Thursday, December 30, 2010

Holiday Roundup

Free Fact Friday will be back in 2011.
I hope everyone had a good holidays, mine was great, especially since it was Ryder's 1st Xmas.  We went to Saskatoon for about 2.5 days and then Brooks for about 2.5 days.


Anyone else find it a little odd that Sutter stepped down as the GM of the Flames at Xmas time ?  I figured it was going to happen sooner or later, just not during the xmas break.  Doesn't really matter that much to me, as long as the flames keep losing.


Was finishing up my xmas shopping and came across this hot dog stand outside of Best Buy.  I love the name of it, The Dogfather.  i was tempted to hold up traffic to get a dog, but never did.

This was my fishing haul this year at xmas.  For those of you that are fishing illiterate, that is a fish net, folding knife, and tackle box.  The fish won't know what hit'em this year.

Ahhh yes, great joke.  Tommy V's infamous joke.  To make a long story short, dad was consistently asking Urty and I for the F'ing Vodka.  He would say 'pour me an F'ing Vodka'.  This was said many times over.  Well, upon looking at the vodka bottle, we could see the humour that Tommy V belting out.  Has anyone ever heard of Effen Vodka ?

Had to throw in a few pics of Ryder in his Santa outfit at Xmas time.


Now this is pretty remarkable.  There is a guy out in Cochrane that decided to raise money for the 'Right to Play' foundation.

For those of you that find it hard to run a single marathon, 42.2 km, try running 250 marathon's in one year.  Yes, you heard me correctly, 250 marathons.  Check out his website.  He has one more to do and the last one is on new years eve.


With the world junior's being on right now, let's think back to the infamous brawl that took place back in 1987.  Unbelievable.


I am out !!!

Happy Holidays !!! Blog Starts Back Tomorrow

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Riders win, I win

This is what happens when the Riders beat the Eskimos.
Thanks for the 40 pound hammer Lutz, Xmas will extra special this year.


Now, take a look at the next 2 pictures and see if you can make out what they are.

Pic #1.

Pic #2.

Given up yet ?  The first pic is supposed to be Ryder's hand print and the 2nd pic is his foot print.  This was a bit of a disaster.  I thought it was going to be easy.  Put paint on boy's feet/hand, and push on book.  Yeah, not nearly as easy as I thought.  Maybe I will come up with something else.


Out .

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Monday Morning Metal

Since Xmas is just around the corner, today's version of MMM will involve a few pictures of xmas related gear.

Nothing says Merry Christmas like Merry KISSmas.
Here are some Christmas ornaments.

Here is Gene himself.

A wonderful album that I own.

A few more KISSmas pics.

And finally,....


So wimp and I did a 5k race Saturday morning and it turned out to be a lot of fun.  It was my first time running in the snow, and it was a lot easier than I thought.  I am not saying the race was easy, but the running in the snow was easier than expected.

Here a few photos of wimp and I.  The Santa Claus outfits came with the entry fee and was mandatory that all the racers wore them.  I was actually pretty cool seeing a couple hundred Santas' running down by the river Saturday morning.


I will throw up one more blog before the holidays (hopefully).

If not, have a merry KISSmas

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Free Fact Friday

Today's Daily Dump...

Gender Gap

An Australian study found that men fart an average of 10 times a day while women let loose a mere 8 times a day.  The study also concluded, however, that women's farts smelled worse, mainly because female farts had a higher sulfur concentration.  How were the fart smells analyzed ?  First, subjects farted into an aluminum bag via a rectal tube.  The gas was then removed with a syringe and expelled into the nostrils of the eagerly awaiting judges.  All in the name of science !


Did anyone else check out the GSP - Koscheck fight last weekend ?  Complete dominance by GSP.  Now I know a lot of people were mad that GSP didn't 'finish' him, and that the fight went the full 5 rounds.  Hey, GSP is a smart fighter, he's not going to put himself at risk and get knocked out just for the sake of 'finishing' an opponent, he stuck to his gameplan and demolished KOS.

This is what happens when you mess with GSP.
Josh's eye was completely swollen shut after the 1st round, and the fight went 5 rounds.
The first pick is his eye during the fight, the second pic is 24 hours after the fight.  They had to slice into the top eyelid and bottom eyelid to let it bleed and relieve the pressure.  KOS suffered a fractured orbital bone in the fight and needed surgery to fix it.


I love it !!  During the Oiler game a couple nights ago, Colton Orr had his choice, to fight Zac "huggy bear" Stortini or Big Mac.  Now weeks earlier, big mac demolished Orr in a fight, so the pussy Orr decides to take on Stortini, and pummels him.  I love the clip though, you see Mac and Zac both talking to Orr, I would love to hear that conversation.


