Go ahead – Sing at Subway!

June 5, 2014
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Kudos to the young twenty-ish guy at the new west side Subway the other day who totally busted out in song while waiting behind me in the sub building line! That was seriously awesome! From looking at you and your buddy when you walked in together, I could never have guessed you’d do something like that. You were carrying a skateboard, and your friend was wearing a toque (stocking cap) even though it wasn’t cold. I don’t know that I had any expectations at all about how you might or might not act.  You were […]

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KidsBowlFree – all summer long!

June 2, 2014
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For the second year, we’ve registered our kiddos for the KidsBowlFree program. KidsBowlFree is a program hosted by participating bowling centres across the USA and Canada. Bowling centres, schools, and other community organizations work together to launch a super summer activity option for kids and families! Kids (under 15 years old) registered for the KidsBowlFree program get 2 FREE Games of bowling every day all summer long at your participating center*. There are over 1,050 locations to choose from. For Canadian Locations, click on the Canadian flag on the KidsBowlFree home page, or go to the […]

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What My Hedgehog Taught Me About Instagram

April 5, 2014
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What do you get when you add a super cute exotic pet to a household with a social media manager? A Hedgehog On INSTAGRAM (among other things). Mignonne the Hedgehog has taught me a lot about the fastest-growing social network! What Mignonne’s experience has taught me about Instagram can also be applied to any user or brand, I believe. Search out and engage with a community of users relevant to your heart, your biz, your message. They’re on Instagram. You just have to find them. Use hashtags wisely to expand your audience and correctly categorize your […]

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Water Emergency in Lethbridge – Plain and Simple

March 12, 2014
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Lethbridge is currently under a Water Emergency. Lots of info is being tossed around. Some big technical words are being used, too. What’s really going on? The statement from the City of Lethbridge is: Post by City of Lethbridge- City Hall.   So… there is a lot of water coming down river because of the recent high temperatures causing a significant run-off of melted snow and ice into the river. Why do we need to conserve water then? Well… the short and simple answer is because our municipal water supply comes from the river, and […]

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A Grief Revisited

February 24, 2014
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I needed to look through some old files, paper files, in a folder, in my file cabinet. I didn’t find what I was looking for. But I did find something that I definitely wasn’t looking for. What I found wasn’t lost or missing. It was simply stored away, and finding it surprised me. “It” was a powerful mix of emotions. Opening one particular file reopened a whole pile of feelings and thoughts. The file was full of paperwork, notes, certificates and everything about my Daddy’s death, on Christmas Day 1999. It was also, unexpectedly, full […]

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A Potato Parade Just for YOU!

February 11, 2014
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So, this just happened:   Yes, I made a Potato Parade for a friend of mine, in honour of his successfully juicing a potato. Apparently, it was a parade worthy event. I had no idea that you could do that – juice a potato, that is.  Or make a Potato Parade on the internet, for that matter… But, there you go. They both happened! I’m glad he got a chuckle out of the little video. I was definitely amused, myself!

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Run to You – Official Pentatonix Video

February 8, 2014
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I already raved about Run to You by Pentatonix.  I never dreamed this would be one of their official videos… but I’m SO stoked that it is. The video does a great job of keeping the visuals clear and simple, so as to highlight the vocals. Yup, I love the video! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you can not see this video, visit Run to You directly on YouTube.My music tank is full again! Thanks Pentatonix!

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More Reasons I love Hockey – The Sweethearts

3 comments December 26, 2013
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I love hockey. If you’ve been around the blog  much, you’ve probably figured that out. My favourite team is the Vancouver Canucks. A couple of weeks ago, BuzzFeed Sports wrote up a fun little post called “24 Reasons Why Hockey Players Are Actually Big, Cuddly Sweethearts“. I’ve heard this from so many people – on the ice, these guys may be hard-hitting and tough, but off-ice they are really, really nice guys. My Canucks were featured a couple of times in the BuzzFeed list. Of course they were… they’re the BEST! #18: Hockey players are […]

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Christmas… That’s not what it’s about, you know…

1 comment December 24, 2013
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During a recent lunch conversation with a friend, we talked about how so many people have been [unsuccessfully] trying to get into the Christmas spirit this year. My Christmas tree wasn’t up at the time, and it just didn’t feel like Christmas. At the end of lunch, I lamented to my friend, “We haven’t even done Christmas cards this year.” My beautiful and wise friend lovingly responded, “That’s not what it’s about, you know.”   That’s not what it’s about, you know.   And with those words, I had a moment of revelation.   Christmas […]

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Run to You: Pentatonix {review}

December 16, 2013
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I was going to tackle all of Pentatonix’s new album all at once, but I just can’t do it. SO much can be said about a few individual songs in particular. I think I’ll need to take my time! SO, where do I begin, then??? The very first thing to note, when listening to ANY Pentatonix music: a good sound system is necessary to get the full effect of their awesomeness. To listen to them without good headphones, at the very least, is pure sacrilege. Pentatonix will sound great even on your computer speakers, but […]

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