Thursday, July 31, 2008

That's Spam-tastic!

Last night mom and I took in the Broadway Production of Monty Python's "Spamalot"

While it may contain some potentially troubling subject matter (Read: Gay salsa dancers wearing phallic fruit hats, Copious fingering of the crowd, masturbatory gestures, and more English curse words than I knew existed)it only serves to solidify the "Monty-Phython-ness" of it all.

At the end of the show the crowd is encouraged to sing along to "The Bright Side of Life" (posted) and then gets showered with a crap load of confetti. Pretty rad show, all in all - if you have a free night and nothing to do, give it a go!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Western Spaghetti

For those of you who haven't seen a stop-motion video before, I'm going to post one of the best that I've seen in a while. This guy is so awesome, and has many more if you're interested in it at all. Feeling sort of blah today - lots to do and no time to do it. Maybe I should stop blogging and be useful....

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Almost Arrested

If you've ever been on the University campus, you will know that Campus 5-0 is always out and about. One might think that they are there simply to add to the general melee of the University, but it turns out they actually do serve some purpose.

It all started when I needed to unload some boxes in our (alarmed) storage room downstairs. My swipe card opened the door no problem. I put in my code. Loud buzzing. I re-enter my code. Loud buzzing. I enter another code. Buzzing stops.

Thinking I've tamed the beast, I proceed to unload boxes, unperturbed. Suddenly the door flies open, and two campus security guards bust in. Turns out that my code is, in fact, incorrect. Due to my multiple code-punching, I set of the silent alarm and they're here to investigate, pepper spray at the ready. Upon explaining my identity & purpose in the room, and what I'm sure was a criminal records check, I am released with a warning.

Lesson for the Day: Never trust someone when they tell you you've been entered in the security system.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Muffin's Bath

As we went camping this weekend, our dog, Muffin, came back smelling like campfire. It was time for a bath, much to her dismay, and the chaos that ensued afterwards is attached in video format. Basically, after you release her from her towel cocoon, she runs around the house like she's possessed for about an hour. She was not pleased with me, that's for certain.

This one is of Muffin Mauling her bed.

This is Muffin Mauling OUR bed.

I followed her under the bed and she really didn't like it very much. She let me know it too.

Sparling Camp Out

So this weekend was the second-annual Sparling Campout Weekend. We took in some cliff diving with friends who were staying nearby, went hot-tubbing, and generally did nothing else of concequence other than eat our faces off. Fun times had by all, especially Jordan, who slept on the floor of the RV the first night without any padding. Pictures and videos of cliff jumping attached!

Death of My Pumpkin

I have some very sad news to report. My pumpkin, which I was planning on following on it's journey to Jack-o-Lanterndom, died tragically yesterday. Cause of death unknown - it was shriveled and fallen from the vine. Foul play is suspected.

Friday, July 25, 2008

People Smell

When I take the bus in the morning, often times I have the pleasure of sitting beside a smelly person. Last week, I had the treat of being sandwiched in between someone who smelled like hamsters and cigarette smoke. Today I was trapped behind someone who clearly hadn't showered or washed their clothes for, I don't know....a month?

I don't know what's worse, winter when you can't open a window to let out the stench, or summer when people are festering in their own odor.

So next time people, if you decide to leave the house smelling like old socks and halitosis, think again.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

On Broadway!

Exciting News! Mom and I have purchased "Season" Tickets to the Broadway series at the Jubilee Auditorium. We will be seeing the above three shows and have first grabs at Stomp and Cats as well. In addition, we will have the chance to renew for next year's season, which is when The Lion King is slated to come to Edmonton. (Without that option there would be little chance of getting a ticket to any of the Lion King shows.) Stay tuned for news on how the shows are!


Well, Camping season is still upon us, and as such we're heading out on the second annual Sparling Camping Trip! Thanks to my parents' generosity, we will be staying in their RV while the rest of the family freezes in tents. Good luck people; sleep tight, don't let the bears eat you.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Muffin's Play Date

Muffin's Friend Copper stopped by for a few minutes today to play! Check out the video of Muffin doing everything in her power to make Copper love her :)

Thanks to Melanie, who knows how to treat a hound.

"Pumpkin's Progess"

Hello Everyone!
Today I'm going to start out the documentation of the single pumpkin I've managed to grow in the garden...It has so far survived hungry dogs, hail storms, and near drowning. I have a good feeling about this one - it has the will to live.

I also am incuding some pictures of the garden from today - follow along on the roller coaster ride that is my garden - will it live? Will it die? Will Muffin finally figure out that these plants do indeed produce EDIBLE products? Tune in as I update the inevitable tragedy that is my life.

Pumpkin today had a circumference of 8 cm. As you can see, I have many tomatoes coming along as well as some pea pods. The lettuce has been a good producer and we've had quite a few salads already this year.

Stay tuned for more of "Pumpkin's Progress".

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


So I never figured myself to be a blogger - however; on account of the extreme boredom my the summer months at work afford me, I thought it a good way to waste some time.

I know you all can't wait to see the excitement my day-to-day life affords me, and I don't blame you. I can barely contain myself sometimes. Stay tuned.

Attached is a picture of me and my niece Abbi this weekend at Brad & Jenn's farm. She was not too happy about going in the tractor, as evidenced as by the picture of her and Dad! Oh well, maybe next time!!!