Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Leaving DC and Game theory

Saw this chick hanging out and as you can see, i took a photo



Left DC
Clothes make the man, sweatshops make the clothes
Passed through 'Edgar Allen Poe' country, Richmond, better known for 'The Raven'

Charles Darwin got his ideas from an Economist, Adam Smith; he's on the $1 coin
Economies are pretty much survival of the fittest at a low level, so too is nature

Had a transit at a town called Richmond, it's a nice summer's day, not cold like New York or DC, I’m whistling while I walk and a guy says to me, 'Where dat good weed at', it was at nowhere, I was just happy, ok?

I'm reading 'A quest among the bewildered' by Welf Zendik and he's clearly off his game, and I’ll give you an example
'With the language we were talking we could have communicated if she was an Eskimo and I was an Orangutan'

Ever seen one of these fellows?

German saying 'It's pointless running when you are on the wrong road'

Game Theory
Reading 'A beautiful math', it's about 'Game theory', he explains why people, birds and fish watch fight's and why fights are more aggressive when people are watching, why because of REPUTATION
People watch fights to learn what to in similar situations and learn about possible opponents
People gossip because of reputation, why people help each other.
If you have a reputation of helping people, people are more likely to help them
I was thinking about 4 degrees of separation, from Polish soccer hooligans to the 'Brother's' hanging out in the corners of Harlem; they're all about their 'REPUTATION'

There were less white people there too

I read once that one of the hardest things to come back from is the loss of reputation, and I would tend to agree

Trust levels are a good measure of a countries economic growth

It gets interesting here
The invention of the Clock, which was commissioned by the Catholic Church, conditioned Scientist's to think about the world in mechanical terms.
Descartes and Galileo. Cause and effect system which paved the way for Newton to publish his Principia in 1687

Game theory is, in fact, all about understanding what choice would (or should) be made if all of the relevant information influencing the outcome of the decision is known.

Wharehouse party, ambient cave


Have to see what stage of the 90 days club I’m at; I could be banned if I join the 91 days club


A few things i learnt in DC, all by my self too !!!

Kermet de frog


Lincon
Impressive our boy Abe, I made a few notes. When I got to the Lincoln Memorial a park ranger was giving a talk, here’s what I can remember.
The battle of Gettysburg, the president of Harvard gave a 2 hour talk in the cold and rain, from memory and summed what the battle meant. 15 thousand people turned up, after 2 hours of this sort of thing, you'd be ready to head off to the pub, or what ever they had in those days.
Lincoln stands up, no one expects him to be there, and he’s taking a big security risk being there.
Lincoln reminds the audience that they are fighting to uphold the constitution

It was one of the greatest speeches ever made, it was printed in the papers and retold to the masses all over the country, and most of the country couldn’t read. The speech was meant to be retold in this fashion

Had enough yet? Don’t worry, there's more

Time came around to voting for a new president, the front runners were Abe (we're taking it all back) and some other general guy (lets give peace a chance, let them have the south), they voted for Abe and they were falling at a rate of 2000 a week

He signed an agreement that made slaves free if they dug trenches and cooked food for the war effort. This only made a handful of slaves free, but word got out and it wasn't long before people started heading north.

Window at Macey's

For Abe's 2nd inauguration speech he said that the South would not be punished if they rejoined the north and that people from the South that lost their husbands and fathers should be treated with mercy, a fellow by the name John Willks Booth, and wasn't to impressed and decided to shoot him 2 weeks later and he did. This speech paved the way for the South signing Amendment 13.

He had only 1.5 years of formal education, and was mostly self taught, reading at night with some smelly oil lamp didn't go down too well in his house
He wasn’t to popular when he started off, he had 17000 in his army fighting the Indians on the frontiers

He made slavery illegal for any new states in the US
He didn't have many soldiers and about 20 office workers to protest him when general Lee came up north to 'Have a few words' with him, word got out and the then US army headed out to 'Head them off at the pass' or Gettysburg, and they did, General retreated south to fight another day
Lincoln asked for 75000 volunteers for 3 months more as a sign of solidarity to the South

Window at Macey's

When the first train came down from New York to Baltimore, 20000 people rioted, Abe wasn't a popular guy
Lincoln suspended 'Habious Corpus', soldiers could arrest people speaking about rebellion and out went the trial by your peers, trial by military court, and they did, Lincoln meant business, he could do this as there is a clause allowing for this in case of 'Rebellion and Emergency'

General Lee the trouble maker

Abe's statue symbolism
His right hand is open, he's ready for peace
Left hand clenched, ready for war
He's holding a bushel on his left and right, symbolizes North and South, he's holding them
The marble from the memorial comes from all over the US
It's an emperor's chair
He's wearing ordinary clothes with the flag behind him
He's on the $5 bill

Window at Macey's

Went to see JFK's eternal flame (Old flames couldn't hold a candle to you), he's running up some gas bill (Marshmallows are strictly not allowed)

Went to the nations most sacred monument (the unknown soldier) and saw the changing of the guard, seems a bit excessive, compared to the changing of the guard in Sweden or Denmark, but there you go.


View from the Empire Estate


From New Hampshire to Canada and back New York to DC to North Carolina, it feels like I’m following the Fall, like the way the follow the Cherry blossoming in Japan, very cool.
Went to Arlington cemetery and saw JFK's grave, they gave him an eternal flame. He's racking up some gas bill, and you’re not allowed to stick any marshmallows on it, the environment people, and the environment!!

Insert Lincolns Gettysburg address an his second inaurgal speech

A little bit of English history, Lord Nelson, victorious at the battle of Waterloo. Defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar (off of Spain)
The French were about to attack England, they were at war for about 20 years. Lord Nelson died by sniper fire at the battle of Trafalgar as depicted in the JMW Turner painting.

JMW Turner is England’s most celebrated painter, he came from the working class, when rich people went to hear him talk, and most couldn't understand him. Most of his paintings are in America too.
One of his painting was just a whole lot of colors blended in together, very cutting edge for it's time.

New York, New York


Went to the Natural History museum, we evolved from rodents it would appear, 40 million years ago big asteroids hit the earth, before you know it the Dinosaurs were dropping like flies, and the rodents that were living below ground came up, since they didn't have any predators, this was a good thing.

Friends on top of the world

If the evolution time frame was 1 hour, the time us humans were here would be 1 minute, which might explain a lot, now that I think about it.

