Oh snap! You weren’t expecting this today, were you?
Here’s the deal: today is my birthday. And, for the Americans reading this blog, it’s also Canada Day. In my town Canada Day is kind of a big deal. There’s a parade, then all sorts of activities all around town, and finally the day ends with fireworks. What am I supposed to do, write a post on my birthday? HELL NO.
Canada Day is the only day Canadians are even the least bit patriotic, with the exception of big national hockey games. It’s actually one of the best things about being Canadian. We just don’t give two craps about it. Besides, I think we’re a little shy about the whole patriotism thing, since our neighbours are so into it.
Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week
Any restaurant who puts a hot air hands dryer in their bathroom deserves every imaginable bit of misery to come their way. What a horrible idea.
They always take way the hell too long. I’m standing under the damn thing for like 3 minutes, rubbing my hands together, before I inevitably swear in disgust and dry my hands on my dirty pants, HENCE CANCELLING OUT MY EARLIER HAND WASHING.
The air intake vent is always located on the bathroom side of the unit. That means I’m drying my hands with recycled bathroom air. When I’m done in the bathroom, I want nothing to do with that air. IT SMELLS LIKE POO. That poo air has now been transferred to my hands, HENCE CANCELLING OUT MY EARLIER HAND WASHING.
What does a year’s worth of paper towel cost a restaurant anyway? All of $28.42? Oh yeah, that’s really going to eat into profit margins.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
Basically the only restaurant my town has that anyone has heard of (besides fast food places anyway) is Boston Pizza.
The nice folks at BPs sent me an email giving me a coupon for a free pasta dish or dessert, giving me two whole weeks to use it. I did what any enterprising young individual would do: printed out several copies with plans to use them at various Boston Pizza locations.
Random Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
Itunes, give me some sugar baby! No whammy, no whammy, stop!
Being that it’s Canada Day, I can think of no better choice.
Listen all the way to the end for the William Shatner cameo. Everything’s better when… William… Shatner… shows… up…
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Gay Pride Marchers: We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it.
Lisa: We are used to it. You do this every year!
Blogging Snack of The Week
I was so hungry last night I seriously considered murdering a man and eating his flesh. I better start snacking some more or something.
I had a cheesestick today, wrapped in bacon. Before I bought it, this sounded like the greatest thing ever. As I ate it though, I realized it wasn’t anything more than the sum of its parts. It was just a piece of bread, covered in cheese and bacon. Kinda meh if you ask me.
Still, you should try it, assuming you can ever find one.
Entertain Yourself, Dammit
I’ve golfed a few times over the last couple weeks, and golf just pisses me off these days.
I used to be around a 15-18 handicap, which isn’t so bad. Now that I only play a half dozen times a year, I’m lucky if I break 50 for nine holes. I’m so damn inconsistent. The last time I golfed, I putted for birdie 4 times, yet was still 13 over for 9 holes. I’ll have a great hole, and immediately follow it up with a complete garbage hole.
Plus, golf is so expensive. My local course charges $41 for nine holes. Combine that with not playing worth a crap, and golf doesn’t really do it for me anymore. Yet I just can’t quit.
What was the point of that rant? Oh right, you should go golfing this weekend.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
Let’s stick with the patriotic theme and go with a Canadian hottie for this week’s eye candy.
If you want more of Ashley Leggat, she’s on some stupid show on The Family Channel, which is only tolerable when she’s wearing something that shows off her hot body. Believe me, I know.
Oh Right, Time For Links
I continued my run of writing pure quality for Canadian Finance Blog, enlightening you peons on why I don’t have a budget. I still maintain getting ahead financially is as simple as saving 10% and living off the rest.
Dividend Ninja interviewed one of my favorite bloggers, Andrew Hallam. Andrew’s book is coming out soon, which will definitely be worth a read. Plus, he’s always really nice to me, which is clearly much more than I deserve.
My fellow Canadian Finance writer Jim Yih has a nice outline on reverse mortgages. If I was a billion years old, I’d totally consider one just to screw my kids out of an inheritance. (okay, not really)