Thursday, August 28, 2008

Well The Week of Laughter Is Over!!!

I am pre-empting my post on Nicole Dente's fundraiser to fill you in on why I have been so late to post an update.

We have taken in a student for this school year.

We have a rural campus to Seneca College near us, and there is almost no residence there, so the students have to find their own housing.

Well I did write in a past post about the new student coming and the fact that coincidentally I went to school with her Mom through Elementary and Highschool.......!

So Mishelle came on the weekend to stay through the college orientation, and left today.
She is an amazing girl!
And sooo so funny!

Poor Cam has been the brunt of prank after prank since she arrived.
Remember Cam is a Heavy Metal Band guy and he has Metal posters all over his room.
1st time....he went for a bike ride and Mishelle put a poster up of the teeny bopper boy band The Jonas Brothers on his wall.

That night he saw it and nicely took it down!
Then the next night she put a Hannah Montana poster on his wall.
Then she stole his snack and juice and took it to her room.
Then she made friends with his friends on facebook to stir up trouble!

Poor Cam has never been a big brother before, and never had to deal with a sister and now....OMG! He is sooo whipped.
She figured out how to yell down the vents to the basement in the middle of the night and call out Good Night!

So she is gone home for a few days, and Cam HAS to use the time to figure out a good way to get back at her!

There has already been talk about taking the toilet we just replaced in the bathroom and giving it to her as a computer chair......

I will keep you updated on the pranks.



Monday, August 11, 2008

Wow The Holiday Is Over!

The Holiday was too short!.....and too wet!
But we had fun any how.

Some of you might have been following my twitter stream and know how it went. You can look at that stream in my sidebar.

I will have pictures and video in the next days.

I want to tell everyone of the success of the ebay sales!
Things have gone better than I expected! I have gotten some regular customers out of it, and they are the nicest people......

But what I never got a chance to tell about is the charity stuff I am going to do with some of the miniatures. Soon there will be details on how folks can bid on miniatures of mine that will go 100% of profits to a local fund raiser.

I made a cat for the fund raiser before I went away, and I am so proud that the bidding on that cat fetched $150.00 toward a life-saving operation for an orphaned cat named Bella!
I will be posting here and in my face book details of how to participate in this fund raiser and get a cool miniature too!

Over the years I have posted about animal care fundraisers from my area which are all organized by my friend Nicole Dente. She is a huge animal care and rights activist in our area. She is a friend of my Sons' too. We are a town surrounded by a huge rural area, and there is a lot of abuse of animals here, and we have groups who try really hard to make sure the SPCA doesn't have to put-down animals unnecessarily. These groups are caring people who organize foster care for sick animals while they seek adoptive families for them, and folks like Nicole who plead with the public to help with small donations towards surgeries for animals in really bad shape.

Nicole's heart is in the right place. Her friends are awesome people who really really care about animals and truly believe we all have to be responsible for these poor pets.

Nicole is going to try to get non-profit status for her fund raising. Till now everyone has helped out financially on her merits alone. Now it is time for all of us to step up and support her so this licencing can move forward quickly while she still finds folks to care for these animals.

Tomorrow I will have a meeting with Nicole and we will be starting the ball rolling.

I want help from bloggers please. I will put up a linky. Please add yourself to the linky if you would like to post a link for Nicole's fundraiser and awareness program on your blog. I really want folks to know what her headlines mean. I want as much exposure as I can get for her.

If you have ever fostered an animal awaiting adoption please tell us about it in comments. If you have an experience you would like to share about your terrific adopted pet please let us know.

Please come back and read the next post, and add yourself to the linky if you wish to participate.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

A Funny Thing Happened AT The Casino.........
(Don't forget to check out the Ebay stuff on the post below this one!)

So.....A week ago or so I took Cam and his friend up to Casino Rama so they could go see "Weird Al" Yankovic in concert.
Casino Rama is about an hour drive north of our place.

Cam and his buddy didn't feel comfortable driving up there, cuz they didn't want to risk getting lost.
I don't know about Casinos in other places but Rama is on an Indian Reservation on a not-so- travelled, two lane highway, in Northern Ontario's cottage country. It really isn't near a major city. It is near a large town in the middle of nowhere. So I completely understood when they wanted a ride.

So I went up.
We got to the Casino early enough to get the Buffet dinner, before the guys went off to the show.
I told the guys I would text message if I was gonna go and see the show, cuz I just wasn't sure if I wanted to Gamble or what.

I finished my coffee at the Buffet and began my slow saunter around the perimeter of the Casino. When I saw this quarter machine with a big sign that said "hot new machine!". It wasn't one of those machines that took 20million quarters to max bet, so I thought I would try it.
I put my casino card in the tally slot. I took out my $20.00 bill, and put it in the machine. I pressed max bet and I won the jackpot on the 10x bonus feature.

I was suddenly over $200.00 richer on one pull of the slot machine! I called Carl right away on my cell phone. I said, "Tell me to walk away..."

After very little coaxing, I was collecting my card and my jackpot ticket and leaving the Casino. A total of three seconds to win.

I walked right to the box office and told them that I just won a jackpot and decided I better leave the Casino while I was ahead. And I asked if they had any tickets left for "Weird Al"
The girl asked me for my casino card. She swiped it and then got a single ticket for me. She said, there you go VIP. For free. Enjoy the show!
I won and got VIP status for the show!
5th row floor seat all by myself. Cam was center on the next level.
There were three seats beside me and then the isle.

As naive as I can be sometimes, I didn't realize I was a plant. A VIP plant in a special seat.
In the first quarter of the show "Weird Al" comes down off the stage and grabs my hand and sings his silly ballad to me and then jumps up on the three seats beside me and does a stripper dance. All along I am videoed and on the big screen, and Cam is yelling, "That's My Mom!"

So now "Weird Al" is my idol :)

Halfway through the show I remembered I had my camera, and I got this collection of video snippets and some great photos of the show!

Turn up your speakers and click the Arrow!

click any photos to see them bigger