Tuesday,
February 23, 2010

The Fashion Find

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Here are a few of my favorite online haunts:

REALTOR.ca
[This is the site I visit to fantasize about living in Toronto again, which is almost every single day during the winter]

Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts
[This is where I visit in the morning, when I need a positive spin on things past, present and future.]

Living Local
[This is where I go to see what Canadians are up to, sometimes I even buy things from the businesses listed there.]

Environment Canada Weather
[This is the site I visit every morning, and before every road trip during the winter]

I'm writing from the waiting room of the Toyota dealership. My new car's accelerator pedal is being updated, and the oil is being changed. I am glad I bought a new Toyota. Although I am none too impressed with their upper management, from where I sit in this customer waiting room, the experience is a positive one. Our older car is a Toyota, a 1998 model and still reliable and going strong.

I've been to see my doctor, and the results of my tests all indicate good overall health. No problems with my internal organs or blood work. I'll continue with the medication, to relieve the stomach pain, for another month or so. Then, if all is well, I will forget about the stomach issue. If the pain persists, I'll be back at the doctor's office until I know what is going on. I anticipate that all will be well and I'll simply forget about the whole thing. That is good news.

The roads were snow packed last night, and again this morning. Of course I was out there driving last night and this morning! However, apart from poor visibility, the ride was tranquil. There were no other fools on the road last night, which made that journey an easy one. The other factor, making for a relaxed trip, is that the new car is much heavier and larger than our older Toyota. The new car handles inclement weather and bad roads with ease.

After talking to Harriet, who successfully cuts her own hair, I took the scissors to my own mop. The results are in, I am now officially banning myself from cutting my own hair, or anyone else's hair! The results were absurd. So, yesterday I visited a hairdresser who corrected the problem and then some. I had a good time, she told me the story of her life while she was cutting my hair, and she has not lead a boring life. We also had a good laugh over my do-it-yourself "do", it really was funny. Sorry no pictures, it was a sight best forgotten.



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Maggie's new red slippers.
Here are my feet, looking good in their new outfit! These slippers were on sale, feature memory foam soles. They are warm as toast and are a true "fashion find"!
Why is it that men's clothing and footwear is functional and comfortable, while women's clothing and footwear are not?



Quote
"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”
Samuel Johnson



Weather
-2 C
Condition: Snow
Pressure: 100.8 kPa
Visibility: 5 km
Temperature: -2.0C
Dewpoint: -3.1C
Humidity: 92 %
Wind: W 9 km/h
Wind Chill: -5
 

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by Maggie Turner

Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made with a camera by exposing film to light in order to create a negative. The negative is then used in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive paper.
Source: University of Arizona Glossary

Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes the music of its language with its subject. To read a great poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of its sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios

Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse, a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself. Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony, false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book, Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing

A Blog is an online journal created by server side software, often hosted by a commercial interest.

"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_blogging


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