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Long hairs and, of course, Bob Dylan

I’m going to blame my need to do Random Ramblings this week on the time change.

Yes, I know that was a week-and-a-half ago, but as anyone who knows me will tell you, I can be pretty slow at times.

* Something my mom noticed during the Scotties curling championship a few weeks ago is now something I notice every time I watch highlights from the Women’s World Curling Championships.

We were watching the Rachel Homan team in one of their matches, and Mom mentioned that Homan had long hair, and wondered whether it got in the way. I hadn’t noticed it before, but she was right (as mothers always are).

While almost every other curler who has even medium-length hair usually has it pulled back in a ponytail or such, Homan’s hair flows free.

I don’t think it has anything to do with her being undefeated (at the time of writing) at the Worlds, but it might.

* Spring officially came on Monday, and while I had to scrape my windows Monday and yesterday, the signs of the seasonal change are definitely there.

Included in that is a sure sign of spring in Prince George: cyclists who decide the rules of the road don’t apply to them.

I saw one young fellow coming in a bike lane the wrong way, then he swerved to go over to the other side of the road (in the middle of the street, not at a corner). I figured at least he was going to be riding in the right direction, and he was – but on the sidewalk.

Oh, and of course he wasn’t wearing a helmet (but I guess there wasn’t much up there to protect).

* There may have been Nobel Prize winners passing through Prince George in the past, but I really doubt that any of them stopped to do a concert while they were in the city.

Four months from today, July 22, Bob Dylan and his band will take the stage at CN Centre, which should be quite a show.

I had one question during our After Nine show on CFIS on Monday: Will there be simultaneous translation at the concert, since Dylan is not known as the clearest enunciator of his lyrics?

* I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not, but April Fool’s Day this year is on a Saturday.

I’m sure there are a lot of people quite happy they don’t have to worry about pranks at work.

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