DC Day 2

Met this cop coming out of the West end Opera house pub, he gave me a Winston Salem Cop badge


After staying up late, first to the party and last to leave, except the party was the couch sitting in front watching Sex and the City and Jackass, very civilized stuff indeed

Next day I up and went back to the Native American museum.
On the way I saw some Government guy let his dogs use the rest room in front of the government people only, I might have got arrested for doing something similar.
He turns to the dogs, two of them and says 'Come along Sonny' and I’m thinking 'It's a dog',

Dream time, I had a dream, not in a civil rights sort of way, a real dream, not a happy one. In the dream, I’m on my way to see Kieran, DC I think and I’m walking out of a bar smoking a joint and a Cop grabs me and informs me I’m going to book camp for 18 days, over Christmas, and I’m asking the cop if it would be ok if I just got out of the State or Country, no go, I’m going down, then I woke up and I’m saying 'I'm free', I was so happy.

Coltranes score for 'A love supreme'


Then, that night I went to see a play called 'A Christmas Carol 1941', it was Charles Dickens story, but set in DC, world war 2 era, what’s funny is that at the end the main character wakes up at the end after seeing the past, present and future, and says 'I'm alive', he was happy and was all about changing his ways.
Not sure if I’m going to change my ways, today I went left, right, walked up and down the stairs, but was it the right way. No clue here.

Had a crazy guy staying at the hostel, he started out ok, but I think he lost his job and he hit the hard water. He came in one night while I was talking to 2 Swedish chicks in the kitchen with a radio and plugged it in listening to classical music, the station wasn't even tuned in, he was cooking alright in that kitchen, and he wasn't even using any pot and pans. Impressive stuff really. Don’t worry, the worst was to come.

Abe's hat

He started ranting on about God, 'Do you believe in God' in a serial killer voice and 'Have you ever slept under the stars'
If backpackers were Mosques, would they blow them up?
I wake up; the crazy guy spent the next few days sleeping under the stars, or locked up. I wake up, I’m free and it feels fine.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Made it to DC

Went to DC, Chinese guy told me I could get a map at the corner store, turns out there was no corner store. Why didn't he just say 'I don’t know'

Wharehouse party in Brooklyn, The Danger party


And then I was thinking, if I see an Irish bar, I can see what the craic is, and there was one across the street, I got pointed the right direction and got a map, I was in business.

Something interesting
Went to the Native American museum.
Native Americans believed in 7 generations forward and backwards, your ancestors made a lot of sacrifices 7 generations so that you could be here and they think 7 generations forward, maybe a bit like chess players

Indians never say goodbye they say 'I hope to see you well when I see you again'

One tribe of Indians had a jump dance to make bad things and sickness go away
The Shaker religion comes from this, the shakers were very popular about 150 years ago

South American Indians
These ere boys liked to put gold in their fields because they thought it absorbed the sun's energy, they even tied gold to their crops.
Gold was not used as a currency. So when the Spanish arrived and saw all this Gold on the ground, you could imagine the excitement. [Hmmm imagining]

Gold was used to fund the Renaissance, before the renaissance there was 50 years of bloodshed and mayhem, Switzerland had 500 years of peace and all they came up with was the cuckoo clock maybe if they had some gold it would have been a dancing Chicken (Thinks about it, nawwwww)

80% - 90% of Native American people were wiped out before the Spanish stumbled on the new world (lead by an Italian)
It would appear Small pox showed it's ugly little head in 1493 in the Caribbean wiping out the natives in Jamaica and Puerto Rico before coming up more north.

Interesting European timelines
1581 potatoes arrive in Europe
1603 tobacco goes to Asia by Iberian merchants
So too for Corn and Chocolate
Monks guarded the chocolate recipe for a long time and the drink was only for the elite
1740 Corn fuels the African population fueling slave trade


3 of the biggest influences on American history, native Indians call them the 3 Storms
Guns, Treaties (most of them were broken by the Americans) and religion

Highlights of DC
Day 1
Couldn't have a beer as I couldn't prove that I was 21 or have been 21, ID is very much-required thing, no beer for me, i could have had man boobies and pants up to my neck with my personal nurse wheeling me in the door

No beer

Danger Danger, Wharehouse party, what a blast !!

Broadway,brladway, Hemmingway, oldway, newway, wrongway (go back) where would we be without you?

I'm going back BroaDWAY, wait for me wont you?

Went to the longest running play on Broadway, it's been going for 20 years, not sure why it's been going that long. Mark Twain would have done a better job, and he's dead (Mark Twains play is called 'Is he dead')

The leading actress has only missed 4 performances in 20 years, not much time for holidays, 10 out of 10 on commitment

Went to Brooklyn for the Danger party, went on the wrong line, then I went on the right line, the L line to be correct.


The Warehouse had 2 rooms, a back room and a main stage for bands and DJ's, the back room had ambient, phycadelic dj's and the like in a TINFOIL cave with small lights overhead, very very cool. It was like the side tents at festivals.
When I stopped dancing most of the people had left, so I left, excellent night.



They had dancers in costume on stilts, one guy blew up a balloon and got into it, some other people were hanging from the ceiling, there was nearly too much to look at with DJ's going on in the back, I have photos and videos to prove it, haven't got any more words for it.

Woke up next morning bursting to go to the toilet, some English guy is doing his hair, I had to let 20% off into the bin. You understand don't you?

Last Day in NY

Went to see the Rockettes in Radio City again. 'Let Christmas shine', and it was off to see Monthy Pythons 'Spalmalot'

Next day, I tried to Leave NY, got the train up town instead of downtown, came out a guy said to me 'Go up cross the road and go downtown', I did that and bought a ticket
and I’m standing on the platform and I recognize the same guy on his laptop and Chinese woman that's in the same delema as meself and she's empathizing as best she can in half English and Chinese.

Speaking of Chinese, the place where I had my General Choi Chicken, the woman taking the orders was talking to someone on the phone one time and she said 'No you cant talk to my husband, he don’t speak English'
You could get by on Spanish and Chinese and never have to speak English, American English, English English, or Ghetto!!!

My little tram ride cost me $6 in the end, might have been cheaper to get a taxi.

