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Winter Driving – Do’s and Don’ts (Sometimes not even in the winter!)

Well it’s almost that time of year, in fact that time of year stars now, considering my city of Edmonton is about to get hit with an early winter storm which comes with 15-20cm of snow. (It’s prudent that at this point I note that I just purchased – like a week ago, a sports car with rear wheel drive…..) And no, I am not stupid. I know its Edmonton and I for one bitch about others that buy stupid vehicles in a city that is under snowfall for 60% of the year, but I look at it this way: 1 – I am not an idiot 2 – I am a good driver 3 – The vast majority of others are not #1 & #2
I am a very good driver, in fact my abstract will attest to that. I have had one accident in 20+ years. That was not my fault. I was rear-ended at a stop light. Go figure… I have had 2 parking tickets and 2 speeding tickets in that time. Anyways, I digress… the point is, I know how to drive. I bitch because others don’t. Just this morning an elderly lady hit the button to cross the street, when an ETS – Han…

Distracted Driving and Highway Law

Well hello again world!
This time I’m basically going to re-hash some shit I already wrote about, in a couple different parts.
I want to review the distracted driving law, Public Transport and “the fast lane”. It seems that a majority of the individuals who choose to debate those 3 subjects are either mentally challenged, ignorant or possibly a combination of the 2. I would highly suggest that if you are not educated about the subjects you wish to discuss, READ! Arm yourself with some information before you make yourself look like an asshole.
If there’s one thing I hate about debates, arguments or discussions is that people will throw out statements that have nothing to do with the topic because they did little or no research before-hand to back up their points. Chek yo phacts bra! Since you’re all too lazy, I did the background work for you:
Just so we’ll all on the same page, here’s a direct quote from:
Alberta Regulation 304/2002 – Traffic Safety Act / Use of Highway and Rules of the R…


So every once in a while some jag off decides to park in my stall.
The last time it was the guy who usually parks beside me, but inadvertently he can’t count and parked in my stall.
See his stall is the 2nd one from the left, not 3rd. The far left spot is right beside a massive light pole. This massive light pole must become invisible whenever he decides he needs to park.
I would have used the pole as a guide for my parking stall. Then I would never have to worry about it.
Here’s a rudimentary diagram showing what I’m talking about:

Now what happened that day was that idiot #2 parked in my stall. Now I could have easily just parked into his stall, but why should I? I want to park in my stall.
So I went up to his apartment and his girlfriend was being a bitch. She was all like “Well he worked a double shift and just made a mistake.” Fair enough, but wouldn’t you come and tell me? I’m literally across the hall and maybe 40 steps away. And if you want to be a cunt then I can just have the ca…

House Fires....

Let’s see now, way back when I was about 11 I believe, I was the unfortunate victim of a house fire. Including my 4 other siblings and my parents. We lost everything. I had 1 pair of pants and 1 pair of shoes left…a few shirts. No toys…nothing. All my possessions were gone.
Luckily for us we were living near relatives who took us in. We were fed, washed and clothed for several months. It was cramped but better that then out on the street.
Recently a friend’s sister and her two amazing daughters were caught in just such a tragedy. This hit home for me. Sadly they lost their pet cat in the fire, but they escaped with their lives.
Now is the hard part…
They cannot replace the memories or the family pet, but they will need help with replacing needed items such as clothes, beds and tooth brushes…e.t.c. Daily items to help them continue on.
Worse yet, both girls have birthdays this month.
So, I challenge all who read this to donate. Donate as much as you can afford. If you have specific …

Heritage Days 2015

Okay, here is my review of Heritage Days, 2015. This was the 40th anniversary, starting way back in 1975. That was 2 years before I was born. So now you know my age at least. J Heritage Days are in Edmonton, AB Canada every August long weekend, or the Heritage Weekend. Basically it’s a celebration of all the different cultures, heritages and religions that make up Canada. It typically runs for 3 days (although I think in the earlier incarnations it was only 2 – unverified) Usually a Saturday, Sunday and Heritage Monday. Each entry or country usually has a tent for food, one for crafts, art & souvenirs and they may have a stage or a shared stage for dances, performances or other relating to those countries traditions. I think besides the fact that more people are coming and more people are donating to the Edmonton Food Bank there is only 1 thing I don’t like about this Heritage Day. Some countries refuse or just simply don’t participate from year to year whereas other countries …

Now every once in a while something just goes right for me… and by every once in a while I mean once maybe every 5 years.
Like I’ll win something at the casino or in a draw somewhere… but it doesn’t happen all the time, partly because I don’t gamble much or enter into draws.
So probably about 3 years now almost since I ordered a NESBuckle from this website. Basically it’s a real Nintendo controller than some genius decided to turn into a belt buckle.
Now pretty much anything Nintendo is awesome. Most of the systems and games and stuff were fairly popular back in my day and now they’re coming back….sort of.
When I saw it, I had to have it. I had already purchased a metal version a while back so this one was just over the top badass.
I placed my order and eagerly waited for my package to arrive. I had ordered it close to when I was moving in with my girlfriend at the time, so I was worried that I would move out, someone else would get the package and steal my goods.
I moved out. Package neve…

Auto Shitty

Okay so I’m not sure how many of you have ever bought a used vehicle, or new vehicle for that matter but here’s my little intro into that world. I hope your experience is better than mine; pay attention to a few of these tips and it should be 100% better.
First let me start off by saying that I will not mention the actual name of the company here. If you’d like to find out, you can message me and I’ll tell you. Reason being is because 1) they are just not worth the mention. Any publicity be in bad or good is still good no matter what. 2) I don’t want/need any legal issues and 3) because I already listed the name and if you’re smart enough you’ll figure it out. J
So this all started off about 5 years ago when I needed a new vehicle. I went to a used dealership near Kingsway called DCM Motors (no, this is the retard dealership I’m talking about…). I met with the peeps there and they seemed to know their shit. So we worked out a deal on an SUV and off I went. Through some deal with my …