The History or Story Behind My Site
Initially this site began as a learning tool for me to teach myself 'how' to actually do HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). Then as my creation grew and more and more people started to look in regularily it became kind of fun...and sort of like a daily journal, in a very public sort of way.
I hope that you enjoy some of my blathering's here and I hope that you check back frequently to see what new things I have learned to do!...and so...on to year 3...
05/20/03 (09:25 p.m. AST) Well, first spring/summer long weekend of the year under our belts...and boy did my start off with a bang...Friday, get out of work, my car won't start (it's done this before, only on hot days, and it was about 25C on Friday) and I'm the only one left in the building...sigh. So I fiddle with that for about an hour and finally the thing rumbles to life. So Saturday rolls around and I have to drive the girlfriend to work...guess what, yup, car won't start...she wasn't impressed she had to spend $10 on a cab (that nearly killed her going through a red light). Fortunately it did not do this the rest of the weekend, hmmm what else, burnt my lunch, then deleted something on my web page that I'd worked about a month on, broke something ( can't remember what right now, must be the sunburn on my forehead frying my brain), needless to say my day did not go well on Saturday. So Sunday rolls in, we go to the zoo with some friends, praying the whole time the car is going to start when we come out. It did. Then we were invited to a friends house, but had made plans with the inlaws, didn't go with the inlaws...spent our last $20 on booze for socializing with friends that night, just about to leave to go to their house...they cancel. Nice. (Note: Sunday found some old gift certificates for the theater kicking around the house and went to see X2...so that was a good thing...good movie) Monday, did some repairs to the ol' BBQ, new burner, rocks, etc. Then did some comsuming of animal flesh...watched that 'Martha Stewart' movie on NBC last night...anyone else find themselves saying this last night...'What a bitch!' Man that lady be psycho! Speaking of TV...last night was the final,final...final episode of Buffy. It's a sad, sad day...stop laughing...this was one of the best written shows ever, hands down. I can't wait to get all of the box sets...which I will...watch the re-runs...you'll be hooked. Hope there's a spin-off. Shite, I've been typing forever...gotta git...later.
05/11/03 (04:44 p.m. AST) Heyyyy...what up y'all! Been ages since I've been in and posted...gotta try and change that...first thingy i have to do today is say HAPPY MOTHER's DAY to all those fine ladies out there that put up with all of our crap for so many years and just keep goin'...kudos to you ladies.
I went to check out the SHAGGY concert at the coliseum Friday night...I just have to say...I went in with reasonable expectations and he blew them out of the water. You can tell this man has been doin' this a long time because every person in the building was on their feet and dancin'! The tickets were a little pricey @ $44.50 a pop but he put on a show that made you not feel so bad about spending the cash. As for his opening act...blech! I think his name is spelled Naseri or something like that...but damn he was bad...anyway...a great time was had by all. If you ever get the chance to check out mr. lover lover...it's worth the price of admission, it'll surprise you how many songs you actually recognize!
I'm gettin' ready to make a few more changes to the web page, maybe a new page or two...might clear the 'Canadian Hotties' page...it doesn't seem to be catching on like I thought it would...anyhoo look for some changes and enjoy...feedback is appreciated, use the e-mail at the bottom of the page. Gotta get back to a home improvement project I started on the weekend...God I love Home Depot!. Ciao!
05/02/03 (10:56 a.m. AST) Friday! Wheeee! Love it...what to do with the weekend...hmmmm. Well, our new Home Depot opened last week...I'm very excited about that...hell it opened on Wednesday and I was there 3 times by Saturday. Heh...so maybe some renovations of some sort are in order...or something.
04/28/03 (11:46 a.m. AST) Ok, either all of the alcohol abuse from my youth is starting to take effect or I'm losing periods of time...a week has gone by since I've posted. Well, it's not as bad as Paul who "finally" updated for the first time in a month!! What's new...hmmm...not much...I have no life...I think I might have to buy me one of those. Speaking of buying, I still haven't bought a bike yet...still working on it...sigh. To many "want" not enough "fundage"!
Started working with a new program on the weekend called
Sound Forge 6.0...this thing rocks...it was cool when I overlapped "Crazy Train" by Ozzy with two Bass Mekanik tunes! I can't wait to see what I can do with this thing...mind you it's not an SL-1200 like I'm used to using...but this could be interesting...anyhoo...time to git! Later.
