MUSIC

Thursday, January 31st still after supper.

 

Little things bother me about music. Whitney Houston didn’t have any part in writing her most famous song, it was Dolly Parton!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utP1mGoutQ

 

Jennifer Hudson didn’t write the song she sang on the Weight Watchers commercials either, I found out that Michel Bubbles is singing it as well now.  It was written/copy written by MUSE in 2001 for their “Origin of Symmetry” album!!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmwRQqJsegw

 

There were not many pop artists writing their own songs at the time, not now either.  Cee-Lo didn’t write “Forget You” either, it was written by Bruno Mars and sold to Cee-Lo.

 

I wrote my lyrics in the songs on the Chemical Horizon CD, except for two that our bass player wrote completely.  He sang one and I sang one.

 

“There’s always someone having a worse day than you or I”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

BREWTER’S BIRTHDAY

Thursday, January 31st

 

Yep, his birthday is right after mine. We usually get him a small DQ raspberry sundae.  Not today though -50C, REALLY?  No ice cream for him today.

 

My parents took him home last night. We were planning to drive to Melfort for Kim’s aunt’s Memorial today. We didn’t, just way to cold for traveling in a vehicle!  I think Kim got a text from her parents this morning, telling us not to drive today in case something happened.  Kim and Sherry picked up Brewster this morning to bring him home, I slept in until 10:15am.  Hahaha, all of you with kids, when was the last time you slept in that late?

 

I’ve never been a fan of Sum 41, but the latest album “Screaming Bloody Murder” is pretty good.  I can listen to that album all the way through, as well as the new Stone Sour, just for fans of metal music.

 

Thanks for swallowing your pride and getting me a Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) hall of fame player framed photo.  As I told Grandpa last night “It’s OK, only old people cheer for the Leafs”, DAMN I’M HILARIOUS!

 

That was all this morning, now 5:30pm. Sherry has been here napping and watching TV with us all day, after she and Kim made some delicious waffles for brunch!  SYRUP CARRIERS! Now left over Chinese food hopefully as long as Kim doesn’t kibosh that for me!

 

No exercising at all today, tomorrow I’ll have to exercise as much as I can tolerate!  Too much sitting on my butt today.  

 

“There’s always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

MY REAL BIRTHDAY

Wednesday, January 30th

 

This is how I spent the day, I was fully clothed though, thought about being in my birthday suit, but parts of my family came over so I had to wear some clothes, I guess. Isn’t family supposed to love you no matter what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLexgOxsZu0

 

I watched ½ of the 2nd Evening with Kevin Smith and all of 50/50.  That was my entire day! Exhausting!   We had 10 family members over for Chinese food (Kim hates it, so I never get it).  Then we had cake afterwards.

 

The day was almost perfect, Brewster threw up on the sofa when I was in the washroom or computer room.  He was coughing violently a bit today, but I didn’t know he threw up. Kim was at work, homeslice and I watched DVDs all day.

 

“There’s always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

IT WAS A MONDAY

Monday, January 28th

 

Yeah, Kim and I are to old for this partying stuff!  We weren’t hungover yesterday or today, just very tired still today.  I finally got my butt out of bed at 10 or 10:30 this morning it’s almost 7pm now and I’m still not awake.  Mitch was a mess when he popped by last night, Shayne stopped by while Mitch was here.  Shayne had a bag of buns with him, I think that was the first thing Mitch had eaten yesterday?  At 8pm!

 

I had no desire to do anything today, thank goodness I don’t work!  This week may be a bit of a gong show! Absolutely nothing today, workout tomorrow morning, cribbage at 1pm, then something for exercise in the afternoon.  Wednesday one work out in the morning (my real bday), Thursday we have Kim’s aunt’s funeral/memorial and Friday 2 work outs at minimum.

