It has been awhile. Apparently, it has been two years since I have written… which is terrible, I have become a phantom!
I guess the pandemic hit differently for many. Some people slowed down; they began organizing and cleaning their houses while also learning how to paint! While others became addicted to TikTok, and purchasing all the things from Amazon while also embracing their green thumb.
Then there’s me!
I bought a house in the midst of balancing an insane workload and I also became addicted to TikTok. I have tried to live my best pandemic life while keeping up on projects and renovations. Sadly, Alex Inspired had to take a back seat, but I am hopeful to bringing back some more content!
So what else is new, Phantom!?
I have been taking some of my designs and making canvases! I am not sure if this might be something people are willing to purchase, but I am planning on selling a few seasonal items, so stay tuned!
My camera died, that was awful. Thankfully I visited ImageTech in town, where Gregg did everything to try and save my camera. Sadly, the sensor died. However! I am now sporting a beautiful Fuji X-T3OII. Please go visit him if you’re looking for a new camera!
Also in Blog news… it’s the Alex Inspired 12 year anniversary! Crazy how time flies! I have also reached my 100,000 all time views! When the hell that happened, I will never know. Wow.
Since we’re here talking about the blog… I am sure you’re craving something Historical… so here’s a good one.
The Egg Man
This story made papers all over Canada and the US with various headlines including: “Huge Breakfast Brings Sentence!” “Egg Eater Fined” and my personal favourite, “Man Likes Raw Eggs!”
The year, 1955. The man, Apolinaris Lazdinis. Apparently this bush-worker was starving and entered a fine Port Arthur establishment for breakfast. Here he consumed three and a half dozen RAW, yes, raw eggs, four hotdogs and three hamburgers. After he was presented with his $4.75 bill (today it would roughly be $40.00) he announced that he couldn’t pay. Oops?
Later on in court the next day, the judge asked him: “Do you have anything further to say?” to which Lazdinis replied: “I don’t feel so good this morning.”
We still don’t know if he ended up in jail or paid a 10 dollar fine, but I am damn sure he regretting all of it. It wasn’t as eggcellent as he remembered.
Until the next weird story, I will avoid being a phantom! Bye for now!