Friday, December 29, 2006

picassa blog this

 

here is me using the blog this option .. how does this work? .. you should see harley making cookies. If you do .. then I did something right

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So I am trying something new ..

Here is my online web album for those of you who are interested.

Note it is a work in progress and we will see what will happen. I am just playing around with it for now. so far there is only a couple of pics up there from when people were at my house on the evening of the 23rd.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

coming soon

Well the Christmas season is soon coming to a close. It has been a good week. Hema, Amber and Nigel have been staying with us and we have all had a great time celebrating good times with friends and families. They will be leaving sometime today.

My mother gave me an early birthday gift. A digital camera to replace the one that vanished. So I was able to catch some fun moments. So coming soon I will get some pictures going up and possibly get an account setup on a photo website as well like Ahmad does. That way I can share the fun moments with all of you.

I unfortunately don't have the time right at the moment, but keep your eye open by the weekend.

Robbie.. if you are reading this.. did you get your blog page setup?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Why Now?

Why does this shit happen when I am trying to sell my house. Leanne went downstairs to get something from the freezer.. she opened it.. *** whoooosossshhhh*** this horrendous indescribable stench comes wafting out. It was then realized that the freezer has not been on. At the bottom of the freezer was a pool of thawed grosity. Imagine if you will, a whole chicken, bags of thawed tomatoes, vegetables, liver and other various pieces of pork and beef products wrenching in a well reddish pool of disgust.

I am definitely not going to have anybody come see the house today if they are interested. I have to somehow figure out a way the get the smell out.

Speaking of stench in my basement. Wendy flooded the toilet in my basement. All I heard was screaming and when I start to go downstairs leanne passed me the plunger because Wendy was yelling that the toilet was overflowing... but what I saw was worse then that. It was a waterfall that was flowing from beneath the basement bathroom door going onto the floor and carpet. The water also leaked though the back wall were the dryer is and and a puddle started to form where the drainage plug was. I quickly unscrewed the plug and the water started a flowing down.

.. it is funny how just the smell of that disaster emptied the air .. now I have the basement filled with something else. That should be gone by the end of the day though thank god..

What a party!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas time is here.

In my opinion. After this past weekend. Christmas is here a week early.

On Saturday we went to Rob and Daelynn's for a Christmas dinner that they decided to have for their close friends. Daelynn set it all up with all the trimmings. The dinner was fantastic. And her turkey was really moist. I noticed that she had one of those silver roasters like my mom got last year. I think that is the secret. I have to get one of those roasters. The drive out and back to their place in Pense was kind of crappy though. The snow was blowing pretty good so the visibility was crap but still manageable.

Then on Sunday we were invited for a brunch over at John and Adrienne's. It was the first time I have been at their apartment since they sold their house 2 years ago. It was brought to Harley's attention that John had an electric drum kit in his apartment. Harley was on it for the majority of the time that we were there.

Talya even played the kit for a bit. I gave her the sticks and she just started swinging. She liked the idea that there was a sound that would come from the speakers behind her. I played with her as well. She seemed to enjoy it. I wouldn't be surprised if one of kids became a drummer at least. I guess we will see in time.

Before we left for the day. Harley was asking, "Daddy, can I have new drums?".

hmm . .. a dog? .. or new drums ... hmmmmmm.......

Friday, December 15, 2006

shuvlin sno

The most bizarre thing just happened. I just finished getting the kids to bed and came downstairs and then I heard this thumping at the door. At first I thought who the hell would be coming to our house at 10pm at night. It was a kid who said. "Hey .. I notice that you need your front shoveled. I will do it for ya for a couple of bucks." Then he just started shoveling..

.. and I'm like .. ok .. thinking to myself .. man you didnt really give me a choice .. so I searched for some change .. looked outside .. and he did a better job within 5 min then I would have been able to do in 30.. so I gave him 5 bucks.

Monday, December 11, 2006

one of the crappiest days of my life

I just had one of the crappiest days of my life yesterday. I had a take a kitty that I really liked to the humane society. I never thought I would like a cat, I always hated them, but this one changed my mind. Then Gil, way did you take it back you ask? I didn't want to. But the reality of the matter was that I had to. I am allergic to cats. And I really thought that maybe I beat it because my sisters cats didnt seem to bother me, and the cats out at the farm didn't seem to bother me so I thought I maybe would have been past it.

It all started on Wed of last week when my wife came across a little kitty on the street. It was really cold outside and something told her to get out of the car and check on it. Now she thought that maybe the cat would just run away from her and at least she would get it away from the traffic but it did just the opposite. It came to her. Shivering and cold, Leanne thought the honorable thing to do was get it warm. She came buy here at work to get some cat litter because she new we had some. She was asking for it all sheepishly and wouldn't tell me what it was for. Of course me being to stupid didnt even think of the obvious reason of it coming to mind. I went and saw the kitty in the car. Cute as a button. Little black ball of fur with a grey chest. Three or four months old.. tops. My heart melted as well as soon as I saw her. There was something about her. I couldn't explain it. But after Leanne left to take the kitty back home. I couldn't stop thinking of her myself. I called Leanne a couple of times throughout the day to make sure how the kitty was doing at the house.

Talya took to her right away in the afternoon, (Harley was still at daycare) it seemed that this cat, as soon as it got in the house, it was like it lived there already since its birth. It seemed to be really good with Talya. After work, we picked up Harley and went straight to Walmart to get a couple of basic essentials for the kitty. We came home and there was the cat sleeping like a log on the couch. Mind you she was sleeping in the spot where I always would sit. I have never seen a cat that looked so peaceful and at ease. Harley went and saw the kitty and this shine lit in his eyes as he said "awe ... it's a kitty. Hey kitty," picks him up and starts petting him as the kitty purred away. He didn't let the kitty remove his site for the rest of the evening. He sat on the couch and petted it. And when we fed the kitty, he laid beside the kitty on the floor and watched him eat. It was one of the cutest things I have ever seen.

Over the next couple of days, Harley and Talya played with and tormented the kitty. It was amazing how the kitty put up with them. It was like it was meant to be. That is until I came into the picture. For those next couple of evenings it was bothering me, though I tried my best to put up with it the best that I could. It would sleep with me and climb on me every evening in bed. The first evening wasn't bad or so I thought anyway. But as the evenings went on, it seemed to bother me more. I was not able to relax in the house at all and it made be extremely irritable. My eyes didn't seem bother about it, though now when I think back on it I rubbed my eyes alot and I was sniffilin quite a bit. I think mainly it was the fact that I didn't want it to bother me. I liked the cat, and I knew my family liked the cat. I didn't want to be the one responsible for getting rid of it.

But after the 4th evening, I was more irritable and my sleep habits were seeming to get worse. Leanne and I talked about it, and came to the conclusion that maybe it would be best for everyone the kitty to be taken back and hopefully it will find home. This would have to be done sooner then later.

I talked to Harley Sunday morning and told him that the kitty would have to go and that daddy was getting sick from the kitty. Harley was sad and didnt want to really hear us talk about the situation. He simply wanted to ignore the whole conversation altogether and watch "Wacky Races".

To make it easier, Wendy and Bill helped us out and took Harley to It's a Blast for the time while we took the kitty to the humane society. We first went for breakfast with Rob, Daelynn and Autumn. Then Bill and Wendy took Harley and my sister and I went back home with Talya.

When we first came in the door. Tayla saw the kitty and wanted to play with it. The two of them were playing, wrestling and and having a good time. I thought this would be a good way of saying goodbye for Talya. It was then Maria and I took a couple of pictures with the camera for keepsakes. We packed everything up and headed to the Humane Society.

