Wednesday, August 31, 2005

pay for camping (in B.C.) lately? Well don't, See here.
I took my family to Fort Steele (by Cranbrook) a couple days ago, I'd recommend it, especially if you have kids. Part of it might I might be nostalgia because I used to go there almost every summer when i was growing up, and the fact that my 3 kids are all under 5 so admission, the wagon ride, train ride, live theatre, and lunch buffet are all free for them. We also fed, and got to "pet" some huge trout at The Kootenay Trout Hatchery which is close by, and there's some other cool stuff there too. (and we camped for FREE at Horsehoe Lake)

Friday, August 26, 2005

i watched alot of tv on tuesday night which is pretty rare for me lately. despite the oodles of crap, there actually is some good stuff on - the daily show, a show called "journey of man", a show on how they construct things - wicker baskets, wind generators, etc. (anyone seen that?). some more tidbits:
america's fattest states
your name can make you slightly hotter

Thursday, August 25, 2005

i guess i'm taking a break from blogging... i didn't plan to, it just happened... so, in the meantime check out my old buddy Steve's new blog

Sunday, August 14, 2005

here's the film i was looking for:
i was looking for a short film - and i found this - which is along the same line.
i ran across this tonight. it's... uh... you decide for yourself...

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Jay made me go and see this site.
(and that's not a Springsteen song in the trailer, it's "Coyotes" by Don Edwards)
there are also more clips on
this guy is crazy go nuts... but he had 13 years of doing things that very few (if any) have ever done or will ever do again.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

“I begged to use the washroom and my boss said “No”, so I ended up wetting myself and standing in my own urine for the rest of the work shift. Later I was disciplined for filing a complaint about what happened.”

- Godwin Iwanegba, Lakeside Packers employee

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

"Louis Riel"
by Chester Brown
graphic novel, b&w (i can barely read color comics anymore). get it at a library.
(i've read "the little man" and "i never liked you" by this guy too so you don't have to... if you know what's good for you.)

"Canadian History For Dummies"
i have long avoided any "... for dummies" books, who wants to be seen reading one?
liz even pointed out a "migraines for dummies" book to me a few days ago... it's good though, by a good author - Will Ferguson (has written a few other books with his brother Ian Ferguson)
more dirty jorb clips
clip 1
clip 2
today i was amused by clips from "Dirty Jobs" (Discovery Channel)

Friday, August 05, 2005

erasure has a newish album
see "don't say you love me"
video on ifilm.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

You Should Hear:

Regina Spector's album "us"

The Barmitzvah Brothers

Kimya Dawson

good cover songs here:

and See:

Emiliana Torrini's video "Sunny Road" (on ifilm)

This Gisli video: tv = the devil

It is possible that you might like some of them.

The Wonders of Science!
(prevented from linking by yummy cookies)

Welcome to the stripped-down "dear diahorrea"

here are 4 albums on my required listening list:

Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash

Michelle Shocked – Texas Campfire Tapes

Depeche Mode – Black Celebration

The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow