Saturday, March 31, 2007
You can live in Phoenix, Arizona where.....
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in
the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the
face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING
You can Live in California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long
it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought
You can Live in New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from
Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature,"
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own
language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn.
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.
You can Live in Maine where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and
You can Live in the Deep South where...
1 You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty
Jean, MARY BETH, etc.
You can live in Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and he
stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
You can live in the Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was
AND You can live in Florida where..
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you are often driven by headless people.
IAN HARRISON, Special to The GazettePublished: Saturday, March 31, 2007
When hunger hits hard after midnight, where do we turn in our fair city? Montreal throbs with life around the clock but despite this universal truth that locals wear with a certain amount of conceit, good late-night eats can be so darn elusive. At curtain call, last call or the end of the graveyard shift, appetite and imagination are often inversely proportionate.
While some take substandard comfort in old haunts, in the case of The Main, old is new again. The charcoal grill has seen more cow than a dominatrix with a leather fetish and the coals stay hot until 5 a.m. as St. Laurent Blvd. hordes slake their drunken hunger on the best steak deal in town. Owner Peter Varvaro has been at the helm for 32 years.
"Business is better after 1 a.m.," says Varvaro, as he noshes on a rib steak. "The kids come from the clubs to have a bite. A lot of my old customers are not here anymore but some of my staff has been with me 25 years. We close at 5 but we used to be open 24 hours. There just wasn't money in breakfast anymore."
you can read the whole 3 pages of this story ,at the above link ,if you like :
.............................................Montreal ,.we had it all...........
is tha last day for my internet services. I am going to miss cking in through
out the day, However I"LL be back .
you guy's helped me to get through the last couple of weeks.
got some very good advice on several subjects. How to buy another computer and
how to deal with a relationship gone bad!
of my old haunts has sparked me to take a trip home in June for the Jazz Fest.!
facility here in North Bay! I"LL ck in again tonight for one last fix of Verdun
Connections. YOU GUY"S ROCK!!! Thanks
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Rapheal Motel on St Jaques St. In Montreal. I would like to book a room for the
Jazz fest. I called 411 and their is no listing same as the Internet.
or not. I am planing on coming with 3 other people < I thopught of the
Rapheal cause it's close to dowtown . and it is cheap.
to crash for a couple of nights.
better ideas. Thanks
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
people have seen some rough times, however WE are all stronger for
say.Something that I need to learn from. I am willing to do that now.Thanks
again Thank you!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
the stuff I have on this computer. I am having the services cut off April 1st.as
I don"t have another computer or funds to pay for one plus services.
that you guy's have sent me .
Sunday, March 25, 2007
means to me! Thanks so much! The subject of this tread seems to
have to be happy with me going solo for awhile. You have been a big
Associated PressPublished: Sunday, March 25, 2007
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — An apparent illegal immigrant was rescued from an ice floe about 1.5 kilometres upstream from Niagara Falls, authorities said.
Guards from Ontario Power Generation said they heard the man screaming for help at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday near the company’s water intakes near Chippawa, Ont.
Peter Larsen, a control dam operator at the intakes, said if the man hadn’t been discovered, “he would have gone through one of those gates and then very likely could have been swept over the falls
Rescuers inboats plucked the shivering man from the ice floe and got him ashore.
Authorities said the unidentified 42-year-old man had an inflatable air mattress with him and was apparently trying to get to the United States. The ice chunk he was on apparently broke loose.
The man was treated for mild hypothermia before being charged by Canadian immigration authorities.
.....................................................................................an air mattress YIKES
and my niece ate . They couldn't wait for me.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
on Woodland between Verdun Ave & Wellington walking up the street it would
have been on the left hand side. It was white brick I think It just didn't look
like it fit in with the rest of the houses, more like a country cottage.
allways wondered who lived there.
beautiful Weeping Willow tree on Demarshais between Bannatyne & Verdun ave
on the left hand side. I loved that tree and said that one day I'd love to have
one in my own front yard.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Sunday, March 18, 2007
Magnan's serving up 75 years of memories
CATHERINE SOLYOM, The GazettePublished: Sunday, March 18, 2007
When Magnan's tavern first opened in 1932, the world was in the midst of the Great Depression.
