Sunday, 29 December 2013

You Can Become a Film Producer!

Always wanted to see your name in the credits of a movie? Always wanted to attend a movie premiere? Now is your chance.

Help some budding filmmakers in Winnipeg to get their film finished and get some great perks along with it. They are accepting donations for as little as $5.00 (CAD). You can also choose to donate an amount to become a credited producer on the film as well and get tickets to attend the premiere!

Don't miss this great opportunity! 

Friday, 27 December 2013

Musician & Singer Arlene Bishop

Today, I thought I would share the music of Arlene Bishop. I used to work with Arlene in Toronto, many years ago. She is a wonderful person and a very talented musician. If you are looking for new music, please take some time to listen.

Here is a link to her own playlist of her music on Youtube:

This is the link to her Youtube site:

And a link to her own website:

Hope you enjoy! :-)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Santa Claus (1959) Mexican Movie (Dubbed English)

I caught this film on youtube last night and I just had to share it:

This movie has to be watched to be believed. lol

It involves Santa Claus, Devils, Merlin the Magician, a keymaker Blacksmith (check out his fake red chest hair), what seems to be a large number of children that Santa has kidnapped and enslaved to make the toys for the other children on the planet Earth. Oh, did I mention Santa lives in outer space?
 One of the kidnapped Japanese children working hard for Santa. Those lips actually move and talk. 

This movie is bizarre, so if that's the kind of thing you like, then take the time to watch this beauty! Santa has to beat the devil to bring Christmas gifts to all the good children in Mexico City, which seems to be the only place he goes.
Writing a letter to Santa is very serious business!

Friday, 13 December 2013

The Royal Bank Stole My Baby's Money

This is absolutely true. The Royal Bank of Canada at Concession & Summit 555 Concession St, Hamilton stole my son's money. 

When my son was born, some people sent him money for a gift. I opened a child's bank account with the above branch of the Royal Bank. When he got money for Christmas I put it into that account. My goal was to save all the money that he would get throughout his life, to help pay for his post-secondary education. 

When my son was 5 1/2 months old, his father left us, saying,"I never wanted to be a father." I then struggled as a single mother on welfare, but still I saved as much money as I could for my son and put it into his Royal Bank children's account. 

When his first birthday came, I put all the money he got into that account. I did the same thing with the money he was sent for that following Christmas, as well. Not long after that Christmas, I went to deposit some money I saved up for my son. By this time, my baby had over $1,000 in his account. I was so happy I was going to be able to help him when he got older by being able to pay for at least some of his post-secondary education. When the teller handed back my baby's bank statement book, it read $0.00!!! I was completely stunned! 

I asked what happened to my son's money?!!?? The teller told me the money went to pay for his father's student loan. O.O 

I explained that his father left us, and had never given a penny towards my son's account. She didn't care. They absolutely refused to return my infant son's money to him. 

When I told his father about this, he didn't care either. No surprise there. That money was never returned to my son.

The Royal Bank of Canada is EVIL.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

A Childhood Story - The Great Aunt

I thought I would share a funny tidbit from my childhood. We (meaning my brothers and I) had a Great Aunt Lillian, who was an old spinster school teacher. I always thought she was rather mean. She once told me a story about how a long time ago a young man had asked her to marry him, but she turned him down because he was too short. Whew, lucky guy, he dodged a bullet that day. lol

Anyway, my story is that my parents used to make us write letters to her, when we were kids.
As I was not too fond of this woman, it was quite the chore to think of things to tell her and I never understood why we had to write to someone we didn't really like, but that's families for you. Eventually, we would get mail back from her. She never wrote me a single letter that I can remember. However, what she would mail was our letters back to us corrected.
I never knew if she meant for us to re-write the letter, now that she had corrected and re-send it, but I never did. Personally, I always felt she was ungrateful. hahaha

Saturday, 7 December 2013

An Excellent Lecture on Depression

I saw this video on Youtube of Professor Robert Sapolsky from Stanford about the nature of depression. He has hit the nail on the nail on the head, in my opinion. I can only hope that those people who work in the varying fields of treatment for patients suffering from this illness take the time to watch this video and learn. If you or anyone you know suffers from a form of depression, than you may want to take the time to watch this to gain a better understanding of what is going on with this illness.

The lecture is great, but the video work is not the best, as when the professor begins to talk about his second half of the lecture, the videographer does not show the white board with the notes on it, as I would have liked.  But, it is definitely worth watching despite this little annoyance.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Chemicals Can Cause Obesity

Well, here are some new findings in the world of science. If you haven't seen this show before, there are some very interesting episodes.
So, next time you are disgusted by someone that is overweight, maybe you should learn some facts about the situation before you judge others. So many people assume that overweight people do nothing but sit on the couch all day eating junk food and fast food constantly, and this is not the case for many, many people. Many of them try and try and try to lose weight, but find it extremely difficult and there may be many factors at play as to why that is.

So check out this episode to learn more:

Monday, 2 December 2013

New Addiction LoL

Okay, yeah I admit I have a problem. I can't stop playing this game! LoL
Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, right? haha
I love this game. I love crafting stuff and I started a city and have some great people who have joined me. I love being able to help other people in my city. It's great fun. I named my city Adventure Town.

The game is called Swords & Potions 2 and is available on Armor Games. It's free to play. There are some lag issues, but it's just so much fun, I don't mind too much. Play it and see if you get addicted, also.