Oscar Wilde - Be yourself, everybody else is taken

Old guy on the bus - Use me until you use me up

Greenwich part 2

Finally got some sense and started with moisturizers for my face and it went from being a desert to an oasis '...Trip inside the eye of your mind, don’t you know you might find', not the band, the place in the desert. But I cant imagine any camels parked on my face for water. Not my cup of tea

Female stimulation required, until a point, maybe after pancakes, then, I have to go over..............................here. :)

Was at a bar last night and some guys from Brooklyn were throwing hot candle wax at each other, Hot stuff!!!
Went out another night to a bar near Canal st, Moomia, the place was painted like an Egyptian burial chamber, there was even an Egyptian coffin in the basement.

Went on the NBC tour Conan O'Brien and Saturday night live, when I came out I could see the Rockefeller Square, 3 guards and 1 cop guarding the Christmas tree

One of the highlights was going to see the Rockettes at radio city, and it was a highlight once more, because I went again, if I was a kid it would be one of the best days of my life (This is one of the disadvantages of getting older)


Went to Broadway saw:
Mark Twains 'Is he dead', good phrase 'Don’t worry, it gets worse'
Phantom of the Opera, not cheap, even at half the cost $61, then went to a great gig at club 55, near perfect day!!!

Interesting things i learnt with my eyes
Andy Warhol - Art is what you can get away with.
Perfume is a great space filler, I love wearing perfume

One to think about
English saying 'Do you worst', if you can't tolerate you worst now and again. How true to yourself can you be?

A bit of research what was the Irish myth 'The hell fire club' doesn’t sound very Irish does it?
I read this 'Hell is a permanent and crippling form of self loathing'

Check out 'Delirium Tremens' - Christy Moore


New page, fresh canvas.
Lets see if it will be any good. Remember no exceptions, no surprises, not here anyway
Went to hang out with Jackie (after her job interview), had coffee in Little Italy and then went for beers (after trying on some Cowboy boots) in Americas busiest station

Had a great night, Jackie’s friend was into collecting antiques, a regular Lovejoy (English series starring Ian Mac Shane)
He had a lighter for $450, Tiffany’s, not my thing, too cold to smoke, too cold for a lot of things.
Flash back of the song 'Too drunk to fuck'

One of Jackie’s greatest moment's 'Not admitting anything or omitting anything'

Last daze in the big apple
Went to club 55 for a gig I was assured would be better than Stern, Mr. Mike Stern, and it was good.
Qing for ages, didn't make it to the great gig in the sky or the Lower east side. Too cold for venturing around the city.
That’s why people take Taxi's, I like to keep it real, it works out cheaper that way and maybe better maybe, maybe.

Went to Circus de Sole, Wintuk, it's about a boy and his wish to see it snowing, He should go to Canada, plenty of snow there.
The Circus is from Quebec, tones of show there, but they measure it in meters.
I came out of Madison Square garden and it was snowing, problem solved.

The Wintuk program was $15, people must be growing money on trees, saw apples for $1, must be growing them on trees too.

A guy today asked me if I was Jewish, I nearly laughed, but on reflection, I am circumcised, and if I was to switch (from what you'd be forgiven for thinking) to the religion
that Jesus practiced, it wouldn't be a problem as long as I wouldn't have to do anything.

Went to the 25th Annual spelling B, very good.

Went out with a South African and some French guys and the most boring Aussie I have ever met.
The South African was so sure of himself, just another left, one more block, he eventually hailed down a taxi for directions (big mistake, they don’t give directions)
and he was just about to open the door and the taxi took off, we were so pissed off and it was so funny, we had to laugh, hard!!

Ended up going a club that had just opened, the South African had plenty of gay guys hit on him, he wasn't too impressed, something is always better than nothing.
So then the French guys start smoking, because some other guys are.

But interesting enough, Carolina in one of the few states where you can smoke in Bars and Restaurants, the state was founded on Tabasco, no ill affects, not financially anyway.

Went to see Chicago the play, not really my cup of tea really, but it is the US of A, and they drink piss weak coffee.

Discovered a really cheap Chinese next to an Irish bar near Madison’s square garden, what a winner, General Choy’s chicken was a winner a few times. I'm getting plenty of chicken and beef.

Had a flash back of a quote a bus driver said to me driving to Doolin, near the Cliffs of Moher
'Dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit'

Grenwich village part 1

Went to the village, saw a blues guitarist that looked like the guy out of driving Miss Daisy, Ray Shinner, he was singing one song called 'Heavy women excite me', really good stuff.

Saw these girls in NY, very good


Went from there to blue note jazz club, saw 'Andy Bea', I’m not much of a fan, the write up on the program sounded very good, then was next door to 'Groove', lots of celebrity photos, there was a great band blowing (It is NY and that's how they do it). It was pissing rain outside, dry inside, lovely

We're all strangers until we become friends.

Jackie's site is www.ireallydontwantajob.com

I read this one-day walking from Queens to Manhattan, 'The love of music is the love of rhythms'. Speaking of that, that day I walked over 2 bridges, and eventually got to Spanish Harlem, there's guys hanging out on the corner saying things like 'Motherfuckin' niggas up in this mudafucker', then I start coming into Manhattan and there's women walking poodles, the poodles have shoes, and there's people selling Diamonds in the shops.

Called into 'Cafe Wha', as it turns out, that's where Jimi Hendrix was discovered. There was a great band playing and even the waiter sang a verse, had to tip a bit extra, it's not everyday the guy serving beer is as good as the band.


I call this bit 'Things you were a bit unsure about or just plain ignorant about'
Subterrianians - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Subterraneans
Herbivore - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbivore
Mammals; they have hair, mother has milk and they have a hearing bone.

I was thinking about one of the signs of the body’s exhibition.
There's only a .01% difference between a vegetarian, Neo-Nazi or a Somalian farmer using 20 litres of water a day or an American using 200 litres a day.

Talk is cheap, internet time is expencive, now here it is

Been a long time, been a long time and now here it is, this is it.

Since I last wrote, I checked out of 'Rancho relaxo' in Queens and moved into Chelsea, and do you know what?
It was a good thing, Chelsea was walking distance to all the things I wanted to do, Broadway and the Village.

One of the reasons I stayed on was to hear Mike Stern play at the Club 55, I was told he played there on Wednesday, I waited until Wednesday
His wife showed up, Leni Stern, a German guitarist, she gave me a CD because her PA was broken. I gave it to Jackie. Good rhythm section, has potential.

Met an English guy, Oliver and he came to Club 55, I was talking to a chick from San Francisco, they went out for a smoke, in the freezing cold (Dedicated smokers) and never came back, that guy worked quick!

