Monday, January 28, 2019

Hello, Turnor Lake.

I received a Where's Willy hit from there today.  I have to admit I'd never heard of Turnor Lake before today.  It's 503 kilometers north of Saskatoon.  The hamlet has a population of 179,  while Turnor Lake 193B is part of the Birch Narrows Dene Nation, with 419 people.  I suspect there haven't been many, if any, previous Willy hits in Turnor Lake.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 25, 2019.

The 90 cent a litre mark is looking a bit further away this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 98.9 cents a litre at most locations.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 18, 2019.

And a bit more down we go.  Gas in Saskatoon is currently 94.6 cents a litre at most stations.  The 90 cents a litre range is getting more and more likely.


Solid as in frozen solid describes Saskatoon this morning.  When I woke up a 7 AM it was around -30, depending on what thermometer you looked at.  Environment Canada has a extreme cold warning out.  It's been a good while since we've had a deep freeze like this.  And today is a day I have to work outdoors.  So it's wear heavy clothing, keep most of my head covered up, and do what needs to be done.

Of course people being people, and hence some percentage stupid, you'll see some stupid standing outside for ten minutes wearing a fall weight jacket unzipped, with no hat on.  No, that doesn't make you look cool, it just makes you look stupid.

But don't worry.  Before you know it July will be here, it will be 30 above, and swimsuit weather.  Maybe thinking about that will keep you slightly warmer.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

My Mighty Bankroll.

The online poker world better look out.  By playing some freerolls on 888poker, and then playing some 10 cent sit and goes with the results, I've managed to grow my bankroll on there from nothing to a mighty 65 cents.  Give me another decade or so and I might be playing a one buck tournament, and then look out!

These days I'm playing exclusively on 888poker.  I used to play on Pokerstars, but their current freeroll selection really doesn't have anything for me.  And since they run Full Tilt there's no real point playing there either, as the setup is the same.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 11, 2019.

Another week with a price drop.  Gas in Saskatoon is 95.4 cents a litre at most stations.  At this rate I'd be entirely unsurprised if prices drop below 90 cents a litre soon.

Mocking The Clickbait 15: Our Beliefs Clash.

Moms We Can't Believe Were Allowed on 'Toddlers and Tiaras.'

I can't believe you watched Toddlers and Tiaras.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Gas In Saskatoon, January 4, 2019.

It's almost too small of a price drop to report, but it is a price drop.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 97.1 cents a litre at most locations.  This time last year it was 112.9 cents a litre. 

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Welcome To 2019.

But seriously, 2019?  How did it get so late?  It certainly isn't the 2019 those of us who remember the '70s were expecting.  Far too few people off planet for one thing. 

I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions.  But one thing I am hoping to do is do rather more posting here than 2018. 

Someone is firing off fireworks nearby as I write this.  Not the best night to be doing so, as the current temperature is -24 degrees Celsius.  Keep warm, wherever you are.