September 1: Diem Horribilus

1 09 2010

September 1 sucks the big one (so cut me some slack and ignore my horrendous Latin).

First, I managed to get a giant glob of shampoo in my eye in the shower this morning, temporarily blinding myself for about 5 minutes. Them, work was horrid – busy and frustrating – and as has been the case for the past month and a bit, I worked a 10-hour day. All that was keeping me the slightest bit upbeat was the thought of heading home and crashing/vegging.

The only thing standing in my way? One idiot woman.

Get comfy…this is good:

So I made my way home only to find someone had parked in front of my driveway, completely blocking it, and there were NO spots on my street for me to pull into. So I had to park a block away and walk back over (not a huge deal but annoying when I have a driveway right by my front door).

Came inside and immediately wrote an angry note to put on the misplaced car then I was planning to phone the Parking Auth. to have it towed. That may seem harsh BUT it’s clearly a driveway, it’s against by-laws to block it AND given my rough last month and a half, my patience for idiocy is at a low ebb.

As I went out, I saw one of my neighbours talking to a random woman on the street (they didn’t know each other, just exchanging pleasantries) when he saw me…he was like “some idiot blocked your driveway, didn’t they?” My face must’ve lit up…someone to rant to. Huzzah! So we spent 2 or 3 minutes talking about it and rolling our eyes.

The random woman is still there, listening to us, btw.

As we’re talking, I walk over to put the note on the car. As I’m going for the wiper blade, SHE speaks up: “Oh…that’s my car.”

To quote John Oliver, “Well, well, well…looks like we caught us a DOUCHEBAG!” So I pointed to my blatantly RIGHT GODDAMN THERE driveway and said “Yes, well as I was saying…I can’t park in my driveway because you’re blocking it.” I illustrated my point by indicating all items involved in said problem, in case it wasn’t clear. Given she blocked it in the first place, I couldn’t be sure she would get it.

Her response? Wait for it…it’s legendary… “Well…what do I do?”

Wait…what? WHAT? Why don’t you HAZARD A GUESS? I want you to MOVE YOUR CAR. Just a thought.

I finally pointed out that there was room behind her car, she COULD just back-the-hell-up if actually finding another paring spot was too weirdly intimidating for her.

I left her to ponder this as I went to get my car and drive it back. When I got there, she was still trying to back up. 2 minutes later, she had finally moved.

She got out of her car as I was walking to my front door and said she was worried about the car behind her. She thought she should move forward (so she’d be blocking me IN this time…delightful…and also, is she kidding?) because the car behind her wouldn’t be able to get out. I pointed out that the person had tons of room at the back of their car too and if they couldn’t manage to get out of a parallell parking spot, they needed to move to another city (along with her…though I kept that last part to myself).

Then I walked in and shut my door before I throttled her.

This day is, to quote El Tigre Chang, THE WORST.





Puppets take over The Late Late Show’s 1000th episode

19 12 2009

If you’re not already watching the fantastic Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, you’re really missing out on something. Without question the funniest and sometimes quirkiest late night show out there, the show tends to fly under the radar and maybe because of that, gets away with trying some things that would never fly on any other show.

Take, for example, the show’s 1000th episode. The whole show was a celebration WITHOUT its host. That’s not to say Craig wasn’t involved but the show itself was hosted by a hand-puppet (voiced and performed by Craig), Wavey the Crocodile, and featured a puppet Sean Connery, shark puppet Aquaman, and interviews with Kristen Bell, Maria Bello and Jason Schwartzman (all conducted by Wavey). The whole show ended with Wavey the Crocodile lip-synching to James Taylor’s You’ve Got a Friend while surrounded by some of the re-occurring sketch characters (and puppets) from the show. Craig is actually visible here…but he’s dressed up as his character-version of Prince Charles. Seriously awesome and out there stuff.

