Friday, May 26, 2006

May 26 th.

I haven't been blogging lately because I really don't have anything to say.

Life has been okay. Eldest is a 14 and acting like a 14 year old, meaning that we can't make sense of why or how he makes the decisions he makes. Middle is a pill, 11 .. Rolls her eyes at me, like I just don't get it, and youngest is going through a clingy stage.

As to the world, two things jumped out at me this morning.

Desmond Dekker of Desmond Dekker & the Aces fame, has passed away at 64. Not sure if you have ever heard the song Isralites, but it was the first song by a Jamaican artist to reach the international top 10. In my opinion this song lead Ska to Reggae to Marley having such an influence on not just local Caribbean culture but International music culture.

A Toronto cop has received a short term (15 months) demotion (reduction in rank and pay) for taking a bribe, he let a person off a drunk driving conviction because that person dropped a name. Hey I think he should be fired, but that’s another point. My question to this story is has the person who presented the officer the ticket been charged with offering a bribe to a Police Officer, I thought this was a crime also.

Anyway have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

May 18 th.

A three year old was struck and killed by a car last night in my neighbourhood. My daughters and I saw the police cars and tape as we went for our evening walk around the block.

The Toronto Sun story stats

The girl was able to get out of the car without any help and no booster seat or child seat could be seen in the rear of the car she came from.
Toronto police Traffic Services Sgt. D W said. "At this point I can't say whether the child was in a booster seat or not. We're early in the investigation."

I don't want to judge anyone but Child Safty Locks on cars have been around since the 80's. Hell I still have my Youngest in a car booster seat because she is so small. This was a preventable accident that should never have happened.

By the way, do you know that the Sun was the only paper that I could find this story in. A childs death isn't as important as the death of a soldier who choose to be there. Sad.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

May 16 th.

Whats in the flower pot?

Bouquet of Ranunculus and Daisys
Originally uploaded by AndrewC.

Friday, May 12, 2006

May 12th.

Red Ranunculus, spring '06

Taken by Me a week ago, I just don't feel like writing very much today.

Oh by the way it looks like the construction at Jane and Hwy 7 is almost done.

Monday, May 08, 2006

May 8th.

Monday Photo Shoot, Thanks to John via Paul.

Title: Tulip Macro
Originally uploaded by Me, shot with a Fujifilm FinePix M603.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

May 4th.

Music meme time again thanks to St. Dickeybird (I don't want to work) .. Really though I just want to see if people can stick around long enought to play. Good Luck.

Step 1: Put your iPod /Tunes or MP3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING.

1/ Bob Dylan"Subterranean Homesick Blues"
Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government

2/ Rancid "Time Bomb"
If you wanna make the move then you better come in
it's just the ability to reason that wears so thin

3/ I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But It's home to me and I walk alone

"Sai Sivanesan said... 3 - Green Day / Boulevard Of Broken Dreams"

4/ Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun
I ****** the *** and the law won (twice)

"zerodoll said... #4 is pretty obvious, The Clash, I Fought the Law"

5/ I see trees of green,red roses too.
I see them bloom for me and you.
and I say to myself what a ********* *****.

Paul "D'oh! OK, #5 is Louis Armstrong, Wonderful World." I've got the Ramones version.

6/ Green DayHitchin’ a ride
Hey mister, where you headed? Are you in a hurry?
I need a lift to happy hour Say oh no

7/ The Clash - Four Horsemen
Well they were given the grapes that go ripe in The sun
That loosen the screws at the back of the tongue
But they told no one where they had begun-

8/ The Pogues - "The Irish Rover"
On the Fourth of July, 1806 We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks For the Grand City Hall in New York

9/ Sam Roberts - "Where have all the good people gone"
Oh, the Milky Way has gone a little sour
The leaves dried and the flower fell away

10/ Feel the rhythm with your hands
Steal the rhythm while you can, ********
Speak the rhythm on your own
Speak the rhythm all alone, ********

"Sai Sivanesan said... 10 - ******** = spoonman. (this one drove me insane till I spoke the lines aloud twice)"

11/ There must be some kind of way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There’s too much confusion
I can’t get no relief

(Almost - "zerodoll said... Ack, #11 is Jimi Hendrix but what song..." ????)Paul says "#11 is All Along The Watchtower"

12/ Harry Nilsson - Coconut
Brother bought a *******, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for the lime

13/ Darling you gotta let me know
Paul again says "#13 is Should I Stay Or Should I Go, by The Clash."

