Monday, October 16, 2006


We did one of my favourite things yesterday.

Took a drive to the mountains...

Got up close and personal with the wildlife...

And saw the sites. Yes, Banff.

In truth, we went because my friend Kerry, someone I've known since my high school days, is visiting and had never been to Banff before.

But seven years ago we were also out in Banff. Doing that tedious 'wedding' thing. It's our anniversary today.

And it's started to snow.

Anyway, if you're wondering why I still seem to be a bit quiet, that's why. Company from out of town visiting until Wednesday, and actually spending some time with hubs. I'm still working on getting stuff done, and am working on a special post for later this week...

And no, it doesn't involve MacBride or his kilt shaking antics.

Julia Buckley took this photo of me at B'con, when we went for dinner with Bill Cameron and David Skibbins. It was a lot of fun. The dinner, not the photo-taking. I hate having my photo taken.

I'm sure the guys will love this joke.

After three weeks in the Garden of Eden, God came to visit Eve.

"So, how is everything going?" inquired God.

"It's all so beautiful" she replied. "Everything is wonderful, but I have just one problem. It's these three breasts you've given me. The middle one pushes the other two out and I'm constantly knocking them with my arms. "

She went on to tell Him that since many other parts of her body came in pairs, such as her limbs, eyes, ears, etc.......she felt that having only two breasts might leave her body more "symmetrically balanced," as she put it.

"That is a fair point, but it was my first shot at this, you know. I gave the animals six breasts, so I figured that you needed only half of those, but I see that you are right. I will fix it up right away."

And He reached down, removed the middle breast and tossed it into the bushes.

Three weeks passed and God once again visited Eve in the Garden of Eden.

"Well, Eve, how is my favourite creation?"

"Just fantastic," she replied, "But for one oversight on your part. You see, all the animals are paired off. The ewe has a ram and the cow has her bull. All the animals have a mate except me. I feel so alone."

God thought for a moment and said, "You know, Eve, you are right. How could I have overlooked this? You do need a mate and I will immediately create a man from a part of you. Now let's see............Where did I put that useless tit??"

Now doesn't THAT make more sense than that stuff about the rib?


Bill Cameron said...

I always wondered what the little pink knob on top of my head was.

Lovely pics, Sandra! Happy Anniversary!

David Terrenoire said...

At least you refrained from making a hapless boob joke.

Happy Anniversary and yes, lovely tits, er, I mean pics.


Christa M. Miller said...

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 7th last Monday. :) I love the pics - National Geographic ran an article on Banff several years ago that made me want to go. (Lake Louise in particular was very enchanting.)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anni!

And yeah, that whole rib theory never made much sense anyway.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Glad to help, Bill!

David, were you speaking to me or Kevin? ;)

Christa, Lake Louise is also breathtaking.

Thanks all you guys. Kevin phoned from work to tell me he might have the stomach flu. Lovely.

Sandra Ruttan said...

And Dana, I agree. ;)

JamesO said...

It's not often a joke makes me laugh out loud - thanks Sandra. And happy anniversary too, as well as my sympathies to EvilKev too - for the stomach flu, of course;}#

anne frasier said...

oh wow! beautiful photos, sandra!!!!

and happy anniversary!

DesLily said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

gorgeous photo's! I love mountains and trees and creeks.. i'm envious.

mai wen said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love the mountains, so jealous.

Hope Kevin feels better so you guys can celebrate!

Sandra Ruttan said...

James, nice save!

Thanks Anne - love the photo!

And thanks DesLily - glad you like the photos.

Mai Wen, thanks. Kevin came home from work, so he's not 100%. Maybe it's just the Monday blahs.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary-sick on his anniversary huh-that's something I thought only happened to me. Try to enjoy yourselves anyway! norby

Eileen said...

Love the photos- happy anniversary

Jeff said...

Very nice photos. Happy Anniversary, Sandra!

Stuart MacBride said...

Am I the only one looking at that photo and thinking there's something a bit 'Bride Of Frankenstein' about your hairdo?

In a flattering, all friends together kind of way ;}#

And who knew EvilKev was so tall?

Sandra Ruttan said...

Norby, Eileen & Jeff - thank you.

Stuart, you're bad. And Kevin's 5'11" - I'm just short.

Daniel Hatadi said...

Most of the time I read blogs through bloglines, so I miss things like the Bruen blurb. Score!

Lisa Hunter said...

Happy anniversary. Banff looks amazing. My husband was there last summer and loved it so much he applied for Canadian citizenship.

Julia Buckley said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandra and Kevin! I hope it was a lovely day.

And how on earth did you get that close to that deer? Did it want food?

Tanginika-Simone said...

Absolutely majestic!!! Thanks for sharing those wonderful pics. I was transported to a very good place when I saw them.

Daniel Hatadi said...

And I also forget to say things like: "lovely photos and happy anniversary!"

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

You got a blurb from Ken Bruen. You rock! And happy anniversary, too.

JT Ellison said...

Happy Anniversary S&K!!!