Neil (nt) wrote,

  • Music:
I've been watching the first season of Deadwood on DVD the past few nights. I enjoy westerns, and this one is good, very gritty and complex. The language is extremely raw. Apparently they didn't use those words back then, but the producers thought using contemporary obscenities would have the shock value for viewers that "goldurn it" might have had back then when blasphemy was shocking. I think they should have stuck with historically accurate cussing, just as they used period costumes.

It was nice to see a little bounce in the stock market today. It has been a tough couple of months for anyone with retirement savings. The Canadian dollar has slid about 20 cents against the US dollar, too. Crazy times. I'm surprised by how little it has worried me, though, probably because I don't have firm plans for retirement. I'm sure early retirement's overrated anyway (sour grapes!).

We haven't had any snow here yet. Apart from a few cold days, it has been mild, though not quite Indian summer.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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