Monthly Archives: March 2008

43:42.8

Racing is fun most of the time. It was fun today with temperatures creeping up to about -4 or so at start time for the Lasalle 10K. Lasalle is a flat course with a bottleneck turn at the 3K and … Continue reading

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Inflicting poetry

One of the caveats of writing a blog is never to inflict your poetry on others. I am breaking that rule because I want to. This is a poem I had forgotten about – it is about my wife – … Continue reading

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Two days – two holidays

On Easter Monday the kids and I set off for a one day holiday in the tropics. Well actually we drove out to the east end of Montreal and spent a few hours at the botanical gardens. Every year between … Continue reading

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Purolator stupidity

You have to laugh. Friday Purolator called to verify my address and commit to delivering my Xbox 360 back today. When it didn’t arrive by end of business I tried calling them but they were closed. So I went online … Continue reading

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Favourite snack foods – or what to post when you have nothing to say :)

Apples: Pink Lady – great combination of tart and sweet, Fuji – simply sweet and juicy, hard and very large apple, Macintosh – Sweet, not too big and not too hard. Potato Chips: Old Dutch ripple chips are a hardy … Continue reading

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Pure – o – boneheads

Purolator phoned me today and asked if Monday delivery was okay. Not willing to let them off the hook I said: “Yesterday would be more convenient.” The Purolator customer “servicing” representative verified that he had the wrong address. The driver … Continue reading

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Boneheads

I guess I knew something was going to go wrong with the Microsoft Xbox 360 but it takes time to see where Microsoft is going to screw up. Only now Vista users are getting a true sense of what a … Continue reading

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Bankrupt.

A teacher gives an assignment to students specifically instructing the students that they must do all work on their own. A student in class starts a Facebook study group to share answers to the assignment and gets caught. The student … Continue reading

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Another one

Another Canadian soldier has died in Afghanistan. Regardless of how someone feels about Canadian involvement in Afghanistan we cannot doubt the sincerity of the soldiers there to their mission. We live the life we live because there have always been … Continue reading

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That was easy.

With any luck this post isn’t precipitous. My son’s Xbox 360 Elite which was purchased in August of 07 developed the dreaded red ring of death. The red ring of death is not actually a full ring it is 3 … Continue reading

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