Sunday, May 27, 2007

Some days futility reigns in my heart...

One of the highlights of my day is reading the cartoon strip For Better or Worse by Lynn Johnston. Today's Sunday Strip Fix has hit a nerve.

I look at our one can of garbage on Friday and then glance down the alley at all the neighbor's piles. Today at church we had cake and coffee with china plates and cups and plastic spoons. I use cloth grocery bags and have to be so careful not to get distracted at the checkout or I find everything stuffed in little plastic bags that I have no use for. We install low flow shower heads and the guy at the corner store washes his sidewalk with a garden hose and I know when I go to work tomorrow, at least one of the 3 sinks in the washroom will have a tap that won't turn off all the way. I remember a while back, Al had a post about all the people at his local recycling drop and he was the only one that turned off his engine while recycling.

Can't think of a way to end this rant - it just goes on...
later man, jan

Friday, May 25, 2007

Baby Giant Panda

Trish, you might like this tiny baby...

This link will take you to all the adorable photos from birth to 3 months.
I found the comments section also very interesting - people sure have differing thoughts but I do wish they could be a little more polite even when they disagree.

later man, jan

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Darn that Weatherman...

Don't ya hate it when the weatherman is right ?

Last night he said - temperature is 6 with rain, turning to snow overnight and back to rain tomorrow - expect some slush on the roads in the morning...

I haven't gone outside yet :)
later man, jan

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

More on the mudslide...

Linda in Revelstoke sent me a link to a site with awesome photos of the mudslide west of Golden. All the photos are courtesy of Parks Canada. We have seen the mud coming from the mountainside and wiping out the road for many years now and thought that man was winning.
We always manage to forget the absolute power wielded by Mother Nature. These photos show how high up the mountain is sliding and show in detail the monumental task ahead to keep the #1 highway open.

thanx, Linda
later man, jan

Monday, May 21, 2007

A Nose Bidet?

I really love watching Oprah - and today she had a follow-up with an audience member who tested the Neti Pot . Dr Oz gave pointers on the use of the Neti Pot. Dr Oz is a regular on the Oprah show and he answers lots of 'unusual' questions about the functioning of the human body. I didn't really enjoy the segment on Pinworms but this nose cleanse appears to really help people with chronic sinus issues - has anyone out there tried it??

later man, jan

Instilling Goodness Sunday School: THE COMIC IS FINISHED

Instilling Goodness Sunday School: THE COMIC IS FINISHED

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Trapped in Alberta...

Sitting here depressed and realizing how spoiled I am...
The news is not good and it took me a long while to realize that no matter how much we want to go - we can't get to the cabin! So there.
I remember being amazed the first time this mountain decided to turn into mud. Amazed at the look and the texture of the slime coming out of gaps in the forest and oozing down and overflowing the ditch and crossing the road. I remember when this stretch of highway was actually a passing lane (and I have all those memorized). Since that time, we have watched the big trucks and earth movers carving bypass channels down the side of this mountain. The trees across the road have died from being smothered in the goo. We drive by every trip and comment on how Mother Nature sure keeps trying to fight man's best laid plans. Obviously, this year she found another route. We'll see it in June when we make the trip.
For now, the route south would take us at least 10 and 1/2 hours just driving time - a bit much for a long weekend. Sure hope we don't have any squatters at our place letting in the mice. Sigh...

later man, jan

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Beam me up Scotty...

Well, Scotty always predicted doom...

It appears that Scotty's ashes and those of some 200 others, after a brief time in space on April 30 of this year, were to be returned to loving family members as memorial tributes. Now it appears they crashed back to Earth in rough terrain and are still missing. A news story from states that "The UP Aerospace payload included samples of cremated remains from more than 200 people, including James Doohan, who played the role of Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the original "Star Trek" series..."

From the blog of Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) asks...
"Q. What do you call a crater left by a rocket full of cremated remains? A. An ash hole."

My favourite bumper sticker goes like this...
Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes !

ps - as I write this, I am watching Buck Rogers on Space channel - there must be a better way to wait for Phils moving truck to get here :)
later man, jan

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hey to all you helicopter enthusiasts...

Procrastinators Unite chapter ??? - Here's another time-waster... How well do you pilot a helicopter - I crashed and burned many, many times... I learn patterns but don't do well at random scenarios... good luck...

later man, jan

Monday, May 07, 2007

Medal of Merit for one of our own!!!!

Scouts Canada recognizes one of the best!!! As a former 76th Rover - a wife and mother of four children - in my opinion, Sharon deserves every award possible for sharing her joy of life with everyone she meets.

Congratulations Sharon - the world is a better place with you in it!

later man, jan

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Lion Hugs...

Here's a news video story that will make you cringe...

tip of the hat to Janet my my head shearer...
later man, jan