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Sunday, March 19, 2006

the 5-foot icicle of hope

As the title of this blog post would suggest, there is a 5-foot icicle hanging outside my bedroom window. These are times I wish I had a digital camera.

Well, for the first time in about 4 months, I shovelled the sidewalk in front of my house. I think we must have got at least a foot of snow yesterday. I really wish we would have had this much snow for Christmas, instead of in March.

After going for an Irish breakfast yesterday morning (beer included), I stopped by Second Cup at the Varscona Hotel with Sam and Chris. While ordering my coffee, I really didn't know how to react when I saw that Second Cup had named one of their coffee flavours - I kid you not - the "Rwandan Cup of Hope" ... holy smokes... talk about a heavy name for a cup of coffee... 500,000 dead... cream and sugar please... "I'll have a large Rwandan Cup of Hope and a cranberry muffin, please..."

And on the lighter side of things... as you've probably noticed, I've been fiddling around with the blog template here at daveberta. I don't think this will be the final version, but I'm working on it inbetween essay writing. I was getting bored with the last version, so it was time for a change.

I like suggestions as well. So, if you have any ideas for my new template, feel free to comment! :-)


Mark Francis said...

Who is the kook with the glasses?

Let's name some other coffees!

The Iraqi "It's not a civil war"

"Do not impeach Bush" tea

Jim said...

5 feet? Holy shi'ite!

Ours are struggling valiantly at 3 ft. I'll keep you updated on our progress.

daveberta said...

yah, the kookie glasses picture is kind of fun. Not sure if I want to keep it up, but time shall tell.

And yes, the 5-foot icicle is still there... impressive...

Jim said...

We've got one that's 6 feet now.

You've been served.