Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It's a mystery (box)!

So, it looks like we got our Christmas gift from Kelly yesterday.

It was a box within a box.  I was perplexed as it had Inco Nickel on the old timey box... and then there was a weird cryptic letter about passing on this information.

I'm smelling a mystery.

The box opens up and there's a book, a medallion and under the wrapping newspaper there's a folded up "missing person's" poster.

The first few pages of the book seems to make it out to be a diary of some kid who loses his dog.  Throughout the book there's little isnignias scribbled throughout (and they look like the ones on the medallion).

The insignias are in a different colour ink and look lighter than the other writing. (speaking of all the writing and the letter are clearly not 'written' but are printed photocopies or scans.  So you know the whole thing isn't some real mystery or hoax etc... it's going to be something fun)

It's really hard to not Google about this to figure it out (I found one that did pretty much this from Imgur, but stopped myself quickly to not find it out).

It'll be interesting to read through the diary.  There's some pages torn out, and paper clippings and photos/postcards tucked inside.  And the writing gets progressively 'harsher' (stronger straight lines with larger print and all caps).


Well played Kelly.  Well played.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vowing to run

Okay I could make a bunch of excuses. The layoff, the long unemployment, stress of locating employment that wasn't as near as financially rewarding...

But it's all just excuses.

I was overweight before all that, and am even moreso now.

My attempts to curtail my ever expanding waist haven't been as fruitful. So I needed more help.

Friday, April 17, 2015

My son, +Dean Moore is pretty awesome. ...

My son, +Dean Moore is pretty awesome.

Like always, on Fridays we put $2 in his lunch bag to buy pizza on pizza day.

Tonight he's sleeping over at my parents so I stopped in to visit and have dinner.  My mom was mentioning how they were thinking of having pizza, but remembered it's pizza day... then Dean pipes up about how he didn't have pizza today for lunch.

He says "I was going to, but today they were asking for donations for cancer, and the money is going to help people who don't feel good ...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Top 10 Bagpipe Rock Tunes

The pipes are a magical instrument meant to stir your blood and move you!  But it's not just used in marches.  Here's my list of the top 10 uses of the greatest instrument in some non-traditional, pop/rock music.

In honour of International Bagpipe Day our pipe band is having a bit of fun bringing some bagpipe spirit to folks - and so I thought I'd add a bit of sources to show where the bagpipes have had impact outside the marching circuit.

Now these are my favourite songs where bagpipes were included, and I've steered clear of any directly celtic bands; otherwise this would become a huge list.

Okay, so let's start out:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Zoom makes a friend

No better way to make friends than to share some candy, and no better person to share candy with than OmNom...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Zoom's weekend events

This weekend has been pretty filled with activities so I haven't had a chance to post.

Hrmm... and I missed the shot of him sleeping in the stocking Dean had when he was a baby.  Oh well.

So Zoom had played some video games (funny we didn't hear the TV as it was turned up kind of loud) and he killed the batteries in the game pad.

And then this morning... we don't know if he was meaning to write his own letter to Santa, or convince Dean to write one (he still hasn't yet).