Saturday, October 25, 2008

Canadian Rednecks... or maybe scarf-necks

Canadian humor

Forget Rednecks, Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Canucks.
If your local Dairy Queen is closed from
September through May,
You may live in Canada .
If someone in a Home Depot store
Offers you assistance and they don't work there,
You may live in Canada.
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time,
You may live in Canada .
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation
With someone who dialed a wrong number,
You may live in Canada .
If 'Vacation' means going anywhere
South of Detroit for the weekend,
You may live in Canada .
If you measure distance in hours,
You may live in Canada .
If you know several people
Who have hit a deer more than once,
You may live in Canada.
If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C'
In the same day and back again,
You may live in Canada.
If you can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow
During a raging blizzard without flinching,
You may live in Canada.

If you install security lights on your house and garage,
But leave both unlocked,
You may live in Canada .
If you carry jumper cables in your car
And your wife knows how to use them,
You may live in Canada .
If you design your kid's Halloween costume
To fit over a snowsuit,
You may live in Canada .
If the speed limit on the highway is 80 km --
You're going 90 and everybody is passing you,
You may live in Canada .
If driving is better in the winter
Because the potholes are filled with snow,
You may live in Canada .
If you know all 4 seasons:
Almost winter, winter, still winter,
And road construction,
You may live in Canada .
If you have more miles
On your snow blower than your car,
You may live in Canada .

If you find 2 degrees 'a little chilly',
You may live in Canada .

If you actually understand these jokes,
And forward them to all
Your Canadian friends & others,
You definitely live in Canada .

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sunday Musings

Working the nets on the newly frozen Arctic Red River.
Old George patrolling the limits of Georgetown, wish I had a tenth of the strength of this 70 something guy. He still lives out of town, without water, heat, electrictity, etc.
The bend in the river about a mile from town, the river is still open, this is all the shoreline.
Boats awaiting next June.
A view of town from Hollywood hill.

The view up the Red River.
Quite possibly one of the last ferries to cross this year.
The morning ice on the MacKenzie, with that freaky fog.

Hello Everyone,
Lets just move on to todays random thoughts. First, Sarah Palin was on Saturday Night live last night. This scared me slightly. I believe one of the major flaws with McCains campaign has been in bringing this inept fool on board, but this represented her chance to win back many of her detractors, she had the chance to win "Joe and Jane sixpack" back in one foul swoop, the type of resurrection that Slick Willy performed on Leno with his saxophone. Luckily for the world she failed miserably at this as well, she might have well as phoned in her appearance. I must say publicly just once, John McCain must be so astoundingly stupid to make his choice of VP that it staggers the mind. I just wish he would publicly announce he was really drunk at the time and let the world move on with his defeat.
We are on the verge of the end of the ferry season, any day now we will enter the isolation of Tsiigehtchic. There are very few communities in the north that experience the type of isolation that this community experiences. The major difference is that this community has no airport, and also that the major route out of town is such a large river. some communities experience similar isolation but none as long as the six weeks we are without outside contact. Its straight out "The shining" and a very nervous time for the community. Do we have enough food, what is someone gets really sick, what if the police are needed, what if there is a fire, many questions but the answer remains, we will resolve it ourselves and pray for a boring freeze-up.
My announcement has been delayed, a change in the situation within town has changed our expectations. So a future announcement time is unknown.
Take Care

Hoar frost

  Hello everyone,
   Just a couple of artsy photo's from this afternoon, I was going to title it whore frost in a attempt to boost traffic, but took the high road instead.  That would have been as cheap as using the word boob in a posting.  Opps.
   Take Care,

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday Stuff

Hello Everyone,
We went to Inuvik this weekend for the last time before freeze up, predominately to go swimming with Christopher but a good time was had by all.
I`ve noticed that lately the weatherman has given up on Tsiigehtchic, everyday is the same 60% chance of snow. That a nice statement, if it snows, your right, if it does not ... well hey, that left 40% Right? Today was definitely a snow day, it was a long ride home, a white knuckle, vehicle bouncing and sliding its way through drift encrusted bad visibility conditions. We didn't make it home faster than anyone else, but we made it home, everyone happy except for daddy who had a headache and sore shoulders before pulling up to the door. Unfortunately, we didn't get to do much shopping as I rushed everyone out of town as the weather seemed to be getting worse. Five hundred spent to get about $80.00 in groceries, oh well, you have to give it a shot (and its not all our fault, the butcher at the Northmart seemed to think just running a couple of rounds of ground beef was more than enough for a Sunday). And we did have a lot of fun swimming and just getting out for a night.
On other fronts, its going to be a busy week, hell, its always a busy week when you have 3 jobs and two community commitments to keep you busy. Two DEA meeting this week, one being the AGM so that will eat up a whole evening, but hey, we only volunteer for the glory of it right? Can you tell I have nothing to say, or maybe I do ...., actually I don't ... today, but by the end of the week we will have a major announcement, that is with any luck.

Take Care