March 31, 2007

I have this movie on VHS….

The first 7 minutes of Little Darlings, it’s one of my favourite movies in the whole wide world, but as far as I know, it’s not available on DVD yet.

I wonder if there’s a torrent….

Posted at 12:35 am in: Movies , videos , youtube
March 30, 2007

Check this out!

This is the beginning of an episode of the gameshow “Just Like Mom”, which I used to watch with my great grama when I was really young. Apparently it’s Canadian, which I didn’t know and what the clip doesn’t show is that (if I recall correctly) the kids had to guess at how to make something, like chocolate chip cookies, and they’d put like, ketchup and flour and totally the wrong ingredients in and the moms would have to eat it!

Anyway, I thought I’d pass it along because it’s awesome. :D

Posted at 11:24 pm in: Canada , Childhood , the 80's , TV , videos , youtube

In case you were wondering what happened to it…

These pictures made me happy, so I thought I’d share. :)

This is Ana‘s hair mixed with mine (hers is the pink/blonde), which I shaved off on March 1st:

Pic 1
Pic 2

Okay so maybe I don’t hate it…

Y’know, I’ll admit it, I kinda like WordPress. I like that I can do everything from basically a big control panel and I don’t have to upload and check & recheck shit over & over again like I end up doing with code. I like that I can just type in this here little box, hit “publish” and go about my day, knowing that what I just did is going to look exactly as intended and it’s just gonna “work”.

What I don’t like – and I’m pretty sure this is me, not WordPress – is this themes bullshit. I just do not understand them whatsoever and combined with how I also don’t understand the categories vs. pages and the hierarchy in general, it makes it absolutely impossible for me to draw a feasible layout. I don’t understand what WordPress can do and the premade themes are all just awful and uninspiring (including the piece of shit I’m using now). I know what I want, I just basically want a WordPress-ized version of the old site, but the organization is what kills me every time I try to draw it. I just don’t understand what WordPress does and therefore I don’t understand what I can do with it.

This happens to me a lot though, so I think it’s a me thing more than a WordPress thing. For example, we have a Digital Rebel, which is just too much camera for me, if that makes sense. It’s got all of these functions that I just don’t understand, which is a lot like my issues with WP.

What I like about WP is that everything I write is contained and I don’t have to deal with files and ftping when all I want to do is fucking write. That’s what I like, so that’s why I’m toughing this out (well….that and the fact that my Dreamweaver’s still FUBAR).

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. I leave you with….unicorns. :D

Posted at 6:24 pm in: website , wordpress , youtube
March 29, 2007

I love the BEASTIE BOYS!

Oddly enough, I’d never seen this video until today:

Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys

Today was a really really busy day and I’m sore. Pretty much as soon as I woke up, I started moving furniture around and getting my studio a little neater for a project I’m working on. My shoulders ache from hauling this gigantic chair from one end of the house to another, it easily outweighed me by 80 lbs but I got it moved. Here’s a crappy camera phone picture of my completed corner. I’ll post the official before & afters in Live Journal tomorrow.

Posted at 4:05 pm in: Music , Sunnyland , the 80's , videos , youtube
March 28, 2007

I love the PIXIES.

I just do.

Anyway, I’ve made a decision. I’m not going to do anymore video blogs and I’ll tell you why. Something I’ve noticed about my own YouTube habits is that, after about 5 video blogs from the same person, I kinda get tired of hearing them talk about whatever they’re talking about. I may get obsessed with a certain video blogger and watch every video they’ve done in one sitting, but even then, after 5 more new ones, I get tired of them and move on.

Sooooo, I’ve done 5 video blogs and I think that’s enough, 5’s a good number. Now, that doesn’t mean I’m done making videos period, it just means that I’m no longer going to be talking about my life & shit on video because really, it’s not all that interesting or different from what everybody else is doing and I’d prefer to write that stuff anyway.

So, for future reference, the 5 video blogs I’ve done so far are forever (yeah right) archived over there (—————–>) under the heading “Hey Guys, Um…“.

What am I gonna do next? Well I’ve got some ideas, but we’ll see what happens. Right now I’m just basking in the glory of the fact that my roof is no longer leaky and I have a whole room to do whatever I want to do with it.

Virginia Woolf knew her shit, man.

Know what I hate? Facebook.

And now it’s bedtime.

Posted at 10:46 pm in: blogging , Music , the 80's , video blogging , videos , youtube
March 27, 2007

I love YouTube.

So I pretty much spent the weekend completely obsessed with a woman named SuperLunary on YouTube. Why? Because she’s interesting, that’s all…well, and completely hot and funny too. I found her because a forum I go to was making fun of one of her videos where she filmed herself crying, which wasn’t one of my favourite videos of hers but you have to give the girl credit for being able to do it. Crying on cam is HARD. Not to be confused with acting in front of a camera, I mean crying, as yourself (as opposed to a character) with a camera in your face is hard, putting it out in a public forum is even harder. Trust me, I’ve tried, thinking “hey how come I never see people crying on the internet?” and well, that’s mostly why I think. It’s just hard.

