I won’t live without air conditioning anymore. Been there, done that. I have spent many months of my life lying with multiple fans angled perfectly to maximize airflow, stripped bare lying on the bed with no sheets. It’s not a pretty picture I realize, but it’s my way of feeling less guilty about my use of air conditioning during the summer. Oh well.
I’m not great about adjusting the thermostat to conserve energy, but I accept it’s something we need to do. The question is… what does it take to actually get someone to turn their units off or up a few degrees… when they aren’t accountable to anyone but themselves?
Professor Dilip Soman has some ideas which I explain in my latest Here and Now piece:
One of the problems with working in radio, is that nobody cares about my punctuation when I’m writing a story. Good thing I am no longer in a position to write an entrance exam like many new Canadians.
Find out how punctuation can wreak havoc as heard on CBC Radio’s Babel earlier this summer.
I used to be so negative about riding a bike in Toronto. Now, it’s one of the best parts of my day. I developed the taste for it when BIXI began in Toronto one year ago today. I feel like a kid when I’m out on my bike. Only now I don’t need permission to use it if I head to the convenience store for baseball stickers and sour candy.
However, I do need permission to pass in front of cars and that isn’t always easy to get. Toronto is evolving and now we must figure out a way to deal with each other on the roads because as more condos go up, along with the price of gas… we’re going to see more bikes on our roads.
I have a bad habit of forgetting to update my blog. Thus this post has two stories. Then again, maybe the change will do me some good. After all, I can’t seem to maintain a consistent pace, so why not attempt something new in 2012? Although, what are the odds that I attempt the new system for a few months and then fall back off the wagon.
When I first heard the idea, I thought to myself… why not make the tickets a thousand dollars?
Make the cost so ridiculously high that people have to obey the laws and not slow everyone down because they want to grab a coffee at a Starbucks on Yonge Street while thousands of innocent drivers sit idly chewing their nails and pulling their hair out and swearing out the window and honking their horns, all the while their phone is beeping with annoying texts and the radio is crackling and it’s hot as hell out and the air conditioning is broken and… whoops… sorry got a little carried away.