Sunday, March 20, 2005

Annika Turns 1 Year Old and Zombies Take over the World!

Thanks to my lovely coworker Lidia, I was able to take my first Saturday afternoon off in a long time in order to go to Annika's 1st birthday party! For those of you who don't know, Annika is Shauna's baby girl and a mean biter so don't let your fingers get too close to her mouth.
Her party was full of relatives and screamming children - both Catherine and I felt a bit out of place so she dealt with it by eating a lot of food and I dealt with it by video taping the party. Really good food though. I really appreciate having been there - Annika is super cute, but I couldn't help but feel a bit out of place until all the old people left. Annika's grandfather, Nelson, is pretty cool though - he brought a guitar and sang songs and played my victum when Catherine and I created an alternative Zombie ending to Annika's birthday party. At the end of it, I had eaten so much food and had so much excitement that I was napping in one of Annika's baby blankets on the couch.

I'm much more fit now than I was around Christmas and hoping this time I'll be able to make it last. I've found a life drawing group and I'm thinking about modeling for it - try to be the subject instead of the artist for once - could be an ego boost or a downer depending on how the artists see me but regardless I think it would be fun.

Anyway - if any of you want to get a hold of me between March 22 and March 28 - you can't because I'll be in . . . CALGARY!!!! having some fun with Heather and Andrew. I'll try to bring you guys some snow but only by request. Take care!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Definately Sex on a Cello!

Last night was awesome! Started off with some great wine (yellow tail) and Briana's friends, and ended with some delicious hashbrowns and an omlette!
It turns out that just as we got in to Richard's on Richards, two friends of mine followed. Brandi, who I met when I was sixteen, and Ryan who I've known off and on since I was fourteen. Ryan dated a girl I was friends with in middle school, and even though their breakup was nasty, for some reason I run into Ryan more often than her. In high school, Ryan and I were friends - and he looked so different. The guy was husky - broad shouldered (played hockey at the time) and bearded. He looked like he was 23. Now he has lost a lot of weight and is as skinny as me! Now he looks 16! (I couldn't restrain myself from tickling him - he's like a mini version of himself!)Hard for me to not think of him as being broad shouldered. Anyway - Brandi and Ryan (both shy people) hung out adjacent to Briana and gang for most of the night. At the end of it Briana was trying to make Ryan come back to her place! ( . . . to watch Buffy). But Ryan, Brandi and I are planning on hanging out soon.
Jarzane was amazing! Truly sex on a cello! I bought her CD - sort of her english album but I after listening to it I think I would enjoy her instrumental or French CDs more. The amount of fun and pleasure in her performance verified that there are some white musicians who can be sexual or passionate in a genuine way.
If you have the chance, check out Sarah Slean - as a performer she is really fun and her music really playful.
If Briana invites you out to see a performer or check out the media club - go! Briana has good taste! (She has invited me out to see a singer at the end of March named Fiest - I think that's the spelling).

Monday, March 14, 2005


I'm pretty clueless when it comes to telling if a guy is flirting - even worse when it comes to flirting in French. Today I was getting a new pair of glasses while the sales person and I tossed jokes back and forth. Somehow the topic of speaking French came up and once I told him I knew a little he started speaking French fluently (born in Montreal, grew up in Ontario . . .) and I tried my best to keep up. Just before I was about to leave the store he sparked up some more French words and pretending I understood what he was saying, I went with it only to leave the store realizing that he had said something about possibly giving me a call sometime . . . I think? Damn French! Thus leaving me more clueless than before!
I'm looking forward to seeing Sarah Slean at Richard's on Richards tomorrow night with Briana and her friend Ross. Briana insists that Sarah Slean is 'sex on a cello' and so I've definately got to see what this is all about. Haven't heard her stuff yet - I like showing up to concerts and being surprised by what I hear and see - for example I liked Sarah and Teagan much more when I didn't know who they were . . . if that makes any sense.
Thank you to everyone who called me up or gave their sympathies about that stupid car accident - you rock! I seem to be alright now - neck a little stiff but alright.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Mad Martinis and a Bad Back

Nick invited me out to Infernos Tuesday night for $2 martinis and to meet some of his friends. I had a blast! - tried every martini like they were flavours at Baskin Robins. I think I liked the orgasm, the pussy galore and the sweet sensation the most.

That night I met someone to go see Something about Reptiles with! My information is a little mangled because of the martinis but this guy is somehow connected with some accordian shop . . . so he's familiar with the lead singer I rave about. His dad has something to do with trombones so he's going to New Orleans for some convention coming up (Avi - I'm sorry if I got any of this wrong, but at least I got your name right!). Further, Avi used to date someone I knew in high school and for some reason my full name was discussed last week by people I don't know.

I also met Douglas - actually, I've met him a couple of times. The first was a new year's party where Natasha got a hold of a marker and wrote all over everyone (that's how Douglas remembers her). She, for some unknown reason, took a picture of Douglas' bare ass - I've seen it. And further, I remember that Douglas bit her that night. Douglas is a lot of fun - has a great sense of humor . . . now that his hair is short (used to be super long) and since he was wearing his office gear - he kind of looked like Johnny Depp (Avi says Douglas was player in high school).

I met Katie - one of Nick's coworkers. I remember she and I laughed a lot - and she was very open about a serious tragedy that happened to her and so I really admire her ability to have dealt with it to the point of feeling comfortable talking about it with two-minute friends - Nick is having another get together next tuesday and I hope she comes.

I would agree with Sam that the martinis were weak . . . but I had so much fun and god damn! They were only $2!

So why the bad back?

Today I was T-boned. I was making a left hand turn on an amber light. Sometimes I'll wait in the intersection until the light turns red because I know people gun the amber, but I could see that traffic was slowing down and therefore they recognised the yellow. I almost made it through when I heard a car screech and then bang - she hit the front of my car on the passenger side. I managed to pull out of traffic and into a bus stop and put the hazard lights on. This woman followed me and got out of her car - she said "How could you pull out in front of me like that?" and I replied "It was an amber light!" (to which she seemed confused but didn't argue against. Then she said "Well you were going through the amber too!" and I argued "You make left hand turns on the amber, not on the red!" at which point we stopped talking about the situation and she helped me call BCAA for a tow truck because I was shaking too much to dial correctly. My car was leaking green fluid and neither of us knew what it meant - regardless I was too shaken to drive even if the car was alright. We noticed that her car was leaking but instead of calling for a towtruck, the woman said that it would probably be okay. She had said earlier she needed to get to a really important appointment - doctor I think - and I guess it was really important because she drove off with a leaky car. I even offered to wait for her towtruck if she wanted to get a cab to wherever she had to go. I wonder if I couldn't see her coming because she was speeding or because she was blocked by another car - but cars ahead of her were slowing down.

No one pulled over as a witness - but it sickens me that no one pulled over to see if we were okay. So unfortunately it's my word against hers. My back hurts across the upper shoulders, in the small of my back and on the sides of my neck. I'm okay otherwise but we'll see how I feel tomorrow. Saw the doctor today - said I seem fine, a bit stiff but that it's also hard to say at this point. As my mom drove me to the doctors (over traintracks and speedbumps - ouch!) I felt sorry for the woman who hit me because she was probably in as much pain. Cars suck.