Sunday, May 31, 2009

Iceland Plug Outlet

This is the type of outlet you would find in Iceland if you were looking to borrow a converter for your beautifying electrical device.

Happy B-day Sis-in-law

Happy Birthday tante MJ ! All the best from our family! See you later for cake!

This week at Sobeys

Just in time for summer.
-Kraft BBQ sauce $0.88
-Kraft salad dressings $0.88

On Saturday June 6th, at Zellers

Spend $25 on specific brands, get $10 Zellers Gift Card! Promotion starts June 6th, 2009!
Here are the participating brands:- Iams- Pampers- Gillette- Cheer- Bounty- Downy- Cascade- Swiffer- Tide- Olay- Head and Shoulders- Oral-B- Crest- Pringles- Natural Instincts- Clear Blue
For the pampers buying parents, it's not too hard to spend $25, and take advantage of this offer.
Even myself, with my Oil of Olay ( there! my beauty secret is out) and the men's Head & Shoulders, it could be a possibility.

On June 6th, you'll need to visit, and get your form for mail in.

Pay Me Report

Yes, yes, yes... the women's winning average has just gone up. Now we chicks have won 60% of games played. I won the final game, right to the final card, by 1 point. Sorry newphie. It caught me by surprise too. The table was full, and the pay was good. I got rid of my M&M change tin, it was no good.... too small, & too funny. We've seen and heard a lot at the card table in the past two years but until last night we never had anyone actually get down on their knees and pray. No they weren't praying for good cards, they were praying for a day off. Now for the important news.... A hair raising announcement was made at the table, the hostess is getting a prosthesis. Good for you. If you aren't sure where to put it, call the Lady.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

So far away

Another song from one of my favorite entertainers.... Carole King and her piano.

Ring ! Ring !

So, any truth to the idea of running a the band of a gold ring down your cheek, to tell you if you have low iron? If it leaves a black mark, that needs to washed off, supposedly your iron is low. Guess I must be ok.

All I was left with was a slight feeling of naivety.

Iceland Info for travellers

Most North American cell phones won’t work because Iceland is on the European system, but you can rent phones in Iceland.
Iceland’s country code is +354. If you are calling Iceland from Canada, dial 011 to get an international line, then 354 and the 7-digit phone number. When you are in Iceland, you just need to dial the 7-digit phone number. There are no area codes in Iceland.
Alcohol is heavily taxed and is almost certainly more expensive than you are used to, but other than that the costs are probably similar to big cities around the world, like New York or London. Tipping is not customary in Iceland for any service, including restaurants and taxis, so the price listed is the total price you will pay.
Icelandic electrical standards are European (50Hz, 220 volts) so all North American electrical devices will require plug adapters. These are usually available at airports. For the converters, it’s best to buy one in North America and bring it with you.
Iceland is a very tech-savvy country with one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. If you didn’t bring a computer, you’ll find internet cafés in the bigger towns and hotels. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wifi access, so if you have a laptop you can get Internet access almost everywhere.

requiem for a dream

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cows... manure vs hide

All day I had been smelling cow manure. I was in Yarmouth ,and I know, that on occasion, the manure smell drifts over from the fields on the other side of the harbour. But when I got in my hometown, I still smelled it. Cow manure. Now there may be a lot of BS in this small village, but there isn't much cow manure. My shoes were clean, and the best I could figure out, I must have ran over a patty. When I got home from work, I pulled off my socks as usual. The dog was so intrigued with them, and was smelling them and rubbing his face on them. Yup, they smelled like shit. The culprit is my new leather shoes. They smell like cow. So tell me, what stinks on the farm? Cow shit, or cow hide?

