Saturday, July 29, 2006

Road trip baby!! has arrived! My road trip is beginning tomorrow! We are going to have a blast. This is something we have wanted to do for quite some time...and it's happening! WOOHOO!!! About 8 days of exploring what this continent has to offer...the good, the bad, and the ugly. Pretty sure we just may encounter all three:)

Not sure how often I'll get a chance to post, I'm hoping to be able to do at least a couple from a couple of the hotels! Fingers crossed. First destination is Niagara on the Lake, and then Cleveland. HAVE to go to the Rock n' Roll of Fame...something I have wanted to see for awhile.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much this vacation is needed, time away from the real world, time with a fabulous friend.

This is going to rock.

Photo: jbrandick

Friday, July 28, 2006


There is so much to say
So much to remember
We met.
Strange circumstances
But we met nonetheless

….I miss you….

Looks were exchanged
Cars drove by
Baseball was played
Downtown brilliantly lit
But time…it stood still
Oh, so still

….I miss you….

It ended almost as soon as it began
At least that’s how it felt
Such a connection
What a night

….I miss you….

The hours flew
And we talked
And talked
Non-stop really
So much to say
So much to share
So much to learn

….I miss you….

It was a dream come true
Something I never thought could happen
I thought I had found you
My soul mate…
Too strong a word perhaps…

….I miss you….

Time passed
Too quickly
I didn’t have the time
To say everything I should have
Everything I was dying to say

….I miss you….

Time has passed again
Not quite so quickly
Not slow, just not the same
Things have happened

….I miss you….


….I miss you….

I can’t forget
I don’t know why
I still care
I don’t know why
I’d still come
I don’t know why

….I miss you still….

Photo/poem: jbrandick

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Happy hump day!

So this morning I had a moment. And not one that I would like to happen again anytime soon. Walking up the subway steps, I had a Marilyn moment, not good! I was carrying two bags and WHOOSH went the skirt!!! If it had been 9pm at night – no problem. But no, it was rush hour. Who knows how many people saw…OY!

I’ve only been at work for about an hour and it’s already been slow…it’s going to be a loooooong day! At least I have a Thai lunch to look forward too! :)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Movie night...

Movies in High Park...movies under the night sky are always a good thing! Not a great picture but you get the point:)

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Weekend in Stratford Part II

Sunday morning coffee was great and soooo relaxing in the back yard of where we were staying. These are just a few pictures I took, but a friend took a lot of me wandering around in my pj's so I thought I would spare you all ;) The bear is Bud the Bear and he was born in Stratford a few years ago and always comes back to visit:)

Photos: jbrandick

Friday, July 21, 2006

Weekend in Stratford Part I

Fabulous old buildings and a beautiful riverside began our weekend away!

Photos: jbrandick

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Quirky road signs...

Now I have seen all sorts of animal signs before but never one that outlined all of them at once.

I know that this sign is for the winter so that snow plows don't hit the hydrant - but it does look a little odd in the middle of the summer:)

Photos: jbrandick

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Like a cloud it comes down
Obscuring my view
Complicating everything that I think
Confusing every move I debate
How is it that I never see?
I never notice
The waste of my feelings
The waste of my love
The waste of my time

Photo: jbrandick

Monday, July 10, 2006

Celebrations from yesterday...

It's hard to not get caught up in the moment when people are so excited. I'll never forget one older gentleman saying to a few of the younger fans to enjoy it while they can because this won't happen again for another 20 years. Here's hoping they don't have to wait quite that long:)

Photos: jbrandick

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Impromptu weekend away!

Old ship...


Niagara Apothecary

Prince of Wales Hotel - Niagara on the Lake

Lake Ontario scenery

Niagara Falls

Julia and I

Photos: jbrandick

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I'm guessing they won... ;)

Photos: jbrandick

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

New addition to my life!

I just got a new camera!!! YAY!! I have officially graduated to the world of digital:) Here are a few of my first shots.

Very first one ever!
Morning shots...

Over lunch...

Photos: jbrandick