Monday, April 30, 2007

Harley & Talya

Mel (harley and talya's daycare lady) sent me some pictures of the kids in the backyard from last week. I had to post a couple of them to show off.




We went to the Western development museum in Moose Jaw over the weekend. We had a pretty good time. I will try to post some picture in my picasa web album when I get a chance.

Leanne started her new job today. For the first day of making sure that we all got up and got the kids to the daycare on time. It went pretty smooth. If the rest of the days go as smooth as this day .. we will be sailing!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Photo Albums

If you look at my links at the right .. you will now notice that I have photo albums now linked. It is my goal to start having pictures available for all my peoples to enjoy... right now there still is not really anything .. but I have a Gillyblog album and it will (hopefully) post all of the picture that I have put in my blog over the past while .. well it might only have the last couple of months.. but it will likely post all in the future. Well we will see I guess. It is a work in progress.

puke party

Well .. the last week has been faily interesting. My whole family, except for me has just went through the flu epidemic. First it hit Talya (though hers might only have been a single tossing cookies coincidence because she only threw up once) and then Leanne and then Harley. Leanne and Harley are still suffering a little from it, but they are getting over it. It is this reason that I misplaced 40 dollars and I am not sure what happened. Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think that I left the 40 dollars in the machine and only took the slip and my card back. That was a few days ago and I still never found the money. I thought I possibly put it in my jacket and then through it in the wash because Harley torqued all over it that day, but no luck. I went back to the bank yesterday gave my slip an explained the scenario, they are going to check the cameras for me to see if I took it or left it in the machine. That is cool. I don't want the 40 bucks back as much as at least confirming what I did.

Yesterday morning, Harley freaked us out. While we were getting ready we were calling for Harley. There was no reply. Leanne shut the water off and called again.. No reply. Called again .. and we could hear his voice faintly in the backround. We later noticed that Harley was OUTSIDE in the car with the keys in the ignition and yelling back to us from his rolled down window .. "I'm going to go to the store to get a toy for Mommy!!". He was still in his pjs and had two different boots on his feet. He was bound and determined to go to the store because he wanted mommy to feel better. Damn crazy kid. I am going to have to get some latch locks that are two high for him to reach (even with a chair) so he doesn't do this some time when we are still sleeping.

Speaking of sleeping, he didn't even go to sleep till about midnight tonight. I can't wait till he is done with the flu thing .. because he sure is silly and stubborn when he is sick

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

Hollywood - They Might Be Giants

During a 2004 tour, They Might Be Giants recorded an original song for every venue they performed. The Venue Songs set includes videos for 11 of the best Venue Songs with an orginal travelogue of the tour narrated by the Deranged Millionaire. I gotta pick me uppa dis.



.. isn't that the PC guy from the Apple commercials? .. that's cool.

Ana Ng

After all of the years of great TMBG songs .. this is still by far my fav

LisaNova does 300

see video here

Thursday, April 19, 2007

... ok .. I just don't get it.

So, my friend mike sends me jokes and pictures all of the time .. some of them funny .. some of them lame .. but at least I understand it. He sent me this one and it is bugging the hell out of me.

Can someone please explain the joke in this? .. I completely don't understand it. If it is a referance to the F1 key being broken .. then that is still really not that funny either because .. the majority of people (at least the ones that I talk to on the phone) don't even use the key in thie programs in the first place like they should. Anyway .. I don't get it. If you do.. please explain it to me..

Monday, April 16, 2007

Trogdor!!!


Harley and Talya got their trogdor shirts last week. Here is a pic of them wearing them with pride!

I also got the series 1 and 2 figurines now sitting on my desk at work. They brighten up any crappy day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mouse Calibration

Is your mouse calibrated? You should do this every few days. More often if you spend a lot of time on your computer. I was shocked to see that this works! To re-calibrate your mouse, click and hold on the Y below. Then drag the Y toward the g. If it doesn't work, you might want to clean your mouse.


You dumb ass. You'll believe anything





Monday, April 09, 2007

Facebook

So a couple of my friends from work have now got me to join the facebook website as well.. man .. there are too many of these sites. Its hard to keep track. I think I will at very least stay with this one. The interesting thing though is I noticed that will let you upload and unlimited about of photos .. but the catch is I think you have to be a member to view them.. I am not sure because I havent looked too much into it yet .. but I will for fun I guess ..

..well I am going to bed now. Rock on friends

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter All

And whats more appropiate than a lil bit of Marillion?



... and of course the bunny himself kicking some ass..

Friday, April 06, 2007

XTC would tour no more ...

It has been about 25 years now since XTC stopped touring. Why? Because Andy had extreme stage fright for every show and it got the best of him.. Here.. A tour-weary Andy Partridge stumbles off stage at Le Palace, Paris, 18 march 1982. Unfortunately .. I will never get to see them live..

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Hugh Laurie in the good ol days

I am having one of those evenings where I can't seem to get my ass off of youtube .. love that site .. here is a fine gem...

WAX ROX

Nobody can rock harder than Wax Mannequin himself.. This will give you a slight idea of the energy that is at one of his shows .. I try my best to never miss a show when he comes .. If you ever get a chance to see him ... DO



TASA: Amarvati

.. featuring one of my favorite bass players Chris Gartner .. (Look People)

looking for a job that doesn't suck

can it get any better then the Look People? .. I think not

good 'ol nintendo

Want to play some of your old 8-bit nintendo games like me.. but your x-girlfriend never gave back your cartriges that she borrowed from you? (..bitch) Then .. no fear ..Now you can play them in your browser!(firefox recommended) .. and yes they have the classic Micro Machines as well.

http://nintendo8.com/toplist/

Thanks to Bert to this find. Note .. this is the top list .. if you are wanting to play Micro Machines .. and I know you do .. click on racing on the bar within.

Rock on!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

homemade contraption

I gotta get me one of these.. Thanks to Tony for sending this to me..

Monday, April 02, 2007

Overwhelmed

It's now about 10 after 4 in the morning and I can't seem to sleep. I woke up around 3 or so to Talya crying. She went back to sleep easily. She must of had a bad dream.

My evening then seemed to continue on thinking about all of the things that I would like to do that I haven't got done yet because I just didn't have the time. On the top of the list is that damn hot tub. I can't help but feel like I fucked it up now and may have turned it into a lawn ornament. If it was light outside I would go out there right now and finish it. It hasn't gotten cold enough (I hope) for the pipes to freeze so I guess I am safe there. I think it is more of a fear of algae and hell know what other kinds of species and monsters will grow in the parts where I didn't finish getting all of the water out. I again wish I had a wet vac. I guess turning the thing into a sandbox for the kids is always an option.

Then there is the cat smell from the previous owner that still lurks in the basement. But I can't really battle that until I finish organizing all of the boxes and the rest of the crap that has to be organized downstairs here. At least I did finish getting the shelves set up and now all I have to do is put the cds, dvds and my other crap on them. That will then open the space for the rest of the stuff to be done. Leanne has gotten pretty far on her sewing room. The basement is not done and it is not perfect.. but it is coming along..I guess I can't really get upset about it, I just wish I had more time to get it done. It will be done in time though... but...

Then there is outside the house, in which we still need for the rest of the snow behind the fence part that hasn't melted yet. So the dog shit can finish being cleaned. oh .. that reminds me of something funny that happened yesterday while we were out for breakfast. My sister was telling me a story of things that are going on in her life and I respond with a slight rant of sort saying something to the effect of "Ah fuck .. that is a load of shit" That may not be the exact saying.. but you get the point.. and Harley (my darling 3 year old son) stops me in my tracks by interrupting me and saying "You can't say fuck and shit daddy, Those are bad words. Stop it!" .. I was shocked .. I couldn't respond. He was right. The only thing I could to was to respond with.. "That's right Harley. Daddy was wrong" and I washed my mouth out with some coffee cream that was sitting at the table for punishment. ... kids. Gotta love them.

