Thursday, May 31, 2007

Friend Found NOT Through Facebook

Just thought I'd share with you part of my reply to an email that appeared out of the blue from a long lost friend in Norway:

Wow! Great to hear from you. I almost didn't recognize the name [her married name] or subject and was about to delete the message as spam, but since the subject wasn't "Lose pounds fast! She'll find you more attractive", I decided to check it. Just remember not to mention weight or Viagra in your subject lines and you'll be okay.

Actually the Viagra spam has stopped. The spammers must figure they are getting ahead of things and need to address more basic issues. Next I'll be getting "Get a decent haircut and the ladies might consider you.... "
Hi, Anne. I think I see your dot on my map!!
And, Friends, don't forget to talk about or check or at least think about Facebook on the hour and twenty to and twenty after. This is replacing the awkward silence phenomenon in group conversations (according to my anecdotal observations).

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Some Church Pix from May 2007


Sylvia makes it look so much easier than George does.

Wendy requested this shot.

Kristian kept teasing with my hat, putting it partway on or over his face. Later in the evening, he just put it on, struck this pose and then put it down and didn't touch it again.


St. Thomas' Anglican Youth Distribute Fliers: May 30/07



Monday, May 28, 2007

Much Ado About Muffins

This was a tea held at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery to raise funds for Cambrian Players' production of "Much Ado About Nothing". Click the link for dates etc.

Jenna Townson

Leonato (Norm McDougall)

Claudio (Jay Stapleton) and Beatrice (Sara Mackie)

Hubert O'Hearn recites the Seven Ages of Man.

The Broadway Broads: Colleen Matthews and Hanna Laaksonen

Sonnets recited by Cameron Willis

Recitation from Twelfth Night by Amy Cnrkovic

HRH Queen Elizabeth I knights Sir Jay (Stapleton).

HRH Queen Elizabeth I (Julia Hartviksen) recites her poetry. It was wonderful!!! (gulp)

I Sang "When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy" (that's one song from Twelfth Night), Calpurnia Dreaming, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, Anglo Saxon and Sign No More, Ladies (my song in Much Ado).

Get off my foot!!!

A preview scene from Much Ado About Nothing (opens June 14).

Another shot of the same scene

The baddies. (Actually one baddy and one unfortunate who is defiled by touching pitch.)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Derek & Jennifer Livingston: May 19/07

Derek is my eldest nephew. Eric Bailey performed the ceremony. Timlap read 1 Cor. 13. (What a beautiful poem, Tim. Did you write it?) I led a prayer. My niece Devha (whom some of you knew as Robin) was Matron of Honour and Larry Neufeld was Best Man. Reception was in the downstairs lounge of Waverly Park Towers where my Mum lives.

Auditioning for a Freedom 55 commercial

Monday, May 21, 2007

Victoria Regina & Tea Parties

Just a reminder to any readers who believe that people not celebrating Christ's birthday should not have Dec. 25th off, that, if you are not celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday today, you'd better be working!!
And a reminder about this event (at which I will be singing):

Much Ado About... Muffins!

An afternoon of tea and Shakespeare in support of Cambrian Players. Saturday, May 26th, seatings at 1pm and 3pm Definitely Superior Art Gallery, 250 Park Avenue (lower level of Eaton's building)

$5 admission includes tea, coffee, baking and refreshments, a silent auction and a variety of entertainment. Advance tickets for the upcoming "Much Ado About Nothing" will be available at a reduced price.

Tea tickets available at Mentor Computers, 250 Algoma Street South. For more information, call 345-4373.

Join Cambrian Players and Definitely Superior Art Gallery for an afternoon of songs, sonnets and Shakespearean snacks, and of course, tea! Preview a scene from "Much Ado About Nothing" and mingle with cast members as well as characters from Shakespeare's time in the engaging Definitely Superior Gallery. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming play.

To tea, or not to tea... (We have coffee too!)