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someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: GO FUND YOURSELF

An acquaintance of mine had a daughter that suffered from cancer her entire life and died in her early 20s. Horrible, long-term situation. About 2 years before she died her boyfriend raised $50,000 to help her during another round of treatment.

Excellent cause? The first priority listed was getting her a new Jeep. Her mother was an RN at a hospital that probably made a decent salary and had health care for her. Her Dad was a financial planner, who played for 12 years in the NHL, with excellent benefits and money.

I can"t believe anyone donated to that campaign. I have enormous sympathy for people like the bartender cited but far too often I see people posting and getting rewarded for idiotic reasons.

p.s. Was anyone else in that campaign to donate to cancer boy Lucas and the thank you that went out to thousands was a group message without BCCs? What a shitstorm that was.

Spring water is delicious and worth every penny depending on circumstances.. If you live near a spring, it is free. If you do not, you have to pay for it. Just like oranges, avocados or anything else. If you like avocado toast and want to take a nice selfie for FB or IG, then it might be worth $100 for you.

Personally, I enjoy a litre of chilled tap water a day. Unless I am near a spring. Or Flint, Mich.

In Ontario, water bottlers pay $503.71 for every million litres of groundwater they take. The labels alone probably cost more. Ridiculous profit margin when there is a completely safe tap system that is already being publicly maintained.

p.s. One of my pet peeves is when wait staff try to poor shame me into upgrading to bottled or sparkling water as opposed to mere "tap water". If I feel that I sometimes ask if their taps are dirty, because I do not want to eat here if your taps are dirty.

Nice kick in the butt. My dumb excuse has been that I use paypal for almost everything on-line and I have been too lazy to walk the 100 feet to get my wallet. ugh

910 day user /$20 = c. $0.02 p.d.

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

It was right though a bit too blunt. Bob is a good hearted guy but all he wants to do with his life is to have a steady union job, own a house and afford a classic car as his one extravagance. He has never left the country and probably has only been to big city less that a dozen times, maybe for a Bon Jovi concert or something similar. A perfect example of the Delta people Orwell described in 1984; the menial laborers who are perfect;y happy doing what they do and can not understand why anyone would want to even have the responsibility of being the manager at the factory.

We got several inches of nice light snow today so I was out playing in it today! Have a great weekend and happy holidays.

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

Have tried the split and Nordic. It is pretty good but skinny, Great in couloirs though.

Prefer super soft boots on a board and super hard on skis. With no socks for some reason. lol.

Too bad I am going South Americas this winter or I would join you.

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

What hill? Soft boots?

I had only maybe 20 days on a board when I went out west for a road trip with some pro boarders. Started at Nakiska, then Banff. Lake Louise. Marmot, Fernie, Cranbrook, etc. And the highlight was a couple of days heliskiing with Weigle. I thought it would be a learning experience but I could just not keep up so switched to skis. Except when in knee or waist high pow. But generally everyone had to wait for me to flub my way down.

No need for any fear in deep powder as long as you avoid the rocks! It is a whole new beautiful world.

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

It is hard to learn to board in Ontario as I think boards are much better on powder than ice/hard pack. I suck at skiing in deep powder because of that but on a board it is awesome. And the ass bruising is very real when you are beginning to board. I had wrist guards but needed hockey pants instead. :)

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

My ass was super bruised after my first weekend learning to board. At Tremblant. More than I ever thought I could be bruised. The learning curve is easy for most so it is a good skill to have but I still prefer skis. It is fun!

I just finished your Burn video. I believe you are right that the right question to ask about an experience is: why not? From watching your vids I thought you have had that attitude already.

My first time truly travelling alone I was 20, had a backpack, money and a return ticket for 3 months later from an airport thousands of miles away. My first night was the first night in my life that I was ever truly scared. Fuck I am in a foreign country, I do not know anyone, no one has my back and I can't go home no matter what. I am responsible for everything. How the fuck am I going to do this? As you might predict, 3 months later I was not ready to go home.

That;s really just a seque to my point. When I got home, I had a high school friend ask me: Why would you want to do that? I still regret my answer which was: Bob if you have to ask that question you will not understand the answer. You do it because you have the opportunity to do it and you want to experience the world and what it has to offer.

someguyfromcanada  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

As some of you may remember, my Mom has Alzheimers.

I have given my Mom her XMas presents twice already and she was surprised and happy both times.

Sometimes the glass is half full.

The issue I see is the "weakness" of American privacy and data protection laws (and the lack of knowledge about international law that lawyers for firms like CA apparently have). American consumers have very little control over their data compared to other first world countries.

Of course it can only be called a weakness if you view it from a consumer perspective. It is a potential boon for corporate operations.

I don't even know what punk is anymore after I heard people started saying Blink 182 was punk.

haha. Gonzales is one of my friends exes. Pretty talented and funny guy. Feist is also tight with Peaches

and Mocky

I first came to know her when I lived around the corner from a place called The Rivoli in Toronto which was a Thai restaurant/poolhall/hip bar and a performance space. Kids in the Hall, Broken Social Scene, the above mentioned and lots of others were regulars. Super eclectic mix. The Broadway hit The Drowsy Chaperone even opened there. Really great place. Also down the street from the studio and apartment you mentioned. At the beginnings some nights there were only like 30 people there.

So undoubtedly have an emotional connection to the place and a lot of the acts since that was when I first moved to the big city and got my first real job. I only like about half of her stuff but really liked Metals.

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