Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rabindranath Tagore - Unending Love

Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times...
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it's age old pain,
It's ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
the distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours -
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

~Rabindranath Tagore

This is why I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lady GaGa

Aside from being amazingly talented, completly original, fearless, and over all fantastic....she rolls into the Grammy's with Elton flippin' John!
Go GaGa Go GaGa Go.....

Too funny, The GaGa clears up the rumour about her being a man!

Im sure this will be deleted soon from check it out if you missed the opening to the Grammys!

And While we're at it, how about we stroll down the memory lane of the GaGa

ALMOST 100,000,000 VIEWS!


Friday, January 15, 2010


Big Daddy came to our shelter with extensive trauma to his face, eye and inside his mouth. He was found wandering on the side of the road, unable to see and barely able to hold up his head. At first, we were unsure if we would be able to treat his injuries as they seemed too great to overcome. Through all of the poking and prodding we had to do to determine the extent of his injuries, he never once complained or resisted the treatment, instead he just quietly let us work on trying to make him well. Persistence by our shelter staff and Veterinarian have allowed us to repair most of the damage, but unfortunately during the course of his care we discovered that he is now blind due to his injuries and we are still uncertain if, over time, he will ever regain his eyesight. “Big Daddy” as he’s known to all of us is still just as worthy as every other animal that passes through our doors in the hope of finding their forever home. We hope that you too will consider him for adoption! 'Big Daddy' Max is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Please if you can open your home to welcome BIG DADDY Max, contact the SPCA
NS SPCA Metro Shelter (HRM)
5 Scarfe Court
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1W4
Shelter:(902) 468-7877
Fax:(902) 468-9761

To better direct your inquiries for the SPCA Metro Shelter, the following e-mails are listed for your convenience:

Adoptions -
Volunteering -
Fostering -
Management -
Donations -

For all other inquiries, please direct them to

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just In Case

Family and friends of Canadians living in the area affected by the massive earthquake in Haiti should contact Canadian Foreign Affairs...


People wanting to donate can do so at a number of charitable agencies including the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Unicef, and World Vision.

For more info, check the Foreign Affairs website.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Tyra, the dog at the SPCA who I've been facebooking, blogging and hounding family and friends about, is SOOOOO close to her forever home. I found out that someone put in an adoption request for her! Such amazing news.

Now there is a new female Amstaff at the SPCA who needs a forever home. Her name is Angel and she's lovely, I met her today, we went for a walk, and now, we need to find her a home. She has a pretty sad story and if you want to know about, you'll need to go to the SPCA to find out about what led to her arriving at the SPCA. She's smart....I was walking with her and after one or two little corrections, she was walking along beside me like a pro! she has a cute little walk too, her front paws sort or point away from each other, too cute to see!

This is her...

She is house broken and has had a litter of pups. She's all by herself now and is about a year old. she is house trained and I found out today that she can sit on command. She'd be an amazing dog for someone who had the time to work with her, she just wants to please and is truly sweet.

If you are thinking about getting a pet, please see what the SPCA has to offer, and if you don't find the furry love of your life on your first visit, check back often, they get animals all the time. The Staff and volunteers are always there to help you out. They answered a few questions I had about Lucy who I adopted from the SPCA. They remembered I adopted her and wanted to know how she was. When I said spoiled rotten, I think I saw the woman I was talking to tear up a bit. These people truly do care about the animals the receive and want nothing more than for them to be adopted to responsible, and loving people.

To contact the SPCA you can call 468-7877, their website is
There is information there about volunteering, fostering, adoption, and you can also make a donation as the SPCA is not Government funded.

Inspiration for Jordan Knight & Mel B

So.....looks like Jordan Knight and I will learn to snowboard this winter. If you see us on the hill at Wentworth, please be kind....

Jordan and I went to Cleaves tonight to get all of our equipment, board, boots, suits, helmets, gloves, goggles, the whole thing. By the questions we asked Matt who was very patient and answered all of our questions, well, he could tell we have no idea what we are getting ourselves into. We are apprehensive, neither of us have ever done this before, but you have to challenge yourself sometimes and learn something new. This opportunity with The BOUNCE Snow Patrol is too good pass up.

