Friday, April 28, 2006

New links!

The Gnome evolves. Shocking, I know.

I have been working on a couple of new sites so please check them out.

Gnomish Delights is my brand-spankin' new website. I would describe it as being a little more structured than the blogs. It's still kind of under construction so be sure to go back to see the finished project.

Angry Gnome 2.0 is my new blog. It will replace this one once I hit my post limit, which is very soon.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Something wicked this way comes...

... Wicked cool that is!

It's pretty exciting news but not ready to be presented to the world yet. Some kinks have to be fixed but keep an eye on AG in the next month and try not to die from antici...pation.

Een woord van Boze Gnome

Ik heb beslist een post in een taal buiten het Engels aan schokdingen op Boze Gnome omhoog hier te schrijven. Ik houd van andere talen, ken ik enkel geen andere dan Frans daarom ik om me op de Vissen van Babel voor mijn vertaling word gedwongen zo te baseren als u in de taal vloeiend bent die ik heb verkozen om binnen posten, alstublieft alle grammaticale fouten vergeven aangezien de Vis van Babel eenvoudig woord voor woord vertaalt en niet met de structuur van de zin rekening houdt. Leef lang zen en de kunst van het zijn me!

April Showers Guy Candy

1. Timothy Olyphant

2. George Clooney, circa Out of Sight

3. Matthew Goode

Yes, I know, I know, it's been awhile since the last one. I so sorry.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

What would Al say?

Is it just me or has network t.v. tried to copy the cable format? Cable networks are notorious for having long breaks between their series finales and premieres and based on current trends regular t.v. is attempting to follow the same format. I dare say it smells like a conspiracy by "the big three" to try and catch the cable popularity but I feel as though it's a lost cause for them. I can forgive HBO or Showtime for long waits for my favourite shows, at least there is profanity and nudity included but in the case of network t.v. there are no such promises. US networks are bound to their main audiences of which the majority are Christian-centric God-fearing Apple-pie eaters. There's only so much room in which they have to maneuvre, you know what I mean? Cable t.v. caters to a different kind of audience, a non-denominational cake eating group, if you will. Progressive and liberal leaning, this audience is unfazed by Al Swearengen's naughty language whereas the Pie-eating audience would never accept such profanity. Think of it, there would be congressional hearings and fines up Al's whazoo. Shudder at the thought, people, shudder.

Anyhoo, my main point, which I veered off of about eight sentences ago is that most people's attention spans aren't that long, especially in today's society so the practice of putting a show (even a popular show) on haitus for a couple of months in order to revive a critically acclaimed but unpopular show is a dangreous business. Who is to say the networks will ever regain their audiences, people evolve and get into other shows when this happens or, God forbid, they discover there is life beyond television. Case in point, Fox's Prison Break, a oddly compelling show about two brothers in jail, one about to receive the death penalty and the other in there to break him out. Admittedly, the show is meant for the masses, Masterpiece Theatre it is not but it was tauted as one of the breakout shows of the season last year and garnered enough press to make it a hit. However, instead of riding the wave of success Fox decided to pull it for four months and air other shows to capitalize on the timeslot's success. Four months is a long time to wait for a show that can be described as "compelling but not very realistic" at best, you know what I mean? And you know what? The show was suffered as a result. One can only guess that the audience moved on and those who suspended their beliefs for awhile to actually think that "a successful architech/engineer would rob a bank to get thrown into jail in order to save his brother who may or may not have been framed for murder by the Vice-President of the United States" finally came to their senses regarding the implausible plot. Can the show recover? Who knows? I don't consider myself an expert on the subject, just someone who watches television and notices trends.

Monday, April 24, 2006

It's gonna be fun on a bun!

This weekend I watched my first season of Futurama and I would like to tell all that it was a rip-roarin' good time. It is too bad it never really caught on because Bender is one of my favourite characters, like, ever. In addition to being a Bender-fanatic I always enjoyed the look of the series, the animation jived with me, you know what I mean? You know, crisp lines, bright colours... oooh, Lyndy likes.

