Canada just revealed its new $10 bill, and it features a black woman on it, Nova Scotia’s own civil rights activist, Viola Desmond. It is also vertical in orientation while all the currency traditions were being turned on their heads! I think the bill is absolutely beautiful and I’m gonna be rocking it when it comes out around Christmas, 2018!
You know how some people flaunt cash in $20 bills, or maybe $50 or $100 bills? Well, I’ll be flaunting my new $10 bills like that! I’ll carry only $10 when I can, opting out of larger bills, and only carrying $5 bills when I get them as change. I might even spend the $5 bills a little frivolously every now and then to get rid of them, or make an extra purchase so as to get less than $5 in change back… all for the sake of “image” as the $10 guy, and helping the economy with a little extra expenditure. 😉
Semi-perishables (n.) – food that perishes but which’s edible lifespan can be extended beyond the typical period of two weeks of perishables.
[semi-perishable is adjective]
The conversational definition would be “food that can last more than 2 weeks if taken care of, but is perishable”.
I’ve been stocking up on a lot of food so far this calendar year due to some massive sales I found of non-perishables I know I will be consuming. Along the way, I also came across savings on food that lasts, or can last, a fair amount of time if taken care of properly or on its own. Examples of the former would be meats in the freezer, and an example of the latter would be soy milk which tends to have a two month best before date. To describe these foods, I came up with the term semi-perishables, to include in descriptions of stuff I stocked up on this year.
As of now, I have enough of some semi-perishables stocked up to last me till spring, so they weren’t a negligible part of the conversation. 🙂
New England Patriots
Super Bowl LI is tomorrow as I write this. The New England Patriots are in it against the Atlanta Falcons. Generally, I hate all things Patriots, having been a Peyton Manning fan for about two decades since he was in collage. I’m also not a fan of cheaters, never mind repeat cheaters. However, I’ve recently decided there are some things worse than the New England Patriots, and that includes those with no regards for people, their rights and who are hypocrites to everything they say and try and force upon others. That would be those supporting whoever that guy is in the White House who thinks he runs the world and is above the law.
In 8-11, the most recent US election, Georgia voted Republican and Massachusetts voted Democrat. As a result, I’m going to put my pride aside and support the team I’ve hated so much over the years. Seriously, it’s just football. A little cheating ain’t right but it’s just a minor part of life. This whole other political thing, that messes things for everybody, even those who don’t live under that umbrella like me in Ca-na Land.
This Super Bowl, I’m going to be supporting the New England Patriots instead of the Atlanta Falcons cause the Patriots play in a Democrat state. I realize the city of Atlanta voted Democrat, and that Matty Ice played at Boston College in Massachusetts. However, I’m looking at the bigger picture which is what so many Republican supporters fail to see.
Now, this is just a harmless action and it’s just for fun. I’m not going to be too miffed if the Patriots lose, let’s just say it that way. But for the small sake of picking a team to support that isn’t of much interest to me, political lines is the critical factor on which I’m going to make my decision this year.
No more people from Republican states in the White House! (re winning team visit)
GO PATRIOTS! (swallows pride) 😉
Check out all my NFL team logo wallpapers for various screen sizes here! (no bias on teams) 😉