Inspiration, that's what we need, so over to youtube I go and I found a few videos, some on how to snowboard, and others that are profiling pro teams, like the DC team..

And because Jordan and I like to support our fellow's a vid of female snowboarders. Remember Jordan, they started like us at some point. Might have been when they were 5 but they did at somepoint have no idea what they were doing!

Hey! Why not learn with us! We will be at Wentworht on....

- Sunday, Jan. 17th – Feast Girls Snowboard Clinic

- Saturday, Jan. 23rd – Robbie Burns Day

- Saturday, Feb. 13th – Half Pipe/Burton Demo

- Sunday, Feb. 21st – Rolland Brunner Weekend

- Saturday, March 6th – End of school snow program/Cathy’s Cup

- Sunday, March 14th – Beginning of March Break

Y'up we will be there falling on our butts and having a general blasty blast! Come learn and laugh with The BOUNCE Snow Patrol!

Heartbreaking reality check...please adopt your next pet..

It gets graphic,be prepared.


Over 2 Million views???

Sittin' on tha toilet.....


Remix after Remix after Remix........

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

And Canada takes Silver

Down by one, tied, down by two, tied, overtime,.....and the USA scores....all be it VERY simplified that's pretty much how the game went last night. Another epic game between Canada and the U.S, isn't any rivalry between Canada & the U.S epic?? ha!

Apparently looking at the scheduel for the IIHF World Juniors in Buffalo next year, you'll notice that Canad & America son't face eachother in the preliminary rounds of the tournament, we will have to wait until the teams meet in the Semi Finals....and they will, of course.

Cole Harbour Native traded to Saint John Sea Dogs!!!


Since arriving in the Port City in a trade with the Val-d'Or Foreurs, the 19-year-old has been solid in three games with the Sea Dogs, registering a plus-3. The rugged rearguard from Cole Harbour, N.S., has also set a good example in the gym.

"He stays after practice and does extra work and looks after himself,'' Sea Dogs associate coach and hockey operations director Mike Kelly said. "Those are the types of people you want to have around your 17-year-old kids to help show them what it takes.''

Morin, who's 6-feet and 191 pounds, has dished out his share of hits since his first game with Saint John, a 5-4 road win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Dec. 27.

"That's always been my style of game - hitting as much as I can and just trying to make a good first pass and keep it simple,'' Morin said after a recent practice at Harbour Station. "In the first few games, I wanted to make a good impression and I put myself out of position a few times (while making hits), but I've settled down in the last few days and I feel comfortable now. We have a lot of offensively-skilled defencemen and I'm going to hang back a bit and play a little bit more defensive.''

Morin, who was acquired on Dec. 19 for fellow 19-year-old defenceman Benjamin Lecomte, offers more than a physical presence.

"I think he'll always have that grit and sandpaper to his game, but I think he'll settle into the way we play the game,'' Kelly said. "We're a pretty good puck-moving group back there and we think he's going to be a big part of it.

"He's proven he can be a really good penalty-killer for us, too, and that's what we're looking for - a guy who's courageous and wants to block shots. That's not an easy thing to do, it takes a lot of courage for a guy to do that, and he's got that makeup.''

Morin also offers experience, a valuable commodity for a team with championship aspirations. He appeared in 60 games last year for Val-d'Or, tallying six goals and 18 points along with 84 penalty minutes. Morin split the previous campaign between Val-d'Or and the Halifax Wolverines of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. In 25 games with the Foreurs this season, he notched nine points while posting a plus-4.

"There's a change of culture I see from Val-d'Or - where it was a lot less intense - to coming here where every game is important,'' Morin said. "We want to be the best team at the end of the season, so every game is a battle.''

Morin's time with Val-d'Or saw him skate with Marco Scandella, a 19-year-old defenceman who played for Team Canada at this year's world juniors.

"We are good buddies and I'm glad he's having success,'' Morin said of the Minnesota Wild prospect. "He has good leadership (abilities) and he's just a good team player. He's very intense on the ice and a great all-around defenceman.''

