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Friday, February 27
Training for IcelandI was awake at 5am this morning. People, do you realize the magntide of this task? The only time I wake up that early is to go fishing, and I haven't been fishing in years! Throughout the weekend we're planning on training ourselves to wake up 6 hours earlier, to pre-adjust to the 7 hour time change we'll experience upon landing in Reykjavik. Wow. I'm going to Iceland. Sweeeeeet!
Lynnette 9:35 AM
Wednesday, February 25
Aaah, the Quizno's commercials. How Steve and I longed to know their source. Now we do!
Lynnette 12:53 PM
Monday, February 23
Nettie's first cameraI bought my first camera this weekend. A Canon PowerShot A80. Oh my god it is sweet! Naturally, this isn't the first camera I've used; I learned on an Olympus 35mm in high school, and then practiced on my mom's programmable Pentax 35mm. Most of Sunday afternoon was spent taking pictures and deleting them, downloading, and modifying. I also made several panoramic shots and stitched them together with photo-stitch software that came with the camera. It also holds movies with sound, very much like a camcorder, and has an AV output so the movies can be played on a television. It also has an option to record voice notes along with each photo you take. So, you take a picture and say: "This is the Empire State Building in NYC, built in 19xx". When you play back the pictures in a slideshow, the voice note plays along with them. But probably the best thing about this camera, that makes it worth the investment, is that I can change out the lens. Oh shit!
Heaven, just heaven.
Lynnette 7:41 AM
Tuesday, February 17
DREAM: High School ReunionLast night I dreamt I actually went to my 110 year high school reunion, which was held last June. Needless to say, in real life, I did not attend. Why bother? Most of the people I went to school with were at my step-brothers wedding and are still friends with him. Anyone else I need to keep in contact with I have. Everyone else can fall off the edge of the page, and it would be of no consequence to me.
So in my dream we were all lining up for the yearly picture (there was a yearly reunion, you see), and I was standing next to Jeremy Carlson and Shawn Carlson (not related). Tyler Goeschel was also next to us but had turned into a half-cooked salmon filet with a side of vegetables. So we're all lining up to do our group photo when all of a sudden I realize there are door gifts of music: records, records, and records, and a single CD for each participant. I was the only excited, and began scamming to try to procure everyone else's records. Nobody else had a record player but me! After the picture was taken I ate the salmon and went home.
Lynnette 11:45 AM
Friday, February 13
DREAM: Batman and Simon in IcelandLast night I dreamt about Iceland again; my third dream of our pending trip in 2 weeks. This dream was a little more positive, with the other dreams being mostly about not being able to find anyone who speaks English, and having to communicate through pictures and gestures. Steve and I checked into our hotel only to find that Simon from American Idol was the head concierge. Surprisingly, he was very helpful in exchanging our money for kronurs, and in finding transportation around Reykjavik. When we asked about the cost of taxis Simon offered this bit of advice: "The taxis are absolutely, outrageously overpriced. You would be better off on foot." He smiled and we left. I found a map of the city that unfolded to reveal not only the map, but a sewing kit, spare make-up, snacks, and tampons.
The dream continued when we went to the Keflavik Airport grounds to visit one of the filming locations for the new Batman movie. (In real life, they actually are filming the new Batman, staring Christian Bale (hottie), partly in Iceland beginning this month.) La tee da, then we drove around in Tron motorcycles on weird roads. The End.
Lynnette 8:53 AM
Wednesday, February 11
The submission is a little late, but here you go. A pure gem:
Candice’s Guide to Boys, Part 1: Peter Pan Syndrome
Or, The big baby boy (not Big Baby Jesus like ODB) who will never grow the f**k up.
What are a Peter Pan Boy's physical characteristics?: Pallid complexion, rarely sees the light of day as the Peter Pan boy prefers to stay home and sleep due to depression and/or cry. Spends huge wasted amounts of time online in chat rooms trying to impress 12 year olds with their vast knowledge of crappy bands or searching for the one true love of their life who will lay around the house with them and not complain about their crappy jobs and inability to ever take them out to dinner, gaming, creating an online journal, or looking at porn as they are getting none. Muscles appear to be nonexistent or atrophied due to lack of use as this creature prefers a life of laziness. The never-ending lie-about. Body shape is either one of two extremes: very thin or very large, but the prevailing size is waifish due to wasting away from not having any money for groceries as this boy has no ambition and tends to work retail, fast food and pizza delivery jobs.
