July 14, 2011
This has been an unusually rainy summer in Edmonton (though other parts of the province have been getting hit a lot worse than us). One index of how wet it’s been: Waterlogged billboards are shedding their ads.
January 19, 2011
A month ago.
Snowiest winter in a long time.
January 11, 2011
My sister and I have been trying to “declutter” our parents’ house of late. By no means are they Hoarders material – they’re just people who have lived in the same house for a long time and have accumulated a lot over the years. We’ve been combing through piles of stuff that amass in drawers, cupboards, closets and seemingly on any flat surface. Occasionally, amidst the dross, I find some historical (and comedy) gold. For instance…
My sister’s high school ID card.
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She was in a bowling league?
Holy moley, look at all that bad 80’s crimped hair! The next year she had much better hair…
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so why’s she hiding?
Scary. I hope she uses it only for good.
To be continued…
June 5, 2010
Wordsmith is an online game similar to Boggle, but invented by the devil. That must be why I get a score of 666 more often than is statistically likely. You form words of three to seven letters by clicking on Scrabble-like tiles. The game only allows words that are in its dictionary. I’m not sure what dictionary they’re using, but some of the words it allows make my Scrabble playing friends apoplectic. Here are some of the more questionable words I’ve played (none of which are recognized by WordPress’ spellchecker):
On the other hand, it didn’t allow these words I tried to play that I think are perfectly lovely:
Here are some excellent words I’ve played that were worth mega points:
I’m not going to provide a link. If you want to waste your life on this addictive game, you’re on your own.
July 19, 2009
The aftermath of last night’s storm:
One huge tree branch came down on my roof
and another huge branch snapped and is dangling a few feet off the sidewalk.
I can’t say for certain, but from what I can see it looks like the house is okay.
I went around the neighbourhood this morning surveying the damage.
This street was probably the worst – a huge limb broke off this tree completely blocking the street…
and crushing this vehicle under it…
which, it turns out, belongs to an old actor friend of mine I hadn’t seen in years.
I missed all the excitement – I was at a friend’s housewarming party in another part of town getting sloshed on tropical drinks in his basement tiki bar.
April 12, 2009
Breakfast: pancakes with real maple syrup, sausage, two eggs sunny side up and endless cups of the most wonderful smelling and tasting coffee.
What the heck? The Emergency Relief thrift store was open on Good Friday but not today?
The new art gallery under construction. It seems you either hate it or hate it. I think I like it. Right now it looks like something collapsed – this is what it’s supposed to look like when it’s finished:
Bought my ticket to see this dude.
To the library for cds and dvds
but my membership had lapsed and I didn’t want to wait in line to renew and risk a parking ticket.
Made the thrift rounds in the northeast part of town which I don’t get to very often.
…because it sucks. No thrift finds. I also trolled a couple of Giant Tiger stores I hadn’t been to before for remaindered dvds.
Late lunch at Sunterra market on the south side. Delicious soup (more like a stew) chock full of chicken chunks in spicy coconut milk broth. Then grocery shopping at Spinelli’s for pizza fixin’s.
Homemade pizza with bocconcini, feta and olives.
Enjoy your Easter.
March 21, 2009
Today I took advantage of the lovely spring weather to clear out the deadwood from my blogroll (links to other blogs at the end of the column to the right). I’m sorry, but posting your tweets is not a blog. I also axed blogs that haven’t been updated in months – I know you have a life but I need constant stimulation. I added some new blogs and put everything in categories. They’re all good time wasters, but Vintage Microwave (subtitled “Free May Not Be Cheap Enough”) never fails to make me laugh til I cry.
Update: Vintage Microwave is now called Item Not As Described.
April 21, 2008
April 7, 2008
Electric jar opener $59.99 $9.99