Wednesday, August 30, 2006

2.77 - The One where Carlton sings

I was checking out Celebrity Duets last night and these are a few things that I noticed:

  • Alfonso Ribeiro - better known as Carlton from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' can's my pick to win this thing
  • Lucy Lawless, a.k.a Xena - Warrior Princess looked amazing. I wasn't big on her Xena haircut way back when...but her long blonde locks...much better
  • Chris Jericho - sorry man...stick with what you know best
  • is it me or does Little Richard still looks like a freak? Buggy eyes and the ridiculous outfits? Do they have Celebrity Extreme Makeover?
  • Wayne Brady - nice to see you back on TV...but for a moment there, I though I was watching Theo from The Cosby Show.
  • David Foster tries for the Simon Cowell approach...not convinced
  • did I mention Little Richard is a freak?
  • I want to see Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro pair up again on stage for something
  • Little Richard...yup...still a freak

Monday, August 28, 2006

2.76 - The One with the Fog of War

The fog of war is a term used to describe the level of ambiguity in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations.

Although I wasn't participating in any military operation it sure seemed like the level of my situational awareness was very low last night. Adam and I were driving back from Jim's place way out in the country and we were hit by the thickest fog I've ever encountered. At one point I couldn't see 5 feet past the hood of the truck. It was pretty wild...not very fun when it's pitch black out and you have to drive 15 minutes back into town in the thick fog.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

2.75 - The One with the reluctant star

I was at the airport again on the weekend picking Darrien and Jarryd up and while I was waiting for them to come out I noticed something that I didn't before. There were a lot of video cameras around. I'm not talking about the security ones...I mean the camcorders.As families were waiting for their loved one(s) to come out, they would be taping everything that was going on...and as the person came out the camera was fixed to them and they'd be in the next great home movie that you'd probably never see again. As I was watching this happen over and over again...the weary travellers usually didn't notice the camera until it was too late...and by that time they didn't want to be filmed, they just wanted to get out of the airport. I'm not sure if I'd want to be on camera as I came out with my luggage. I think just seeing someone on the other end is good enough. I don't need watch those moments over and over again.

I was also at Costco on Sunday and I noticed something in a few carts that I didn't know that they sold there. Children...that's right...there were children in a few of the carts...must be aisle 5, way at the top shelf. I wonder how much they go for?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

2.74 - The One with the Hong Kong style

Tonight we went out for supper at a Chinese restaurant in Richmond Hill for my uncle's birthday. Actually...I shouldn't say 'Chinese' restautant...the name was chinese, the menu's were chinese, it was in a chinese plaza, all the employees were chinese, and everyone in the restaurant was chinese...BUT there wasn't any chinese food. I had chicken fettucini alfredo, there was lobster and spaghetti. Basically it was chinese trying to be's the Hong Kong style...

Monday, August 14, 2006

2.73 - The One where emotions run high

...there are a few movies out there that I've seen that have drained me emotionally. Hotel Rwanda, Schindler's List, The Passion of The Christ, and now World Trade Center. Some people think that it's still a bit early for a movie about the accounts of September 11, 2001...but I thnk that this movie was a good reminder of how short life can be, the courage and love that we have and can show to each people...coming from different backgrounds and creeds can still be united as one. How easily we forget that we are one people...God's children...and we should stand united.

But as we were chatting after the movie...we discussed how distant we are from the rest of the world. Right now there are bombings in the middle east, civil wars in Africa and we here in North America are still sitting pretty. We don't know how lucky we are to live how we do. Sure 9/11 was a tragedy, but to some people in the world face things that are unthinkable to us everyday. We take life and our freedom for granted. We need to take time to reflect and tell the people that are around us how much we appreciate them and how much we love them.

Getting back to 9/11...this November, a few of us are planning to visit NYC and one of the things I want to see is Ground Zero. My emotions were running high during the movie when I saw the images of the devastation...but when I'm actually there...I'm not sure what kind of state I'll be in. I do recommend this movie...I though it was very well done. It focuses on two police officers that were pulled out of the rubble and what they went through that day. It leaves the politics at home and displays the courage and love of the families and the brave people that helped down at Ground Zero.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

2.72 - The One with the wedding invitations

I got two...that's right two invitations to two different weddings today. One in Rebecca & Jered in September and Amanda & Travis in October. Should be good to find a date...

Monday, August 07, 2006

2.71 - The One with the new blogs

well they're not brand spanking new blogs...but new blogs to check out:

Lalalala...Lindsay! - Lindsay's blog...I think you need a Microsoft passport to read it
the memory device - AJ's blog...Journalist working for
Live from Freetown - Emily's new blog...she's dropping her old one while she's in Sierra Leone. Funny story about this one. When I saw the URL for this new blog I read "emily is alone" not "emily in salone". So I asked why she wanted that as her new blog...

...that's right...laugh at the foreign guy

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

2.70 - The One with the Random Thoughts

  • I think one of the lamest conversational starters is: "Hot enough for ya?" or the opposite, "Cold enough for ya?" But I'd rather have the hot than the cold...
  • I've been to Red Lobster twice in the last 3 2 different countries, top that.
  • People that don't like seafood have to suck it up and try seafood...especially when they go to Red Lobster with us.
  • Eating alone in a restaraunt...not so fun...eating with friends...priceless
  • Living out of a suitcase in a hotel room is fun for the first few days...someone comes and cleans up after you...makes your bed...but it gets old real quick.
  • Hot pool...LOVE IT
  • Shopping by yourself is with someone that has your taste or encourages you to buy things...extremely dangerous
  • I'll confess...I like shoes...I like buying shoes...but I met a guy that is worse than me...he bought 3 pairs in Columbus to go with his 5 pairs that he brought.
  • Fergie's new song "London Bridge" sounds very similar to Gwen's "Hollaback Girl"
  • A vacation is get away from work and hustle and bustle of everyday life...but when you come back and you see your friends and family're reminded why you come back home