Monday, November 30, 2015

Edmonton is the City of Champions Once Again!

Here's Mike Reilly, quarterback of the Edmonton Eskimos, hoisting the Grey Cup in victory after yesterday's game! Edmonton won the championship game 26-20, although the Ottawa Redblacks certainly didn't make it easy by taking an early first quarter lead.

Looking forward to the victory parade here in Edmonchuk in a couple of days or so!

P.S. Mayor Iveson and City Council -- it's time to restore our signs and put the slogan back!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's Grey Cup Sunday!

Great news! For the first time in 10 years, the Edmonton Eskimos are playing for the Grey Cup! YAY!

Today the Eskies square off against the Ottawa Redblacks for the Canadian Football League championship. The big game is being played in Winnipeg at the Blue Bombers' beautiful new stadium which is located on the grounds of my old alma mater, the University of Manitoba.

Edmonton is always careful to emphasize that our team is called "the Eskimos" because Edmonton is so friggin' cold in the wintertime, rather than the team being directly named for the Inuit First Nation. To reinforce this "weather connection," the football club never uses human imagery in its marketing . . . hence, polar bears and the Double EE logo. However, calls are quite rightly getting louder for the team to change its culturally insensitive name, coming from such prominent organizations as the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (Incidentally, my suggestion for a new name is "the Edmonton Edge," so the team can sound modern and keep the Double EE logo).

"The Redblacks" are so named because historically, Ottawa was a forestry town with log booms on the river and pulp & paper mills on the shore. And of course, Canadian lumberjacks stereotypically wore red-and-black plaid shirts and jackets . . . hence the Redblack name and their sawmill blade logo. Hey, nice tuque as well, eh?

Well, gotta go now and find our foam fingers in the storage room before game time on TV. As a prairie girl and an Edmontonian, you know for whom I must cheer. And this may be one of the last times this phrase will still be used . . . .


Friday, November 27, 2015

A Supersized Tribute -- You Want Fries With That?

Who doesn't love McDonalds?

Who doesn't love working at McDonalds?

Who doesn't love eating at McDonalds?

Who doesn't love going through the drive-thru in the middle of the night?

Who doesn't cheer for Ronald McDonald in a fight to the death against any other fast food spokesperson?

It's like he's a . . . a . . . superhero or something! The Mighty McThor!

Okay, admittedly, that went too far. Sorry.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Crazy Cat Ladies, Yay!

One of the very first blog posts I ever wrote concerned my ambition to be a Crazy Cat Lady some day. Alas, I am not any closer to achieving that ambition now, seven years later. If anything, I'm further away as I no longer even have one cat since Her Royal Highness departed for Kitty Cat Heaven.

But a girl's gotta dream. One day, this will be me --

So, anybody got any spare cats?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ugh. Proselytizers.

Everyone is entitled to their religious beliefs, but I hate it when they come to the door in an attempt to convert us. They're getting cleverer every day too --

Now in an attempt to gain better access to us, some denominations are using critters to do the proselytizing!

But the problem is that wildlife often have their OWN religious agendas that are completely different . . . .

Gawd, even fictional beings are getting in on the act!

But cats know that the last laugh is on all of them bastids.

Friday, November 20, 2015

A New Low For This Blog

I don't know why, but I've always found urinals inherently funny. So before the opportunity gets pissed away, it's time to flush out a few urinal LOLs -- hey, just shake it off, man!

And what the hell, this is not entirely on topic but while we're laughing about bodily functions, here's a special shart LOL just for you, Pickleope --

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


If you see only one movie this year, make it this movie. It's the best film My Rare One and I have seen in a long, long time! Christopher Plummer gives the performance of a lifetime.

Seriously, see it.