I met a guy from Manchester and told him about the gig, he came, he went out to 'Have a cigarette' with the chick next to us and never came back, funny. Went to 454 West 20th st, to see the house where Jack K. started writing 'On the road', my pilgrimage to Mecca. The builders waiting for a lift thought it was a bit strange for some guy to walk up and just start taking pictures of 1 house.

Read this at a market 'Anger grows in the bosom of fools' I’d be inclined to agree, now all I have to do is remember it.
Went out one night with a Luke from Brisbane and we hit the Bermuda triangle of Jazz clubs in the village. We got to sit right up front in one place while they played Stevie Wonder and Hendrix, and as soon a they played 1 Hendrix, someone said '2 for the price of 1 Hendrix' and it was on again. Very cool.

Met 2 Irish guys one day while I was seeking shelter from the elements and that's all you would be doing if you were walking around in NY. One of them was from Wicklow and Clare. Nice guys, builders, end of story....now this.

Read this in some paper
Aries - Wild Peals of laughter will surround you this week when your struck in the balls by cancer
Gemini - You've tried to go it alone but, sadly, what the act of sexual stimulation needs is a woman’s touch.

Don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, I went to the bodies exhibit, saw damaged lungs from smoking, a lot of people must have been convinced of the
smoking ill affects and ditched their cigarettes, and if you saw all the things that are wrapped up and stuck in your body and just seem to 'work', you would do it too.
Came out of the bodies exhibit and had a beer and oatmeal burger, just had enough money too, very nice.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Decided to stay a bit longer, but not too long mind you

Met a bass player the other night and the conversation got to 'Mike Stern' and he says 'Oh, he's playing across the road when he's not touring'
It turns out Mike Stern is not touring, but is playinf in the Club 55 on Wednesday, i'm going, very exciting, i saw him 7 years ago, he was playing with Dennis Chambers at a a drummers conference, no one except for me knew him, so i met him, he was relieved someone knew him.

To fill in space between then and Wednesday i went to the Bodies exhibition, very cool.

I came out and said, i'm going to take good care of myself from now on, which ways Mac Donalds.
I was joking, bit i did have a beer and a burger, not joking

Still in New York and i'm beginning to like it, ok?

I've decided that the act of gental sexual stimulation needs is a womans touch
We pick up the story from the other night, the other, one of the other

Meself and Gregory (French) go into a basement bar and it turns out to be an Irish one, with his team playing (on a big screen) he cant believe his luck, with great Buffalo wings (i cant believe my luck)

I start chatting to some locals (Gregory is throwing hie romantic look and it works on a local) everybody is happy, things are great.

We go off to another bar with the locals, now as i'm waiting in the subway just in from one of the girls, who's not far from 2 cops, whos not far from her friends, who are trying to work out the ticket machine, in steps a cop and wants to give her a ticket for loitering, very efficent.

I'm trying to figure out how to get a ticket for Broadway or Clobert, loitering is easy, too easy in fact. Walked all of Hells Kitchen and even passed the Hells angles clubhouse, hell yeah.
Went to Madison Square Garden to see the New York nicks win, very cool, they won with a slam dunk at the end after losing up to the last 2 minutes, great end.

One of their slogans is 'The only way to get closer is to become a star', might have to give up pizza, hmmmmm, i'll think about that one

Some interesting tid bit's, they have the dog show there every year and they have to melt the ice because some of the dogs will sense the ice and scratch the floor boards to get to it.
Elton John played there 60 times and he played his 60th gig on his 60th birthday.

Saw a woman on the way home with 2 little poodles (balls of fluff) and after much commenting on them she says to me
Her: 'What's wrong with you',
Me: 'I'm demented, whats your problem'

It could only have been funnier if it was Paris Hilton, one night in Paris...sighs :)

Some one was telling me their pet hates about New York
New Yorker: Where are you from
Her: Sweden
New Yorker: 'Oh, I've got a friend in Grermany'

I, dont have any friends in Sweden or Germany, i dont see what the problem is, i think she was just over reacting

Heard a cool lyric (it sounded cool at the time and i wrote it down)
Smashing Pumpkins 'The killer in me is the killer in you, i send a smile over to you'

Went up the Empire estate building, Cary Grant mentioned it on of his movies, his line was 'Lets meet at the top of the Empire estate building', good view, well worth doing, didn't meet anyone, but life can be like that

Some little things i read 'Anger grows in the bussom of fools'

Went to the Grenwich Village Bermuda triangle of Jazz clubs
After the band played a Hendrix song, someone said 'Two for the price of one Hendrix', so they played another Hendrix, nice one

Read this in the Onion newspaper

Aries: Wild peals of laughter will surround you this week, when your struck in the balls with cancer

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Accidentally found the New York public library, so in I went to see the Kerouac exhibition

Throwing gang signs in Brooklin



I made it to my mecca, one of my heroes, i was happy, and about to get happier

So anyway, without too much foreplay, I’ll tell you what I saw.
The scroll obviously, I was able to pick out different chapters, oh what joy.
You see, Kerouac was a very fast typist, he was very proud of this, I don’t know what he might have made of Microsoft word and copy and paste.

He once typed out a poem about an Atomic Bomb in the shape of a mushroom, if you’ve got it flaunt it, I suppose.
Writing for him wouldn’t have been the easy road it is now, he had to be published for people to be exposed to his work, all I have to do is tell people my blog address, and I don’t even have to do that. It would appear some people have nothing better to do, that look at other peoples stuff, too easy. If you don’t feel like looking at the words, you can look at the pictures, or fast forward to the videos, too easy.
Don’t read this

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See what I mean, if I had an editor, they would be like, ‘Don’t do that’, you can’t do that, but as Detective Callaghan (Dirty Harry to you) I’ll d what I god dam please. See what I mean, I am God !

Back to Kerouac, he considered Beethoven God, I agree wholly.
Even though he was brought up in a very racist household, he overcame that to consider Charlie parker and Luis Armstrong ‘Giants’
He encouraged William S. Burroughs to start writing



He originally didn’t consider himself much of a writer, but Kerouac told him to get a move on, and he did.
What’s interesting about Burroughs is he got a job teaching after being announced as being one of America’s greatest writers. He used to tell his students ‘When writing about something, write it in reference to the guy walking past smoking a cigarette’, apparently most of his students thought they were going insane, but they were just seeing more and experiencing more.

