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Game 7 on etsy

June 10th, 2009

This Friday is Game 7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings showdown for the Stanley Cup. I thought I’d look for some related items on etsy as I count down the hours to the game… and voilà!

  1. Stanley Cup Brooch by touchthedutch
  2. Detroit Red Wings Hand Stamped Necklace by kennebugboutique
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins Panty by woopsydaisies
  4. Hockey Mom Earrings by emfly
  5. Hockey Skate Bootie by creativepastimes
  6. Detroit Red Wings Mosaic Belt Buckle by gardencandy
  7. Mario Lemieux Print by AutumnAndEve

So I don’t actually care too much who wins the Cup, but I do have a bit of a soft spot for Sid the Kid… here’s a fun snapshot from a couple of years ago:

We went to Punta Cana for our friends’ wedding, and Crosby was at the same resort — nice kid.

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My name is Emily…

June 7th, 2009

… and I’m a cereal-holic. Pictured above are the nine types in my cupboard today.

I grew up in a traditional and strict household. Recently, it dawned on me how hilariously stark the contrast was between the rules we had to follow and just how much free rein we had over one single thing: breakfast. Plainly put, we ate a LOT of crap: Lucky Charms, Count Chocula, Apple Jacks, Alpha-bits… you name it — if it was sugar-coated, we ate it!

A few fond childhood cereal memories:

  • Cap’n Crunch — loved this stuff, but ended up dropping it because it tore up the roof of my mouth everytime I ate it.
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch — got this a couple of times, but it was too sweet even for me. Whew!
  • Mini Wheats — See below…

  • Cheerios — Bohhhh-ring! My sister devised a terrific way to sweeten them up: after pouring them into milk, we’d sprinkle Quik chocolate milk powder over them. (We had to be careful not to inhale the powder as we ate it, or a coughing attack would ensue.) After all the cereal was done? Chocolate milk!!
  • Cocoa Puffs — I loved these dearly… I had to take a break from them at one point after my uncle pointed out that they looked just like rabbit poo. Ew.

I think I make some slightly more responsible cereal choices these days… though I have to admit, the Rice Krispies you see pictured above were bought with the express reason of making squares, heh heh.

Got any cereal favourites, anecdotes or memories?

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Bumblebee rescue!

June 6th, 2009

This past Tuesday, John and I saved a bumblebee from certain death… Pamela Anderson would be proud.

  • 11:54 a.m. — Bumblebee enters my office through storm window hole and proceeds to buzz loudly, trying frantically to get back out. Off and on, over the next 6 hours, he continues to try.
  • 5:26 p.m. — John gets home from work. Buzzing has ceased, so I figured the bee had found its way out.
  • 5:37 p.m. — I notice the bee on the office carpet, crawling along, looking entirely spent and exhausted. I run to find something to pick him up with, but when I get back, he’s gone.
  • 5:43 p.m. — John spots the bee back on the window sill… He covers one end of a toilet paper roll and tries to ‘guide’ the bee back to one of the storm window holes. But the fatigued bee won’t leave.

  • 5:51 p.m. — After several failed attempts to coax the bee to fly out… John covers the open end of the roll with paper, and we scurry to our balcony. Again, the bee wouldn’t fly away on his own, so John ‘pours’ him out onto the table. We watch as the bee just sits there.
  • 6:02 p.m. — We figure the guy’s probably famished, so John pours some honey onto a piece of paper and places it in front of the patient… the bee goes to TOWN (as you can see from the video). He drinks for the next couple of hours; at one point, I think he is probably drunk.
  • 8.17 p.m. — We go back out for the dozenth time to check on him, and the bee is gone… Woohoo!

photo by John Bagnell

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