Taking the Rest of the Summer Off

As in, rest of this week. 

I’m happy and fine just wiped, and my brain is still porridge, never a good mind with which to write. Look how dull my eyes are. Plus I haven’t had a real summer vacation in years, so am taking one.
Back to regularly scheduled programming next week when the world starts up again.

Have a great Labour Day weekend!!

xo Keri



Sitting Quietly

Daydreaming. Plotting.

When that happens it’s hand-over-mouth always. There’s even a blog tag = Hand over mouth (12)

First week of unemployment couldn’t have gone better.  I laughed a lot, felt lighter, not one twinge of regret over my decision to quit the paper, and it couldn’t have ended on a higher note. Something big is coming guys, our adventures are about to whoosh up to the next level.

I’m still so wiped though, I accomplished very little this weekend and just feel …. lethargic. It’s confusing me, I have endless energy always. Maybe it’s because I stopped for the first time in 3 years. So I’m very behind on email, and if that’s you I’m sorry, it’s not personal.

Best Friday night #BuyingAHouseInTheCountryWasMySmartestMove

On Friday I tested Ford’s all-new infotainment system, Sync 3.

It debuts on both the 2016 Fiesta and Escape.

Full review coming soon, until then a short review – hold off on buying a new Ford until it comes equipped with Sync3, it’s that big an improvement.

Saturday night at the races… BE THERE.

Have a new OCD song.

Happens a couple times a year, this time it’s Justin Beiber with Skrillex, “What do you mean?

Blog tag = OCD Song

Here’s to a strong start to your week tomorrow,
last one of Summer 2015!

Take a risk, do what’s been on your to-do list,
now is a good time.

xo Keri



Can Someone Please Send Me a Printer to Test

I don’t own one. Happy to test it out and blog my findings.

Because it’s a 30-minute round trip, with a specially formatted USB key, just to print a few pages, and in black&white at that.

This is out-of-hand.

Look how much it costs to invoice the newspaper – $8.

Regardless – remember to password protect your WiFi printer, especially if it’s connected to your corporate network.



2015 Jaguar XJ AWD

2015 Jaguar XJ AWD

3.0 litre V6 Supercharged
8-spd automatic
340 hp
332 lb.ft
0 – 100 km/h in 6.4 sec

Starting at $89,490

I use Jaguar’s instrument cluster as a barometer, so many are so cluttered.

It’s minimal, and uses appropriately-sized numbers, text and symbols (especially the cruise control.)

How the rear window cascades over the side though.

And how the taillights do the same thing.

It’s also available in a V8, but this standard supercharged V6 launches quickly, especially in sport mode. Despite it’s size the XJ is very nimble. Steering is well balanced and direct, its handling is refined, and of course that great Jag growl.

Those are the controls for the rear seats.   Leather everything, carbon fibre touches, it’s all elegance that will wear well over time.  It’s the same thing I always say

Jaguar is the car version of old money

Which means my grimey outfits become chic.

Even their marketing campaign rocks #GoodToBeBad – why Jaguar is the perfect car to drive when committing crime.

Remember when I spent a Saturday night hanging out in my driveway with This Week’s Car? It was this one.

Thought I was a beautiful park, till the man came over and asked why I was photoing a car on his lawn,  “wait, I’m not on public property am I…”

He was kind and let me stay.

Blog tag = Jaguar