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Quiet so far this year   James - Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:46 am

I haven't written anything here for a while. Just a follow-up to things I've found so far this year on the bike:

  • $5
  • $1
  • Phone - returned to a 5 year old. Texted the number for 'mom', and she answered.
  • Tablet, found in the gutter of the Bayfront parkway. Found the owner via Facebook. After a week of procrastinating on it, I mailed it back.
  • Flashlight
  • A bunch of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Yoh cards

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2018 Biking year in review   James - Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:52 pm

Year Distance Bikes to Work Start End Comments
2018 6860 km / 4263 miles 144 Feb 19 Dec 5
2017 9258 km / 5753 miles 179 Feb 20 Dec 7
2016 7530 km / 4679 miles 158 Feb 29 Dec 8
2015 6393 km / 3973 miles 139 Mar 10 Nov 6
2014 5978 km / 3603 miles 124 Mar 21 Nov 7
2013 4377 km / 2736 miles 104 Apr 2 Nov 8
2012 5450 km / 3406 miles 120 Mar 13 Oct 26
2011 4763 km / 2977 miles 106 Mar 27 Nov 4 Bike to Work bike only
2010 4849 km / 3031 miles 95 Apr 7 Nov 3
2009 3356 km / 2013 miles 79 Apr 17 Oct 22
2008 3211 km / 2006 miles 73 Mar 30 Oct 16

Biking to work   James - Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:32 pm

Found a Samsung phone with a SIM card. The card was disabled, so no luck returning it.

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Swedish glögg recipe   James - Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:08 pm
  • 2 Cups port wine
  • 10 cloves
  • 10 cardamom seeds (also added some crushed cardamom because I didn't find the seeds in time)
  • Crushed orange peel / regular orange peel
  • Some allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 chunks of crystalized ginger
  • Combine spices and port wine, simmer on a stove for 1 hour.

In a separate pan, combine and boil:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 quart (4 cups) of water

Add boiling sugar water to the mixture. Then, add:

  • 1 quart of vodka (100 proof, if you have it. 80 proof works well too).

Serve warm with raisins and sliced almonds.

1/2 inch socket extension   James - Saturday, November 3, 2018, 1:28 pm

I found a 1/2 inch socket extension, near where I found the box wrench. Going to have to keep my eyes open in that location more. Also found a wrapped sandwich, and left it where it was.