And it’s funny how people react to crying in a public forum, they get mad. Girls on Camwhores have received thousands of minus votes just for such a crime. Weird, huh? People just don’t come to the internet wanting to be brought down, I guess. Mostly they come here to jerk off haha

Watching SuperLunary interact with other YouTubers reminded me of the portal 9 days and then it ocurred to me that SuperLunary probably doesn’t even know what portal 9 was or what Camwhores is and that sorta blows my mind because if it wasn’t for the almighty webcam, there probably wouldn’t even be a YouTube. I feel a little responsible for this, I was supposed to write the book about that. :| I’m still sorta working on it…sorta not. I don’t have a publisher anymore so it’s more like not, these days.

Anyway, that’s all for now, here’s my vlog #5:

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March 25, 2007

I still hate WordPress…

…but the thing is, I don’t have the time nor ambition to make another site right now, so this is what I’ve got. Not the prettiest page in the universe, but whatever. I’m waiting for Ditsy to figure out WordPress so she can teach me haha

I was going to make this a video blog, but it’s midnight and I should be going to bed soon. Plus, I’m not feeling very photogenic these days as my hair’s a funny length and looks extra stupid right now. I look not unlike Grover, as in the muppet.

Anyway, what’s new in Sunnyland?

Well, my real life friends Alex & Krissy seem to have been bitten by the YouTube bug and have started doing their own video blogs. Here’s Krissy’s first attempt, which is entitled “WoW Rant”:

Right now I’m on this medication which has a lovely side effect of increasing one’s appetite, so I’ve been eating like a cow and I’ve actually gained a few pounds as a result. Since I’ve been doing so much snacking, I decided to make meringue cookies this weekend, two batches, which didn’t last very long in this house. They’re really easy to make and I don’t think they have any fat and they’re sort of like…cookies made out of fluff, they rule. Anyway, here’s the recipe:

Meringue Cookies
4 large egg whites
1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup of sugar

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form (3-5 mins). Gradually add in vanilla and sugar while beating. Drop by spoonful onto aluminum foil lined cookie sheets, bake at 225 F for 50-60 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

Seriously, they’re amazing.

Other than that, I’ve just been focusing on staying sane until the snow melts. I’ve posted my last post in CammityJane for a while, so if you haven’t gotten caught up, now’s a good time. I’ve still got some things to work out in my head before I start working on that again.

Anyway, hope all is well with you folks. :)

March 15, 2007

I hate WordPress.

I haven’t updated this in a little while and that’s mostly because I don’t really have anything to write out in the open like this these days. The other reason is that I really think I fucking hate WordPress (even though I really wanted to like it) and so in my head, I see no point in adding more things that I’m just going to delete later. Make sense?

My big beef with WordPress is that I don’t understand or like how they do hierarchies and I keep confusing myself in transferring content over from the old site, like what should I make a page and what should just be a post? And THEN what do I do with them after that? How do I link them all up? (Not physically what to click, just the order in which things should be laid out.)

My other issue with WordPress is that it has no personality (unlike LJ) and I’m having a really hard time trying to come up with a layout because I don’t understand how it all works and therefore I don’t even understand what’s possible. I looked at the themes available for download and they’re all ugly as sin or buggy in some way and I don’t know how to fix bugs, so I can’t maintain a buggy site. I just really hate this system of doing things, everything feels wrong about it.

At the same time, I don’t have the time or resources at the moment to make a new site, so I’m stuck with this motherfucker for a little while at least. *sigh*

I do like Gallery though, which Kevin also installed for me. I still have no idea how to make it all pretty-like, but adding stuff and organizing the albums seems easy enough. That can stay, this WordPress thing on the other hand…..grrrrr.

Posted at 10:37 am in: website , wordpress
March 5, 2007

Buzzing Bees and Lemon Trees

I have been a very busy Sunny this weekend. For some reason or another, my Gallery program decided to start letting me upload things as if by magic, so I took advantage of the situation by beginning to upload and organize my albums.

With it being -25 right now with the windchill, organizing albums is probably what I’m going to do today as well, since the post office is now out of the equation. I haven’t totally figured out how I’m going to integrate the Gallery albums into this site yet, but perhaps that’s something I’ll work on today as well.

Anyway, if interested, the galleries are HERE. Almost all of them are full of content I’ve posted before, except maybe some of the pics in “The Locals” and there are a few newer ones of Hoover Dog in the “Snow Dog” gallery. Other than that, it’s the same old shit.

Posted at 11:39 am in: website

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