July 28, 2006

sidewalk chalk

Julian Beever is an absolutely amazing artist. Go and check out his work! My mind is boggled by his gift!

This work is one of my favourites.

July 26, 2006

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Go and get this book now and read it!
It is one of the best books I have read!
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

July 20, 2006

Look what Cory did!

Cory took this photo of the daycare kids. He didn't tell them to look scowly or to pose or anything. This is just how they looked at that moment. He only took one photo and this is what came out! As soon as he saw it, it reminded him of an album cover, and so he made up a name for them. I think this is hilarious! It sure kept me laughing yesterday! The daycare parents think it is priceless!

July 14, 2006

Friday Babbling

Cory had more surgery last Friday. The infection we thought was gone came back with a vengeance. So they cut him open again but couldn't find anything. It is beyond my scope how there can be a loadful of gunk one day, and then no trace of it the next. He is back at the hospital right now to get the stitches out. Hopefully, this is the end of the road for that dang infection!

It is hot here. Thank you Lord for air conditioning.

I am really looking forward to the weekend. I hope we don't do much. I just feel like hanging out at home. In the air conditioning. We are going to bbq ribs tomorrow. Yum. I guess we need to go out grocery shopping tomorrow. Stupid grocery shopping. If we had online grocery ordering with delivery, I would most definitely pay the extra for it!

My dog T-Bone is a stalker. He literally stalks our other dog Bailey as a cat would stalk a mouse. It is hilarious to watch him. Where did he learn that? I have never seen a dog do that before.

Is it five o'clock yet? Nope, it is only 11:00am. Six more hours until the weekend, but two of those will be filled by nap time. Woo hoo for children's nap time! Two hours of silence!

I am really enjoying my current book, A Passage to India. Very good. Go get it out of the library and have a go at it!

July 11, 2006

my first football match

Sunday, I watched a football (soccer) match for the first time. World Cup final, Italy vs. France. I thought it was pretty good. As someone who knows nothing about this game, I thought that many of the injuries were exaggerated. I said to myself more than once, "What a bunch of whingers!" I imagine there is a reason behind these dramatics. Maybe some day I will get it! I would like to know what provoked Zidane to headbutt Materazzi. It seems such a sad way to end his career. I would probably be up for watching another match at some point. My dad and brother will be proud!

July 04, 2006

Clash Wish List


Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer by Chris Salewicz
A Riot of Our Own by Johnny Green & Garry Barker
Clash City Showdown by Chris Knowles
Joe Strummer and the Legend of the Clash by Kris Needs
Last Gang in Town by Marcus Grey
Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Politics of Joe Strummer by Antonio D’Ambrosia
Passion is a Fashion: The Real Story of the Clash by Pat Gilbert
The Clash: Return of the Last Gang in Town by Marcus Grey
The Clash by Paul DuNoyer
The Clash by Bob Gruen
The Clash: New Visual Documentary by James Wells
Vision of a Homeland by Anthony Davie
Made in the UK by Jeanette Beckman
Joe Strummer with the 101’ers & The Clash 1974 – 1976 by Tony Fletcher,David L. Ulin, Keith Topping
The Clash: Before and After by Pennie Smith
The Clash: Rat Patrol from Fort Bragg by Alan Parker


From Here to Eternity - The Clash
Earthquake Weather – Joe Strummer & the Latino Rockabilly War
Permanent Record Soundtrack – Joe Stummer
Sandinista! – The Clash
The Clash (UK release)


The Clash: Up Close and Personal
Hootenanny (http://store.merch.com/hootenanny/prodinfo.asp?number=48.DV.001)
Viva Joe Strummer
Let’s Rock Again – Dick Rude
The Clash: Westway to the World 2000
The Essential Clash 2003
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
King of Comedy
Candy Mountain
I Hired A Contract Killer
Question d’Honneur
Doctor Chance
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (last Joe interview)
Punk In England