Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More from Quebec City


Hello again from Quebec City

It's been unusually hot and humid in the Quebec capital. We had thunderstorms last night. Yesterday my husband and I lunched at one of our favourite restaurants here. It's located in the heart of Old Quebec and it's called Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens. I ordered tortiere and it was a real treat for me because I never eat tortiere back home in Ontario. There is a great museum in Quebec City called Musee de la civilisation where we saw a fascinating exhibit on the development of human thought, language and the brain. The name of the exhibit is "Copyright humain."  Today we plan to have a picnic lunch on the historic Plains of Abraham.

Several giants in the entertainment world were born on May 26th. James Arness of Gunsmoke fame was born on this day in 1923. John Wayne was born Marion Morrison on May 26, 1907 in rural Iowa. Singer Peggy Lee was born Norma Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota on May 26, 1920. Al Jolson claimed to be born on May 26, 1886, but produced no documentation to verify this claim. Jolson was born Asa Yoelson in the Lithuanian region of Imperial Russia. On May 26, 1912, Canadian-born Jay Silverheels, the man who played the Lone Ranger's sidekick Tonto, came into this world . His birth name was Harold J. Smith and he was a Mohawk who was born on the Six Nations Reservation in Brantford, Ontario.


My Blue Jays didn't do well last night in Anaheim. They lost 8-3 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Boy oh boy! What a long-winded, awkward name for a team! Why don't they just call themselves the LA Angels or the Anaheim Angels? It must be for marketing purposes that they include both LA and Anaheim in the their name. Whatever they're called, they clobbered us last night. Ricky Romero just didn't have it. What a disappointment for him because he's from LA and his family and friends were in attendance.

Well, Habs fans, have you recovered yet? If it's any consolation, I can tell you it could be worse. YBoyou could be a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Remember that Les canadiens performed far better than expected and they defeated two powerhouses in Washington and Pittsburgh. I know! I know! It wasn't as sweet as winning the Stanley Cup, but you have to admit it was a great ride. Now I just hope Chicago defeats Philly

- Joanne