Thursday, October 27, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016...Ready

Title is self-explanatory :)

It's Woodbe Revisited for 2016.

Last Joe worked out so well last year. I'll be applying to Woodbe 2016 all I learned in 2015.

Spent the past half-hour housekeeping Blogger and NaNo.Updated here and there. Got my badge. Gotta have my badge. Gotta love badges.

And updated my NaNo email contact. WAS a Yahoo account, for years.

Outline is about ready. N minus 5 days.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring, Vancouver, 2015

A picture of Spring, early in Vancouver.

A reminder for so many still enduring winter that your Spring will soon come.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Vancouver Parks: Gone to the Kids

I'm glad to see civic minded parents are cleaning up after their kids.

However, City of Vancouver, clearly it is past time for a ridiculous response to the soon dire global plastic-baggy shortage. Install a flushing station.

Nay — a facility. A green edifice, naturally, sure to win architectural awards and pet-lover praise. A multi-stalled pet privy, with multiple white-jacketed attendants. Gleaming porcelain and gold fixtures. Knocking down some of the neighbouring affordable housing should accommodate such a public inconvenience (and pave the future way for re-zoning applicants still dreaming in their cribs).

Of course, that's simply too ridiculous for any city-planner accountant to ever crack a smirk over. I hope. I am smirking, yes.

But — cummon, COV — howzabout placing the fiscally more realistic separate bin, then? Flies will love it. Brown bin, I'd double-yes that. Its intended use plainly obvious by perceived colour alone. Signage, or threat of fine, or public-friendly pictogram would only be informative bin dressing. The City might spend less per bin in omitting such enforcement-hinting obviousness. So removing the need and its costs.

There. Done. No tirade. No rant. I close in Thanking these, my neighbours, who cared and did not add to the sidewalk minefields. Some people's kids...off leash...barking at all hours... .

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"Mumma, can I have something I'm gonna like better than this?" ...Heard in toys dept.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wushu master strikes the dusty broom over the curb. Pupils due at 2:30.
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Wushu master pushes broom, dances like Gene Kelly round the shining floor.
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Somebody's granpa pushing his grocery buggy to the checkout. Chatting about "that Government" over his flip-phone.
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