Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vancouver Girls

If you're planning on coming to our fair city and would like to know more about some of the areas, perhaps you should try this link. And definitely watch the video on 7 Types of Vancouver Girls


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hospital Joke

This is a cute joke that has been going around for a very long time, but is still true today (and probably in more than one country):

A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked,
"Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"
The operator said,
"I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the
patient?"
The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, Norma Findlay, Room 302."
The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's
station for that room."
After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have
good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood
pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her Physician,
Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."
The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried.
God bless you for the good news."
The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"
The grandmother said.... "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me
shit


Monday, July 21, 2014

Pattern Request Long Overdue

I found it interesting that someone wrote and and requested the pattern, but also that the Calgary Herald told the story and is trying to locate the request - well done, I say! 

Here'a blurb from their blog:
The Calgary Herald has a long history of providing news to the people who have settled around the intersection of the Bow and Elbow rivers since the 1880s.
It’s not surprising to come across a yellowed page of the Herald that speaks of an era—not to mention culture, technology and prices—long past.
A 1963 ad for a $99 "practical and funful" tape recorder.
A 1963 ad for a $99 “practical and funful” tape recorder.
Today, the newsroom mailbox yielded a piece of the newspaper ripped from that past. It was an envelope neatly addressed to the “Calgary Herald Needlecraft Department”—a department, I’m sad to confirm, that no longer exists.
Inside that envelope: two dimes taped to a piece of loose leaf and a humble request dated July 9, 2014: “Please send patten No. 1859 to…”
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More of the article here

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saying Goodbye to James Garner

On Saturday evening James Garden was found deceased in his home at 86 years old. I usually don't have much reaction to actors but I am sad to hear his news as he was a family favourite.

Because of his years as a Western actor, my father was fond of him - especially as Maverick.
Because of his years a Jim Rockford, my brother was found of him.
My mother also liked his roles, and, of course his good looks.
I especially liked him after my father passed because he reminded me of my dad, and my dad's fondness of him as an actor.

I can't get through the Jim Garner 'dad' scenes at the end of the movie "The Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" without bawling my eyes out - probably more in memory of my father than for the character in the movie.

I choose to remember him as Rockford:


Going Squirrely

I'm going to be very upfront with you dear reader - I don't like squirrels. As one wise old man once said to me "Squirrels are just rats with good PR".

Luckily for the squirrels, I'm not a hunter so I won't do anything to them so we'll continue to co-exist. If I was ever inclined to feed them, then this is the feeder I'd use:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Morning Garden

Here's a quick shot of one section of my garden:

Lots going on isn't there - so many plants - iris, lily, chinese lanterns, petunia, columbine, azalea, plus a whole bunch of weeds.

Full morning sun bleached this photo out - it looks like a 70's photo doesn't it?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Local Yarn Bomb # 3

Remember back in April when I posted about some local yarn bombing and again a couple of days later? Well the mystery person is at it again  - this time I was delighted to find this lovely scene at a local park:

I love this so much. I must write to the local paper to let someone know it's been seen and appreciated.

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