Random Thoughts: For Veterans Week

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November 11th A Special Day

For me this week has been very short, as I am a Civil Servant and got Remembrance Day off, and am taking a day’s vacation to make this a gloriously long weekend. One of my co-workers actually dubbed November 11th as Remember It’s Time to Start Christmas Shopping Day, which is a little disrespectful to Remembrance Day, but still quite apropos for Ottawa. The stores were jammed on Thursday afternoon with happy Civil Servants starting their Christmas Spending Debacle early (but there will be more on this in the coming weeks, no doubt).

This short week the topics I covered included:

While a somber week in Remebrance of our fallen countryfolk,  there is some excellent posts from other folks in the Personal Finance Blog world:

For the record I am a Civil Libertarian at heart, drive a used Toyota and drink Tim Horton’s coffee (but I am White Collar too).

Other Bookkeeping

Lest We Forget

Remember that I also micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on Digg as Big Cajun Man as well.

Also remember my RSS feed is available too, for those who enjoy reading without looking at my archaic page lay out, and I have added an RSS Comment Feed as well.

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“There are people who have money and people who are rich.”
-Coco Chanel


  • Preet November 16, 2010, 8:52 PM

    Just read all this – dying of laughter here! 🙂

    Thanks for the link too! lol

  • larry macdonald November 14, 2010, 12:38 PM

    Thanx for your sterling linkfest — er, I mean golden round-up.
    Note to CC: I think it’s Lowell Green and he says
    “cappuccino-sucking, granola crunching lefties”

    • bigcajunman November 14, 2010, 12:51 PM

      Thanks Larry, didn’t want to mention that, but the spirit of the comment rang true to me!

  • Credit Cards Canada November 13, 2010, 8:00 AM

    I got some of my Christmas shopping done in my company’s warehouse sale. Just waiting for boxing day to buy some of my tech goodies 🙂

  • Canadian Capitalist November 12, 2010, 11:57 AM

    You are starting to sound like Lou Green! For those who don’t like in Ottawa, Lou Green is a radio personality here who hates the “latte sucking, granola crunching” crowd.

    Thanks for the mention.

  • Canadian Couch Potato November 12, 2010, 9:33 AM

    Once I saw Preet ask for chocolate sprinkles on his latte. Must have been on his way home from a meeting of the Young New Democrats.

    • bigcajunman November 12, 2010, 10:31 AM

      There is no need to be insulting !

  • Echo November 12, 2010, 9:24 AM

    No worries, yes she does live in Calgary…so that’s somewhat excusable 🙂

  • Michael James November 12, 2010, 9:11 AM

    For me, Christmas shopping is still about 5 weeks away. Thanks for the mention.

  • Echo November 12, 2010, 8:59 AM

    Thanks for the mention (I think). My mom’s not an elitist snob…but she may be a Liberal, which is worse out here in Alberta.

    • bigcajunman November 12, 2010, 9:03 AM

      How does she keep from getting Lynched? Does she live in Calgary at least? I meant that as a follow on to my elitist latte snobbery of Preet, sorry your Mom got hit in the crossfire.


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