Monday, December 29, 2003

Ho Ho Ho

Merry Xmas everyone. We are over in Sarnia, Ontario at the moment spending Xmas with my brother and his wife and kids. We arrived on the 24th on a grey Canadian day but were lucky enough to get some snow for a white Christmas.

So far the break has involved watching TV, eating chocolates, drinking beer and playing with toys and games.

I have also been introduced to an online poker playing site by my brother and now I can bet recklessly against strangers with pretend money. At last the Amarillo Slim book that I read is paying dividends. A favourite piece of wisdom is that at every poker table there's at least one sucker. Look around and if you don't see one, it's you. That's not as easy to do online but the theory still holds water.

Monday, December 22, 2003

A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words

The sign outside our house when we got home last night.... Says everything really.

Monday, December 15, 2003

Enquiring minds want to know

What takes the people in front of me so long at the cash machine? It's not a rhetorical question,I really want to know as I'm sure I'm missing out on something. The bank account we have only gives you options to view your balance and withdraw money from the hole in the wall, so there's not a lot of opportunity to string it out to more than about a minute.

Do other people have cash cards that allow you to surf the Internet from the ATM? Have they got bank accounts that allow you to withdraw money and also read classic novels at the same time? I won't feel so bad if the reason the bloke in front takes 10 minutes to get some cash out is because he's trying to get in a chapter of "Tess Of The D'urbervilles" before doing his shopping.