Tuesday, July 9, 2024


 Nothing actually special about this lunch I threw together, except that I liked the colour mix. 

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Multiple birthday parties

Ed Willett and his wife Margaret both had milestone birthdays this week so Ed hosted a party at the Artesian where he sang an hour of songs from his repertoire. Simultaneously, Gerda had her own significant birthday and hosted a gin party to commemorate it. We hit both events. Lovely evening.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Rain again

 Weather keeps promising heat but keeps delivering rain. Got caught in it while driving Fred home. We waited a long while but eventually I just had to bite the bullet and dash for the umbrella and get him inside. 

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Slate opening

 Drove back from Saskatoon in time for the summer show opening at Slate. The streets outside were filled with Rider fans heading to the game. No sense of that inside. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024


Drove to Saskatoon today. Had tickets for preview performance of Hamlet at Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan. William's friend Victoria joined us. The play was skinned as 1920s with some early jazz and period costumes. The pre-show was a Claudius/Gertrude wedding reception with some lessons on how to dance the Charleston. As we had dressed up, we got to sit at one of the close tables for that. Afterwards we went to a very nice Persian cafe for desert. Mike had recommended it, but unfortunately he was out of town this week. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Nothing But Trouble

 William ordered an old dvd for me for Father's Day. It finally arrived. I had never heard of it before; Dan Aykroyd's only film to direct, the 1991 "Nothing But Trouble". This was very strange and somewhat wonderful, but never funny (which is a drawback for a comedy). The dvd itself has a very crude menu and the case explains how to navigate the menu. This might be the earliest dvd I own, printed in 1998. What you see in the phone above is literally the limits of the menu. 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Coffee with Lori

At Lori's house today. Coffee. Admired her lettuce which is growing very well. She gave me a few basil plants. We opened up boxes for her tent to inspect the condition of everything. Two problem poles.