Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Morning Metal. AWK Style !!

Today's version of the MMM works out pretty nice actually.  My man J-Roc and I went to the Andrew W K show last night at the Republik.  So today's MMM will be about that.

First off, if sembal reads this, he will be shaking his head.  You see, sembal is a good heavy metal head banging buddy of mine, but he can't stand AWK.  To quote sembal, 'how the hell can you call AWK metal when the guy plays a damn piano !!!!'

This is true, AWK travels from venue to venue with his piano and plays shows.  They pipe in his metal music in the back ground.  If you are going to the show to see a 5 piece band play, you are at the wrong place.

Now I have already seen AWK before, so I knew what to expect.

This is what i was expecting

  1. The guy is 100% pure adrenaline on stage, have never seen anyone like it, ever
  2. He would be wearing a white t-shirt and white slacks
  3. At some point in the show, the crowd would be on stage with him singing his songs.
  4. The word party would be said at least 100 times.
It pretty much happened again.  For me, the show was awesome.  He has songs everyone can sing along to, and this guy lives, breathes, and sleeps party.

The opening act was something to see.  Everyone thought AWK was coming on stage, but this dude comes on stage, in a robe a boxer would wear, with jet black hair, sun glasses, a painted white face, and a painted on moustache.

He had 2 mic's, one in each hand, and he just rapped the whole time.  I wasn't sure if it was a joke or what, and a lot of the crowd felt the same.

But the dude had some catchy tunes, especially the rap/song 'bangers and beans'.

This guys name was Aleister X.

When AWK finally came on stage, Aleister also stayed on and provided some light backup vocals.

Once again, it was a blast, or as AWK would say, a party !!!!

Here are some pics from it.

This is the stage, for the last 4 songs or so, everyone was on it.  You can't see AWK anywhere, but he is back there playing his piano and singing.

Here is Aleister X doing his thing.

Alesiter X with AWK on stage

Here's the man himself.

And here is a video from last night.  This video goes out to Ray Ray.  This is his favorite AWK song.  The song is the theme song form the Jackass movie.


Dude, how big is this truck ?  A ford F-650 ?  To give you and idea how big it is, it was parked beside a 5th wheel.  You can barely see the 5th wheel !!!!  This thing is huge.  I wonder how much North Central Marine will use this thing with the price of gas.


I thought this was funny.


Ryders Joke of the Day.

A blonde, red head, and brunette are on the roof of a burning building.  They look down and notice that firemen are holding a blanket and yelling 'jump'.  The red head jumps, and the firemen pull the blanket away and the red head splats on the ground like a tomato.  The brunette jumps, the firemen pull the blanket away also, and she splatters on the pavement.  The blonde looks down and the firemen say 'jump'.  The blonde says, 'I just saw what you did to the red head and the brunette, you aren't fooling me.  Now put that blanket on the ground and back away from it...."


L8er Sk8er

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Analysis of "The Bill"

So there is a rumor going around that a couple NHL hockey players recently went to Vegas and had a little fun at the Tryst night club in the Wynn hotel.

As you can see by the bill, It would take a person/people with a decent income to pay this bill.

Speaking of the bill, let's analyse this a little further and see if they truly had a good time.

Now the first thing I notice is the time, who the heck goes to the Wynn nightclub, racks up a bill like this, and leaves before midnight ?  Seriously, the night scene in Vegas starts at midnight.

Now first on the list is vueve champagne, 4 bottles at 25,000 each.  Really, who drinks this stuff ?  Unless you have the word 'snoop' in your name, or are a one-hit wonder musician, why are you drinking this stuff ?  I can think of many other beverages I would like to have instead of champagne.

To stay on my champagne kick, next up is 16 bottles of Dom Perignon at $850 per bottle.  Once again, this dog will stick with gin and juice instead of the champagne.

2 red bulls for $50 each.  Makes sense.  you need do have 'wings' to stay awake all night in Vegas.  Oh wait, they left at midnight.

8 fiji waters for $8 each.  Sometimes a brother needs to hydrate himself for the pool the next day.  Or maybe to wash down the champagne.

Finally, 55 grey goose's for $14 each.  I was starting to think a real drink wasn't going to be had all night, but I was wrong.  55 ?  Nice !

23 more bottles of water...must have been a table of women sitting beside them.

1 more bottle of Dom, for 25 G ?  C'mon, just order 175 more grey goose's instead.

There is more in this list, but the last 2 I will mention is the Heineken and Bud Light.  Wow.  There must have been a visit from the men's synchronized swim team, that's the only thing that will justify this.

All said and done, $ 190,000.  Hey, if I was making 5,000,000 a year playing hockey, I would go out and blow a wad too.  Just my drink selection would be different.


Welcome to the world Koston Akio Pilling.  Born on May 14th.

Uncle Egger is allready of nicknames.


It may be K-Pill, but Killing is a close 2nd.

Notice the AC DC toque.  Nothing but metal in our house !!!

Joke of the Day

After the Great Britain Beer Festival, in London, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer.
The guy from Corona sits down and says, "Hey Senor, I would like the world's best beer, a Corona." The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.
The guy from Budweiser says, "I'd like the best beer in the world, give me 'The King Of Beers', a Budweiser." The bartender gives him one.
The guy from Coors says, "I'd like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors." He gets it.
The guy from Guinness sits down and says, "Give me a Coke." The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered.
The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask "Why aren't you drinking a Guinness?" and the Guinness president replies, "Well, I figured if you guys aren't drinking beer, neither would I."


