Thursday, December 31, 2009

Smile for The Day

Veronica: shew shew shew.

Ted: What is that?

Veronica: That is the sound of me deflecting your whiney complaining with my happiness shield.

From ABC's Better Off Ted

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Archery and Snowmobiles make this an interesting list of prohibitions!

Sign on the Wall of St. Paul's School. Burlington, ON, Canada

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

The Cream Cheese is enjoying her first Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

At Least Jon Loves Canada

This is what you get when you visit when you are in Canada!

Rude Awakening


Who knew that the moment you crossed the border to Canada you get cut off from your Netflix account!?


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I Made It!

Hockey At Baggage Claim

Here I am waiting for my bags in Toronto ... and look there is a TV with the hockey game on ?!

Up Up and Away

Up and out the door at 3 am today.

Starting the journey home.

My goal -- to make it up Hamilton Mountain in time for dinner at Swiss Chalet. Wish me luck!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Corner of LJ Village Drive

Tonight on my way home I passed this Dude on the Corner of LJ Village Drive.

His sign says, "Will watch Fox News for Food".

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fox News For Food

Dude on the Corner of LaJolla Village Dr. Sign says "Will watch Fox News for Food. Peace :) "

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bug Reports in HD

Lovin' reading my bug reports on an HD Cinema Display!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Where No Monument Stands

I spent the evening in a beautiful old church enjoying a folk concert. The headliner was John Gorka - who I had never heard before. During his second song I had a bit of a Gordon Lightfoot flashback ... I swear I cold hear Gord singing "The Wreck of the Edumnd Fitzgerald" off in the distance. By the third song, Gordon was gone and it was all John. He is rather quirky in person but if you close your eyes and listen to the music - you can't help but be moved.

At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border
(from poetry180)
William Stafford

This is the field where the battle did not happen,
where the unknown soldier did not die.
This is the field where grass joined hands,
where no monument stands,
and the only heroic thing is the sky.

Birds fly here without any sound,
unfolding their wings across the open.
No people killed — or were killed — on this ground
hallowed by neglect and an air so tame
that people celebrate it by forgetting its name.

Tippie's Totally Awesome unChicken Pot Pie


  2 Tbsp olive oil
  1.5 cups diced onion
  1.5 cup celery
  5 carrots
  4 potatoes (small - med)
   Tbs organic wheat flour
  3 cups “unchicken” chicken stock or strong vegetable broth
  2 cups diced “Gardien” chicken scallopini or "Gardien" 7 grain crispy tenders
  1 package Pillsbury pie crust
  Melted vegan (or regular) butter as needed


  • Cut heads of broccoli and cook in microwave in an inch of water for 3 minutes, let cool and then cut into bite sized pieces
  • Puncture holes in potatoes and cook in microwave for 3 minutes let cool and dice
  • Dice carrots and place in water and microwave for 4 minutes

  • Using a small stock pot, heat oil and sauté onion and celery until translucent.
  • Add flour and stir until well incorporated.
  • Pour in stock and stir, simmering until filling has thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add remaining cut vegetables and "chicken".
  • Stir until mixture is well coated

  • Roll out pie crust and cut it about 1/2 an inch larger than the ramekin/baking dish you are using.
  • Place filling in ramekin and top with pie crust.
  • Dab top side of crust with a little melted butter.

  • Bake in pre-heated 420° oven for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown.

Inspired by this recipe.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thought For The Day

Whatever you are, be a good one.

-- Life is Good