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I am 50% CANADIAN!!!

(Take the Canadian-ness test)


I have some Canadian in me by virtue of the fact that my Grandmother was born in Nova Scotia. That HAS to count for something! Oh yeah, I'll be going to Nova Scotia next summer with my parents and Grandmother. I'm super psyched about it already!


Yes. I felt that earthquake two Saturday's ago. Yes it was cool. I also experienced that mondo storm that went through yesterday (spawning a tornado several counties over). Yest it was cool.

Damn Computer, Again

Still no computer. Expect spotty blogs until then (preferably a nice blue spottiness). Many apologies. Last week was hell for work. Still feeling slightly burned out from all the hours. On the happy side, this coming weekend is the Maple Syrup festival in Gerry, NY. Woo hoo! I love that sugary stuff :-)


I had a nice long post yesterday that was eaten by the Blog Monsters. I'm not even sure my sight is visible at the moment since I'm not able to look at other blog*spot sites. Ah well.

Tonight I have a long meeting in store (Legislature). That's kind of how my whole week is going to work. That's life! I'll put a better update on here when I'm positive I can publish it (and it won't be destroyed).
God I HATE My Computer!!

My computer died this weekend. I just found out about a half-hour ago, when I talked to Matt long-distance. Blar. Apparently, our computer (which is only a year old) just up and "shit the bed." Fortunately, it's still under warranty and H-P is replacing the hard-drive for free. It just means I'll have trouble updating this and doing my usual email for awhile. Argh.

Other Weekend Stuff

The weekend otherwise has been cool. I got to see one of my friends from elementary school (and forward). I also got to see a friend I hadn't seen in six years. That was fairly rockin' as well. Sorry, had to get my "Singles" line in there somewhere. Actually, the weird part about this weekend is that I realized a few things about myself communication-wise.

A. I don't make eye contact anymore when I talk to someone. Don't know why.
B. I'm still very shy in groups or when meeting someone for the first time (or seeing for t…
Out of This Town

I'll be headed out of this town as soon as possible this afternoon. The funny thing is this: I'm getting out of town (for my Dad's birthday), but in a way to get away from work. I mean.. that's what the weekend is for, right? I just found out my boss is also headed up to Rochester, but to see Black Sheep at the Water Street Music Hall (this is the pre-Foreigner band that Lou Gram was a part of.. according to Shep at least). Guess that changes things up a bit! Not that I'll run into him, but I do have to chuckle a little.

So no blogs until then unless I truly get bored or have free-time! Have a super weekend (even though it's going to get cold here).
So-Called-Perfect Summer Compilation

Ok, I think I've got down all the songs to that compilation I referred to as the "perfect" summer compilation:

1. The Cure - Out of This World
2. October Project - Where You Are
3. Portishead - Wandering Star
4. Dave Matthews Band - Crush
5. Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
4. XTC - Church of Women
5. Semisonic - Singing In My Sleep
6. October Project - Be My Hero
7. XTC - The Wheel and The Maypole

I have this feeling I left off a song somewhere.. like there should be at least two more songs in there, but since it was recorded on one side of a 90-minute cassette, I doubt it. I think any compilation I create in the near future will probably include some Crowded House, Dire Straits, Cracker, Bon Jovi, and Talking Heads. Just musing right now.

Shot To Hell

My next two work days are shot to hell with meetings or school tours. I wouldn't mind if the hours weren't going to drive me crazy. Fortunately, I'm getting out of to…
Misguided Music Compilations

I saw a link to this compilation via Meg. There's just something wrong with putting together a compilation of Gregorian chants and calling it Gregorian Chillout. I mean.. really.

Need Guidance for Compilation

I'm in that Spring mood finally where I need to make a compilation. I have no idea what direction I want to go in musically. Usually I like I choose upbeat, spring-y, summer-y type music but I think I really topped myself last year (or was it two years ago?) with a tape I made. I'll provide the track list for that once I can find the tape, listen to it, and scribe the songs I recorded. It's really quite good!

