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On friends

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

You know you have great friends when you ask them to wish you luck and they don an assortment of lucky charms, necklaces and underwear in your honour.

When animals are awesome

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The animals are making me happy these days.

First up, I give you dramatic eagle!

Next is happy sloth in box! I dare you to try to be miserable and look at this image at the┬ásame time. Can’t be done.

Courtesy of Icanhazcheezburger

And finally, images of wildlife in Africa that *might* convince me to hang an animal photo on the wall, though I’m still far away from the Wolf-face bedspread.

http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/photography/bn/nb.html

Enjoy.

That was not a random act of kindness!

Friday, November 12th, 2010

When I opened my green bin last night to fill it for pick-up, something was knocking around in the bottom. Some thoughtful neighbour thought my empty and clean green bin was a great place to toss their full bag of dog shit. Must have been while it was still at the curb last week.

Good thing I keep my green bin outside and it’s been cold enough at night to keep it in a solid state.

Who does that??

Moon

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Finally got around to watching Moon – a small budget film from 2009 that got lots of buzz at Sundance and at TIFF.

Sam Bell is 2 weeks away from the end of his contract as the solo engineer/astronaut for a energy mining operation on the far side of the moon. His only company is the tethered robot, GERTY. He’s tired and starts to see things and then he gets into an accident. When he wakes up, there’s someone else on the base with him.

I loved the quiet and somewhat old timey feel of the movie (definitely some 2001 in there), and Sam Rockwell carries the story very well. He’s likable and quirky. The writing is solid too.

Once again proving that you don’t need $100 million to tell a story worth telling.