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03 October 2006 @ 07:55 am
so last night i spent the night partying with several thousand people, and a couple of small rock acts.... motely crue and aerosmith. yes both bands on the same ticket. toronto was one of their stops on the 'route of all evil' tour that is currently causing chaos. and what a show it was. the was pre-show speculation about who would be opening, and would it be a third band not listed on the ticket. but there was not much room for suspense. at 7:28 the lights went out....and it got loud. motley crue took the stage and had the place pounding with dr. feelgood. i think they did 1 maybe 2 slow songs, the rest were pretty much all classic crue anthems. shout at the devil, girls girls girls, kickstart my heart, livewire, wild side.... and the list goes on. when the acc first opened i had heard that is was a 'pyro-free' venue. i can say without a doubt....that is not true. i have not seen that amount of pyro at a concert....ever! in fact i have been to some fireworks shows that did not have that much pyro!!! and yes... tommy lee was there banging on his fuzzy drums as what were probably easily 10 foot fire balls launched into the air behind him. and of course there was the sacrificial guitar, and really, what would a rock show be if something did not get smashed repeatedly against the stage.....

intermission we were treated to a small little video clip featuring the blue man group. yes, it had an environmental theme to it...but it was well done and made the point very well.

and then there was aerosmith.....

i am not sure what i was expecting from aerosmith, but what i saw was not it. i like aerosmith, do not get me wrong....but seeing an old wrinkly white guy in pants that are far too tight dry hump the stage and large fans (i hope there was a screen of some sort on them or that could really hurt) was just not right.... most of aerosmiths set were songs that i could not recognize. they did do a few big titles (love in an elevator, walk this way, sweet emotion), but i guess they do have a large library of music to play from and their last album (honkin on bobo) i have not listened to much. maybe that was my problem. all in all, they did put on a good show. tommy lee jumped in and took over the drum kit for a song which was cool.
at the end of the night, it was a wild party with loud music and much rocking. and ... i can now say....i sung happy birthday to tommy lee. hey... i think that is cool. and to the one that made it possible, thanks. you the bestest....you really are.

now i am off to find more coffee...cause somehow...i need to make it through this work day.
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: the ringing in my ears
 
 
27 August 2006 @ 09:41 am
last night was my employers appreciation dinner. this is the only company event that spouses are welcome to attend, including the christmas party. this year it was at horizons restaurant in the cn tower. on the drive to the tower only half of it was visible through the heavy low lying clouds, so no great view was expected. as the evening went on it slowly began to clear up. by the time it was dark, most of the clouds were gone, or at least above us. so looking out the windows the lights of the city sprawled out below us. looking to the west we could see the lights of the ex flashing, blinking and spinning away. as much as i am a country / small town kinda guy...the big city is kinda cool looking from 114 floors above it.
 
 
21 August 2006 @ 08:05 am
so...i have jinx back, again. after spending 3 days back at the shop for a 2 day job and being told that it is fixed and all is good, and it is not fixed. it took me 30 seconds in the car to know that nothing had been done. and the best part...my insurance company had no idea any of this was going on. not the extra time i was without a car, or all the extra work that has been done to the car. but they know now...and they know that i am getting a bit frustrated with there 'preferred' shop. it is almost getting to the point that i am just going to give up. i have wasted enough energy and time trying to deal with this, and i am not sure just how much more time i can actually give to this with everything else that is going on..... maybe they will figure it out soon. i have no idea. i was expecting to hear back from them on friday, which i did not, so maybe today i will here something. i can but wait...and not hold my breath....
 
 
16 August 2006 @ 08:14 am
so... my poor little car is still at the shop. this will be the third day it is there for what in my mind should be a simple repair. but thanks to today's marvels of engineering, it is far to complicated and expensive. maybe growing up around classic cars has coloured my opinion, but cars are far too complex these days, and gone are the skilled hands of a true mechanic. you know the one that can fix anything in a few hours and does not need a computer to tell him what is wrong with a car. for that matter, they are not even called mechanics any more...they are 'technicians'. with all the hassle of this repair it almost makes me want to get another classic beetle and use that for my daily driver. laugh if you want, but it is bigger then a few of today's car (scary as that seems) and is made with....wait for it.....real metal!!! leaning against the car will not damage it. and for less then $300 almost anything that goes with it can be fixed, by me, on the driveway.
 