 

We were all having fun Saturday, then woke up Sunday and got word that Kim’s Aunt Ardith had passed away . Crappy news to wake up to!  She was only 75, far to young!  Since Kim and I have been married she has lost 3 family members.  Her uncles Bill and Morley, and now her aunt Ardith.  It sucks, big time! 

 

At least she still has me, lucky girl! This my 2nd chance so I can right my wrongs from pre-cancer by asking for forgiveness for everything.  I can’t physically go back in time to make things right, but I can ask for forgiveness as much as I hate apologizing.  No I haven’t ticked anyone off since that phone call way back when.  “I feel bad about the bad things and good about the good things”-Dave Grohl

 

OK if you’re old enough to see an R rated movie watch “Ted” for sure vulgar, full of bad language but hilarious.  Watch this link with NO kids in the room!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDp0i-siOg

 

If you like any rock music, like Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, sir Paul McCartney, etc.  Check out the film “Sound City” directed by Dave Grohl all about the Sound City recording studio. Here’s a short video interview and article with Dave Grohl about the movie.  Appropriate for kids, no bad language in this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21195186

 

 

“There is always someone else having a worse day than you or I”-me

“Jam is what I put on toast, not what I do with a band”-me

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

BIRTHDAY

Sunday, January 27th

 

We partied until 2am last night.  How do I know I had a party in my house, well I was conscious the whole night.  There’s 3 partial bottles of wine in my fridge, my white rum is almost gone, one of Kim’s 3 bottles of Malibu is gone, my gin is near the end, and there are more beer cans gone from the fridge than I had.

 

My hairy brother really didn’t want to get off the kitchen floor when everyone was leaving.  Rachel had to make him get up.  Really Mitch, you had to start the night at the house with Irish Car Bomb shots?  Shots just mess you up completely, where was the barbershop quartet in the front closet?  Mitch, you are the biggest piece of crap that ever happened to Kim, so is James! Chet, thanks for the pint at Brewsters!  That’s a better way of starting the evening.

 

Club sandwich, with dill pickles Rachel!  Eat your heart out!  The rest of the sandwich was OK, but the pickles were awesome.  Sorry I didn’t invite you to the house after wards Porkchop, I just assumed you knew, sorry.

 

All in all a good time with good people!  Thanks all!

 

“There’s always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

 

P.S.  Foo Fighters will be back sooner than we all anticipated!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEihXbjh1rw

 

Thanks Mitch, I don’t have autism but thank you!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHC0FzywHGY

RETARD

11am Saturday, January 26th

 

I never used that word much before and now I know why.  I met great people in the WRC, sure they were in a wheelchair, using a cane, hard to understand, etc.  Doesn’t mean they’re a “retard”!  They’re aware of what’s going on around them.  I saw a LOT of great people in worse shape than me.  I’ll never forget meeting Nick who was born in to a wheelchair, he managed to play the drums on his CD in music therapy.  When I went to try playing any instrument, I couldn’t, didn’t have the strength or coordination.

 

I made it and I’m in a wheelchair, with a patch over my eye.  Am I a retard?  NO!  That’s a word that should be considered a swear.  I know what’s going on, I just can’t reply properly so just ask me to repeat what it is that you can’t make out, that’s fine with me.  I know who’s who and what is going on around me.

 

I try to shut up and not start a conversation in a big crowd.  I don’t need to be the center of attention in a room.  I don’t think I was very vocal before either, maybe I’m not sure? 

 

At first I thought Kim and I could make it through all of this all on our own, that’s so not the case!  I was pushing friends and family out of my life, surprise I need others in my life!

