Archive for the ‘Blog bits’ Category
Friday, April 9th, 2010
He must really love humanity. Ouch!
I was thinking more along the lines of giving up sweets. What would YOU do for the love of humanity?
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Share some of your best ones!
Here’s one of my favorites that I don’t have the guts to try at home:
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
So, security was forced to shut down a speech by controversial pundit Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa yesterday after a protest sparked concerns for her safety. I think this is sad and embarrassing.
Listen, I know she’s a controversial figure who uses shocking satire and sarcasm to make her points, but if Ahmadinejad can speak at Columbia U, surely Ann Coulter can speak at Ottawa U without being intimidated into silence.
You don’t have to agree with what she says but you have to respect her right to say it. That’s the hard part of freedom of speech: Hating what they say but defending their right to say it.
Agree or disagree…I’d like to know what you think.
Monday, March 15th, 2010
Check this good boy out…goooood boyyyy….
Friday, March 12th, 2010
- Saturday, March 13th, 2010 – “JustaBitofCraíc III” – Presented by Sue Fay Healy School of Traditional Dance.
Ticket Price: $25.00 $20.00 $10.00. Tickets will be on sale @ 111 Colonnade Rd. SFH Dance Studio. Week nights from 5:30 – 9:00pm. Saturday Mornings 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Tickets can also be reserved by calling the Studio 613-225-2106. @ St. Brigid’s Centre. Home of the National Irish Canadian Culture Centre. 310 St. Patrick Street.
- Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Comhaltas – Saturday March 13th, 2010 – Dinner & Céilí.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Pat Marshall, harp – Three-course Hot Buffet. 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Dance to live traditional Irish – music by the Ottawa Céilí Band – with special guests – Ellen MacIsaac and the Cumbrae Dancers. @ Blessed Sacrament Hall – 194 Fourth Ave., Ottawa.
- St Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009 Time: 11:00 AM Downtown Ottawa
Parade starts at 11:00am in front of Ottawa City Hall and travels down Laurier Ave West and Bank St. through to Landsowne Park ending at 12:30 pm.
Please support the Parade host charity, The Ottawa Food Bank, by bringing non-perishable food items to the parade for collection.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
Just wanted to let all women know…you guys are AWESOME!!!
(and right at least 67% of the time)
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
I’ll admit it. I like watching the Oscars. And there’s nothing wrong with that ! (touchy touchy) Here’s just a few of my picks for Oscar night tonight:
Nominees: James Cameron (Avatar), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Lee Daniels (Precious), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds.)
Who will win: Kathryn Bigelow
Who should win: Kathryn BigelowIf Bigelow wins for best director she’ll be the first woman in Oscar history to achieve that honour.
Nominees: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), George Clooney (Up in the Air), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)
Who will win: Jeff Bridges
Who should win: Jeff Bridges
Nominees: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia).
Who will win: Sandra Bullock
Who should win: Meryl Streep
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Nominees: Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Who will win: Christoph Waltz
Who should win: Christoph Waltz
Best supporting actor is a shoo-in Christoph Waltz whose smug, chillingly charismatic Nazi Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds proved to be one of the most mesmerizing villains since Hannibal Lecter. He was awesome!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Nominees:Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Mo’Nique (Precious).
Who will win: Mo’Nique
Who should win: Mo’Nique
Pop some popcorn, chill the drinks and get comfortable. It’s gonna be a looong show!
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
So now the Government wants to look at a new tune for O Canada. Yesterday’s Throne Speech included a proposal to re-examine the lyrics of the national anthem including the reference to “all thy sons command”. They promised to “examine the original gender-neutral English wording of the national anthem.”
An alternative would be using part of the original 1908 poem on which the lyrics were based. It refers to “true patriot love thou dost in us command.”
What do you think? Is changing the present lyrics to ensure ”gender-neutrality” a good idea? Is this more un-needed political correctness? Is this the first step into eventually removing “God” from the national anthem?
All your thoughts are welcome!
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Poor little Ava! She’s got a whole bunch of teeth coming in and it’s making our usually easy-going baby a crying machine! Strange how it’s only overnight…
So after a night with about 45 minutes worth of sleep – I’ll ask you: Do you have any tips on how to ease her pain? (thus allowing mom and dad to sleep!)