Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Stills ~ TV Shows or Movies

"...Simply put on your favorite t.v. show or movie and photograph the show and we can all guess whats on the tele..."
Well well Ed this was a bit different for me, taking pictures of moving pictures lol. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit we watch quite a bit of TV.  But there's not much else to do between 2am and 4 am while we're unwinding from work and getting ready to go to sleep.
I liked Ed's idea of making y'all guess what the shows were, some have more pics than others. Here you go 
(answers will be at the end, I'll try to keep the comments few and brief)

Show #1

(would YOU do this?! I feel ok laughing at them because I'm pretty klutzy)

Show #2

(human prey??)

(ah-ha, the hunters)

(if you've seen this show but haven't guessed yet the last 2 pics should be a dead give away)

Show #3

(all 3 pics are from the credits because the show itself can vary greatly)

Show #4
(ooooh, creepy!)
(oh baby lol)

Show #5
(the band that does the opening credit music is one of my old fav's)

(funny, in this episode I couldn't get a decent pic with the 4 primary characters)

Show #6
(this played in one episode and a snippet is used in the opening credits... loved the long version in the episode)
(this show's not all barrel racing)
(my favourite part of this show's opening credits lol)

Show #7

And now for the answers... *drummmmroooollllll*

#1 Wipeout - this show plain cracks me up
#2 Mantracker - tracker on horseback vs prey on foot
#3 Dragon's Den - in the US there's a similar show called Shark Tank I believe
#4 Supernatural - mmmm, hot guys and supernatural/thriller-y subjects
#5 The Big Bang Theory - SO good!! And source of one of my favourite recent quotes "Because I'M the functionary with the clipboard, bitch!"
#6 Rodeo: Life on the Circuit - following rodeo families/contestants on the road to the CFR (Canadian Finals Rodeo)
#7 The Weather Network - I have this on a lot when I need something playing in the background or I'm watching the weather so I wanted to include it.  I chose this photo because I cracked up at the unintended juxtaposition between the havoc that winter had played on freeway/highway traffic in the report against the VIA Rail banner ad's line "Winter can be enjoyable" playing below.

So how many did you figure out?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Funny ~ Truck for Sale

A sixteen year-old boy came home with a new Chevrolet Avalanche and his parents began to yell and scream, 'Where did you get that truck???!!!' He calmly told them, 'I bought it today.'

'With what money?' demanded his parents. They knew what a Chevrolet Avalanche cost.

'Well,' said the boy, 'this one cost me just fifteen dollars.' So the parents began to yell even louder. 'Who would sell a truck like that for fifteen dollars?' they said.

'It was the lady up the street,' said the boy. I don't know her name - they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted to buy a Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars.'

'Oh my Goodness!,' moaned the mother, 'she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what's going on.' So the boy's father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting petunias!

He introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she had sold a new Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars and demanded to know why she did it.

'Well,' she said, 'this morning I got a phone call from my husband. (I thought he was on a business trip, but learned from a friend he had run off to Hawaii with his mistress and really doesn't intend to come back).

He claimed he was stranded and needed cash, and asked me to sell his new Chevrolet Avalanche and send him the money.

So I did.'

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Little brat!

Surprisingly I'm not talking about Tucker! lol  No today the 'little brat' title goes to Rootbeer.  Looks innocent doesn't he?
Oh but that's not quite the case!   No today when I walked past his pen to get Applejack little Rootbeer didn't greet me at the gate.  I didn't really think anything of it... after all he was in his pen somewhere, if I couldn't see him he must be in the shelter with George.
Umm, NO.  He was hanging out with the big guys in the pen next door!  I'm sure that when he caught my eye he was wishing he was on the other side of Voodoo!
No one seemed riled up so I haltered Applejack and took him into the barn for his massage/chiro appointment and went back to see what had happened... and there was the evidence, fence boards in the gelding pen!  They had quite obviously been kicked or pushed off, which would mean that either George or Rootbeer was the culprit.
Pie and I got the boards nailed back on, none were broken.  We decided to leave Rootbeer and Voodoo together for the rest of the day and after his appointment Applejack went in with George.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Living Legends

Just a quick note... for anyone who's interested in Mustangs, whether you're looking to adopt one or just want to gaze at beautiful pics of wild horses please check out Adopt a Living Legend

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Stills ~ Old Churches & Graveyards

This week's theme, Old Churches & Graveyards, had the potential to be pretty interesting.  Even though Saskatoon isn't a very old city I had done some research and planned some potentially interesting places to go take photos.  Unfortunately it was freaking c-o-l-d this week so I didn't take my poor camera outside.
I was thinking that I would have to sit out this week and then I remembered... 2 1/2 years ago I went to Halifax because my dad was having a kidney transplant (he's doing great now), and I had taken some pics of St. Mary's Basilica!
They aren't the best quality pics, in fact I couldn't get the whole height of the church in one pic, then again St. Mary's has the highest free standing granite spire in North America.
(please excuse the wires, buildings next door, etc... I am not a 'photoshopper')
One of my favourite outdoor features, other than the spire, was the stained glass windows and the words carved over these three doors, so of course I took close ups of each...

