Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Monsters In My Closet


The monsters in my closet
Like to sleep the day away.
So when I get home from school,
I let them out to play.

When Mom calls me for supper,
I give them each a broom.
First they put my toys away,
And then they clean my room.

The Mummy hates to vacuum.
So if he starts to whine,
I kick his rear and tell him,
"Trade jobs with Frankenstein."

Wolfman used to fold my clothes.
I'll give him one more chance--
Last time he wasn't careful
And left furballs in my pants.

When my room is nice and neat,
I bring them up some food.
But Dracula wants to drink my blood--
I think that's pretty rude.

When it's time to go to bed,
I hug them all goodnight.
They jump back in my closet,
While I turn out the light.

I've taken care of monsters
For as long as I recall,
But the monsters in my closet
Are the nicest ones of all!

--Phil Bolsta

Thursday, March 23, 2006

aarrrrr!



My pirate name is:


Mad Jenny Bonney



Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Trouble With Skunks

Have you ever had the opportunity to observe or smell a skunk practically every other day? Welcome to my life living on 50th Ave in Sylvan Lake. We have a little friend, let's call him 'Pepe', who walks around this neighborhood like he owns it! I have seen Pepe in our yard, in our neighbor's yard, in the yard 2 houses down from me. I have seen him scoot under a house across the street from me, and Shawn has come face to face with him in our garage. Most recently, I saw Pepe running down the street in front of my house last night. At first, I thought he was a cat. Then my eye caught the unmistakable white stripes. There are 2 major things that annoy me about Pepe. First of all (of course) is the smell. I smell him just about every night around here. If you know me well, you know that I actually like the smell of skunk...but it gets a little old when you smell it every night and when he has sprayed so close to your home that you half expect to find him roaming around your living room, perhaps eating a bag of microwave popcorn and taking in an episode of Survivor. The second thing that annoys me is that Pepe is proving to be smarter than I originally thought. About 2 weeks ago, I saw someone from the town setting a humane trap to catch the elusive skunk. They set it up right in front of his burrow under the cabin just a few down from me. Can you believe that the trap is still sitting there empty? Apparently Pepe has figured out what we're up to. Either that or they have not put anything appealing for him to eat in the trap. At any rate, we have been outwitted by a skunk who is free to waddle where he wants, eat what he wants, and spray where he wants...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Let's play chase!

The title comes from my little friend Teddy who uses "chase" instead of tag! T tagged me, and I wasn't going to do it, but then I felt kinda guilty and she kept mentioning it, so here we go...

4 Jobs I've had

1. Sears Catalogue Outlet, Cold Lake
2. Sears Call Centre, Regina
3. Sears Hardware Dept., Red Deer (Craftsman forever!)
4. Sears Health Food Shop, Red Deer

4 Goals for this year

1. Keep on going to the gym
2. Keep my house organized
3. Keep going out with friends
4. Keep on keepin' on

4 Movies I could watch over and over

1. What about Bob
2. Parent Trap -old version (even the lady at the video store was annoyed at me as a kid for renting it so many times...)
3. Annie
4. Mary Poppins

4 Places I've lived

1. Cold Lake
2. Regina
3. Edson
4. Sylvan Lake

4 TV shows I love

1. Dr. Phil
2. Survivor
3. Dukes of Hazzard
4. Little House on the Prairie

4 Places I have vacationed

1. Madrid -brushed up on my Spanish
2. Puerto Vallarta -bought a t-shirt there
3. Sunny Rankin Inlet
4. Moscow -wittiest people I've ever met

4 Websites I check daily

Pretty much just blogs, not much time for anything else...
1. T
2. Grace
3. Joy
4. Zimmers, Kelle, Daily Dancer (OK, I had to fit them all in)

4 Favourite Foods from 4 Favourite places

I'm just going to put places, I usually eat something different every time...

1. Viet Thai (Regina) aka Viet Thigh...
2. Subway
3. Wendy's
4. East India House Rules!

4 Places I'd rather be

1. In bed under the covers
2. In bed on top of the covers
3. In bed with one leg under the covers and one leg outside of the covers
4. Did I mention my bed?

4 People I'm tagging to do this

1. Grace ('cause Tanneal told me to)
2. Joy ('cause Tanneal told me to)
3. Joaquin Phoenix
4. Richard Simmons

Rolling Rules!

Well, T put some of these pics on her blog, but I thought I would too, since I had such a great time on Saturday night at Lloyd's in Calgary with the youth. However, over the next few days I was in a great deal of pain (can somebody say groin muscles?). Oh, how I wish we had a roller rink in Sylvan...



Flying like the wind...or perhaps breaking wind?










It's a bird, it's a plane, it's RollerDean!









The dynamic duo...fantastic flying action. Able to leap small children in a single bound. Queens of the roller derby!










I told you to give me a triple layer of diapers!








John is about to cause one MAJOR roller smash-up









No one told
ME that we'd be roller skating with 2 million other people tonight...let the roller derby begin!






"What are you going to do today, Napoleon?"

"Whatever I feel like, gosh!"







"Turn up the Bay City Rollers!"

s-a-t-u-r-
d-a-y
......NIGHT!!!
s-a-t-u-r-
d-a-y
......NIGHT!!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Check Out The Guitar!

All I can say is "Check out that guitar"! It's pointy AND camouflage! I figured that Sean deserves not one, but 2 entries in my blog, lucky guy! (Mom and Dad, I'll get to you soon! Muuhhaaaahaa) If anyone is in the Edmonton area and enjoys extremely loud music, come join us at Red's next Friday (March 24th). Flood of Fire will be playing around 10, cover charge is $7 at the door, but only $4 if you have a promotional ticket. I have not clue how to go about getting one of these tickets. If your ears are sensitive, bring earplugs! I'm sure it will be a great show. Sean, hope you're not embarrassed about me posting this picture of you, but I just want to show everyone that you are doing what you enjoy doing, and pursuing a dream. What an example to me and to everyone that when you have a dream, you need to take action if you want to see the result. Sitting around talking about doing something won't do you any good--ever. But if you take a chance and do something radical (for instance, moving to Vancouver and starting up a band), you might come just that much closer to living your dream. I'm so proud of you Sean--you and the boys really are an inspiration. (Sorry if that sounds cheezy, that's just the kind of gal I am!) See you next weekend!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

My Hair--The Saga Continues



Back by popular demand, may I present to you....my hair! I promise this is the last time I will write about my hair. It's kind of hard to see the colour, but thanks for trying, T!