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  1. While waiting to fly out

    Ten days ago I flew into Atlantic City from Managua on Spirit. It seems to me the airline could have picked a better name - Spirit suggests an afterlife state of being, a visitation, or the Looney: fly with Casper. But what's in a name, a rose by any other ... , so I bought a ticket. It cost me U$231 (all fees included) one way, booking 5 weeks in advance. [Checking AA at the same time, it'd have cost me $540 ($404 before fees; one must take a few steps into the reservation process on the internet ...
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  2. 20 Yrs ago today....

    I had my first date with Chilo..



    OK.. It was my first date ever...

    I was on contract for a film company (IMAX) working on some cool 3D glasses for Expo 90 in Osaka Japan. The company that won the contract (SG Smallwood and Co. a real sweat shop, still operating today) to assemble the Glasses was in Kitchener and I was working there since the first of the year (1990). While Chilo ...

    Updated 05-06-2010 at 10:24 AM by bill_bly_ca

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  3. Groceries - a sign of the times..

    So Chilo receives a visit from her sister and her sister-in-law last Thursday. The three were mulling over what to do that afternoon (Chilo works until noon) when the Sister-in-law says.. Hey, today is Thursday, lets go get some groceries.. Well we were all stocked up but Chilo agreed to go anyways..

    Well the local Grocery store that all 3 families attend is "Food Basics" (which is a no frills spin off of the Metro uber food corp) . This would mean a right turn from our ...
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  4. My dog is an awesome dog

    He has his moments of pure playfulness, canine goofiness, and inexhaustible energy, and then he has these moments of lucid intelligence that just astound me. My daughter and I were eating ice cream at the dinner table, and the dog was standing motionless on the floor staring (I knew it without looking) at me. He's in the habit of waiting like a zopilote for a morsel of food to fall. We resist the urge to satisfy his craving, but there are just enough accidental crumbs to maintain positive conditioning. ...
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  5. Airline Summary ... US to Managua

    Quote Originally Posted by posrp View Post
    Ziggy, is that Cdn$650 from Toronto to MGA includes everything meaning tax airport fees etc.?
    Those fares are from LAX in USD.
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