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Some Random Ramblings

We are into those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer (which would be a great title for a song, come to think of it).

That means it’s about time for some Random Ramblings.

Driving down one of the residential streets in Prince George on the weekend, I saw three vehicles parked illegally. All of them had obviously disobeyed the same traffic law, and would almost certainly do so again in the near future.

As an example, I was driving along and I saw a vehicle parked on the same side of the street, facing me. A little ways on, I saw a vehicle on the other side of the street, facing in the same direction I was driving.

You’ve probably seen the same thing yourself. My question is: How do you get to that position legally? At some point, you have to have driven on the wrong side of the street, and will have to do so again when you leave.

The Summer Olympics are over for another four years, except the next set are only three years away because the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (which just wrapped up) were obviously held in 2021 because of COVID-19.

They were Canada’s most successful Summer Olympics ever, in terms of medals won, but I’m sure how many Canadians had the chance to see the medals being won live because of the time difference.

Well, at least that won’t be a problem for the 2022 Winter Olympics, which are set for next year  . . . in Beijing, China.

Oh well, at least the next Summer Olympics are in Paris, which means our clocks will have to be adjusted the other way to catch the events live.

It’s that sort of thing that really makes me appreciate events like the 2022 B.C. Summer Games, being held right here in Prince George. I might even be able to get to some of the events because they won’t be happening in the middle of the night.

Summer Olympics trivia question: Damian Warner won the decathlon title, the first Canadian to do so. He also won bronze in the same event in Rio in 2016. Who is the only other Canadian to medal in the decathlon? Answer: Dave Steen won bronze in Seoul in 1988.

Spent some time at Rooftop Rock: The Flatbed Edition on Saturday at the Exhibition Grounds. It drew a good crowd and raised a lot of money in donations for the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North.

It also seemed, to me at least, to be a pretty laid-back event. Maybe it was because there were five acts on stage over nine hours, so there wasn’t a lot of frantic rushing to get the stage changed for the next act; maybe it was the cool weather, with clouds that constantly threatened to open up but never did.

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