Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The American Dollar

I confess I pay attention to the value of the American dollar. I can't imagine why. I guess it's because I remember the days when the Canadian dollar was worth about three cents of the American dollar--not like today--it's 89 cents! Can you believe that??? Oh, the horrors. Maybe the majority of you aren't affected by these major issues, but I live on a border town. We go to Canada for dinner on a regular basis. I love saying that. I stop into Canada for dinner. Ha.

Of course, now that the dollar is toast, it's a lot more expensive to go to Toronto for the weekend. Paying $175 a night really costs $175 a night--or it's pretty darn close. I would tell you that I'm glad the Canadian economy is doing better, but I don't think it's that much better--I think it's our economy is doing worse.

I know you want to know the real issue. Am I angry that I can't shop on the super-cheap up in Canada (or even over in Canada)? Sure. Yeah, I'm mad. But more than that, I'm really unhappy about comparing the dollar to the British pound. You see, I'm going to London in two weeks and I can't help but wonder how much we're going to spend. Don't you think the British pound should be devalued because Tony Blair likes George Bush so much?? I do. At least for the week we're there. I fully apologize to the English (and the Welsh), who are my ancestral people, for being so utterly cheap and selfish.

That being said, if anyone knows of any good, cheap places to go in London. Please let me know.


Blogger Kevin Charnas said...

I think that sounds logical, completely reasonable, no?

3:53 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

I will ask my husband as he goes to London on business a great deal...
BUT that being said... He always complains about how utterly expensive it is there...
The one great thing about London that he looooooooves is the book stores. He goes on and on about Foils, and it is a great adventure just to go into the bookstores that are hundreds of years olf...

1:53 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

I also watch the value of the dollar, no surprise there I'm sure!

Cheap in London?


Don't think about it. Just don't think about it.

That is how I survived my $500 night hotel room!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Miss Keeks said...

That's what everybody says--it's really expensive. Luckily the room was paid for a while ago--so, it's just eating, drinking and doing other stuff that we'll pay for.

I can't wait to check out the book stores--I confess that books are a weakness of mine.

$500 a night for a room?? Sheesh, they better have put out for that kind of price!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Loud but off key said...

You should try Diagon Alley.

7:36 AM  

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