Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Simpsons Trivia - May 31, 2005

I haven't done this in some time. Hopefully I'll get some responses. It's True/False today so you stand a 50/50 chance. Can't go wrong with that!


In Little Girl in the Big Ten, Lisa's College friend Tina says the Simpson house has a Partridge Family vive.

True or False?

Memorable quotes from episode:
Lugash: You girls were all great, cats back for everyone.
Girl: I had a dog.
Lugash: Is cat now!

One more:
Homer: :singing Tubthumping: I take a whiskey drink, I take a chocolate drink, and when I have to pee, I use the kitchen sink! I sing the song that reminds me I'm a urinating guy.
Lisa: I'll see you tomorrow.

He can be taught

With the coming of 10-digit dialing on the horizon, it is important to make some changes in our setup and telephone habits.

You should reprogram your telephone functions and communications equipment to comply with 10-digit dialing. Among other things, this means adding the area code to all stored directory numbers on cell phones, office phones and at home.

As of June 17, 2006
Start using 10-digit dialing for all local communications. If you dial only 7 digits, before your call is connected you will hear a recorded message reminding you to dial all 10 digits the next time.

As of October 21, 2006
10-digit local dialing is mandatory.

Update May 31/06

Things have been busy as we get closer to our departure date for London. We're both super excited, but we both have a lot of take care of before we take off.

Been doing some work around the house: planted more flowers, decided to paint the garage door a new colour. I primed it on Monday, but haven't had a chance to put the real paint on it yet. I'm hoping I can get one coat done tonight, and the second on Thursday. It's a dark colour so it will require two coats. I think if I have time this weekend, I'll paint the front door the same colour.

As what has become a summer tradition, we've been playing lots of ultimate. Our regular nights are Tuesday and Friday, but we're starting to be recruited as subs for other teams for Monday and Wednesdays... which is a good thing because the extra running and exercise will do us good. So far our Tuesday team is 2-1 and our Friday team is 1-0.

Over the past weekend we did some bike riding, watched some movies, went boating with Alex and Holly, even played some mexican train dominoes. The boat ride was fun, and lucky, since the motor crapped out just as we returned to the dock.

The movies we watched were Grandma's Boy, Last Holiday, and The Island. All three were pretty good, each was a different type of movie: comedy, feel-good, and action packed respectively. I would recommend Grandma's Boy, VERY funny:

Alex: Dude, your bed is a car...
Jeff: Yeah, but it's a sweet car.

Anyway, see that movie. Peace out.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Nintendo Head

Following Artoo's suggestions, I bought a DS last week. Since then, I've bought 3 games, MarioKartDS, The New Super Mario Bros, and just last night, Animal Crossing.

We decided we should have some kind of handheld for the trip to London coming up in a few weeks. Turns out, this is coming in handy for many other times: when the tv is being monopoloized for Corrie St., when the game cube is being using for the original Animal Crossing. Even in the car on the way to work!

I really like the New Mario Bros game. I beat really quickly, since I'm a mario wizard and all, but I'm liking going back in and replaying different levels to find the secrets. It's packed full of secret exits and warp pipes. Heck, you can even play as Luigi! Go Luigi! I think what makes this game so great is that it's a simple side scroller, so that makes the learning curve like 0-2 minutes, and that it takes all the things you loved from previous Mario games and throws those features in: like ground pounds, chain and rope climbing, even wall jumps.

The other games are fantastic as well. But I've yet to try out the multiplayer or WiFi (which I'm now calling NiFi). All the places I've taken my DS to try the wireless hasn't been successful: Alex's, Work, I even tried hacking into my neighbours wireless connection, but no luck so far.

I expect the MarioKart and AnimalCrossing games are a must for the multiplayer ability. Perhaps we'll buy another DS when the DS Lite comes out in June so that we can multiplayer it up easily and anywhere.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Breaking news...

A British company is developing computer chips that store music in women's breast implants.

This is a major breakthrough, since women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

4 days in 5 sentences

After work on Friday we caught The DaVinci Code with HandJ - pretty good movie, stayed true to the book, after the movie we played OK - Turkish style rummy-o with little domino tiles.

Saturday morning got up early and headed south towards Smiths Falls with Mike G for some bachelor party paintball - unfortunately it was rained out but we all went bowling instead in Smiths Falls, later that night we saw MI:3 on a Chinatown special DVD I borrowed from Mike.