 
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30 July 2006 @ 10:13 am
You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high
 
 
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27 July 2006 @ 08:31 pm
So, I have this blog now. A place to capture my thoughts and opinions. Yet every time I sit down to update this thing, do you think i can come up with something to ramble about?? So if any of those out there reading this (yes...both of you) have topic suggestions, fire them this way, they are more than welcome. I am sure I will have a few thoughts of my own, but there will be days when i will be looking at your suggestion and typing about them. Think of it like requesting a song from a dj. maybe then this thing will be a bit more entertaining to read.

thanks
 
 
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25 July 2006 @ 07:31 pm
that sound was yet another promotion flying by. yep....3 chances at a promotion and passed by on every one. what was it this time....that i did not speak the language clearly listed as an 'asset' in the job posting. at least this time our hr person was kind enough to give me a warning ahead of the official announcement. makes me wonder if i really have a future in this company.....
 
 
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20 July 2006 @ 08:23 pm
so...jinx is back. they were unable to find the problem at the moment. they seem to think that it is a result of some electrical toys i have added to the car. but i strongly do not think that is the case, after all....they have been there for almost a year now. well, it is more the lack of them at the moment that they are blaming. but now i no longer have the great strobing dash. now it is just on full brightness, the dimmer does nothing. annoying, but i can deal with it for now. sooner or later it will have to go back to the shop so they can fix it. probably not until monday at the earliest. but once again....time will tell i guess.

perhaps some day i will have my jinx back....they way she was before....
 
 
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20 July 2006 @ 07:56 am
so...jinx is back at the body shop. driving her the other night i noticed that my dashboard now has a disco strobe for the lighting at night. while this may be a cool novelty for a while, i can see it becoming a bit tiresome and perhaps a bit distracting on those back highways at night. will be calling the shop in a bit to find out just how long this is going to take. hopefully not long at all, after all, the rental has gone back now. ideally, i will be able to go there tonight and pick her up, so that pretty much guarantees that it will not be ready. time will tell i guess......
 
 
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18 July 2006 @ 09:06 pm
first off, jinx is my car, and is finally home. some history, on the 23rd of june my car (honda civic) got into an argument with a ford crown victoria and has been at the body shop ever since. i got to pick her up today. much work was needed, pretty much every piece of sheet metal in front of the door needed to be replaced, as well as a few other bits inside engine compartment. the rental box is gone (accent). note to self: never drive one of those again. i will admit, there is nothing like the feeling of driving a pop can around the streets of a large town full of suvs... they seem to have done a good job, only been able to give it a quick look over. i am sure the next time i wax it i will see every little detail that is wrong. but until then, i think i am happy with it.

there...i have posted again.....*s*
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: rockstar
 
 
 
16 July 2006 @ 05:07 pm
You Were A Jaguar

A shapeshifter that understands the patterns of chaos.
You are powerful and move without fear in dark places.
 
 
12 July 2006 @ 08:31 am
so once again i have been passed over for a promotion by my employer. that is twice now in about a month and a half. the first position was at our 'airport location' and at the management level. that would have been a double promotion for me...2 steps up from my current one. i did not get it because of my 'lack of experience', which is true. and i was fine with that. so when the position opened up one step above me (the person who got the job), i figured it was as good as mine, and so did everyone else including my direct manager. late yesterday, via telephone i was informed i did not get that position in favor of someone from the 'airport location' who meet all of the requirements of the position. this is a lateral move for them, and a possible pay cut as well. why was i told this person got it over me?? because of one detail that on the posting was listed as an 'asset', however i was told by the hr manager on the phone yesterday that it was mandatory. i think it is the lie that angers me the most. so now i have to try and decided if i should be applying for this new position, again at the 'airport location'. i live east of where i currently work, and we are looking at moving further east to escape the city a bit, and the 'airport location' is much further west. so that means a longer drive. it also means a significant raise in pay, which never hurts. but am i just opening myself up for yet another refusal. nothing like lies from the hr manager to boost moral. i can not help but think of a shirt i saw on the weekend which said "the beatings will continue until moral improves."
 
 
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Current Music: the crap they at play work
 
 
10 July 2006 @ 08:56 pm
So...here it is, my blog. After numerous people have suggested I create one....and I have. So, yes, I seemed to have caved to peer pressure.

Do not worry, I will spare you all the ramblings of who I am and all that stuff. This is me, if you keep reading, and I keep writing, you will learn who and what I am in time. I am sure the look of the page will change as time goes on and I figure out what it is going to look like. I may even add pictures and other stuff as time goes by...who knows....

As for a first entry....yeah, this is kinda lame, but I am new at all this stuff, so I think i should get a little slack on that.

Well, I think that is about it for now....I am going back to bed.
 
 
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