Monthly Archives: November 2006

Baby it’s cold outside

“Now I go outside,” he said. “You see?” My new Venezualan co-worker opened his duffel bag to show me the contents. “Scarf, mittens, hat, long underwear… I have to change every time I come in, every time I go outside…” … Continue reading

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Sort-of-global warming

Today is the coldest November 28 in history for Calgary. It’s -29C out there. The Venezualan guy in the next cubicle must think my employer is pretty sadistic to have hired him and convinced him to move to Calgary. “It’s … Continue reading

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No more cheap plastic

I had a thought as I woke up this morning. Where does plastic come from? Oil. How much oil do we have left? Nobody knows for sure, but we should start running dangerously low in about 20 or 30 years. … Continue reading

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Life is but a Dream

Sometimes I wake up from a bad dream and I feel a little victimized. When I do have bad dreams, somebody in the dream is usually screwing me over in some way. (Usually not just screwing me, which is terribly … Continue reading

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How it must feel to be British

Sometimes courtesy can be annoying. One thing that bothers me is when people hold the door for me. I’m not talking about when we’re both going in at the same time – that’s fine. I’m talking about when I’m still … Continue reading

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Customer Appreciation

A friend of mine is a regular customer at a local Shell station, where she gets gas, rents movies and buys snacks. Cynthia didn’t shop there for a little while, for whatever reason, but then she went back. The attendant … Continue reading

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Hugs or Bullets?

Last night I watched “The Boondock Saints.” It’s about two Irish Catholic brothers in Boston who decide to clean up the neighbourhood by going around executing all the mafia (and a few other sinners). They feel it is their God-given … Continue reading

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