Friday, December 28, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, December 27, 2018.

Our last entry of the year sees another price drop.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 97.9 cents a litre at most locations.  But enjoy it while it lasts.  Alberta may reduce its oil output to drive up prices, which will probably lead to an increase in gas price whether it actually has a direct effect or not.

I first started regularly reporting the price of gas in Saskatoon in September of 2008.  On September 12th of that month gas was 145.9 cents a litre.  At the time people were speculating how long it would be before we saw 2 buck a litre gas.  But that 145.9 cent mark has yet to be surpassed here.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Really Big Spender.

The day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day in Canada.  It's become one of the big shopping days of the year in most of the country, with everyone out to spend their Christmas present money on deeply discounted stuff.  I braved the chaos of my local mall as well.

But I didn't actually buy anything there.  Rather I spent some of my Christmas money later on.  A whole 3 bucks on a lottery ticket.  The only place I went to look for something to buy of any note was the east side of Saskatoon Long and McQuade, and even there I was checking out something for a few weeks down the road.  Unfortunately the bass I was going to look at was sold.

Monday, December 24, 2018

We Wish You A...

....(insert appropriate seasonal event related greeting here).  The only thing I'll be doing this December 25th is sitting around the house eating cookies, candies, turkey, and chocolate pie.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, December 21, 2018.

A little bit further down we go.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 99.9 cents a litre at most locations.  I wouldn't be surprised to see it go down a cent or two more before year's end.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Mocking The Clickbait 14: Do It The Old Way.

Photoshop Didn't Exist Back Then So Yes These Pictures Are Real.

(The lack of punctuation is theirs.)

You don't need Photoshop to alter photos.  People were doing retouching work on photos from pretty much the moment photography appeared in the 1830s.  Just another thing that existed long before you could find a computer everywhere.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, December 14, 2018.

I didn't think we'd get this low, but here were are.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 100.6 cents a litre at most locations.  If you're doing much travelling this holiday season these low prices are a nice present.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Universe Is Out To Get Me.

Seriously, it seems like that at the moment.  Monday I had a cold begin that made sleeping kind of nasty, leading me to wake up at 4 AM to take a painkiller because part of my mouth hurt.  Tuesday around noon I was almost hit by a car.  And this morning I almost slipped and fell when I stepped onto a large piece of bubble wrap that must have fallen out of someone's garbage can.  Hopefully some new threat isn't waiting for me tomorrow.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Gas In Saskatoon, December 7. 2018.

We're almost at the one buck a litre mark.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 102.9 cents a litre at most stations. 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Energy Pop.

This morning I picked up a half empty energy drink can to throw in my recycling pile.  Looking at the ingredients, which included 54 grams of sugar, got me thinking about the idea of energy pop.  It's a bit surprising the big boys haven't marketed energy drink variations of their soft drinks.  You'd think we would have seen a Coke Energy or Pepsi Energy.  I would imagine their marketing departments have come up with enough data to indicate such a product wouldn't be worth the bother.  It's also possible there might be regulations in some markets that prevent such products.  And they may not want to cannibalise their own product lines.  For example Gatorade is currently owned by Pepsi.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Little Out.

I was looking at the Western Canada Lottery Corp. website this morning, curious about whether I would have won on a lottery ticket I didn't play.(I wouldn't have.)  Looking at other winning numbers I came across the winning numbers for last night's Pick 4 draw.  There was one winner, who won 400 bucks.  The obvious question is how many people played that lottery yesterday.  WCLC doesn't put out the number of sales per draw on their website, but at one dollar a draw all they had to sell was 400 tickets to cover that win, and I would think they sell considerably more tickets per draw than that.  Whoever won last night played what's called a 12 way box, which has two unique digits, and two digits that are the same, which last night was 4294.  The odds of winning with that configuration are 1:833.