Me and Pat

At the New Years Levee held by Premier Pat Binns, Brian Simpson, the excellent Provincial Photographer, was taking pictures of every attendee. This was a huge challenge, as I’m sure there were at least 500 citizens paying their respects.

About a month after the levee, using some highly sophisticated identity matching system, every person who had their photograph taken received a personal note, signed by the Premier, with a copy of the photo, in the mail.

Here is mine:
Pat Bins and Peter Rukavina

Notice several interesting aspects of the photo:

  • I am paying attention to the photographer, the Premier is not; as a result, it looks like I’m not paying attention to the Premier.
  • I am wearing my famous green cardigan (the one that Ian and the Bishop have complimented me on, and that Daniel seems to think disqualifies me from being able to start a rock band if this web thing doesn’t work out).
  • I have a weird grin on my face. This might be partially explained by my partial drunkenness.
  • For some reason, I appear to look a lot more like Father Mulcahy than I’m comfortable with.
  • The Premier appears to be slipping me a $100 bill. In fact he slipped me a limited edition Prince Edward Island pin.
  • My natty green shirt is by Simons Montreal.

If you come a-leveeing next year, you’ll be able to get your very own picture!


Johnny's picture
Johnny on February 19, 2004 - 02:51 Permalink

Its true. You look pretty wasted.

Ken's picture
Ken on February 19, 2004 - 03:25 Permalink

Viral marketing, pretty savvy.

Santa Claus schmoozefest in reverse, real rat pack vegas.


All the crazed/enthusiastic politicos/social types volunteer identification day.

Is there a deck of those, are you the Prince of Jacks (Network Jacks!)? You know like the deck of cards bad guy Iraq I dunno.

Seriously though, they must keep files. Premier “Get me the Rukavina file!”

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Mandy on February 19, 2004 - 03:34 Permalink

” For some reason, I appear to look a lot more like Father Mulcahy than I’m comfortable with.”

Oh that’s adorable — because I was watching M*A*S*H one evening and thought “oh look, it’s Mr Rukavina” .. I say use that to your advantage. Not sure what advantage.. but go with it. Nothing wrong with that. He was always my favourite character.

Nils Ling's picture
Nils Ling on February 19, 2004 - 03:58 Permalink

Mr.” Rukavina? Geez .. see what wearing a cardigan gets you?