But perhaps the best moment was when Jason Segel (along with Nathan Danforth and The Broken West) came on to perform his song, Dracula’s Lament, from his film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Like in the film, it’s performed via a puppet Dracula…and to be clear, this is one of the best things I’ve ever seen on a TV talk show. It’s not often you see something quite this original and off-the-wall on network TV and for that, I thank you Mr. Ferguson (and Mr. Segel). Take a look at the awesomeness for yourself:

All hail Craig, Jason and all the puppets!





Tweet Round-Up for Today!

19 12 2009

Want to know what I’ve been up to? Check out this loverly round up of my riveting Tweets from this very day:

  • 11:12 @cherrysberries – Congrats on the one year! I’m approaching that very milestone myself! #
  • 11:42 Wishing this day off had turned out as planned…not sure if I’m going to be able to squeeze in all my errands now. Boo. #
  • 14:07 Got some errands out of the way but still not enough time to finish my shopping. Boo! Looks like I’ll have to brave the stores this weekend. #
  • 14:33 @Deb_Fosten – Yeah, if I’m not in on Monday, you’ll know I didn’t make it ;) #
  • 19:45 @fuzzz – miss you at the Firkin! Though sushi sounds yummy. #
  • 23:32 So great catching up with my CHUM peeps…must do it more often! #
  • 00:39 Watching #Dollhouse on time-shifting…absolutely loving both hours! #

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Tweet Round-Up for Today!

18 12 2009

Want to know what I’ve been up to? Check out this loverly round up of my riveting Tweets from this very day:

  • 11:53 Time for holiday pot luck and gift exchange! A nice low key day after an awesome #hohoto night! #
  • 13:36 @PaigeSaid – That dress was GORGEOUS, btw! Didn’t get a chance to say hi but had to comment…just lovely. #
  • 14:34 Just noticed I got a huge paper cut sometime in the past hour…have no idea how. Weirdness. #
  • 14:40 @whitewinemusic & @bruceadam just missed me making a spectacularly klutzy move when my office chair rolled away when I went to sit down. #
  • 14:46 @whitewinemusic – yes! I managed to hop on as it was rolling away…but I think I pulled something while trying not to fall over…lol #
  • 14:52 @ryotgrrl – I think I may have just dozed off there for a second…totally feeling your pain. #
  • 14:59 Looks like I’ll be stuck at work until after 6 pm due to Yonge Street closures for the Olympic Torch relay… #
  • 17:52 Currently sitting in @fuzzz’s office watching the Olympic Torch go by! #
  • 17:55 Ooohhhh…it comes with a rave/party bus…who knew?? This is quite the parade… #
  • 17:59 I just know I’m going to see the flame go by at some point…that parade comes minutes ahead of the actual runner. Waiting… #
  • 18:02 There it is! Stopped and did a pass right in front of our building! #
  • 18:15 @sweetmonimons – No! It was a woman then she passed it off to a guy (who some people here knew) as they passed by. No idea who. #
  • 18:16 @sweetmonimons – He was apparently carrying it at Yonge and Eg: twitpic.com/txm98 #
  • 00:02 I’m so excited for Iron Man 2, it’s not even funny. If you haven’t seen the new/first #trailer – check it: bit.ly/5ZReuq #

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Tweet Round-Up for Today!

17 12 2009

Want to know what I’ve been up to? Check out this loverly round up of my riveting Tweets from this very day:

  • 16:58 @fuzzz – That site is all @miVi3k…she’s the awesome one, blame/thank her :) #
  • 17:00 First off to the work holiday bash – then later off to #hohoto! Can’t wait to see everybody! #
  • 20:12 @bruceadam and @fuzzz won prizes at the work party…sadly @ryotgrrl and I did not. #
  • 21:13 Totally just won the prize I really wanted…awesome to the sauce! #
  • 00:10 @modernmod is currently playing the #Glee version of Don’t Stop Believin’ at #hohoto…awesomesauce! #

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Tweet Round-Up for Today!

