Ok That's it. I've had enough.
I'm officially sick of seeing and hearing about Paris Hilton.
After watching a report on the morning news, seeing 3 articles on oneline news sites and then Cat, Lisa and the Sheriff and John Moore this morning yaking ad nausium today about her. Albeit the later were making fun of her and talking about the over saturation on P.H. ... they WERE still talking about her.
... I snapped.
So I wrote emails to CBC and CTV news to start (as they are the places I typically go for news. I've avoided Yahho news for a while now because not only do they offer far too much fluff, but then you get repetitious articles, on the same day about the same lame news.
Here's what I wrote. Now I know it's likel a bit too snotty. I tried people, I really tried to remove the snippiness and sarcasm, but I just couldn't do it. And at any rate it won't make a flipping difference, so why try and be polite?
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To whom it may concern,
Could you NOT report anything more, EVER again, about Paris Hilton on the legitimate NEWS. Be it TV or Internet. I am so sick of seeing, and hearing about her. No one cares. It degrades your broadcasts, websites and integrity. It degrades us all.
She is as newsworthy as the last time I clipped my toenails. Do you remember when that was? Exactly!
She is not newsworthy. Certainly not worthy of world news, or top stories. So much of the media even makes a point of commenting how tired they are of reporting about her, so why then do you continue? Who's lives are incomplete without this information? Who is threatening to sue you if you do not report it? If you are fearful of losing the demographic that is intrinsically interested in her, I suggest they are not worth keeping; they certainly don't care what is happening in the Middle East, Central Africa or for that fact even what is happening here in our own country.
If you feel you really MUST report on the comings and goings of a spoiled, over-indulged, over-privileged, talentless, media-whore then keep it where it belongs, to the equally useless and vapid 'Entertainment' reports on the likes of e-Talk or Entertainment Tonight. (I don't watch those)
Keep her where she belongs, in last weeks news. At the very least away from legitimate news. Never to be seen or heard from again, lest to line the bottom of a bird cage.
Thanks in advance,
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Thursday, June 28, 2007
Ok That's it. I've had enough.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
OK finally the fireworks competition has officially begun. I'm sorry, but Spain, you sucked! heh
England tonight was 1000 times better tonight. And they had to contend with competing lightning, contstant threatening thunder showers and high winds. And from our vantage point we also had to deal with the smoke and the stink of the fireworks, and still within 5 minutes we were already indicating just how much better these were to last week.
The newlyweds Graham and Tony came over to view the pyrotechnic display with us. We had a chance to reminisce about their wedding all these 3 days ago heh. Can I just say again how happy we are for them, and just how much fun we had! straight weddings should oly be as wonderful and fabulous! :-) I made an impromptu Sangria and they brought over a cheesecake so it was a fab-u night to be sure.
I again took some pics of the fireworks, and was really not expecting much. In fact, I thought these would be worse because of the haze and the smoke backdraft, but was pleasantly surprised.
Now keep in mind when I take these pics, it's from my digital poop nothing camera. On a tripod, with the flash off. When I click the button it only takes a picture about 45 seconds later. So I basically just keep the camera aimed and click the shutter button as soon as it allows me and enjoy watching them, in the here and now. It's only after I load the pics onto my lap top that I see what was captured.
I took 55 pics tonight and only 10 am I sharing with you. But can I just say that the last pic impressed the shit even outta me! And the boys muchos likey too! LIFE magazine pics these are not, but they're fun. And I think give you an idea of what we experienced.
OK, so not a bad start...
Creepy / weird. Alien spiders, no?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Someone gave me a link to this site a coupleday and well I gotta tell you I went through all 86 pages so far and I gotta say I nearly wet myself on many of em.
You wanna smile? laugh? cheer yourself up when you are having a crapfest of a day? THIS site is the cure!
Monday, June 25, 2007
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Well, last night was one incredible night (as I indicated in my last post) But as amazing as the night was, as happy as I am for Graham and Tony, what really capped it all off for me, what was indeed the cherry on top for me took place at about 11 pm...
Joy and happiness.
Friends and family.
Tears and laughter.
...and an open bar!
Our close friends, Graham and Tony got married on Sunday. I've known Graham for more than 15 years, five of those we were a couple. I've had my fair share of boyfriends over time, completely lost touch (and reality) with many of them, all in fact except for Graham. We remained friend after our break up. It was not always easy but we did it and I think we're both the better for it. And I absolutely love Tony. When they first met it was just after Graham had thankfully gotten himself out of a very dysfunctional relationship (NO! not with me! heh) All of Graham's friends were very happy to meet Tony and all very quickly we all gave our stamp of approval. Didier and I were only too glad to be a part of their special day.
