The Vampire Diaries Promo

The Kat is finally out of the bag! Now that Katherine’s secret has been revealed, it’s up to Stefan, Caroline, and Matt to save Elena before it’s too late.

When The Vampire Diaries returns next week for Se uggs uk ason 5, Episode 15(“Gone Girl”) uggs uk , the Mystic Falls gang hatc uggs uk hes a desperate plan to save Elena, while Nadia will be in flashback mode, remembering her centuries long search for her mother. We know Nadia isn’t going to let her mother go without a fight, and with the Travelers on her side, it looks like Stefan Co. are going to have a battle on their hands.

And remember that strange, new witch on campus? Judging from this promo, it looks like Bonnie and Jeremy are going to turn to the inexperienced witch for the second time, most likely to perform yet another location spell. But what could she be locating? Meanwhile, Damon is going to get into a “nasty confrontation” with Tyler does he try to drain him? and then escape to go seek out Dr. Wes for some revenge. Yikes! Seeing as Wes has the Travelers on his side, this is going to get very interesting.

Speaking of interesting, Bonnie is going to discove uggs uk r a “terrifying secret” that puts the lives the lives of all of her friends in danger. What could it be? Does it have to do with the Traveler mythology and their interest in doppelgangers? We’ll have to wait to find out!

The Value of a Plastic Bag

There been a lot of noise in the last 6 months or so as the 5 cent levy for plastic shopping bags has been phased in here in Toronto. People griping that stores are just making a money grab, debates over whether the funds should go to an environmental fund, and in some cases, general outrage at the fact that plastic bags cost anything at all. I myself am all for the elimination of plastic bags (except when I need them for my dog walks in which case, if you have some, drop them off at my house).

During my MBA summe uggs uk rs, I spent two months in Eastern Europe teaching business classes with the Ivey LEADER Project in Moldova and the Ukraine. Both countries are filled with a slightly decaying beauty high rises with crumbling facades, storefronts boarded over with thick planks of wood. The demise of the Soviet Empire is still a work in progress in many ways. But what I remember (besides the homemade pierogies smothered in butter, and drinking shot after shot of vodka with our hosts) is how they treasured their plastic bags.

Plastic bags were few and far between in the places I taught in, and the non descript 99 cent cloth bag that we so casually toss aside here in Canada was nowhere to be seen. If you were lucky enough to get a plastic bag somewhere, you USED it. Everyday. To carry whatever you needed it to groceries, books, shoes, clothing and more. The printing on the outside of the bag would fade, the plastic would grow thin, yet people would still carry them everyday because they were one step ahead of those people who didn have one. There was a sense of pride attached to the plastic bag, and they didn reuse them again and again because they were laden with a sense of environmental guilt, they used them because they were scarce, and because they were scarce, they were a status symbol.

So as I grumble to myself every single time I end up at the cash at Loblaws and just then remember the stack of cloth bags that I have left in my trunk AGAIN I often think of my friends in Eastern Europe and what a plastic bag meant to them. It wasn disposable or a throw away item it was something that made them stand a little taller, something they treasured and valued. While we debate and argue over whether a plastic bag is worth 5 cents, I think that they would argue it is worth much, much more.

There been a lot of noise in the last 6 mo uggs uk nths or so as the 5 cent levy for plastic shopping bags has been phas uggs uk ed in here in Toronto. People griping that stores are just making a money grab, debates over whether the funds should go to an environmental fund, and in some cases, general outrage at the fact that plastic bags cost anything at all. I myself am all for the elimination of plastic bags (except when I need them for my dog walks in which case, if you have some, drop them off at my house).

During my MBA summers, I spent two months in Eastern Europe teaching business classes with the Ivey LEADER Project in Moldova and the Ukraine. Both countries are filled with a slightly decaying beauty high rises with crumbling facades, storefronts boarded over with thick planks of wood. The demise of the Soviet Emp uggs uk ire is still a work in progress in many ways. But what I remember (besides the homemade pierogies smothered in butter, and drinking shot after shot of vodka with our hosts) is how they treasured their plastic bags.

Plastic bags were few and far between in the places I taught in, and the non descript 99 cent cloth bag that we so casually toss aside here in Canada was nowhere to be seen. If you were lucky enough to get a plastic bag somewhere, you USED it. Everyday. To carry whatever you needed it to groceries, books, shoes, clothing and more. The printing on the outside of the bag would fade, the plastic would grow thin, yet people would still carry them everyday because they were one step ahead of those people who didn have one. There was a sense of pride attached to the plastic bag, and they didn reuse them again and again because they were laden with a sense of environmental guilt, they used them because they were scarce, and because they were scarce, they were a status symbol.

So as I grumble to myself every single time I end up at the cash at Loblaws and just then remember the stack of cloth bags that I have left in my trunk AGAIN I often think of my friends in Eastern Europe and what a plastic bag meant to them. It wasn disposable or a throw away item it was something that made them stand a little taller, something they treasured and valued. While we debate and argue over whether a plastic bag is worth 5 cents, I think that they would argue it is worth much, much more.