Should I Get a New Dog?

With this pandemic still preventing me from doing all the things I’d love to do right now, I find myself bored at home way more than I’d wish. I was thinking that maybe getting a puppy would help me deal with my boredom but I’ve seen some of my best friends get dogs and their life seemed like Hell for a while until the dog was able to entertain itself somewhat. I’m at loss for what to do if you know something I don’t I’d love to hear it.

Please contact me if you think I should get a dog. If I did get a dog, it would be a white lab and her name would be Bagel.

Thanks in advance!


Back to Victoria BC for the Summer

Well, it happened. We now own a share of a cabin in Victoria BC and will be going back this summer, 2021. The cabin is shared by 4 other families, but we get it for 3 months out of the year. The cabin itself was in disrepair when we made our offer, which is why we got such a good deal.

The last time we were in Victoria, we were blown away but the beauty of the nature and trees. It’s been rated the greenest city in the world countless times for a good reason. But this summer won’t be all sunshine and rainbows, oh no! This time around we got a lot of work to do on the cabin’s property. There are a few trees that need to be removed, but we were fortunately referred to a greet tree removal Victoria BC company Tree Service Pros at (250) 900-4644, which answered all our questions professionally, so no worries there. But! And there’s always a but… the other chores involve painting the cabin, getting some pests out of there like hornet nests and rats. The other families only use it once a year, too, for a week at the most, so we’ll be there more and it’ll be up to us to keep it nice.

Our plan it to tackle it all at once and then hire a handyman to check on it for an hour or two per month. So please let us know if you know any good handymen in Victoria BC. Besides that, the chores are just what you’d expect: window cleaning, appliance repair, sweeping, etc.

We were excited to announce this because we haven’t blogged in a while and with everything going on these days we haven’t been ourselves lately. We hope this will be a good getaway for us and provide us with some inspiration to blog more often.

Thanks for reading.

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Love for Central Alberta Truck Lovers

It’s been a while since we posted, as our site was down for maintenance. Well, we’re back with the old theme and today we want to give a shot out to Central Alberta as a hub for big tow truck lovers and people who love to keep their sweet cars clean. The Texas of Canada, we love you. Go Edmonton Oilers!

Keep up the great work everyone in Alberta, from Red Deer to Calgary and all around, you Canadians are amazing.

Falling Asleep at the Wheel (A Rant About Kids and Their Need for Oil and Trucks These Days)

I was passing through a university the other day and something horrific struck my ears. I heard a millennial say “Driving big trucks with oil in them is evil, and everyone who drives a truck is evil for polluting the planet.”

I stopped to say something to this ungrateful Canadian but I paused to observe him instead. Here it was absolutely comical to see this young man complaining about trucks and oil when he was standing on a sidewalk surrounded by beautiful buildings and only trucks and oil could produce such things. I decided to listen to him a little longer before he noticed me staring and laughing at him.

“My mom,” he continued, “once warned me that man kills himself without knowing it. Man digs up the earth but he’s only digging up himself from the inside out.”

When I heard this I thought his mom must have been one of those crazy hippy girls I loved to party with in the ’70s. I kept listening.

“My mom is a lawyer, and she’s trying to change the world by suing big corporations that pollute the planet without consequences for their actions.”

Yup, I knew then. His mom was a yuppie, finally acting on her passions after all these years of partying her brain cells away. It was now that I left and kept walking around campus. I did some deep thinking in the next few minutes and that’s when I decided to write this blog post.

All I want to do is quickly say that without trucks and oil none of us would be here right now. Of course, it’s nice to think of new and better ways of doing things, but that doesn’t mean we should be ungrateful for the old way of doing things. Now, I’m glad to get that off my chest and I hope every millennial reads this. If you are, please keeping strong in fighting for your passions, but read some history too and be grateful for it. Please feel free to share this post on your social media to get the word out. Our you can do a bigger favor and share the homepage, because we have lot’s of exciting content and much more to come! Thanks.

