Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Home Stretch

Tomorrow (Monday) starts the home stretch towards my wedding. Everyone keeps asking if I'm nervous. Whether you believe me or not, I am not nervous in the least bit. I love my bride and have no reservations about my choice of the person I plan to grow old with. As I have told anyone who has asked, I'm not nervous about saying I do, it's paying for it! Big weddings are a stress. I will admit my beautiful bride has done pretty much everything(along with her sister-thanks Paula!)and I haven't done too much. But just watching what she has done has stressed me out. I realize I may be miserable this week and my bride is prepared to keep me in line. To those of you reading this and who will be attending, hope you have a good time and realize the dreamy look on my face will be a result of arriving at the end of this road and my anticipation of a week in the Mayan Riveria! Woooohoooo!!!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2005

The Weekend

A pretty busy weekend for me. Friday was babysitting my niece and nephew while my sister-in-law and husband went to see U2. Saturday puttered around the house and went to see Hugh Dillon(former Headstones front man) and his band The Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir. Excellent straight up rock show at The Underground. No matter how good a stadium/arena show is, nothing beats seeing a band at a small club. Sunday all day out for my niece's birthday party. I can't wait for a weekend to do absolutely nothing! Probably not 'till after the wedding.

Pictures of the new Honda Civic are out! The Si looks sweet! It don't look nothing like the previous version. My next car?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

U2 @ The ACC

Just got back from the U2 show at the A.C.C. Amazing!!!I'll admit I wasn't expecting to be blown away, but wow! just some relatively simple light effects/light curtains and a somewhat circular stage ringed in lights like those rope lights, a little like the Elevation tour, but man was it powerful! Extremely entertaining and almost spiritual. Now I get it when people say a U2 show is like a religious event. To anyone going Tuesday, Friday or Saturday, have a great time, I know I did!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

I Survived

My buddies threw my stag Friday night and I lived to tell!! Mind you I'm a cheap date, so 4 beers and one shot did me in pretty good. Sorry if I offended anyone by refusing any drinks but anymore and I would not have been well(some say that's the point!). I didn't want to become the miserable drunk or end up in emergency, knowing my low alcohol tolerance. To all who attended, bought raffle tickets, or who didn't attend and bought a ticket anyway, thank you for your support.

I also found out who anonymous was. Thanks Luis for getting me! I guess I'm that easy to set off on a rant! LOL!!

Also anyone who would like a Gmail web mail account(1GB storage for free!) email me for an invite. Google is not allowing anyone to sign up, they have to be invited, and I have 98 to give away. If interested just drop me a line

"Till next time.

Friday, September 09, 2005

New iPod

If your into gadgets (like I am) check out the new iPod Nano. It's thinner than a #2 pencil and holds 4gb. How cool is that?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

My Response

This is my response to Anonymous in the comments section the Dear Anonymous post. Yes I'm opiniated. And I thank the stars above that this great, but not perfect, country that my parents chose to start their new life allows me that freedom, with out fear the government will censor me...or worse. My mother said it best. While she still adores and cherishes Sao Miguel, she has been in Canada longer than the was "home" back in Sao Miguel. This is why she got her citizenship because Canada is her home now, and she is as proud of it as her native homeland. As I said, here is what I posted in response to anonymous' previous comment about being an American in the comments section:


How do you figure? Because I refuse to let my heritage dictate who I am, that makes me a candidate to be an American? Listen, I have my Portugal national team soccer jersey, because I am proud of where my parents came from. But how many of you out there have a Canadian one? Not many, if any! I do because this is the country of my birth so it is MY homeland. That's the problem with too many first generation Canadians(from all backgrounds), they are so busy being proud of their heritage they forget what country is their home!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

You Gotta Hear This

Check this interview with the mayor of New Orleans. He takes everyone to task for failing to help the city. He pulls no punches. This is powerful.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Dear Anonymous

Yes I'm eating every single word I ever said about "big weddings", and it is bitter! So you can enjoy my suffering with glee from behind the anonymous label. Hell after all the preperation even the misses now wishes we had had a simple wedding, say down south. And by the way, it's a Port/Croa wedding not Yugo. And yes there is a difference. If you disagree, my father in law can set you straight! LOL!!