The day started around 3 pm at our place. We offered our place (only 2 short blocks from the location of the wedding) to use our place as their 'base camp' as it were so that would not have to spend any extra time or frustrations in driving to and from, to and from their home to the reception hall. They came over with a few other friends, we were 9 in total. This gave us all a little time to sit around the dining room table, reminisce about this and that, joke around and more importantly keep their minds occupied and their nerves calm before the big event.
The boys then took a run over to the location to check on the DJ, flowers and so on then came back for the final prep. Getting dressed. And if you think it's easy for two men to get dressed for a wedding, think again.
Then up to the roof to take a few pics. A Group shot...
(That's me off to the far left with my Leopard print tie - 'natch, and Didier beside me.)
And here's one of the happy couple moments before they plunged into wedded bliss.
Then off to the wedding, the Men in Black arrive.
After a bit of a meet and greet mingling and a few more drinkie-poos, god love em they had an open bar, (nothing like a room full of tipsy gay men I can assure you) the main event was ready to begin.
I've never been one for a stuffy, emotionally retarded, and usually over the top religious weddings. So many trappings in so many hundreds of years of organized religion. Family imposes there own added level of ritual and circumstance, and usually their fair share of issues and drama. I'm glad for both Graham and Tony that this was not the case for them. It was a civil ceremony, with it's fair share of humour (see my Quote of the Week -10- for a small hint at that) which I have to say I enjoyed.They did their own thing, not too much, just the right amount. Instead of vows they offered words of love and devotion, with moments that reflected their already 8 years as a couple. Their ups and downs, their passions, heartbreaks, laughter and tears. there was not a dry eye in the place, even the Notary was crying!
What made this day I think that much more special was the fact that the ceremony and reception were held in the very building where they met. Eight years to the day. On June 24th 1999 they met on the roof top terrace of the Bourbon Complex in the village. And it was there, too, that yesterday they became a married couple. The Complex that contains a couple restaurants, bars and a hotel, also has a reception hall and a chapel (the two of which are connected). It was on my suggestion that they booked this place for their wedding. Aside from the obvious simplicity of having both wedding and reception in the same location, it was after all where they met. It was truly the natural choice for their day and I think it made their special day, that much more special.
The reception was just as much fun. People were hopping from table to table and having a grand time. And the most popular spot was on the private balcony overlooking Ste-Catherine street. What began at 5 pm came to a close around 1:30 am. And even still then the party continued when a smaller group headed to Parking to dance the remainder of the night await. And for those with the stamina to go on, off to the after hours Stereo to bring in the morning. Alas I said my final congrats and adieus at 1:45 as the sand man was calling and my 5:45 am wake up call was not very far away.
To the happy couple I wish nothing but a long life together, filled with Joy, Passion, Laughter and Love.
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Sunday, June 24, 2007
Well it's Fete St-Jean... but we are in the gay village, and the queen of all drag queens, Mz Mado Lamotte had a Drag Show last night at the corner of Ste Catherine O. and Amherst to celebrate St Jean, which was too much fun. Nana doing Nanette Workmans "Lady Marmalade" was PRICELESS! Anywhooooo, since the show was so great I decided to wish all a bonne Ste-Jeanne
Take that frenchies!
And now we're off to our friend's wedding details demain.
Friday, June 22, 2007
5 words for this:
First of all, who the hell are these people that they think they're so damned important and busy that they have to make those calls while they're taking a shit? It can't wait 5 minutes?
And who the hell are they to think that people want to talk to them while they're pinching one? Or won't mind if they find out?
It's bad enough when people answer the phone when it rings while on the throne... and why there's a phone there in the first place is a mystery to me. I mean they either have one there or carry around a cordless or their cell phone everywhere they go, and in any of those cases who is that important that they need to be able to reached while otherwise 'engaged'?
What's even worse are those that decide to take or make a call when in a public restroom.
1) People already speak loud enough when on their cell phones to begin with. The acoustics in the average public john are a little hollow and 'echo-y' are they not? Yelling into their cell phone just makes the sound worse.
2)Then add in the myriad of musical sounds that are already in play in that room. Remember, it's a PUBLIC washroom, there's likely someone else if not many others there feeding the fish etc.