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Car Detailing News – Victoria BC Bound

We recently changed our slogan to “when auto detailing a tow truck makes sense to bagel-loving Olympians” for a good reason, and much of that reason has to do with my beloved time spent in the beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada this summer. Let the story begin!

As we announced in a previous post today, we love the Canadian automotive industry. If only we had more Canadian-made cars then we’d be fully satisfied. But why doesn’t Canada make more of their own cars? Good question! We’re not exactly sure the decisions behind that, but if it was up to us then we’d all be driving luxury Canadian vehicles. Not only this, but all the Canadian cars would get free monthly auto detailing services paid by our tax money. Wouldn’t that be great?

I’m often Victoria BC bound, whether I’m coming from Toronto Ontario or Halifax Nova Scotia. I visit Victoria BC a lot, and I often take my convertible sports car with me. I go to that wonderful city because there’s nowhere else like it, and I love to get my car cleaned their by professional auto detailers before hitting the highway up to Tofino where I go surfing with my girlfriends every summer. This summer in 2019 I just got back from my trip, and this is where the news comes in. Indeed, I got great news for all you lovely readers today!

I really learned the benefit of getting your vehicle professionally washed inside and out by expert auto detailers while in Victoria BC this summer. Aye, and especially when you get auto detailing mobile to your hotel parking lot! The benefits are nearly countless: that fresh car smell, fulfilling your ego, not taking no for an answer, feeling like a queen in a chariot as I groove on down Oak Bay avenue like a champion in my spotless, shiny sports car… ahhhh, life is good.

News About Victoria Car Detailing Innovation in 2019:

  1. It’s now easy to get mobile car detailing Victoria BC services, as all you need to do is call your local professionals over the phone and they’ll come to your location anywhere on Vancouver Island in the same day with their mobile auto detailing trailer and all the cleaning equipment and tools needed to get the job done.
  2. Competition among auto detailing supplies companies has increased in the quality of exterior car cleaning foams, soaps and formulas, giving a profound, smudgless surface to your auto paint that would either take a lot more time or would be impossible in the past.
  3. It doesn’t take much to be appreciative of Victoria BC’s professional culture. It speaks volumes about their ethics when you see clean sidewalks and hard working people with smiles on their faces enjoying the fruits of their labor. In some parts of the world with a lot of radicals and poor people it can be shameful to get auto detailing for your sports car because it’s considered selfish, but in Victoria BC the word “selfish” doesn’t exist per se: it only means “deserving.” If someone takes the time and effort to work their face off all day then in my opinion they deserve to ride a freshly washed sports car or old fashioned truck down Oak Bay avenue, and I would give them a thumbs up just to see them do so!
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Conclusion of Why Getting Mobile Car Detailing is the Next Best Thing to Eating a Bagel While Watching the Olympics…

If you travel to Victoria BC and drive their on a road trip over the ferry rather than catch a train or airplane then you MUST get professional car detailing Victoria services because it’ll make your vacation more memorable and make you feel more established and worthy as you cruise the beautiful, tree-riddled roads and avenues like Queen Victoria herself.

I know not all of my readers will appreciate this news, but for those of you who do it’s life-changing. Never feel bad or selfish getting car detailing services because if you can afford it then there’s a good chance you deserve it, and I’m so grateful I got to experience being a tourist in Victoria BC with a freshly washed sports car for the first time. Usually by the time I get to Victoria after a road trip from Halifax NS my car is covered in dust and road dirt and this time it was a whole other experience worth remembering simply because I took the time to get my car washed inside and outside professionally by auto detailing experts.

So there we have our news! I hope you enjoyed learning and if not then I hope you were entertained. Until next time stay positive and stay tuned!

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Our Love for the Automotive Industry in Canada

Whether it’s car manufacturers, towing companies, taxi companies or auto detailing and mobile car wash businesses, we love them all, as we have a profound love for the Canadian automotive industry. Here’s why….

