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Monday, August 29, 2011

Celtic Thunder

I quite like Celtic thunder... They are coming here actually, on the 7th and 8th of September, which is pretty cool, but for those of you wondering, no I am not going to see them. Part of me wants to, but it's no big deal that I don't haha. It's not that big of a deal...

However, since it is their "heritage" tour, meaning they are going back to their roots, doing celtic/irish music, it would be kind of cool to see them, and the crowds reaction in Newfoundland, since it has such strong irish roots and whatnot. A lot of the songs are songs that a lot people grew up with basically, and grew up hearing. Even I grew up hearing classics like "Whisky in The Jar"and "Black is The Colour".

For now I will stick to listening to the songs LOL!

Just to end the post, a little video of a song with great energy, that I haven't been able to get out of my head with great energy, and it makes me feel all "Happy, and dancy... and Newfoundlandery" and whatnot LOL.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Some Great Works I love From Some of My Favorite Artists In History

Note: I will be posting the titles above the pictures.

Pablo Picasso

Portrait of Igor Stravinsky

Head of a Man

Decanter Tureens

Composition With A Skull

Marc Chagall

Chagall painted in a style all his own, combining elements of Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and, to a lesser degree, other Modernist art movements. A prolific and multi-faceted artist, Chagall left behind him thousands of works in many different techniques and media. It is because of this I love his work so much and it was difficult to narrow it down to just a few, and the most I could narrow it down to is 8.

Artist and his model

Artist at A Festival

Blue House

Blue Village

Blue Violinist

Burning House

Clowns At Night

The Magician

Claude Monet

Monet is recognized as being one of the creators of Impressionism and he was the most convinced and consistent Impressionist of them all. From his earliest days as an artist, he was encouraged to trust his perceptions and the hardships he suffered never deterred him from that pursuit.

Monet is one of the best of all time, and I absolutely love his work, so it was even harder to choose which works I should include, and narrow it down to a few. I managed to narrow it down to 11.

Autum at Argenteuil

 Etretat at the end of the day

 Poplers on the bank of the river Epte

Red Poppies at Argenteuil

The Cape martin

Haystack at the sunset near Giverny
 Haystack, end of summer, morning

Haystack, snow effects, morning



Impression: Sunrise

Salvador Dali

Salvador has made some of the wildest, craziest, and coolest paintings ever, and
  is basically the inventor of surrealism! Dali possessed excellent painting skills – his works were technically brilliant – and an extraordinary imagination. The artist was also an excellent showman, and had a love for outrageous and provocative acts.

Study for a self portrait

The Metamorphosis of Narcissus

The Invisable Man

The Persistence of Memory

The Disintegration of The Persistence of Memory

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pumped For School- Can't wait!

Okay, so... School doesn't start up here again until September 7th, and I can't wait to get back!

If you read some of my older posts (the few I made) of last year's school year, then you will understand why. It may seem weird for anyone going to a north american public school to be excited to go back, and often times it would be, mine is completely different!

The teachers aren't just teachers, they are friends. That is one of my favorite things about it all; they don't treat us like inferior beings like most teachers do just because that is the "traditional" teacher-student relationship, they treat us like equals because we are.

I also can't wait to see all of my friends again!

Back to the teachers for a minute... My English teacher from last year who all of my "old" readers will know about, told me (to my delight) that I "better be" in her class this year, which she said right when she found out I wouldn't be able to be in advanced english which she teaches (which disappointed BOTH of us) because due to transportation issues I would not be able to get there half an hour early everyday. When she said I better be in her class, she also said that "we can make it happen".

In other words, sometime before school starts I need to talk to the guidance councilor or someone about changing things around so it happens (if I didn't already get in it by chance).  There is supposed to be a call a week or two before school about "course changes" and things that would indicate when I should go to do that, but there hasn't been anything yet, so I am a little confused, but will figure it out soon!


Completely Unrelated

I found a really interesting song which makes the obvious point that there are only so many combinations of chords that musicians can use, and one seems to be REALLY common! Some songs aren't as different as we thought... They linked together 36 songs that all use the same chords. It is REALLY cool to hear so take a listen!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Fully Packed, Fun day With Tristen!

