Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix Arizona’

Happy Birthday JT

December 3, 2010

No it’s not Justin Timberlake’s birthday!

Today is my dear friend James G Thornley’s birthday! I’d like to take a few minutes to tell you about him.

He is an excellent chef and a BBQ master. Takes him forever to clean the grate though.

He loves adventure and has traveled the world.

He enjoys canning vegetables, even when he has stayed up until 4am partying the night before.

He grew up on a farm and still enjoys a good pony ride.

He's feisty though his bark is much worse then his bite.

He has more friends than anyone I know...

...ironically he will not join Facebook! ...ironically two hot birds and a Turkey.

He enjoys a good hike, here he is on a Haleakala in Maui...

...and here he is on Piestewa Peak in Arizona

He is quite the swinger!...

... incidentally he also enjoys golfing.

He and actor Michael Keaton share a similar profile.

He is thoughtful...

...and always has a rebel yell chambered and at the ready.

A few little known facts about James. He raised birmingham roller pigeons in his youth and used to show them at the PNE!. His favourite pigeon was named Bernice, sadly she was attacked by a hawk while James was training her. He was an extra on 21 Jumpstreet, Johnny Depp often stays at James home while in Vancouver!. Okay that’s not true at all, but he was on 21 Jumpstreet. He enjoys the odd pint of beer and occasionally dips into a glass of Crown Royal.

Seriously though Jamie you are truly a great friend, you have a big compassionate heart and your loyalty never waivers. You have learned to endure my close walking in the mall, my incessant arm bars and my steam rolls while on vacations.

Happy Birthday buddy!


Happy Birthday Mike “El Fuego” Johnston

April 17, 2010

Today is my good buddy Mike J’s birthday. Mike is a great guy and I’d like to tell you a little about him.

Firstly, he has an alter-ego that few people ever catch a glimpse of.

When he's not saving the planet he can sometimes be found relaxing on a mountain top in Arizona.

He's a flashy dresser...

...and a very good golfer!

He has high expectations.

He's a bit of a beach bum.

He is married to the lovely Kat...

...whom he treats like a princess.

He likes hot yoga, anywhere, anytime.

He likes the night life...

...and lounging in his crib.


Mike is one of the funniest, quick witted people I have ever met. He get’s “IT”. He is generous and hard working, he enjoys 80’s metal, traveling, golf and a splash of Crown Royal on occasion. Little known fact…Mike once appeared on the Geraldo Rivera show, true story!.

Hope your having a great day down in the dessert my friend, Happy 23rd!


March 8, 2010

I have the itch. You know, that overwhelming urge to go somewhere, anywhere! I was looking at some old travel images on the weekend and it gave me the itch!. There is an opportunity to go to Costa Rica soon, hours of yoga on the beach, surfing and good food. Anyone been? ….thoughts?.

So here’s a little ode to the itch that is travel, may we all get a good scratch this year.

Daily Dose

January 7, 2010

A few more shots from my recent Arizona vacation.

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