Show & Tell: Apr 17/11

I’ve been on my own for the past 5 days because Jason went away with the boys for a camping trip for his birthday.  It’s been a little lonely here by myself but I had a lot of time to think, reflect and get a pile of work done.  I’m getting organized to move back to Toronto for the next few months and there is an awful lot to sort out.  I’ve been pretty happy being here and am looking forward to getting back to the city life for the next little while.  Summer is always so much fun in Toronto and I definitely don’t want to miss out!

Yesterday I had a beach/shopping day to myself and it was pretty nice.  I drove down to eat at the Boardwalk Cafe and had a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, potatoes and raisin toast.  Eating at Boardwalk aka Sandy’s is like going to your mom’s house for breakfast.  They don’t have a fryer so everything is baked in the oven.  I’ll have to do a proper review before I leave here.  After eating I walked down the beach to see Jason’s mother at The Beached Whale and had a couple of beers and chatted with her and a couple of gentlemen from Scotland.  One of them was on vacation and had taken his kids to Disney earlier in the week.  They went to the Harry Potter exhibit and he showed me video footage of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts.  I am DYING to go to see this.  PLEASE SOMEONE TAKE ME!!!  Then I walked back down the beach to the touristy shops to get a towel and new flip flops.  I didn’t want to spend a ton of money and I actually found the cutest black flip flops with multi-coloured sequins on them for $8!  I also got myself a Florida beach towel as a souvenir.  It cost $10 so I did pretty good.  After shopping I walked back to the truck to meet my friend Kathy for more drinks.  She drove us to the Beach Pub and we had a beer and chat and then I she drove me home and I layed in bed watching movies with Harley til bedtime.  Pretty awesome day.

Now on to Show & Tell:

  • I found this awesome site that has private islands for sale.  I would love to have my own island.  There’s one for sale in Muskoka (that’s in Ontario, Canada) but my favourite is Kakula Island.  Anyone want to buy it for me?
  • One of the newest blogs in my reader is Thought Catalouge.  I love the writing and the articles are pretty interesting – check out 10 Reasons to Quit Smoking (According to Cartoons)
  • I had never heard of making anything in a K Cup coffee maker but coffee, but after reading 10 Foods You Can Allegedly Make in a Coffee Maker I had to share.  This might be helpful to anyone who is moving out on their own or going to school.  I would love to know if anyone has ever tried this before or if you try and make anything let me know how it turns out!
  • Matthew Paris, a 60 year old journalist, wrote a great piece for the Sunday Times called 50 Practical Tips to Save You Half a Lifetime – which is basically a list of things he would tell his 16 year old self.  I’ve started compiling a list of things and if you have any to add, please leave it in the comments.
  • A Canadian high school student, 11th grader Daniel Burd discovered a way to make plastic bags degrade in as little as three months which won him first prize at a Canada-Wide Science Fair, a $20,000 scholarship, and a chance to revolutionize a major environmental issue.  What I want to know is have we put this discovery to use?
  • Have you voted for my friend Shawn Hawaii in the BMW Ultimate Blogger Competition?  You can vote once a day to help him get his dream job.  And if he wins he will give me a ride in his BMW so help a girl out!
  • This one is for Dad & Kyle –> Banish Up to 350 Extra Calories a Day by Tapping Your Foot they both make the whole house shake when their legs go.  I have this trait as well, but not nearly as bad.
  • is a free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.  I’m a big reader and really want to get an iPad or Kindle to load all my books into.  I read constantly and it’s been hard to have all of my paperback books in storage and only have a choice of 1 or 2.
  • I am absolutely dying to visit Paris.  I hope to go to Europe and travel in the next two years.  Until then I can look at this gorgeous panorama view of Paris from above the Eiffel Tower
  • Do you know what your Birthday Tree says about you?  My b-day is Jan 1 and my tree is an Apple Tree.  I think mine is pretty accurate.  What about yours?
    “APPLE TREE (the Love) – of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.”
  • Currybomb posted this on FB yesterday and it is hilarious.