Become a Tangerine client today

Droughts, Interest Rates, Posts and Some Random Thoughts

in Random Thoughts

The drought in Ottawa continues on in Ottawa, even though we had some rain we are still very brown and in need of more rain. Our forest fires are no longer as bad, but we could really use a few days rain just to ease these problems as well.

Mark Carney said to expect higher Interest Rates, but only in 2014 (you know, the year after next), which is OK news, but we shall see whether economic conditions force a review on that idea as well.

As my 12 or 13 avid readers have noticed I am cleaning up my archives, and have found a few of my favorite old chestnuts, and I have also deleted many old posts that were just plain awful! With this in mind this post then becomes my 2100th Post, yea!!! That’s a lot of writing for 7 years, however, fear not, I won’t be writing a book with my content (unless someone wishes to edit it down for me).  Watch for more oldie but goodies in my Twitter feed as well, there are some interesting ones that even I had forgotten about.

The Olympics are coming, and luckily the UK has about 14,000 soldiers available to be drafted into the security for the games. That and the LIBOR scandal is making the UK a happening place to be, in terms of fun topics to natter on about.

Weekly Recap

With less crunchy grass in Ottawa, a new First Nations Grand Chief and my French class almost coming to an end, there were still some interesting things to write about this week:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1110 folks who follow me, mon dieu!  If you join my “Twitter Posse“, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page as well (but no I didn’t buy Facebook stock). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long), and I have changed it a little bit too (note the new background).

Links for the Week

Here is a random sentence that no one seems to notice, since for the past few weeks I haven’t changed it, yet no one called me on it, Fabersham!:

Other Bookkeeping

Proof that it DID Rain in Ottawa This Week

Remember my RSS feed is available too, for those who enjoy reading without looking at my crappy page layout, and I have added an RSS Comment Feed as well.

Have a look at my 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, on reddit, TumblrPinterest and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.

If you have social media accounts, don’t forget to vote for my posts (see the nifty dashboard on the bottom of each article, where you can cast your votes). As they say in Quebec, vote early and vote often!

This site is iPhone Friendly (and Android , iPod Touch and iPad Friendly), enjoy it on the go, in a readable format for the device. If you are reading with an iPhone or Android device, drop me a comment and tell me if this needs any improvements. This site is also in the Kindle US Blog list, if you are interested, not available in Canada yet (because no Blogs are available in Canada on a Kindle?!?).

Take me Home C-Monster!


  • My Own Advisor July 22, 2012, 5:57 PM

    Wow, 7 years….congrats. I hope you’re not getting the itch to slow down?

    Keep up the good work, here’s to another 7 years.

    BTW – I guess my rain dance didn’t work this weekend. Hopefully, someday, maybe, likely, soon….


  • Daisy @ Add Vodka July 21, 2012, 9:30 AM

    Wow, that’s a lot of posts. Are they all on this blog? Congrats!

  • Michael James July 20, 2012, 3:43 PM

    Thanks for the mention. Enjoy another warm weekend.

  • Steve Zussino - Grocery Coupons Canada July 20, 2012, 10:29 AM

    Blog cleanups are not fun. We had to delete so many old posts (I think it is better for navigation anyways).

    Ontario weather has been so unseasonably hot this year, in BC, it has been cooler the last 2 years but very comfortable.

    I hope the summer turns around for Ontario.

  • Jeremy @ Modest Money July 20, 2012, 10:12 AM

    Wow, didn’t realize you had been blogging for 7 years. Nice work BCM! Thanks for sharing my post. And thanks for sharing the cookie monster video. He was always my favorite with his crackhead googly eyes.

  • Canadianbudgetbinder July 20, 2012, 9:26 AM

    Haha, that was awesome mate! Thanks for the link and might as well post a plug for adverts while you’re at it. So funny! Cheers mate, enjoy the weekend. Mr.CBB

  • krantcents July 20, 2012, 8:46 AM

    Thanks for the inclusion, I really appreciate it. Warnings are just that, you can ignore them or do something about them! It is your choice!


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: