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April 1st, 2006


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10:43 pm - April Rules!
It's my babies' birthday today! Luckeeda Jane has turned 17, and her big sister Zebediah Mabel (who is purring on my lap as I write this) is the big 18. My kitty cat's legal, yo! I tried asking her what she wanted to do first, vote, buy a lottery ticket, or watch a skin flick, but she was too busy enjoying her birthday steak. And toast. Baby girl loves her toast.

In other news, I went to the stereotype-defyingly sedate St. Patrick's Day Parade here in Toronto, and met Zanta, a city institution. Claire had told me about him, but I wasn't sure he was real until he offered to let me feel his biceps. Like rocks, I tell you. His back story is, apparently, that he feels he was unjustly denied custody of his daughter, and began doing pushups in subway stations to get her back. So far the courts haven't been impressed. He also has a vendetta against CityTV because they banned him from their premises.

Just two weeks left of class, one more essay, and a couple exams, and then I am finished my undergraduate degree. Woo...hoo? I think I'm pretty excited, but I've heard it's a big scary world out there. My original plan to go for my Ph.D and become a professor has been crushed under the realization that every essay I write kills a little bit of my soul. Now I'm planning on going to teacher's college to teach high school history - it's all about being on the other end of the marking pen. It's also been influenced by how much I'm enjoying the volunteering at the high school I've been doing to plump up my resume - I'll probably post more about that later. I may still go for my Master's degree next year, depending on if I even get into grad school for it.

Been seeing a lot of movies lately. The Hills Have Eyes, V For Vendetta and the best of the lot just tonight, Slither. All you Firefly fans, if you weren't going to see it just for Nathan Fillion, then see it because he's basically playing Mal all over even, if the good captain was a small-town sheriff and allowed to swear in English.

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From:sainetarasind
Date:April 2nd, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
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I swear I saw Zanta at the Oakville GO Station once. I thought he was a drunk dude until I saw some posts about him.
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From:hellespont
Date:April 2nd, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
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I don't think "Zanta" and "drunk dude" are mutually exclusive categories.
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From:witchnyn
Date:April 2nd, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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i laughed VERY hard at this. XD i'd never heard of him before, but then i saw him for the first time in yorkville a couple of months ago, and ever since then i've been seeing references to him EVERYWHERE. funny that.
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From:hellespont
Date:April 3rd, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
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He has his own Wikipedia entry, too.
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From:dawnie1970
Date:April 3rd, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
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Happy b-day kitties! :)

Mmm...Mal. I guess I'll have to check it out after all.
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From:hellespont
Date:April 3rd, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, yes. There's one funny line right before the end that is a perfect Mal-moment. But don't see it if you're squeamish - there's slime and slugs and blood and gore a-go-go.

The kitties say thank you!
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From:dawnie1970
Date:April 3rd, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Nah, I love scary movies, and gory doesn't bother me. :D

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