Friday, August 26, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, August 26, 2016.

This week saw us go over the one dollar mark.  Gas dropped to 98.9 cents a litre over the weekend, only to rebound to 103.9 cents a litre.  With a long weekend coming up next week, along with the school year starting, it will be interesting to see if the price goes up again.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Geography Lesson Shouldn't Be Needed.

This morning I went into an Affinity Credit Union to use the ATM.  As I was going about my business I briefly looked at one of the monitors they have that presents news stories and current stock market information.  It had an Associated Press article about the Olympics, with the location given as Rio de Janeiro, Argentina.   Whoops.  You'd think after all the Olympic reporting it would be pretty hard for anyone to think Rio is Argentina.  Especially someone writing material for a press service. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, August 12, 2016.

A mixed bag to  report this week.  At the beginning of the week gas had dropped to 94.4 cents a litre at most locations.  However prices rebounded, and now the price is 100.9 cents a litre at most locations.  Will next week see a similar pingpong?  Stay tuned, or tooned if you prefer.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Ultimate Betrayal.

For many if not most of us the ultimate betrayal is from our bodies.  No matter how well you treat it sooner or later something will go wrong with it, and there are just so many things that can go wrong..  Even if you're very lucky aging will ultimately do you in.  So if you're health enjoy it while you can.

Monday, August 08, 2016

The Big Money Rolls In.

Serisouly, I'm going to be rich soon.  Yesterday I made a whole one cent from advertising on the blog.  With revenue like that I'll soon be rolling in it.

Seriously though, if you're thinking blogging is the way to massive riches, it isn't.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, August 5, 2016.

Not a good week for gas prices in Saskatoon.  The price jumped 10 cents, with most locations now  selling at 98.9 cents a litre. 

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Come And Gone.

It rained a lot yesterday in Saskatoon.  It got heavy enough in the evening that a severe rainfall warning was issued.  Yet when I looked out the window this morning after I got up the sidewalks were already pretty much dry, as were the streets.  Chalk it up to this being summer.  If this was fall the water wouldn't be gone anywhere near as quickly, and of course in winter it would have been snow instead of rain, and wouldn't be going anywhere quickly.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

I Didn't Install Windows 10.

Yep, last night's deadline came without me putting on my computer.  I didn't see the point of doing so when my computer runs very well with Windows 7.  I also heard more than a few stories of people trying to install it and having major problems with their computers, not something that inspires confidence. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft tries another campaign at a future point to get people to install Windows 10.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, July 29, 2016.

Despite this being a holiday long weekend the slow downward trend continues.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 88.9 cents a litre at most locations.  I suspect we won't go much longer without a price increase, but I've been wrong before.

Monday, July 25, 2016

An Odd Desire.

For some reason this morning I got the urge to hear the Three's Company theme.  I did see multiple episodes of it when it ran, but it wasn't exactly a favourite of mine. 

The show was a big hit in the '70s and '80s, but by today's standards the premise seems a bit weird.  A man pretends to be gay so he can share a Santa Monica apartment with two women, because the landlord doesn't approve of co-ed living arrangements.  If it had been set in a small town in a more conservative part of the country it would have seemed a bit more believable, but in a city in Los Angeles County? Not to me at least. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Gas In Saskatoon, July 22, 2016.

It would be nice if Saskatoon gas stations would only change their prices one specific day of the week, but it doesn't work that way.  Friday was the price change day this week, with gas dropping to 90.4 cents a litre at most locations.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Protect Your Brain.

Do not watch the Republican National Convention this week.  The sheer stupidity on display is likely to melt your brain. 

If you're from Cleveland I hope you're off on vacation someplace until it's done.  Or that you have a bomb shelter to hide in.  Definitely stay away from the area around the convention if at all possible.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Who Has The Receipt For 2016?

With the events of the past week, including a murder of a woman and her daughter in Alberta, the mass murder in Nice, France, and now a coup in Turkey, added to all the crap that's already happened it's pretty obvious this 2016 is defective.  Let's return it and get a replacement.

How about we get a hashtag going for this?  #2016isdefective

Gas In Saskatoon, July 15, 2016.

Another drip down to report.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 91.4 cents a litre at most locations.  I wouldn't be surprised if the price drops below 90 cents a litre over the next few days.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I'm Not Good At Math...

...but apparently I'm better at it than Australian politician Pauline Hanson.  Hanson was someone I would have assumed was gone from the Australian political scene, but it seems she's back in the news after Australia's recent election.  Her party got enough votes to secure a seat in the Australian Senate for Hanson, who had some brief popularity back in the '90s.  Like many anti-immigrant types she's latched on to Muslims as the target du jour, claiming that Australia is in danger of being "swamped" by Muslims.  Australia's Muslim population is about 2 percent of the total population.  Yep, they're going to be introducing Sharia Law any day now with that many Muslims.

Hopefully no one will let Hanson do their finances, because with math skills like that she'd probably really screw things up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

800 And Beyond.

It's been a while, but I've finally hit another Where's Willy milestone.  I received my 800th bill hit today.  Getting hits has always been streaky for me so this has taken a while since my last milestone, my 900th hit.  My next target?  1000 hits, which may also take a while, since I'm currently at 953 hits. 

Monday, July 11, 2016


Saskatoon is under a heavy rainfall warning.  At the moment it's raining quite hard.  Yet, despite the warning and the forecasts for the last few days that said we'd get heavy rain today, I saw quite a few people going about their business today without jackets.  Admittedly it did look for a while this morning that we'd only have cloudy skies, but once the rain kicked it things got very wet very quickly.  I wonder if some of them are the same people who run around with an open jacket when it's -30.

Friday, July 08, 2016

I Ate Too Much Today.

Seriously, I ate a lot today.  It's surprising I can still walk.  Fortunately for me I did do some walking today, and perhaps burned off a tiny little bit of what I ate.  Hopefully I'll eat a bit less tomorrow, but I wouldn't count on it.

Gas In Saskatoon, July 8, 2016.

Just a tiny drop to report this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 93.4 cents a litre at most locations.  Down is down, but a bigger drop would be nice.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Bus Time Machine.

I finally got to ride a bus running under the new Saskatoon Transit route structure.  In a way it was like taking a time machine, since I rode the 18 College Park/University.  A route numbered 18 served our area prior to July of 2006, when the last comprehensive renovation of bus routes took place. 

My judgement on the new routes?  Too early to tell yet.  The actual times haven't changed from the previous Route 3 through College Park, so I catch the bus at the same time I had before.  And I can quickly reach the University of Saskatchewan and the Centre Mall simply by catching the bus on one side of the street or the other.  But now there's no direct route to downtown.  I'll either have to transfer at the Centre or the University to some other bus.  Nor have I had the chance to try some of the new routes, like the route from Centre Mall servicing the Stonebridge area.  But the changes aren't likely to bother me like they have some other bus riders.