day 2288 – traffic nightmare

a traffic nightmare at ironwood intersection after work. some coworkers decided not to wait in line and went to the riverside, others walked to the plaza for dinner. i on the other hand waited in line and was trapped for over forty minutes before i got onto number five road. instead of waiting more at knight bridge, i went straight to the gym to do an upper body workout instead

day 2197 – matching limes

driving was made difficult today when i can’t even do the shoulder check motion. i saw two matching lime green vehicles on the road as i was heading to my chiropractor appointment. it’ll definitely be a rest day after suffering a whiplash. apparently i’m not suppose to workout while experiencing antibiotic side effects. it’ll be a write off and i’ll take the time to catch up and prepare to start my intermittent fasting again

day 2189 – fainty

been a while since i had it so bad. so bad that i left work early and took a nap in my car before i knew i was in condition to be behind the wheel. the fact that i nearly fainted was the reason i skipped out on flipping today and headed home. i was pretty sad but it left me with no choice but to crawl into bed. i hope to feel better tomorrow because i still got work to do, workout to crush and softball to play

day 2151 – one hundred clicks

the big milestone of shadow’s one hundred thousand kilometres has come quicker than i would have expected. driving is something i do a lot of, for both work and play. i get a lot of mileage just commuting to work, going to games and meeting up with friends. i put shadow’s work ethic to the test and it’s my reliable rock when it comes to taking me on adventures. for that i’m grateful knowing i have a trustworthy companion that works so tirelessly. don’t ever change all that you do

day 2138 – iceland stint

second stint in iceland after touring all the europe cities. this time within the twenty six hour layover, i drove nearly five hours to complete the golden circle check points. i was fortunate to catch one of the geyser’s eruption on camera. also saw a a few waterfalls and craters. i’m tired after an overnight bus from paris to london and a flight from london to iceland. i was definitely looking forward to the late instant noodles dinner back at the airbnb

day 2023 – snowy conditions

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the road conditions are still pretty bad, but work responsibilities must go on after a snow day. continuing to drive my mom’s car since monday’s snow fall. the rav4 is ways better than my beemer in the snow, but it’s still skidding on the side streets. i just want the snow to stop so i can resume driving my own car and not feel bad for impeding on my mom’s work plans. though i don’t feel bad because my entire family has permission to work from home except

day 2007 – sunrise drive

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crossing oak bridge on my morning drive to work with this beautiful back drop. never easy waking up early on a monday, especially when i didn’t have much of a weekend. i had a hard time this morning even after three snoozes. i was pretty brain dead at work but good thing i was doing sketchup things or else i would most definitely have fallen asleep

day 1896 – run flat tire

bringing shadow into the car shop to deal with a big nail in my run flat tire. i’m very fortunate to have found somebody who’s able to patch the tire instead if replacing a brand new tire like canadian tire technician said. canadian tire wasted my time bringing it in, waiting and even making a trip out to help the incompetent technician find the wheel key lock. i learn that canadian tire auto parts is not trustworthy

day 1890 – parking inadequacy

don’t tell me richmond has flooded into vancouver. there’s more and more inadequate drivers and parkers these days it makes me nervous not being able to trust that they are capable of sharing the roads. i don’t know if this park job is intentional, but i really should have parked even closer to make a statement. these drivers are needed on the road for the safety of other drivers

day 1880 – test drives

did some expensive window shopping this afternoon browsing around the audi showroom. though i didn’t get a chance to test drive the r8, i did get the opportunity to sit inside and imagine the thrill. i then took a a4 out for a short spin and that’s more along the line of what i can afford. looking at new cars made me realize that shadow is already nine years old and getting up there in age. as much as i want to get a new car, the timing may not be right yet