Monday, January 4, 2010

The SPCA in Halifax/Dartmouth is working with one of the rescue groups in Ontario to save some of the dogs affected by the Breed Ban on Ontario. They are in need of responsilble people to adopt these dogs. They are also looking for Foster Homes, it's a way that you can help without making the long term commitment of adopting a dog. Remember, these dogs have gone through the behaviour assesment in Ontario and at the SPCA, they have been locked in a Kennel until being transferd to the SPCA.

This Is Tyra a female Amstaff who is living at the SPCA now, she has a face sweet enough to break your heart. Please, if you are concidering getting a dog, think about one of the dogs from Ontario. Go and meet one of the dogs, there is no harm in that. If there are restriction on any animal (such as no cats, or no other dogs in the household) from the SPCA you will be informed before you even fill out an adoption application, and that applies to all of the pets at the SPCA.

To contact the SPCA you can call 468-7877, their website is
There is information there about volunteering, fostering, adoption, and you can also make a donation as the SPCA is not Government funded.

Canada VS USA for the Gold at the World Juniors

If you watched the game on New Years Eve, you know it looked like the USA was going to beat Canada for the birth into the Semi Finals, but somewhere the Hockey Gods smiled on our Canadian team again.

Will they do it again? Canada, we are after our 6th straight Gold at the Wold Juniors, and it's a rematch against the United Sates.

Now as a slightly more than casual hockey fan, it was my opinion on New Years Eve, the American were skating circles around our guys, they were faster and wanted it more. At least to me that's how it looked. Yes we forced overtime and then we went into a shoot out, but man, the USA looked good on the ice.

Tomorrow night it's a re-match for the GOLD!! Holy Jeez, six in a row for Canada, the true "Canadian six pack" But it's not going to be easy. If it's not Russia (thank you to the Swiss for knocking them out of the tournament) it's the Americans.

The Maple Leaf VS The Stars and Stripes. The Eagle VS The Beaver. National Hockey Pride is on the line......



Amazing!! 50 best photos of 2009 from LIFE

Sunday, January 3, 2010

True Blood Casts Alcide and Tommy Mickens


Look out season three! True Blood fans if you haven't heard or seen... here is Alcide AKA Joe Manganiello

And Tommy Mickens Aka Marshal Allman

If you've been reading the books, the next book, Dead in the Family, comes out May 4th.

Mel B

New Years and other meanderings...

Happy 20-10! Been glued to my TV watching the world juniors. Gotta admit the USA out played us New Years Eve, but I'll take the win! Right new, as I type Canada is playing the Swiss. Pretty huge upset when they beat Russia...wild stuff....

****Update Canada won!! w00t w00t

New Years for Mel B was quiet, broke in a BBQ we got for Christmas and watched movies and hockey and movies and more movies. I think Im going to miss this idea of working three days then off for four, it's pretty sweet!!

My project this year is to take and post a picture everyday, and already I am behind. I have pictures, Just haven't posted them yet. The idea is one I got from flickr, lots pf people give this project a shot, thought I'd jump on the bandwagon. You can jump on too, just name the pictures like this 1/365 then 2/365 etc etc etc....

So here goes


I took this picture On November 11th. I go to my Grandfather & Grandmothers grave site every year, and pin my poppy to the Canadian Flag that the Canadian Legion Leaves on the graves off all war vets. It's a stunning visual to see all the flags blowing proudly on this day especially. Nevember 11th is down to science, The Observance at Cole Harbour Place, then visit my Grandparents and take new pictures every year.

I did run this trough Photoshop, I upped the contrast and added a warming filter to fill in some of the washed out colour.


This one was also taken on Nov 11. Its a statue at the graveyeard where my Grandparents are. This was also run through Photoshop..Adobe Photoshop, the Sun and lens flare, what little there is, was done when the picture was taken. I brought back the highlites, boosted the shadows, and boosted the blue hue.


This was done by accident but I kinda like it....most Photograhy Teacher would cringe in the vile use of flash, but I dig it....All I did was open my flash, and take a picture of my man sitting next to me at a Mooseheads game. This is the result, cool or not, that's for you to decide, I like it. No Photoshop was used in the rendering of this picture.

Mel B