Now where was I?? .. oh right .. the dog shit again .. well anyway. I never really had a chance to rant on here about how much dog shit there was and I am not going to bother... Dog shit is on thing but on the other hand it wouldn't of been so bad in the back yard if the previous owner at least had enough brains to think. I mean .. if you have two fucking big dogs in the backyard wouldn't you not use your brain to realise that it might not be the right place to keep your bags of garbage? All along the side of the house revealed from the melted snow was scattered garbage. and not just your regular garbage, we are talking broken bottles, used underwear and used condoms (must have accumulated at least 15 of those.. sick fucks).. fake nails, bones, chicken wing and other assorted meat parts and enough cigarette butts to make a homeless bum have an orgasm. We have a lot of it cleaned up .. but man .. it is still an embarrassing mess. When Mike came over the other night .. I couldn't imagine what he was thinking when he walked passed a big stuffed lion (one of those big toys that you win at the exhibition) still half frozen into the snow beside the fence, otherwise it would have been gone with the rest of the crap.

Then there is the car. What can I say about the car .. man .. well .. there is nothing mechanically wrong with the car at the moment.. but I would like to take an atom bomb to the inside of it to clean it. Sometime .. that will get done too.

Those are just a couple of the things that are on my mind right now. There I other things that I have going on in my head thet I would never pose here. like other people do. .. and well no one would find that stuff interesting anyway.. that is like talking about work to people that don't work with.. who would give a shit.. .. if you are not there .. then you wouldn't get it ... so what would be the point. .. plus I have never really been that short for material... maybe I will write up something when I get in for a vasectomy .. man I am sure the comedy would roll in for that one.

I guess all in all though. Everything is still pretty good. Actually it is pretty great. I have the best family one could ever hope for and I have friends that I can always count on. I am in a way better house then I was before. The area kicks ass. We have walked through the park a few times now. Last Saturday.. Harley drove his tractor while I pushed Talya in the stroller around the lake. He had a blast. There was a couple of times he needed help getting up hill and it was too hard for him to pedal so I would be behind him with the stroller giving him a "boost" which annoyed him at the same time .. because Talya would then start laughing and hitting him on the back.. but it made Harley pedal to get away.. When Talya is "Strapped down" it is pretty good .. but man .. she goes .. she is now in the stage where all she wants to do is explore. While we were in the park.. I took her out of the stroller thinking that she would follow her brother. Nope... she starting running the exact opposite way into the field.. or towards some boys playing basketball. I think she was wanting to play with them. She has a fascination for balls at the moment. .. hell it seems that anything that moves she will start running to. She was trying to chase down a plastic bag that was blowing in the wind as well .. she got upset because she couldn't keep up to it. But with the way she is right now .. you look at her wrong way and she would get upset.. she is definitely more emotional than Harley was. I wouldn't of thought that was possible if you told me that when I only had Harley .. but it was.. I don't know if it is a girl thing.. or what.. But I love both of my kids .. I wouldn't trade them for the world and I would do anything for them. I just want the best for them like any father would. Its just sometimes I don't feel like I can do enough for them. I just hope that they think they have a decent daddy. If I can get close to the scope of how they think of their mommy. Then I will be doing ok.

Well .. I guess that is enough for me now.. My eyes are starting to get heavy as I notice it is starting to get closer to 5 in the morning.. . and I was just having one of those moments where everything has gotten to me. A friend of mine gave me a copy of "The Secret". I still have yet to watch it, haven't had a chance to.. but I think I am going to make it a goal for this next week. But .. they finally started playing new episodes of Degrassi.. and hey .. love my Degrassi.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

unfinished tub

So .. friday evening, my buddy Mike from work came over and gave me a hand to start emptying and redoing my tub We began to empty it with the hopes I would fill it again the next day. But after doing so, the tub had more algae in it then what I anticipated.. and holy crap I never realized how difficult it would be to get the last little bit of water out of the tub. The next time I do it will definatley be when it is nicer outside and there is somebody to watch the kids. I couldnt keep the kids out of mischief enough to simply concentrate on cleaning the tub. So Now my tub is empty and I am going to give it a good scrub when I get a chance.

I think I am going to need to invest in a wet shop vac