Monday, January 30, 2012

If You're Happy and You Know It, Rub My Leg?

I'm back from Michigan in one piece. No head full of mucus was gonna stop me from coming back to my home and native land.

This guy was quite happy to see me:

Friday, January 27, 2012

And I Wish And Wish Again...

I'm in Michigan. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dutch, CRC mecca.

In honour of that, I've decided to make up a list of things off the top of my head, that I know about the state of Michigan.
  1. There is some sort of touristy Dutch village in the town of Holland, Michigan.
  2. It is pure - the billboards told me that.
  3. The roads are craptastic.
  4. Don't go to Flint.
  5. Don't go to Detroit.
  6. The traffic lights in Grand Rapids are weird.
  7. There is a grocery store called Meijer here.
  8. The Biermas live here. Well, most of them.
  9. During the weekend that the Calvin Worship Symposium fall on, it is impossible to drive from Ontario to Michigan on dry roads.
  10. The 911 lady is nice.
  11. The state patrol gets their man.
  12. There are a lot of Dutch people here.
  13. Amway comes from Michigan.

Monday, January 23, 2012


I've got a new roomie, he's young, hairy, affectionate, curious, soft, a little jumpy right now and sitting in my window. There'll be pictures to follow.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Getting Horny?

I'm thinking about joining a cult...


Yeah, a fake unicorn cult made up by the good people at Archie McPhee. I think before I join I have to acquire one of their totally non-scary unicorn masks...

Yup, totally non-scary. Clearly something I need to own.

Anyone else want to join?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Somewhere in the late hours of the day or the wee hours of the night over January 16/17, 1997 a friend of mine accidentally overdosed. He was at a party. He took some drugs. He took some more drugs. He got sleepy and told his girlfriend to wake him up in the morning when their ride came. But he didn't wake up.

His name was Aaron and I learned some things from him:
  • Dutch guys can rap
  • bats can be kinda cute
  • guys who wear Gwar shirts and paint their nails black can get along quite well with artsy, jock girls
  • one person's influence can ripple through an entire community
  • I can take a man seriously when he's wearing an almost skin tight tiger costume (we had many drama classes together)
So every year since he died, I take a minute to think about him, to think about what might have been, how his family has been and what I can learn from his life to make mine better, 'cause I'm still here.

Burning Down the House

I'm sorry this is another vid. But it makes me happy in my insides - Tom Jones and The Cardigans??!? Then there are the crazy silver dancing people. And the facial expressions of Nina and Tom. Enjoy peeps...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Don't Stop The Music

Don't Stop The Music

This is an amazing cover of Rhianna's Please Don't Stop the Music as done by The Bird the Bee.