There’s snow outside. Not a lot of it, but it’s honest to god snow, the stuff that sticks to the ground. I’m not impressed because I really can’t stand winter anymore, but I know it’s only going to get worse. Hopefully not so much worse that the services of the military are required like they were in 1999, but worse than it is now. Ug.
Remember that? If you don’t and wonder why people sometimes make fun of Toronto, that’s one of the reasons why. Yes it was a lot of snow, but more than 400 soldiers sent in to shovel it? Get a life!
I started writing this post for a reason…but what was it? I honestly can’t remember. There was the snow thing…which I suppose can lead into Christmas shopping. I’m still not done, but I’m much further along than I was just a few days ago and I think I only have a few more things to buy before the big day. Some folks I’m not even going to think about until well after Christmas since I won’t be seeing them until who knows when, which helps things along and makes me feel better about my slowness.
Speaking of shopping, the PINless chip and PIN credit card system is working well. I’ve used it at a restaurant and in a few stores without incident, which is nice and a trend I would like to see continue.
Let’s see…I still can’t remember what this post was supposed to be about. But did you know that when you’re feeling even the slightest bit stressed/annoyed, the song It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is enough to induce slight homicidal thoughts in even the nicest people? Go ahead, try it.
If you don’t at least want to give some one or some thing even the mildest of beatings, congratulations on your worry free existence. I really do mean that.
On a nicer musical note, I saw the Irish Rovers for the second time. I’m not recapping the whole experience again, so read this, add in some Christmas and a couple more people, subtract the part about Brantford’s drinking policies, take out the references to Brantford altogether and replace them with Guelph and change the name of the new album and you’ve got the night in a nutshell. Indeed, fun times were had…and we even got to shake hands with a couple of Rovers! That was pretty cool. And just for fun, here’s one of the songs they had us sing along to.
And props to the Rovers for being talented enough to make me enjoy Christmas music for a little while. I mostly can’t stand the stuff and would be happy to only hear it for no more than a couple of days a year, but if it all sounded like them I might change my mind.
Next concert stop is the Arrogant Worms for the…um…I can’t even remember how many times it’s been, much like I still can’t think of what in hell I started writing this post for. Maybe I should go and think about it since nothing else is coming to mind. did I even have a reason to begin with? I’m not sure anymore.