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Friday August 25th we went to my parents’ house. Mom’s birthday, we ordered Chinese food & watched the Roughriders vs. the Eskimos in Edmonton on dad’s 92” HD projector in the basement. Yes, I fell in the kitchen getting out of my wheelchair. Not the first time & likely not the last time that I’ll fall. I’m fine, no big deal, so far, it happens.
Saturday August 26, Kim had a work BBQ to attend, I stayed behind to watch Brewster. We watched “Deadpool” for the 14th time, & I’m not exaggerating that number.
Sunday was a lot of cleaning & laundry going on here.
Monday August 28, had some friends from out of town over. Some in Regina for Guns n’ Roses, some who were just here for the summer break for university.
Tuesday night I was off to a metal show. Saw ‘The Agonist’ from Montreal, Quebec. Female fronted band with 5 albums to their name. Not very many people there since it was a Tuesday. Thanks to my younger but bigger brother for taking me.
Wednesday we went to have coffee & lunch with my mom. They also had a few of my movies they were done with.
Thursday I slept in, like really slept in. By the time I had showered & got dressed it was just after 11:00 am. Mostly a free day here. Hello couch! I was flipping around the channels & saw that “Much Retro” was on, saw these two fossil fuel 1980s hits & changed the channel. Too much retro, too retro.
Friday we went out for lunch & went to the mall, (I needed new undies, and no I did not poop in any of my retired undies). Looked at some other stores. Long time since I had been in an album store! Tons of vinyl & ridiculously cheap CDs. If I knew how to transfer vinyl to digital for my iPod & had room/money for a vinyl collection, I’d seriously consider buying vinyl albums. The day ended doing a few things around the house, then to the couch. Watched a bit of stuff on our DVR and flipped to the Blue Jays game, which I thought would be a blow out in favour of Baltimore. Only 1 run in 13 innings for Baltimore who won the game 1-0. The Blue Jays aren’t mathematically out of a playoff spot, but anyone watching the games or even score board watching knows they’re out of it. Unless they win the final 27 games of the season (from September 2nd on) & rely on other teams to lose 10 games or more.
Saturday afternoon we went to Sherry & James’. Our friend Gerry was in town. He lives in Saskatoon & worked in the same office as Sherry. He’s originally from Labrador & yes, he has the Newfoundland accent.
Sunday was the Labour Day classic in Regina. Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Next week the Roughriders are Winnipeg for the “Banjo Bowl”. Riders won the Labour Day classic, & I think they have a good shot at winning the banjo bowl as well. Nolan had a great way of looking at it. The Riders have been winning the last 3 games by a large margin, Winnipeg has been winning by a few points. We’ll see what happens I guess.
I have a very strange sunburn from the game. Left arm, left side of each leg, & a V-neck burn from my jersey, mostly on the left side of my neck. Why is this an odd burn? The sun was right in front of us, & I had 2 people to my left.
Here it is, Labour Day Monday. Kim’s doing laundry, I’ll be making a juice for the week, etc. Like the end of most weekends, we’re just getting ready for the 4 day week ahead.
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Since the Guns n’ Roses show was here on Sunday, August 27th, I highly recommend “Diemonds” to any & all GNR fans. I’m not a GNR fan & even I like “Diemonds”
As of Tuesday, I’ve listened to Queens of the Stone Age too many times (20) since late Thursday night!
Go to 1:30 and the song should start in a few seconds. All you’re missing is a long opening of echoes & reverb
Long article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge & his solo project Tremonti
I never shared any videos since they were all silent videos at the time. Prince didn’t want to have his music free on the internet. I don’t listen to him all of the time, but I’ll listen to him 4 or 5 times a year.
I’m still listening to Queens of the Stone Age, just not as much.
New Foo Fighters September 15th. 9 minute interview with the band.
Green Day albums ranked. I’ll take “Dookie”, “Nimrod”, “Kerplunk”, “Insomniac”, & “Warning” in no particular order.
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