Saturday, February 20, 2010

You know that things are bad in Vancouver when...

...Hanukkah gets cut from eight to four days.

See larger photo of the Olympic cauldron.

Happy early or late Hannukah to my Jewish friends!  Let's hope for more days and move Hannukah back to December.

Friday, February 19, 2010

1-866-564-2427: Rogers, stop calling me!

I wish the Rogers telemarketer would stop calling me.  This number 1-866-564-2427 has called me three times today!  I finally called the number and a recorded message told me to leave my number if I want it off Rogers' list.  Unfortunately, the recorded mailbox was full so I could not leave my number.  Aghhhhhhhhhh!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What's on TV?

Let me see.

CTV is showing the Olympics.
So is TSN.
I get CTV in high definition,
But not TSN.

I get all the Rogers SportsNet channels in high-def.
They're all showing the Olympics.
I get RDS, the French version of TSN
I do get the French version of TSN in high definition.

APTN is showing the Olympics in English, French, Oji-Cree at different times of the day.
I do get APTN in high-definition.
OMNI1 and 2 from Toronto show the Olympics in English, Italian, Portuguese, Cantonese, and I think Mandarin.
I get these in high definition.

I get some V channel from Quebec showing me the Olympics in French,
In high definition.
I get CPAC English and CPAC French showing me the Olympics in French.
They also broadcast the V channel in French,
But not in high definition.

OLN has Olympic stuff,
But not CityTV in Toronto and Vancouver.
CityTV is airing UEFA soccer that would normally be aired on Rogers SportsNet.
I am getting the soccer game in high definition.

NBC usually has delayed coverage of highlights of the Olympics.
The coverage is in high-def.
Fox Buffalo has Olympic caliber coverage on the Jerry Springer Show.
It's on a high definition channel,
But not in high-def.

There's so many choices.
I've made up my mind.
I choose the Olympic events of different men and women all fighting for first.
Or is that men and men?

It's Springer for me.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy 45th birthday to the Canadian flag

I want to wish the Canadian flag a happy 45th birthday!

I also want to wish a happy Family Day to families living in Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.  I just wish this day were a federal holiday called Canadian Heritage Day.

Links for flag info:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quick question: how do you pronounce "again?"

I had some students complain about the way I pronounce "again."  I'll let you know later how I pronounced it.

How do you pronounce "again?"

1. a-gen (short e)
2. a-gayn/agén (long e)
3. a-gin (short i)
4. some other way.

Note: all have hard G's.

If you wish, please state your approximate location in the world (Canada/Saskatchewan/Estevan/Puxatawney/Australia/etc.).  You may also wish to state that English is your first or second language if necessary.