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Date archives October 2006

Series 2 / WildWorks Blog

What a Week and I Can’t Wait For Something. Plus TV Shows Chat – S2E10

This hasn’t been a great week for me because the house has no heat, furnace is broken and we need a new one. I haven’t had a good sleep for the past few days.
No classes with Peter Hodgins until next Thursday. Except Tuesday where it will be a TA teaching.
Lucky or not, I still had to go to Carleton on Thursday to talk to meet up with my Canadian Humour group. I really wanted to stay home, but had to for the sake of the group.
Oh doh, if I write Peter Hodgins on my entries, my blog will be linked on Google if you type “Peter Hodgins”.

I don’t know what I have been concentrating on. The midterm for Canadian Provincial Politics for Monday, the group presentation for CDNS4200 – Canadian Popular Culture or trying to plan out the essays as soon as possible.
I am a bit nervous on the presentation next week. Whoever I tagged on Facebook, you know who I am talking. πŸ˜€
Though, I got a “secret weapon” to showing it. Though, it’s not Powerpoint. I don’t know if you guys will like the effects.

What I am waiting for is the Macbook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Though, I am not sure when it will be delivered. Oh, the one I picked is 2.16GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB hard drive, 15 inch screen, and iWork ’06 preinstalled. No glossy screen. I hope to get Aperture in the future and fiddle around with digital photos.
Too bad I won’t be able to use it for the presentation next week. The iBook G4 will do for now.
It will be nice to use it on November 24 when I have a presentation for CDNS4400.

As for comics this week(to whoever got tagged on Facebook, you know who I am talking to :D), my picks are Seven Soldiers #1, Jack of Fables #4, New Avengers #24 and Planetary #26.
A new graphic novel released this week that I picked up is American Virgin Vol. 1: Head. I already have the first four issues in comic form, but the “extras” got me hooked, so I had to pick it up.

TV Chat: I had a chance to watch Torchwood via BT and I putted it on my iPod. All in all, the Doctor Who spin-off is excellent. It is edgy and more for grown-ups. I like the linking to the events that happened in Doctor Who. I don’t know what time CBC will air Torchwood at. It is nice to see CBC getting credit on BBC television.
Another show that I also found on BT is Season 4 of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. I haven’t had a chance to find Vol. 2 on DVD and I haven’t watched any of Season 3 because I don’t know if Teletoon aired further eps of it. I am a bit lost on the series because I haven’t watched further than Season 1.

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Welcome SPEAKEASY and Class Today – S2E09

Well, I guess it’s “plug” time. I just want to give a “shoutout” to my cousin’s blog. It’s on Links section called “SPEAKEASY”
I hope you will like it. I don’t know what kind of input I will bring to the other blog.

CDNS4200 – Canadian Popular Culture summary hijinks. The funny thing happened in class when one person could not talk due to some project/assignment/whatever. It was funny Peter Hodgins made fun of that person (you know who you are if you are reading this). What’s more embarrassing for me is that I don’t watch The Family Guy, The Jon Stewart Show and The Colbert Report. It’s not that I don’t care about the shows, I just don’t have the interest. Oh yeah, same goes for Prison Break. Actually, I got class on Monday night, so it’s not a big deal.
Glocalization. Oh man, that word just haunted me because I have Peter from another class and he explained about it.

Oh yes, comic pick ups from Wednesday.
I picked up Wildcats #1, Runaways #21, 100 Bullets #77 and my PICK of the WEEK is Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall HC.
Two other comics I picked were Criminal #1 and Fables #1 Special Edition(for 25 cents US, 35 cents here). Those two comics were out on previous weeks. I did not go to the comic store for 2 weeks.

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My Life Is Funny – S2E8.5

It is still Tuesday, so it’s somewhat entry #8 or 8.5. Plus, I really need to write about myself being funny because it has been in my head for so long and I hadn’t got a chance to blog it out.

Lately, I’ve been thinking that my life has been funny because in certain classes, there’s been so much linking up from other classes. Oh wait! It’s Peter Hodgins’ classes in Canadian Studies.
Funny thing today was I bumped into someone and he said the word, “Renfew”, then in class today, I hear the word Renfrew again from the prof, but he was making jokes about it. I don’t know how things are coincidental. Life is just silly now.
What was intimidating on Monday was going to St. Pats building at Carleton. I don’t know why, something about it scared me. It felt I didn’t feel welcomed being in the building. But I walked by and saw this prof, Christopher Waddell in the building. He was in his office. I somehow watch him on CBC Newsworld talking about politics or what not. He uses a Mac, LOL
It’s been tiring for the past 2 days so far. I need more sleep.
Why do I keep thinking about gang from CDNS4200 and CDNS4400? Because you guys rock πŸ˜€

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Live@Carleton, Finally A Relaxing Week – S2E08

Man, I almost went through a brutal 2 weeks lately. Right now, I am somehow relieved with all the mayhem. I still need to do some readings and also plan on some essays. At least, it won’t be a stressful time. I still haven’t had a chance to update this blog. It is just that I am always at the 12th floor of Dunton Tower at Carleton University, which I am at. At least I get wireless internet.
Tomorrow, I can’t wait for Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall hardcover. It has been 2 weeks that I haven’t gone to the comic store.

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Oh Man, I Need To Die – S2E7

Oh okie, I guess people have heard or seen about it. Yes, I am talking about The Hoff, David Hasselhoff’s novelty song, “Jump In My Car.”
Why on Earth!!! Well, you should know that cheesy song is #3 in the UK chart. I did listen to it in the afternoon. It’s laughable at best, but I will say that it’s not my favorite song unless you want tease me on it. OK, I foolishly added the video on my iPod.
Thanks to an “anonymous person” in my Canadian Studies class who made me watch the video. All I can say is, “Thanks alot!” You almost killed me. πŸ™‚
But hey, I love pop culture no matter what.

OK, here’s the video via Google Video. Enjoy!

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Happy Thanksgiving and Anticipating – S2E6

Happy Thanksgiving in Canada. Just don’t want to confuse a few overseas people….ahem, Alyson! πŸ˜€

Oh yeah, on Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving holiday, I am anticipating the return of The Hour on CBC or CBC Newsworld, depending on what time I will be watching at.
Another show I can’t wait, though already watched it is Doctor Who.

I really need a Macbook Pro, but Apple hasn’t revised. I need one badly… sort of. I know the iBook G4 is still going strong for me.

To Facebook users, the ones from CDNS4200 (You know who you are!), I hope you are reading this because I imported my entries to the Notes section. I want to check if you liked my previous entry. πŸ˜€