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People don't see the real me.

This commercial is a Canadian institution for my generation. It took me a billion years to find the video and after incessantly quoting it to people years after the fact, I HAVE FOUND THE COMMERCIAL! PRAISE JESUS! We used to repeat this verbatim and it was one long-running joke. Needless to say, I am giddy about this find.  

Well, people don't see the real me, right. They just see my acne problem. People think I eat too many chocolate bars or that I don't wash my face.

My brother says I'll probably grow out of it, but I don't think so, no.  

Colbert in '08, y'all!

Ramblings about famous people

I went down to Ryerson Theatre to go in the Rush line to see The Last Kiss (so I could make use of my "Pink" voucher that I got from volunteering at the film festival). Zach Braff and Rachel Bilson and apparently other people from the cast were there but being the determined cow that I am, I thought to myself that I've waited this long, I must not lose my spot! So I didn't go to the red carpet area, thinking I'd get into the movie.

Well, I didn't and I was le sad. THEY BLOODY STOPPED THE RUSH LINE ABOUT 7-8 PEOPLE IN FRONT OF ME!!! Bastards! So I wandered around looking for some coffee from Tim Hortons... that's when I came across a crapload of people taking pictures nearby College station. I poked around and found out it was some One X One event and Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and other celebs were coming. I stuck around and tried to get some pics but there were big tall people around me. One dude didn't speak English and was saying "is this actor?" pointing to his camera's LCD screen. Then another dude was just standing with his big fat head in front of me, not doing anything (i.e. taking pictures or celebrity 'stalking' kind of things). I didn't get it, they didn't seem to care much about what was going on and yet blocking my view the entire time so I couldn't take good pictures. AND when Brad Pitt showed up, that dude that was just standing watching, he started waving his arm at him, screaming "BRAD". For a non-female and non-fangirly age, I don't get the point of waving around your arm at celebs, personally.

I froze my ass off. Here are some of the pics.

THAT'S TOTALLY BRAD PITT!!! I wish I got a shot of him facing the damn camera.


Matt Damon

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ALSO, at my Toronto Film Festival volunteering yesterday, I saw Brad Pitt twice (once when he was being escorted to the VIP/talent elevator for the screening of Babel, and once when he was being introduced inside the theatre before the film started) and Russell Crow. ANDDDDDDDDDDD interesting story, but I was working on the Main floor at Roy Thompson Hall and we're supposed to direct people to their appropriate areas depending on what their ticket says. So this fat dude and his friend come up to me and this girl I was working with (but mostly the girl as I was a step or two up) and the friend asks where he's supposed to go. Meanwhile, I'm just staring at the fat dude thinking DUDE HE LOOKS SO FAMILIAR!!! Then I realize, OMFGGGGG IT'S MICHAEL MOORE! I wish I had realized earlier so I could say, "Hey dude. I like your work and I've read all your books, and I still like you even if people call your stuff left wing propaganda", though I'd probably wouldn't say all that because I am an idiot who only thinks of stuff to say after the fact, and so I said nothing at all.

I also wish I had a camera phone.

My trip to Los Angeles

You'll get the significance of this painting if/when you watch the Da Vinci Code spoof on the MTV Movie Awards this Thursday or one of the 23872837 repeats.

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Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos -- LULZ

Party off the Pounds with Richard Simmons

I totally "partied off the pounds" with Richard Simmons yesterday. AND I met him, thank you very much.

 Now, I can cross Richard Simmons off my list of people I need to meet before I die. 
Next up: David Hasselhoff (the HOFF!!!!) and Bob Saget...and maybe Chuck Norris too. His "humor value" has gone up significantly as of late.


Warped Tour!

My experience can be summed up in two words: dirty dirtiness (okay, I guess that's more or less one word but anyways). This post and its included pictures and videos will demonstrate this theme throughout.

