R.I.P. Pat Quinn

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Born on Jan 29, 1943.  Died on Nov 23, 2014. We shared the same birth day, but not the same year!  A big tough Irishmen, born in Hamilton, Ont who loved hockey, not afraid to voice his opinions and ruffle some feathers.  He was an interesting character for sure!!

Rest in Peace Mr. Quinn!

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Beer and Bananas

bananaIn our house there are 2 people!  One who likes to shop for groceries and the other who doesn’t find it that much fun.  The one who LIKES grocery shopping works during the day and the one who DOESN’T has a bit more time on their hands.

Our conversation the other night went something like this:

She – do we need any groceries? He – maybe some bananas! She – what about dinner tomorrow? He – I’m thinking of curried pork. She – ok I will pick up the usual fridge food.

She works, gets off work, trudges to the grocery store, buys banana’s and the usual fridge veggies, hauls them up the stairs to the apt…. as she’s walking down the hallway she smells delicious curried pork in the hallway of the building…..

OH NO!!

HE who DOESN’T

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So you know what that means!! We have double everything..

Bananas, Onions, Peppers, Celery, Carrots x 2!!

What are we going to do with 16 Bananas??

Carry forward to last night’s conversation:

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She – Do we need to buy beer?

Laughter erupts!!

She/he – well that’s something that wouldn’t hurt to double up on.

The Ford and the Eurythmics

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You know how it is… you make a big purchase and then for the next week you beat yourself up for your decision!

Should I have looked around more?

Was there a better deal out there?

Is there something wrong with THIS truck?

Why did the last owner trade it in anyway?

That’s been me for the last week!

When we bought the truck it had a Sirius Radio subscription and so I listened to 80’s on 8 for the first few days.  Yesterday, my magical subscription to Sirius ENDED, so I spent the drive to work listening to TSN Radio from Vancouver (they were discussing my Canucks so I was cool with that).  On the way home I turned on to the local radio station because the Vancouver channel was fading in and out.  That was OK, but I would rather listen to my own choice of music if I can. Last night I dug out some CD’s as a last resort (yes, I still have CD’s)..

I get out to the truck to drive to work, go to insert the CD and it won’t work!

What the hell?  Why won’t my CD go in the slot?  Is there a problem? Well what do you know..

1986-eurythmicsEureka!!!  In the CD player is the Eurythmics!!

The previous owner was an Eurythmics FAN – they forgot their CD!!!

Is it a Sign?

Is it?

It might just be a sign that we made the right choice!  After all – The Eurythmics are someone’s favorite group of ALL TIME..