Sunday, November 27, 2005

1.79 - The One with the musical life

After just seeing Rent on the silver screen...Jon brought up a great point on how he would be so happy if life could be a big musical. You could just break out in song randomly...dancing...people would join in...and when the number was done...everyone would just go about their way.

Oh and I wanna say kudos to Emily for finally putting up a blog...yes this is the same Emily that's our friendly neighbourhood oompa loompa.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

1.78 - The One with the barn of bulk

It's been about 3-4 months since I strolled through our sad sad little mall to goto one of the few stores that I shop at just to be greeted with a closed door. WHAT?!?! How could they close the Bulk Barn? Then I learned that they were moving to a new location but it wouldn't be openned until November. So I'm pateintly waiting for it to show my dismay it never opeened up in November...they started construction though. But TODAY...was the Grand Openning...and true to the fashion of small towns...everybody decided to show up. Even though its not really a new phenomenon...the store was packed and the

Needless to say I only dropped $20 on stuff...which will keep me satisfied for a week or so...just aslong as the kid doesn't come aong and consume it all. Lesson learned...if you have patience...good things bulk.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

1.77 - The One with the "X"

Last night we went to Passion Toronto at the Ricoh Colissieum. Charlie Hall, Chris Tomlin and David Crowder lead worship at different times with Louie Giglio doing a little talk. He spoke on the greatness of God and how small we are. Louie then went on to show us some pictures of space and the galaxy's that are around us. There was one particular image that he showed from the Hubble Telescope website that totaly blew me away. It's called "X" Structure at Core of M51 Whirlpool Galaxy.

How great is our God, sing with me,
How great is our God, all will see
How great, how great is our God.

Monday, November 21, 2005

1.76 - The One with the excercise ball

Last night I ended up at Lesley's place with the gang to watch the Christmas classic "Elf"...and did it ever get us in the Christmas spirit...c'mon...who couldn't get into the mood with Will Farrell as Buddy the Elf prancing around NYC...Christmas karaoke on the bonus DVD...and watching Lesley almost break down crying.

We finally figured out why we keep Amanda around with us...she is solely there to look pretty and be our comedic relief. The other night at Rebecca's she decided to try to kneel and balance herself on an excercise didn't quite work out the way she had planned see...balance is one of those things Amanda has trouble with at times. Needless to say...the ball flew forward...and she flew backwards. To my dismay I had left early to get to work. Lesley has an excerise ball that she uses for her computer before Amanda left last night I said, "betcha can't balance on the excersie ball..."

To make a long story short...she tried...with everyone watching...her fly off the ball...yet again. Here's the one got up to see if she was ok...we just pointed and's ok..she was laughing too...

sorry Manda...I love you...

Saturday, November 19, 2005

1.75 - The One with option 3

ahhhh...snow...oh how I didn't miss you. It started to snow didn't stay...but today...that's a different story. I was at Lesley's in the early afternoon and forgot that I put the snow brush in the suv...not the car...and I drove the car. So...upon leaving there was a nice layer of ice that built up on the back window under the snow. No brush...and no scraper. My options were limited:

  1. brush it off with my sleeve
  2. take out the plastic cards and start chipping away
  3. leave it and let the defrost melt it away

By the time I made it to WalMart the snow melted off the window...lesson patient enough and the snow will just disappear.

The snow did make me get into the Christmas seems like this year that Christmas just came all of a we didn't know it was going to come. I know that the malls already have their decorations up and that we can go see Santa at your local mall soon...but I guess I wasn't ready for it yet. Funny how something like snow can change your perspective on things. Oh ya...for those of you who can't figure out what to get me for Christmas...I've stopped buying dvd's...and have made a wish list for your convenience.

The best part of the day? Sitting in Rebecca's hot tub...makes up for the cold snow...but at least I'm not in Saskatoon where I hear it was -20 ish this past week...but that day will come...until then...I'll enjoy this mild +1 weather.

Happy Thanksgiving to those south of the boarder...I wonder if they celebrate it back in England? ya...we lost the colonies...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

1.74 - The One with the Tin Roof...rustin'

yet another night of karaoke...I don't want to sound vain...or too prideful...but honestly...some of the other people that are there doing karaoke...can't sing...whatsoever. I applaud them for getting up there and singing...but if you KNOW...that you can't sing like Kelly Clarkson...then don't go up there and pick her song and totally butcher it. Also...why does every other song have to be a country song? and not JUST a country song...a really bad redition of an even worse counrty song? Ams was ready to puke...and I was gonna be there to fling it...mmmmm...but no puking at Shoeless Joe's...there's an enitre episode about that...with Ryan...something I made him drink made him spew at SJ's.