When we got there. They took the kitty from Maria's arms and they took it to the back. I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye to her. It was harder then I thought it would be. I was trying to be all cool about it but I was a wreck. After I took Maria home I decided to go meet them at It's A Blast, because I felt this need that I should be there with my son. We played and had a good time. Took some pictures of the kids playing in the balls and stuff. Wendy even took one of me with the kids in the balls. I thought I would be able to print the picture our for myself because it made me feel like a wasn't such a meanie.

When I got Harley home, the first thing he was looking for was the kitty. He was upset with me that the kitty was gone and was completely out of sorts at me for the rest of the day. Again he ignored me and only wanted to watch "Wacky Races" and wanted to be with his Mommy. He didn't want anything to do with me at all. I have never felt so low to my son in my life. He finally fell asleep wathing the show and I took him to his bed for his afternoon nap.

I had to force the kids awake when it was time to pick up Mommy. Harley still wouldn't talk with me throughout the whole car ride. When we got Mommy he still seemed out of sorts, but I could tell that he was happier because mom was in the car. It was then I remembered that Harley was wanting a slurpee for the past couple of weeks and said that I would get him one. He was so happy to get one that when we walked into the 7-Eleven. He exclamied "Hi slurpee machine!!!" to the dispenser. He picked out the flavor he wanted and he seemed to drown his sorrows in the orange slurpee.

That was until I realized later in the evenin when I was going to show leanne the pictures that I took that I lost the camera. After talking with Wendy and Bill about it, we came to the conclusion that the camera was on the table that we were sitting at at It's a Blast and likely fell off the table where both Wendy and I thought the other person put the camera in the diaper bag. Unfotunately it was not in the diaper bag at all. I checked everywhere, I replaced all the places that I have been it hopes that maybe it would magically reappear. But no luck. I am going to check the classifieds every day, file a lost report with the police if by chance it appears at a pawn shop.

Now that is what killed me the most. I had taken pictures on the camera of the kitty and so forth and now I have lost those few little precious memories of the kitty with the kids .. I miss that more then anything. So not only am I a mean father who had to take what was becoming a loving family pet away, but I am a stupid shmuck who have lost the only pictures that we had of that moment.

The camera I could give a flying crap about. I would do anything to get those pictures back.

I miss the cat. But I try to tell myself that maybe it was for the better this way. Even though I upset my family and lost the camera, and couldn't really sleep. I still got a better sleep then I did in the last 5 days. The anxiousness I had was no longer there. So maybe it was better that I did have the cat away. I also was starting to think that maybe Talya was not good around the cat either because I noticed that it seemed that she had a harder time getting to sleep, but after the cat was gone she crashed for nearly 3 hours in the afternoon. I am not sure. Everything happens for a reason I guess. But whatever.

All I know is that was one of the crappiest days of my life.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Fricken Huge!!

"I swear it's this big!"

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Update

My wife found my camera.

I am stupid.

It was on the stove.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

My definition of what really sucks.

So I get a digital camera. Canon Powershot A540. It's cool. It takes pictures. And video like the last post that I put up. It's awesome. I like it.

.. I lost it.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

harley luvs talya

I think the video explains it all. Unfortuately the sound is out of sinc.. but that may just be my computer .. I am not sure.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

JamesPod #44

This is one of my personal fav episodes that I have seens so far, that I had to post it here. enjoy

Friday, November 17, 2006

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

I saw one of the greatest movies in my life last night. Ahmad won tickets to a sneak preview of the new Tenacious D movie, and I won the honor of joining him. It was awesome. I will get the soundtrack in my mitts soon!

check out the movie website.. http://tenaciousdmovie.com/

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Nintendo Wii

I will always be a Nintendo fan .. and with the new system of thier's.. how can you not be?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

HOLY CRAP!!!

These dumbasses were nearly obliterated!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Proportional Representation

I was snooping on the internet.. and I came across an article that my buddy John wrote for The Commonwealth Jornal a couple of years ago. Now I would be the first to admit that my knowledge of politics sucks. But this makes so much sense it would be nice to see it implemented.


Proportional Representation could be the way to go in Canada
by John Bidochka

What is Proportional Representation? The straight answer is this: in an election, the percentage of popular vote a party receives will determine the number of seats this party holds in a legislature or parliament.

Sounds simple enough, but there are number of ways to implement proportional representation (PR).

One method is the single transferable vote, which means that the percentage of popular vote directly translates into seats. Another method is to combine the current first-past-the-post system with the single transferrable vote to reap the benefits of both local representation and a fair national vote distribution. There are more than 70 countries currently using proportional representation systems. These systems differ considerably from the current first-past-the-post system used in Canada.

First-past-the-post is a winner-take-all scenario where a party can capture a seat by a handful of votes - even if less than half the people in the riding voted for this particular candidate or party. By the time the results of all 308 ridings pour in during a federal election, a series of close races from coast to coast reveals startling discrepancies in terms of democratic accuracy.

If representing the people is as important as elected officials say it is, we should put the people ahead of political parties.

For example, in 1997, the federal Liberals won a majority government (155 seats out of 301) with about 38 per cent of the popular vote. In the June 28, 2004 election, NDP incumbent Dick Proctor was defeated in the Palliser riding by Conservative candidate Dave Batters by a mere 124 votes. But, in spite of the fact that each candidate garnered nearly 10,000 votes each, only one of them gets to go to Ottawa to represent this riding.

Saskatchewan results in the 2004 federal election were very disturbing for the NDP and the Liberals. The NDP was shut out in all 14 ridings and the Liberals managed just one seat.

Thirteen seats went to the Tories even though 25 per cent of Saskatchewan voters supported the Liberal Party and 23 per cent voted NDP. With approximately 180,000 eligible voters in Saskatchewan, under some form of proportional representation, the Tories could have as many as seven fewer seats.

However, it is important to note that the democratic deficit we currently face in Canada can work the other way. For example, although the Conservatives garnered more than 300,000 votes in Quebec, this did not translate into a single seat in this province.

In the Canadian Parliament, the Liberals, Tories, and Bloc Quebecois all have exaggerated seat counts when compared to the 2004 popular vote. The 580,000 votes the Green Party garnered would have actually given them seats in Parliament were a PR system in place. The NDP, with more than 2.2 million votes in the 2004 election, would have about 48 seats instead of 19. These are some examples of how our out dated electoral system creates a democratic deficit at both federal and provincial levels.

Even though PR has been in place in countries such as New Zealand for years, the discussion of this topic in Canada is fairly recent. National Post columnist Andrew Coyne has written that if people get the government they deserve, they should at least get the government they vote for. By this standard, we should at least get an electoral system where the majority and not the plurality rules. There are definitely opposing viewpoints on the subject of PR but at the end of the day should people not be represented fairly and equitably within an electoral system?

One example of a country where proportional representation works is New Zealand. In this country, half the seats in parliament are elected through a traditional first-past-the-post method and the rest are filled from published political party lists. The percentage of popular vote determines which particular names from which particular political parties are chosen from the list. It is difficult to say which PR system would work best for Canada because of our vast diverseness and regionality but at the same time this is all the more reason to begin a dialogue on proportional representation.

So, if our antiquated first-past-the-post system is not fair, what can be done? Many Canadians have joined the group Fair Vote Canada and are currently discussing ways to reform our electoral system. Fair Vote Canada's Web site address is www.fairvotecanada.org.

Proportional representation should reduce voter apathy and strategic voting so that an individual's vote counts. In turn this should encourage more people to participate in the electoral system.

Although implementing PR voting system, either provincially or federally, could mean the end of successive majority governments it may prevent four years of unchecked political rule. We need fear not coalition governments.

In the past, legislation produced by coalition governments has often benefitted Canadians. To quote from the Fair Vote Canada Web site, "The formation of coalition governments under fair voting systems is done in public view, the compromises are publicly known, and the resulting coalition always represents a true majority of voters. If representing the people is as important as elected officials say it is, then we ought to be prepared to put the plight of the people ahead of the plight of any party. That is true democracy."



