Alex's Alliterative Adventures

Thoughts on Programming, Life, and Travel

Archive for March, 2007


As the more astute among you may have noticed, the ol’ blog’s getting a little rusty. A few exciting things have happened recently, like a drunken Guitar Hero fest with a few future housemates, a snowboarding weekend that got rained out, an ass-picnic of dudity, and the shins live at the Kool Haus in Toronto.

The shins were particularly awesome not just because of the lead singer’s incredibly refined voice, but also due to the surprising amount of kickass offered by Viva Voce. The rock duo’s first lyrics, “Hey y’all”, caused me a bit of worry, but they immediately swept it away with a resounding “We do not fuck around”. I felt relieved. I was in the presence of professionals: there was not going to be any more fucking around going on than was absolutely necessary. They proceeded to teach the males in the audience that the hottest thing that a girl can possibly do is to shred lick after lick on her electric guitar. Seriously ladies, if you want to bag that cute guy, forget lingerie, just show him that he should salute you, since you are among those about to rock.

I’ll be leaving my guitar behind when I spend next week in Sweden. I’ll be MIE (Mostly In Europe) from the 21st to the 27th, so drop me a line if you’re in the area. My schedule’s pretty full while I’m over there, but there might be time for a cup of coffee.

There’s a part of me that wishes I wasn’t so busy (read: lazy), because I still have thousands of pictures from the EU to sort through, some of which no human eyes have ever seen. I had awesome plans for a montage, and although I feel slightly inspired whenever I hear that one South Park song, my strength of will usually overcomes a pesky amount of inspiration.

ps. watch heroes it’s awesome