Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Budman Christmas

For a holiday which I don't celevrate, I had a pretty damn good time this year.
It was very relaxing and I really needed that.

On Christmas Eve, I got out of work an hour early (6pm instead or 7pm) and headed downtown to my friend Eric's for a Jews Night Out Party. The night was supposed to be anight of just playing xbox but ended up entirely different. I got treated to vegetarian take out Chinese food (who would have thought that general toa tofu would taste so good?). Then we played a round of Scene It - Friends Deluxe Edition (who would have thought how annoying that theme song could really be?).

The rest of the night was spent playing cards and listening to music.
Note: when at a party with a homosexual couple and you're asked the question of why you don't like a certain song (Daniel Powters - Bad Day to be specific), do not answer with "Because it's GAY!"
Note 2: When such an answer is used, the proper thing is to try and ignore having said it and not to try to fix things by saying "oh I didn't mean it like that? I just mean um... that I don't like that song... um...."

Christmas day morning was spent watching Nacho Libre. This was followed by heading to my brother's house. At his place we played Scrabble. It was a really fun game with words such as "aloof" and "ching". My favorite move was getting "oy" and "yenta" at the same time! I ended up winning by totally fluke. I was behind 17 points but I got rid of all my letters and my brother was stuck with only 1 letter... whcih happened to be Z worth 10 points! Haha it was awesome.

By afternoon, I learnt that the open invitation and Scrabble was just a ploy for my brother to get to come over so he could slave labour me into helping him remove stuff from his ceiling in his basement that was being renovated.

Two hours later, we went to his brother in law's and had, you guess it, Chinese food!

The night ended with watchign Running On Empty, a really boring movie with River Phoenix and Judd Hirsch.

All in all it was fun times!

Merry Christmas all!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Spring Cleaning in December

Now that I'm done school, I'm cleaning out my room. I stumbled on a bunch of old records from my brothers collections. They seem to have a lot of great stuff that was popular back then (Example: Pink Floyd - The Wall/George Micheals - Faith). My question is, are well known records of any value, or is it just rare stuff? I'm not hoping to sell them for money or anything, just curious on how these things work.
(For some weird reson my brother has multiple copies of Tears for Fears...)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Kareoke Queen

Sunday night was Kevin's birthday celebration. Since I hadn't had a chance to celebrate completing school, I decided to go all out.
We went to Boite a Kareoke and sang our hearts out. I did quite a few songs, even Backstreet Boys - I want it that way (but with changed lyrics. I want it that way = Which backstreet boy is gay, etc.)

Here are photos and video (!) from the night:

Friday, December 15, 2006

I'm DONE!!!

Two exams and a presentation later (the latter 2 being a complete joke), my final day at Interdec College is complete. It's been a grueling 15 week/3 semester year of school and it's finally OVER! Now I don't know what to do with my life...

Well thats not entirely true.

The plan for now is to work full time at Old Navy while simutaneously having fun and working on my portfolio.
After the holidays I'm hoping to hit up the job services office at my school and see if they can help me find a job. In the meantime, I was given contact info for a 1 month stage in NDG that are looking for someone to build a simple website for them. If I can do that and still work at Old Navy i would totally consider it.

Now that I"m a professional graphic designer, don't all ask me for favors at once.


Friday, December 08, 2006

Just stay calm...

Next week is my final week of school. In exactly 1 week from today I will be a graduate of the graphic design program at Interdec College.

I've been pretty on top of things that I'm not too stressed but it's been tough staying clam with all my projects and exams and the fact I've been sick every 2 weeks for th epast 2 months.

On the bright side, I just got an extension on one of my craziest pieces yet!

On the down side, I was just informed that the computer technician of the school took it into his own hands to attempt to update the computers in the room we use and in the words of director of the school, ended up "crashing the whole room". So apperently, all the data MAY be saved but the room is unusable right now.

THANK GOD I backed everything (I hope).

In need of a beer SO BAD!

(but i"m not stressed!)

Monday, December 04, 2006

What a pleasant surprise

Today, in the midst of doing school work infront of my computer, hence shuting myself to the outside world, my mom enters my room with a huge smile n her face. She then motions to someone outside my room to enter as well. In walks Kishan Salgado,a friend mine from when I was kid. We used to play together while growing up until about the age of 12 or so which is when his family moved to Toronto. I hadn't seen him in about 10 years!

He was in town for the hockey game with is girlfriend and decided to check out the old neighbourhood since a couple of other peopel we used to hang out with still live on the street.

Wow that was a crazy suprise and it totally made my day!