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$24.81 to fill up 5

Last night I filled up my car tank and it was only $24.81; I know, I know, I have a very small tank. Even when gas prices were well above $1 per litre, it was still in the low $30′s to fill up my tank. This Acura has been just about the most fuel efficient ...

I made it! 7

Last night I successfully completed my 260K for Kids ride. I have to admit that I underestimated the difficulty of the feat, and I don’t plan on doing anything like this again for a while. The first 2.5 hours of the ride were amazing; the wind was on my back, and I was maintaining a ...

Blackberry benefit also its downfall

A recent study has found that more than 77 percent of executives surveyed find that being connected to mobile devices for work enhances their work-life balance rather than impede it. On one hand, using mobile devices for work gives you the ability to do your work from home or on the road, increasing the amount ...

Raising the bar

So today was a pretty horrible day. I didn’t get home from Michigan until 3:30AM this morning and I wasn’t in bed until 4:30AM. I rode my bicycle to work this morning for the first time because I was running a little late. After work I walked outside and found that my bike was gone. ...

The Courtesy Flush

I was in the bathroom yesterday and the man in the stall next to me flushed the toilet 4 times in the span of only about 3 minutes while he was still sitting down. My intuition told me that he was doing the “Courtesy Flush” in order to attempt to eradicate the foul smell spewing ...

Clubbing Cabbie

On Saturday night Han and I were in a cab after the 311 and Rebel Emergency concert, and we were fortunate to be taxied by a very unique and entertaining cab driver. He was probably somewhere in his forties, slightly chubby and appeared to be of East Indian descent. The music he was playing in ...

Fear fear fear!

You must have fear people. Reading the American news the last couple days you might be fearful of an apparent imminent threat, another “September 11th” in the works. But upon further investigation when reading the small print on CNN, you will notice that the individuals who were planning an attack on a UK airliner have ...

Algonquin 2006 2

This year marks my 3rd year of the Annual 5-day Algonquin canoeing and portaging trip. This year’s trip was more like a vacation than previous trips, since we did less canoeing and portaging. We typically switch campsites every 1-2 days, but this year we only slept on 2 different lakes and 3 different campsites on ...

Starve the population 1

Israel has made a strategic decision to blow up every moving vehicle in Southern Lebanon, despite its purpose, apparently to prevent the transportation of weapons. They have effectively decided to starve Southern Lebanon completely; creating an imminent humanitarian disaster. The UN relief aid for southern Lebanon has been completely frozen as a result of this ...

World Military spending 1

Last night I was trying to find a correlation between the amount of military spending and resentment towards a country with large military expenditures. So I consulted the 2006 CIA World Factbook to see if I could find anything. The current Middle East conflict provoked my thoughts, and you will notice the United States and ...