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Straylight Run concert
On Friday night, I went to the Straylight Run concert; Hot Rod Circuit, Northstar and Say Anything opened up for them.
Say Anything was okay, my least favourite of the bunch, mostly because of the way the lead singer annunciated some of the words, really annoyed me (plus he sort of reminded me, visually, of Chris Parnell from SNL). I liked Northstar, they were good - and for some reason, I was mesmerized by the many (many) times the drummer kept wiping himself down with a towel after EVERY SINGLE SONG...and very thoroughly too. Hot Rod Circuit had an equipment problem before their set and the lead singer got all hissy-fit-y about it, storming on stage and yelling at the equipment people - it was mighty amusing. He was like "we were fucking paid to play and when we fucking get on the fucking stage, we expect everything to be ready so we can play for the fucking people". Ha.
Straylight Run were fucking awesome. Too bad from where I was standing, big fat heads were in my way so I couldn't see the far left of the stage, where the keyboard is. So sometimes I couldn't see Michelle and sometimes John. Oh well. I was hoping to hear "Costello" but John said that because we all illegally downloaded it, it wasn't supposed to be heard yet or something. So they said they won't play it...at least not any time soon. Too bad because I love that song. As for a song I never really thought much of before the concert, but liked it a lot after hearing it live, that has to be "It's For The Best". Oh and apparently, as Herberth told me but I wouldn't bet my cows on it, John Nolan was standing right behind me for the whole of the Hot Rod Circuit set and talking to people. AND I DIDN'T KNOW IT. Good thing I never did anything like pick a wedgie or something during that time haha.

THE MOST FUNNIEST VIDEO CLIP YOU'VE GOTTA SEE (windows media player required)
Thanks to Jo for sending this to me. I almost peed my pants laughing.
Richard Simmons on Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Is he trying to be more gay or is he just like that naturally??!!

Coheed rocked. And I hate worms.

Yesterday's Coheed and Cambria concert wrapped up a CRAPTASTIC week...that super sucked but luckily, the co&ca show was what got me through it . School is over but I still have 2 essays and 2 exams left to go (and I still gotta go to work for that service bursary job, bah!). But at least classes are ALL OVER.

I went to the Coheed show at The Phoenix yesterday. Opening up for them was Brazil, Funeral For a Friend and Rainer Maria. FFAR and Rainer Maria were good but COHEED REALLY rocked. They played, in no particular order: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow), Devil in Jersey City, Delirium Trigger, A Favor House Atlantic, The Velourium Camper I: Faint of Hearts, The Velourium Camper III: Al the Killer, The Crowing, Blood Red Summer, Time Consumer and Everything Evil. Unfortunately, they didn't play The Light & The Glass, which is one of my favourite songs on IKSOSE.

I also had the most horrendous washroom experience last night. *shudders* One of the "ladies" washrooms there, that was apparently a men's washroom before as it had urinals in there, was utterly disgusting. But when you gotta go, you gotta go. I just feel sorry for the custodian staff at The Phoenix.

I also ended up buying a t-shirt. The one I wanted was the "Dragonfly" one or the one with the design that WAS on my LJ icon but they didn't have my size. So I got this "Keywork" one instead.

I got it in Youth Large (cause last time at the TBS show, I bought a small and it turned out a wee bit too big) and the shirt fits fine except the sleeves are so flippin' long. I have to get around to hemming it but I'm scared I'll screw it up. I also liked the hoodie they had available but sadly, I didn't have $40 with me =( And if I hadn't spent that $6.50 on Smirnoff, I probably could've (later on) bought stickers and whatnot that they had available.

So yes, it turned out to be a good night even though it was raining most of last night and I HATE RAIN (rain = worms). Rain puts me in a bad mood, generally speaking.

p.s. there were WAY too many scene kids there. I felt like I was in a sea of emo glasses, studded belts, chucks, band tshirts (of OTHER bands, because it's an unwritten rule to NEVER wear a shirt of the band you're there to see), and quite a lot of stretched ears - it was like a page right out of "How to Dress Emo".