Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday 90th Art Clokey. My childhood wouldn't have been complete without Gumby and Pokey!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Verse 1
Unlike most bands I don’t need chronic to groove
I stay calm as a coma when I rock in the booth
But I was feeling kinda hungry and I wanted chedda cheese with a little salt and pepper on top of my Mc’D's
So I said, I would eat it for the weekend and explode on Monday off the food I’m eating
'Cause nowadays its all go for the eyes
I’m a go for the fries til they go to my thighs, word
So I walked out that greasy McDonald's
And saw Colin Decker taking shots from the bottle
I was king like Dylan, innocent like Makeshift
'Til I saw this city fall on the pavement
Looked up it was raining on the seventh and the evidence for heaven was illustrated in essence
In this circus for the fortune we slip and get tired
'Til we fly like dragons up in the empire

'Cause we are not all cowboys when I point the mic out you, you make loud noise!
And just scream, yeah this is how we’re changing the scene

Verse 2:
I went to Dixons to watch some of the Knicks game
But my hands were dead and kind of in pain
It’s from our climate being so ruthless
Still we rise up like elevators 'cause of our music
Despite the weather you know it’s magic here
Like the black phoenix up in the atmosphere
Minus 20 to us, man, that’s like a nice breeze
That’s when the dudes break out their lawn chairs and the iced teas
The city Feist calls home yeah were feisty
Purple rain in the sky 'cause we voted Nenshi
I’m the MC King looking for the MC Queen we call her Frankie
She hangs out with Miesha and the Spankies
Bury the dinosaurs, you know it’s time to soar like hot little rocketeers up in the sky we go
We’re changing Calgary all my homies play their part
So stay focused, stay, stay Ricca Razor Sharp

'Cause we are not all cowboys when I point the mic out you, you make loud noise!
And just scream, yeah this is how we’re changing the scene

Verse 3:
I’m from a city called Victoria on Vancouver Island full of lots of hippies and we shop at consignment
Too busy on the beach to freak and get violent
I love this city from Esquimalt to the Highlands
So when I moved here for my education
Heads were shaking like "Yo! What meds are you taking?"
But we are more than your stereotypes
So turn up your stereo tonight

Everywhere I go, these people they ask me
Where is my home now and I tell them it’s Calgary
Some people don’t get it turn their noses up at me
But the scene is expanding in the city of Calgary

'Cause we are not all cowboys when I point the mic out you, you make loud noise!
And just scream, yeah this is how we’re changing the scene

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Favorite quote from work today:

After being handed some documents to be looked over… “So, this had better be like sunshine up the ass.”

After taking a moment to look at the documents… “Are you kidding? This is more like a flashlight running low on batteries!”

Friday, June 24, 2011

Law of...

Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability -The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Bio Mechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater and Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies, and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, someone will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces - The chance that an open-faced jelly sandwich will land face down, is directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug; if it happens to be a linoleum floor, the chance is greatly reduced.

Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

Oliver's Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.

Monday, June 20, 2011

An interesting parallel between sex and fear can be observed. As we become capable of having sexual relationships, our interest in those relationships awakens; the interest, unless perverted somehow, tends naturally toward copulation and the continuance of the species. As we become aware of our own unavoidable termination, we become aware of the fear-emotion. And I think that, as copulation tends toward self-preservation, all fear tends toward a comprehension of the final ending.

~Stephen King~

Monday, June 13, 2011

A wise man once said, tomorrow does not equal yesterday.

Something to think about.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Me and my friend, Allison, in the stands at the U2 concert!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

U2 put on another fabulous show, yet again. Thank you for the great night, and thank you, Allison, for a fun visit!


Sea of lights

Photos: jbrandick

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tonight's forecast:


Thursday, May 26, 2011

My favorite quotes from a meeting today:

"The most logical thing to do is remove the illogical bolding."

"A duck is not seafood."

"Did you know that fire hydrants don't actually hold the hose?
The hose is on the fire truck!"


Sunday, April 17, 2011


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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another funny...

A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it. 'Impossible!' says the doctor. 'Show me.' The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream. The doctor said, 'You're not really a redhead, are you?' 'Well, no,' she said, 'I'm actually a blonde.' 'I thought so,' the doctor said, 'Your finger is broken.'

