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The Native Flower Picker

We have a native lady in our neighborhood that likes to make it a habit to steal flowers from people’s flowerbeds on my street. Today was the third such occasion that I have observed her with the freshly picked flowers. I saw her walking with the freshly stolen flowers in her hand, but I had ...

Algonquin Park canoe/portage trip

I just returned home to Toronto from my very first canoeing/portaging trip. It was quite an experience. There were 8 of us on the 4 day trip to Algonquin Park in Ontario (Near Huntsville), and fortunately, all 8 of us made it home in one piece. My buddy Tim and I totaled 4.76KMs of portaging, ...

Filming of Cinderella Man

As I was leaving work this evening, I was fortunate enough to walk by the filming of the upcoming movie “Cinderella Man”, starring Russell Crowe and Rene Zellweger. They were filming 1 block North of my work in downtown Toronto. It was quite an interesting scene to watch them film this scene. They have the ...

Owned by my dog

It’s quite evident that I’m actually owned by my dog. She has total control over me. I might as well go to the Humane Society and get some id tags for myself, and heck, I might as well buy myself a collar while I’m at it. Here are the top 5 reasons why I’m owned ...

Cycling in the TDot

I had originally thought that the great city of Toronto was mainly commercial, city sights and sounds, public transportation, pollution, etc. Coming from a smaller town, being used to the quiet outdoors, and the vast selection of bicycle trails, I failed to realize that Toronto has a hidden gem in its existence. Unbeknownst to me, ...

MBNA Canada (Hagglers)

Just got a call from MBNA mastercard. Yet another reason I never want to deal with this company again. Here is a rough transcript of the call: Jim: “Hello”MBNA Lady: “Hello sir, I would like to let you know about a new promotion MBNA is offering”Jim: “I’m not interested”MBNA: “Is there any particular reason?”Jim: “Yes, ...

Northwest Territories License Plate

Driving down the road today, I took notice to an oddly shaped license plate for the Northwest Territories. It was something I’d never seen before. I decided to do some research on the history of the NWT license plate. It turns out that in 1970, the Northwest Territories decided to shape their license plates like ...

Pedestrian etiquette

I was out enjoying the beautiful weather this evening on my street legal dirt bike and a middle aged gentleman in a Honda Accord began to accelerate at the green light without taking notice to the scruffy looking dude running across the road directly in front of him. He slammed on his brakes, and hit ...

Yahoo Launchcast

I’ve been using Launchcast for a few months now, and I must say that it’s a brilliant way of delivering music. It’s an online radio station that works similarly to a classic radio station, except for every song that comes on, you can rate the song, the band and the album. You can even tell ...

The Forgotten Soldier

This book is about a 17 year old half French / half German boy who fought in World War Two for Germany. At the beginning of the book, he is youthful, full of life and energy. Throughout the book, he seems to age 10 years, and loses all his emotions, love and spirit. He sees ...