|On Main Street this week
||[Jan. 21st, 2011|08:39 am]
I can’t think of a more typical small-town-Ontario–in-winter scene than this. Nanookville looked like this Tuesday: it hasn’t snowed a lot - but it has snowed often
Across the street, in the Post Office window, there is the display shown below. It’s to publicize a talk/slide show Meirion and I are doing next Monday evening for The Historical Society, on our trip to Warkworth, UK. When I was there, I had doing something like this in mind, so I took scores of photos which try to capture the favour of the place, not just how it looks. I’ve whittled these down to 70 odd, which we'll speed through in 45 minutes or so. Meirion and I will share the speaking part. In the meantime I need to research a little more about the history of the place.
We’ve always thought that a twinning arrangement between Warkworth, England and Warkworth Ontario (Nanookville’s real name) would be a natural. This presentation may well get the ball rolling on that, we hope.
Here at home, it's been a busy week with PositiveLite.com, which is experiencing a lot of activity and a impressive increase in visits. I get involved in many blogging issues there.
Lots of other little bits and pieces this week too. I was just looking at my calendar. This week, I’ve worked on the planning committee for the Gay Men’s Health Summit, a large affair taking place in Toronto next month. I’ve worked on the presentation for the Historical Society referred to above. I’m on the executive of Nanookville’s Business Association, serving as its treasurer, and this generates a solid stream of financial-related stuff. And I’m involved as one of the producers of a musical scheduled for March celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Nanookville’s Maple Syrup Festival, a grand affair I’ll write more about later.
Plus I’ve been getting over a cold (again); one of those return-visit colds which seem to involve a dog’s breakfast of ailments so numerous that I sometimes think I have everything that could possibly be wrong with me, short of some of the more exotic STI’s. I’m sure you know what I mean. Health-wise, it never just rains with me, it pours. I even sprained my foot. God knows how.
But on to more important matters, namely the new judges on American Idol. What do people think? Meirion was prepared to give up on the show with the departure of everyone but Randy. I said let’s give it a chance. Turns out Jennifer Lopez – she’s truly beautiful btw -might work out. She is, of course way too nice, and clearly has a hard time saying no. But she seems better suited to the role than any other woman they’ve had on the show since day one, and I think she’ll do OK. Steven Tyler I just don’t know about. I’m not thrilled by lecherous 63 year old grandfathers dressing as teenagers with layers of make up so thick on their face it’s hard to see if a person is under there. Plus he’s full of himself. But who knows. Meanwhile, Randy is just Randy, nice but ultimately irrelevant.
It’s my birthday Sunday. I think we are going to Toronto for dinner with The Cloyce and Lorenzo at Fred’s Not Here. Before that we’ll take in the Tim Burton design show, which is just across the street and also see The King’s Speech. Should be a nice day.
Have a great weekend everybody.