Trouble is a Friend of Mine - Lenka

Tuesday, July 5, 2016



Today's earworm


Broken Blog

Sunday, April 10, 2016




Dear visitors, images are showing as broken in most of my posts. Not sure why because all images were uploaded from my computer, I've escalated it to blogger and I'm waiting for their response.

Sound of Silence - Disturbed

Saturday, December 5, 2015



The Lad mentioned this song to me. Disturbed is his favourite group. Best cover of this song I'v ever heard. Sorry everyone else.

Dumb Ways to Die - GoT Edition

Monday, April 13, 2015



From the people who gave us Dumb Ways to Die, here is the Game of Thrones edition.

Tautology is my favourite "ology"

Sunday, April 12, 2015






Defined as the "needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in “widow woman.” Does "salsa sauce" count?

Wouldn't it be better if it was spelled: Tauttaulogy? Just for fun?

You Gotta Eat Here - Roy's Place

Saturday, April 11, 2015



Good and honest on the outside, good, honest food inside [photo]

Continuing the series on eating at the places my sister tells me I gotta eat at after she watches Food Network Canada's "You Gotta Eat Here", here is Roy's Place, Claresholm, Alberta. Recently featured with John Catucci. Owner and Chef, Kieth Carlson, was a Chopped Canada runner-up and he shows why just because you didn't win a competition doesn't mean you aren't a serious and worthy contender.


This is a one pound sticky bun with a scoop of kaluha cream cheese frosting [photo]

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I had the dill pickle soup (bottom right in the above picture) with the steak sandwich. Perfection! Everything was generously portioned, which is wonderful when you're traveling with a gigantor son who's low on blood sugar. The flavours were layered and complex but not pretentious.

It was a bit of a drive but worth it and I'd go back just for the sticky bun. Our server told us they've gone from making a dozen a week to 120. One bun is family sized even if one of those family members is a gigantor son.

Check out Kieth Carlson on Twitter @roysplacerest, catch him on Facebook here and this is his website. Even better, if you're in the area, drop by.


Photo by Sean Emmett

DIY Carrot Clarinet

Thursday, December 4, 2014



Always wanted to play the clarinet but never had one hanging around the house? You're in luck.

Linsey Pollak crafts a clarinet using a carrot, a kitchen funnel, some power tools, a veggie peeler and brings the whole project in under five minutes

Then the magic happens.


 




This is Linsey Pollak's website where you can see and hear what other unusual instruments he's made, like a contra bass clarinet made with a garden hose.

This is his YouTube channel.