Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
These are a few pictures of Ginny and I on Day 1 of our visit. We were stuck in Calgary
Airport for several hours due to a major snowstorm. As you can see the natives were restless.
Ginny with the Airport Security at Calgary.
Picture from my Aunt and Uncles Deck overlooking Lake Kawawaka, near Hope, BC.
Hey Yogi, have you seen my picnic basket?
We are in process of getting a Web Site up and running so will put the pictures of our trip on that in next week or so.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE
'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.'
2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
'You better pray that will come out of the carpet.'
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL .
'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!'
4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
' Because I said so, that's why.'
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the shops with me.'
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.'
7. My mother taught me IRONY
'Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!' or 'You can cut that out lad, or you'll be smiling on the other side of your face in a minute.'
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA
'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .
'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
'I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.'
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
'Stop acting like your father!'
15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.'
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
'Just wait until we get home.'
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
'You are going to get it when you get home!'
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to stay that way.'
19. My mother taught me ESP.
'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'
20. My mother taught me HUMOUR.
'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT
'If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'
22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
'You're just like your father.'
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?'
24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'
25. And my favourite:
My mother taught me about JUSTICE
'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I do not normally do a product endorsement but as the cartoon depicts "It was a no Brainer". I should have taken a Red Bull instead. Now those of you who are aware of the so called benefits of the Energy Drink Advertising that seem to bombard us everyday from billboards, TV, Sports Events and etc. Supposedly to give you mental alertness, more get up and go. Red Bull " Gives you wings".
Would be familiar with all the hype and the Red Bull Logo. I went into the local IGA actually it is now called Shop and Save. To pick up some groceries for the day. On the way back from walking G. to work as I try to do every morning. I was going to have a really hectic day. There was a walk through with a contractor of the Condo and as I am a member of the condo board was required to be present. I had to get a prescription filled at the local chemist. Do the accounts,laundry, work on my music. Do some house work and get the dinner on, write a few letters and of course checking my blog. Just in case someone actually is reading it and to see what the Mermaid is up to.
I am also looking after someone's condo whilst they are in sunny Dominican Republic for a month ,lucky them. Collecting the mail and looking after his one and only plant.
Now due to the Chronic Pain, I do not normally sleep through the entire night and that night I had several major setbacks pain wise so I was up all night.
So I was feeling a little sluggish. So while I was in the IGA . I saw some other brand name labeled Energy Drink. I think it was some PC or Rock Star brand. I remember they were 2 for $2.49, so as I am a sucker for a bargain. I bought 2, thinking they are all probably the same as each other. Well I drank it down at the store and walked home over the Commons.
Well time I got home I was still feeling only about running on 1 cylinder instead of 4, so I drank the other one as well. Went on the walk through with the contractor, more asleep than not. Collected the mail and got in the elevator and pressed the button for the 5th floor to check up on D's condo and drop off his mail. Now I have 3 keys for his unit, so the first didn't work,tried the 2nd. and then the 3rd. Funny none of his keys seem to be working;so I tried them all again. Then I saw some shadow behind the door,someone has broken into D.'s house I thought. The door opened and my neighbor from the third floor was standing in David's unit. So I asked her what she was doing at David's place?
She looked at me like I was completely bonkers ( which I am). Said this is my place. I looked at her then the unit number and saw that it was the right number but wrong floor. I explained things to her. She invited me in to talk about painting and taping her unit which I said I help her with. She made me several cups of coffee. Which I drank and finally I started to revive from being a walking zombie.
So much for that boost of energy and mental alertness from the cheap imitation. I should have bought a " Red Bull" in the first place, one of those really works on me when I am in the blahs and need a quick boost.
It was a no Brainer. I should have known better. But hey, it was on sale and I got airmiles.