Off to work now.
Plans Dashed by Rain

Matt and I had numerous plans for this weekend that involved the outdoors (hiking, gardening, washing & waxing our cars), but all those were scrapped as rain moved into the area. We need the percipitation no doubt, but after being stuck in an office all day for a week, I was ready to be outside. Naturally, the weather is going to improve and then get nasty again for the weekend. Is there no justice?

How the Web Creates Minor Celebrities

With the proliferation of weblogs, some of the better written/designed sites are making minor celebrities of their owners. At least that's my opinion. Then there's the celebrities who seem to have dropped off the planet who re-emerge as their weblogs become more well read *ahem* Wil. The only reason I bring this up is because I had my AOL IM up today and Meg of "fame" had logged on. I almost hyperventilated and then sent an IM telling her I liked the link she provided to a crack-like game on t…
Quick Note of Thanks

A note of thanks to ChocolateOrange for the refferal (damn I'm tired because I'm not going to bother to spell check that) on the "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" quiz. I just like to say thanks since this darn Internet can be so unforgiving sometimes *grins* I think I better pop on off to bed. Ooohhh.. who would have thought I'd be acting this old at 25? *sighs*
Finally, The Trip to DC

Now that it's almost been a week I have time to jot down some of the illustrious details of Matt and my trip to our Nation's Capitol last week:

Wednesday: We left Jamestown just before 9am and headed down the back roads of Pennsylvania towards our destination. We arrived at the Marriott at Metro Center just after 4pm (not bad timing) and checked in. I highly reccommend looking for a room at this Marriott online if you're ever thinking of visiting DC. I got great rates (although parking ran $15-$22 a day), the place is beautiful, and it's literally steps away from a main Metro Subway station. Assuming we make a return trip, Matt and I are shooting for a bed and breakfast that's also close to a Metro station (Woodley Park). But that's another trip. Wednesday night we walked around the Tidal Basin with Chuck & Lori, trying to catch the Cherry Blossoms before they blew off the trees. Chuck then cooked us a great meal of marinara sa…
And Who Says Cows Aren't Smart?

This article proved to me that some animals do have a clue. It also proved to me that there are some nutty, but good intentioned people in this world. Praise whoever that!
How Ironic

which "monty python and the holy grail" character are you?

this quiz was made by colleen

And yes.. I will probably keep posting quiz results until I get an honest chance to write something worthwhile. My sincere apologies.. I will make it up to you soon! That's assuming that this weekend isn't so lovely that I spend most of it playing in the dirt *ahem* I mean gardening.
Why Are There So Many Songs About Rainbows?
You are Kermit!
Though you're technically the star, you're pretty mellow and don't mind letting others share the spotlight. You are also something of a dreamer.Take the What Muppet Are You? Quiz!

Pardon the lack of posts lately. I'm getting back into work and stuff and just haven't had time to write a proper blog entry. I have to go do my taxes on (e-file of course). We will resume our normally scheduled program very soon. Incidentally, I think it's funny to hear Ozzy Osbourne's wife invite someone over to fight Ozzy in her proper English voice. Very funny.
Love the new image, you've come along way since wooden horses, but
as popular as ever.

Computer virus quiz

Safe and Sound

We made it back safely! I hope to give a review of the trip sometime this week. There's so many details, so hopefully I can whittle those down to something manageable blog-wise. Hope everyone that was on holiday the past week had a great time *grins* Back to the grind for now.
Let Me Know Where You Are

Check out the Guestmap feature on the left column under my daily blogs. Pretty cool feature I think!
Some Updates

First off, I'm very glad to say that no one was hurt in the fire on 1st Street in Jamestown. I'm especially glad since Matt was one of the people in the building at the time. Yeah. He's still very pissed about the whole situation since Fire Investigators are pretty sure it was arson. No one has been caught yet. I'll update you if there's any news. Here's the blurb from the article since there's not a direct link to it:

4/2/02 - Ten off-duty city firefighters were called in to battle two blazes early Saturday morning. The first fire was reported at about 12:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived at 101 E. First St., thick black smoke was coming from first- and second-floor windows of the two-story building, according to Captain Chet Harvey of the Jamestown Fire Department. Eight musicians who had been practicing in the building and had reported the blaze told firefighters that there might be a tenant on the second floor of the building. Firef…