One-quarter of Montrealers were lining up at soup kitchens, the factories along the Lachine Canal were languishing and prohibition in neighbouring Verdun meant workers couldn't even drown their sorrows in a pint of beer.
But in Point St. Charles, Armand Magnan - himself newly unemployed - decided to open a tavern anyway, catering to the workers with homespun meals cooked by his wife, Marie-Ange.
I guess the rest is history!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Today is St. Patrick's Day, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. There will be parades and celebrations in cities all across the world, but the holiday has always been most popular in the United States, especially in cities with large Irish-American populations. In Chicago, they dye the Chicago River green every year. And in New York City, there's a huge parade that goes up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street, past St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it's all to celebrate the man who brought Christianity to Ireland.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Killer bees have finally arrived. I've been hearing about them for yrs.and they have found 3 hives sofar.One huge one with about 10,000 yesterday right near a daycare center. They have attacked 2 people and a dog so far.The dog almost didn't make it. They are heading north, but you probably wont see them for a long time. Just giving you'll a heads up.Ha, Ha
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
A.A. Thoughts For The Day
"The attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of
each of AA's Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no
alcoholic can stay sober at all.
"Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 70
Thought to Consider . . .
As I thus get down to my right size and stature,
my self-concern and importance become amusing.
Bill W., Box 1980: The AA Grapevine, June 1961
As Bill Sees It, p. 106
False Expectations Appearing Real
*~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~*
From "He joined A.A. at age 66:"
"It's never too late to enjoy sobriety. Gone are the cravings and
the preoccupation with the 'next drink.' I feel and look a lot
better. My step is lighter, my mind is clearer. The depression and
the gloom are gone. I feel much more at peace with myself and --
more importantly -- with others. I no longer feel the need to please
others to prove myself. Yet I get much satisfaction from helping
others, especially when done anonymously."
c. 2001, A.A. for the Older Alcoholic -
Never Too Late (A.A. Pamphlet P-22), pages 31-32
He is the Father, and we are His children. Most good ideas are
simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant
arch through which we passed to freedom.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 62
A keystone is the wedge-shaped piece at the highest part of an arch
that locks the other pieces in place. The "other pieces" are Steps
One, Two, and Four through Twelve. In one sense this sounds like
Step Three is the most important Step, that the other eleven depend
on the third for support. In reality however, Step Three is just one
of twelve. It is the keystone, but without eleven other stones to
build the base and arms, keystone or not, there will be no arch.
Through daily working of all Twelve Steps, I find that triumphant
arch waiting for me to pass through to another day of freedom.
짤Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC.짤
*~*~*~*~*^As Bill Sees It^*~*~*~*~*
"Your point of view was once mine. Fortunately, A.A. is constructed
so that we need not debate the existence of God; but for best
results, most of us must depend upon a Higher Power. You say the
group is your Higher Power, and no right-minded A.A. would challenge
your privilege to believe precisely that way. We should all be glad
that good recoveries can be made even on this limited basis.
"But turnabout is fair play. If you would expect tolerance for your
point of view, I am sure you would be willing to reciprocate. I try
to remember that, down through the centuries, lots of brighter people
than 1 have been found on both sides of this debate about belief. For
myself, of late years, I am finding it much easier to believe that
God made man, than that man made God."
Copyright짰1967 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
*~*~*~*~*^ Big Book Quote ^*~*~*~*~*
"We alcoholics are sensitive people. It takes some of us a long time
to outgrow that serious handicap."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 125~
*~*~*~*^Twenty Four Hours A Day^*~*~*~*
A.A. Thought for the Day
Can I get well? If I mean, "Can I ever drink normally again?" the
answer is no. But if I mean, "Can I stay sober?" the answer is
definitely yes. I can get well by turning my drink problem over to a
Power greater than myself, that Divine Principle in the universe
which we call God, and by asking that Power each morning to give me
the strength to stay sober for the next twenty-four hours. I know
from the experience of thousands of people that if I honestly want to
get well, I can get well. Am I faithfully following the AA program?
