Friday, October 12, 2007

The New Pornographers

Last night I got to see The New Pornographers live at the Edmonton Events Centre. I have to say, it was a pretty decent show. My favorite part of it was probably the extremely active drummer, the drunk guys who only came out to perform a few songs, the old bass player, and the shakers that look exactly like apples. I'm very glad I went. I got to hang out with a bunch of people from my college that I don't usually spend much time with, it was fun. I also got a surprise because I met my 8th grade teachers there as well! I was in his very first class as a teacher. Yeah, we did a good job of initiating him... fart can... broken portable stairs... putting the lens cap on the video camera they set up to monitor us... good times!

In other news, I have found a new obsession! Through Neil Gaiman's Journal ( I found a link to Ape Lad's flickr site. ( Ape Lad draws cool and cute comics of a pair of cats named Kitteh and Pip. They talk in LOLCAT, very funny. Check it out. NOW!

Monday, October 1, 2007

A story about my tongue.

ohkatherine from the ORG ( ) asked me to tell another wonderful story so I thought, 'Maybe I can talk about my tongue.' My tongue is actually (very) slightly forked. It happened one day after school, grade 6 or 7 I will say, jumping on our trampoline. The trampoline was a death trap with rusty springs and no padding, but that is besides the point.

My friend Randy and I were having fun trying to "double bounce" each other where two people jump at a certain time to make one person jump unusually high. Well we succeeded in doing one of these double bounces only there was a problem. When I got double bounced Randy was pretty much directly under me. My open jaw landed squarely on his head and caused me to bite. I bit right though my tongue. We went to the hospital to get it checked out to see if it needed stitches but it was quite small and the doctor thought it would just heal up on its own. But it didn't completely heal and it left this little nub of a tongue all on its own.
Its hard to see, but its there, on the right of the photo. I like rubbing it against my teeth.

Oh and I can also do this with my tongue: