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I wrote an article on winter tires for one of my freelance gigs and as a result of that I've ended up on another PR list. That's never a problem. While I pride myself on my ability to write on a variety of topics, PR...

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Umbro Spring 2011

I remember watching that crucial game between Germany and England during the World Cup this year. I say crucial because every commentator kept talking about the last time the two soccer* powerhouses met in 1966. England took the Cup that year and they have never forgotten that. Think of it like Canadians about Paul Henderson and you’ll get the idea.

ECCO Spring/Summer 2011 shoes

Maybe it’s just me, but I find it very difficult to find a cute, casual shoe for spring. Dressy shoes? No problem. Shoes that are so decorated you can use them as Christmas tree decorations or a hat? Not hard to find.

A casual shoe that looks good with most things and isn’t a flip flop or boring ballet flat? Call me picky but that’s difficult.

While not all of ECCO’s spring/summer offerings were to my taste, I have to commend them for producing shoes that looks great and comfortable.

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.