Once again, I've been away for longer than I anticipated.. Jon and his "social butterfly" tendencies strike again, heh. He buzzed me at about 2:30 this afternoon to tell me that the lards (parents) were seeing The Chronicles of Narnia
at 4... I decided to go, and caught some flack for showing up later than expected at the townhouse. Hey, I was at the intersection at 3:30... and then spent too long deciding what to buy at the 7-11, but that's not the point. I was THERE. :P
The movie was all right.. it was a bit slow in the first bit, but it picked up speed later on. All the battle sequences reminded me of LOTR
, heh. Afterwards, my parents said I could go home with them and have dinner before they dropped me off at my place... or I could go with Jon to Memphis Blues BBQ House
and meet Phil and Dennis, if he let me. Memphis Blues was an overwhelming factor, as was seeing Dennis: he went off to Fredericton a couple years ago to do his Masters Degree, and I haven't seen him in at least a couple of years. After spending some time at a coffee shop and the liquor store (chocolate stout for Jeremy?!), we met the guys for eats at the Commercial Drive location instead of the Granville / Broadway one.
Dinner was cool: we had the Memphis Feast (half the size of the Elvis Platter) and talked about various topics. Somalia, Kenya, guns, AK-47s, technicals, protection, government, UK, Prague, Vienna (Dennis was there and found it boring-ish), poverty / patronage of musicians, musicology, Mozart, Hadyn, Toronto, books, record labels, iPods, church, Grace, Megan, parents, liquor, beer, etc. It was pretty cool, heh. After dinner, Jon said that he wanted to hang out with his Toronto friends, but that we'd have to wait an hour or so... fine with me, as if I had a choice. Dennis, Jon, and I went to Turks coffee shop: Den paid for our caffeine! (the combination of caffeine and alcohol wasn't good for my brother, heh) We discussed books, philosophy, how Nathan was doing six months after the death of his mom (crisis / anger period in September and October), having friends in the places you travel so you can stay at their houses for free (helps with the cost), Den's sister Jasmine's wedding, all-out banquets, Italy, staying single, plans, seeing / dating people, Africa, etc.
A while later, Jon and I went to someone's apartment after dropping Dennis off at the Skytrain station. We were GOING to go out somewhere, but they were all tired after a Whistler ski trip.. so we all just watched Sportsnet
and hung out for two hours more. (Amy fixed my caught jacket zipper!) One of the reporters was actually a guy I knew back in junior high.. there can't be THAT many guys in Vancouver running around with the name Ian Mendes, right? ;) That took me right back to the days in Palmer with him, Troy Sorel, and Dave Powell... good times. They were all into hockey then, too.. Dave used to tease me about not liking the Calgary Flames like he did, haha. :D
Matt Mark, Amy, Jonathan, and Hang Kit all want to go for a Daimasu sushi lunch tomorrow before their flight to Toronto at 3:45... of course Jon's up for it, even if he's seeing Water
at the Fifth Avenue cinema at 9 with Jeremy and Nathan. I might be up for it as well, but probably not. We'll see what happens, haha. I know that Jon's going on an overnight trip with the parents on Friday-Saturday, and that he has Yaletown Brewery plans on Sunday... we'll see if I go to the brewery, heh. Now Corey's teasing me about beer, and also about drinking water in shots... aiya. :P
Hey, Andrea sent me an email about her new email / cell phone number. I'll get right on that... as well as Helen, Lesley, Lily, Sophia, and Winnie's Evite to Stella's baby shower at Helen's on Jan. 22 from 3-5. (I'll RSVP now so I don't forget) At least it's on a Sunday, so Awana doesn't need to conflict with that... phew!
Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla
. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :PThe only complete copy... you'll have to go around erasing answers.
2801. The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. But what was the question? "What happens when the wind blows?"
2802. Who is the newest person you've met? Amy, Matt Mark, Jonathan C., and Hang Kit tie for that honor.
2803. Buttons or Knobs? Buttons.
2804. What is a gigolo? A man who has a continuing sexual relationship with and receives financial support from a woman... or a man who is hired as an escort or a dancing partner for a woman.
2805. Are you a fan of Crass? No idea who / what that is.
2806. If you were going to write a short note to yourself and then put it away and read it in ten years, what would it say? "I hope you've found somebody by now!"
2807. When someone does something that is wrong, do you believe that they know in their hearts that they are wrong... but they push it down into their subconscious, and rationalize away their guilt? Yeah, since I do that ALL the time.
When have you done this (if you say "never," then you are doing it right now)? Many times in the past.
2808. How can a person have sex with someone they don't love? They're immoral, or have sexual desires that can't be fulfilled in other ways.
Have YOU ever? No!
2809. What are the paradoxes in your head (that is when you believe two conflicting things to be true)? Certain people are good to me, but then they also treat me badly.
