Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hey James! Look what I got for a buck!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Every Man's Dream

I bet we could get Terry Gilliam to remake this movie if we switched the words "beautiful" and "lusting". 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I know what the crooked bar at the bottom means now

We've been checking out churches.  You should try Orthodox: they sing the whole time, sit whenever they want, and the priest spends half the time behind a wall, so you get lots of time to look at all the pictures.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Box Seats

We've got a great view of the Cracker Cats games from our apartment.  Thanks to T's opera glasses, I can even see when the blob in the middle is pitching.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Not that I wouldn't expect passive-aggresive notes in a bathroom, but smiley faces?  In the men's room?  Of the psychiatry department?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Plan C

If you want to snow in April, Edmonton, then fine, I'll bring in the flowers.  If you want to snow in May, they're on their own.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Royal Bison

If you've never seen Bison, you should definitely check out Elk Island.  Even if you have seen Bison, you should most definitely check out the Royal Bison

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Good Times

I like general conferences.  Even the boring talks are interesting.

Friday, May 15, 2009

"May Long", as the locals say

Somehow this scene made this the most May-2-4-like long weekend I've had in Alberta.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I love seeing cricket.  Every time I think I figure it out, something happens that doesn't make sense.   Not that American games aren't like that: try explaining the rules of baseball sometime.  

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Boring Paradise

This is a little bit like the way I wish our culture was: store-brand organic fair-trade coffee, slow-food fast-food chains,  bicycle traffic-jams, and trite gay-married family sitcoms.  

Friday, May 8, 2009

Best Spiderman Yet

If you thought the theatres at City Centre never sell out, you've never tried to see Star Trek on opening night.   Also, Nick Stahl sucked. 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I didn't even make it to the birthday jam, for shame!

You might have noticed that I've been putting less effort into the photos on the blog lately.  I didn't know it for sure until I realized that the only postable photo I managed to take to celebrate the completion of another year of outrageous awesomeness is this one.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Have you ever been invited to a wedding via facebook, two days before the wedding was to take place?  What I mean by that is, do you know anyone as awesome as Octavian and Hande? 

Monday, May 4, 2009

No Indeed

I think I would make "NO JEWEL UNADJUSTED" my motto if I had any idea what it meant.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Lost Ambassador

If you're a linguist and you want to know who Frankie Manning was, imagine a joyful, energetic, 94 year old native-speaker consultant of Lindy Hop who travelled around the world helping us preserve it.
If you're a Lindy Hopper and you want to know what preserving endangered languages is like, imagine losing a Frankie Manning every month.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Who's the Sad Iron Now?

I have a rare talent for breaking glass.  As if by magic, the only thing to slip out of the 8 bags of groceries (not to mention the pot of Kalanchoe) and smash on the ground was the fine bottle of French Wine seen here running past my feet.