Monday, June 27, 2016

What a load!

If you follow my Instagram (thank you Mike!) then you saw a picture I posted week of a weird candy bar.  I bought it at Dollar Tree when I was in Cranbrook and I bought it because it was definitely different and I liked the name of company.

I like Reese Peanut Butter Cups, so I was intrigued by the idea of peanut butter and jam cups.  Reese cups are chocolate with peanut butter flavour inside, but these are a peanut butter flavoured chocolate/wax with jelly inside.  I like the idea, but dislike the taste.  There is also a strawberry jelly version.

The name "Megaload" is pretty funny, unintentionally funny, but doesn't really seem to suit a candy company.  I checked out their website and they look like a candy company whose candy you'll only ever find in dollar stores.  They also seem to really like peanut butter cups as they have a whole line of them with various other candy piled on top.  Despite my better judgement the peanut butter cup with a chocolate chip cookie on top does look good.  I'll reserve judgement until I eat one.  Time to go back to Dollar Tree!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Relics from another time

During my quick trip back to Cranbrook I did have time to go through a couple boxes and found a few "treasures".  I'm sure I've at least mentioned one of them in here before, but here you go again!

I found this old story that Cody and I wrote back in Parkland for Mrs. Leonard's English class.  We handed in even though it wasn't an actual assignment.  In fact we didn't even write it in English class, we wrote it in Typing class.  The fact that we had a typing class with actual typewriters just shows how damn old we are.

ATTACK OF THE CAMPELL KIDS was a "horror" story parodying the Campbell Soup kids turning them into murderous little trolls.  The story is five pages of poorly written and more importantly, poor typed, nonsense.  It's at least good for a laugh.  We obviously had to change "Campbell" to "Campell" in order to avoid getting into legal trouble with the actual Campbell Soup company.  Or maybe it was a spelling mistake?

You can see Mrs. Leonard's note on the top of story and she also wrote "Extra" on it.  I have a feeling it didn't actually count as extra credit, but probably counted against our grades.

This story wasn't written on a typewriter, but on a computer.  It was an old computer because it was printed using a dot matrix printer.  The paper has the perforations on the ends and and sides.  As you can tell by the picture this story is more than five pages, it is actually seventy-six pages! 

It doesn't have a title, but it's a teen superhero story and pretty much a rip off of Gen 13.  It doesn't quite hold up as well as I remember mostly because the dialogue isn't very good.  It's still fun though.   This one was also written by Cody and I although I bet Cody wishes he could just forget about it. When we wrote it, we would take turns writing sections of it and then save it to a floppy disk to pass off to the other person and then they would work on it.  If you are wondering about the writing format of it, it was written script style.

I'm a business guy with a business card!  Time to network, let's do lunch, I'll have my people call your people!

I also found some Parkland report cards and some certificate of achievements for Grade 10 math and power mechanics.  I promptly filed them in the recycling bin.  Before you think I'm some kind of genius (HAHAHAHA!!) the math certificate wasn't for a normal math class, but for math 10A, a class for dummies because math 10 was too hard for me.  In the math class for dummies I kicked ass because I wasn't a complete dummy.  I was smart enough for normal math, just too lazy for it.   Studying and homework?  No, thanks!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I know I haven't posted for a while, but I've actually been busy!  I've been working a bit more and on my two days off I made a quick trip back to Cranbrook.  A quick trip = 26 hours.  I drove back early Tuesday morning and made it back in time to meet my mom for lunch at the Vietnamese place.  My sister is going to have a garage sale and I took back of bunch of stuff to sell.  I need to go through my boxes in my mom's basement to get rid of some stuff to put in the garage sale.  A date hasn't been set yet, but if I can get back to Cranbrook and go through my boxes I guarantee it will an epic garage sale.  It already has G.I. Joe and E.T. puzzles in it!

I'm tired and going to bed because I have to work tomorrow morning.  Stay tuned because tomorrow night I'll be writing a post about something I'm pretty sure I've mentioned on here before!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Champ!

