Sunday, June 22, 2008

1am and just out of the shower

Just got out of the shower. My sleeping schedule I think is a little messed up because of the last couple of days. The week went by really really fast. You know.. one of those weeks that end before it began. Yeah .. that kinda crazy. Anyway, last thursday was Harley's last day of school and they had a picnic out at candy cane park that they also turned into a "family day". I don't understand why they do these family day things, isn't everyday a family day?

Anyway .. the picnic was fun, but I think I took in too much sun, either that or I ate too many cankerworms. Man! .. those things are out everywhere! .. I think it may have to do with all of the rain that we had in the last while. I hate those little green things for the life of of me.

Anyway .. long story short. the evening I was sicker then sick, one sec really hot, next sec freezing my butt off. Horking up eveything that you can think of, infact I swear I thought I saw a couple of cankerworms in there .. .. iicchh!!

Both Leanne and I were pretty much out of sorts for the Fri. But I made up for it for today (well Saturday). While Leanne was working today, I was frigging Superman!
today I :
- took the kids for a "trip" to the gas station (yay!!) and got them slurpees
- cleaned the back deck
- "assembled" my lawn mower
- mowed back lawn
- gave Talya a bath
- made Potato Salad
- did 3 loads of laundry
- played pirates with the kids!
- attended to harley after he "crushed" his hand in the exercise bike. Won't explain.
- attended to talya after she banged her head on the swing set. Won't explain.
- did dishes
- mowed front lawn
- cleaned kitchen
- mowed side and back behind garage.

Those were my main accomplishments. Oh yeah .. somewhere I should add that I also played water guns with my kids, made them lunch and some other stufff that I kant think of at the moment. All of this in a span of 8 hours while my wife was at work.
I was superdad. Or at least it felt like I was.

I love my lawnmower that I got for fathers day. Maybe that was it. It made me feel like "a man" .. hahahaha.

Anyway. I better go. I thought I would just write in my "diary" since I havent in a while. Tomorrow is going to be a big day too. Talya is going to be baptised at church, then family will be coming over for lunch. In the afternoon we will be going to a show and shine at my sisters work, and then we are going to my moms to "celebrate" my mom's birthday that past a couple of days ago and Leanne and Herman's that is coming up later this week.

Party on..

Monday, June 16, 2008


I forgot to mention I got a speeding ticket yesterday. Now Leanne and I are tied for speeding tickets with the van.

I wonder who will win the best of 3.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

"waisting" away

Leanne and I went to Sex and the City movie. I enjoyed it. It put a nice ending cap for the show but I heard talk about them making another movie. As much as I would like that, I hope they don't. Simply because it might ruin a good thing. I believe they came to an end and to go any farther would be like beating a dead horse.

Now that Corner Gas is ending after the sixth season like Sex and the City did, maybe they will make a movie as well in 5 years. Hahahaa.. Here's Hopin

So I am now down to 225. Only a pound less from last week .. but still a pound.

The nice thing that happened today is that when I was at walmart, I noticed that they had jeans on sale for 10 bucks. The largest size they had was 38 and I wear a 40. But I thought.. ah hell .. I'll pick up a pair and use it as a goal to fit in the. But to my surprise, when I tried them on. They fit me perfectly!. That was so awesome! .. I don't remember the last time I wore a 38. All my pants are either 40 or 42. I think I am going to have to update my wardrobe.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

the gambler

My mom came by with a surprise for me this morning. She got me a new lawnmower for Father's Day. Well .. not really for father's day, she just decided to buy me one cause she found one on sale and it just happened to be around father's day. Reality is that Leanne will likely use it more than me.

I have come to realize that my daughter (who is not even 2 1/2 yet) has a gambiling problem. Took her to Chuck E Cheese last night and she realized that she was good at one of those games where you put the coin in the machine and it pumps out a bunch of those tickets. She ended up winning about 250 tickets and got herself a ball. So she seems to have good luck though. Hopefully she will remember me when she wins the big bucks at the casino later on in her life.

