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‘D’ is for ‘Dentist’…

Can you guess what this post is about?

Today is Wednesday. Anybody that knows me well, knows how fervently I believe that Wednesday is a crap day. It just is.

There is no “hump” in Wednesday; there is a great big concrete mountain slammed down in the front of your car that negotiating around puts your life in peril in every Wednesday.

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Darla’s Coin-Operated Refrigerator…
God's Railroad

“God’s Railroad”
© Les Becker, 2005
Taken April 10, 2005 with Polaroid PDC3070

Somewhere between Wawa and Hawk Junction is a little town called Magpie…

Sometime during the 1930’s, Ruby’s sister Darla, and her husband Harry lived there. In fact, that’s where Ruby’s nephew Satch was born 78 years ago, and he still gets a kick out of telling people where he originated, since nobody’s ever heard of it.


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Can We Talk…?
Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

I was SO not ready for this… How can Joan Rivers be dead?!

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Taken August 31, 2014 with Samsung Galaxy S3

Ruby and I have been playing cribbage together since early in 2007. Usually she wins – lots of times I get skunked, and now and again she’s double-skunked me. I don’t know how many games we’ve played in all that time, but I know how many times I’ve beaten her.

Twice. Twice.

One of those two times was tonight.

And tonight I. Skunked. Ruby.

If it weren’t a Sunday, I’d have bought beer by now, to celebrate. A whole case of beer.

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Pancreas” – Weird Al Yankovic

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My Dad Died Several Years Before I Was Born…
Matt & Maude Falls('round about the first time he "died"...)

Matt & Maude Falls
(’round about the first time he “died”…)

My dad died in July of 2008. It’s still really weird to say that. I’ve been thinking about him a lot, lately, and I haven’t yet told the story about the first time he died, which was a few years before I was born.

Except he wasn’t really dead… just… the whole town thought he was. It’s like a sitcom episode.

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Pledge a Favourite Crazy Person in the 2014 Muddy Moose Charge!
Muddy Moose Charge - 2014Click the pic to pledge a runner raising money for The Canadian Cancer Society

Muddy Moose Charge – 2014
Click the pic to pledge a runner raising money for The Canadian Cancer Society

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Come Together” – The Beatles

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Risking Life and Limb for ALS – Now That’s a Humanitarian!


… or maybe I mean “Frogetarian…?”

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Wake Up” – Arcade Fire

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The 2nd Annual Square One Block Party

It’s the 2nd Annual Square One Block Party!!!

Case’s Music on Queen St. hosted the 2nd Annual Queen St. Block Party this weekend. I didn’t get to see it all – I was hampered by a 2 hour parking limit with a 15 minute walk to and from the event from the van.

Are the days of The Walk-About gone? God, I hope not – those were the best times for photos. I think I got some of my best shots on the way to events, never mind at the events.

Anyway, here’s what I caught…

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I Have a Secret…
Val Kilmer, 2000

Val Kilmer, 2000

I think if I were to admit my deepest, darkest secret, it would have to be my dream of producing music videos. I have a really fantastic, eloquent sequence for the Cake tune, “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”, but it involves Val Kilmer circa 2001 and a woman stripping on a city street, so somehow I don’t think I’ll be able to get it made anytime soon…

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The “Edible – Maybe” Slideshow

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Just Like the Movies – Regina Spektor”

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Rest in Peace Ms Bacall…
Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

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Oh, Shazbot!
Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Robin Williams made nearly 50 appearances on The Tonight Show. David Letterman gave him a wonderful tribute in return.

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There’s a New Guy in Our Midst…

Taken August 2, 2014 with Samsung Galaxy S3

Em came home last week with a lizard. I had mixed feelings about this lizard, but felt the need to keep my mouth shut on this one – Em had been planning for him for so long…

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Yoga for All!
Kaylee misses just hanging out with Kyla - I think Ky misses her back

Kaylee misses just hanging out with Kyla – I think Ky misses her back
Taken June 30, 2014 with Samsung Galaxy S3

Kyla got a summer job at the YMCA as Camp Coordinator of several of their kids day camps – four of them if I’m not mistaken. FOUR! Not sure how she’s gonna pull it all off, but I do know she has “homework” every night.

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Ruby Let Me Take a Photo!
Perogi Slipper

The Perogi Slipper
Taken May 18, 2014 with Samsung Galaxy S3

I know, I know – somewhat of a disappointment… but I should be grateful she let me take a picture at all.

Tonight being Sunday, I popped over for dinner with Ruby around 5:30. It was her turn to cook, and she was a running “a little behind the times”, as she puts it.

Her back bothers her a lot more lately, and being on her feet at the stove must really be hard on her – so I was slightly dismayed to realize she was making a perogi dinner for us. She had to be on her feet the entire time it was cooking, and she wouldn’t let me help.

“If I sit down now, I might never get up again,” she said, shooing me back to the table.

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The Day System for Routine Chores

Total Chaos 04082014
Some stuff just needs to be on auto-pilot. Cleaning house comes to mind. I’m really not a fan of any chore that immediately starts all over again the split-second I finish it.

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The Lemon Tree – A Lesson in Patience

The Lemon Tree Project - 04082014

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