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08/25/05

  11:44:50 pm, by Nimble   , 1534 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

The Ancestor's Tale : Richard Dawkins

This has got to be one of my favourite books of all time. I've read some of Dawkins' books before, such as The Blind Watchmaker, and always enjoyed them, but this book is utterly, utterly amazing. Far from being the usual small book trying to prove one… more »

08/10/05

  12:00:11 am, by Nimble   , 306 words  
Categories: Reviews, Tradesmen

Tradesmen: Peak Painting

I have nothing but good to say about these guys. Mike Evans is a young guy, enthusiastic and professional. I'm not sure he needs my word of recommendation, because he and his band of painters are quite busy here in Calgary, but heartily recommend him I… more »

08/07/05

  09:38:00 pm, by Nimble   , 1731 words  
Categories: Reviews, Attractions, Gardening

Fruit Festival

We just got back from the Alberta Prairie Fruit Festival up by Elnora, at one of our favourite garden haunts, D'n'A Gardens. This was a friendly little festival, with some surprisingly entertaining and informative speakers. more »

06/06/05

  09:36:14 pm, by Nimble   , 522 words  
Categories: Reviews, Gardening

Fragrant Perennial Nursery & Nature's Studio Raku Pottery

We were going back out to D'n'A Gardens for to get Dena some more Martagon Lilies. However, despite our best efforts on the road, we made it in time, technically speaking, before closing time, but at a mere eight minutes before closing - I surmise… more »

05/23/05

  11:48:40 pm, by Nimble   , 498 words  
Categories: Reviews, Attractions

The Great GuZoo

Gustafson's zoo, a.k.a. the "GuZoo", just north of Three Hills, Alberta, has had more than its share of controversy. It has been accused of neglect, inadequate shelter, and the like. It's still on the dirty side in a number of spots, but in general… more »
  09:18:48 pm, by Nimble   , 460 words  
Categories: Reviews, Gardening

D'n'A Gardens

We set out early on Saturday, dropped the doggles off with Dena's parents, and headed north on Highway 21 to Elnora. Our destination: D'n'A Gardens, purveyors of prairie-hardy fruit trees. more »

05/06/05

  10:57:54 am, by Nimble   , 820 words  
Categories: Low-Carb

Low Carb Mistakes

I've been noticing some low-carb products disappearing, some becoming harder to find, although there's still a trickle of new products. Now, low-carb eating is still a mighty effective way to lose or maintain weight. So why aren't we seeing low-carb… more »
  03:45:46 am, by Nimble   , 329 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Economics

Freakonomics

I really like the cover on this book. Apples to oranges - cute, I get it :) (NOTE: The paperbacks I saw overseas don't have this mutated-fruit cover) This marks the first time that I've bought a book because I saw the author on The Daily Show. Sosumi;… more »

05/02/05

  12:11:00 am, by Nimble   , 375 words  
Categories: Reviews, Stores

Vanishing Rabbit

My fiancé was giving me a ride down Centre Street N, which has a hodgepodge of old stores, small businesses and restaurants along its length, when I spotted what appeared to be a magic store. "A magic store," I effused as we passed it, after… more »

04/20/05

  11:14:58 am, by Nimble   , 357 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Gardening

No Work Garden : Bob Flowerdew

I picked this up on sale; a quick flip through the book gave me an inkling is was a good book. Indeed, it is. Bob Flowerdew, with his all-too-appropriate-sounding name (though a web search turns out other people with the same last name) is a popular… more »

04/19/05

  03:48:52 am, by Nimble   , 229 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Sin City

This... is an intriguing movie. Violent, gory, mostly black-and-white with spots of colour, stylized, film noir. It's a living, gangster comic book with a sassy edge. Ang Lee's The Hulk got the comic book feel down with camera shots. This doesn't have… more »

04/10/05

  09:25:55 pm, by Nimble   , 287 words  
Categories: Reviews, Gardening

Edward's Garden Center

As far as Calgary garden centers go, I really like this quirky, small garden center out in Bowness. It's shocking how much the employees like plants. No, love plants. I swear they'd take them all home if they could. They can identify most plants at ten… more »

03/21/05

  11:04:56 am, by Nimble   , 333 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Fiction

Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon

If this book was like a dessert, it would be like ordering chocolate cake, and having the waiter come back to the table with something that was so ornate, you almost felt guilty eating it. It's the fervent attention to detail that feels like the same… more »

02/26/05

  11:56:22 pm, by Nimble   , 192 words  
Categories: Reviews, Restaurants

Kinjo Sushi & Grill

We were invited out to dinner at the last moment tonight - to the Kinjo Sushi & Grill. We weren't sure what to expect, but it was an unexpectedly pleasant surprise. more »

02/22/05

  10:59:11 am, by Nimble   , 321 words  
Categories: Reviews, Low-Carb

Low-Carb Winners & Losers

Since it takes a while for some low-carb products to make their way up north of the border (if ever!), we made a small order from Netrition. Here's our household consensus: more »

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