Computer Shopping at Future Shop
Thursday August 21st 2008, 9:58 am

Yesterday I went shopping for a new LCD monitor. I have been having difficulty reading my non-LCD five year old monitor for some time now, but I kept putting off getting a new one. The prices for anything electronic are getting cheaper and better but if I kept waiting for a better deal, I would never buy one. I thought that because school will be starting soon, there will be good sales around. I did some price comparisons in the weekly flyers, and decided that a 20″ widescreen would meet my needs. The make didn’t make any difference to me as long as the price was in the $200. to $250. range.

Give Me A Good British Crime Novel Over Any Blockbuster Movie Thankyou
Thursday July 24th 2008, 1:27 pm

I love to read and my favourite books are British crime novels. Recently I read Ian Rankin’s first novel about detective John Rebus, which was written many years ago and has been developed into a series of novels by Mr. Rankin. I must have read at least one of his novels over the years but I can’t recall which one. Ian Rankin is one of the best writers in the British crime novel genre. He has written several books other than the Rebus detective novels, but I decided to start reading all of those and progress to the others such as The Flood, Watchman and Westwind.

Pictures of My Las Vegas Trip
Tuesday June 17th 2008, 12:13 pm

I have downloaded 40 pictures of my trip to Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon out of the 310 pictures I took during the trip. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the casinos because cameras aren’t allowed.


Las Vegas is Amazing
Monday June 16th 2008, 7:59 pm

My daughter and I are back from our trip to Las Vegas the first of week of June, and I can see why it is one of the top vacation destinations. The pictures I saw of it before I left didn’t do it justice, it was amazing, excessive and flashy. We stayed at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel on Las Vegas Blvd. It is an older hotel and the area we stayed on the fifteenth floor was dated, but it is kept very clean. The most important thing is it’s central location on the Las Vegas strip. We were in Las Vegas for seven days and we spent most of our time walking, so being central was very important.

Spring, Weight Watchers and Costco
Friday March 21st 2008, 12:57 pm

Yesterday was the first day of spring and although it doesn’t feel like spring yet, the weather can only get better in the next few weeks and months. I am looking forward to doing some gardening and going to the cottage in April and May. We had rain yesterday, so there is very little snow left on the ground. We are now waiting for the temperatures to warm up here in Canada’s Ocean Playground, which is Nova Scotia.

Our Blocked Sewer
Wednesday March 19th 2008, 9:34 am

I love that today is the last day of winter and spring will start tomorrow. I don’t like winter and could live without snow, even though I know it is necessary. By comparison to most of eastern Canada, the Halifax area didn’t have such a bad winter. The snow started earlier than normal, but we avoided most of the heavy snow which other areas received. We actually had no snow on the ground until last week, when we got 10 to 15 cm, which is still there due to the colder than normal temperatures recently.

Brightening February
Monday February 04th 2008, 11:57 am

It is another sunny and seasonally mild day here on the east coast of Canada in Nova Scotia, and all the snow has melted. I would be naive to assume that we won’t be getting any more snow or cold weather this winter, as we are only at the half way mark, but we can only hope it won’t be too severe. Our groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam, didn’t see his shadow on Saturday, which could be a good sign. This is the third year in a row that he hasn’t seen it, and we had good weather during the remainder of those winters. We had an early start to our winter weather this year, but we have been lucky to have avoided some of the bad weather which hit other parts of the Maritimes and Canada since Christmas.

Television This Winter Season
Thursday January 10th 2008, 2:10 pm

It appears that the 2008 television season will be a wash out of most of my favourite programs until the writers strike is settled. There may not be any new episodes of my favourites until next year. It is unfortunate timing because the winter is the best time to watch television. I will miss new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost and Prison Break. There are more shows on television that I have never seen than I have seen, but I don’t plan on wasting my time watching reruns of them, especially during the prime time of 9:00 to 11:00 pm.

Pictures from Thailand
Friday January 04th 2008, 2:30 pm

My son recently sent me about a hundred pictures of himself and his girlfriend, Babe, in Thailand, where they both live. Most of the pictures were taken while they were on vacation around Bangkok on the Chopraya River, at the Lop Buri sunflower fields, at Hua Hin and Kho Phi Phi beaches, and at the Loy Kratong festival. I put a few of them on my blog this week, and printed all of them for my photo album. Pictures of sunny, warm places are nice to look at while we freeze in Canada.


2008 Doesn’t Sound Good
Wednesday January 02nd 2008, 1:32 pm

For me, 2007 was a good year, with the exception of the weight I gained. I have made a good start in that department for 2008 by joining Weight Watchers. I have a good feeling that I will stick with it in 2008. It is easy to make a New Years resolution to lose weight when I already started it a few months ago, and I still feel good about it.