Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I’m walking to work down Jasper Ave. again this morning. Not looking for anything out of the ordinary but expecting to see something I guess…I mean it is Halloween. The last time I something unusual it was that camel. Today my head turned because I heard a weird whistling sound. It sounded very familiar but I couldn't’t quite place it…that was until I caught site of R2D2. It was an amazing full size replica and I so wish I had my camera. It was in front of the A-Channel building and they were filming it as I walked by. A lot of work went into its creation and I was totally impressed.

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*

Random Thoughts

I'm looking for a quiet little place in my head. The place that is still and peaceful and will allow me to close my eyes and drift off to sleep. For now, sleep eludes me. Quiet eludes me. Stillness eludes me. I think...and I think too much...and I don't think enough. Tonight, I wonder. Will I find that quiet little place in my head. I wonder...does that place even exist?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fly Stick Van De Graff Levitation Wand from ThinkGeek

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!

Random Photo

Another random photo. My brother sent me this one. I don't know where he finds this stuff but he knows I love me lego...and the Star Wars Death Star??? Doubly sweet. Long live the plastic block!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Random Photo

Ok, I can almost guarantee this guy doesn't have a girlfriend. "Let's's Saturday night and all my friends are out on dates. What shall I do? I know! I'll make myself into a computer and impress all the girls". lol Check out the article on Engadget.

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

Tetris Party

I purchased Tetris Party yesterday for the Wii. It's a Wii Ware game so I just went to the Wii Shopping channel and had it downloaded in no time flat. If you liked the classic version of Tetris oh so many years ago than this is a game for you! For only $12 it's alot of bang for your buck. Up to 6 players and many different versions of games will give you hours of enjoyment. There is also one game you can play with your Wii Fit Board. I didn't try that yet but it does have a "geekness factor" to it. Just a bonus I guess. For me though it's all about playing Tetris. I wasted many an hour on the original game years ago. The new twists in Tetris Party are fun and interesting and it's always great to be able to battle your friends. You can use just the Wii Remote turned sideways which is what I did or if you prefer to use the classic controllers that's doable too. This is a GREAT game and I would have to say the best Wii Ware selection to date.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Last Place Sucks!

I have been alone at the bottom of my hockey pool until now. Chad has decided to show some pity and come visit me. Of course, the season is just underway and lots can happen but I would rather not be at this end of the scale.

John 91
Tyler 82
Murray 82
Red 80
Varun 75
Jonah 74
Chad 69
Ted 69

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vote Results

Not happy with last night's election results at ALL. I cannot believe this is the best us Canadians can do. *shrug* I did my part. It's done. So be it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hockey Humor

Click on the picture if it's hard to read the sign. I had to snicker at this one!


I voted today. What a fiasco that turned out to be. Went to the wrong polling station to begin with...they changed the location after YEARS of it being at the same place. So I finally get to the other place and there's a line up a mile long. I am poll station number 157. There were many others there that didn't have a line up...but no...not mine...not so lucky. Anyway, after getting ID'd in two different line ups I was finally up to bat. Stamped my X and dropped my ballot. *whew* It will be interesting to see what happens in this election. Either's gonna be a squeaker.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Useless Information

Long weekends should be mandatory. The extra day off seems like a God send but I guess if it were common place we'd be looking for that elusive fourth day off. Rarely are we satisfied. At this moment however, I am enjoying my 3rd day off and happily sipping my morning java. *s*

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The New Hockey Night in Canda Theme

Just in case you haven't heard it yet. It was created by Colin Oberst from the Edmonton area here. I like it and especially the "shout out" near the beginning. So there it is...out with the old and in with the new.

Lazy Sunday

I love lazy mornings. They certainly don't happen as much as I would like them too that's for sure! I am still comfy and cozy in bed...with my laptop...on my lap. I have the TV on watching Pre NFL stuff before the games start for the day. To top it all off Squeegy is curled up snoozing beside me. A picture perfect morning if you ask me. Considering it's a bit chilly in the condo right now I may have some difficulty getting out from under the covers this morning. *s* What does a perfect morning in your world look like?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

National Do Not Call List

I finally got around to registering last night and I am here to say it was very painless. All you have to do is go to their website and enter in the phone number and enter in the characters they pop up and that's pretty much it. I registered my land line and my cell phone and after reading this post you should too. Honestly, it will take you under a minute!

Time: Giver of Pain?

We all know that painful events in our lives subside with the distance of time from the "event" itself. The last few days I have also come to realize that time can add pain as well.

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

Water bed prank

I have seen this video numerous times and still laugh. The ladies at the end crack me up.

At Last, The Nintendo Wii Gets A ‘Tetris’ Exercise Game

At Last, The Nintendo Wii Gets A ‘Tetris’ Exercise Game

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This looks like a total BLAST. Can't wait to check this one out at a party!

Edmonton Oilers

They unveiled their new 3rd jersey for this year. I love it because it's a throw back to days of ol'. You know...the good old days when we actually had a competitive team in this league. *s* I would like to get a new "retro" jersey but with the price of them nowadays well, that remains to be seen. The Oilers will wear the new one 14 times this season. Too bad it can't be more. I'm not really a big fan with the Reebok jerseys the NHL went with recently. Ours look a little too much like a boring practice jersey.

Check out the article.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hockey Pool

We had our Hockey Draft yesterday at Boston Pizza. This is the team I ended up with. I'm not overly pleased with the results but it will still be fun to keep an eye on things as the season progresses. Of course, I may have to make a few key trades but for now I want to keep those for injuries just in case.

Iginla, Jarome
Alfredsson, Daniel
Osgood, Chris
Pominville, Jason
Nash, Rick
Prospal, Vaclav
Giguere, J
Parise, Zach
Gagner, Sam
Whitney, Ray
Recchi, Mark
Stillman, Cory
Elias, Patrik
Antropov, Nik
Pronger, Chris

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fall Colours

Had to snap a couple pics from the deck here. Too nice not to share. I just love the Fall colours this time of year. Just wish the weather would stay as nice as it has been the last few weeks. What wicked weather for this time of year!

Mr. Clean

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

35 Million

Now wouldn't that be a nice pot to win? My co-workers and I finally went into a pool together and purchased a bunch of Lotto 6/49 tickets for tonight's draw. I think if we win we each get around 4.4 million. That's doable. :-P We've been talking about it for a bit now and today Loren finally asked everyone if they were interested. I guess it helped that we all just got paid yesterday. So it looks like we will have a lotto pool going after all. We have to get some sort of contract written up. Although I don't foresee any issues with this group you just never know. I have heard of some horror stories and legal battles from pools such as these. Nice to cover ones bases I guess. There were two people that didn't buy in today. will be awfully lonely for them in the upcoming days...while the rest of us work on our tans and sip on cool tropical drinks. *s*