Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Who is number 10

Watched a college football bowl game today. It was the Texas bowl between Baylor and Illinois.  Illinois won big time. I believe it was 38-14.  But that is not what caught my eye about the game.  During the first quarter I noticed that the quarterback's number was 10.  Then on defense another player had number 10.  I have never seen this before.  It must be a new rule where offense and defense players can have the same number. 

In the old days players played on both sides of the ball , offense and defense.  So the rule would not be in then.   I find it weird that two players on the same team have the same number but look at the roster below and see its not just these two players that have that but more.




You ever heard of this before.   well till next time

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hallelujah Chorus

Found this on a local site.  Not sure where the original mall is where it happened.  But was found on a great site that I like to visit every day.  Its called  Victoria Daily Photo

Enjoy the Chorus

Friday, December 24, 2010

It Christmas Eve

My good friend Dave sent me this link of the first Christmas concert by the North Point Community Church iBand, from Apharetta Georgia.   Its done with just Ipads, and Iphones.  Enjoy

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Meaning of the sign

Some times you get the wrong meaning of the sign.  Well on this one it says " Fairway Divorce".   

So does that mean it is just a process that is fairer to both sides, Or is it for the golfing community.  
Where the wife wants to divorce the husband for spending too much time on the fairway?   Well you figure it out and let me know.  Extra points for telling me where the sign is.

Catch you later

Monday, December 20, 2010

9 hrs in a hotel

In Japan the concept of the short time hotel is a popular thing.  Would it work in North America?  I know ive seen dives that advertised hotels by the hr but they were usually for the sex industry.   Well this is interesting.  Wonder what the price is?

Would you stay in one like this?  Leave a comment

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Digital story of the Nativity

Another find during my internet searchings.  With it being Christmas and new songs, stories, poems, and what have you about Christmas.  I found this one.  A digital story of the Nativity, using gmail, facebook, etc.   enjoy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New style Guitar

I came across this on the internet today. Its a new style of guitar. It costs in the range of 8-9 hundred dollars.   It will be interesting to see how far this concept goes.  I need a guitar player to tell me what they think.  I would think it would be weird to switch to something like this.   Ok Dave what do you think?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HST ????

Being thinking about the HST tax here in BC lately.  Now I know you probably heard all the arguments about it for a long time now.  But Here is one that really bothers me.  Not the one that it was installed without us really having a say , or the Government lying about it before the election. The part that really bugs me , is that they said that when the tax is in , it will be cheaper for the companies to produce goods so they will pass the saving on to the consumer.   Well have you seen any cheaper prices because of the HST?   I certainly haven't.  
  I mean when has a business man selling a product and then it becomes cheaper to produce, lower his prices.  No he's in the mindset that he will get what ever price he can.  Let the market dictate.  So that's whats happening here,  no lower price, at least not till he starts losing business because his prices are too high.  And no one is buying.

What are your feelings?   leave a comment.   Oh and when I used he and his in my example, it could be she and hers.

Ok till next time

Sunday, December 12, 2010

And it rained !

Well the last 24 hours from Sat. morning to Sun morning it rained hard.  I do mean Hard.  I think it was like 100 mm of rain. So lots of flooding in the local area , with roads flooded, basements, and even storm drains and a few sewer overflows too.  

Well we even had our small flood here.  But no damage for us.  It was just in the back yard.  So far it didn't get into the shed yet. But if it continued it might have.   And then that flood from the back yard has to make its way thru the yard and down to the creek.  Of course that path is right by our driveway.  So luckily we had the ditch ready for the winter rains.    But yes that's a lot of water running by.

 Ok till next time

Saturday, December 11, 2010

In Search of 3D TV


Well CBC Hockey Night in Canada , tonight spent $300,000. to broadcast the Toronto Maple Leaf vs the Montreal Canadiens game in 3D.  So I thought I would go out and try a Electronic store like Best buy or Future Shop  and see what it looked like in 3D.

First I got to Best Buy just as the broadcast was starting. I found the 3D TVs and then when a sales person came by I asked if they could put the hockey game on.  Well after 3 sales people I finally got the answer, Sorry we don't have cable on the TVs.  Its only game boxes or dvds hooked up to them.    WHAT!!!!