St. Mary's is truly a beautiful place, if you're ever in Halifax, NS you can find it on Spring Garden Rd and Barrington St.

Here are a few interesting facts:
*A group of Irish Catholics bought the land for the church in 1784 after a repeal of certain penal laws forbidding Catholic Worship.  Building was started on Halifax's first Catholic church, at the time known as St. Peter's.
*In 1801 its was evident that St. Peter's was rapidly becoming too small for the growing congregation.  In 1820 construction began on what was to be the second Catholic cathedral in Canada, renamed St. Mary's.  Prior to this Halifax only had two other masonry buildings - Government House and The Admiral's House - even the citadel was not constructed until 1829.
*Local craftsmen had not constructed a roof of such size so local shipwrights were brought in to build the roof as they would the hull of a ship!  The original adze (planed) beams are still in place.
*Due to different renovations/additions over the years the exterior gothic style is eclectic with evidence of German, French and English gothic.  Today the basic exterior structure is the same as it in 1874 after the completion of renovations (although there have been more reno's)
*In 1950 Pope Pius XII bestowed the honorary title of Basilica upon the cathedral.
*A set of eleven bells were installed in 1879, the largest weights 1200 lbs and the smallest 200 lbs.  During the Halifax explosion in 1917 some of the bells were cracked and sent to England to be recast.  They were reinstalled as a part of the first centenary celebration of St. Mary's and honour those from the parish that served in World War I.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Funny ~ St. Pat's

Visiting St. Patrick's Cathedral on a tour of New York City, my daughter and her children were awed by the sight.
The kids were especially curious about the votive candles, so my daughter asked if they'd each like to light one - which they did.  She explained that it is customary to say a prayer of petition or thanks, and she was careful to tell them that these are not like birthday  candles.
"Do you have any questions?" she asked.
"No," said the five year old, "but if there's a pony outside, its mine!"

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine

Pie & I didn't really get to celebrate Valentine's Day... owning/working in a restaurant you pretty much give up celebrating most holidays to be there for the people that do get to go out to celebrate.
And this year we decided against any big gifts, I got Pie a box of his favourite chocolates (for an occasional treat, he is diabetic so he can't go crazy with them) and a card and he got me a card and flowers... NO roses!  Instead he got my favourites, various daisies and the like :)
I am a very lucky girl to have a guy like Pie.  He's gone from being a total city boy, never had a pet (his parents aren't "pet people") to moving out to the country and having 16 critters!  He's never been a nag about any money/time spent on the animals.  He helps with the heavy lifting even though the horses are really "my thing", although he does hop on occasionally. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Stills ~ Spring Preview

I'll let Ed tell you about this week's Sunday Stills theme in his own words:
"I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m sick of no color to photograph in winter. So with that lets dig into the archives for this week and lats see some color from previous springs and summers to warm us up a bit, more color and warmth the better..:-))"

Well for me nothing says spring more than a new foal!  Here's a pic from a few years ago of 3 babies crashed out for a nap in the sun while their momma's have lunch, taken at the same breeder where I got Odin & Tavi:

I never did get to use that hammock, taken at my Uncle's cabin at Cumberland Bay, Grand Lake (New Brunswick).  I almost used this pic in last week's "Emotions" theme.
One of my all time favourite photos, taken at Peggy's Cove (Nova Scotia)
The following are flowers that I grew at our old house in the city:

And here is Voodoo looking forward to spring, and I'm looking forward to him having that shiny, sleek coat again instead of being a hairy little yak! lol

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Funny ~ funny but no joke!

Are we too old to drive this car?
The new Benz - really different!
Concept car that we are probably too old to drive!
This is the new Mercedes Benz SCL600

That's not what's different about it
That either
Now for the really different part...
Here is what is different...
NO steering wheel, you drive it with a joystick.  No pedals either.
Can you drive with a joystick?  Your kids/grandkids probably can.
The influence of video games has really arrived, wouldn't you say?

Scary thought that now a 7 year old could steal your car... and probably drive it better than you!

Wordless Wednesday ~ new trailer!