Let me first say this – my headache are result of a hangover, not the flu. But considering I know someone (besides my World of Warcraft stalker) who has contracted a mild form of the swine flu, and seemeingly everyone else around me is getting sick, an immunization is probably in order.
With that said, the H1N1 and seasonal flu clinics begin today. All the clinics are drop-in and being held in the West Pavilion at Exhibition Park. The pregnant or infirm are urged to get immunized. If you are not pregnant, you can still get poked.
Here’s a schedule of the upcoming clinics:
- Oct. 27, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM
- Oct. 28, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM
- Nov. 03, 2009 – 12:00PM to 7:00PM
- Nov. 04, 2009 – 12:00PM to 7:00PM
- Nov. 05, 2009 – 12:00PM to 7:00PM
- Nov. 06, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM
- Nov. 12, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM
(You might want to double-check that schedule before attending.)
Alberta Health Services
Nope, I’m not getting into this routine again. There are now plenty of websites around here that list the music or whatever events happening in Lethbridge, so I thought I’d feature one of them in particular.
Richard Amery’s L.A. Beat is probably one of the best I’ve seen around. I swear, this guy probably has nothing better to do than write in-depth articles of bands and events in Lethbridge, and keep a running calendar of almost every show going down.
Recently (September 26th, to be specific), my friends at Lethbridge Web Design hosted a Launch Party with Mueller Photography. Dick won a grand prize award for a complete web design package. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of that!
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That’s what I always say.
Last night, Scott (a.k.a. Heavy P) hosted an Oktoberfest party. We sat down to a feast of Oktoberfest sausage, sauerkraut, perogies and my special bacon+onion gnocchi dish, all accompanied by a wide assortment of fine European beers and great Bavarian music! The aroma in the household was very manly, to say the least.
Continue reading ‘Lethbridge Sausage Party!’
Usually, all it takes for me is a few cocktails to break out my dancing shoes. That’s not to say I can’t dance unless I have a few in me, but I’m 99% positive that I am a better dancer when I do. 100%, even.
Lately, the extent of my dancing has been the last 2 weddings that I have crashed in as many weeks. It gives me the physical contact that I crave, without being outright creepy. No cuddle parties here!
Where was I going with this? Oh yeah.
Following the lead of Lethbridge mega-star Theo Tams, we have Tara-Jean Popowich. She’s a 20-year-old firecracker from Lethbridge, currently running in the top 4 of CTV’s “So You Think You Can Dance Canada.”
There’s an episode tonight that will decide her fate! Will she move onto the top spot? I don’t care, because I don’t watch that show! Maybe some of you do, but I just think she’s a babe.
So You Think You Can Dance Canada
UPDATE: She won!
Just thought I’d let you know that you can now find us on Facebook. So if you’re not into RSS much, become a fan to get Lethbian Love updates in your feed.
Sidenote: Although there already was a Facebook application fan page, I destroyed it with all of my might. That’s because the old Sociable Facebook app I used on here has now been replaced with Disqus!
Sorry about that.
For some time now, I lost interest in this blog. Why? Well, I realized that I was maintaining it just for the sake of doing so, rather than what its original purpose was meant.
The sidebar used to read, “Lethbian Love covers the lifestyle, culture, events and issues relevant to Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada” and really, I could have cared less for most of the things I posted!
I started Lethbian Love as a means of discovering something different about Lethbridge. I don’t unconditionally love this city, rather am trying to find things to love about it. Call it a memoir of things I find interesting or great about this place.
So I’ll be making some changes here and there. The content will be more out of self-interest, but I hope that it’ll be somewhat richer in the end. I also changed the commenting system to tie more into social media, like Facebook and Twitter, so you all can interact like lovers. Make sure to subscribe to the Lethbian Love RSS feed too!
Stay tuned for new posts in the near future. In the meantime, check out some of the more memorable ones:
First, I have to apologize for the lack of updates. If there’s one thing people should not have to deal with, it’s a sick pussy spewing forth fluids all over their rug. Last week, my cat Montecore fell ill and we had to hospitalize him. Beyond costing a small fortune and wrecking my nerves, the last thing I worried about was posting content to the blog. Don’t hold it against me, or god may punish you.
One of the things to a successful blog is to have well-written, relevant updates daily, if not more often. Building solid readership doesn’t happen overnight. Although I’ve been giving it a good effort and have gotten a little help here and there, I know there’s a lot more that this blog can do!
With that said, Lethbian Love is searching for guest bloggers and needs your mad skills! Is there something you love about Lethbridge, are passionate about, want to spread the word to your L.A. homies or just find an outlet for your ego? Become a contributor! Or if you’re lazy like me, but have cool a story/fact/person you think would work, submit your ideas! Just like dating, I’m not picky!
Be a guest blogger, for me.
One last thing: this week will be lacking updates as well, as I’m off to a work retreat tomorrow and will have little to no access to the net. Ugh, sorry.
For those of you who are fans of Edit, Lethbridge’s sustainable and eco-friendly clothing shop, Joanne writes to say they moved down the street to a bigger and better location:
Our new shop is located on the same street, just one block down: 315 6 Street South (just beside the ATB bank)
We are a “work in progress”, still working on the shop, but we will be open today from 12 noon til 5pm, and tomorrow from 10am-5pm.
Shop today and tomorrow and get 20% your purchases.*
*excludes (Jennifer Glasgow, Mymommadethat, and Pretty Waisted)
If you’ve never stepped for inside Edit, not is the perfect time to take advantage of the awesome sale!
The venerable Jamie Vedres, whom I mentioned previously, has graciously allowed me to re-post some photos he took of downtown buildings. I like this guy’s style.
Continue reading ‘Scenes from around Lethbridge’
One of those landmarks which people instantly associate with Lethbridge would be the viaduct, or high-level bridge. It’s also on the masthead of this website (remind me to change that). Sometimes mistaken for being the inspiration for this city’s name, it’s quite the opposite. Bridges were first invented in Lethbridge in the 1820s, which then spread to the rest of the civilized world, using bridges.
This year marks the 100th birthday of the train bridge. Although plenty of articles have already been written, Lethbridge College‘s “Wider Horizons” magazine has a particularly in-depth story, with all sorts of factoids.
The bridge was originally built, at a cost of $1.3 million, to shorten the rail distance between Lethbridge and Fort Macleod. As the late Lethbridge historian Alex Johnston noted in one of his papers: “Up to this point, the bridges constructed in the west had been of wooden timbers. The design chosen for this bridge was a steel viaduct consisting of 44 plate girder spans 67 feet, 1 inch long, 22 plate girder spans 98 feet, 10 inches long, and one riveted deck lattice truss span 167 feet long.
Plans are underway for celebrations later this year, including lighting the bridge up at night.
Wider Horizons: High & Mighty
Also, I just had to include this somewhere.