snowywolfowl: (Window on World)
Yep. Its that time of the day.

TIME FOR METAL!!!!!!


Hey I haven't had a chance to play my guitar lately. Time to indulge myself in some slow slithery riffs mixed with power chords run through my two distortion pedals. And yes, sometimes I do use them both at the same time. Tonight will be one of those nights.:-)
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I think this weekend I'm going to post an album review. Try to hold me to this. I need to get writing stuff again.

*Blech*

Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:35 pm
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
Well I got half of what I wanted to get done today. Does that make the day successful?
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
Everything about today has been summarized in the subject line, I'm afraid.
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
To quote one of my all time favourite philosophers, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise, "It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life."

That will sum up the day nicely, thank you.
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
First off Happy Fourth of July to my southern neighbours. As always you put on a pretty good fireworks display. I know the adorable three year old pyromaniac sitting in front of me with his family had a great time going berserk with joy over the grand finale. :-)

Sadly my knee isn't getting much better and crapped out a bit while walking home, so much so I had to get off it for a few minutes. Thankfully it went right in front of the local bars so I got to spend a few minutes enjoying a Pepsi while enjoying a tight little band for a couple of numbers. It didn't do much to make my knee feel better but it was a better way to let it calm down than sitting on a park bench for a few minutes.

Oh well, c'est la vie.
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
Thankfully none of the current ones are bad in the "horror movie where people choose certain death because they are idiots" variety. Unfortunately none of them are awesome in the "hero gets a slow clap AND the girl" variety either.

Oh well, procrastination is a decision, right?
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
Thank God! It hasn't been a bad week by any means, just a long grinding one.

Time to chill and enjoy some dinner.

Ow

Mar. 23rd, 2013 09:57 pm
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
My back is bothering me again. Oh well, its not like its the first ache and pain I've ever had, just one of the more annoying and frustrating ones.

At least I got some groceries, and some Ronnie James Dio era Rainbow cranking from my speakers.
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
I've been focusing quite a bit on work lately, and as a result haven't had anything worth commenting on lately, life wise. Other than the fact that I'm just not feeling very Christmas-y, I really don't have anything to tell.

I'm sure that will change soon enough.
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Sometimes I'm the Louisville Slugger, sometimes I'm the ball.
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Today was a long day and not everything got done. Progress was made so I suppose one just soldiers on tomorrow.

So other than that not much to report. Weights first, then guitar. TV through both, then bed.

Could my life be any more mundane right now?
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In honour of the zombies shuffling around the downtown core that I walked by tonight* here's my first entry for this year's Halloween  soundtrack.  Let's start with a little double homicide hootenany courtesy of Fairport Convention:




*I'm sorry but after outrunning 200+ Hindu pilgrims for my day off zombies just aren't that scary anymore. 
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1 . To the guy driving the car with less than one inch of ground clearance between the asphalt and his body frame:

"This is construction season in Northern Ontario, not the Daytona 500. Wouldn't it be easier on the paint job to just remove the fancy racing skirt thingies than to just grind them down going from red light to red light?"

2. To the person who demanded my name because he's "looking" for someone:

"What the hell? You don't even know who you're looking for? How about instead of picking fights you get a job, go to school and get a damn life, ya idiot."

Instead I just said "Jimmy Hoffa". He didn't get the reference. No surprise there.

3. To the teenagers hooking up the shopping cart to their bicycles so they can have a Ben-Hur style chariot race:

*THUMBS UP!!!! THUMBS UP!!! THUMBS UP!!!!*

Seriously, there is no possible way that couldn't be entertaining. I just wish they'd managed to get it going while I was walking by.
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I got so carried away fixing up my computer corner I ended up forgetting to eat and almost getting sick, so time to eat.

Shows how responsible an adult I am. Thank God I don't have any pets.
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Much like me actually, when you think about it.

I'm rearranging my computer area right now, and I've got waaaay to many cords all over the place for my mother to ever be ok with this. Of course, the whole reason she is almost completely cordless is because I take care of all that. My system requires me to be able to troubleshoot myself really, really quickly, so cords need to be labeled and and accessible.

Pretty it is not, but at least I don't have to destroy half a room to get to my connections. Especially since my guitar signal chain is right next to that.  Oh well, if they can pack miles of wiring into an airplane I can pack a few dozen feet into a corner.
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I was going to give my sister a call around 8 pm tonight to help her out with her computer but ended up grabbing a few extra hours at work. Oh well, it's probably for the best since that's my nephews bath time. I can't claim to be the most responsible uncle ever but even I know if you drop a computer into a bathtub full of toddlers it will wreck the harddrive. :-p

Speaking of children who live in Florida I've been following the Trayvon Martin case, and considering just how confused, racially explosive, and legally convoluted it is I'm not going to make any statements about it. I figure with Spike Lee tweeting the wrong house address for Zimmerman, the New Black Panther Party putting a bounty on his head, and Geraldo Rivera revealing the true killer to be a sweater, there really isn't anything I can do to make this even more horrifyingly insane than it already is. However, there is one thing I will say and it is this:

Please, please, PLEASE, repeal these stupid, ridiculous, reckless and dangerous "Stand Your Ground" laws and do it now. I accept that it is unlikely that the shooter will ever be charged, since even after confronting the victim he could still claim "I felt threatened by this person I confronted" but do we need to repeat this? Both people had a right to go for a walk in that area, so this is definitely the type of scenario that reasonably can be expected to occur again. Restore the duty to retreat, and help force angry, armed people to back down first, and shoot second, instead of flipping a coin. Doing that will NOT remove people's right to defend themselves in their own homes, or to use lethal force as a last resort in an incredibly dire situation. It will however make people  less likely to shoot first, and even maybe to think before playing cop.

