Monday, June 29, 2015

Canada Day

I am a huge fan of holidays. Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving are all favourites. This year, I'm really excited about Canada Day. It's no where near the Christmas level of excitement, but it might be beating out Thanksgiving!


I don't actually know! It's just a cool holiday. It's generally a middle of the week day off. Which is kinda weird. Usually statutory holidays fall on a Monday or Friday. Having your week disrupted is pretty cool.

There's also the celebration. People are everywhere in town! There's lots of red
and white on the streets, kids with painted faces running around with flags. Patios throw their doors wide open to let the smell of fries drift across the festivities.

That's not even talking about the fireworks display! In Barrie, they send a barge out into the middle of the bay and launch them off. Because Barrie has a massive waterfront, this makes for a pretty spectacular view! I was blown away by it last year, here's hoping for a repeat performance!

What do you have planned for the 1st?

Monday, June 15, 2015


I seem to have a thing for sandwiches. I didn't realize I did until recently when I went almost a month of bringing them to work.

They're easy to make, easy to transport and really have unlimited options when it comes to ingredients.

One of my favourite sandwiches is the grilled cheese. Seriously, there's so much to love! It gets even better when you start throwing extra ingredients into it.

Suffice it to say I got pretty excited when I found out there was a grilled cheese restaurant 4 minutes from my house!

On Saturday, I made the plunge. Their menu filled with all kinds of weird and wonderful creations. I settled on what I felt like mowing down. A cheddar, cream cheese, bacon and jalapeño pepper sandwich. Cream Cheese and Bacon... and Cheddar. O.K. That sounds like a horrible mix... but they are selling it, so it must be o.k.

Man, was it great! I was almost sad when I ran out of sandwich!

I guess the moral of the story is throw as much stuff as you can between two slices of bread and it will eventually taste great!

Also, the next time you make a grilled cheese, slap some bacon and cream cheese in there. It's better than it sounds.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I Can't Read Non-Fiction

I learned that about myself when I was still in grade school. Any time I picked up anything that wasn't fiction for casual reading... well.. I set it back down again.

I've heard a lot of people say that they can only read non-fiction, which reminded me of my original conclusion. So I decided to test it.

It's been years since I thought this, surely I have grown out of it and I can enjoy non-fiction now! So I bought a book about a guy trying to make it in Hollywood. I think movie making is a cool subject, I know the guy is successful, so that should add some meta humor and it's a short book. This will be a piece of cake!

It's been 3 months since I touched it.

And I was enjoying it too.... I just don't seem to do well when I know something actually happened!

It's amazing I've been able to read the Bible as consistently as I have over the years. Considering I can't even finish a 200 page biography I'm interested in!

Are you only able to read one class of book? Or are you capable of going between the two without giving up?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Songs I'm Digging

If you're a regular on this blog, you know there are two things I have an endless passion for - Music and Movies.

I really don't think I would enjoy life nearly as much if I didn't have music... yesh... just thinking about it is sad...

With that in mind here are my favourite songs right now! On and off the radio.

Audio Adrenaline - Dirty
I love this song so much. Great message and a KILLER guitar line! So many hooks. So catch. Mmmmmm

Mat Kearney - Heartbeat
Speaking of hooks... this song has a great one! It's got this perfect mix of retro groove and modern pop. I feel like I could listen to it on repeat for an hour and still love it... that could be an exaggeration though...

Jonathan Thulin - Compass
Jonathan is one of my favourite song writers right now. He's a real word smith. I crank this one whenever it comes up on LIFE!

Tenth Avenue North - For Those Who Can't Speak
Another song under the "great message" banner. It's also just got an all round great vibe!

Press Play - Force of Nature
I like the chorus. Nuff said

Allies - My Life
While listening to The Retro Show with Scott Jackson a few weeks ago it hit me "you really like Allies". And you know what? I was right! I do like Allies!

Chris Tomlin - All My Fountians
Heard it in church about a month ago. Really cool sound for Chris. Also, I counted 5 (FIVE!) guitars on it.

Delirious - Rain Down
Along with discovering how much I love Audio Adrenaline and Allies over the last week... Delirious has also been added to that list. Man, I regret not seeing them live...

Anthem For Today - Raise It Up
This may or may not be another shameless plug for the music video... however I do legitimately like the song! Such a fun one!