One of the texts of the exhibition was of a guy describing going to Canada and would write about ‘And then when I go into her’, I just came back from Canada, didn’t have quite the same experience.
Got on the subway, to come back for dinner with Ali (takeaway every day with family guy), a guy like me could get used to that sort of thing, and there’s the worry right there.

Take 2, got on the subway, there was a guy playing what I think was Egyptian music, loud enough for those not exposed to that sort of music to be exposed, you’d think that would be good, one guy shouted for him to turn it down, no take 3. Cut it and print.

You could cut the tension with a knife, everybody is thinking the same thing, lips are moving, people are imagining what they would do if all their friends were there, no one says nothing. Pretty funny, I didn’t have any music, and something is always better that nothing, it does take a while to get into Egyptian music, but when you do, you can get hooked.

All i wanted to do was walk to Manhattan, and i did it !!

Meself and Jackie throwing shapes on the dance floor
Note: When i arose from the couch next morning there was a hole in the pants i was wearing that you could stick your head in, that or, Jackie you must have very big hands, you wolf :)


So, practiced my lines yesterday (yesterday being a Monday) but first i updated my blog, yes my blog, i wrote words and put them into sentences (and you just read the pictures)

Walked, yes walked, from Queens to Manhattan, and what an experience that was, you wont find that on too many tourist guides or many people recommending it either. My friend Ali didn't know it could be done, it is possible, like i said, i did it, were you paying attention?

Jackie (this is how i spell it, i don't go for no fancy French spellings) and Ali


Got over the obvious bridge and was walking into some detention center, the guard stopped me (you'd think the razor wire would be a hint)
He tells me 'There are bad people in here', i suppose there's a slim shady in everyone, but with that place there is a bit more 'Shady' to the 'Slims'

He told me to get the bus across the street, i says ok,it was raining, then i says to meself 'Feck it, i'll walk it', so off i went and found the pedestrian 'On ramp', and off i went to Harlem.

Now in Harlem, lots of colored guys hanging out on the corner, every sentence had 'Nigger'. That's racist, hasn't anyone told them that.
Saw one guy greet his colleague on the street, with some 2 handed sign
Ali tells me, that was a gang greeting, 'Hello there' is so 'Old fashioned'

If you were white you'd be in trouble. As I'm writing this i'm listening to Steve Rachmad - Outhouse Soest, Netherlands - September, 2007


A female voice cut in in the music speaking about 'Civil rights', which brings me to 'Bill Cosby'
Bill Cosby has been very vocal recently about colored people, all the fighting for a right to be educated in the 50's and 60's and there's guys hanging out on the street that cant even talk English. Guys making millions playing sports and they cant even write a paragraph. I now know what he's on about.

I passed 116st, where in the movie 'American Gangster', he used to sell $1 million dollars of drugs a day, or was it 112 street, anyway it's the projects
The projects being high rise flats for poor people.

I walked from there to Madison av, it was like walking into a different world, passing shops selling diamonds and little poodles with their own shoes, and the shop windows, VERY NICE

In Melbourne every year, people in Melbourne line up to take a look at the Myers windows, it was like that, but everywhere, no lining up required thank you.

Stopped off on the way and ordered a falafel (i meant a kebab) and asked for chili sauce (hot sauce) and lots of garlic sauce, to which the guy says
'What is this garlic sauce' and so on, i just wanted to keep walking, 'I ended up getting the falafel' and i was like 'Oh fuck, not this', but the guy was wrecking my head, and the worst would be on the way, so i got out of there. I was thinking maybe he might have heard of this 'Fancy' sauce.

I mean if your cooking food where people put garlic sauce into it, you might have heard of it, maybe one of us wasn't speaking English no good

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Who loves yea New York, Queens !!!

Christmas in Syracuse


North American weather is murder on my scalp. When I met up with Ali in New York, she asked me if it was snowing outside, I was thinking the same thing myself (and they say Great minds think alike. Whoever they are, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them, cheers)

After Toronto I ended up staying in Niagara for 3 nights, didn’t see the point in traveling in the rain, left there with $30 or $40 of the casinos money, it’s rare you leave those places with a smile on your face, I was quick to realize this and made my ‘Big Exit’

Saw an ad on the TV for the Thanksgiving football game (American football) ‘Buckley’s, it tastes awful and it works’, pretty honest

I was waiting for the bus in Niagara and a kid comes out of his house and says to me
Him: Going to work?
Me: No
Him: Got any spare change?
Me: No
Begging culture here is unreal, can’t believe it, I’ve only ever see this amount of begging in India.

Called into a town half way from Niagara and New York, a place called Syracuse, I knew this would be a good idea as crossing into the US would take time. I wasn’t counting on the extra time it would take with the Chinese people on board.
Obviously my dandruff wasn’t a problem to them; I wasn’t seen as an undesirable and sent back to Canada .

Christmas celebrations


Anyway got there and as luck would have it, they had a hostel, great, $15 a night, lovely, old house, lovely, my own room, lovely, curfew at 11pm, Noooooooooo!!!!!!
Out I ventured anyway and as luck would have it (happens all the time) it was the night they were turning on the Christmas lights.



They were singing songs and for the first time when someone sang ‘Snow is falling all around us’ it actually was, very very nice.


Before I left I tried ‘Pecan pie’ in the local market, very nice.



Met some locals and after introductions they insisted in bringing me to the local Irish bar (and there’s a few, we’re very popular you know! )
The guy wanted a ring, one of mine, I had one in my bag, and I gave it to him, cheapie from South America.
I said to his wife ‘I gave him a ring, what the hell did you ever give him?'
Her: I gave him 3 kids
Very funny

So anyway the local guy, Gerry, goes up and orders 3 Yegar bombs and says
Gerry to bar person: ‘Put them on the O’Leary bill’
Me: Who’s O’Leary
Gerry: There’s always an O’Leary
Pretty Irish alright

The bus driver from Syracuse to New York talked a bit like Morgan Freeman and had a ‘Bad ass attitude’
He had sayings like ‘OG’, Original gangster’ for one of the travelers and himself ‘OT’, ‘Old timer’, I would have just said ‘FCBSBDAB’, ‘Fuckin Crankey Bollocks Shouldn’t be driving a Bus’

Read this in ‘A portrait of an artist as a young man’, ‘He had more cunning in the wart in his bald head that a pack of foxes’
Got to NY, tried calling Ali, no reply, turns out it was on ‘Mute’, so I checked out ‘Chelsea hostel’, will be moving there tomorrow for a few daze.

