Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Soundtrack of My Life

1. Open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod).
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing.
5. New question – press the next button.
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool.

I don't really have an mp3 library and so I did this with a mixed CD I made recently ("My First 60 CDs", though you can see I relied heavily on only a few). Not many LOLs -- maybe just one. Okay, I see 2.

* Opening credits:
"Gump" Weird Al

* Waking up:
"Cavity Search" Weird Al

* First day at school:
"Rock and Roll Creation": Spinal Tap

* Falling in love:
"Mr. Tambourine Man": The Byrds

* Breaking up:
"Wonderful Tonight": Eric Clapton

* Prom:
"Jurassic Park" Weird Al (too much Weird Al!!)
(I never went to any of my grads. I'm not sure if we had any.)

* Life’s okay:
"The River of Life": Billy Joel

* Mental breakdown:
"The Majesty of Rock": Spinal Tap

* Driving:
"So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star": The Byrds

* Flashback:
"Sylvio": Bob Dylan

* Getting back together:
"Stonehenge": Spinal Tap (Too much Spinal Tap)

* Wedding:
"Break Like the Wind": Spinal Tap (I said, "Too much Spinal Tap!")

* Birth of child:
"Young, Dumb and Ugly": Weird Al (Hey!)

* Final battle:
"In the Garage": Weezer

* Death scene:
"The Sun Never Sweats": Yep, it's Spinal Tap again.

* Funeral song:
"Dignity": Bob Dylan (kinda like Shroom's end credits)

* End credits:
"Cocaine": Eric Clapton (by J.J. Cale)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Kristian Update

I knew Kristian had his checkup today to see how he has been doing after being released from hospital.

So I phoned Erin (his Mom) to see how it went and she said I should/could post this to my blog. So I guess I'd better!

He is slowly gaining weight. He had slipped below 18lb in hospital, but is over that again now, but not yet 19lb.

His test for Celiac's Disease (Gluten intolerance) came back negative on the big part but "iffy" on the other smaller parts. (Excuse me if I get too technical.) So he might have to go to Winnipeg for a biopsy to be sure.

I don't know if Erin knows that her Mom has been telling stories of Erin's own childhood eating adventures, which I'll omit here. But anyway I guess this could be something similar exacerbated (I just watched "Shaun of the Dead") by zombies, I mean, by the stomach virus he had.

So I'll post one of my favourite Kristian pix stolen from his flickr page.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Rauni's 75th Birthday Party, Nov. 21/06


Not yet 75.

In the kitchen at her own party.

Young bucks near the food.

Taking care of business.

Rauni gets to relax.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Camp Gitchigomee Vol. Appreciation: Nov. 18/06


The Camp Gitchigomee Volunteer Appreciation Supper was held in St. John's Anglican Parish Hall.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006 is Weird

Nobody Talks is still #1 on the Satire chart, but Free Stanley which was #2 this morning has dropped to #6 -- and yet it is still a "hot song".

Laughter Heard Through the Wall (featuring Robin, Shroom and Lance) was #10 on the Blues Rock chart yday, but is now #40!! But it is still a "hot song".

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Another encouraging email from a camper

hi Everybody

how r u doing ?

who is coming back to pioneer camp next year ?

If you guys are email me back ok !!

thanks !

oh ! everyone I am going to be a staff member for camp next year in the kitchern and much more !!

I am so so so happy about it !!

Thadd and I did a form for staff and he said yes I can work next year for pioneer camp with you guys !!

oh ! the dates are for Pioneer camp for boys camp only is on Boys 1 is July 30 to August 10 and boys 2 (Aug 13-24) and I will see you there !!

so I got to go now email me back phone me at (204) ---------- and ask for [name] and I will talk to u then

Bye everyone !!
PS Kristian went home from hospital yday. He was content to let me hold him while his mother packed and didn't barf. I mean, *he* didn't barf. Well, neither did she (as far as I know). Neither did I, for that matter.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Please, pray that little Kristian can get over his stomach virus, keep his food down, go home and start gaining more weight.

Note the Leafs slippers.

Nov. 2/06 Songwriter Contest


However ... (as of Nov. 6/06).