Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Grocery Cart

Last night whilst grocery shopping we had possibly the worst cart ever. It spun in a circle quite well, it went straight reasonably well, but it had virtually no turning ability! I don't think words can actually describe it's inadequacies. Oh well, I guess you had to be there...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Electricty

I've never quite understood the difference between volts, watts and amps. Mostly because I've forgotten anything I learned in grade 5 science and because I've never sought out the information. I did now that one of them was the other two multiplied, I just didn't know which. After looking it up I still didn't get it....Until:

I discovered this animation!

I get it now.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tabasco Calendar

There's an old joke (or maybe expression) about being able to tell how long a couple has been married by how many bottles of Tabasco they've been through. I can't find any exact numbers though. The implication is that most folks use very little Tabasco and so if they are on their 3rd bottle or something they've been married a very long time. I think it's a little outdated but it probably holds true for quite a number of people.

Anyway.....

I bought Tabasco today. I think it's bottle #7 for us. The newest bottle, like several before, is the club-store size. Not the grocery store size. I guess we've been married about 180 years according to the Tabasco calender.

;-)

Take A Good Look At My Face....

I heard Tracks Of My Tears twice yesterday. First in a boutique the Smokey Robinson version was playing, later at a boutique-y grocery store a Muzak version was playing. Weird, I guess.

Anyway, as we were walking in to our favourite Viet-Thai restaurant for lunch, I held the door for our party and for the people leaving. A couple with a baby and a fellow with takeout emerged. It turned out they were all together. The fellow looked familiar. He looked like an old friend from college. (Back when they called me Groovy and they called him Gyro). It turned out it was him! He seemed very surprised to see me. We did a little catching up but did not exchange numbers or anything. I thought maybe we should have, but it occurred to me later: I have a difficult enough time getting together with the people I have kept in touch with. How likely are we to actually get together? I guess we'll never know....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What Happened Today....

I am quite certain that the abscence of cars parked in the parrallel spots does not make that part of the street a lane. Despite what some drivers behind me seemed to think......

Anyway, Cutes had to work late. She missed dinner. So we had some take out from Ben Thanh. And whom did I see there having dinner (while I waited to pick up our order)?
Danko Jones!

Whilst Cutes was at work I played some guitar at home. I had tried to fix my wah pedal. The pot is scratchy, so tried to oil it. Alas, the pot is sealed and the oil did not penetrate. So scratchy still is the wah. The cat was quite concerned while I was testing it out. I think he thought there was a cat trapped in my amplifier. It was amusing to play as he meowed at the amp and pawed at it. As soon as I turned off the wah he was no longer concerned. Maybe I should call it a meow pedal.......

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Colours

This year the leaves are very pretty. Last year they were green one day and on the ground the next. The maples seem to be exceptionally nice this year. Multi-hued trees of golden fire. It made the drive on the 402 actually scenic for a change! Who knew? Not me that's for sure....

It's looking like we will some fall red in the house of commons too. (If the early results are any indication). It is earlhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gify though....

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