Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mixed up

 Som Sabadell flashmob, Enjoy !

The iconic pen !!!  BIC Cristal for her apparently writes for up to two kilometers.   I never knew that the classic BIC pen was called the BIC Cristal
But when you try and sell these pens on Amazon, the comments get silly.
Also at Amazon the Playmobil security-checkpoint, what every child needs!
 And everybody needs White Face Paint  which you can put on while you are using
    your new  DVD Rewinder
         Avery economy binder with 1-inch round ring, black
            TractionSocks non-slip organic cotton socks- value pack of three pairs; which you may need if you are using the Passion Natural Water-Based Lubricant - 55 Gallon

A website devoted to the worst things for sale
English slang dictionary and another dictionary, more Ads though.

So we have this iconic Canadian image. An article in the Tyee exposes the true story behind it.

     Mary Greyeyes being blessed by her native Chief  prior to leaving
 for service in the CWAC September 29, 1942   Image

She died on March 5, 1963 in a plane crash

crazy  -  walkin' after midnight   -  She's got you   -   I fall to pieces

Extreme Knitting, Jolly Green Giant style!

 Norman Borlaug, Plant Scientist Who Fought Famine, Dies at 95
 Norman Borlaug  (short video about his early life) he got a Nobel prize hear his speech

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

Sharecroppers of the Sea,
As Alaska's deadliest catches become more regulated, "slipper skippers" exploit those who actually fish.

The folks living on the Falkland Islands  or Islas Malvinas , choose your poison; got to vote for their destiny, and they voted to stay with the British commonwealth.  I liked this phrase about the situation there, very apt: It is like two bald guys arguing over a comb.

Mercator puzzle. (Place the countries, where they belong. They will change to green when placed correctly)

Nikon Lens manufacture
Leica Lenses

When Bill met Shelley: No disability could keep them apart

The Battle We Didn't Choose

 Cease and desist order: Canned unicorn meat  Only in America! would this happen. Probably better than "Pink Slime"

Panoramio slideshow

Monkey me

Monkey me

Some of the things that keep me out of trouble

I am involved in numerous environmental groups throughout the Tri-Cities area, I manage the Hoy Scott Watershed Societies,(HSWS) salmon hatchery, and keep the volunteers up to date with a Blog
I am also involved with the Maple Creek Streamkeepers,(MCS).

I have an interest in the history of British Columbia, especially the preservation of the Riverview Hospital site.
Which includes the rebuilding of Finnies Garden with a dedicated group of volunteers.
I love the history and ecology of Minnekhada Park, and have done extensive research on its previous owners.
The elusive, though extensive history of the Pitt River which includes Pitt Lake and the Upper Pitt River is slowly being gathered together, for a future book. Much of this area now includes the Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, which another group that I am involved in the Burke Mountain Naturalists,( BMN ) worked hard to create for future generations to enjoy.
I like to hike around the area taking pictures, here is a small portion of them in Panoramio and also Flickr

Patricia Gaspar, is a dear, artist friend who has a Blog with a small portion of her work.
. Some of the history of the Coquitlam area, I share in my Coquitlamites Blog.

And I really like the music of Eva Marie Cassidy

Still laughing

Still laughing

Crystal Falls

South Slope / Sterling Loop trails

View South Slope-Sterling Loop trails in a larger map

Knots and Splices

Create some Knots and then, make your own Laneyards

Some free books from Internet Archive

Knots, ties and splices; a handbook for seafarers, travellers, and all who use cordage; with historical, heraldic, and practical notes (1884)

The use of ropes and tackle (1922)

A huge guide for sailors of old. The kedge-anchor, or, Young sailors' assistant :

appertaining to the practical evolutions of modern seamanship, rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging, and other miscellaneous matters, applicable to ships-of-war and others ; illustrated with seventy engravings ; also tables of rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvas ... &c relative to every class of vessels (1883)

Macrame design, with instructions .. (1912)

Rope and twine information (1917)

American wire rope catalogue and hand book (c1913)

Full instructions in the art of crepe paper rope basket weaving (1922)

Modern flax, hemp and jute spinning and twisting ; a practical handbook for the use of flax, hemp, and jute spinners, thread, twine, and rope makers (1907)