Thursday, March 27, 2008

Breakfast was the never the same

Rest in peace Herb Peterson.

You made our breakfasts better and our hangovers less severe.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another Concrete Turtle Accident

I have to admit something. Even though I make frequent references to having "stream of consciousness" episodes like those in James Joyce's "Ulysses", I've never actually read the book. I barely got through the first paragraph of it's wikipedia entry. This makes me a horrible person on multiple levels - first and foremost that it makes me a literary poser.

That being said - I had the most wicked stream of consciousness conversation today. The topic started with the weather and meandered through fixing the bathroom door at work, why a co-worker has so many Polish chocolates, how and when our company recognizes revenue on software sales, the series finale of Jericho, broken XBOX 360s, how awesome Resident Evil 4 on the Wii is, and finally to how many grams are in a pound.

How many grams are in a pound? Well, according to Google it is 453.59237, which is 15.9 oz if you're counting. One of my fellow Americans in Canada was wondering because he was having difficulty ordering deli meat and cheese. Seriously.

My spiritual advisor Michal taught me the easiest way for us backwards imperial measurment using Americans to understand the metric system - just thing of it in terms of things you know - NEVER try to convert them. For example, instead of trying to figure out was 15C converts to - just go outside when it is 15C and then that is what it feels like. Keep doing that and you'll quickly understand the difference between 20C and 30C and that -15C is fucking freezing.

The same goes for cold cuts. I went to the deli and ordered 500 grams of rare roast beef and bought eight whole wheat buns. I proceeded to make sandwiches for lunch and then figured out that a whole wheat bun requires 100 grams of deli meat to make a decent sandwich. This conclusion was reached because I had three whole wheat buns left. A regular loaf of bread requires 50 grams of deli meat - so now, depending on my bakery purchase, I know how many grams of deli meat to purchase. Problem solved - I'm now a proud metric system user. Hooooray Canada once again!

Can anyone believe Penn got voted off "Dancing With The Stars"? Poor professional dancer Kim is never going to win the trophy.

Links of interest

Friday, March 21, 2008

Better late than never

Picture 382
Originally uploaded by bmsox622
Bryan finally decided to post pictures from LAST year's Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. The pictures are from the night we went to the Concordia Club.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Do the test

My friend Heather forwarded this - do the test.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Nebraska

My brother sent me a link to "Stuff White People Like". Don't let the name freak you out - it is a satirical blog poking fun at mainstream (white) culture. Sadly, I know a lot of people many of the entries could apply to - myself included. For instance -

I kind of hate myself a little after reading some of these. Oh well. I was able to cheer up when I took a stroll through this Flickr set of tacos. There are two things in the world that can completely turn my frown upside down - puppies and tacos.