I just finished watching this movie. It was a good drama. Slightly slow moving in places but well worth a watch if you haven't already seen it. I found this one scene in the movie to be extremely powerful and very well done by Jodie. It always amazes me how a good movie can touch places in my mind that I thought lay dormant. How a sound or something in a script can surge deep within my soul and captivate me for that brief moment in time. Dramatic? Yes. But that's how it affected me tonight.
Monday, March 31, 2008
I installed this add-on for my Firefox web browser which allows me to blog right off a website I'm currently viewing. All I do is right click on the website and choose ScribeFire. A little text and tool box comes up for me to type, edit and add things before posting to my blog. Setting up where it was going to be published was also very easy. Below is a screen shot of what the tool looks like. I'm pretty sure I will use this tool extensively as long as this test post comes out in the end alright. *s*
Update: It posted successfully with no issues. I highly recommend this plugin if you blog at all.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Only 5 people voted and here are the results.
11 or more
I don't own a Wii you idiot!
As of today Red and I have 23 Wii games and 7 Virtual games. Yes, a tad bit addicted. *s*
Note: New poll question on the right side of this blog. Survey Says!!!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
The Oilers are 3 points out of a playoff spot with six games to go now. We have another game with Colorado (whom we're chasing) so it should be a very interesting finish to the season. I didn't expect them to make the playoffs this year. I actually said that in October but it sure is nice to be able to give the fans something to get excited about. It's been one of those disappointing years for us again.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Red met me for lunch today because along with the majority of Canadians she has Good Friday off. We made our way over to Montana's (great ribs) and ordered off their lunch menu. We both had ribs and rice. Anyway, it was supposed to be ready in 15 minutes or less or else it was free. It didn't hit the table till 20+ minutes. Plus they paid for our drinks as well. Thanks Montana's! I wasn't even late getting back to work.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The only players in league history scoring more points per game than Orr are Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe and Mike Bossy.
- Most points in one NHL season by a defenseman (139; 1970-71).
- Most assists in one NHL season by a defenseman (102; 1970-71).
- Highest plus/minus in one NHL season (+124; 1970-71).
- Tied for most assists in one NHL game by a defenseman (6; tied with Babe Pratt, Pat Stapleton, Ron Stackhouse, Paul Coffey and Gary Suter).
- Held record for most assists in one NHL season from 1971 to 1981 (102; broken by Wayne Gretzky and also bettered by Mario Lemieux), this is still a record for a defenseman.
- Held record for most goals in one NHL season by a defenseman from 1971 to 1986 (37 in 1971, broke own record in 1975 with 46; broken in 1986 by Paul Coffey with 48).
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Yep! I guess when you've got a hit of a game you put it on every platform available. Too funny. I don't have a DS but I've been wanting one for awhile. Will this push me to buy one? Probably not but it would be fun to try it out at some point. Who knows if sales will really go through the roof this summer with this title...but don't be surprised if you're standing at the bus stop next to a kid rockin' it out!
Check out the video on this page.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
This picture is of the Chicago River. Each year for St. Patrick's Day they add dye to the water the day before. I learned that they actually use orange dye as it mixes with the natural colour in the water to make it a nice fluorescent green. It lasts for a day. Now, that would be a sight to see! I guess if you forgot to wear green that day you could avoid some "pinches" by jumping in the water.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
There are many games and many different ways to play this Nintendo title and I highly recommend it. It's definitely a must buy for your Wii collection.
Note: I did not experience any issues on my Wii with this game as I mentioned in a previous post. Hope you don't either!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I took a few shots of some of the toys that people have at their desks today. Let me just say, this is a very small sample. I work with some of the geekiest people I know and I count myself as one! That huge Nerf gun is located in my aisle. I've definitely been nailed a couple of times.
To whom ever was in front of me. Thank you for your small gesture of goodness. You have touched my heart and I will indeed pass this feeling along. Everyone needs to experience this! Check out the Pay it Forward Movement website.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
-People with blue eyes have much power. Be very careful.
-If you pack lightly and keep walking for a week you’ll experience a fantastic vacation. You’ll be able to snowboard, hike through a tropical rain forest and sip Chi Chi’s in the sand.
