Friday, September 24, 2010

The Investors Group Comedy Tour

On September 22, I attended this Comedy Tour at TCU Place. My mother works with the Investors Group so I was invited, the tour was started to assist local food banks throughout Canada. As soon as you entered the building you were able to donate foods to help people over the country.

This year they had three comedians on tour. The first one on stage was Simon Cotter, you may have seen him on Just For Laughs a few times.

The second comedian was Pete Zedlacher, he has also been on Just For Laughs a large amount of times. He has been involved with television and films such as Puppets Who Kill, Degrassi: The Next Generation and American Pie: The Naked Mile.

The last comedian was Greg Morton, you would definitely know him through weekend morning cartoons. He performed as voices on shows like Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show. He also has appeared on Just For Laughs and has opened for celebrities such as Celine Dion.

Greg Morton performing his Star Wars skit
The show was hilarious. Everyone should take some time to check out these comedian's skits.

R. Mack

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just a Taste: Gibson's

"Just a Taste" are our own restaurant reviews in Saskatoon. We will share with everyone our personal experiences at the places we eat, simply our likes and dislikes.

For the past six months we have been discussing going out for lunch at Gibson's. Gibson's is a fish and chips joint located on 8th Street and Cumberland. The menu is consisted of burger, chicken and seafood meals. The price range for a meal is seven to thirteen dollars, this excludes desserts, salads and soups. As soon as you walk into the restaurant, you realize that Gibson's presents itself as a nautically inspired classic cafe.

Dallas and myself both ordered the Fish and Chips meal consisting of two fish, fries and coleslaw.

We both agreed that Gibson's has one of the best or the best fish and chips in the city. The batter was thin but still had a great texture, it has always been made the same way. The fish and chips there are always consistent, so if you like them the first time then you will most likely enjoy them every time. The service there was good as well, the waitresses and waiters always seem to be so happy and the cooks were fast. It's a place where you can go for a business lunch (you may smell like the food after) or even a place to go by yourself. They have those high stools where many single customers would choose to sit alone. You may look at the meal like we did and think to yourself that it is small, but the meal satisfied our hunger.

The only thing we disliked about Gibson's was the way we felt after the meal. Instantly after consuming everything we felt very sluggish. It's manditory to drink a lot of water during and after the meal to feel good.

R. Mack & DALLAS

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nike Free Runs

Last week I finally recieved my Nike Free Runs! I was very disappointed because it took over a week, waiting on shipping. But personally, I did believe it was worth the wait. While searching for shoes to purchase, I wasn't sure if I wanted the Free Runs, or the Reebok Zigtech shoes. So I took a little trip to Sport Chek and tried both shoes on. The nike's won my heart as soon as they were on my feet. With the unique look, very light weight, extremely comfortable, and the Nike+ benefit you can track all your runs with, they are very ideal for running or training. It's been a week of using them, and I personally want another pair. One for running/ rec sports, and the other for cross training. The price isn't bad at all, being just over one hundred dollars. I would recommend these shoes to anyone who is in search of a new pair of sneakers, for either running or training.


Monday, September 20, 2010


I read a while back on, "Most of my friends have seemingly given up on soccer at least for the time being". This had really had me thinking, when I was in high school I used to frown upon those who quit playing soccer for partying and new interests. In my opinion they were "wasted talent". I myself did not stop playing for those reasons but I feel terrible for giving up. Last year, I quit playing in the CIS mainly for the reasons of having no free time. I was always busy with either school work or soccer and did not have time for friends and family. What I didn't realize then was that playing for the Huskies is a committment and that I should have expected before I had joined.

Now I am in the middle of deciding of what I should do this upcoming year, I miss it every day I wake up. I still have a lot of time to decide but this question's always resting at the back of my mind. It's almost like an itching sensation that you can't ignore.

I have been preparing myself for the indoor season by joining a team of highly skilled players, going to the gym often and trying to get into a running routine. My goals are to regain my skill, confidence and heart back.

R. Mack

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Commerce: 2nd Year

Today was my first day back at the U of S, it consisted of two classes and a long hour and a half break. The other day I told myself that I was excited and ready for school, I am already starting to regret that. In my first class which is statistics, we had to write a pretest based on what we remembered the year before. I can honestly say, I could not remember one formula. Basically I am not looking forward to school because I am nervous all over again now that I need to increase my marks for my major. The best part of the day was seeing friends from last year, the U of S atmosphere is great.

So commerce.
R. Mack

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back into my routine

Highschool just began last Monday, and ever since it did, I have been excited for University. Other than myself, a lot of others seem anxious to get back at school. My goal regarding school is to raise my average by atleast three percent. I have an idea for the area of studies I would like to pursue, but this year will be much more specific. My major must be picked by February I think, so my second year will be quite important and must be taken pretty seriously.

Another exciting note to my life is that I will begin playing soccer again this fall. I am going to play with many guys that I played with in my past, but I am probably the youngest on the team by three years. That doesn't bother me though, I could definitely learn a lot from all of these guys. You can potentially see me in an extra large Brazil jersey (sigh). But this is a great opportunity of getting back into my groove and getting better.

R. Mack


Lately, Mike, Dallas and I have been going to the PAC to play squash. We usually have about three of us and just rent one court for about three hours. It's a lot more tiring than I expected and a lot more painful than I expected. A lot of quick movements and shoulder and thigh bruises. Other than being sore days after, this is a lot of fun. We all haven't played together at the same time, but will have to try it soon.

R. Mack