Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas (with some jumbled thoughts)

I’ve been pretty busy this week with work (stalking -haha) and getting more involved at church (cleaning/moving and semi-street ministry). I’m pretty proud of myself. Usually, my past Christmas “vacations” end up having me wasting time, waking up really late in the morning and then watching TV all day. Not doing anything important at all. But, my productivity has been up this year, and I’ve gotten lots of things accomplished. Haven’t been on the computer as much too, which is why I’m typing unimportant things right now (meanwhile, 6 billion + people could care less, which is fine). I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading too in my down time too.

I finished reading 2 Chronicles and Ezra, (slowly going through the entire Bible) as well as Essential Punisher Vol. 1, Wolverine: Origin, and Batman: Year One (…what? I found them at the library! They mainly had stupid Garfield comics when I was younger, not this cool stuff…). I will also be starting to read Chinatown : An illustrated history of the Chinese Communities of Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax by Paul Yee. I’ll try to write a review of it when I’m done. Looking forward to it.

To everyone, Merry Christmas. My plans for tomorrow are to head to church for the morning service, have some meaningful fellowship there and then have some meaningful fellowship later with family and lots of food at home. It’s important to remember this isn’t just a “happy holiday,” (pffff...stupid politically correct tools...) but instead, the time we celebrate the coming of God in human form as Jesus Christ. Humbly born in a dirty, stinky, animal barn, (not a palace), and who later became the Saviour for all people of every colour and tongue in the entire world, whether they believe it’s true or not.

I hate how instead the true meaning of Christmas being known, its overshadowed by corporate and shopping greed, political correctness, stupid light displays, meaningless decorations, TV re-runs and “holiday specials, more political correctness, fat bearded hippies in a red suits, and people trying to convince their children that one particular fat bearded hippy in a red suit will bring them presents when they sleep on December 24th. Oh well. This lie will continue for years to come. And it seems that these other things that I hate probably won’t be going away soon either. Sigh.

I think that’s enough of my thoughts and ramblings for now.

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. "
Luke 2:14 (KJV)

(Countdown to Cowtown: 3 days)

Hands in my Pocket - credit card commercial update

Its pretty amazing, since I’ve last posted, according to Site Meter, approximately 50 people or so have stumbled across the Terriblelands via Google Search trying to find more info about the famous (or is it infamous now?) CapitalOne credit card commercial!!! It really is great. But I'm not going to get a credit card from them, because I don't need one and can't afford it.

Anyways, thanks to Adtunes, I just found out that the artist who was commissioned to write the song for the commercial released the full length version on his website today!!!

Sooooo… click here to listen to the song and browse the artist’s website.
(To Googlers across Canada, your search is over!!- BUT if the link above doesn't work, scroll down and read the comments for more info)

And now, just for fun, the unofficial lyrics (I may have misheard some of the words as I typed it out) to the full length song, as partially heard and seen on TV from the Capital One credit card commercial!!!
Hands in my Pocket by Jim Guthrie (2005)

Hands in my pocket
Hands in my pocket
Hands in my pockets

Hands in my pockets
Hands in my pocket
Hands in my pockets
Birds sing, Jet stream
Laser beam, I know the queen
All in a dream, Walking around
Hands in my pocket

Phone rings, melodic themes
Devious scheme, and then I scream
What does it mean, walking around
Hands in my pocket


Oh when I’m walking
Walking out in hopes I’d find an answer
But no matter how hard you fall
No matter how high you climb
It just gets heavy sometimes
Downstream triple cream
Surgical team, a love supreme
All the things I’ve seen
All in a dream
Hands in my pocket

Birds sing, Jet stream
Laser beam, I know the queen
All in a dream, Walking around
Hands in my pocket

Edit (April 26, 2006): Go here for update about the commercial.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Hands in my pockets, hands in my pockets, hands in my pocket

*** (click here to find out more about the Capital One commercial song) ***

I visited the ol’ SF of U today to buy/sell some textbooks and I looked at one of my marked final exams because the prof had office hours. Turns out, I got the very minimum mark, for the very minimum grade that is acceptable for me to have gained in the business faculty for that particular course. I give God all the credit for allowing me to pass and to get those 3 poopin’ credits!!! Whew!!!

In regards to the title, that's just lyrics from a CapitalOne credit card commercial - which is great! Because the music is so catchy! And funny! And hands in my pockets, hands in my pockets, hands in my pocket....lalalala....

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Is it sad.....?

........that I've memorized my library bar code number?

(note I used the American spelling of "memorized" instead of "memorised" - the horror the horror!!!)
(note how I just quoted Conrad's Heart of Darkness?)
(note that that book was stupid)
(note that I like sticky)
(sticky note)
(tim crazy)

(note: that was a rhetorical question too)

Friday, December 09, 2005

I am become free

Also, I am improper grammar as well.

What a burden lifted now that I’m done my finals. One month breakage! (my apologies to everyone who still must study, it’ll be over soon. I saw the light. It’s bright. There’s no school work on this side too)

To those of interest, (if you’re heading to winter conference), the Countdown to Cow Town is approx. 18 days.
Before that happens, I am soooo looking forward to sleep. And hockey. And food. And more sleep. And maybe some house cleaning. And some C: formatting. And a few naps. Just your basic, general, typical, normal, ordinary, relaxation (oh yeah, I used a thesaurus).

While I’m in the order of saying uninteresting things, I
saw petrol for 88.9 ¢ / litre today (but its been and even now in some places around 90 something cents). I wonder why the prices are going down….

Conspiracy Theory: New technologies soon to be unveiled in the automotive market will cause gasoline to be less needed/consumed. I’m not thinking just electric. I’m thinking BIGGER technology!
Reality: I’m making stuff up.

Bah, seacrest out.
“that joke is so old Tim”
“I know, I know...”

Monday, December 05, 2005

les Finals

I’ve got exams until the end of the week. Sooo I shouldn’t procrastinate/waste time as much as I usually do.

Here’s something neat. In the AQ gardens by the pond, someone (or some people) I’m guessing over the weekend, made a giant snow octopus. It looks pretty cool. You can also see in the picture that it is incredibly foggy.

That is all.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

End of week 13 fo’ me & crazy thoughts

Wow, time flew by so fast this semester…what an overused cliché. But it’s true! Hopefully it’ll go faster so I can retire soon [grinning].

I have a theory, since time seems to go faster as we age, I think that God must be making the earth rotate faster, and because of the earth spinning faster, that’s why there have been so many natural disasters and strange weather patterns lately (like it snowing here now, again). Possibly? No…if that were true, than Michael Jackson would be black [crowd groans], (ok that wasn’t very nice. He’s a good musician. There that evens things out).

Anyways, No! Not a chance! Who am I kidding?!?! Trying to explain the acceleration of our measured continuum of ongoing occurring experiences and abnormal geophysical phenomena by way of the more expeditious circular gyrating progression of this particular planet?!!?! I can’t even predict gas prices!!! Which reminds me, I saw 89.9 ¢ / litre today. It’s going down folks. Just like my pants when I forget to put my belt on [crowd groans again].

Everyone reading this now has bad imagery/pictures in their mind of 1) Michael Jackson and 2) me bottomless. Hey, now you have a reason to go to therapy. Pink elephants! Pink elephants!