-Wooley Mammoth’s are extremely handy to have around for any demolition work you may have. You might want to price one out on Ebay for your next project.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Here is an excerpt from Nintendo: "Super Smash Bros. Brawl utilizes a double-layer disc which has a large memory capacity. A very small percentage of Wii consoles may have trouble consistently reading data off this large capacity disc if there is some contamination on the lens of the disc drive. Nintendo has specialized cleaning equipment that can resolve this problem. (Please do NOT attempt to clean the lens yourself, as you may damage the system.)"
Basically you will have reading errors that will cause the game not to work. It's a pity really. This is one of the hottest and most anticipated game currently being released by Nintendo. I myself wasn't rushing out to get one but I know many people that were. Hopefully they won't be affected.
Nemesis (Who was I plotting to kill?)
Winnebago (My retirement plan perhaps)
Wow your friends with these tricks (I still don't know any)
Wow your friends with these projects (My wii remote controlling my WMP possibly)
Strange Ebay items (Fun to look at but they'll commit you if you buy anything)
Strange news (This stuff fascinates me)
Batter blaster (I really need to patent something)
Water baby extraordinaire (Um, was I looking for floating devices?)
Whole watermelon (What other kind is there?)
Brrr (I was cold that day)
Killing turtles in Tanaris (?)
Porridge (Ah, the cereal of the century. Never gets old)
Exploding head (Not to be confused with exploding foot)
Donald Trump tip (Apparently I have some money I'd like to invest)
Going ape (Good thing these search entries only show up once)
Smell clipart (Scratch n' Sniff desktop icons?)
Beaver buzz (A new Canadian tradition)
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I did however manage to break many an imaginary guitar strings playing Guitar Hero today. It had been awhile since my last gig. Perhaps tomorrow I shall do an encore in Sydney!
Tonight we finally watched a Blu-Ray movie in our newly acquired Samsung disc player. A true theatre like experience in our own living room. Ok, so it is only a 40" LCD but it still looks and SOUNDS great through the added Bose system. Tan and Suz lent us the first movie in The Pirates of the Caribbean series. We have the next two on DVD and we'll be giving them a watch in the not so distant future.
I hope everyone had a nice lazy Sunday. One can never get enough of them. *s*
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Check it out. The best things in life are always Frii.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
The main blog picture is our 3 beloved kitties but one is no longer with us. The oldest Juda on the right, passed away almost two years ago (hard to believe it's been that long already). He was an old fart of 19 years and we adopted him when his owners were going to put him down. They couldn't find a home for his 11 year old stature as people wanted younger kittens. So we took the old man in and we thoroughly enjoyed him. Jasper the middle cat is 17 years old and still extremely active. He's getting cataracts though and his hearing is not so good. It makes getting his attention extremely difficult at times!!! We got him at Red's brother's farm way back when. He was a runt and his eyes were infected so we took him in. Little bugger drives us crazy each day with his little rituals but we love him to death. Squeegy on the left of the picture is the youngest at 11 years. She was a street cat that found her way into our heated garage in Camrose in the dead cold of winter. I was going to feed her and keep her warm till it got a little nicer out. Of course, she stayed and is one of the most adorable and photogenic cats I have ever encountered in my life (and trust me I've been around a few...I've had cats around me since childhood).
So there you have it. The cats are not "actually" blind although they do run into things from time to time. *s*
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Thank you Ellen. For bringing this type of thing into the living rooms of so many people. I am gay and as I sit here and type my thoughts are scrambled. I know this stuff happens every day on small and large scales all over the world but I still have a hard time to truly understand that someone would KILL ME for just being gay. That would be like someone killing anyone...well, for simply "breathing". I am not a radical lesbian but I do not hide who I am either. I allow people to know all of me because otherwise the hundreds of thousands who outed themselves in much tougher times would have done so for nothing. I can be open today because of it and for that I am extremely and eternally grateful. Our planet is much smaller than it ever was before. Now more than ever we need to love and understand each other instead of having a mentality of shoot first and ask questions later. May you rest in peace Larry.