Iceland Info

~~ Visitors will find Iceland is a classless society with a strong literary tradition.
An Icelander is called by his first name because his surname is made up of his father's Christian name plus ‘son' or ‘daughter' (eg John, the son of Magnus, would be called John Magnusson, while John's sister, Mary, would be known as Mary Magnusdóttir). People are addressed as Fru (Mrs) and Herra (Mr). Visitors will often be invited to homes, especially if on business, and normal courtesies should be observed. Icelanders pay careful attention to their appearance and, as for most Western countries, casual wear is widely acceptable although unsuitable for smart and social functions. ~~
National specialities:• Skyr (a smooth and creamy kind of yoghurt).
• Hangikjot (smoked lamb).
• Harðfiskur (dried fish).
• A delicacy not for the squeamish is hákarl (putrefied shark), usually washed down with a shot of Black Death Schnapps.
• Pylsur (hot dog) is every Icelanders' favourite fast food.
National drink:• Brennivin (a potent variation of aquavit made from potatoes).
Tipping: Service charges are included in most bills and extra tips are not expected.
There are plenty of nightclubs, bars, cafes and cinemas in Iceland, most of them in the capital. Reykjavík is renowned as one of Europe's hottest nightspots where the friendly pubs and social scene last through the night. Icelandic nightlife is particularly vibrant from June to August when there is nearly 24 hours of daylight.
Fluffy, earth-coloured Lopi wool blankets and coats, jackets, hats and handknits are synonymous with Iceland. Several local potters handthrow earthenware containers in natural colours. Crushed lava is a common addition to highly glazed ceramic pieces, which are popular as souvenirs. The duty-free shop at Keflavík Airport sells all of these products. Laugavegur is Reykjavík's main shopping street. The shops along Skolavordustigur are good for art lovers. Kringlan is Reykjavík's world-class shopping mall. Bargain hunters should visit the indoor Kolaportid market in Reykjavík, held every weekend, where great buys on handmade Icelandic jumpers, food and toys can be found.
Shopping hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1800; Sat from 1000-1300/1400/1500 or 1600. Most shops close on Sundays, and many shops also close on Saturdays during the summer (Jun-Aug).

Shoppers & Tim

This weekend, May 30-31, you can get a free $10 Quickpay Tim Card from Shoppers Drug Mart when you spend $50 or more.
As always, there is some fine print: “Excludes prescription purchases, Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points, products that contain codeine, tobacco products (where applicable), lottery tickets, stamps, transit tickets and passes, event tickets, electronic gift cards, prepaid phone cards, Life Experiences packages and Shoppers Home Health Care locations.”

Make Sadie happy ...

Get your favorite meow meow a sample of cat food from Purina. While quantities last, and only in Canada.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I've been on a Beatles kick since the news that Sir Paul will be visiting. Here's the cutest video, "when I'm 64"

Like it, weather or not

Weather... now there's a topic. It's so cold out today, makes you wonder if it's December. I have been Christmas shopping in warmer weather! Going to Iceland can't be any worse than these cool temperatures. And what exactly is hanging over our heads? It's cloudy and dark every day, so it seems. Is the end of the earth near? I read that we should only do housework on sunny days... well there would be a pile of dust and dirt in this house, if I had to wait for the sun to shine.

New toys

Well, we as parents have got to get together and dream up a new line of toys for children. It's obvious, just about anything sells. They now have on the market Giantmicrobes to sell. Germs of all kinds, in a "somewhat" lovable stuffed animal type teddy. What's wrong with the good old teddy bear? Check it out. Our friend MSRA is there, so is toxic mold ,and even the Clap is there.

Hard or Soft?

No, I'm not talking tacos here.... I'm talking about your water. Order a test strip from Morton's salt to find out just how hard your water is.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Yard/Bake Sale

There will be a fundraiser on Saturday, May 30 at Le Club Acadien in Eel Brook for Ginette Surette (Seafest Queen) to help send her to the Miss Canada Pageant in Toronto. Yard/bake sale from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and dance by the Grinders from 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. For more info contact Kim d’Eon at 902-648-3472

Ginette is my nephew's girlfriend.


Our local co-op has a "managers sale " on this week. Rappie Pie for $3.89,or 3.79 ? and bread is 3 for $4 . They also have a great price on apples. (You need a friend to eat the Jonagolds, as they are really large.)

Bring your own bag at the co-op and they will give you 5 cents credit for every bag of yours you remember to bring and use.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Susan B

Hey sailor.... check it out..... SUSAN BOYLE SEMI FINAL PERFORMANCE
Nicer dress, less eyebrows, and same wonderful voice. She sends shivers.

Maybe I'm amazed

Ah, Sir Paul, and a wonderful song. Great quality video on youtube. Watch it.

Kermit likes Smirnoff, do you?

Get free goodies and gifts from Smirnoff Vodka Canada. Choose your country and then enter your birthdate. Then fill in the form to get sent goodies from Smirnoff. Make sure you tick the box at the bottom right of the page which says you would like to receive great things through the post from them. Over 18’s only. Click on the long link below.

Have you ever seen such a long link ?

Reitmans !

Bonus time at Reitmans! Until June 20th anytime you spend $50 or more in store (not including gift cards) you will get $25 in savings cards back! That’s half back!

I'm a big kid now

Today's offer is for a free DVD on potty training. Nope, I don't need one.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pay me report

Well I am not too sure how the percentage stands at the moment.... but it looks like 50% have been won by women. We are slowly losing ground.

