WEEKEND UPDATE/MOVIES

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Friday ended with us watching our recorded shows on our DVR.  Saturday I slept in while Kim started cleaning since Brewster & I were still sleeping.  When Kim cleans, it’s always best to stay out of the way.  On top of that she went grocery shopping!  Then we cleared off the DVR & watched the Demi Lovato documentary on www.youtube.com REALLY good, I recommend it, it’s called “Simply Complicated” phenomenal voice too!

Full movie here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTlL_w8cRA  or below.

 

Sunday I went to my parents’ place to watch the Saskatchewan Roughriders play the Ottawa Redblacks.  Roughriders crossed over to the eastern division & we won!!!!!!!!!!  Next week we play the Toronto Argonauts.  We also watched the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the western division.  They play the Calgary Stampeders next week.  I cheer for 3 teams the Riders, anyone against Calgary, & anyone playing against B.C.  Yes, that’s how I’m gonna be.

Today is more getting ready for the week, & Kim will go to the gym.

 

 

 

 

MUSIC & POP CULTURE TALK

 

The woman that gave the finger to Trump’s motorcade received 465,000+ job offers after being fired for her actions.

6 HUGE science fiction movies in one year, & a “Despicable Me” movie!!!!!!!

Yes, at the moment I’m all for comic book movies, & I’ve always enjoyed cartoon movies & Star Wars.  These last two have been my favourite movies of all time along with “Deadpool”, which is difficult to find an appropriate trailer of.

The trailer is rated R

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MORE OF MY CLASSIC ALBUMS

MONDAY IS A CANADIAN HOLIDAY!  IT’S EITHER NOVEMBER 11TH OR THE FOLLOWING WORK DAY AFTER!  I’LL CATCH YOU MONDAY.

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I fell asleep to “Our Lady Peace” the album “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch”, “The Tragically Hip” the album “Trouble at the Hen House”, “Led Zeppelin” the album “Physical Graffiti”, & finally “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I exercised in silence today.  I’ve been having issues with my iTunes library, but may have it fixed today, I hope.  The guy I’ve been dealing with in the Apple customer service is FANTASTIC!  I’ve never been this impressed by any customer service person!  I’ve been working with him & the engineers at Apple for about a month.  He’ll call me out of the blue just to let me know he’s still working on my case.

 

500 pushups, 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 200 back flexes, 100 triceps pushups.  I achieved all of my exercise goals this week.  That always puts a smile on my face!

I could use a smile this week.  I’m getting stronger physically, which means I’m able to help out around the house more.  Kim is working herself way too hard, work & exercise for her boxing charity.  I try to get as much as possible done before she gets home, dishes, dishwasher, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Trying to do regular stuff at top speed gets me extremely stressed out!  By 3:00 pm I’m very hot/sweaty & tired.  I can’t tell you why or what I’m stressing out about, but I am.  Mostly it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day.

The reason I’m in a wheelchair is because I cannot walk without something to hold on to.  My legs work, I can get into our walk in shower after I carry my shower seat in there, I can walk with a chest high walker, I can reach the top shelf of our pantry by using the door frame to stand up, etc.  Our place has grab bars in each bathroom, & I have transfer polls I use to sit on the couch & to get into bed.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or just because I’m doing more stuff now that I’m able to?

November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada.  A day when we take a moment to honour, thank, & remember previous veterans & current soldiers keeping us safe.  I think this year is what us forgotten Canadians really need!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO KEEP US SAFE & THANK YOU TO THE VETERANS & THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES KEEPING US SAFE!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This type of thing should happen at every public event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can’t tell you how onboard I am with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/60-people-thrown-out-of-a-perfect-circle-show-for-violating-no-photos-policy

Right at the door someone should send anyone with a cell phone back to their vehicle.  It happened to me years ago, & made total sense!  I had it turned off anyways.  You have to turn it off in a movie theater, why not a concert.  Have some self-control.  Take a picture & a video of your favourite song, then put your phone away.  If you can’t do that, leave it in your vehicle or at home.

 

No, I don’t listen to Marilyn Manson, but he makes a valid point here.

 

Paramore is actually selling cassettes online, odd.

https://store.warnermusic.ca/collections/paramore/products/after-laughter-cassette?variant=43380864844

 

When the Toronto Blue Jays start spring training I have a wish list for the team.  3 new everyday outfielders, new everyday short stop, and possible new 2nd baseman.  1st base, 3rd base, & DH can & should remain the same.  Biagini, Osuna, Tepera, & Ramirez all in the bullpen with others.  Estrada, Stroman, Sanchez, & Happ as starting pitchers.  If all of this is possible that would be great!  Any of the new players should have speed, bat left handed, & have a good batting average & on base percentage.  Mr. Atkins & Mr. Shapiro, please don’t put the fans through another 2017?

