Sunday, September 23, 2007

Baby Fight Club

Kid #2's face met with the side of the bathtub in a bizarre soapy bathing accident two weeks ago. 5 hours after a trip to the Children's Hospital we took this picture. I think it was 1:00am. The next day it looked even worse. At the hospital they put that glue stuff on it in place of stitches, which was probably a GREAT idea!

I was at the park the next day and her sister hit her in the same eye by accident with a dog toy, one of those big rubber deals that look like soap on a rope trying to chuck it as far as she could. Ack.. everything stayed closed though, no need for Vaseline and a cut man. So back at the park the day after that, a neighbor asked me "What the heck happened to her eye?"

So I said as a joke "The first rule about Baby Fight club is, that I can't talk about baby fight club."

(horrified stare)

So I tried again "No, I'm kidding.." (she puts away her cell phone with Children's Aid on speed dail). "I can talk about it, she's undefeated at 3 and 0..."

(I think she looks like Russell Crowe in that picture)

Parc Omega

Last month we went to Parc Omega, a drive-through zoo in Montabello (an hour from Ottawa) where the animals attack your vehicle looking for food. It was a HOOT! Bring carrots. LOTS!

If you roll your window all the way down like you're not supposed to, they come right in your car! I never knew Wapiti and Elk tongues were quite that long.

Check it out, you'll have a blast! terrorize your kids! (video below)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

More TPGMBF2 shooting

I've been busy as hell preparing for Bigfoot 2 shoots, getting ready for my Cannington guitar weekend (and learning french) so I haven't had time to post too much, but last week we did a full day's shoot out at Green's creek for the next movie. It was an eventful day. We met lots of people we could have done without.

First off, as we were setting up to shoot on the cliff over the remains of the old train bridge (decommissioned in like 1937) these two ladies with garbage bags walked up the back path, ignored us and when pressed told me it was TD bank's friends of the earth clean up day. They were hear to pick up all the garbage. Now I'm all for picking up garbage, do quite a bit of it myself, BUT NOT DURING THE SHOOT! Actually they were pretty quiet and didn't yell or scream when they found any especially interesting garbage but we will have to re-do the audio on a lot. About 8 other people funneled down the path with garbage bags but there wasn't that much to pick up and they moved on down the creek and we didn't see them again.

At mid-day, we were down at the bottom of the cliff and I looked up to see two cops looking down on us from about 100 feet away. One had his foot up on the cement barrier and was making the come here sign. "CRAP!" Another frickin walk up the hill, probably the 20th of the day. They turned out to be ministry of Natural Resources guys wearing bullet-proof vests and more pouches on their belts than a Delta Force Operative(why didn't they just try out for the cops?). They wer epretty nice and we explained teh drill. As long as we weren't drinking, breaking trees, or setting things on fire we were ok to continue(they wouldn't let me take their picture).

We had some kids on BMX bikes show up (one of which was the son of a local geocacher) and near the end of the day someone was doing a geocache on the other side of the creek and was watching us for awhile. All in all it was quiet enough to hammer out a great number of scenes.

Man but it was a hard shoot. Next time I'm definitely picking someplace flat! Thanks to Gwiliker, Kirok, Tripp and Grizz for a fine day of shooting. I'm still picking the rocks out of my Bigfoot poo. (Actually I got them all out during my morning break. I had to explain it to my french teacher who is from Rwanda. Apparently they don't make fake bigfoot poo there for fun and pick rocks out of it(grin). )

Oh yeah, Tripper posted a bunch of photos!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Canada wins the junior Super Series against Russia

That was some of the best junior (Canadian) hockey I've seen in my life. It's too bad the big NHL boys couldn't put something together for this remake of the 1972 summit series.
Some things never change though, European officiating still SUCKS! And I still don't understand why in International rules, when a Russian guy pitchforks a Canadian guy in the balls (twice) with his stick, the Russian teams gets a power-play afterwards. And what is with Russia and the high sticks? Brandon Sutter took 4 or 5 in this one final game! If they want to lose, just give Canada the power play, things will take care of themselves! I know the Russians sucked the bag this tourney, didn't win one game, the Russian under 18's from two years ago was proof of that, and this team is all those same kids just two years older. It must be frustrating to play against Canada, and when they get home they'll have to find a hole to crawl into, but HEY, that's no reason to make a guy on the other team who's kicking your ass sterile! It's mostly those two goofs on team Russia with the full face cages too (especially # 27, whoever the frack he was).. .

One of the nicest touches had to be the Canadian Penalty killing. When the other team gets more shots on net during your power-play, you know things aren't going well.

See you at the world Juniors boys! Way to make us proud. I always use the junior team as a measuring stick to see where we will be in a couple of years and man, our hockey future is as it should be!