Monday, July 16, 2018

8 results for 'humourous'

Canada Day , July 1st: Time to Toot Our Horn Again

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jul 2, 2014

Maclean's Magazine just published a Canada vs. America issue proclaiming "99 Reasons Why it's Better to Be Canadian:We're happier, fitter and richer and our kids are smarter too." You can read all the statistics in the July 8, 2013 edition of Maclean's.

Of course I read this issue with glee. I am not competitive in my personal life, choosing to also praise and exhort others, but I have an ingrained, historically rooted compulsion to out rank the powerful country to the south of me. Perhaps it is a David and Goliath syndrome. Here is a list of why I love Canada, a handful of the stats... (more)

Tags: canada, humourous, bragging

Should You Smoke While You Pray?

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 23, 2014

‘Is it alright for someone to smoke while they pray?’

My immediate, indignant response was,

‘Of course not.’

So he challenged me,

‘Would it be alright for someone to pray while they smoke?'

Don’t you love how the Jesuit mind works?

One interesting comment on this post on another site was that the puritan way of thinking has tainted most of us in America and distorted Catholic spirituality.

On Catholic Forum someone submitted this photo saying, ‘there’s always been one form of smoking and prayer that’s always been approved!"


Tags: prayer, humourous, jesuit

Duck, Deek and Dive.

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jul 16, 2013

In the early summer our chicks lose their down and their feathers slowly grow in. Once their skin is well protected, it is time to introduce the adorable little birds to the great outdoors. Needless to say chickens are well, chicken; we are forced to literally pick up every single little chicken and throw them out the small door into their fenced-in run.

However, as soon as the young birds are off the slanted plank walkway outside, they desperately try scramble back inside. Many manage to dart back in while the mob crowding the doorway stops me from pitching anymore outside. Since we... (more)

Tags: kids, chicken, humourous, fearful, forcing outside

Crazy Freedom

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 18, 2013

Many of us think of our lives as boringly normal, while others live the high life. Take a step back, and take a look at your life as an outsider might. Now, tell us at least six unique, exciting, or just plain odd things about yourself.

Most men think in straight logical lines. They shake their heads at my thought process which I call circular thinking. Some of the best thinking is circular thinking. In fact, I love sending others quotes and thoughts about the very feminine experience of (kind-of) ending up where we began ... but being different for having circled around an idea and... (more)

Tags: crazy, humourous, writer behind the b

Shadow: Quirky, Annoying but Always Loved

By melanie jean juneau, published on Oct 19, 2012

Shadow was part of my children's lives for 13 years. He was the most quirky and annoying pet we have ever owned. He was also messy, bossy and slightly dense. I can only list some of his utterly hilarious behaviour because it would take an entire chapter in a book to really flesh out his exploits.

1. Shadow grew up with cats.

They could cuddle up beside him or lay on top of him and he barely raised an eyebrow. He tossed mice and fish around like a cat and sometimes he played more like a cat than a dog.

2. Shadow could not stand to be left out of any activity. Thus the name... (more)

Tags: pets, dog, bad behaviour, humourous, lab, comical

First Choice Home Haircuts: I Don't Think So!

By melanie jean juneau, published on Oct 4, 2012

Do you remember this humourous, family kitchen scene, perhaps from the forty's or fifty's? A child sits on a stool with a huge sheet tied around their neck, a pained expression on their face and a bowl on their head as Mother stands poised behind them, scissors in hand? This family vignette came to life in the early 1990's.

Our whole family had driven out to visit a another large family for dinner. (Who else but another large family ever had enough courage to invite us, even if the meal was potluck?) Afterwards, Ginger invited my two oldest daughters to sleep over for one night.

... (more)

Tags: humourous, cutting hair at home, using a bowl to cut hair

I'm Batman Foevaaa

By melanie jean juneau, published on Sep 26, 2012

Anthony, my second youngest, had a marvellous imagination, creating dramatic play scenarios like intense sword fights with invisible villains. By the time he was two and a half, he insisted on wearing one of two batman sweatshirts every morning. Anthony needed to wear his batman sweatshirt, so I just acquiesced and washed one every night. By four-years old, he had added a black cape, felt fedora hat and black barn boots to his daily uniform. This outfit was my little guy’s salute to his three heroes- Batman, Zorro and the Canadian Mounted Police.

Anthony tried to imitate Batman’s ability... (more)

Tags: heroes, imagination, pretend, humourous, dress-up

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