Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Assholes adopting dogs from the SPCA and then selling them for big bucks online!!!

Today I saw something really dispictable.Here!

Read the tiny description. A person claims that they are selling their Goldendoodle dog that they just adopted from the SPCA in Alymer. The SPCA screens their adoptees really rigourously and some asshole got this god last week, paid about 350 for it and is selling it online now for 950$! Disgusting!

So what did I do? of course I sent the add to Alymer SPCA. The add that includes these peoples telephone number and email address.

Monday, July 30, 2007

More Egypt....

Predynastic Egypt (5,500 -3,100 BC) Certainly the most interesting to me because it holds a high level of mystery. As early as 5,500 BC there is evidence that the Egyptians had metal tools, and learned to domesticate livestock.

I love all the mystery. Most of all, can't help but think how incredible the egyptians were because of how long they were an empire for. So if we mark the end of the egyptian empire with the Greco-Roman Period than that takes us approximately to 395AD. If we begin with the end of the Predynastic period, (approx. 3100 BC) then they were around for approximately, 3500 years.

Thats pretty insane.. Anyway, I have always found it incredible to try and imagine that number or years.

If i could go to school to be an egyptologist I think I would come in my pants everyday that i woke up to go to school.

Those Crazy Ancient Egyptians!

Those crazy Egyptians!

Those of you who know me well know I'm Ancient Egypt crazy and spent my early elementary all the way into my teen years, absolutely adoring ancient egypt and consuming whatever information I could get my hands on. I'd be an expert if I had a degree... anyway, the above article I read today was just a little piece of interesting info. A mummy from between 1000 and 600BC is believed to have the first working prosthectic known to man.. a prosthetic big toe! Man ancient egypt rocks.

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Almighty Man and His Imaculate Music Knowledge and Talent

Todays post is dedicated to men that think because they have a penis, they are destined to become rock stars and therefore know more, feel more, and are more talented in the division of music than you.

Todays post is dedicated, to the fragile male ego of the unaccomplished guitarist and his self-proclaimed destiny, not to be the most technically advanced guitarist, but to bang a lot of chicks.

Yes my friends its sad but true that over 95% of male rockers weren't in it for the music, they're in it to be awed by the opposite sex. The other five percent break down like so : about 3% of them are gay and the other two actually are committed to the dream of being an accomplished musician or artist.

I must publish my utter distaste for a recent email I received by facebook. This correspondence came from a complete stranger yet someone who does live in Ottawa. (The author of the email shall remain nameless as I am not completely heartless and don't wish to further damage his ego)

The letter began and ended as so : (please be aware that I have not edited anything in the messages... nor the spelling and grammar errors or typos)

Hi i was wondering if you are interested in joining a project i have started its all girls and me/I sing and play lead/but we share some vocals as well/we need another female guitarist to finish the puzzle/all the girls are in ther early 20s so you'll be comfartable/if not and if you know if anyone interested please let me know

My initial reaction was, "am i to feel uncomfortable around people who are older than myself and perhaps even of a different sex?" and secondly "why is this guy seeking out young-ish girls to be his back-up band. Specifically looking for youngish girls?"

But my response was simple:
Hi there, I'm pretty busy with my band irght now. What kind of music do you play?

Then I receive this response from the man which immediately triggers my distaste :
We are a original hard rock project/thanks for the reply like i said if ya know of anyone else please let me know/Not to sound vain or mean but we are going for a certain image too/the girls have to be young and goodlooking/too bad you are so busy cause you fit the bill and this band is going take over this city as soon as we step in the scene/

I think you can clearly see why I'm unimpresed and annoyed. This asshole is recruiting "hot" gals to make himself look good. It's pretty obvious that musical talent isn't what he's looking for. To top it all off, he boasts at the end. So I give it to him straight :

I am currently in a feminist band. I would never be apart of something as shallow and gimiky as what you are suggesting.

I figured he'd get the picture and go back to his shallow attempt to be a rockstar. But no. I receive ANOTHER response.

Look yu didn;t have be insulting/i never insulted yu in anyway/i actually kinda complimented you/Im quite respected musician in this town you should be careful how yu speak to people/I'll give ya some friendly advice don;t be rude to people on the way up in the music scene cause your gonna those same people on the way down/Good luck/

Oh a respected musician!?! I should be careful? Who does this guy think he is? And why is he trying so hard to assure me (or himself?) that he's a rockstar? I can't hold my tongue of course...

dude, your cockiness gives me the right to say whatever I want. You wanna build a band that has attractive people in it. thats totally lame and pathetic. Real rockers don't have to look a certain way, and people with talent are rarely the beautiful ones. I find your approach to music offensive.

Furthermore, if you we're "quite a respected musician in this town" , then I would have heard of you since I'm a local promoter and work with the clubs here. I don't appreciate being told to watch my mouth by someone who thinks they are "on the way up" since I'm already as you say "up". Perhaps it is you who should be watching your words.

Had too. Sorry! The guy is pretending he's all up in the scene when he isn't. I googled him. Nothing! All he ever did thats in print as far as I can research, is replace a guitarist in light rock band that caters to festivals for middle aged people and the children they force into going. The very fact that he assumes I'm nobody is even funnier to me. Cause it's not that I'm a rockstar or anything but I know the scene extremely well. There are very few bands in this damn city that I haven't heard of. If he were say, some Kelp Records artists, maybe I'd have some respect for him, but he's not even that!!! He's NO ONE!

What exactly is it that forces guys to make outrageous and untrue statements in the instance of rejection or in this case, at the very least, a disagreement. I know so many guys that freak when you disagree with them. It's like you've just challenged their dick to perform in 40 below !?

What goes here goes in other conversations as well. I, as well as friends of mine, have taken repeated blows from men who simply maintain that we are wrong in our musical taste and factual music history whenever conversation turns in that direction?

I'm starting to believe the lack of respect and knowledge is due to my first statement... that 95% of men are simply only into music to bang chicks, and if a man only sees women as walking vaginas then why the hell would he respect your musical taste, opinion, talent or artistic entegrity?

I guess I'm just lucky I found one thats in the other 2% of the equation.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Losing Faith. why not?

This article was posted on Pandagon the other day. read it. It's about NY Times collumnist William Lodbell. He use to be a religious collumnist and the article is about how he lost his faith after years of covering the sex scandles, rape, denile and cover-up of the chatholic church.

It has some information that I've actually never read before. I'd like to read some of his old collumn.

Celebrities Are Drunks, Addicts and All Out Losers Who Don't Deserve Their Money or Fame.

What's with celebrities being unable to behave themselves?!

Young Female Role Model, Lindsay Lohan has again been arrested for drunk driving. The police also released a statement saying they recovered a small amount of what they believe to be cocaine, in the car.

How fucking lame is that!? I wondering if she was wearing underwear this time? oh SNAP!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What A DOWNER....

Keep those gals from talking to eachother!!

Yeah so I found this today which is basically a follow-up article to the one yesterday i guess. This one talks about 11 year old girls commisserating.

Monday, July 16, 2007

"Girls, A friendly chat won't cheer you up"

AHAHAHAHA Read this article. Apparently we should stop the young women of the world from talking to eachother on the phone because it increases depression.

"This is an interesting study. It is natural for adolescents, especially girls, to turn to their friends for advice and support,” she said. “But just because someone has good friends, it does not mean they will necessarily receive the proper support. If a problem is being dwelt upon excessively or to the exclusion of all other topics, it may be appropriate for adults to step in and try to help.”

How do you think that will strengthen the mother-daughter relationship?

The picture is really laughable too. She's twirling her hair and wearing pink! oh yeay! and on a cellphone. Seriously, I really hate parents who give their teens cellphones...

WTF Mate?!

ACK! I've mostly been ranting to myself lately. Make no mistake, I've continued complaining about things even tho I have not posted about it!!

Complaint of the day is, "why do banks suck so hard?" I got declined for a credit card. ME!? and why? I'm guessing cause I missed payments on my student loan back when I was 19. great... I love that mistakes you makes when your 19 will haunt you for the rest of your financial life. This was right after they decided to make yur student loan a credit issue. After skipping a few payments that I simply could not afford, they put a lean on my social insurance number so I couldn't collect income tax. whoopdy doo! I don't care. the thing is, I want and need a credit card. So now I'm gonna have to figure out a way to do that. So I'm going back to the bank, tell them how much money I make and be like "WTF mate?!" Just because I was poor when I was 19!! Dude I make money now!1 give me a credit card. So stupid.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Dogs Dogs Dogs

OKAY! Time for my obsessive dog/puppy post!! I'm so excited to get my Jack Russel back. I know she's gonna like living here in Ottawa a block from the big dog park!
I'm currently working on convincing Justin to let me get another dog. I know i know, I should be happy being able to have the one dog. But honestly, I'd rather have two. So I can't help but check out the Humane Society page to see if their are any urban friendly dogs. The problem with the Humane Society is that they don't seem to like adopting dogs to people as young as me. But I'm persistent. However, lately they'e only had dogs that they recommend for people with fenced in back yards. I still really want to get a Grey Hound.

I was looking into other breeds, you know researching. A friend of mine has a Puggle. So cute. But all those cross-breeds kinda make me nervous. Crossbreeding tends to be accompanied by health problems. I think I want my second dog to be a rather large one. Medium to large. So what are my favorite breeds of dog? Well besides Greyhound.

Boxers, Pugs, English Bulldogs, Bloodhounds, Vizsla, Pharoh Hounds (impossible to find around here),

I'm a big fan of pointers as well.

So I was reading about Jack Russell's on Wikipedia. It hit me that Terri has never been a typical terrier from what I can remember.(I haven't seen her in 2 years) She's of course energetic but not very vocal like a lot of terriers. She's lived with cats so she tends to ignore them. She likes to chase birds and smaller animal occassionally, but not to a point where she won't listen if you call her. She did have quite the Napoleon complex for a few years and would be agressive with bigger dogs, but over years of staying at kennels through vacations, she's pretty easy going with other dogs. Although, she likes to play with dogs her own size. Terri's big problem is that she was never crate trained. So she's aggressive if smeone closes the door to her kennel while she's in there. However, crating isn't something we'll need to do with terri since we don't drive and terri prefers to travel in cars with her head out the window anyway.

My Birthday is coming!

Okay, okay. So I haven't had much to rant about. Mostly I'm just happy the month is over and I can jump into July. June was a nightmare! I mean in the professional hell sense of the word nightmare. Last night however, I had a real nightmare about a ghost that kept chasing me around this lovely old home. This morning I'm suffering from a bad case of acid reflex and I stupidly forgot my Pepto at home... that's my current nightmare. I'm trying to drink my tea and it burns. I needs some tums or something!

Well it's July, and you know what happens in July don't you? My birthday!! The hardest part is trying to figure out what to do. I always have the lamest birthdays. I invite 20 people and three show up. I don't expect this year to be any different. i will most likely have a small gathering and eat a lot.Maybe I'll go to a restaurant. Mmm Haveli's. The most amazing Indian food I've ever had the pleasure of tasting.

But seriously it won't be much of a party. I might even keep it to myhouse and just make lots of food.

Today's word of the day is : rockefeller. I dunno why but I just kept thinking about it this morning.. What would I do if I were freaking rich and charitable. I probably "save the animals".