The title says it all! Yesterday (Wednesday), I woke up at 6:30 am, left the house at 8:00 am, and was gone for the whole day. I didn't get back until after 11:00 pm

It was quite fun actually. The first thingI did was go with Tristen and his dad for a nice drive to there cabin because his dad had to meet with and talk to the contractors that will be fixing up the cabin. It was roughly an hour and a half there and back. When I first got in the car, Tristen's dad, Dave made a funny comment about Tristen's music which he had playing, "welcome Greg, I hate to break it to you, but it looks like we are going to be force-fed Tristen's music for the duration of the trip", and when he mentioned how he was spefiically talking about how a lot of it seems to be the same 4 or 5 bands who all sound the same my imidiate reaction was "I KNOW!", which caused Dave and tristen to laugh... but MOSTLY Dave haha!

Luckily for the majority of it, Dave picked the music! haha!

Another one of the first thing's Tristen's dad mentioned to me when I first got into the car was quite interesting as well. There was a lot of room in the back because it was a pretty big, family vehicle, and it was just me in the back with lots of room back there, while Tristen and his dad were in the front, so Dave said "Oh and Greg, I was just talking to Tristen about how there is so much room back there, and since we only have you in the back and there is lots of room... you see, when we have lots of room like that, we like to pick up possibly sketchy-looking hitch hikers", he had a big smirk on his face and added "Especially dirty ones!" It was pretty funny! Actually hilarious!

Anyway there were a lot of jokes and LOTS of laughter as there always is when the 3 of us are together. We stopped for coffee/tea and whatnot at around 9 or so, and then continued.

By the way, there are lots of jokes made about Tristen's hair by everyone, and this trip was no exception so we had already made a few at this point... Tristen has a real, classic geek/nerd look to him LOL. His hair is a big part of that! He what I like to call a "nerd fro", it's basically a poofy mass of big, golden curls, with the sun bouncing off of it. Actually, he kind kid of reminds me A LOT of Screech from saved by the bell... He looks almost exactly like a blonde-haired Screech. The hair is actually the EXACT SAME only blonde.

Anyway, the reason I am saying this is because before we got to the first stop Dave was making jokes about his hair, and while we were at the stop, after we had everything, myself and tristen were waiting outside while Dave was on the phone. While we were waiting, a woman came up and asked Tristen "Is your hair nautural?", I had to bite my lip to keep from laughing. She went on to say how it was rare to have natural hair like that etc... When she left, we both burst out laughing!

We told his dad as soon as he was done, and he had the same reaction, adding more comments and jokes. Overall the whole trip was a laugh riot!

After we got there and Tristen's dad did what he had to do, we headed back, getting lunch on the way, and got back at their house shortly after 2:00. Right when we got back, Tristen and I walked to my house, so i could get my clipboard and a few pencils, and walked around for a good bit, just having fun outside.

Eventually we went back to Tristen's house and he invited over a couple of friends he met in Quebec when he was up there (recently) for a program where a bunch of teenagers from Newfoundland (between certain ages)  went up there for a "learning experience", so he met quite a few people up there.

As I said, two of the people he met there, came over to his house, and it was quite nice meeting them. They are Twins named Sam and Heather. For those of you wondering, they must be feternal because yes, they were quite easy to tell apart, and not once did I get one mixed up with her sister!

So I met them, and the four of us hung out, went on the trampoline for a bit, etc... Basically we spent the rest of the night with them, and briefly watching his little brother and sister.

One little thing that I found particularly funny was that along with the comments and compliments from the twins that I am used to getting on my drawings when they found the clipboard wherever it was laid, I also got a really NEW one from hunter, Tristen's 7 year old brother...

When he found it, he picked it up, and looked at the doodle page that was at the front. (below)

Then he looked up and asked "did Bugs Bunny draw these?" Needless to say, it was pretty funny!

there you have it... Yesterday was a long day, and it was really fun, but it tired me out quite a bit. So when i got home at 11:00 pm, after I talked to my parents for a bit, I went right to bed and got a well-needed, good sleep!

Quick Doodle Post!

These are various "clipboard doodles".
They get that name because I have a clipboard, equipped with a lot of paper for drawing anytime I want/drawing on the go, so "clipboard doodles" are just doodles that i have done using that. I also do finished, and structured drawings usin it as well, such as the cartoon practices and studies I have in the back of it which can be found on my cartooning blog.

Here are some recent ones I have done.

 The nerd it deffinitely my facorite here... he looks really intimidated by that big guy...

hilarious scared expression (above)
the full page (above)

The light switch is one of my favourites

Monday, August 22, 2011

Out of Town?

