Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Why Didn't They Use A Gun?

Oh, come on!!

Like you've never coughed up a real hairball before.

Okay, how about this.....

Man Attacks Police With Knife and Fork

Monday, 30 January 2012

Never A Good Sign

...with all that RED.

At least ours was just YELLOW (Phili).

As seen on a a recent trip to somewhere warm (Phili was just a stop-over, in case you think I'm not too demanding in the Hot Spots department).

In hindsight, the RED "Cancelled" would have been better.

Because we then could have made reasonable, alternative travel plans. Rather than being "Maybe'd" into wildly overpaying for a last minute alternative when we finally realized we couldn't make our connection.

On the other hand, we did have a very good view of the proceeding during our extended stay at the airport.

But the jury's out on whether it's a good sign when you hear the airport bartender say "...the usual?"

Friday, 27 January 2012

Another Blast From The Past

Came across another great old building, only a few blocks from my new concrete slab.

This is Trinity St. Paul's United Church.

Erected in 1888.

As usual, the attention to detail is tremendous. Even here for the rear chambers.

Even the steps looks to be laid with painstaking care.

But who says we don't care now. So let's take a look at some recent additions.

Look what an excellent job today's artisans did in matching the new entrance with the old.

Mmmm....love that new, poured concrete smell!

Further down, a fine example of Gothic Collegiate. Now part of the U of T.

The stonework around the entrance is quite impressive.

So let's see what modern man has done to enhance this building.

Oh, I see it, just to the bottom left.....

Mmmm....I love the smell of exposed utility connections.

But not all is lost.

Here is the church associated with Trinity College, also part of U of T.

Beautiful and inspiring.

And when was it erected....?


That's not old at all.

Not for a building and certainly not for a person.

As you can see, this was an addition to the original, older Trinity College, on the right.

It, too, is also a very impressive piece of 19th Century architecture.

But that's for another rant post.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Why Some Girls Go Bad

How'd you like to show up at school every day day wearing one of these outfits?

Think you'd make it past recess without getting a wedgie? (Can girls even get wedgies?)

Little Miss Lollypoppin's mother will remember this years later when she says "Homicidal maniac? She was always such a good girl."

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Also stolen from someone else.

This is much easier than finding my own stuff......

Monday, 23 January 2012

What Is This Man Holding Up?

The support stanchion for a large bridge?

The base of a construction crane for a new condo?

A booster rocket for the Space Shuttle?


Traffic light pole in hurricane ravaged southern Florida.

Down here they don't use no stinking wires to string traffic lights across the streets.

Like they do in yer sissy northern cities.

Yowza, those hurricane winds must pack a wallop.

Monday, 16 January 2012

As Much as I Love The Dollar Store.....

....and don't usually question where they get their products, I have a sinking feeling that these Corn Flakes are past the "Best Before" date.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Great White North

A collection of random snaps as seen from the comfy warmth of the Ontario Northlander.

Well, that's it for another year......

Sunday, 8 January 2012

I Am Blessed....

...apparently, I have many of these "angels" as friends.

[Poster is near door where bare bottomed boys go for a soak.]

Friday, 6 January 2012

Different Strokes

In many parts of the world, newspaper year end wrap-ups focused on overthrowing governments, natural disasters or soaring debt levels.

Well, the folks in North Bay have bigger fish to fry.

That is if those darn bait rules don't change!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

That's Brisk, Baby!

Took a little trip up to North Bay for New Year's.

Looks quite balmy.

Until you factor in the -27O I was greeted with the first night.

Poor little guys.

Looks like they won't get a lot of use again for another few months.

And the same with this?

Nope - because the lid flips up to allow bare bottomed boys to navigate the icy stairs and contemplate some important "Thoughts From The Tub" TM.

Took the old Ontario Northlander up - and that's the way to go.

Clickity clack.

A lot of different views gazing out the window.

Snowy backyards. Busy stores. Kids playing.

Clickity clack.

Not a lot of snow in yer big southern city, where the UC calls home, but it shore piles up fast the norther you go.

But that thin, sliver of asphalt winding north, carved out of the Precambrian Shield, is definitely impressive when you consider the tons of rock that were blasted away to create it. All the way along it.

Great weekend M & R & C - thanks a bunch!