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2011 Motorcycle Trip

Hullo.

So this year’s motorcycle trip was shorter (4,000kms rather than last year’s 5,500kms).

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Fun, Motorcycle, Photography

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Random (IV)

New lens day.

Rawr.

Let’s take a look at this bee.

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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Fun, Photography

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Diary (XXV) (Updated)

I got home after a day which proved a little more frustrating than normal to find something in my mailbox. I immediately smiled and rushed up the stairs to my apartment.

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Fun, Personal

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Toronto’s Graffiti Alley (2011)

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Today was a hot, muggy, stifling day here in Toronto. So I picked up my camera and started walking.

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Posted by on August 6, 2011 in Fun, General, Photography

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Online Dating Introductory Guide

So you’ve decided to try online dating! Welcome to the twenty-first century’s best meat market.

This short quick start guide will help you figure out what to do and how to achieve it.

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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Fun, General

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Random (III)



Something UkeHunt shared that I had to also share… This is so incredibly good. I want to go to there…

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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Fun, General, Music, Ukulele

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Random (II)



It’s funny. Some people spend their working days making incomprehensible and useless things, such as this sign which was up when we moved into my work’s new building last year:

And others create incredible things such as this:

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Posted by on February 21, 2011 in Fun, General

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Music: Johnny Cash’s Sam Hall on the Ukulele



Well, I finally bit the bullet and recorded myself playing a song on the ukulele.

As a backgrounder, I’ve been playing for about 6 months. he only instrument I’ve played before were the drums when I was a teenager so this is the first instrument I’m learning that involves notes. Or strings.  I’ve been struggling learning a few songs, but yesterday I came across a tab for Sam Hall. Playing this song came a lot more naturally to me than the others. So 24 hours later, I recorded it.

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Fun, Music, Ukulele

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The Improbability of Success



Years and years ago I read GK Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday. There was one bit in there that’s stuck with me since. I find that Chesterton tries a little too hard with language, but that does not remove the quality of some of the ideas that his thoughts can generate:

The rare, strange thing is to hit the mark; the gross, obvious thing is to miss it. We feel it is epical when man with one wild arrow strikes a distant bird. Is it not also epical when man with one wild engine strikes a distant station? Chaos is dull; because in chaos the train might indeed go anywhere, to Baker Street or to Bagdad. But man is a magician, and his whole magic is in this, that he does say Victoria, and lo! it is Victoria. (…) “I tell you,” went on Syme with passion, “that every time a train comes in I feel that it has broken past batteries of besiegers, and that man has won a battle against chaos. You say contemptuously that when one has left Sloane Square one must come to Victoria. I say that one might do a thousand things instead, and that whenever I really come there I have the sense of hairbreadth escape. And when I hear the guard shout out the word ‘Victoria,’ it is not an unmeaning word. It is to me the cry of a herald announcing conquest. It is to me indeed ‘Victoria’; it is the victory of Adam.”

G.K. Chesterton, “The Man Who Was Thursday

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Posted by on February 5, 2011 in Cars, Fun, General, Personal

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Pictures (I)



Office Cake Politics

Light and Shadow

Pleasantly Slanted

Brick Detailing Makes Eyes Go Wonky

 

Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Fun, Photography

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