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Tanger [Apr. 21st, 2007|11:11 pm]
rubedawg
Don´t ever go to Tanger if:

1)You are alone
2)Without a pre-booked guide
3)Have a choice

David said it reminded him of Bahgdad...
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Update [Apr. 20th, 2007|11:04 am]
rubedawg
Got kicked out of my Hostel because of some upcoming festival, so me and two guys rented a car and are heading to Cadiz for the night.

Cadiz is a beach town on the coast, they only have two hostels. One is next to a Brothel, you can guess where we are staying.

After that we are heading to Tarifa, which is on the Southern point of Spain. Its a lazy beach town, but itll let us cross into Tanger or Morrocco relatively cheap.

I doubt I´ll have internet until the 23rd if we make it back from Africa alive.

If we don´t I´ve already given my brother the rights to sell my story to Eli Roth.

More later....
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Europe pt. 1 [Apr. 18th, 2007|03:44 pm]
rubedawg
Greetings from Europe!

I'm going to keep this short, since I'm at Stansted Airport at an internet kiosk.

I've spent the last 3 days in Holland with my family. The flight over was nothing special, except for the fact that Luftansa severly undelivered on the prospect of a "comfortable acbin ride". Also, I was seated next to a Russian gereatric who spoke no english and kept offering me her dessert. I'm pretty sure she was trying to buy my protection, Gulag style.

Sitting behind me was a 20 year old girl (not hot) from the self proclaimed "Ghettos" of London Ontario.

Anyways, Holland was amazing. I finally got to meet my father's side of the family. My cousins seem pretty cool for the most part. Spent most of the time driving around the Dutch countryside looking at picturesque Dutch towns and exploring the Polderland (POHL-dur-land), which means "Land reclaimed from the sea".

It's pretty interesting actually. When they run out of Farmlands, the Dutch damn off a section of the North Sea with a Dyke and then use windmills to pump the water back into the sea. They then wait for the salt to dissolve out of the seabed, a process which takes 5-10 years.

A bit of a drama this morning on the flight to London. When the flight was taking off it shifted dramatically to the right. Mid-flight we were informed that the Amsterdam flight control had found pieces of tire scattered along the runway and that it was possible we lost multiple tires. We were then re-shown the brace position and told we'd be making an emergency landing at Heathrow.

As soon as the landing gear went down the plane started to fishtail wildly, but our surehanded and suprisingly sober pilot held it togther for a bumpy but successful landing on the Heathrow emergency runway where we were greeted with a half-dozen firetrucks, a half-dozen ambulances, and some police cars. Apparently we lost two of our right tires upon take off.

What was funny was that we had to Taxi to our gate (20 minutes away) surrounded by Firetrucks, Ambulance and Police. Clearly they were aware of my Rockstar like international status, as re-enforced by my "Without me its just Aweso" T-Shirt.

Anyways, I got to run and catch my flight. I'll post pictures when I get a chance, but I suspect that won't be until Spain.

Please note that my cellphone DOES NOT WORK in Europe and I am flying with my Dad's. That means my Dad has mine, so please keep the phonecalls to emergancy only.

Until next time...
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Money, Money, Money, Moooooooooonay! [Jan. 15th, 2007|12:46 pm]
rubedawg
Saturday afternoon while on my on-going quest to find an Argyle sweater (not Diagonal Plaid), Hannah and I stopped into Club Monaco. We found a really nice grey and white argyle sweater for like $100 (dry your eyes Ash). The problem was they didn't have it in my size.

So I figured today I would go to the big Club Monaco across the street from my office and pick it up there. Unfortunately they to didn't have any smalls left (WTF! Is there a legion of preppy skinny guys I don't know about). The sales lady did find one at the Eaton Centre location and put it on hold for me.

The problem is that its so god damn cold outside today, and my office has HUGE windows, that my office is FREEZING! I could not bear the thought of sitting through the afternoon freezing. So I found a grey and white horizontal stripped sweater (white one baby blue stripe, to compliment my eyes) and spent $100 on that one.

2 sweaters, 1 day, $200.

God bless my HST check.

P.S. Yes Chud, I will chug a beer when I get home.
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Survey Time! Survey Time! [Jan. 4th, 2007|09:57 am]
rubedawg
Taken from K, today's an administration day at work. Looks like I'll be online a lot today....

What was the first thing in '07 that....

You ate: Breakfest Bagel and Danish

You drank: Liquid Cocaine

You Wore: Blue and White striped shirt, Jeans

You Watched: House. My brother got season 1 and 2 on DVD. Now that I've actually seen a couple episodes I have to say it is the most unoriginal, annoying, and pretencious piece of trash on TV.

You made: I made a DVD of Season 3 of LOST plus some South Park for Kathy to take to Vermont with her.

You wrote: Can't remember

Where was the first place in '07 that...

You slept: My bed

You watched tv: My old bedroom, now the family room, in the basement of my parent's house

You caught a plane to: Nothing yet, but Europe is looming. Looks like my first plane ride will be Toronto-Milan

Who was the first person in '07 that...

You hugged: Can't remember hugging anyone after midnight. So I'm going with Kathy in the morning.

You kissed: K!

You talked on the phone to: Kathy

You texted: Kathy

You talked to on Messenger: Kathy or K (apparently Ruben's letter of 2007 is K)

Came to your house: Kathy. She somehow got in and woke me up by jumping into my bed singing happy birthday.

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I've been busy booking my trip to Europe for the spring, and I realized how much I hate making finite plans when I travel.
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Merry Christmas [Dec. 25th, 2006|03:11 pm]
rubedawg
Merry Christmas everyone!

I wish you and yours all the best.
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Life after Bond [Dec. 20th, 2006|01:21 pm]
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The sad thing is that this picture is cropped. In the actual shot you can see he is with his children and clearly NOT in costume or on a movie set.

You know who doesn't look like shit right now?

Daniel Craig.

How do you like them apples?

Picture from MollyGood.com
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Hannah Koh: Best Roomate Ever [Dec. 15th, 2006|08:58 pm]
rubedawg
Hannah came home today and told me I'm not allowed in the living room because she was assembling my Hanukah present.

It turns out she's wrapped up eight gifts, all with numbers on them. Everyday I get to unwrap one present, and on the eighth day I get my Birthday present.

Amazingly thoughtful!!!

Day 1 = A wooden Lemon Juicer
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The roof....the roof.... the roof is on fire! [Dec. 13th, 2006|05:13 pm]
rubedawg
Just looked out of my window at work and Sassifraz is on fire. There's a ton of black smoke and it looks like the flames are spreading across the roof to the building next door.

Cancel any lunch plans in Yorkville and look for Sassifraz to have a sale on Blackened Chicken...

Ok, bad joke.

Oh, the other building just went up. Tonnes of firefighters now. Wow these guys have balls, they are on the roof of Sassifraz chopping through the roof with axes to vent the smoke. You can barely make them out in all the black smoke, but they are like 10 feet away from flames that are about 20 feet high. Seriously ballsy.

I hope everyone got out okay.

In other news the actor who played the dad on Everybody Loves Raymond died today.
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20 Things [Nov. 1st, 2006|03:11 pm]
rubedawg
Came across this today:

20 Things You Didn't Know About Lab Accidents

Personally I love learning about how things started out and why they are what they are today.

But then again I'm a huge nerd like that....
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