Sunday headed up to my cottage to meet my dad - we hung out, ate junk food, and then bbq'd some burgers.

Monday was the day of nothing: played Nintendo, did some chores, and then later met up with Alex and Holly for dinner at their place - we had ribs, lasagna, rice, asparagus... quite the feast.

Good long weekend - hard to get back into the saddle that is work.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


[MSN Conversation from 12:24 pm, May 17th, 2006 - Context: one of the Bus Off employees has brought their toddler into the office, he's running around screaming bloody murder]

JamesMo says: seriously, we should shut down and open a daycare.

James says: I'm for it. I mean, shit, we have enough grand-ma experience here....

JamesMo says: exactly - plus, it is really hard to answer the phone when someone's unsupervised kid is screaming 4 feet from you.

James says: really hard? Try really lucky - what would you rather: a screaming kid on this side of the phone? or a screaming student on the other side?

JamesMo says: i say they are about even, but I look cool on the phone

James says: ugh... really? define how.

JamesMo says: inexplicably

James says: that doesn't cut it, try harder

JamesMo says: i got nothin.

James says: then a decision has been reached: you do not look cool on the phone.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Open Letter: super_ap Rant #5

May 17th, 2006

To: Mr. Glen Paulson, Membership Clerk
International Accounts Payable Professionals, Inc.

From: James Pimpson
Supervizor, Accountz Payabo

To tha Baddest, Stone Cold Mutha-F*cka; Mr. Glen Paulson:

Yo dawg, peace to you and ya crew at the IAPP. This be James Pimpson, a.k.a. tha super_ap, of the HBH A/P Crew. Me and the A/P Boos wanted to give you a shout-out for the great work you and the IAPP have been doin recently in the many fields of hard-core officin', especially Accountz Payabo.

Much thug-homie love for the newly identified "Best A/P Practices" in your March issue of A/P Quarterly. That shizznit really helped us ta focus on specific payabo goals and enhance our current biznazz operations. And we also be lovin being membas of tha IAPP cuz it has provided us wit tha valuable blingin' resources that we need. And in tha past, I have been able ta reach out ta other A/P colleagues fo feedback on they experiences, processes, opinions n shit on new endeavors that we is pursu'n . Relax, cuz I'm bout to take my respect.

But this is where I stop feedin you bullshit and get to tha point: tha super_ap feels that the HBH A/P Crew deserves to be recognized in your next A/P Quarterly issue as an industry leader of supa-fly, hard-core, don't take no shit from no one, A/P department. I mean, we've been layin' it down for at least 3 years without missing a single due-date, and you know we always be takin' the invoice terms to the max: Net 30, straight from Long Beach, nigga. We have a solid, pimpin attitude and we ain't affraid to resort to ho-slappin if biznazz n shit don't go our way. So its bout time ya recognize, sucka, that the HBH A/P Crew started this shit, and we'll end this shit.

Well Mr. Paulson, I gotz some accountz to pay n shit, so I'll end this letter. But don't forget about ma crew, else we be comin'atchya wit a quickness.

Peace out
James Pimpson
Accountz Payabo Supervisa


Monday, May 15, 2006

The Four Cats!

An Accountant, a Chemist, an Engineer, and an Accounts Payable Supervisor were bragging about how smart their cats were.

The Accountant said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, "Spreadsheet, do your stuff." Spreadsheet went out to the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies. He divided them into 4 equal piles of 3 cookies. Everyone agreed that was good.

The Chemist said his cat could do even better. He called his cat and said, "Measure, do your stuff." Measure got up, walked to the fridge, took out a quart of milk, got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured exactly 8 ounces without spilling a drop into the glass. Everyone agreed that was pretty good.

To show off, the Engineer said to his cat,"T-square, do your stuff." T-square pranced over to the desk, took out paper and pen, and promptly drew a circle, a square, and a triangle. Everyone agreed that was really smart.

Then the Accountant, Chemist, and Engineer turned to the Accounts Payable Supervisor and said, "What can your cat do?"

The Accounts Payable Supervisor called his cat and said, "Coffee Break, do your stuff."

Coffee Break jumped to his feet and...
ate the cookies...
drank the milk...
and pooped on the paper.

Then he made love with the other three cats...
claimed he injured his back while doing so...
filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions...
put in for Workers Compensation...
and went home for the rest of the day on sick leave.

[joke credits go to my father]

Friday, May 12, 2006

What it's like to work (or not work) in my office

Kevin: Ugh, why does this student owe this amount on his student account?