Same client...few days later. He always has a joke. :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A little laugh

A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were. The blonde responded by say that one was named Rolex and the other was named Timex. Her friend said, 'Whoever heard of someone choosing names like that?' 'HELLLOOOOOOO...,' answered the blonde. 'They're watch dogs!'

So bad, but I had to share that one after a client told me the joke.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Just got home from a fantastic concert by Melissa Etheridge.


To top it all off, tonight performances of Precious Pain and I Run For Life were amazing. Hats off to Melissa and her ability to make us laugh and cry all in one evening, a really great evening.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Timmy's Anthem

Timmy's Anthem, Copyright Brad Nelson (c) 2010

I have traveled 'cross this country from the east coast to the west
Through the prairies to the Rockies where the eagle makes its nest
It's a land of many cultures who have settled far and wide
And now call themselves Canadians and say the word with pride

So I've come to the conclusion that we share a common soul
But it's not our vast geography and not that famous goal
It's a simple cup of coffee and a pastry with a hole
It's the power of Tim Hortons that has kept our nation whole

So let's roll boys roll, stand in line to get your coffee
And let's roll boys roll, and some Timbits* dipped in toffee (* donuts, crullers, fritters, Timbits)
And let's roll boys roll, rolling onward t'ward the rim
You can't get more Canadian than good old uncle Tim

There are Timmy's in the U.S. to compete with Krispy Kreme
One in Dublin and in London where you might just spot the Queen
There's a Timmy's in Afghanistan to show our troops we care
But there isn't one in Wawa* so don't bother stopping there (* there is one there now)

There's a Timmy's in Val Cartier and another in Prince George
One in Lunenburg and Brandon and Elora by the gorge
Seems there's one on every corner in most towns across this land
But you just can't beat a nice fresh cup of Timmy's by the Grand (note: refers to the Grand River)


Most of us get quite impatient when there's traffic on the road
And we're quick to count the seconds if a file is slow to load
We might only cast a hasty glance if something needs a look
But we'll stand in line at Timmy's long enough to read a book

Rumour has it we're addicted to the coffee Timmy's serves
Seems they use a secret additive that works upon the nerves
When you start to get a craving and your face begins to twitch
Then it's time to take a coffee break and score another fix


If you really need a pick-me-up then you can extra-large it
If you haven't got the pocket change they'll even let you charge it
Canadians all pride themselves in health care that is free
So we really need a Tim's plan for our coffee and our tea

Now it could be said that Starbucks gets more flavour from their bean
And a single can of Red Bull will provide you more caffeine
But there's more to drinking Timmy's than the coffee that they brew
For Canadians it's just the patriotic thing to do


Now it's true that Tim's was bought out by a food chain we won't name
But the country makes no difference cause the stores are still the same
Didn't Shatner, Reeves, and Myers make their fortunes in LA
But we still say they're Canadians like Timmy's is today (yes, Timmy's is once again Canadian-owned)

Now we exercise our right to Tim's with families, teams, and chums
And three weeks a year at roll up time we exercise our thumbs
Tim's is part of our identity, the true north strong and free
While we stand on guard for Canada we stand in line for thee

Oh you can't get more Canadian than good old uncle Tim.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Charles Limb: Your brain on improv

Really interesting. And I love that he mentioned Keith Jarrett, awesome!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Makes you think...

With money you can buy a house, but not a home.
With money you can buy a clock, but not time.
With money you can buy a bed,but not sleep.
With money you can buy a book, but not knowledge.
With money you can buy a college degree, but not an education.
With money you can buy jokes, but not laughter.
With money you can buy a doctor, but not good health.
With money you can buy insurance, but not safety.
With money you can buy blood, but not life.
With money you can buy sex, but not love.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Music. Sigh. Wow. It can change my feelings in a moment. Memories of all kinds, from so many place and times come rushing back.

My flight home from Toronto was filled with this. From laughing out loud to tears. From people to experiences.

Last of the Mohicans soundtrack - high school
Chasing Cars - walking home from the subway late at night in Toronto
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy - Michelle
Better Days - Daryl
Hoppipolla - if we've talk about future events you know about this one :-)
Life As A House soundtrack - Shannon
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - New York with Jason
Lascio Che lo Sia - you know who you are! ;-)
1979 - Lindsay
Angels on the Moon - Rob
Vertigo - Allison

So many more but I won't bore you with all of was a four hour flight you know! ;-)