Happy Canada Day!

Lucky us to live in the best country in the world!

So celebrate big today, and take good care of Canada all year.

Remember when I was “The Canadian Explorer“?  I used to get so nervous about today, like how Santa probably feels on Xmas – you better produce.

3 years, 80 episodes and 000s of blog posts celebrating the best country because I feel it doesn’t get celebrated enough.

Here’s the intro to the show, circa 2007.

And here’s the siteTheCanadianExplorer.com

Good luck finding anything, I can’t and I own the thing.

But if you’re willing to dig, there’s a ton of gold, and the videos use an editing style that’s only now coming into vogue.

You’ll learn lots of facts, like how our national crest contains a unicorn.

I can spout stuff like that for days.

Or if you’ll really feeling to love Canada today, FF to 0:51 and reaffirm your Oath of Citizenship.

Have a great night tonight, hope you have fireworks!



Things I Found while Purging

Come on, I’ll show you some stuff.

Went through a big Ann-Margret phase. I’ve seen her 3 times, the last of which she hugged me.  I can do the song and dance to Appreciation from ‘Viva Las Vegas’.

Look where the bottom ticket is – Minot, North Dakota ahahah omg. Here’s an old blog post about that story.

I write myself letters, to be opened in the future.

Party photo booths.

Remember that time I threw myself a Blog Party? Looking back, kind of a weird thing to do. But it was 2009… different time different internet.  I wanted to bring my blog into the real world, take if offline.  Same for the recent Extravaganza giveaway… how much can my blog actually move?  More than I thought.

Why did I use a period instead of exclamation point after ‘party’?

Statement of fact:  you have been welcomed.

The raffle prizes were items seen in episodes of my show. It was cooler than it sounds.

Original header of my first blog, TheCanadianExplorer.com

Hi Suzy!

Graduating university.

Remember that time I was president of a cycling team for 5 years? Ha.

Meet my team – we were scrappy, and won a lot.

From New Years 2010, I went to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Am a bit infatuated with them. Look at all the ones & zeros below, ha.

I’d totally forgotten about this, this is neat.

In 2008, I was picked up by CBC and became their “inaugural made-for-web show”. Below is the pitch document, written by my bosses, when they tried to get me a job there permanently.  This is all them, none of this is written by me. This experience was a big lesson about this business.

Because to keep me there, the money  had to come from the ‘entertainment’ budget, so that’s where the storyline of me finding myself came from, to justify it.

I didn’t like that part… there’s no finding, I’m right here.

I wanted to keep it documentary style, about the subject first, me second.  I argued, I lost, and I wouldn’t change one thing about anything, it all worked out correctly, genuinely mean that.



An Old Favourite Canadian Explorer Episode

I wrote about suit jackets this week.  It made me remember a video.  So I dug it up, it made me laugh, here it is.

Ep. 27/80 – Exploring the Oldest Baseball Field in the World 

London, Ontario – It’s now called ‘Labatt Park‘, but was for the longest time, ‘Tecumseh Park’. Operating since 1877, that’s 132 years.  It has 5,200 seats, it’s a real grass field, and that’s another ‘Best in the World’ for Canada.

Original post June 2009

3 years ago, wow.  Have’t changed much; this post is filed  in 2/3 of my main blog categories (cars & security).  I still wear those jeans while exploring stuff.

The suit jacket comment is like, Social Engineering 101.



Been Working on KeriOnCars.com

I’m gathering posts and links, going back in time on my blogs (something I never do), and it’s been really fun.

Presenting car-themed posts from Canadian Explorer 2007-10

Giant magnet.

‘The Canadian Explorer’ theme song (written by me)


I’ve logged a lot of hours in auto body shops.

This was a fun afternoon #ChevyNova

The last line, I LOLd at my own joke all over again.

I think it’s a good method.

Canadian Explorer, woah, that show. I still have more to tell you about it. Director’s Cuts Videos for each episode.

That was THE best training, creating / producing / editing / executing it all.

That blog though, so rich in content, but you’d never know because it’s packaged so poorly.

One day. I have a plan, leave it with me. I need an assistant first.

I’ll use parts of this post for the ‘About’ page for KeriOnCars.  Have you ever written one, an “About Me” or bio? It’s tough, eh.

Next KeriOnCars.com Videos:

  • Exploring the LA Autoshow
  • Let’s Talk About the New Ford Escape
  • Using Your Car’s Rear-facing Camera

Kay I could sit here and blog myself into oblivion.  I have to pack my camera bag, tomorrow I’m off to a Honda event – a professional driver and I are going to talk about driving standard.

Night, TTYT