Chelsea is the hip area of NY, and the gay area, walked passed a bar that had $3 +$4 drink specials, not enough to convert me baby from whatever I am or am not or amant , but I’m listening, I’m listening!!

Ended up going to Queens (Al loves the couch, there was a high probability that she would be on it), she was on it, great success, and the Chelsea hostel is open all night, no fear of being left out in the cold at night, because it is.

Had a flashback the other day, when I was in Toronto, I met a guy from Tibet that was in Darmhsara (India) that knew the Irish woman doing the translation for the monks, and told me her husband was a Tibetan guy and ‘He’s a good guy’, I had a good time.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanks giving part 2 (Thank god)

Ali, meself, Jackie and crew (That's how we roll in New York city)


Well since there's no one around, i'll tell you this

Meself and the Aussie called into the local bar the other night to watch the band, it had a sign out front 'Band 10.30', ok so, in we went.

Some American kids (19-20) wanted to know where we were from, so anyway they ended in coming over and conversation flowed.

They were having a Whale of a time, speaking of Whales, i found this on the computer i'm using



In flowed some more American kids from across the border to experience the wonders of alcohol, so they started to have a little fun (voices are getting louder) then all gone.

Then the Aussie told me what happened:
It appears one of the locals took offense and told them to get out or go out and fight him, a bit much for a Tuesday night you'd think, they left.

The Aussie from Brisbane (Brisvegas) was asked by the owner (old guy) if he was going to go out fighting and he was dumbfounded, clearly this was all a bit too much too soon, he couldn't believe it, things went back to being all things Canadian.

It occurred to me that since the legal age in the US is 21 and just about every other western country 16 is the norm, what do you expect?

It would appear that some of them are late developers, and are learning the hard way how to behave, in Canada at least.

In India guys don't get to have girlfriends until they are 25 years or so old, and when a girl says no, it's a big knock back for them (and then some of them resort to throwing acid at women) where as in most western countries guys experience this at 13 and just move on.

I was reading this today, it appears the basketball team 'The laker's' lost recently and the opposition was asked about their plays and the coach's response was 'We call this a Brokeback Mountain game, because there's so much penetration and kickouts," Jackson said. "It was one of those games.', he got a slap for that one, naughty naughty, not supposed to say that.

Midnight Cowboy




I mean some guys get off horses feeling like they have been to Jail, thats bad enough , you wouldn't need any penetration. Maybe if you were on Sunset Boulevard and in a movie called 'Midnight Cowboy', it might have some appeal (Thinks out loud) Naaawww


Round them cattle up boy's !!! Let's take em' down to Missouri, Yeehaw !!

Thanksgiving in Niagara and i'll be having Chinese



In the Casino i won $20 and lost $10, yummy Chinese for $10, love you very long time

Flashback, just remembered the following:

The idea that Benjamin Franklin preferred the Turkey as the national bird comes from a letter he wrote to his daughter in 1784 criticizing the choice of the Eagle as the national bird and suggesting that a Turkey would have made a better alternative.

For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

Bald Eagle



With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country . . .

I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . .
He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.


King Bird


This letter to Franklin's daughter was written after congress spent six years choosing the eagle as the emblem of the newly formed country. While Franklin's disapproval with the choice of the Bald Eagle was evident, it is not apparent that he ever officially advocated for the turkey.


Going to Staten Island


So anyway, back to Thanksgiving, watched the Green bay packers and Detroit (With rapper voice) 'Wat up Detoit'
I could see the Indian Casino passed the big screen TV, just in the distance, on the Other side (If your in the US, your side)

For the life of me, i just don't know what the big deal is, soccer is 'The beautiful game' and if you've seen Brazilians play soccer, you know it.

In Australia the native Aboriginals call 'Australia day', 'Invasion day', good if you were white, not so good if your skin was any other color.
In Australia the colonists were dependent on ships to bring them food, some even starved to death, the Aboriginals didn't have any trouble finding food, maybe the white guys should have just asked ?

In America the 'Pilgrims' asked for help, they got help on catching eels and growing corn

I was thinking if the Native Indians celebrate Thanksgiving and what do they call it? I'm sure they would have picked something appropriate after the Indian Massacre of 1622.

Ali (comical) and myself


Snow is falling here, it's warmer in the Casino than the hostel, so most of the day will be spent there. Free Juice, coffee and tea, lovely.

The woman from the hostel told me getting to the US would be difficult and booked out, fine then, I'll stay here then. I'll leave Boston where it is and get a Chinatown bus to the nation's capital, for $20, how bad ?

News flash
Tragedy struck, yesterday, i was digging around in my bag and there was dry soup everywhere, me thinks to meself, that's strange, then i remembered the Aussie's advice 'Watch out for the mouse', watch indeed, Nooooooooooooo!!!

Don't worry, i wasn't attacked or mugged, i didn't wake up to a big hairy mouse with a gun to my head saying 'Give it up bitch', i didn't even hear a squeak (and thats all i would have heard, unless i was a cat, then i would have heard CRASH BANG MUNCH MUNCH

Meself and Kieran (He was born in Cork too)



So anyway the mouse tried a bit of 'Cream of leek' and then a bit of 'Cream of vegetable' and left the last one, i had that and it was yummie.

The mouse did his job i had the proof in my bag, i'm not sure what my job is, puny little mouse 1 point, Kieran -1 point.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I was thinking about going to Springfield

Found this, maybe it's a sign is should go to Springfield















Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting! check this out:

I found this somewhere too, and it doesn't mean anything, not yet anyway

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

Monday, November 19, 2007

I like Toronto and it likes me,if only i could give it a little pat on the ass

I'm a rodeo king, yee haw !


Here goes
Left Ottowa,was getting a bit too used to lying on the couch watching tv, might give it a go sometime, in 'Real life', but not now,not all the time right now.

So after feeling like a couch potatoe (i like potatoes), i moved on to Toronto.

With everyone telling how bad Toronto is,i wasn't expecting much, so my standards were set on low.
I was expecting crack addicts and drive by shootings, but, not so, not at all so.

