It is Autumn here in Ottawa, the leaves are changing, there is a chill in the air and the MPs are back for their 20 days of work until Christmas. I am sure there is lots going on down on Rideau Street, lots of repairs on the Houses of Parliament and such, but what goes on in the House of Commons, is more of a mystery. Luckily, we also have a municipal election as well, with my doppelganger Jim Watson a shoo-in for re-election, but he has lost some weight, so I had better work on that, if I want to be mistaken for him again (that and shave off the beard).
The United Kingdom remained together, but what will this mean in terms of powers given to Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands? Should be an interesting bit of Political Flim Flammery, as what keeps happening with Quebec Sovereignty, stay tuned, I am sure that will get back on the front burner soon as well.
The Ottawa Senators, sold the naming rights to Canadian Tire, for the arena in Kanata, and then the Sens made a tremendous announcement this week. At the Canadian Tire Center (during the exhibition season at least), you will be able to pay for your concessions (including beer) with Canadian Tire Money! Suddenly Sandy McTire can buy me a brew, for all the stuff I have bought at his store. In celebration the Sens beat the Leafs twice, causing Leaf nation to explode in a flurry of finger pointing.
My Writings for Week Ending September 26th
Autumn is in the air, which means leaves and figuring out how to get my car back into my garage.
- Inflation is supposedly running at 2.1 % according to Stats Canada, but if you read between the lines, there are some things that are sky rocketing in price, that will affect your life a lot more.
- For those who enjoy the titillating stories about naughty photos of folks in Hollywood, remember If They Can Get Celebrity Nude Photos, what else can they get? Maybe it’s time to figure out who “They” are?
- If you are a big fan of the Tap and Pay world you will be happy to read about NFC and Android Phones for Payment, it just makes me more paranoid.
- For those curious, I am reading The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (amazon link) a very good book if your life is touched by someone with Autism. In my car I am listening to A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One (amazon link) but it is taking a while to get through it all.
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