Olympics, Not Super Bowls, Creationism and #FreeFormFridays

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The Olympics have already started, even though the “Opening Ceremonies” are today. Should be interesting to see how this all works, but I am still puzzled as to why the Soshi Olympic Stadium seems to resemble the Big Owe in Montreal? A leaning mast and a bowl stadium is so avant garde now? Lots of interesting stories of corruption, and things not being built on time and such, which also sounds a lot like the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal as well, interesting the parallels.

Le Stade Olympique de Montreal

Soshi Stadium’s Doppleganger?

The Super Bowl game was a yawner, which no one seemed to think would happen, but I remember some real crappy games in the 80’s and 90’s so not a big surprise, for me. When I miss the first score of the game because I was chatting with Mrs. C8j, you know the game is going to be a snoozer. On the positive side, there was one of Michael James’ favorite plays where the Denver centre did indeed, SNAP IT OVER HIS HEAD!!!™

Bill Nye has been in the news a lot these days, but this week he debated noted creationist Ken Ham. Now I must preface this with the statement that I am a Church going Anglican, but I find the creationist argument flawed at best (completely nutty in it’s worst interpretations).  I believe in God, yet I also think the Bible is an interesting story written by many different folks, and then revised in the 1500’s, it is important, but I don’t view it as the “Dummies Guide to All Things”™, either. I will include the debate video from NPR at the end of this post.

My hunt for a quieter laptop computer continues. I have an HP furnace currently, that overheats and runs its fans constantly, so if anyone has any suggestions for a quiet laptop computer (or Tablet/Keyboard combination), feel free to chime in here.

My Weekly Recap

My Writings for Week Ending February 7th

Winterlude is Here in Ottawa

Adapt Your Financial Goals

All plans are out of date, or flawed 5 minutes after they are written, so keep this in mind with your financial life plans, as well.

I did my RRSP and TFSA Now What?

A cry in the dark for more financial literacy in Canada. Simply saying the words, doesn’t mean you did it right.

THE Canadian Personal Finance PlaceWow, I took another day off

TFSA Now and Then

An actual photo of me and my son’s bum, what else do you need in a great post?


Swiss Army Knife Section

Not a great deal of Olympic chat out there just yet, but some other interesting topics mentioned this week:

Creationism vs. Evolution

Interesting discussions

A “Smart” Handbag?

Credit Card Finder’s iBag

Vaccination What is it Good For?

Watch this and learn from Bill Gates

Other Bookkeeping

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