Tuesday, March 21, 2006


For the last few years, I have participated in The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. I have also participated in CCS’s Great Ride ‘n’ Stride, the MS Society of Canada’s Super Cities Walk for MS, and the Cheerios Heart & Stroke Mother Daughter Walk. I bring my pledge sheets into work and my coworkers are always very generous and very supportive. I am fortunate to work with such a great group of people. Sometimes they will even ask me, “Hey! When’s your next walk?”

But I know that some people don’t like asking for money, and so they avoid getting involved. And I have to wonder if the people that I am always asking to sponsor me are sick and tired of me doing it. After all, we all get plagued with solicitous phone calls, mail and emails on a near-daily basis.

The fundraisers I participate in are all for a good cause, there is no doubt about that. But has it gone too far? As spring approaches, watch for how many brochures, posters, and pledge forms you see for various walks and runs. It’s a little overwhelming when you stop and take a good look around.

I’ve decided to put all of my efforts towards the fight to find a cure for cancer. It is a disease that is spreading far too rapidly, and I, for one, want to be a part of finding a solution.

How do you feel about fundraising? Are you annoyed when someone asks you for a pledge? Or do you freely sponsor participants for every cause out there?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

First Fondue

During supper last night, Glenn was talking about how his bout of stomach flu hit him at a very inopportune time. The band was being treated to a wonderful spread at P.F. Chang’s. One of the items that Glenn missed out on was the chocolate fondue fountain. Grandma suddenly says, “I should pull out my chocolate fondue pot!” I didn’t even know she had one! By the time I got Miles into bed, the yummy scent of chocolate was wafting upstairs. We all gathered around the table to share a small feast of strawberries, grapes, and graham crackers dipped in chocolate. Awesome.

Krista, my sista, we have to do this sometime.

Monday, March 06, 2006


I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.
- Joanna Field

Friday, March 03, 2006

Root Beer

Why we put our burgers in foil bags:

Back in our drive-in days, we used to bring our burgers right to our
customers' cars. We found that foil bags kept the burgers hot and fresh
every time. Which is why we still serve them like that today.

A&W. It's all in the details.

Why there's no ice in our drinks.

It's quite simple. Ice melts and that dilutes the taste. And
that just won't do. So we only use soda fountains that pre-chill our
drinks to the perfect temperature. That way, it tastes right, every

A&W. It's all in the details.

Music to a Virgo's ears.

And they give the company's history on their website too. Cool.

You've gotta love a restaurant that serves root beer......

School suspends 20 in Web probe - Security - MSNBC.com

School suspends 20 in Web probe - Security - MSNBC.com

I don't understand why or how the school got involved in this.

I need to start understanding what goes on in schools these days. I've got four (or less) years to figure this out. Scary freaky stuff.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Road Rant

Drivers who slow down long before they have to stop…

We’re talking at least 5 car lengths before the car stopped ahead of them. Then they slowly, bit by bit, creep up behind them. I completely don’t understand it, and it just drives me crazy. Or even those who, while at a stop, move ahead an inch every 10 seconds or so. Why? Why do they do that? Why can’t they just stop at a stop?