The night did start off a little slow...but boy did it ever pick up at the end...I didn't think Jonny could hit those high notes in Pappa was a Rolling Stone...or that I could hit those falsetto notes for The Still of the Night. Big props to Trav-who for getting up there...for the first time...and doing a fabulous job of Drift Away. But the best was Lesley and Dalton's rendition of Love Shack...simply specatular. I think next week we have to dig into the late 90's pop again and bring the house down. Nothing has beat that yet...

wow...I've posted 3 consecutive times about karaoke...yikes

Monday, November 14, 2005

1.73 - The One with the hype

One thing about a good story...the more you tell it...or even hear it you just don't tired of it. You even get exctied when it's being THE karaoke story has been told, re-told, and I'm sure being told by people who weren't even there. We've told this story so much that it's generated so much hype...and even a small following. By Wednesday night...if and only IF people really decide to show up...we would double...possibly triple our numbers for karaoke night. I think Dan is taking this a little too seriously...he's already 'practicing' songs to sing...Dalton is thinking of how we can get paid for singing...I think Jon is still in amazement that we pulled it off...and I can't say I haven't thought about some songs...but practicing...I'm not on that boat yet. Now our job is to live up to the hype that we've built up...

9 pm...Wednesday night...Shoeless Joe's in C-Dot...see ya there

Thursday, November 10, 2005

1.72 - The One when the street is back

Last night started with some potential and ended with a bang...first off we hit the Manafest show in good ole Port Hope...I felt so old many little kids...

Then we ended up at Shoeless Joe's not knowing it was karaoke night. It's been awhile since I've done karaoke...and the people that I was with couldn't wait to sing. But of course there are those that refused to sing no matter how much we Dalton, Dan, Jon and myself got up there to show them how it was done. We did a variety of songs through the night...but the showstoppers were our Backstreet Boys renditions. We started the night off with I Want it That Way, and ended the night with Show me the Meaning of Being Lonely. Just as we finished off our last song...the DJ told us that we needed to sing one more...but it was his pick. A little worried we agreed...he picked Everybody (Backstreet's Back) for us to sing...the crowd went nuts and in true karaoke fashion we sang our hearts out...danced...and I'm sure would have broke many a young girls heart back in the day. The applause was something else...never have I been applauded for singing a Backstreet Boys song...well I guess I know what I'm going to be doing on Wednesday nights...

Backstreet's back...alright

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

1.71 - The One with the extras

The hot topic around the table at Timmy Ho's last night was concerning sizes and the word extra. When you stick 'extra' in front of large...the item is larger than large. But when you place 'extra' in front of's smaller than small. So...what happens when you out 'extra' in front of medium? Extra it larger? or smaller? OR...because it's the medium does it just stay the same?

Monday, November 07, 2005

1.70 - The One with the stop

Ask anyone that knows me...I'm a shopper...let me loose in a mall with a bunch of money and I'll come back with some pretty good deals. I'm also the one that you don't bring shopping IF you don't want to buy anything. I tend to be able to sell you anything that you like...from a shirt to something a little more expensive and shiny...(right Rebecca?)

Now that the Christmas shopping season is upon us...there is one thing I beg of you not to do. I won't tell you not to spend lots money on your loved ones...'cuz I do that...I won't tell you not to buy novelty gifts that really don't do anything buy look pretty...'cuz I do that also. Please...please...when you're out in the considerate to the fellow shoppers around you. Be aware...this time of year...there's more people than normal at the malls. So don't stop walking in the middle of the mall and have people behind you try desperately to avoid running you over. It's kinda like when there's a car infront of you on the one is infront of one else is around them...and they decide to hit the breaks....

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

1.69 - The One with the REAL oompa loompa

If you've been an avid reader of my may remember episode
1.51 - The One with the oompa loompa...where my friend Emily was refered to ever so quaintly as "cute as an oompa loompa." Personally I think they are kinda wierd looking and freaky...but this guy (we'll call him Willy Wonka) just thought that it was a compliment. Well...this past weekend was Halloween so Emily decided to play the fact that she is in fact an oompa loompa...and a fabulous one she turned out to be... as the night progresses...she actually runs into Willy Wonka and he marvels at her costume. I must agree...she does look the part...small and freaky...what puzzles our oompa loompa is that Willy doesn't really say anything but what a great costume it is. Sunday rolls around and she see Willy again who empahsizes the fact that he loved her costume. He does wonder what gave her the she tells him a lottle story about a guy who walked her home one night and told her that she was small and cute like an oompa loompa. Poor guy just listened and didn't even clue in...I guess Willy has a short memory...too much candy...