Pause for a break,i've been wondering about this next bit, 50 cent PIMP,i dont speak his language, here is what he says

In Hollywood, they say there no b'ness like show b'ness
In the hood, they say, theres no b'ness like ho b'ness
They say I talk a lil' fast, but if you listen a lil' faster
I ain't got to slow down for you to catch up, BITCH


Hot box cafe in Kensington


I was in a cafe yesterday and overheard some people talking, one of the things said, 'When you point the finger at someone else's problems, you are creating 2 problem's', worth thinking about.

The Aussie guy in my room went to Egypt in May, you can now take of the Phoenix and a pyramid, while holding a slice of Pizza in Pizza hut or Burger from Burger king. So much choice, and there i was eating shish kebablike an eejit, maybe Egypt is ripe for a revisit? (Thinking out loud, feckit', there are better places to waste my time)

Went to the Christmas parade today, it'sone of the best in North America, they cant say 'Happy Christmas', it's 'Happy holidays', happy indeed.

Pigeons get some heat in Toronto, humans do the same too, clever humans !


Met an old priest after a scientologist handed us a flyer for free IQ test, it brought us together, well for about 15 min, thanks scientoligy.

We were rapping away about the amount of homless people sleeping on the streets, with heaps of limos flying buy, theres a bit of a void between the haves and have not, the have nots sleep over the warm vents from the subway, pretty much like the homeless kids in St Petersburg Russia and the rich people, well the rich people dont, and they dont need to improvise on heating either, they just switch it to the 'On' position.

Then i went back to Kensingston, the day floated on and on

And it continues from here.....

Back in Kensington i went to my now favourite restaurant, i have only been to one, it is called 'Hot box', blazin' place.

Irish town Quebec


Met an old trucker there, he told me how he would drive from Canada to Florida, in one shot, stopping 4 times for fuel, no sleep, and Canada to Calafornia in something like 36 hours, and he would do from 3-5 thousand miles a week, hard to believe, he did it on speed and pot, doesn't sound too safe to me

He once got stuck in Ohio in a snow storm and was rescued from his truck after being stranded for 4 days

Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy 101 posts to me



Comes as quite a shock to me, but it appears as if this is the 101 post.

Hmm, a pattern should now be apparent as to how i have come along. I can imagine all the profilers out there busily scribbeling on their note pads.

To those profilers out there i would say, dont worry, i have no intention of being a serial killer of any sort, i dont even intend on killing that many more brain cells, scouts honor.

I'm in Ottowa and it feels very nice, and i was wondering why ? Why indeed, then it became clear.

They are playing Earl Klugh in the streets and from flash backs of Oz, they play Classical music at the train stations, why, why, why you say.

Earl Klugh



Well it would be appear that kids who like to hang out dont think Classical or Earl Klugh is very cool, they vote with their feet and go somewhere else, this is what the adults want, the kids want 50 Cent or Tupac, though kids, move on.

Tupac


With this being the case, the amount of gangbanging is greatly reduced, it was never really popular with white people anyway. I see everybody as Pink and some are made of bannanas. Yes Pink and made of Bannanas of all differnt sizes and shapes, which actually do exist in Sri Lanka, i know this because i saw them (i'm not making it up, you must believe me)

You dont believe me ? well feck off here then
You do believe me ? Great lets continue

Since the EU has regulations on the fruit sizes and shapes, what would they make of it all 'Pink and made of Bannanas of all differnt sizes and shapes'
Cull the lot, and feed them to the pigs ?

Oh i can just hear the screams, the screams, have mercy !

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Quebec was memorible, for some, me too

Burlington sunset


Speaking of Quebec, went there this afternoon

We take up the story in Ottowa, and you see if you walk over the bridge (people do this sort of thing if they have nothing to do), i had nothing to do, nothing of note. The morning highlights included getting up, making salad, eating half, going for a walk, wanting a coffee and donut, finding a Tim Nortons (Canadas answer to Duncan Donuts). Tim Nortons has just as many cops too.

The line was a bit too long, so now i'm doing this, and this, and thinskkhghgtry7yut.
Doesn't make sense, does it ?

The truth


Highlight's of Quebec would include hanging out with Jon, Lucy and Lorenzo in the old town and posing for pictures and more pictures, looking at pictures, painted ones, very nice.
'The more i see, the less i want' comes to mind

Went went into some exhibition that required 'Hard cash' to walk around and read stuff, by yourself, to learn things, no thanks. I come from the Baywatch generation, learning things by yourself is for nerds.

In the 'Suggestions box', Ann wrote a comment, and signed it 'Lucy Lu', I wrote 'Everything is in French. I dont understand nuttin', and i still dont.

Boston sunset



Met up with a guy from Wales living in Texas, his room mate brought a girl home the night before i met him and his buddy passed out. So, with that she hops into bed with him, sounds like a pratical girl, dont you think ?

Would you like to live here, pretty safe dont you think ?


Went out Saturday night and saw a really good band and then went to the favourite bar on St Jean, very nice people, good times.

Switched to the Independent hostel, upon checking in, it was reccomended to me to go to Tadoussac for 'Well watching', ok so i says, upon further investigation conducted with the 'Outside world', i discover Tadoussac is good for 'Whale watching' and they aren't even there now, so i went to Ottewa, i am here, where are you ?

Conways

Had anther 'Dose' of 'Poutine' on Saturday night, nasty stuff at 4am, your body will never forgive you for it, well maybe in 2 weeks.

Met Andrew from Melbourne in the independent hostel and we went to the bar on St Jean, here's what i learnt.
'You have to lose yourself, to find yourself', you were here (and didn't know it) and now your here (and you do know it).

Google maps says 'Results 1 - 10 of about 4,024,906 for finding myself '

Well anyway Andrew was telling me how he had everything robbed in Hawaii, was punched out, didn't eat for 2 days, shoplifted a small bit of cream for a rash he got, got caught (too physicaly weak to run)
He got transported 220 miles to a prison by a cop with a blond mullet, travelling so fast that other cars looked stopped, with Guns and Roses blaring 'Welcome to the Jungle.
I love it, he said it was his best ever car ride, and he was wearing handcuffs, not the kinky kind.

Other things i learn't.
Everybody is the same
I'm no better or worse than anyone else
What matters is how you deal with things
Don't let things build up and then explode
Everybody can fall of the rails, just say sorry
Dont do or say anything you wouldnt do sober

Wine anybody ?

and my favourite 'No one can do anything to you that you are already doing to yourself

Learning lots, hopefuly i will start retaining knowdledge and not water, hamburgers and donuts and the like

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nothing good here, not even a picture to read

Quebec will look great on hir birthday, when all the renovations are done.
I wonder what kind of birthday will it be ?

