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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, August 29, 2015.

Yep, I'm a day late.  But I wanted to get this in, since this is the last weekend of the month.  This week saw several drops in the price of gas.  The final drop left us with a price of 103.9 cents a litre at most locations.  Definitely an improvement over the 124.9 cents a litre it had reached earlier this month.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, August 21, 2015.

There was a bit of relief for Saskatoon drivers this week.  Gas in Saskatoon dropped to 118.9 cents a litre at most locations.  It will be interesting to see if the large jump up earlier this month boosts Canada's inflation rate for August.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Get Well, John.

Former Blue Jays and current Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced he has stage one lymphoma.  This is good news for very bad news, as this means his cancer has been caught early and hence is highly treatable.  Here's hoping he gets well soon.  In his absence Torey Lovullo will be interim manager.

Brendan Ryan's Moustache.

With the Jays playing the Yankees twice within the span of a week I've been exposed to the moustache of Yankees player Brendan Ryan.  Does anyone find it makes them think of the moustache Yankee great Don Mattingly used to have?  Ryan looks like he could have stepped out of a '80s baseball card. 

Gas In Saskatoon, August 14, 2015.

Saskatoon drivers got a rather unpleasant surprise this week.  The price of gas jumped from 108.9 cents a litre at most locations to 124.9 cents a litre.  Yep, a jump of 16 cents a litre.  The price increase is being blamed on a partial shutdown of an Indiana refinery, despite the fact none of our gas comes from Indiana. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Blue Jays In First.

It's really nice to be able to say and write that.

Thank You, Cleveland Indians.

Because of you the Jays are now half a game behind the Yankees for the lead in the American League East.  Do us a favour and beat them again tonight.

While we're talking, you probably should consider changing your name one of these days.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Subpar Sunday Sundae.

Last night I had some food from Burger King for supper.(Cue someone's overwrought gasp of horror.)  I decided to get a caramel sundae to go with it.  I'm afraid I have to give it a thumbs down.  The ice cream(or perhaps to be technically accurate, soft serve) was alright,  but the caramel sauce largely sank to the bottom of the cup, and it tasted bland.  It definitely comes in a very poor second to McDonald's version of the same product, and I won't be ordering one again.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Broom, Broom.

The Blue Jays have just swept the Yankees.  This comes after they swept the Minnesota Twins in a four game series, something they've never done before.  The Yankees managed to score a grand total of one run against the Jays in this series.  The Jays are now a game and a half behind the Yankees for the lead in the American League East.  Pretty wild, pretty wonderful.

It sure makes up for how badly the Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing if you're a fan of both teams.

Power Shortage.

It seems I need to have some 9 volt batteries around.  I accidently drained the one in my guitar tuner, and when I starting pulling them out of my other guitar gear I found most of them were dead or dying.  I managed to find one that isn't dead, but now I need several replacements.  Most of them can be powered by AC power, but a few are battery only, and using batteries is sometimes just convenient.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

"Pet Parents."

Who came up with that silly phrase?  No, you're not the parents of a dog or cat.  Unless you're secretly a dog or cat masquerading as a human being.  So don't call yourself a pet parent.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

When I Rule The World 28.

Texting and other playing with your phone will be forbidden when you're standing in line at the supermarket check out, airport check in etc.  You're supposed to be paying attention to the person behind the counter, not your electronic toy.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Good Show, Joe Lauzon.

Lauzon just beat Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night: Dillishaw vs. Barao 2.  Lauzon actually stopped the fight with Gomi by himself after knocking Gomi out.  Referee Herb Dean took another 20 seconds or so to agree with Lauzon.  It's good to see a fighter aware enough to know when to stop a fight without intervention.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Big 900.

It's finally happened.  I received my 900th Where's Willy hit tonight.  It's not a particularly interesting hit, but I can't complain.   This was my 754th bill hit, so my next milestone will be the 800 bills hit mark.  Hopefully my frequency of hits will pick up a bit soon, or that 800th bill to be hit will be sometime next year.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tagging Up.

Lately I've been adding tags to some of my old blog posts.  As always it's really interesting to see the kind of things I wrote in the past, some of which I wouldn't write now because some of my attitudes have changed.  And of course it's interesting how many posts I used to write.  It would be great to put out that amount of posts again.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, July 17, 2015.

Another unstable week to report.  Gas rose this week to 113.9 cents a litre.  However it then fell yesterday to 106.9 cents a litre at most locations.  Will go up next week, down next week, or both?  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ugly.

Anyone else think the caps they made the players in the MLB All Star Game wear are kind of ugly?

I've never really been a fan of the All Star Game.  It just doesn't seem that important to me.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, July 10, 2015.

A small drop to report this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 108.9 cents a litre at most locations.  But given the way prices have been bouncing around I'll be completely unsurprised if prices go back  up next week.

More Than I Expected.

If you've been paying attention to the Confederate battle flag controversy in the US you've probably heard that The Dukes of Hazzard has been pulled from the rerun network TV Land.  The Dukes drove around in a Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag on the rood, so a lot of people don't think it's a good idea to be showing the series.  Thinking about the series this morning got me wondering how much fanfiction there is.  There's more than I thought.  Fanfiction.net, the biggest fanfiction site, has more that 1100 stories based on the series.  That's a lot more than some other series of similar vintage. 

Sonic Frustration.

I'm sitting here listening to CBC Radio One on AM on my clock radio.  You can occasionally hear lightning static in the background.  Alas that thunderstorm isn't nearby.  We really need some rain.  The forecast says there's a chance of rain this afternoon and tomorrow, but so did a bunch of previous forecasts with no results.

So if you've got a weather machine, send some rain our way.