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PNE Mini-Donuts
Food and Drink

Duffin’s Donuts

In honour of National Donut Day, I am reposting this one about Vancouver’s funkiest doughnut shop – Duffin’s Donuts. If I am traveling anywhere remotely close to 41st and Knight Street in Vancouver, I always make a detour to stop at the most eclectic donut shop anyone could imagine; Duffin’s Donuts. Yes, that’s a barbecue […]

McDonald's Fish and Chips
Food and Drink

McDonald’s Fish and Chips

It never fails to amaze me at what I will do for my readers. For example, three times in the last three weeks I have eaten at McDonald’s restaurants. For you. My reader.  That’s three times more in the last three weeks than in the last 20 years! My first visit back to McDonald’s was […]

Levi 501s
Durable Goods

Laundry Day; Washing my Levi 501s

Someone asked me the other day “What happened to those Levi 501s jeans you had that you said you never wash?” As a matter of fact, I do still have those jeans and here’s an update on them. The jeans in the front, the very faded and very worn looking blue jeans are approximately 5 […]

Becoming an Old Man
Life Musings

The Signs of Becoming an Old Man

I recently read a tweet from @theonecrazykid and it got me to thinking – what are the signs that one has become “an old man”? And further, are we provided with an “old man cap” somewhere once we do become an old man? As often happens on Twitter, if you pose a question, serious or […]

McDonalds Seriously Chicken
Food and Drink

McDonald’s; Seriously Chicken

To be clear – this is NOT a sponsored post; I was not invited or enticed to visit McDonald’s and I was not provided any encouragement nor incentive to write this post. I did something I have not done for many years…I went to, and I ate at a McDonald’s restaurant! My kids are always […]

Life Musings


Me driving along in my car waiting to pass one of those street sweeper-Zamboni-like trucks: “What a stupid waste of time, energy, and money! Why do they bother?!” Me riding my bicycle to work: “What the H-E-double hockey sticks is wrong with the people who run this city?! Why can’t they clean up all this […]

Valentines Day Flowers
Community Events

Burnaby Blooms; Formerly the Rhodo Festival

This is the weekend that the incredibly popular Burnaby Blooms festival will take place. This is the festival formerly known as the Rhododendron Festival, or more affectionately, the Rhodo Fest. The festival has been re-imagined but will once again take place at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. The focal point of the festival will, as […]

Life Musings

The Close the Gate Etiquette

There’s an etiquette, or an expectation, that when traveling in the rural parts of the country and you come across a gate, if you need to go through it, you open it. More importantly though, after going through the gate you’ve opened, you always make a point of closing the gate after you go through […]