It’s Good To Know I Can Still Count On Jeeves

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It’s comforting to know that in an unpredictable world, Jeeves is still there for us.

I’ve been Googling my new album to chart radio airplay and on a lark I though I would use the ancient search engine, Ask Jeeves. (it’s now Ask.com apparently) 

And lo and behold, Jeeves told me the CBC North has been spinning some tunes!

Boo Google!

Yay Jeeves!

If only he were able to refill my coffee cup…

The Mighty Chibi Deluxe!

Before I had my first “real” motorcycle, I had a cute little 60 cc mini bike called a Chibi Deluxe.

I had so much fun on that little thing zipping around the farm roads near my grandparents place in Ladner, BC.

I think I paid $75 for it.

I remember the second gear being busted so you needed to really rev it in first, then pop er’ down into 3rd and it would build slowly from there to a wobbly top speed of about 35 mph. That seemed plenty fast at the time.

Looking online, it seems that a lot of people have fond memories of these little machines that were made in the early 70’s. If you’ve got an extra $600 lying around you can find them on eBay!

 

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My First Motorcycle

She was a beaut!

A 1976 Yamaha DT 100 I think. I bought it in 1986 off of my friend Dave. It ran great!

The gas mileage was ridiculous and the feeling of freedom at that age? Amazing!

In those days you could get a licence by driving around a few pylons and insurance was less than $100 a year.

I moved on to a road bike after that but after a few close calls, due to no fault of my own, I put an end to my Fonzie days at age 19.

If I ever end up out in the country it would be fun to have a trail bike to putter around on.

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Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!

Anyone remember that show?

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It’s been taken to an extreme in Madrid, Spain.

It’s actually an art installation by an artist named SpY.

Over a hundred CCTV cameras  (not functioning) were set up on a wall, all trained at passers-by.

Yes, it’s true they weren’t functioning, but it gets ya’ thinking doesn’t it? Now go comb your hair!

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Another Vegan December Draws To A Close

I don’t talk about it really, and here I am blogging about it…Oh well, the secret is out to the both of you reading:) (Hi Mom!)

It’s a fun little challenge I do every year-mainly to avoid holiday overeating, but being vegetarian the rest of the year it’s not that much of a stretch. The whole “nutrition thing” has been a work in progress the last 20 years or so. Avoiding certain foods does not necessarily equate to better health that’s for sure, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting any as far as I can tell. Protein comes in many forms and besides, humans don’t require much. The kids around here are ovo/lacto like their parents but I could see a shift towards veganism around our house over time.

At any rate, less cheese equals looser pants.

The real story is over in China where veganism is growing by leaps and bounds.

It seems that 5 % of a billion people is quite a few people.