Manitoban hockey pool

Official hockey pool standings Hal’s Johnsons 1042.5 Pierre’s Picks 1039.5 Cleveland Steamers 1039 Red Dragons 7th UC 1012 Mujala 1010.5 Your Drunk Uncles 996.5 Charleswood Flyers 990.5 Honey Nut Chelios 988 Levels 987 Team Win 983.5 Having a time 983 Puckfaces 978.5 The Red’r Racers! 976 S. Van Hellemond 975.5 The Hardy Astrom Specials 973.5 […]

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Two t-shirts = one cute dress

Ok, i admit it — i was a punk rocker in my teen years. But that life experience was very useful; I gained a lot of DIY skills! I’m a big girl; “normal” stores fit too small, and plus-sized stores fit way too big. Being able to make and alter my own clothes is a […]

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DIY mechanic

The inner workings of a car are pretty scary. There is a mess of tubes, wires and metal bits; who knows what will happen if you start messing with those, right? On a new car — say one built in the past 10 years — I’m inclined to agree with that. There is a lot […]

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Failure

just last week i questioned the strict preference for wood used in building longboards. I thought I could cheat the system and make a board core out of cheaper, more readily available lumber. So, I set out to the hardware store, with hopes held high and credit card at the ready. I came out with […]

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Don’t fear the shears!

cutting your own hair is tricky at best. Results can range from utter horror to sheer joyfulness. However, once you can master a few basic steps, you can mostly feel joyful about the results of your self-haircuts. The first time I cut my hair, it was on a whim. I was bored and impulsively took […]

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Frugal fashionista

doesn’t everyone want to be chic and cheap at the same time? “Do It Yourself” fashion is certainly one place to cut corners! DIY style is always fun because when someone asks you where you got your latest accessory you can just respond: “Oh, this old thing? I made it!” Shock and admiration from all! […]

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How to forge your own knife

i think that it’s important that people who are interested in DIY projects learn how go about learning things. That may sound confusing, but what I mean is pretty simple: it’s more important that someone learn how to come up with their own projects without any instructions and keep with them until they succeed. The […]

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Essentially a play list

It may have been more than 15 years since I was there, but the memory of a year living in Japan has remained with me through the ensuing years. I was actually there when the killer quake struck Kobe (while still earthshaking, the effects 200 kilometres away weren’t deadly), so the Sendai quake and tsunami […]

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Unnecessary review

Unnecessary Review is a continuing column in which a rotating series of writers review something unnecessarily. In Robert Zemeckis’s trilogy Back to the Future, actress Claudia Wells, who played Jennifer Parker — Marty McFly’s girlfriend — was replaced in the second movie by Elisabeth Shue, causing the last shot in Back to the Future to […]

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