Click here for more information on Proportional Representation.

Ah .. wikipedia.. is there anything it can't do?

Monday, November 13, 2006

living day by day.

Hmm .. it is amazing how much time has been passing by this last little while. I have been super busy now that we have been trying to sell the house and all. The kids were sick over the weekend. Both of them have a horrendous cough right now. It will only be a matter of time till the bug attack Leanne and I now.

Since they were sick, we missed out on going to our friends to watch the western final between SK and BC on his big ass plasma. I am kind off happy that we did in a way because Kyle is a huge Roughriders fan and he would have likely just been miserable throughout the whole game. But that is ok, we will likely go over there for the grey cup next week so that should be fun.

We shown the house to another person last Saturday. It seems though that everyone is taking the day off today, because I haven't been able to get a hold of my Real Estate Agent to get the update of what has been going on. Hopefully we will find out soon though.

It was our 6th wedding anniversary on the 11th. We went out last Friday night to celebrate. Maria bought us tickets to go see Just for Laughs and also treated us to Chinese for supper before the show. It was nice to go out and have a laugh. When we came home I realized that we won the Home Lottery!! .. well .. sort of. We didn't win the home. In fact.. our ticket didn't win anything! My sister bought us a ticket and at the same time she got my brother, herself and my mom's best friend Bonnie one. My brother won some sort of personal player. I am not sure what it was. And my sister won a mini sony system. Since she already had one, she had it in her heart to give it to us. We now have it set up in our bedroom and it totally kicks ass! .. I have had better sleeps since. Its nice to be able to listen to mp3 discs in a different location then my car.

I will be so relieved when we finally find our new location and be settled down again. My stress levels have never been this high. But I am maintaining, and it is the little things that keep me going.

For example. Talya isn't talking yet, but she definitely knows how to communicate. At lunch today when I was at home, she got into the closet, grabbed a bag of cheezies that we had left over from Halloween, crawled over to me holding the cheezies up with a proud smile on her face that said. "Can you open these for me?". I wish I had the whole event on video. You had to be there.

Speaking of junk food. Amy came buy over the weekend with those damn chocolate cookies that I love so much. The cookies didn't even last 2 days. Better make me some more Amy!!

All in all .. I am not dead yet. And that is something to be proud of.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Holy crap! A week has passed and nobody told me!!

Well this last week was filled with fun and candy. Harley dressed up as a race car driver for halloween. Talya didn't really seem to care. We had her in her wintersuit wearing a bunny cap. It was still little too cold for her through when we went trick or treating with our friends, so Rob and I stayed at the house while Leanne and Dae went with the kids. I am hoping to get some digital pics from the evening so I can possibly post them but I have not recieved them yet. I put my house up for sale. If you want to buy my house, you can view it here. Notice the wonderful broken fence post. Unfortunately I have not had a chance to fix that. There are not any pictures of inside posted simply because I don't have a camera to post them. I have sort of made arrangements to get some taken soon..

So far we have had 3 people look at it so far and my agent told me that one of them is interested in coming back to see it a second time. So.. hopefully that could be good news. I guess we will have to see.

Over the weekend. The kids and I went to visit my workmate Rob and his family. He took some pics while we went for a walk in the park..


The boy in the blue is Rob's son Bobby. I like the picture with Harley .. because here you can see how Bobby seems to be fed up with Harley and just wants to get away.. yet .. Harley continues to egg him on. He's like me in that way.. hahah .. that is my boy. Also .. in the pic where Harley and I are going down the slide, you don't really get the full effect when we raced down the slide.... since I get stuck. They don't make those slides big enough.

Here is a house in Pense that I would like to purchase.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

my song for Leanne

This is the video for my song that I always dedicated to my wife. My friends surpised me and played a version of this when I entered into the room for our wedding. I was a blubbering mess. Sit back and enjoy XTC's "Mayor of Simpleton".



I also sang a version of this at Colin and Megan's wedding during the Karaoke party. Boy did that suck!

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

feel the base!!

Amy came over and we finished the baseboards at the back entrance of the house. Amy also finished the closet flooring for us as well. Unfortunately it seems that her knees have taken a beating for it. It's good to know that I am a pain in the knee as well as a pain in the ass!

The other good thing is that I actually got the annoying crack fixed between my hallway and kitchen. I had to take the baseboard off and rip a new asshole into the wall .. but thankfully the baseboard covers the mess that was had by that. The new people that are going to be buying my house better be happy with the baseboards that I put in the back porch and bedrooms .. because they sure aren't going to be able to remove them easily.

The real estate agent will be coming over to our house on Wednesday night and we will begin the first step of hopefully putting our house up for sale soon. Its going to suck to move in a way. I really will miss my house.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

house #3

We went an looked at a house today. The house was set at a not bad price but then when we looked inside I was quite disappointed. There was less room in the house then the one I am currently in right now. The only plus to it was the back yard that opened to a school area park. But other than that? .. crap. Now I understand why it was at the price it was set at. Avonlea is gettin better and better. This is now the thrid house that we looked at after deciding to move .. and the first 2 in Avonlea were waaaaaaayy better.

I guess part of the reason why I was really disappointed with it was because I always thought it was one of the cooler looking houses in Uplands when I was a kid. It was tall and had big huge windows on the side facing to the park. I always thought it looked so hip and modern. Since then they redid the outside of it and the huge glass walls on the back of the house were no longer there. Lets just say everyone who lived in Uplands remembered that house.. and now.. It's forgettable.

Friday, October 27, 2006

I wish it was christmas today!

I will get this game for my Game Cube .. oh I will. .. someday. Hopefully by Christmas if not earlier. Added it to my christmas list.. hint hint.



Believe it or not .. I didnt listen to one album this evening and didnt watch any movie.. that's crazy!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sham! (Israeli Sesame Street)

need i say more?



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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cooking with Cookie

Cookie Monster as a special guest on Martha Stewart. .. making cookies of course

PART I



PART II




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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I can't believe it

This evening marked the first time in a long long long long long long long long time that I was able to play a video game. Leanne went to the farm with the kids and didn't get back until later in the evening. So I actually had a couple of hours to myself without the kids climbing on me. It made me realize. I completely suck at playing video games now.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Sesame Street: Old School/ Colonel Sanders

YES!!! I just noticed that they are going to be releasing some of the original sesame street on DVD. The first volume is going to be from 1969 to 1974. Man .. I MUST OWN THIS SET!!!

Also, Ahmad sent me this link that he came across of an interview with Colonel Sanders from almost 50 years ago. Classic stuff. Canadian food has no outstanding characteristic, none whatsoever, says Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. The colonel tells CBC's Joe Taylor that there wasn't one dish he particularly enjoyed on his trips across Canada, describing Canadian fare as "plumb tasteless!"

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

120 inches of lovin'

Went for the classic Western Pizza breakfast this morning. Now I am not sure if the eggs were not cooked right or what.. but man .. my gas has just been killer all night. I feel sorry for leanne in the bed this evening.

Looked at puppies at the pet store again today. There was a couple of cuties, but they wanted a 1000 bucks for them. Nope. There is no way I am going to spend that much on an animal. I would have to have my projector first. I can get just as much love and affection from a 120 or so inch projected screen on my wall.. and I wouldn't even have to feed it!

I have come to the conclusion that I am going to find a house in Avonlea to buy. I want out of Regina. End of Story.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

give me a 'L', give me an 'I', give me a 'N', give me an 'O'. .. what's that spell!!! what's that spell!!!

Rob came over today and we got the linoleum done in the back porch entrance. Thank god that is done now. It is going to seem strange to go into the laundry room and not walk over the big roll of flooring that has been sitting there for the last year or so. Rob and I made a pretty good team. He did the work and I made the mess. I had that damn glue all over me. It got everywhere. There was even a moment when I put my hand against the wall to balance myself an then when I took it off I took some paint and a layer of the drywall underneath. That adhesive was pretty strong stuff.