04/22/03 (10:00 a.m. AST) Hey, wow...a week has gone by?!? Hardly noticed, let's see...long weekend last weekend was pretty uneventful, Paul is still missing in action (he says he's busy) so no update over there in almost a month. Wow, 17C yesterday! Could spring actually be here??? Don't want to get my hopes up just yet, hell, my luck it would snow tomorrow...geezuz, my luck, it would snow 5 seconds after I started to get my hopes up. But boy that 17C was nice....time to get back to work gang!
04/14/03 (09:05 p.m. AST) Just a quick blurb today gang, I had to come in and give kudo's to fellow canadian Mike Weir on his win at the Masters!
Way to go Mike!
04/13/03 (10:05 p.m. AST) Wow, haven't been in here in a while...I guess I've been too depressed with all of this crappy weather...sigh...yes, more snow...winter just needs to die already...die! die! die! I guess it gives me more time to search for a bike for summer but geezuz this is getting ridiculous. Anyhoo, for some reason Paul has gone M.I.A. he hasn't updated since the 28th of March...wow, he's usually more dedicated than I am. Oh well, I'm sure an explanation will come at some point. Anyway...playoffs are on and gotta get back to the game! Ciao!
04/07/03 (10:05 a.m. AST) This is a beautiful sight...two fold...
...Shania & in a "Canadians" outfit...heh (From last night's Juno Awards).
04/06/03 (10:08 p.m. AST) Sunday already...sigh. Curled my last game of the year for the company team today, we lost but hey we still finished with a winning record in the 'A' division so that's cool.
Started to watch the juno's for a while tonight, Shania looked hot, especially in the Montreal Canadians outfit!
I'm sitting here now doing paperwork that I brought home with me...sigh, there just aren't enough hours in the day.
Hey Tom Cochrane just got the lifetime achievement award...very cool.
Ok, enough of this snow crap....God will winter just e-n-d already! Anyhoo gang, gotta go finsih up this paper work...heh...tomorrow is Hockey Pool day...you all know how much I look forward to that! Later!
04/01/03 (06:45 p.m. AST) It's "April Fool's Day"...how did foolish people get so high up that they deserved a whole day? It's beyond me...sigh. Well, unfortunately I have to bid a fond farewell to "denis bastarache.com" for some reason Denis has desided to remove his site from the "weeb"...? Unbeknownst to me I have yet to uncover the reason...perhaps it is some conspiracy by the government and they realized he is really a drunken alien and have forced him into some government test and he has not been allowed computer access to make his updates. But in any event, farewell, the degenerates and normal folk will miss your whimsical anecdotes. Speaking of websites, if you happen to click on the top 100 sexiest women link...do not adjust your sets...that's Dan's (of deadbodies.com) idea one of those foolish jokes we discussed earlier...sigh. Well, I might have found the Bike that I want...it's got a cool model name too Hardrock!...now I just gotta get the guys at Bungay's Bike & Snowboard Shop to hook me up...oh, and find the cash...because this baby ain't the most expensive...but it ain't cheap either. Anyhoo...gotta get going...later.
03/31/03 (10:53 p.m. AST) So Monday has arrived in all it's glorious goodness...blech. So I go to bed last night listening to weather reports of 80mm of rain, freezing rain and all that crap thinking nothing of it. I wake up to no power (again), an inch of ice on my car, and roads flooding like crazy. I couldn't take my usual way to work because it was flooded, everyone was driving like a grandmother, which aggravates me on a good day, and I was almost late. So chilled, grumpy and generally in a foul mood I slide into work. Then find out I have to go back out in it to run an errand for work...sigh. There is flooding everywhere...it's quite amazing actually, I just hope my house is on a big enough hill. In other news my habs choked miserably again and didn't make the playoffs...dumbasses. Oh well, next year...heh.
Oh! I discovered this cool band, well I like 'em, on the weekend. They are called Evanescence They were featured on the new Daredevil movie soundtrack. Check them out! Anyhoo, coffee break done...time to do some work. Later.
03/27/03 (08:08 p.m. AST) I'm tired, I'm hungry, I'm grumpy...deal with it. If you need to be entertained today go play in my new poll above, it has been revised yet again...
