Monday, 29 January 2007

Maybe Not Today

How'd you like to have a bite at My Sore Place? I've got a couple.

Okay, okay, so it's actually "Palace". That doesn't change much in my books. I'm thinking I'm going to keep walking down the street and look for a McDonald's......


Never mind.

Sunday, 28 January 2007

Rock em Sock em

If you have never seen, or felt, a professional lacrosse game, you're missing some real action. Our local Calgary Roughnecks beat the snot out of the visiting Swarm last night at the Calgary Saddledome.

These guys wear a face mask and shoulder pads (and I'm guessing, a jock) and that's about it. If you have the ball, they can whack you and hack you with the stick from your waist to your neck. This can often leave the fellas feeling a might irritable. And when they drop the gloves, they're not slip sliding aorund on skates like those mama boy hockey players either.

Go 'necks go!!

Live and Don't Learn

Played a game of quash yesterday. I'd forgotten how many muscles can hurt at the same time. And I remembered why I stopped playing seven years ago. Actually, I'd forgotten why I stopped - that's why I played yesterday.

Friday, 26 January 2007

Hey Big Spender

Calgary has more casinos than.....well....than most places. On a slow Friday afternoon we took advantage of one of them in the downtown area. And yours truly came away the big slots winner, courtesy of the window above, with a cool $9 in my pocket. Oh yeah, ladies, take a number. no attention to the 25 cent sign on the machine. Ha ha, it was mislabelled. It was actually a doll...uhhh....a ten dollar machine.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

What a Great Idea

Because of Calgary's......uhhhhhh.....freakin' frigid weather, they have built connecting passage ways among nearly all of the buildings in the downtown core. So on a bit of a nippy day, I can walk inside almost the entire way to work. Yaaaaay! Am I a sissified Eastern boy or what?

Not Today

No way am I going to pay extra for some fancy French oranges.

Sunday, 21 January 2007

Sunset on the Rockies

Okay, so this may be a little better for colour and resolution. When there are clouds, the sunset over the mountains can be quite spectacular.
Take my word for it, if 1.3 megapixels doesn't do it for you........

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

Have you ever heard of, or more importantly, heard, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings?
Three lead guitarists formed their own band. And they each like to play louder than the other guy. I heard them in a bar once and it took three years off my ears.
I'm thinking someone has not given the pastor at the Knox United Church here in Calgary the whole Rodeo King story........

Looking West

This is looking farther west. The Rockies are out there, honest.
I may have to rethink this camera phone idea. Of course, this way I can call a photo whatever I like and people can only say, well maybe that's what it is......

View From the Porch

I live in Calgary, facing the Bow River and the majestic Rocky Mountains. This is a shot of the Bow River from my porch/balcony. The river's there, under all that snow and ice.
Winter likely isn't the best time for a shot, but that's what happens when you make a New Year's resolution and start in January.
It's actually very sunny today, but I guess my 1.3 megapixel piece of crap camera hides that fact fairly well.