Apr 30, 2012

The Only Way to Travel
We've all heard of horse power, well here's the latest trend...dog power. These cute little pups seem ready for walking courtesy of their mommy. Dog gone it, how cute is this, eh?
(At Last) We Reveal our Winner...

We started with ten contestants and each day this week we pulled two names from the hat -eliminating those pals from the draw. Now we have only two names left: Nancy Erskine and Kim Papple.

One of those two friends will walk away with our "Count the Cash" Jackpot, which we can now reveal totalled $17.87 in cash and Canadian Tire money (WOW...massive eh? 

The other contestants in this contestwere: Tricia Dickie, Pat Fenerty, Mark Chrisp, Cathy Neil,  Jane Storie, Bob Miller, Merry Proulx and Tammie Holditch. Thank you to eveeryone who entered.

OK enough delays....

And the name remaining in the hat, and therefore the winner of our contest is:

Kim Papple
-St Catharines, ON

Congratulations Kim. Looks like Lady Luck finally cut you a break.


"Just reading me e-mails and found out I'm the big winner, I'm so excited. I think I will use the actual money to donate to the Rankin Run that I am doing on May 28th and the Canadian Tire money will be a little treat purchase of some kind"

 -Kim Papple"Congratulations Kim! Wow! I was runner-up!! Cool! Thanks Ken - that was fun! :)"

-Nancy Erskine
Sure Sign of Spring

April showers bring May flowers and we can expect to see lots of both in the days ahead. Have a great weekend everyone!
Fighters for Frankie
by Jeff Stewart
 As many of you may know, my better half suffers from a terribly degenerative disease called Multiple Sclerosis.

Every year we participate in the MS Walk here in Toronto as independent fundraising people.  This year we have decided to form a team called "Fighters for Frankie".

We hope that by getting more people involved, we can do an even better job raising money for research and home care for those whose lives have been affected by MS.  Please join us in our efforts to end MS by making a donation today. Secure online donations can be made by VISA, Master Card, American Express or PayPal. A non-alterable electronic tax receipt for your donation will be sent to you by e-mail.  If you'd like, I also have pledge forms if you'd prefer to make a cash donation!

To find out more about the MS Walk, please visit http://www.mswalks.ca/

Bring MS to an end. Donate today.

Click here to visit my personal page.

Click here to view the team page for Fighters for Frankie

Apr 29, 2012

Debbie Belliveau celebrates her BIG 5-0 on April 28th. Scribbles wishes you a great birthday "DB" and many more!

And Happy 40th Birthday to Faron Gough...

Look at their amazing cake...too pretty to cut up (but I bet they did anyhow...LOL) 


"Ah Thank you [for the birthday message] Timmi ...miss you hugs and licks... I do LOVE Scribbles"
-Debbie Belliveau

Apr 27, 2012

Maybe Next Year

The Ottawa Senator's were defeated in Game 7 of their series against the New York Rangers on Thursday night, eliminating the last Canadian team remaining in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hats off to the Sens for a well played series, a great warm-up for next year when Lord Stanley's coveted cup could make its way back to Canada. (Don't laugh, it could happen!)

Apr 26, 2012

McCartney Cashes In

Sir Paul McCartney has moved up the list of the world's richest musicians thanks to his marriage to Nancy Shevell.

The Beatles legend's mass fortune was estimated at $792 million last year, but has now risen to $1.6 billion because of his wife's family fortune.

The couple is third in the Sunday Times Rich List Music Millionaires Top Fifty, with theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh and record executive Clive Calder placed above them.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber came fourth thanks to his $944 million personal fortune and Irish rockers U2 made fifth spot with a combined haul of $822 million.

David and Victoria Beckham joined Rolling Stones rocker Sir Mick Jagger in 10th place after earning $304 million

Apr 24, 2012

"Sealed" with a Kiss
When opportunity knocked last year for former St Catharines pal Robin Whyte, she said yes to a great new career and moved to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia with her hunky husband Tim and their cutie pattootie son Cole. Beautiful Lunenburg is a refreshing change of scenery for our Pepsi girl and her boys.

Baby Cole needn't worry about rapid-transit in his new remote habitat, he gets around quite fine using environmentally-friendly mommy power, as seen above.

The family's feline might not think his new surroundings are quite so delightful, an insider told Scribbles. Meowing wildly, he raced home covered in slime one day and when the Whyte's did some investigating they discovered a seal outside their homestead. Did Mr Pussycat narrowly escape becoming Kitty Tat-Tar? Purr-haps!

