Hockey in Canada Tonight

It’s the last game of the Stanley Cup. Why did Carolina show up? Didn’t they get the memo? Edmonton is taking the Cup home.

I’m drinking cinnamon coffee and my Mom and Zack are having nuked popcorn. We’re watching the game. They even moved Canadian Idol to the next day just so people could watch the game tonight and not miss out on the Idols. Canada does love their hockey.

Croc Knockoffs on My Feet


Have you got Crocs or their knockoffs? I’ve got two now. I love them. I’ve been wearing men’s sandals so I have toe room and a shoe that fits me nicely without being way too long. Now I can get a medium sized Croc (knockoff so far cause I’ve only seen the original once) and they fit great. I like the colours. I have a light pink pair and a medium shade of blue pair.

They are almost like walking around in bare feet. The shoes are light and have lots of holes so you can feel the breeze on your toes. I’m watching now for a place to get a third pair in a different colour. I’d especially like yellow, orange or red. Though a dark, more sober colour would be wearable for a job, once I have one of those job type things, once I move. ugg.

The big question with Crocs is… how do you wear your strap? All the pictures I found from their website have the strap on back. But, most people here seem to wear the strap forward, so they are slip-on shoes, like a rubbery clog. I like the strap forward cause I can slip them on and off my feet when I’m standing in line, hanging around at the laundry mat or shopping and just want to air out my toes.

The Hyundai Commerical

I’m not a ranting busybody but, I sent this as a ‘Letter to the Editor’ of the Toronto Star – a big newspaper in Canada.

Carmageddon is a video game where players race cars and get bonuses
for hitting pedestrians and other cars. It’s not a game for everyone.
Hyundai, a maker of real cars for the real world, is running a TV
commercial which promotes reckless driving as fun – fun being the very
word they use.

I don’t think dangerous driving is fun. The commercial shows two young
men speeding around an urban street in a circle until they get too
dizzy to keep driving and pull over to switch drivers and “do it
again”.

Who at Hyundai approved this ad? Even without the media coverage of
street racing, the Hyundai commercial promotes unsafe driving in a
street where children are very likely to be playing. Why would Hyundai
run a commercial which makes irresponsible driving seem like fun? How
can Hyundai think reckless driving on public streets is a good thing?
I really think Hyundai should pull those ads and run a different
message to the public. Also, an apology for their careless attitude
towards public safety. Driving on public streets is not a game, it’s a
privilege.

Do they have that commercial in the US too?

No Pets, No Cigarettes

I’m vagabonding again today. Taking a trip down to Newmarket to help my sister. Yesterday she had a muscle in her leg explode, again. She plays a lot of tennis and volleyball, mainly tennis. Anyway, she is supposed to stay off her feet for a couple of weeks, longer would be better. But I’m sure she is hobbling around. There are two little girls at home, 3 and 1. They don’t take a day off.

Anyway, I found a single bed and computer desk on Craigslist last night. The only downside I can see is that they are black. But the price is right, $60 for them both. I asked about no pets, I have allergies. But forgot till this morning to ask about smoking. I sent an email to find out about that this morning. I tend to assume everyone is a non-smoker.

I’m arranging for my brother in law (who offered to move some things for me) to pick them up and take them to the Beaches. Though I don’t know if he can do both by himself. I hope my brother can go along to help. No doubt something will get worked out.

Zack is having a bad time lately. He was a mouthy jerk to me a few times yesterday and then wanting to hug and be friends again a short time later. The trick is he wanted to, I was still mad. It bothers me how it is so much like domestic abuse. He flails at her and then wants to be forgiven and etc. Zack also wants to cling to me and yet he is destructive towards me too. It’s complicated with abusive relationships. I want to help him but I think, now, that I can’t. I grew up with an abusive Dad and I’m likely a good target for more of the same from other people. That doesn’t mean I have to let it happen. Though I don’t know what to do about it. Zack and I have always gotten along. I’ve always been on his side and helped him and we have done a lot of good things together. Now I must be the easiest one for him to take out frustrations on because we have an easy relationship. Likely that is what abusive people see in me. Some day I will read more about that whole thing. For now I’m just handling as well as I can. I will be moved away by the end of this month (knock on something woodsy).

Right now I have an oven to clean.