The Day Out

On Saturday, I decided to trade in Netflix for live theatre, namely RMTC's penultimate production of The Humans by Stephen Karam. The play opened in 2016, right in the middle of my New York trip (I saw A View from the Bridge instead), winning the Tony Award for best play later that year. This production runs … Continue reading The Day Out

Music Monday: Lovely Day By Bill Withers

Welcome to spring. After the freezing rain and the ice-rink-level sidewalks on Friday, I walked out to the bus stop today, remembering the flock of Canada Geese yesterday. One sure sign of spring. The morning breeze brought another, a smell in the air like the universe, or something, wants to resuscitate people from their stupor. … Continue reading Music Monday: Lovely Day By Bill Withers

Lazy Sunday At Cafe Fatima

The weather last week look miserable. Last week the flu made me feel miserable. Today I finally emerged on my balcony, dubbed Cafe Fatima, to read for a bit and write.  People had colds and flu and dragged their germs into the library. Add the weather and no wonder people went down like flies, present … Continue reading Lazy Sunday At Cafe Fatima

Finally Scrubbing Winter Off, or My Personal Bistro/Cafe Opens for “Business”

If I took the bus like I usually do, I would not have the energy to even pick up a bucket. Fate, timing, or whatever a person calls it, intervened in the form of a friend getting me home at 4:30. I ate some supper, opened the windows, and decided enough was enough. I left … Continue reading Finally Scrubbing Winter Off, or My Personal Bistro/Cafe Opens for “Business”

Music Monday: Shut Up And Dance by Walk the Moon

It's spring! No, really it's spring! It's not spring in Winnipeg unless more people dust off their shorts, skirts, and dresses, even if the high is 17, or 62 degrees for those outside of Canada. On Saturday I attended an event with a new dress from Old Navy, navy with white polka dots, and topping … Continue reading Music Monday: Shut Up And Dance by Walk the Moon

Spoke Too Soon, Or Spring In Winnipeg

There is an old,  unofficial Winnipeg saying: It ain't spring until winter has one more snowfall. Voila: I remember one Easter Sunday as a blizzard happened while everyone sang 'Alleluia' for the first time in forty days. While  I look at The Weather Network and John Sauder's (CBC Winnipeg meteorologist) Twitter feed on my morning … Continue reading Spoke Too Soon, Or Spring In Winnipeg

Spring Blooms and So Do My Allergies (With a Bonus Observations)

"What are you doing here?" asked my co-worker, genuinely concerned with my watery eyes and persistent sniffling. "It's allergies not a cold," I answered. On Friday I noticed the trees begin to bud around Winnipeg.  Unfortunately my allergies decided to bud as well, leaving me with a nose feeling like a wad of cotton balls … Continue reading Spring Blooms and So Do My Allergies (With a Bonus Observations)

Spring Has….Sprung? (It’s Up for Debate)

No Midweek Geekiness Today.  I feel plumb tapped out for the time being...   This blog may have been quiet, but on other fronts it's not the case.  The college begins to wind its school year down. Last week it's helping students with the deeper parts of Microsoft Word, the stuff that rusts if disused, … Continue reading Spring Has….Sprung? (It’s Up for Debate)