Thursday, September 02, 2004

Slow news week

Wow, life in toronto, especially when you spend most of your time lazing around the house in pajama pants, sure doesn't supply a lot of blog fodder. (I kept myself in quarantine until i finished this document i needed to write for the new job in uganda; since i kept putting it off - i'm a great procrastinator - i ended up trapped inside the house for quite a while.)

Anyhow, now that i've released myself from house arrest, I'm going to go to my nearest OHIP office and renew my Health Card. Ooohh... maybe i'll have exciting stories from that later. But i doubt it.

In other news, I went out for dinner on tuesday for my friend Larissa's birthday. We had japanese. Deelish! Also, she really wanted a mention in my blog. So now, when someone types LARISSA ADAMECK into google, they'll get something! (There ya go, larissa!) She is the bleached blond girl in the 'Canada Day in Uganda' party picture below. (A quick anecdote about my favourite Larissa moment: The two of us are attempting to cross a street in Kampala. As is par for the course, a car driving on the wrong side of the street almost takes us out. Larissa whips around, and yells after the car "How can you NOT SEE ME??? My hair is FLUORESCENT!!!" It was quite funny. I can really appreciate bleach blond hair when the wearer is aware that, as she has been drunkenly told, that 'no one has that hair colour in nature, you know.')

Anyways, to aid in my procrastination for the past week or so, i've done quite a bit of semi-random web surfing. Below is a selection of links i found amusing or interesting. Enjoy.

Mmm, Fruity!

A blog about the online dating industry (interesting maybe only to me, since i've kinda worked in the 'dating industry' for the past couple o' years)

The Geography Olympics! (You should really try this, especially if you are canadian and know your geography. Because i'm canadian and i don't know geography, and I totally brought down our national score.)

Reflections on French anti-semitism

I could have sworn I left it on the nightstand... Oh, ick.

"John Kerry plays guitar, George Bush was a cheerleader. You decide."

Sounds just like my first-year university residence! Except for the 'drawing room'. And the 'niceness'.

A jihad on inexpensive furniture!

Tricks of the trade (Sample: Attorney - Do whatever it takes to fit your contracts onto a single page: Format with single-spacing, use a 10- or 9-point font, and reduce the margins to less than an inch. Most people assume any contract that fits on one page will be simple and straightforward, and even sophisticated negotiators can be charmed by the lack of a staple.)

McSweeney's Lists are sooooo funny:
Free Zingers for George W. Bush to Use During His Debates with John Kerry

Possible Names for a Third Team of Pickup Basketball Players If Shirts and Skins Are Already Taken

Reasons to Use the New Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste with Micro-active
Foaming Action (from Advertisements, News Releases, and the Product-Safety
Data Sheet).

E-mail Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying to Give Out Over the Phone.

Hmm, that's enough now I think.


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