Muse: Electricity. The Perfect Gift After An Ice Storm.

Ice Storm Aftermath

Never guessed the best gift I’d get this year for Christmas would be electricity from Toronto Hydro. It’s so easy to take hydro for granted … until you get hit with back-to-back ice storms and have to go 3 days without power. Then you quickly realize if the 40F cold inside your house doesn’t kill you, the boredom certainly will. My hat’s off to the folks at Toronto Hydro for working night and day this entire Christmas week to restore power to 250,000 Torontonians. The only thing worse than living through an ice storm without power has to be working in the cold every day to restore it.

Music to suit: Ronny Jordan, In Full Swing
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Muse: That Christmas Feeling

December 1st. Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas: lights … music … let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Music to suit: Billie Holiday yesking remix, ‘I’ve got my love to keep me warm’
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Muse: NHL Monopoly game

Getting an early jump on Christmas shopping this weekend. Was considering the My NHL Monopoly game, where you buy, sell and trade NHL teams as you battle for league ownership … but unfortunately, it takes about 4 months to play.

Music to suit: Pink Floyd, ‘Money’
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