12 June 2009

Comment Dit-on "Super Slack-Ass"?

Good Gah! It's been a week and a half since I posted last! My excuse is that we were in Montréal most of last week, and I've been flat out or passed out since getting back. I finally managed to get pics uploaded from the trip last night, and there are enough that I think I'm going to have to break them down into multiple posts (though I was bad and got none of Lee Ann or Tornwordo).

Anyway, let's start with the most meh thing we saw - the cross on top of Mont Royal:

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And the creepiest thing - these Christmas figurines in a store window near the cathedral:

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Children with no eyes = the stuff of nightmares

And the cutest thing of all, from the store right next to the eyeless children shop:

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Too bad it cost $395. Even with the exchange rate, that's like over $100 in real money.

And the cutest purchase I did make:

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Actually, it's the only purchase I took a photo of, and I got it for $24 in a kitschy junk shop. Aside from this and some most excellent pastries from this company, I also snagged some slightly used copies of Tintin books, which were some of my favorite comics as a kid, and plunked down quite a bit of money for CD's at the Archambault store on Ste. Catherine, thereby saving myself a fair chunk of change in shipping costs. I know I've said it before, but Québec has an incredible music scene and far too little of it gets heard outside La Belle Province. At some point I'll also try to share info on some of the CD's I bought.

And Now for Something Completely Different....

It's totally not related to Montréal or our trip, but I wanted to share this pic of something we found on the threshold of our front door the other evening trying to get warm.


What it doesn't realize is that if it manages to find its way inside, there are murderous cats waiting for it. So after a few minutes warming up in my hand (and depositing some very foul-smelling musk that required two vigorous washings of the hands), it was ready to go back to the proper spot down along the foundation.


Rachel said...

Which currency is your real money? As far as I know, these days CAD395.00 is more like: 352.14408USD So what did I misunderstood ?

Mel said...

Um, Rachel, it was a joke. Apparently a poorly executed one. Still, $352 US is over $100.

Anonymous said...

Based on the flash of recognition I felt upon seeing the turquoise camera, I am pretty sure I had one when I was a kid. And it probably cost <$5 back then.

Yes, I am very old. Ya wanna make somethin' of it?

Lisa/knitnzu said...

I noticed a smaller version of that cross in Augusta today. Weird. Also weird is that I was going to post about the mechanics of slithering, because (1) I think it's cool and (2) I got nothing much. And maybe just because I'm a philistine, I had no idea what that blue thing was! And weirder still, my verify word is whoore!

Alwen said...

We had a doorstep snake, too! It kept trying to go in the house where the snake-killing dog was. About the size of a pencil, maybe a little bigger.

Sheepish Annie said...

I feel badly for the snakes these days. They must be very chilly and confused. It is June. They should be warm, not feeling an Early April Chill!

Love the little camera! It took me a minute to figure out what it was, though. Which says something about my coolness factor...

Rachel said...

ooopppsssie me, sorry about that:)

I think the difference was too large for me to catch it,,,