.... The Messy Mind of J'rod: May 2010
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's Snot what you think.

HOW TO MAKE "SNOT":

What you need:

1/8 cup of Borax (only Borax)

1 Liter warm water

2 spoons of Elmer's Glue (only Elmer's!)

3 teaspoons water

Green food color (the only color for great snot)

Here's what to do:

Add the 1/8 cup borax to the Liter of warm water and shake, shake, shake! (put the lid on first). The Borax won't dissolve. Put the Elmer's Glue (2 spoons) in a bowl, add the 3 teaspoons of water, and stir. Add the gooey green color and put this mixture in a Ziploc Bag. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of the Borax and water (depends on how "snotty" you want your snot) and shake.

Now you have a bag full of snot. How Nice!

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Back on the writing train, I go!

Yeah, school began again for me... Canadian Fiction is the course, sleeping in class is the outcome. Well, it's at 10am and coffee is insufficient to keep me alert at that time! Don't worry, I'll find a way to make Anne of Green Gables, and Margaret Atwood interesting... somehow.

In the meantime, I've been writing (re-writing) book three in my little saga of fantasy novels. It's been a couple years since that last edit -- considering I felt the need to re-write all of book two again -- an now book three's beginning doesn't fit at all. No worries, I'm well on the way to fixing it. The other day I even spent a good amount of time mapping the entire plot line on paper (as in, the entire saga's plot line). I have to say, should be a pretty good tale once it's finished... so long as I can write well enough.

Other projects have been shelved for the time being, but I don't plan on keeping away from them too long.

Friday, May 07, 2010

It's really rare, so I thought I'd blog about it.

I had the best sleep in the woooooorrrrrrllllllddddd last night.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Let Summer 2010 Begin!

Exams finished, Montreal trip... check!

The bad news is, I didn't get to finish the final exam -- ran out of time. In fact, I still had like, 3 pages and 20-30 points worth of questions when the time was up! And I studied my ass off and everything!
So... I filed for a re-write. I can't believe that I'll have to study again and retake the exam if I get approved. Puts a real downer on the whole summer-break thing. But....

The good news is, I had a friggin' awesome time in Montreal!!! Let me tell you about it in the same manner I felt it:

Beer, cobblestones, kings, Joel Plaskett, muddled hornet in a mojito, 6 hour drive, 8 pounds of McDonald's in one trip, Mitch Hedberg stand up in the car, not using words with the letter "B" in them, Parle Francais badly, Tam Tam drum fest, watching patio set-ups blow away and servers resetting them again and again, Blanche De Chambly, a nap on the grass near the science centre, Simon's, spitfire, a whole glass of beer in a purse that had a passport and a blackberry pearl still in it, falling asleep after getting hammered and waking up fifteen minutes later to go out drinking again, Kirsten Dunst smiled at me, poutine in old Montreal, St. Hubert's quarter chicken dinner and unlimited coleslaw, Maudite, four McDonald's trips in four days, three of which were on one day, passing a big apple place off the highway that makes apple pies, seeing the entire city from atop a mountain, being woken up at 6:30am by a group of homeless people who only had one volume setting on their level of speech -- loud, if you are flammable and have legs you are not blocking the fire exit, SAQ, Watching the Barenaked Ladies concert in The Métropolis Theatre, buying the bartender some shots, The Eaton Centre (Montreal), waking up at 6:30 to begin this crazy adventure, a streetlight with a happy face drawn over the green circle, Le Métro from Berri-Uqam station, beer in an alleyway, The Mad Hatter, truck'r accents, a lap dance from drunken Jay, continental breakfast, tattoos, an entire city of construction that makes "Sim City with minimal tax dollars going to the streets" look good, bagpipes, a protest on capitalism and mounted cops keeping people in line, two hotel rooms, toilet in one only flushable if you stick your hand in the back and manually lift the rubber plug, buying a bottle of vodka in a club just to say we did it, double fisting, NYK's, St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout and Apricot Wheat Ale, new jeans and shorts, Ratatouille, Lobby Nightclub, juggling, drawing under a tree, having a helicopter follow me for about an hour and a half, trying not to puke while drunk in a taxi cab going TO the bar, mighty mighty hangover, dirty martinis, four days and three nights, wild turkey, Roger the Door Clerk, Cora's Asparagus and Swiss Benedict, Ass Steak, McMaster University, trying to get to see Timbre Timber but missing them by minutes, La Bibliotheque, and scrunching 6 people into a two-door sports car.

Yes... there is more, but that big blur of things-Montreal pretty much sums up my amazing trip. The Barenaked Ladies were amazing, of course, though I miss Steven Page quite a bit. And yes Kirsten Dunst... I said Kirsten Dunst. She's filming something out there right now actually.

So there we have it. Now it's back to the real world of fighting for shifts at work and fighting for a decent mark in an unfairly-tested psychology class. At least the weather is f*ckin' amazing!