Before I start out, I’d just like to point out that Movember is almost over, thank goodness. Half of you were beginning to look like you drive a cube van and wear trench coats. Apparently, November 18 is “Sleep With a Man With a Moustache” day. But that’s only a rumor…
As I freeze my ass off despite the extra 10 pounds of clothing I have on, I’ve started doing a little looksie at what’s popular for Christmas. We don’t really celebrate in my family, but I’m always curious to see what other people are buying for the holiday season.
If anyone hasn’t seen, or read, it yet, “The Book of Awesome” is one of Amazon’s top-sellers. When I reserved it from the library I ended up being number 220 in line, but thankfully they have about 40 copies now so I didn’t have to wait that long. But to be honest, it wasn’t worth the wait. Quite frankly it sucked. “High-fiving babies,” “the first scoop of peanut butter out of the jar”? I’m not so sure how awesome these things are on a daily basis. I mean, they probably grow old after awhile.
I decided to come up with my own list of awesome. (more…)
Here are some odds and ends from around this fair city of ours. I like to call this scrambled #yeg, combining one of my favourite foods and Twitter’s Edmonton hashtag.
This dentist takes his teeth very seriously.
(Anyone else know where this dental office is?)
When do all of our buses get DVD players, ETS?
If you’re walking down Whyte Avenue take a look down at your feet. That’s where you’ll spot these babies.
Sock on the LRT.
Umm, it’s a sock on the LRT.
Despite the fact that Capital City Burlesque (CCB) has been going strong for five years, I had never been to a burlesque show before Saturday night. I enjoy vintage looking babes as much as anyone, but I had just never put the effort forth to go and support the hot, local ladies of CCB.
I mostly blame the experience I had at 18 when I went to the old strip joint, Pinky’s, at Kingsway. It was dirty, the floor was sticky, and a sad looking woman was sitting, her legs apart, with a photo of herself taped between her legs while men were trying to knock if off with loonies.
I also blame Pussycat Doll videos.
I truly hate to admit I didn’t expect to be absolutely blown away by the awesomeness of the CCB show this past weekend at the Starlite Room, but I sure was. (more…)
This one has no real rhyme or reason. This is just a random assortment of stuff I’ve found while wandering the streets of Edmonton looking for ideas, inspiration and beer. Not necessarily in that order.
Please point me in the direction of random things, or send me your photos/links to your photos.
You never know who you’ll bump into at the farmers’ market. Why, that’s Edmonton’s own Martin Kerr. A singer-songwriter (and one-time Canadian Idol contestant, but I wouldn’t know much about that).
This one was so bad (pun?) it was too good to not run over and snap a picture.
This one comes in two parts. There’s a collection of couches in an empty lot…
And way down there, on that green couch, you can see a box…of course it’s filled with…
Videos? I guess. This reminded me of the time I removed a shopping cart from our parking lot. It was full of clothing, random garbage, some food (mostly mustard) and a VHS copy of Mon Oncle Antoine.
About this next one…I just want to point out that if they’re looking down to see these on the sidewalk they’ve already crashed or are about to…
We all need to know what happened here…
Did a guy kick out a car window, jump, then rip his underwear off and run? If so, was he wearing just underwear prior to the escape?
Or did he kick in a car window from the street, and have to remove his underwear for some unknown reason? A lot of questions but no answers right now.