Friday, December 30, 2005

almost.. but not quite

Leanne had a close call the other day.. She went for an appointment and the doctor sent her to the hospital for some monitoring which turned into an overnight stay as well. I guess it was because her blood pressure was too high and it was possible that the baby was in stress. It looked like they were going to induce her, but then they decided not to. In the last week she had gained 10 lbs and her stomach went from a 39 to a 42. I am honestly surprised that she has not exploded yet. Her tummy is at the point of the fullest expansion possible and it looks like it can pop like a balloon if you poked her with a pin.

Oh well day by day it will continue. You never know .. maybe it will be a new years baby? .. I really can't see her making it to the due date of Jan 4th.

Happy New Year everyone if I don't get a chance to give an update by that time.

Friday, December 23, 2005

I say merry.. er uh .. merry .. damnit I'm not gettin' anywhere with this damn thng!


Merry Christmas from my family to yours! .. I hope everyone has a joyous holiday filled with love, fun and good happiness stuff.

Love
Gilly, Lilly, Harley-Mo & ??? (Hope we will find out soon)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The best way to punish my son? An Accordion

Yup .. an accordion. A little while back I found a toy accordion that my friend John gave me for Christmas one year (.. or was it my birthday?) and I found it in a box while I was sorting through some of my stuff. I decided to start playing with it and I thought I will play this for Harley! ..yeah! he'll get a kick out of it for sure. So I go and show it to Harley and he's all interested. But then when I pulled it apart and started to make "wonderful music" with it .. he absolutely freak out! Screaming and crying."NOOOOOO!!!"

Ever since then I have been using it as my "whippin' belt". Where as kids in the old days would hear, "Don't make me get the belt!!" and they would shake in fear.
All I have to say to my son is "I'm gonna get the Accordion!!"
"Noo!!!" .. and suddenly. he's an angel.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

It can only happen to Dave

This I found a humorus read today. I had to post it. Poor Dave.

I read it on E-online


Letterman Restrained by Tormented Fan

by Sarah Hall
Dec 21, 2005, 3:00 PM PT

David Letterman has been temporarily restrained by a woman who believes that he torments her over the airwaves using a secret code.

New Mexico resident Colleen Nestler filed court documents late last week, alleging that Letterman has been using code words, gestures and "eye expressions" for more than 10 years to convey his desire to marry her and train her as his cohost.

As a result of Letterman's alleged methods of torture, Nestler claims she has suffered from "mental cruelty" and "sleep deprivation," and has been forced into bankruptcy.

She was granted a temporary restraining order by Santa Fe District Judge Daniel Sanchez, who signed off on her application and set a Jan. 12 court date to determine whether to make the order permanent.

In her six-page letter to the court, Nestler requested that Letterman stay at least three yards away from her and that he not "think of me, and release me from his mental harassment and hammering."

Letterman's lawyers have claimed Nestler's complaints are "without merit" and have asked Sanchez to quash the order.

"The claims made are obviously absurd and frivolous," Jim Jackoway, Letterman?s attorney in Los Angeles, told the New Mexican. "This constitutes an unfortunate abuse of the judicial process."

Albuquerque attorney Pat Rogers contended that the Santa Fe District Court lacked jurisdiction over Letterman, that Nestler never served Letterman with restraining order papers and that she failed to follow other procedural requirements.

It's unclear from Nestler's complaint when her "relationship" with Letterman began to sour.

In her letter to the court, she claims she began sending Letterman "thoughts of love" after he began hosting The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in 1993.

"Dave responded to my thoughts of love, and, on his show, in code words & obvious indications through jestures [sic] and eye expressions, he asked me to come east," she wrote.

Letterman upped the ante, she claimed, when he asked her to be his wife shortly before Thanksgiving in 1993.

In a teaser for his show, Letterman jokingly said, "Marry Me, Oprah," which Nestler rapidly deduced was a message intended for her.

"Oprah had become my first of many code names," she wrote. "...[A]s time passed, the code-vocabulary increased & changed, but in the beginning things like 'C' on baseball caps referred to me, and specific messages through songs sung by his guests, were the beginnings of what became an elaborate means of communication between he and myself."

Nestler did not reveal why she waited for so many years to take action against her tormenter. (We're guessing she was motivated by the recent revelation that she's not the only woman Letterman calls Oprah.)

She told the Associated Press Wednesday that she had no comment regarding her pending request for a permanent restraining order, other than "I pray to God I get it."

It's not the first time Letterman has had to deal with a fan gone wrong.

Earlier this year, house painter Kelly Frank, who had been hired to do some touchups at the late night host's Montana ranch, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for his involvement in a plot to kidnap Letterman's infant son.

Letterman was also stalked for years by obsessed fan Margaret Ray, who broke into his home repeatedly, stole his car and was known to introduce herself as "Mrs. David Letterman."

Ray served 10 months in prison and 14 months in a mental institution on Letterman-related charges. In 1998, she committed suicide by kneeling in front of an oncoming train.

My car got broken into

Well strike up another one for the stupid things that happen to me list. I get out to start the car this morning and my steering column was all smashed up and my ignition cover was broken off, pieces on the floor in my car. Luckily with Luminas though they have an theft protective cover on the inside so they can't just start the car with a screwdriver like in the oldmobiles. I will however be putting my club back on the thing as soon as I can recover the key's for the damn thing.

My neighbor's car got broken into as well, she also has a lumina and the same thing happened to her. Unfortunately though, her back window got smashed as well.

The CDs that were in my car were scattered on the seat of the car but none of them were taken. As my wife's sister-in-law said. "Well I guess it's a good thing that Gil listen's to weird music"

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

zz?

I seem to be losing more sleep every evening. I think god is trying to set me up for things to come.

Listened to:
Rush - R30

Monday, December 12, 2005

Candy!

Harley started to actually say "Candy" for the first time yesterday. It freaked the hell out of me.

Went to the farm and had a bassonette given to us. That was awesome!

Listened to:
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas

Thursday, December 01, 2005

just when things weren't dumb enough already.

So I heard on the news that the pubic school board is wanting to close 11 (or so) elementary schools and one high school in Regina. .. and turn the high school into a "super elementary school". The thing that really sucks about this is that it is affecting the schools that I went to when I grew up and the ones I was planning for my children to go to that is 2 block down to my house.

Christ sakes. Well I guess the value of the house that I just purchased is going to plummet. Wonderful.

See what happens I guess. I have to find out more information so I can give my 2 cents.

Listened to:
Adrian Belew - here
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk
V/A - Merry Christmas 2002 (Hema comp)
Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra - A Christmas Cocktail