October 17, 2014
So how’s the short week working for you? That was the last long weekend of the year unless you manufacture your own, so hopefully you all enjoyed yours. Now, of course with long weekends, comes traffic, lots of it. Keep in mind, there’s always a great chance you will hit some construction on the roads. Now a few of us were talking about a particular scenario we see often. You have 3 lanes merging into two, and so you have the long line of cars but you also have the empty lane, the lane that people will drive along until it runs out. Well, some will argue that it is perfectly ok to fill that lane completely and you create the courteous alternating car merge. Others say, or scream rather “Screw you asshole, trying to cut in front of everyone, you can wait!” The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. It’s not like those self centered folk that drive along a shoulder to skip the cue. These are the ones that are on the road, and just driving up to the merge point, in essence, shortening the traffic jam. How come they never talked about this in driver ed? Maybe the city can start a campaign with some of the $43 Million in photo radar money they “earned” last year. Seeing as that’s apparently the type of thing the money is earmarked for, about a $1,000 of which was “donated” by yours truly. Why not, educate people as to how to handle it properly, or not. and lets see how that goes. Oh and while I am on my driving rant today, hey Albertans driving into BC, you’re not in Alberta anymore, settle down and quit driving like dinks in my home province. Seeing so many aggressive drivers on the roads into BC last weekend and sure enough they had Alberta plates, settle down, please…..Things really start getting fun after today. After a few weeks off, tomorrow night I return to my team the Klondike Maulers. I’ll be back on the ice chasing my unfulfilled dreams of hockey glory, and seeing as I play defense, and the current plight of the Oilers, maybe, just maybe the Oilers blue line could get a bit more devilishly handsome. I may not be as silky smooth a skater as I used to, ( I am 42 after all) but it couldn’t be that much worse with me back there, right? Plus, I would bring in some panini for after the game. Oh sure, they may have to be low fat free range chicken with quinoa, sprouts and light mayo on 58 grain gluten free torpedo buns, (because that seems like what Dallas Eakins has them trying to eat) and they would go so good with the warm water and room temperature milk they get after the game (at least that’s what I think they’re drinking). Than again, maybe not, I’ve read what people say about some of the Oilers on Twitter, I couldn’t handle that. No, I’ll just keep doing my own thing, the Oilers will have to get better and more devilisly handsome on their own.
TODAY’S UberFact: Researchers have found that the average person will form about 400 friendships during a lifetime, but only 33 will last.
Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are on a road trip to Brooks and Okotoks this weekend. Isaac could be back in the lineup. Isaac’s Stats: 4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2
THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast
Baked Shells Alfredo $10.50
Baked Ziti $10.50
Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50
Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00
TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15
Cream of Mushroom or Italian Wedding
Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40
Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60