When Corey McDonald started SIAST shortly after me.  He showed me the path to what is now my favourite “Soundgarden” album “Badmotorfinger”.  I pulled out the “Superunknown” album, & Corey asked if I had heard “Badmotorfinger”, I hadn’t, so he lent it to me the next day.  Since then that album it’s my go to “Soundgarden” album.

 

After hearing that album once, I was hooked & bought it ASAP.  Corey then opened my eyes to “Pantera” & I got hooked on “Into Eternity” the album “Buried in Oblivion”

This was in the early 2000s.  I started SIAST in September of 2001, my 2nd week was when 9/11 happened.

 

I’m not crazy, someone else just praised “Batman vs. Superman”!  Others have seen “Justice League” & found it to be the best movie in the DC universe!

I have “Thor Ragnarok”, “Justice League”, & “Star Wars VIII” to see.  I see good times ahead!

 

Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!  This is MY dark side of Rush.  Foo Fighters & audience fan.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

GOOSE

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I fell asleep to “The Refreshments” the album “Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big, & Buzzy” followed by “In Flames” the live album “Sounds from the Heart of Gothenburg”

I exercised to “AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!”  “Kelly Clarkson” the album “All I Ever Wanted”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It’s official Brewster has a younger Aunt!  My parents bought their puppy on Saturday.  It’s a mutt, ½ Maltese & ½ Yorkie.  Fully grown, Goose, will be around 8 pounds.  I think they got ripped off we went over on Sunday (without Brewster, they can’t be around each other until Goose gets her 3rd vaccination & has begun the deworming pills) Goose is the size of a Guinea pig right now.  It’s weird seeing a dog that small, I thought Brewster was tiny, but then I met Goose who I think is just over 1 pound.  Brewster couldn’t even smell Goose on us.  Goose did fall asleep on both of us (licked & chewed on my thumbs, puppies have really sharp teeth).  Brewster looked HUGE when we picked him up after our visit.  Yes, Goose is named after Goose from “Top Gun”.  I guess Mitch & I have a younger sister now.  I was hoping for a sister when Mitch was born, I guess Goose will do.  The difference other than the gender is the size.  Goose is just as furry as Mitch though.

Today, Kim & I both just wanted to stay in bed.  We did until roughly 6:20 am. I went out & started with 60 squats.  Brewster didn’t want to get up either, I had to wake him up (after a belly rub) & took him outside.  He was up & down from our bed all night.  He can’t get on our bed, he growls until someone helps him, 99.9% of the time it’s Kim.

It’s November, & it was 20 degrees Celsius/68 degrees Fairenhight.  I was outside yesterday in shorts & a T-Shirt.  I grabbed my hoodie & Kim told me I wouldn’t need it.

It’s a 4 day week in Canada.  Friday, November 11th is Remembrance Day.  A day to remember our veterans aka the reason we speak English and/or French.  I’ve already lost 1 of 3 poppies (a pin of the flower that Canadians wear over our heart).  I lost my poppy in the vehicle, I don’t think it lasted 30 minutes?

Best albums of the ‘90s.  I’ve posted this before.  Foo Fighters’ album “The Colour & The Shape” was an instant game changer for me.

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-albums-1990s/#photogallery-1=1

 

In need of some winter “Iron Maiden” swag?  It might make your egg nog latte taste better?

http://loudwire.com/officially-licensed-iron-maiden-sweater-scarf/

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

35 homemade Slipknot masks.

http://loudwire.com/best-worst-slipknot-masks/

 

Singer of “My Morning Jacket”, Jim James, discusses his latest solo album.  The albums of My Morning Jacket are EXTREMELY tame compared to seeing them live.  I saw them in 2003 opening for Foo Fighters.  The CD I bought is caked I reverb & the album is very mellow.  More of mood music for me.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/jim-james-on-happy-accident-solo-lp-new-my-morning-jacket-w447248

 

I like this new Green Day album.  Here’s a new video!!!

 

Sum 41 members play Wikipedia fact or fiction

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I couldn’t sleep I to multiple albums “Rob Zombie” the album “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” LANGUAGE!!!!, “Green Day” the album “Revolution Radio” , “System of a Down” the album “Mezmerize”, then finally “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Who You Selling For”

 

I exercised to “Pink” her “Greatest Hits…………………..so far” followed by “Pantera” on shuffle

I had to do some stuff in the kitchen, needed something different to listen to after listening to “Pantera”, I put on “Sum 41” the album “13 Voices”

 

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I reached all of my exercise goals this week.  I’ve been tired a bit more than usual this week.  I like getting up somewhere between 6:00 am and 6:30 am or at least by 7:00 am, which happened most of the week other than Thursday.  Kim woke me up multiple times before she left for work.  I slept in until 8:00 am.  The entire day I felt like I was chasing the day!  My exercises take a bit longer & I had other stuff I wanted to get done.

7500 crunches, 600 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups in a 5 day week.

Every day of the week starts with 60 squats, a 3 minute rest, 60 more squats, 50 leg lifts on my back, 1500 crunches.  Then 50 more leg lifts on my hands & knees, then 100 pushups.

