Category Archives: MemoryLane

Friday Fun Link – The Definitive Ranking of Every Tragically Hip Song

Lots to argue with here but points for even trying to make this list (the author strikes on an interesting conceit to make it work, grouping songs thematically to count them down.)

Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Joan!

I had the honour of attending the 80th birthday of my Aunt Joan with various other family members at The Keg last night. Aunt Joan is the fifth of my dad’s family of ten siblings to reach this milestone (unfortunately, the sibling who would be next in line to reach this milestone¬†passed away last year¬†so […]

Music Monday – “Put out my lawn chair/Watching the sun arising/Evening comes/I’m watching the sun go down” #saskatchewan #sask #camping #provincialparks #summer #echovalley #fortquappelle

I’ve finally had time to go through all the pictures (2000+!) that I took over the course of the entire summer and winnow them down to a handful of favourites. That’s still more than most people should have to sit through at a single sitting so what I did was create a long slideshow with […]

Friday Fun Link – “Google.com” Was Registered Twenty Years Ago Today

At the time, I never thought I’d leave AltaVista, which is retroactively recognized as the “Google of Its Time“.

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Another One Bites The Dust (February 2016)

I have no idea what the odds are but we’ve had not one but two vehicles written off after being hit while parked on the street in front of our house. The most recent was in February of 2016… I got rear ended again last week while stopped at a crosswalk but luckily, this time […]

Over Ten Years Later…

…it’s crazy that people in library school are still reading my blog for fun and profit. (The question below was posted on a FB page for FIMS students/alum, another alum tagged me but before I could even dig around too much to look for the post this person wanted, another student chimed in with a […]

Music Monday – “I spent my days working, spent my nights drinking, howling at the moon/Screaming for the days when you were coming back, no couldn’t come too soon/Couldn’t come too soon”

Another thing that made our summer so amazing was the non-stop music… …that we played from morning to night (okay, Shea’s not as big of a music fan as I am and occasionally asked for some peace and quiet to read her book!) Above is a graph of how many individual songs I played each […]

10 Reasons Why Taking A Seasonal Camp Site Led To Me Having One of the Best Summers of My Life!

It could’ve easily gone the other way. If we’d had a rainy summer, if we had neighbours who played loud rap until all hours of the morning (nothing against rap – just not my idea of campground music), if we hadn’t been able to get out to our site as much as we did, if […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Bridge Between Katepwa and Mission Lakes (Aug 30, 2009)

I’ve always liked this photo taken from a boat in the channel between Katepwa and Mission Lakes in the Qu’Appelle Valley. Not bad for an iPhone 3G camera…  

Music Monday – “All summer long we’ve both been free/Won’t be long til summer time is through/Summer time is through”

One of the most poignant episodes of The Simpsons is “Season of 4 ft 2” which tells the story of the Simpsons family taking a summer vacation to the lake. Lisa, who’s usually an outcast nerd, ends up befriending a group of cool kids while Bart, who normally has a large circle of friends, is […]