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A great book idea!

July 14, 2010 Leave a comment

I have a neat idea for a novelty book: The pi book! I’m not sure it’s been done yet, but it would just be pi to however many places that can be put on 100 or so pages…starting on page one with 3.1415926535….

I wouldn’t expect it to outsell the latest from the likes of Clive Cussler, Danielle Steele or Dean Koontz but I’m fairly sure it would make a more entertaining read!

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Confession Time

July 11, 2010 Leave a comment

I was shopping with the wife today (not a wife, or that wife, but THE wife) and we paid for a purchase with a pile of change. It made me think about what a stinker I can be.

Back before one was required to prepay for fuel in British Columbia, I had a convenient way of getting rid of all my change: I would fuel my truck and bring in a pile of rolled coins to pay….Here’s your $60, Sir! Reactions usually ranged from cold glares to heated discussions but once a manager was actually thrilled as they were short of change. The choice I offered when confronted by an angry clerk was take the coins or take back the fuel. I was prepared to deal with either option but who would ever choose to take back the fuel?

Need I mention that I never did it my usual gas stations?

Now I don’t let change pile up but there are still restaurants….

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