Monday, April 2, 2012

What We Did On The Weekend

— watched bits of the Junos (specifically the performance by Max's fave Deadmau5). It was hard not to wonder aloud what it must be like inside that mouse head of his, all that flashing and light-popping. Wondered also how Michael Buble's Christmas album won over Drake's (not Christmas) album. Yet another peculiar judging experience we've witnessed in the past month (and yes, we DID all comment on this).

— went to the beach and noticed, amid the sun and waves and wind, that dogs were distressingly ubiquitous on the landscape. I was unable to get a single dogfree photo. And all those curious doggie names: Oliver, Christopher, Jason, Angela, Olivia, Penelope, Jane.

Two words: baby substitute.

— finally cleared the brush from the front garden. Seven wheelbarrow loads of clippings, trimmings, dead stalks, and weeds. S-E-V-E-N L-O-A-D-S. Now reposing damply at the end of the yard.

— noted with dismay that someone in the LEGO contest won with 413 votes. I do not have that many friends on Facebook so my children, despite their delightfully creative designs, did not win. Mostly because I only 'friend' people I actually know. It's a quirk I have.

— watched Sherlock AND Titanic in the same evening. Titanic isn't quite as good as I'd hoped it would be, but it still has some good moments. Sherlock, while completely implausible (Irene Adler naked? Methinks this stretcheth the conceit rather bizarrely) is fun. Benedict Cumberbatch is evidently having a good time in this role.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I'm sorry about the Lego contest. I passed the info on to my Facebooking children, but the boys functioned together as a unit and placed only one vote, and my daughter couldn't figure out how to vote.

Contests and judging, oy. We've had some interesting judging experiences this year between 4H and music festival, and more 4H stuff to come with achievement day down the road. I keep telling myself learning about the fickle finger of fate is a good lesson at an early age.

Our weekend was music festival and the last curling bonspiel of the season. Am I a party pooper to admit that with great joy I crossed both activities off my 2011-2102 activities list? Now I can make children help clean up the greenhouse : ) .

Becky the Grump, even grumpier after having to prove I'm not a robot more than half a dozen times. These reading glasses are worth beans...