 

If this had happened to Kim or Mitch I’d be concerned and by their side as much as possible, like they have for me.  Thanks to everybody who cares about me and has to deal with my crap now!  I survived a rare type of cancer for people my age or older.  “I’m a (Regina) success story” I guess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAa2KuxXSYw

 

“There’s always someone having a worse day than you or I”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

BIRTHDAY

Friday, January 25th

 

Wednesday, January 30th is my actual birthday.  Who wants a birthday in the middle of the week? I’m pretty sure very few of you.  What am I doing on Wednesday?  As little as possible, as I learned from Robin my physio therapist. It’s not like I’m turning 30 or 40, I’m not taking a full week off like she did for her big 30.  Maybe I should take the 31st off as well, that’s Brewster’s birthday.  We are celebrating our birthdays tomorrow, with friends and family.  Can’t fit everybody I would like into this tiny house with the unfinished basement!  Kim had to tell me to slow down when I was inviting people!

 

James/Sherry got me a years subscription to Guitar World magazine for Christmas 2011.  Now I have a subscription to Rolling Stone!  I can read, it’s just extremely slow now.  3D movies?  I have no depth perception so they mean nothing to me.  It makes Kim sick as well.  We have a 3D TV, just a regular blu-ray player.

 

I don’t drink much at all anymore like just a beer Friday night and one Saturday night, just a few on special occasions, like 6-8.  After 2 my “peach” goes, and then Elka tells me I’m “to drunk to talk to”.  Takes one to know one, ELKA

 

My “peach” is very quiet whether I drink or not and confusing as well?  Many people hangup if I answer the phone, which is quite rare.  Sometimes even Kim has trouble hearing me, because I’m a chatter box to the TV and Brewster.  So I have to say Kim to get her attention first, away from the painting, computer or iPhone.

 

Anybody who can’t make it here tomorrow, if you like hard rock, check out In Darkness at the Exchange for their CD release party, I would like to be there, but wont.

 

Yesterday, was the 2nd time since February 5th, 2008 I’ve been on the ground to wrestle with Brewster.  This morning I got down to do my exercise’s. Brewster kept bringing me any and every toy he has to play with.  For some reason he didn’t feel like playing later on?  He kept running away from me, goober.

 

Much later now, just watched “Dear Mr. Gacy”  all about John Moss (a university student) being a pen pal with John Wayne Gacy.  Why am I so devoted with watching serial killers?  Criminal Minds, The Charles Manson movie, any interview with Jeffrey Dahmer but no Silence of the Lambs movies?  They creep me out!  I did watch the movie “Hannibal” where he’s a kid.  It wasn’t scary.  He was just a teenager that started killing people. Didn’t bother me for some reason?  I just have trouble watching any show with Anthony Hopkins, he freaks me out!

 

Gacy was executed, so why not Charles Manson?

 

“There is always someone having a worse day than you or I”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

MUSIC

Thursday evening, January 24th

 

I don’t really struggle with anything other than standing with no assistance and I can’t drive, Kim won’t let me try!  Maybe Dave will let me drive his police cruiser one night or Uncle Kent will let me drive whatever fancy car he has at the moment?  Couldn’t be much worse than my dad!  Hahahahaha!  You have to say “crazy ass driver” like this to describe my dads driving style!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taADLPtyDb0

 

Seems as though I talk about music quite a bit!  I’m sure just about everyone likes a Beatles song , Micheal Jackson song, Elvis Presley song (no Elvis for me) or a Johnny Cash song (who I’m not a fan of either).  They were the pioneers of their trade.  Then came along Tom Petty, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Queen, Rush, Simon and Garfunkel, Genesis, etc.  I need to purchase more Led Zeppelin albums, I only have 3 and a 3CD box set.  Nobody has to like whoever, just know that they’re all ground breaking artists that paved the way for everyone else. Metallica inspired Nickelback!  I’m not a fan of either of them but millions of other people are.

 

Shows like American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, The X-Factor, The Sing Off, The Bachelor, etc. All telling us what we should like!  That’s just wrong In My Opinion. Nobody has a right to judge other peoples “art”.  You just do it for yourself, if other people like it GREAT, if they don’t then that’s their decision.  I’ve NEVER considered weed as a medication like others have, my pills are medication, weed is a drug IMO.  I don’t purchase anything by Sony because your paying for a Brand name. Even though it’s at the top of the consumer reports.  If I trusted the Billboard charts I’d probably be listening to Beyonce, Nikki Minaj or Jennifer Lopez (they are very famous but not what I want to hear). To each their own.

