Thursday, September 28, 2006
Monday, July 03, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Dora the Explorer
It's Father's Day, and what a better way to spend it than with my son at Dora's Pirate Adventure. Yeah, that's right, screw the Oiler's game 6. I spent about the same for two tickets to watch a chubby girl and a guy in a monkey suit jump around on stage. Aidan loved it.
I wouldn't feel like I was gouged if they had put a little more effort into the props and costumes, and what the hell, the acting too. I'm sure that Nickleodean has amassed a fortune off of Dora merchandise, but it doesn't look like they spent a dime on the show. I assume it was a dance company that bought the rights to do the show, so good for them.
One thing about the show is that it was moved from Rexall Place to the Agricom. The acoustics just didn't measure up. The show was move because of the Oilers game. I guess the booking agent either figured they'd take the cup in 4 or else he's a Flames fan.
Monday, May 22, 2006
We call Maggie our first child. Diana and I saw her at Petsmart in on Calgary Trail in Edmonton while we were visiting her sister. We went back the next day to the SPCA and picked her out of a large litter. It was a tough choice between her and her rolly polly brother, but Maggie seemed to be able to hold her own against all the other pups. She turned out to be quite an alpha female, which drove Diana nuts, since she's one too.
When I worked in the forestry biz, I would take Maggie out with me, for company and protection. She wasn't, however, the brightest or most aware dog. I have sat with her and watched a moose strut right past us. Maggie remained completely oblivious.
She was also a great companion for Aidan. She was very tolerant of his two year old behaviour. She put up with Aidan's ear pulling and Aidan loved her face licks. Occasionally, I would find the two of them curled up together asleep on her pillow.
It was a very sad night when Maggie left us. Somehow, she ate something poisonous and we had to put her to sleep. Now, as Aidan says, she is up in the sky, sleeping in the stars.
Ok. So I'm a little slow at posting new things. Posting anything for that matter. I'm going to use the excuse that I forgot my password. I must have a few dozen passwords floating around in my brain. I am usually suprised when one actually works. I also suffer from short term memory loss due to long term, uh, pesticide exposure, when I was tree planting.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Diana bought a set of construction toys from Walmart. At first, they looked really cheap, like the kind of toys made in China that break right away. They are actually fairly well made, or at least I am not worried about a tire popping off and going down my son's throat.
The set came with an assortment of heavy machinery (cement truck, crane thing, F-350...), as well as some construction signs and four little action figures.
Tire changing guy
Three of the action figure guys had pretty obvious jobs, like tire changing guy, above. There was also Gas Filler-upper Guy and Flagman.
But this fourth guy I couldn't quite figure out what the hell he was doing. So I figure I would call him Industrial Accident Guy