Monday, December 01, 2014

Bohemian Rhapsody

"You have to arrange Bohemian Rhapsody," I told Dave Moyer. It took him several years, but he did it. And we played it yesterday.

It may have been the high point of my musical life.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Farewell to the Urban Inukshuk

Remember my Urban Inukshuk?

He's been inside endangering our dinner guests for almost 6 years.

But now because he was day 4 on my 30-day De-Cluttering Challenge, he is gone. All that is left is this animated gif.

I have to admit that I still have the karaoke machine, the video camera and the Beta-max recorder.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Watching a building blow up

I'm happy to report that we managed to get up on time to see the end of the Sir John Carling Building.

So did many other people.

And when it happened, it was startlingly. Boom and then it came down.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Moving a scooter

A big flatbed truck was parked on Somerset Avenue this evening. I don't know where it is going, but that must be a heavy scooter.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Uses for binder clips: Coping with a dead microwave

Toque on a teapot
If you have a spare microwave oven, you might consider giving it to my sad, tea-drinking friend. Do you see the arrangement he has had to make to keep his tea warm?

As you can see, he is resourcefully adaptable. But this arrangement is not going to help him if he wants to warm up a slice of pizza in a hurry or cook a potato in 5 minutes.

And while we're on this topic, perhaps we can start a movement to convince the Americans that there is a common Canadian expression about putting a toque on a teapot. I welcome your thoughts on how it would be phrased and what it might mean.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Take what you need

These signs were posted on Queen Street West in Toronto on Tuesday. Very close to where a camera operator was videotaping actors dressed like New York City police officers talking to a person dressed as a civilian.

Somebody or somebodies took "love" and something else from the first sign. And somebody or somebodies took "healing", "happiness" and something else from the second sign.

I would like to know what the something else was that was taken from both signs. I suspect it is something I might need myself.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Frosty the Cheeseman

I am proud to announce that I have created my first Instructable. It is my attempt to tell others how they too can make a tasty melting cheese treat that starts out looking like a snowman. While my version has innovations that others may not have tried, I am far from the original inventor of the melting cheese snowman.

Original Version: Charles Phoenix's Test Kitchen.

Instructable: Frosty the Cheeseman