Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas and All That Stuff

Hey On An All,
It's Christmas Eve and I am exhausted! Spent most of yesterday and today doing owrk around the yard and dodging the attack od some pissed off birds. Thankfully, the chores were completed and the birds left me alone todat....thanks to the placement of a little trap. Will most likely spend the rest of the evening reading or relaxing. Will do my gift wrapping sometime tomorrow before the family comes up.

So to all my readers, "Merry Christmas and all the best for 2006"

What Type Of Kisser Are You?

You're an Expert Kisser
You're a kissing pro, but it's all about quality and not quantityYou've perfected your kissing technique and can knock anyone's socks offAnd you're adaptable, giving each partner what they craveWhen it comes down to it, your kisses are truly unforgettable
What Kind of Kisser Are You?

How To Tell If You're A Trini

How To Tell If You’re A Trini

You hate to throw empty containers away for they might come in handy for pepper sauce and seasoning.
You would choose a “FETE” (part) over anything relative or of utmost importance, even if it leads to unemployment.
You say “boy” at the beginning of a sentence and “man” at the end of it.
You hang a rosary on your car’s rear view mirror…..even though you’re not Catholic.
You put ketchup and pepper sauce on your pizza.
You think steak is a waste of good meat… you cut it up and stew it with some potatoes instead.
Your recipe for lime juice is plenty sugar, plenty ice, 2 limes and a pack of kool aid “to stretch it.”
You put ice in your beer and wine, and chew the ice when you’re done.
You know what “Workin Ah 10 Days” is and know darn well its going to take way longer than 10 days.
You refer to an avocado as a “zaboca.”
You call hanging out “liming”.
You call all hot drinks “tea”.
You refer to pop and soda as “sweet drinks”.
You start gearing down for the weekend by lunchtime on Friday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


"I Want To love Somebody
I Hear You Need Somebody To Love
I Want To Love Somebody
I Hear Your Looking For Someone To Love

Cause You Need To Be Back
In The Arms Of A Good Friend
And I Need To Be Back In The Arms Of A Girlfriend

I Didn’t Know Nobody
And Then I Saw You Coming My Way
I Didn’t Know Nobody
Then I Saw You Coming My Way

Don’t You Need To Be Back
In The Arms Of A Good Friend
Oh Cause Honey Believe Me
I’d Sure Love To Call You My Girlfriend

Don’t You Need To Be Back
In The Arms Of A Good Friend
Oh Cause Honey Believe Me
I’d Sure Love To Call You My Girlfriend
Cause You
Got A Good Thing Going Baby
You Only Need Somebody To Love
You Got A Good Thing Going
You’re Only Looking
For Someone To Love
Cause You Need To Be Back
In The Arms Of A Good Friend

And I’m Never Gonna Set You Free
No I’m Never Gonna Set You Free"

Matthew Sweet

A friend from College made reference to this song in a recent posting on her on-line blogg. I went through my cassette collection to look for that particular album. It was one of three cassettes that I purchased one Saturday evening at a Record Store not too far from campus. The same friend that made the reference on her blogg was present there when I made the purchase, actually she recommended “Girlfriend” (name of the album) by Matthew Sweet when I was trying to decide between it and another one. It was a worthy purchase, I related to a lot of the songs on the album; and even today I can still be heard humming/singing “Divine Intervention”, “I’ve Been Waiting”, “Girlfriend”, “Looking At The Sun”, “Evangeline” and “Holy War”. The above-mentioned song and “I’ve Been Waiting” stands out because of their videos; for them they used scenes from a popular anime video that was a favorite of Matthew Sweet.

What more can I say, great song, great album, great performer. The perfect album for the Average Joe contending against the jocks for the few good women that there are in this world. Hopefully I should be able to find a copy of the CD here in T&T, as my cassette player is on the blink; in addition the cassette was played so very often that it is probably worn out by now.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Late Post Weekend In Review

FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER: Started off as another typical Friday, glad that it was the end of the workweek and that I had two days off from work. Seemed as though it was going to be another regular Friday at work. That was until my courier service arrived with a delivery, at first I thought it was the video game that my brother’s ex-girlfriend had ordered from the package was from, but it was not for her; it was for me. This me more confused and wondering, “Did I order stuff from them?” I paid for the package and hurried back upstairs to check out what items were contained inside. The invoice sheet listed whom it was sent to and whom it came from; looking at it I saw a name that I recognized. My friend from College JLK or Girly Girl as she is known on her blogg sent me three novels as a Christmas present. This was totally unexpected, really it was. So far I’ve started to read two of them, “Grantville Gazette” and “Snow Crash”. The other book I already own, but I’m still appreciative of the gesture nonetheless. Last month I had sent her the paperback copy of “Weapons Of Choice” by John Birmingham. Last I heard she had received it and was checking it out. Guess she must have checked my wish list at and got an idea what to send me. I’ve already picked up her Christmas present, I’m just waiting to see if my any relatives will be coming to T&T for the holidays so that they can mail it for me when they get back. If not, then I’ll try to send it around the 19th December or right after Christmas. I know that it will take a while before she gets it, but nevertheless it will still be on the way. JLK is one of the few people from College that I hear from on a regular basis, even more than my roommate. She is indeed rare and a one of a kind friend. So JLK, if you happen to read this, “Thank You!!!!” and “If you and I are both still single when you turn 30, we’re getting married! The fact that we have known each other for about nine years now should cut out on the whole lengthily dating bit. Things could change and we might wind up with someone else, but should being single still meet us at the same status when you reach 30, well, all you have to say is when and where.”

SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2005: Comic Convention at Queens Royal College. Got up relatively early seeing as I was meeting my brother at City Gate for 9am. Even the slight delay when my grandmother made me walk down to the shop to buy bread and bring it back up before I could head to town, did not upset my schedule as I made good time going down the PBR. That was until Morvant Junction where there was a long wait as a Fire Service Tender had collided with a Maxi-Taxi. After twenty-minutes of waiting we were allowed to proceed, surprisingly there was not much of a line of Maxi-Taxis waiting to offload at the main platform. My brother showed up a few minutes later and was soon at QRC for the convention. We were the first and only patrons of the convention during our entire time there. As for comics, I picked up a few issues of the new Avengers series, the entire “Darkminds” first series (Manga), Warmachine graphic novel, and an issue of Heavy Metal Magazine. Considering the limited amount of funds in my possession (my pay Cheque still had not been processed as yet) I came out of it with a decent haul in comics. If there had been more funds available I definitely would have purchased more, then again, I did have two new novels to read at home. As for the Army vs Navy football game, Navy won their 4th straight and I think they now lead the series. At least Army did not loose by too wide a margin like they have in past games. There is always next year, and it should be an Army win as the four year streak ends this year.

SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER: Rained for most of the day, had to throw on my jacket and carry my umbrella when I went to get the Sunday papers. Did a lot of reading, had to lay off the comics for a while as I started to feel the onset of a headache. I think the wild artwork in “Darkminds” had something to do with it; I put them down to read at a later day. Read several pages of the “Grantville Gazette” and “Snow Crash.” So far so good, JLK has excellent tastes in books.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

School Closes Tomorrow...Thank God!!!!

I may no longer be in school, but I still look forward to school vacations. Tomorrow (Friday 8th December 2005), the majority of schools in T&T will close for the christmas holidays. It's three weeks, but it will be three weeks of not having to contend with those brats on public transport. I honestly do not think that they know how to behave when out in public. Yesterday these two girls....I estimate their ages to be in the 13-15 category were sitting in front of me in the Maxi and were haveing a candid discussion about oral sex. They talked about how often they had done it, had it done to them, what they liked, what they did not like, if they get the picture.

I don't mean to sound like an old foggie, but back in my day, we saved that sort of talk for someplace else. On public transport was not one of those places.

Anyhow, stay tuned for the weekend review posting. I was supposed to have posted it, but I wrote it in word and it is saved on the computer upstairs. Hopefully I should have enough time to post it before the others get in and the phone starts ringing off the hook.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

December is here, which means 24 shopping days until Christmas. To be quite honest, I'm just not feeling all "YAY IT'S CHRISTMAS" at the moment. I am neither here nore there on the approaching holidays. There are a few things that I'm looking forward to though:

1. School will be closing soon. Thank God! Three weeks free of having to compete with school kids for space on public transport and having to hear them talk about the most stupid things.

2. Army vs Navy this weekend. Army seems to have improved some this season, having beaten Air Force earlier and having a record of 4 wins for the season. Better than the 1 win from last season. Hopefully, they will upset Navy and end their three year losing streak to the Midshippmen. "GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!!"

3. Comic Book Convention this Saturday. Alright! Something to do on Saturday morning, and some additional reading material to purchase. I just got paid, so I should come out of it with a decent haul. I think local artist Chris Riley is supposed to have the latest issue of "Curse Of The Midnight Robber" available for sale, and one of the vendors is holding some issues of Dark Minds and a War Machine graphic novel for me. A whole of stuff to look forward to.

4. New Premier on Anime unleashed on G4 TechTV.

5. Taking the laptop in for an upgrade, hopefully this should improve its speed and allow me to add some more programs. On the downside, I'll have to search for a CD to replace power point, front page, and access, which will be lost when they do the upgrade.

6. New Novels coming out from Amazon.

As for things I'm not looking forward to:

1. New Years Eve. From all appearances it looks as though I will be doing the same thing that I've done for the past two years, stay home and watch all the festivities on the telly. Oh Joy!

2. Valentine's Day. What more can I say, when you're single like yours truly, lovesick couples just make you want to run them over with a car or beat them with a blunt object. Maybe the new books from Amazon will dull the feelings of rage that I will feel come February 14th.

3. Another year of singledom. Need I say more