Wednesday, December 31, 2008
So to all my readers I say this. I love you and all your "differences". Sure, sometimes you piss me off...but I'll embrace that too. *s*
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sorry for the absence lately. I will try and turn over a new leaf starting Jan. 1st!!! I want to post at LEAST once a day. That's my goal anyway. *s*
Going to the Oilers game tonight. Hopefully we will be kicking some serious Senator's ass!!! If not...I hope it's at least entertaining. Our seats are on the very last row...no one behind us...as high as you can get. Nothing but the best I tell ya. lol Nah...everybody knows the action is always happening in the nose bleed sections!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
PS: It's warming up. Now up to -30c. Almost balmy. *s*
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Well it was soon to come and now it's finally arrived. Winter in Edmonton. I took these off the deck this morning. Kind of a grey snowy morning. I guess it puts one more in the festive mood with the white stuff on the ground.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I found this little blurb on their website. How true!
“Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skills, are articles of commerce: you can hire them by the hour or by the year. The only thing in the world not for sale is Character.”
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
I've had this Wii game for a good while now but decided to pull it out again and have a go. This is not a flashy game by any means. No killing is involved but I dare you not to get sweaty palms with the stress of getting your marble through the maze after collecting all the jewels!!! I give this game a 10 out of 10 for playability. It's not a long game by any means but you will become addicted trying to get all the special green gems and obtaining gold cups with outstanding times. If this is not in your Wii collection I highly recommend you purchase it asap!!!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Or if coins fell endlessly from the sky to fill my deep pockets...I would be driving a Mini Cooper! It's not a very practical car and a wee bit over priced. The only thing going for it would be the decent gas mileage nowadays. At first I liked the blue one with a white top and the cute racing strips. As time passed though I began to really like the silver one with a black roof. No stripes included. *s* You could say that the car I 'm driving now isn't that far off. I'd have to agree. The Suzuki SX4 has as somewhat close resemblance albeit mainly in size and colour scheme. When I look at the SX4's rear end it reminds me of my elusive Cooper. Now don't get me wrong, I love my Suzuki's All Wheel Drive for these brutal winter roads in the city. It's very nice to know that when depressing the brakes one will actually stop before sliding into the vehicle in front of you. Let's just say that if I could write a cheque that cleared the bank I would own two cars. A friend once told me that the Cooper is not really a car that blends in. Ok, I tend to not like to stand out in a crowd. This is true and although the Cooper has lost it's magic allure from when it first hit the market...it still has viewers tossing a casual glance. Such a dilemma for me which I believe could be rectified with prescription sunglasses and a ball cap. *s*
What's your dream car?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
It is perspectives like this that will truly change this great world we live in.
I didn't really watch the Oilers game last night but I see after checking the scores they lost in a shootout. Talk about another disappointing season for my team. *shrug* I guess there is always next year.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I received this in an email and although I cannot say for sure this was from The Sunday Telegraph...I thought it was a good read and well put.
Sunday Telegraph Article From today's UK wires:
Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers, 'The Sunday Telegraph' LONDON:
Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan , probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops are deployed in the region.
And as always, Canada will bury its dead, just as the rest of the world, as always will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does.. It seems that Canada's historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored.
Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance. A fire breaks out, she risks life and limb to rescue her fellow dance-goers, and suffers serious injuries. But when the hall is repaired and the dancing resumes, there is Canada, the wallflower still, while those she once helped Glamorously cavort across the floor, blithely neglecting her yet again.
That is the price Canada pays for sharing the North American continent with the United States, and for being a selfless friend of Britain in two global conflicts.
For much of the 20th century, Canada was torn in two different directions: It seemed to be a part of the old world, yet had an address in the new one, and that divided identity ensured that it never fully got the gratitude it deserved.
Yet it's purely voluntary contribution to the cause of freedom in two world wars was perhaps the greatest of any democracy. Almost 10% of Canada 's entire population of seven million people served in the armed forces during the First World War, and nearly 60,000 died. The great Allied victories of 1918 were spearheaded by Canadian troops, perhaps the most capable soldiers in the entire British order of battle.
Canada was repaid for its enormous sacrifice by downright neglect, it's unique contribution to victory being absorbed into the popular Memory as somehow or other the work of the 'British.'
The Second World War provided a re-run. The Canadian navy began the war with a half dozen vessels, and ended up policing nearly half of the Atlantic against U-boat attack. More than 120 Canadian warships participated in the Normandy landings, during which 15,000 Canadian soldiers went ashore on D-Day alone.
Canada finished the war with the third-largest navy and the fourth largest air force in the world. The world thanked Canada with the same sublime indifference as it had the previous time.
Canadian participation in the war was acknowledged in film only if it was necessary to give an American actor a part in a campaign in which the United States had clearly not participated - a touching scrupulousness which, of course, Hollywood has since abandoned, as it has any notion of a separate Canadian identity.
So it is a general rule that actors and filmmakers arriving in Hollywood keep their nationality - unless, that is, they are Canadian. Thus Mary Pickford, Walter Huston, Donald Sutherland, Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, Norman Jewison, David Cronenberg, Alex Trebek, Art Linkletter and Dan Aykroyd have in the popular perception become American, and Christopher Plummer, British.
It is as if, in the very act of becoming famous, a Canadian ceases to be Canadian, unless she is Margaret Atwood, who is as unshakably Canadian as a moose, or Celine Dion, for whom Canada has proved quite unable to find any takers.
Moreover, Canada is every bit as querulously alert to the achievements of its sons and daughters as the rest of the world is completely unaware of them. The Canadians proudly say of themselves - and are unheard by anyone else - that 1% of the world's population has provided 10% of the world's peacekeeping forces.
