hehe! i just found this election day Guide (for the US) from last november….
Is it just me (and I really don’t think it is) or is Stephen Harper like the creepiest dude…he looks like the news anchor they had on early Simpsons episodes before Kent Brockman….you remember that guy…right?
the Thornton deal is rockin the hockey world. Boston trades away their franchise player yesterday for 3 guys from the Sharks. San Hoser is pretty lucky but it’s gotta mess up your dynamic a lil losing 3 guys like that… and must put a mighty big dent in the wallet. i read that Boston is actually gonna make back some money on the deal (about 1.5 mil) by swapping Joe. So we’ll see how that all pans out. I heard on CFox this morning – they asked John Shorthouse if there was ever any chance of Thornton coming to Vancouver and …really… no. Just the matter of cash flow and they were only in talks with San Hoser – Joe didn’t even know about it til last minute.
Boston fans must be going nuts. I remember going to games there – their fans were the MOST critical of their OWN team – they were down 5-4 at the end of the third and people were gettin up and leaving with 5 mins to go… come on! :p At any rate, it’s always fun to hear about shake-ups like this. I wonder how Federov is doing in Ohio…
Website Comparison on the M blog
While we’re talking about funny creepy things, this song/image/episode popped into my head the other morning. And I had a dream that Steve Martin was my uncle and he gave me a ride to work in his yacht. 😐
News all over Canada today. Being born and raised in another part of the lower mainland I’m going to have to get myself used to (and familiar with) the MPs and local government around here. ‘Back Home’ when a Federal election was called we always looked to see if Chuck Cadman was running. Unfortunately, I don’t live there anymore and unfortunately (for constituents, family and friends) Chuck Cadman won’t be on the ballot.
So I have a little bit of research to do…with our system you vote for the local candidate that you prefer but what if they’re representing a party that you do not want to see strongly represented in Ottawa? Or…what if the candidate for the party you prefer, is a complete moron?
Sometimes it seems as though Western Canada barely matters in elections, i.e. Saskatchewan and head west to the Pacific – because Ontario and Quebec usually have the bulk of the say (and the population). But don’t fret, give up hope, not even bother voting… it’s still worth a shot, it’s still your voice, your two cents, your part….
SNOW! (check out the cams in the links section for a good, current, snow-y view or this is a site I just found: Vancouver Snow)
I’m a lil annoyed with the bus system but then again, who isn’t. 3 FULL buses passed by everyone at my stop today, I finally had to walk into work in the snow for 20 mins after taking yesterday off sick. By “snow” in Vancouver I mean white stuff falling from the sky but it’s just mush by the time it hits the ground and will turn into rain within a day anyway….although we did have an unusually warm summer, perhaps this winter we’ll actually see some snow stick around. Wouldn’t be a bad idea for a city that’s supposed to host some winter olympics in 5 years and had to close their local ski hills early last year because well, no one wants to just ski on grass.
I’ve just been handed a pack of about 100 Christmas cards we’re sending out to clients, and we have to sign them all. Unfortunately I have one of the longest names in the office…and I’m left handed so it’ll just end up being a big ol’smudge on each card, that’s me.