The snow is back to stay it seems. They're talking about it being the coldest December in twenty years too. Ugh. The picture above brought a smile to my face. Someone did this last year too, making sure the statue was warm. I don't know who the statue is depicting (I'll look today) but it may be Jean Paul Riopelle because this is his square in the international quarter.
Did I really read yesterday that the US government is dishing out approximately $24,000 per capita to stabilize the financial system? That's enough to pay off half of all existing mortgages in the country. It seems like Bush (or at least those on his watch) is gutting the nation on his way out.
Here's a great take on the gay marriage debate. I love the idea of "not recognizing marriage" as a method of protest. Of course up here, it's de rigeur to make a family without ever hitching up. Common law spouses have nearly all the same rights as married couples without the huge nightmare that is formal divorce. Most of my students with kids are not married, they just don't see the point.
I had to take a picture of my word verification when I was leaving a comment for Snooze. It's perfect for me don't you think?