Friday, January 26, 2007

Ozy & Millie

Hello readers. While browsing the internet, as I am wont to do, I came across a link that I'd like to share with you. It's a webcomic, one that (to me, anyway) bears a resemblance to Calvin & Hobbes. It's philosophical, has social commentary, and has the simple humour and wisdom of a pair of young children. Things that I think we are lacking today. It also has an eccentric ex-hippie dragon.

Notable quotes range from the insightful, to the simply absurd:

"To mindlessly do the opposite of what everyone else is doing is merely another way of making oneself a slave to popular opinion."

"Always proactively untwist octagonal hippopotamus pants."

Meet Ozy & Millie:

...I want a top-hat and John Lennon sunglasses.

Monday, January 22, 2007

It's gone...for now.

You may have noticed that I didn't post the button I bought on Saturday, or last Saturday. I thought that some people may have found them offensive, so I haven't posted them or worn them much. If you browse EVOLVE Fish long enough, you'll probably come across them.

I've decided to shave off my beard. I don't think it will look as good with my hair grown out, so I'm going to see what it's like without it for awhile. I also thought about getting rid of my sideburns, but I'll leave them for now. I don't think that they will clash with the rest of my appearance.

And now, I'm stealing this from Kai (sorta):

ABC of Me
The Letter A
Are you available?:Yes.
What is your age?:Seventeen, nearly eighteen.
What annoys you?:Conservatives.
The Letter B
Do you live in a big house?:No.
When is your birthday?:March fifth.
Who is your best friend?:Please don't make me choose.
The Letter C
What's your favorite candy?:Those pink and blue coke bottles. I think.
Who's your crush?:None currently.
When was the last time you cried?:I can't remember.
The Letter D
Do you daydream?:Yes.
What's your favorite kind of dog?:Alaskan Malamute/German Shepard?
What day of the week is it?:Monday.
The Letter E
How do you like your eggs?:Scrambled, if I must.
Have you ever been in the emergency room?:Yes.
What's the easiest thing ever to do?:Nothing.
The Letter F
Have you ever flown in a plane?:Yes.
Do you use fly swatters?:Yes.
Have you ever used a foghorn?:No.
The Letter G
Do you chew gum?:Occasionally.
Are you a giver or a taker?:Both? Karma can be confusing sometimes.
Do you like gummy candies?:Yes.
The Letter H
How are you?:Tired.
What color is your hair?:Brown.
The Letter I
What's your favorite ice cream?:Cotton Candy, maybe?
Have you ever ice skated?:Yes.
Do you play an instrument?:No, but I used to.
The Letter J
What's your favorite jelly bean brand?:Jelly Belly, I guess.
Do you wear jewelry?:Sometimes.
The Letter K
Who do you want to kill?:No one. Preferably.
Do you want kids?:I don't know yet.
Where did you go for kindergarten?:Sidney Elementary.
The Letter L
Are you laid back?:Yes.
Do you lie?:Yes. Or would that be no?
The Letter M
Whats your favorite movie?:Lord of the Rings/Star Wars/Dragon Heart
Do you still watch Disney movies?:Sure, why not?
Do you like mangos?:No.
The Letter N
Do you have a nickname?:Yes.
What is your real name?:Jared.
Whats your favorite number?:Six?
Do you prefer night over day?:Yes.
The Letter O
What's your one wish?:I'd tell you, but then it might come true.
Are you an only child?:Yes.
The Letter P
What one fear are you most paranoid about?:What people think of me.
What are your pet peeves?:Bad spelling and grammar.
What's a personality trait you look for in people?:Intelligence.
The Letter Q
What's your favorite quote?:"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you quick to judge people?:No.
The Letter R
Do you think you're always right?:No. Or would that be yes?
Are you one to cry?:Yes.
The Letter S
Do you prefer sun or rain?:Sun.
Do you like snow?:Yes.
What's your favorite season?:Winter.
The Letter T
What time is it?:6:49
What time did you wake up?:6:15
When was the last time you slept in a tent?:August.
The Letter U
Are you wearing underwear?:Yes.
Underwear or boxers?:Underwear....
The Letter V
What's the worst veggie?:Zucchini.
Where do you want to go on vacation?:Nearly everywhere.
The Letter W
What's your worst habit?:Procrastination.
Where do you live?:British Columbia, Canada.
What's your worst fear?:Being forgotten in history.
The Letter X
Have you ever had an x-ray?:Yes.
Have you seen the x-games?:No.
Do you own a xylophone?:No.
The Letter Y
Do you like the color yellow?:Not particularly.
What's one thing you yearn for?:Understanding.
The Letter Z
Whats your zodiac sign?:Pisces.
Do you believe in the zodiac?:Sure, why not?
Favorite zoo animal?:Tigers, maybe?
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Saturday, January 06, 2007

End of Winter Break

So it's the end of winter break and school starts tomorrow. Hoo-rah. (That was sarcasm.) The holiday season was eventful, full of family and friends, games, and discussion. As I remarked to one friend while gift shopping (mostly for others but I did get a few things for myself), "I've spent more than I should have but less than I would have liked."

My mother had a hysterectomy after Christmas (for health reasons), but is out of the hospital now and is recovering nicely.

Marcie has behaved moderately well, and she begins puppy classes on Thursday. You know how they say that pets resemble their owners? Since I started growing my hair out, I've developed tufts of hair on the sides of my neck below my ears. They look awfully similar to the ones that Marcie has grown in the past few weeks.

I've never grown my hair out before, and I've become a bit fond of my pelage. I'm sure that the novelty will wear out in time though.

I don't have much that I would like to say (or would care to say) so I'm going to end with the buttons for this week and the past four weeks.

Dec. 9 - Dec. 15: There never was a good war or a bad peace. -Benjamin Franklin

Dec. 16 - Dec. 22: Oh well, I wan't using my civil liberties anyway.

Dec. 23 - Dec. 29: I think, therefore I'm liberal.

Dec. 30 - Jan. 5: Everything I need to know about live I've learned by reading banned books.

This week: America: The best democracy corporate lobbyists can buy.

P.S. I tried the blossoming tea at Serious Coffee. It's pretty good, unless you steep it too long. I think that about half of what you pay for is for the show though, but I would still recommend it.