I told my husband about the creative challenge of what can be made from the dollar store. He said he had an idea, but he didn't want to explain it--until last night, when I entered the bedroom and he spoke proudly through a small hole around his mouth: "Honey, Here is my present to you, as nicely wrapped as I could manage. It wasn't easy, but here I am, all yours! And there is still at least half a box left, so I'm guessing this get-up cost about 50 cents or…Continue
I knew today was special when I passed the bicycle rack on the way to the lobby. I've always wanted to try one of these "bonecrusher" bikes.
THE DOLLAR STORE: THE MOVIE
Where everything is a buck, one dollar, 4 quarters, or free, if you can run fast enough out the door with the stuff without getting caught!
On the last Saturday of every month in the late 70's my store in Ottawa Ontario would be filled to the brim with customers looking for the exotic in wear. Corsets, platform shoes, barely there underwear and French maid costumes. For a month or two I was kind of baffled as to what was going on until one night I drove by the Nelson Theatre on Rideau Street.
There, standing in line were a couple hundred people dressed in things your mother told you not to wear. Of…Continue
Tonight is Halloween. When I was the age to trick or treat, I knew the neighbors whose homes I would visit. We talked for weeks about what costume I would wear, what tricks I would do, and what sorts of treats I would like. One year, an elderly man on my block promised me he would stand in his hands. I had mastered standing on my head, but standing on my hands seemed much harder. When I got to his door, I reminded him of his promise. He bent over, put his hands…Continue
Called in to see my mate Lurch today and caught him with his penis out.
He was rubbing shoe polish all over it.
I said to him "daft bugger, you have to turn your clocks back".
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Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
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Flamenco guitar maestro Pavlo entertained Saturday October 29, 2011 at the Zoomer Show.
You can see him again on Sunday Oct. 30 at 12:15 playing in Hall C of the Direct Energy Center on the CNE grounds.
Here is a short clip to whet your appetite:
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Loonie Writer Wednesday Round-Up:What I made from the Dollar Store
Since Zoomers is busy this week we the bloggers have come up with a fun writing challenge called
"What I Made from the Dollar Store"
If you have a recipe you have made with ingredients from the Dollar Store- or some craft or other…
Guns don’t kill people
is what it says on bumper stickers
so I guess it’s we who dropped the bombs
and predator drones don’t fly alone.
Some would say that war is rational
diplomacy by other means
no different than the thought one gives
to difficult treaty…
In the middle of a discussion of Occupy Wallstreet on Facebook, I found myself defending my generation. One opponent insisted that those of us in our 60's or “from the 60's” - odd how that’s mostly the same group – have become “the man.” This woman stated that we’re not green enough to claim any credibility.
I found myself listing my “green creds” and when I looked them over – they’re not just “green creds” they’re…Continue
Wegman's Food Markets is recalling 5,000 pounds of pine nuts sold in the bulk foods department of its stores on the east coast between July 1 and Oct. 18, citing possible salmonella contamination- October 27th, 2011."
Last week we…Continue
Ok. President Obama announced the the Iraq War is now officially over and our troops will be home for the holidays.
Did we "win"?
We did get Saddam and replace him with something else. Instead of a dictator there is now a Prime Minister and a Parliament of sorts. On the other hand everyone still has plenty of guns - Sadrists, Sunnis and Kurds are all…Continue
Years ago I went to visit a good friend in Knoxville Tennessee for a long weekend. Yes, Linda bravely went to the bible belt because of friendship and curiosity. In those days when I traveled, I would bring enough paraphernalia to clothe the entire state even though my clothing was probably not state regulation. On the second day I was taken to the lovely tourist town of Gatlinburg which…Continue