Hal’s Thoughts For The Week Of November 22

WINNIPEG, MB — It’s a big week for a few reasons. We’ll likely get our first snow. It’s American Thanksgiving which means we’ll have a lot of football to watch Thursday. And it’s Black Friday which’s becoming more of a thing here in Canada all the time.

Speaking of shopping, have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’ve started thinking about it. New research finds Xmas shopping can be as stressful as running a marathon. A biometric study of 100 shoppers by eBay says heart rates can increase by a-third, while skin temperatures and blood volume pulses soar.

I have an update on something I wrote about in early October. If you missed it, here’s a bit of what I had to say…

“I’m not a hoarder but I definitely have a problem. I’ve gotten better over the years but I still have way too much stuff. Not a lot of it is junk which I guess is good but most of it is things I just don’t need. My first move is to eliminate all unwanted possessions from my home.”

I’m happy to report I’ve eliminated all my unwanted possessions and I’m in the process of storing what’s left in two 20′ storage containers from Big Steel Box. They’ve been great! One quick phone call and they delivered the boxes to my yard. Now I’m just rushing to get everything put away before it snows.


I don’t know about you but I’m always curious how much money celebrities are making. TV never used to pay that much but boy is that changing. I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead which is paying Norman Reedus $550K per episode to play Daryl. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are earning $750K each per episode to do Netflix’s new Gilmore Girls series (streaming starts Friday). And one more here, Meryl Streep will be paid $825K per episode for the new mini-series by J.J. Abrams called The Nix.

You’ve got to see this timelapse video of a huge sinkhole in Japan that gets repaired in just a week! Share it with the mayor and your councillor after another crazy construction season in Winnipeg. This is how it should be done!

This is nuts! A new study of 1,700 people finds 40% pick Wi-Fi as their number one daily essential, beating out sex at 37% and chocolate at 14%.

Have a great week!

Hal Anderson