Having been to 2 plays/musicals within the last little while, I’d thought I’d recommend them while they are still around since they will be leaving at the end of May.  The first play I highly recommend and maybe because my expectations were quite low due to the title, but nonetheless very enjoyable, is Guys and Dolls playing at the Stratford Festival in Stratford Ontario, approx 20 mins from Waterloo.  If there is one performance to see, this is it. 


I guess the scenerary of the quaint little town added to it but it is a smart, cleverly written play that is good ol fun.  As well, the actors truly fitted the mold of their characters which definitely added to the chemistry and believability of it.  The characters were funny (Characters definitely fit the stereotype of the era.  Better to keep it unknown till you actually go).  It’s one of those plays you can’t help but talk about afterwards.  If you are in the Toronto area, or living here, and interested in doing something different, definitely check it out as it will give any musical more then a run for its money.  Many of you have probably heard of the Stratford Festival… now’s your chance to go… and with my glowing recommendation, you can’t lose!   


The second play I recommend, is The Last Five years performed by Can Stages near the Berkeley Theatre (East of the other two Can Stages Theatre).  They have cheap tickets if you are 25 or under (25$ tickets for what is normally near the 80$ range) so you can’t go wrong.  Take advantage of these reduced prices.  Just ask for the student price since they won’t advertise them.  Maybe the girls will like this a bit better (as opposed to guys who are totally against plays) but it is also a well presented play/musical that is cleverly written for all to enjoy.  It highlights a couple and their 5 year relationship and some of the common and fundamental differences in relationships between men and women that is a source of problem for many.  At times, it will blatantly say it, and you know it’s true, and you’ll sit there with a smile a on your face. 


So people, spring is here, the flowers are blooming, birds chirping and things to do!  Time to start coming out of hybernation… Get out and enjoy!  Okay, I think it’s too early in the morning.  I’ll be more normal after some coffee.  But definitely check them out.     

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The day that we have all dreaded is upon us.  The day when darkness falls that much harder.  When the wrath from hell falls upon us.  When the end comes that much sooner.  The day that we have to turn our clocks 1 hr forward. 


The reason for this is during the Second World War, to conserve energy, the clocks were moved up 1 hr since as summer approaches, the sun rises earlier.  So if we were to get up 1 hr earlier, less energy was needed to keep the lights on, and to take advantage of the sun’s energy. 


So don’t forget to change your clocks!     

Those who know me well know that I’ve had some messed up sleeping habits.  It all started around grd 9 when I stayed up late, watching those late shows (Letterman and Conan’s first year).  Then it stuck with me through highschool.  I would literally sleep an avg of 40 min per class.  Even on a 10 min bus ride to school, I would pass out.  Having many dreams, such as missing my stop or it was lunch time.  By my last years of high school, I would be up until 3 am or later.  Then unversity, then it was over.  Cramming one night in highschool is all you need.  But in university, that isn’t the case.  So needless to say, it got even more screwed. 


Then even more drunken nights leading to hangovers.  What does this have to do with sleeping?  Well, I would sleep all day, then wake up late, not being able to sleep until really late.  Then I hit a critical point the last couple of weeks where I had a super hangover and stayed up stuper late on other occaisions.  Summoning all my powers, and fighting to try to stay awake until the proper time, for the first time, since perhaps I was a wee little bloke,  I went to sleep at 11pm then woke up 7:30 am.  I feel Greeeaat!!  The reason I am writing this is so there is a record that I slept properly.  Time for some Zzzzzzz’s.   

Slow Down or Stop
One day a policeman stopped a motorist who had just gone through a four way stop sign and was about to give him a ticket when the motorist said. “Officer you can’t give me a ticket for that!’ “Why not” said the officer. “Because although I did not stop I slowed right down and its almost the same.” “But you did not stop” replied the officer, “and the sign says STOP.” “But the way was clear and it was safe” replied the motorist.

The officer then pulls out his baton and starts hitting the motorist. “What are you doing!” yells the motorist in surprise. “Do you want me to slow down or stop” says the officer.