When I was auditioning for the Olympics as a youth I worked part time for a mobile bagel food truck that traveled from Halifax Nova Scotia to Victoria British Columbia, selling bagels to everyone from car wash girls to car mechanics. I had a great time meeting all kinds of nice people who worked in the automotive industry while I myself was working out of an automobile, and all it took was one night of over-thinking to realize how important the automotive industry is to Canada’s economy.

The team here at Olympic Bagel love cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, tow trucks, buses and all other vehicles because without them some great things would be missing from the world.

I’m glad I get the chance to express my love and today I’m planning a new 2019 blog post for all my readers who like to read a funny story about hard working family business owners in the car cleaning industry. Get ready for more great content and until then stay positive and stay tuned!

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Appreciating the Church without Being Religious

This is a tangent somewhat unrelated to the focus of our blog, but I need to get it off my chest. I’m sick of people bashing on the church. Whether it’s people from Middle Eastern tradition bashing on their parents’ mosque and minaret or people from Western tradition bashing on their parents’ synagogue and temple, it disgusts me all the same.

Young people today have no idea how much they take for granted. We owe so much to religion for much of our civilizations’ achievements–aught from our music notation to painting techniques, architecture masonry, astronomy and mathematics. Sure, the church has a downside. But guess what… everything has a downside.

I continue to respect my heritage, my family’s tradition, my ancestors’ culture and the all the religions on the planet because I’ve done my research, I’ve done my thinking and I know that ripping up our history and throwing it away is a worse thing to do than go to church.

I just wanted to get this off my chest and share this thought with a few people. Feel free to share this post if you feel the same way, and don’t forget to come back to Olympic Bagel in the future for more interesting subject matter. Until then, farewell!

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Mysteries of a Tow Truck Driver: A Story of Glory in Halifax NS

This is a story that was told to me and now I’m going to share it with you. It may be unrelated to this blog but it’s important and it’s a story that stuck with me for many years. I knew I’d share it on my blog before it was even a real thing because I always tell this story to new people I meet when I have nothing to else to say and I always say it when I go camping.

This story is based on a real event, about a tow truck driver in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He works for a great towing company and was one of their best employees. Keep in mind this story took place quite some time ago so he might not work for the same company, let alone do towing services anymore, but his work will always live on in these marvelous chapters.

I’m not sure the hero’s real name, but for the sake of easy story telling I’ll just call our tow truck driver Chuck. Now Chuck was a large man, and very mysterious. He worked under a secret code of conduct that he never put into words for other people to understand but whatever it was he followed it to every detail and never strayed from the path it laid out for him. Keep this mysterious code of conduct in mind as you explore these events with me.

It was a sunny Tuesday morning, and after helping his friend move since 4 in the morning he got to work at 8 AM, hopped in his tow truck and drove off through the streets of Halifax providing various towing services. Maybe after helping his fifth or sixth client with short distance tows and odd services like jump starting and lockout key assistance, Chuck watched a hooded figure snatch a child from its mother and run off with it on the side of the road. At first Chuck must have thought he was watching a movie from the window of his tow truck because he kind of froze, but then when the mother started screaming Chuck’s inner code of conduct whipped him into action and he put his tow truck into gear and turned down an alleyway to chase the kidnapper.

The hood of the tow truck smashed through boxes and knocked aside garbage bins, and paper and junk was flying everywhere as our Hollywood-like savior speed-rocketed through the alley. But then, just like in many movies, the alley got too thin so he had to jump out of his tow truck and chase the kidnapper on foot. He could still hear the mother screaming faraway as soon as he opened the door, and the kidnapper was nearly in his grasp.

