Mar 28, 2021
Mar 27, 2021
Arriving a bit earlier than usual, Easter is upon us again. And once again we find ourselves celebrating yet another holiday with pandemic restrictions. But I'm not going to dwell on that, this editorial is about more enjoyable things.
I want to start by thanking everyone for all their praise on two recent Scribbles offerings. Let's start with our Really BIG Show. I love when you message me to say how much you enjoyed something I created and it is even more special when friends we have not heard from in a while respond. Our Really BIG Show had that effect. We heard from our beloved "regulars" who typically send much appreciated comments AND we heard from others who rarely comment. Friends like Rich & Maria, who told us how much they enjoyed our show...wowza... that meant a lot to me.
Then we have our Look for the Leprechaun Contest. We had 26 friends enter this contest with a jackpot that capped at $31 going to our pal Jessica. What made this one extra special was our live draw on Facebook. Over 100 people watched the draw on Facebook and more caught it on Scribbles and You Tube. I'm thrilled and encouraged by those numbers.
I've heard that youngsters also enjoyed watching our live draw. Our Ottawa Valley pal Joe (age 3) noticed himself on screen (the leprechaun was hiding in a post featuring him & we revealed that during the draw.) He also repeated each entrant's name after I read them off. Welland 2 year old pal Lucas also enjoyed watching the draw. Maybe he was mesmerized by my festive green essemble & funky eyewear. We're doing a similar live draw for our Count the Eggs Contest and I'll be wearing more festive attire, so get the kids ready for another family friendly draw. We'll announce the date and time of this draw soon.
This edition offers a bit of everything. We have our Easter classics and comics. There's a "Cuteness Overload" post that dares you not to smile. We say happy birthday to Joe Friday and my sister Kim -who has two new roommates who we introduce you to this edition as well.
Have a happy Easter. Be sure to enter our contest and enjoy today's Scribbles.
1941 – 2021
Peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Tuesday March 23rd 2021 at the age of 79 with her loving daughter by her side. Cherished wife of Bert for 54 years. Loving Mom of Mark (Carla) and Shelley (Mike Merpaw). Proud and loving grandma of Gracie, Julia, Ryan and Sarah. Predeceased by her sister Phyllis (late Guy Ziebarth).
Joan will be fondly remembered by her sister in law Doreen Ballard and her many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Renfrew on Saturday March 27, 2021 at 11:00 am. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Joan Miller to CHEO Oncology while supporting Julia Miller.
|VAUGHN ROWSELL IN SCREENSHOT |
FROM 'BETTER DAYS AHEAD'
One such show was the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac and it was presented by VaughnCo Entertainment. There was signup info on hand for VaughnCo and when I got home that night I subscribed. Since that time I've received emails notifying me when a VaughCo act is performing. Needless to say, with the world on lockdown, there hasn't been a lot of live shows to tell of.
Recently I received a message from VaughnCo promoting their original song and video 'Better Days Ahead'. After I watched, I left a message praising the uplifting tune and letting them know I would share it to Scribbles.
Much to my surprise Vaughn Rowsell emailed me thanking me for my words. He had also checked out Scribbles and really liked it.
Vaughn and his family recorded Better Days Ahead joined by family and friends . "As a concert promoter and musician, I have experienced first hand the impact that this pandemic has had on the music industry", Vaughn shared on You Tube, "I felt it was important to create a message of hope as we move forward."
You can watch the video below. You can also help VaughnCo Entertainment by purchasing the song on itunes and other streaming services (I did, it costs around a buck and it made me feel good to support a Canadian business -VaughnCo Entertainment is based in Newfoundland)
Now here's the messed up part..... although the two series air back-to-back on NBC in the States, in Canada CTV has the broadcast rights for SVU but CityTV has the rights to the new Organized Crime. And when are they airing the two series? AT THE SAME F'N TIME! Both shows will air Thursdays at 10 pm. This week's SVU reintroduces Elliot, which is perfect if you're watching the two series one AFTER the other, but will add even more confusion when both episodes air simultaniously in Canada.
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I donned lots of green with funky eyeglasses, a hat, a flashing shamrock necklace and a green shirt. I surrounded myself with green balloons, a cutout of the little Ken leprechaun we had asked everyone to look for, a smiley container in which to put the entries and a glass of faux green beer (made from green paper.)
I had my iphone all set to go live at 7:30 pm, which I promoted heavily for several days leading up to to the draw. I tested the system prior to airtime, all was good. I had special effect filters picked out and was raring to go. Then the unthinkable happened. My damn phone wouldn't go live. I tried several times to no avail. Luckily I still have my old iphone which I was able to go live with. The planned special effects were out and the video quality would be blurry throughout the draw (thanks in part to the flashing necklace) but we were live and that's what counted.
26 Scribbles friends found the leprechaun and entered our contest. The jackpot was $31 and those who watched the draw -either live or later- said they found it very entertaining, even some pals who we had not heard from in ages (gotta love that).
Here's an abbreviated version of the live draw, in case you didn't catch it on Facebook.
've hyped it for a while and now it's finally here. Scribbles Really BIG Show is 42 minutes of music and merriment that I hope you find enjoyable. The show pretty much speaks for itself so I'm not going to spend a great deal of time here explaining what you will discover once you start to watch.
I do want to take a second to thank each of the friends who appear on our show. You are all so talented in various ways and it was a pleasure to come up with a way to showcase those talents. Like they say,
I couldn't have done it without you.
**And if you want to learn more about how the concept of a variety show came to be and the challenges we faced putting it all together, there's an in depth bonus story that appears after the two parts of our video.