It was great of him to help me. But I am sure I will be able to make it up to him when he is ready to finish drywalling his basement. He will likely regret it .. but I will definately help him out.

Leanne and I had a date last night and went and saw The Prestige. We both came to the same conclusion. Hugh Jackman is definately better looking as Wolferine.

Speaking of dates, Leanne and I now have a plan for our sixth wedding anniversary thanks to Maria!! We are going to go see the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour 2006 on the 10th. It looks like it will be a great show. We are both so excited to see the show!! THANKS MARIA!!!

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Friday, October 20, 2006

James and Kevin Show

Here is some classic James & Kevin that never aired. Here they are trying to convince the small town of Pense locals (15 min drive outside of Regina, where my friends Dae and Rob live) that they are going become part of the city's bus service.



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Thursday, October 19, 2006

slightly bummed

I was not sure what to put up for today because I didn't really have much to talk about. If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

better late then never

Congratulations go out to my buddies Hema and Amber and their new little addition, Nigel Dane Stirling Stulberg who was born September 25, 2006 at 9:10 p.m. He weighed 5 pounds 6 ounces at birth. I wanted to originally put something in the blog when I first heard about it but I was not allowed. Hence why I added the Dane Cook posting. But now.. is better late then never




Speaking of better late then never. I have been meaning to say Happy Birthday to Lincoln out there wherever you may be. Lincoln email me with your latest email address and home phone number and new address, I don't have that stuff either.

Love to all of my friends because it is just that kind of a day.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

break out the fine china!!

Saskatchwan, it seems, is turning into "the place to be". I think we should make a giam garbage heap like mount pleasant, but 20 times bigger, and put big letters on the side of it reading SASKAWOOD LAND.

Entertainment Buzz
Tue, October 17, 2006
By FREE PRESS NEWS SERVICES

IT'S COOL TO BE WARM ON THE PRAIRIES

A filmmaker who is co-producing a movie with Charlize Theron has some sage advice for the Oscar-winning star and other Hollywood types as they prepare for shooting in Saskatchewan this fall. Dress warmly. "I don't think they understand how cold it is going to get," said Infinity Features producer Rob Merilees. Theron, in Regina for two weeks, has been spotted at the Rolling Stones and Black Eyed Peas concerts, and at Friday's football game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Montreal Alouettes. Currently the production crew is scouting locations in Regina and Moose Jaw for the film Ferris Wheel. Theron will have a lead role in front of the cameras, while her production company, Denver and Delilah, is co-producing the movie with Vancouver-based Infinity and FilmEngine. Shooting is expected to begin Nov. 3 and wrap up in mid-December.


My friend Adrienne has already met her. I wonder if I will ever spot her. Probably not. Hell, I would just be happy to meet the Corner Gas stars like Brett did.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Sarah Silverman - I love you more

If you haven't seen Sarah Silverman's Jesus is Magic yet then I highly recommend that you do. Here is a video from it that is my favorite song from the show. If you are easily offended, then don't watch it.



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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Lungbutter - Lost, "The Silent Movie"

I have been fighting with trying to convert the unfinished lungbutter video, but for some reason I can't seem to get the audio to go when I convert it to avi. I thought I would post it anyway for now and then repost it when I get the audio. Just "imagine" the song "lost" playing with it for now. When we made the vide, the movie "Blair Witch Project" was the "big thing" at the time. So the original idea was to spoof the movie. Here it is without the credits and of course the sound.



Hopefully I will get get my audio finished soon. If any of you have any ideas of what I can do, please feel free to comment.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

quality time

My family was invited to spend the morning at Rob & Nancy's this morning. We went there and shared some quality time. Quality time is always good. .. I always get a sense of .. quality for quality time. Hmmm.. I guess that is why they probably call it quality time. It was today I realized how "physical" rob is. He can bend down on one leg. I know it doesn't sound like much to just read it, but you have to see it to believe it. If I had a video of it I would show you but I don't so you would just have to imagine it.

