Monthly Archives: October 2011

A quick brag!

My kids and I made this bad boy last night for their school’s annual pumpkin carving contest. We nailed it!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Halloween Means to Me

At the mention of Halloween only two images come to my mind – and no – they are not creepy pumpkins with razor sharp pumpkiny teeth or black cats hissing uncontrollably. The two places that my mind wanders are into the … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Met Charlie Chaplin at the Library

Several weeks ago was found myself on a tangent.  I was reading something or trolling someone or eavesdropping on some conversation and I heard about “The Great Dictator” by Charlie Chaplin.  “The Great Dictator” is a satirical film written, produced … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sometimes I Really Miss the 90’s

I saw this picture doing some massive up voting on Reddit and I got all nostalgic. Although I feel that I’ve done a fairly good job of not letting any single decade’s culture and style influence me too much (there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Media and A Bigger Splash

One of my favourite paintings is “A Bigger Splash” by David Hockney.  It was created in 1967 and is (in my opinion) and iconic work by this amazing artist. I was enjoying “Q” with Jian Ghomeshi and he was interviewing … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural | Leave a comment

Put a Bird On It

I love the show “Portlandia” on IFC. From the first time I saw “The Dream of the 90’s” I was hooked and I’ve loved watching the angry bike courier (“It’s over!”), the sexually frustrated couple (“Cacoa”) and the Reggae mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Priorities?

One of the main commuter routes in YYC has – what I believe – a great built in juxtaposition for anyone paying attention during early morning rush hour.  Two businesses a located in a predominantly residential section of this route: … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment