By now, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is old news. You’ve all heard of it, and chances are you’ve already been “nominated” by a “friend” to do the deed — dump the infamous bucket of ice water on your head or risk being labelled a heartless wimp who isn’t willing to become a popsicle for the sake of charity. Thankfully, I don’t have any friends. But that doesn’t mean I can’t issue.
So how long have you had that favourite shirt, sweater, pair of pants? You know what I’m talking about — the one you’ve worn practically every day for the last three years. It’s comfy, it’s cozy, hell, you’ve developed an emotional attachment to it and there’s no way you’re ever going to throw it away. I understand. I’m that way about my socks. Some of my socks have been around.
Steve of Burnt Food Dude started this meme because he wanted everyone to know that he doesn’t hate cats. Since I’ve got lots of cats, I figured I’d join in. Feline Friday is easy to do. All you have to do is post a picture of a cat on your website. It could be a photo of your pet cat, a LOL cat or a drawn picture. Grab the.
How many spam messages have you received today? Wait, I know the answer: Way too many. I hear you. It’s bad enough that spam messages suck up precious kilobytes from our email inboxes, but spammers are also having a field day with our websites. They bombard our inboxes and comment forms like there’s no tomorrow, to the point that one can only wonder: Who the hell are these people and what.
On August 1st, a local shopping centre in Ottawa, Ontario announced the opening of its redesigned food court. The Rideau Centre, which is located one block east of Parliament Hill in the heart of downtown Ottawa, unveiled the new food court as the first major milestone in a $360 M upgrade. What’s so great about the new food court? Well, for one thing, it’s no longer a food court;.
“If you keep making that face, it’ll freeze that way.” Sound familiar? Of course it does. You’ve either heard this hundreds of times when you were a kid or you, yourself, have said it to your own kids. Yes, it’s a little white lie — a white lie meant to get your children to behave and start doing what you want them to do. All parents on this planet we call.
Hold on to your hats. Researchers have conducted yet another study on the health effects of alcohol consumption. In case you didn’t know, alcohol is bad. Except when it’s not so bad. It depends on who’s conducting the research and what year it is. Even-numbered years are bad. Odd-numbered years are good. Given that we’re now in 2014, alcohol now falls on the “you’re-a-dumbass-if-you-drink” side of the health scale..
Meet Vanna. You may remember her from my previous posts, when I first blogged about the tiny white creature that popped out of my hedges at the beginning of July. At the time, this little fur baby had no mommy and no owner to take care of her; she was literally starving to death. Of course, I wasn’t going to have any of that. So I started feeding her, making sure.
You know those days when you just don’t feel like getting up in the morning — when all you want to do is crawl back under the covers and hide from the rest of the world? And those days when everyone gets on your nerves and you’re really not sure why? How about those days when you’re just so overwhelmed by life that you wish you were someone else?.
To say that this year has been eventful is an understatement. So many major news stories dominated the media, it’s been difficult to follow them all. With all these goings on, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you missed some of the important news stories that hit newspapers across North America over the past year. But rest assured, I’m here to bring you up to speed on all those big stories that have a direct.
They say that feral cats are best left outside. To be honest, I’m struggling with this advice. You may remember my post last week, when I introduced you to a (yet-to-be-named) feral kitten that was roaming in my backyard. She was tiny, she was starving and she wasn’t going to last very long without help.
Once upon a time, people started taking pictures of themselves with their smartphones. These photos were called selfies. First, there was the plain old mirror selfie. Then came the duckface selfie, the drinking selfie, the glam selfie, the Snapchat selfie, the butt selfie and of course, the celebrity selfie. But, over time, people posing seductively in front of the bathroom mirror with a duckface and drink in hand became boring.
I made a new friend this weekend. Actually, I made more than one but there’s one that’s more important than the others. This new friend started talking to me last Friday, from behind the hedges surrounding my backyard. I didn’t see his face right away; he was too scared to come and introduce himself. Eventually, though, I did get to meet him face to face although I still don’t know.
I think the world has come to an end. Or at least the world as Brazil knows it. If you haven’t heard the news today, the Brazilian team suffered a crushing defeat at the feet of the Germans in the World Cup semi-final. Final score: 7-1.
It’s party week for North Americans: Two countries are celebrating birthdays and that’s bringing people together for massive drinking and displays of patriotic pride. July 1st was Canada Day and although I neglected to write a Canada Day post on Tuesday, I did celebrate it with friends and family. It was a day of barbecued chicken wings, smores over an open fire and some homegrown fireworks. While the display was.
A study conducted in 2011 by Sports Marketing Surveys, a European research firm, revealed that there are over 60 million golf enthusiasts* in the world. Amazingly, over 29 million of them are in the U.S., with roughly 6 million in Canada. *Definition of a golf enthusiast: someone who plays at least one round of 18 holes per year or practices a few swings on a driving range sometime between January.
Things have been pretty quiet on the Times Squared site lately. The reason? I’m working on migrating my blog and website to WordPress. For a non-techno geek like me, this isn’t simple. In fact, I’ll be thankful if I don’t bring down my whole site in the exercise. So far so good though, and now I’ve reached the point where I need advice and/or feedback — which is why I’m.
This week’s edition of Feline Friday comes with a name: Velcro. Velcro is a 10-week-old kitten that I met during one of my weekly visits to the pet store. Before I go any further, let me say that the pet store that I frequent has a partnership with the local SPCA to find homes for needy felines. Last week, there were a few cats up for adoption, including Velcro, the store’s.
I’m having flashbacks today. No, not hot flashes. Flashbacks. You know the kind where you see random images of yourself as a kid and the way things used to be back in the day. Not sure why this is happening today, but I’ll assume it’s because it’s Throwback Thursday. Regardless, it’s kinda fun thinking about the way my life was 30+ years ago. Not that I’d want to go back, mind.
I haven’t touched arts and crafts for ages. In fact, it’s been over 8 years since I last sat at a table with my daughter to colour, paint, twist or glue items together into some semblance of a craft. I could say it’s because I no longer have the time but the truth is, I’m not very good at it. My talent is limited to accidentally melting objects into weird shapes without realizing that the house is in.