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I regret nothing

Edith Piaf

I'm feeling a little off this morning, can't make up my mind, whether to blow snow, or ignore it and do it later! When ever I fall into this mood, I plug this CD into the computer, pour a coffee, sit back, and do a little dreaming.

Édith Piaf was a French cabaret singer who became widely regarded as France's national diva, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars. In April 1963, she recorded her last song.

Édith Piaf died of cancer at her French Riviera villa on October 10, 1963. She was 47.  And as dumb as it sounds, The Archbishop of Paris denied requests for a Funeral Mass, citing Piaf’s irreligious lifestyle. The turnout was so large, he was, totally ignored.

Édith Piaf is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery, in Paris ,
   ---- next to her daughter Marcelle!


Pink Jolt

(Dianthus barbatus ('Pink Jolt')

  • Zone: 7a-11
  • Spread: 25-36cm (10-14")
  • Height: 41-51cm (16-20")
  • Habit: Upright and Mounded
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Moisture: Just Moist

This durable 'Pink Jolt' withstands our hot Summer conditions, with few disease issues and continues to flower without setting seed.

Jolt is also Gardener Friendly, showing well-branched plants, which are quite easy to grow in the garden, or in a container. The 2015 All-America Selections National Winner, Jolt Pink, will stir up garden excitement with it's extra advertising, and publicity promotion.

What I like is the fact it shows, strong dark green foliage, topped with bright pink flowers.

       ---- Which by the way, produce no seeds!


Best Pizza

A Lady from Saskatchewan moved to Ontario for a year., and after trying Ontario pizza for two months, she couldn't stand eating it anymore. "It was really thin crust. It didn't have a whole lot of meat on it."

It simply wasn't good," she said. So she decided to call up Houston Pizza in Regina and got a frozen pizza delivered to her home in Sutton, near Barrie Ontario, along Lake Simcoe.
Hey, it only cost about $40 to ship.

Every time she visited Regina in the past, she would take a pizza back to Ontario with her on the plane. They kept saying, the pizza in Saskatchewan is so good, and they missed it. So, we phoned Houston Pizza , who said, 'well we can send it to you' and so they did.

“It happens all the time according to Houston Pizza's franchise owner Jim Kolitsas. It has gotten so popular that the hand written instructions on cooking the frozen pizza are now on a sticker.”

Hmmm, That gives me an idea. It is getting very,
 ------ close to Supper Time!


Coca-Cola Not

Coca-Cola is getting an eight per cent calorie reduction in Canada, which will bring its sweetness in line with how the beverage tastes elsewhere in the world, (meaning it's washed out) the company said Tuesday.
Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada is also tweaking the size of bottles and cans as well.

As part of our efforts to lower calories and provide consumers with smaller packages, we are adjusting the concentration of the syrup to be consistent with the ratio used around the world.

The director of brand and business communications for Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, sent an email to The Canadian Press. He said the company was beginning to make the product with the newly adjusted syrup ratio on Tuesday. It’s expected to be in stores in the coming weeks.

She said Canada’s Coca-Cola has been sweeter than in other markets since 1906. Doesn't that tell you to leave it alone?

Yes, and we like it like that. It blends much better with Barbadoos Rum that way.

Hey,  It’s time to switch to the Co-op’s  make believe Coca-Cola. Why? Because it’s still every Greenie’s  worst nightmare.

     ----- In a single can!


Rotten Beach

Just a quick reminder, for those, who are heading to Vancouver for a break from our ice and snow. Take extra towels, and lots of disinfectant soap.

The federal transportation regulator is considering changing its rules to allow boats under 400 gross tonnes certified for fewer than 15 passengers to discharge their toilet tanks within one nautical mile (about 1.8 kilometres) from the shoreline, down from the current three-nautical mile limit.

Actually, that would put the raw sewage within floating distance of the beaches, in Vancouver and West Vancouver.

Which, would also make the e.coli counts, higher than what is considered safe,
    ---- for human contact!


Crazy Law Courts

Well, I finally found out why my Great-Great-Grand-Father jumped on a German boat to North America.

A court in Germany has ruled in favour of a man's right to urinate while standing up after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor. The landlord, who was seeking €1,900 ($2,200), claimed the marble floor had been damaged by urine.
But the Duesseldorf judge ruled that the man's method was within cultural norms, saying "urinating standing up is still common practice".

There is some debate in Germany about whether men should sit or stand to pee. Some toilets have red traffic-style signs forbidding the standing position - but those who choose to sit, are often referred to as a "Sitzpinkler", implying it is not masculine behaviour.

Judge Stefan Hank agreed with an expert's report that uric acid had caused some damage to the bathroom's floor.

But concluding, he said men who insist on standing "must expect occasional rows with housemates, especially women,
   ---  but cannot be held to account, for collateral damage.!