Monday, March 19, 2007


Remember when you were a kid and being attracted to those rides at the mall and never had a quarter. I recall my favorite helicopter ride at the Loblaws store near Danforth and Greenwood. By the way, that was a also time when you could leave your kids in public and go shopping for an hour and find them where you left them.

We did some shopping this past weekend at Fairview mall. Aidan got a little worried riding in the moving car but as you can see, he likes the stationary boat. The car is actually pretty scary because it moves like a horse.

Monday, March 12, 2007


I discovered a rather large dent on my Camaro this weekend while clearing of it snow from the backyard where it had been parked for the Winter. It appears that a large branch had fallen onto hood during one of those crazy wind storms. A few years ago this would have really pissed me off, but I've learned that such incidents are only bothersome.

I was planning to take it to a bodyshop but I learned that there is a technique out there called Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). Essentially it involves "massaging" the dent out from behind using specialized tools. Sounded too good to be true but after lots of research it does appear to be legitimate. It was actually pioneered by Mercedes Benz and was used to fix small dent and dings on the assembly line. I'll check out a few references in Toronto and give it a go in the spring. In fact I'm actually interested in taking a ceritifcation course in PDR. I think it could be a potential business for myself in the future. God knows where IT is going.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Filling dad's shoes

Enough said. (BTW, I didn't stage this photo)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Giant Timbits

Don't get me wrong, I don't feed my kid Donuts all the time.

Anyways, Aidan is seen here eating and sharing a Timbit with 'Be Be'.

Every Sunday morning after swimming we go to the Timmys drive thru to get a coffee and bagel. He's quickly learned the routine and today I found out he know's what "Timbit's" are. I was in the kitchen and mentined something about the left over Timbit's on the counter, he dropped eveything and came running from the living room into the kitchen to grab one. I guess he's truly a young Canadian.

Another interesting thing is the relative size of Timbits. I recall as a child that Bic Macs were huge, but in fact my hands were probably just small. I can appreciate now how that can be. In relative terms a typical Timbit to Aidan is equivalent to a grapefruit sized Timbit to me.