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Date archives December 2006

Specials / WildWorks Blog

WildWorks Extra – The Holiday Edition

Here’s a special entry since I got lots of time to study for my last exams on Thursday.

Holiday edition.
What would be my favorite “non-traditional” Christmas songs?
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2 and another version by Darlene Love.
Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid and/or Band Aid 20
Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
The Christmas Song (Holiday Remix) by Christina Aguilera

To anyone, what would be your song of the year?
Here are the lists
Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera
SOS by Rihanna
SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
Deja Vu by Beyoncè
London Bridge by Fergie
Bad Day by Daniel Powter
Ridin’ by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone

In my opinion, my picks would be either “Hips Don’t Lie” or “Crazy” because they were number 1 on the UK charts for several weeks. Crazy went for 9 weeks in the UK and it got a lot of “buzz.” As for “Hip Don’t Lie” went for 5 weeks and it was basically the Summer song of 2006. It was #1 for one week in July in the UK, but went back to #1 in late July and August.

Series 2 / WildWorks Blog

Welcome Snow and “The End” For Now – S2E16

What a Friday makes when wet snow gets dumped on. I wasn’t ready for the snow yet.
Before my presentation, I had to make some errands. I had to go to Chinatown to buy food. Took a long time getting there due to the freezing rain/snow/sleet. When I got back to Carleton, I walked by the 4th Floor Unicentre to Tory and remembered about the “Hugs For Aids” since December 1 is World Aids Day. I saw a friend and gave him a hug. A handshake would of been nice, but I was carrying a lot of things. Too bad I didn’t get a red ribbon.
I enjoyed my energetic presentation in Peter Hodgins’ CDNS4400 class – Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Identity in Canada. It was in the “kindness” of my heart to provide food for the people in class. It was linked to my landscape project, which is Chinatown in Ottawa.
It was a nice way to end off the Canadian Studies classes. It was an unusual way to get hurt again in the classroom. I bumped over the chair and I slipped and fell, along with the chair. It was not pleasant. It’s been a hazard for me.
After class, I went down to Rideau Centre and went to Roots and got a toque. It’s a yearly tradition for me to get toques, I try to get zany kinds of toques. I dunno if it will be my final time to get a Roots toque because I always go for time, but they no longer make any apparel for the Canadian Olympic team.
Then, I also dropped by to the BS and chatted with someone.

This is the last “episodic” entry of 2006 since it will be exam time and Christmas season. I will blog a bit after exams as a “special”, but it won’t be part of the season number and “episodic” entries.
Part 2 of season two will return in January. The only problem being that I got a reduced schedule since I will be taking 3 classes. One more with Peter Hodgins.

The End…for now