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Ugliest Snowflake

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I remember making snowflakes in school, and so I decided to make one today. This is the result.

This has to be the ugliest piece of artwork in the World. Also probably why I am not an artist. Also probably why my teachers always said "ohh..." instead of "nice job" or "great work".

Anyways, point being, if you want to make snowflakes that look nice, and not snowflakes that look like a dog chewed them up and spit them out, then attend the Humboldt and District Museum's final Christmas decoration class on Saturday from 1-4pm.

They'll teach you right.

Bantam AA Broncos hosting Teddy Bear Toss


On Saturday, the Bantam AA Broncos are hosting a Teddy Bear Toss during their game against the Saskatoon Outlaws. 

Everyone is invited to attend the game and bring a teddy bear to be thrown onto the ice during the second intermission. All the bears will be donated to Humboldt's H.E.R.O. organization.

Puck drop is 3:30pm at the EPA.


The Teddy Bear Toss has taken centre stage over the years, as hockey teams invite fans to bring teddy bears for a local organization, and then said bears are thrown on the ice, typically after the home team scores their first goal of the game.

The WHL's Calgary Hitmen have one of the best teddy bear nights, and for the past three seasons, they have clipped the 25,000 mark for bears thrown onto the ice. They hold the record for bears tossed on the ice with 26,919... that took place in December of 2007.

2014: 25,214

2013: 25,921

2012: 25,000

Perhaps the coolest way to ever do it though comes from Portland. In 2006, the Winterhawks and Vancouver Giants were tied at 0-0 in overtime, when Portland's Kyle Bailey scored to win the game. 

Think outside the box..Way outside

Outside the box

Sometimes the gift bag just isn't big enough

Think outside the box...

The time has come to wrap those gifts that you put off to the last minute.  You know the ones, the hockey stick, curling broom or any gift that you just want to make someone wonder what is in there?

How do you wrap those ones?  Gift bags are always popular, but have you ever actually tried to fit  a curling broom into a gift bag?  As you can tell from the picture, it doesn't work that well.

I have realized very quickly over the last month that I miss the easy access to cardboard boxes of many shapes and sizes that my previous retail job gave me at this time of year.  

So I have had to be a little inventive this year in my wrapping strategy.  Thankfully, most of what I have to wrap is small, and I can find a small box for it.

And if all else fails, I guess I can just pick up a really large bow.

Would you rather? Holiday Shopping Edition


Would you rather get a root canal, or go holiday shopping?

A recent study shows that as many as one in three people dislike holiday shopping so much that they would rather get a root canal done over going out to shop.

The lines, the madness, the absolute chaos. 

Atleast in a dentist's office the mood is quiet and soothing... except if you don't like holiday music... oh no, what if they're playing holiday music. 

I question the validity of the study as well.

Do these people NEED root canals, and would just choose to get the appointment done when they conveniently do not have to go shopping?

Holiday Gift Superstitions

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  • Dont give sharp objects like a knife, scissors, or letter opener. it sends harsh energy to the receiver and is said to sever the friendship

  • Don’t give watches and clocks. They’re popular gifts in North America but in Eastern culture they suggest a limited lifespan.


  • Don’t give empty wallets and purses. Always include a small amount of money.


  • Don’t give handkerchiefs. They suggest that you expect the recipient to be doing a lot of crying in the future or to be wiping away sweat from frustration.


  • Don’t give long-stemmed red roses with thorns because they are said to cause the relationship to suffer. Yellow, cream, or pink roses with no thorns would be a better choice.

  • Sweets are a great gift. They symbolize that you wish the person to have a sweet life, so they mean good fortune.
  • Never recycle gifts. When you re-gift, it symbolizes that you are giving away your friendship with the person who gave you the gift.