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Lex In A Papoose – Throw Back T...

Lex In A Papoose – Throw Back Thursday #TBT
Since I just got back from visiting my dad, this week’s #TBT is one of the first photos of the two of us. We were headed into the Saint John Museum and I was in the papoose Dad designed and made for me. It strapped on his back and boy-o-boy did we get a lot of strange looks in Saint John in the 1960s. Maybe more because he was one of 3 [...]

Working Within The Rules – Live...

Working Within The Rules – Live Below The Line
Preparing for the Live Below The Line challenge has been our main focus around here this weekend. What we’ll eat, what we won’t. What to buy, what we won’t. How to maximize our food budget of $1.75 per day. Gerry has mentioned repeatedly how this would be “much easier in August when there is plenty of food to forage around Toronto.”   As soon [...]

Leg 5 – Storms, Puppy, Snow, Fi...

Leg 5 – Storms, Puppy, Snow, Fires – #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape
Prepare yourself.  I have left you waiting for the continued adventures of Lex Go Further – A Ford Escape for far too long.  It is now time for photos of the puppy interspersed with snow, food and a couple of tweets.  But mainly industrial-grade puppy cuteness. When last we spoke, I had just gotten onto a skidoo for the first time in m [...]

My travel companions for #LexGoFurthe...

My travel companions for #LexGoFurther–A Ford Escape
For the most part, I was alone while on this trip, but I did have some companionship during the trip. Gerry joined me for the warm-up leg from Toronto to Kingston, which meant once I got the car I had to wait for him to finish up his day before we could hit the road… waiting waiting waiting… I’d say I was patient, but I’d be lying. The For [...]

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 [...]

Bad Day for Clarks + Tech

Bad Day for Clarks + Tech
So as I was about to write and tell you all about how my father dropped his cell phone in a glass of whisky, this happened. Bad Day for Clarks + Tech — Originally uploaded by LexnGer I was going to make comments about dad's mishap like:  how he should treat the phone as if it had a hangover and give it a couple of cups [...]

Or Frankfurt.

Or Frankfurt.
When I called dad yesterday Tuesday to natter, chat and nag, we discussed Spain.  Of course. When he confirmed: “so Sunday you will be in Spain?” I said “yes, assuming the Air Canada Pilots don’t go on strike. And assuming the ground workers in Frankfurt don’t go on strike either.” From that point forward every time I said “Spain”, he [...]

Have I Mentioned SPAIN!?!

Have I Mentioned SPAIN!?!
So, I’ll tell this in the short version and the long version.  And just this one time, I’ll tell a super-short version first. I am going to Spain on Saturday! [end of super-short version] I have been invited as a Canadian Delegate to the 10th Annual Cooking with Olive Oil Conference (el Encuentro Internacional de Cocina con Aceite de Oliva V [...]

Chanterelles in the wild

Chanterelles in the wild
A surprise find down by my island office, chanterelles! We have a lot of wild mushrooms on the island ranging from the varied and tasty boletus to the pretty but poisonous amanita muscaria, but we’ve never seen chanterelles before. Sandy found them and called upon the mushroom expert (aka dad) to identify them. We’ve had them wit [...]

May Flowers, more than just flowers i...

May Flowers, more than just flowers in may
May Flowers, more than just flowers in may — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Until yesterday I had no idea the phrase "April Showers bring May flowers"referred to a specific type of flower.Let alone to a tradition that had been happening in the Saint John CityMarket, were I practically grew up, for generations.Every May [...]

Dad, Pork Pie and our shopping headin...

Dad, Pork Pie and our shopping heading back home
Dad, Pork Pie and our shopping heading back home — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Groceries and snowshoes in the toboggan.  

Lex & Jim

Lex & Jim
It is very, very, rare to have a photo of my father and me. Perhaps because he avoids the camera and I’m usually behind it. After dressing sarcastically for dinner at Sandy & Mary Jo’s, Sandy grabbed the camera and snapped a number of shots of us together. Most are silly… okay, all are silly, but it’s nice.   [...]

Dad’s New Green Kayak

Dad’s New Green Kayak
Dad’s New Green Kayak — Originally uploaded by LexnGer I’m planning to write the folks at Wilderness Systems and tell them how pleased we are with their Pungo 140 kayaks. (Even though I call them Pongo sometimes) We’ve been using them on the river for 5 years now. From early spring when the ice goes out (usuall [...]

Jim

Jim
I needed a quick photo of dad to illustrate a point to one of my hohoto co-schemers. I figured this one where he is wearing a www.rightsleeve.com hoHOTo cap would be perfect

5YAT: January 1, 2005

5YAT: January 1, 2005
1 January, 2005 – am=–9º, noon=+8º, pm=0º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] The sun was shining in my face as I got the fire going – felt happier than I had for about a week. The day was beautifully sunny but wet. All this sunshine has turned my mood around – woo hoo Happy 2005! But the warmth and recent rains haven’t done a [...]

5YAT: I Blame CBC For My Meltdown

5YAT: I Blame CBC For My Meltdown
26 December, 2004 – Cold & Windy –14º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] Mainland: still wide open in HUGE patches and the gap is gaping. Beautiful ice structures where the ice formed against the rocks and then lifted off them with the tides. Glen-side: Looks like 8-10” thick when I walked out parallel to Long Beach. Bi [...]

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