 

“Remember there is always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

“HEY! CHECK THIS OUT GANG!”-CONAN O’BRIEN

Thursday, January 24th

 

Something Kim just told me last night, that I didn’t know.  I was on life support while I was in a coma for 5-6 weeks.  I lost a lot of blood during my 3 surgery’s and now have other peoples blood in me, not dialysis but from transfusions. 

 

Before this all happened I’d donate blood.  The last time I went I got a little light headed and the nurse there wouldn’t let me get out of the chair.  She brought me a cold cloth, cookies and juice, then let me get up and go to the rest area for more cookies and juice.  All of the other times I never had a problem.  Filled the bag under 5 or 6 minutes, a full pint.  I didn’t go as often as I should have, only 9 times from ’98 in high school to February 2008.  I always went in the morning after a big breakfast, as they recommended.  My blood type was A plus, or A positive as normal people call it, but it says A+, doesn’t that mean “A plus”?

 

CDs I listen to constantly on my iPod?

 

      1.  Big Wreck-Albatross, Foo Fighters-Wasting Light

  1. MUSE-The 2nd law or Black Holes and Revelations

  2. The Watchmen- mostly “Silent Radar” and “Slowmotion”

  3. Pearl Jam

  4. Riff Rock High-’70s Southern rock compilation

  5. Into Eternity-(local and touring also)

  6. In Flames or Trivium

  7. Room 333 (local)

  8. In Darkness (local)   

  9. John Mayer-Born and Raised

  10. Alter Bridge

  11. Alice In Chains

  12. Soungarden-Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, Down on the Upside

  13. Queen-Greatest Hits

  14. Lamb of God

  15. Ben Harper

  16. I.M.E.

  17. Jack Johnson

  18. Jimmy Eat World

  19. Eve 6

  20. My previous band Chemical Horizon

  21. Nirvana

  22. I don’t know, a lot more

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com

CONDO

Wednesday, January 23rd

 

Kim wants to hire movers for everything.  I don’t know what money pit she fell into, but she’s not sharing, Hahahaha!  I would like to move with our bed and the armoire We are moving mostly so I don’t scrape my knuckles on every door way.  The doors will be 36” wide as opposed to 32” which is normal, but a tight squeeze for my wheelchair, with the doors off of the hinges.  Also Kim won’t have to do yard work on her own.

 

We first went to find a bathroom sink. We picked one I could use, it was low enough that I was able to use it for shaving.  I never would have thought of that being important. We then went to “Sears Home” and picked our appliances.  Again, I don’t know where Kim’s getting the moola from?  “Sears Home” has all of the appliances we need, but we’re getting a $3,200 credit from the builder, that will cover the range we picked out.  Our washer and drier are new, they’re coming with us.  Everything else will be a new appliance.  I guess we’ll “….put it on credit and then forget it. Don’t let it bother you no more, no more.  Put it on…..”-Arrogant Worms.  Couldn’t find a link to the song, just the full album

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are my least favourite actors along with Keeanu Reeves.  Keeanu didn’t have to stretch much for “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and then it went down from there IMO.  The 2 DiCaprio movies I like are the “Departed” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” with Johnny Depp.  Johnny Depp has to do something different than the usual thing with Tim Burton or on “Pirates of the Caribbean”.  Lots of people are big fans of them, they’re just not my style.  Kinda like Nickelback, millions of fans, probably the new Nirvana, just not to my liking. 

 

Nobody famous or local sucks, they have millions of people who like whatever it is they do.  Doesn’t mean you have to like it.

 

“Remember, there is always someone else having a worse day than you or I”.

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com