Aug 19 – It wasn’t Me! – Honest! A headline in the Beaver “Oakville man arrested following low-speed E-bike chase”. While Big Red has been out and about town, I must reinforce that this culprit was not yours truly. You can read the article if you want confirmation, but I think I am smart enough to understand the unlikelihood of eluding persistent law enforcement pursuit on an e-bike, modified or not.
The outcome of such silliness can be extremely serious as the charges reported by the Beaver indicate. Mr. “X” of Oakville has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for a police officer, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failing to properly wear a helmet, and operating a vehicle on a sidewalk amongst other traffic related offences. Yikes!
CNE – is it just me or is the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) significantly underwhelming in its presence this year. It has been running for the better part of a week and so far has been somewhat of a non event. That is despite the continuing promotion of the almost Octogenarian “Amazing Kreskin” as a star entertainer on this years version. Maybe that is saying something if your star attraction is a 79 year old mind reader who as best as I can tell has almost disappeared from the public eye. Cool weather does not help the allure (neither would wet or broiling hot) and as it stands, I have no real desire to make the tour, unless I decide to head down on the final weekend to watch the air show. Even that is a long shot.
Seems that all was not running smoothly as one of my office colleagues took his family down on the weekend and never made it in. The story is that one of the parade horses was acting up, lost his “jockey”, escaped on the street and attacked said colleagues car – adding some major dents and shattered glass (his kids were apparently in the car and fortunately, no one was hurt). His comment is who do I go after for damages – the horse – the rider – the CNE – Toronto? Best answer – go after them all.
Office move – local – Difficult as it may be to believe, I am still sorting stuff out after my home office move. How can I move into a much bigger room, add more storage shelves / space and still be getting stressed about where to put stuff? I thought it would be so easy, camera stuff goes here, computer stuff goes there, general office supplies and stuff goes here and all other miscellaneous goes there. I sort of forgot about all my hockey stuff – pictures, awards (oh yeah – tons of those!), manuals, coach and trainer materials, tournament stuff and so on and so on and so on! Then there are the GK pics, My CT die cast collection and who knows what else. Like my camera backdrops and stands. Somehow I seem to have more stuff and less space in a bigger room than I had before. Something(s) have got to go – Do I really need copies of the OMHA Manual of Operations going back to the late 90s?
First Pitch!! – another of those wonderful baseball anachronisms that nobody normally gives a hoot about unless it is someone really famous or interesting and even then it has marginal value – have them just wave to the crowd instead of looking like a total gomer and wasting time. Don’t know if this link will work but you can easily search for Miss Texas and first pitch and you will likely find it all over YouTube. It was so bad that even MLB put it on the shared video section of their site – I suppose for comic relief. That and the one from 50 Cent in New York. Anyone need a better reason to dump this?