Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

August 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips.  So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are.

I am only half way through this book, but can already tell it is going to be one of my all time favorites. The storytelling is beautifully conveyed through words, photographs, drawings and even blank pages. It is really impressive in how well it ties the story together, and is an integral part in what makes this book so great.

I wish my commute to work was an extra hour each day just so I could read more of this book.

Categories: books

Working Hard

July 8, 2010 1 comment

This is my office at work. Pretty typical. Pop bottles, pop cans, beer caps, sunglasses and my lab coat I made work get me hanging in the corner.

Categories: Random


June 25, 2010 Leave a comment

I got this wacky gizmo from work. I still don’t know what I am supposed to do with it though. So far I have about 10 Archie comics and a digital piano on it. In two weeks it hasn’t done anything remotely job related.

Also, I am addicted to chicken empanadas from Chez Jose. I have had five in the last three days. My stomach is a garbage can.

Three day weekend, NBD.

Oh, and here is a song I have been jamming out to lately. Makes me stoked on the summer and all of the amazing things it involves. Life is pretty cool these days.

Categories: Food

New Tattoo

June 23, 2010 3 comments

Going for it. Thanks to Kris at TCB in Toronto.

Categories: tattoo

Summer time.

June 10, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s been a while.

Work has been crazy, and freelancing on top of that has been nuts as well. I barely have time to sleep, let alone blog about my lack of sleep.

Anyways, life’s really good these days, and I just wanted to write a quick something here to let everyone know that I am still alive and well.

I will leave you with this –

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Spaghetti Tuesday.

April 27, 2010 2 comments

I basically do the same thing everyday. I wake up in the morning at about 730, go to work, come home at around 645, make food, start working on freelance work, start eating my food once it’s room temperature, stop freelancing, finally finish my 5 hour old food, hit Ninja Video, then fall asleep. This is basically my life (minus the weekend where I just sorta hang out on my couch from Friday to Sunday drinking wine), but to make things even more ritualized I make spaghetti every Tuesday. It started when the new Kids in the Hall came on, and I have basically kept it going since then.  Here are some shitty photobooth photos of me having a wild night –

The below picture looks super gross, but trust me, it tasted awesome. It sucked when half of it fell on the floor trying to take this photo with my computer.

Oh, and here I am celebrating.

I lead such a normal and boring life these days that sometimes it even surpises me. Screw it, i’m going to Tour Mode to get yelled at by Trev.

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My second favorite Kurt

April 19, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve been reading a lot lately because of the two two hours a day I am now commuting to work. Most people generally hate having a commute to work, but I think it is my favorite part of the day. I have an hour to get my brain together, and get to spend some quality time with a book. I think since I started my new job I’ve read 15 or so books, ranging from ficton, to biography’s to poetry and theory. I will pretty much read anything put in front of me.

Lately I have really gotten into Vonnegut, and have read the above three books in the last couple of weeks. I think my favorite would be Blue Beard, with Player Piano coming in a close second (I hated it when I first started reading it, gave it a break, and now I love it). I don’t know what it is about him, but his style of reading is just so easy to follow. His words just flow off the page and cast these visuals that make you never want the book to stop. I generally get a sad feeling everytime I have finished one of his novels, but at least I know that it is now time for a new one.

I hope to read everything he put out within the next year, and I look forward to getting on to the next one.

Oh, and on another note, I was at the following show 2 years ago to the day. That weekend was better then most.

Categories: books, Life, Music