Matthew Good show tonight. I’ve been to about 7 or 8 over the past 10 years. The first one was at David Hawk’s Modern Rock Circus at the Plaza of Nations. Matt was on just before the closing act (Sloan) and introduced the band as “Air Supply”. I heard Raygun, Alabama Motel Room… and was instantly a fan. I can’t wait for the show tonight. Matt Good @ the Commodore. Can’t find better Vancouver entertainment anywhere else.
I’m selling my car today. It will be painful/emotional, but it’s time to go. I don’t really need it anymore since I’m living downtown, and I’d rather have the money I spend on financing and insurance in my pocket each month (mostly to afford this new downtown rent). I was Google Image searching for car icons to use in the post and this pic came up. That’s right. It’s a stretch VW Beetle Limo, 2004. Wicked.
My car served me well in the short time that I had it. Took a massive roadtrip to California a few weeks after purchasing it. Other than that, just a few trips to the Okanagan and I used it to move twice. I’ll miss my car car, I’ll have to take the ‘loser cruiser’ everywhere I go now. I don’t mind walking, I don’t mind walking in the rain. I’ve been told for roadtrips now I can just rent a car, which I’m not opposed to.
I’ve owned two cars throughout my life and I’m only 25 (yes…. ONLY! :p). I look forward to owning another someday….or maybe a magic carpet … a lil’ 3 seat’a 😉
Last night I watched a movie I’ve been meaning to see for a while now. I was channel surfing and found it starting on movie central. Good Bye, Lenin. It was rather amusing and actually pretty informative for those who knew little about the GDR or life on the other side of The Wall.
Everyone seems to have MSN My Space blogs now. It’s cute! And there’s fancy colours and people are keeping them up to date with lovely entries. So if my friends aren’t online (although most of them are 90% of the time) I can just check out their Space and see what’s new. This is NOT a plug for MSN 🙁 aw crap, I guess it kinda is….
My sister‘s is really great because she’s rather eloquent and insightful although she does often divulge childhood tales about she and I that could be rather embarassing… but I just take it to mean she loves me. I tell her everyday… that she loves me :-p and and and also! I checked out Apay‘s this morning. She’ll be back in town for Christmas this year, can’t wait! Last time I saw her we were getting lei’d in Toronto.
In other news…Canucks are undefeated on home ice YIPPEEE! Which means when Columbus comes to town tomorrow they’ll probably totally choke.
The next “holiday” of sorts is Remembrance Day. It’s not so much a holiday holiday as a stat-holiday; we wear poppies, talk about war, remember WWI, WWII things and people and places… elementary school students will be reciting ‘In Flanders Field’.
I remember when the “new” 10 dollar bill came out with the poem printed on it. Everyone (including myself) thought it had a typo: “In Flanders Field the poppies grow between the crosses row on row”. Although on the bill it says blow. What an outrage. Turns out – “we” were all wrong and the note was right. Blow. Go figure.
Now I didn’t have any relatives fight in the “great wars” for Canada… they actually were on opposing sides, Axis and Allies, on sides fighting over the same continent. I won’t get too much into world history or politics. I just know that I would really like to pick my Oma’s brain about her time spent during those years. I have a 20 page document from her niece, which is almost precisely that. I just have to find a translator.
okay i made it. events tonight: cleaning lady scared the bejesus outta me…. and… well that’s about it. there’s really not much on tv (without cable) at this hour. lots of ads for phone chats, skin creams and vaccuums. i have been a google master. i have played Word Mojo. i’m ready to pass out. time to walk down the street to my car so i can go home to my bed. safety first.