Friday, October 27, 2006

The Great Absinthe versus Alleve Debate

So. I just discovered that you can legally buy Absinthe in liquor stores in Canada but you cannot buy Alleve in drug stores.

Let me repeat, Absinthe - the liquor credited with making more than one 19th century artist go totally and absolutely insane - is completely legal but Alleve - an over counter drug meant to dispel the side affects of menstrual cramps - is not.

I love this country.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Boxers or Briefs?

The city of Richmond, a city that neighbors Vancouver, is seeking to rectify a sexual harassment law suit filed last year by a number of female firefighters. One of their solutions: unisex underwear.

All firefighters - men and women - will now be required to wear unisex boxer shorts. The cost to the city: $16,000.

This leaves me with one question: Isn't it sexual harassment to talk about the underwear adorning the bums of firefighters, police officers, and other civil servants? If not, then I might just go ask my accountant down the street what kind of underwear she is wearing...

Friday, October 06, 2006

I don't need no stinkin' tryptophan to have fun.

OK. OK. I know I have been remiss in updating my blog postings...I have no excuse unless you count sitting at home debating what I am going to do for the upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving holiday.

After hemming and hawing for three weeks I finally decided just this morning. It came to me in a sudden flash while lying in bed.

As the radio alarm clock droned on I listened excitedly while the CBC morning host interviewed two local television personalities about their own Thanksgiving plans. They, like me, will be watching a turkey roast – live – on television.

The word around town is that this roasting turkey will surpass the burning log made famous by Christmas holiday because the turkey will require at least two, maybe three, bastings. And we will get to see them all.

So, I convinced TW that we should invite friends over to watch the roasting together. We are both excited about the prospect of placing bets on the basting timeline, the size of the disembodied hand managing the basting process, and the style of basting tool. I told TW that I think we can take our friends for $10 Canadian ($9.10 U.S.) but she thinks we can take them for much, much more. Oh, how I love Thanksgiving.

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