Thursday, August 19, 2010

Steve! You're Back! You Brought The Steaks?

One quick note.
The Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper is rolling through New Brunswick today and is popping into New Maryland for a barbecue later this afternoon.
It's interesting that he chose our fair village to rest and have a bite but a fine choice if I do say so myself.

The Council was told about this last week but we were told not to say anything until the word went public. (It has, don't worry. I'm not breaking any rules.)
At first we were told that this would be open to the Mayor and Councillors only and no spouses or family were invited.
Then I had a voicemail message from the Progressive Conservative party indicating that anyone was invited but at a cost of $30 per person.
I didn't really want to pay that for Cheryl and the boys and they didn't want to be there that badly as to pay for it.
Then yesterday I had another message from the PCs saying that anyone could come at no cost!
I like that price so Cheryl and the boys will be coming as well.
One thing I'm not sure about is what the difference is between the list that I am on and the list that they were put on.
We shall see.

Now, who is bringing what for this barbecue? If I have to bring salads and Stephen only needs a bag of chips I'm going to say something. :)
I kid, I kid. I'm looking forward to this. Everyone knows how much I love photo-ops.

I had my picture with Stephen a couple of years ago when he zipped through town on the day before the election.
Maybe he'll let me do another picture like that.

I heard that a lady was arrested earlier today up in Miramichi for slapping someone when she couldn't get in to see Mr. Harper up there. I think she is a Liberal but I'm not positive.

I'll report back later after our BBQ.

Stay well,

Empire Building

Interesting. I've joined an online game of empire and wealth building at a site called
I'm not completely certain how it works but it appears to give us a share value based on our online presence and posting frequency.
From this we earn funds as other members buy our shares and we buy and sell others'.
What is sweet for me is that my value is based on Facebook, Twitter and this blog!.
I admit that this blog won't earn me much value since I'm patchy with the posts of late but I'm on Twitter and Facebook all the time. Nice.
I need to post this verification code somewhere in the blog for my blog to be part of my profile so just ignore this :) EAVB_KEMDJTRNEQ .
Now to get rich!

If only there was a way to get this thing working on real dollars rather than imaginary internet currency.

Stay well,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Around the Block

I'm going to call upon my inner geek to illustrate a point.
Do you remember the Borg in the Star Trek shows and movies?
They were the nasty green, black and pasty humanoid things with all sorts of spare parts strapped to them that looked like they had come from someones television or stereo.

The Borg strolled around the universe assimilating everyone they met into their collective mind. Everyone that was assimilated turned into one of their drones.

The ships that the Borg mainly travelled around in were monstrously enormous cubes with each edge being several thousand meters long.
Each one of these cubes contained hundreds of thousands of Borg drones.

That's an awful lot of drones living inside a cube.
That's also one humongous cube too, isn't it?

Another name for a cube is a block.

Let's look at that huge Borg block for a moment.

That's about the same size as the writer's block that I've had lately towards this blog.

It will come back so please bear with me. I'll get back into the swing eventually. I hope.

And I hope that someone will still be out there to read it.

Stay well,