Monday, May 29, 2006

2.47 - The one with the boom

I don't know what the fascination with guys and fire is...something about it draws us to it. Now I'm not a pyro, but I do enjoy a good fireworks show, especially if it is homemade. The other night we were all out at VanDan's for a bonfire...and we created our own little fireworks show. Who knew that flour and fire would create such a show?

Pretty fun huh? Now I know you want to run out and try it...just make sure that no one is on the other end of the fire when you throw the flour in. That night we went through 20kgs of flour...good thing it's cheap. Oh ya...Adam threw in a can of pop...we all took cover and heard a small 'bang', thinking that was the can we all gathered back around the fire. Maybe about 20 minutes later...'BOOM'. Shrapnel flew from the fire and we found the pop can with it's top blown off clean. Now that's one for the trophy case.

I also went to see X3 this was a good X-Men movie. It tied in well with the previous two, there were parts that I didn't like, and parts I really enjoyed. If you haven't seen it, stay until the bitter end, after the credits roll...there is a 30 second clip that left the audience in my theatre saying "woah".

Monday, May 22, 2006

2.46 - The One with the May 2-4

hmmm...why is it called the May 2-4 weekend when it doesn't always fall on May 24th? In any was a great weekend. I love long weekend...even if I have to work...somehow it ends up being such a fun filled one. This is what went down:

  • I was 'Submerged'
  • worked the graveyard
  • bounced at the door
  • read the greens
  • played like a sieve...but made a couple spectacular glove saves
  • had a hot tub sesh
  • viewed the flightplan
  • didn't head the gambler's advice...leading to a gypsy and a pianoman take my pot of gold
  • attempted to cure a sick laptop which I couldn't see
  • watched the oilers take a 2-0 strangle hold
  • drove the kids back
  • and long live the grill.

now its back to the 'real' world...cue music, lights, background action, and...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

2.45 - The One with the 15 minute delay

Can someone tell me why President Bush needed to waste 15 minutes of our time telling us about his new ideas for the immigration act. Did he really need to address the nation? If it was the Prime Minister or President of another country...they'd probably just have a news conference...or just a press release. He delayed TV programming for 15 minutes...unbelievable.

His closing remark is my favourite, "We honor the heritage of all who come here, no matter where they come from, because we trust in our country's genius for making us all Americans -- one nation under God."

we trust in our country's genius? uh huh

Friday, May 12, 2006

2.44 - The One with the perpetual 'ding'

Pronunciation: 'di[ng]
Function: verb
Etymology: probably imitative

1 : to make a ringing sound : CLANG
2 : to speak with tiresome reiteration
3: what you say after you see, hear notice a freudian slip

I started saying 'ding' when I started to hang out with Trav...I'm not entirely sure where he got it or how it started for that matter. But onto our story...Em was down for the day and I needed to do the groceries for work and she happily accompanied me. As we strolled throught the supermarket we came across...

ya...that's right...Cock on the Mountian Top brand syrup no less. So moving on from this...onto the next couple aisles...we get the priceless:

who in their right mind would have a company called 'Cock'? Seriously...then I look...its chinese...AWESOME!!! Em reminds me that the translation to english is the problem...thanks Em...I'm gonna miss ya...


Sunday, May 07, 2006

2.43 - The One with the real chinese food

When I talk about real Chinese food, the words chicken balls, egg rolls and chop suey don't make the cut. That's North American fabrication of chinese food. Last night was my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary banquet...and when Chinese people get together to celebrate...its all about the food. This is what a typical banquet looks like:

Let's start off with a Roasted Suckling Pig Plate

moving onto Deep Fried Stuffed Crab Claws

Stir Fried Prawn Ball & Scallops with Vegetable

Braised Shark's Fin Soup with Conpoy and Crab meat soup (this is one of my favourites, if you were to get a single serving: it's approx. $10 per bowl)

Whole Abalone in Oyster Sauce (Abalone is a shellfish..very expensive)

Roasted Chicken

Stir Fried Lobster in Supreme Soup

Steamed Whole Fish

Fried Rice with Conpoy & Egg White / Braised E-Fu Noodle

Last but not least: Dessert - Sweet Red Bean Cream with Lotus Seed and Fancy Cakes (Coconut on Jello and Almond Cookies...not so fancy if you ask me...I think we got the short end of the stick with the dessert.)

so there you have it...that's just a small sample of what real Chinese banquet food looks like. Oh was amazing...sooooo good. How did it all cost you wonder? I'm not sure...I didn't pay for it...but let's just say that if you ever get invited to a Chinese banquet...say yes.

Friday, May 05, 2006

2.42 - The One where I was way off

Who woulda though? Seeds 1-4 in the Eastern Conference made it through to the second round...and seeds 5-8 upset the top teams in the West? My NHL playoff picks are pretty bad this now that my Red Wings are gone..who to cheer for? No...I'm not hoping on a bandwagon...I just need someone to cheer for? I'm thinking I might as well cheer for our 2 remaining Canadian teams...Ottawa and Edmonton...time to pull out my Oilers jersey.

On a side note...M:I:3 tonight...

"Samsonite! I was WAAAYYY OFF!!"

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

2.41 - The One with the world's laziest ninja

I didn't get new PJ's...but i thought this was a great comic...

...but I still think I should get the shirt that says: "World's Laziest Ninja"

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

2.40 - The One with the end of an era, goodbye to a legend

One of the benefits of having a birthday is that everyone wants to take you out for a since last Friday, the only meals I've eaten at home has been breakfast...everything else has been lunch/dinner on someone else. Only happens once a year...but it's worth it.

Well my Red Wings have been eliminated from the playoffs in the first round for the last 3 seasons. Disappointing to say the least...the #1 seed beaten by the #8. But kudos to the Oilers...they played hard and they are a team to lookout for the rest of the playoffs. Last night could very well be the last game that Steve Yzerman played in the NHL. Yzerman, who turns 41 on May 9, has spent his entire career with the Red Wings since they drafted him fourth overall in 1983. His 20 seasons as captain is an NHL record. He sits 8th in the all time goals list, and 5th in all time points. He is the captian of all captians...

...thanks for the memories.