I'm a bad influence / Best & Worst Joke Ever
My ex-roommate and future Best (Wo)man, Jessica, Maggie and I were watching some documentary on the History Channel about the atomic bomb.
The documentary claimed that the sound pressure at ground zero in Hiroshima was over 210dB.
Me: How can they know that?
Jess: They probably measured it at some distance away and then extrapolated.
Me: But that would be prone to serious error. What about all the factors affecting the measurement? Buildings, air consistency?
Jess: That's why they bombed Nagasaki. Increased accuracy.
She hates me for being a bad influence on her.
The Battle of Montgomery's Tavern
This is my favourite story of Canadian/Toronto history. In the winter of 1837, Upper Canada started a rebellion against British Colonialism and its policies regarding land allocation. Unlike that of Lower Canada (predominantly French), it wasn’t particularly effective. Changes were made, but only because the powers that be felt it was prudent. Nothing was achieved by the show of force,...
What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. May God have mercy on your soul.
Long, long weekend
Canada Day. Floater Holiday. So far my only plans are to work on some contracts for my part-time business, get ahead on some development work, tune my thesis and, oh yeah, shop for bridesmaid/groomswomen dresses. You can entertain me by asking me something.
Chasms of scornful confusion Sit placidly, bound in tight reams On a shelf above my head. And, it is without timing or direction That I am able to unstack, unroll and unravel The years. In previous, it is made to seem painful, And while it rhymes after torturous things, the point is made exclusively, when There is no destination, only Ups and Downs of the journey.
Dear Teenaged Me
Listen. Things are going to suck big time. And there will be great times. I’m not going to give you advice. I want you to make the mistakes you are going to make. Anything I tell you could change things. Butterfly effect and all. Just trust me that you’ll eventually be happy with the end result. Live life, and I’ll see you in a decade.
Going to the Cosmetic Surgeon's Office Today
So, I’m not sure what the appointment is for, but I have an appointment tomorrow ahead of my rhinoplasty next Wednesday. I think they’ll at least confirm that my bloodwork will be ok (I have a low platelet count, bleed easily and have trouble clotting). Maybe I’ll get to pick out what my nose will look like. Maybe I’ll get flashing lights and spikes on it. That’d be...
The ongoing Jeremy's Rules for Living
(10) Fate only brings you to doors of opportunity. It is up to you to cross the threshold. (17) Admiration is wasted unless it is shared with its object.
A man has two kids, one of whom is a son born on a...
13/27 Scenario 1 - The older child is a boy, born on a Tuesday Possibilities: Younger child is a boy, born on any day of the week (7 possibilities) Younger child is a girl, born on any day of the week (7 possibilities) Scenario 2 - The older child is NOT a boy born on a Tuesday Possibilities: Older child is a boy, born on any day but Tuesday (6 possibilities) Older child is a girl, born...
Words and Stars
Mistakes are words that cannot be rephrased Once written, twice revisited, thrice revised Form stars, unreachable burns, that still cast images Into the hum of an ever-twisting machine Moving, always forward, in an empty night Trailing constellations of letters behind.
Jeremy's Rules for Living (Yet More)
(2) Sometimes enthusiasm can come off as desperation. (19) Friends are precious possessions. Treat them as such.
The Engineer and the Balloonist
A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts, “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?” The man below said, “Yes, you’re in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.” “You ...
What kind of engineer is God?
An electrical, a mechanical and a civil engineer all sat down one day to try and decide what kind of an engineer God must be. The Electrical Engineer said: “God must be an electrical engineer. You only have to look at the complex nervous system powered by minute electrical impulses to see that.” The Mechanical Engineer said: “I’m sure God must be a mechanical engineer,...
Spectrum of Subtext
It’s featured in the long, loving caress In the inordinate details of a silent message A waking moment, formless and distinct A warmth and a free flutter. Speech cheapens the truest words Language falls short of the meaning A whole spectrum of original colour No mixed paint will achieve. The sheer magnitude Is enough to make me stumble It’s a fright to hear so much In...
Is it wrong?
I follow a bunch of interior design tumblr accts. Is it so wrong that I get weak in the knees every time I see someone finding a creative way to stuff their room, house, stair case, etc with books and DVDs? Probably not. Ideas for my new house.
Yup, still have Jeremy's Rules for Living
(13) Confidence is attractive. (26) Respect is a right, not a privilege.
paxochka asked: I don't really have a question... I'm bored too. So tell me something off the top of your head :)
Boo. Askhole Problems.
My first question! AND I CAN’T ANSWER IT! Damn tumblr. Ya’ll can make up for my disappointment by putting some more questions in there.
You know what's awesome?
Not being bored. Hey! Wanna ask me a question? Random, personal, whatever!
A year or so back, there was this advertising campaign by an education reform lobby group in Canada. They were trying to improve the educational standards in rural areas and inner-city schools or some such. But what I loved was the ad. I can’t find it anywhere, but it was awesome. There’s a sad little elementary-aged kid standing at a blackboard with chalk in his hand. He’s...
Anybody else have oddly-behaving eyes?
I was born with blue-green eyes. But they never really seemed to stay that way. Ever since I was young, I’ve noticed that they change colour a fair bit, according to the following loose rules: Stress adds blue to my eyes Fatigue adds grey to my eyes Strong feelings of happiness add green to my eyes Strong feelings of sadness also add green to my eyes I remember once as an angsty teen...
Windows Tumblr Client
I’ve already got my mac covered, but does anybody have a suggestion for a good Windows (XP) Tumblr client?
A lot of my life has involved television,... →
Bold the shows you have seen more than 3 episodes of. Italicize the shows you have seen every episode of. Oh boredom. I added more to the original list. Please feel free to ignore. 24 30 Rock 7th Heaven ALF Alias All That American Gothic America’s Next Top Model Angel Arrested Development Babylon 5 Batman (Adam West) Batman: The Animated Series Battlestar Galactica (the old...
Jeremy's Rules for Living, ad Infinitum
(16) Accept gratitude and generosity when they are freely given. (38) No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.