QUICK UPDATEWhat can I say, really, without sounding trite, about the evil terrorists bombing the three Underground trains, all on lines which intersect King's Cross/St. Pancras station, and then the 'splodeydope (the Little Green Footballs term for homicide bombers/suicide bombers), possibly the same one who left the bombs on the train, blowing himself up on the double decker bus near Tavistock Square? All I can say is that I'm happy to see that Londoners have a resolve of steel, defiantly going about their business in spite of the fear the terrorists were hoping to create without turining their justifiable anger into a maudlin grief-fest like they did with Diana's death eight years ago; I'm pleased to see that Al Qaida has been so weakened by Bush and Blair's successful War on Terror that, in western countries, the "best" they seem to be able to do now is a couple of relatively small-time bombings on par with the Palestinians, which are still horrible, do not get me wrong, but not nearly as horrible as what they were able to do on September 11th; and I hope that Blair has the resolve to make a few more Islamofascist savages as dead as possible as soon as possible. I'll leave it at that.
On Thursday afternoon, in spite of the horrible news coming out of London, I went over to the job fair at the Corel Centre, which was my first time visiting an NHL hockey arena that wasn't in Montreal, though I didn't go in the main part of the arena, just some downstairs conference rooms. We got there at around 2:20 p.m., even though it was supposed to start at 3, and I just stood in line for 45 minutes or so, reading more of the Oh My Goddess manga volume, "The Fourth Goddess". When the doors opened, a little after 3 p.m., I initially went into the wrong room (the one for full-time, professional positions), but then discovered that it was the other room that had the jobs I wanted to apply for, so I went around a couple of tables, handing in CVs to several people, mostly for concession or merchandise store-type work though I also applied for this Bell Sensplex sporting complex in Stittsville, and doing a not-too-confident "I just moved here and don't have any working experience but please hire me anyway" kind of spiel. I figure that, if you admit that you don't have formal experience, at lease you come across as being honest, which ought to be a plus. I hope it leads to something, but I'm not too confident.
On Monday, after seeing the way my hair looked in this photo I took on Canada Day, I got another fine haircut from Friendly Cuts in the Merivale Zellers. It's a "no frills" place to get it cut, but I'm a guy, so "no frills" is fine with me. I got my hair cut by the same woman as last time, and this time, I found myself wondering (but didn't ask) if she's related to Canadian actress Sandra Oh, from Sideways and Last Night, since I recently found out that Sandra Oh was born right here in Nepean, which I found rather surprising as I assumed that she was born in British Columbia, but I guess I shouldn't be so surprised, since Nepean has a lot of Korean-Canadians. After the haircut, I walked up Merivale all of the way to Baseline, hoping to find an art store so I could get a few new Prismacolor coloured pencils for my drawing (specifically white, black, a couple of greys, and, perhaps, a yellowish-grey if such a colour exists). I couldn't find any art stores, period. I was also hoping to go to the Comic Book Shoppe, perhaps to see if the Planetes anime DVD I had ordered was in, but it closes at 6 p.m. on Monday (how Quebec of them, to close at 6 on Mondays). And I was hot and thirsty, so I went to Dairy Queen, and it must be years and years since I last went to a Dairy Queen, so I'm rather out of it, but I was not aware that Dairy Queen no longer sells ice cream as a single scoop on a cone (even though this particular Dairy Queen has a sign of an ice cream cone with a scoop on it right next to the logo sign), and, if you want ice cream, you have to either order a sundae (way more calories than I was wanting to ingest) or a Blizzard (also calorie-laden, but without the syrup), so I just had an Blue Raspberry Artic Rush slush instead, since it was the cheapest option, and it was actually pretty good, not losing the flavour almost right to the end, unlike Slush Puppies, where I usually suck up the syrup before I'm half-finished,leaving me with a cup of tasteless snow.
Anyway, I gotta go if I want to get to a downtown art supply store while it is still open, and then go to the anime club.