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On Tuesday, I headed over by the casino to meet one of the organizers of the casino sound & light festival to discuss improving wheelchair accessibility.

The ride there was interesting.

The para transpo driver had no idea where I was going, and it had been two years since I had been there. For some odd reason, he kept asking me for directions on how to get there.
There’s a few reasons why that’s a horrible idea.

1. I don’t drive.
2. I assume most disabled People don’t go to home renovation stores often, so I had no idea where to turn off, or what streets to take. (I was going to Reno Depot, which is the french version of Home Depot.)
3. My direction skills are HORRIBLE. I’m not kidding either. I once got lost when I came out another Door of my wife’s workplace.

After about 45 minutes of trying to read french road signs, and asking 3 random car drivers on the road, we discovered that we were in the opposite end of Gatineau. I somehow still managed to make the Meeting semi on time.

Our meeting went well. I was given a very thoroughed tour of the site. As it turned out, the main reason, I had so much trouble 2 years ago is because my wife and I had general admission tickets instead of reserved seating. If you buy tickets for the reserved seating section, you can sit on a platform, which is directly in front of the fireworks.

The view there was absolutely beautiful, and it seems like it’d be incredible at night.
One of my beefs is that I’d have to pay extra for my attendant, which is extremely stupid, plus expensive. So, I will be writing a letter to the festival president to see if they’ll drop that policy.

When I was a kid, a roommate (at the hospital) went on TV to discuss how unfair it was that we had to pay for our personal care attendants if we wanted to see a movie. It turned out that our complaining made life easier for us, and other severely disabled people.

After that, it was up to the theatres on whether or not to let them in for free. Nowadays, for the past few Years, we’ve been issued an “Access 2 Entertainment” card. Whenever I go see a movie or a special event (like wrestling) at the movie theatre, I show them the card, and just pay for myself. The next step is trying to convince concert/sports venues to do the same. I’ve been discussing it with different places for many years now, and it’s a never ending battle.

Speaking of movies, on Tuesday night, I checked out The Other Guys, starring Mark Wahlberg & Will Ferrell.

For those who don’t know, Mark & Will work for the Police Force, but not as Cops.
Will’s an Accountant, and Mark was relieved of his cop job after shooting Derek Jeter.
The two of them team up to try to solve a crime in the hopes that they can earn a cop job.

This movie pokes fun of other cop movies, especially buddy cops movies.
The duo of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg came off very well, and extremely funny, and it also helped that Eve Mendes was in it too. She played Will’s wife, and Mark’s absolutely stunned that she’s married to Will.

To me, Will Ferrell is a hot/cold type of actor.
On the hot side, he’s been in such great movies as, A Night At The Roxbury, Old School, Anchorman, Elf, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Blades Of Glory.
On the cold side, he’s been in movies like Bewitched, Semi Pro, Stranger Than Fiction, and Land Of The Lost.

To me, The Other Guys, is one of his better movies.

As far as the rating, well, I give it a solid joysticks up. I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a Will Ferrell fan.

The rest of my week was spent trying to fix the weekend schedule for my attendants. For the longest time, I’d be without anyone for 32 hours, which is very bad considering I require 24/7 care.
Luckily, I managed to convince people to work, including a brand new attendant, and 2 that no longer work here regularly.
All that matters is that everything worked out, and I’m proud of myself.

As for my weekend plans, Saturday’s gonna be a busy day.
My sister and nephew are in town.

Saturday morning will be spent with my family visiting my Grandmother. My Grandma will be having major surgery next Wednesday, so we’re all gonna visit her at the nursing home.

After that, my sister and I will be heading to a Tattoo Shop to get tattoos. My wife’s coming too, but not getting one done. I hope to shoot some video footage of me getting my tattoo done.

After that, we’re all heading to East Side Mario’s for a family dinner. It’s very rare that we’re all able to be together, so this will be a special occasion, and I’m really looking forward to it.

As for Sunday, I’ll probably sleep and relax after a long day.

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I decided to treat myself to a Movie last night, so I checked out Inglorius Basterds.

The Movie centers around a group called the Inglorious Basterds headed by Brad Pitt.
His team is determined to killed the Nazis, and ultimately, Adolf Hitler.

Now, I have to admit that I’m not really a big fan of Brad Pitt, but he’s pretty good in this film as the Leader of the Basterds.

On the other hand though, Quentin Tarentino even made John Travolta look good in Pulp Fiction.

Without giving too much away, the movie gets pretty graphic and violent. When you’re dealing with Nazis and that era of time, one can’t really avoid not being graphic or violence.

With that said, I suggest you check it out, especially if you’re a fan of Tarentino.

With that said, I missed America’s Got Talent, but I recorded it.
As soon as I watch it, I’ll post the results.

Thanks for reading.

Ah, so here’s another movie that’s realistic, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

The movie stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. Eric plays a guy who was born with the ability to travel back in time. Every time he travels though, he shows up naked, so he has to steal clothes in order to get dressed. The thing is that this happens out of nowhere, and often, at the worst possible time.

For the most part, his Wife is the only person to see this happen while everybody else thinks he’s crazy. Through his journeys, he ends up meeting different people, including his future Wife when she was a kid.

I must admit that I didn’t have a lot of faith in this movie. It didn’t help when my Wife opened the door for me in the Theatre, took a quick peek, and then told me that it was only Women inside. I walked in, and sure enough, she was right, at least until another guy showed up a few moments later. As it turned out, the movie was better than I thought.

