Sunday, August 02, 2009

End of the night takedowns

When I was a little younger, I used to always hate to leave a party early, just in case I missed anything. I'm old enough to need my sleep now, so it doesn't bother me so much anymore, but I still wonder what I might have missed out on.

If you're the same, and you were at Heidi's birthday party last weekend, I was lucky enough to film the second last event (the sucking all the helium out of the balloons moment didn't come out so good in the pitch darkness of a rainy night), so you no longer have to feel like you missed out.

Apologies in advance for the drunken slurring of words - to be honest I had no recollection of this incident until I reviewed the camera the next day. And watch with amazement as the talent of Ms Klassen shines through......

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Chuck Liddel Wasted

Or something like that. Thanks to Jason for the link...

Chuck Liddel Passes Out During Interview - Click Here for more great videos and pictures!

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Weekend Update

A pretty hectic weekend (so far anyway) - date night last night meant I got treated to a night at SwimClub32 for our (delayed) wedding anniversary night out. Today was a whirlwind tour of a decent number of shops - I missed the early morning start required to get a free t-shirt at the new Apple store in Park Meadows, but we went later on to see what it was like - looked pretty cool - I like the new layout they're using - very simple and clean, with lots of demo stations to play around. We actually managed to hold off from buying everything, but the place was packed and lots of people were making purchases. Park Meadows actually had a load of stuff going on today - the Nuggets had a playoff kickoff event, with cheerleaders signing autographs, and the mascot their for photos. The highlight of being there though was wandering past the window of a really expensive crystal shop, where some parents had decided it was safe to take thir eyes off their young kids for a while - just long enough for a kid who looked about 3 or 4 to take down the window display with one hefty push. Glass shattering, horrified parents and even more horrified sales staff followed, and we didn't stick around for any of the shouting.

Target was next (or should I say Super Target) for a few bits and pieces, including The Last King of Scotland, which we haven't watched yet. I doesn't look much like Scotland on the cover :-) Of course, we had to fit in the weekend trip to Home Depot (flowers for the garden though - nothing doing with the bathroom this weekend), Bed Bath and Beyond for too much stuff to fit in the car, and then the once every few months trip to the Liquor Store (off license) for way too much alcohol for me to drink alone (luckily, Heidi is arranging a bit of an event for her new co-workers, so hopefully they'll have some of it, especially as it included a case of Bud Light, which under no circumstances am I going to touch).

And then finally home after the almost 7 hour shopping epic (oh yeah, Safeway for tea and magazines), to watch the UFC (supposedly live) from Manchester. Another decent set of fights (although the Pit Bull Russian guys fight was a little on the boring side), topped off with the supposed next challenger for the heavyweight title and heavy favorite, Cro Crop, getting completely knocked out by a head kick. It was a pretty decent shot - Cro Crop's legs ended up at an awful angle underneath him as he went down, but he was completely out, but walked out of the ring about 10 minutes later, so looks like he didn't suffer anything too serious. Michael Bisping was one of the big draws on the card - the English fighter fighting on a UFC card for the first time in his home country. Although he got caught once at the start of the first round, and nearly got beat, he dominated the rest of the fight until the ref called a stop midway through the second round. The other guy was pretty beat up (make that very) by the end, so it was a decent win, and he's still unbeaten. I wonder when they're going to let him step up and work his way to a championship fight - hopefully it's soon, but not too soon - I think he's got a decent chance to go all of the way, and his fights are always pretty exciting.

Anyway, think that's enough of the rambling - just trying to make up for the lack of posts in the last few months, especially when I manage to grab a few minutes out of what seems to be a pretty hectic life these days. What happened to the weekends when I only made it out of bed to hit the pubs? Long, long time ago I think, and probably never likely to return....

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Monday, April 09, 2007

The Weekend

Well, it's about time to start keeping up to date on this thing, and actually writing something, instead of just the quick 3 second link to some random car, gadget or site.

So let's start with the weekend. I was lucky enough to get out of work pretty early on Friday, courtesy of the Easter Holiday. Of course, that just meant a slightly earlier start to work on the bathroom, which is finally starting to come together. Actually, I could probably sum up the majority of the weekend as working on the bathroom, intermingled with trips to Home Depot (1 long one for the wife, 3 short ones for me). We did make some decent progress though - tiles are almost all complete (this photo was from Friday night, so we're further along now), we worked out how to install the rain tile shower thing (and that we didn't have the right tools to actually do the work - actually, no-one did, so Kohler are kindly sending out the required bit that we need). The floor tiles now have the first coating of sealant on them as well, so fingers crossed this all should be finished in a few weeks (he says making vague date statements as nothing ever quite goes as planned).

Saturday we ended up having a couple of people over at the last minute to watch the latest UFC event. It was actually a pretty good one, although the fight I thought would be the best (Diego vs Josh) turned out to be the worst - not sure what was going on with that one - Diego looked like he couldn't work out how to fight for some reason, and ended up losing his unbeaten record. Also managed to watch the Calzaghe fight (all 2 and a half rounds of it) in the afternoon - one of the benefits of fights being held on the other side of the Atlantic means it doesn't conflict with the nights activities. The fight was ok, but the fact the ref stopped it so soon was pretty disappointined - there was no way the other guy was going to win, but stopping it so soon when he wasn't hurt was a bit much - just glad that wasn't a fight I had paid money for, either to be there or on PPV.

Sunday meant we finally got a chance to meet up with the long lost traveller known as Lauren (and Neil too of course). Working in between everyone's schedules meant a brunch meet up at Snooze. I have to say, this place is great. It was obviously pretty trendy judging by the clientele, and the line out of the door and into the snow, but the food was amazing, and Neil enjoyed the fact that you can order Stella with your breakfast. Anyway, if you're looking for a decent breakfast downtown, this is the place.

Sunday afternoon was spent being completely frustrated with everything I touched. The bathroom, Home Depot trips (including realizing that they shut early on Easter Sunday, but only when I almost walked into the entry door), web-site touch up turning into a complete change coz I couldn't get some things to work, Sopranos starting again (I somehow just feel a lot of dread everytime I watch this - it looks like the world is all going to come tumbling down around Tony, and I'm not sure I'm ready to deal with that), and snow in April to top it all off. Even a high speed blast in the car didn't seem to get me out of my stroppy mood completely, so apologies if you were anywhere near me yesterday.

Oh, and finally got around to uploading a load of pics from the last few weeks/months, so check out Mine and Heidi's Flickr if you want to check them out.

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