Saturday, December 17, 2011

New year new puppy

Like a lemming I will post a picture of my new puppy as well.

Introducing Gus

Looks like his ears are already coming up.
Gus is due to arrive in the middle of my new years eve party.
What better reason to have a party.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

end of an era

Way back when I was in middle school my best friends at the time was Michelle. Her parents had a cow hide rug for under their pool table. I thought the rug was the coolest thing around. I was the only one other than her parents that liked the rug. Over the years that rug saw many party's, sleep overs, wrestlemania's (please don't judge) and scary movies. A couple years after high school Michelle told me her parents were finally going to throw out that old ugly cow hide rug. My heart stopped now was my chance to get my hands on it. I asked her mom if i could have it. Of course she said yes. I was over joyed.
Over the years this rug has traveled with us from house to house. It has raised many puppies and one now 18 year old. Still over time I was the only one that loved this rug. Now the time has come to say goodbye to the rug.  The cow hide is missing hair in more spots than not and most of the stitching is breaking down from old age. The stamp on the back of the rug says 1965. Imagine the things this rug has seen and heard.

After writing this I can't bring my self to just toss this in the dumpster. For now I am going to put it in the endless sea can. (which is a story for another time) in case I get nostalgic someday.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Product review time

How excited was I to be in Canadian Tire and see they had Graty's for sale. I was so happy I bought a couple. One for us and some for gifts. What is the Graty you ask.

Surprise to me the Graty was only $4.00. Score!!

I live in a frat house of cheese lovers so this would be a perfect addition to our kitchen. We have had the graty for a couple of days and what a piece of shit. It has some huge design flaws and the cheese does not come out like it does in the commercial. It comes out all globbed up in a ball.
I am sorry Vince

I am going to give your product two thumbs down.

In an effort to improve the Graty last night I was taking it apart to redesign it and accidentally broke it. Now I see why it is only $4.00. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wind Carnage

This is the price we pay for not having any snow the end on November and 15 degrees. (celcius to my american friends). This is our version of the Santa Anna winds. We call them Chinook winds.
I heard rumors of 130 kms/hr. I would believe it. We couldn't even walk outside.
Let's start with the tree carnage. We just moved all these trees in a month ago.

The burn pile now

The roof took a little beating

So did the internet dish
We are still waiting for them to come and fix it.
Tragic for the frat boyz no xbox live

The shelters took the worst of it.
All the shelters were staked down
This shelter was on the other side of the fence on the left. The fence is six feet tall. It didn't even touch the fence.

All the shelters were built on heavy metal skids

Some of our ewe lambs
really wondering what all the fuss is about.
I guess they will figure it out in January or February.