Friday, June 13, 2008


I had to by a new belt the other day because my last one got too big. I ran out holes. Sometime later I am going to have to get some new pants. Not only they are warn all to hell, but now they are getting baggy and the belt that I have now is bunching it up a bit making my pants not feel as comfortable as I know that they can.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

rain rain rain

"I'm feeling really down... today
I'm feeling really... under the weather;
but it is no problem, or lack of pleasure,

it's just the weather.

Rain keeps coming down around
and I can feel the ... low pressure
Whenever that it stops, it turns to ICE

I'm feeling really down.

rain, rain, rain keeps coming down, down, down
rain, rain, rain, rain keeps coming down
on the ground
rain, rain, rain, rain keeps coming down
rain, rain, rain, keeps coming down

Whenever it's like this... people
Always want to... pass the buck
But I don't really give...
I'm feeling really...

rain, rain, rain keeps coming down, down, down
rain, rain, rain, rain keeps coming down
on the ground
rain, rain, rain, rain keeps coming down
rain, rain, rain, keeps coming down

I'm feeling really... guilty
I'm feeling like I'm... owing money
But I don't even know anybody

I'm feeling really down"

- Martin Tielli, The Rheostatics

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wax Mannequin and weight update

Well .. I didn't blog my weight last Sunday morning when I did my official weight in, but I came in at 226. So it keeps going.

I really should try to get a graph or something up here. Ah hell .. I can't have everything I guess.

I missed Iron Maiden unfortunately. But that is ok, because I was able to take in another fine Wax Mannequin show last sunday Night. This time was pretty cool because he had Andy Magoffin (of Two-Minute Miracles fame) touring with him doing a solo show. Andy also played drums with wax on some new songs. One thing that surprised me was that they did a really cool version of Geoff Berner's "Volcano God". I am hoping that maybe Wax will release a version of that himself later. I guess he is currently doing some recordings with Andy right now. I am looking forward to hearing that. I really like the way Andy produces recordings. (Constantines, Jim Guthrie & Two-minute miracles) His stuff sounds good on headphones. Actually, I don't remember the liner notes of what was said on Orchird & Ire, he could have done that one for all I know .. but something tells me not. I will have to look into it.

Wax... is there anything you can't do?

In other news:
There is not much that I can think of really. I just keep thinking I would like to post more for my blog pages, but before I know it .. the days pass.

My quest for a Wii and a WiiFit still continues...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I can't wait this this comes to Canadian Chains!!!

Thanks to John for notifying me about this fine new product!!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

funny stuff

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

very strange...

I noticed something very strange with my work computer. I went to open an access file and I noticed that the access icon wasn't there .. then with further investigation I noticed that I wasnt able to open Word or Excel documents either! What the. I look more into it and I notice that I Microsoft Office doesnt even seem to be installed on my computer at all.

I guess I will just reinstall it.

Another reason that I think I will probably get a mac as a new computer at home. (..whenever that day may be)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY HARLEY (and Ahmad too! .. except not the 5th part)

It is my son Harland's birthday today and since he doesn't like cake I think Leanne is going to make cupcakes. I will hopefully take some pics of Harley and his day later and post them another time.

It is also my friend Ahmad's bithday today as well. I will not say his age but it is a couple of more years than 5.

mmmm.... Yesta Sauce.

Once day when Ahmad, Stacey and I went to lunch. Ahmad and I were ordering for Edo. Ahmad told me he wanted a Combo #5 and Yesta Sauce. I was like.."what's yesta sauce" .. He starts laughing and corrected me.. making me realize that I was supposed to say "yes" when they ask me to put sauce to the stirfry and rice.

Boy was my face red.

We however did come to the conclusion that both of us prefered Yesta Sauce over the Nota Sauce.

Monday, June 02, 2008

update (excerpts from emails to rob)

Some people may think it is cheating. But I thought ah hell .. it has been a while since I posted, so I thought I would give you a couple of notes from my emails to my friend rob as an update. it ain't much different to How I would usually post. Here it goes!
(also for those of you who are keeping track. My weight is down to 229..slow moving .. but it is happening! )

may 29th

hey man! .. yeah .. it has been a pretty fast week for me. I was not at work on Monday and Tuesday as hema and his family was in staying with us. I am totally addicted to the Wii. I think my personal fave is the target practice for the tennis in training .. I don't know why .. but I love it .. My personal best was only hitting 15 targets while I played it when hema brought it over, but it was still fun. I have transferred my wii character from hema's Wii to Dallas' remote that I borrowed from him .. so I now have a copy of Leanne's and mine wii characters for when we get ours. Unfortunately, hell knows when I will get my hands on one.

