Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rocky the rock.

So the other day at work we found a rock laying behind the till at the parking lot exit.

So this is the rock here. We thought at first that it was just a rock from the construction site at the mall. But after a bit of digging we discovered an illustrious past.

It's original owner was John A. MacDonald who believed it to be a lucky stone of the same material as the stone of destiny in Scottish lore. After his first election loss after the CPR scandal the rock disappeared into obscurity. The next we found written about it was in the memoir's of Robert Borden who claims to have inherited the rock by finding it underneath a floorboard in 24 Sussex drive. Borden mention's the stone a few times in his memoirs but it again disappears from all records until it surfaced again in a story told by William Lyon Mackenzie King, where he described an act of vandalism against his office, the rock being the primary culprit. William Lyon Mackenzie King then trusted the rock to the care of Liberal Party officials where it stayed until the election of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, where it was not only photographed but described by western premiers as he used the rock to try to intimidate the provinces into accepting greater federal powers.
It seems the last written report was in a single account by an RCMP officer at the APEC summit which Jean Chretien choked a protester. The account read that Jean Chretien also threw the rock at one of the protesters but missed.

It appears as though the rock then made it's way to Edmonton through the RCMP officer who was later transferred but it still remains a mystery how it arrived at the front of our store.

R.I.P. Fluffy

It is my sad duty to announce that fluffy the gecko has passed away. He was 2 years old and had a wife and 8 kids. He will be missed by all.

Sources confirm that the likely cause of death was eating too many worms on a full stomach, though an autopsy is not scheduled until later next week. Fowl play is not suspected but the family canary 'Bubbles' is not talking.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm finally back to a reasonably sized flack!!!

With the addition of the most recent litter, my Bird-dog flack (flock+pack) is now back to the size it was before the god damn bird flu hit (NEVER FORGET!) so I've decided to post some picture of the newest additions.

Here's Buddy

He loves digging and going for walks. Buddy can just never get enough sunflower seeds; he absolutely loves them! If you ever need him to come and he's being stubborn, you just have to say "sunflowers seeds" and he'll fly over to you as fast as he can!

This little guys name is Poly:

Even though he's just weeks old, he's already taken to playing fetch. You can throw just about anything - a ball, a stick, a duffelbag, a mountain goat, a chew toy, anything - and he'll bring it right back!

And Rex:

I'll never cease to be amazed at how good his sense of smell is! Rex can smell a bug in a rotting log through even the thickest bark and peck it right out.

So now that these three new bundles of joy are here, the flack is now 14 strong! If I get more time I may post some more of my bird-dog pals in the near future.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trip to Australia

So the other day I returned home from my trip to Australia. It was a pretty amazing. I spent almost 2 solid weeks there, going from sydney to melbourne up to queensland and then back to sydney for the trip home.

First off I must say that the beauty of Sydney is not overblown. The place is spectacular. Pictures don't even truly do it justice. Of course the Sydney Opera house was beautiful and was truly a sight to behold.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was also awesome

Our third day in Aussie land we hit up Melborne for so time in the sun. The plan originally was to take surfing lessons but unfortunately the night before I apparently got pretty terrible food poisoning. It wasn't even sushi, as we had that the first night in. It was very likely the Kangaroo burgers that were the culprit. Damn undercooked meat.

But the beaches in Melbourne were still quite beautiful even if I couldn't catch any waves.

After a few days in Melbourne checking out the sites there we went up to Queens land for a wildlife tour of the Outback. It was a throw back to my childhood and the countless hours I spend watching the crocodile hunter on discovery channel. It was a three day tour plan and it was worth every penny. Though it wasn't without it's hiccups.

The first day out our jeep actually got stuck in a slough for the first few hours and we had to wait for another jeep to come by and tow us out. Though that day was pretty awesome for the wide range of reptiles we were able to see.

The next day when we were out walking to see some of the local birds I slipped and fell into a creek which has been known to have crocodile's in it. It was a bit scary and it was kinda annoying to be soaking wet through the latter part of the day.

On the last day we went looking for Croc's and it was quite interesting to hear the guide's stories of the interesting adventures they have had running the tours. All the times stupid tourists have done things that have required his expertise to prevent someone getting hurt. Though I am pretty sure we signed a waiver anyways.

But near one of the marshes I took a picture of what I believe to be an honest to goodness Crocoduck. The very creature that creationist Kirk Cameron claims proves evolution false because it doesn't exist. Yet I have a picture showing a wild crocoduck. It's a bit blurry and it took off right after I snapped this picture but I consider this definitive proof.

After the tour we took a trip to the Australia Zoo. (Steve Irwin's zoo) Which was definately worth it. Blows the pants of the zoo's here in Canada.

Finally we ended our trip back in Sydney for the must see of any trip to Australia the Golden Gate Bridge tour.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A message to our machine overlords


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Today at work

So today at work the most unbelievable thing happened.

Anyways that is all.

Hope you all have a good day.

Happy blogging, or vlogging, or whatever other buzz words I can fit into this blog post.