L8er SK8er

Saturday, May 14, 2011

1st Race, 1st Mothers Day, lot of firsts.

So this past weekend was my first race of the year, the Forzani's Mothers Day Run.  If anyone in the past has done this race you know that there is a ton of people that do it.

I signed up for the 5k race, and for this one, I was going to be pushing Ryder in his baby stroller.

I should have known better.

I was probably the 12,000 person to cross the start line, and the race was on.  I had 'Mandatory Suicide' blaring through my headphones and I was ready to go.  Well about 3 strides in, I knew this race was going to be tough.  There was just SO MANY people in this race, I found it very tough trying to weave in and out of traffic to maintain my jogging.  Since I was so far back, I was with all the 'walkers'.

By 500 meters I was very frustrated,  I would be jogging for 20 seconds, and then stopping again, jogging, and then stopping. 

After one kilometer I was fed up and decided to walk the race.  So I put away my 'heavy metal running music' and just walked in the rain with everyone else.

Needless to say, when I crossed the finish line, I wasn't in the best of moods.  But it was mothers day and I was happy to see that Ang was excited to run the race herself and do better than she thought.

I will know for next year, instead of starting so far back, with the walkers, I will start with the joggers so next time I can actually finish the race running.


Right from the race we went to the Cheesecake Cafe for Mothers day brunch.  Even though I have been eating healthy, i decided to pig out.  If you have not been to this place, you are missing out.  One of my favorite things about this place is the free cookies they offer you when you walk in the front door.  That is the first thing, the second thing is that they have the biggest menu I have ever seen for any restaurant, period.

I decided to have a Belgium Waffle, not just any Belgium waffle, but the Banana Callebaut waffle.

This bad boy comes with bananas on it, smothered in Bernard Callebaut chocloate. 

This was heaven on earth, the waffle was a little dry, but is was still awesome.

Upon leaving the restaurant I grabbed a couple more cookies.  My stash for the day ?  5 cookies.


So I have been on the lookout for a new shaker for mixing my protein shakes.  i allready have a shaker but I am not impressed with it.

So i saw this snazzy looking thing at the gym and decided to purchase it.  Not remembering that snazzy comes with a high price tag.

Initially I didn't like how the thing worked, but it's growing on me.

Here are the steps.

Fill the top half with protein powder

now screw the lid on the powder

Put the milk in the bottom half of the shaker.

Screw the top to the bottom

Now twist the 'white' part of the lid and the protein powder falls into the milk and you mix it up.  Sounds like a lot of work, but it seems to work fine so far.


Today's Joke of the Day

'Three women: one engaged, one married and one a mistress, are chatting about their relationships and decided to amaze their men. That night all three would wear black leather bras, stiletto heels and a mask over their eyes. After a few days they meet up for lunch.

The engaged woman: The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my life. I love you.

' Then we made love all night long.

The mistress: Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing the leather bodice, heels, mask over my eyes and a raincoat.

When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but we had wild sex all night.

The married woman: I sent the kids to stay at my mother's house for the night. When my husband came home I was wearing the leather bodice, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes.

As soon as he came in the door and saw me he said, 'What's for dinner, Batman?

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Quest to become a PIMP

I am sorry, did I say pimp ?  I meant to say pmp.

I am looking to attain my pmp certification (project management professional) this year and as a requirement, I need some schooling.

Tuesday and Thursday this past week I had night classes at Mount Royal University.  I have signed up for a few classes to get the required hours of 'classroom training' in.  The next things are to study a guide to prepare for an exam and get 7,500  hours of pmp experience under my belt, which I have allready.

This is a good cert to have and it's know all over the world.


So on last week's blog I talked about the big 4 concert and it being the only one, well low and behold last weekend they announced another show on Sept 14, at Yankee Stadium in New York.  Go figure.


Now don't tell me this isn't one of the most funny/awkward things you have seen.  Check out the clip below.  I love how Pat is silky smooth and just carries on like nothing happened.


For all of you baseball fans out there....nothing beats  half corked baseball fans at ball games singing songs.  This baseball players name is Kevin Youkillis (for thoses of you that don't know)


Wow, there sure a lot of discount sites out there to make you spend you your cash.  Considering that Google and Facebook both threw their names in the hat and came out with their own sites too.

Let see how many there are out there  (the ones I can think of)


-Living Social

-Wag Jag


-Team Buy

-Facebook Deals

-Google Offers

How many offers can a person sign up for ?


So I am running my first 5k race this sunday, mothers day.  This is the race I usually run 10k, but this year Ang, Ryder and I are doing the 5k, and I am quite happy with that.


Speaking of Mother's day, this will officially be Ang's first mothers day.  Should a guy get her a gift ?  The fence needs painting this spring, does a couple cans of white paint count for a gift ?


Today's Joke of the Day.

'An attractive, well-dressed woman walks into a shop that sells very expensive Persian rugs. She looks around and spots the perfect rug and walks over to inspect it.

As she bends to feel the texture of the rug she farts loudly.

Very embarrassed, she looks around nervously to see if anyone has noticed. As she turns back, standing next to her is a salesman.

"Good day, ma'am, how may we help you today?"

Very uncomfortably she asks, "Sir, how much does this rug cost?"

"Ma'am," he answers, "If you farted just touching it, you're gonna crap when you hear the price!" '


i am outta here !!