You will laugh .. the first time I tried the Wii Fitness Age thing, I never tried any of the Training games and It comes up with the age and says 69.. then ... it drops and says 80 ... everyone nearly pissed there pants... .. I was pissed! .. but it was hilarious at the same time.

I tried to buy a WiiFit the other day, just so that I have it for when I get my wii. They had 20 come in at ToysRus and on Saturday morning, I guess they had a line up of 50 people rush it to buy it and they were sold out immediately. I truthfully didnt think that many people would be interested in WiiFit

RUSH was hands down simply the best concert I have ever seen in my life. A Dream come true. They played for 3 hours and it was amazing. They played over half of their new album and a whole shitload of classics.. And even though they didn't play songs from 9 of their 19 studio albums, I didn't miss it. I enjoyed every minute of it. And yes .. there were a couple of songs that they did that I was not expecting and caught me of guard. I started crying like a little girl. I took some pics with my cell phone but they are crap .. and Dal got some better pictures that he sent me because he was in the second row. I sort have started writing about it in my blog .. but I haven't had a chance to finish it yet .. hence why there is nothing put in right now. But yeah .. I dont think I will see anything that will even come close to that show for me. Though .. I am going to go see Blind Boys Of Alabama tomorrow night and I am looking forward to that show as well.

I AM SO STOKED FOR LOST TONIGHT!! .. I think I am gonna try to start putting the kids to bed a 8 to make sure that they are down and out before Leanne gets home tonight.

june 1

aarrggh . that reminds me! .. I think I am gonna have to renew my plates! ..

yeah .. the lawn thing was driving me nuts .. I have the crappiest mower in the world, the bag doesn't stay on and keeps blowing grass in my face .. not to mention I ran out of gas last night .. so I am hoping I can get it done this evening.

I am gonna be stepping out to cost-co with Leanne to get a couple things right now actually for Harley's b-day.

yeah .. I did have two lawnmowers at one time, but the one got messed up, so I already created some piece meal from both of them. There is a metal plate already there that is closed, but if you close the hole .. then the grass has nowhere to blow out to. Ah someday .. I will get something new. I think I will get some clips or something .. that will keep the bag shut for now.

As for the gas concept .. yeah .. I knew that I was lo on gas, but it was my own fault .. I didn't want to go out and get gas, when I ran out of gas it was after nine and the kids were already sleeping .. so I thought it was late enough anyway. I will finish her up this evening.

So what did you think of LOST? .. I find it had to believe that my daughter will be 3 before I get to see any new episodes :( ..**sniff**

I had a good and scary weekend at the same time. It was good because I saw "blind boys of Alabama" on Friday night and it was really uplifting. Like I have said to someone before .. it was like going to church .. with a really good house band.

I locked myself and the kids out of the house on Saturday. So "that was fun". It was a good excuse for Herman to come over with a key and have a beer with me.

While I was having fun being locked out of the house, Leanne's mom was sent to the hospital. I guess she had a slight stroke, she is going to see a specialist this week sometime to get more infomrmation. She was released on the weekend so it was good. Leanne was able to get out of work and be there with her mom and family.

then after that calmed down, went to my mom's of cake for my sisters birthday, and then after that leanne had a "girls night" with Daelynn, Kerry and Crystal. I stayed at home with the kids.. but after I got them down I played video games for about 3.5 hours or so .. it was great!

Sunday was then gymnastics, brunch with the girls (that leanne was with last night), Rob and the kids, then got some stuff for harleys birthday. Then took the kids over Lynnai and Dal's since Dalyn was wanting to play with them. It gave leanne a good excuse to clean the house. Then when I got home I mowed the lawn.

thats my weekend in a nutshell.