Ottawa, Here We Come
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After Boston
Ottawa, Ontario

"We have never been a melting pot. The fact is we are more like a tossed salad. We are green, some of us are oily and there's a little vinegar injected when you get up to Ottawa."_ Arnold Edinborough

It's been more than 2 years. Paparazzi will be familiar with the above posted pics. He and Mama were with us that weekend.

Tomorrow, our roadshow will take us to Ottawa.

They say that when you want to be heard in Canada, you have to be in Ottawa. It's the seat of Government and where the House of Parliament is. Bet you didn't know that the capital of Canada is not Toronto - but yes, Ottawa.


My Desktop is of course my funny tribute to our recent trip to Boston. I have kept my desktops clean and neat (just like my real desktop) and only those that are current or pending files to be read and filed are shown. Today there's nothing there. :). This is in response to birthday girl Leah's tag, which from my rounds have been done by a lot of my blog friends already :)


The last few days have been quiet. Not much have happened since arriving from Boston last October 15. Domestic life has been peaceful. The weather has been blowing hot and cold, literally (sorry Vangie). It was summer-like last Sunday, then became Winter-ish today at partially 7 degrees. I was in denial again as I opened the grill and cooked my mean the garage! (hahaha, who could barbecue in 7 degrees :)


So again, we embark to another adventure to Ottawa. Our speaking engagement will take us to leaders in Ottawa's Pinoy Community and who are already advocates of Gawad Kalinga. We just have to broach the idea that after their generation, there has to be some group to take over to receive the torch of Philanthropy.

The next generation should be preparing now in the bullpen.


Bet You Didn't Know That... (swiped from all over the Internet)

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and
down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,purple and silver.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!
The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flinstone.
Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the "honeymoon".

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

now you know that - Ottawa is the Capital of Canada - and we will drive there tomorrow morning...happy weekend everyone! don't break your neck licking your elbows...use lotion instead to make it softer...

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