December 5 – Day 340

Now this is hilarious

I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS wanted black skinny jeans. And then I got ’em. In fact, I have several pairs. In fact, in fact, in fact, I have ONLY black skinny jeans.

What prompted this desire?

The Ramones.

The iconic photo of the guys, wearing leather jackets and black skinny jeans was the aesthetic I was in pursuit of

Blue jeans, not so much. I have one pair. But I think they are lame.

Until I SAW AN IN-COLOUR PHOTO OF THE RAMONES

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Usually this iconic photo is in black and white

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What a fool am I

Anyway, I deck Duncan out in a pair of blue jeans for  because he looks better in them

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November 5 – Day 310

National Donut Day

L. O. L

Jokes on you, National Holiday Calendar: EVERYDAY is National Donut Day!

Hell, it was National Donut Day on June 2nd as well

I kid you not

But I don’t care

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I relish the opportunity to eat a donut and make a blog post about it

Went to good ol’ faithful dog friendly Cartems and sampled their vegan fare. This was their monthly feature “The Main”

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October 12 – Day 286

World Sight Day

I’m blessed with the gift of sight, albeit not 20/20, it is still sight and is corrigible with glasses and contacts. More on that matter here.

Little Duncan might not be able to hear, but thank god he can see.
Here he is looking fabulous sporting a ‘glasses’ sticker from an app

 

October 2 – Day 276

National Name Your Car Day came and went and seeing as how I don’t own a car I just decided to celebrate Christina’s van ‘The Pickle’ – arguably the best ‘named’ cars on the road

It’s a little more pistachio-y than pickle-y but I digress 

Duncan and I have had some marvellous adventures in this beast and I will be forever grateful for having the chance to get acquainted with this dilly of a  Pickle!

October 1 – Day 275

Every day in the Big Big city is National Take Your Dog for a Walk Day

No kicking the back door open and throwing the little guy out in the backyard to do his business

No sir, or mame, not in the big big city. Gotta walk the little guy around the block

He gotta find some bushes to pee on and some slight inclines to pooh on

Made a little time lapse video of our daily ordeal 

September 24 – Day 268

I won’t pretend to have a single iota of a speck of understanding of what it must be like to navigate this world as a deaf person

I read this article on Cracked and think it may be the tip of iceberg…. or not…as I said, I have no idea

But I do have one very cute deaf French Bulldog named Duncan and boy does he manage pretty well against all odds.

He’d never ever try to assassinate anyone (even you-know-who who could definitely deserves an attempt at the very least)  … and he couldn’t anyway as he hasn’t learned ASL .. though it’s on the agenda

So here’s to Duncan, on this International Day of The Deaf, and all those out there with hearing impairments

September 23 – Day 267

Mini rant for International Rabbit Day, followed by a phoning-it-in style post

(FYI: Phoning it in refers to a reporter phoning a story into their newspaper instead of writing, editing and submitting from the home office. .. kinda like Twitter…. ‘going through the motions’…not necessarily hitting the home run, according to some guy on the internet one time)

So, before Duncan arrived in safely and soundly in Vancouver, I inquired to Christina, quite innocently enough, that, perhaps, in the intermittent time we potentially, perhaps, explore the possibility of a getting a little Lionhead Rabbit

Anyway.
Mean Old Christina said “NOOO THEY SMELL, YOU IIIIIDDDDDIOT !!!”

Yeah and so it was, without a doubt.. dare I say undoubtedly, the worst experience of my life

And for those of you familiar with my life story, that must mean a lot

Rude.

So, when International Rabbit Day arose, nearly a year later, you know I was bitter as all hell, and had no rabbits to celebrate with.

I persevered, nevertheless, thanks to the Instagram bunny filter

 

 

 

 

September 17 – Day 260

September 17th was the 36th National Terry Fox Day

Terry Fox is a Canadian, as well as my personal, hero.

I really can’t talk about him without welling up, I just think he was such an amazing person and gift to the world. Legend has is my Nana Byrne brought him some of her famous Carrot Cake when he was running through her town in Stephenville

Sarah’s birthday always falls around it’s date

Last year, I went by myself as it was within weeks of my arrival in Vancouver

This year I had Duncan and Meg…and 2nd Cousin once removed Toast

This year I had to add Melvin to the list

What can I say? It was painful as fuck

But I really do adore the concept of the Marathon of Hope and Terry’s legacy

 

September 15 – Day 258

International Dot Day

apparently it’s “a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009…. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe”

Good for them…

I decided to interpret the ‘dot’ in  International Dot Day as ‘polka dot’ and made Duncan wear a bowtie, my bad

He looked so sharp tho

…and really worked  it