3) Lets add to this the callers OWN vocal performance as nature takes hold ...
Come on people.
Take 5 minutes, relax the old sphincter and give the cell phone a rest too.The reason I'm even talking about this is because yesterday in the mens room at work, a fellow co-worker, apparently well overworked with not enough hours in the day, had to squeeze in not one but TWO business calls while squeezing something else altogether out his business end (if you know what I mean, and I know that you do). Did you hear me folks... BUSINESS CALLS.
As he was talking he was also grunting... I mean it was MORE than obvious what he was doing by his speech. I was absolutely mortified. I swear I feel like talking to his superior about this, I mean what sort of impression of the company is this guy portraying?!?!
I've realized people were on the phone with me on a couple of occasion in the past and when I find out, I simple say, 'Call me when you're free please. " and hang up. That's sick and it's rude and I'll not be a party to it, thank you very much! And when they call me back, rest assured I ask what room they are in.
Look, I read the book, 'Everybody Poos' . I get it. But really... who thinks that ANYONE wants to share their BM's with them. Is it me? Am I the only one that things this is just a skotch over the line?
Long weekend my ass!
It's a long weekend in Québec this weekend, Sunday is 'Fête National' dontcha know. But since it's on Sunday, Monday is the technical day off.... Monday practically everything is closed... 'practically everying' being the operative words. Where I work, we have clients in every other province... so we gotta be open.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
...that's good enough for me!
A REAL cookie... not a Margaret Cho cookie!
I'm a total sheep. I'll do any lame 'personality quiz' with a pop culture bent. This one was cute, and as with John (Everything but Poopie) surprisingly accurate! Who are you?
|You Are Cookie Monster|
Misunderstood as a primal monster, you're a true hedonist with a huge sweet tooth.
You are usually feeling: Hungry. Cookies are preferred, but you'll eat anything if cookies aren't around.
You are famous for: Your slightly crazy eyes and usual way of speaking
How you life your life: In the moment. "Me want COOKIE!"
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
IdFLQ = International des Feux Loto-Quebec.
So tonight was the first night of this year's Fireworks Competition. Not a bad start, but not a WOW start either. There were only a couple 'Ouuuuuh, Ahhhhh" moments. Not an award winner in my eye.
To make matters worse, what we thought was going to be THE PERFECT VIEW of the fireworks has been hindered by a new building. We can see em ok, but it's not the view we had hoped. I predict a summer of a LOT of eggings for a certain Penthouse Condo. *wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more.*
OK... back to the fireworks. They were ok, the music was fun. Lots of swing music. We found ourselves singing to a couple of em. Fun. I took a whirl at taking a few pics. Nothing spectacular... but then my digital camera is basic and not at all whiz-bangy enough to do the fireworks justice. But for better or worse, here's a couple that, well, didn't totally suck.
Here's a pic I did not expect to be so nice... I'll try a couple more of these. I took this a couple minutes before the fireworks began. This is the church (St Pierre l'Apotre - St Peter the Apostle) that faces our condo. It was taken from the roof. I'll tell you this, we didn't see those amazing blues, in fact it was taken at 9:55pm so it was... well, dark. The only light was from the city. Me likey this one.
Going to see the dentist!
Leaving work an hour early and heading right to the dental office. And since this is my last visit for the year, *sniff sniff*, I even wore a purdy shirt! heh I'm gonna miss seeing my Dentist, the hawtie that he is! *sigh* And the up side he also lives in the village, so we'll run into him from time to time.
After tonight I will have a gleaming, sparkling, stellar smile. Git yer sunglasses ready kids, cause I'll be all smiles!
Once I'm finished there, *UGH* unfortunatley, I have a Condo Meeting. Our first Annual Assembly. Fun to be sure. (Not!) Fortunately It's in a bar so I'll get me a double anything and settle in with it and a straw. (Remember I'll still be all novicaned up! the straw will ne necessary!)
hmmm I was just thinking... if the Condo meeting was BEFORE the Dentist appointment I wouldn't need any novicane. Oh well, too late the re-arrange the schedule.
But then, the evening improves again... The Fireworks Competition starts tonight and we'll be watching from our roof top deck! YAY! We likey fireworks! --- it's no lie that the location of the condo, in association to the location of the fireworks competion was a factor in our selecting our home --- I'll see if I can take a pic or two... I've never tried to take pics of fireworks before with my digital camera. I'll be using the tripod for sure.
(Milky, you got any recommendations? Shutter rate? Exposure?)
