Random Events

Peanut Butter:
I’ve now tried three different brands of all natural peanut butter; Loblaws house brand, Costco house brand, Bulk Barn, and I have to say that the winner is Bulk Barn.
Major reason, beyond taste(because really, they all tasted the same), consistency from top to bottom.
With the others, after you mixed it(that oil stuff), the top would be really thin, and then as you made your way down the jar, it would harden like butter that’s been in the fridge for a year.
Not easy to deal with.

Front End Government Workers
They make rules/requirements up as they go along.
In an attempt to get my health card renewed, I went downtown, waited in line for an hour, just to be told that I needed to prove that I lived in the province for 6 months.
Fair enough, I didn’t call the ‘hotline’ to get this info, and had I done so I would have saved some time.
OK, so I call the hotline to make an appointment(mucho faster) and ask them how much documentation I need. Well, 3 months should be sufficient.
Ok…I’ll do 6 months just in case.
I get to the desk, and I’m told I need 2 years worth of docs since my card has been expired for two years.
Two Years!?!?!
Whatever, they gave me one that expires in three years instead of 5.

Updates that break things
The other night I ran the standard updates for Ubuntu.
And it broke Xorg.
Luckily, it appears that the following day it was fixed, and everything seemed to be fine.
Then X just wouldn’t stop.
So I killed it.
Then it stopped working again.
So I killed it and reformatted.
I don’t have the time/patience to troubleshoot stuff that’s supposed to work.
Then, just to piss me off, the router started acting up.
So I hit it.

My Mother
During dinner, we were talking about Snakes on a Plane.
My mother then asks: “What is that movie about anyway?”
A hush falls.
My brother pipes up: “You didn’t really just ask that?”
My Mom rocks ^_^

Down the Rabbit Hole
The full title is “What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole“.
Tagline:Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a story line involving a mute photographer (Matlin) are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality.
I thought it would be about theoretical physics and all that.
It was, but then they jumped to how that relates to how people feel about themselves and others.
Then they stayed on that subject for far too long and made it all touchy feely.
I wanted more science, less ‘feel good movie of the year’.

Maybe more later?


  1. flying_squirrel

    I saw most of the first What the Bleep movie. Not overly impressed. I heard the scientist guys who participated were a little, uh, disappointed with the liberties they took in editing. What bothers me the most about these things is… if they want to make an airy fairy new agey pseudo-documentary movie, I’m all cool with that. But if they’re going to call it science, they’d better ball up and make sure it’s science. ‘Cuz what they put on the screen definitely wasn’t.

    I’ve currently taken a liking to the organic natural peanut butter from Sobeys. The Kraft one was pretty good as far as maintaining consistancy, though. Whatever they’re doing, they’re getting a lot better than the ones I tried a few years ago. Even so… peanuts good; hydrogenated vegetable oil bad.

  2. sidekickca

    I should also have mentioned that I keep the peanut butter in the fridge.
    Keeps it from seperating.

    Some of it was science, or at least from what I’ve read.
    But I agree, science is science, fluff is fluff.


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