Morning folks! As usual, our timing is somewhat off, given that growing season is coming to an end, but we just wanted to give a shout-out to Nadine S-K and her new blog page, cookiebuxton.com, aimed at fellow spare-time gardeners and anyone who enjoys looking at, and talking about, things that grow. Nadine brings seasoned prose and a keen photographer's eye to her subject that many of you will enjoy. Click on the link below and check it out for yourself...
Good morning to you all. Here's an interesting and hilarious observation of the double jeopardy aging boomers face (the others, of course, not us !). Thanks to Peter W. for sending on this chuckle...
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD?
WELL.....YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE!
I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST.
I NOTICED HIS DENTAL DIPLOMA ON THE WALL. IT BORE HIS FULL NAME.
SUDDENLY I REMEMBERED. IT ALL CAME FLOODING BACK. A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO.
COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON ALL THOSE YEARS AGO?
UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT. THIS BALDING, GREY-HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY-LINED FACE WAS FAR TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE.
AFTER HE FINISHED EXAMINING MY TEETH, I WAS UNABLE TO STOP MYSELF FROM ASKING HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MILES MAC HIGH SCHOOL .
"YES, YES I DID. I'M A BUCKEYE," HE BEAMED WITH PRIDE.
'WHEN DID YOU LEAVE TO GO TO UNIVERSITY?' I ASKED
HE ANSWERED, "IN 1974. WHY DO YOU ASK?"
'YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!' I EXCLAIMED.
HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.
"WHAT DID YOU TEACH?!!"
Born In ‘74!
Melanie Jane Chisholm, Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
Kevin Duran, Canadian Actor
Kate Moss, Model (Calvin Klein)
Steve Nash, Canadian born basketball star for NBA's Phoenix Suns
Kimbo Slice, mixed martial artist
Jenna Jameson, porn star
Victoria Beckham, Spice Girl Posh
Penelope Cruz, actress
Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, rocker
Steve-O, TV personality, Jackass star
Hilary Swank, actress
Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skier and Olympic gold medalist
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
Ryan Phillippe, actor
Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot
Jimmy Fallon, actor and comedian
Chris Pronger, NHL defenceman (Team Canada Oly-1998)
Dale Earnhardt Jr, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)
Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
Meg White, drummer (The White Stripes)
Ryan Seacrest, television host
It Happened In '74
Inflation continued to spiral out of control around the world, reaching 11.3% in the USA and 12.6% in Canada, as the global recession deepened. The famous skeleton of "Lucy", who lived between 3 and 3.9 million years ago is discovered in Ethiopia . More and more smaller digital based consumer products appear in stores and the earliest forms of Word Processors appear which resemble a typewriter more than a computer. After the findings of the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign from office.