our country. The snow is still cold. My work is still dull. Money is still the focus of everything we do.

With every passing day I hope for some sort of break through. A social or political uprising that will alter the very fabric of our existence. Sometimes I wish Tyler Durden would blow up all the computers that record our debt, causing society to crumble and allowing us to live in a world that isn’t burdened by the pathetic leeches that are currently in power. Other times I wish I had super powers so I could do good in this world. I would be able to feel the exhilarating rush of saving a life, or preventing chaos.

But then I just think about all the good things I have, all the aspects of my life that I don’t want to change. I have a great girlfriend, I enjoy the company of my roommate, I like bantering with my friend Seanie D, everything is comfortable. Chaos would bring too much hardship, and Superpowers too much responsibility.

Maybe something has changed, maybe I’ve changed, maybe I’ve begun to accept my fate and realize that I won’t ever be able to fly without man made assistance, and realize that, flawed as it is, our social structure is the best we can do at this time.

No. I don’t accept anything, I always ask questions and I will always be discontent with our governments and the power holders. Oh well, maybe next year.
PixiStix

I would like to welcome PixiStix to my blog. PixiStix is my girlfriend and my roommate. And I must say I’ve never had a better one of either. I hope that she will be a regular visitor and will provide us with constant commentary, she is very smart and has a wicked sense of humour. She’s also very cute. So to my fellow readers, join me in welcoming PixiStix. Maybe is she has a good enough time on my blog she will begin her own.
Walk This Way...

On Blamb’s website, found at the bottom of this page in the Links Section, Brett talks about the upcoming Toronto election. One of his comments mentions demolishing the Gardiner Expressway to make the city more walkable.

Personally I do not agree with Brett’s opinion that a pedestrian friendly Toronto is a better Toronto. Now this is not a direct quote or anything, it’s just the feeling I get from Blamb’s sentiments towards driving, public transportation, and walking.

I tend to measure progress in terms of man made conveniences. Smaller more versatile automobiles, personal flying devices like jet packs or mini-copters, even Star Trek like transporters.

Walking is an excellent means of exercise or transportation if you’re limited to a small area that provides visual and aural distractions. Places like Shopping Malls or Theme Parks. But walking shouldn’t be the main form of cross country or cross city transportation.

I move to ban walking in all forms on major Metropolitan streets. Step up government spending in fields of research that will provide us with personal transport devices. Long live the age of laziness!

(This was a satirical posting brought to you by Chip Tijuana in the interests of causing trouble)
The Dating Game 2003...

If only I had a $5 haircut, a plastic looking smile, and a cheap ill-fitting suit, I could be a gameshow host. I guess I’ll just have to settle for the title of meddler.

A friend of mine has managed to land a cushy government job recently. She is a good looking single girl in her early twenties and she’s working in a large office where she doesn’t know anyone. I have a few friends in this office where she is working, and I know one of them is a single male in his early twenties.

So of course I decided to do the natural thing and send her an e-mail mentioning that I knew someone who could show her around. And after that, with the help of Seanie D, who also works in the office, I told my male friend that I had a single girl all lined up for him.

Now, like any young single guy who sights an opportunity, he started to get all flustered and embarrassed, he began asking me if I was serious when I told him I e-mailed her saying he would come over and show her around, then Seanie D says he got all red in the face.

My friend, we’ll call him, uh, Jeff, said he was kind of busy, then he claimed that he didn’t believe that I sent her the e-mail, basically he attempted to make all sorts of excuses to not go and meet this girl. So Seanie D and I have been trying our hardest to make him feel bad.

To make a long story even longer, the skinny of it all is that as of 11:32am, today Friday Jan 10, 2003 she hasn’t opened the e-mail, and Jeff is beginning to panic.

The thing that puzzles me is, why do some people become nervous when meeting another person of the opposite sex. I’ve never really been afraid of girls and I’ve never tried to avoid meeting someone who could become a new friend or possibly something more. I think my friend, Jeff, needs some encouragement. So if anyone who reads this has any advice on dating please feel free to post it, and help a dude out.
New Site...

With any luck, and some dedication on my part, I will be changing this site from a blogspot address to either a free site or a regular domain name. Now that my readership consists of one or two people other than myself I will start posting art work and various links to websites I enjoy visiting. I will also post some flash movies and Macromedia Director projects. These multi-media presentations will probably take some time to get up and running, but they will appear soon. My first order of business is finding a decent server, something that will allow me to post pictures. If any of my readers, all two of you, have any suggestions feel free to add them in the comments section or to e mail them to me at chiptijuana@hotmail.com

I thank you in advance.

Chip
Quote of the Day

Mike (Jon Favreau) - That was so fucking money. That was like the Jedi mind-shit.
SWINGERS

Thursday, January 9

Quote of the Day

Adrian: It's suicide! You've seen him, you know how strong he is. You can't win!
Rocky: Nobody tells the truth, Adrian. No, maybe I can't win. Maybe the only thing I can do is take everything he's got. But to beat me, he's gonna have to kill me. And to kill me, he's gonna have to have the heart to stand in front of me. And to do that, he's gotta be willing to die himself. I don't know if he's ready to do that... I don't know.
ROCKY IV

Wednesday, January 8

Cloning....

In a recent discussion with Seanie D the subject of cloning was introduced. During the course of that discussion we explored the possiblities of having a clone. One of them, was "double teaming" your girlfriend with your clone. While we conversed on the moral and ethical implications of such a course of action Seanie D asked me; "How far would you go with yourself (your clone) if she asked you to?" I was shocked at this line of questioning and decided to pose the question to my blog readers rather than answer it myself. How far would you go with yourself (your clone) for your girlfriend?
Random Thoughts...

If I had a clone I'd name it Alibi.

I will one day be a member of the Federal NDP party.

Superman's Underpants is a great band name.

Visit the links at the bottom of this page....

Monday, January 6

The War on Terror Continues...

While perusing some articles on www.canoe.ca I've noticed that several mention a proposed "North American Security Perimeter". This would basically allow Canada to align it's border security with those of the United States. It is a proposed method of combatting all of the "undocumented" refugees "freely wandering the streets". It seems that the SUN based Canoe News is in agreement with a proposal that would allow for the "incarceration" or deportation of the "undocumented" refugees.
Now I'm not much of a political expert or anything, but the last time I checked we were claiming to be a "free" society. Personally these ideas give me a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach.
The word "undocumented" stands out to me as being a term that is more suited to Nazi Germany than Liberal run Canada. I'm sorry, but when the British, French, and Spanish to name a few, arrived on this Continent they didn't exactly have Citizenship papers.
Our immigration laws have been existent for well over 35 years, I see no reason to change them now. One columnist, Bob MacDonald, claims that we should begin building detention centres for refugees while we do security checks on them. Uh, do you mean a Concentration Camps?
Another sickening thought is that by working with the U.S. to create this North American Security Perimeter we will be altering several of our laws and policies to match theirs. I don't feel very comfortable with the thought of Canada becoming anything like the U.S. Especially after the Freedom of the Press in the United States was ranked 17th among World Nations, Canada was ranked 5th.
I seem to recall Austria welcoming the Germans with open arms. Will history repeat itself? I know I'm slightly jaded, but I see Bush as being nothing more than a war monger and a racist. He has reportedly signed a law that bans students from countries deemed to be sponsoring Terrorists from studying, or using, any technology relating to germs or possible biological warfare. American Universities have been turning down financial grants from the American Federal government because the U.S. Army would like to have final approval over unclassified research in many areas. One of those areas was a study about the psychological habits of College aged battered women. I fail to see how a study like this could aid terrorists.
I've never been a fan of our Liberal Government, but I will support them 100% as long as they stand against President Bush and his senseless cries for was in the Middle East.