This is the fabric on the front of an old speaker in Fred’s Records. The theme this week is music. There wasn’t a whole lot happening downtown so we stopped into Fred’s and I thought this old speaker was really cool. They’re the best place in town to get a bit of music. They have a great used section if you’re looking to save some cash. The staff are all pretty deadly, super knowledgable and super friendly.
Gotcha. This is a dead mouse that is in the driveway between us and our neighbours. I never would have noticed it, but I had to stop Bigg-E from eating it a few days ago.
We saw Dropkick Murphys tonight at George Street Fest, if you ever get a chance to see ‘em snatch it up. Incredible show, and the b’ys raised over $5000 for a kid with cancer, called out scabs, and absolutely rocked the street.
These are little Simon’s little toes. Melissa and I visited Mark and Laura to play some Lego Creationary, kinda like Pictionary but with Lego. Their son was good as gold tonight, he’s always good, but tonight he rarely made a peep.
He was having a nap in Laura’s arms and I took this picture of his tiny toes.
This is a little Yoda statue my mother gave me a few years ago for Christmas. He plays a number of sayings when you press a button. Here are a few of my favs: “Do. Or do not. There is no try,” “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering,” “Wars not make one great.”Adventure. hmph. Excitement. hmph. A Jedi craves not these things.”
Three years ago today Melissa and I adopted Bigg-E from the Humane Services Shelter on Higgins Line. He was a great dog, very happy, and a wonderful personality… and a lot of energy. At around 10 months-old he was brought to the shelter and stayed there for another 10 months before we met him.
When we arrived, they let him out of his pen, he ran towards us and peed on the wall, ran to the back of the hall and peed on the wall, and then ran to the middle of the room and took a dump. We knew he was meant for us, hahaha.
Melissa and I were pretty nervous, while we both grew up with dogs we didn’t know what to expect from a dog that was already grown up and who had a difficult past. Bigs was nervous, too. Poor guy was afraid of everything, but was very well behaved, and didn’t shit in the house. Well, not on a regular basis anyway.
3 years later and he’s gone on road trips, hiking and camping trips, fishing trips, and boat trips. He has stolen chocolate, pork chops, steaks, caseroles, whole chickens, beef jerky, hummus, blueberries, muffins, cheezies, and lip gloss. While he isn’t really afraid of anything anymore he will still get up and leave if we’re sweeping with a broom, but I think he’s just trying to get out of doing chores. I taught him well.
While we may have rescued him from the shelter he’s given us more joy and laughs than we ever realized he could. 3 years after meeting him he still surprises us everyday with how great he is.
Happy Birthday, buddy!
I have some friends in town today so I got the privilege of being an at-home-tourist which is one of my favourite things to do. The one thing they wanted to see was Puffins, our provincial bird, and also something I have never seen before.
We decided to head out this morning to Bay Bulls and hop on the O’Briens Whale and Bird Boat Tour and I have to say everything about the experience was excellent! We saw about a bazillion birds, including puffins, and a humpback whale. Overall I took about 500 photos and this was my favourite of a puffin touching down for a landing right next to a burrow, a hole in the ground where they live.
I know it isn’t macro, and doesn’t come close to the theme, but Dan and I have discussed if we have a great non-photo theme picture, it is better to post the good picture instead of forcing a theme picture. The project isn’t about forcing photography, but use the theme to guide us during the week. For me, the puffins guided me all day.
Next few days Dan will be posting solo so I won’t be contributing. I will still take photos and when I can I will post a batch of every day I missed.
During my lunch break today I attended a rally held by Voices for Choice, a Pro-Choice group here in St. John’s. The rally was to stand in solidarity with people in New Brunswick where they just lost their only abortion clinic. There were roughly 2 dozen people in the rally, and the message was clear, “Free abortion, on demand, from BC to Newfoundland.”
I spoke with an older woman there, she was probably in her late 60s. She was proud to see young people take on the cause of defending a woman’s right to choose. She spoke of fighting for the right to choose when she was younger and the difficulties in legalizing abortion.
A great big crew of us got together at Janet & Matt’s house for breakfast this morning. It was a deadly feed, and Matt’s chocolate chip nanner bread is the best. Starting from the left is Jeff, Deanne, Evan, Steph, Melissa, Mark & Simon, Matt, Janet, Matthew, Laura, Heather, Kieran, Melissa, and yours truly behind the camera.