Top 10 things to lessen your ecological footprint

I have a hard time with environmental and ecological footprint. I always feel that my family could be doing more. But I’ve come to the conclusion that the more is educating those people who actually could be doing a lot more. Hopefully this blog post will reach some of those people and I’ll have done my part.

Now some of these things I don’t practice myself due to my lifestyle but I’ll mention those in context. These are in no particular order just some of the most important items. Feel free to add your own ideas below in the comments. Read more →

Happy birthday Heath

Had to share this photo from Heaths uneventful Birthday (read previous post)

More angry ranting at the powers that be, this time The Dark Knight’s rating

Last night I was watching The Dark Knight, a great movie, but was trying to figure out how this movie got through my parental controls. Anything that is rated more than PG requires a password to unlock. The violent Dark Knight had no such lock on it, meaning my 5 year old could easily start up this ultra-violent movie. Upon investigation at IMDB I found that Alberta and Singapore are the only two ratings posted that a under 12 year old could go see this movie. Hmm, somethings wrong with the process. Did Warner Brothers manage to pay off our provincial government? I can’t believe that I’m the only parent or concerned citizen that has noticed this. Is it just me or are kids in almost any violent movie these days?

Below is the email I sent our provincial ratings committee: Read more →

Vancouver 2010 Olympics… Just try and get the tickets you want

It was my job to get tickets for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic tickets for the family today. The last day for the lottery is tomorrow so I thought I would get our request in. We wanted snowboard halfpipe and hockey and the rest didn’t really matter.

So I went ahead and used their clunky and annoying interface on their website for ticket procurement. I found a package that had Men’s Halfpipe, Men’s Hockey preliminary round, Ski Jumping and a “Vancouver victory Ceremony”. Good enough. Added it to my basket. I went and tried to check out but they wanted me to choose an alternate package. Read more →

Looking out for No. 1

Our 21 month old is really starting to pick up new words. But the funniest thing he’s got so far is the trait that many people think is one of the most important.


That’s the most clear word I think he has right now. Not only does he say it but he points to himself. As in: Me want cheese strings. Or Me want a turn with that toy. It’s classic.

Some other words he has at this point are: “Book, Lie (Light), Poo, Pee, Mama, Dada, Ira (Cyrus), Cheese (he’s been saying this for quite some time too, in reference to taking pictures), Go, DD (TV), La la la (singing).

Cyrus quotes…

Sung to Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer.

“Woah, oh, Living on the prairie.”