It’s snowing kids. Yuck. But such is life in remote arctic wastelands as these. If you’re not from around here I should inform you that yes, we do have many different words for snow aside from ‘snow’ itself; fluffysnow, wetsnow, yuckysnow, grosssnow, stupidsnow, coldsnow, ughsnow, nomoresnow, stopsnow, notagainsnow, skiffofsnow, pileofsnow, moundsofsnow, damnsnow, f%@#ingsnow, etc… It goes on of course but I won’t bore you with such linguistic flair, suffice to say we are a cultured lot, and our language reflects that – especially in the Winter.
Speaking of culture, it seems our relatively newly appointed provincial government has implemented a carbon tax to effectively move us Albertan’s into the 21st Century. Yes, the phone lines on 630 Ched were awash with many regular-joe’s complaining about the taxes the working middle-class would now endure as a consequence of the trickle-down effect from corporations taking the hit. One caller was particularly adamant that the ‘little guy’ is always the one to pay the piper …and I had to resit from calling in to qualify his statement – ‘little guy with the big truck.’ You see, we have many big trucks here, and they all love to endlessly idle when no ones in them …so I can see his dilemma. What would the world ever do if we had to shut them off?
I hate windows. I don’t use the non-mac stuff enough to really know what I’m doing, so I went and reformatted a partition on a partitioned drive thinking that, like a mac, it would just change that single partition. No sir-e-bob …it instead went and wrecked havoc on the drives directory and now my mac can’t see it. Oh, it’s still there, this I know, but I can’t get to it without some skilled command line crap (which is way above my head) or doling out for some file-recovery software. Grrr. So now the plan is to slowly rescue my 1.2 Tb of data (movies, installers, previous hard drive saves, data galore!) and move it onto another drive. In a way it may be good as it forces me to clean things up, but in another way it may be bad as I’m not sure how much of it I’ll get back. So yeah ….boo windows.
When stressed over such silly things though, I find my workouts are substantially better! Yesterday I did a back-tricep thing that I’m still feeling today …which is nice because although I usually do get sore the next day, it’s not as sore as this. But it’s a good thing. The weight went up a bit too as I hit 140 lbs on the nose. I know, I’m still not going to win any lumberjack competitions, but I think my strength to weight ratio is getting better. I slid off my ‘diet’ for a bit too lately (and by diet I mean my avoidance of sugary things) but I think I’ve been pretty quick to recover so not all is lost.
Which is fortunate as I may have a car to dig out from under a snow bank.