I’m working in the Starbucks this morning and I cannot help but overhear the discussion behind me because the couple are really loud and seem to forget that they are sitting in a Starbucks. At first, I thought they were breaking up, then I thought they were hooking up, but now I really have no idea what is going on and, to be honest, neither do they!
Here are some highlights of this loud and public conversation;
Then his side gets kind of weird and awkward…
Since he did most of the talking…
And off they went… Together.
The guys at the table beside me started to clap and said that would make for a great soap opera.
I’m more concerned that this father thought it was a good idea to pull out his kids feet from him while the kid was standing in the bathtub. He was trying to explain to the girl that he tried pushing the kid down to the seating position but the kid is really strong. He wanted him to sit and this was the only way… Sure, he could have smashed the kids face into the side of the tub, or worse give the kid a complex / fear of the water having almost drown. But this kid is dirty, red and smelly and the dad needs to start again and get this kid into the tub before the kid grows up afraid of the water because his dad is a partying moron…
What have you guys overheard in public space before?
My kids went through a phase where they would yell, “DAILY QUESTION!” and then ask a question out loud and if it was guessed correctly, they would offer a sum of money. It’s pretty much the same premise and Stu Jeffries Thousand Dollar Minute from Boom 97.3FM, which we listen to each and every morning and the kids have tried calling in to.
In honour of my kids constant quest for knowledge, I had them help me compile their own Thursday Thirteen version of “Daily Question” with 13 questions they thought would challenge anyone who dared to take on the quiz!
See how you do!
What City is the Eiffel Tower in?
11. What is another way to write half-past ten
10. What is the longest river in the world?
9. What did Alexander Graham Bell invent?
8. What is the square root of 121?
7. What was the name of the show featuring Jessie, DJ, Joey and an annoying neighbour named Kimmy Gibbler?
6. Name the 2 hockey teams which failed in Atlanta, Georgia?
5. What is older? Betty White or the invention of the refrigerator?
4. 5 multiplied by 3, take away 7, all squared equals?
3. What is the name of the character in the cartoon “Peanuts” who carries a blanket, sucks his thumb and is really smart?
2. What does “M.A.S.H” stand for from the classic TV show of the same name?
1. The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA playoffs again this year (YAY!). Their slogan is “We The North”. Which other US cities which have basketball teams are further north than Toronto?
Hint: There are 3
How did you do?
Always looking for something new, fun and exciting to do with the kids on weekends and during the summer, I was tipped off about the recent opening of the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium in Auburn Hills, Mich., which happens to be a short drive from the Canadian border here in Ontario.
Having travelled to Rochester, New York to take the kids to their awesome Science Centre, Play Museum and Planetarium, the SEA LIFE Aquarium can be added to the list!
This new facility opened January 2015 and is beginning to ramp up for the spring and summer seasons, providing a great option for Canadian families to go for a road trip or weekend away.
Experience an array of exotic sea life at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium
Michigan’s brand new aquarium will transport you into an enchanting underwater world, bringing you nose to nose with sharks and igniting your passion for the sea.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April, 2015 – SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, the 35,000-square-foot aquatic attraction at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, officially opened its doors to the public this past January, offering up close and personal experiences with sea creatures to visitors from across North America.
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium takes guests on an awe-inspiring, educational journey through an amazing underwater world featuring more than 5,000 incredible creatures such as sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, eels, sea horses, tropical fish, a Giant Pacific Octopus and fish native to the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways. Guests have the unique opportunity to get nose-to-nose with these creatures in interactive, engaging exhibits, including a dazzling 180-degree ocean tunnel, and a hands-on touch pool.
“Just a short drive from the Canadian border, our location at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets makes for the perfect family day trip,” says Debbie Gibb, SEA LIFE Michigan’s Marketing Manager. “Our state-of-the-art aquarium can be enjoyed by everyone – from a family trip, to a fun date night idea – and with our emphasis on fun education, when you visit SEA LIFE not only will you learn something new, but you may also be inspired to support our worldwide conservation efforts.”
Enjoy the beauty of the ocean and its creatures by holding a crab or touching a sea star at the interactive touch pool, watching the fun talks and feeding shows throughout the day, and taking in the experience of watching more than 5,000 sea creatures throughout the attraction.
Located 45 minutes from the Canadian border, the brand new SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is also open for school and group tours seven days a week and birthday parties on weekends.
Annual passes and regular tickets are available online at www.visitsealife.com/michigan/buy-tickets. Children under the age of three-years-old are always free.
About SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is a 35,000-square-foot aquarium in Auburn Hills, Mich. based Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. As the 7th SEA LIFE location in the United States, and the 42nd in the world, SEA LIFE Michigan features engaging, educational and one-of-a-kind experiences that bring guests nose-to-nose with more than 5,000 amazing creatures, including sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea horses and much, much more. SEALIFE provides a glimpse of the diversity of marine life while also playing an active role in animal and environmental conservation. Visitors will see strong evidence of SEA LIFE’s Breed, Rescue and Protect activities around the world, including new projects developed locally.
For more information, visit www.visitsealife.com/michigan.