On getting the Globe and Mail

When the Globe and Mail went through a massive redesign recently, they not only redesigned the website, they also spent a lot of money on the print edition of the Globe and Mail.

I know four people who work at the Globe and Mail so when they offered a three-month free trial for their print edition, I signed up and the first issue was delivered the following Monday.

Defending the manual transmission car (repost)

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When my parents signed me up for driving lessons nearly 20 years ago I had no choice but to learn how to drive on a car with a manual transmission.

I didn’t question it at the time because where I lived most of the cars on the road were stick shifts, not to mention you could get a full licence or an automatic transmission licence.

Gap Spring 2011

It’s time to give your skinnies a bit of a break. Instead of wearing them all the time, GAP wants you to mix in a high-waisted, wide-legged jeans in a medium denim for spring 2011.

In other words, the strong seventies influence continues.

TOMS shoes and Movember

It's going to be Movember in two days and that means there will be guys sporting or trying to sport mustaches to bring awareness to prostate cancer. Apart from comments like, "Grooming tools" and "Oh god, pornstaches" I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about...

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How to Get Your Favourite Shows Without Paying for Cable

I got rid of my television nearly 18 months ago and thought I’d miss it. Turns out I don’t, thanks to a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.

No, not illegal tip and tricks. Let’s acknowledge that yes, there are illicit ways to find your favourite shows online, and move on to discuss the many legal ways of watching your favourite shows.

Old Navy’s Winter Winter Coats

I don’t have a black winter coat.

I’ve got a red winter coat, two leather jackets and a grey peacoat, but not a good black winter coat.

So when Old Navy asked me to check out their winter coats, I went to see what they had on offer. I haven’t gone into Old Navy for a while and when I have, it’s usually to pick up a cheap pair of flip flops or a bikini. It’s not the first place I think of for coats.

God Save the Queen at The Room

I had the opportunity to attend the God Save the Queen event at The Room in The Bay, thanks to Kimberly Lyn. The event celebrated the works of some of Britain’s best young designers including Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab, Mark Fast, Nicolas Kirkwood and Giles Deacon. Ok, Mark Fast is originally from Winnipeg, but he lives and works in London.