Friday, 31 May 2013
So typed in "Maple, Ontario" to the Weather Network search engine.
And as you can see, it came back, "Do you mean East Mapleton, Nova Scotia?"
I'm thinking, Huh? Noooo.....I don't.
"Oh, how about Maple, Ontario?"
Uhhh, yeah, that's what I typed in. (I actually typed in "Maple, Ontario" and it abbreviated it to "Maple ont".
But that's not bad compared to some other searches.
It came back - after first telling me there's no Florida Ontario - twice, "Do you mean Naples, Alberta?"
"No? How about Florida Paulista, Brazil, then?"
"Ahhh, you must mean Floridablanca Columbia, right?"
"Well why didn't you say so?"
No wonder these guys can never get the forecast right if this is the kind of logic they are using for something as simple as a name search.
"I'd like the weather for tomorrow."
"Do you mean next November?"
"How about last March?"
"Tomorrow? No idea. How about Naples, Florida?"
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Monday, 27 May 2013
Regardless, I'm sure there'll be a few more.... "Can you believe they would paint Garage Closed on the door and not underline it?!"
And on an unrelated note - and something I just found out recently - if you are ever feeling way too good about yourself, just get a passport photo taken.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Well, you should have heard the announcers going on about how dangerous that was and damaging that could have been.
If they had sprained or tweaked or scratched something they could have - both! - been out for goodness knows how long.
It reminded me of the Leafs recent playoff series against Boston.
James Van Riemsdyk had taken a stick to the nose and was bleeding like a stuck pig.
Did he go on the Disabled List? To the locker room even?
No, they stitched him up - on the bench! Quite the sight.
And back on the ice he went.
Had that been a baseball player, you can be sure he would have been out of action for a couple of months. And then rehab, and then and then.....
Monday, 20 May 2013
But kinda worth it.
Okay, contest; three months free access to my Premium TM blog posts to anyone who can tell me what type of flowers (plants?) these are.
They are the ones regular readers don't get to see.
All the really good posts.
[Ed. note: Ahhh...the crummy ones go here. Now it all makes sense.]
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
I know the U.S. wants Canadians to spend our money there, but this is too much!
They claim I ran a red light. That's nuts!
But they did include a picture.
I remember it well.
We were just coming off the Tamiami Trail, coming over from the Gulf Coast, turning south onto US1 as we started our run down to Key West. (Sounds like something out of a Jimmy Buffett song.)
I came to a full stop and then proceeded.
They also sent me a video.
Ohhhh...... Ha ha.....
Ain't technology grand? Uhhhh....cash or credit?
Thursday, 16 May 2013
How about now?
Okay, I'm giving it to you.
Pretty funky little place.
There is a lot of "Mine's bigger than yours" going on.
"Went down to Captain Tony's, to get out of the heat."
And we are drinking.....? Anybody, anybody, Bueller?
Whew, that's good lemonade!
Purportedly the restaurant behind the song "Blue Heaven Rendezvous". [Ed. Note: enough with the song references already. We got it.]
Okay. This "tree" is actually a giant, hanging vine from a huge Banyan tree, somewhere else in the restaurant. It has dropped down and wrapped itself around the safe and isn't going anywhere.
I'm guessing that wouldn't be a good feeling, seeing that behemoth bearing down on you as you're sitting on a kilo of coke. Be a good song, but not a good feeling.
But man, even though it was only early May, that far south it was stinking hot. All the time.
So I might just head on down to Captain Tony's. You know why......
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Astronaut Chris Hadfield become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station on March 13, 2013.
But even before that, he had been breaking new ground, using technology to bring space into the home's of everyone. At least everyone with Twitter handles.
He has more Twitter followers than the Prime Minister. He would tweet stunning pictures of the Earth back to his almost 1,000,000 followers.
As his mission came to a close this week, the Space Station Commander upped the "Cool Factor" ante by recording David's Bowie's Space Oddity, from his own unique perspective aboard the Space Station. Take a listen. Space Oddity
Not bad for a Canadian, eh?
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
......because they have nicely put out chairs for you while waiting for a Customer Service rep?
Or crap products?
.......because they have so many freakin' returns they actually need chairs - and lots of them - for you while you wait to return their crap products.
My money's on B.