Archive for April, 2012
Monday, April 30th, 2012
This may be the saddest weekend I’ve ever experienced here in Fort McMurray in my seven years here.
Friday’s tragedy has left our entire community with heavy hearts, sadness, anger and frustration.
All of those emotions are completely understandable.
I have mused in this very space about how long the twinning of highway 63 has taken.
The Alaska Highway was completed in less than 5 years and is a modern marvel of engineering and yet in 5 years here we have 16 kilometres of 63 twinned south of Fort McMurray.
Our new MLA’s Don Scott and Mike Allen haven’t even been officially sworn in yet but they already face what will likely be the defining moment of their tenure.
No matter what happens with this issue over the next couple of weeks in the capital city, whether twinning is fast tracked or not, and hopefully it is, it will still take time to build a highway. We just can’t snap our fingers and make it appear.
In the meantime we need to funementally shift the thinking of those who traverse the highway.
We live in a city with a very young population which for the most part makes us a vibrant community, but it also means a large segment of this community believes they are invincible.
That is where we need the biggest change. When you travel highway 63 you are not just responsible for yourself you also are responsible for those around you to make sure you don’t put them in life or death situations with your recklessness. You are responsible to your family to make sure you are there for them for years to come.
You are responsible to make sure you don’t just become another cross on the side of the road that is a sad reminder of someone’s poor decision.
Yes the highway has to be twinned, but the easiest and most timely change has to come from within.
Today’s Bonus Code: LESS RECKLESSNESS
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Some may argue that man are becoming less manly, I have said that time and time again.
However at the same time, you may or may not be able to find a product in my bathroom that reduces eye puffiness.
A documentary from Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) explores this with the help of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Zack Galifinakis and Judd Apatow.
Today’s Bonus Code: MANSOME
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
We are currently looking for “Yummy Mummys”. Enter on our contest page and you could win a great Mother’s Day prize pack which includes a Chef’s Table Dinner at the Hearthstone Grill, a basket full of goodies from Chocolate and Candlelights and tickets and hotel stay to see Van Halen.
In honour of Yummy Mummies, here is a list of my favourite cougars in Hollywood.
Sofia Vergara is perhaps the biggest reason to watch Modern Family.
Yeah, that is Diane Lane. Don’t think she is hot? Watch “Unfaithful”.
No matter what she is wearing, Marisa Tomei is sexy. George Costanza agrees.
Halle Berry. Still hot.
Today’s Bonus Code: COUGAR
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
I am a grammar nazi. I take great care to make sure I spell things correctly 99% of the time, even in text messages.
I wish the following people did as well, however the results of poor spelling can often be hilarious.
I don’t think these people know what they are saying.
I also wish to have manors some day.
I’m not sure these people should be furthering their education.
I hope these people REALLY don’t know what they are saying.
Today’s Bonus Code: YOU LIKE THE SMELL OF MY WHAT?
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Our newest announcer Graham has arrived and on Friday I gave him the tour of the office.
Today’s Bonus Code: SORRY GRAHAM
Friday, April 20th, 2012
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Oh my how the times have changed. I would imagine Tipper Gore is dead now right? Lady Gaga’s “Disco Stick” killed her right?
By the way, congrats to the Beastie Boys on their induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
Today’s Bonus Code: HORRIFIED