.... The Messy Mind of J'rod: April 2007
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Friday, April 20, 2007

Hotspot at Second Cup, and only an hour to update the blog.

It is a gorgeous 21 degrees outside, and I don't have to start work until 4pm. So I suppose I should take the time to update the ol' blog a little bit.
I've actually been quite busy with the hustle and bustle of finding a place to live, deciding on school, working, writing, guitar practice, speech writing (yes Daniel, prepare for embarrassment), and a bunch of other, smaller things that seem to occupy my time. By the way, does anyboy know what a proper best man speech should include? So far I have a lot of material that'll be sure to embarrass Daniel as well as adding a little comedy, and I have a tiny bit of sentiment and "remember the time..." stories. I'm actually having trouble coming up with tasteful things to say, as I am naturally the comedian.
I actually looked on various websites for speech ideas, but many of them were too disrespectful for my taste. One speech began with, "I'm going to keep this speech short because of my throat. If I talk too long the bride said she would cut it." Now, I find that pretty funny, but some may not. I want to censor the speech enough so that it doesn't have to include things like sexism or bigotry.
So work is getting busier, what with the Jays and a number of concerts in town. Christina Aguilera is next week, but the last time she was in town she didn't bring in a large crowd. We'll see. Work is actually shutting down for a whole week for renovations. We're also changing the menu around, and it looks like something to look forward to. As it is now, I struggle everytime I wanto to find something to eat on the menu. Frankly, right now it sucks...balls. But soon we'll have (pardon my spelling on this one..) Antijitos, rotisserie chicken, and this plate called the "Big man's dish" which includes 6 wings, ribs, chicken, and mashed potatoes. That alone will cost $22, but for what you get you could feed an army of obese soldiers. I know it's tacky to be so enthusiastic about a restaurant menu, but how would you like to be working at a place where you hate ALL of the merchendise? Everytime someone asks me what is good, I either have to lie, or I could just lie, or if I'm feeling truthful... I could lie. "Yeah.. those soft chicken tacos are great... if you minus the corn, cilantro crema, and everything else but the chicken and tortillas."
I'm working on a third song in my musical repertoire. I've got the notes down, but the lyrics are giving me a world of trouble. I'm just not a poetic guy, and half the time my words come out too simple for my taste. I may as well be the fourth singer for Sharron, Lois, and Bram. "One elephant went out to play..." I find song writing to be extremely hard, seeing as I won't tolerate crappy music. If I spend weeks writing something and it turns out sounding like sh!t, I'll just trash it. But once in a while I come upon a crazy-good idea (like the one I wrote called "better off as friends"). I just realized that 90% of the people I work with are artistically inclined, half of them being musicians. I was graced with a CD containing the talented voice of my friend Alexandra. It's hard to believe she isn't famous with a voice like that.
I suppose it's pretty funny (and not so satisfying) seeing all these artists working serving jobs. We have singers, drummers, guitarists, pianists, painters, dancers, comedians, actors, good actors, writers, and some many other talents. And most of them are above average in their skill. I know one thing is for certain... If ever I become rich and famous enough to have the influence, I would call up all my friends and put together a project that will bring them to fame. If I ever finish my book, and (hopefully) it becomes so popular that Holleywood wants to make a movie out of it, I will try my best to bring aboard all of my friends and their talents to complete the project.
Okay, enough is enough for one day... besides, I only paid for an hour's worth of internet time. I just hope that I don't accidentally press the "back" button after writing so much, and lose everything (don't you HATE when you do that?)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A busy Summer... and some Passover

Not having internet really isn't that bad. Without it I had to resort to the older methods of research. By the way, betcha' didn't know what an enpsychopedia is, but I do.
Anyway, all I was really doing was checking my facebook, and downloading episodes of Heroes and Smallville.
So I've been accepted into UofT, which most of you know by now, for a General Arts program. I'm going to wait a little longer to see if I get accepted into any other programs, like the Behavioural Sciences.
And with working downtown and possibly going to school there, I'm trying to find a place to rent within the region. Of course most places are quite expensive. Guess it's going to be a busy next couple of months. I have to find a place to live, speak to school and OSAP, plan for my brother's wedding, try to get in as much writing as possible before I have to put my book on the back burner, and most importantly... I have to stay on top of my facebook profile!!! I'm kidding, but what a stupid addiction!
In light of Passover, I have a few jokes for you...
Q: Why do we have an Haggadah at Passover?
A: So we can Seder right words.
A blind man is sitting on a park bench. A Rabbi sits down next to him. The Rabbi is chomping on a piece of matzoh. Taking pity on the blind man, he breaks off a piece and gives it to the blind man. Several minutes later, the blind man turns, taps the Rabbi on the shoulder and asks, "Who wrote this?!!"
Viagra is banned during Pesach, along with all other agents causing things to rise.