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CanuckJim 05-09-2007 09:47 AM

Bread Bash
 
All,

Just a reminder as the 19th of May approaches quickly. That's the day for the Annual Mary G's Bread Bash in the populous village of Prince Albert, Ontario. Anybody on the Forum is welcome here that day, even Serfs (I need the labor). There will be lots of bread and eats on hand. Just bring a lawn chair and your beverage of choice. Contributions, in the form of large quantities of seasoned hardwood, would be greatly appreciated.

Joe Engineer & Co are making the trek once more, by way of Niagara Falls and the Bata Shoe Museum. Xabia Jim might make it if he can duck the stork. Just send me an email for directions if you can attend.

Cheers,
Jim

Archena 05-09-2007 08:09 PM

Re: Bread Bash
 
Sounds great - except for the Canada part. It's cold up there!


Seriously, hope y'all have a great time!

jengineer 05-10-2007 11:35 AM

Re: Bread Bash
 
Actually it may be quite temperate considering that Jim is South of: Montana, North Dakota, Washington, most of Minnesota, half of Michigan and some Eastern states too.

Forecast is Low to mid 60's this week.
Montly average High and Low for May is 65/43F
Average Weather for Toronto, ON - Temperature and Precipitation

CanuckJim 05-10-2007 02:07 PM

Re: Bread Bash
 
JE,

May have told you this one. Once, when I was in Palm Springs, I ran into a very large rancher from North Dakota near the border. He regaled me with stories of Canadians skiing in July, etc., etc. I politely informed him that I lived well south of his location, on about the same latitude as Northern California, and where he lived saw a lot more snow and was a lot colder than where I was. He haw-hawed a lot, and simply didn't believe me, so I bet him fifty bucks on the outcome. Easy matter to find an Atlas. Easy fifty bucks, too.

I've been on the shore of the Beaufort Sea in a place called Tuktoyuktuk at the the most northerly point of the Yukon Territory in July. There were small bergs in the sea, but that didn't stop the Inuk children from splashing around. July is 24 hour daylight time up there. The temperature was 90 F at 8 pm, and you could almost see the giant ferns growing, inch by inch.

Coldest I think I've ever been (Yukon in January excepted) is Oxfordshire in May. Thatched cottage with two foot thick stone walls: creeping damp cold up to your knees.

Jim

Archena 05-10-2007 06:09 PM

Re: Bread Bash
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jengineer (Post 10448)
Actually it may be quite temperate considering that Jim is South of: Montana, North Dakota, Washington, most of Minnesota, half of Michigan and some Eastern states too.

Forecast is Low to mid 60's this week.
Montly average High and Low for May is 65/43F
Average Weather for Toronto, ON - Temperature and Precipitation

Today's high: 95
Tonight's low: expected 65

It's warmer here than there! :)





(I should mention that I'm paranoid where cold is concerned. ;) )

Alfredo 05-11-2007 11:14 AM

Re: Bread Bash
 
Well, this wasn't what I had planned for my first post, but I just couldn't resist.

The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart


50° Fahrenheit (10° C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Canadians plant gardens.

35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)
Italian Cars won't start
Canadians drive with the windows down

32° Fahrenheit (0 ° C)
American water freezes
Canadian water get thicker.

0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100° Fahrenheit (-73° C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)
Ethyl alcohol Freezes.
Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

-460° Fahrenheit (-273° C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

-500° Fahrenheit (-295° C)
Hell freezes over.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.

Archena 05-11-2007 04:47 PM

Re: Bread Bash
 
:D That's hysterical!

jengineer 05-15-2007 07:58 AM

Re: Bread Bash
 
In the travel section I posted my revised itenearay of corssing the us 2x in one week. Seeing as the new banner is green and carbon offsets, do you think the state of South californioa will be fined by the World Carbon Offset Police (WCOP) for the massive release of fossil fuels this past week? I am referring to the major blase we had at Griffith Park followed by the 4000 acre plus fire on catalina Island. In light of those 2 fires I think flyiung arounf for 20 hours on kerosene is not as bad!

jwnorris 05-15-2007 08:43 AM

So Cal fires - was Bread Bash
 
And speaking of the fires, there is an actor from Gray's Anatomy [the bartender] who lives in the Griffith Park area. He was evacuated during the fire and decided to get away from it all.

Any guesses where he went? Catalina Island, of course. Only to be evacuated again. :eek:

J W
:cool:

james 05-15-2007 02:59 PM

Re: Bread Bash
 
Ecellente Alfredo.
Troppo divertente. But wait, other than Fiat's not starting, what do Italians know about cold weather. :-) Sempre primavera in Toscano (or is it nel?).

Jim, we are sending prizes -- Tammy will give you a call today.
James


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