Category Archives: Sappy

Norm MacDonald Gets Emotional During Final Stand-Up Set On Late Night with David Letterman

David Letterman’s final show is this Wednesday and he’s been having a farewell run of top-notch and personal favourite guests all of whom are paying tribute to Letterman’s innovation and influence (and I definitely don’t disagree – how radical was David Letterman when he first started?) Anyhow, Norm MacDonald’s comments after his stand-up set the […]

Music Monday – “My boy’s gonna play in the big league/My boy’s gonna turn some heads/My boy’s gonna play in the big league/My boy’s gonna knock ’em dead.”

Important Blog announcement: Hockey themed posts shall continue as long as the Flames are in the playoffs. One of the greatest hockey songs of all-time…  (Hmm, maybe that could be my theme for Music Mondays until the Flames win the Cup in June?) Based on a true story… “Big League” – Tom Cochrane

Calgary’s Michael Ferland Is An Amazing Story #nhl #flames #yyc #stanleycup

Perhaps the most dominate player in the Flames-Canucks series so far, Michael Ferland has an amazing back story as well. “It’s just great,” Hartley said. “We had a great meeting one-on-one a year ago in my office. That’s where it started. I watch those guys like a mother hawk … he opened up and we […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Sasha’s Second Birthday

Hard to believe our little girl is two years old today! Here’s a video I made of the (roughly) daily photos I took of her during her first year, something I’ve continued to do although a lot more sporadically in her second year.   Mobile friendly version…

Music Monday – O Chips!

A visually impaired Liberian street musician named Weesay makes up a song about chips on the spot using a very unique guitar… After the video goes viral, he is given a real guitar from supporters in the US. Now there’s even an IndieGogo campaign to raise funds to fly him to the US for surgery to […]

Music Monday – “Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars/Place your head on my beating heart/I’m thinking out loud/That maybe we found love right where we are”

Didn’t post this weekend as I was away at my brother-in-law’s wedding… “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

Music Monday – “We got the kinda love/A blind man can see” (American Idol’s Best Audition So Far This Season)

American Idol is one of my guilty pleasures.  It’s fascinating how they put together the show – especially the audition rounds to add narratives to what is otherwise a series of very similar clips.  For example, they’ll show a montage of one judge being mean to every contestant only to cut to them being blown […]

2014 End of Year Memes: Union Activist Achievement Unlocked, Spirit of the West Rediscovered, RV Camper Purchased

1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? I joined the bargaining committee for CUPE Local 1594 at my library. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was a really interesting experience – getting insight into how both the union and management approach various issues in the workplace as well […]

The True Meaning of Christmas That Everyone Forgets

Someone on my Facebook posted a rather profound article about how the arguments between “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” are misguided. The article points out the fact that our Christmas traditions have well-documented roots back to a pagan time, long ago, when people came together for a festival during the longest night of the year […]

Music Monday – “Can’t get out of the yard / I’m snowed in with the drifts / No one is coming to open these gifts”

I’m a big believer that the best Christmas songs are the ones with a sense of sadness and melancholy underlying them. Corb Lund has jumped to the top of that category with his latest song.  An 80-year old rancher buying gifts for his gifts just in case they show up for Christmas even though they’re […]