Today was absolutely beautiful! The sun was shining, the sky was crystal clear, and it was calm... There was no wind! To top it all of it was 20-25° C!

It was a day of just hanging out with Tristen... At about 11:30, I walked to his house, and it was quite funny that as soon as I walked up to the step, I saw his 5 year old sister and 7 year old brother who instantly greeted me. Then Tristen poked his head around the corner waved, yet his sister still piped up "Tristen! greg is here!", I couldn't help but chuckle a little bit.

It was so nice out, but extremely warm because I am not used to mid or high 20° C weather, so Tristen and I sat on the step, talking and enjoying the sun, but we soon decided to go in his house for a bit. While in there we did the usual, just chill and play video games... The one thing that was different was that before I left I was doodling, and didn't want to leave it, so I brought my clipboard, equipped with paper, 2 animation pencils, and a standard HB pencil.

Being inside got tiring quickly so we went outside on the trampoline for about half an hour. When we came in, it was just to quickly cool off, and then we went for a walk, and quickly ended up back at my house for a minute. Basically we alternated between being inside and outside the whole day. We were outside more though because we mostly only went in to cool off a bit.


While we were out walking around, we had quite the funny, interesting conversation whihc was origionally about singing... Tristen had mentioned how he has an "abnormally high voice for a guy" when he sings... I then mentioned how I have been told that I have a lot (and surprising amount) of soul in my voice when I sing., and yes, "surprising" because I am white... Other people's words. Anyway, as soon as I said that, Tristen instantly cut in "you do!", "Oh?', I questioned.

"Yeah, you are pretty much black at heart". I just about lost it! Throughout the rest of the day, I would say certain things, or in a certain way, that would cause Tristen to say "See what I mean?!".
It was quite funny.


At about 4:00, Tristen, his dad, and his younger siblings were going to Tristen's nan's, so Tristen's dad gave me a ride home. On the way there, His dad said to Tristen that they would be going to their cabin to meet with contractors Wednesday morning, after they dropped the kids off at someone's house, and right after saying that, he offered me to go along, so it looks like I am going out of town then.

It is apparently an hour and a half drive away- give or take a little. I actually wuite like this because I really like looking out the window on roadtrips, ESPECIALLY in Newfoundland!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Interesting & Fun Weekend

Well I will start with Thursday night because something startling kind of happened... I was having a chat with Jordon Thursday night via textwhich was well nice because it started about 11:00pm and lasted until about 3:00am, just like we used to have all the time. it would have been a phone call but his mom was trying to sleep, and his room is right next to hers. Anyway, it was about anything and everything, basically he gave me an update on what's going on with him...

It turns out he is currently living back with his mom because his sister who he was living with kicked him out recently so he is in the process of moving there, and he will only be there for 2 weeks or so because he is then moving into his own appartment basically with Cheyenne (pronounced sha-neen). Needless to say I told him I was there for anything, and if he needed anthing just give me a call, BUT I proved that in the first our of our conversation!

Apparently he was really scared because he thought Dusty (his dog) was having a seizure and didn't know what to do, so I instantly searched up information about dog seizures, the symptoms, and what to do, and then asked him to explain what was happening. He told me that he was shaking, and twitching for about 5 minutes which I found strange because an actual seizure only lasts about a minute and a half. It turns out that it was the aura period, the period leading up to a seizure, so I explained to him that's what it was and other symptoms to look for that lead up to a seizure, and that he should look for them and if he sees them, be sure to clear the area so he doesn't get hurt during the actual seizure, and sit there and talk soothingly to him during it. It turns out he had calmed down by then anyway, but he thanked me so much for what I had done, and then I told him if that ever happens again be sure to give me a call because it would be a lot easier, faster, more efficient, and safer to do that over a phone call.

Truthfully I was worried to death on the inside, and was doing everything in my power to try to help him, luckily it wasn't that serious!



Friday was a beautiful sunny day, so I HAD to get outside! I ended up getting Olivia, someone who I need to hang out with more often, to come down to my house, and we went outside and walked around for a bit... Then we decided to go to Cassanya's, whose house is a 2 minute walk away from mine, and get her. When we got there we were pleased to see that Bianca was there!! So the four of us went outside and HAD A TIME!