Once that’s done I have coffee, my blende juice of fruits & vegetables, & I always have a 700 ml of water with me.  During the day I have a minimum of 2.1 liters of water, & that’s why I pee so much.  Then I either shower, write a blog post, or vice versa.

 

I really like this rock album.  I like this trend of females fronting groups.  For me, it’s a welcome change of pace.  Interview with Taylor Momsen of “The Pretty Reckless”

http://loudwire.com/the-pretty-reckless-taylor-momsen-who-you-selling-for-album-touring-inspirations/

 

Justin Timberlake as a guest on Jimmy Fallon

 

Phil Collins on Jimmy Fallon, no pressure Questlove!

 

I love “Criminal Minds”!!!!!

 

There is good country music out there, but it’s not something I’d listen to very often.  That being said the good music of any genres is hard to find.  I don’t like a metal group just because they’re heavy?  I listen to pop, rock, & metal, & then whatever catches my ear.  Example; I really like “Dixie Chicks” Kim has their albums, I like them.  I don’t listen to them often, but they’re on my iPod for when I’d like to hear something different.  Honestly, I’ve never heard a country song that gets me excited or think “Oh man, I have to get that album!!!!!!”

 

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this review before, I know I’ve watched it though.  No it’s not “Alter Bridge”, it’s “Opeth”

 

I guess this is Muse’s Halloween surprise.

 

Metallica album teaser.  I think I’ll be getting this album.  It’s only taken 33 years for me to enjoy an entire Metallica album!  Still a wait & see album for me

http://loudwire.com/metallica-preview-new-song-atlas-rise/#photogallery-1=1

 

“The Agonist” shared it….

 

Snippets of new “Big Wreck” tunes on their Instagram account

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMHbBbwhgBx/?taken-by=bigwreckmusic

 

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

REMEMBERANCE DAY IN CANADA

“In Flanders Field”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields#Poem

I hope all of the Canadians out there are wearing their poppies!

http://globalnews.ca/saskatoon/videos/

This is how Canada thanks the veterans in November. If I could I’d wear a poppy year ’round but then it wouldn’t mean as much. If you get a month for breast cancer & Movember for men’s cancer. Why not an entire month wearing a poppy? Equally as important? Instead we wear a poppy from November 1st to the 11th no poppies tomorrow. Either way, THANK YOU to those that have died protecting our country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to a beer tasting last night with my dad at the Willow Park liquor store. Yes I wore my poppy! 18 steps up to the tasting area. Probably sampled 20+ different flavours/brands of beer. $25.00 come sample beer for an hour & a half. Then get 5% off with your ticket of whatever you want in the store. It’s not a huge place like the Calgary location, but there are different brands & flavours I’ve never had! We didn’t drive to or from the beer tasting. Kim & my mom dropped us off & my brother picked us up & helped me down the stairs. No, I wasn’t launched off the top step in my wheelchair!

Do I care if I see a “moon” onstage? As long as I don’t see any other nudity that’s fine with me!

http://loudwire.com/trivium-matt-heafy-bares-backside-elaborate-tattoo-artwork-nsfw/

I’m hopeful to see Trivium, who I’ve seen 3 times but twice with technical issues, in Saskatoon as well as Lamb of God, who I’ve seen once!

New “Halestorm” music video for the song “I am the Fire” I just saw tour dates, Moose Jaw on Tuesday, Saskatoon on Wednesday.

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/halestorm-i-am-the-fire-premiere

Tuesday’s Rock It Out Blog

I’m still not a big hip-hop fan. I do like the Lauryn Hill album somewhat.

“Iron Maiden” frontman Bruce Dickinson shares his life story

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-write-official-autobiography/

I pretty much look like “Powder” after a hair & beard trim!

Can’t say I’m a fan of “Hellyeah”

http://loudwire.com/hellyeah-tom-maxwell-band-eight-songs-into-recording-savage-new-album/

AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” gets Dubstep & Bagpipe treatment

http://loudwire.com/acdc-thunderstruck-bagpipe-dubstep-cover-the-snake-charmer/

Barenaked Ladies perform “Duct Tape Heart” on Canada AM

http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2652890

I Mother Earth’s facebook status

“BLOSSOM is #1 most added track at rock radio!! Thanks to everybody for giving the song a chance!! Let’s get requesting and push it over the top! Every bit of effort is helping this endeavour that we are now all on together!”

“Royal Blood” signed vinyl & CD. I REALLY like this album, it’s FANTASTIC!!!!!!

http://www.charitystars.com/product/signed-royal-blood-vinyl-and-cd-en

Songs I like, “Third Ion” The most delicate/weird but good metal I have ever heard. When the album kicks off with a “Mega Man” song from the original Nintendo/NES, you know you’re in for a weird ride!! Yes, Justin Bender, guitarist, is a former member of “Into Eternity”. Both “Into Eternity” & “Third Ion” are Regina based bands.

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Bye,

Chris