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Kitty gets another haircut

This video shows Amanda's talking cat, Kitty, going for a shave in Dartmouth. The raw footage was shot nearly a year ago, but I just got around to cutting it up.



In other news, Amanda's Kitty is sick right now. She has an affinity for eating my cat's weight-loss food, then barfing it up.

Problem is, she's part persian and has a smooshed-up face, and this time I think she puked into her sinuses and irritated herself to the point of infection. We're all pulling through for a quick recovery.

We're also pulling for Scott's Kitty to shut the hell up and quit eating so much weight-loss food that she's puffing up like a frickin' raccoon.

I did something else athletic (x2)

Hot on the heels of taking part in the 5k run/walk at the Blue Nose Marathon ...

Amanda and I joined the company baseball team. The Rogers Rebels opened the media league's slob-ball season with a valiant effort in a 24-2 loss versus Team XXXtreme, then lost 17-3 against CTV. What the hell -- it's our first season as a team. I'm proud to say I actually hit the ball once. Someone caught it, but it's still a victory in my eyes. Baseball runs Sunday mornings at 9am in Dartmouth. Yes, that is early.

Then on Monday I had my first belt test at taekwondo. I passed! I'm now a yellow stripe. I had to demonstrate three kinds of kicks, two kinds of punches, two blocks, count to ten in Korean, and do some other stuff. Aside from the medal I got for simply finishing the run/walk, this is the first athletic honour I've earned.

And for those who've been waiting on the video to accompany my X-Weighted tribute series, Big Ass Superstar: Un-Weighted, the wait shouldn't be…

Mission Accomplished: Bodygroom arrives in Canada

After a year of campaigning on this blog and pleading on customer service phone lines, results are in. Philips has listened. One of their PR-folk has emailed me the following release:


LOOK BETTER NAKED
PHILIPS LAUNCHES BODYGROOM -- OFFERING CANADIAN MEN A MORE CONVENIENT WAY TO TRIM AND SHAVE BELOW THE NECK

TORONTO (Ontario) -- May 22, 2007 -- To help Canadian men maintain a cleaner look and feel, Philips introduces its latest innovation in male grooming complete with an online how-to guide at http://www.philips.ca/c/body-groomers/294285/cat/en/ to help men tend their woolly coats. Just in time for Spring, guys can trim their fur line with the Philips Bodygroom -- an all-in-one body hair groomer for hair removal everywhere below the chin...including those sensitive spots below the belt.

This ultimate manscaping tool offers a better solution than current methods -- Philips Bodygroom is less painful and less expensive over time than waxing; and more precise with fewer nicks and cuts than sc…

To the spoiled under-30 crowd

Thanks to Sandra for forwarding this little ha-ha. I've found a few other versions circulating on the net since early 2003. I've added bits from those in italics, and my own comments [in brackets].


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THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!


If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!


When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; whatwith walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A average despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death.


And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they'…

I did something athletic

I've never won a medal, award, or trophy for doing anything athletic. But I got one this weekend at the end of the 5k run/walk at the Blue Nose International Marathon.

I got up early on Sunday morning to run/walk in the drizzle/rain. And I surprised myself with how well I did. I figured I'd be walking the whole thing, with maybe a little sprint at the end. But I ended up running a lot more than I thought I was capable of.

And, aside from some muscle pain, I feel just fine afterward.

Many thanks to Amanda for coming out to support me and cheer me on. I think I even surprised her!

Stats-wise, I finished 397th out of 548 participants, with a time of 38:55.9.

10k next year?

Vintage CFTR video

Posted by Craig M. Smith at SOWNY via Steve Gregory through Google Video ... three videos from Toronto's 680 CFTR-AM in the 1980s. This is the station I grew up listening to and emulating with my tape recorder as a kid. Eventually, I worked there, after the station became All News Radio 680News.

What a trip to see the first place I worked, looking not much different from the time I started working there. What a thrill to see the people I grew up listening to! What a hoot to see how much can be accomplished by talented people enjoying their work. What an joy to see that a bank of old-school cart decks and some microphones can make such wonderful radio.

Video of Mike Cooper, Tom Rivers and Steve Gregory brodcasting:
Steve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHfKHftCed0&feature=gv&hl=en-CA
Mike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7_kL46c6Yk&feature=gv&hl=en-CA
Tom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBazDpptQYA&feature=gv