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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - Random Baby! UPDATED

1. Calling all Canadians - Sign up here The Dominion Institute - Canada's Last Great War for the petition to provide a state funeral to the family of the last veteran of the First World War resident in Canada. There are only 3 WWI veterans from Canada alive today. They are all over 100 years old. The goal of the petition is to have 50,000 signatures by December 11. They currently have 20,000. In honour of Remembrance Day .... do this for your tribute.

2. I am coming up to my 300th post. I am thinking about rolling out my new template in conjunction with this. Haven't decided if I should have one of those posts where I answer a bunch of questions from readers. I'll let you decide. Do you have any questions for the Church Lady?

3. I took a lot of pictures of weird things on route to DQ girl's dance feis in Syracuse this weekend. Haven't done anything with them yet. I didn't take any of the dancing this time. Last time I got in trouble with the judge.

4. This time I got in trouble with the US border security. LOL. I was taking random pictures while we waited in the four lane line up to go through security. I took a picture of the American Flag which wasn't moving at all because there was no wind. He saw me and yelled at me to come over to him. (I was in the car and still seatbelted in dammit). By the time I struggled to get my knapsack off my lap and my seatbelt undone he was already over at the car. He made me delete any pictures of the building that I took including the unwaving flag and the car line up which showed the building and the sign saying have your ID ready. He was really mean at first but then got a little nicer when I was asking him if I could keep the picture of the Welcome to New York sign, and the picture of the 5 mph sign and the picture of the sign where buses was spelled wrong. LOL S&^%, now I wish I had these pics ready. I may update this post tonight with these pics but I don't have time right now because I have to get to work for a 9 a.m. meeting I am chairing. Sheessh!

UPDATED with pics!!!

5. I have a pre-written post in my drafts for Thursday Thirteen about my favourite blogs to read. It's out of date though now because some of those blogs are not really my top 13 favourites anymore. I may post it anyways as part of my 300th post celebration week(s) and then post a new one with my recent list of favourite blogs. I wrote this blog a long time ago and had it in reserve in case I didn't have time to write a 13 one week but I have never needed to use it! LOL Now it seems like a shame to dump it. What do you think?

6. I need to figure out how to manage my blog time better so it doesn't become so consuming. I could blog all evening if I let myself (sometimes I do ... hee hee) because there are so many interesting blogs to visit and tools to play with and pictures to post and things to write. Any suggestions for me?

7. I've been getting a lot of daily headaches lately. I think it's back and neck related. I missed my last monthly chiropractor appointment. I think I need to go see him and maybe make a few massage appointments as well. I think things are getting all tight back there and one part affects the other if you know what I mean.

8. After missing a bunch of runs last week, too busy - I only managed to go once - I have managed to go twice so far this week. My goal is at least three times. Four or five is even better. I should meet my goal this week anyways and hopefully better it.

9. My FIL and my niece share the same birthday today, November 9. Happy Birthday to them! Unrelated sides of the family - my hubby and my sis.

10. I really should have a picture of a poppy for my TT header this week instead of those happy face flowers in honour of Remembrance Day. I found them on someone else's site and oh dear I can't remember who now. My anal and type A personality wants me to now go and find that site again so I can give credit here but I simply don't have time and probably should spend the time. It's all about sharing here right internets?! UPDATE: My anal personality has caused me to snag a poppy picture from our website at work today and post it above.

11. I really like the happy face flowers because I have some like that in a vase in my office. I posted a picture (I think) of them before. See my anal personality will go and look for it tonight and provide the link for you (only because I don't have time now, otherwise I would do it now!) Sheessh... I wish I wasn't like that.

12. In Canada we call November 11 Remembrance Day. In the US I think it's called Armistice Day. I could be wrong and I don't even know if I've spelled it right. So normally I would look up my facts and spelling before I post. Today I'm just going to let my US readers correct me. How's that for going out of my comfort zone??? LOL

13. As you can tell I've kind of been grasping at straws trying to think of 13 things to write so I could get this post up quickly and get my A$$ outa bed (coffee cup is now empty) and get ready for werk. I hope I haven't bored you to tears. I hate when I do that! Plus I've given you alot of work to do with all my questions and corrections and editing required above. Oh I'm funny in my own head.

Have a great day internets!!!!


Anonymous said...

happy tt! that's my favorite 13 header so far! funny story about the security checkpoint! i know that one well, i have relatives on the indian reservation right on the other side of the border, i used to drive up from new york all the time. Anyway, yeah let me know if you find the secret to managing blog time! I can't seem to find it! I should be doing a million other things right now but tt is just too much fun. have a happy! office tonight! nooooo scranton branch, noooo!

amy said...

300? thats awesome

Maribeth said...

We have Veterans Day then. I think it's a good thing. All those brave people serving their countries.

The Imperfect Christian said...

I like the idea of a 300th post with a new template roll out and reader submitted questions.

For instance, why do you go by the name "Irish Church Lady?"

What would you like your TT readers (the ones that only stop by weekly) to know? What have they missed by not being a daily reader?

Chaotic Mom said...

Sheesh! Giving Border Patrol some problems, eh? Last time we went to Canada the US folks let us whiz on through, but the nice Canadian lady chewed me out for not having my paperwork ready and in hand. ;)

I've posted my Thursday Thirteen, too. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Very nice list. :) I will definitely go and sign the petition. :)

My T13 is in honour of Veteran's Week and Remembrance Day. Thanks for mentioning Remembrance Day in your thirteen as well. :)

Happy T13 and have a good day. :)

Tug said...

Why can't you take pictures of a STILL FLAG? weird...

Roll out the new template, and list blogs - I get my new "reads" from everyone else! ;-)

Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Ok, those are random. I've been in Canada on 11-11 and gotten lots of red poppies to wear.

mist1 said...

300 posts?

I feel like such an amateur.

Lisa said...

I think I must write too much- I'm nearing my 2,000 post!

I love your poppies picture ICL- soooo pretty. I'm glad you are anal and found the shot. :-)

I certainly understand where you are coming from on #6!

Hope you enjoy "The Office" tonight!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Great T13 - serious one with a cute header :-) Love the poppies.

sorry to hear about the headaches, hope the vanish. Mr L has problem with his neck too, since a jeep incident on Iceland.

Come on over and have some Friday fun bun ;-)

The Naked Nerd said...

ICL have you heard of Watertown, NY? I used to live in a town a little north of that called Gouverneur, NY.I used to love going over to Canada for the weekend. A beautiful country. If I ever win the lottery Canada is where I will make my home.

DK said...

Boy, am I making the rounds late this week! We'll be happy with whatever you decide to do for your 300th post. 300 posts - Wow. Tomorrow is my 3 month bloggy anniversary; I don't think I've hit 70 posts yet. Congrats!
Sorry to hear about the headaches. I've been having them too. Went to the eye doctor today. It's my eyes. She says they're good though... for a person my age. I gave her the evil eye. Happy weekend!