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Date archives November 2006

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Some Loose Ends to Say Before The Fall Terms Finishes – S2E15

This is not the end yet, I just wanted to say that it has been a fun term taking three of Peter Hogdins’ classes. Although, I am not sure how I will do after the exams. It has been a blast.
Some loose ends. I’ve been bombarded with questions by people within Canadian Studies asking me if I “live” in the Canadian Studies Lounge and “why are you always there?” The answer is no. Here’s my reason, I did not expect the 12th floor of Dunton Tower to have wireless Internet access around the 2nd or 3rd week of September. I usually hang out at the tunnels or the library, if there is space. It’s ridiculous finding a place to sit. Also, the readings for Peter’s 4th year classes are in the lounge so I can read them through. Another thing is that I can never live without the Internet.
The funny thing is that I made it 5 days to going to the lounge. As usual, I only have class 4 days a week because I don’t have class on Wednesdays. All I can say it was good timing that I saw someone and showed him my comics.

To people from CDNS2210, CDNS4200 and CDNS4400, I gotta say that you all are great and I will probably miss you since I won’t be seeing anyone in the Winter term.
Even though, I ended up getting hurt on occasion for Thursday’s class.

Since it is this time of year when music artists come out with their greatest hits album.
Here it is, U218 Singles. I got it on iTunes and I can’t stop listening to it on my iPod. The Deluxe version on iTunes includes live tracks from the 2005 Milan concert.

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Back to Back Entry – S2E14

Don’t ask why, but “someone” told me to make another entry for my blog. I know entering my blog has been sporadic at times due to my unusual scheduling at Carleton. I made an entry on Thursday, so this is a rarity of sorts. So yeah, this person wanted to give a “shout out” and we were messaging while I was in class, the Friday morning class. Also, mentioned about Target’s Choxie.
Whoever I tagged (A Facebook.com “exclusive”), you will find out who tagged or not πŸ˜€

Onto the other class (the Friday afternoon class). Peter Hodgins’ Cultural Landscape and Cultural in Canada. It was an interesting and fun today because before class, Peter opened up some food from another floor in Dunton Tower. Somehow, there was a conference and the people over-ordered food. It was nice to have wraps and fruits. It’s been the second time(not in a row) that there happens to be “free” food in the Canadian Studies department. It seems that Peter is synonymous with his laughter and “love” with food.
Now, with class. I dunno why, but I was the “savior” because my Apple laptop(Macbook pro) worked on the projector. Sorry to PC fans, I know you are not a fan of Apple Computers.
Also, I can’t stop laughing with the songs I played from my iPod and iTunes. A grad student was singing along and it was funny.
Here’s the playlist;
The Saints Are Coming (Live from New Orleans) – U2 & Green Day. “Someone” did not know what song I was playing. I hope this helps, LOL
A bit of “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado. A small way to hype up her performance at the Grey Cup.
Jump – Madonna
Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
My Girl – The Temptations

I also hope no one was curious about the album art screen saver. I don’t mind it, but I am embarrassed if anyone was wondering about the Chinese ones. πŸ™‚

A step back from Thursday night, I am wondering if the Canadian TV group recovered from drinking too much beer. πŸ™‚

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Rain Rain, Thursday – S2E13

I am not liking this weather lately. What’s with the rain? This ain’t Vancouver. I had been wearing a different shoe and it made me look tacky. Blue shoes and for the long time, I decided to wear a shoe that is not adidas.
Well, enjoyed a nice presentation on Canadian Television in CDNS4200 aka Canadian Popular Culture. I hope I am not sucking up. I couldn’t stop laughing with the Kids in the Hall clips. Though, I really wanted to see the “Street Legal” opening. πŸ™‚ “Post” presentation, I decided to go to Mike’s Place and chill out with the presentation and with Peter. Plus some “guest cameos”. Originally, I was suppose to take the bus to downtown and take the express bus, but I decided to go to Mike’s Place instead. Supposedly, I was planning to stick around for a bit, but decided to stay longer because it was interesting to hear about what people are talking about.
It was entertaining and fun having to show a Youtube video of Diet Coke & Mentos. Geez, I don’t even bother watching “gross out” videos. I watch “vintage” music videos from Hong Kong.
It was funny to hear some good stories from the prof, Peter Hodgins (I have to put his full name on this entry for Google purposes) and from the gang in the class.
Though, I still haven’t got over the other Hodgins class from last Friday. It was just bizarre.

Comic picks. Finally, Civil War #5 came out and I was partially surprised to see a Marvel character make a “truimph” return to the Marvel Universe. Lately, that “person” hasn’t been in the mainstream Marvel Universe.
Another favorite comic is Astonishing X-Men #18. The conclusion to “Torn.” Gotta hand it to Joss (Buffy, The Vampire Slayer) Whedon and John (Planetary) Cassaday for an “astonishing” story.
Other picks are 100 Bullets #78 and New Avengers #25.

Last point, I am still enjoying my Macbook Pro. πŸ˜€
I also never expected someone to be using Bluetooth during CDNS4200 class and “try to steal” songs on my laptop. Well, you can’t use my songs because it’s protected. It’s from the iTunes Store. Too bad, so sad. πŸ˜€

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What a Weird Friday – S2E12

I don’t know how to explain it, but in Peter Hodgins’ CDNS4400 class, it became strange because the one presentation was a one man show and somehow the partner for the presentation showed up late and then left like 15 mins later.
It was a bizarre time in class because of it. I looked at Peter and he was clueless and I acting puzzled myself. I looked at others if there were looking surprised as well. It was just downright bizarre on Friday.
As usual for myself, Friday is always my brutal day because of waking up early and going for early morning class and then the afternoon. I know it’s depressing to have a Friday afternoon class.
After the short class, a few of us, including the prof. went to Mike’s Place and it was enjoyable and nice to hear “interesting” stories.

Last thing, this entry will be Googled if you type “Peter Hodgins” πŸ™‚

Comic picks from this past Wednesday.
Batman #658. All I will say that I was pretty disappointed with it. The final part of Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert’s first run on the Cape Crusader ended on a flat note.
Two other comics I picked weren’t from this week, they were from October. The Authority #1 (Another Grant Morrison comic) and Civil War: Choosing Sides.

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Macbook Pro and Presentation – S2E11

Well, I am happy and partially relieved that I got my Macbook Pro and did the CDNS4200 presentation.
It couldn’t come at a right time with the new laptop. It arrived on Wednesday and I was just happy to getting it. I still need to get used to the two finger scrolling and etc.

I don’t know what to say, I am pretty sore from the tumble I had before class started. I thought I wasn’t in any pain but after leaving Dunton Tower, I was feeling sore on my left leg.
All in all, I guess the presentation went well. Humourous or not, it was enjoyful using the remote control to use the presentation slides.

Now, it’s time to try writing essays soon. It is crunch time.

Comic picks for this week. Criminal #2, Justice League of America #3 and American Virgin #8. Action Comics #844, which I picked up, but was released last week.

Here’s a photo that I took on the bus using Photo Booth.