Monday, August 29, 2011

Prefer My Microphone over Microscope!

Saturday's headline in our local paper was about the pressure Kelowna's Danny Watkins is under in Philadelphia, where he is protecting quarterback Michael Vick, who just signed a six-year, $100 million contract today.

I like the deadline pressures associated with voiceover work. I prefer that over a physical beating on the football field:-)  The start of my week sees me halfway through a 12-page prototype module for NAPA Auto Parts. Once this gets approval, we will have fifteen modules to complete by next spring. This is in addition to eight longer training modules this year for another division at NAPA. I hope to wrap this prototype up tomorrow and then begin voicing a 169-slide bank handbook due for another client after the long weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Facebook FUN! Kids Are Cute!

We haven't done FFF (April Fools' Day edition) since April 1 so here we go HOT off the press with my status earlier this afternoon: 
HEY! HST tax out in BC today! 
Yesterday, the Buffalo Sabres renamed HSBC Arena First Niagara Center...

Wednesday's picture of the week: 
My kids recreating a pose from their early days: Ashley, Justin & Jordan Hass. Great idea and photo by my niece, Nicole!

Wednesday afternoon Facebook status: Happy Birthday to my wife of 23 years on August 24th - Darlene rocks!

Monday's video link: Not only do players start at a young age, so do hockey announcers!

Monday morning link: Sad to share this news as cancer claims another fine man...
Canada is weaker without Layton’s passion, conviction and smile

Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. ~ Jack Layton (1950-2011)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Faith Building: Rabbi Hess, Barrin Simpson and Reggie White

Baseball has been making regular appearances on my blog lately. Yes, Ralph Hass has been blogging baseball!

Thursday, Rabbi Hess blogged baseball on Ralph Branca and his faith journey. He was the pitcher who gave up the Bobby Thomson homerun in 1951 dubbed "the shot heard 'round the world" that won the pennant for the New York Giants.

  • Barrin Simpson plays solid defense for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. He leads by example on and off the field. Here is Barrin's inspiring story.
This brings back memories of the late great Reggie White - nicknamed the Minister of Defense during his Hall of Fame NFL career.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Twitter, TWIB notes & Blizzard (for the kids!)

The acronym, TWIB, involves baseball of course. The TV show started in 1977 featuring Mel Allen every week. He passed away in 1996 and Buzz Brainard is the current host.

I have been tweeting quite a bit about baseball lately. Yesterday:
game in , BC last night and the Bellingham player's name was -ific: Bobby Twedt Jr

Monday, August 08, 2011

Happy 50th Pierre McGuire!

This is my 50th blog post of the year and we'll mark hockey announcer Pierre McGuire's 50th birthday with this tongue-in-cheek compilation:

Pierre McGuire won't be working as much in Canada any more. He's moving to Canaan, Connecticut from Montreal and concentrating on his career with NBC and Versus.