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Stuff and Such

  • Tomorrow we have to swtich our clocks for Daylight Saving Time.  Spring forward, fall back.  I hate Daylight Saving Time. Here’s a little secret: you don’t actually get more daylight, you just shift when in the day you get it. Hours of actual daylight – the same.  All this is going to do is make it dark again when I have to go to teach my 8 a.m. class (which will feel like a 7 a.m. class), just when it was starting to be light when I left for my 8 a.m. class. Stupid Daylight Saving Time!
  • It is now legal to keep chickens in your yard in Vancouver. I’m not making that up.  Maybe my dad will come visit me now – he likes chickens!
  • Congratulations to Terrace, BC  which was named Hockeyville 2009!  Their prize includes $100,000 of arena upgrades and an NHL pre-season game being played in their town.


Things For You To Vote For

We haven’t had an election to vote in for more than two months!  Shocking, I know.  With the next election not scheduled for another 116 days1, I’ve just been itching to get my vote on.  While not nearly as important as a federal, provincial or municipal election, I have three things that you can vote on.  You’re welcome.

1. Vote for Terrace!

CBC is letting you vote for Hockeyville 2009.  The winning community gets $100,000 to upgrade their local arena, plus an NHL pre-season game hosted in their arena, with a CBC Hockey Night in Canada broadcast from their community.

One of the top 10 communities in this year’s contest is Terrace, BC.  Remember my former roommate, Danielle?  She’s from Terrace (a.k.a. a Terracite) . She thinks you should vote for Terrace.  I think you should vote for Terrace too.

Go here to vote to Terrace.

2. Vote For Your Favourite Restaurants!

The Georgia Strait is holding the vote for its annual Golden Plates award.  Go here to vote for your favourite Vancouver restaurants.

3. Vote for Saddlebacking!

Or, more accurately, vote for a definition of saddleback.”

Dan Savage needs your help.  He’s looking to come up with a definition for the word “Saddleback” and he’s got seven options for you to choose from. Read here to learn more.  Then email him to vote (as outlined in his article).  I, like Dan, recommendation definition number 5.   It’s so very appropriate!

1The possibility of another federal election being called once Parliament resumes later this month, of course, still looms.