So wimp and I have a 5 km run Saturday morning, supposed to be -15 sat morning.  Maybe this race wasn't the best idea after all.


Speaking of Stortini, man, the guy really has to learn how to fight or retire from the NHL.  He isn't skilled enough to be a grinder, and his fighting skills are terrible.
Here is his scrap from last night.  Now you know why he has the nickname 'huggy bear'


have a good weekend !

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I guess it's official

Got this in the mail today from the Alberta gov't.  It's says I have a baby boy name Ryder Curtis Veale.  Who knew ?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Morning Metal

I thought for today's Monday morning metal, I would have the hottest chix in metal.
I don't personally have my own top 10, but I will just throw a few out there and see what you think.

A metal list wouldn't be one without the queen, Lee Aaron.  I have a couple pics of her on here.

Next on the list would be another legend in the rock/metal scene, Lita Ford.

Now, here is a gal named Christina Scabbia.  I wouldn't mind here screaming at me in the front row of her concert

Next is the lovely Maria Brink.  Not much has to be said about this pic.

Another pic of Maria Brink 

This Gal's name is Hayley Williams, not bad side profile if I do say so myself

And lastly, we have Lacey Mosely

Really, you can't go wrong with any of these gal's.  My top 3 are Maria Brink, Christina Scabbia, and Lee Aaron.


So the decision has been made.  I purchased the iPhone 4 on the weekend.  After playing around with it for a couple days, I have allready decided that the iPhone is waaay easier to get around, and set up and use.  Now I just have to get used to the touchscreen.  I haven't even really missed the BBM much yet, but I guess time will tell.  So far I give it a thumbs up.  I will give another review in about a month and give you another low-down.


Here it goes again.......Wimp and I signed up for a 5km run this Saturday.  It's called 'Run Santa Run'.  The entrance fee includes a Santa suit, and it is mandatory that every person wears it.  It will look pretty cool, a couple hundred Santa's running by the river.


L8er Sk8er

Friday, December 10, 2010

Free Fact Friday's....

Today's daily dump.

On the Can, On the Job.

If you find yourself in a multistall work bathroom and you're no longer able to hold it in, employ one of several techniques to mask the impending noise.  The exaggerated cough/sneeze and continuous flush tactics, when timed perfectly, are extremely effective at muffling the sounds created during defecation.  The downside of the latter approach is the inevitable toilet backsplash that one must endure.  Another option?  The Life Raft:  place a few squares of paper in the toilet prior to pooing, to muffle the sound of impact.


Nothing beats a good ol hockey brawl.  This one took place overseas.  A canadian kid tried to take on the goalie, which in turn started the bench clearing brawl.


So the question plaguing me right now is do I get an Iphone4, Droid, or Blackberry torch.

I am looking to upgrade my smartphone, I have the blackberry curve right now, but I figure it's time for an upgrade.
I have used a blackberry for the past 4 years, so I know the ins and outs of it, oddly enough, it pretty much took me 4 years to master it.  Even though I like it, it is not that user friendly.

Now BB has released the torch, but still, I am going to try something new.

So it boils down to the droid or the iPhone 4.

I will likely have the new device purchased by this weekend, once I do, I will put a review up on the blog about it.


I am hating professional baseball more and more each day.


I can't believe the baseball contracts that are out there, it is ridiculous.  What a joke.  I can't wait to take my family to a MLB game and pay $500.  These contracts have to stop.


I am out !!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Monday Morning Metal

Today's MMM will feature the best Xmas light display I have seen.  Some slayer fan has his Xmas lights pulsate to the beat of Slayer's 'Raining Blood'.  It's quite amazing.  Check it out !!


To stick with the festive season, one can only think of one thing, 'truck nuts'.  You know, the 'balls' that hang from the back of a truck on the hitch, check out the pics below to refresh your memory.

To stick with the festive spiriy, I came up with 'Tree Nuts'.  While putting up the Xmas tree yeterday, I managed to hang a couple balls relatively clost together, and there you go, tree nuts !!!!


This is one of the reason's why I can't stand baseball sometimes.


Yeah, you read that right.  Jason Werth just signed that contract.  Good for Werth.  But I don't know what the hell the Nationals are thinking.  Jason Werth-less is not worth this at all.  Werth-less in my opinion pretty much sucks.  He has never batted over 300, never had more than 100 rbi's, and the dude is getting 18 million a year ?!?!?!  I love baseball, but this is ridiculous, what a joke.


