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  The View from a Starbucks

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Seems like they could fit a small coffee shop on a truck that size. Interesting concept: Roving coffee houses.

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This is the first thing I saw on the way to the party tonight. Looks like an interesting night.

  Highest IQ in Waterloo?

Whoa. That's a toughie. What with the High-tech triangle, RIM, those nerds at the University of Waterloo, and the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics (where Stephen Hawking is rumoured to be kept in a sealed jar these days), one would suspect we've got our own little Eureka here, in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. Of course, I'd always seen myself as a bald version of the cunning, but not too bright Sheriff Jack Carter, but that's another story.

So, if I had to guess the highest IQ in Waterloo, I'd conservatively say it was around 175-180, in the highest genius category. Note, we're not talking about average IQ, but highest IQ. I may be wrong, of course; feel free to let me know what your guess would be.

Oh, yeah. The whole reason this came up is because of this stupid "Test Your IQ" ad which foolishly showed up in my browser the other day:


Yup, 115, apparently. It's not that I believed it would actually give me an accurate rating for the highest IQ in Waterloo (but wouldn't that be something you'd like to see?), or that I didn't already know that no matter what city my Internet connection originated, the number would always be 115, in order to entice me into clicking on the link to think that I might (gasp) have a higher IQ than whatever they listed.

No, it's more that they picked 115 to be the highest number for the region.

It was kind of funny when the ads showed off IQs for Paris Hilton or George Bush. At least there was enough reasonable uncertainty that made you confident you could have a higher IQ than George Bush. Or you could be pseudo-outraged that Paris Hilton could possibly have a higher IQ than you. But nothing pulls back the veil of willful disbelief suspension than to say the maximum IQ in Techtown is a modest 115. I mean, really, guys.

  Rawk Band

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Party with smoked meat, beer, and RockBand.

  Spring is Here

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Nice warm weekend heralds the beginning of Spring in April.

Then today happens.

  Stairway to Nowhere

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Good picture for a Led Zeppelin cover band's album.

  Must be Spring

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It's weird to see both cats in the window like this. In about 5 minutes, they'll realize that they hate each other, and they'll start fighting.

Mob Front or Failed Venture - Uploaded by Zuckervati.

This place has never been open. I always wonder what their story is. Are they some kind os specialty catering company, or a money-laundering scheme? I live nearby, and they have a really nice patio, so it could be useful information.

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Maybe I've outgrown the Jane Bond. Maybe its just not as good since they changed management, decimated the menu, and don't open until 5pm, even on the weekends.

  Creepy Dolls

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Saw these at Value Village last night. Almost reminds me of The Matrix, the way they're all stacked and packed. Like a Ted Bundy-directed version of The Matrix.

  Cute Sunset

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Snapped this just as we were coming out from boxing. Eh, I hear you ... it's not like there's one of these every day.

The important point is that this was probably the first day in a while where the sun was setting so late. It's a good sign.

  Still Sunny on Monday

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Not warm yet, but it's going up to 10C today. R's riding her bike to work today. Wondering when/if I'll ever get one. I think I should save up to buy a new car this year. No telling how much longer the Maxima will hold out.

  Sunny Sunday

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Weather is still warm. Washing the car today at the GTO/Sunoco on Northfield and King.

  Warm and Sunny Saturday

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Middle of March, and it's warm enough to let the cats outside. Loads of yardwork to do in the next couple of weeks. Hope it stays warm.

  Starbirds Coffee

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Sunny, clear skies, -9C with no wind, and the birds that live in the Starbucks sign are out in full force this morning.

  Stone Crock Restaurant

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Company lunch at the Stone Crock restaurant today.


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At the Kitchener market. Anna Tolazzi chocolates.

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This is the door to the bowling alley beside 1842. The doors are always covered in graffiti, like it's some kind of sinister gang hideout. Isn't that just adorable?

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