In England – apparently Hudson’s Bay Company is ultimately responsible for the Canadian city’s name " The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) brought the name across the Atlantic in the eighteenth century. In 1795, HBC built the first Fort Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River near present-day Fort Saskatchewan. "
It ties into his comment that his brain is against him (in Lucy’s comment that dreams clear away the false from the true) – mind you, this is more a reflection of his self doubt and anxiety more than who he really is.
ah yes, the 2 hour early to the doctor’s appointment crowd. Always a fan favourite. Usually an hour in waiting they are either upsetting other patients telling them about how long they have waited already (neglecting to mention they were really early), getting mad because people who showed up on time for their appointments after them “went in first”, or demanding to know why the doctor wasn’t called immediately from wherever he was when they arrived. Mind you, given how many doctors lately are charging no show fees for being a minute late, setting the patients up to fail by using robocall reminders in a world of the evil telemarketer and scam artists , only keeping the phones on a limited time during the day AND demanding a cancel happen no less than 48 hours before the appointment, I am not sure where my loyalties lie in all this.
I tried to do that with a marigold plant. At the end of the year when flowering season was done, I collected my seeds and then planted them in the spring. I did this for 7 years. Then one day I walked outside looking forward to seeing my newly sprouted but no flowers yet 8th generation marigolds, to find someone had randomly decided to “weed” the planter. They managed to rip out ALL my marigolds. What they left? An actual weed – maybe they thought it looked prettier than the marigolds, I don’t know. I am still ticked because I had no more seeds left.
Pratchett’s disk world has that kind of cannon, although it is more about the world than of any one character (who can go from main focus to cameo and anywhere in between) – sadly a little weak at the end the sicker he got (and I still wonder if part of Raising Steam was finished by someone else because some of the characters didn’t ring true to what I knew of them ) , but I have several books that I read until they disintegrated. An author you truly love to read is a blessing and no mistake :)
Geez – I would have to say, as a Canadian, I would have been trying to get my big mouth country mate to shut up as well, not the time nor the place. It is also very Canadian to try to start a lively debate but again, some of us aren’t very good at looking around first before we jump in. :(
and have fun storming the castle !
you keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it does.
What you had there was a genuine Canadian group hug – we always step up for a friend in need. I can almost guarantee that every single one in that moment was thinking “how can I help”. :) Having said that, I could see how unnerving it could be because definitely, at that moment, you represented a big moment in history and that is a lot to put on a 2nd grader.
Good to know about Crave, I was toying with that one but was on the fence. I did try the virtual visa on Prime video, they accepted it once, then after that it kept rejecting. The rep I spoke to couldn’t wrap his head around the fact that I wasn’t trying to use an amazon gift card but a virtual credit card. You can’t have revolving payment on them but paying monthly shouldn’t be a problem. I was surprised, Bezos doesn’t miss an opportunity to take your money like that. Shame because between stack tv , global, and some of the station sites as you say I could probably see everything I like.