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  • Normand Bissonnette 3:24 pm on January 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    The Man Cold Worst Than The Plague? 

    If you read my last post you will see that I was under the weather.  I ended that post quite abruptly since I had a coughing fit and once I was done coughing I had a splitting headache and man coldcould not concentrate on writing.  Today I feel better but not at 100 percent, so I am going to attempt a new post.

    The last few days I was afflicted with the most debilitating disease known to mankind:  The Man Cold!  You read that right, The Man Cold.  The Man Cold is not the puny cold that children and women get, it is deadlier if not treated immediately.  Only real men can get The Man Cold, I have read somewhere that the more testosterone a man has, the worst The Man Cold is.  Usual treatment involves pitying and serving hand and foot the afflicted man.  After a few days the symptoms start disappearing but the treatment should be continued unless we want those symptoms to come back and God knows we don’t want the symptoms to come back.  I my case, being single, the treatment was different.  After getting pity from coworkers and calling my mother, yeah that is right I called her to get pity.  I got home I had no help, again being single.  I had to trudge around and continue my life a bit groggier and slower than usual.   I have been lounging in my pyjamas under a warm blanket watching movies and television and eating chicken noodle soup, chicken rice soup, chicken vegetable soup… Damn I hate any form of chicken soup.  I need a real mans meal, steak anyone?  I believe that I am feeling better I have a craving for solid food and beer.

    As you can see I am still alive and kicking, in the future when someone mentions to you that they have a Man Cold or they know someone with a Man Cold, I would like you to remember that you read this post and you can tell your friends and family, your coworkers and customers, in fact everybody that you meet that you have read about someone, me, that survived a Man Cold with, almost, no pity and forced to do all the menial tasks with no help what so ever, I AM LEGEND.

    p.s.  some women may get Man Colds, I have read somewhere that Rosie McDonnell has had a few Man Colds and apperently a severe case of Man Cold is the reason that Anne Heche left Ellen  DeGeneres.

    The above post is a parody, nothing in it should be taken seriously except for the fact that I survived a Man Cold and that I AM LEGEND.  No lesbians have actually been proven to have ever had a Man Cold.  No lesbians have been hurt during the writing of this post.

  • Normand Bissonnette 6:58 pm on January 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Filler Post 

    I’ve been sick the last few days and I don’t feel to good as I am writing this, therefore this will be a short post.  I was thinking writing something witty but I guess this will be a down in the dumps post.  It is so hard to be cheerful when you are sick.  I also have a hard time with happy, perky people when I am under the weather.

    I am preparing myself some chicken noodle soup for supper and I’ll be taking something to releave my coughing and congestion and going to sleep early this evening.  I hope i don’t wake up with a coughing fit like I did last night.  I tought I was going to cough up a lung, but I didn’t.

    This is really going to be a short post because its ends now….

  • Normand Bissonnette 8:21 pm on January 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Terminator Is A Keeper and New Reality Show for You 

    t4On Sunday and then on Monday we got to watch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Fox. I was very skeptical about this show. I am very happy to say that I enjoyed the action in the first show and in the second we got drama which I liked also. I hope they keep this up so that I have something to watch on the boob tube. We have slim pickings for quality television entertainment at the moment. We will have a slew of “reality” TV shows showing up in the next few weeks and even months to fill up the airways since the writers are still on strike and there is no end in sight.

    This give me an idea for a new “reality” show: we get to follow around, let’s say 10, writers and and the end of the show they vote who they like the most and he/she does not have to picket for a day. We could get guess stars to cross the picket line and when they do they can say that they support the writers. Wouldn’t that make for great television? This would accomplish two things: the networks get new programing and the 10 writers can get paid residuals from DVDs and downloads. Wow, I amaze myself sometimes with what goes one in my mind. I have to say that my concept would be more entertaining than, let say Cavemen! You can’t deny that. Watching paint dry is by far more entertaining than Cavemen.

    If there is any network executives reading this blog my show is for sale and the highest bidder will get it. You have to hurry up because the strike won’t last forever. We have to shoot a complete season before you sign a deal with them or else we won’t have an ending for the show.

    Well I guess that is it for this one.

    p.s. How about this for the name of the show “Write to Strike”?

  • Normand Bissonnette 9:01 am on January 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Why Has It Been So Long? 

    Why haven’t I written for over a week? I have been busy with a whole bunch of other stuff. If you read my other blog you’ll see that I have been try another operating system, well two new operating systems (new to me that is). Last night I installed the new KDE 4.0 to try out. Enough computer talk, this blog is not meant for computer shop talk. In my last post I mentioned that I have bought myself a 42″ LCD television, this has been a good time waster. I have redecorated my living room and dining room in the past week and maybe I’ll do my bedroom in the next couple of weeks.

    I am also trying to read a little more than I have been in the last few months. I really enjoy reading but for some reason I haven’t been doing a lot of it. I am now making a new years resolution to read for at least 30 minutes a day. I know that is not a lot time to devote to reading but once upon a time I used to read for two to three hours a day and now if I read for one hour a week it is a good week.

    Speaking of new years resolutions, I have made a few this year they are: I’ll start smoking, I’ll eat more and gain weight. I’ll also treat people like the scum that they are. The reason I decided to make these resolutions is that most of the resolutions are long forgotten after a few weeks in the new year. I am glad to say that I have utterly failed in keeping these resolutions as I expected to do.

    I will call it a day for this filler post, I have promised you the constant reader that I would write a post a week and guess what? You have to put up with pointless ramblings of a new years resolution breaker.

    • Ubuntu For Free 11:15 pm on January 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      the rambling wasnt so bad… it would’ve been better if it was a little more in depth on your thoughts on KDE4.

    • spurius 10:19 am on January 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I did not go into more detail on KDE 4.0 because I have another blog that deals with computing. I may sometimes write about my computers or anything to do with computers on this blog but I try to keep it at a minimum. If you click on the Adventures in Computing (2) link in Blogroll you will be directed to my blog strictly dedicated to anything computers.

  • Normand Bissonnette 9:01 pm on January 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Adding Music to my Top Ten of 2007 

    After writing my top ten albums of the year last Friday I did a search on google for other top ten CD and decided to listen to a few of their favorites.  There are two CDs that I think should have made my top ten but didn’t since I only got to listen to them at the end of the year.  Of Montreal’s Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer and Modest Mouse’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank could have been in the top if I would have heard these before my list was compiled.

    I will try to listen to a few more CD that are considered top ten like Bruce Springsteen’s Magic and Panda Bear’s Person Pitch to name only two.  I am calling to you again to post in the comment section of this blog your favorite albums of the year I would really like to know.

    I bought myself a wonderful Christmas gift this year and last Sunday and today I really got to enjoy it.  I got myself a 42″ LCD HDTV.  I watch a few movies I had wanted to see (Death Proof and Planet Terror originally releases as Grindhouse) and started watching Hustle, the British show from the BBC.  I must say that I am a Tarantino fan and was not disappointed with Death Proof and I really enjoyed the first season of Hustle.

    Well I guess I will bring this post to a close by wishing all of you a happy new year.

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