Ok out of that store and I headed up to Future shop.  I got there and there was a TV labeled 3D and it was showing the hockey game. Only one other guy trying to watch it.   But I soon realized it was only in 2D.   The other guy said you wont believe it they are scrambling around to get the game in 3D.  I guess they knew it was on but just assumed they would just switch to the channel and get it.      
  After 15 min or so.  They finally realized that they had to phone the cable company Shaw, and find out where it was located.  And then they came back to us at the TV and said, Shaw is not giving the feed for it.   They said maybe next time. 

So let me get this straight ,  Its just before Christmas, and every store is gung ho on selling new TVs, And the Broadcast of the first hockey game is in 3D , and No one is prepared to get this on the TVs to show.   Wow unbelievable.   Not that I was going to buy a 3D TV .  But I wanted to witness the first one shown in 3d.

So I started to head home , when a salesperson said we can upgrade the 2D to 3D.  I said what?   He said anything broadcast in 2D can be upgraded by the TV to 3D.  Ok lets see.

Well I guess its not the same quality as the real 3D feed but I put the glasses on and watched about 5 min of hockey.  I was not impressed.  Yes it looked a bit 3d.  No one jumping out of the screen , and the players looked like they were floating a few inches above the ice.  The text was hard to read when they showed info on a player.   I could get very tired watching this 2D to 3D.  So I'm hoping that when they get the proper feed of 3D for a hockey game it looks a lot better than this upgraded look at 3d.    If not 3D will never catch on with hockey.  

I predict 3D will die out and Hd will be the only way for TVs to go with that improving over the years.

ok till next time.

Friday, December 10, 2010

3 Thoughts

Three thoughts for you today.  As my day proceeded today I came across 3 thoughts of things I saw or encountered. 

Ok no. 1 ,   while walking on Dallas rd, we saw not one but four freighters plying the waters in front of us.  I always say when I see a freighter on the water here, All is well with the world. Commerce is moving. Well with 4 of them It must be going great today.

No. 2   ,  Again continuing on dallas rd we came by Harrison pond, Its the little duck pond that the model boat builders sail their boats on.  There was a garbage can with a number not just stuck on but screwed on , like it was meant to be there for a long time.  So the question that came to me was why the number.  Was it the 20th garbage can in the pickup schedule?  But the others along the way didn't have a number on them.  Maybe it was a check point for a marathon that was held a while ago.  If that's the case wouldn't a sticker be better then it could be removed later.  So help me out and give me some other ideas why.  You know how to tell me click on the comments section just below this post.

Ok no 3.    I went to the bank today to order more checks for our checking account.  It cost me $40 bucks for 100 checks.  Thats 40 cents a check.  I asked why the cost and said it wasn't long when we got checks free. The lady told me that no they have never been free.   Of course I corrected her and the lady next to her told her too.   Now the kicker,  I asked if I could have a couple of blank checks to use till my order got here.  No we don't carry blank checks anymore.  But I can give you a money order.  What.   repeat that again.     Lets see no more checks for just a fast payment.  I'm getting the feeling the bank doesn't want me to write checks anymore and to use debit instead.  Whats next they wont have any cash at the bank.

Ok till later

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

After 25 years

Well after 25 years the neighbourhood changes.   I posted awhile back that we now have some sidewalks, garbage can, bus stop, and more street lights. Along with a 50plus small lot subdivision.  

 Well today another change in the neighbourhood. One of the original houses was knocked down to make room for another small subdivision I think.   It was a very nice big older home that had character written all over it.   Not exactly sure of the origin but when we moved in a older man named Mr. Grant lived in it.
  He lived there till about 5 yrs ago.  we use to chat with him regularly as we walked by his place.  And then he would talk with us as he passed us on his daily walk. 
When he moved we missed his presence but still had the old house to remind us of him.   

Now its gone.   So this post is a tribute to him and his house.    Mr Grant you and your house are gone but not forgotten in our memories.  God bless you.

Till later

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Map of walk

Well I did it .  It took a bit of figuring out but I got a addon for my browser that will capture the screen shot.  I think it was 2.7 miles walk today.


Walking map

Well trying out this feature of Google maps to see if I can post a map of where I walked today.

Todays Walk

Saturday, December 4, 2010

How did they do that

This is an interesting video.  Its almost 20 min. long but very intriguing.  It just shows if you have a talent and a vision that you can accomplish quite alot.  But it takes hours of practice , patience, failure, and lots of thinking on how to do it.  So enjoy this and let me know what you thought in the comment section below.

Till we meet again here  good day.