03/24/03 (06:46 p.m. AST) Wow...March is almost over...imagine...but the good thing...the temperature 'might' actually get into the double digits this week!! Woo hoo! Well, no one seemed to like my last "poll" so I changed it to a more 'summer' motivated poll! Well, it's Monday, but thankfully it's almost over, tomorrow I get to spend the afternoon in a seminar for work...sigh...the only bonus from that is I won't be at work...then again it might make work easier...so that's a plus too...so it's all good I guess. Summer...sigh...gotta get a bike...gotta get a bike...sandals, shorts...ahhh...so close now. Woo, sorry zoned out there for a minute. Anyhoo, started learning some new songs on the guitar, some of you may have noticed that I added a Guitar Page to this site...check it out, it may spark those who have thought about learning to actually go for it! Oh, and I had to put up a picture that a friend sent me today...it's hilarious...check it out here. Later!
03/21/03 (10:30 a.m. AST) Well, well, looky-looky...that wonderful, glorious, stupendous thing called 'Friday' is finally here...bueno! Well, the 'war' began...good ol' boy George 'dub-ya' Bush got his britches in a bunch and pulled the big sitcks out of the gun closet...doesn't he remind you of "Boss Hogg" from the Dukes of Hazzard?? Think about this...it might surprise you...I'm not talking physically, I'm talking about personality. Check out the "poll" above and "VOTE" It's quite scary when you think about it. Speaking of thinking, we're thinking about going to see Big Daddy Shad tomorrow night at the Right Spot (down by the 'Pumphouse' on Orange Lane) if anyone wants to partake of a great local blues band...quite a few people from work here are going...should be a good time. But other than that gang not much is happening, the weather is starting to look like it might actually be contemplating letting Spring happen...God that will be nice...can't wait, hopefully I'm going to get a new mountain bike, maybe I can get Paul to use his connections at Bungay's Bike & Snowboard Shop so it won't cost me a fortune to get a decent ride! Hook me up Paully! Later.
03/17/03 (10:00 a.m. AST) "Caid Mile Failte (One Hundred Thousand Welcomes) - Happy St. Patrick's Day!"
Well now, it's the day of celebrating for the Irish and the wannabe Irish...but I can honestly say "Kiss me I'm Irish!" because I do have some in me. Haven't been in in a while, swamped at work, and am still swamped but figured I better get in here and say something. I recently finished the Glossary of A/V Terms on my Home Theater Page. Well, spring has almost sprung, they are saying that we may actually make it to the double digits in the "positive" some time this week! Wow! Anyhoo gang, just heard an e-mail pop into my inbox, back to work.
03/07/03 (07:45 p.m. AST) Friday...oh glorious Friday!! Mind you I am glad it's Friday, but it sort of snuck up on me today...must be because all of the days are running together. It got a little annoying everyone talking about their trips to tropical places this week...sigh...someday. So what the hell is up...are the states going to war or not? This is beginning to get a little tiresome...I mean if they don't want war...send someone after Saddam, geezuz they can see me taking a dump from a satellite in space but they can't get to this guy? Riiiigghhht! I mean come on...when George W. I'm a freakin' dufus Bush pre-empted Survivor last night! I mean what is this world coming too?!?!?! How dare he just stand up there and say the same damn things he's been saying for weeks...just do something already and stop cutting out my TV shows...geezuz I mean call it into the networks and they'll tell us when the news comes on, or call the papers and tell them, we'll read it in the morning! But dammit, leave my TV alone! Have a great weekend everyone!
03/06/03 (12:45 p.m. AST) Hey world. Man am I swamped...this working for a living is for the birds, or at least for someone else...man am I swamped this week. It's not fair, In the last month one of my co-workers has spent a week in the Dominican, and two more have gone to Cancun, and a third is going there next week. I don't know how they do it, I can't afford to go to the corner store, nevermind somewhere tropical. G'dammit! I don't remember the last time that I was this sick of winter...ever! I have even been looking at vacation packages and crap...more self-punishment than possible reality.