We ended up down at Quidi Vidi lake! We were just running around and beeing foolish... Now you see, I am a huge fool, including in public and I don't care who sees, luckily they love that, and are often the same way, just not AS crazy as I am.

When we first got to Quidi Vidi, Cassanya and Olivia went on the swings, and myself and Bianca when to sit by the water, and I really loved the shine of the water so I just had to take a picture...

(above) Quidi Vidi =)

Very shortly, Cassanya and Olivia came over Cassanya was tempted to stand on a rock in the water so she did. I loved the way it looked, so I took more pictures, but i have to admit, I was kind of tempted to push her in... BUT I NEVER! LOL

We started walking further up the lake, but I felt the need to run, so I did. My behavior got Cassanya, and the others to start comparing me to a dog because I got excited when I saw an open field and wanted to run around in it, and even roll around in it as well haha! So, I then became "their puppy". I was also running around and climbing on everything I could, but it was really warm, so I got kinda sweaty quickly!

We continued our foolish antics while we started to walk back to my house. Along the way there were these big rocks which we all decided to sit on... Cassanya sat on one of the rocks, and for a laugh I foolishly shouted "I'm gonna sit on you!", and made the gesture to do so, as everyone (including Cassanya) were in the knots with laughter. I then did the same thing to Bianca, but I made this hilarious face, which I got to ses because there is a picture of it! In fact you can see the picture on my tumblr, which you should all follow... Click here!

I will be posting there everyday almost, inbetween my posts here because this blog is for more thought out posts, but this is my MAIN blog.

There was more foolishness but just to get an idea of it here are 2 pictures of me being my foolish self that day (in public)

ANYWAY, we made it back to my house where everyone had drinks and chilled for a while... While we were there, we had hilarious chats and Bianca said something about "some woman milking her baby" when she meant breast feeding... I can't remember the context but it is hilarious all the same... Also while we were there, olivia sat on me while i was lying down, and I mean basically put all of her weight on me, and Cassanya decided to join... I found it hard to breathe at one point, but it was absolutely hilarious!


We then went to Cassanya's for the rest of the night... While there Tristen texted me asking to hang out... I would have invited him down where he is my best friend but I couldn't because he wouldn't have come anyway because he used to go out with Cassanya, and they didn't end on the best of notes... Actually Cassanya says that all of her "exes are jerks" except for me and some guy named Nathan. So we made possible plans for monday lol!

While there Jordon's name somehow came up quite a bit because Olivia and Casanya know him as well lol! Stories and anictdotes, like the one's where he would get embarrassed with me in public came up a bit as well LOL! Like the one where he saw that "really cute guy in the white hat" at the mall and I shouted something along the lines of "hey, Jordon, why don't you go talk to that guy in the white hat you think is really hot and keep checking out so much?" when we were walking past where he was sitting... It was hilarious because he was freaking out "He is going to look this way!... I also then explained to Olivia, Cassanya and Bianca my thinking of why i don't see any reason not to talk to someone you find really attractive in public... The way I see it, when you do, you either kind of hit it off and you have met a new, attractive person who you may even get to know a little better, OR if not, you will probably never see them again.

Anyway the rest of the night basically consisted of talking, listening to music, and watching music videos and such.



Well Saturday was a little different, but really fun. Olivia had stayed at Cassanya's over night, so I went over at about 11:00am and chilled with them, talking, listening to music, and watching youtube videos, and tv. Cassanya's little sister's birthday party was later at 7 so she had to help/attend that then... Anyway Olivia had to leave at about 1:30 so we walked her to the bus and waited for the bus with her.

After that, Cassanya and I went for a little walk and then went back to her house. Cassanya's sister summer got "Little Big Planet 2" from her other sister, so we watched her play that, and it was awesome! At about 4:30pm, I went home, got something to eat and relaxed in the sun with my dogs for a bit.

That was basically my day. (=


Today is Sunday, and I am not really doing much today... Just a nice relaxing day... I have to admit I am excited for when school starts up in a couple of weeks because 3 out of 7 courses I am taking are awesome, fun, artsy courses, and Tristen will be a "tenner" meaning it's his first year in high school, and I get to see all of my other friends... It is just going to be a fun year I think!

Anyway, I must be going now (: Remember to check out my Tumblr because I will be posting random funny stuff there, but this is still my main, actual blog.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Random Thoughts- One My Favorites- Take A Listen

This is another bit of a random thought's post.

