Sunday, February 25, 2007

Totally random thoughts

Did you know that there's a gas crisis going on here in Ontario? Yep. There was a fire at an Imperial Oil refinery, and there's been a CN strike, and so Ontario gas stations don't have much gas. Many of the Essos are closed because they have no gas. In a rebound effect, some other gas stations are closed because they ran out of gas after the Esso closed.

They're telling people that this is a temporary situation. The CN strike is apparently over, and the refinery repairs are almost complete. I don't think that people have been doing panic buying, although I'm sure that there are some people who will have done this. It feels sort of odd; is this what things will be like later, when the environmental crisis at our heels has gone too far? Gas stations will be closed, there will be lineups, and prices will go up, with an undercurrent of unease?

I guess the current situation isn't so different than the energy crisis of the 70s.

On a completely different note, we're watching the Oscars tonight, of course. :) I love the clothes, as I'm sure you all know. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is that it seems like many of the stars are wearing strapless, figure-clinging dresses. I've noticed a strapless dress trend for quite some time now, and I'll tell you, most people don't look good in a strapless dress. On the bright side, this means that the focus is moving to the neck, shoulders, and face. That means jewelry :)

It occurred to me today that while I can sell my jewelry by myself on the side, it might be difficult to go and sell it at a store. I can try and see; many people create jewelry on the side, but I would think that not many of them are on long-term disability and not supposed to be working. We'll see. Obviously I have to make more of the jewelry before I go and try and peddle my wares somewhere. By the way, I have placed an order for surgical steel earring hooks; I'll let you know when they arrive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our gas stations often run out of gas, but just cuz we're in the middle of nowhere (Tache what?). They don't close, though - they just put bags over their pumps and keep selling other stuff.