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Halloween Song Mix

Here’s the song mix I’ve put together for Halloween.

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

I went to pick up my shirts from a new dry cleaner today.
After I’d paid for the shirts, he looks at me and asks, “Do you use deodorant?”

Uh, yeah, why?

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

Good news, folks. I will probably not smell of burrito the next time you see me, for my quest has arrived at a milestone goal of sorts.

Did I find the best wet burrito in Vancouver? Signs point to yes!

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

I’ve taken a few days off the burrito search due to illness and other life happening, but I will be resuming tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

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

A burrito seeker, like a bloodhound or a Blackberry Pearl, never rests.  My weekend trip to Bowen Island, far from civilization, was nevertheless close to a taco stand right next to the ferry terminal.

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

When people talk about Mexican food in Vancouver, they say how bland, how disappointing, how tragically underwhelming it is.  My burrito quest—I mean, scientific research—turned up some mediocre restaurants, but nothing too awfully bad (El Rancho was 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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The Best Burrito in Vancouver - Day 4

No burrito today.  I was sick, so had Vancouver comfort food, aka sushi from across the street.

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

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

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

Well, today was 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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The Best Burrito in Vancouver, Day I

It’s been said there’s no good Mexican food in Vancouver. By who? Oh, me, everyone from the U.S. I’ve talked to here, etc.

So this week, I’m trying something different.  I’m going to go have a wet Mexican burrito every day until I find one that’s truly good, or I give up.

posted at 11:45 pm on Oct. 13, 2008
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The Amazing True Adventures of Travis, Chapter XXXV

Northern Voice, lamb, Segway road trips, and other bits of randomness from my life these days.

posted at 2:46 am on Oct. 9, 2008
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BBQ on the Bypass

I went to BBQ on the Bypass in Langley, and I can sum it up in three words: Where’s the beef?

posted at 2:45 am on Oct. 7, 2008
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