Wrigley Field Chicago

Selfie Sticks Get a Bum Rap

Okay, before you roll your eyes in disgust, please know that I get it.  Selfie sticks are annoying. I get it.  Heck, selfie sticks were banned at Disneyland, Wimbledon, the Palace of Versailles and the Colosseum with most sighting safety reasons.  Many museums have banned them as well to help preserve the art (i.e. preventing selfie…

Working on my book at the local coffee shop.

Time Flies, Things Change and Life Rolls Along

I really cannot believe that I have not written a post in so long.  There is a partial post that I have been sitting on for months, waiting for me to finish it but it has not quite happened yet. Why was I not writing? I asked myself that on a fairly regular basis and I finally…

Backstreet Boys Vancouver 2014

5 Signs that I’m Getting Older

Five signs that I’m getting older…and my “glass-is-half-full” take on it… 1.  Sign that I’m getting older:  It was a one time incident but Armando will not let me live it down…I called it, “The Twitter”. The “glass-is-half-full” take on it:  I actually do know what Twitter is and in fact, use it.  So I…

The Social, CTV

Toronto’s TV Audience Member Tour 2014 (Part 2)

Day Two of my TV Audience Member Tour took me to the CTV studio in downtown Toronto.  As mentioned, the Renaissance Hotel that we stayed at was the perfect location.  Both the CTV and CBC studios were within walking distance from the hotel. With music pumping, the audience coordinator gets us hyped up as he…

The famous red chairs at Studio 43 for the George Stroumboulopoulos show.

Toronto’s TV Audience Member Tour 2014 (Part 1)

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend some time with family in Manitoba.  It was great to have a chunk of time to spend with them.  That has happened few and far between since I moved out west almost half a lifetime ago.  Unfortunately due to Armando’s new job that he had just…