Marianas Trench

It is very rare to find REAL music being made these days, especially with REAL raw talent, meaning NO computerized foolishness. Marianas Trench is famous band from Vancouver, Canada, and they are one of the few that actually make REAL music with REAL, raw talent. In fact, they are extraordinary and refreshing.

Along with Hedley, Marianas Trench is one of my favorite "modern day" bands. I got to see Hedley live, and almost saw Marianas Trench live, BUT I never even though I had my ticket because I was feeling really sick, granted I decided to go anyway, but I almost passed out in the line up to get in, and I was having trouble standing up... I couldn't take the heat of the crowd because I was sick I guess, so I had to go home before it started and missed it! Of all days to be really ill...

They combine rock music with absolutely amazing vocals, and beautiful, tight harmonies. That is probably one of the most unique things about the band- every member is an awesome singer, but lead singer, Josh Ramsay one of the best vocalists ever. Trust me, that is no exaggeration, his vocal ability is phenominal and he could even be compared to FREDDY MERCURY!

Below are two performances that showcase their beautiful vocals.

The first is an acapella rendition of Billy Joel's "And So it Goes"

The second is an amazing, jaw dropping, acoustic performance of their song "Beside You". This shocases Joshs's wide range & vocal ability.

They are one of my favorites... What do you think? =)

P.S if there is anything anyone would like me to post about, or any suggestions or anything you have/would like to see in my posts, do not hesitate to let me know by commenting on a post or telling me in the c-box!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fun Traditional Newfie Music!

After yesterdays post, I figured I would lighten things up a bit with some FUN traditional Newfoundland songs. These songs are the kind of songs that we are known for! Good ol fun Newfoundland jigs & reels!

One of my favorites: I'se The B'y

ONE OF THE BEST: "Heave Away"

"Lukey" also known as "Lukey's Boat"

Excursion Around the Bay

That's it for now. What do you think?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beautiful Song

I personally love Newfoundland music... from ones composed by artists & musicians (such as Great Big Sea or Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers) to the traditional Newfie songs! I love the traditional ones because they have been passed down from generation to generation and preserved, and also they are really fun!

Anyway the song I am posting is not a traditional Newfoundland song but it embodies the spirit of a true Newfoundlander. It is Fisherman's Lament by Great Big Sea and is sung by Sean Mccan (one of 2 main singers/composers in the band). Years ago, Sean's father wrote a passionate poem about the fate of Newfoundland fishermen, and Sean later added a stirring melody. I have no history of fisherman in my family, but this song still get's to me because of the overwhelming, powerful emotion. It embodies the real pride and passion that all true Newfoundlanders have and is absolutely haunting. I strongly suggest you take a listen. You won't regret it.

What do you think of it?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Various Abstract Art

PERSONAL NOTE: New post on my cartooning blog! I posted various studies/practices I have done!

It has been a while since I have just posted some pictures that I have done, so here are some abstract pictures that I have made.

If you have any questions or anything, leave them in the comments =)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Ben!

Most, is not everyone who read my blog is a reader of Amars World, so the majority of you know it's Ben's birthday today.

Ben, you are amazing! Happy birthday!

 Along with a quick comment on Amars blog I thought I would send my wishes in my own special way... So below is how I chose to do that.

 There you have it, Ben. This post is for you because just saying it wasn't enough!!

Love & hugs!

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Family is Nuts :)

Believe me! The title says it all!

You see, I am the same way, the crazy, goofy one, and my friends love it... When my friends meet my family, they understand where I get it! LOL!

ANYWAY, quick background information! I live with my older brother, Anthony (ugh) and my amazing, wonderful mother & father! I couldn't ask for better parents because I don't think it's possible for those to exist! I also pretty much live with my grandmother (WHO I LOVE). She lives in the lower level (basment apartment) of our house, so it is just a quick trip downstairs to see her. My dogs, Pebbles & Bailey love that because they adore nan!

Pebbles (6 years)

Bailey (4 years)

They Are Like Two Peas In A Pod!
they love each other so much! It is so cute :)

Anyway, all of this DOES have a point, and that point is to talk about the past few days, and what I have done this week, since monday my last post (the Jordon incident. grrr). Oh btw nan is the only grandparent I have, and she is my mother's mother. My mother is one of 6 siblings! Literally half of them live away! One, Terry, lives in moncton which is still in atlantic Canada, Christina lives in Ontario (at least it's still in the country), and David (who I call 'the asian') lives in KOREA! Mike and "Joanne" who is "jojo" to me, and all of her nephews, live here, along with mom obviously.

