Monday, August 30, 2010

10 ways in which Fergus and Toronto differ from each other

Nyssa and I have moved to Fergus Ontario three weeks ago. Here are the 10 most notable ways in which Fergus and Toronto differ from each other.

1. Toronto has very few youth jobs which pay a living wage.
2. Fergus has no bike racks anywhere.
3. But in Fergus people don't steal bikes so it doesn't seem to be a problem.
4. Toronto has many well stocked Blockbuster outlets
5. Fergus has an independent rental outlet which will let you exchange, and also refund the difference, if you've accidentally rented a blu-ray.
6. In Toronto people will try to run you down in their cars if you bike on the roads
7. In Fergus they will run you down in trucks
8. In Toronto you never see people you know
9. In Fergus you can not get anything done in town without a 10min conversation.
10. Fergus has the Elora Gorge. But you can go on Saturday and visit everyone from Toronto.

Thats all for now,

- C.D. Clements.

Friday, August 20, 2010

On Summer Reading

This summer I have had a personal goal of reading more and playing video games less. If any of you are in the same boat, here are two brilliant suggestions; from one gamer to another.

Alex Garland, The Beach: It is like Lord of the Flies, except we are not in grade 10, and it is not compulsory reading. Also it is about a select group of backpackers who are trying to re-create Eden [Wow!]. You may have seen the movie, but as with many movies, the book was way better. The Beach weighs in at 439 pages, and is very engaging the whole way through.

Cormac McCarthy, The Road: Father & son survival in a post-apocalyptic America. Also a movie, but I haven't seen it yet. Some people say this is the most important fiction or non-fiction in the past 25 years. I can't come down on one side of the debate, or the other (in that I'm not well informed), but the statement certainly reveals the quality of writing in this novel. The Road weighs in at 256 pages, but you will likely read the ending at least twice.

Yours in switching up addictions,

-C.D. Clements.