Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Double Stuf Oreo Vs Cinnamon Bun Oreo

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cinny Buns

I saw a picture on Instagram of Oreo Peeps which are Oreos with Peeps filling in the middle.  I knew that they'd probably only be available in the States because all the good stuff never comes north of the border.  I still always like to hope for the best, so when I was at Co-op today getting some groceries I had to walk the cookie aisle for a quick look.  I didn't find Peeps Oreos, but I found some Cinnamon Bun Oreos which are a good runner up.

The verdict is that they are good!  Gingerbread Oreos are still my favourite, but these are pretty close.  They smell awesome too.

I think one of the reasons they are so good is that they have extra filling, or it sure looks like they do.  That is definitely more filling than a regular Oreo.  I think I'll have to do some comparisons just to find out for sure.  I'll have to try and not eat them all before I get around to it though.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Farewell HMV...

When I was back in Cranbrook a few weeks ago Willie told me that he saw on Facebook that HMV Canada is closing.   I gotta say, that totally sucks.  HMV was the best place to get movies and pretty much the only place to buy good movies and CDs.  We are are left with two options now, and neither are that great.

There is Best Buy which doesn't sell music anymore and everytime I go there their movie selection continues to get smaller and smaller, they only stock big studio releases now.  There is Wal-Mart which does have a music section, but only mainstream stuff.  They do occasionally bring in some smaller releases in terms of movies, but once they sell out, they are gone and not getting restocked.  If you see something you want then buy it because in a week or two it will be gone.

They say buying stuff online is killing brick and mortar stores and more importantly buying(and bootlegging) digital formats.  It's getting to the point where we don't even have a choice anymore because there are no brick and mortar stores.  I've been pretty loyal to physical media over the years, having only bought a handful of digital albums and movies because when I pay money for something I like to be able to actually physically touch it.  I don't even illegally download movies or music because that's a no no.

I'll try and see the bright side of the whole situation...SALE!  HMV is marking down all stock as they are set to close forever on April 30th.  The website said  30% off, so I had to check it out and went to the Market Mall location today.  First of all, not everything was 30%, most the apparel and other collectible crap was 30% off, while movies and CDs were only 20% off.  I was bummed because movies and music were the only things I was interested in.  Of course I still spent money.

80's!!!!  A cheesy 80's action/adventure movie and the hero wears a bandana and rides a flying motorcycle.

Spaceballs: The Blu-ray!  One of the special features is a commentary in Dinkese.  I'm pretty sure I already have this, but the black case sold me.

This one was the other half of the 2/$20 deal or 2/$18 with the discount.  It's the 3rd Bass Icons CD which is basically a best of album.  It's pretty fly yo.  I opened as soon as I got back to my car, so I could get my groove on.

Finally, I got the Chemical Brothers "Don't Think" album which is a live album recorded in Japan.  It has a CD and a DVD of the same concert.  Its actually a few years old from 2012.

That's all I got as the CDs were seriously picked over, they aren't even going to have anything left in another week.  If you were planning to look for music at HMV during the closing out you better get there ASAP.  The movie section was in a lot better shape and they still have lots of t-shirts, mugs, Boba Fett cookie jars and collectibles.

I visiting the website again tonight and they changed the front page of the website with a new 20 - 40% graphic!  I'm sure the movies and music are still only 20% off while anime socks are 40% off.  I might check out another location on one of my days off next week.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Snowball Express

I heard Cranbrook got a lot of snow, so much snow in fact Willie can't even leave his house.  My mom sent me a picture because she's been busy shovelling snow all weekend.

I guess the grader went up the street and piled up a foot and a half of hard pack on the driveway entrances.  Logan actually went out to help bust it up because it was rock hard.  Then he got a blister on his hand.  Awww....

I actually can't even remember seeing that much snow piled up that high.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cats on the internet

Because Mike wanted more cats I thought I'd actually come through for once.  Back in October my sister got a kitten and named her Chloe.  She was a real scaredy cat when she brought it home and was skittish, but now Logan says she's pretty hyper.  Of course she's grown since October, but she's still a bit small.  Here are some blurry pictures.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kick out the jams

When I work a full day I used to just be lazy and buy something for lunch, but then I realized I was wasting a lot of money, so then I switched to making lunch.  Making lunch means throwing a granola bar, some cookies and sandwiches into a lunch bag which also happens to be a Safeway bag.

I usually make two sandwiches, one with meat and/or cheese and another with either peanut butter, jam, or peanut butter and jam.  When using the jam I would wait until the jar is nearly empty and then just start with a brand new fresh jar of jam.  This has left my fridge littered with almost empty jars of jam.

I took all those almost empty jars of jam out of the fridge to try and clean it up.  But what is one to do with all those "almost" empty jars?  Well, scoop out the remaining jam to create a monstrous mix of various jams!

Super jam!

That is all I got out of those six jam jars.  It still wasn't bad as I got a few more sandwiches out it.  It also tasted pretty good.  The lame thing was I had to wash out all the empty jars.

I also do the same thing with margarine and right now I have five margarine tubs in the fridge.  I won't be combining them to make super margarine though.