Apr 23, 2012

She's Gone Country!
Our friend Pat Fenerty's heart was all aflutter after she attended Alan Jackson's recent concert in Hamilton, ON with her husband Joe. Our silly Photoshopped pix may be black and white, but from what she described on her facebook page, star-struck Pat was indeed tickled pink. 

Glad you enjoyed the concert "Wilma", hope "Fred" didn't get jealous when you tossed your house keys on stage...LMAO!

Apr 22, 2012

Friday April 20th was Janet ("JJ") and Keith Miller's 38th Anniversary, as we discovered by snooping around their daughter Robin Whyte's facebook page, and we could not be happier for them!

But I'm a bit confused JJ, how can you and Keith be married for 38 years?  Wouldn't that have made you kindergarten classmates when you wed?

Congratulations Janet and Keith, you are indeed soulmates and I wish you many more happy years together.


"Thanks so much Ken.. How sweet of you to create that collage I can't believe you found that old picture of us :) and yes I was a child bride we certainly defied the odds 38 years later; great job on Scribbles btw ..you are just so creative & geneous with your time & your talent"
-Janet Miller
                         Happy Birthday to                          

Cathy Dick
-April 22nd
Your wild sense of adventure will always keep you young at heart and keep us laughing forever.


"Oh Cathy the scribbles.co photos of you are priceless!"
-Maggi Sheedy

Bill McParland
-April 19th

Hope your big day was as special as you are Big Guy!
Pint-Sized Farmer

Well if you don't recognize our little pal Dylan, you obviously haven't been reading Scribbles regularly. Photogenic Dylan has enjoyed plenty of exposure on our website recently and today is no exception.

This time around our Ottawa Valley buddy is dressed for some rural outdoor activity and he no doubt gets that passion from his relatives, who also enjoy life "down on the farm." 

Another amusing moment found on Dylan's mom Erin's facebook page and snagged up by Scribbles for all our friends to enjoy!


"Somebody That I Used to Know" (Cover) -by Walk off the Earth

"From Me to You" - by Walk off the Earth

"We're All Ears" Telus Ad

Free Learning Centre Telus Ad

The Best of Statler and Waldorf

Apr 21, 2012

Breathtaking View

It's been a while since we've featured our pal Renee Cuthertson-Giguere and her husband Norm in Scribbles, but one look at these pix they took while on vacation and I knew the time was right to highlight the happy couple once again.

The awesome photo above was taken while Renee and Norm enjoyed a long hike in North Island, New Zealand. Renee commented on facebook that although the view was great, it was a bit scary at the same time. And just look at the photo below! No wonder Renee refers to this as the "vacation of a lifetime."

I loved these photos so much I just had to make it today's top story. Looks like you had a memorable holiday Renee and Norm and ya, I'd be pretty scared up there too (as in poop my pants scared....LOL)

Apr 19, 2012

"Miss Oh-So-In-Dependant"

Falynn Shaw looks like a model in this stunning photo we found on her facebook page.  I love this pix Falynn, if you were to release an album, this would be the ideal cover for it. Just saying.  : )
Adorable Doggies Seek Homes

How much are those doggies in the basket? Why only $5.00 each, that's how much. All proceeds go towards this years 60 km Walk for Cancer in September.

Would you like to order a doggie?  Contact Scribbles and we will hook you up with our pal Heather, who is co-ordinating the puppy purchases. You can also donate scrap materials, blankets, ribbons, etc that could be used to make even more adorable dogs.  Like real dogs, each one's unique.

We thank Sue McCafferty for lovingly creating all these lovable mutts....what great talent you have Sue!

At this price, the basket's sure to become empty soon, so order your dogs today.

Email Scribbles if you would like further details.  scribblesonline@sympatico.ca

Apr 18, 2012

Rest in Peace Gary

Our condolences to our Ottawa pals Megan and Andy on the loss of their bearded dragon lizard, Gary. Gary passed away April 16th, I believe he was about 6-7 years old and a dear companion to Megan and Andy.

Gary is survived by his brothers Larry the snake and Floyd the cat, who I'm sure will also miss their special scaley sibling.


