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Halloween Shanty Mix

Here’s th' shanty mix I’ve put together fer Halloween.

posted at 2:30 pm on Oct. 31, 2008
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Deodorant, matey?

I went t' pick up me shirts from a new dry cleaner today.
Aft I’d paid fer th' shirts, Th' ornery cuss looks at me and asks, “Do ye use deodorant?”

Uh, yeah, why?

posted at 11:43 pm on Oct. 21, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day 7

Good what What News, folks. I will probably not smell o' burrito th' 'nother time ye see me, fer me quest has arrived at a milestone goal o' sorts.

Did I come across th' best wet burrito in Vancouver? Signs point t' aye!

posted at 10:32 pm on Oct. 21, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day ???

I’ve taken a few days off th' burrito hunt due t' illness and other life happenin', but I will be resumin' tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

posted at 10:43 pm on Oct. 20, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day 6

A burrito seeker, like a bloodhound or a Blackberry Pearl, no nay ne'er rests.  Me weekend trip t' Bowen Island, far from civilization, be nevertheless close t' a taco stand right 'nother t' th' ferry terminal.

posted at 4:13 pm on Oct. 18, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day 5

When people talk about Mexican grub in Vancouver, they say how bland, how disappointin', how tragically underwhelmin' it be.  Me burrito quest—I mean, scientific research—turned up some mediocre restaurants, but nothin' too awfully bad (El Rancho be not great but cheap at least). They’re just hyper-critical, I thought. Then I found Tio Pepe’s on Commercial.

posted at 8:13 pm on Oct. 17, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day 4

No burrito today.  I be sick, so had Vancouver comfort grub, aka sushi from across th' river.

posted at 11:00 pm on Oct. 16, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day 3

Another day, another burrito.  I be warned several times about Dona Cata.  Not that it would be bad—just th' opposite.  I be told, it would be delicious, but ONLY if I ordered th' tacos.

posted at 11:00 pm on Oct. 15, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day 2

Well, today be better in some ways.  Mostly non-burrito ways, but still. Today: La Casita.

posted at 11:00 pm on Oct. 14, 2008
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Th' Best Burrito in Vancouver, Day I

It’s been said there’s no good Mexican grub in Vancouver. By who? Oh, me, everyone from th' U.S. I’ve talked t' here, etc.

So this week, I’m tryin' somethin' different.  I’m goin' t' go have a wet Mexican burrito every day until I come across one that’s truly good, or I give up.

posted at 11:45 pm on Oct. 13, 2008
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Th' Amazin' True Adventures o' Travis, Chapter XXXV

Northern Voice, lamb, Segway sea trips, and other bits o' randomness from me life these days.

posted at 2:46 be on Oct. 9, 2008
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BBQ on th' Bypass

I went t' BBQ on th' Bypass in Langley, and I can sum it up in three words: Whar’s th' beef?

posted at 2:45 be on Oct. 7, 2008
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