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Bourget, The New Decarie!

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Uh, there was a traffic jam on my small street today when I left for work?!? Complete with no less than two city buses, trying to work around the cranes and other construction equipment currently cluttering the street... Weird.

Oh, man, I've been meaning to post for exactly two weeks, yet didn't. I did this thing where I thought about hypothetical posts that I'd be writing while on the metro and biking, then forgot to actually post it.

It helps that there has been a fair deal of biking going on, beginning with what I called the Weekend of Doomed Awesomeness for a bit (if only in my head). This started by going to Mutek's Nocturne 3 with tygrbabe on the Friday. Then, went to the Mondial de la bière with azrhey in the afternoon, after which tygrbabe joined us to go to Mutek's Nocturne 4. How to follow this best? Sunday, I showed up at cpirate 's place almost in time (9am-ish, after going to bed at 5am!) for, you know, a little Tour de l'Île (with scjody as well), after which we stopped for well-deserved poutine at La Banquise (and a coffee, so I could stay conscious). Then (the same day!), azrhey and I met with rezendi for a quick pint before catching Le Salaire de la peur at Cinéma du Parc. In case I might have survived, tygrbabe invited me to see She Wants Revenge for my birthday (got me brownies too, woot!), on the Monday evening (we were joined by too, ahoy!).

While I thought Nocturne 3 was quite excellent (Millimetrik and Modeselektor were awesome, Kid Koala very good, although I've seen better sets from him, and the other bands were quite fun too), Nocturne 4 let me a little bit down. Most of the bands didn't "click" with me much, and the whole programme was running late, which combined with the act I wanted to see most (Deadbeat, was excellent!) played last, made for leaving the place extremely late. Still, it was nice too, I just wish I could have slept in the next day!

I'll have to agree with tygrbabe , She Wants Revenge was good, but they'd have to put out a killer album for me to go to their next show. Some of their opening bands were really wacky and not all that good either, including a "punk" band that sounded like Avril Lavigne on speed.

So after that, I, uh, didn't do much for the two last weeks, as you might have guessed. I did bike to work a lot (for which there was tremendously good weather!), played with my own early birthday gift to myself (a new top-end 24" iMac, Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz and GeForce 8800 GS, smokin'!) and coded (mostly on Quadra, more than 20 commits just this weekend!). There was a visit from musicdieu and cpirate , watching of Euro Cup games, and Munchkins.

azrhey and I went out on the city last Saturday, was quite nice, and I got myself a nice watch (Danish design and titanium? sign me up!). We ended up going to the cinema and watching You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Yes, I know, I know, but it's actually pretty funny, mostly due to the weird cultural references (fizzy bubbles and hummus, baby!), and was saved because I have a small idea of what's going on in that culture, and would probably have been even funnier if I was actually part of it. I don't really expect it to do well, although there's a fair share of stuff that a lot of North American would find funny (silly fight scenes, sexual jokes), but I laughed really hard at the hacky sack, fish and hummus jokes, myself.

On a closing note, I've had a weird email recently from OkCupid (which I do find entertaining, for various reasons). I often get the "come back to our site so you can see and click ads" emails, but this one was different, telling me that there was one particular user I should message where there was some sort of category 5 crazy outlier match. Apparently, the love of my life is in New York state, which is too bad, because I'm not, ha! It then showed the usual "you might be interested in those people" bunch of people, but as opposed to the usual, this morning it was a bunch of my friends, so, well, I guess it sorts of works? I do like my friends, they're nice and everything. :-P

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thebabynancy
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
sooooooooooo many tags!
pphaneuf
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
(to the tune of "Spider-pig")

Hyper-text, hyper-test, does whatever hyper-text does!
blacksquiggles
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen you on okcupid yet!
it keeps trying to set me up with everyone I know.
pphaneuf
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
I've seen people I know occasionally, but today, it just decided that I really should get in touch with just about all of my friends!
graydon
Jun. 17th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Oh I am jealous of a deadbeat show. Why do these not happen on the west coast?
pphaneuf
Jun. 17th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
I think there was some deal where you had the Rockies, and we had the awesome.
hub_
Jun. 17th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
you mean OkCupid is Google next target? After all, their FAQ is so full of ego that it is probably a perfect match. The math do not lie!
pphaneuf
Jun. 17th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
LOL! I can totally see the updated OkCupid site: "we could ask you questions, but no need, we know everything".
hub_
Jun. 17th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Please login with you google ID. We really need to know who you are :-)


Match: lovebunny123 has been Googling the same bestiality website has hornywolf69. You should try to hook up.
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