"I just saw Gary's feature in Scribbles from yesterday.... thank you so, so, soo much. I really really appreciate it.. I couldn't go to work yesterday because I was such a mess, so I went home to Renfrew and we had a nice little burial for him in the backyard. It's hard losing your reptile pets too because you always think you're being a little silly or that people will think you're overreacting because they weren't a dog or a cat... but your feature in Scribbles for him made me feel a lot less silly. :)"
[KEN REPLIES: Never EVER let anyone make you feel silly for mourning the loss of your pet. Sure more people can identify with the loss of a dog or cat because there's so many of us who share our home with those critters, but that doesn't mean you can't bond with other types of pets. And Gary was certainly a great example of that.]

                                   WORLD EXCLUSIVE                                  

Gary's final place of rest

A decorative rock marks Gary the Dragon Lizard's final place of rest, under a lilac tree at Jeanne and Peter Prince's rural home in Renfrew ON - in this photo obtained exclusively by Scribbles.

Apr 17, 2012

Hundreds Mourn Murder of Halifax Gay Activist
Murder victim Raymond Taavel (right) - (left) Mourners line streets later that day. Photos courtesy: QMI Agency

Apr 15, 2012

I Missed the Trip to Vegas

Regretably I did not attend the Buck and Stag for Michael Poirier and David Bowman on Saturday night. My back was to blame for my absense.

I needed to do the routine of ice and heat treatments and take my meds most of the day and when the pain did subside at times, I was too medicated to hit the highway to Chippawa and that's without having a drink yet. So I stayed home and nursed my aches and pains.

I hope to see lots of photos on facebook from those who were lucky enough to enjoy the Viva Las Vegas stag and live show.

I was really looking forward to going, but I have accepted that there are unfortunately times when my chronic pain prevents me from doing some of the things I had hoped to and now there's another event added to that list.

Michael and David, my apologies for not being able to join you. I did promote your big event in Scribbles so hopefully that helped spread the word a bit more and make the night an even bigger success.
Now This Guy's Got a Great Attitude
(and he's got the moves down too)

Apr 14, 2012

LMFAO -"I'm Sexy and I Know It"

M and M's "I'm Sexy AD"

PARODY: "I'm Elmo and I Know It

Apr 12, 2012

Rose declines Hall of Fame nod

LOS ANGELES – Axl Rose, the mercurial front man for rockers Guns N’ Roses, has declined his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week saying he does not feel wanted or respected at the ceremony. 

In an open letter made availableby Rose’s  spokeswoman, he said other members of the L.A. band were welcome to attend and be honored at Saturday’s event, but not the lead singer of the band that gained fame in the late 1980s with smash hit album “Appetite for Destruction.”

“I won’t be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” Rose wrote in the letter. 

“I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf,” he said.

“Appetite for Destruction,” with songs like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City,” was a mega-sized hit of 1987, and it propelled Rose, guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler, to global rock stardom. 

But by the early 1990s, drug abuse had taken hold of several band members and Rose and Slash openly feuded. By the middle of that decade, the original lineup was no more.

Rose eventually gained the right to use the band’s name, released a long-awaited album “Chinese Democracy” in 2008, and still tours with a group of the same name but none of the members are original, except for himself. 

“When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced I had mixed emotions but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing,” Rose wrote in his letter. 

“Of course I realized as things stood, if Guns N’ Roses were to be inducted it’d be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation,” he added. 

Rose goes on to write that over the past few months, he has met with members of the Hall of Fame’s board, spoken with its president, and read in the media what fans and other members of the band had said. 

He describes his efforts to find a way to appear as being “polite, courteous, and open” but adds, “no offense meant to anyone but the Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.” 

A representative for the Hall could not immediately be reached for comment late. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on Saturday, April 14, in Cleveland, Ohio
Die-Hard Biker Pal Heads to Port Dover

Our friend Lynn Farrow-McCutcheon and her BF will once again do what they and thousands of other bikers do on Friday the 13th....roll into Port Dover, ON for a slamming day of fun.

Lynn told us she's a real die-hard and that she never misses a Friday the 13th in the usually quiet little town. The event attracts bike enthusiasts from across Ontario and neighbouring U.S. Each time there's a Friday the 13th (regardless of the weather or time of year) bikers make Port Dover their destination.

And as if that isn't reason enough for Lynn to be excited,  Saturday is her birthday.  WOW, two big days in a row, sounds like you're in for a great weekend Lynn.

Happy Birthday Lynn.....and remember "What happens in Port Dover, Stays in Port Dover" LOL