And here it is, the post that blows past the 100-post-self-imposed blog limit.
What's new? 2014 is showing signs of being an awesome year in the life of your host. Some things that are on the horizon, the things that will be truly life-altering, can't be uttered out loud.
I think I'll just stick to some of the minor awesome things. Like the recent past, for instance.
The Christmas holidays have been a blessing. Jonathan, Lauren and Andrew shared our roof, as did Vicky, Jonathan's girlfriend. We celebrated Susan's birthday with a gourmet dinner at one of the city's very best restaurants, Club Chasse et Pêche, in Old Montreal. Bob, do you remember where we parked our bikes in the old city, right on a corner, and then went for a stroll? Well, two or three doors up that street is where the restaurant is. A slice of heaven on earth, truly.
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And what did Santa have in store for me? I'm glad I asked.
Among many other things too numerous to mention, I got a state of the art Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker. The new model with the bur grinder. Our old Grind and Brew quit on us a few days before Christmas, after more than ten years of loyal service. A doohickey on the grinder bit that is vital to the operation of the whole machine broke off, rendering the entire thing utterly useless. For those who are coffee lovers, the Grind and Brew is, in my not-so-humble opinion, the very best drip coffee maker in the world.
Did I get anything that made my rider's heart skip a beat? You betcha!
Lauren drew me in the family-only secret Santa draw and gave me Oxford Heaterz heated grips, and a Warm-N-Safe Heat Troller. There will be much fiddling to install them on the GTS, including the obligatory self-imposed project report. Some dremelling has already been done, and there is more to do before the deed is done. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lauren!!!
And there you have it folks. The 101st blog post. So much for arbitrary limits and self-imposed constraints. I am a rebel at heart anyway. It suits me better than the alternative. I guess this means that there is no way of telling how many blog posts will happen in 2014 now is there?