Paul mentioned something on his site today about Hooters starting an airline of their own. Heh, I'm going to have to check that out...maybe they could fly me somewhere tropical...heh, now that's a flight you don't care how long it is. Hopefully soon I'm going to be able to make some other alterations to the site here...maybe on the weekend. So I was having a little playfight/wrestling match with the girlfriend last night...what is it with women, it must be genetic that no matter how many times they hit you...that EVERY time it is in the same damn spot! Also, women have got to have THE boniest hands! So that is not a good combination...! Everytime she cracked me it was on the same spot on the bicep...hmmm...it would explain why my hand keeps going numb, heh.
Anyhoo gang, gotta go see if I can find some grub up in dissa h'ere j-oint! Later.
03/03/03 (02:34 p.m. AST) I need a vacation, a long one, a warm one...sigh...February gone already, it's still too damn bloody cold out, there's ice everywhere, I'm tired...it's just a wonderful day in the hood today. Dammit. I'm probably going to babble today because I'm way to tired to think and it's just not worth the effort to concentrate. So thanks for dropping by, welcome to March, try not to freeze your nuts off, take your vitamins, don't take any wooden nickels and....b-bye.
02/24/03 (03:31 p.m. AST) Monday...sorry...just woke up (yes I've been at work since 8:am), wow did that weekend go by in a flash. Hey at least I passed my course with flying colors on Saturday, it was something for work and it started wayyy too early in the 'am' but hey I survived. Well, the 'groanies' (aka the Grammy's) were on last night, yah, yah...who cares, that's my point...no one! Heh. But I got to watch that movie My Big Fat (I had a low budget but everyone loved me so I mad a killing) Greek Wedding last night. Needless to say I went in with extremely low expectations, but it actually wasn't that bad, I'm not raving about it, but it's not bad. ANyhoo...I'm outta here...
02/21/03 (01:01 p.m. AST) Friday? Did someone say it was Friday!? Thank GOD! I thought this week was never going to end. Man am I tired, I think it's time to change my bedtime, because I am not getting entirely enough sleep. Wow, when you literally have to "pry" open your eyes in the morning and it takes about thirty seconds before any focussing action happens...your tired. To top it off, I don't even get to sleep in tomorrow, I have to go take some friggin' course tomorrow...and I have to BE there at 8:00 "AM"!!!....sigh...sucks to be me.
I'm thinking about starting another new page here at JL.com, it should be interesting, I have a couple of pages that are sort of doubled up with the same info...sooo, I think (if I can find the time) I will start making a new page.
Anyhoo gang, my 'Habs' are losing, it's been a long week, and I'm exhausted...gotta go get some grub, ciao!
02/17/03 (09:01 a.m. AST) Well, Monday...did that weekend ever go by in a blur of nothingness! That weekend went by faster than a twinkie in a fat lady's hand...ah well.
I hope that all you fellas remembered to get your SO (significant other) something for valentine's. If you see some guys walking around the office today whistling, smiling, or just in general good humour....they remembered. If you see others walking around with this "my best friend can't come out to play for a very long time because I'm a dufus and got him in trouble" look on his face...they didn't...and their sex lives and all the control over it is now strictly in the hands of their SO's. Suckas!
Well, didn't reach the goal of 20K hits to the site by the 2-year anniversary of the site (yesterday)...but we got to just over 17K so that's cool, but it sure would be nice to hit 50K before our 3-year!
Anyhoo, guess it's time to do some work now! Later.
02/14/03 (03:30 p.m. AST) HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
02/13/03 (08:50 a.m. AST) Oh, my God! Will winter just hurry up and die!...self-implode!...cease to exist! This is getting ridiculous! It's -35C (-31F) out today and that's not the kicker...we got 10cm + of snow last night, that's not the kicker either...it's supposed to be -45C (-49F) tomorrow!!! That's insane! Happy Vanlentine's,
speaking of Valentine's (like that seguay? heh...)...guys, get your asses in gear your sex life depends on it! You better have something nice for the "SO" (significant other) by tomorrow or your screwed...and not in the sense you want to be!
Not much else going on, had a little fender bender with a cabbie the other day, another reason I want winter gone, the roads are the sh!ts!!! Is it me or is the city just not plowing them properly this year?? There is always snow on the roads, the snow banks are so freakin' big you have to have your car half way into oncoming traffic before you can actually 'see' the oncoming traffic, forget actually trying to stop in a 'hurry'! Assholes, plow the freakin' roads!!!