14/ Ted Nugent - "Free for all"
Never before have I turned on you
You look too good to me
Your beady eyes, they could cut me in two
And i just can't let you be

14/ Neil Young - "Southern Man"
******** *** better keep your head
Don't forget what your good book said

15/ David Bowie - Suffragette City
Hey man, ah leave me alone you know
Hey man, well Henry, get off the phone, I gotta

16/ Bedouin SoundClash - Jeb Rand
*** ****, running from bullets of his past
Jumping, from rock to rock, just out of grasp
Orphan boy, coming from ships across the sea
Memory is what you know not what you see

17/ The Pogues - "And the band played Waltzing Matilda"
When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the Murrays green basin to the dusty outback
"Sai Sivanesan said... 17 - tough one, but is this part of the intro to - Monty Python's the Lumberjack song..." Good one but no cigar.

18/ Nirvana - The man who sold the world
We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend

19/ When I’m out walking I strut my stuff yeah I’m so strung out
I’m high as a kite I just might stop to check you out

"zerodoll said... Oh, wait. #19 Violent Femmes, Blister in the Sun"

20/ Iggy Pop & the Stooges - Search and Destroy
I'm a street walking cheetah
with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am a world's forgotten boy

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

May 3rd.

UPDATE May 3 3:22 EST .. Tsunami Warning Canceled, lets hope the local damage wasn't to bad.

Everyone has probably already heard, but a 8.0 earthquake off the coast of Tonga occured just after 12pm est. No informaiton yet on if there is a Tsunami, but the US National Weather Service has posted warnings for Tonga New Zealand, Fiji, and Hawaii. The horrible Tsumani in the Indian Ocean was 9.0 on the richter scale .. so say some prayers for those down under.

The IUCN (World Conservation Union) RedList is released on May 4. This report is on endangered species around the world. Articles from and the National Geographic News states that the Polar Bear is now on the Endangered Species List, due to climate change (the ice cap is melting, removing their hunting territory). Does this make you ask, does Harper really understand what he is doing by dumping Kyoto?

If you want to use some more links on conservation please click on the following.

Species at Risk
Canadian Wildlife Service
Hinterlands Who's Who
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

Monday, May 01, 2006

May 1st.

A Music Meme Thanks to Emma

Instructions: Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question.

How does the world see you?
Taking care of Business - BTO (Hey does this mean peope see me as a grownup?)

Will I have a happy life?
Redemption SongBob Marley and the Wailers (does this mean I have to go to church more?)

What do my friends really think me?
Lost in the Supermarketthe Clash (DuH!)

Do people secretly lust after me?{fat chance}
No RainBlind Melon (yea this is what I have already .. read the lyrics)

How can I make myself happy?
Champagne SuperNova - Oasis

What should I do with my life?
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

Will I ever have children?
Old ManNeil Young
(Does this mean I won’t be free of kids until I’m and old man )

What is some good advice for me?
Lovers Rockthe Clash (I wish)

How will I be remembered?
Southern ManNeil Young (not sure I like this one)

What is my signature dancing song?
Subterranean Homesick BluesBob Dylan

What do I think my current theme song is?
White Riotthe Clash (has always been one of my favorite songs)

What song will play at my funeral?
I’ve seen Better Days – Blues Traveler (can't find any lyric for it, but if it's my Funeral I probably have seen better days))

What type of men/women do you like?
LongviewGreen Day (hey does this mean I'm a wanker not a loser?)

What is my day going to be like?
Raw HideLink Wray