Recognizing the Signs of Drowning


With summer finally arriving, this is a great article! A Must Read for sure.


A lifeguard keeps watch on opening day of the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool on June 28, 2012, in Brooklyn, New York.


Logan’s Breakfast


Logan was intrigued by the fact that I was going to Blog about the restaurant we visited. So in the morning, he wanted me to put a review on for him of his breakfast.

Today I was served a delicious Breakfast sandwich, I was hungry when I woke up and I could smell bacon, this is a great start to any day!! My breakfast was served about 10 minutes after I woke up which I appreciated very much. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. 

My sandwich was made on a toasted sesame seed bun, and featured a fried egg, cheese, bacon and a sausage cleverly cut in half to fit perfectly, and topped off with a bit of ketchup. (it was odd that the chef knew that I would ask for Ketchup on my sandwich, yet another thing that made me please with the service) My favourite thing about the toppings of this breakfast sandwich was the way the cheese ribboned its way along the sausage, it looked really cool.

I give my breakfast a 9/10. It was delicious. The only thing that could have made my breakfast experience better would be if the sandwich was bigger, mostly I would like more meat!  However I was full and satisfied with it as is. I just love meat! Everything is better with more meat, especially BACON!


Thank You for your time.
Logan W.

“X Hits the Spot”



X Burger 358 Main Street Antigonish, NS Visited June 1st, 2013

We’ve been wanting to try X Burger since they opened.  We had heard good things from a few friends and were excited to give it a try.

To start with, the restaurant is cute and casual. You can see directly into the kitchen and everything looks very clean. There are 3,  two-person booths and about 4 or 5 stools at the soda fountain style counter. Not a lot of room for a party of 4, so we decided to get our food to go and we ate at the park.

The X Burger menu is very simple, featuring burgers, hot dogs (regular or foot long), fresh cut fries, milk shakes, fresh squeezed OJ.  They offer a list of fresh toppings and you can add an additional patty to your burger selection. The burgers come in two types, the XBurger (with or without cheese) which are served on a regular Ben’s Hamburger Bun and the Alumni Burger which features 2 patties with cheese, Canadian bacon, lettuce, tomato and “X sauce”  (which tastes similar to Big Mac Sauce) all served on a D’Italiano Brizzollo style bun.

The service was friendly and we waited less than 10 minutes for our food.  We ordered 2 Alumni Burgers (one with no tomato) for the grownups, and the children each ordered XBurgers with cheese and added fries. We all had a can of Pepsi as well. Our total came to just over $34. Our order was bagged up with each meal in a Styrofoam container. When we sat to eat we were quite disappointed that there were no ketchup packets or napkins included. We were not asked if we wanted Ketchup, so we didn’t think to ask, and if these were available for us to pick up after receiving our food, we didn’t see them, nor were we told where to get them.

I ended up regretted not getting fries, but I did steal a few from the children. They were really tasty. I am usually leery of fresh cut as they are often undercooked, but these were cooked to perfection. The burgers were charbroiled and the patties were well done, mine had a lot of char but I like that so I was not too upset. The toppings were fresh which I appreciated, there is nothing worse than sour lettuce! The alumni burgers definitely tasted better than they looked. (see image below)

Other than the lack of ketchup and napkins, my biggest complaint would be the serving sizes, the XBurger and fries is a really small serving. The burger is more of a child size burger and there are not a whole lot of fries. It is the perfect size if you have a small appetite and it was a great size for the children, though the 12 year old could have eaten more. You really aren’t paying much for the meal, so it is not a huge surprise that the servings are on the small side. If you have a big appetite, or are really hungry, I recommend the Alumni Burger with fries, or 2 XBurgers with Fries.

I hope XBurger succeeds, they have a great location on the corner of Hawthorne and Main.  I’m sure they’ll do best when school is in at St. F. X. Myself, I will return to XBurger for sure, I’ll make sure to ask for Ketchup and napkins next time and will not pass on the fries! The XBurger and Fries will do nicely for the little kids, the 12 year old will order an alumni and fries to make sure his belly is filled.  I also plan to try one of the foot long hot dogs, which I saw others ordering and they looked delicious!

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I give X Burger 4 out of 5 stars

I was unable to find a Facebook page or website but you can follow them on Twitter @X_Burger_


Not Just A Girl: Mom Daughter Create Historic Women Portrait Series


Not Just A Girl: Mom Daughter Create Historic Women Portrait Series.

(click to see the entire series)

I love this idea, little girls need to be taught more about historical figures and the fight for women’s rights. Give them something to be proud of and a knowledge of what women have had to go through to give them the freedom they enjoy today.  Show them that they can be so much more than society is currently telling they can be. In a time where Jersey Shore and The Kardashians, our daughters need to be shown that they are worth more, they can do more. 

“It’s time that young girls were sent a different message. A more refined, intelligent message. A message that engaged them at the level of their intellect and potential because implicit in our message to them should be the acknowledgement that they are naturally brilliant and that we believe that they are capable of everything – without ever having to undress to achieve their success.”

(While I do not agree with the way he basically attacks Beyonce personally, he makes some good points.)