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  • Baseball is over for the season, but I’m sure many MLB fans are well aware of a certain player from a certain team making a certain gesture from his dugout during the World Series. It happened to be caught on camera (as everything is these days), and he’s being suspended from five games for it. Oh, at the beginning of next season though, when wins or losses aren’t as critical. I’m having a hard time accepting this as a punishment, not the length of the suspension, but the time of it. Would we punish our kids for being an asshole five months after the fact? Nooooope, so why should it be any different for adults?
    (Full disclosure: I was cheering for that player’s team to win the World Series, but by no means am I voicing my opinion based on team preference.)
  • How did you choose who to invite to your wedding? I know everyone has a different process on deciding who does and does not get invitations, but how do you decide? And have you ever not been invited to a wedding you thought for sure you’d be asked to attend? This has happened to me and I thought I was over it but … #bitter.
  • The school Isla goes to asked that the kids wear orange and black on Halloween day instead of their costumes, the reason being is that in the past, costumes get wrecked or accessories get lost, resulting in phone calls to the school by parents looking for items or getting mad because their kid’s costume is ruined for trick or treating. As much as I loved dressing up for school on Halloween when I was a kid, I can also understand where the school is coming from. The teachers cannot be blames for wrecked costumes, and it’s unfair to them to be held responsible. Is it an example of one person “ruining” an event for all? Possibly, and I can’t help but be a little annoyed by it all. In all fairness though, the PAC hosted a Halloween family dance last Thursday where kids could dress up in their costumes, so it’s not like the school is banning Halloween altogether.
  • More holiday thoughts – do you wait until after Remembrance Day/Veteran’s Day to bust out the Christmas lights and decorations? Personally, it’s against my morals to turn on my lights before November 11, and I don’t decorate until December 1. I do, however, put my lights up in October while it’s still warmish because frostbitten fingers are no fun!!

That’s all for today, so here’s a question just for fun: What’s your favourite Halloween treat?

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  • How ignorant could some individuals be if they think that it’s okay to toss their cigarette butts out of their car windows? Do they not see the news about how so many of these forest fires are started? Someone suggested that the person who lit a forest fire via cigarette butt/illegal campfire/whathaveyou should have their own home burnt to the ground. Harsh, but I kind of agree.
  • On a more positive note regarding the fires – it’s amazing to see how welcoming my city has been towards fire evacuees. From residents opening their homes to people and their pets, to farm owners offering boarding for large animals, to the businesses offering discounts on meals and more … it makes me proud to live here.
  • It’s World Breastfeeding Week and while I totally support the right to nurse without judgement, I think it’s also important to remember that there are women who cannot, for medical reasons or otherwise, nurse at all, and that they should be able to bottle-feed their babies without judgement as well. We live in an amazing country where we have options – so lets not judge those who choose option ‘A’ instead of ‘B.’

That’s all for today ;)

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  • Why would some people call their kids by their middle names from the get-go? Why not just make it their first name if that’s what they plan on doing? Sure, some families have a longstanding tradition of naming their kids after family members and they’ll use middles names so there’s less confusion, but then why bother with the tradition at all? Surely John Randall Wilson VII could be Randall John Wilson without stepping on his ancestor’s toes… No?
  • At what point do you start calling someone a Blog Friend? When you “friend” them on Facebook? (As in not just Liking their page but friending them as a person.) When you meet in real life? Personally, it’s when I become Facebook friends with them and until then, I just refer to the person as, “so-and-so whose blog I follow.” And of course, once we meet in person we’re IRL friends ;)
  • I often wonder what the previous owners of my house were like. Last week I glanced out my front window because I heard the neighbour’s dogs barking (from inside their house, which is a whole different bullet point), and I saw religious solicitors walking down the sidewalk. They turned to come to my door, but then changed their minds and continued on to my other neighbour. Then I got to thinking, and I realize that they have NEVER knocked on our door before, so I’m wondering if the previous owners told them to stop coming and that our house is on some kind of religious blacklist. I don’t care either way – I like to *think* that I’m pretty courteous to solicitors and not rude, but it still makes me wonder. (And it is rather interesting to read the materials they provide, regardless of their differing beliefs.)
  • I feel as though I’ve said this before, but I really wish that people who are distributors for MLM companies would create a group or page for their business and keep their personal Facebook accounts clear of advertisements. There have been a few times where I’ve friended someone because I genuinely want to be their Facebook friend, only to be bombarded by their constant posts promoting their products.