Month: April 2009

Bullied by Teens

I had just started down my street to go get my doggie pal Echo for a walk when some idiot kids in a passing vehicle tossed a full pop can at me, narrowly missing me, and spraying me with ginger ale.  The can struck the sidewalk as I fixed my eyes on the speeding car (and heard the cackling from within) and repeated the license plate number out loud, over and over, until I could get my Blackberry out of its holster and write the number down. …

Shopping News

Lots of news on the retail front in London.  My favourite go-to mall is being reborn as a mixed-use building, mostly because of the reasons it’s my favourite.  It’s almost always nearly empty.  …

House Proud – Check Out The Sites. Toronto Sun

If we’re going to take any lesson from the housing collapse in the U.S., it’s got to be a resolve to be better informed. The market is flooded with first-time buyers lured into taking on mortgages by low interest rates and special incentives. And whether you’re dipping a tentative toe into the land-owning ocean for the first time or diving in headfirst for the tenth, there’s always something to be gained by learning from the experiences of others. …

Suckered In

Listening to Tucker and Taz on the FM96 morning show the other day, they yakked about a photo on their webpage of a wee tree that supposedly grew in a Russian man’s lung. …

Polar Bear Feeds on Stupid Woman

You may have seen the headline, Woman Attacked By Polar Bear!  My goodness, I thought.  Was she just walking down the street , minding her own business when a crazed polar bear hopped off his stool at Starbucks abandoning his half-caf latte and darted after her, attacking her for no reason? No, of course not.  For one thing, polar bears prefer cappucinos to lattes.  For another, the woman was in the wrong.  …