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Kyla Becker Music Video...

It Gets Better From Here…

Kyla Becker – It All Gets Better from Here

Ky uploaded a new song – give it a listen!

https://youtu.be/wI6Jh6EdCNk

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Kyla Becker Oma-Hood The Landlady Video...

Tired? I’m Not Tired, Oma!

They have arrived! Carson made himself right at home with the Cheerios… I don’t mind that so much – but he has learned to put his own boots on recently. He has also learned that Cheerios being squished under one’s boot makes a very satisfying, crunchy mess.

While Mom went out on the town with Aunty Em, Carson and I went to visit Gramma Dot. He went straight to her baking cupboard and got out the measuring cups (he also knows where to find the soda crackers, and is not shy about bringing them to Gramma Dot so that she can get him some).

As the video shows, the latest fave thing at Gramma Dot’s house is trying to figure out how to work the walker. One time, Ruby’s grandson put Carson on the seat and Ruby drove him all over the house. He’s trying to figure out how to get it moving now on his own, but so far, none of us have cracked and shown him how to work the brakes…

We had a good visit – Carson wore himself out, but of course, would not admit it. Ruby and I, on the other hand are tuckered enough to just crawl into bed now.

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Oma-Hood Video...

Carson’s First Steps!!

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Charitable Plugs Video...

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

kermit_the_frog
… or maybe I mean “Frogetarian…?”

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

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CANADA Music Photography Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Slideshows Square One Block Party Vicarious Tourism Video...

The 2nd Annual Square One Block Party

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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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Little Bits of Stupid Music Video...

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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It Helps If the Whole Family Is Crazy Little Bits of Stupid Terry Becker Video...

The Woman’s Curse…

Terry Becker waxes (not exactly poetically) about a scary womany subject. While both his wife and his ex-wife are in the room. Yeah.

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Recipes Video...

Fried Rice

Fried Rice is a comfort food for me. I first learned how to make this incredibly simple meal when I was about 14 or so – my brother’s girlfriend and I watched an episode of
“Wok with Yan”
on TV and decided we were up to… if only we had tuned in at the beginning of the show, when Mr. Yan instructed the viewers to cook the rice ahead of time, and not throw raw rice in a wok and wonder why it didn’t turn out, um, edible.

Second try was perfect, though, not to mention that I don’t believe I have effed this meal up since, because as long as you cook the rice, it’s hard to eff it up…

[three_fourth_last]

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Food Recipes Video...

Black Bean Burritos

Kyla taught me how to make this incredibly ugly meal, and boy, is it ugly! It’s so damned ugly that it reminds me of something that the cat hacked up, which is why I not-so-secretly call this stuff Cat Snatz Burritos.

For something so horrifying to look at, though, it sure tastes good! As a bonus, it’s fast, and it’s easy – a filling meal that you can throw together in a flash using an
electric wok, like I use, or a
less expensive stove-top model.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf3rgs_KONo&w=560&h=315]

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Kyla Becker Music Video...

Thanks for Loving Me ~ Kyla Becker