All three of them came home for the summer, but at different times! Planning just didn't work out... Terry got here last night. The first to come home, sometime in really late june or early july, was David who is still here. Christina who leaves Sunday came home with new boyfriend, Louie.

On Tuesday, we had a big jigs dinner, because Christina couldn't leave without having a genuine jigs dinner, so everyone came over to my house for jigs dinner. Earlier that day, I had went to Chapters (book store) with Jojo, where I bought an amazing Looney Tunes book! It has a lot of info about the history, and killer images to copy such as model sheets and storyboards... It also has killer collector's items like a copy of an original script of dialogue for the voice actors in one of there cartoons, and mini versions of old comic books! I will be posting about that more on my cartooning blog!

Louie fit in really nicely! Anyway, as I said my family is nuts so there was nothing but laughter at the table, but I cannot go into a lot of detail, because I would be here all day! We all give Louie flack for being a "foolish ol' mainlander", and he often makes fun of the way we speak LOL! Anyway Louie said something to which David replied "Alright, F.N.G". Louie was puzzled, as was Christina... Louie asked what it meant so david told him "Fuckin' new guy!" then he continued (he was very animated) "I was trying to be nice in front of my mother!" Then Mike piped up with some of his own sarcasm "Yeah, Jesus, Louie b'y! look what you made em' do! Curse infront of poor ol' mudder! way to go!". We were all in the knots, laughing! Then mom started in on one of her laughing fits causing everyone to laugh more! She gets all red and out of breath and you actually hear "hehehe hohoho hoohoohoo hehehe" It is hilarious!! That gets combined with what I call "the Kavanagh old man wheezy laugh" which her whole side of the family shares. Long story short and without getting into detail, all of our stomachs and sides hurt at the end of it all because literally not even 5 minutes went by where we weren't laughing! Louie couldn't get over the laugh riot and nan stated "Oh, this is barely half of it yet, there is a major link missing", referring to Terry because he is the craziest of us all!

 After everything was said and done (at about 9-10pm) all of the aldults went downtown, except dad because he isn't up to that as much as he used to be due to cancer, so he stayed home and took it easy, like he should!

Christina, Louie, mom, David, and Michael, went downtown to get Louie screeched in.


EXPLAINATION TIME!  A "Screech In" cermemony is the only way that those not lucky enough to be born a Newfoundlander can become as close as possible to being a Newfoundlander, without having to die and be reincarnated as one.


A natural-born Newfoundlander to host the ceremony

A cod fish

A sou'Wester

A bottle of screech

The Ceremony:

 The host will have the victim stand in front of a group of witnesses while wearing the Sou'Wester. The person getting screeched in has to kiss the cod on the lips. If the host doesn't think it is a good enough of a kiss (no wimpy ones aloud!) he will have him kiss it again, but that rarely happens. The host then pours a full shot of screech. Before drinking, the peron must repeat old, Newfoundland sayings, said by the host and another Newfoundlander. The main saying that is always present at a screeching in is "Long may your big jib draw".


Long story short they couldn't get Louie screeched in that night because of all the people due to the George Street festival.

The next day, Wednesday was the annual St. John's Royal Regatta! Obviously boat races lol! It is a huge event where many go out Quidi Vidi lake to watch the boat races and participate in various games and such, including ticket wheels, games, pull tickets, all to win various prizes. The majority of booths are for charity. I am going to keep this as short and leave out a lot because a lot happened and it was a long day.

I met up with Kristan and Danny at the regatta at about noon or a little before. Kristan had her little brother with her. We had a laugh! Her brother, Josh (8 years old) wanted to go to one place/booth, then when we got there or half ways there he would want to go somewhere else at a totally different spot around the lake. Sometimes he would change his mind when we were half way to whatever booth or ride he wanted, and would make us turn around. kristan got quite annoyed with that! She is kind of like a mother, which is funn because she also has to act as that for Danny, her boyfriend! LOL!

