Archive for December, 2010
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
I love watching Christmas movies with my family. Here are my top 3:
3) Home Alone
1) National Lampoon Christmas Vacation:
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Stuck on what to get the kids for Christmas? What about one of these classic toys??
1. Wooden Sleigh
2. Rocking Horse
4. Hot Wheels
5. Gingerbread House Kit
6. Around the tree train set
8. Keyboard playmate
9. Gund Teddys
11. Classic board games—scrabble, checkers
13. My Little Pony
14. Cabbage Patch Doll
15. Easy Bake Oven
16. Etch a Sketch
17. Mr Potato Head
18. “Hall of fame” little stocking stuffers like the Slinky, Silly Putty, Yo-Yo and Crayola crayons will just never get old.
Monday, December 20th, 2010
The only thing I don’t like about the holiday season is that all my favourite TV shows are repeats. However, it’s also the time of year when they bring back reality/game shows to fill the airtime. The one show I actually really like is The Sing Off. It’s a mixture of American Idol meets Glee. Yes, the show can be corny, but the people can sing really well! Check out one of my favourite groups Street Corner Symphony singing Radiohead’s Creep:
The Sing Off finale airs tonight.
Friday, December 17th, 2010
We like to spend a lot of money at Christmas time–more than anyone else in Canada. According to a Scotiabank survey, Albertans plan to spend $1,388 on gifts and entertaining by the time the holiday season is over.
That’s more than $400 more than the national average of $968.
Economists say we are spending extra cash this Christmas thanks to our province’s rebounding energy industry.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Check out the new trailer for the Fast and Furious 5. I don’t know why but I’m pretty excited to see it! I’ve liked most of the Fast and Furious movies (except for Toyko Drift) so I’m sure I’ll go check this one out. It’s not like I’m expecting anything but lots of action. Anyway, here it is:
Monday, December 13th, 2010
I got to check out my very first Pantomime this past weekend and I loved it! Cinderella the Pantomime was performed by the very talented Medicine Hat Musical Theatre group and featured one of my lovely co-workers Carrie Ann Gillies. Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with a pantomime, it’s basically a play that encourages the audience to participate. It combines acting, singing and audience participation all into one. A pantomime also features some male roles played by women and some female roles are played by men. Being in the audience you’re encouraged to boo, hiss, and join in the singing.
The show was absolutely hilarious. Very entertaining. It was really cool to watch a classic fairy tale story be re-invented not only with newer music, but local jokes about Medicine Hat thrown in there too! I can’t even pick my favourite character because they all did such an amazing job. There are some really talented people in Medicine Hat that’s for sure! Not only was the singing superb, but the set design was awesome too…they even had a real pumpkin carriage!
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the backstage action at Cinderella:
There are still a few seats left for Cinderella for the remaining shows this weekend. There are 3 shows left, Friday 7:30 and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30. I’d highly recommend checking out the production if you get a chance!
Friday, December 10th, 2010
My best friend Marnie sent me the link to this video and it made my day. So cute! Check it out:
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Here are the top albums of 2010 according to Rolling Stone
1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. The Black Keys, Brothers
3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union
4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
5. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
6. Vampire Weekend, Contra
7. Drake, Thank Me Later
8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
9. Eminem, Recovery
10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
11. The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
12. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This
13. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
14. Robyn, Body Talk
15. The National, High Violet
16. Kid Rock, Born Free
17. Beach House, Teen Dream
18. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown
19. M.I.A, Maya
20. Neil Young, Le Noise
21. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
22. Spoon, Transference
23. Elizabeth Cook, Welder
24. Maximum Balloon, Maximum Balloon
25. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding
26. Yeasayer, Odd Blood
27. Peter Wolf, Midnight Souvenirs
28. My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
29. The Roots, How I Got Over
30. Rick Ross, Teflon Don
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
The WHL announced that a number of regular season games will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet starting in January. The Medicine Hat Tigers will have their game against the Saskatoon Blades broadcasted on Wednesday February 16th at 6pm.
Here are the other WHL games that will be on Sportsnet:
Tues. Jan. 11 – Prince George Cougars at Vancouver Giants (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Pacific
Wed. Feb. 16 – Medicine Hat Tigers at Saskatoon Blades (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Central
Wed. Feb. 23 – Kootenay Ice at Red Deer Rebels (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Mountain
Mon. Feb. 28 – Calgary Hitmen at Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL Regional) – 7:00 pm Mountain
Sun. Mar. 13 – Red Deer Rebels at Calgary Hitmen (National) – 5:00 pm Mountain
The broadcast schedule also includes three playoff games along with all CHL national events such as the 2011 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday January 19, 2011, in Toronto, ON, and the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Mississauga, ON, May 20-29, 2011.
Monday, December 6th, 2010
The CP Holiday Train will roll through Medicine Hat tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec 7th) at 5pm just east of the CP train station at Queen at North Railway street. The CP Holiday train is North America’s longest running food bank fundraiser. The event is FREE and all food and money raised stays right here in Medicine Hat for local distribution. You’ll want to get there early to drop off donations and good spot in the crowd. The Odds will be performing!
The holiday train has hundreds of thousand decorative lights on 14 rail cars. Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised $4.8 million and generated 2.3 million pounds of food donations.
To check out more info on the holiday train head to cpr.ca.