Monday, March 28, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Lines on the table
Match the lines on your face
A line dividing want you want and what you can’t replace
In the battle that you’re fighting, the rabbit wins the race
So follow sinners, to the golden stream,
look, but do not taste.
You love it, you hate it
It fuels you to go on
You love him, you hate him
But he’ll always be the one
You fight it, deny it
But it’s who you have become
You’d pack a bag and hop the train
But you’re already gone.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Furansker In London
This is furansker in London , like jlo keepin it real
Your chick is sweet on her feet, for the eyes she’s a treat
But furansker here in London is a SEVEN COURSE MEAL
Now cut the bull, preferably in half, so we can each have a serving then move onto the calf
Pure bread north Ontarians, we fresh out the oven. Now slice up this loaf so we can spread out the lovin.
We’re like a family sitcom, all ages can enjoy. The kind of sauve mother fuckers even trump would employ.
Now we’re rockin the residence in London Ontario, we a two man show so shut off the tv and the stereo.
Unless its bumpin and raven, and we mean literally. Tune into that’s so raven the repeats play religiously.
That girl is fly, as her name does imply, she can soar into the future man her visions don’t lie
Now we’ve rambled on, like zeppelin far from gone. But since we’re on the subject what 80s show was she on?
I believe it was Cosby but I preferred fresh prince, will smiths style was fresh like a pack of junior mints
The chocolate humour was smooth, when Jefferson guess starred it got fruity, the youngest daughter pissed me off, wait nevermind that was rudy
So now we’ve established, we bring the flavour like the classics, but we gotta hit the books, order that shit from scholastic.
Those bastards better include a toy like they do in schoolbook orders, though they tend to collect dust, and are why hillary’s a horder.
So take it from us, I took the greyhound bus, just visit U of western and wipe off the dust.
We gonna swiffer up this city , gonna wipe it clean. The two biggest deals in London since mccadams and gosling.
Now its time for us to peace out, though we prefer that is was in, so this world could get along for once and there would be no sin.
Handing out love like it’s the watch tower, Jehovah taught us well, go ahead and throw it out lets see who laughs when you’re in
*Somewhere other than heaven* ( ouuu somewhere other than heaven)
Until Furankser takes over and Obama loses novelty, get out and do something crazy take the pludge like Nestea.
The time has come, Auf wiedersehen goodbye, is it just me or do all German women look like guys?
(Somewhere other than heaven ouuuuu)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
The following is a note about my Grandfather's Hardware store that I've posted on facebook. It was later published in my hometown's newspaper.
I can remember visiting my Grampa Verne's store as a child. The smell of the pipes in the hardware and grease in the old bike shop. My Grandpa would let me play with his elastics and paper clips in the office while he did paper work....and would always buy me our family's favourite..."The Bounty Bar" as a snack before heading home.
My first job was at Verne's...answering phones, working cash, sweeping, stocking shelves, key cutting (once I gained the nerve). I learned a lot through the store and regret not working there longer...or at least visiting more for reasons other than asking for the vehicle. It's wholesome local businesses like Verne's that remind us what matters. Quality. Not just that their items were literally top quality but everything about that store was rich with sincerity. The moment you walked out the door you knew each employee had done their best to help you. When my Grandfather asked how things were or helped you out with the pricing if needed, it was because he genuinely cared for his costumers...and for the Soo community in general. His main goal from day one (as many would know if you've met my Grandfather) was customer service. If the customer leaves happy...you know you did your job, and you did it right.
My Grampa Verne passed away when I was only 8 years old yet I've learned so much from him. I thank him and my Mother for teaching me that a smile and laugh can go a long way. He once said, "People are attracted to winners, you don't have to win just have to have a winning personality" my Mom always quotes my Grampa saying this because he was referring to attitude. Go in to everything with a positive winning attitude and even if you don't succeed as planned, people will appreciate you regardless. A lesson my Mother who has taken on the family business has now learned for herself. She has made the entire Merrifield family so proud with her personal investment, over time hours, and full dedication to preserving the respected local reputation my Grandfather worked so hard to attain. The store closing may be a loss for the Sault, but my Mother remains a winner in my books.
Verne's Hardware will close it's doors this year after 49 years of serving Sault Ste. Marie.
When my Mother recently asked what I would like from the old store, I mentioned a little wooden musical hardware shop that plays the song "I Did It My Way" by Frank Sinatra. It was given to my Grampa years ago...and had always been a favourite song of his with personal significance.
My Mom said she had already placed it aside for me...knowing he would have wanted me to have it.
I hope to be half the person my Grampa and Mother are someday... and I will always cherish the little hardware store that made a big difference.
And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case of which I'm certain.
I've lived a life that's full
I've travelled each and every highway.
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.
- Frank Sinatra