• The kid who voiced Bambi grew up to become the youngest marine drill instructor and served three tours in Vietnam!
• Finland will soon have an Angry Birds theme park!
• Americans, on average, eat 90 acres of pizza every day.
• Michael Phelps' daily diet consists of 12 000 calories.
• A snail can sleep for three years.
• In a curious reversal, Kazakhstan is thanking Borat for increasing tourism almost ten-fold!
• Before 1850, golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers.
Giving a graduate a high five
Golfing amongst mosquitoes
Mowing the lawn
Bitching about the rain
Coors Light Iced Tea
Getting ice cream while out on a walk
Unique salad ideas
Cleaning your bbq
Derby Girl of the Month
Break'er Bones McCoy #43, Avalanche City Roller Girls
Back in ’81 when Roswell was combing the galaxy for extraterrestrial life they came upon a small planet named Forty-Three. As they made contact, a lovely woman appeared wearing a red cape and matching booty shorts, and asked to hitch a ride back through the galaxy to Earth as she had lost her way after one too many space beers. Break’er Bones McCoy reached Earth and immediately picked up a pair of rollerskates. She claims Spock visited her in a dream and told her to persue roller derby as it would one day help save the planet from a terrible demise. Other members of the Avalanche City Roller Girls just smile and nod.
Catch Break'er Bones and the rest of the derby girls this month. Two double headers are slated for June. Full schedule and details at www.eastkootenayrollerderby.com.
Born Ruffians are playing Wapiti. Yes, that's right. The Born Ruffians will take the stage Saturday night for your rock n roll pleasure.
Toronto's Born Ruffians feature Luke LaLonde (vocals/guitar), Mitch DeRosier (bass/vocals), and Steve Hamelin (drums). Formed in 2002, the indie rock trio creates a jaunty mix of shifty guitar riffs and hyper-chic vocals for a Pixies-esque shredded kind of sweetness. Since 2006 they have toured with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Temper Trap, Girl Talk, Peter Bjorn and John, Hot Chip and Tokyo Police Club. They are currently in the studio recording their third album. Bornruffians.com
Tickets are $45 online or at Le Grand Fromage. Full lineup and volunteer opportunies at www.wapitimusicfestival.com.
Watermelon Margarita - A big girl's way to stay refreshed!
1 ounce premium tequila
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon of sugar or agave syrup
1 large slice of watermelon
Muddle watermelon and sugar, add rest of ingredients, and shake well. Double strain into a frozen martini glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice.