If You Could Afford a Rivian R1T Would You Buy It?

Do you think you can actually “afford” a Rivian R1T (MSRP ~$90,000.00 CAD) and if you believe you can, would you actually purchase one? Its a feature packed truck or SUV with hidden compartments, an RV 240V plug-in that adapts for overnight power charging at campgrounds Its a pretty sweet looking truck, here’s a side…

When Did Your Daily Routines Change and Why?

Every person has a set of daily routines whether they identify with them as such or not. Back in August 2021 we terminated our lease on a 900 square foot single-floor condo to move into our newly purchased 1,500 square foot three-story townhome. This single twenty-four hour move disrupted two-years of established daily routines. As…

A New Day Has Risen

Yesterday, I felt the world resting on my shoulders and was unable to shake the feeling of melancholy, depression and the inactivity of life surrounding myself. Yesterday, I said goodbye to the closest person I know and walked out the front door with nothing in my pockets, no identification and with a plan unlike any…

The Precipice and a Gesture on Easter

For days now I’ve been reflecting across decisions made throughout my adult life analyzing and wondering how each of those choices lead to a plethora of monotonous structures to climb up, down and around. How each decision made an impact on one life after another. A few years back I made a decision to start…

An Ultra Embarrassing Start to Hello Wisconsin!!!

Perhaps there should be an unwritten law about when travellers on an airplane should shout out HELLO WISCONSIN!!! at the precise moment the airplanes’ wheels touch the tarmac at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee Wisconsin? For whatever reason the passengers around me erupted into laughter as the stewardess picked up the announcement phone to…

A FREE Ride on the Delta Express Tram

After polishing off the two 500-gram bins of food and washing it down with a cool litre of water from the Yeti tumbler it was time to get back on my feet and figure out how-to get onto the Delta Express Train running back and forth across the ceiling tiles. Wandering a bit further down…

Laying Over in Detroit Rock City

It sounds waaaaay better than it actually was. Our CJ200 airplane took off from Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario Canada shortly after 7:45am eastern standard time (EST) and came to a rolling holt at one of the many gates along Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, in Detroit, Michigan USA. The time reported by Co-pilot…

One Thousand Entries for Twenty Bucks; 50/50 Are You For Real?

Seriously 50/50 has become an explosive fundraising event here in the Capital City of Alberta. Our province and its residents have gone ape shit krazy about the chance to win a fifty-percent pot. A few years back in 2019 the 50/50 was spread across an online fundraising page. The page had 10,000 hits every second….

How Do You Make Money Blogging?

This is the BIG question isn’t it. How will we make money blogging? Can our blog idea become BIG enough enough where it begins earning a bit of coin? Is there anything we can proactively do to ensure our blog is growing, bring in traffic, and organic views? All of these questions have been pondered…

It’s Officially Official Day; DNA is Alive!

Hello Friends of the Internet, Today we are proud to announce on Canadian Family Day we ripped off the bandaid here at jacksoncrabb.wordpress.com by purchasing a NEW flashy domain name… Distracted in Alberta James and myself (Aaron) have been working on getting our proverbial stuff together over the past couple of years to bring Distracted…

Arriving Before Sunrise at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Skidding to a stop on the entry landing zone we smashed around in our seats and taxied over to the gate at YYZ aka Toronto Pearson International Airport. This was my fifth landing in as many years at YYZ. Awaiting the door to pop-open folks on the blurry red eye stood up, stretching limbs, legs…

A Turkey in Time Departing from Edmonton International Airport

For ninety-three percent of the people out there traveling the first flight I chose to fly on down to Wisconsin would make you arrive with bright red eyes, blurry vision and a lack of pep in their step. Of course for this guy being awake after midnight is an everyday occurrence and red eye syndrome…

What Would it Take to Travel Down South?

A week after figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B, with the new international travel requirements amid COVID-19, I was determined to get myself from Edmonton, Alberta Canada down to Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. After a couple of weeks, looking into possible flights between the two cities it was becoming apparent that…

An American Thanksgiving; What Would it Take to Cross Borders?

Everyone knows that COVID-19 has changed the world’s landscape dramatically and when Canada and the United States finally agreed to begin letting travellers back across their boarders many people in Canada felt relieved. A part of “normalcy” was about to return. A few weeks after the initial boarder opening for fully vaccinated travellers to come…

The Midnight Following of a Red Giant

Last night I decided to take myself outside and look for stars using the app known as stellarium. Then I went with my Celetron binoculars and began looking at the only star that I could see inside the clouded sky What was interesting is using stellarium I was able to determine that the only star…

Tires; When Should You Change Them Out?

Realistically FrankenTaco will not require a new set of “shoes” until 2023 or later as long as they do not get a pesky puncture or run amok in the dirty potholes of life. From regular wear and tear, I’m told I should get around 120,000 to 150,000 kilometres on the current set of Yokohama Country…

Try it, Taste it, Love it; Hitachino Japanese Beer

South bound after work I slowed spotting the Liquor Store on the opposite side of the street thinking to myself, “Sherbrooke Liquor… oh man they have a tasty selection of beers for a fantastic Friday night.” The left hand tugged on the steering wheel as we eased into the roundabout drifting through its circled lanes and…

Get Smart; Smart Watches

Recently as I was working from home the wife and I were idly chatting about random things that we are going to miss or not miss when we move to our next home as our current condo is directly above the boiler room where periodically you can hear the building maintenance men working with drills,…

How Do You Celebrate St Patrick’s Day?

This delicious idea came to us a few nights ago as we were standing in the cooler at Sherbrooke Liquor store starring at the thousands of individual bottles of beer before James and myself. “Dude, we should start a section on the blog where we just talk about beers we are tasting!” I starred down James like he must…

Its Times Like These When You Need…

MINTIES! I found comfort in these little white mints when I first arrived in Brisbane, Queensland Australia they were potent and filled with just enough mint to be considered a breathe mint. In the back of my mind I continued to wonder about the decision to depart my home country? The pace of Australia was…

Air Pacific; A Young Man’s Travels, Desires & Journeys

Entry # Five on this 2nd day of July in the year of 2002 Move and I shall speak to you. Run and I will share your joy. Excite and I will not disappoint. Ask and I may never comeback. Love… Love has reopened a longing inside my soul, holding back are these tears of…

Remorseless Extortion And Sporting Day Tickets

A picture is worth a thousand words… Or does it? The images on the left side of the page were those given to the journal by the giver. They were “ideas” of what would become part of a young man’s desires and journey. It was words of inspiration and encouragement to go forth and become…

The Oceans Await Yer Travels

Pen in hand the young man touched the first page with a big bright blue marker. Its heavy thick tip brushing into the page thick bright and bold lines across the singular 6×6 inch page. Its ink marking and burying the colour into the weighted paper. The pressure upon the page sinking, and seeping through…

Customer Service; Is It a Fine Art in Your Community ?

Three hours ago I was standing in line at the local Safeway grocery store listening to the conversation between Chelsea the cashier lady and Andrew the guy two people in front of me in line. He stood with an unbuttoned denim jacket with white fur clinging to the lapels which strangely matched his long stringy…