This evening we painted the back porch area.. and now with the 3rd paint color that we purchased from RONA.. .it doesn't look anything like the color that we wanted... just like the kids rooms. I would care more if we planning on living in the house for a long period of time.. but I don't so I wont. It still looks better then what was there before though. But I tell ya man. I am never buying paint from RONA again. No ifs ands or butts.

...mmmmm ....butts ..

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Friday, October 13, 2006

new age kitty

Here is a lovely piece of music composed by a kitten:



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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Scottastrophe

Leanne and I went with Ahmad and Michael to see a show at The Exchange last night (thanks to John and Amy, for without them the adventurous envening would not have happened): For those of you who may not know. John is a sound engineer and does sound for the majority of shows that come to Regina. Well at least at the Exchange that is.

SCOTTASTROPHE is a multimedia presentation by Scott Thompson, accompanied musically by Bob Wiseman and Magali Meagher. Like a good scientist, Scott steps back and investigates the unusual density of tragedy and surrealism to which he has been privy since ending The Kids In The Hall: potential lawsuits about racism and sexual harassment on the set of Touched by an Angel, behind the scenes on the Larry Sanders Show, trying to play a straight man (or alien) on Star Trek, the firebombing of his Los Angeles home by inflamed supporters of Saddam Hussein, his near death experience on a flight over Madagascar, his infamous hosting of the Griffin Award where he was physically removed and thrown into an alley by Daniel Richler, Scott Griffin and the poet laureate of Scotland, and worst of all, the suicide of his brother Dean...

The show was great. I thought it was hilarious. It was nice to get out and see something fresh for once. We met Scott and Bob after the show and I think I freaked Scott out a little bit. In true Gil fashion I gave him a big hug and said it was a great show. I think it caught him by surprise. Hell I was almost as goofy and stupid like when I met Jane Siberry (Issa) a couple of times. Ahmad also took a picture of John and I with Scott and Bob:
(left to right: Bob Wiseman, Scott Thompson, Me & John Bidochka)

Ahmad also took some other pictures from the show as well. If you got a chance check out his site listed in my links as well.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Folgers

Everytime I make coffee at work, I can't help but think of the european lady in the old folgers coffee commercials that always says "ya!".. She reminds me of my dad's girlfriend if she was actually friendly and better looking. Unfortunately though, I couldn't find that commercial to tell you what I was talking about, but I did find one that is a personal favorite of my wife's and she laughs at it everytime she see's it. This is for her.



Update:

I recently got an email from my sister in regards to this post that made

Hey Brudda!
Is this the Folgers commercial that you are looking for?

This made me realise that I could have posted the link from where I originally saw the folgers commercial. It is from one of my favorite site. Internet Archive. Actually I think when I get a chance I will put it in the links on the right. There is a lot of great stuff to download there. I used to watch all of my stuff from there before youtube came out. But with this you actually have to download the files. So check them out if you are interested.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=folgers

and .. speaking of folgers commercials .. here is another personal favorite. There should be more commercials like this on TV:

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

work in progress

- first morning where mouse traps weren't touched leaving total mouse count to 7. Done? Sure fucking hope so

Monday, October 09, 2006

...and then she whipped me..

Thanks to Bill and Wendy for watching the kids. Leanne and I finally got the priming done in the back porch area.

While we were doing the painting, Leanne got me good. We were listening to Kiss while we were doing the work and then the song "Then she kissed me" came on. Leanne says, "They covered this song?" And I am saying .. what do you mean covered. This is thier song. And she is like. No.. This is a cover! .. Of course I then have to check it out on the internet. And .. yes .. she won. It was a Phil Spector cover, originally done by one of those girl bands.. the ronettes .. or something like that. She got me good, and I felt like a moron. She is getting better at her music and I totally have been slipping. I shall bow to her forever more.

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