Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I got this from Joel. Kinda fun.
1. put your music player on shuffle
2. press forward for each question
3. use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense

how are you feeling today?
Let it snow

how do your friends see you?
He was despised

will you get married?
Brahms Lullaby

what is your best friend's theme song?
He shall feed his flock

what is the story of your life?
Save the last dance for me

what was highschool like?
Hello city

how can you get ahead in life?
Heaven help us all

what is the best thing about your friends?
I am cow

what is tonight going to be like?
Winter Wonderland

what is in store for the remainder of this weekend?
Santa clause is coming to town

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Late-breaking News!

The 2006-2007 Redeemer Unviersity College Student Directory (aka "The Bod Book") has been released and is in mailboxes all over campus! Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe that this is a new record! In other news, the first semester ends officially in 28 days....

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lest We Forget

While a bit cheesy, this East Coast musical tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces and Peace Keepers etc makes a good excuse for two minutes of silence at 11am on November 11th. If you can take two minutes of time to watch a commercial break I dare say you can take two minutes to pay respect to those who not only have fought to keep wars and battles at bay from Canada but to help give other countries in the world freedom and peace.

The story behind the song:

On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store's PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

Terry was impressed with the store's leadership role in adopting the Legion's "two minutes of silence" initiative. He felt that the store's contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.

When eleven o'clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the "two minutes of silence" to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terry's anger towards the father for trying to engage the store's clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was later channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, "A Pittance of Time". Terry later recorded "A Pittance of Time" and included it on his full-length music CD, "The Power of the Dream".

In the interest of creating a greater awareness of the sacrifices that have been made and are still being made on our behalf, "A Pittance of Time" has been adapted to the French language and titled "C'est si peu de temps". Music videos for both audio tracks were also produced in support of the campaign.