Tiger, what the heck ?  I thought for sure you were going to win you first tourney, especially since you had a 4 stroke lead going into the final round.  But hey, you are definently on the road back, now I have officially began watching golf again.  Now go home and enjoy a blonde or two.


L8er !!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Free Fact Fridays...

Today's Daily Dump.

Monster Poo

I Made That ?

Monster Poos are characterized by their massive girth and their tendency to extend beyond the water surface.  You may wonder, "How did something that large come out of me ?"  You may even fear flushing this poo without first using a toilet brush to break it up into smaller pieces.


Has anyone eaten at this place in the States ?  One just opened up in Deerfoot Meadows (about 2 mins from my house), I will be checking it out on Saturday.


So I haven't commented yet on the Riders losing the Grey Cup.  I don't know, this year the loss was easier to take.  Don't get me wrong, I am still pissed we lost the Grey Cup.  I don't want to rant, but the turning point in the game was us having 8 consecutive punts.  Can't win in the CFL with that many punts in a row.


Also, Ken Millar has resigned as the coach of the Riders.  I know the players loved this guy, but still to this day, I never thought his decision making was very good.  Typical example in the Grey Cup game, why the heck did he call a time out before Duval's filed goal attempt ?  If we were to have a game ending drive, we would have needed that time out, made absolutely no sense to me.

I would like to see Dave Dickensen as our next head coach.  There is a lot of 'ex' coaches that are out there, but I would like to see some fresh meat, and Dave Dickensen would be awesome.


The finished their 3 game sweep of Eastern Canada.  Wow, a 3 game winning streak, the longest of the year.  The Oil have officially moved ahead of the Flames in the standings.  My flames fans are loving that !!


L8er SK8er

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What a weekend...from what I can remember.

So I ended up making it down to Edmonton on Saturday for a visit with the boys.  Nothing says a visit with the boys like a 12 hour shift at Riderville during the Grey Cup festivities.
With Riderville being the most popular hospitality suite at Grey Cup, you have to get there early or risk waiting in line for hours.
Riderville opens at noon, the boys and I show up and 12:15pm, its on.

This is what a day in Riderville is like.

Crack a Pilsner

Shoot the sh*t with the boys

Comment on how we are all going to buy new Rider jersey's for next year.

Crack another Pilsner

Notice the guy to girl ratio is about 90 - 1.

Jim Hopson walks by, get picture taken with him.

See a guy walk by with ridiculous face paint and wonder 'should i put on face paint ?  and then say no'

walk around the joint and make comments about how Riderville isn't big enough this year and that it will fill up right away.

Run into people you haven't seen for 10 years.

Crack a Pilsner

Look at merchandise booth and mention how you will purchase something by the end of the night

Notice Rob Murphy and his girlfriend walking around.

Comment how full Riderville is ALLREADY

Bug Wade because he still has the god awful Rider jersey from 10 years ago.

Send urty riderville text message updates.

Rider Pep Band come marching in start singing all the CFL songs.

All the teams cheerleaders come in and perform for the group.  (at which this point every guy in he joint is picking out their favorite blonde, brunette, red head, top heavy gal, budon-a-donk gal, etc etc)

Crack a Pilsner

Go to bathroom

Forget Pilsner on urinal in bathroom, go back and retrieve it

Text Urty

Admire the tower of beer cans, and how it hasn't fallen yet.

get pictures taken with cops

Talk again with people you haven't seen in 10 years.

Crack a Pilsner

Wait in line for hotdog only to find out they ran out of hot dogs at the person before you, so you settle on 3 Kit Kat's

Shoot the sh*t with the boys

Notice how your feet are really starting to ache and hurt, look for a place to sit.

Go to get Pilsner but realize you don't have anymore drink tix.  Go to drink ticket line and get tickets, then wait back in Pilsner line.  1/2 to get a beer, I love it !!




I am sure you all get the picture.

Can't wait to do it again in Vancouver next year !!


Here are some pics from Riderville.

Ray Ray with the fuzz

The tower of beer cans

Some gal stacking the tower

Ray Ray vs the tower

This dude looks EXACTLY  like my dad, so I had to take a picture of him.  Seriously, I can't get over how much he looks like Tommy Babe

Me and Mike Solloy

Ray Ray and Horse trying to figure you their Blackberry's

Ray Ray posing with sign

Mouse with Hopson

The crew, god awful jersey Legend

Me with beer goggles guy

Motley Crew

God Bless Microsoft

So i figured out why I haven't been able to post anything on here the past week.  I upgraded my Internet explorer browser to version 9 beta.  Well, I guess the beta 9 version doesn't work with posting blogs on this site.  So I am uninstalling version 9 and going back to version 8.

Will have a new blog on either today or tomorrow.