Sunday, October 31, 2010


Which one is scarier?


Friday, October 29, 2010

Know whut I mean?

With Halloween only two night away I figured I should celebrate it properly by watching one of the truly great classic Halloween movies...Ernest Scared Stupid. 

I wanted to watch this for Halloween, but wasn't sure where I could find it.  I knew Cash Converters would have it because they always have crappy, I mean good movies like this.  I told Cody I wanted to go there to look for it and he was like, "Is that the one with the trolls?"  We got there and of course they had it, in fact they had a bunch of Ernest movies.  I also got Ernest Goes to Camp and Cody got Ernest Goes to Jail.  Bobby totally stole the show in Ernest Goes to Jail, I was disappointed by lack of good Bobby material in Scared Stupid.  Anyway, I when I went to pay for my movies the girl was scanning them in and she's like, "Oh, Ernest Scared Stupid!" and she tells me how she has a bunch of the Ernest movies, but not that one and asks, "Is that the one with the trolls?"  So, YES!, Ernest Scared Stupid is the one with the trolls.  The main troll blows up at the end therefore the movie is awesome.

Continuing with the Halloween movie marathon Saturday night is the Canadian premiere of the new Scooby-Doo live action movie, Curse of the Lake Monster, and on Sunday night is the Walking Dead on AMC.  I just hope to actually get to watch TV on Sunday night and not being interrupted by little kids begging for candy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


When I was back in Cranbrook I was looking in a box that had a bunch of my old photo albums.  I found a sticker album, but for some reason it didn't have that many stickers in it.  It had a few TMNT stickers and some fuzzy stickers in it.  Later as I was looking through a photo album I found that I had put a bunch of stickers in there instead.   I took a few pictures of various pages of stickers, so prepare for a fun filled trip back to the eighties!  Click the pictures to see a slightly larger size.

Bib Fortuna and R2-D2!  I like that Pac-man sticker because it's a bit sassy.  The sword sticker on the top is a He-Man sticker.  Also note the classic shiny name stickers.

Scratch and sniff!  After being behind the plastic film of the photo album pages for the past 15+ years the scratch and sniff stickers amazing still retain their smell.  I made Avery smell the pizza one and he said "Yuck."

O.J. is okay!

The little round stickers on the top are more scratch and sniff, but with some odd scents like "Pipe Tobacco" and "Tavern".    Doesn't seem quite right to make stickers for kids that smell like tobacco.  Ah, the good old days!  Before you say anything, those Strawberry Shortcake stickers I stole from my sister.

Dill pickle scratch and sniff!  I remember that ET sticker was one of my favorites.

There you have it!  While looking at the photo albums I also found an old school picture of Cam getting rad on his skateboard.  Gnarly!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It burns!

Everybody knows I'm pretty vain and always try to make myself look good.  I ran out of face scrub and was browsing the men's aisle for some more when I spotted this new stuff from Gillette.  It looked okay and the vial said it softens facial hair for a smoother shave.  Sounds good to me!

I was a little shocked to find that it warms the skin on contact.  Of course if I had bothered to fully read the package I would known that, but it was a surprise.  The warming sensation is immediate, but it fades almost as quickly which is kind of a bummer.

I've tried face washes before that a had a cooling sensation, so if this stuff was too warm for you, you could just put some cooling stuff on your face to counter it.  Then if it's too cool, put some of the thermal scrub on.  Or you could just skip all of that and mix the cooling face wash with the thermal scrub for the perfect temperature.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Same old story.

I didn't work today because there sorta was this comic "thing" going on.  I wouldn't call it a "show" or "con" because it's usually so small.  In past years they've always brought in guests which was cool, but this year the dude in charge had a heart attack or something so one of the guy's from Phoenix Comics was in charge.  They only had two local artists and all other tables were for dealers which means more dudes selling stuff.  I don't need any more stuff, but I still went.

Most of the stuff I bought is small and won't take up much room on shelves or in boxes.  The Star Wars stuff is for Logan's birthday coming up.  I got a couple video games and the funny thing is that one guy was selling the same Zelda game for $30, but I bought it a different table for $10.  The Blade of Steel still in the box was the best deal at $2.

I also picked up my usual homemade chocolate pops of Chewie, Oscar and Cookie Monster.  As I learned previously I will not leave them lying around for seven months before I eat them or else suffer the consequences.  The lady had also added decorative cookies this time.  She had some Star Wars ones, but I got a Domo cookie.

We didn't spend too much there, maybe an hour.  Cody only bought a Punisher figure which cost more than the admission fee.  I would've liked to see more artists, but it was still pretty busy in there so that is good for those guys.  Maybe next year.

Before we even went to the comic "thing" we stopped at the Sunnyside/Hillhurst community center where they have a flea market every Sunday.  Usually it's mostly crap that should be thrown in the dumpster by the back door, but they had a few good things there today.  For some reason there were a lot of guys selling records.  Cody bought a cool old Star Wars puzzle with Han and Chewie and I totally wasted my money on a Nintendo 64 for $40.

