Carmichael's Corner

September 19th, 2017
Well, that's Awkard!

This story out of Australia cracked me up and so I thought I should share it with you.  Have you ever gone into work or to a social function and saw someone wearing the same outfit as you or close to the same?  Well, imagine showing up to a friends wedding wearing pretty much the same dress as 5 other women!  That's exactly what happened in Sydney, Australia!  The photo that was taken with the bride shows all the ladies having a laugh and it also makes them all look as though they were the bridesmaids!  What can ya do but have laugh about it!?  This story has been shared thousands of times on social media all over the world to the point that people are suggesting that all the ladies should receive a giftcard from the company that makes the dress!  I mean, it's not surprising that this happened and it's a cute dress!

What would you do if this happened to you? Photo / Facebook

September 12th, 2017
Ed Sheeran's talent is helping his fellow red-headed men get attention from the ladies!  It's being called "The Ed Sheeran Effect".  A new study that was done, for some reason, shows that red-headed men aged 24-35 admit to getting more dates the more famous Ed Sheeran becomes.  Also when it comes to the gingers, the brighter the better!  Red-headed men have also revealed that their confidence has increased (naturally) with the extra attention they've been getting.  This poll spoke to 175 ginger men and 1000 women!  They also found that 1 in 5 red-headed males have been told that they look like Sheeran and some have even been mistaken for the famous singer!  Now, I've never met Ed Sheeran but I feel like he's the type of guy who would be totally cool with other guys benefitting from his success!

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August 29th, 2017

It's that time of year, BACK TO SCHOOL!  And I am sure a lot of Parents are rejoicing!
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August 15th, 2017

Next summer you may need to add Niagara Falls to  your summer road trip list!  Opening in Spring of 2018 is a Mario Kart raceway attraction on Clifton Hills!  This is currently being constructed and should be finished later in the fall.  This will be called Niagara Raceway.  It's going to feature a 4-storey corkscrew & multiple elevated sections.  This will be the first of it's kind in Canada and the biggest in North America.  This is taking the go-karting experience to a whole new level!  Along with this attraction they wil also be opening up a zombie exhibit, simulators and they're revamping the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum!  This is all in an effort to revamp the tourism scene at the falls!
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July 25th, 2017

RIP Peter McCallister.  Actor John Heard who was best known for his role as Peter McCallister in the Home Alone movies passed away on Friday at age 71.  John was a successful theatre actor who transitioned into film.  At this time the cause of death is not known but John had apparently had back surgery just days before his death and was recovering in a hotel in Santa Clara, California.

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July 17th, 2017

Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner!  But you can stay where Baby stayed!  That's right Dirty Dancing fans you can actually go and stay at The Kellerman Resort.  Well, I mean, it's not called that, but it's where the movie was shot.  In real life the place is called Mountain Lake Lodge and it's located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, not in Upstate New Yourk like it was in the movie!  The resort was renovated in 2012 and offers Dirty Dancing themed weekends (as it should be!).  They also have guided walking tours, dance lessons and a watermelon toss! ("I carried a watermelon!).  You can even stay in the cabin that Baby and her family stayed in on their fictional family vacation!  The owners of the resort also have a Patrick Swayze memorial on the property.  Seriously, if I ever actually get married, this is where it will be!  

Here is view of the resort & the lawn from the movie:

This is what it looks like today after the renovations:

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July 4th, 2017

Happy Canada Day!  I hope that you all enjoyed your long weekend!  The Canada Day festivities at the marina were a blast!  There was music, food and lots of people having a great time!  Kudos to those who didn't let the rain stop them from taking part and celebrating our amazing countries 150th Birthday!  She looks good for an ol' girl doesn't she!

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For those who celebrated Canada Day in Toronto, at Nathan Phillips Square, there was an extra bonus dose of Canadian pride when Drake showed up for an improptu appearance & performance!

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The group dvsn who are signed to Drake's OVO Sound Label were just finishing up their performance when Drake showed up and from the videos that I have watched, the crowd did not mind at all!  He performed a few tunes including one of his latest "Fake Love".  He then took the chance to boast about Canada and how lucky he feels to be born and raised in this country.  "I'm just so grateful, you know. I've been all over the world. I've seen every artist and their fan base, and what they call home. I'm just so happy that I'm from a place where we really love each other, you know."  Drake finished off his visit by introducing the fireworks show!  

Whatever you got up to this weekend, I hope you enjoyed it!!