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July 23rd, 2008

07:39 pm - Adventures in Retail
Had to share a little story with y'all.

I've had lots of interesting and/or dumb encounters working at the liquor store... and haven't shared many of 'em.

Gotta share this little gem though. Today, I went next door to the main warehouse to pick up an item or two.   I'm standing in line at the registers, talking with a co-worker who walked over with me.  We're just chatting and observing the crowd (glad we don't work in the main store!) when I overhear a conversation at the line next to us.

There, a father about my age is standing there with his little girl.  She's likely 5 or so.  He's just placed an item on the belt, when his daughter asks "What's that Daddy?"

"That's for Mom", Dad responds.

"Oh.  How come Mom gets stuff?"  the girl asks petulantly.

"Because Mom gets whatever she wants" answers Dad.

"Well that isn't fair!"  responds the youngster.

"No.  It isn't."  says Dad.  With just the right hint of bitterness that any adult would detect, but would be lost on a 5 year old.

I couldn't help but giggle.
Current Mood: amusedamused

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July 10th, 2008

08:25 pm - Ways to call in sick...
I was just reading an article on Fark.com, on techniques for calling in sick.   Actual tips, for those who can't figure out things like showing up with a tan the next day is bad.

Anyway, that started a discussion thread on ways to call in sick...

Here's a post that cracked me up...

Tell your boss you have explosive diarrhea.

While on the phone, drop a water balloon full of something almost liquid, like jello, on a tile floor, making sure the sound can be heard on the phone. Needs to be loud, needs to be heavy, and it needs to sound like a lot of it.

Say "whoops."

Boss will inform you that you are not to come to work under any circumstances for the next week.

Okay, it's poop humour, but damn if that didn't make me laugh.  :D 

Had to share...
Current Mood: amusedamused

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July 1st, 2008

05:11 pm - Hook me up!
Just spotted this on the 'net:

Where do I get it?   Hook me up man!!!!   :D

Had to share... made me giggle...

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June 28th, 2008

01:38 pm - Baggage!
Hey all!

I guess people want luggage! It's pretty much all spoken for.

Okay gang... I'll bring all of the stuff to Ronya & Joel's BBQ, if you are gonna be there. If not, lemme know, and we can make alternate arrangements for ya. :)

Thank ya all! :D


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June 25th, 2008

06:31 pm - Where d'ya want these bags???
Hey all!

We're doin' a huge spring/summer purge around the ol' homestead this week, and you wouldn't believe what a pack-rat I am.

After several trips to the dump, mavmaw and I cleaning closets, de-cluttering the basement (with the fantastic assistance of madeileen...thanks again luv!), we've tossed an unbelievable amount of....stuff.

Which brings me to the main point of this post.

I've (re)discovered that we have a small plethora of luggage.  No, not the emotional kind (well... that too), but the kind ya use for goin' places.

So, does anyone need some luggage?   Here's what we have:

Duffel bag, medium-sized black leather ... brand new ... so new it still has packaging on it..  - Kez

Duffel bag, small black leather  - Tremaine

Small wheeler suitcase, black with extension handle - Phil

Medium wheeler suitcase, black with extension handle  (NOT a matched set with the above wheeler) - Phil

Suit carrier, black (I think it's American Tourister) - Lisa/Iain

Suit carrier, black w/ brushed steel Calgary Flames logo/plate - Anyone a Flames nut? - Lisa/Iain

Soft valise/briefcase with Calgary Flames and St John Flames logos - from 1995 Training Camp

Soft valise/briefcase with Calgary Flames logo and "Calgary Flames" text - Iain

Small (not large as previously thought) soft suitcase, burgundy (Samsonite) - Joel

That's it.  I can provide pics of the stuff if anyone is interested.  It's all free to a good home, and is all in good-or-better condition.  (We actually have more bags, but they're getting tossed... too worn or beat up.)  

Lemme know if you want a piece or two!   Otherwise, it's gettin' donated somewhere...
Current Mood: busy

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June 20th, 2008

03:50 pm - A "Special" Addendum

Howdy again all...

I forgot one amusing little occurrence from the camping trip I blogged about yesterday...

We were sitting by the fire on Tuesday evening, just enjoying the quiet and solitude, when there was a splintering CRACK, the sound of many branches breaking and creaking, and we whipped around to see a tree fall over.  Madeileen cautiously looked over, to see if something.... large-n-alive had pushed the tree, or if it went on it's own.  Turns out it just.... went.  Creeped us right out though!

So, the age-old question has been answered.

Yes, if trees fall in the forest, they do indeed make noise.  Lots of it.   ;)

Current Mood: tiredtired

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June 19th, 2008

09:22 pm - A "SPECIAL" Outing
Well, I'm home.

I just did something I haven't done in MANY years, and spend three days hiking and camping in the back woods of Kananaskis with madeileen.

Read about our journey within! (Long entry)Collapse )
Current Mood: contentcontent

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May 31st, 2008

12:03 pm - Faux Album Art - Ganked from Shuffledog
This was a fun little excersize... 

 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post (optional).

Here's my first attempt... done fast and dirty... didn't like the image I randomly got...but I ran with it.  Yeah, there is a lens-flare in it... but it worked with the laser (which was in the original pic)

Say hello to NAVAL REACTOR!!!!  :)

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May 22nd, 2008

10:58 pm - Voice stuff & a new convert
Howdy all! 

Voice-Land has been interesting of late!

I've been keeping a little busy.  I've done a few e-Learning projects with one of Calgary's top voice-guys.  He asked me to help out with some of his projects.  How cool is that? 

I've also done a few radio ads of late.  A few for DeVry, and most recently some fun character ads for Baywest Home Builders.  Most notably, I've been asked to take part in an on-going project for e-Learning with another studio in town...and if the project takes off, I could be doing a couple of sessions per WEEK, on an on-going basis.  Huge earning potential, IF it works.  (I'm one of 6 performers that have been asked to be part of this, 3 male and 3 female).  Crossing my fingers!!!

I've also been looking into getting representation in other cities, and have been talking with a few people in the business about that.

As a result of those talks, and other factors, I've *FINALLY* started to outfit a home recording setup.  I picked up a studio microphone, a couple other goo-gags necessary for home recording (an "MBox Mini" for one thing)

MOST notably, I now have a very sexy iMac.

That's right.  I've finally gone over to the other side.  I'm a proud Mac owner.  I promise not to start wearing black turtlenecks and smokin' clove cigarettes.  ;)  I just picked the beast up today, and was quite impressed with how easy it is to setup, and to learn the basics.  Taking a bit to get used to a NON-windows machine though.  Plus it's gonna take me MUCH longer to learn the audio software I'm using.  (Pro-Tools)

I'm so jazzed about all of this, I just had to share.  :D  

Now, someone tell me what the Mac secret-handshake is.  ;)
Current Mood: artistic

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March 17th, 2008

10:22 am - Happy Happy!
This Irish lad just wanted to say HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY to everyone out there!  Be sure to tip back a pint o' somthin' on this fine day!

Current Mood: bouncybouncy

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