Love was in the air once again, along with the topic of wife swap TV show. Some thought the idea quite appealing. The Prince gave us a quick reminder that some of us can be delusional. His comment got applause and a darn near standing ovation. Oh he's an easy going guy!... agrees to just about anything.... as long as it hasn't got a ring to it.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hank Snow vs Bob Dylan

I thought this was interesting... The sailor, who is always quoting various artists, may know the song.
A Dylan "poem" on sale was actually Hank Snow song
~~A "poem" purportedly written by a teenage Bob Dylan and up for auction at Christie's is actually a song written by the late Canadian country singer Hank Snow, the auction house said on Wednesday.
The sale of the hand-written poem believed to have been written in 1957 when Dylan was 16 and away at Jewish camp.
But the words, with a few minor variations, matched those of a song previously recorded by Snow, who died in 1999 at age 85.

"Additional information has come to our attention about the handwritten poem submitted by Bob Dylan to his camp newspaper, written when he was 16, entitled 'Little Buddy.' The words are in fact a revised version of lyrics of a Hank Snow song,".
"This still remains among the earliest known handwritten lyrics of Bob Dylan & will be offered in a Pop Culture auction on June 23."
The manuscript had been expected to fetch $10,000 to $15,000.
Christie's said Dylan, still using his given name Robert Zimmerman, signed the piece Bobby Zimmerman and submitted it to the Herzl Camp newspaper. The editor of the paper kept it for more than 50 years and recently donated it to Herzl Camp, a Jewish camp in Wisconsin.
Written in blue ink on both sides of a single sheet of paper, it reads in part, "But I'll meet my precious buddy up in the sky/ By a tiny narrow grave/ Where the willows sadly wave." Those words and others match the Snow song.
The Hank Snow Country Music Center lists the "Little Buddy" lyrics and music as by Snow but does not provide a year. The fan site says it was released in November 1948 as a 78 on RCA Victor.
Dylan's management office had no immediate comment.
Born Clarence Eugene Snow in Nova Scotia in 1914, Snow quit school at 12 to work as a cabin boy on fishing schooners, according to the web site of The Hank Snow Country Music Center in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
With that early income, he bought his first guitar and entertained crew and friends before getting his own radio show with a Halifax, Nova Scotia radio station in 1933.
There he changed his name to "Hank, The Yodelling Ranger" and played county fairs and local radio stations throughout Canada in the 30s and 40s.
Dylan, who was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941, grew up in Minnesota and was known to be an eager young fan of many types of music including country. He went on to become a folk and rock legend and one of the greatest popular song-writers of all time.

So there...

The weather has been extremely nice and I haven't really seen many flies. I have been taking my sneakers out for a walk every day, and also been on my bike now that Loverboy fixed my bike. I was blond when I was young, and I appear very blond when it comes to my bike and the brakes. My front brakes were seized up again, and Loverboy fixed them by turning my handle bars and front wheel around twice. Nope, I never noticed the brake lines were pulled tight and wrapped around the shaft. Too, too blond. A real idiot.

Obituary etiquette? Is there such a thing? There should be. The Chronicle had layoffs, maybe it was in the obit dept.

Briars? You know... des piquons? How do I rid of them forever. I have been clipping them and am full of scratches. I hate to see them grow. How do I kill them?

Thank you friend, for your willingness to participate in criminal activity. Your willingness and expertise, although not needed, is appreciated. He's right... you'll never grow up.

Marriage jokes

Why are hurricanes normally named after women?When they come they're wild and wet, but when they go they take your house and car with them.

Why do men chase women they have no intention of marrying?For the same reason dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving.

Single women claim that all the good men are married, while all married women complain about their lousy husbands.This confirms that there is no such thing as a good man.

Tying the knot ?

Well if you are, good luck to you...haha... just kidding. You can request a free catalogue.... and lady Di , that means you as well. We have no plans in August, and it would give us something to do. We can BBQ, and sing karaoke for the entertainment. You can wed on the dock at the lake, and then jump in. Something real casual, and fun, so you won't cry.

Get your free hamburger

May 24th, at Harvey's, you can get a free original burger from 10:30-3:00 in honor of Harvey's Original Hamburger Day!

In Halifax you can get one at Chain Lake drive, and Harvey's in Bridgewater and New Minas are also participating.
If you are in another province, such as NB, or Alberta, check out those who are participating at the link below.

Stop cooking with cheese!

Well for those who like and do cook with cheese, get this free cheese magazine, free, twice a year. Sure to melt your heart away.

Simply the Best

I already got this sample this year, and cannot reorder, but they are advertising once again. It's simply the best, and box full of goodies from Proctor and Gamble.

