Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kitten on the Keys

Thanks to Tony for pointing her out to me. She is hillarious.

Monday, July 28, 2008

IT guy vs. dumb employees

Thanks to matt for this one. This totally brightened my day!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

blog posting

This is yet another fine blog posting from the one and only gilly.

In fact.. I think it was the best one yet.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

WiiFat

I just got a WiiFit and I enjoy it alot. I thought this video was enjoyable as well.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Roman Danylo

My sister is taking me to see Roman Danylo tonight. I think it will be a pretty funny show. To get a taste of what he does. Check out these videos below.



Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wii!

I gotta Wii from work for my 10yr anniversary today.

Stay tuned to this post for update ... it is currently in progress .. just need to get a chance to finish it

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

gotta love da wii

Thanks to Bert for bringing this to my attention!



There were other cool tiles that have been announced at the E3 convention as well that I am looking forward to seeing as well like Wii Music and Wii Speak. Good Stuff. Can't wait to play them myself!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

"Daddy! .. I boke it!"

That was the first thing I heard from Talya when she came from the living room and came to get my attention in the kitchen. While I go towards her, to my horror I noticed that she had a piece of what looked like a DVD in her hand and she was pointing to the case on the floor. And there it was, the bigger piece of my UHF dvd still sitting in the case.



Talya has been taking it upon herself to try to put DVDs in the player because she knows how to do it. But for being two years old, she just doesn't understand how to put her index finger in the middle of the case and push it. I gave her a time out for a little while as a punishment and she was quite upset saying sorry quite a bit and is banned from touching the DVDs but afterwards I told her I was proud of her that she knew that she did something wrong and she admitted to it. Hopefully she can always have that honesty,

Harley was pretty upset that the disc was broken too. He has been going through a Weird Al phase (actually both of them are) and has been watching UHF, Weird Al Show, the videos and the live concert quite a bit. He has been counting down the days to see weird al in concert and is excited to see his first "rock concert"

I'm just hoping I am going to be able to come across another copy of this dvd for myself. It was one of my faves because the special features, commentarty and hidden eggs are great on this disc!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

My mother has two eyes..... but this guys mother had one.

So I caught myself reading one of those things that I usually hate reading, but I enjoyed this one. Though I could never understand why the woman wouldn't wear an eye patch?

My mom only had one eye.
I hated her... she was such an embarressment..
my mom ran a small shop at a flea market.
she collected little weeds and such to sell...
anything for the money we needed
she was such an embarressment.
there was this one day during elementary school..
it was field day, and my mom came.
I was so embarressed. how could she do this to me? threw her a hateful look and ran out.

the next day at school...

"your mom only has one eye?!?!" ..and they taunted me.

I wished that my mom would just dissappear from this world so i said to my mom, "mom.. why dont you have the other eye?! if you're only gonna make me a laughingstock, why dont you just die?!!!" my mom did not respond.. I guess I felt a little bad, but at the same time, it felt
good to think that i had said what I'd wanted to say all this time..


maybe it was because my mom hadnt punished me, but i didnt think that i had hurt her feelings very badly.

that night...

I woke up, and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. my mom was crying there, so quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me. I took a look at her, then turned away because of the thing I had said to her earlier, there was something pinching at me in the corner of my heart. even so, I hated my mother who was crying out of her one eye.
so I told myself that I would grow up and become successful. cause I hated &! nbsp;my one-eyed mom and our desperate poverty..

then I studied real hard.

I left my mother and came to Seoul and studied, and got accepted in the Seoul University with all the confidence I had. then, I got married.

I bought a house of my own.
then I had kids, too..
now I'm living happily as a successful man.

I like it here because it's a place that doesnt remind me of my mom.
this happiness was getting bigger and bigger, when.. what?! who's this?!

...it was my mother... ..still with her one eye.
it felt as if the whole sky was falling apart on me.
my little girl ran away, scared of my mom's eye.
and I asked her, "who are you?!"
"I dont know you!!!" as if trying to make that real. I screamed at her," how dare you come to my house and scare my daughter!"

"GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!"



and to this, my mother quietly answered, "oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she dissappeared out of sight. thank good ness... she doesnt recognize me..
I was quite relieved.

I told myself that I wasnt going to care, or think about this for the rest of my life. then a wave of relief came upon me...

one day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. so, lying to my wife that I was going on a business trip, I went. after the reunion, I went down to the old shack, that I used to call a house...just out of curiosity there, I found my mother fallen on the cold ground.

but I did not shed a single tear.
she had a piece of paper in her hand.... it was a letter to me.

my son...

I think my life has been long enough now..
and... I wont visit Seoul anymore...
but would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come visit me once in a while? I miss you so much.. and i was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. but I decided not to go to the school. ...for you... and I'm sorry that I only have one eye, and I was an embarressment for you.

you see, when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. as a mom, I couldnt stand watching you having to grow up with only one eye... so I gave you mine... I was so proud of my son that was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye. I was never upset at you for anything you did.. the couple times that you were angry with me,.. I thought to myself, 'it's because he loves me..'

my son... oh, my son...

I dont want you to cry for me, because of my death.
please dont cry...
my son, I love you so much

Monday, July 07, 2008

boycott

What the hell is with the Tim Horton's on North Albert in Regina. They don't make cruller donuts or bits!! .. WTF??

To hell with them!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

mmmm ... smells fresh

I have been having rank farts today. You know, the ones that are so bad that you actually enjoy them?

...**sniff** ... ahhhhhh

Friday, July 04, 2008

the little things that happen

I was having lunch in victoria park today with Rob and Mango. We were sitting on a bench talking and watching "scenery", and I was enjoying one of those fruit juices. Mmmmm .. yummy. Since the three of us were sitting on the bench there wasn't much room to put anything, so while I was eating my lunch I decided to set my drink on the side of the garbage can beside me.

This Boo Radley looking guy came up grabbed my drink and some other ones out of the garbage in like a blink of an eye while I was sitting right there. It was bizarre. He at least could of asked.

I was so stunned that I really didn't realize it until he walked away and I said to the guys,"hmmmm .. I would have liked to finished that first"

.. it's always my luck.


And it seems that that luck has be brought down to my kids as well. Rob, Nancy and Bobbie were over this evening hanging out in the hot tub with us. The kids were having a good time and while the excitement was at a high, Talya decided that she wanted to sit on the edge and fell backwards on to the deck. I am sure that she hurt here tooshy pretty bad but that was not all, Later she was hanging over the other side looking at something and she slipped out and bashed her head on the cement blocks on the ground. When it happened, to me it seemed I took like a half hour to get out of the tub. It was all in slow motion. I just missed her legs as she went down. Leanne said she never has seen me move so fast. I grabbed Talya of the ground and checked her head. Leanne took her in the house with Nancy, cleaned the mud off of her and put some ice on her head right away. She had quite the bump on here head. Thankfully that is all that it was though. It could have been worse.

Harley and Bobbie felt pretty bad and calmed down a bit after that. But later on, Talya was feeling just as good and got back in the hot tub and being goofy again.

Kids will be kids I guess.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

.. if you don't have anything good to say....

As you can see by the title of this post. That is the excuse that I am using for not posting. Though .. When I think about it there are plenty of good things that have happened since my last post.

I am trying to through more physical activity into my lifestyle now simply because now that I got my weight down to 225 without really exercising at all, The weight has seemed to have come to a standstill, and it has been fluctuating around 4 pounds or so the last couple of weeks.

On Canada Day, Leanne and I went for a nice walk around the lake close to our house with the kids. Which was pretty good considering because Leanne and I got pretty pickled the night before and had a "pajama party" sleep over at other friends.

If I get a chance I will say more. But I likely won't

love you all

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

feel like sending a post card?

Have any skeletons in your closet? Don't worry, other people have them too. You can share them at PostSecret

Tuesday, July 01, 2008