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CUTCO Carver – 9-inch Carving K...

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[unsweetened.ca sponsored post] One of the knives I was interested in trying as part of the work I’m doing with Cooking with CUTCO was one of the CUTCO Carvers. Carving knives, especially at Christmas, have a special place in my heart. We used to go to my grandparent’s house for Xmas and my grandmother would present a perfectly roasted turkey [...]

Genes for Good Hair and Bad Temper

Genes for Good Hair and Bad Temper
I have been blessed with good hair and bad temper genes. If you interrupt me to to discuss the former while I am trying to stop my groceries from spilling all over the road, you will likely trigger the later. Here’s what happened. As I was packing up my bike with a huge load of groceries, I hear a voice: “Is that your natural hair?” I look up [...]

My History With Hunger – Live B...

My History With Hunger – Live Below The Line
I have been lucky in my life and have rarely experienced real hunger, the kind of unending chronic hunger that 1 out of 7 people in the world wake up to every day. The only time I really had to face hunger was during 2 school-terms at university, but even then I knew that in a couple of months I’d be back on a work-term and everything would b [...]

Who is this Travel Bunny?

Who is this Travel Bunny?
With the recent spurt of travel posts around #LexGoFurther, I have been sharing a fair number of photos of Travel Bunny, or the Travel Bunny as he is known to some.  (I did warn the folks at Ford that Travel Bunny might appear in a lot of the photos.) As a result, I’ve been getting some questions from people who haven’t met Travel Bunny befo [...]

Solo Road Trip – #LexGoFurther ...

Solo Road Trip – #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape
It’s hard to believe that at 48, after doing road trips all my life and traveling alone since I was 5, that I have never, ever been on a long-distance driving trip alone.  Never just gone where and when the road took me, stopping, exploring, turning left whenever the mood strikes. I’ve always had someone with me who’d say, quite reasonably, “ [...]

The Red Ford Mustang That Started It ...

The Red Ford Mustang That Started It All – #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape
There were a lot of road trips and a lot of driving in my youth. I remember fondly the yellow Volkswagen Beetles, the blue Datsun, the burgundy Peugeot, but the car that stands out the most is the red Ford Mustang. My grandmother’s car.  My grandmother was a sporty, speed freak and she really wanted a red Ford mustang. So she got a red [...]

Burgers, burgers, burgers! #LoveCDNBe...

Burgers, burgers, burgers! #LoveCDNBeef
Our second task as Canadian Beef Ambassadors is to talk burgers. Well I can certainly do that! In fact, some of you can attest to the fact that when you get me talking burgers it is sometimes quite hard to shut me up! Which is good, because tonight there is a Burger Party on Twitter complete with a $500 Burger Prize Pack up for grabs! Burger [...]

Theatre Geeks Won’t You Come Ou...

Theatre Geeks Won’t You Come Out Tonight & Dance By The Light Of the Moon
I’m in Waterloo for the 50th anniversary of my theatre troup from University of Waterloo – FASS. Think Harvard Review, with less men-in-drag humour and more math jokes. (more…)

Goodbye Winnipeg

Goodbye Winnipeg
Goodbye Winnipeg — Originally uploaded by LexnGer As I’m siting on the train waiting for the wheels to start turning and the gentle rocking to put me to sleep, I’m realizing how different this trip has been than all my other trips to Winnipeg. First, and most obviously, I haven’t been back in about 34 years. The sam [...]

5YAT: Hey, Are Those Voices?

5YAT: Hey, Are Those Voices?
8 January, 2005 – Grey & Clear –10º Snapped awake at Midnight. Heard 2 male voices out my bedroom window, and then a low chuckle. It sounded like they were very close, as if they were just down the path at the School House. So I rolled out of bed onto the floor so I couldn’t be seen through the window. Got dressed and went down to see wha [...]

5 Years Ago

5 Years Ago
5 years ago today I woke up on an island, unsure of when I’d be able to leave. It was a good day, my father was being let out of the hospital after open-heart surgery. He was going to stay with friends who I knew loved him dearly and would take amazing care of him.  I knew that the entire community was rallying around and signing up for daddy [...]

Down With Trousers, Up With Kilts

Down With Trousers, Up With Kilts
I was reminded, and embarrassing it was, that today is Robert Burns Day. I am shocked and horrified that I have spent most of the day thinking about work, when I really should have been thinking about Men in Kilts! For on Burns Day, any woman with even a wee dram of Scots in her blood, whether she be a comely young maiden or a withered old ha [...]

Have the Best Day of Your Life

Have the Best Day of Your Life
As I propped my bike against the window of Mr.Movie and approached the return slot with my movies in hand,  I heard “so, did we like our movies?” I popped one movie into the slot and replied “one was great, one blew.” I turned my head and saw a guy in his early 30s wearing a Dominion apron with his black coat over top [...]

The Story of The Travel Bunny

The Story of The Travel Bunny
Have I told you the tale of the Travel Bunny? Stop me if you’ve heard this one. One Easter weekend, a long long time ago, I was in the magical Town of King’s visiting my mother. I was very poor. I was attending university and all my funds had gone into paying for my classes and the cold, dingy hovel I shared with 4 other students [...]

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