December 2007

Cup of Soup

Wed, Dec 5, 2007

Living In Liberty

My neighbourhood is now complete. When I returned from Egypt, I found that the LCBO with the "Coming Soon" signs had determined that "soon" had arrived and was open for business. Last week, the Irish pub with the similar "Coming Soon" signs had finally done likewise. Down the street from me, I have a grocery store, pet-food store, various restaurants, and now a liquor store and Irish pub. My neighbourhood is now fully livable.

Last night, myself and some friends sampled the new watering hole. The food was tasty, and the selection of beer of beer widely varied, though the bartender seemed to know nothing, and the service was quite slow as they work out the grand-opening kinks. Most importantly for an Irish pub, however, was the quality of the kilts worn by the waitresses. I spent five years of Catholic high school studying the subject, so I know quite a bit about the qualities of a smartly-worn kilt.

These were superb. Well done. More than enough to convince me return on a regular basis.

Thu, Dec 6, 2007


At long last, my Egypt Travelogue is ready for viewing.

It is overflowing in adventure, tall tales, and me making a fool of myself. As a new feature this time around, the photo album has been expanded to include videos! The Amsterdam pictures are not up yet, but they should appear within the next few days.

Now that this is all done, I can start to think about my next vacation...


Fri, Dec 14, 2007

Another Season, Another Soccer Title

For the second time in a row, and... uh... I've lost count of how many in total, the Spatulas have won the WTSSC (now Go West Athletics) soccer title, this time in the newly formed Competitive Division. This team is far too strong; the only reason I'm still on it is because I was willing to play goal. The final put us up against the only team that gives us a challenge in the league, and it turned out to be a good game, finishing with a 5-3 score.

After winning the league "by accident" the first time we took part, it seems we've built up quite the dynasty.

Fri, Dec 21, 2007

4 Days

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you

I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you

The boys of the NYPD choir
Stood singing Galweh Bay
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas Day

Sat, Dec 22, 2007

3 Days

Samus Baby
Just slip your disc right into my Wii
For me
Been an awful good girl
Samus Baby
So hurry on to Zebes tonight

That was an excerpt from IGN Sings the Holiday Hits, one of those incredibly geeky parody songs for gamers. Nevertheless, Jessica Chobot dressed in a slinky Santa outfit saying "slip your disc right into my Wii" sounds embarassingly exciting.

However, doing some background on Miss Chobot's other works there at IGN has proven her to be most awesome in the humour factor. Case in point, the brilliantly brave and hilariously heroic, Chobotimus Prime.

Sun, Dec 23, 2007

2 Days

It's that time of year
When the world falls in love
Every song you hear
Seems to say
Merry Christmas
May your New Year dreams come true

And this song of mine
In three-quarter time
Wishes you and yours, everyone

Mon, Dec 24, 2007

1 Day

Hark how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say
Throw cares away

Christmas is here
Bringing good cheer
To young and old
Meek and the bold

Ding dong ding dong
That is their song
With joyful ring
All caroling

Tue, Dec 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings

Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth

Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Merry Christmas everyone, and God bless.

Mon, Dec 31, 2007

It's A Girl!

Welcome, Ruby June Faria Chow!

A niece to add to my unclehood.

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