Published November 27, 2011
blogs , technology
Tags: blogs, Canada, Darth Vader, Edmonton, exhibition, Identities, Montreal, Star Wars, Technabob, technology
There’s a new exhibition featuring some pretty interesting Star Wars stuff coming to Canada in 2012. It’s called Star Wars: Identities. You will apparently get to know the characters of the Star Wars saga “on a whole new level”. Whatever that may mean, the poster and teaser trailer they released sure are compelling.
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Published January 2, 2011
blogs , technology
Tags: blogs, city, eco tourism, green, Green Guide, green ideas, Montreal, Re-Nest, technology, tourist
Population: 1,906,811, Greater Montreal metropolitan area 3,814,700
Green Cred: Great green places to stay, places to visit, and sustainable development.
Montreal is a mix of different cultures. Québecois (French Canadians) mix in with Anglophone Canadians to form a vibrant city, one that is filled with a great nightlife and things to do. Montreal is Canada’s second most populous city and French is the main language, spoken by over 59% of the population, but you’ll have no trouble navigating around in English. As the metropole of Québec and one of the largest cities in Canada, you’ll find a bunch of activities and things to do for the green-minded tourist.
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via Elsiane's Blog
I just love the song Vaporous on their album Hybrid. For a long time, my roommate and I discussed if Elsieanne’s (the vocalist) voice was modified for her songs with computers. In the end, parts of the songs she sings as part of Elsiane (the band) sound too perfect during some pitches to be natural.
Published February 13, 2008
storytree , writing
Tags: Canada, dog, French bulldog, Montreal, Puppy, Quebec, Spike, storytree, writing
I wasn’t really prepared to get my puppy in December 2004. I had to drive over a 1000km to pick him up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We drove back through Ontario because the streets were better plowed. I had a little doggie with me and he was cute. I had chosen the dominant puppy of the litter. He was the biggest and most energetic, and I knew that possibly he would be a handful.
When I finally got my French Bulldog puppy that I had aptly named Spikees or Spike for short, he cried a bit because I kept him in a box in the bathroom. There was no way that I was going to clean up his business from our marvelous Brazilian red wood floors.
At the time, I was working from home. I needed the company and the exercise. I had wanted to get a Frenchie for about 15 years, ever since I had first learned of the breed in a book I had read.
I knew that Frenchies are a handful at home and will chew through some furniture. I got the idea of lightly spraying some cayenne pepper on the plants and the bottom of the furniture so that he wouldn’t chew on it. I gave him some cardboard boxes to chew. Since then, he’s always had massive fun destroying the cardboard boxes that I gave him.
Almost three years later, Spike is a maturing Frenchie. He’s house trained and amicable, loving the company of other people and other dogs. He always wants to play with other doggies. He still gets his boxes that he loves to shred. He has less energy than back when he was a puppy. That’s actually a good thing. He was all over the place when he was a puppy.
He has this funny quirk of liking to perch himself on top of high things. If he could climb bookshelves, I’m sure I would come home to find it on top of one. For now, he perches himself on top of the sofa, on the end of one side. He perches himself on top of the large mass of cushions that are all massed together. He’s a funny little critter.
One of my photos of the Atwater Market of my Subaru WRX STI and another Subie got included in the Schmap guide. Check it out!