Jamesmo: 'Cause his grad funding peaks at 92 percent.

Kevin: Awww, and I knew that!

James: Geez Kevin, how long have you been working here?

Kevin: Shut up, James. Don't you have work to do?

James: Meh...

Jamesmo [to himself; raises arms in victory]: I'm un-stump-able!!!!!!

- - - -

This post is to say goodbye to Kevin, good luck in the real world, the Bus Off will miss you.


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Happy Mothers' Day on Sunday!

Barrhaven's Finest Part II

So last night we went to M&M's Meat Shop to pick up a few items seeing as the weather is getting warmer, and the bbq season is certainly upon us.

We picked out the usual tasty burgers and opted to try some bacon wrapped top sirloin steaks which were on sale. We asked the young woman behind the counter:

Are these good? Have you tried them before?

Looking down her nose at us, she replied:

No, I haven't. Actually, I don't eat meat.

- - - -

Wow. Way to make smart life choices, bimbo. Why the f*ck would you choose to work at a store with 95% of it's products comprised of meat. Why not work at FarmBoy? Or RogersVideo?

Way to go, moron.

Everything is coming up Milhouse

So after posting my good news, great new things have been happening. Well, maybe great is too expressive, but whatever.

Last Sunday Alex and I installed a new cd player in Ferda's Accord. It only had a tape deck before, and it only worked half the time. This new sony one plays mp3 and wma cds which is pretty cool. I burned (burnt?) one the other day and managed to fit 16 whole albums on it. That's a lot of music:

Then last night, we picked up a new digital camera after the old one crapped out. We've only just started to play with it and we're both pretty happy. It was marked down relatively cheap since it was the last model available (note: that's not my family in the photo - in fact, I don't even know them):

Also - after a long delay - we booked our summer vacation. EuroTrip '06 starts June 10th and runs til June 29th - 3 weeks baby. We fly into London first, making Ferda's parents home base, then the world is our oyster (???). We both hope to make several trips into the heart of Europe, possibly France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, who knows...

Due to the long flight there and back, there's a possibility of me buying a new handheld gaming system. Ferda wants the DS, since she's totally addicted to Animal Crossing which is now available for the DS. I think the PSP is better, but it's a lot more expensive. But it has the movies... And the thing about the DS, is that we would totally have to buy two of them for the multiplayer ability. And two of each game (MarioKart, Animal Crossing, etc). I'm very torn. Maybe we don't need either. Any thoughts?

Friday, May 05, 2006

It's official

Teh mraks haev cmoe bak (finalee), and its offishell:

I am a uinvercity graduaet.

Now if only I could learn to spell...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Simpsons Trivia - May 4, 2006

In Homer VS. Dignity, Smithers asks Mr. Burns for some time off so he can mount a stage prodution of a musical he wrote about what?

A. Malibu Stacy
B. Greek sports
C. Tiki bars
D. Hotel desk clerks


Episode quotes:

Mr. Burns: Hurl this (pudding) at THAT (lenny)
Homer: At Lenny, but he's a war hero!
Mr. Burns: Well lets decorate him, then.
Homer: No!
Mr. Burns: Not even for... four dollars!?
Homer: :hurls it:
Lenny: Ow! My eye, I'm not supposed to get pudding in it!
Mr. Burns: Ahaha, that was capital! My lung is aching.
Homer: I like when I threw the pudding!
Mr. Burns: Do it again! I'll make it an even eight.
Homer: You're the boss :hurls another:
Lenny: Ow! I'm in hell!


Mr. Burns: Let's keep the laugh's coming eh, Simpson? Let's say I make you my executive in charge of recreation. No, better yet.. my prank monkey!
Homer: Will you keep giving me money?
Mr. Burns: I can't have my little monkey running around in rags!
Homer: Woohoo! :hurls another pudding, at Carl:
Carl: HEY!
Mr. Burns: What are you doing, man!? That's Carl!

One more:

Bart: Wanna rehearse, dad?
Homer: I don't need to rehearse! HO HO HO, Merry... line
Bart: Christmas..
Homer: Huh? Lemme see that!

Dr. Seuss - eat your heart out

[MSN Conversation from May 4th, 8:55am]

James says:
we're in for sunday

Jamesmo says: do you enjoy seafood? ie. fish?

James says: yeah

Jamesmo says: do you like it on a grill?

James says:

Jamesmo says:
would you like it with some dill?

