Monthly Archives: November 2007

Happy day!

November 30, 2007 Comments Off on Happy day!

Today is Grace’s second birthday! Seems hard to believe that it was two whole years ago – time sure flies Read More »

This is messed up

November 30, 2007 Comments Off on This is messed up

Islamic protesters calling for the death of a British teacher in Sudan.  The offense?  Naming the class teddy-bear “Muhammed”.  Welcome to the 21st century in Africa, folks…  The kicker?  No parents of students involved in the class project complained.  It ... Read More »

Month of music – day 6

November 30, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 6

Today’s song is one of my favorite viewpoint-alternate songs of Christmas: Chris De Burgh’s “A Spaceman Came Traveling”. The end will be going through your head for a while after. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – day 5

November 29, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 5

Okay, I promised, and I deliver: here’s a remix of the exceedingly difficult to sing “Carol of the Bells”. Instrumental remix – make sure you listen through to the second half. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – day 4

November 28, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 4

Today’s song is a cover of a non-traditional Christmas song. Sarah McLachlan takes on Joni Mitchell’s “River”. For some reason, this song always makes me think of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa… I don’t know why… I mean there’s skating ... Read More »

Month of music – day 3

November 27, 2007 2 Comments »

Today’s song is a very non-traditional take on a classic. Eve6 performs “Noel! Noel!”, their version of “The First Noel”. I would love to hear the singer from Crash Test Dummies have a go at this song – with his ... Read More »

Grey Cup Reflections

November 26, 2007 3 Comments »

A great win yesterday.  The Riders didn’t play their best game today, it was closer than it should have been.  But in a championship game a win is a win.  The Riders defense carried the day.  Johnson had a tremendous ... Read More »

Month of music – day 2

November 26, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 2

Today’s song is “Angels We Have Heard On High” performed by Third Day. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of non-classical singers attempting the “Gloria”s on this one, but Mac Powell et al do such a great job elsewhere in ... Read More »

Yeah, green & white!

November 25, 2007 Comments Off on Yeah, green & white!

Woot!  3rd cup in Rider history!  A more exciting game than I expected – Riders didn’t have it together in the 1st half but salvaged the win through points on turnovers.  Yeah! Read More »

A month of music

November 25, 2007 1 Comment »

So, Christmas is one month away and to celebrate, and to count down the days, I’m going to post one Christmas song a day for your enjoyment. I’ll have traditional hymns (carols, I suppose) as well as more modern songs. ... Read More »

Looking back, and ahead

November 24, 2007 Comments Off on Looking back, and ahead

Two videos to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s game! First, the CFL West semi-final vs. Calgary: Next, the CFL West final vs. Read More »


November 21, 2007 18 Comments »

Final score: 268,585 Final level: 8 Travel IQ: 101 Unfortunately, I can’t tell the Phillipines and Malaysia apart&# Read More »