CSN:AFU Week 29 In Review

Philosopher Kings: Canadian

“Beautiful Creature”; ‘Castles‘ (2006)

Click Here For More Canadian Music… do it kids, stick it to The Man.


CSN:AFU Week Twenty-Nine


Labouring Through The Days.

I’m not sure if this is a rule or… not, but if it isn’t it probably should be. When you’re in the middle of a period of Writer’s Block start writing aboot what’s happening immediately around you and worry aboot expanding the focus later. So… it’s really fucking cold and I’m listening to Elvis Presley.

It’s officially ‘Summall’ in Canada, or halfway into the transition between Summer and Fall. Which means the temperature can swing twenty-five degrees Celsius in ten hours, then back again in four. Last night I left the windows open thinking it was still Summer. The temperature dropped to 4C while I was sleeping. It’s 8am now and it’s 15C (outside) and in four hours it will be in the really high 20’s, possibly as high as 31C according to my TV, then back down to 13C by supper-time. Try dressing for that kind of day. Just as a quick aside, Canada is the coldest country on earth. Our average temperature over a full year runs at aboot -5C to -10C (depending which website you use as a source). Which is crazy because, while most of this country is frozen tundra most of the years, we do have a large chunk that’s a rainforest… maybe not that crazy.


The Lists From Week Twenty-Nine:

Five Strangest Search Terms Used To Find CSN:AFU

5) death scenes stabbing her tits youtube
4) stuff that has happened between 1992 and
2) horseporn
1) grandmothers fucking

Five Honourable Mentions: things you need to have to be emo; handjob sex; underside closeup toilet; gordon brown convicted child molester k; brit sex canada


Top Five CSN:AFU Posts For Week 29:

1) CSN:AFU Week 28 In Review
2) CSN:AFU Monday’s Top Three News Stories — July 30/07
3) The Five Things You Need To Know Aboot The Canadian Movie Industry
4) Canadians Invented Hollywood: What You Need To Know Aboot Canada’s Movie Industry — Part Two: A New Hope
5) Six Canadian Movies You Need To See That Don’t Suck — Part Four: Ginger Snaps

Honourable Mention:
Canada: Offering A Safe-Sex Environment Where Humanity Can Fuck Itself Back Together Again


The Five Blogs I Visited Most This Week

1) Nita: A Wide Angle View Of India
2) Kamangir (Archer)
3) Spin Me I Pulsate
4) Patient Anonymous
5) Experimental Chimp



This Week In General:

Damn, Elvis is still The Man… I just downloaded his catalogue from btjunkie.com. I also downloaded a three disk “Best of Grunge” package and right now I’m getting “Bitches Brew” from Miles Davis. I’ve never done this before with my computer. My cousin and my brother are both huge download fanatics and I’ve used their computers to grab stuff, but I’ve always been paranoid aboot viruses, trojan horses and having to share files with people Idon’t know — which makes sense as I reported on those issues for the better part of seven years.

I have also had some ethical issues aboot downloading copyrighted material, but holy fuck on a stick I am so freaking bored with the songs I’ve bought legally.

The only thing I’ve done so far this week and all of last week — which is what this post is really supposed to be aboot — was write a few posts on [my other blog] and sit and stare at the screen when it came time to write a post for Cultural Snafu. I did change the header on both sites, and I had to actually learn something aboot PhotoShop to do them so I guess that was something.

And now that I’ve got Elvis and Miles Davis, I’m going back to find some Oscar Peterson.


Photo Of My Week:

My sister and her father, the dude who married my mom; Sunday, August 29, 2007; Photo by Me.



This Weeks New Post(s):

Mostly I’ve been staring at a blank screen or writing for [my other blog].



Coming In Week Thirty:

Six Pixies, Some Cocaine And Maybe Some Unicorns

Apples, oranges, vitamins with whole wheat bagels and
a big glass of milk… mmm.


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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9 Responses to CSN:AFU Week 29 In Review

  1. This post made me laugh despite the grogginess of waking up just a bit ago.

    If you keep pushing the keys long enough, the block will go away. :-)

  2. Nita says:

    your sister looks sweet! and you step dad seems to have a forced grin on his face! Now, what did you do to him. :)

  3. Gabriel... says:

    I pointed a camera at him… he’s one of “those” people who automatically assume I’m going to make them look foolish or steal their soul or something equally silly. He was also trying to get me to add more of the tower into the frame, but I didn’t understand that until later. My (three) sisters are all sweet kids.

    BTW: The tower doesn’t actually lean.

  4. absolut.folly says:

    What happened to the cat?

  5. Gabriel... says:

    Maytag starts fights with other cats then either runs away or lays down while the other cat bites and claws her. This time the other cat chewed chunks of her ears off, then nearly chewed through Maytag’s tail. It cost my parents $550 to have the tail properly reattached. So Maytag is now an ‘indoor’ cat and has used up her last bit of karma with my parents.

  6. Anita Marie says:

    Hey Gabriel
    Elvis IS the man…
    and I like the picture of your Sis and her Dad- they must like your work, they looked pretty comfortable there.

  7. Gabriel... says:

    Hi Anita, I’m really glad you stopped by… I’ve been taking a break from CSN:AFU for a little while, but I’m alive and well at http://saltedshambhala.wordpress.com if you’re interested it’s just me and some photographs.

  8. sugarsmacks says:

    I must be exceptionally unfocused today! I can’t find [my other blog]…not that I mind being HERE at all, I just want to believe my brain can find things I want!

    So good to be visiting your space again, Gabriel -it’s another really good reason I re-entered the blogsmos.

    Thank you

  9. sugarsmacks says:

    P.S. I have been downloading heaps of Canadian eighties tracks and Canadian cock-rock from the 70’s to 90’s. If you ever want a mixed cd…

    At some point in the past year or so, the ethics of downloading quietly ceased to be a matter of concern for me.

    I think vinyl is making a return, which is nice.

    (I just realized the comment form has me logged in as my other blog name, sorry I didn’t notice earlier. Alrighty then)

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