Now remember Chuck was a large man so he wasn’t the best runner, but he had a head start on the villain because he too was clearly not in the best shape. Chuck followed the hooded figure into a creepy abandoned building and heard the echoes of the baby’s cries dashing around the atmosphere. Now Chuck couldn’t tell which direction this creep had went so he paused and listened to the crying carefully. Then, as if using spider senses, he just had a hunch and bolted through a hallway. Sure enough he saw disturbed cobwebs and the baby’s cries got louder.

Then, turning a corner, the flash of a knife sparkled as it zoomed out of the shadows and our heroic tow truck driver used his instincts to knock the knife aside and then he used his fist to knock the kidnapper across the chin. The hooded creep fell to the floor with a thud and our hero took the baby in his arms. He wanted to hold down the kidnapper until the police came, but all he could think about was getting the baby back to it’s mother.

Minutes later the hero returned the baby to it’s mother and when the cops arrived they were so surprised that this tow truck Halifax service provider was a heroic champion who would do something so selfish and dangerous to save the baby of this poor woman. Sure enough Chuck was interviewed by not only the cops but many newspapers, magazines and radio shows. This was many years ago, but I wouldn’t be surprised if his story is still being told in the streets of Halifax, which are a little safer because of him. The kidnapper had been found and jailed, and Halifax had a new hero.

This story is amazing enough to inspire people as it shows how an ordinary man can do extraordinary things. But the real amazing thing about this is what Chuck said to the newspapers in his interviews. He relieved his mysterious code.

When they asked him why he did it, Chuck answered, “Help others and the universe will help you. Don’t help others and no one will be there when you need help the most.”

So there we have it. Hope this story was entertaining. Come back soon for more interesting Olympic Bagel content.

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How I Lost My Belly Fat in 2 Weeks!

Greetings, everyone! Haven’t posted in a little while because I’ve been dealing with some family issues. Things were really looking down for me for a while but the problem has been solved. While I was down and out I was over eating and no longer getting exercise. I developed a belly that was a little more than noticeable, but I knew it wouldn’t last long. All my life I had been a disciplined woman. I was an Olympic athlete, after all. But it was stress that had allowed me to fall behind in my good habits.

I remember long nights eating cookies and watching too many movies. But once things turned around I managed to lose the weight I had gained in a little less than 2 weeks. How did I do it? Here’s the secret.

4 Steps to Lose Your Gut in 2 Weeks

  1. I immediately corrected my diet in a single day. I went from cookies and cereal to salads and fruits. I refused to eat anything I knew would only add to my gut and ate only stuff I knew would make me feel good.
  2. I talked to my self and adjusted my self-image. At night I visualized myself as a healthy and athletic woman until I believed it had already been achieved.
  3. I went to the gym everyday and did sit ups in my home every morning as the first thing I did after waking up. In the gym I pushed myself and focused on my abs where the fat had collected. I worked out until my abs were sore everyday, and didn’t give myself any breaks.
  4. I looked in the mirror and surprised myself. I thought it would take several months to lose my gut, but after 2 weeks I had reached my goal and the realization of it was the final step.

So if you’re dealing with a similar task, try the scientific method and see if these 4 steps won’t work for you! Thanks for visiting, learn more about this blog here: /about/

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Why Bagels Are The Best Food Ever!

Why are bagels the best? That is the most important question humankind will ever ask in all of eternity. Before I rant, let me start by giving three good reasons.

  1. Breakfast
  2. Lunch
  3. Dinner, baby!

There. Argument is over!

Now let me be serious. Bagels are the best because, if they’re whole wheat with nuts and seeds, they have almost everything you need for a balanced diet. You can eat them for any meal of the day, and toasting them for breakfast with berry jam is fast and easy. You can make sandwiches with them. Here at Olympic Bagel, we eat up to four bagels per day because they’re tasty, healthy and easy to prepare. Even for dinner, I often have a bagel on the side with a salad to make a full course meal.

You can even get gluten free bagels!

So there we have it. If you still don’t know why bagels are the best food ever, you haven’t eaten enough of them!