Friday, December 28, 2007

Peterpatch Skating

The Street Team began our Christmas Break festivities today. We're touring across Central Ontario, providing free entertainment for our favorite listeners. Today we were in Peterborough for a skating party at the Kinsmen Civic Centre, and I was impressed with the renos. I was there 2 years ago and it was noticeably old. I arrived today and it didn't even look like the same building! It was a great afternoon, lots of people coming out, lots of hot chocolate being served, and no serious injuries! next stop, Huntsville Bowl on Wednesday!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Guitar Hero III

It was an interesting day yesterday. Boxing Day, so of course the mall is packed. We're walking around and notice there's a HUGE line formed outside of EB Games. Turns out they are selling PS2 and XBox for $40, I say "Meh, that's old news." By the end of the night, I was wishing I had waited in line.

We went to my cousin's in Ajax for a family Christmas get together. They happen to have a PS2, along with Guitar Hero III. I'm hooked baby. I started off with Foghat - Slow Ride... (nice and easy until I got the hang of it.) I did alright, and felt like moving up to something more difficult. I started scrolling through the songs and it wasn't long before I knew my destiny... "Welcome To The Jungle" a song from my youth. What better tune to reach that next level with. I was in over my head right from the start. I don't think I was on stage for 30 seconds before being booed off stage. Embarrassed with my lack of skill, and the fact I butchered one of the all-time great songs I passed the guitar over to my sister.

Don't think my experience soured me on the game... Oh no! It just made the desire to master the game more intense. Maybe EB Games will still have some units left tomorrow? I'm hooked!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Charlie Brown

We've all seen the Charlie Brown Christmas Special right? It used to be a yearly ritual in my youth group. After the Christmas banquet we'd watch the Peanuts Christmas Special. Well did you know it almost never made it to air? It's true. Check out this link:

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's Real!

You know the Bell Mobility commercial where Gordon (the one beaver) uploads a video of Frank to YouTube? I FOUND IT!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Santa = Satan

This post is for those crazy right-wing radicals who like to point out the fact that you can rearrange the letters in "Santa" and spell "Satan." I stumbled across this photo gallery online today. It's a collection of children upset about having their picture taken with Santa. If you ask me it's a pretty awesome collection. See for yourself.,0,7181908.ugcphotogallery

Oh... and for the right-wing radicals... relax.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Snow Anyone?

I have a friend who spent the past week in sunny Florida. Every day I'd see more pictures posted on Facebook. Picturesfrom the beach, pictures from the pool, pictures from the house they were staying in. The pictures had plenty of sun, sunglasses and beauty conditions. Today's photos had a different feel... Cold and snowy! After a week of sunburns, he and his wife returned to a couple feet of snow outside their Huntsville home. I was envious of their trip to Florida, but now those feelings have gone with the summer sun. I'd still love a week of beachin' it though. Maybe for Christmas

Friday, December 14, 2007


I cannot express how good it feels to finally have made it to the weekend. You ever have a week that just doesn't seem to end? Let's just say I'm glad this past week is behind me. This weekend is going to be one big Christmas party. Tomorrow night I'm in Mississauga with friends from youth for a Christmas open house party, and then Sunday it's the Life 100.3 Christmas party. Whoop Whoop! Non-stop action baby! I'm gonna be enjoying this weekend, why don't you do the same?

Catch ya Monday!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

For Those Who Dislike Cats

Chew on this cat-haters!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

That Awkward Moment

I ripped the wrapping paper off the box, pulled the cardboard lid off and suddenly found myself grasping for breath. We've all had that moment haven't we? You open a Christmas present only to find something awful inside. Maybe it was an ugly hand-knit sweater, or maybe it was a cheesy christian movie. In that split second you have to take the disappointment you feel inside and somehow turn it into a smile before it hits your face. It's a tough thing to do, and few people succeed. You might want to start practising now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

T-Minus 2 Weeks!

2 weeks until Christmas and I'm almost done my Christmas shopping. Crystal and I went on Saturday and hammered the mall to (almost) complete my list for this year. Just have the 'rents and Crystal to buy for and I'm done. I never could have done it without Crystal. I get sidetracked easily, but she was a chick on a mission. We'd knock one name off the list, and before I'd signed the visa slip she'd be asking: "who's next?" Talk about focus. I cannot put into words how much I appreciated Crystal's drive to buy. Without her I'd probably still be in the mall, playing Guitar Hero at the Wii display.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Downtown Destroyed

I was on my way home from work last night when I saw something that blew me away. I'm going down the hill on Bayfield and as I pass the 400 I see a pillar of smoke coming up from the downtown area. As I get closer it looks like the entire downtown is burning! I try to get closer so I can investigate, but the swarm of cop cars and fire trucks won't allow me to. It turns out there was an explosion and the corner of Bayfield and Dunlop is now gone. It's a sad story, made even sadder because my favorite restaurant went with that corner. Royal Thai Cuisine, the best food in town, is now but a memory. But seriously, pray for the families that now don't have a place to live. Maybe even take down some clothes or extra blankets for them. Pray that God canuse this mess for good... somehow.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Creative Mission

When I say the word "missionary" what do you think of? Someone going to live in a mud hut in Africa? Maybe. There are many different types of missionary, and that is one kind. I'd like to introduce you to a very cool group of missionaries I recently discovered. "Walking on Water" is a group that uses surfing to take the gospel across the world. They go as surfers, and bring Jesus to the surf community in that country. I think early surfers were a lot like early Christians, I'll explain that in a later blog, and so it's easy to draw parallels. Check it out. It's a pretty sweet deal.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Crosby Pandemonium

Sidney Crosby is making his first trip out west this week and the reaction from fans is unbelieveable. He played in Edmonton tonight and got a standing ovation from the Edmontonian crowd. How does that happen?!? Edmonton, the city that lives and dies with the Oilers is cheering (quite enthusiastically) for the opposition's best player. It makes no sense to me. The fan fare that surrounds this guy is crazy. He said in his press conference today that he's banished to his hotel room, ordering room service for this trip to Canada's left coast because of all the hype around his visit. He's one special player.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Generous Living

Christmas is an interesting time. I personally don't like it too much. I'm not really sure why. I think it's a combination of things... The commercialism, the over-doing of everything Christmas and the lack of friendliness wherever you go. Christmas this year has been different for me. Usually I can rhyme off a long list of things I want, but this year I'm struggling. I don't really want anything for Christmas. I have everything a guy could possibly want. In fact this year I feel somewhat guilty for getting anything at all. There are so many people that go without at Christmas time. From the homeless, to the single Mom trying to raise a family, to the family that is dealing with the loss of a loved one. I've got it pretty good.

I read somewhere that worldwide we spend $450 Billion at Christmas. That seems like a lot of money, especially considering what that money could buy. How much would a clean well in Africa cost? Probably not nearly that much. How much would it cost to house the homeless in our community? All the houses in Newmarket probably don't add up to that much.

I'm not saying you shouldn't buy presents this year, I'm just wondering if we could spend a little bit of our Christmas money on people who aren't as well off as we are. Tomorrow you have a chance to buy from the World Vision Christmas Gift Catalogue. You have the opportunity to buy a goat or a pig for a village overseas. You have the chance to bless someone else during this Christmas season. Please consider it.