Short and Sweet: RIM, Star Wars is 30, NHL, Bank Fees and Upper Deck

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This post is a full-on rant! Today’s targets are below (except my son’s tooth… That is good news).

Today is the 30th anniversary of the greatest movie of ALL time… Star Wars. How are we going to celebrate this in the Urban Daddy / Urban Mummy household… We’re not, because she has never seen the movies and has no interest in doing so. She would rather watch Mary Tyler Moore re-runs…

Upper Deck wants to buy Topps. Grrrrr. Upper Deck is a sports card company and they are going around buying all the other card companies and putting out 10 different brands of the same inadequate card. I hate Upper Deck. I don’t like spending $4.00 for a pack of 4 cards and getting 4 nobodys. Upper Deck, if you do this, you will destroy the hockey card industry for future generations.

Stewie has a tooth Stewie has a tooth! Our cute little baby boy has a tooth!!! His first tooth broke through the skin on the bottom right of his mouth last night. Awwww. He’s so cute. But man he’s growing up fast… NOT.

Jim Balsillie, the founder of Research in Motion’s Blackberry wants to buy the NHL’s Nashville Predators and move them the hell out of Nashville into southern Ontario. Could this be the start of something good? If this is allowed to happen, then Gary Bettman, the commissioner – whom I like for breaking the Union – needs to go too. He put these teams down there. They don’t belong. I’m not sure Kitchener or Waterloo works, but they are better than Kansas City, one would think. Kansas City, after all, used to have the Scouts, who lasted all of what… 5 seasons? If the NHL does not let Balsilie get the Preds, I’m sure he’ll go after another team until he gets what he wants. If he is unable to land a team, then the NHL deserves to be the least respected league of the major leagues.

RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) announced an increase in earnings of 14% for this second quarter of 2007. TD Bank, 19%. Our bank fees and ATM fees? Still there, and still getting more and more expensive to bank. Does this seem odd to anyone else?

There… I feel better.


2 thoughts on “Short and Sweet: RIM, Star Wars is 30, NHL, Bank Fees and Upper Deck

  1. Laural May 29, 2007 / 6:28 pm

    I hate the banks too!!!
    And … ouch – the teeth. Maybe the fever and the teething are all combined? It’s so much worse for boys than for girls.
    And, I love that the RIM guy is bringing hockey here. I knew there was a good reason we were spending so much on our blackberries!!!


  2. Naomi (Urban Mummy) May 26, 2007 / 12:48 am

    Research IN motion (RIM). And it was the bottom left tooth, although his bottom right tooth seems to be breaking through today…as he BIT me before bed!

    And the dollar? went as high as 92.80 cents in intraday trading. It hasn’t been that high since Oct. 3, 1977.


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