Would it be one of those kids birthday you get at MacDonalds where everybody gets a happy meal with a toy, a toy and it`s not even Christmas.

Would the town get no homework ? Or would it be just a bunch of adults standing around reminising on the Napeolion wars and where France went wrong.

I`m betting it will be none of the above and a very civilized affair, the kind of thing i`d never get envited to and if i did, i wouldnt be envited back, but then the part 2 would be in a 100 years and i`d be dead by then, unless i was cloned, and the clone wasn`t envited, i dont care either way, i didn`t want to go anyway. So there!

On second draft, you get an image, you`ve earned it


Went looking for the bubble bath that washes off sin that i saw last night while hanging out with the smokers, one of them was a self confessed OLD model, you could add has a few issues to boot, but i suppose she was a product of her profession.
Beauty is skin deep and uglyness runs to the bone

I was thinking about the speeches for the 100 year anniversary some around here must be in the midst of writing and the amounts of paper in the scrap heap with the following open lines

`It pleases me standing here today` lame Start again
`I would like to say` I`m already saying Start again

Thats what i was thinking about.

Went button shopping, and had a great time

My first Canadians game, Player of the year trophy


Yesterday i decided it was time i put a button on my jeans by way of manual labour
So....with the task and budget defined i set off out to the mean streets of Quebec.

I went into any shop, missed a few and then went to other`s that wernt shops, it coming into winter and not many tourists around, conversation was flowing, to and from my direction.

Ìt appears that people in Quebec like to talk when they become bored, fine by me.

Street art

Got hints on going to Mexico, it would appear, when you want a taxi in Mexico, you ask for `Not a taxi`, or just a `Collectivo`, the difference being in a Collectivo, the price can be much much lower and the taxi drive gets to stop for other people.

If been in public buses, train`s and even travelled with chickens, pigs and a few tonnes of coconuts, so i`ll remember that one.

This was taken in Canada (Quebec)



Ended going into a second hand store in the end i was told she had a jar of buttons, no jar was to be found, but what to be found was a pair of shoes, when i saw them i said to myself, I`m having those`, so in the end, i took out the shoelace from my old shoes, used it to tie my jeans together (Worzel gummage eat your heart out), i now know why people like shoping so much, it is lots of fun.

Worzel Gummage

Friday, November 09, 2007

Cold Cold in Montreal and nice too, can you believe it ?

Covered bridge in Conways, just like in the movie 'Bridges of Madison County'




One of life's hidden secrets revealed itself to me a while back, in the shape of a little paper, in a fortune cookie
It said 'The laws sometime sleep, but never die'. Which i suppose is true, when you think about it.

I found it in my bag a while ago, and now i'm thinking about it again, twice the value, and now your reading this, everyone benifits, but will you heed the advice, or will you let your brain guide you ?
Will you sometime soon say to yourself 'Gawd, i wish i listened to the cookie', time will tell.

Went out last night and after having one beer, walking back saw a heap of young people standing by a door,so i says to myself 'I'm young, why i dont i go and stand by the door', just to be cool and hip, after all i am in a new country, and standing by a door could be the 'In thing' so anyway i did. It was for a club, lovely, in i went'

But first, i needed to pass the security, they sometime pose a problem, but first they were busy explaining to 3 girls that they were too young, id's were checked, but no is no, but in French, it would sound a bit snooty (Note to reader, i cant
remember anyone ever saying no to me, memory fails me at the best of times, so that's not saying much)

Now imagine the scene, it's very cooooollllddddd, very, standing at the door, a full explanation is being given to the 3 girls, very civilised stuff here folks

Met a girl at the door while waiting, she seemed to have forgotton to wear clothes, she in a miniskirt and a little singlet, the price of fashion. My balls were frozen
she did not have this problem.

Someone told me in Blackburn in the good old UK all the girls go out like this too when the Blackburn football tema are out.

No football's were in sight.

Very cool club, the lights would drop about 10 feet and had all sorts of cool stuff going on.
Free entry, student night, havent got the Student card anymore and the drinks are cheaper than when the grown ups are out.

Got back to the Hostel, and they have a little rule and it entails.

Until you show them your card, they wont let you in. It would appear there are crazed murders lurking in Quebec, in freezing tempertures, i'm sure they wouldn't be standing in the cold, not Quebec cold (and it gets down to -50).

You'd need a blow torch to defrost your balls if you were out very long, i'm starting to see the diffrence between French Canadians and Canadians

I call the next part. 'A clash of personality's'. Strange that they wouldnt just have a guy to open the door. It is very COLD here. If you got locked out, you could die.

I get in and the 'I do things by the book receptionist' is giving out to me. It appears they would let you freeze to death if you havent go a card, i think she just needed a long hot 'Session' with a man. She was cold, the room was warm.

I digress

If i had a house here, i'd call it the 'Maison Derrier', that was going through my head today as i was walking in a park. If anyone asked me what it meant, i'd say 'It's French' and if they wanted to know more 'I'd say, oh, there's too many words in the French language to know them all'
Well anyway that's what i was thinking in the park, i must be insane.

Quebec is having their 100th annivesary of the landing of the Lindenberg and lots of work is going on, the place is going to look brand new, like blood was never spilt on the street and guys were hacked to death, none of that, just happy faces,
what happy times we live in, eh?

I call this section 'Cooking and living'
Today i cooked, this is just something i like to do, i'm no Gordon Ramsey, since i've had a Poutine or 2 and i'll
explain this later, ok i'll do it now

It's like food a 13 year old thats never cooked before would cook and then leave pots and pans all over the kitchen for his mother to cook and then watch TV, but it is good, especially in the cold, where you burn calories just breathing


Todays recepie
Free Bacon and Carrot soup

Instructions:
Get the bacon marked 'Free' from fridge
Is it passed it's use by date? No, lovely, proceed to the next step
chop into little bits and stick in pot and turn it on, the pot, on the gas
After 2 minutes, pour in enough (how long is a piece of string) water
Add soup mix
Have a 2 minute conversation
Time conversation by tapping you feet at 1 second intervals 120 times

Now eat, sounds yummy doesnt it ?

As George Bush would say Mission Accomplished

Finished Tattoo

Note skin bleimishes from something in the US, dont feel like paying some doctor whos just going to do a google search to find out