There are so many gems. And people I didn’t realize I went to school with. #y2k #simondshighschool

There are so many gems. And people I didn’t realize I went to school with. #y2k #simondshighschool

Photo Caption: There are so many gems. And people I didn’t realize I went to school with. #y2k #simondshighschool

Photo taken at: Saint John, New Brunswick


2008 Saint John Santa Claus Parade

Update: The show was cancelled due to the weather. Night-Rain-Fog-TV Cameras don’t mix well.

Believe it or not, the Santa Claus Parade is one my my favourite shows to work on each year. I also like seeing what is new each year and really enjoy coming home later to actually watch it. As a bonus for my readers, I have the float list for this year’s parade.


When I…

When I look I see;
When I see I want;
When I want I buy;
When I buy I have.

When I lose I hurt;
When I hurt I miss;
When I miss I cry;
When I cry I forgive.

When I seek I find;
When I find I embrace;
When I embrace I love;
When I love I kiss.


The Case of the Dead Announcer

“Detective Fred sat down on the creaky chair. He had just finished his las case. It turned out that the butler was paid to assassinate Mr. Art.

Fred went to turn the radio on, and the announcer yelled, “It’s 1:03 in the windy city, and your listening to KILL 84.3 FM where the good gigs never…” Then, all of a sudden, Fred heard a gun fire over the radio, and then the thud of a body falling followed by a wicked female laugh and the moans of the dying announcer.

Fred swiftly jumped out of his chair. And while heading out hr door he grabbed his long tan trench coat and dark grey hat from the coat tree by the door. While going through the main lobby his beautiful blonde receptionist approached him and flickered her sparkling blue eyes, handed Fred his gun followed by a long romantic kiss.

Detective Fred arrived at the scene of the crime. There was a trail of bloody footprints leading to the door. And the body of the dead announcer was laying on the floor. It appeared as if he was sitting in his chair when he was shot, then fell on the floor, and then the assassin stripped and stole his clothing showing the killer was a truly demented person.



Frogy loves to jump.
In and out of the round pond.
Frogy is happy.


The Cold

It is very cold
Truly it is really cold

I think it is cold
Sam says it is cold

Vic knew it used to be cold
Eric’s hands are blue because of the cold
Right here it is cold
Yawning in the cold

Cold, Cold, Cold
Old man has twinkling icicles on his rear sitting in the cold outhouse.
Laughing in the cold
Darn it! I have a cold



Is it going to start in 2000 or 2001?
Land, sea, and sky will sparkle;
Lost will be all the electronics.
Everybody Partying–
Nobody Suffering
Next year better than last.
In the spirit of joyfulness, the millennium arrives.
Unable to see the 1900’s again.
Maybe the end of wars will come.



The Yo-Yo went down
Right to the ground
but didn’t come up
And then I had to help

The Yo-Yo went down
and I gave it a nudge
and it popped back up
on its own.

My life is like a Yo-Yo
Leaving home;
Coming back.
Time after Time.

My emotions are like a Yo-Yo
They go down,
And sometimes they come up,
And if they don’t, I talk to someone.

The sun is like a Yo-Yo
It sets in the west,
rises in the east;
over and over again.