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14 March 2010 @ 10:23 am
HAPPY PI DAY EVERYONE!

For those of you wondering, here the first 100 digits of pi, after the decimal.

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679
 
 
Current Music: Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
 
 
02 November 2009 @ 05:34 am
So, today i am deaf. I got my yearly ear infection and it is worse than normal. it is very painful.

Sometimes life sucks.
 
 
 
20 June 2009 @ 12:55 am
The following is a post from my blog. It warrants double-posting.

http://dturcotte.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/evidence/


Sorry for not posting for so long. I've been ill.




I finally have evidence for my previous post. Remember the last post said that you shouldn't hold the door for me? Well, you really, really shouldn't.

I was doing laundry tonight and went outside for some fresh air while waiting on my dryer. I made it through the first door fine (slam lever to unlock door, pop door open, catch door with right hand, pull self through with left hand, steer with right hand). The trick is to keep rhythm to get through the second door. So, I went to pop the door open with my left hand and some very small lady yanked the door away from me before I could even touch it. I was still in motion, but had nothing to stop me. My chair is mostly stationary during all of this (slight forward momentum) because it makes things easier. So, my body kept moving forward, at a faster rate than my wheelchair.

The point is, I nearly flopped out of the chair. I had back spasms. I had leg spasms. I was in pain. It was all because some "helpful citizen" was trying to get her good deed for the day.

She apologized profusely. I told her not to do that again and rolled off. I had to stop and adjust myself because I wasn't seated properly. Then, I had more shots of pain and a few more spasms.

Do not open the door unless you know what you're doing. Do not yank the door away from me. Do not open the door and stand in the entryway telling me to go through. Do not be stupid.
 
 
08 June 2009 @ 09:50 pm
I've created a 'blog. I will use it in conjunction with livejournal. Whereas Livejournal will be used for diary-like items, the 'blog will be used more for articles of my interest. Sometimes I might have duplicate posts. I don't know. I haven't decided yet.

As of this writing, there is one post on my 'blog. I recommend checking it out and commenting on it, just to encourage my updating anything.

http://dturcotte.wordpress.com
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Current Location: apartment
 
 
 
Good day everyone. Or, is it night? I just wanted to let you all know that the back surgery went very well and I'll be up and walking on my own in no time.

I got to use the toilet today. It was nice. The toilet is far superior to the bedpan and plastic (or paper as the case may be) urinal.
 
 
(Primus) So, who do I contact about Primus screwing us over for the last two months, never giving us service, and billing us full charges for service we never received?
 
 
02 July 2008 @ 07:00 pm
As heard on the CTV Evening News

Jeff Lutes, Campaign Life Coalition

We're on a slippery slope...if we kill someone who is "age challenged" for being in the womb...it won't be long before we kill the elderly.

Morgan is merchandising abortions; he is charging for abortions and we don't think people should have to pay for their health care.

It's a political tool. This was not the time to address this issue...until Canadians have a chance to voice their opinion.


You can read more about the controversy here:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/07/02/morgentaler-reax.html

My opinion? I agree with what George Carlin said, "Pro-life is anti-women." Carlin may not have been the greatest of human beings, but that statement is certainly true. You can't say that you're against abortion until you've been in a situation where it is necessary. I wonder how many of the people at my old church who are so very anti-abortion were impregnated by rape. Or, I wonder how many were told by the doctor that they would die if the child was carried to term.

Certainly, I will concede that abortion as a main means of birth control is deplorable. It's a waste of resources. But, in the case where someone's life will be negatively impacted by having a child, when the person has taken any available precautions, without restrictions on the woman's right to sexual intercourse, an abortion shouldn't be controversial. Having abortions just for the "fun" of abortions is a waste of resources. Having an abortion because of an accident, rape, or due to a medical condition should be allowed at the woman's discretion.

But, who has abortions as a recreational activity? I'm bored today. Let's get pregnant so I can have an abortion. That just doesn't happen with sane people.

And, what's up with this "age challenged" crap? Are we so politically correct that we can't call a the fetus a "fetus"? Do we now have to bow down to more PC bull and say that a fetus is an "age-challenged human, pre-birth"? Ridiculous!
 
 
 
Screw losing weight! That's too much work and I'm far too lazy. But, I don't want to buy that magic pill to make me lose weight and liposuction is far too expensive. What can I do?

