Archive for August, 2011
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Having the chance to cruise the prairies with Dad on our rides, his only request was that we spend our nights off the ground or in other words, cheap motelling it.
This first pic is of my Pa reflecting on a great day’s ride sitting outside of our cheap hotel room in Roblin.
While I was expecting a TV that didn’t work and a door that didn’t lock, I wasn’t expecting this shower, complete with built in radio, waterfall, sex lights, jacuzzi and more. It actually came with instructions and the only downside of this room was that I had no intention of using its finer qualities, not while Dad was with me anyway.
Monday, August 29th, 2011
So, for the 2nd year in a row, I’ve been fortunate enough to hit the road with Dad on what’s become an annual bike trip.
This pic is after we took a ride on the Riverhurst Ferry, (Yes, a ferry in SK) and stopped for a bite to eat in Elbow. While we managed to shut the bar down and meet some great people in the meantime, this picture was taken on the deck of the Elbow Country Club, which boasts a marina of all things. A marina and ferry in SK?!
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
It’s been a very long time since I saw the Black Rooster and I felt I was overdue for a little meeting of the minds.
With that being said and in-between riding and applying sun block (which I may have forgotten about), here’s a picture that took three years in the making.
If you’re ever in Castlegar by the way, it’s a lounge/bar worth sampling the sweet potato fries for; just look for the over sized rooster. (good luck bringing that to market)
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
This morning my co-host Cassie followed through on one of our CFL Showdown bets and sang to Johnny Cash’s ‘Cry, Cry, Cry’, as a testament to the season of her Roughriders.
It just so happened the President of the Calgary Stampeders and Hall-of-Famer Blue Bomber Lyle Bauer was passing through the Gas City when he heard Cassie’s songbird voice and decided to track us down.
He stopped into the World Headquarters and offered up Cassie a Stamp’s hat that she has promised to wear when the Stamps beat the Riders this weekend.
I think it’s pretty cool that not only did Lyle take the time to drop in, he’s mentioned that if we ever want to have some CFL fun, he’s all for it.
Lyle, you have an open invite here at Rock 105.3 (and thanks for bringing those Grey Cups to Winnipeg back in the day)
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
I’m no wagon jumper and my pride swells this year when I mention the Blue Bombers because let’s face it, it’s been a rough go for the Blue&Gold the last decade or so.
Who would have thought that the bottom feeders of the CFL from last season would be leading the league this year, namely Winnipeg and Edmonton. Likewise, the top rated teams for last year aren’t doing so hotsy totsy this year as I look at the Roughriders although personally, I love how they’re playing this year.
Much like any game anytime in the CFL, you never know the outcome until the last 30 seconds of the 4th quarter and that’s moreless summed up the entire CFL for this year. Up is down, down is sideways and even the ‘experts’ are having a difficult time p
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
And one more, taken yesterday while enjoying a picnic lunch at Echodale. I thought she was getting big until I compared her to the size of my gargantuan noggin’.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
I’ve realized that while a Slurpee is one fantastic means of staying cool, conditions must be perfect for one to truly appreciate a Slurpee filled afternoon.
1. Flavor- If the local corner store isn’t running your fav flav, there’s no point of purchasing said slurpee as the satisfaction will be minimal.
2. Consistency – Assuming you have your slurpee of choice, a runny slurpee will rectify your savoring of this summer treat as null and void. Likewise, a slurpee that’s all ice is never nice.
3. Consumption – While we all the run the risk of ‘brain freeze’, a slurpee can only be fully appreciated while walking around your neighborhood. Sucking it back at the kitchen table in front of your air conditioner elminates the point of grabbing for that slurpee in the first point.
And while I say ‘to each their own’, here’s my rundown of favorite slurpee flavors;
7-UP or Sprite
While I’m not anti ‘cola’ and I don’t mind a little bit of soft drink swamp-water, the combination of cola and slurpees are kind of like running diesel in your gas engine; it can be done but the outcome is usually less than pleasant.