Saturday, May 28, 2005

1.26 - The One with the soccer mom

Today marked the first time I returned to the Homestead to get some grub...mmmmm...wonton soup. It was kinda wierd being a "guest" to the house I lived in for the last 7 or so years. I didn't know what to do when supper was wasn't like I'd sit down and chat with my hosts after dinner...have tea and was my and my bro left and came back to my place.

I want to thank Em for a great few days...she was generous enough to grace me with her presence and come visit me at the Ranch. Good times...great food...lots o laughs...a little
criticism...entertaining moments at the driving range (complete with bruises)...a depressing movie...a cliffhanger of a finale...and a real "hot" body.

As Lesley would say...all you prayer ninjas out there...please pray for the team in Romania from my church...I was there last year and it was amazing...pray for their ministry, safety and unity. I wish I was there with them...

This day also marked my training as a soccer mom...pick up the kids at a certain time...and make sure they have everything and make sure they are at their destination on didn't really work out well today...BUT...not to fear...I can still cook, clean, making of a "perfect" mom...great...thanks D-Ray...I appreciate it.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

1.25 - The One with The Ranch

Please cross the birdge to "The Ranch"...

Well I'm now living at The Ranch...everything is moved and I'm getting settled. It has been a pretty busy weekend so far...and its only Saturday night. I've already moved, gone to the airport, and seen Episode III...which by the way...good movie. The lightsaber battles are crazy...and as promised...Jar Jar doesn not ruin it at all...nor does he die...but lots of others do. Hopefully the rest of the weekend will be nice and sunny. Gonna try to fit some time on the golf course...

Thursday, May 19, 2005

1.24 - The One with the third episode

Well...the day has finally arrived...after months and months of anticipation...Episode III dropped like a cannon ball at the stroke of midnight in major cities all over the world. Legions of Star Wars fanatics lined up, camped out, bought advanced tickets...etc for this event. Me? I was at home...just got off work at 11...not much time on my hands...and certainly no where near a theatre. But fear not my faithful companions...I do have tickets to go see it on Saturday. It will be a day long remembered...

and Happy Birthday to Emily...hope your day is full of joy, happiness, laughter and all those good things that come with celebrating this special day...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

1.23 - The One with the Déjà Vu

Ok...first off...with 2 days to go before the openning of Episode III...this is how MOST fans feel...

Now to the matter at hand...I'm flipping through the channels before supper tonight and I come across Ellen and guess who was on as her guests...Mr. and Mrs. Britney Spears and...ok get ready for this...The Backstreet Boys. Ya that's right...the so called pop princess and a very successful boy band are back. I thought that their time in the limelight was done...but i guess not. Let me know when the New Kids on the Block come back.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

1.22 - The One with no sleep

The countdown has begun...the mania and fandemodium have surpassed all knowledge and understanding... As you may or not...this week marks 2 major events that will happen. One has millions across countires talking and anticipating...the other...well not as many people know and care...

First off, I'm moving outta my parents place and into a house...which from now on I will refer to it as "The Ranch". The Ranch has many key features that I like about it and I'm sure it will be great. Oddly enough, the ranch is directly across the street from my parents place. Its like the TV show Everyone Loves Raymond, 'cept my parents aren't pyscho and probably won't come over every waking second of the day like on the show. I know what you guys are thinking....woah far me...its a sweet deal. Close enough that I can grab food from the fridge whenever and far enough that I don't have to hear nagging from the 'rents anymore.

Secondly and I think its more monumental...unless you've been living under a rock or just totaly oblivious to TV, internet (wait...that's not possible...), and your surroundings when you visit Wal Mart...Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith opens WORLDWIDE this Thursday. So...I recommend that you check it out...I can't guarentee that you won't be surrounded by Star Wars maniacs...and that you will be able to go see this movie in a less than packed theatre...but I can tell you that Jar Jar won't ruin this one.

Right now I'm sitting here at work doing shift 3 of 5 midnights in a row...staying awake is becoming harder and harder...eyes becoming heavy...MUST stay awake...I have a bad feeling about this

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

1.21 - The One that got away


we played in the championship game of our basketball league yesterday. We played well enough to win...but got the short end of the stick. At one point we were up by 12...we let that slip away...a couple minutes left down by 3. Pippy is at the charity stripe for the double bonus. Hits the first...the he fires the ball at the rim...comes back to him...he dribbles around a defender and drains it to tie the game. **BUT WAIT** The heart stopping sound of the ref's whistle pierces through the air as the ball goes through the hoop. Bewildered looks look towards the he waves off the basket our bench rises and tempers start to flare. WHAT?!?! Nothing illegal was done to warrent that call...then the ref says...sorry...I blew the whistle by accident. WHAT?!?! BY ACCIDENT?!?! The basket still didn't count...we got the ball back...but that mis-call took our momentum away and the game slipped away. Brutal way to end a great season...and that my friends...was RIDUNKULOUS.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

1.20 - The One with the new arrival

Weighing in at 8lbs and 9oz...Seth was welcomed into this world by proud parents Michael and Kim at 12:25am on May 7, 2005. This is me holding little Seth when I went to visit...cute kid...I wonder what his midi-chlorian count is?

Friday, May 06, 2005

1.19 - The One with the MVP

Congrats to Canada's own Steve Nash for winning this year's NBA MVP award. After signing with the Phoenix Suns in the off season and taking them from a dismal 29 win season to 62 win season and first overall in the league. Nash averaged a career high 11.5 assists leading the 'L' and also helped the other 4 Suns starters to banner years.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

1.18 - The One with the reminder

As my fellow blogger Robin put it, "May the Fourth be with you". A gentle reminder that indeed it is may the fourth (15 days till Ep III drops worldwide)...and a great pun for our fellow Star Wars viewers. I think comic artists Mark Tatulli of Heart of the City and Bill Amend of FoxTrot were in the right frame of mind when they published their dailies for this date...check it out...

Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

FoxTrot by Bill Amend

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

1.17 - The One without the gift

Ever meet your parents friends that they've had since before you existed...and they used to hang out with them while you were little. And if you're lucky...they played with you, babysat you and obviously bought you gifts cuz you were oh so cute? Then now that you are ALL grown up...they somehow come back into your life...they mention how they remember you when you were a baby/toddler/whatever. They take the journey back into time and tell you what stupid things your parents did (I especially find this hilarious...), how cute you were, how really little you were...etc. THEN it happens...they ask you the most ridunkulous question...oh it happens every single time...there must be a rule that everyone that's over a certain age must ask this question...they ask: Don't you remember? uhhh...NO! I was 2 for crying out loud!!! I don't even remember what I had for breakfast...and on second though...I don't even remember you...or even know who you are!?!? What are you doing here?'re a friend of my parents? It all comes together now...lack of brain cell regeneration (see episode 1.15 - The One where I'm officially OLD). Thank you for coming...see you again...WHAT?!?! you didn't bring me a gift? Next time don't bother showing up without one...I'll be nice this time...and don't let the door hit you on your way out...