Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Curious Case of Elevator Button


I've been injured several times while using elevators, so I know from personal experience they're not perfect.

Take the curious case of Nicholas White. He spent 41 hours caged in a stalled elevator car, as reported by The New Yorker:



If you were trapped in an elevator for 41 hours, what cash settlement do you think would be fair?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chopper, Chopper, Helicopter


Down low on the waterfront today...



Friday, January 23, 2009

Dreamy Winter Sunset in English Bay Today


Vancouver am schönsten at sunset tonight (Willkommen, Wanderfalke!):



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Healthy and Gloving It


While taking stock of my health in the new year, I realized I haven't suffered a cold or flu in over two years! I credit this excellent good-fortune to my policy of wearing full-fingered cycling gloves everywhere I go in public.



While gloves don't always repel germs, they discourage the wearer from touching their face and eyes with their (cloth-covered) hands, preventing the most common route of cold and flu infection.

Sometimes, staying healthy can be as simple as wearing gloves.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Not Crazy, Just Two Tents


I made a video today to help sell my MEC Gothic Arch Tent online, and 2.5 hours later, I had cash in hand! (Thank you Peter, I wish you & family enjoyment camping with this really great tent!)



Going forward, my outdoor adventure plan is ultra-light backpacking - maybe something like the Hennessy Expedition Hammock: