Friday, September 30, 2005


Thanks to eener who found this.

I've loved Sacha Cohen's comedy ever since I saw a five hour fest of Ali G in London. Here he is again exposing some people's ignorance and predudice.

It's pretty disturbing.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

neat-o misquito

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

how great is this picture?

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no business like show business

Originally uploaded by himbly.
While reading through blogs today, this one reminded me about the film fest going on right now. I really ought to talk about it since I have a very small role to play.

This year, I'm too busy to do much but work a few shifts. Usually I am super excited to be part of it, but this year too much going on.

Be that as it may, I worked on Sunday evening.

I can't quite explain to you the shit show that is my booth during film fest. We get all sorts of film and new equipment in to pull this off. People are coming and going delivering or taking away stuff, there's stacks of reels that need splicing or broken down to ship away, there's schedules, revised schedules and revised revised schedules...

...and there's a big bottle of rum that has the label "projectionist lubricant".

This year I rushed in and asked my boss what there was to splice, break down, cry over, etc....

'nothing', he replied.

'nothing?', I asked.

You see, good reader(s), about half the films this year are on DVD. And although that made me breathe a sigh of relief because I had homework to do, it made me a little sad at the demise of an old craft.

Truth is...from what I've seen so can't make DVD look better than 35mm. Not yet.

So there.

Not that anyone cares...quality is becoming a concern of the past.

But, that's another rant for another day.

(Luckily, the films I ran were on 35 mm so I got to strut my stuff anyway.)


Hello Nurse
Originally uploaded by himbly.

I try not to do regular posts about what's going on in my life...blah blah blah

(say that like a vampire)

but, I seem to be doing that lately, so..what the hay, hey?

My grandmother is in the hospital again. This time blood clot in the arm. She called my mother...

who, by the way, is a fabulous person

...Saturday night and was in the hospital in short order when my mother saw that Nanny's arm was blue and dead cold. Few hours later, quick slice, drag out bloodclot, sew 'er up and bang...back in business.

I could never do it.

Sunday morning I was visting the hospital practically counting the ways I couldn't ever be a doctor or nurse. The sight of my 89 year old grandmother, unwell from the drugs she had been given, attempting to remove said drugs from her system was enough to have me turn on my heel and wait in the little tv room until I judged it was appropriate to come back.

It makes me sad to see her in the hospital. She looks so tiny in that bed. I was rubbing her feet through the sheets and her legs seemed so small. I'm so used to seeing her so robust and Polish.

Anyway...I'm busy writing a paper on Kalaallisut (West Greenlandic).

Saturday, September 24, 2005

well, I should think so...

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I'm sure I'm a bit more geek and dork

Pure Nerd
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Friday, September 23, 2005

my new addiction newest addiction is doing homework. I can't wait to start when I get home.

I hope this lasts. new addiction before that (and one that keeps on truckin') is this:

fruit smoothies

After a talk with my hairdresser (about 6 weeks ago or so), I decided to ~drastically~ cut down the sugar in my diet. No sweets, no pop, less processed food...the sugar I put in coffee and tea and the stuff you find in other foods is enough.

But, how to satisfy my sweet craving?

Dude...flavoured (active) yogurt (I've been crazy about goat yogurt), soy milk and whatever fruit you have laying around the house. Blender.

oh my god, they are delicious!

As for the 'less sugar' thing, I am now evangelizing this to every man, woman and child I see. I've even convinced my mother and my father is leaning towards conversion. I feel great.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Invisible Children

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I worked at the theatre last night, for the first time in months.

I got to work just about halfway through a documentary called Invisible Children. Dropping my bags off in the booth, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen and stood there transfixed - except for the times what I saw was so heartwrenching that I had to look away.

The 'invisible children' they were talking about were, seriously, thousands of children abducted by rebels in Uganda to become part of their army. They are:

a/ afraid to death of being kidnapped, so they run to the city hospital at night for protection causing severe overcrowding

b/ kidnapped anyway

c/ taken to the bush, given a gun and forced to watch other children brutally murdered in front of them for discipline and desensitization

d/ between the ages of five and twelve

if they do escape, they are either kidnapped again, killed, or -if they're lucky- they live the rest of their lives with ~this~ behind them

if they don't, they are forced to kill hundreds of people, nearly starved, abused sexually and otherwise, and very possibly eventually killed.

I don't know how to end this post.

a theory

Originally uploaded by himbly.
At school, I encounter many young women between 18 and, say, 22.

...and when I say 'encounter' I mean 'get stuck behind a group of them when I am in a hurry'.

...and when I say 'get stuck behind a group of them when I'm in a hurry' I, of course, mean 'I get stuck behind many groups of them when I'm in a hurry'.

It is for this reason I devised a theory as to why this phenomenon occurs...and why this phenomenon occurs has something to do with this:

They've never carried enough weight.

All of those young ladies' high metabolisms have made it so they've never carried much weight on their little frames. Which, surely, means they've not developed the leg muscles or the cardio fitness to walk fast and purposefully to their next class.

Stay with me...

To cover for their inabilities, they travel in packs with other slow moving girls and their constant chatter is a way of dealing with the fact they are forced to take short, shallow breaths.

And that, my darlings, is why I get stuck behind them.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Jumpin' Jeee-hosephat!

Assumption gym
Originally uploaded by himbly.
I'm back in school.


yeah, I know.

Tuesday was my first day, but I've been reading so durn much since then that I didn't manage to get time to blog about it.

First day was cool. It took me about an hour to calm down enough to realize it was cool, but it was cool.

Beats the crap outta workin'...which I'm still doing, but on a part-time basis.

Oh, by the way. The lame picture with this post is of my elementary school gym. GO PANTHERS!

(I still remember those stupid terrycloth just-barely-not-underwear' gym shorts they made the girls wear)

So. A few notes about my after-8-years-return-to-school. Or maybe I should explain why I've returned after 8 years and am currently still doing undergrad stttuuuufff.

I'm eventually going to grad school...however, I need to up my GPA a little, get to know my profs a little, etc a little, to do so. So, I took this year to do just that. Which means, I'm taking mostly linguistics courses ('cause they're my favourite) and a Greek and Roman Studies course (myth and lit) because it was one of the few courses left over that would fit into my schedule neatly.

Man. Everyone's so YOUNG. The bad news is that most of the girls on campus are skinnier than me. The good news is that I could probably take them all in a fight.

Even my little cousin (19) said, 'my god! the first years are so YOUNG!'

*slitting my wrists*

Linguistics classes are the same. First day of school. Not sure if you're in the right class. Look around. All chicks? Yup, right class.

And the profs STILL ask any boy that comes in on the first day if he realizes this is linguistics. 50% of the time he'll go, 'oh!' and turn to walk out the door.


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