It wasn’t too cheesy or over the top, and some parts made me think about my own life. I wish I had the ability to do that, but not so sudden. I’d want to decide when & where to do it.

For example:
If my Wife had chores to do all day or it was crappy outside, I’d just casually go back in time to meet or re-meet friends before they died. Also, I’d want to go back to the first time I had Sex. Just because, well, I’m a guy.

So, the movie itself was pretty good. I’ve seen many chick flicks in my life and I survived them. This one ranks as tolerable, mostly because it’s not too cheesy, plus it’s funny in parts.

So guys, bring your Wife, Fiance, Girlfriend to this movie. If I can see the good in this movie, so can you.

So after the movie, I spent the night with my Wife and stayed over. We woke up, had Breakfast in Bed, and Coffee.
Mmmm!

One of my Attendant brought her 7 week old Kitten in, so I’ve been playing with her. Yup, I love playing with pussy all day.
It’s a Persian Cat.

Anyways, I had a Cat about 10 years ago, but I had to give her away because it was hard to manage.

That’s it for now.
Thanks for reading.

I finally went to see Bruno yesterday, so here’s my review.

In case you didn’t know, Bruno was a gay character on Da Ali G Show played by Sacha Baron Cohen. The premise of the film is pretty simple.

Bruno gets fired from his Television show on Fashion, and Fashion Shows. From there, Bruno moves to America from Austria, and tries to become famous in LA. He does various things, such as trying to make Peace in the Middle East, and “adopting” a baby. The movie goes into all kinds of unchartered waters. There were several scenes that stood out for me, but I don’t want to spoil too much of it. I’ll talk about one scene in particular though.

One scene involves Bruno at an MMA Event dressed as a “Straight” guy, complete with Beard. His Ex (Male) Lover comes from the crowd and gets into the Cage. At first, they start fighting, then it turns into a HUGE make-out session. The MMA Crowd starts going nuts and begins tossing trash into the Cage/Ring trying to hit them.

As I said, there’s many scenes that stick out, but no spoilers here.

I personally found the movie to be funny as hell, and perversely intelligent like Borat was.

The movie touches on a wide range of topics, such as:
Homophobia
Religion
Celebrities (How they adopt babies and join causes just to further their careers.)
Hardcore MMA Fans
U.S. Politics
Terrorist Groups (This is actually a great scene with a Terrorist Group Leader.)
Parents that whore their child in front of Cameras in order to get rich. (Great scenes)
Swinger Lifestyle
BDSM
Fashion Industry
Media
Sexual Converting

I’m sure there’s a few others thrown in for good measure.

I must warn some of you though. The movie gets graphic pretty fast and it will offend probably many of you, but that’s what makes it work so well. He’s not afraid to show just how ignorant, greedy, superficial, and stupid certain types of people are.

Whether you like Sacha Baron Cohen or not, one has to admit it takes HUGE balls to do what he does in both Borat, and Bruno.
If you don’t believe me, you get to see them in the movie.

I LOVED this movie.
Go see it or rent it when it comes out, but be prepared.

Now here’s the big question.
Is it better than Borat?

That’s tough to answer.
Both movies tackle tough issues in highly amusing fashion. He also goes to great lengths in pissing people off, but effectively gets his points across.

I think I liked them both the same. I think for most people, Borat will be the one that others will remember the most between the two.

The reason for that is Borat was new, innovative, and the character can be used in various ways and situations. Compared to Borat, Bruno is best used strictly to show Homophobia.

In this case, he uses the character extremely well.
Go see it!

Thanks for reading.

I don’t have much time to write today.
I saw the movie, Funny People last night and I recommend that you all check it out.

Here’s a brief summany:
Adam Sandler plays a Stand Up Comedian/Movie Star and he finds out he has Cancer. Seth Rogen is also a Stand Up Comedian who ends up getting hired by Sandler to write jokes for him and be his Assistant. The movie’s two and a half hours long, so lots of other stuff happens as well. Tons of people make appearances in this film as well.

They include:
Norm McDonald
Dave Attell
Sarah Silverman
Eminem
Ray Romano
Andy Dick
And many others.

You’ll just have to go see it. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.
It gets two big thumbs up from me.
If any of you go see it, please let me know and tell me what you thought of the movie.

Thanks for reading.

So last night, we watched Enchanted on DVD.

I gotta admit, it’s not bad. The singing was a bit much, but the rest was good. If you’re looking to score points with your sig other or watch a good Family movie,  you should check out Enchanted.

I had another Tim Hortons Coffee today and played roll up the rim. So far I’m 0-2 this year, but I’m still hoping to win.

Big Hockey game tonight between Ottawa & Toronto and I’ll be parked in front of my TV for it. I’ve been to Toronto several times and I really like it there, but I hate the Leafs.

Toronto also holds a special place in my heart because that’s where I proposed. I did it in our Hotel Suite in my boxers.

It was really hot and sexy, trust me.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

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My Wife & I saw Definitely Maybe last night.

To be honest, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

If you’re looking for a romantic comedy that’s not filled with cheese whiz, check out the movie.

I’m supposed to go see wrestling tonight, but there’s a storm on the way, so I’m taking a wait & see approach. I really want to go and I refuse to pay $40 to watch it at home.

I’ll let you know if I can make it there.

Stay safe