Made a few additions to the Home Theater Page, but other than that...that's it! Back to work...Friday tomorrow...weeee!
02/07/03 (11:50 a.m. AST) Ahhh, finally Friday...what a relief, I thought this week was never going to die! I haven't been in much because a couple of the guys at work got me hooked on a new game called Midnite Challenge...Warning: This game is aVERY "addictive" game. It's all played online, and against real people...Anyhoo...gotta go, I think I've raised enough money to buy the NOS Kit (in the game)...ciao!
02/04/03 (08:50 a.m. AST) Wow, I actually got my wish yesterday. About 11:am the power went out here at work...we waited about half and hour and someone finally called it and sent us home. Tom brought his drumset into work yesterday and set it up out in the warehouse, so after the power went out, we went out and slammed on those for a bit...man I haven't touched drums in years...so that was cool. It's still nasty around here, at one point yesterday up to 60,000 people were without power and heat, the roads are a mess, and now it's freakin' -16C! It's not bad enough that everything is under about 2" of ice with about 10cm of snow on top of it now it's bloody cold out too! Oh!...and here's the !$@#&%* 'icing'...tonight's weather report (have I mentioned that I hate winter?): "increasing cloudiness, ice pellets, freezing rain, and overnight about 5cm of snow"....sigh, just bloody lovely!
02/01/03 (01:23 p.m. AST) It's the start of February guys...T-Minus 14 days before some of us get lavished with lot's of praise (read:sex)!....or some of us get no booty (read:you ain't gettin' none loser) for months! That's right guys in 13 days (not including today) it's one of the 4 most important time's of the year...here's what I told you last year:
you have four days a year that are the most important days of the year (No not Superbowl). And yes there are others but these are the most important (No, not the Stanley Cup Final game), Christmas, HER Birthday (not yours) Your Anniversary (and no I don't mean the anniversary of when you lost your virginity or some other thing like that that is only significant to you...I mean your's together)and Valentine's Day! My advice guys, take down your Playboy calendar off of the wall (No not to throw it away, heaven forbid!) take a BLACK marker and circle the whole week that these specific days land on. THEN, take a RED marker and circle the actual day itself! See, it's that simple, then not only on your favorite calendar do you have boobies to look at...you save your ass from not getting any for about a month after that day because you forgot it! God I'm a genious! Get hoppin' boys...your sex life depends on it...this is the one day your assured of getting some...BUT only if you have the appropriate gift (no not a porn video)...GOOD LUCK GENTS!.
So get cracking fellas' I've given you two weeks warning! Speaking of good things...I got my speakers last night...and now I'm off to play with them!!
01/31/03 (10:50 a.m. AST) Hey gang, wow, the end of January...boy did that one ever go by quick! But hey it's Friday and thats a great thing right!? Speaking of great...there might be some new speakers arriving this weekend...not sure but maybe...and that is verrrry gooood. Oh I can't wait!!! Anyhoo gang, enough goofing off, time to do some work.
01/29/03 (08:06 p.m. AST) Not much happening today gang...just pluggin' away at the ol' grind and pluggin' on the site a little bit, I added a little bit more to the Home Theater Page and I also added a new Gallery to the Canadian Hotties Page...check it all out! Well the temperature went up to an almost balmy -6C today...wow! That's almost short and t-shirt weather! Ahh summer why hath thy forsaken me!?! Anyhoo gang...gotta get outta here things to see people to do...heh.
01/27/03 (10:00 a.m. AST) Oh my God it is such a "Monday"! It's not just that it 'is' Monday, it is so 'being' the essence of a Monday! Here's my day so far: My shower head breaks last night so no shower this morning, I oversleep, my Dad stayed over last night so I can't even be loud and grumpy this morning, it snowed last night, I have to clean off my car, the end of my driveway is full thanks to Mr. Plow dumbass, no morning coffee...and the topper; as I'm late for work...try sliding down a four lane thru-way (Wheeler Blvd.) over a bridge and across an on-ramp...backwards!! Did I mention that I was late for this morning? So that is how my day/week started, and it's only 10:00am!!! I wish there were "do-over's" in real life dammit...'cause this definately calls for a do-over! Oh!...and for the 200 smucks that passed me without even blinking an eye while I tried to get myself out of the snowbank that I plowed sideways into...I hope that I see every last one of you in at 'least' as bad a situation so I can drive by and laugh at all you dumbass's. To the couple of guys that stopped and helped me out...gee, there are some nice people left in the world...thank-you. God just let me survive this day/week!
