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2015 Mud Hero Alberta

Last Saturday was the 2015 Mud Hero challenge in Red Deer, Alberta. Initially, I was just going to tag along with the family and take photos but in the end I was convinced to participate. Needless to say, it was an absolute blast. The course is six kilometers with 16 obstacles courses held in the […]

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Oatmeal recipes

Oatmeal and more oatmeal

I luuuuuv oatmeal. Not the pre-packaged crap that results in either a grey, watery slop or a thick glob that you can use to patch your driveway, but healthy, flavourful ones full of different grains and fruit. Below is my List.ly list of oatmeal recipes that I’ve either tried or want to try. I’ll keep […]

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2013 Highland Games

2013 Highland Games

Another year of Highland Games is now over for us, and we attended the Foothills, Calgary and Canmore games this year. The Calgary games celebrated their 100th anniversary but because the vendors and other booths were all tucked away inside a building this time, the games seemed smaller than usual. “The Vikings” (Sons of Fenrir) […]

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Screenshot feature on Nexus 4

One of the features I’ve long waited for on Android devices is the ability to easily and quickly take screenshots. There are ways of enabling this with some apps but those generally require you to have root access. On my Nexus 4, that was one of the first features I looked for and it still didn’t exist. Or does it…. While […]

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Jeep clubs, forums and communities

As a Jeep newbie and someone who seems to have minimal talent for most mechanical things (sigh…) I rely heavily on the various Jeep forums and communities. There are lots of people out there who are extremely willing to help and have valuable experience. Here’s my list of Jeep clubs, forums and communities. This list […]

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Motorcycle charity rides

Motorcycling offers an incredible freedom that’s almost impossible to achieve in any other way. Because of that, charity rides are hugely popular with motorcyclists. This list is created with a service called “List.ly” which lets people collaboratively build lists. Those lists can then be embeded in your own blog and will grow as more people contribute to […]

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New plugs and wires

I gave the Jeep some new plugs and wires today, and wow did it ever need them! Surprisingly, the plugs came out fairly easily. I was almost positive that they’d all be no problem except for the last one that would be frozen into the block, but even that one didn’t give me any problems. […]

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The new toy: 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ

Ever since I took a Jeep out for a test drive in high school, I’ve wanted one. Now I’ve got one and the fun begins. 🙂 I haven’t quite decided what I’ll do with it yet. I’m torn between keeping it as stock as possible and having some fun with it. I probably won’t go […]

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3rd C.A.V. Show and Shine

The 3rd C.A.V. (Canadian Army Veteran Motorcycle Units) sponsored their first annual Show & Shine at the Calgary Military Museums today. This event helped raise funds for a number of various veteran’s associations and groups. The Calgary Military Museums also provided free admission to attendees, with an optional donation. (more…)

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2011 Canmore Highland Games

2011 Canmore Highland Games

We spent today at the Canmore Highland Games this weekend, which provided plenty of entertainment and beautiful weather (for once!). Canmore is an amazing place to attend the games, especially the massed pipe bands that wrap up the event. The surrounding mountains provide an impressive visual backdrop but also enhance the sound of the massed […]

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