Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Hello dear reader

Well, whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks is wrong.  I have been learning about making websites...in Joomla.  Joomla is a content management system that is very intuitive and easy-ish to learn. 

So, the result is my website...http://fifafan.ca.  It is a work in progress, and constantly changing.  Right now, I have a poll on the site, and I'm asking any of you who read this drivel to head over to the site and take the poll.  It's free and it's easy.  You, dear reader, will have a say in the future of this blog!!!  How exciting, huh?

Please bookmark the website, and follow along with the changes.  It will be a fun ride. 


Thursday, April 8, 2010

A musing...of sorts.

Greetings once again, dear reader

Part of me says I should apologize for not writing anything sooner, and I am currently in the process of fighting those feelings.  The little devil on the left shoulder is winning this battle against the little angel on the right.  And the voices in my head are very very loud, clamoring for me to make a decision either way.  So, in order to shut the voices up...I have come to a decision.  I will NOT apologize.  It's my blog, I'll write when I want, and to be honest, I'm not actually sure anybody aside from my wife reads this drivel. 

Ah, silence.  People say that a dog is a mans best friend...I disagree.  I believe that silence is a mans best friend.  And now to muse.

Dear reader, I do not claim to be a smart person.  As a matter of fact, I will vehemently argue the opposite.  However, I do possess a great quantity of something that many people lack...common sense.  Common sense (hereafter refered to as CS) is not common at all, and I'm sure that this declaration comes as no surprise to anyone.  Yes, dear reader, this is the part where I go off on a rant.  Buckle in, and relax...and whatever you do, don't take this personnally.  Unless you're one of the people I rant against.  In that case, I laugh at you.

Dear reader, I want to talk about drivers.  But before I begin, let me just clarify that I do not profess to be a perfect driver.  I don't always obey the traffic rules as I should, but mostly that pertains to speed limits.  On the highway I will not stick to the 110Kmph limit (unless I'm in a particularly frugal mood and want to spend less on gas consumption).  No, I am not perfect.  At least now, none of you can get all snarky and say 'Ooooo, doesn't he just think he's perfect!!'.  No, you can't say that. 

Yes dear reader, there are some drivers out there on the roads that do not possess one iota of CS.  CS dictates that one would stop at a red light, and would stay stopped for the duration of the light being red.  CS would dictate that one would not move until the light changes to green.  Red means STOP (and stay stopped!!!!) and green means GO.  Why, oh why, dear reader, is this so difficult to understand?  I can't tell you the number of times I've been stopped at a red light, and the bozo beside me is creeping forward until he or she is in the intersection!!  And the light is still red!!!  I've also had to swerve around these creepers whilst driving through a green light, and the bozo at the red light has creeped into my driving lane.  If you are one of these people, dear reader, RED MEANS STOP AND STAY STOPPED!!!  Keep your foot firmly planted on your brake.  In the immortal words of Don Cherry, it's not rocket surgery. 

Something else frosts my apricots, dear reader.  As we discussed, red means stop, right? Right.  So, if you are coming up on a red light, and you are making a right hand turn...does the rule not count anymore?  And don't even think about bringing up right hand turning arrows....that doesn't count to this discussion.  RED MEANS STOP!!  And if you're planning on making a right hand turn, guess what?  RED MEANS STOP!!!!  Stop and then turn.  Again, dear reader...CS that is not common at all.  Just this morning, on my way to work, I was stopped (firmly stopped, I might add) at a red light, and 3 vehicles went through the red light and made a right hand turn.  No stopping.  Heck, they didn't even slow down.  And no, there was not a green turning light at this moment.  I can't believe these idiots.  Are people just color blind?  No, dear reader, I don't think so.  I think that people are in too much of a hurry to pay attention to the rules of the road.  And when people are in a hurry, CS goes out the window.  One of these days, I am sure I will be rear-ended because I do stop before making a right hand turn on a red light.  I understand that our police force is stretched, and can't monitor everything, but it is time for our roads to be safer.  And being safer starts with you, dear reader.  Pay attention to the rules of the road.  And remember, RED MEANS STOP and GREEN MEANS GO. 

Dear reader, I really wanted to write a little more today, but this post is long enough.  Maybe on my next musing I will get you up to speed as to what I'm doing with my website, and what I'm planning on with my little tech business.  But, until then, dear reader, please use CS and drive safe.