Canadian soldiers in the past half century have been the greatest peacekeepers on Earth - in 39 missions on UN mandates, and six on non-UN peacekeeping duties, from Vietnam to East Timor, from Sinai to Bosnia.
Yet the only foreign engagement that has entered the popular non-Canadian imagination was the sorry affair in Somalia, in which out-of-control paratroopers murdered two Somali infiltrators. Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace - a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the Canadians received no international credit.
So who today in the United States knows about the stoic and selfless friendship its northern neighbour has given it in Afghanistan?
Rather like Cyrano de Bergerac, Canada repeatedly does honourable things for honourable motives, but instead of being thanked for it, it remains something of a figure of fun. It is the Canadian way, for which Canadians should be proud, yet such honour comes at a high cost. This past year more grieving Canadian families knew that cost all too tragically well.
Lest we forget.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Here's something that I should be building. A Guitar Stand for all those damn Wii Guitars around here!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Even though I probably won't win many battles it sure looks like fun! Of course, it would be nice to get one of those Wii lightsaber attachments to finish off the look. Mind you...that could spell disaster in such a small space. The game is released November 11th. Want!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The Andromeda Strain
The Terminal Man
Eaters of the Dead
The Lost World
State of Fear
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
On another note: Today at work our entire floor dressed up as greasers from the 50’s. A few Pink Ladies but mainly everyone in rolled up jeans and a white t-shirt. It’s funny to see so many people participating. So Happy Halloween Everyone. Hope you get lots of tricks…or is that treats? *s*
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Ok, the geek in me wants this!!! I checked on the ThinkGeek website and this sucker is only $26.99. Not too shabby for some major geekiness!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I actually feel pretty sorry for this guy. You can obviously see that he's living in the basement of his parents house and they don't even have real drapes for him. Instead, he's using the Mexican blanket his extremely successful sister bought for him on a recent work trip. It just wreaks of abuse if you ask me.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I don't get to see my Nanna too often these days. In fact, a year or two seems to pass easily in between meetings now. Today I realized as I sat beside her and held her hand in mine that time is not my friend. It is "time" that has aged her so. It is time, that will take her away. Indeed, this is life as we know it but tonight I am just very sad.
I wish I had more time.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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This looks like a total BLAST. Can't wait to check this one out at a party!
Check out the article.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
The original Mr. Clean that famed the commercials way back in the late 50's and early 60's has died at the age of 92. Looks like Mr. Clean lived a “clean” life. If you were going to say I would live till age 92 I think I'd be pretty satisfied with that.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
PS: Want to send all your vacation pictures in one shot? Zip the folder the pictures are stored in and send it! The person receiving them will have all your pics in their original size...just be careful that you REALLY want to send ALL of those vacation pic's. *s*
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Note: For the first time in 13 years the Yankees have not made it to the playoffs. A sign of things to come? Perhaps.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
taking the dog.
Note: Dorothy was recently spotted behind the counter at a local Tim Horton's. Sadly though, Toto has not been seen since.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Before you fill up be sure to check out the prices at the pump. It just might be worth a few extra blocks of driving.
On a final note. I find it interesting that the City of Edmonton encourages bus and LRT transportation and yet it can take 2hrs for someone to get to work from the "berbs" one way. And what about the sardine like feeling the LRT has been of late. It is very clear they don't have enough cars for the amount of people utilizing it. I think Edmonton gets a big phat "F" in their planning department. And don't even get me started on the state of our infrastructure around here.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Ok ok, showing my age again. I saw Morgan Freeman on a movie last night and it reminded me of the time that I watched him on a kid's show growing up. There are a few familiar faces now that I look back at some of the videos they have on YouTube. This song sure brings back memories. My how times have changed though. This seems so cheesy now but I still absolutely love it! *s*
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Do not go to this movie. Do not rent this movie. I am giving it two major thumbs down.
PS: The best line from the movie: "We're all gonna die in New York. Well, goodnight".
Friday, September 12, 2008
What's this you're writing? asked Pooh, climbing onto the writing table.
The Tao of Pooh I replied.
The HOW of Pooh? Asked Pooh, smudging one of the words I had just written.
The TAO of Pooh, I replied, poking his paw away with my pencil.
It seems more like the OW! Of Pooh, said Pooh, rubbing his paw.
Well, it's not, I replied huffily.
What's it about? Asked Pooh, leaning forward and smearing another word.
It's about how to stay happy and calm under all circumstances! I yelled.
Have you read it? Asked Pooh.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I decided to wait 48hrs before plugging my usb flash drive in after pulling the sucker out of the washer. It worked with no issues whatsoever! Almost like the energizer bunny! So I'm pretty happy I don't have to invest in another one seeing as how this one isn't even a month old. Gotta love solid state drives! I'd have to say the only thing you have to worry about is letting it air dry enough. You don't want to chance frying it OR the computer you're plugging it in to!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I had my head turned from the television when I heard a sound I hadn't heard in a very long time. Hinterland Who's Who little tune chimed as I turned to face the TV. My heart instantly smiled as I watched a NEW version of the popular commercials of my childhood. I had no idea these were back on the air. I didn't realize how much I missed them. This is classic TV ladies and gentlemen. It really doesn't get any better than this.
Click on the website to hear that oh so famous tune! Doesn't it bring back memories???
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
My On Call shift went relatively painlessly last night. I was not stressed at all about it like I would normally be with such a new thing. I have to say, that was a very nice change...to just be able to not worry about things and take stuff as they come. I have two more nights to go and I am hoping they go as well as last night did. That would be a nice ease into it.
On a side note. I think that troubleshooting computer issues in your pajamas should be an Olympic Sport!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Long Live The Discovery Channel!