Of course, being me as a joke I started acting like a little kid... like I was HER little kid! Josh asked to go one of the big inflatable slides they had there... when walking there I piped up and whined "Awww! No fair! How come he's the only one who gets to go one the slide!" causing Danny to laugh and Kristan to half laugh but half glare at me, telling me not to get him on the go... so I toned it down abit until we dropped Josh home, then went back down to the regatta. Before we dropped him home Kristan wanted to win various big stuffed animals. One thing she wanted was a big zebra. Either her or Danny pointed out that it was a fat zebra, which caused me, being my foolish self, to almost yell "oh my god! Fat zebra!"... Then I turned to Danny and laughed "What a thing to yell out into a crowd! "Hey, fat zebra" Danny laughed and added "Yes! Then see who looks!", we had a grand laugh at that and we actually did that a few times.

After we dropped Josh at Kristan's and walked back down to the regatta it was about 3:00 pm. I was still joking around with Kristan, calling her mom and mudder, acting like I was her child. I put on a little kid voice and everything "mom! Can we do this, mom? Please mom? Mommy! Please, mommy? BUT MOM!" Then we actually over hear someone turn to someone else and say "she his mom! Wow." All 3 of us cracked up laughing. They either said I was big for the age I seemed to be or Kristan looked really young... I can't remember which. I had decided to try my hand at one of those pull ticket booths Kristan loves so much. She bought 8 tickets, I bought 6. The most she could win was a small or conselation prize. The things she wanted were either large prizes or special prizes. On my first try with those 6 tickets I won a large prize and got her the big giraffe she wanted! I won her several other things as well which she loved! danny who didn't have that much money would often use Kristans because she would offer. He won squat LOL! He did get a couple things that were given to him by me and Kristan. At one point, he had 3 small, stuffed hands which led to me making "Oh, Danny! hehe Stop it.!You are all hands!" and "Danny stop being so handsy!" complete with winks and funny flirtatious motions LOL! By the way, there was a huge crowd and quite often I made a lot of people stare at me!

Long story short all of us, but especially me continued our antics all day. I had won A LOT throughout the day, including things like bubbles which we used, a lot of tiny stuffed toys, and some big ones for Kristan, and a cowboy hat! I won my cowboy hat at balloon darts because when I saw it there I really wanted it, haha! At about 6:00 or so, we met up with Jawshh (how he spells it) and Bianca, who joined us. Then we got cotton candy and went to my house. when we got there Louie, Christina, Nan, Mike and Liam (one of two of his sons/my cousins) were there. Mike has two sons Josh & Liam. Josh is a year younger than myself and Liam is 13. We had a grand laugh! Kristan, Danny, Jawshh and Bianca found everyone hilarious!  Jawshh & Bianca had met some of them before. We all chilled at my house, I made meatballs for everyone and the five of us basically ate a full pack between us. They aren't small packs at all! It's basically a "party pack" so there is A LOT. LOL!

We were downstairs in the basement/wreckroom the whole time. First we were all having a grand laugh together and all for the first few hours. At the end of the night it ended up being me and Bianca sitting on the floor with my laptop watching, and laughing our asses off at funny videos, Danny and Jawshh having a time playing foosball (they were having quite the laugh themselves), and Kristan passed out asleep on the couch.


Yesterday (thursday), everyone went into Michaels for a barbeque. Josh was downstairs with Jamie one of his friends, with whom I have also become friends through Josh. Actually myself and Jamie really hit it off everytime we are together! .So I popped down there to chill with them for a bit and then went upstairs with everyone else. They popped up quickly to get there food, go downstairs to eat, and when that was donne They left for a birthday party. I had my "Loony Tunes Treasury" book with me along with a clipboard with a bunch of paper on it some containing studies I did/pictures I drew, I basically copied/drew some of the sketches and images that were in the book because that is one of the main purposes for which I am using it.

