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Well, Rockwatching has been up and running for a number of years now (5 to be exact) and I believe it has contributed significantly to the interest of people like myself who like caving, rocks, the outdoors, gems and minerals in Ontario.
We are just a few short days from 2011 and I believe it’s high time we made some resolutions -all of us (you my loyal fellow bloggers as well).
So in the interests of all involved a few ground rules to follow on Rockwatching from now on
1) Lets not carry a personal vendetta onto this site which is meant to be a forum where like minded enthusiasts can interact in a positive way.
2) Lets respect each other and try not to get personal when we are frustrated.
3) Lets respect the basics of conservation and eco-minded thought.
4) Lets not assume stuff we don’t know for sure (hence the survey at the bottom of the post).
5) Lets keep in mind that this is all about enjoyment.
6) Lets keep in mind that just because the topic is on the table, every single aspect that pertains to it is not an open book.
7) Lets respect people who are not on the site, private property, reputations etc. Just because there is discussion of a site or feature does not mean permission has been granted to go there.
8) Lets not get petty, self righteous or important. Stop correcting my grammar, spelling or use of terms. I am a writer at heart and so I believe I can use the language as I please (providing it’s in good taste, or if I choose, not in good taste).
9) Lets not waste my time by having to re-direct you to one of the above rules.
Happy and prosperous 2011 – Mick
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IMG_4900, originally uploaded by Mic2006.
As we neared the downtown core the citizens were flooding into the street waving Italian flags. Within a space of about two minutes all traffic had stopped and we were surrounded on all sides by bonafied flag waving supporters. At the the town’s main intersection the local police had started looking a little stressed and a young constable was struggling to keep the traffic flowing. We just slipped through and I looked back to watch the crowd flood into the street, all hope of keeping the traffic flowing – abandoned.
I was amused to see a picture last week following Italy’s win over Germany of one of my co-workers, one very vocal “Peter Bortolon” in a striped Italian colored top hat atop a car in Guelph’s downtown blasting on a whistle. He had made front page news and increased his already somewhat celebratory status. (He is a well known hockey referee and recording secretary for the union at the factory in which I work).
I must admit, I was somewhat pleased as I had been convinced of Italy’s worth by Mario, a fellow blogger. I think he is from Italy. Congratulations Mario, I am pleased for your country’s success.
Anyway, I am still typing away and the noise from the centre of town is carrying through my study window. It is still rising in volume and frenzy. I hope it does not escalate to a riot, though Canadians are generally pretty law abiding and the atmosphere was one of good cheer about 15 minutes ago (as I passed through). The photo that I had taken was within minutes of the win and just prior to the street closing to vehicular movement.
… Its 12:30 at night now, no war or mass looting in Guelph though plenty of fireworks and the neighbours out back have a campfire going and they sound very drunk.
SEE MAY 19th POST – “HOOLIGAN RECLINES IN HAMMOCK” – An angry Everton hoodlum threatens me in my own back yard!
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