Monday, December 20, 2010

The Great Canadian Polar Bear Adventure!!

Really enjoying our Christmas Videos. We just moved and all our things have been in storage for over 2 years. So it's been quite the week unpacking and trying to get ready for Christmas.

The really cool part is I have all these videos that I collected when Angel was little, I also have lots of shows where I took out the commercials. So this is such a treat to watch these programs.

We are watching one, called the "The Great Canadian Polar Bear Adventure" and you know what I realized. I'm a Polar Bear. Polar Bear moms have to do it all on there own. They mate and then that's it, they have to have those babies and take care of them, feed them, teach them raise them, protect them. And the usually only have one. So that's me.

I'm just a Big White Polar Bear up in Canada...taking care of my little cub.

Air Canada YVR Flash Mob 2010

This is so cool! Merry Christmas Everyone...Santa Claus is coming to town!! in just 5 days, 4 sleeps!! Happy and Safe Travelling everyone.

Way to go to the Umbrella Arts Club Dancers and the band Abandon Paris!!

I suggested on my facebook page a while ago that the Salvation Army should stage little Flashmobs like that where the people stand outside stores and collect money while singing. I think people would like that and maybe give a little more.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa VS. The Snowman!

We're watching this right now. One of our favorites. All of our stuff has been in storage for over 2 years, and we just moved and got it all out and well we are busy getting settled. We have tons of old videos and so we are really enjoying watching them.

Some of my favorites are It's a Wonderful Life, The Snow Queen, The Little Drummer Boy, Charlie Brown Christmas, Scrooge...and so many more.

Plan to get the tree up Saturday Night, still have unpacking to do. So I apologize if I haven't been updating this. Wishing you the very best and Season's Greetings!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What the ImagiNation is?

Great Clip from Miracle on 34th Street!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Snowman!

One of my favorite Christmas Shows! This is just part of it.

Simon & Garfunkel - Sound Of Silence


Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turn my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Very Interesting Video, gives one a lot to think about.

Wow, the video about Leonard Da Vinci is so interesting. I have read about him in college in my art history courses and saw his exhibit when it was in Victoria, B.C. but what I loved about this is the re-enactment of his childhood, that he was just playing, experimenting in the countryside.

This is such a strong argument for homeschooling/unschooling.

Other points I liked were that if you have the will and drive to learn that you can and will at any stage of the game.

I love the part, and this is not the way to word it, but the fact that he was an "bastard" child...what a horrible nasty word, illegitimate but it sort of has the same connotations today as so many people look down on single moms/dads, and place some sort of blame. And that as a child, it is beyond their control, they had nothing to do with this.

And don't think that people don't use this word, as I have had that word thrown at my child, so I know first hand it is.

What I mean is that he overcame this stigma and produced such incredible and beautiful art as well as some many other amazing things.

Anyways when I get a chance I will watch the rest of the 9 episodes. I hope you will to.

**Update just noticed that this got a lot of views this week but the actual video wasn't there. I looked really hard for the video I watched and I believe it was this one. 

Leonardo da Vinci

This is very educational and interesting, but graphic to, so not for young children. It's from the History Channel!

What Boomers Are Leaving to the "Screwed Generation"

This was on Yahoo this morning, and it paints a pretty scary picture.
I don't like to consider myself a boomer, I was born in the last year of the boomers and I have never reaped the things that those born early have. Yet then I have not bought into the materialism of that generation. After working labour jobs for 11 years and then returning to college I saw how messed up the world was and for a while I didn't even really wan to participate, but then the baby bug hit and well now I have a child and I worry, "What will her future be?" It's scary. Today on yahoo is a very interesting article and I suggest you read it as it affects us all. I have included on important paragraph in relation to housing...a crisis I am facing right a single mom, we can barely rent, let alone even think of owning a home (unless we win a lottery)
Anyways have a read..

A capital idea. But what happens when millions of boomers all start selling off their homes to the far smaller and less wealthy generations working their way up the food chain? The baby boom generation who “have driven up housing demand and prices for three decades” could have the opposite effect once their mass sell-off commences, Dowell Myers, a University of Southern California demographer, wrote in a 2008 examination of the “generational housing bubble.” Crunching the numbers state by state, he concluded that the current subprime-inspired meltdown may well pale in comparison to what lies ahead: lots and lots of sellers, far fewer buyers, and a two-decade long slump. “Whereas the major housing problem was once affordability, it could now be homeowners’ dashed expectations after lifelong investment in home equity.” The study won a prize from the American Planning Association. Follow the link above to read the rest of this article.