Thursday, 20 October 2016


A long time ago in 1989 I taped a Jays game that we went to see in Cleveland - way before my thoughts were Arnotti.

Here is a snippet.  [Thanks to Big Joe for digitizing.]

See if you recognize anyone.  Hint: Big Joe is there and so am I. Unfortunately, the great guy on the right is no longer with us.....


Younger readers - under 50 - likely won't understand Buck Martinez's "must be Bob Uecker friends" line.....

Regardless, the game went 15 innings - but they cut off the beer after 7 innings - and we wore the wigs the entire game.

The umpire, Richie Garcia, even gave each of us a ball after the game.  Because we were good boys.

One of the fellows - who will remain nameless, but can digitize VHS tapes - pretended he was David Wells at one of the post game event and lost his ball by autographing it for an unsuspected young lady.

Those were the days........

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


I was browsing the paper today and came across a fantastic story about an 103 year old woman in a dance contest.

Then I thought, she looks familiar.  And I was right - that's Kitty Cohen.

The Arnotti connection?  Click A Great Lady to find out.

My Mom is gone, but Kitty is a great reminder of good days past.......

Friday, 22 July 2016

And I Thought My Life Was Boring

Out for a walk when I came across a bunch of people standing in a field.

I went, no way.

But way!

They were all Pokemon'ing, or whatever it is.

Then, as we continued on - like your eyes get adjusted to the dark - we saw them everywhere. Even middle aged suburban women!

I tried communicating with some of them ("There's one on my leg!  Get it off!") but they were having none of it.

I'm guessing there must be at least a million dollar prize for who ever kills/eats/liquefies (?) the most.

My life's looking no so pathetic......

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Hey, They Forgot The Best Part

And by that I mean, the rest of the state motto:

Those Marketers, always taking short cuts.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Exactly My Reaction......

 ...when my dentist told me I needed a root canal.

And then last month, more good news!

Let's get the party started!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

My Favourite

Went to very nice American, family style restaurant for breakfast yesterday.

They serve breakfast, lunch and - my favourite meal - diner.

And in keeping with the family style theme, one of our group had been in for breakfast the day before.

When the waitress took his order, he said "I'll have the same as yesterday."

She said, "And how would I know what that was?"

He replied, "Because you served me."

She said, "Well, honey, I've done a lot of drinking since yesterday."

Just like Mom would say.

[Thanks to an eagle eyed reader for spotting the sign.]

[And future thanks to the other eagle eyed reader for wanting to write a song about it.]