Friday, June 24, 2011

Guess Who's 7 Today!

So today is Garrett's 7th birthday. We made a pretty good day of it and the big party is tomorrow afternoon. He's pretty excited about the Adventurer Training Party (as we've dubbed it) where they'll learn to climb some pretty impressive rock walls at the local climbing gym.

Today was pretty packed too. He got a TRON light-cycle and a Recognizer carrying case for the little die-cast light-cycles and the DS version of Plants Vs. Zombies. We went out for a gourmet breakfast of Egg McMuffins at McDonalds, where the receipt machine went insane and spat out a huge pile of receipts all over the counter that almost buried the poor girl working the cash. You couldn't pay for entertainment like that!

Of course, we did pay for Cars 2 tonight and supper at Boston Pizza. Good times.

Now to get some sleep myself so that I'm a functional human being whilst the festivities are on tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mmm... Mongolian Grill...

It's scary sometimes when a webcomic pegs my personality just right. I think Julie will get a chuckle out of this one.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

"That Was The Best Movie Ever, Daddy!"

We all went out to see Kung Fu Panda 2 this afternoon while the storms raged around us. Kara must have really liked it because she told me that it was the best movie ever at least 3-4 times during the course of the movie.

Much like the first one, KFP2 is a really solid kung-fu movie that just happens to have a cast of animated animals instead of humans. And it's pretty funny, though not quite as funny as the original. Great flick though and the animation itself is astoundingly gorgeous.

Quite A Conversation Starter!

I found this book at a rummage sale at one of the local churches today.

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it. I was telling someone on Twitter that I should have bought it so I could sneak it to peoples' houses when I visit and leave it on their coffee table. Then I could just sit back and watch the show :)

Thursday, June 02, 2011


Soo... I have somehow been given the dubious honour of being one of a handful of people in Ontario to use a very expensive prototype machine at work for the next month.

And I get to expose myself to e.Coli on a regular basis too. Huzzah!

Seriously though, I'm responsible for the water testing at work and we've been chosen as a location to field test a new water quality monitoring system. It's actually very cool tech (I spent a few hours being trained on it today) and I am looking forward to fiddling around with it over the next month.

I just need to be VERY careful about washing my hands when I'm done using it!