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Archive for July, 2003

11 Jul 03

cd swappin’

i finally got around to entering the metafilter cd swap this month….i’ve been meaning to for ages now. hopefully i’ll get some worthwhile cds in return.

here’s the cd i sent away. it’s too damn happy.

08 Jul 03

i’m chock full of nougat

on saturday, jo and i decided we werent getting our daily requirement of chocolate in our diet, so we drove up to smith’s falls where, coincidentally, there happens to be a hershey chocolate factory. we captured much of our journey in photos, and even though we weren’t allowed to take pictures of the inside of the factory itself, i think the photos we DID get of the trip there and back are far more interesting anyway. gunmart? hangers of canada? spunky monkey? comedy gold without having to worry about making up a pesky punchline. yay smalltown ontario!

oh, and we each bought about 25 pounds of chocolate i think. i felt like a kid the day after halloween on sunday night. ugh.

06 Jul 03

sauna pants

finally! sauna pants!

from the inventor:

DIDN’T YOU TAKE YOUR TESTICLES ROUGHLY WHEN YOU ENJOYED HOTBATH, SAUNA, HOTSHOWER, FAR-INFRARED RAYS? NEWSPAPER SAYS THAT THE TESTICLES OF THE WORKERS AROUND THE KILM, FURNACE, OVEN AND MELTING TANK ARE WEAKEN SLOWLY DAY BY DAY.

frightning.

04 Jul 03

canada day en photos

i’ve posted the canada day photos. they’re very exciting, and feature appearances by hugo girard, wayne newton, and several thousand people i don’t know. enjoy.

02 Jul 03

canada day deux mille et trois

so yesterday was canada day, and, as has become tradition for me, that meant making the trek to ottawa for the third straight year. last year was crazy hot and there was very little visual evidence as a result. this year was more tolerable, although still quite hot.

the day’s highlights included:

  • having a crazy good lunch at robin’s parents’.
  • watching world’s strongest man competitors, including hugo girard, do stuff like lift cars (note that one schlep from the crowd used this opportunity to proposed to his girlfriend by hiding a “will you marry me” sign in the trunk of the car he was attempting to lift with her. apparently the whole thing was for some wedding show on the lift network.)
  • taking a tour of a couple locks on the rideau canal. some poor chumps’ summer job is to manually crank open the locks. crazy.
  • touring byward market, which is extra fun when it’s full of several thousand people.
  • eating hotdogs under a bridge while it poured outside, and watching all the young skanked up girls try to hide the fact that they were wearing white t-shirts.
  • sitting in majors hill park as the sun went down, watching a bluesish guitarist whose name escapes me, as well as the boring rock stylings of daniel langlois.
  • enjoying the fireworks (for the first year in the last three mind you) from the same vantage point. 2 years ago it was too windy and cold, last year the parliament buildings got in the way. this year it was just right.
  • the long crowded busride back to my car, and the return home to kingston at 1:30 am

anyway, it was a good time, and i’ll post pictures once robin sends me his (and i get around to doing it).

Pronunciation: 'ch&mp
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps blend of chunk and lump
Date: 1883

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