Monday, March 26, 2007

An....odd video Monday...

In honour of an awesome little game that i've added to my Myspace, here's a slightly odd video that i found. Does anyone else remember wearing out countless batteries playing this on a Game Boy? I've always been addicted to Tetris, and yesterday I found out how to add it onto my if you want to waste some time, the link is on my sidebar...have fun!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ranting about Recycling

Yes, I'm going to rant about recycling. Not about whether or not we SHOULD recycle, but about the fact that some people don't recycle properly. I know this sounds odd, but I just spent half an hour in the garage tonight organizing all the stuff that exits this house and ends up in the recycle bin in the garage. First of all you should know that I LOVE to recycle. I really do enjoy rinsing out containers, cutting lids off cans and folding up cardboard. I share a house with 3 people who live downstairs and lately they've really been getting into the recycling mood. Which is GREAT except they don't sort anything, they just dump it into the green box. And they haul out box upon box but don't break any of them down. So every two weeks I end up sorting their stuff, breaking down boxes, and throwing out all the stuff they think they can recycle but can't. Tonight it was 3 milk cartons, a lot of plastic wrap and 2 tetra packs that can go to the bottle depot. Now, because I love to recycle, I end up only throwing out one white bag full of garbage a week. The thing that really gets me is that I have a feeling they are not recycling half the things they could. I find very few plastic bottles, no paper, and no glass or metal cans at all. As a result, they produce 2 big black bags of garbage a week. I know it's 3 against one, but they totally monopolize the 2 garbage bins we are allowed to put out each week. Anyway, I'm not complaining about organizing their recycling for them, because I really do enjoy it...I just wish they could be better recyclers! Well, it's late and you probably all think I'm psycho for writing this, but hey, whatever! Happy recycling! And yes...I'm watching you...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Music Video Monday

This is the coolest!!! He is actually beatboxing while he plays the flute. So odd, yet entertaining... Who can tell me the two songs he plays in this video?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Is it the weather?

So I've been in a bit of a rotten mood today. I'm not sure why, it's just one of those "feel sorry for yourself" kind of days. I'm sitting here eating a salad and some cottage cheese as I'm attempting to eat a little healthier these days...which is in itself a reason I could be in a bad mood! Thanks to everyone who listened to me complain on the phone or online today (some more than others)! You guys know who you are and you're awesome. I'm not sure if it's just the nice weather or what, but I kind of feel like I have cabin fever. I'm really praying that things don't turn out like in The Shining. I do have some reasons to be happy today...first of all it's my friend T's 19th birthday! Happy Birthday T, only 2 more years until you're legal age in the States! And I also remembered that Cyndi is coming for a visit soon. So there. Two reasons to cheer up. Well, I've decided to head out for an exciting night at WalMart. Only because I need to get out and it's the only place open late tonight! Hope you're all having an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Music Video Monday

Thanks to Pastor Kevin for forwarding this awesome video to me! I've become a Johnny Cash fan over the last couple years, and I just love the gritty-ness of his songs and how he just tells it like it is.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Prestige

So, last night I watched "The Prestige" and I loved it! In fact it made my brain work so hard that I was up half the night tossing and turning in bed! I have to admit that I liked it better than "The Illusionist" (sorry Grace) but both are really good movies. I've been slightly obsessed today, reading about the movie and trying to get it all figured out...I never will. But I found some interesting things, so if you are a fan of the movie, click here, here, or here. You can also click here to meet Derek Selinger...a guy I went to Bible College with and an illusionist who is coming into his own. On a side note, I had an interesting conversation with a lady at the church today. I mentioned I was up late last night watching this movie and I tried to explain the plot to her. She said that she believed that illusion is deception and that it is unacceptable. I think that illusion (in the context of watching an illusionist) is art and very entertaining, although you get into some borderline stuff like Criss Angel and David Blaine...I know they are just illusionists but they use very dark images and present themselves as evil...I don't agree with that. What do you guys think? Deception or entertainment?

Friday, March 09, 2007

I Can't Resist a Bargain!

My friends and family know that because I can't resist a bargain, my house is filled with a lot of "stuff" that I paid very little for. It's all great "stuff", but there's a lot of it. Most of my furniture was purchased at Sears Clearance in Regina, or garage sales (with the odd Zellers/WalMart deal). I'm not afraid to buy clothes secondhand (as long as they're machine washable), I love to look through second hand records, and I like to pick up unique pottery and the like in second hand stores. I love to shop at Salvation Army, Value Village, and Care and Share (the second hand store here in town). It was at Care and Share today that I picked up a Litte Tikes workshop similar to the one shown here. I had made my purchases inside (a Cleo skirt-$1 , jogging pants-$2, Trivial pursuit question cards-kid's edition-$1) and as I walked out the door, there stood this awesome workbench, in great condition, with one fat little plastic saw hanging from a hook. I went back in and asked about it...they were giving it away for free! Well, since the store runs on donations, I insisted on making a donation, because if I was to buy one of these new it would cost probably $70-$100 dollars. Mind you, all the tools were missing except for the fat little saw, but you can buy plastic tools at Walmart I'm sure. So as I write this, the workbench is sitting in the backseat of my car. I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. I'd love to have it in my house, but since my little friends only visit once in a while, it would be a huge space waster. So I guess I will haul it to the church and put it in one of our preschool rooms. I know it will be welcomed by the little boys in the church, as I'm sure they're tired of playing at the kitchen centre and the beauty centre (complete with hairdryers, jewlery, plastic make-up, and a play razor thrown in for the boys)!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Music Video Monday

Here's a classic from Cyndi Lauper...I thought of this song after noticing that they are once again selling slouch legwarmers in stores! I saw them at Zellers last week, and they cost $8 a pair. It's amazing how things are making a comeback from the 80's...and quite frankly a little frightening! Even the packaging is the same as I remember. They aren't the regular legwarmers, they were the ones that got really baggy around your ankles. I once owned a pair of these legwarmers. They were pink and I probably only wore them once or twice...but I felt so trendy when I did! Last week, I saw a friend's daughter, who is only about 8 months old wearing legwarmers if you can believe it! There's no escaping them! Anyway, enjoy the video, reminisce a little, and cross your fingers that we will never have to backcomb our bangs again!