Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Hey There

More fun at Stampede.

The clock on the camera is obviously wrong. We wouldn't be almost finished our first beer at 10:38am on a work day. Would we?

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Sacré Bleu!

That's what I'm talking about. Cranial Sacral Therapy. And lots of it!

And better yet, offered by a Chiroquackter. What could possibly go wrong with your cranial sac after one of these sessions?

Friday, 11 July 2008

Calgary In December?

Nope. Calgary at Stampede. Yesterday.

We were having a little fun at a Stampede event, when all hail broke loose. But that didn't stop the fun.

Here's a little Stampede gal that got caught in the open.

But she recovered quickly, and doesn't seem to be bothered by it too much. What a trooper.

Unfortunately, I can't show you the next three shots in this series or I lose my Blogger license. But let's just say, the hail melted real fast like.

I love Stampede!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Interesting Stampede Fact

Although it is perfectly acceptable for women to wear shorts with cowboy boots, it is not, apparently, for guys.

OMG, like what is up with that? That is, like, so totally bogus.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

1 + 2 = Beat It!


Let's see:
No sneakers. No....flip flops.
No muscle shirts. No...t-shirt.
No track pants. No...ratty shorts.
No ball cap. Maybe...but you can't see it.

There's the evidence, but the result was the same.

We did go to a Stampede function after work today; Ranchmans. There are a few things you need in order to enjoy Stampede;

You need to like country music. Hmmmm....
You need to like very loud country music. Hmmmm...
You need to like beer. Getting warmer.
You need to like scantly clad girls gyrating and dancing with each other. Getting very warm.
You need to like them looking at you like you are an ancient relic. Uhhh...check.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

The Always Popular Yodeling Sausage

Well, maybe not that popular.

Oh Yeah?

Only tented beer garden for Stampede? Who do these guys think they are kidding? I don't think so.


They're everywhere
Tucked in behind the "Lucky Saloon".

This is a nice one

And this one
However, we decided to have a couple of cool ones on their patio rather than in the tent.

This one's on the freakin' highway!
You can wave to the motorists as you're having a splash or a sploosh.

Okay, this one doesn't count
No beer!!

Hmmm, what's wrong with this picture?
An empty parking lot and no beer tent. What's up with that?!

Now To Enjoy The Fruits Of My Labour

Ahhhh.......enjoying a beverage....or two....on the aforementioned patio.

Enjoying a bite....or two....on another patio. Who wants to be stuck inside a beer tent anyway.

Here Mr. Happy is celebrating, after yours truly pointed out he had a busted glass and got him a freebie.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

They Got Away!

Both of them rascals......

Although it was still quite a fall to the ground from the end of their....uhh..... blankets.

Friday, 4 July 2008

MR Fast Jets

I heard them coming. I saw them coming. But by the time I unsheathed the big fella [the 1.3 mpixel big fella, that is]....gone.

Them thar jets is fasterer than I is.

These fellows were doing a flyover as part of the Calgary Stampede kick-off.

Okay, better?
Bugs? Those aren't bugs! MR jets!

How about now?

Okay now?

But I almost missed them.

[Ed. Note: just in case..... MR = Them are]

One For The Price Of Two

Government job?

One steers the golf cart. The other leans over - and sometimes even steps off (below) - to snare garbage.

Now I haven't had the extensive training I'm sure these gals have, but I'm pretty sure the one of me could drive the cart and snare the garbage.

And from what I've read about city union wages - all this for about $25/hr.

Excuse me - $50 for the two.

Made Out Of Gold?

You wouldn't want to be losing these priceless babies. I think the chain is worth more than the chairs.

Apparently, these folks have put their chairs out the night before so they can get a front row seat for today's Calgary Stampede Parade - which passes right by my balcony.

Must be a good parade to put your heirlooms at risk.

Oh yeah, this string will stop any vandals ("They'll have to have a knife or something.").

I can just see one of our local vagrants thinking, "Hey, snip snip, and I'm in the chair selling business".

"Need any chairs for the parade?"

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Art In Action

They are re-arting this building, so that is cool.

But are arting over a real icon in this town.

However, in their defense, at one time they were going go to tear down the whole building and put up a slab of blah. So at least they're no doing that.....yet.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Going Nowhere

If you go in, you must come out. You're going nowhere here.

And below may be a commentary on this guy's future as well.

Looks like he's on the scrap heap to nowhere as well.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Oww, My Head Hurts....

Uhhh....just don't park here.

Not Your Father's Ramada

Unless your father was a junkie.

Here is Calgary's downtown Ramada. They've spruced it up real nice like since Stampede is coming.

A friend and I went in their Red Fox lounge one day.

As all conversation stopped and red rimmed eyes stared out at us, we left before the door had even closed. And my friend likes going to to...uhhhh.....rustic bars, too. [Admit it, you do, Brian.]

I guess this would qualify as the garden view.