I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


“dukes love cucs” – danistrulytheman

Doukhobors and cucumbers that is … remember every garden in the neighbourhood growing these like it was nobody’s business, and remember my mom making cucumber sandwiches too … certainly not my cup of tea now, but back then when I was young, LOVED them!! Ah … I miss ’em both!! 🙂

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New Year’s Day

Better late than never. Just a few pics of my Italian brunch spread for family … minus the multitude of words … I know can you believe it, lol?!

Antipasti …

My trusty Henckels Four Star and Beretta salami …

More salumi …

Molto formaggio …

and the king of all Italian cheeses … parmigiano-reggiano …

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when she comes to greet me, she is mercy at my feet

when I walk beside her
I am the better man
when I look to leave her
I always stagger back again

once I built an ivory tower
so I could worship from above
when I climb down to be set free
she took me in again

when I see her inner charm, she just throws it back at me

once I dug an early grave
to find a better land
she just smiled and laughed at me
and took her rules back again

once I stood to lose her
when I saw what I had done
bowed down and threw away the hours
of her garden and her sun

so I tried to want her
I turned to see her weep
40 days and 40 nights
and it’s still coming down on me

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Westerly Brunch

This place opened on Roncy last month to rave reviews. And yesterday was its inaugural foray adding to an already long list of restaurants hoping to capitalize on a community eager for trendy family friendly eateries offering hearty morning/early afternoon fare on the weekend … the-brunch-bunch!! Ok, not too much to say … but something tells me y’all will have PLENTY to say … and for the first time on danistrulytheman’s blog, not seeing a single comment freely anted-up sharing your thoughts and opinions will be fine by me … honestly, my feelings won’t be hurt, lol!! Here’s a few pics sans the happy couple’s plates (sorry, my bad), blame my limited reach, + their hunger and impatience, lol …

Tiffany K’s eggs-benny (Fresh baked Cheddar Biscuit, layers of thinly sliced Ham, free run poached Eggs, classic, Lemony Hollandaise & pan fried Potatoes (vegetarian option with sautéed Spinach):

Boy Wonder’s Duck Hash (Duck Confit, panfried Potatoes, caramelized Onions, Bacon, and Jus with 2 free run poached Eggs on top and Toast):

dan’s … “the westerly” Burger (House-ground lean Chuck, Veal and Short Ribs with house-cut Frites):


… and the bill (as per usual, lol):

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Numbers and me go together like …well, like beer and me go together, LOL!! I can’t always explain them, how they occur … or WHY?!?! Earlier today 17 filled my brain, and not only 17, but 9+8 to be specific. I was gonna add this to my previous post as it’s tied together, figured why taint that one … leave it be, I’ll start a new one trying to connect the dots. The original G ‘n R post WAS May 17, 2011. Voila, there’s my 17 … now 9 days prior to this date is (was) Mother’s Day – a very memorable day for everyone – me included … and then 8 days later is May 25 … huh?? Ok, so it’s not a perfect science, never mind y’all, lol!! And here I thought I was onto something, lol!! 😉



Popped into my head!! Last night some ditz inadvertently reminded me that I previously blogged ’bout this song, lol!! Hey, did give her the quote (caps, was she yelling, hmmm?) And no hard feelings either, y’all know me … in one ear ‘n out the udder!! 😉

you know I don’t like being stuck in a crowd


Click the link to see the original post, then click that link to hear Patience!!