Something we’re going to doing a lot of in Japan is walking. We’re gonna be on our feet a lot. And, we’re going to probably be up and out the door earlier quite a bit to make the most of our time there. So, are are we feeling fit enough for it? Are we nervous?
Putting everything together for our trip has been a real effort, and just like for our wedding we used a variety of tools and strategies to keep on top of everything (mostly). If you’re planning a big trip or event of your own, or are just curious how we did it, here’s a few of our tactics… Read More
Going out to a nice restaurant is a tried and true Valentine’s Day staple. But why not try having a romantic evening at home? I can think of a few reasons…
- WAY easier to get reservations.
- Cooking together can be fun and romantic itself.
- You get to set the ambiance.
- YOU GET TO SET THE MUSIC! (“Oh honey, it’s our song…. oh… the dubstep version).
- Less travel time (more together time).
- More socially acceptable if you decide to get “romantic” before/during/after dinner.
- Much lower risk of having to witness a failed wedding proposal.
- Fewer people to see/record/live-tweet if your own wedding proposal fails.
- Come to think of it, avoids a lot of “my ex is the waiter” type rom-com cliches.
- It’s cheaper (unless you go REALLY overboard with the fancy cheeses).
With freezing rain blanketing Toronto today, it seemed like an appropriate time to share some thoughts I’d been having recently – in light of conversations with various people about distracted driving, self-driving cars, and the like.
It boils down to a philosophy of mine that’s strange for some, seemingly downright alien to others, but so important to my daily life: making each time I go out for a drive an event.
I’ve rarely been an early adopter of new tech. Sometimes that’s because of financial obstacles – often it’s simply not seeing the burning need for whatever the latest “thing” is. Sometimes I’m concerned about how well something is going to hold up long-term (“early adopter” is just a marketing term for “sucker”, says my engineering friend).
Considering I was in my 20s before I had a smartphone (remember when high-powered smartphones were still called “superphones”?), I was surprised myself to see a smartwatch appear on my wrist a little before Christmas.