After seeing the proliferation of the use of pepper spray to break of the #occupy movements sit ins, all I can think of is the infamous quote from Jean Chretien after a similar incident by the RCMP, “… For me, pepper, I put it on my plate …. ” , ZING, what a comeback. I am kind of disgusted by the use of the spray on peaceful folk who are simply sitting in, but that is only my opinion (but I also do like pepper on my steak too).
This bleak period of November in Ottawa (in terms of sun light) does tend to make folks a little melancholy due to the lack of vitamin D and sunlight. We must push through it, and know that soon the days will start getting longer again (and when that happens it is only 4 months until spring, oh dear, that is more depressing).
After peppering Twitter with a bunch of oldie but goodie posts, here are some of them from the past week:
- I do actually post pictures of myself and in Sunday Treasures there is an older picture of myself and my son in the playground.
- It is imperative that you back up your computer, whether you use it for your finances or not, just don’t live without a back up.
- My stand on financial advice now is I don’t give any out directly, other than get out of debt, however I do remember the Worst Financial Advice I ever gave.
- Christmas is coming, but are you planning the title alone causes me to cringe with fear.
- Patience is a virtue but sometimes you can wait too long and The Good Wine: A personal finance parable outlines one example in my life where that was the case.
- For those of you confident you can tie your shoes and count by 2’s, I give you You are Doing it Wrong, a useful video showing you might be mistaken.
- Our compatriots at the Freaknomics site gives us The Economics of Gold-Digging, a useful discussion if you plan on just trying to get by on your good looks.