I realize I am going to get some flak for saying that, especially since I am a Canadian, and a liberal, but frankly, I don't care. I have two young nephews who right now live in a state where it's possibly legally acceptable to confront unarmed people who are not committing crimes, and then shoot them if they react poorly to this while wearing athletic gear. Right now my eldest nephew is three, and not threatening to anyone, but in ten years, when he's close to six feet and 150+ pounds, full of testosterone and youthful invincibility, someone could very well decide he is, and under the current law, kill him.

That is NOT acceptable to me, and it is NOT a point for debate. It's just not.

You want even one tear stained silver lining from this mess? Change the law, now.
snowywolfowl: (Microphone)
I was going to give my sister a call around 8 pm tonight to help her out with her computer but ended up grabbing a few extra hours at work. Oh well, it's probably for the best since that's my nephews bath time. I can't claim to be the most responsible uncle ever but even I know if you drop a computer into a bathtub full of toddlers it will wreck the harddrive. :-p

Speaking of children who live in Florida I've been following the Trayvon Martin case, and considering just how confused, racially explosive, and legally convoluted it is I'm not going to make any statements about it. I figure with Spike Lee tweeting the wrong house address for Zimmerman, the New Black Panther Party putting a bounty on his head, and Geraldo Rivera revealing the true killer to be a sweater, there really isn't anything I can do to make this even more horrifyingly insane than it already is. However, there is one thing I will say and it is this:

Please, please, PLEASE, repeal these stupid, ridiculous, reckless and dangerous "Stand Your Ground" laws and do it now. I accept that it is unlikely that the shooter will ever be charged, since even after confronting the victim he could still claim "I felt threatened by this person I confronted" but do we need to repeat this? Both people had a right to go for a walk in that area, so this is definitely the type of scenario that reasonably can be expected to occur again. Restore the duty to retreat, and help force angry, armed people to back down first, and shoot second, instead of flipping a coin. Doing that will NOT remove people's right to defend themselves in their own homes, or to use lethal force as a last resort in an incredibly dire situation. It will however make people  less likely to shoot first, and even maybe to think before playing cop.

I realize I am going to get some flak for saying that, especially since I am a Canadian, and a liberal, but frankly, I don't care. I have two young nephews who right now live in a state where it's possibly legally acceptable to confront unarmed people who are not committing crimes, and then shoot them if they react poorly to this while wearing athletic gear. Right now my eldest nephew is three, and not threatening to anyone, but in ten years, when he's close to six feet and 150+ pounds, full of testosterone and youthful invincibility, someone could very well decide he is, and under the current law, kill him.

That is NOT acceptable to me, and it is NOT a point for debate. It's just not.

You want even one tear stained silver lining from this mess? Change the law, now.
snowywolfowl: (Microphone)
I was going to give my sister a call around 8 pm tonight to help her out with her computer but ended up grabbing a few extra hours at work. Oh well, it's probably for the best since that's my nephews bath time. I can't claim to be the most responsible uncle ever but even I know if you drop a computer into a bathtub full of toddlers it will wreck the harddrive. :-p

Speaking of children who live in Florida I've been following the Trayvon Martin case, and considering just how confused, racially explosive, and legally convoluted it is I'm not going to make any statements about it. I figure with Spike Lee tweeting the wrong house address for Zimmerman, the New Black Panther Party putting a bounty on his head, and Geraldo Rivera revealing the true killer to be a sweater, there really isn't anything I can do to make this even more horrifyingly insane than it already is. However, there is one thing I will say and it is this:

Please, please, PLEASE, repeal these stupid, ridiculous, reckless and dangerous "Stand Your Ground" laws and do it now. I accept that it is unlikely that the shooter will ever be charged, since even after confronting the victim he could still claim "I felt threatened by this person I confronted" but do we need to repeat this? Both people had a right to go for a walk in that area, so this is definitely the type of scenario that reasonably can be expected to occur again. Restore the duty to retreat, and help force angry, armed people to back down first, and shoot second, instead of flipping a coin. Doing that will NOT remove people's right to defend themselves in their own homes, or to use lethal force as a last resort in an incredibly dire situation. It will however make people  less likely to shoot first, and even maybe to think before playing cop.

I realize I am going to get some flak for saying that, especially since I am a Canadian, and a liberal, but frankly, I don't care. I have two young nephews who right now live in a state where it's possibly legally acceptable to confront unarmed people who are not committing crimes, and then shoot them if they react poorly to this while wearing athletic gear. Right now my eldest nephew is three, and not threatening to anyone, but in ten years, when he's close to six feet and 150+ pounds, full of testosterone and youthful invincibility, someone could very well decide he is, and under the current law, kill him.

That is NOT acceptable to me, and it is NOT a point for debate. It's just not.

You want even one tear stained silver lining from this mess? Change the law, now.
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I haven't been feeling too hot lately so that, and a lack of stuff that I can feel comfortable about posting*, has conspired to keep me from saying much lately. Not much really to report. My nephews are looking good, the family is thrilled, and school preparations proceed accordingly.


Take care all.







*The most interesting thing that I've seen recently falls under Mel Brooks definition of "tragedy being what happens when I cut my finger, and comedy being what happens when you fall into a manhole and die". It just strikes me as being nothing but triggery to probably 90% of my friends list on a good day so lets just say I gave my statement to the police over what I witnessed and just walked away shaking my head in disbelief. 

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