Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I contacted my breeder to ask if there were any problems in any of her other dogs and go the most unhelpful, one line answer - "None of my dogs have epilepsy" followed by "Check my website for new stuff!". Well, one of your dogs has epilepsy now. www.bestjapanesechin.com is her website, by the way.
I'm sure she's just trying to cover her butt, but really, it would be nice to know if she or any other breeder of Japanese Chins has ever heard of this within the breed.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My quest for free stuff continued tonight. we went to the Home and Garden show and the attached picture is all my booty...
My plants have begun to grow...we've got a couple of eggplant, some tomatoes, poppies and Larkspur and that's it so far. I've concocted a greenhouse operation upstairs to try and keep them warm, but Its; not working too well... it got up to 21 degrees today but that's as warm as it has got so far. More to come, I'm sure.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Darryl and I went to see Annie, the Musical for the last installment of our Broadway Across Canada Package. It was so awesome!
The fact that children are able to sing and dance with such talent and precision blows my mind. This was my second favorite of the 4-show series - second only to Hairspray.
I posted "It's a Hard Knock Life" because Darryl has been singing it for the last week!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Note from the above charts:
On March 5, 1981 (a wonderful year, in my opinion):
- Minimum temp was -6 degrees Celsius, max was -0.4 degrees Celsius.
- Same year, there was approximately 5 cm of snow on the ground with a mean temp of -3.2 degrees Celsius.
On March 5, 2009....
- Minimum temp was -29 degrees Celsius, Max was -4 degrees Celsius.
- Same year, approximately 26 cm of snow on the ground with a mean temp of -16.5 degrees Celsius.
Now, I don't mean to point out the obvious here, but does this seem right? I woke up this weekend and couldn't see out my window because of a blizzard. I walked to the bus this morning with a scarf wrapped around my head so I didn't get frostbite.
I am so ready to get outside in the sunshine, to plant something, or to just be able to get the mail without wearing Mukluks. My dog freezes her paws on the sidewalk, my driveway is drifted in, and I'm really, really grumpy. Come on spring, don't take your sweet time...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
A pink bottlenose dolphin was spotted swimming in Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana. It is believed to be the only of its kind.
'The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes indicating it's albinism. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws. I have spotted it about 40 to 50 times in the time since the original sighting as it has apparently taken up residence with its family in the Calcasieu Ship Channel.
'As time has passed he has grown and sometimes ventures away from its mother to feed and play but always remains in the vicinity of the pod.
'Surprisingly, it does not appear to be drastically affected by the environment or sunlight as might be expected considering its condition, although it tends to remain below the surface a little more than the others in the pod.'
Monday, March 2, 2009
- They broke up twice - once in the sixties before they made it big, and then in 1970 for good.
- S&G's producer, Tom Wilson, used the studio band of Bob Dylan to dub electric guitars, bass and drums onto the original "Sounds of Silence" track - making the song famous and causing the impetus for reuniting after their first breakup.
- In 1968 S&G contributed to "The Graduate" soundtrack, featuring such songs as "Mrs. Robinson", "The Sound of Silence", and "Scarborough Fair"