Saturday, October 03, 2009

Stacey's Sunday Bandcamp #4


My Definition of BandCamp: reference to American Pie when the Michelle Flaherty character goes on and on and on "and this one time at band camp....". I've somehow adopted that expression over the years to refer to my rambling when I hear myself talking and I can't shut up or stop for air. I just realized how based on the American Pie reference, some might assume that BandCamp refers to something inappropriately sexual, but I assure you- it does not. So in this blog, you now know that BandCamp means 'Stacey's babbling and won't shut up'.

And we begin...

1) Unknown Mami hosts a beautiful meme on Sundays called 'Sundays in My City', where we get to post photos of where we live basically to make everyone jealous. Pop on over to her blog to get a free online vacation.
Unknown Mami

So I'm going to cheat a little and post some pics of places nearby Calgary, Alberta (where I live). I think it should count because all of these places are within an hour and a half car ride.

View from the Bow Summit, overlooking Peyto Lake in the Canadian Rockies, off of the Icefields Parkway.

"The Big Rock", found in the ranchland of Okotoks, Alberta's foothills, is the world's largest known glacial erratic--rock transported far from its place of origin by glacial ice. About 18,000 years ago, a rockslide crashed material to the surface of a glacier in the present day Athabasca River valley, and Big Rock was carried out of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the glacier's back.

Horseshoe Canyon is a region of Badlands surrounded by prairie, near Drumheller, Alberta. Note: Drumheller and the surrounding Badlands is known as dinosaur country.

2) I won an award! Charlene from Chronicle's of Char kindly deemed me blog-worthy and let me in on some fun for my otherwise, boring Sunday.

This award comes with some rules and then some fun!

1. You Can Only Use One Word!
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favourite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have Fun!

The Fun Part:
1. Where is your cell phone? lost
2. Your hair? drain
3. Your mother? Wendy
4. Your father? Brian
5. Your favorite food? strawberries
6. Your dream last night? fuzzy
7. Your favorite drink? cider
8. Your dream/goal? verbal
9. What room are you in? family
10. Your hobby? writing
11. Your fear? countless
12. Favorite place to eat? Pepperberries
13. Where were you last night? Moxie's
14. Something that you aren’t? uninspired
15. Muffins? mmm
16. Wish list item? books
17. Where did you grow up? Ontario
18. Last thing you did? sneezed
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? BeingErica
21. Your pets? Matilda
22. Friends? far
23. Your life? unexpected
24. Your mood? melancholic
25. Missing someone? Devon
26. Vehicle? Rondo
27. Something you’re not wearing? slippers
28. Your favorite store? Chapters
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today
32. Your best friend? Lisa
33. One place that I go to over and over? my head
34. One person who emails me regularly? Dana

I'm sharing the love with:
1. Unknown Mami
2. Jiggety Jigg
3. Life with Kaishon
4. Yaya Stuff
5. When Two Becomes Three
6. On Moving Overseas..

3) My 8 year old has a Halloween school dance coming up at the end of the month. Did you know "that it's the thing to do in third grade, to ask a girl to go to the dance with you"? I didn't. Still reeling from the shock.

4) I av a bad goled. My noz iz stuffd. Anyone have any home remedies? Hot Toddy's?

5) My biggest pet peeve: How come YouTube doesn't have a better team who filters out kids vids that have been dubbed over with violent, sexual or offensive language and images? It is so messed up that my 6 year old autistic twins, who are proudly learning to independently use the computer and search for innocent video clips of the Backyardigans, Dora or Sesame St. That instead of learning kids nursery rhymes and tunes, they are hearing murder and porn scenes. It's not right.

6) It snowed here today. Not too happy about it. The house is freezing and our leaves are nearly all fallen from the trees. Autumn is my favourite time of year, but it only seems to last a week or two in Calgary. We're already straight into winter.

7) I decided I need to start my own Christmas Wish List. Not that I even have the money to buy anyone else anything. But that's why it's called a Wish. Right? A girl can dream.

a large cast iron skillet

a Danier leather jacket

8) Gramps goes home tomorrow. We will be back to being a family of five (plus a pug) in our house. That doesn't include the therapists we have here every evening after school for the boys. Or the uncle that joins us for dinner a few times a week. But it will be nice to have the place to ourselves again for a bit. No one to take over the remote control (while snoring away without releasing it from their grasp). No one to complain that we are making too much noise or that the food isn't salty enough. If we wear pyjamas all day, no one can raise their eyebrows. Can you tell I'm looking forward to it?

Hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday.


blueviolet said...

The cast iron skillets can be found for not too much money, I think!

I've been to some gorgeous spots in Canada and you sure showed some more of them here! The blue in that lake is stunning!

3rd grade dances? That's absolutely crazy. Man, they start early.

Unknown Mami said...

Are you kidding me with those pictures? I've never seen such beauty.

You can get a cast iron skillet for a very modest price and they are so useful.

Peterson Family said...

Those pics are breathtaking! I wanna go see the Big Rock! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

And cast iron skillets are awesome! We have one and I use it all the time!! They are timeless!

Sonya said...

Wowie those pictures are beautiful!! I'd love to have a cast iron skillet aswell:)

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Ahhhhhh! I heard that it snowed out there! Yuckity Yuck - keep that weather - I don't want it.

Beautiful pics! I have been to a few of those places.

Thank you SO much for the award! Much appreciated and your last comment on my blog made me laugh out loud!

I am now one of your groupies!!!

Rita said...

Those are beautiful pics and anything less than 2 hours away totally count as "near your home".

Tahoe does not have much on Canada and 2 out of 3 of my Canadian friends have returned (left the Silicon Valley when the getting was good) and now happily call it home again. Well sometimes between Dec-March they are so happy about the weather:)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks for showing us you "near by" city. The pics are STUNNING!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Beautiful pictures! Wow!

Thanks for stopping by, reassuring me of my mommy skills and then following! :) Glad to meet you!

My father-in-law...get this...COLLECTS cast iron skillets. He has thousands. THOUSANDS! He goes to cast iron conventions. Betcha didn't even know there was such a thing, eh? Neither did I.

fancypants said...

I want my grandma's cast iron skillet- it is so well seasoned it is completely smooth and non-stick.
I have been using my cast iron skillet a lot lately- even make cornbread in it like my mom did. You can probably find one at a camping store or even try finding a used one you can restore.
(sorry I didn't see this last week)

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