Moooovin’ On?

24 01 2009

Don’t be angry with me… but I’ve been seriously considering yet another blog move. As you may have noticed, I’ve been changing the look of my blog what seems like hourly, and can’t seem to settle on a them that I like for more than nine minutes at a time. Annoying, I know. Its annoying for me too, because nothing quite has that Goldilocks feel to it. (Thats the second Goldilocks reference I’ve made today. Weird.) I know its INCREDIBLY tedious to update your bookmark list, I mean, if I may presume that you like reading about my boring life / mildly entertaining rants enough to actually BOOKMARK it for further reference. I’m honoured. 

Anyhow, I’ve been playing around over at Squarespace, and while I’m not jazzed to join the real blogging world and actually PAY a monthly fee for the privelage, its actually a pretty fantastic blog host site. You can drag the width of the columns to WHATEVER YOU WANT, as well as play around with a zillion other incredibly cool features. And everything is ULTRA customizable, and you can make your blog look however you damn well want it to. Some of the more complicated stuff requires a basic knowledge of CSS or Java, neither of which are in my abilities, but lucky for me, I have geeky friends who love that crap. (PS Chad, have I mentioned my undying love for you lately? Its still there. Undying.) If you have time to spare, and don’t have anything to YouTube for a few minutes, you should check out Squarespace. Its a seriously cool blog host, and theres a FREE TRIAL in which you get to screw around with blog stuff FO FREEEEEs!

So this is my tenative new blog. I’m still messing around with it, so don’t delete me from your life because of annoying template changes. I’ll settle down soon, I promise. 

I’ll keep a link to this blog somewhere in my Links tab, in case you get nostalgic and want to relive all the hilarity I’ve provided you with. Bo dom chhhh. Or for blackmail. You never know…

NEW SQUARESPACE ADDRESS: The Millionth Forthesun Blog To Exist On The Intra-webs (hopefully the last one, fingers crossed)

PS Did I mention that the monthly Squarespace fee is a whopping $7.30 per month? Like thats going to break the bank anytime soon… I could easilly spend that much on coffee in ONE SINGLE DAY.





Dark Knight Idiots

19 07 2008

** Very very minor spoilers. No major plot points or anything, but… be forewarned **

We went to see Dark Knight last night. I.. still can’t really talk about it. After months and months of waiting and anticipating, after buying our tickets two weeks in advance, after all the hype and leaked spoilers… wow. I just.. it was perfect. Heath Ledger did a phenomenal job as the Joker. I’ve never seen such a dramatic 180 in terms of acting techniques. From Knights Tale to Dark Knight (fast forwarding a few years, of course). His laugh.. his limp.. his mannerisms.. his line delivery. This role would have made his career and changed everything. Too bad he is no longer around to see it. What a tragedy.

Random things I liked and am able to talk about without my brain exploding

– Everything Joker related. Everything. When he is strolling away from the hospital? Brilliant. Pencil magic trick? BRILLIANT.

– Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes. It makes me wish that Katie Holmes-as-Rachel-Dawes had never existed.

– The advertisement on the side of the Joker’s truck (slaughter is the best medicine)

– The fact that the major Hong Kong action scene was (apparently) shot entirely Live Action. No CG whatsoever. Seriously. WT-Fuck.

At the end of the film, as per usual, Bryan and I remained in our seats to check out the credits. We’re film kids — its just what we do. A few other people stayed in their seats too, but most of the audience left right away. A group of incredibly obnoxious 17 year olds sitting beside us (who were more impressed by Batman 180-ing his his motorcycle than anything else, including the end-over-end Transport truck) stood up and shimmyed their way past us to the aisle. The last guy in the line, who had a popped collar I swear to god, stopped and said…

Bro: Does like, something happen at the end of the credits?

Me: *blankly looking at him in disgust*

Bryan: I guess you’ll never find out, if you leave now

Bro: Come on, dude, just tell me now. Does anything happen?

Bryan: Yeah. Professor X wakes up at the end.

Bro: *leaves*





Favourite Mac Apps

11 07 2008

Because I am the type to jump off a bridge if everyone else was doin’ it, here is a list of my favourite Mac applications. And yes, I did spell favourite with a “u”. I’m Canadian. Deal with it. If you are a Mac person, I probably don’t need to tell you what each of these programs does, as I’m sure you already have and love them, but.. here is a mini list anyways, to hell with you (WITH PICTURES!!!)

Thunderbird

Adium

App Zapper

VLC

No picture :( Tweetdeck (I am totally and completely obsessed with Twitter and this makes following friends’ updates (“tweets”) as well as sending my own SOOOO much easier. Although I’m not sure which I like more: Tweetdeck or Twirl…hmmm)

Flickr Uploader (another addiction of mine)

No picture BOOO! Pencil (Very cool animation program — works best with a tablet, like the one I temporarilly stole from Greg)

STILL NO PICTURE! Vidnik (a stupidly easy video recording program, great for sending BIRTHDAY MESSAGES -cough craig- or making vlogs or… whatever you want!





Quick

3 07 2008

We may have found an apartment in Winnipeg. I’m waiting for an email back from the landlords saying “Yeah, sure, come on down next week and check it out slash sign a lease” at which point I will freak out with joy because my worryingly high anxiety level will be reduced by about a MILLION PERCENT. Its small (but not TOO small) and has a fridge and allows cats and the walls are panted with bright funky colours with bright funky designs — the kitchen has a crazy mini-mural of arrows in varying shades of orange. So. Cool. I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I can’t help it: I really really REALLY REAAAAALLLY hope we get it. Its only $500 a month, heat & water included. UMMMM HELLO that means my share of the rent is $250. Which is laughably cheap.

Also, I really like the letter Q. I think it might be my favourite letter. Not the lowercase q, only the uppercase Q. I like the little tail-y thing.

Second Also, I really DISLIKE PicLens (the Firefox3 plug in) . It doesn’t work as smoothly as I wish it would. I’m used to my two-finger any-direction touch pad (Big thanks to Steve Jobs for making my MacBook like, totally tubular) and while I can two-finger scroll left or right, I can’t seem to find a way to go up and down. So when I want a closer look at a picture on the top of the screen, I try to two-scroll and everything goes to shit. Things start zooming and resizing and I go “what, but.. no, I just.. wanted to.. BUT THAT ONE. RIGHT THERE. LET ME LOOK AT THE PICTURE OF THE PUPPY. Whyyyyyyyyyy whyy can’t I look at the pic-*closes PicLens and reverts back to “old school browser viewing” with a few expletives*

Anyways, I need to go scoop Lucy’s poop box (joy upon joys) and then go make myself look purdy, as its my cousin Meagan’s wedding reception tonight. Heres hoping my dad will slip me a $20 for drinks!