Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
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Tuesday, July 18



What a night!!! wow.
At 11:27... kids asleep... suz and I snugged on the sofa watching Treasure Hunters... house in state of controlled panic with boxes everywhere and mid-pack action in every direction... then ZRRRRRRRAAAAAPPPPK! Total power out.
The storm that rolled past us was simply unbelievable. I only saw a few select forks of lightening... but ... I could stand in Geo's room and watch almost endless lightening fill the sky.
The ground was lit by a very eerie silver burn from what amounted to an almost continual flash (oxymoron?) of lightening... Moments of utter darkness would punctuate the constant light show that kept the clouds illuminated from various and strange angles. It was outstanding... as was I, eventually... on my front lawn, in the utter but broken dark of a city without power yet lit by the million volts of electricity that was arching across the sky.
We eventually tired of the novelty and went to bed ... to wake up at 1:30 when the power returned and I reset various alarms, etc. so we'd have a proper morning. :)

wearing
~ blue stripee ftls
~ beige p-z jeans
~ beige kinda button up short sleeve shirt...
planning
~ more of what I didn't finish yesterday... sigh.
~ lunch with my very best friend... :) (ok, next to suzanne :D)
~ tonight? bbq chicken and pork for dinner...
~ big brother... oh, and maybe watch the rest of Treasure Hunters...
~ gah... I have to get an update done for my moms web page... (dad's too... )
~ get a look at my nephews computer... crashed and burned yesterday... SIL is bringing it over today...
wishing
~ that all went well for darkbay at the We Judge You festival...
~ to smile and nod at whatilove who was recently given an exhibit in an art show to show off her exceptional pictures!!! (go you!! and congratulations)
~ to extend a little peaceful easy vibe out to wbahner as he marks something of a hard anniversary.
~ that I could see landmark... I miss that big guy... but he has been busy (snort)... making a career, family and home... (lazy sod!). :D
~ and to TELL EVERYONE to go read fragbert's post ... what post? [ :: this post :: ] hahahahaha... great stuff!!!

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I'm conflicted about the thousands of foreign nationals stranded in war torn southern Lebanon. First of all... most of them are dual citizens who could care less about Canada ... unless of course, Lebanon is being bombed back to the stone age by a bunch of very angry jews. Then they are all "Foreign Affairs Canada is not doing enough to get us out of here and move us to safety." A really big part of me wants to say something a lot like "Shut up and find a hole..."
Meanwhile... hundreds of children will die today in Darfur from starvation, abuse, outfight murder and thirst. And a few thousand Africans will die, lonely and afraid from rampant AIDS ... and we're supposed to be all worried about a this idiotic Israel versus The Entire Arab World war shit.
I just can't say I'm all that broken up about the stupid war...
However... if Lebanese Canadians wanted to draw attention to the situation they could all just stop work in protest.
The cities would come to a stand still ... as everyone tried to get around all the stopped cabs.

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Dear Bell Canada: Thank you for offering to move my Satellite Dish to my new home free of charge. It's very gracious of you to let me continue paying you and offering me no incentives to compete with the Rogers Cable people who - by the way - have a high speed internet solution available to me at my new address (unlike you guys). I will enjoy calling you up to cancel my phone... and my satellite service... and will be happy to accept the free HD PVR from Rogers... the two years of free HD services, etc... and their less expensive home-phone solution. Sucks to be you.

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I am abso-fricking-lootly smoooshed over the notion that it's the 18th already!!!! We move on the 9th... that is just around the corner man... OMG!!!

Time to fly... see ya.
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