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Yay, it’s an Alexander day!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Alex will be at church with Katie, or so it was arranged and I piously hope will come to pass.  I do coffee today so it’s even money whether or not I get to be upstairs for the homily portion.  Sue is taking me in early and I’ll do an inventory and see if there’s […]

Have Tux Will Travel

Monday, November 17th, 2014

I read this book – which turns out to have been almost entirely ghostwritten – dozens of times as a kid growing up.  I can recite dozens of jokes from it. I didn’t like the elder Hope, but the Bob Hope of the Road movies was a funny, funny guy.  Here’s an article about that. […]

this is me

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Right here.

Balloons go up until they come down

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The ongoing crisis looms a little closer to North Americans.  Sell your Airline stock. I’ve asked Paul to retire.  Or to consider it if and when we get an Ebola sufferer coming through town via YVR. Katie is having a rough go, poor lassie, not getting enough sleep. Turkey soup is bubblin’ away. Jeff’s at […]

I made an art yesterday!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

This is to describe the rhodopsin visuals.  There are two tricky things about the painting.  One is that I used fabric paint, and the other is that the centre colour, this sickly orangey yellow, has both copper and glow in the dark paint in it.  Hopefully it will look very odd if you come upon […]

Moving

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Once there was a man who when his girlfriend was moving out had to wait another week because the elevator broke. Then the truck broke down. SRSLY.  WTF.   For a while there we thought maybe this move wouldn’t happen, but after about 6 hours the truck magically appeared. Anyway, Mike and I had already […]

more filking

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

A lovely time filking yestreen at Tom and Peggy’s, Cindy also in attendance. I got to sing soprano for most of the evening, which is fine if I’m not singing loud. I hope everybody has a happy pride day! or not. I light a candle for pOp, and he knows why. You have a visit […]

Continuing to love on Europe Central

Monday, July 28th, 2014

This is the best novel I’ve read since the 40 rules of Love, and it’s a really really different book.  I am finding it enthralling reading. (Except for the typos, and there were a couple of doozies).  Historical characters – snared in conflicting loyalties and pushed to the snapping point time and time again, broken on the […]

Fabric art

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

mOm you may appreciate this.

Here’s a person who takes childsplay seriously

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

mOm you have to see this.   Also, I started saying Sing It Sister on my facebook, and now about half a dozen people have adopted this.  heee  I am a very influential person, but it’s hard to tell sometimes.

Jeff’s favourite pictures of Vancouver.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Post zombie apocalypse….

A drunkard’s walk through my most influential reads

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I wrote something like this in December 2004, so this is an update for that unsearchable part of my blog. Some of it is stolen from the earlier post, but condensified and tucked up.   Ann Landers.  When I was growing up, I read her column every chance I got.  She asked people to be […]

Walking to church today

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Hey, it’s less than 5 k. I have to stop off at Thrifty’s and get veggies for the soup lunch. Yesterday Paul and Mike (Nita’s so) and Jim and Jan walked in the woods behind my old building.  After we got ourselves good and wet in the rain and from examining honderds of decaying fungi, […]

Sample dialogue from Burn Notice

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

“Get me a sniper rifle and some C4!” “Ooo, I like where this is going.”   Apropos of nothing, the Battle Turkey of the Republic. A lovely picture of a turkey with erm accoutrements.

Funny, sad, true, fictional

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The Oatmeal does it again.

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