I know, you didn’t think you’d get any useful information out of reading my blog but, here goes: bicycles are for riding, not locking up outside.
On occasion, customers will come into the bike shop to have a stuck u-lock removed. Every time, we’ve been successful in getting it off, either with bolt cutters or with the angle grinder.
Today, a customer came in with a Kryptonite Evolution u-lock stuck to his bike frame. The u-lock wasn’t skewered through the rear wheel, which made the request to have it cut off not suspicious.
Yann agreed to do it: he had never cut through a Kryptonite brand u-lock and wanted to try. It’s supposedly one of the more secure u-locks on the market.
“If this takes more than fifteen minutes, we’ll have to charge you.”
Continue reading “PSA.”
In 2009, after having spent my teens exclusively on desktop PCs, I bought my first laptop.
I am typing on this very laptop right now: its successor is on the way to the ASUS HQ for repairs. The screen was flickering at random. I learned to live with the flickering somewhat but figured I needed to send it back before its one-year warranty expired.
I made this photo my desktop wallpaper before packing it up:
Continue reading “Three dozen.”
Well, I’ve decided to draw more attention to myself: my hair has returned to the colour it was when I was 12.
Continue reading “The sea will never be as angry as stranded BC Ferry passengers.”
I’ve given some spectacular gifts.
And some really bad ones which hopefully were so bad, they were good. Like this modified soccer trophy:
Do soccer trophies still look like this?
Most Cavernous Vagina 2006
Continue reading “Learning from many mistakes.”
In 2002, a deaf friend came for a visit and stayed with me in Vancouver. During that time, the roll of film that I had dropped off at the drugstore a few days earlier had been printed and was ready for pick-up. (The excitement of seeing your photo prints has been taken from us since the popularization of digital cameras.) I wasted no time and dragged my guest to the drugstore. We sat on the curb out front to look through the photos, but before I opened the envelope, I warned her that the images were not for the faint of heart.
She’s one my best friends. Surely she’d approach this with an open mind, I thought.
“What the fuck?!” was her response.
Continue reading “So you think you’re open-minded?”
A bug flew down my jersey while Ed, Yann, and I were making our way back to the Langdale ferry terminal by bike. I didn’t know what kind of bug it was until I tried to assist its exit by tugging on the front of my jersey.
Continue reading “Just can’t get enough of the rain.”
On Tuesday, I did the goofiest thing I’ve done in a long time: I got my hearing tested. I got something I don’t have tested. To help you imagine the level of ridiculous this was:
“Read this eye chart using the eyes at the back of your head.”
“But I don’t have eyes in the back of my head.”
Continue reading “Pierce earlobes, not eardrums.”