Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Fantastic Prices on BABIES

Originally uploaded by raptortheangel.
IF ONLY it were so easy!!!

e-Bay would make millions!

Tell me, how much is 9 months of your time and your figure worth to you?

From the House of Commons

"That is exactly what the last party did for 13 years, and not only did it get an F, it got kicked out of class."
- Rona Ambrose (on making a better environmental plan for Canada than the Liberal's)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A Bitter End to a Sweet Playoff Run

I have to say it, the Edmonton Oiler's were amazing this season. To fight to play in game seven of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is no small feat - and fight they did, every single game. While it is a little diappointing not to be welcoming home the Stanley Cup, Edmonton welcomes home it's heros who took our dreams and meshed them with their own. Good Job Oilers!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

We Want the Cup!

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Hurry Stanley, we're all waiting for you!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


A short handed goal in Sudden Death Overtime!!! What an amazing game!


It's a 3-3 Hockey Game...

In the third period... three minutes to go... the Hurricanes on the verge of history and Stanley is in the building being "prepped."

Please Stanley, come home.

"And the puck goes down the ice..."

I'm so tense my jaw hurts!

Sitting on the Fence

Some pictures from my old camera... taken out and about in Edmonton.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Open to the Thrust of Grace

Don’t the hours grow shorter as the days go by
You never get to stop and open your eyes
One minute you’re waiting for the sky to fall
The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all

These fragile bodies of touch and taste
This fragrant skin this hair like lace
Spirits open to the thrust of grace
Never a breath you can afford to waste

When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your loves a crime
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness ‘til it bleeds daylight
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time

These lyrics jumped out at me on the bus today. Each line of the song a truth that impacted my awareness of events in my life. Whether the experience is of actual love, politics, religion, busy hurried schedules or thoughts of our own mortality This is one of those songs that applies to everything - revealing one small truth that if heeded makes life so much better.

Slow down and take some time to really see how good life is all around you, while you have the chance to.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Checking Out The Prey

Checking Out The Prey
Originally uploaded by Doug Lloyd.
If anyone wants to know why I want to upgrade the camera, this is why - I want to be able to take pictures like this. I *see* great shots ALL the time, like everything I look at is a picture from one angle or another. I know I have great photographic instincts and maybe even a little bit of talent to play with.

But my camera could never do this. It's not quick enough, the zoom/focus is not powerful enough and it takes too long between pictures (while writing the files). That's just the reality of a point and shoot camera...

But I want to be able to do this! You should check out the rest of his pictures too. They are all beautiful!

Monday, June 05, 2006

And a Crisis of Faith...

With Roloson injured and not returning can the Oilers do it?

And Now, For My Next Career...

I've been thinking alot about photography. I can fit it into my consulting business and politics, I am sure!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Practical Reality is a Rural P.O.V.

So I'm talking with my best friend (on Vancouver Island) this evening when the conversation turns from her horse Levi to her 2 month old laying chickens, of whom she is very proud. She got them at Easter time and has been patiently tending to them - they won't be old enough to lay eggs until September.

This "matter of fact" part of the conversation made me laugh:

  • Dawn: "You should see my new chicken's - they're growing very nicely!"

  • Allie: "Are you worried about Bird Flu at all?"

  • Dawn: "No..."

  • Allie: "What are you going to do when Bird Flu makes it to Canada?"

  • Dawn: "Chop off all their heads."

  • Allie: "Oh..."

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Temptation... How You Mock Me...

So I am just sitting here at home minding my own business and I see this bus pull up outside my house and park so the bus driver could get out and run across the road to the convenience store. There's no one else on the bus, the doors open and the engine is running.

I'm pretty sure I can drive a bus.