It's been a while...

First off, my Christmas wish list, which I know my parents have been waiting for.


Mr. Show, Vol. 1
Spider-Man 2
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection
Hard Knocks - The Chris Benoit Story
The Rise and Fall of ECW
Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story
WWE Backlash (mostly for getting the PPV I attended on DVD. See if we made it on somehow...)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Invader Zim


Mr. Show: What Happened? - Naomi Odenkirk
Sock - Penn Jillette
Ultimate Spider-Man Graphic Novels (from the beginning)
Tintin/Asterix books


Prince of Persia 2 (GC)
Metroid Prime Echoes (GC)
X-Men Legends (GC)
Def Jam: Fight for NY (GC)
City of Heroes (PC)
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GC)
Scotland Yard (Board)
Carcassone/Settlers of Cattan (Board)


Jakalope - It Dreams
U2 -– How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Ray - The Soundtrack
Early Cake CDs (I’'ve only got Pressure Chief)

The Spider-Man 2 poster featuring Doc Ock from behind. (You know, the cool one...) Preferably big.

Pipe Dream
The Minolta Maxxum 7D, a 6 Megapixel digital SLR. At $2100, it's a big gift, and it can use all my old lenses. Let's face it: The only way this is happening is if everyone I know pitched in to get it for me. But it's lust-worthy for sure...

Otherwise, I'm not too picky.

Also, I know this might sound harsh, but I'd prefer it if Mom and Dad didn't read this journal anymore.

Dad, I know you accidentally found it, but there is some stuff on this journal that is me just venting. And I feel I can't properly vent these days if my parents are in the room.

Sorry. But you guys asked me to tell you if I felt this way. And I do. And I can still give you the news, I just don't want you to see it profanity-laden if I'm angry.

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Has it really been two weeks since I last posted? Yipes.

Although I know the reason why:

If I'm shirking off my novel writing (only done 3500 words) and trying to find things to occupy my time, writing in my journal doesn't seem fair.

"Okay, I'll let Pirate Academy slide because I don't feel like writing. Now I will type for hours on my journal." Nah, doesn't work that way...

Here's what's been happening in my life:

At work, my store had been upgraded to an A-level store. Which means we're on the same level, product-wise, as Kingsway.

When I was on my sick days, the big boss from Ontario came in. The president of the company.

He saw how it was, and wasn't impressed. Apparently, our district manager decided to give us a different set of goals to focus on, which left Chris looking incompetent when Ean came in.

On the plus side, it was horribly busy, to the point where my old manager (and current regional Manager for the West) Mitch was ringing in tickets.

Ean took a look at the madness, went outside, flipped open his cell phone, and called head office.

"It's Ean. Edmonton Centre is now an A volume store. Get on it. They also need a third cash pod. Give them everything they need to get in shape before Christmas."

Like that, we got new staff, and our orders are getting bigger.

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The Third Annual Apocalypse Kow Kristmas Kabaret is on.

Saturday, December 4 at the Stanley Milner Library Theatre. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 with an item of food for the Food Bank.

Guests this year include the Edmonton Sketch Conspiracy, The Wombats, Jason Morris, and more.

This cabaret is to support Astro, who's going to run in the Rome Marathon in March to raise money for diabetes. So proceeds will go to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Kow hopes to see a lot of you there...

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Also, congrats go out to my boy Justice, who got engaged to his girlfriend Helen recently.

Yes, J, we've definitely got to hang out in the upcoming weeks. And I expect an invite to your July wedding.

And when the hell did you get saved? Give me more than the occasional six month e-mail, guy...


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to respond to the Backlash DVD. Jon bought it and at the end of the show there is a quick pan of the crowd where you can see us.

The other Jago

The Doc said...

You heard it here first, folks: Jago wants "Doc Ock from behind".

(I know it's immature, but I'm in the middle of a computer lab, and burst out laughing when I read that a little too fast.)