Sunday, February 27, 2005

Random quotes from my past, provided without context #12

"It isn't this hard to buy an atlas in real life!"

-- Jim Dinning

Friday, February 18, 2005

What's Wang This Week: Jowen style

People actually say "undervolt" in real life, and not just in Apollo 13. There were some other words I found out were actually words this week too, but I forget what they are.

I checked out Trader Joe's for the first time this week, and I bought organic cherry tomatoes and milk. The milk is un-emulsified so the fat actually separates off of the milk when you leave it in the fridge! So, you have to shake it up before you drink it, but even if you don't it still tastes fine. Better than fine, even; it's among the better milks I've ever had. I never expected to have such high-class milk while I was still on a student's budget. I love you, Trader Joe's. Maybe next time I'll get some cold-pressed apple juice, you know, the stuff that oxidizes when you pour it and it turns all brown.

Valentine's Day came and went and to celebrate I ate three zucchinis for dinner. One for each regret... actually, I just made that up, it was only because they were kinda old and I wanted to consume them before they went to mush. Oh, a good friend of mine got engaged; I can't say who it is quite yet because I'm not sure who he's told but rest assured that it's not anyone who's reading this blog. Congratulations to him! I remember being engaged... wait, no I don't. Anyway, I'm sure it's good times.

I'm listening to the Arcade Fire... STILL. I totally intended to listen to some Ron Sexsmith today, but I forgot to pack the CD into my bag before coming down to campus. While that influx of new music was nice while it lasted, I've been too busy to really mix it up much. Maybe I need still more music. Maybe I don't and I just need an enema. Mmm mmm, refreshing.

Exciting news: in a couple weeks Eric will be on tour with his school's jazz choir and they will be passing through the Bay Area (read: San Francisco). I haven't been to San Francisco yet (!) so I figure this is doubly good for me. Somebody remind me to bring my WWJD? and TO!! t-shirts and a camera.

I'm also considering expanding the focus of this blog from "All Jowen, All The Time" to include Thomas. As a first step, here is another picture of Thomas, the Good Humour Man.

Besides that I've been really busy this last week with school and my "research" assistant work. I'm starting to think having two bosses might create... how shall we say... double the work. On a work related note, I tried to sign out a key for the computer lab, and for the $10 deposit they couldn't break my $20, and they wouldn't accept one five, four ones, and four quarters. It reminds me of how when I was younger my friends would alternately not accept change from me and also would dump loads and loads of pennies on me. Bastards, all of them. Maybe if I put it in a Ziploc with my name on it they can just keep it somewhere and give it back to me when I give back the key.

Okay, down to work.

Current Music: The Arcade Fire (still) - Neighbourhood #4 (7 Kettles)

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Random quotes from my past, provided without context #11

"La la la la, la la la la la la la something that rhymes with leave"

-- Graham Pollock

Current Music: Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Random quotes from my past, provided without context #10


-- Derek Tsang

What's Wang This Week

Let's see... I'm listening to something pretty cool, I haven't blogged in a while... the time is ripe for another update.

Alas, if only I had something to write about. I really got nothing. Oh, I almost forgot to get my forms together for my NSERC scholarship. I guess I'll be getting paid late this time. I think graduate school has changed me a bit, in the sense that I'm now far less manic about things when I have to do them at the last minute... now I'm all just, like, "whatever" and crap. Less "whatever" are how I forgot to talk to my grandma for about three weeks and how I almost forgot that the Chinese New Year is tomorrow (er, today). I can also never remember my sister's birthday, which is right around the corner.

Last weekend is best described as a nonstop stream of online Settlers of Catan, sleep, eating, and work. Oh, I took out the garbage somewhere in there. I'm astonished that the Suave Motherfuckers have not only picked up a win, but a blowout win at that. Many of the Math Club dude(ette)s went to Rasputin and then bubble tea, and I feel the need to show you a picture of Thomas' "Footloose-era Kevin Bacon" impression:

Also from their trip to Rasputin comes this picture, of a Russian appetizer platter:

It and the Elvis platter make for an interesting microcosm of the Cold War. Thoughts? Comments?

Current Music: Rufus Wainwright - Want Two

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

What's Wang This Week

Man, what am I missing at home these days? In the last three weeks I've missed four birthdays. FOUR!

But what I am most upset about is missing Ms. Schweers' funeral. I'll miss her. She was a very nice lady, always very friendly to me and I'd like to offer condolences to Mike and family. No matter how long it had been since I'd seen or spoken to her, she'd always have a warm welcome and how do you do for me. I always appreciated it and it always made me feel very at home.

I finally borrowed a guitar from a friend, so my skills (and callouses) are not going to erode so badly as they did last semester. It's an old Sunn Mustang, and I fear that I'm starting to really covet it. The last thing I need is another guitar... and to annoy people by offering them money on guitars they have no intentions of selling.

Current Music: Ron Sexsmith - Hard Bargain

Tuesday, February 01, 2005