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The Flinstones Hit 50

15 Things You Might Not Know About The Flinstones  The Flintstones was originally aimed at an adult audience and the first two seasons were co-sponsored by Winston cigarettes. But by the third season it was being written for children and was sponsored by Welch’s, who produced grape juice and jellies. The show's famous theme tune, "Meet The Flintstones", was not used until the third series. The musical theme for the first two seasons was called “Rise and Shine”. Fred and Wilma Flintstone were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime-time television when the show first aired on ABC between 1960 and 1966. Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble fronted a TV advertising campaign for Wintston cigarettes - a move that would be unthinkable for children's television characters today. Many critics believe that the show was a Stone Age parody of the 1950s US TV sitcom, The Honeymooners, which featured two newlywed couples living in New York. One of the show's creator…

Children are Quick

Something I got tagged from my brother, I thought it was hilarious and wanted to share it. (Andy, thanks for a good laugh). ____________________________________
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America . MARIA: Here it is. TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ? CLASS: Maria. ____________________________________
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables. __________________________________________
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?' GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L' TEACHER: No, that's wrong GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. ____________________________________________
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water? DONALD: H I J K L M N O. TEACHER: What are you talking about? DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O. __________________________________
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago. WINNI…

Thank you for your Support

I've meaning to post this all week.  Last Sunday, Sept 19 was the 30th Terry Fox Run.  My friend Ana joined us for the run / walk / bike at Wilket Creek Park.  It was a gorgeous day.

I would not have believed it, if I didn't see it.....Aidan was a trooper on his bike and he completed the 10km route while egging me on to keep running along with him.

As a team we raised approx. $550.00...and counting.  I'm still collecting pledges for Terry Fox Run, if you're interested, click on the link on this entry.  

Thank you for pledging and your support!

Bellini with Friends

One of many favorite dinner spots in Toronto is Milestones.  It was a night of celebration with friends over a glass of Bellini and comfort food - meat loaf.  Scrumptious!  It was a wonderful belated Birthday celebration with friends and loved the gifts I received tonight: Viking knit kit; gemstones (perfect for creating a necklace or bracelet perhaps); BB alphabet stamp set, a Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop book, fabric materials (that makes me definitely want to take out my sewing machine).  Thanks a bunch for showering me with gifts and a wonderful dinner!

What's missing though, in the midst of the celebration was Ara.  Sorry we missed you tonight.

Remembering my Dad

As a family, we've made this as an annual tradition to run / walk for Terry Fox Run. In memory of Henry Decepida. He passed away on September 18, 1993 of cancer and it's fitting to do something that helps raise the fund to continue cancer research....and certainly to work together to outrun cancer.
Throughout the years I've done Terry Fox Run, I've also added my dedication to run the Annual Terry Fox Run to my aunt Gloria, friends and other relatives who have been affected by Cancer. Please pledge's not too late, click on the link below.
Working together to outrun cancer - please pledge me!
Thank you in advance.

Birthday Weekend

It was a weekend of celebration, although my birthday is actually on Saturday.   It started off with breakfast in bed, soccer tournament, dinner at my favourite restaurant, an awesome gift - new lens for my digital SLR.   On Sunday, Wallace and Aidan baked a delicious Coconut double layer cake.  (My hubby must have been a chef in another life).

Back to School

Aidan started school on Tuesday, his school had a little parade with ROARA leading the pack.  He's in French Immersion SK and loving it.   Although, he didn't think he was going to do well in French, last Friday when he had a bit of an anxiety attack.

Movenpick Marche

Movenpick Marche returns to Yonge St. (at Brookfield Place).   It was Richtree Market for six years, closed in January and re-opened recently as Movenpick Marche.   It was as chaotic as always but the stations were moved around and entrance changed from the side to the middle.   Not sure, if I like the gate.  I certainly miss the bear wheeling above the Market.  I know one thing though, I still like their Rosti and Crepe.

Crepe w/ Apple and Mango - Maple Syrup

Walks Like a Duck

Walks like a duck....looks like a duck.....It is a duck!

It was a cool weather for fishing but we braved the elements.  My mistake was not bringing a jacket.  Luckily we had a blanket in the car, so I brought that along and cozied up and relaxed in a camping chair  and read my book - Visions of White by Nora Roberts.

Meanwhile, Aidan was nice and cozy in his bright yellow rain coat.  Both Wallace and Aidan fished the whole afternoon. The sun peeked out throughout the afternoon, which kept everyone warm.  They caught a gamut of fishes...two sunfishes, a big catfish, a baby catfish and another type of fish.

Orchid Addict

Is there such a thing, Orchid addict?   I'm hooked on them...although I can't seem to revive or retain them for that long.  I  can't count how many orchids have come and gone but I do have three Phalaenopsis.  I try to be careful, not to over water them.

Check with me in a few months, to see how many are still alive.  This is the latest I bought.   I just had enough time to buy this one at the the Direct Energy Building.