Where can one find Peter Pan Boys? Usually at home, crying into their pillows. Or suckling at their mommy's teat. Working at a record store and avoiding eye contact with anyone who isn’t also a Peter Pan boy. Arcades. Cruising the high schools looking for a girlfriend on their emotional maturity level.
Does a Peter Pan boy have any good qualities? Yes. They can be pretty fun as their mind is childlike and hasn’t evolved to that of a normal man, therefore the Peter Pan Boy is usually game for playing in a park, water balloon fights, and hide and seek. Peter Pan boys usually have a well-developed sense of humor since they use it as a defense mechanism to curtail any encounter with actual emotion or sentiment so they're always good for a laugh. And since they have such little responsibility or will to grow up they usually choose jobs aimed at teenagers like record store clerk, retail, fast food etc., which means they have plenty of free time so you’ll never need to worry about calling them and them not being around to yuck it up with.
What are the bad qualities of a Peter Pan Boy? There are many. Bad credit. The inability to manage money at all. Lots of started and abandoned plans (commitment issues that run far deeper than just relationships). Their crappy taste in whiney twee type/emo bands that helps them feel validated cuz other Peter Pan boys are singing their pain in annoying high pitched voices. The most annoying quality which is initially charming but which will ultimately be his doom is his sense of humor which as stated above is used to avoid emotional intimacy. Peter Pan Boys are the worst kind of emotionally unavailable f*ck wits. A joke is used in every situation that might be sad, intimate, or require feelings. To quote Peter Pan in the newest movie remake (which y’all is the most perfect case study of Peter Pan syndrome I have ever seen cuz it does not try to disguise that this Peter Pan character is a metaphor for a certain type of male) "Go away and take your feelings with you." Bingo. That is the Peter Pan Boy in a nutshell. Because of the boys childlike demeanor it’s quite obvious that he's looking for a mommy, so if you are not a person that wants to take care of someone while getting nothing in return, a Peter Pan Boy is not the way to go. They are takers, not givers. They take. And take. And take. They often choose to date either women who will push them around and tell them what to do or emotionally feeble women (often much younger) who do not know what a real man is or how it is to be treated like a real woman and not just a girl a mommy a maid or a buddy. By dating the younguns the Peter Pan Boy is assured that he will be able to convince someone, and not forever, that they are a man, when they know in fact that they are not. All they need is a pair of tights for the effect to be complete. The Peter Pan Boy is implicitly unsure of himself, will never ask you out in a proper manner. If he even has the balls to attempt to approach you at all- it usually goes something like this "so do you want to hang out with me and my dog brother friend TV mother next door neighbor etc” thusly averting any actual commitment to a sentiment that he might actually be interested in you. He is not a man who is confident enough make the first move or who will take you in his arms and kiss you hard and good with his weak trembling lips, and when you are sharing a bed you will have to be the spooner as opposed to the spoonee. 3 minutes. Enough said, Bender do you feel me? He is prone to mood swings, and may be on prescription mood altering medication.
Should I date a Peter Pan Boy? I would say yes, if you were a masochist. If you want a shadow of a man. If you want to give and not get. If you want to mother somebody. If you want to second-guess yourself all the time. If you want to constantly question his feelings. Or if you’re just looking for a very brief uncommitted fling of silliness. Aka a rebound boy. The Peter Pan Boy is your man. But I wouldn’t suggest it. Peter Pan Boys, aka crybabies, are, in my personal opinion the worst of the boys but this all depends on what kind of woman or gay man you are. And if you cant even get a free meal out of the deal my advice to you is "two tears in a bucket mother f**k it”.
Lynnette 4:05 PM
Tuesday, February 10
Pixies: Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MBYes, it's true. Dates were announced yesterday. I shall not post them here for nothing matters to me save for the first show of the tour: April 14th in beautiful Manitoba. There are four, maybe even a chanceat 5 of us trekking 13 hours north to the venue, for a glimpse. Are we reliving our past? Probably. Do I care? No. Fact is we can afford it now, probably more so than we ever could in the past. Why the fuck not go. Just think all four of them together again...
Lynnette 8:20 AM
Friday, February 6
Here is a map of the states I have visited from World66.com. Check it out!
create your own visited states map
Lynnette 12:51 PM