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Favorite snacks and treats PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 February 2010 14:21
Nutella (because I was denied it as a child)
Doritos (same as above)
Fresh hand-picked strawberries, raspberries and blueberries as they come into season and we go fruit picking
Times you've had an audience PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 February 2010 14:18
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Annie get Your Gun
Pirates of Penzance
Mikado - playing Nanki Poo in high school musical
SMCS concerts
Yearly piano recitals as a child
Half pint grows up PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 19:00
As a kid, I had a crush on little Laura Ingalls from the television series Little House on the Prairie. I know, not exactly the poster model most guys were into. But I liked her gap-toothed smile, freckles, red hair and impishness.

ImageSo when I heard they'd turned the book and series celebrating the pioneer life made famous by Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic books 70 years ago into a musical - I was intrigued. And when I found out Melissa Gilbert who played Laura on the show would be starring as Ma - I was hooked and bought first row AA balcony seats.

Playing at the Canon Theater in Toronto, the show wove stories around the joys and hardships of frontier life in South Dakota and centered the plot around Laura's coming of age as she helped her sister Mary deal with blindness and a budding romance with her eventual husband Almonzo.

The music was nice though no number stood out as a showstopper. The set was sparse which makes sense for a travelling musical. Choreography seemed a little wooden. But despite all that, the story did move me and I`m glad Aline and I went to see it.
I'm louder than you! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 February 2010 19:00
Sam and Hazel engaged in a friendly "I can scream louder than you" contest today. Aline wasn't impressed.
Nutella Day PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2010 19:00
Was a tasty success. Aline's nutella brownies were a big hit among the office. I should be getting royalties from dentists.
Zerberts PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 19:00
Hazel is not a big fan of zerberts where I blow on her belly. Usually she squeals No! No! No Zerberts! But every now and then she looks at me and negotiates. In three hours or three minutes. And then when the time's up she comes over willingly. Lies down. Pulls up her shirt and says to me. Not a big one! And of course I do my best to comply . . .
Wobbling forward PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 19:00
Sam took more than just one or two steps toward me when I got home tonight. He's still wobbly on his feet, but the walking is near . . .
It hurts PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 January 2010 19:00
The family is buckled up in the car and we're ready to do a little grocery shopping. Typically I lean over and give Aline a little peck before we head out.

She leans in, turns her head and says: It hurts to look at you.

Good thing I don't take it personally as her neck has been giving her pains recently. We've been joking about how we're like a couple of seniors lately.
Cake! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 January 2010 19:00
Hazel and I were playing Dr. Seuss' I Can Do That boardgame this afternoon and it occurred to me as I had to wiggle under the thinga-ma-stick with a styrofoam cake under my right arm - that the month of January was almost over and Aline hadn't yet baked a cake. So I sent Hazel downstairs with a mission:
Old bones PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 January 2010 19:00
Ben Franklin, King Henry VIII and I share something in common. And unfortunately it's not something good. I had a pain in my left ankle on Wednesday that caused me to limp yesterday and by this morning I was unable to put any weight on my foot. Went to the see the doctor and it turns out I've had my first case of gout - a kind of arthritis that's been around since ancient times.
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