Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, August 29, 2015.

Yep, I'm a day late.  But I wanted to get this in, since this is the last weekend of the month.  This week saw several drops in the price of gas.  The final drop left us with a price of 103.9 cents a litre at most locations.  Definitely an improvement over the 124.9 cents a litre it had reached earlier this month.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Gas In Saskatoon, August 21, 2015.

There was a bit of relief for Saskatoon drivers this week.  Gas in Saskatoon dropped to 118.9 cents a litre at most locations.  It will be interesting to see if the large jump up earlier this month boosts Canada's inflation rate for August.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Get Well, John.

Former Blue Jays and current Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced he has stage one lymphoma.  This is good news for very bad news, as this means his cancer has been caught early and hence is highly treatable.  Here's hoping he gets well soon.  In his absence Torey Lovullo will be interim manager.

Brendan Ryan's Moustache.

With the Jays playing the Yankees twice within the span of a week I've been exposed to the moustache of Yankees player Brendan Ryan.  Does anyone find it makes them think of the moustache Yankee great Don Mattingly used to have?  Ryan looks like he could have stepped out of a '80s baseball card. 

Gas In Saskatoon, August 14, 2015.

Saskatoon drivers got a rather unpleasant surprise this week.  The price of gas jumped from 108.9 cents a litre at most locations to 124.9 cents a litre.  Yep, a jump of 16 cents a litre.  The price increase is being blamed on a partial shutdown of an Indiana refinery, despite the fact none of our gas comes from Indiana. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Blue Jays In First.

It's really nice to be able to say and write that.

Thank You, Cleveland Indians.

Because of you the Jays are now half a game behind the Yankees for the lead in the American League East.  Do us a favour and beat them again tonight.

While we're talking, you probably should consider changing your name one of these days.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Subpar Sunday Sundae.

Last night I had some food from Burger King for supper.(Cue someone's overwrought gasp of horror.)  I decided to get a caramel sundae to go with it.  I'm afraid I have to give it a thumbs down.  The ice cream(or perhaps to be technically accurate, soft serve) was alright,  but the caramel sauce largely sank to the bottom of the cup, and it tasted bland.  It definitely comes in a very poor second to McDonald's version of the same product, and I won't be ordering one again.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Broom, Broom.

The Blue Jays have just swept the Yankees.  This comes after they swept the Minnesota Twins in a four game series, something they've never done before.  The Yankees managed to score a grand total of one run against the Jays in this series.  The Jays are now a game and a half behind the Yankees for the lead in the American League East.  Pretty wild, pretty wonderful.

It sure makes up for how badly the Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing if you're a fan of both teams.

Power Shortage.

It seems I need to have some 9 volt batteries around.  I accidently drained the one in my guitar tuner, and when I starting pulling them out of my other guitar gear I found most of them were dead or dying.  I managed to find one that isn't dead, but now I need several replacements.  Most of them can be powered by AC power, but a few are battery only, and using batteries is sometimes just convenient.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

"Pet Parents."

Who came up with that silly phrase?  No, you're not the parents of a dog or cat.  Unless you're secretly a dog or cat masquerading as a human being.  So don't call yourself a pet parent.