01/23/03 (10:00 a.m. AST) OK, winter is reeeally starting to get on my nerves. In the minus thirties for two straight weeks now, now today it "starts" to warm up (yah warm up, a high of -5...almost balmy!), and what does that mean? Well gee, whatta yah think, it's warm enough to snow! They're calling for 5+cm of snow for tomorrow...dammit enough already. If I'm not freezing my nuts off I'm up to them in snow, thus freezing them off yet again. I gotta win the lottery or something so I can buy me some summer! Sigh/brrr/etc.
01/22/03 (08:45 a.m. AST) S-s-s-so cold...t-t-t-to cold to t-t-type. -37C right now...type more when thawed o-o-out.
01/17/03 (08:45 a.m. AST) So what is with this freakin' cold weather? Geezuz, I mean come on, I know it's January, but this is ridiculous. The minus 30's for like a week now...God... So, I'm driving in the Wal-mart parking lot the other night...yes, it's freakin' bitchin' cold out...and I'm driving down the lane looking for the closest parking place possible, knowing full well that the first spot is reserved for the handi-"capable". So I see this car backing out of the second spot from the door ahead of me and I go to turn in...hmmm, what's this? That's not an HC sign...pull in a little closer and see...ready for this Reserved For People With Children. Are they out of their freakin' minds!? So now I have to either have to have a bum leg or have spawned to get the best parking space!? Now the HC sign I can understand...but I was speaking of ridiculous earlier, sigh. I mean why don't they have a sign "Reserved For People In A Really Big Hurry", "Reserved For Dumbasses Too Lazy To Walk From 4 Spaces Out", "Reserved For People Who Don't Want To Freeze Their Nuts Off", "Reserved For Guys Who Really Don't Want Be Here But Their Wives/Girlfriends Dorve Them Crazy Until They Drove Them Too The Freakin' Wal-Mart"....sigh, but I doubt any of those are going to happen.
01/15/03 (09:00 a.m. AST) What? Wednesday? BLur....geez. Wow am I out of shape, went to play ball hockey last night with some buddies and damn, give me my oxygen tank and my wheel chair now! Had a blast though and have to give a shout out to Mikey, thanks for including me pal! Man my legs feel like rubber today...sigh, and they want to do this every Tuesday...yah sure, you bring the oxygen, I'm there! Anyhoo, not much else is up, swamped with paperwork here on the jobsite, saving to buy my next speaker(s) etc. and trying to keep everything going full steam ahead.
I had to express my condolences to the Gibb family, we lost yet another influential person in the history of music the other day. Maurice Gibb died at the age of 53, way to early. You may not have like the music of the 'Brothers Gibb' (Bee Gees) but I guarantee you've danced to at least one of their songs. He wrote and produced for some of the biggest acts in music, and his influence on the industry will be missed.
01/13/03 (12:01 p.m. AST) Hey folks, haven't been in in a few days, I've been buried under paper work here at work and haven't really had the time to look at other things. The amount of submission's to the Canadian Hotties page has dwindled considerably, basically to none...disappointing really, thought that more people would want to contribute and look at good looking canuck women...oh well, may be time for a new page...we'll see. I have kept adding to the new glossary on the Home Theater page...for those of you interested in that...but hey it's Monday, I'm swamped...gotta get back to my paperwork. yay me.
01/06/03 (08:54 p.m. AST) Wow, I haven't been here in 5 days, geezuz. I guess it's because I've been too busy shovelling...yah that's right it's started again, over 30cm of snow on Saturday...and those damn bastards are back to filling the end of my driveway again. Ahh well, that just meant I got to stay inside and enjoy my new toy that I bought this weekend, my new Paradigm CC-170 center channel speaker, this is one sweet little piece of hardware...oh geezuz I'm starting to sound like Paul. Anyhoo, gotta get some work done...later.
01/01/03 (06:00 p.m. AST) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Hopefully everyone survived safe and secure (hangover's aside) from whatever festivities you did partake of last night! Here we go into 2003...wheeeee!