Easter Eggs on LOTR EE DVDs

Well, it's taken me like two years to find them but the DVD Gods have finally smiled down on me and shown me the way to yummy extras. Actually, the Gods never smiled down on me at all, I had to go to the unforgiving IMdB forums and ask people where I could find them because I was a little tired of going through all the appendixes, uh, appendices? Anyhoo, in the end they weren't even on those disks, they were on the film disks. The secret was that you had to go to scene selection and scroll down to the final scene and press down again and a tiny golden ring will appear and voila, a little gem for you to enjoy!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Whacko for Pekoe

I don't consider myself a complicated chica despite the various rumours circulating... Ahem.
I have come to the conclusion that I like tea, the regular orange pekoe kind. Something about tea soothes me and brings me to my happy place.

That is all.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Finally, a home to call my own

It’s been a stressful time but I have finally ended my apartment search. After the slight disappointment of having a place that I wanted fall through due to circumstances beyond my control I was pretty sure that I was going to have to find a place that I didn’t really like because I was running out of time but alas, the fates have smiled on me and led me to a nice little flat near my Neffo Steffo. In fact, I am only a block away! I wasn’t sure I wanted to return to the neighborhood she lives in (I briefly lived there with a friend for less than a year and it ended, uh, badly) but I think that having my own place and having such a good friend so close by will be pretty sweet. It’s like, I have the freedom to do what I want and veg out in my own personal environment but I also have the possibility of hanging with her when it gets boring. Plus, we can schedule grocery-shopping time and split the cab between us and it will cost us next to nothing.
Next up to do is to sign the lease this coming Friday and I have to fork over 1300$ for the place. Ugh. Well, at least it’s a nice place and I feel comfortable there. In all honesty, it’s not much to look at from the outside but the inside is quite nice and charming and I am pretty psyched about the dark wood floors and the balcony off the kitchen. I suppose I could go on describing it but I’ll probably have a housewarming so most of you will see it then. I haven’t decided if I am going to paint anything yet, as it is the walls are white and I think I can live with them but I guess time will tell. As for the general d├ęcor, this poses a problem I haven’t really had to deal with yet as I have either moved into a place that was already decorated by someone living there or I have moved into a place owned by the parentals. Most of you know what the condo looks like inside and let me just tell you, it’s not what I would have chosen had it belonged to me. There were personal touches here and there but for the most part the place just oozed “Herb & Lee”.
I don’t really know what my personal interior decorating style is, I like contemporary pieces and design but because I am getting a few “hand-me-downs” the style is veering towards the “traditional”. I have inherited my great-aunts dinning room set and it’s pretty nice although I would like to re-upolster the chairs as they are floral and I am not a big fan of floral. Also, because of Kiwi and Whitey I pretty much have to stick with beiges and grey tones for couches and chairs as I like to stick the tried and true “If I can’t see the hair then it’s not there.” However, saying this I would really love a certain dark chocolate couch from Ikea that I’ve had my eye on for a long time. Ah well, Whitey is still alive so that will have to be postponed.
Does anyone have an idea what my style is?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

You say Tamato, I say Tamati

Ok, so I like to objectify men... It's not like it's a secret or anything so I am going to gaze at this picture of Tamati Ellison a little more. Mmmmmm....Tamati Ellison.

Me, nomad - You, suck

I know I haven't posted as much as I have in the past but I've just been too busy with various things happening in my life. The time I do spend on the internet I spend looking for apartments and believe you me, I think I have had my fill of browsing those sites for a long time.

Anyhoo, the 411 is that I found a cool place and it was big and nice but then it sort of all fell apart with the girl who was going to sublease it to me and now I am looking (again!) for another place. Tonight I have a meeting with a fellow who is showing me a place downtown. It's only like five blocks to work so that's kinda cool. I think it's going to be a lot smaller than the apartment that "fell" apart because he described it as "cosy". Oh well, I didn't need that extra room anyway, right? Actually, I am also looking at a place close to my friend Neffi's place tomorrow. (Like a block away!) It's a 4 1/2 and a little cheaper than the downtown one so I guess we'll see how everything goes...