What is it about this morning that has given me a huge case of the blahs??
Could it be the fact that it was still dark at 8am this morning??? I don’t like the delay in changing our clocks!!….at least not at this end of the deal.
Maybe it is also because I just booked an appointment to have my snow tires installed – now that IS depressing – not only because of the very thought of snow and winter – but these are brand new snow tires – and oooohhhh – the cost!! – certainly more than I was expecting!
Am I subconsciously depressed at the thought of biweekly garbage collection? Actually, I get somewhat depressed (or angry) when I think of just about anything related to our municipal government and how our fair city is managed……so no, I don’t think it’s the garbage nonsense.
When I read in this morning’s paper that our City contracts to Quebec truck drivers to handle snow removal while Ottawa truck drivers are looking for work – I saw RED. What a hypocrite is our Mr. Watson. He wants a casino in downtown Ottawa to keep the gambling money from going to Quebec, yet his own organization is handing out contracts to Quebec trucking companies. There is something wrong with this picture – but then, the picture has always been hung slightly off-kilter on the wall!!
For sure, I’m really angry about there being no NHL hockey. There isn’t much else to watch on television these days. I blame the players and the owners (well, at least the 6 or 7 team owners that form part of Bettman’s pack) equally. The fans and the other service providers who support the teams don’t seem to matter. The very small-market teams most of this argument seems to be about are going to go under all on their own – because of the lockout. If there isn’t sufficient interest when there are games to be watched – the powers that be surely can’t be silly enough to think that interest will grow if there is no hockey at all!!
Good thing I’m going out to play bridge today – that will be fun and will lift me out of this fog I’m in. Thank goodness for friends. There is NOTHING about my group of friends that makes me feel down – in fact thinking of some of them is enough to make me smile, and maybe even chuckle. There! That’s done it. I feel better already. Onwards!
Not being a hockey fan, I don’t miss the games, or the endless blathering about the Sens. However, I feel for the support staff at the Corel Centre and others who make their living off the NHL teams. They are the ones that truly suffer, and I know a few of them. Apparently CBC is losing revenue like crazy without Hockey Night in Canada.
There must be some hockey in the form of triple A or other feeds. And of course, there is CFL on! Grey cup is only four weeks away! Sadly, Hamilton will most likely not be participating.
The 67’s provide good hockey – but not quite the same. Football???? BAH!
Sue, good article. I totally agree with your comments on the City giving contracts to Quebec truck drivers when we have plenty of people looking for work in Ottawa and are qualified to do the job. Major Watson needs to get this act together.
As for hockey, I would like to see it back but I am not sure that is going to happen this year or it will not happen until both parties stop being so greedy. They need to seriously get together and get this ironed out. I feel bad for all the people who have lost jobs because of this.
As for biweekly garbage collection, I don’t think that will end up being a big issue.
Hope you have a great time at your bridge game and you feel better when you get home.
Bridge game was great – had a few good laughs – always feel better after a good laugh!!