James says:
do you like it on a bus?

Jamesmo says:
i rhymed

James says:
do you like it with my friend, Gus?

James says:
would you eat it with some mus....

James says:

[five minute pause]

James says: oh, that killed.

Jamesmo says: heather says 5-6pm show up.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ferda's newest vice

So, like I mentioned in this post, my attention can easily be grabbed up by a video game. However, I think I'm pretty much done with the bridge game now, I've completed all the levels, even downloaded extra ones and completed them... but...

Ferda has lately gotten into Animal Crossing for our gamecube. We borrowed the game from Warren about a week ago. I tell you, she's totally hooked.

All of our conversations now are about how this character gave her a certain fruit, or how this guy bought her wallpaper, or how she caught some rare fish. It's hilarious.

And to think she used to make fun of me for playing video games...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Store Wars

Wicked video - perhaps some of you have seen this before, it was new for me:

Grocery Store Wars

My favourite characters were TofuD2 and C3Peanuts.

May the Farm be with you!

Simpsons Trivia - May 2, 2006


In I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can, Principal Skinner says he loves it when Superintendant Chalmers uses his name in every example during the state spelling bee finals.


Memorable Quotes:
Bart: Come on, man, everyone knows the first day of school is a total wank.
Seymour: Well, if by "wank" you mean educational fun, then stand back it's wanking time!

One more:
Seymour: Bart, your word is imply.
Bart: Imply. I M P.
Nelson: Bart said "I am pee", he's made of pee!
Bart: Well, I got my laugh, I'm out of here.
Ralph: I made Bart in my pants!

About time

Palmer and Artoo finally did it. The official Hollyisms blog has been opened.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Lunchtime discussions

[MSN conversation from Monday, May 1, 06 at 9:43 am - discussing the all important decision of what to do for lunch]

James says: you could come if you want

JamesMo says: hmm - i'll think aboot it

James says: if we do go, we're probably stopping at subway or quiznos. at least some place that sells subs, or a derivative of such.

JamesMo says: i did verily bringith my lunchanon, but ye, though I hunger greatly, let not perish the thought of sub consumption. Amen.

Simpsons Trivia - May 1, 2006

In Worst Episode Ever, according to Milhouse, his doctor forbids him to go on what?
A. Monkey bars
B. Junkets
C. Moving sidewalks
D. Sprees

Memorable quotes from this episode:
Comic Book Guy: Breath.. short... left..arm.. numb. Can't go on.. describing.. symptoms much longer :collapses:

One more:
Comic Book Guy: Oh please. If I wanted to hear mindless droning I'd befriend an air conditioner.
Moe: Oh now he's raggin' on air conditioners.
Carl: Hey they keep us cool in the summer, pal.
Lenny: Get 'im!

Review: WoW

The Weekend Of Work was, well, exactly as it sounds: full of work. Started with Friday night, Ferda and I started putting up the crown moulding for the dining room. Thursday night I had painted all the pieces, so Friday they were ready to be measured, cut, and put on the wall. We only got about halfway through it, then gave up since we both had to get up pretty early the next morning.

Saturday morning I woke a 6:45, make coffee, drank it, and left for Alex's to pick him up. Of course, he answered the door in his boxers and nothing else: hilarity. We left for Holly's as soon as he could find his pants. And his wallet. Once we got to Holly's I started loading down boxes to the sidewalk and they left to pick up the moving truck. They returned with Duncan, then Joelle showed up, and Michelle, and Matt, and later Dave and James. The move went pretty well. Afterwards, Holly got us all pizza. Then we disbursed and went our separate ways around 3 ish.

So Alex and I headed back to my place where we finished the crown moulding which only took about 45 minutes. Then we went back to his place and started grouting the tiles in the bathroom. This was the first grout experience for both of us, and it took a while. About 4-5 hours including cleanup. Once we were done, we caught the last five minutes of the hockey game. Fantastic near the end, back and forth, non-stop action.

Sunday morning up again early this time to help Co-Bro move. I only lasted for a few hours, but I hear that Dave and Alex kept it going til about 6ish. That's nuts, good for them! I went home and did a much need cleaning on our bathrooms, swept the garage floor of all the crap and dirt from winter, and did some touch-up painting in the hall. For dinner, we went back to Holly's and Alex's for a BBQ and some gamecubing.

Final South Park Character

And finally, this is Pinar:

Expertly drawn by Ferda.