16 12 2009

Want to know what I’ve been up to? Check out this loverly round up of my riveting Tweets from this very day:

  • 08:26 It’s official…#GoldenGlobe noms coming up at 8:35 (EST)…the anticiption is killing me! #
  • 08:28 @GMMRTV – I missed them too! Apparently coming up at 8:35 (EST) on The Today Show. #
  • 08:30 @GValentino – No! What happened? #
  • 09:04 Matthew Morrison got a Best Actor nod for #Glee! That makes me happy! #goldenglobes #
  • 12:22 @alisonbrie – Sometimes it’s the perfect start to a day! It’s when I start doing it every day that things get problematic ;) #
  • 13:17 @GValentino – WOW…that IS a bad experience. I’m very impressed you didn’t end up hurting them! #
  • 13:21 @EWMandiBierly – Prob not original, but I’d love to know what her fave musical number has been so far this season (to film/to sing!) #Glee #
  • 13:24 I have a certain @thenixon in my office…and he is, dare I say it, adorable. #
  • 13:25 @Pica_A – Aw, man! What a great thing to have…especially now! #
  • 14:06 RT @popcandy: Don’t miss #CraigFerguson tonight (1000th show!). He’ll have puppets, Jason Segel, Kristen Bell and more: bit.ly/89ttsR #
  • 17:42 @bmattb – You betcha! Unless I yell it at @miVi3k…then there’s appreciative laughter (followed by eye rolling)… #
  • 17:45 @fuzzz – Fingers crossed for you and @thenixon! #
  • 18:05 @fuzzz – Hooray for clear test results! Boo to the mystery though :( #
  • 21:46 @modernmod – Ohhh…I’m generally a fan of what I’ve tasted from Inniskillin – let me know what you think of the Franc Reserve! #
  • 22:15 @cherrysberries – Thank you! #
  • 22:23 @jonsoja – Holy crap, sir…you’re back on the Twitters! #
  • 22:30 @fuzzz – Wow…those are two very different options! Did they give any recs as to which they would go with? #
  • 22:34 @fuzzz – True! Well hopefully he’ll have some concrete ideas tomorrow a.m. that’ll help! #
  • 23:11 Am I heading to bed BEFORE midnight? Yup! I know, I’m shocked too. Early start tomorrow then #hohoto, so you bet I’m gonna need the sleep! #

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Tweet Round-Up for Today!

15 12 2009

Want to know what I’ve been up to? Check out this loverly round up of my riveting Tweets from this very day:

  • 01:13 Was going to go to bed early but then @miVi3k officially made me a #Gleek. Now I’m on my 3rd ep of the night. #
  • 01:57 Wow…there goes the #Dexter suspense. Just got totally spoiled…serves me right for waiting to watch. #
  • 02:35 Wide awake and it’s almost 3 am…no idea why. Hate it when this happens. I’m going to be useless at work today. #
  • 10:53 Got my fingers crossed for @thenixon, @fuzzz and @sweetmonimons today! #
  • 11:29 Network at work today is glacially slow…so I’m just going to chill out and watch Glee while stuff downloads and uploads. Seems only fair. #
  • 11:32 @YorkSzeChan – No worries, no spoilers, I promise! Once you’ve watched, we must talk! For now, I’m just listening to the soundtracks #
  • 13:42 @bmattb – Actually had the chance to use "you’re a shrimp ring!" on someone over the weekend. Thought of you :) #
  • 14:20 @ThatCleverShark – Lovin’ the new photo blog, lady! #
  • 15:27 @VivienDean – That sounds like a whole day packed into one morning. Impressive! #
  • 16:21 That’s just all kinds of sucky pants: RT @GValentino- Phillies get Roy Halladay, Mariners get Cliff Lee, #BlueJays get what, Mariner Moose? #
  • 23:08 Just wandered ’round my ‘hood for 30+ min. in the Great Mailbox Hunt of ’09. I swear to god there was one closer than that! Apparently not! #
  • 23:09 On the plus side, it’s foggy, slightly damp and not too cold outside…kind of my favourite weather. DON’T JUDGE ME. #
  • 23:31 @ryotgrrl – I totally agree…not nearly enough Stinson either. #

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