- spent two days being trained on how to use some resources that don’t exist yet, but got some snazzy-looking empty binders and a free pen
- was nice to catch up with some of the older teachers i worked with last year; current coworkers are in general much younger, and while we get along well i miss the perspective of people who’ve been teaching in these communities for several decades
- starting to feel it’s not worth even thinking about hooking up with white dudes in abitibi bc so far, as soon as i mention where i’m living, they invariably ask whether i’m attracted to “les indiens” in a skeptical tone and then i want to kick them
- someone who was driving up offered to take me shopping so i was able to get a bunch of stuff at canadian tire and i am excited to stop using my pocket knife for literally everything in the kitchen; along with my new pen i think that’s really contributing to my professional development
- during the flight, got lube on the binder i left in my suitcase, so i guess it’s good that there was nothing in it
- don’t have any new planning to finish before monday so i’m excited to continue bailing on teacher social gatherings and clean my apartment and pot some plants
If you aren’t concerned about keeping warm while taking a wintry drive, perhaps you’d like to try traveling in a truck made of ice. This amazing self-propelled ice sculpture is a life-size, functioning truck made of 11,000 pounds of sculpted ice atop a modified 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD chassis, engine, and electrical system.
This piece of mobile winter art is the work of Iceculture and Canadian Tire. Altogether the ice truck weighs 15,000 pounds. A special steel frame was built to support the weight of all the ice. On December 12, 2013 the truck was driven for 1.6km (almost one mile) at a speed of roughly 20 km/h or 12 mph.
OK I JUST MOVED INTO MY NEW APARTMENT AND I NEEDED A DISH RACK SO I WENT TO CANADIAN TIRE BUT I COULDN’T FIND ANYTHING AND I WALKED UP TO THIS LADY WITH EVERY INTENTION OF SAYING “EXCUSE ME DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A DISH RACK” BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT I SAID I’LL FUCKIN TELL YOU WHAT I SAID
Canadian Tire is what would happen if Wal-Mart’s Auto section took steroids, then combined with parts of Home Depot and the household goods section at Target. It has just about everything related to cars, camping, and other “down n dirty”-type stuff, and it is an essential stop before a long road trip. Canadian Tire issues loyalty points in the form of “Canadian Tire Money.” Everybody’s heard rumors of bars that accept it - I would like to know where you can do this!