This came in the mail today!  Now I can eat cereal like a champ!  Which reminds me I might need some help.  I was getting groceries on Tuesday at Safeway and I bought two boxes of Corn Pops with spoon PINs in them and the best part was that they were on sale.  I would've preferred Frosted Flakes, but Corn Pops were the only ones with PINs.  So now I can get another personalised spoon, but what do I get put on it?  I'm looking for name suggestions because I'm too lazy to look up my previous post that has a list of acceptable spoon names.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Stuff and more stuff

This is one of those posts where I just toss in some short random ramblings to make a longer filled out post.  Enjoy!

I was at Wal-Mart the other day and I went to the nice quiet one, not the trashy one in our area.  I went to the toy section just have a look and while I didn't buy anything I did see some cool stuff.

Mattel has released some new Hot Wheels including a movie and TV line as well as Gran Turismo.  The movie/TV cars have been available for a little while now as last time I was back in Cranbrook Willie bought Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters.  I heard there is a Mystery Machine, but haven't seen it yet.

Oh cool, Star Wars!  First it was Nerf Star Wars dart guns, now it's Nerf Star Wars Super Soakers.  At least you don't have to worry about losing darts with a Super Soaker.  Plus its cheaper!

As I'm packing up my stuff I'm trying to keep similar things together to help with finding them when I need them later.  I have a box of "Gadgets" which has electronic stuff in it and while looking through a box of books I found my old 8mm camcorder tapes.  I took them out to put them in my "Gadgets" box.  Cody just happened to have his camcorder out, so I decided to have a look through the tapes.

When I brought my tapes back I never looked through both of them, Cody looked through one but said there was no Psycho Killer Hermit Guy or Marionette Massacre on them and at the time I took his word for it.  This turned out to be a case of the old "if you want something done right, do it yourself".  I checked one tape it has a bunch of stuff on it including Marionette Massacre!  

The tape is packed with stuff, it fills the entire two hour tape.  It starts out with footage from the grad BBQ Cam had in his backyard.  It is all very embarrassing.  Then there is some snowboarding contest entry or something Jeff made, which I'm thinking about transferring for him.  Then there is just some weird stuff of us messing with a strobe light, running around at my house in the snow, and then doing some talk show.  But after all that garbage Marionette Massacre finally shows up, and it's all there too.  We filmed it in chronological order, so at least editing shouldn't be to bad.  There is also a set of cheesy homemade titles as well.  Although I'm not too sure when or even if this will end up as a completed film...we'll see what happens.

Back to Star Wars!  I ate my other Star Wars Kinder Surprise and my prize was the Princess Leia/Tantive IV toy.  Unlike the Yoda one, I actually had to assemble this one, although it wasn't much of a challenge.  

Yep, I did it, I should treat myself to another Kinder Surprise!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Book reeding

I was going through my stuff as I'm packing it up and I found I have two paperback copies of Storm Front by Richard Castle.  I mean, I haven't even read one copy, so what do I need with two copies?  I could keep a back up in case anything happens to my first copy, but instead I decided to donate it to my local Little Free Library.  If you aren't sure what the heck a Little Free Library is, don't worry I only recently learned about them.  Although, the name is pretty self explanatory.

I was watching the news a little while ago and they did segment about little libraries people were making and setting up on the front of their yards.  It's basically a "take a book, leave a book" system to get people to read in the community.  It sounds like something for people who are too lazy or too much of a hipster to go an actual library which also happens to be free.  I guess the concept is kinda cool, but an actual library has a much better selection and they have DVDs and Blu-rays so you don't even have to read unless it's a foreign subtitled film.

The Little Free Library website, has all the info you need to learn about them and how to start your own Little Free Library.  They have plans to make your own library or you can buy pre-built insanely overpriced ones.  Once you have your Little Free Library set up you still need to pay to get it certified and get your very own sign.

Once you are recognized you'll be added to the worldwide map, so people can look you up.  Calgary has quite a few, including two in my area that I'm aware of, plus I've seen another one down in Kensington.  It looks like Kelowna has two, while poor old Kamloops and Cranbrook have none.  It's up to Mike to get the movement going over in Kamloops, while Cranbrook its a lost cause.  I guess it might have a chance if it was full of nothing but hunting magazines.