2810. What does each set of two words suggest to you?
pale gravity: Gravity that's not really there.
little mornings: Mornings which don't really get off the ground before it's afternoon since you slept in till 10:30 or 11.
spiritual machines: Machines which embody the spiritual in all of us.
eccentric being: An oddball.
pray attention: Pray for attention to be paid to the evils of this world.
yellow lectures: Lectures which are fearful.
2811. What movie would be AWESOME in 3D? No clue... Lord of the Rings
2812. Why is it important to write and think clearly? Because if you don't, you look like an idiot... and you probably ARE one, too!
2813. A girl and her boyfriend are hanging out. It is obvious they are together. Another guy schmoozes between them and starts hitting on the girl. The boyfriend tells this guy to back off. The guy just keeps bothering the girl. Do you think the boyfriend would be justified in hitting this intrusive guy? Yes, since he's already tried resolving it by non-violent means.
A girl and her boyfriend are hanging out. It is obvious they are together. Another GIRL (lesbian) schmoozes between them and starts hitting on the first girl. The boyfriend tells this girl to back off. The girl just keeps bothering the first girl. Do you think the boyfriend would be justified in hitting this intrusive girl? Maybe.
If you answered yes to one situation and no to the other one, why the double standard?
2814. What do you think of the name Prue? Makes me think of prunes, and Mia Farrow's sister Prudence.
2815. What would you spend your last dollar on? Some food to get me through... ramen noodles.
2816. Have you ever won an eBay auction? No.
If yes, for what?
2817. Would you like it if Blockbuster had a drive-through? Might be more trouble than it's worth.
2819. When was the last time you taught someone something, and what was it? Not sure.
2820. Why do adults and teens not understand each other? Adults are too focused on setting an example for teens, and they don't understand how it is to grow up in today's society.
2821. Are you afraid? Yes...
2822. Do you trust large drug corporations? No... funny, since we were just talking about cover-ups in Chinese / Indian drug studies tonight!
Do you trust the Food and Drug administration? No.
2823. If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? Yes.
Do you define sound as sound waves, or as the reaction between the soundwaves and your ears? Sound waves.
2824. Who is full of crap? Shannon!
2825. Four of the five senses are routed through a special area to the brain. One sense goes right to the brain and so is a powerful sense involved with memory and emotion. Which sense do you feel this is? Sight.
2826. Are you on a ship of fools, or a carousel? .... a ship of fools....
2827. What is your bathing suit like? Red.
2828. Whose line is it, anyway? Yours, haha.
2829. Are you more likely to answer a comment with name attached, or an anonymous comment? The first one... although I do answer almost all my comments.
2830. To be or not to be. That is the question. What is the answer? To be.
2831. Does beauty exist as a definable standard, or is beauty in the eyes of the beholder? Original answer: "I'm cold." What does THAT have to do with anything?! (this Katie girl is an IDIOT!) My answer: It's in the eyes of the beholder.
Why do you think it is that so many people have the same idea of who and what is beautiful? Too much media influence. :P
Where do your standards for judging beauty come from? Media and what people around me think.
2832. Would a war with Iraq help or harm American economy? Hasn't it harmed the economy over there already?
2833. What is the first thing you would do if you saw a nuclear explosion in the distance? Run.
2834. Would you like to be cryogenically frozen? Probably not.
2835. Think of the person you love the most. Would you be willing to murder a stranger in order to save that person's life? Why or why not? Yes, because I would love them enough to lay down my life for them if need be.
2836. Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can? Nice John Lennon reference... it's so hard to do that!
2837. How messed up is:
your hair? Badly.
your room? Terribly.
your car? No car.
your life? It's okay right now.
2838. What are you running out of? Time and patience with certain people.
2839. What do you live for? Friends.
2840. How did you decide it was worth living for? Because they make me happy.
2841. Do you consider some people to be too:
smart? Oh yeah, especially if they lord it over you.
modern? I guess...
ugly? I suppose...
petty? Indeed I do.
thin? For sure!
2842. By what criteria do you judge others? Whether they can adapt to me.
2843. Do you look at people's words and actions, or the underlying reasons for those words and actions? Original answer: "huh?" It's not THAT hard to choose an option, is it?! Aiya! My answer: People's words and actions.
2844. Which would you rather collect... Simpsons
action figures, KISS gear, anything with a smiley, or horror movies? Probably the KISS gear, heh.
2845. Do you fight for your rights? Sometimes.
2846. Would you rather be a construction worker or a crossing guard? Crossing guard.
2847. What is enough to satisfy you in life? Friends and true love.
2848. Do you think you have more, less, or average life experience for your age? Less.
2849. Why go to college? To be smart, meet new people, and drink in new experiences.
Have you considered joining a cult instead? No.
2850. What's the last lie you told? "I don't mind spending time with them!"
Your Social Dysfunction:
Though you are in the middle socially, you still have an extreme deficiency of self-esteem. You see in yourself only the faults, none of the positive.
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