Typo tee-shirt

The first few posts of this blog are going to be entries that I’ve been collecting. I’ve been saving these for a while and finally have a forum for sharing them.

My husband and I went on vacation to Banff last September. Banff is a quintessential resort town about an hour and a half away from Calgary, Canada. We first went to Banff for our honeymoon seven years ago and always wanted to go back. Right in the heart of downtown Banff is Banff Avenue, with shops and restaurants lining both sides of the street. It was in one of those classic souvenir shops that I spotted this:

Banff Natioal Park

I couldn’t resist–I had to take a picture of it! My husband asked me if I wanted to buy it; I was afraid I would look like a FOB wearing it so I declined. Plus I am not in the habit of buying tee-shirts on our travels. At most we buy magnets to remember all the places we’ve been. You should see our refrigerator.

On the last day of our trip, we went back to this souvenir shop on Banff Avenue so that I could reconsider buying the tee-shirt. It was my last chance. When I walked up to the rack, I saw that the tee-shirts were gone! The whole stack of them were gone. I went up to the counter and asked the woman (an Asian woman) where those tee-shirts were, the brown ones I saw the other day with the bear paw on them.

Her English wasn’t that good, but she was saying something like, they’re in the back. Our conversation continued:

New year, new blog

I have finally joined the blogosphere! This blog has been a long time coming. The idea has been brewing for the last several years and finally came to fruition when I pressured my husband, who is also my Personal Tech Support, to get it set up already. What happened is my friend Emily launched her new Web site and I complained to my husband that if Emily could have such a nice Web site, how come my Personal Tech Support couldn’t throw one together for me? Thanks, honey. And thanks Emily for unknowingly being my kick in the pants.

Incidentally, I was chatting with Emily online on Friday when she asked me if I had visited her new Web site and blog. I said yes I did and it’s just lovely. Then I told her that I was getting my blog up and running soon, and she said, “What is it called, ‘I Found a Typo’ or something?” And I said as a matter of fact it IS.