Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Peter and I took the van in for an oil change today. The car dealership is in a seemingly decent part of downtown Victoria. We dropped off the car and walked two blocks, crossing a tourist-trap street known as "Antique Row". I had spotted a little restaurant called Bubby Rose's that I thought might be a good place for breakfast. It was too noisy so we didn't go in. We headed back in the direction of the dealership. In the first block we came up behind a man who turned his back and proceeded to piddle against a wall. We approached the corner at the same time as three rough-looking kids. Two girls and one boy, they were probably in their late teens or early twenties. They looked 'Goth' -- rings through the lips and tattoos. One girl was pulling a shopping cart that was loaded with sleeping bags, blankets and miscellaneous clothing. This is the city core.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This is rare. Unheard of, actually. Debra at the Deblog challenges all comers to beat her time at the Set Puzzle every Saturday. I played regularly for about two years and was consistently pounded. Not just outdone, my times are usually quite embarrassing. I'm not good at this game; I over-think it. Eventually I slunk away, leaving it to the big kids. This Saturday when I visited Debra's page it looked like she was all alone with the game (usually I'll see at least five or six times posted there). I thought I'd give her the pleasure of once again humiliating me. Hah! Every dog has her day and yesterday was this b****'s day!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Look What Was Delivered Today!

Debra Hamel had a contest at Book Blog and I was one of the winners! I'm absolutely thrilled. I can't remember the last time I won anything. Isn't free stuff wonderful?!

Thank you, Debra and thank you Hachette Books!

Got a kick out of the company name posted on this van!