Hey guys, it’s great to be back! I’ve been working here at Them Days for a while now, this is my 4th week of my 3rd summer. The 3rd time’s the charm! Time has been flying by, and it seems like this summer is moving by quicker than any other. Of course that may be due to all the chilly weather we’ve had so far (except for today!).
As always, Daphne and Aimee have been very welcoming. Tabea was great to work with as well but her term ended soon after I got here, unfortunately. Wishing you the best, Tabea! I’m lucky to be joined by another summer student like myself as well! You’ll be hearing from Sandra soon, who started working with us shortly after I did. I’m looking forward to the rest of my term and sharing it with you guys!
Back in the office!
I have the first spare moments that I’ve had since I-don’t-know-when, so time to start blogging!! There is oh-so-much to say. This perhaps isn’t the most work-related post, but I suppose it’s the most time-sensitive, so let’s get to that first. Happy Birthday!! Daphne had her birthday last week, and now she’s studying about archives. So that’s pretty exciting. Our office has been very well-travelled lately.
Tabea and I went out at lunch time and bought some cheesecake squares and a LOT of candles and sparklers (they were all so fun! I couldn’t help myself, even though we could have gotten by with just two. Did you know you can get candles with coloured flames?) Then Daphne’s niece dropped by to say hello and we conspired with her to get Daphne back in the archives so she wouldn’t know that we were frantically lighting all the candles and arranging the squares on a plate. (Those plastic shells are SO NOISY.)
They really were very exciting candles and sparklers.
Blowing out her candles
That’s it for now! Time to tidy up and leave for the day on this gorgeous (and very warm and melt-y) spring day!
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Culture Days is a Canada-wide weekend celebration of art and culture. We’ve been participating by holding our own event since the very first Culture Days–this year marks the FIFTH time! (Can you believe it? I’m surprised myself!) As always, it was a ton of fun! This year we added a little bit more excitement with an expansion to our usual menu of flummies, jams and teas with baked beans, fish and brewis (true, we did add that one last year) and moose soup! So not only did people dress up, look at pictures, listen to music, they also filled their bellies with delicious homemade food!
Some Culture Days participants
Some of the Them Days crew: Jennifer, Daphne and Brandon
Liz (who is probably the most enthusiastic dresser-upper of all)
Vera and friend
Rufina and Randy
Ronnie, Perry & Jill
Some of the smallest Culture Days visitors (cousins!)
The weather co-operated a bit…we didn’t have rain, but it was a little cold (or so I’ve heard…I couldn’t be there!) Judging by the happy faces and the smell of the flummies that hit me when I went into the office on Monday, it was a good day!
Thanks to all our musicians and volunteers who worked hard the day of the event and all those who lent a hand by making food or letting us use their equipment. It’s always a group effort at Them Days!
Daphne said it well on our Facebook page:
Our Culture Days was a great success again this year. I would like to put out a HUGE thank you to all that helped out in anyway. Our board was great again this year and we also had some local people that came out and was their for the entire time helping out, with the tent, wood and boughs, Lloyd Pardy, Mr.Hamel and I know I may have missed someone. (some people I didn’t know by name). Nellie Bock who cooked all the flummies, Frank Williams who did our pictures. Also our musicians, Lloyd Goudie, Gary Mitchell and Kirk Lethbridge. Also Thank You to everyone that came out and helped us celebrate. It was a very enjoyable time. Daphne.
(All photos by Frank Williams, our volunteer photographer. Thanks Frank!)
As of yesterday, Daphne has now been at Them Days for TWO WHOLE YEARS! Time has really flown by and I consider myself very lucky to have such an awesome co-worker! It’s been an honour to work with you, Daphne! Thanks for all you do.
Daphne doesn’t always dress like this.
As a little aside, you’ll notice that Daphne is wearing an old-fashioned frock in that picture. Well, that’s because it was taken at last year’s Culture Days event! And THAT time of year is rapidly coming upon us–next Saturday, September 27!!!
More details to come!
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Well today, myself, Aimee, Alicia, & Daphne came to work wearing something black and white. None of us knew exactly, that we’d be wearing something the same colors lol. I’ve decided to get our photo taken to blog, seeing I never blogged in a while. Seems like, most days a couple of us will be wearing something similiar 🙂
This is a bit off-topic from our usual posts but today Aimee, Daphne and I have had the misfortune of trying to unplug a cord from a phone jack extension. It would not budge. Now to give you some context: we needed the cord unplugged because the phone jack extension had become defective, the phone jack itself was fine. This connection was responsible for handling our debit machine, so we needed to make it work again!
The suspect’s siblings. We removed the the plug-in so we could try to remove the cord
Aimee trying her best
We took turns, trying many different methods o getting it out. We can see Aimee using some vicegrips above, we also tried our hands to pull it out, paper clips to poke it out, and crippling frustration that made us cry and pout until my grandfather, Robert Lyall, kindly lent us his pliers.
We did it!
So there! With the pliers it was easy, however, once the cord we freed was plugged into the phone jack, the debit machine didn’t work! So we must have ruined the cord while trying to free it. So our debit machine has been moved but it is working! So we have that going for us, which is nice.
So get who bought a couple of magazines from Them Days at Expo?
The premier! Cool, hey? Good for Daphne and Wallace!
Sananguativut Nunatsiavut Visual Design had a photo booth just a couple of tables down from us, and check out the pictures! (I can’t ever resist a photo booth.)
Kerra and me
Me and Theresa
We had a lot of fun at Expo, as you can tell. A few sales, and a nice bit of publicity! Thanks for coming by our booth!