Sunday, June 28, 2009

What is the quintessential Canadian Movie?
The invitations are out and RSVP's are flying back fast. I've just invited the neighborhood to a Canada Day Celebration this Wednesday, July 1. We're going to take advantage of our hideously long driveway and watch a movie on a huge screen under the stars. The problem is, I can't seem to think of a Canadian classic movie that would represent our quirky national identity. It doesn't have to be purely Canadian but it has to be entertaining to a wide spectrum of people who are watching Wednesday night. I'm really stuck. Does such a movie really exist? Any ideas?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

If I Could Fly

This is where I want to be this a plane flying over the Cliffs of Dover on my way to embark on a European cycling trip. It's not likely that this will happen today but in the spirit of declarations made by such inspiring bloggers such as Ms. toastburner, I announce this dream today with the intention of doing this before next June 25, 2010. I took this shot on my last escapade to Spain. I was on one of those ridiculous budget airplanes in which I purchased a ticket for 5 pounds and lined up for an eternity in order to be corralled into the flying soup can. For 5 pounds I wasn't complaining. It was a spectacular Spring day and the Cliffs of Dover seem to paint the English Channel with a swirling jet contrail.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

If You Have To Drive-Drive in Style

Saw this vehicular artistic expression on Robson St. yesterday. When I asked the driver if the car was actually legal to drive he laughed and said that he has been driving the bug for seven years and he has never been stopped by police. I'm thinking this the most creative "chick magnet" I've seen in a while.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What it's all about

A wise colleague took me to the graduation ceremonies today to 'ground' me about the purpose of my work. Admittedly it is sometimes easy to lose focus by dwelling on the politics, power struggles, equity issues in any work environment. I am fortunate to work with someone who can strip away the veneer of extraneous distractions and remind me of just who I am are working for. Thanks M.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Funky T-Shirts

These are some of my favourite funky t-shirts I saw at the Portland Dragonboat Festival over the weekend. My absolute favourite is 'No Teacher Left Behind'.