Category Archives: MemoryLane

Music Monday – “But I’ll miss you when you’re gone/That is what I do, hey, baby/And it’s going to carry on/That is what I do, hey, baby”

Prince and David Bowie and Gord Downie’s deaths all made an impact on me but Dolores O’Riordan is the first musician I remember dying who was almost exactly my age (she was 46, I’m 44 going on 45.) The Cranberries were a fixture during the late 80’s/early 90’s for myself and a lot of people with […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Go Flames Go! (February 2008)

The Flames won their fifth game in a row tonight to get back into a playoff position (technically, that happened last game which they also won.) Anyhow, I came across this old picture of Pace climbing on his grandparents’ air hockey table and thought that was sorta related to tonight’s good news…

Music Monday – “Here we are now/Entertain us”

I’ve seen this new version of Nirvana’s biggest hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit” described a few different ways – changing all minor keys to major keys, the original being auto-tuned but, as noted in the edit on a Kottke.org post about the new version, it’s a bit more complex than that – the chord progression and […]

Friday Fun Link – Merriam-Webster “Time Traveller” Tells You What Words Were Coined The Year You Were Born

…or any year you enter for that matter.  (h/t to library school colleague, ML)

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – If You Look At The Non-Mobile Version Of This Blog…

…you might notice that I’ve been playing around a wee bit with the design of this blog which, after an update in 2010 when I moved to www.headtale.com has otherwise been basically unchanged since inception. I’ve always liked the very simple basic look of the blog but I’ve added lots of plug-ins and other crap that […]

A Couple Good Articles About Why You Should Give Up Social Media For The New Year

Because of how the timing worked out when I went back to university to complete my MLIS, I was fortunate enough to be able to join Facebook when it was still restricted only to people with educational institution email addresses. (That blog post is dated 2007 but how it’s written makes it pretty clear I […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Pace Sees The *Real* Santa!

Pace has seen the *real* Santa (not those fake mall ones!) three times – once when Santa came to Grandpa and Grandma Hammond’s on Christmas Eve when Pace was probably around two or three years old.  (Coincidentally, that Santa had the same eyeglass frames as a neighbour down the street.) 😉 Once at our house […]

A Few Post-Christmas Thoughts

I can’t find it now but I have a memory that in December 2011, I posted a screen grab of a weather forecast showing +4 for Dec 24, Dec 25 & Dec. 26.  (Here’s one from around the same time on the same subject.)  At any rate, it’s been brutally cold this week and I’m […]

Saturday Snap – Rudolph’s Butthole Shooter Recipe

Shea and I went to a Christmas party, hosted and attended by a few of the couples we met through our seasonal campsite at Echo Lake this year. All of us (well, except one camper who was pregnant this summer but made up for it at the Christmas party!) had occasionally drank shooters while listening […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – When A Garbage Can Is A Tasty Gift (December 2007)

Pace thought so anyhow…