Category Archives: Photo

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – The Best Haircut Ever?

When I was working for the Writers Guild of Alberta, we ended up getting into a “Who has the worst (and therefore best!) ID photo?” discussion during one pub night. A young writer I knew pulled out his student ID (which, tellingly, he still carried even though he was no longer a student) and I knew […]

Saturday Snap – Sometimes I Have A Pretty Cool Job #LibraryAsCommunityLivingRoom

Like getting to teach one of our young regulars how to play chess with the oversized chess board that my branch recently borrowed from Central library. Then after seeing how quickly he picked up the game, watching as he went on to teach a few of our other young regulars over the past couple days.

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – My Storytelling Outfit?

I was looking back and realised that the shirt and pants I wore to tell stories to some kids in a summer reading program two years ago… …are the same ones I wore this past summer. (I have no photographic evidence of what I wore for the school visit in summer 2015 but I suspect it […]

Saturday Snap – Sk8r Kidz

How did our nine year old become a teenager? And of course his little sister idolizes him and if brother’s a skateboarder, she’s a “skateboarder friend”…

Friday Fun Link – What The Mall Looked Like in 1989

  This post is half Throwback Thursday and half Friday Fun Link. It features cassettes!  Acid Wash Jeans!  Big Hair!  And somebody who looks like I looked in 1989 (okay, the pic is 1991) leaning against a brick wall. It’s a pictoral history of the American Mall in 1989!

Kansas Representative’s Son Dabs at Swearing In Ceremony

Saw this on /r/facepalm but personally I think this is pretty funny (of course, I’ve got a nine year old son so I know what dabbing is and I see it every time he accomplishes pretty much anything – “Did something cool in a video game” <dab>, “Flip a quarter-full water bottle so it lands on […]

Saturday Snap – Great Photo of the Kids with Grandpa & Grandma

It’s amazing how having everyone looking at the camera *and* catching two kids smiling at the same time helps make a decent photo!

Music Monday – “An old man said to me, won’t see another one/And then he sang a song, The rare old mountain dew/I turned my face away/And dreamed about you”

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about getting older, life, and mortality the past year in a variety of ways – from unexpected illness (Gord Downie) and death (Prince, David Bowie) of relatively young celebrities to the death of my Aunt Verna who is my first aunt or uncle to die out of my […]

Saturday Snap – My Favourite Christmas Tradition?

One of Shea’s and my Christmas traditions is that we go out for lunch together without kids (usually) sometime in December to a place where we can have a good meal and possibly a pint or other refreshing beverage as well. We were both off yesterday so decided to visit the Rochdale Leopold’s (I’d been before […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Bailey’s (December 2006)

This is a (very popular) classmate pouring shots of Bailey’s for everyone before our final Genealogy class in library school back in 2006. I think it was a morning class so I don’t know if that makes it better or worse that we were drinking at 8am before class started – it is Bailey’s after […]