Written by Andy Cohen
Monday, 15 December 2014 07:44
How's your holiday baking coming along? I asked on the Bolt Breakfast to tell us about your holiday baking and it looks like a few out there have been some busy bakers! Here are some good exmaples!
What have you got in the oven?
The (Canadian) Great Christmas light fight.
Written by Leisl Lefebvre
Saturday, 13 December 2014 08:12
The joy and struggle of putting up Christmas lights
If anyone has watched that show over the last couple of years, it brings certain images to mind. The acres of land covered in thousands of lights. The days and people it takes to create those immense displays. And often, watching the contestants turn on their huge Christmas light display, in a t-shirt and shorts.
Yes indeed, it is definatley an american show. Many of the contestants are from the southern states, where there is no snow or frozen ground to contend with.
So, what do you do when you live in the great white north? We have our own version of the Great Christmas Light fight, and it goes a little something like this.
Bring all of the lights inside the house or heated garage to allow them to thaw before you work with them.
One the lights are warm, plug them in one string at a time to make sure they are all working.
Attach lights to house/garage/fence using any plastic device that made it through last year's deep freeze without shattering.
Continuous forays into the house to heat up your hands and feet, and replenish/thaw the coffee you took outside with you.
Plug in lights, then mutter to yourself, because of course now, some of them aren't working.
Shatter some of the plastic bits holding the lights on, as you try to remove them from the house to fix them.
Get fed up, and go to the store to pick up a new set of lights, and plastic bits to attach them. Oh look, something new for the lawn.
Back to the house, and get the new set of lights up, because now you want to play with the new something for the lawn.
Discover that your something new for the lawn requires a stake to be set in the ground for support, which would have been much easier to do before the ground froze solid three weeks ago.
Devise a way to support the lawn decoration without a stake, as you broke the plastic stake trying to pound it into the frozen ground.
Back into the house to check for any frostbite, and wait for dark, to see the full effect of your efforts.
Dark has arrived, the timers work, and you have triumphed in the great Christmas light fight once again.
For all those who do this every year, so we can enjoy the lights of your efforts, I thank you. You do an incredible job each and every time.
Santa Claus (and Olaf) strikes back
Written by Tyler Bieber
Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:05
Andy Cohen must have been naughty this holiday season, because Santa Claus showed up with the assistance of Olaf to terrorize him with snowballs.
Thanks to the HDHF's Lorrie Bunko and Allison Eichorst for doing what most of us want to do... throw things at Andy.
Extreme Barbie Jeep racing is a thing
Written by Tyler Bieber
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:27
There is playing with Barbies... and then there is this.
My favourite obscure competition still has to be the cheese roll.
That's a lot of concussions, friends.
Let's Get Deaf
Written by Andy Cohen
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 07:21
Def Leppard, one of the world’s dominating powerhouses of rock, has announced a 13 stop Canadian tour in 2015. The tour will take in major venues across the country, kicking off in Penticton, BC on April 15 and wrapping in London, ON on May 5.
Tickets for the Canadian dates will go on-sale beginning at 10am on Friday, December 12 at www.livenation.com. Complete tour listing below.
With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.
DEF LEPPARD WITH GUESTS
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015 SASKTEL CENTRE – SASKATOON, SK Doors: 6:00PM Show: 7:00PM
April 15 South Okanagan Event Centre Penticton, BC April 17 Save On Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BC April 18 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC April 20 EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek, BC April 22 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB April 23 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB April 25 Enmax Centre Lethbridge, AB April 26 Brandt Centre Regina, SK April 28 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, SK April 29 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB May 2 Bell Centre Montreal, QC* May 4 The Arena at TD Place Ottawa, ON** May 5 Budweiser Gardens London, ON
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