Thursday, September 10, 2009

Icky Kind of Day

I wasn't feeling very well today. I am much better at the moment. As I wasn't in the mood to be terribly active, I was surfing the web. Wow. This is a bizarre little world isn't it? Just think, there are all sorts of people out there that share this world with us. I'm quite happy that they share their humour and ideas with us all. The Internet has made this so much more accessible, it's incredible. I am by no means a techie, but once in while I feel pretty awesome that I can find some of the bizarre and hilarious stuff out there and share with others.
This link I thought was just too cool for words. I don't see how you can think we are the only ones in the universe when there is all this activity taking place that most of us will never see. Who is to say that there is no life in other galaxies. Maybe that is why I'm so into Science Fiction. I just thought this images were beautiful.
Speaking of all sorts of people out there.....I'm not sure if I have shared this with you before or not. It made me spit out my rye so I thought it was worth a second gander.
There are all sorts of games we can play for hours on end. I found this version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy I enjoy. I don't know if any of you played, pick your own adventures, but that is what this one is like.
The net also provides you with useful information. You never know when you will need to break out your trusty Latin to
Current English translation book. At least now, we will be prepared!
I like how a lot of sites just make you go What!?!?! If you are squeamish, I wouldn't click that particular link.
Ah well, I guess that is enough procrastination for now. I'm off to finish to my little project.
Have a good night everyone. In just a few more minutes it will be Friday.
Night :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Love TV.....No.....Really......I Do.....

I am forever amazed at the amount of people who I come into contact with that do not watch television. They are a unique set in my opinion. I don't know what it's like not to have one. When my sister and I were growing up in Scarborough, that was the high light of our day. The first thing we did when we woke in the morning was turn on the television to watch our cartoons. I think that obsession comes from our Dad. He grew up in Toronto and had way more the luxuries than our Mom who grew up in a small northern Ontario town. To this day, most of the people where my Mom lived still just have the basic system for television. There are only two, maybe three channels depending on the weather. One channel was French the other English. If the President or the Prime Minister was on, you were screwed. Come to think of it, that held true for our upbringing as well. Our programs were forever interrupted by a special message from the President. At that point, my sister and I would just look at each other and then scatter off to find our colouring books or Barbie dolls. Television was a means to tell time. By the time our morning cartoon was over, we had to be outside waiting for the school bus. When we came home, it took one show for dinner to be complete. After dinner, it was four shows until bedtime. Then the real games began....
Please Mom, just ten more minutes
Please Mom, just until the next commercial break........
It was quite the magical box. Saturday morning cartoons were the ultimate. Now, when I see those shows, I can recognize them for the half hour commercial hocking toys that they really were, but I still loved them. Shows like Jem and the Holograms, G. I. Joe, Glow Worms, Read a Long Gang, The Care Bears........That list of programs we watched is longer than my attention span, which is impressive considering the hobbies I maintain. The game shows were a whole other addiction. Bumper Stumpers, Classic Concentration, Card Sharks, etc etc etc.....
Now look at the programs we have today. This is what started my line of thinking into this subject matter. There will be a whole bunch of series and seasons premiers these next few weeks that have me totally psyched. Fringe will air in the next few weeks. America's Next Top Model will start tomorrow. A new show called Glee has peaked my interest. I was in a chat forum the other day and everyone was talking about this other show that has me madly trying to locate the time and channel it will start, Vampire Diaries. While I was using one of the many torture devices at the gym, I saw that The Tudors will be on shortly. There is a never-ending amount of shows that I want to watch. It can be scary really, but those shows are the reason why I really like this time of year.

I can't think of a transition phrase, so I'll just blurt out the details of my week end.

My parents were visiting this week end. We had a great time. They were staying close by in their motor home. They had a wonderful spot. The National Geographic Channel was just outside their window.

It's a good thing for the squirrels that Mom does not let her cat out. Their population would decrease quickly if he had free reign of the place.

Well I'm off to bed. Today was surprisingly long. I hope you all enjoyed your long week ends. Take care everyone

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kid Rock

We had a great time at the concert Friday night. Kid Rock was actually quite professional. He went on promptly at 23h00. I don't think I have ever attended an event that actually started at the time specified on the ticket. Getting to the Molson Amphitheater was also fun. We took the Go train into the city. On board were quite the lot of colourful characters. Let me just say I'm quite relieved this motley group decided on public transportation. We couldn't' have asked for more agreeable weather. Not a cloud in the sky and it was not too humid either. We walked through the CNE grounds to get to the concert venue. We knew we were on the right path because of the aroma of beer and weed. lol. I wish I could should you pictures of the actual concert, but the ones I managed to take, are quite blurry. The few I do have are interesting though.

I had no idea Kid Rock drew such a diverse crowd:

These two ladies were directly in front of us. They were rocking out with the best of them, taking pictures, dancing, the whole nine yards.

Here is some of the blurriness I captured:

The camera I currently use is this Canon Powershot A460 I find it takes great close up shots and scenic views. I have trouble taking anything moving in a distance shot, sort of like my vision it sounds like (near-sighted). If anyone can recommend either a way to take good action shots far away with this camera, or a camera that takes good action shots, I would really appreciate it.

I thought it fitting to put this video here:

Have a good night everyone. Enjoy your long week ends if you get one :)