Today I met one of the founders of Expedia.com. Turns out he lives here, at least some of the time. Now, that’s pretty out of left field, but it doesn’t beat the fact that the inventor of Kentucky Fried Chicken gravy lives in the Crowsnest Pass (and is a nice old lady.) Someone (ie. me) should put a book together of all the famous (or at least stealthily significant) folk who live in the wilds of Canada.
So I drop off my cable modem at the Persona offices today, and give my name. I got a “ah yes, the person who loves us the most..” in response. I wasn’t aware that Persona had a hate-on for me, but the creepiness factor has ratcheted up a few notches. Oh well, unless they cut off my cable tv, we’ll let that one slide.
Sony seems to have gotten their act together and released an “iPod killer” that does video and doesn’t have ATRAC, their idiotic copy protection scheme. It’s definitely a step up, though it’s even more expensive than the already pricey iPod.
That’s about all I can muster up for now. More later.
With my bout of sickness and a rapid-fire road trip, I have been extremely lame in the blog updating department. Why, I’m almost as neglectful as a common Lillerant!
I’m going to try to make up for lost time tonight, but for starters I found a very interesting article about how America’s surge in obesity is related to the fact that our bodies are built for tackling gazelles and fighting monkeys for the best grubs, but our society is strictly drive-thru.
I’d like to thank everybody who came out to lunch on Saturday. But apparently we didn’t have quite the wing-ding that a certain Lillerant drunkenly participated in on the weekend.
I finally got rid of the Crowsnest Pass Promoter link, and added a Globe and Mail link. I realize the Globe can’t compete with the incredible journalistic powers of the Promoter, but there we are.
Just about finished with being a sickly fop. Also just arrived in Vancouver. Looking forward to seeing my fellow ink stained wretches (Cactus Club on Robson, 1pm, Saturday, be there you bastards!)
Many apologies for the lack of updating. Between sleeping, coughing up gunk, and working my ass off to get my stories for the paper done so I could take off, I ran out of time to do what’s really umportant, scribble crap in my site.
I’d paste a witty link or something, but franklyu I just drove 5 hours in utterly crappy conditions. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be back up to speed.
I’m sick as a dog with a flu of some sort. I’ll try to keep the updates coming, but I’ll be sleeping and sucking down OJ for the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, here’s some comedic brutality about babies.
Last year I put a bunch of books on Amazon.ca, which offers a feature for selling of used books by using them as a go-between. I did alright, averaging maybe two books a month in sales. Nothing special, but since the books were just sitting around anyway, I was content with watching them trickle out the door.
Now I’ve put a pile of DVDs I never watch on Amazon, and they’re going like hotcakes! Within about 24 hours, I’ve sold four different dvds. I’m obviously pleased to be making some money, but I’m a little perturbed by what this indicates about Canadian reading habits vs. tv watching.
Just to cheer things up a bit around here, check out this tale of Ed Bradley being treated poorly at an Apple Store.