Meditation for the Day
Persevere in all that God's guidance moves you to do. The persistent
carrying out of what seems right and good will bring you to that
place where you would be. If you look back over God's guidance, you
will see that His leading has been very gradual and that only as you
have carried out His wishes, as far as you can understand them, has
God been able to give you more clear and definite leading. You are
led by God's touch on a quickened, responsive mind.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may persevere in doing what seems right. I pray that I
may carry out all of God's leading, as far as I can understand it.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
that have no vitality, that cling to us.
are blocking me from the light. I am trying a new approach, trusting in
something bigger than myself. sheading old patterns , beliefs stuff that is just
stuff for me!
Monday, March 12, 2007
I can still picture my particular street and how it looked way back when. The buildings haven't change too much but during the early 40s there was very little traffic and parking apparently was never a problem. There may have been 10 cars parked between Wellington St. and Verdun Avenue at most. The front yard fences were made of wood and wire, and the space between the sidewalk and the curb was of fine gravel which I found fascinating for some forgotten reason. Funny how one remembers the little things like lace curtains on the windows on some of the nicer front doors (not ours). Oh well... back to the street cars on Verdun Avenue. They may have been there at one time but probably before my time.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
sent me a email . I am going to take all your good advice. And you watch I'll
have a computer by next week.
Thanks again !!!
untill Monday Morning. I'd like to kick this man to the curb now.
Toronto were he came from. Yeepe Hiyo kiy yea !!
computers have enhanced our lives, read on
At one computer expo
(COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the
auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the
computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got
1,000 miles to the gallon."
In response to Bill's comments:
If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be
driving cars with the following characteristics
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to
buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows,
shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could
continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would
have to reinstall the engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was
reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive -- but would run
on only five percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would
be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation"
7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you
and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door
handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn
how to drive all over again because almost none of the controls would
operate the same way as in the old car
10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
for now. My partner of several year's has told me he has no feelings for me
anymore. He is moving out and among other things taking the computer. I am going
to have to sign out of this site till I can manage to get myself another one.
what once was my home "Verdun" I have not been on this site for very long , but
feel a great connection to all of you.
out the week end.
kick ass attitude would be a boost for me .
Windows Live Spaces: Share your your latest news with your friends now!
Once through that closing door, I could never return to my carefree
days of wine and roses. Alcohol took control of my existence. That
door remains shut of course but thanks to the 12 steps of AA, I have
regained a measure of happiness one day at a time. Thank you God.
Peace and love,
The days of wine and roses,
Laugh and run away,
Like a child at play,
Through a meadowland,
Toward a closing door,
A door marked never more,
That wasn't there before.
The lonely night discloses,
Just a passing breeze,
Filled with memories,
Of the golden smile,
That introduced me to,
The days of wine and roses,
The lonely night discloses,
Just a passing breeze,
Filled with memories,
Of the golden smile,
That introduced me to,
The days of wine and roses,
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
is the best.
eating in restaurants most of my life, you get
to know whats going on.
i'm sick of restaurants, i enjoy a hotdog and frie
than go to montanas?
its not the cost, its not home made?
at times i hear someone complain about
home made meal at home?
today, most people go to restaurants
they brainwashed the new generation
to eat at restaurants, they just keep
franchising these garbage eating places?
yes they have very few good restaurants
you have to phone to get a reserved table
they put 30 tables in a little room
that you can't move your arm or you may hit
the person, its a job just to move from
the table to the washroom, there's only
i've eaten at all of them, and you just can't beat
that home cooked meal at home.
i like to know which restaurant you like
and i'll see if i was there and give you my thoughts.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
Published in the Montreal Gazette on 3/5/2007.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
There were cookouts for the youth at Angrignon Park. They would have organized games, BBQ, and of course some good old time religion.
Saturday, March 3, 2007
indeed they intend on releasing The Haunted album. Les you posted some
photo's of them, I did send them to Dale & Jergen. I will keep you
about the Dawson Boy's club archives. We could maybe send someone over there to
ck out the old picture's and do the foot work on getting some of them for this
Friday, March 2, 2007
bad here in North Bay. I wonder if we will keep our power due to the high winds.
I hope everyone is suggled in, It's going to be a long day. I "ve got my candles
ready ., some good books to read. My daughter, The dog, and I are
cuddled in under the duvet. Have a good one every one.
to do it !