Saturday, April 28, 2007

Get Jiggy with the Ducks

Naslund scored. That's about the only part that leaves me happy about the Cannucks winning the hockey game tonight in 2nd overtime.

But first. (Stealing line from the CBC broadcaster I listen to every week morning,)

Today left me waking up late after communicating with many numerous and fawning fans last night. That's okay, I still ended up getting to school on time. After my friend and I got lucky being picked up by one of my kind hearted teachers who happened to be going the same way. Just lucky I guess.

In English, listened to an interesting version of Macbeth by a radio play brought in by my teacher. Then in Spanish, found out that I have a whole bunch of little assignments that need to be handed in. Lunch was good, except for the fact that I didn't eat. Chemistry did not prove too trying, with little homework, and then Drama was relatively painless as well.

Rushing out of school, I headed downtown to grab a bite and then go to my volunteer job at the constituency office for Victoria. My supervisor (I guess) gave me some questions by constituents to research, and I'd also brought in some problems that a friend of mine from my church was having. After digging up some data, and making the world better by helping one person at a time, I went to Starbucks to get a Green Tea Latte (love this stuff, you should try it), but then I had to toss it when the bus driver wouldn't let me on the bus. C'est la vie.

Got home, watched some M.A.S.H., finished my Subway lunch as dinner, and then headed over to my friends house to watch the second game in the Anaheim vs. Vancouver series. I have a particular interest in hockey these days, as I have a small sum of money riding on some of the players. My friends and I had a season pool that I joined, knowing nothing in that fateful October. Come April and several loonies in trades later, I've won the over $20 pot. Saa-weeet. Now I've joined the playoff pool, and I'm in dead last. Figures.

The game was a really good one, with both teams scoring a goal apiece during regulation time, and then Jeff Cowan scored the winner in second overtime, just sneaking a random shot through my beloved J.S. Giguere's five-hole (between the legs and above the stick). Although, he (Giguere) did make 49 saves, and get a 96% save percentage for the night, so I'm still proud of him. Besides, since he lost in overtime, that means I can get more points out of him in my hockey pool. On the other hand, if he gets a shut-out...

Anyways, enough hockey talk. With the game done, I trucked back home at around ten after twelve, and now, here I am, beating my fingers against this queer plastic and electronic contraption, for reasons that have yet to be determined. Kind of like my psycho-analysis results. Huh.

World Peace

Friday, April 27, 2007

Man of the Year

Good evening folks, Jordan here with the Thursday evening special edition. Today in news, nothing remotely earthshaking, shattering, or above 3.9 on the Richter Scale.

8:30 am marks the beginning of the school day, and with relatively uneventful classes, we're moving on. For weather, a light, warm drizzle makes walking home less bearable than yesterday. Oh well, that's life.

We interrupt this broadcast to give you an update on traffic. The parking lot by BC Hydro was considered off-limits today, as the future Prime Minister was taking a driving lesson there. Look out on them streets.

Thanks folks, and that's the news. I'll turn it over to my colleague Anoni now from our political department.

Thanks Jordan. Hello folks, today I'd like to talk about a recent film I watched starring Robin Williams, called Man of the Year. A comedy/drama, it comments on politicians and their political parties.

To surmise, Williams plays a political commentator much like John Stewart or Stephen Colbert, who decides to go on a whim from an audience suggestion and run for president. During his campaign, he shakes the foundations of all common political traditions by making fun of the Republicans, the Democrats, and the way they run their governments. By a glitch in the new computerized voting system, he wins the election. However, when he finds this out, he puts it out there and steps down, saying that he was not fairly elected.

If you have a chance, I would highly recommend seeing it, not only for the comic genius of Robin Williams, but for the message and statement that the film makes about politics in America, and maybe even in the "Western" world.

Thank you for listening folks, I'm Anoni Mousse, signing off.

World Peace

Thursday, April 26, 2007

John Cleese and Elizabethan Inspiration

Another day in the life of myself. Random thoughts, spontaneous ideas, tedious/interesting school, and overall, not a bad life.

Those of you reading the title to my blog, and wondering, "REAHUH?" (Tim Allen sound from Home Improvement) the title comes from one of my favorite Monty Python sketches with John Cleese and Michael Palin. You can see them perform it on YouTube: . Out of context, the keeper of a petshop has passed off a stuffed parrot as a real one, and is arguing that, "It's not dead, it's restin'!". One of the better exchanges (in my oh-so-humble opinion) goes like this:

Cleese: ...I took the liberty of examining that parrot, and discovered that the only reason it'd been standing on the perch in the first place was that it'd been nailed there.

Palin: Well of course it was nailed there! Otherwise, it would've muzzled up to those bars, and VOOM!

Cleese: (hold up parrot) Look, matey. This parrot wouldn't voom if I put four thousand volts through it. It's bleedin' demised!

(Boisterous Applause, as my good friend would say.)

Hence, the title of the blog.

Anyway, on with the record keeping. I went to school today (gasp!) and had a lovely first block acting and analyzing the Shakespearian classic, Macbeth. Then, we had a random fiesta in Spanish, and I brought a hastily made dish of Aiola, which is essentially minced garlic in mayonese, used as a dipping sauce for stuff like potatoes, croutons, and shrimpish-type things. No big events in third or fourth block.

In the evening, I tried my best to follow the Cannucks vs. Anaheim series (on radio and internet, I don't have cable) while working on my creative presentation for English (a poem I'm writing on the book 1984, in which I'm using Iambic Pentameter, hence the title of today's post), which I'm very interested in, being that my favorite player is on Anaheim (J.S. Giguere, #35, G), and Vancouver is pretty much my favorite team, as it's local for me. Anaheim wins 5-1! YES! WOOT! WE MUST NOW DO THE DANCE FOR JOY!

On second thought, let's not, and say we did.

World Peace