One of my drawings on the clipboard

Louie saw it ont the coffee table and started joking around "Traced.", he lifted a page to look at the next, "traced.", and did that with all four. He then laughed a little and said "See! I can tell. they are traced, every one of them! You have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool me!" I laughed and decided to retaliate, so i opened the book to where there was a really, really small image of a drawing of Yosemite Sam off to the side of the page, surrounded by text and other images, and put my drawing of it next to it, which takes up the whole page. Then, I smirked and threw in a bit of playful sarcasm "Yes, you can tell tell I traced it becase because it's clearly the exact same size. There is no deviation", Louie laughed. He stated he was only playing around, but then continued on a serious note saying how talented I was, and we got into a small chat about me persuing it etc.

there is another quick story about this night, I want to tell you because it was absolutely hilarious. First a bit of background stuff! You see, I am really close to Nan, and we spend a lot of time together. Several times every week, I go down to nan's for my "nanny time" as it has been dubbed, on a regular basis. Basically, I pretty much spend more time with her, than anyone else does haha, and she makes it known how much she loves me because on tuesday the topic came up of Christina telling me not to do something, I think it was texting at the table even though it we were all finished and waiting on dessert, so it was that free time inbetween it all. (being light-hearted, as a bit of a joke) She said "now, Gregory, you better stop. You don't wanna be in nanny's bad books", I laughed "Ha! That's impossible to actually happen". Bother her and Jojo insisted that it wasn't  so Jojo turned to nan who was at the end of the table and hadn't been listening to what we were saying, and asked "Mom, Is it possible- even remotely possible, for Gregory to be in you bad books?" Nan looked at her and simply said "no". I then had a big grin on my face as Jojo continued "but I mean, what if he did something really bad? You know, something ..." basically she was getting at something really disrespectful and such. Then nan cut in "no, because he wouldn't". and continued on saying things like "He knows the word respect".  I laughed telling them I told them so. I laughed a lot though...To be honest part of it, was because I and everyone else knew that it was possible for her other grandchilderen to get in her "bad books" and some even had bee in the past. So, naturally, I have been dubbed/called things like "nanny's favorite" or "nanny's boy", "nanny's little angel" etc hahaha

ANYWAY, back to the story about yesterday!!
I am known as "nanny's favorite" or "nanny's boy", "nanny's little angel" etc. I was sitting on the couch next to Christina and Louie, and JoJo was on the loveseat which is next to the couch. Nan, along with most of the rest, was at the dining room table. Christina was trying to get nan's attention... She adressed her/called out to her repeatedly, "mom.. mom... mom" about 7-8 times. She was still getting no response so she turns to me and asks "What do you call her?", "nan", then she said "Okay, you call out to her. She will listen to you". So called out "nan" and when I did, she instantly looked up "yes?", I started cracking up laughing... I couldn't believe it and Christina simply said "see, I told you, didn't I? I knew she would". Christina started saying to nan "It's funny how you manage to hear him, 'your little favorit' but not your own daughter". The way Christina's hands were moving and gesturing when she said that must have made it look to nan as if she was gesturing to Jojo, because she turned to her "Oh sorry. Go on" Christina of course instantly piped up "Mom! It was me that wanted you, not Joanne!" Then everyone cracked up laughing including nan!

The food was delicious! For desert there was lemon meringue pie, and a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate filling in the middle. I had tea, along with 2 plates I picked up for myself at once (all in one sitting). On one, I had 2 big pieces of cake, and on the other, I had a fairly large bit of pie. I am known for my sweet tooth in the family and how much desert I can and do eat, despite my tiny size. So it came as no surprise to nan, mom and dad especially, as well as the rest of the family, however, Jojo, and Mike was a little taken back, but not quite surprised, however he still had to point it out. Louie, on the other hand couldn't get over how much I had taken. It was A LOT.

Anyway, they were all going dowtown again that night, this time to successfully get Louie screeched in! So mom, dad, Dave, Michael, Christina, and Louie all went downtown while Jojo took nan home. I stayed at mike's with Liam while they were gone, because he didn't want to be home alone. When they were done getting Louie screeched in, mom and dad went to get terry at the airport because he is staying with us and would be getting in a 11pm. At 11:30 Mike, Christina and Louie, came back to get me and Liam and took us over to my house so everyone could see Terry. I won't get into detail about the time at my house with Terry because this post is already extremely long!! BUT I will tell you that Terry is the biggest riot of them all, so it was a fun time. It was nice for nan because it was the first time she had been together with all of her childeren at the same time in at least a year & a half, possibly closer to 2 years. After about half an hour, or maybe an hour Christina, Louie, Michael, and Liam went back home to Mike's, leaving only the people that live or are staying at my house... which was everyone else LOL! Oh and of course Terry had to start spoiling his favorite, Pebbles, as soon as we steeped foot into the door. He does give bailey attention of course, but Pebbles is his baby. ahaha

Anyway, minus monday (grrrr again) this week has been great!
Really great.