November 19th, 2007

Bruce, Caroline

Breakfast: What a Concept!

I love breakfast, as long as someone else makes it. I forgot to ask whether you eat breakfast or not, you can tell me in a comment if you'd like. But here is the breakfast poll.

Poll #1091214 Breakfast-Talk

As far as breakfast in bed goes, you

love to be served it.
2(13.3%)
love serving it.
1(6.7%)
love serving it and then crawling under the covers yourself with the person you served it to.
0(0.0%)
love the idea, just so long as you are never asked to serve it.
0(0.0%)
wouldn't want to eat your breakfast in bed yourself, but if it makes your significant other happy ...
1(6.7%)
think the idea is silly.
1(6.7%)
think it would just get too messy.
1(6.7%)
just don't see the point.
1(6.7%)

You are planning the ideal breakfast. Money is no object, someone else will prepare it for you just the way you like it, and nutrition is not an issue. This breakfast consists of the following:

cereal
0(0.0%)
toast
0(0.0%)
chocolate milk
0(0.0%)
juice
0(0.0%)
milk
0(0.0%)
eggs
0(0.0%)
pancakes
0(0.0%)
sausage
0(0.0%)
waffles
0(0.0%)
biscuits
0(0.0%)
steak (with or without ketchup)
0(0.0%)
hash browns
0(0.0%)
ham
0(0.0%)
bacon
0(0.0%)
potato chips
0(0.0%)

Sausage: Links or patties?

links
7(46.7%)
patties
5(33.3%)
either or
2(13.3%)
don't eat sausage
1(6.7%)

Grey Cup Reedictions

Winnipeg beats Saskatchewan convincingly.
0(0.0%)
Winnipeg barely beats Saskatchewan
0(0.0%)
Saskatchewan barely beats Winnipeg
1(6.7%)
Saskatchewan beats Winnipeg convincingly
1(6.7%)
What's a Grey Cup?
8(53.3%)
I know what the Grey Cup is, but I don't care.
1(6.7%)
I care, but it's impossible to say
0(0.0%)
What do you care, Bruce, you'll be on an airplane anyway!
4(26.7%)
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Bruce, Caroline

LJ Idol Week 3: Giving Thanks the Fun Way

After I graduated from high school, I attended Providence College and Theological Seminary, a small Christian college near Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was a true privilege to attend Prov, and one of my favorite parts about attending it was being in one of the choirs, known as the College Singers. During my stint at Prov, we went on three touring expeditions: two out west through western Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and one three-week tour of England and Scottland.

Being the only blind person in the choir had its benefits: the funniest event of the whole experience was the time when I was permitted to walk through the ladies' changing room, with my completely and utterly sightless artificial eyes bugging out and my mouth agape, pretending to take in the beauty that was uselessly laid out before me. Other fun experiences included the singing itself, tours of some truly historical sites, and a lot of laughs with a lot of truly wonderful people.

Accomodation for these tours was provided by local churches. It was typical for members of the churches at which we sang to very graciously take us in for the night. The church would also make us a meal. After the meal was over, it was our practice to sing a "thank-you" song ... it was either "For Food and Hospitality" or a goofy little number that I suspect one of the profs wrote under the influence of cafeteria food.

This particular day, we were going to give thanks to the church hosting us by singing "For Food and Hospitality". I walked up to Dr. Thiessen, our choir director, and asked him if I couldn't conduct the choir this once. Knowing that I had something of a sense of humor, and that this was not an official performance, Dr. Thiessen acquiessed. He had no idea what I was going to do.

The meal's finished: probably buns and cold cuts, that's what we usually got, except in England where every single church fed us quiche as if it were the newest, most exciting thing ever invented. Having devoured said meal, I walked up to the front of the room, amid some questioning laughter from people who had no idea what was coming next. I raised my hand and started to sing, and the choir fell in step as I started swinging my arms around like a madman in a completely unrealistic parody of choir conducting. We sort of made it to the end of the song. But that evening was my first and only choir-conducting experience, not to mention the most fun I've ever had giving thanks.
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