Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bob & Doug MacKenzie Beer (Take Off Eh!!)

Wobbly Pop!! In honour of Dave Thomas' (1/2 of the duo Bob & Doug McKenzie) appearance this Friday at North Bay's Capitol Centre with his brother (Ian Thomas), I present a very Canadian thing: the Stubbie beer bottle!!

The Brick Brewing Company from Kitchner, Ontario has revived an old favourite, Red Cap Ale.

Red Cap Ale was Canada's most popular beer in the 50s and 60s, owning almost half the market at one point. Brick Brewing Company Ltd re-introduced the brand in the popular stubby bottle in 2002. (Stubbies are a Canadian thing!!)

In honour of Bob & Doug McKenzie's 24 (pronounced two-four) anniversary of their big screen debut in Strange Brew, Jim Brickman and the Brick Brewing Company released limited edition Stubby bottles of Red Cap Ale.

Take Off Eh To the Great White North!!

Near Xmas, I might post the Canadian version (actually Bob & Doug's) of the Twelve Days of Christmas!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tagged - I'm it! (Downtown late at night)

I have been tagged by both Neva in Iverness, Illinois (USA) and PaB in Baziège, Midi Pyrénées, France.


These are the rules.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.

2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.

3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

Here's 8 Random Facts about me:

1. I don't like to follow the rules.

2. I'm going to break rule# 3 above - (I won't be tagging others - it's just something I do (same as email notes that get passed around) - I will read and respond back to the individuals who have taken the time to write/include me but I almost never pass anything on.

3. I am a Toronto Maple Leafs fan - which I think makes me an eternal optimists - fans of the NHL will know what I mean while fellow Leaf fans having been sharing my pain since 1967.

4. I have eclectic musical tastes (click on some of the songs on the left - the Deezer service allows visitors to listen to songs you have chosen - thanks to PaB for having this on his site which piqued my interest). I have tried to have Canadian music displayed (except for the One Tin Soldier by Coven - this song was originally done by the Canadian group Original Caste but no recording was available on the site). The Stompin' Tom Connors song is an unofficial hockey anthem - it gets played a lot at rinks in Canada!

5. I love chocolate & cheese but not together!

6. I love books.

7. I am not a fan of reality TV except for sporting events - though sometimes the announcers are a bit of a pain to listen to.

8. I love snowstorms and cold winter days when the mercury dips below -40°C.


9. (see fact# 1 why there is nine and not eight) - I really enjoy the DailyPhotoBlog - lots of fun but sometimes too distracting!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunset over New Hospital Construction

Work stopping for the day as the sun sets over the cranes working on the new North Bay District Hospital along Hwy 17.