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Real Life

I Have to Learn When to Shut Up.

So, my Evil Hypnotist of a daughter, used me as an assignment in her Leadership class. She interviewed me about my health & wellness habits. Pretty sure that if this had been an exam, I’d have failed. Ky, on the other hand, passed with flying colours, I think.

By the end of the 15-minute interview, she had pried out of me a pledge to buy a YMCA membership. On Thursday.

This coming-up Thursday. I have pledged to swim three days a week.

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Photography

New Flickr uploads from 2012…

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Les Becker’s photostream on Flickr.

Still playing catch-up.

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Artsy Fartsy CANADA Just for Fun... Kyla Becker Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Vicarious Tourism

Sun-Fried Brains Day…

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Pointe des Chenes, Sault Ste. Marie ON CANADA
Taken June 12, 203 with
Samsung Galaxy 3

Ky and I spent the day, hatless, like idiots, on the beach at Pointe des Chenes on Lake Superior.

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La Moustache!
Taken June 12, 2013 with
Samsung Galaxy 3
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Hmmmm…. Sandy Moustache…?
Taken June 12, 2013 with
Samsung Galaxy 3

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Yoga on the Beach!
Taken June 12, 2013 with
Samsung Galaxy 3

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Pointe des Chenes, Sault Ste. Marie ON CANADA
Taken June 12, 203 with
Samsung Galaxy 3

It was a good day. Sun-Fried Brains, and all…

Not-So-Random Song-for-the-Day: Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys

[signoff]

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Photography

Stay Strong

Stay Strong
Stay Strong
Taken May 31, 2013 with
Samsung Galaxy S3
© Les Becker, 2013

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. T.I., Pharrell

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Fur-Babies Real Life

Down and Out…

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Lonesome Kaylee
Taken April 8, 2013 with Samsung Galaxy S3

Oh, what a sad, sad dog…! When Kyla leaves her behind, nothing, and I mean nothing cheers her up.

I don’t think Kaylee comes up to the belfry for my company, at all – I think she comes up here to sigh, and whine, and basically attempt to make me feel as depressed as she feels.

And it generally works.

No-So-Random Song-for-the-Day: “Oh, Lonesome Me” – Johnny Cash

[signoff]

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CANADA Manitoulin Island Ontario The Landlady Vicarious Tourism

A Not-So-Phony $3 Bill…

The Haweater $3 Bill
The Haweater $3 Bill
Taken February 11, 2013 with Samsung Galaxy S3

When Ruby ran a restaurant on The Manitoulin, the Tourist Association put out “The Haweater 3-Dollar Bill”. It was valid currency in most businesses, as well as every bank and credit union on the island.

She doesn’t think it’s still in circulation now, but I think it was a really cool idea to keep visitors coming back. Ruby says it was mostly the tourists that actually used the bill for currency (and most she had to convince that yes, it really was a valid currency). She thinks most of the tourists likely took it home as a souvenir, rather than spend it. Business owners put any they took in promptly into their deposit bags, and the locals never bothered to use it much, if at all.

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Real Life

My Living Room is in Great Shape…

You have to be really young to enjoy aerobics this much...
You have to be really young to enjoy aerobics this much…

I came home from Ruby’s tonight to a lot of thumping, laughter and a very excited dog. Kyla and Emily were exercising to a DVD, and the dog was overjoyed to see me: apparently she believed I would agree to be her aerobics partner.

I wouldn’t even do aerobics all by myself in the dead of night let alone with two teenagers and a canine toddler – dog’s gonna have to deal with that.

Random Song for the Day: “Life’s Been Good” – Joe Walsh