Beware! Hawk stealing Sunglasses

Beware Sign

Beware Sign

If you’re golfing at Lakeside Greens in Chestermere, be sure to take your sunglasses off your hat and put it away because there is an aggressive hawk that lives in the trees near hole # 2 and 3. There has been a lot of sightings and the marshal tells me that a large red tail hawk has been seen swooping down at golfers to take their sunglasses off their heads.

It looks like the hawk likes the Ray Bans more than the other brands. Rob who plays at Lakeside regularly tells us that his brand new pair of Oakley’s were lucky because the hawk swooped down and knocked his sunglasses off his head. The hawk didn’t take them like he did with his friend’s Ray Ban.

Manny who also plays at Lakeside Greens tells us that the hawk will leave golfers who don’t have sunglasses.

Why Not? Too Salty.

Linguini alla Vongole

Linguini alla Vongole

I’ve always liked the pasta at Why Not Italian Restaurant in Strathcona. After the waiter served us with a few glasses of water, he brought us a basket of dinner rolls. I had forgotten how tasty dinner rolls can be, especially when they are served warm.

I had ordered my favourite, Linguini alla Vongole or Linguini with Red Clam Sauce. They make the White Clam Sauce as well but I like the tomato version as oppose to the white wine. They’re equally tasty but I have always enjoyed the red marinara sauce here.

When it arrived, I was quite surprised to see how small the dish was. I seem to recall that they used to give you a big heap of linguini. And now, it looks like it’s about half the size of what it used to be. Either my memory is failing me or I have a bigger appetite or both.

Tonight’s red clam sauce was too salty for me to give it a thumbs up. I normally enjoy this dish here but when the sauce is salty, it’s ruined.

I’ll have to look for another Italian restaurant in Calgary. Any suggestions? If so, please leave me a comment.

Watch Out!

Westbrook Mall

Westbrook Mall

I’m usually for the little guy who runs his/ her shop. When my wife needed batteries changed on a few of her watches, we decided to pay a visit to a little knick knack shop at Westbrook Mall. It’s a little shop selling all sorts of things like belts, lighters, bags and watches.

She went up to the counter and asked how much it would cost to change the batteries. The man behind the counter took the first watch and unscrewed the backing. He took one look at it and said it was $15 to replace. She said “no thanks, the battery costs more than the watch itself”. She asked him about the other watches and he said to her that he doesn’t play the game of taking apart watches and estimating the cost.

We told him if ┬áhe couldn’t give us an estimate without taking apart the watch then the only way for him to know would be to take the watch apart. But if he refuses to take them apart to see the battery then we are at a deadlock.

Does he want our business or not? Tell me what you think. Leave me a comment.