I know. I'll just move to the US, where statistics say I'll be average to normal size. Maybe I should go to one of the states in this slideshow: http://www.forbes.com/2007/11/14/health-obesity-cities-forbeslife-cx_rr_1114obese_slide.html?thisSpeed=30000
 
 
 
21 May 2008 @ 05:17 pm
I miss you already, boy.

Koko
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Current Location: Home
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
 
 
15 April 2008 @ 03:07 am
HARRIS, Matthew Ronald James -- January 25, 1986-April 11, 2008. Bear River. He was the son of Ronald and Leslie Harris, Bear River. He is survived by sister, Sarah (Ben Durling); niece, Lyndi Harris; maternal grandparents, "Pappy Dan" and Marilyn (Richardson Bremner; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by uncles, Allen Height and Dale Harris; four cousins; paternal grandparents, Fred and Marie (Saulnier) Harris. Matt was in the process of becoming a police officer and was turning out to be a fine young man. Known affectionately as "Chuckles", anyone who knew him or ever heard his laugh will never forget him. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church, Plympton, Pastor Steve Stone officiating. Interment in Waldec Cemetery, Deep Brook. Donations in memory may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Family and friends can sign the on-line guest book at: www.mem.com
 
 
01 April 2008 @ 04:28 pm
I think I'm going to be leaving York after this year. I'm applying to George Brown College for their ASL/DS program. If I get in, my loans will remain the same while tuition will be 1/4 what it is now.

This idea came to me last night when some of my buddies on IRC were looking up what their profs have for salaries. The profs were all getting 150-300 thousand dollars for doing what they do. If profs make that much, why do they suck at teaching?

Anyway, if I go into the ASL/DS program, I'll be able to progress to the interpreter program after one year. That means after one year I'll have a diploma of some sort, unlike University where I would work my butt off for 4 years to get a degree. Plus, I'll be able to start work even after just the one diploma. So, it would definitely be a help. What do you all think? Should I stick it out at York and have to worry about my potential finances after university, or should I go into a trade school and get some training for guaranteed employment?
 
 
 
"Dave, what are you doing in the washroom?"

"Blogging."
 
 
 
20 February 2008 @ 10:14 pm
Apparently the KKK endorses Barack Obama.

I'm not kidding.

http://www.dailysquib.co.uk/?c=117&a=1227

Quote: "Speaking from his Kentucky office in Dawson Springs, the Imperial Wizard exclaimed that anything or anyone is better than having that 'crazy ass bitch' as President."

Here I was hoping that the KKK went sterile from too much alcohol, smoke inhilation, and use of chlorine bleach.
 
 
Current Location: lying down while confused
Current Mood: contemplativedazed and confused
 
 
18 February 2008 @ 02:53 pm
I normally vote according to whose politics I enjoy most. Once I did vote for someone based on a name. I was voting for Toronto's mayor and I didn't recognize any names. So, I voted for the absolute most simple name on the list, "Bob Smith". But, that is a freak occurrence for me. If I were a US citizen, I would be tempted to vote for Barack Obama because of this video where Fox "News" attacks Barack Obama.

 
 
 
07 February 2008 @ 04:13 am
Today I made a chocolate cheesecake. Last week I made a cinnamon cake. The cinnamon cake was made with the following recipe:

  • 2 mugs of flour in a 9 inch round pot

  • Dust the top with cinnamon until it streaks white but looks mostly red

  • Stir in (with a fork) half a mug of sugar

  • Add one teaspoon of baking soda (measured in the hand)

  • Add one half teaspoon of salt (measured in the hand)

  • Stir until mixed well

  • Dust the top with icing sugar, as you did the cinnamon

  • Make a well in the dry mix in the pot

  • pour in half a mug of milk and stir.

  • Continue adding in milk by the half mug until it has a kind of half way to bread dough consistency, so kind of sticky and not runny.

  • Add one egg and stir. It should be a cake-batter kind of consistency now. If not, add more milk.

  • Bake on 350 degrees until fully baked


  • Icing:

  • mix 1 to 1.5 mugs of icing sugar in the pot (you cleaned the pot by now) with cinnamon using the method used in the cake batter mix

  • Add the rest of the milk you have (because you only have like half a mug of milk left because you used up a bunch of milk yesterday) into the pot.

  • Put the icing mixture on the stove and heat to a low heat, you know, like for melting chocolate.

  • Add more icing sugar until thick, but still pourable.


  • Seeing as the cake is made and cooled a bit by the icing is finished, you can pour the icing over top, making sure to cover every inch of the cake. It is very tasty, especially when you are craving something sweet and are out of chocolate.

    I solemnly swear to never use another pre-fabricated recipe again, or not.
 
 
I just wanted you all to know that if you google for "Telepoll Sucks", or even without quotes, it directs you first to my livejournal. So, that's probably how I got my first Russian porn spam. Check it out! It's at the bottom (I don't recommend going to the link).

http://heavyd.livejournal.com/40903.html?view=240327#t240327