Java Hut again: I guess I’m a regular now. I’ve opted for the strawberry tea tonight: they were out of mango.
Tonight marks the one-yearsies point. In other words, for the next little while I’ll be marking a number of one year annies for my Vancouver adventures: for example, one year ago tonight, ma, pa, and I were dining at Moxies in Richmond after an eventful road-trip, and less eventful arrival in the city. My first official night in the LML and it was in a hotel: if you don’t count the band trip in ’91…
I’ll make notes as I progress through the next few months… hopefully they are more exciting than this interlude.
On another note of semi-interest, if you have been reading these blogs you will be interested to know that sometime yesterday I passed the fifteen thousand word mark. And I thought I wasn’t very prolific!
Story news: chapter two has begun: my words are sprouting and I think I can envison the path for at least a few more chapters. That’s reassuring. What’s really amazing though? Mr. V is still on his first set of batteries since I got this keyboard. I know I will need to change him tonight sometime (the little battery icon is nearing depletion) but that’s going on 18 days! Not bad for a couple triple A’s.
Serious thoughts for angry minds:
aka // the straws are getting heavier// aka // pull all canadian troops out of afganistan // aka // i need to vent // aka // read this as an attack on the institution and the masses – even though individuals are often worthy of blame despite their inability to admit it, and find insult in someone questioning how they exist // aka // not everyone is a truly evil turd and I don’t really want to stereotype //
Thus, onto something more controversial: our crazy yankie neighbors to the south are at it again: they have arrogantly scoffed us with a 29 percent lumber tariff, threatening about a hundred thousand local jobs. Start crazy rant here — Double edged sword yet again: is the lumber industry really a viable and environmentally concious industry that we should be supporting? Or are the Americans doing us a favour: cut the jugular and let it die: save BCs old growths? It’s a toss up: at one end I think I generally hope that we can shift out of our reliance on lumber: lets all live in plastic bubbles – sure? I don’t know, but there must be some alternative to chopping down all those trees. On the other hand, what’s the nerve of those stupid americans? Whatever happened to free trade: and what a bunch of self-serving ingrates… pull our troops out of their fight now – slap them with a water and energy tax – boycott american products especially their predictable television and movies: are any Americans reading this? Then read this: do you know why nobody likes you? One word: arrogance. And now, even though you don’t take us seriously, a lot of Canadians are joining the ranks of folks who think maybe you deserve a lot of the stuff your dealing with in NYC, and elsewhere. No – I’m not afraid to say that. The States materialize themselves as a bunch of international bullies, who – lately – have been picking on the wrong kids in the playground.
But let’s go on an angry tirade: its a situation that is pissing a lot of us off and we are being laughed at. Let’s put this into perspective – and what better format than in an all-american Simpsons metaphor: I watch the show and I see what many americans think. You equate us with someone like Ralph Wiggum: a little bit slow, and most of the time just following the crowd. You equate your own culture with – esentially – the whole Simpsons family: generally disfunctional, but nearly always unique and capable of handling a variety of situations. This is how we see it: America = Bart, Canada = Lisa…
Bart, the cause of so many problems can’t admit that he is usually at fault, and never seems to grow up.
Lisa, the admittedly smarter and more responsible sib, who is unfortunately forever tied to her fool of a brother.
Watch the show: what Lisa thinks of Bart, most Canadians think of the States. A love-hate relationship at best: it’s just too bad we have a bunch of a$$-kissing politicians running our country. I guess your television has brainwashed us well, EH?
McCulture? Try and sell us some more pointless wash: And while you are at it, take a long, hard look at your so-called culture: politics and people – religion and morals – food and waste – life and death. It may look bright and shiny, but if you can pull your eyes away from the tv for long enough you might notice just how rotten it is…
Afterword: I may not mean much of what I write, and I do bear ALL responsibility for my thoughts: but this is a free country after all – at least we pretend it is – and sometimes some of us just feel powerless and abused by the unending trash from the South: where are the people defending us?? Why are we helping the American’s when they barely acknowledge it, let alone return the favour. It’s sad, but in some small way you can see why people are burning the stars and stripes overseas.
My evening rant thus concludes.
There is no pride in being the culture-less lapdog of a bully-nation.
On a lighter note: the weather here is great. It’s just too bad I’m leaving it behind to go to chilly AB in couple days. Kubkar races tomorrow night: highlights to follow perhaps… and perhaps a drier office in the morning? Now onto some serious writing.