Free Hearing aid batteries

The energizer bunny has some free hearing aid batteries to give away.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 21.. free iced coffee 12 to 5pm

~~A refreshing way to enjoy your Tim Hortons coffee!
Drop by your local participating Tim Hortons store on May 21, 2009, and enjoy a new small Iced Coffee for FREE!*
It’s a creamy, sweet blend of Tim Hortons coffee on ice. It’s a refreshing way to enjoy your Tim Hortons coffee!
*No purchase necessary. Limit one small Iced Coffee per customer. Offer valid in Canada only, at participating stores.~~

blog Smog

Mulroney paid taxes on only half of the cash he received in that big fat envelope at the Montreal airport. Am I supposed to be surprised? I think he did pretty good to pay taxes on half. And yes, he should have been paid by cheque, but what the heck...
Oh, flick the TV channel, the magic bullet infomercial is much better.

Speaking of TV.... can you believe that Jon and Kate are having marriage troubles, and he is seeing a 23 year old? Just so hard to believe a marriage would struggle when they only have 8 kids. Imagine the child support. Bet his girlfriend will panic when it's Jon's weekend to have the kids. 8 step-children! Get you sneakers on Chicky, and run in the other direction!

All over Canada tonight, couples will be making more love than usual. Finally there's no hockey game .

Olivieri Pasta.... have you seen the commercial? They keep dirtying their clothes, and seductively removing them. You see the washer and laundry basket. I just found out it was a food commercial and not a Tide to go. Easy to tell she's not married to him, and has no intentions of washing the floor or doing laundry.

I'm Back !

For those who regularly check my blog... I am back. Been busy with soccer, and other stuff. Have missed the littlest and will soon pop in for a visit, but not tonight, as we have soccer again. I have a few posts ready for my blog, and hopefully tonight, I will post them.

Smooth legs for summer

Get your free Venus Goddess Razor...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Conceive Ovulation Test Kit

Here's a conceive test kit, for those of you who would like to. My factory is closed, but I did have a dream of a cute little baby boy, maybe a month old, all snuggled up on me. His parents were late to show up, and I said I would keep him, and adopt him, if need be. In reality, I can think of a couple people whom I would like to see in the family way. One , of course, belongs to my "in-law" family, and the other is the cinnamon girl. I think she could expand on a little spice rack of her own. ha ha.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lululemon Loot

What do ya know? Lululemon finally came out with an canadian online deal and dicount section.

How old are you really?

There's a "real age " test out, free to use, until May 15th.. so give it a try. How old are you, really ??

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Feeling Faint

My sis in law said the other day, " My god ! Guess who called today?***ladidadida****. The sky must be going to fall ! "
Well I thought of her today, when Loverboy waltzed in with a couple roses. He must of got some pointers from the Prince. I darn near fainted.

Card game report

the newest stats for the card games. Women 71% of games won. Men 29%. Our percentage dropped, friggin newphie and his wild cards, and pearly whites.


Nutella.... nut-thing I have ever tried. Gonna get a freee sample. Are you?

Calling all females

Our friends at k-Y are always thinking of us, and have got a super free sample. One you don't want to miss. It's not a lubricant but an arousal gel. Going to take you on a trip, better than Air Canada. Their ad is too cute. Double Trouble and I will be at the post office waiting for this one. LoL.

Happy Mother's day

Happy mother's Day to all mom's reading this. We all have endless chores, love, patience, and healing powers . We love our children more than life itself. When I was a new mom, I couldn't get enough of looking at my sons, studying their faces and bodies, their reactions. I wondered if that need to observe them so much ever went away. it's like a fascination. I now know that it must never go away. One son is now taller than me, and I still marvel at him. It's definitely the most rewarding job on earth.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Happy B-day Sis-in-law

Was by to see the birthday girl tonite, and the Littlest. Just like a new mother, she only remembered her birthday yesterday. What is it they say about having a baby? 9 months up and 9 months down.... It takes your body and brain, nine months to recuperate ( that is debatable, I know) .Our boys made the Littlest giggle and we watched her play. She is very alert and doesn't miss a trick. There is nothing is cuter than a giggling baby, now is there?


Free sample of Emergen-C . Vitamin C water soluable.
US and Canada residents. You can opt to send your friends name in as well, or to send yourself a second sample.

Maple Leaf sucking up

Yes, Maple Leaf is sucking up for their " experiences" .

They are offering a free dozen eggs and an egg poacher with the purchase of any
package of Maple Leaf Fully Cooked Sausages.

You must buy between April 27th and November 30, 2009.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Today's Top Annoying List

#1 Know-it-alls
#2 Useless gov't regulations like locking up your dish detergent
# 3 Subway scrabble game... because the code is sooooo long, like GDMXX8FCTGZHJ.
#4 Upcoming election