Monday Mission 2.46

Ok, so I missed a week – but c’mon, I’ve been doing better. Even though I’ve just cut my own hair into a nice stage 3 buzzcut and trimmed my new beard, I’ve decided the webcam is best faced out the window until that nice new blanket of snow melts. I LOVE winter, especially when I rarely have to drive anywhere. :) As always, courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood PromoGuy.

1. When I was a teenager, I used to ride all the “spin-y” rides at the fair and fun parks. I’d never get dizzy or sick, and I could ride them all day. My favorite was the Tilt-A-Whirl. Now I should call it the “Tilt-A-Hurl” because it seems I can’t even get on a Merry-Go-Round without feeling queasy. Is there anything you used to be able to do physically that you no longer can? What changed?
Oh man, since I gained the weight back in 1999 there’s all sorts of things I can no longer do. One would seem to be sports, seeing as my return to softball this year resulted in a separated shoulder and torn ankle ligaments. But I’m proud to say that 15 lbs are off now and there are definitely more to come. I’m intent on being in shape for next season so I can get back out there and play like I used to. Heck, I’m 28, not 68.

2. If you could go to lunch with someone famous, anyone living or dead, who would you choose? What questions would you ask them?
Wow. It’s so hard to pick just one person. I’d love to meet Robert Schuller, Sr. because he’s made a huge difference in my life and I completely respect any television minister that can avoid a major scandal for 50+ years. Dead, probably Owen Hart. He was my favourite wrestler and his untimely death resulted in the only time I’ve cried in over 12 years, watching Raw the following night as his friends fought back tears to relay their memories.

3. On that same thought, there are probably several Bloggers you enjoy reading but have never met in real life. Which one Blogger would you most like to meet for dinner? Why did you pick that person? What would you talk about? What do you have in common? What would you do after dinner?
Probably have to be Chris Pirillo or Julie, no real preference. I’ve been a huge fan of Chris’ newsletter for years and have an outstanding offer to him and his wife to join me for dinner at the Keg Mansion if they ever make that trip to Toronto they’ve been talking about. Julie, I’d rather meet in New York where she is because I LOVE New York. :)

4. Money (or the lack thereof) is the number one cause of arguments amongst couples. Do you find this to be true? If there really was a “Money Tree” you could go an pick, would this really solve a couple’s problems?
I can certainly see how money can be a problem, but I also think society makes it too easy to make excuses in the present time. Money issues aren’t new to the World, but the levels of divorce are. “Til Death Do You Part” means exactly that, so no, I think if there was a Money Tree that people would find something else to blame their problems on.

5. Speaking of arguments, have you ever been drawn into any nasty, hateful arguments? The kind where hurtful things were said that had nothing to do with the fight at hand? What was that all about? How did it turn out?
Yeah, my friend Alex and I got into a useless e-mail war earlier this year that resulted in a one-month or so period of time that we refused to talk or acknowledge that each other was alive. It was over soon enough and it’s a distant memory now, but it comes to mind now and then.

6. When was the last time you had to admit you were wrong about something? How did that go?
Oh, I’ll admit I’m wrong all the time. Most people accuse me of thinking I’m always right, which makes sense because I find no logic in thinking I’m wrong. But when proven wrong, I’m the first to apologize. After all, I’m the guy that once told Rob that “MP3s will never amount to anything because you can’t use them for Windows sounds”. *sigh*

7. Now for a slight change of theme….what song should never have been written?
Oh man, there are so many. If I have to pick one, I pick “Hand In My Pocket” by Alanis Morissette. What an absolute waste of time that is. To paraphrase an ancient scholar .. “Worst. Album. Ever.” The girl plays harmonica like she’s an asthmatic that just ran the marathon. A close second would be “Ironic” by the same artist. You know what’s ironic? The fact that nothing in that song is. The stupid song should have been called “Bummer”, it would make more sense.


Julie the Logo Goddess

I don’t have a lot of time for bloggin’ tonight as I’m STILL working away here for a friend’s business. I wanted to quickly make note that an off-the-cuff remark to Julie over @ after she provided Alex with a new logo lead to the great surprise of that new logo up there for me! It looks SWEET and I owe her huge.. one Iced Chai on me. :)

Incidentally, golf went well – no serious injuries (*gasp*), a few good drives. No snack cart though, which I found to be a serious rip-off. But golf is fun and I had a good time.

Back to work with Ricky.. cheers!

Visit Today!

I am SUCH an idiot. Here I steal a link from Julie, promise her a link back in exchange, then just like the mouth-breathing knuckle-dragger that I am – forget all about her. Ain’t that just like a man? So that said, the excellent link posted in the prior message in regards to Lego men building a computer came courtesy of DIGITAL JAZ found online for your viewing entertainment at It’s kid tested – but just wait – it’s also mother-approved! And if that’s not enough, Alex approves of her webcam.

Making a second evening post also gives me a chance to gloat. Seeing as I live in Canada, yet love Southwestern food, let’s note that certain ingredients in my favourite form of cooking can be hard to come by. These include masa dough, tamale husks, and most of all, tomatillos. So a few months back I bought some tiny tomatillo plants (along with habanero, cayenne, honeydew, and cantaloupe) and planted them along the back fence in my yard, 10 feet in the air, in a perpetually shaded area. The neighbours – they scoffed. They said “crazy man, you can not grow Mexican vegetables against your 10 foot tall shaded fence!” However, I continued to trounce dutifully to the fence with my pail full of water and properly fed said plants as any loving farmer would. Mornings I would stare lovingly at my children from the bedroom window – alas, when would they grow? When would they bear the fruit I so seek?


So, like, I rule now.


Three new shots added to

Three new shots added to the Webcam Archive, including the item from below. So if you came to the party late and you can’t find the image referred in the post below this one, hit the archive and look under July 29, 2002. In the meantime, if you ever find a shot you think deserves to be in here send it along! The July 26, 2002 shot was sent in by GoalieGirl with a note of: “Awww, are you sleepy?” Haha.. the truth being, I’d just rubbed habanero pepper juice into my eyes and the pain was caught for all to see. I won’t tell you the story behind July 19, 2002 – for that one you want to ask the master of Drive-By Rack Lovings, Alex.

And on that note, a couple *HONK*HONK*s for Julie and Michelle and I’m off to get some lunch.

Rick Jessup