Monday, February 22, 2010

devastated, but still a canadian

Yes, yesterday's game left me feeling... well I guess the only way to put it correctly: sad. But I'm still fiercely in love with my home country.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

i am so glad i curled

I was looking at our blog and wondering if I wanted to make any changes. Then I thought to myself, "what about changing our top graphic!".

So I started doodling around with different pictures and different fonts... but it turns out I'm not that good at this stuff. I wish I took a course in graphic design or at least had some innate artistic ability.

So what ended up happening is that I kept the Lichtenstein at the top... but I made a subtle, or not so subtle change. Can you spy what I did?

On another note, a bunch of people in class today were mocking / trying to grasp the intricacies of curling. I am so glad I was able to curl in High School PE and learn the rules of the game. Really the basics are not that difficult. Whoever is closets to the middle and within the circle automatically gets a point and then they get "bonus" points for every stone that is next closest as long as the other team does not have a stone that is closer.

Was that clear, or just more confusing?

Is anyone else loving the Winter Olympics? And on another note hates the way NBC presents the olympics (ie. not live most of the time)?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

happy valemtimes day!

I saw this today while surfing the information superhighway (remember when newscasters would call it that?). It made me think of my relationship with Lisha. I feel like Michael would want Whitney to feel the same way. But since I'm the one posting it, I dedicate the above sentiments to Lisha.

Friday, February 12, 2010

computer disks!

At some point in the late-80s our family procured a video camcorder. It was used sparingly throughout the years, but the one thing that was always recorded was when we were opening up presents. We have barely any videos of grandparents, vacations, everyday life, sports games, recitals, or just of funny stuff we would do as kids. But if you want to see a video of us opening up presents we have a veritable catalogue from December 1988 to December 2001 of every gift opening, birthday or Christmas.

I'm going to share with you two of mine and Stephen's greatest gift moments.

I remember the day when Dad bought a $2000 computer. It had a hard disk drive and 640KB of RAM. Its operating system was a DOS tree program. Anyways, one year I got a present that caused me to raise it over my head triumphantly and yell "COMPUTER DISKS!" This makes me smile because some of that excitement stays with me. I love playing old arcade games (especially PacMan) and I still love doodling around on computers. But anyways, the computer discs in my hand were actually a trifector of the biggest games shows in the 80s: Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Family Feud. Do these pictures bring back any memories for anyone else?

Now for Stephen. Probably some of the coolest after-pictures of Christmas day were Stephen's incredible poses with his Hot Keyz key-tar. Does anyone else remember Hot Keyz? I was going to get a picture from Stephen's Facebook... BUT Stephen deleted his profile recently. So close. So if you're there Stephen, try to wrangle up some of your Hot Keyz pictures.

But anyways, the Hot Keyz (the 'z' is important) was awesome. In particular I remember that if you held one particular key down it would play the melody for "Born in the U.S.A."... except it wouldn't play the whole song. It would actually just play the melody for the singular line of "Born in the U.S.A."... just "dow dow dada dow dow dow... dow dow dada dow dow dow... dow dow dada dow dow dow". Then you could change the tempo and key. Totally awesome!