Documentary Worth Watching: Sicko

While a bit older, and definitely skewed (I live in Canada and enjoyed the slightly incorrect portrayal of my home country), I am a big fan of the message behind Sicko: everyone should have health care.

If you haven’t watched this 2007 documentary by Michael Moore, it is definitely worth watching. [Read more...]

Site Stats: Five Months Old

On January 29th, this blog will be five months old. I wrote my first post on this blog on August 29th, and it blows me away that it has already been so long since its creation. Today, I wanted to talk about how far this site has come thanks to the great writing staff and my friends and supporters.

If you aren’t interested in blog statistics and figures, then feel free to skip this post.

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Canadian Deals for January

Everyone is always looking to save money, and as a Canadian, it can sometimes be difficult, since it seems like all of the best deals happen in the USA, but here are just a few great Canadian deals I’ve found around on the Internet. Free Zip Lining In Downtown Vancouver During The Winter Olympics! February 12-28 Link. Head down to the Law Courts at Robson Square from February 12-28 (10AM-9PM) for a free ride on Ziptrek’s six-story high, 170-metre long zipline over downtown Vancouver.

Buy One, Get One Tickets via Text Message at Empire TheatresLink. Text BOGO to EMPIRE (367473) on your mobile device for your coupon! Text offer available until February 04, 2010. Coupon is valid until February 11, 2010.

Ikea Restaurant Weekday SpecialsLink (select your nearby store and then go to Restaurant to see your local stores deal. Food like 15 pc. Meatball plate with fries regularly $5.99, for $2.99.

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Selling My House: First Impressions

So, I have recently listed my house for sale. I haven’t lived in it for half a year already, as I’ve moved due to work. My wife has been living in the house while going to school and work. She rented out some rooms to people in order to help make ends meet. I’ve been paying for two of everything, and it has been a strain on everything: my mood, our relationship, my work, finances and my energy levels.

It was a difficult decision to put our house up for sale in such a market. The city we live in is still dealing with the effects of the downturn, and housing prices are still on the decline, despite news reports that try to make everyone feel happy and positive about the next half a year. Did I mention that it is still around the middle of a mild Canadian winter?

My wife, more than myself, has a strong emotional attachment to the house. Early in our relationship, she started trying to find ways to make her dream of home ownership a reality, and by the time we were married, we had purchased a plot of land in a new subdivision, and had a company building one of their homes for us. My wife got to pick out the pain, flooring, and other upgrades on top of the stock design and loved every minute of it. There is a lot of her in the house, and so it was with a sad heart that we ended up listing it for sale. [Read more...]

Documentary Worth Watching: Building Green

While I enjoy the idea of green living, the following documentary talks about extreme ways of living green as well as somewhat reasonable ways (especially if you live in climates like California experiences). I enjoyed the approach of the documentary, as well as the fact that it was a project with multiple facets from start to finish.

If you are interested in green building, or at least have an interest in the technology available, you’ll want to check out this playlist of videos. [Read more...]

Documentary Worth Watching: Future Life On Earth

I have always had a fascination with the future, and what great technologies it would bring to make my life easier. As a child, I held Star Trek as the gold standard in technology, and so watching what people envision in the next few decades thanks to Discovery Channel made me super excited. NextWorld: Future of Life on Earth is one documentary that meets a need I have to merge science fiction and science fact together, and I enjoyed it so much that I actually bought a copy of it, and if you enjoy it, I suggest you do the same.

Buy it on Discovery Channel’s Store

Details: Watch as science fiction of today becomes science fact of the future. Imagine cities under the oceans, bionic suits, space tourism, super-speed trains, cyborg moths, windships, hoverbikes, somatic sensors, virtual reality, people living to 150 years old  these may be just the dreams of today but they will shape the NextWorld. Episodes include: Future Life on Earth, Future Intelligence, Future Cars, Extreme Tomorrow, Future Ships, and Future Flight. NextWorld reveals the science, the inventions and the innovations that seem impossible now, but will be a reality in our lifetimes.

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