Ok, is it 4 pm yet?!?!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Well, why didn't you?
We're not even sure if it was a new episode or not, likely a repeat already at this time of year, but I know after this one chance viewing, I'm a fan and will do all I can to get caught up on the show. LimeWire here I come!
Always liked Julia Louis-Dreyfus. From SNL to Seinfeld (all those great Elaine-isms!), to Watching Ella, with the added benefit that Steve Carell was on W-E as well. A real shame that show didn't make it. But hopefully this one will.
And the real surprise was Wanda Sykes is on the show too! ho-lee crap! Now they is funny!
So if you haven't seen it yet, you gotta!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Who's my Daddy? He is. And I love him. And I pray with every leopard print covered ounce of my being that he's going to be ok.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
I'm a white boy and I can't dance. Even with the gay gene I still can't dance. Actually that's not 100% accurate. I *can* dance, although not too great. I don't* like to* dance is a more accurate statement. That's ok, I get by. I don't enjoy, or for that matter 'get' most dance music anyway. It's either too repetitive, insipid or loud, or all of the above.
The real problem is I've been blessed with next to nothing but boyfriends that like to dance over time. And my partner Didier is no exception. He's a great little dancer too! Why, I can watch him for hours! heh But for him, I'd dance...
On occasion while out in a club, or wedding reception and provide the limbs have been amply plied with copious amounts of liquor, I'm good to go for a song or two, and provided the music is something I'd listen to anyway. Give me your Madonna, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode, les Rita Mitsouko and the like and I'm on the dance floor.
Well, this past weekend me and the man went to a party for our local Barber, Mohawk. Dinner, drinks, entertainment and dancing. So knowing that Didier would be on the floor, and because I wanted to be on the dance floor with him (for a song or two), and knowing full well I need the aid of a drinkie or two I made sure I had a few. Well a few turned into a few more, and no matter what the music, --all apparently great dance music based on the reaction from the crowd on the floor; noise if you asked me.-- did nothing for me, and neither did the Drink... 2 vodka coolers, 4 bottles and 5 pints of beer later and I was no closer to dancing. But remarkably I was not slurring my speech, or the least bit wobbly! (You can take the Boy outta the Maritimes, but you can't take the Maritimes outta the Boy)
So now I wonder... was the music that bad, in my own opinion or has my liver lost it's desire to dance as well?
Like the song says...
"But I don't feel like dancin'
When the old joanna plays
My heart could take a chance
But my two feet can't find a way
You think that I could muster up a little soft, shoe gentle sway
But I don't feel like dancin'
No sir, no dancin' today"
Sorry Didier, I promise I'll dance with ya (a song or two) at Graham and Tony's wedding. Promise! :-)
Friday, June 8, 2007
Justice HAS BEEN SERVED ladies and gentlemen! Paris 'boo hoo' Hilton is back in the slammer! Read more here.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Y'all know I like my Dentist, the every adorable, Dr. Marc Raper... But I will be only too happy in two weeks when I go for my last visit!
The needle tonight was NOT a pleasant experience... Apparently when they hit it just right you get this sort of electric shock shooting to the front of your jaw and let me tell you, I'm no wouse, I can take my share of pain, but this was beyond my threshold!
He was extremely apologetic, and mentioned that this happens now and again, but he's never experienced it himself and added that after my reaction tonight that he hopes he never does.
I tried to say "That's ok, I've had it happen twice before. That's why I went thirteen years without going back" But what came out was: "Thassss ok, I'vf haadb itp happfen twishe beforbe. Thasssss why I wennnbt thrshteebn yearsch wiffoutd goinnk backh" To which he responded, "I guess it's safe to assume that the freezing has kicked in rather fast tonight, huh?" (I guess *I* never mentioned that he's also a comedian! *GROAN*)
So, yea, he was right, the Novicane kicked in tout suite, ce soir! And we were off!
And within 30 minutes, three old amalgam fillings were removed and three brand spanking new white ones were put in their place.
When all was said and done, he added, "You know there's only two more to work on, and the needles are different for them. You ARE going to come back, right?" What could I say, he was practically begging me... and GAWD! is he cute when he play begs!
So stay tuned. In two weeks the final installment of DentistFest 2007 will draw to a close.
Yesseriebob, I'm headed back to Galerie Dentaire to see Dr Raper.
Watch for another post tonight with my regular "Quote from the Dentist". They never fail to amuse me, and usually arose me! wheeee!