Welcome to Debbie's home on the web
I'm from Ottawa, Canada. This webpage is for family and people to know us better. Please drop me a line. Thank you. Enjoy the site. This is the Centre Block of the Houses of Parliment for Canada. This is where the Canadian government does the work of the Parliament. The House of Commons is here and the Senate. We have a democracy and the Members of Parliament are elected. The Senators are appointed. The large tower is called the Peace Tower. It has a working clock and a carillon played at noon hour. There is a observation deck almost at the top. It is a wonderful view!!! The copper roofs are gradually being replaced.
The Name "Ottawa"
The name "Ottawa" is aboriginal in origin but there are varying explanations of exactly where it came from. It is generally thought to be the Anglicized form of the name of an Aboriginal people living west of Ottawa, variously referred to as Outauac, Outaouais, or Outaouit. The Ottawa people were great traders and the river may have gotten its name from the fact that it was the river used by the Ottawa people, or perhaps the river leading to the nation of the Ottawa.
This is an excerpt from the National Capital Commission (N.C.C.) page on Ottawa's history. I put it up just for interest. Here's the actual address www.capcan.ca
Loads of good information on the history of Ottawa and region.
It is worth remembering we are known as a peace lover. Not a U.S. lap dog, ready and eager to do their bidding and commanding.
Bienvenue chez moi, je demeure dans la région d'Ottawa, Canada. Prenez le temps de visiter et de vous divertir sur ma page personnelle. Et n'oubliez pas de signer mon livre d'invités. Ou envoyez moi un e-mail si le coeur vous en dit.
Some family stuff for the Johnsons
My Bipolar blog is Bipolar Madness or something like that
Some stuff for my fellow Explorers in URU and pictures from Uru Live and Single-Player Uru of course
Here are some favourites of mine including my recipes, my music, my story of my IVF experience, and other interesting snippets of my life.
Taken on April 22
Me crouched beside the Ferrari of Gilles Villeneuve 1978 version. I was at the Montreal Grand Prix and it was in the paddock with the heritage cars. Pretty cool sight for sure!
My shirt is for the Montreal Grand Prix from a store in Canada LOL
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September 9, 2006
A very long span between updates. I've put up some Staneland information again. I've kept the Johnson page private, for security reasons. If you want to have access, just email me. Thanks and I hope you'll understand why. I'm very excited about the news about Uru Live. It's coming alive again, thanks to Cyan and GameTap. To read more, go to Uru Live Blog and have a gander at the lovely news. Register for the beta too! Sarah just turned 7 years old. She's in Grade 1 now. Victoria is 4.5 yrs old, and she's just started preschool 2 days/week. So, that should be fun for her, indeed! Happy Autumn to all in the Northern Hemi. and Happy Spring to our Down-Under friends. Sad news about the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and the race-car driver Peter Hughes both being killed. Two great men, dead before they knew it, I guess. *sigh* Live every moment to its best I guess.
March 22, 2005
Wow, way too long since a written update! Happy Spring to all in the Northern Hemisphere. Happy Autumn to those in the Southern Hemisphere. I've put in a new car article featuring the Maserati MC12 with a picture. Link here. I hope the car nuts find it okay :) (in the literal and figurative sense, of course). My blog takes up some of my time now but I swear I'm going to get the URU Gallery back to it's former glory. My novel "Todd, Race Car Driver" is up here. Have a read and tell me your views please. It's a slow work in progress that falls in and out of favour with me. Please have a read of my very personal IVF story and Sarah's birth. Quite moving and fun to write and read back over. Happy Easter and Happy Chocolate EATING to all as this special time of year approaches for all of us.
December 20, 2004
The entire site has changed it's appearance with a new fresh look. With Eat_My_Shortz help, I've changed colours, fonts and many things due to the wonderful tool known as CSS or Cascading Style Sheets. Thanks to him for the help.
September 19th, 2004
Put in a funny picture of FrontMullet in the URU section here
A truly inspiring message from John Stanton, president and founder of the Running Room in Canada and the United States here
August 5th, 2004
Added some Lenny Kravitz lyrics here. Very meaningful to me and quite lovely.
July 14th, 2004
Yes, Bastille Day in France! Put up pix of our Vermont trip and a funny little top 10 of life's hidden pleasures in my favourites. Hope you enjoy! OOOOhh! new car pix too in favourites computer games and car gallery - Bugatti pix and links to Koenigsegg pictures. YUM!
April 13th, 2004
Page updated with new pix of cars on Computer games page, new music selections, and a full feature length interview with Sarah McLachlan accessible in the Favourites area. will post pics of river in full spring flood too.
March 24th, 2004
Pic of new computer system, some fixed pics on URUlive picture page.
March 22nd, 2004
Added some Mark Webber links, To D'ni expansion pack links, and some other stuff
March 2nd, 2004
New bike pics of Peter, and a nice pic of Victoria on Johnson page
February 26th, 2004
New pix of cars in dream section of Computer Games, new pix of Library and Kadish, new music stuff and new biography on Sarah McLaclan and some tiny pix of her, new URU links, new letter in URU page, and some other stuff in Favourites.
Credit must be given to Matrix for awesome help. He knows what he's doing.
Matt (Eat_My_Shortz) of Melbourne has done a great job of working with all of the site and fixing it with my help. I truly appreciate it and thank him immensely.
PLEASE: STOP DRM!! DRM
I've started to maintain a blog so have a read of Toria's Blog
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