Shameless, I am. Completely incorrigible.

by DaniGirl on February 19, 2009 · 7 comments

in How I love the Interwebs, It IS all about me, Life in Ottawa, Photo of the Day

I just can’t help myself!

30:365  Vote for our Mom!

Hey, if you won’t vote for me, do it for them. Don’t make my brazen exploitation of my kids be in vain! (Truth be told, they were great sports. Tristan’s developing a fine sense of humour, and as soon as I told him it was a grownup joke, he was in without question. I told Simon his sign said people should give him Smarties, and he was in, too.)

And hey, lookit that, because this is my lastest picture for Project 365, I can just segue into my weekly review of that project, too. See, multipurpose exploitation!!

23:365 Melty24:365 Vote for me!!  Vote for me!!26:365 Snack time!
27:365 Winter day at the park28:365 Pest

When I could draw myself away from using my children for my own nefarious purposes (and really, why else would one have children in the first place?) I had a bit of an addiction to photos of the Parliament Buildings this week. They’re lovely in any light!

29:365 Parliament in pink
25:365 Mooning the Peace Tower

And (speaking of segues) I’ll likely have at least one more photo to add to the Parliament Building set today. Sounds like President Obama will be arriving on Parliament Hill just about the time I can take my lunch break. Got my camera and my scarf and mitts (it’s snowing, of course) and I think I’ll go check it out. This morning I was walking up Sussex just in time to see a motorcade pulling out of the US Embassy and heading toward the airport – no doubt the Ambassador heading out to greet his boss.

[Edited to add: I was there! Tried to get to Parliament Hill to get pix of people rolling snowballs to stand on to get a better view – does it get any more Canadian than that? – but by the time I left at 11 am pedestrian access was blocked. Instead, stood on the E&C patio at the corner of Colonel By and Rideau and shared an elevated planter with a little boy of 10 or so years old to get a better view over the crowd. Felt the lovely surge of excitement as the crowd cheered and waved when the motorcade past — but was too busy taking pictures to actually figure out which Cadillac One might actually have Barack Obama in it! Will post pix tonight!]

All that, and it’s my parents’ wedding 43rd anniversary today too, something that needs no segue. Happy Anniversary, Granny and Papa Lou!


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 snackmommy2 February 19, 2009 at 8:46 am

So I sat here marvelling at the fact that our parents share the same anniversary (who the heck gets married in February!), I then did some finger math and realized it’s the same year too! Our parents were married on the very same day. Perhaps this some how works it’s way down the gene pool and accounts for the fact that we also tend have an affinity for similar names.

I also have been meaning to email you to say how much I have enjoyed Project 365. You have struck just the right balance of artsy shots, with adorable butt shots :~)

2 Loukia February 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Hey! I was there too… my friend and I walked and were able to actually make it onto the Hill as soon as his motorcade arrived. Our purses were checked, and we had to open our coats too for them to look at us, and I lost a button on my coat – but hey – I was there and it was totally cool. All the cheering, the flags, the cameras. I saw a quick glimpse of him, apparently, he was standing beside this guy in a red shirt? And so there ya go… a moment in history!

3 colleen February 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Your photos are amazing. I took one yesterday at the entrance to a walking trail. Dog owners are very lazy in this place and there is dog poop everywhere. A nearby homeowner posted a sign, on plywood, that says ” Please pick up your dog’s shit”. I kid you not, it has the apostrophe!

4 Barbara February 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm

It was an electric sort of day in sleepy old Ottawa, wasn’t it? I posted some pics from Parliament Hill this morning (crowd but not Obama).

5 XUP February 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Do the kids know you’re making them do this so you’ll get a trip away from them??

6 DaniGirl February 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Snackmommy – seriously? Okay, truly, what are the odds??? That must somehow account for our mutual affinity for Tristans and Sawyers!

Hey XUP, I’m not exactly “making” them do anything, I’m just playing with them. And yes, they did. It’s a two day trip; I’ve been away longer on business, FWIW.

7 Chantal February 19, 2009 at 9:05 pm

YOur kids are so cute. I like those signs better than the ones my mom had us hold when we were kids. Something about “kids for sale – cheap!”

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