For my $40 I got the system, a controller and seven games.  Some of the games aren't bad like Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Castlevania, THPS 2, Pokemon Stadium 2 and Excitebike 64.  I already gave it a try and it all works fine.  The console is in good shape, but had some sticker residue on it, but I have some stuff to take that off.  I remember how everybody raves about Goldeneye, but I was playing it today and good lord it looks awful.  It's almost as if I need to go out and buy a standard definition TV set now in hopes it won't look so awful.  The weird thing I think looks ugly, but have no problem with Contra or River City Ransom on the NES.  The N64 controller is so awkward I don't know how people used it, it feels so backwards.  I'm hoping Excitebike 64 will be cool.    I guess I should've just saved my $40 for the Goldeneye reboot on the Wii coming out Nov 9th.  I know it will look and control better.

Friday, October 15, 2010

More free cereal t-shirts!

Well not t-shirts of cereals, but t-shirts from cereals.  Last year I wrote about the free Cheerios Olympic t-shirt and now General Mills is back at it with three different Olympic shirts to commemorate our win in Men's Olympic hockey.  There are three different shirts each one a different colour and design on it.  The nice thing about these is that with winter coming (it snowed here today!) they are long sleeve.  I can't decided with one I want, I'll probably go with the black because I already have a red Olympic shirt.  Don't dilly dally because supplies are limited!  I'll help you out and post the link to the website.

I also bought this weird box of Saskatchewan Rough Riders 100th anniversary cereal called  Fantuz Flakes which is just a rip off of Flutie Flakes and is only available at Co-op.  I just bought it because it was funny looking.  The box says it "Second Edition" which means it worthless as a collectible.  You gotta get the first edition! 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rhymin and Stealin

Going with my whole "I own too much crap" theme, I got another package in the mail today.  And man, it's a doozy.

A signed "She's On It" 7" record by the Beastie Boys!  I got this off eBay and never thought I actually win it because I didn't even bid that much, but in the end I got it for just a little over $25 and that included shipping and exchange, so not a bad deal.

It came from some dude in England who was also selling lots of other signed 7" records.  The sleeve as well as the record is signed because it was something they did for a radio station competition.  Just so you know a "competition" is what they call a contest in England.  Weird.

The record is in really nice shape, but the sleeve has a few creases and stuff, but hey who care it's signed by the freakin' Beastie Boys!  I should probably get framed to show it off all nice, but that would cost money.  Instead it will sit inside a box

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Monday everbody!  Monday is technically the holiday, but most normal people had their Thanksgiving dinner Sunday night.  Since I haven't been home for a Thanksgiving dinner in probably 7 or 8 years I "try" to have something turkey related on Thanksgiving like canned turkey, a Swanson Hungryman turkey dinner or last year when I actually cooked a turkey.   The turkey I did last year was good, but it was too much for just me to eat.  I paid $40 and ended up throwing a bunch out, so I decided to scale back this year.

A footlong turkey sub on whole wheat from Subway that I got toasted so it would be warm.   After eating it I re-named the holiday to No-Thanksgiving because it was awful.  I've never eaten anything so nasty from Subway in my life, but I guess that's what I get from changing from the usual, the Spicy Italian.

Oh, but I'm not done yet!  I made a packet of Stove Top and that thing in the bowl is a stick of turkey pepperoni.  Gotta keep on rolling with the turkey theme.  Stove Top is pretty good and so easy to make even I can't screw it up.

I like pumpkin pie, but decided to do something different when I bought these pumpkin donuts from Co-op.  Unfortunately, the sounded a lot better then they tasted because they have got to be the most blandest donuts I've ever eaten and they didn't really taste like pumpkin.  I know there is some powered sugar on the outside, but there is no sugar on the inside, it's like eaten a piece of bread.  Maybe if they had been glazed they would've been a little better.  Another disappointing Thanksgiving.

I worked the Sunday and got Monday off and spent it playing Pokemon and watching movies like Punisher: War Zone, The Tournament and Rage and Honor.  I'm still going through that pile of movies on the living room floor.  See ya next year!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I own a tremendous amount of crap

If you read this blog then you know I'm always posting about crap I bought or crap I want to buy.   If I didn't buy so much junk I could easily afford a fancy car, a mansion or I could retire to a tropical island.  I guess I just keep buying stuff to fill the empty void in my life.  Maybe I should get a kitten instead?

Anyway, my parent's told me Logan spent an entire week learning about Star Wars in school.  It's good to know they are finally teaching kids something useful because math is for losers.  Logan is all gung-ho for Star Wars now and since it's his birthday coming up I figured I would get him some DVDs since he doesn't have any of them at all.  I can the most bang for my buck at Cash Conveters so I went there.

I wanted to get him Episodes 4-6 because those are the only ones that actually matter, but unfortunately they didn't have those ones, so I was stuck getting Eps 1-3 plus the Clone Wars CGI movie.  Cash Converters was running a deal of buy 5 DVDs and get 5 free and since I already had four I just had to buy one more to get the next 5 for free.  That's great and all, but me and Cody just were there last Saturday where we already got 5 for 5, so now we literally have pile of DVDs on the living room floor.

Plus all the DVDs I bought else new and used.

Last night we watched Day of the Dead, not the Romero one, but the new one with Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon.  It was decent, but the CGI blood looked awful.  Tonight we watched Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol and it was truly terrible and I was angry for having watched it.  At least I know Ernest Goes To Camp won't let me down.