Posts Tagged ‘Friday With Bruuks’

Safe-cracking with Bruuks – Part 2

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Sometimes in life the thrill is in the chase, not the catch.  In this case, the thrill was in imagining the possibilities of what could possibly be hidden in this safe.  Treasure, jewels, someone’s will, old photos, hockey cards from the 50’s, shares in Apple circa 1984, a gold brick, a hidden picaso or group of seven.   In the end, the success of breaking into the safe was all that there was to celebrate.

Safe-cracking 101 with Bruuks

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

This Christmas will mark my 4th year in my house.

Before I bought it, I did a bit of a home inspection walk-through with my dad.  In the basement, in the workshop he noticed a small round piece of steel on the floor, which looked like it was covering something, like a floor drain.  He lifted it to have a look, and we were both surprised to notice a dial.  There was a safe built into the floor.

We replaced the cover and said nothing more.

I waited until after I moved in to contact the previous owner to inquire about the combination for the floor safe.  They had no idea there was even a safe, and told me that if there was anything in it, I could have it. (more…)

Friday with Bruuks – Space

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Someday I want to go to space.  The original Apollo missions cost somewhere in the order of $25 billion.  Like the first car, the first electric car, the first ipod, the first penny-farthing, the initial cost is massive, but after time as production increases and technology advances, the costs tend to fall.  With this in mind, I aimed my google device towards ‘space tourism’, and discovered the Virgin Galactic (I’d add an extra ‘a’ to the end Galactic though), with an initial seat price of $200,000.  That price is expected to eventually fall to $20,000.

I can afford that.  I bought a car for more than that once.  So, for my midlife crisis, instead of buying a convertible, I am budgeting for a trip to space.

I might attempt what these guys did as well, first.  It’s a bit cheaper, and with the right TV it might give the illusion of actually going to space.

This post was inspired by this dude.

Friday With Bruuks. China.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

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china

I’m off to China for a small vacation, to attend the wedding of one of my best friends in the world. I plan to eat awesome food, take lots of pictures, barter well in some markets, and make the most of this short trip. I may even visit the Great Wall again.

Friday With Bruuks. Umm.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

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I don’t know what to say.

Friday With Bruuks. Longest Weekend.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

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Long Weekend:

Bike Riding, BBQ’ing, traveling to visit friends, canoeing, family stuff, Lost series finale, playoff hockey, gardening, and a bit of Beer drinking. Life is good.

Friday With Bruuks.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

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Ed Note: This is the most conflicted I have been about posting something on this blog. Bob Gainey, Ken Dryden, The Rocket, Guy Lafluer, Russ Courtnall, Dickie Moore, Larry Robinson and The Hockey Sweater aside — The Habs can go F themselves.

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This year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs has been, without a doubt, a massive surprise for anyone who has been cheering for, or against, my beloved Montreal Canadiens. I can only imagine how many hockey pools have been ruined, how many hearts broken, by the consistent shut down, opportunistic hockey that this team has played.

It doesn’t seem to matter what line is on the ice, they all play the same team game. Lots of heart. Oh, and that PK Subban kid is Awesome.

Friday With Bruuks. Inter-yes!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

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The internet is the provider of both good and bad. While drinking my morning coffee this morning; two headlines nearly made my head explode.

1. Woman claims to have been impregnated by watching Porn in 3D.

The story goes something like this: A white woman, who’s white husband was out of the country, had a baby who was obviously not fathered by
her husband. She claims it was from watching porn involving a black man, in 3D.

During the whole SARS thing a few years ago, I refused to open any emails from my friends in China. You can never be too safe.

2. “Meet Jersey City’s 5-year-old baseball phenom — whacking fastballs at 85 MPH”

Watch for this kid in the big leagues in 15 years. Hopefully he can just play ball and enjoy being a kid without having Steinbrenner calling him every other day.

Friday With Bruuks. Eight or Better.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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I love a good beer. It’s one of my favorite things. Sitting with a few friends, enjoying a really good beer and a really good conversation, at any time of the year. Over the past couple of years I’ve been really enjoying the dark, full flavored, character rich beers.

Last night involved sharing in a couple of different craft beers available here in Peterborough. First, for dinner we shared a growler of ’8 or better’, which is available from the Publican House Brewery in Peterborough for the next month or so.

They describe it as “a Belgium style trippel made with Abbey Malt and two row malted barley. Hops include Sazz, EKG and Perle all of which are sourced from Europe. The yeast was acquired from White Labs and is used by two traditional Trappist Breweries. 8.1%” I describe it as “delicious,” and “so good I’ll have another”.

Following a quick planning meeting for Ride for Africycle 4.0 — we’re still accepting new riders so sign up now — and a plate full of warm freshly baked cookies, we headed downtown for a pint(s) at the Olde Stone. If you’ve never been there, you must go.

They make fine beers on site, with a variety which would appeal to anyone in attendance. Last night I sampled their seasonal — Anniversary Ale, and the old standby, the Or Dubh Stout. So good.

These are just a couple more reasons why I love Peterborough.

Friday With Bruuks. USS Ent.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

*Friday With Bruuks is a regular weekly feature. Written by David Bruuks and posted on Fridays. This is the latest one. Tell 100 Friends.

I love Peterborough. It’s a great town. I was born here. Aside from a few years of post secondary education and a year abroad, this place has been the only home I’ve known. Sometimes though, I get the urge to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Today, if I could fire up my transporter, I’d want to go to a little town in Alberta named Vulcan.

The residents are hosting a parade to welcome home Leonard Nemoy, who is making his first visit to the town. The amount of geekery involved in such an occasion would be off the charts.

Live long and prosper.