What Does Barcelona Spain, Nice France, & Monte Carlo Monaco, Have In Common?

What Does Barcelona, Nice, and Monte Carlo have in common? Three Things: They are historic Mediterranean cities They like songs in english. They have ‘a guy’ Fact 1. A Little History Lesson. Barcelona: there are two Spanish legends concerning the establishment of Barcelona. One legend says that it was founded by Hercules, 400 years before the building of Rome. But, according to the other legend, the city was founded in the 3rd century BC by the Carthaginian Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal.

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A Fork Stuck In The Road.

There is a Green Day song called ‘Time Of Your Life.’ They played it at my 16 year old friends funeral. He jumped in front of a train and splattered all over the main intersection in my home town. In the aftermath was a bloody shoe that just sat by the tracks. Maybe the situation heightened my senses but that song played, and I’ve thought about this one line almost everyday since. “A Fork Stuck In The Road.” To some

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Why Would Canada Honor Queen Victoria?

Queen Victoria

I used to think Victoria Day was a holiday in honor of BC’s capital city, Victoria. Thats so not true. Looking back through time perhaps they should have called the Holiday, “Queen Victoria Day.” Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1901. On May 1, 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Three Things You May Not Know About The Queen: Queen Victoria learned to speak

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Tales From My Once/Year Job- The Vancouver Wineshow

I just can’t help but loving passionate people, and there are a number of beauties I meet once a year at the Vancouver Wine Show like Derek Shelton. Derek could drop you into trance anytime. I’m serious, he is a family man, wine expert, and hypnotist. Hypnotists know how to make you feel good. Derek was love at third sight. I was at the chocolate booth, he was just another dude stopping by for the third time and I couldn’t tell you what we

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Mexico 4.1- Grand Palladium Resorts

The worst moment during our Mexico trip was hitting a shallow ledge jumping for a football in the pool. That re-injured my partially torn ACL. There was one benefit; arriving at the airport in a wheelchair gets you VIP service. I cut every line and blew through the Mexican airport so quickly Jody Lea said, “Man, it would have been nice to wait in line for a change. Said nobody ever.” Laugh. Let’s forget about the bad and talk about the title of the blog.

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The Four Hour Work Year

The other day a fellow gets in my car and says, “Have you ever heard of the book, The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss?” I thought, yeah like 10 years ago. Back when I was working four hours a week, or less. “Yeah I heard of the book,” I said, and that book has been on my mind for 10 years. I originally bought the book because I hated on anybody who had a brilliant idea. It’s always been gut wrenching

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

I’ve had “Oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree,” stuck in my head for a month. I can’t remember the words and I don’t listen to radio so I just repeat oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree… making something uuup. I love my simple life. Dog chases stick. I chase dog. My dogs are like most peoples kids… excited. That makes me excited. We have an outdoor pool at our condo village and during the summer months parents bring their kids to the

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Hello World!!

God bless the Internet where anybody can create a website in just a weekend. Setting up a website is the easy part: buy your domain name from a hosting company, access the hosting companies c-panel, install WordPress, select your favorite theme, upload it, install a few plugins, write the first blog post and BAM. You’re ready to go. Suckers spend thousands of dollars to learn/outsource that information. I was once the sucker who paid someone else to build my site.

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