As if I paid $7.50, it was $1.00 at the thrift store!

I put my copy of Storm Front in the Little Free Library about a week ago and I walked by it this afternoon and it was gone.  Someone is reading it!  Last week the Little Free Library was pretty full, but today it was considerably empty, almost half the books have been taken out.  Obviously, people are taking books, but not leaving books!  I didn't take any books because there were no Archies.  I'll check back next time.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Never Got Made Files #83

As I'm packing up my massive amounts of crap I keep finding things that were supposed to end up on here as a blog post.  The latest is a rippin' cheese grater that I bought years ago and completely forgot about.

A Shredder for your cheddar!

A pretty sweet cheese grater from Gama Go.  It looks pretty cool, but I wonder how it functions?  Was it style over substance?  I guess we'll never know.  A blog post about just a cheese grater would've been pretty short, that's why it was also supposed to have involved tacos.

I bought this Taco Time brand of taco seasoning quite a while ago from Safeway.  I'm not even sure if it's even still a thing.  I didn't see an expiry date on the package, so I'm assuming it's still good.  It is just powder after all.

I guess that means I can go ahead and just do the blog then?  Haha, no because I already boxed up the cheese grater and it's way too damn hot to even think about turning on the stove.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Spoon dude

I had couple empty Frosted Flakes boxes sitting on top of the fridge for a while now.  I finally got around to redeeming the PINs for my fifth free personalized spoon.

Dude!  I went with this one, but maybe I should've gotten one with my last name on it to go with my first name spoon and if I'm going to do that then I probably should get a spoon with my middle name on it.

Actually, I'll be lucky if I get to make another spoon as those boxes of Kellogg's are becoming scarce.  We are all out at work and I was at Co-op on the weekend and they didn't have any either.  I haven't been to Safeway or Wal-Mart lately, but I'll have to make a special trip to see if I can find any.  The offer ends in September, but that won't matter if I can't find any more!

A loyal reader of my blog who wishes to remain anonymous sent in a picture of the personalized spoon they received.  They took a name off my list I did that was of some of the acceptable names that could be entered in the personalized spoon maker.  Great spoon name choice!

Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie Spoon

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Another kick at the bucket

If you thought I only had one bucket full of miscellaneous crap stashed away then you don't me very well.  I have a back up bucket on the top shelf  of some shelving in room.  You know,..."just in case".

This bucket has a few more quality items in it like a copy of Mario Pinball Land.  It's opened, but still got the box and all the goodies.

My 20th Anniversary Famicon Game Boy micro!  I really like this little handheld despite it's small size.  I managed to finish two Pokemon games on it without my hands seizing up.  Although the screen is too small to play Dr. Mario on, it's just too hard to properly see.

I already showed the good stuff, so this is the crap that was underneath it!  Most of this stuff was free in cereals.  I'm not sure where I got the Dracula stickers from though.  Once again if you see anything you like just say so and it's yours!  For free!

Here is lot of Kellogg's stuff that includes temporary tattoos, a projection alarm clock and an electric toothbrush.  

A bendy Minnie Mouse and a Mickey Mouse mini bobble head.

"Electronic" gadgets lot of a Spider-Man web projector, a random watch, another Guitar Hero mini game and another watch.  Both of the watches are packaged so I can't see what they are without opening the package.

Anybody want a pair of Post Classical Interludes mini CDs?  I don't, but they were free.  There is also a PSP keychain, some Trix thing and a Burton sticker.  The Trix thing went in the garbage already, so sorry if you wanted it.

A Kubrick Venom(that's a keeper), some weird Indiana Jones thing and another Indiana Jones spoon.  I opened the weird pack of Indy cards and they are some cheesy strategy game cards.  I filed them beside the Trix thing.

Also, it just wasn't a single bucket, but a stack of buckets.  Even more goodies!

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

Batman Begins

Toy Story 3

The buckets are up for grabs as well!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Getting some time in the AT-AT really helped me out in this match.