So. Breakfast. Included pancakes. I managed not to drown them in maple syrup by hiding them behind the menu. As purveyors of greasy fry-ups go, though, IHOP has a lot to learn. Insufficiently greasy for starters, also no FOREIGNS have yet grasped the idea of BACON as BRITONS know it. I saw a sign today advertising BRITISH-stylee fish'n'chips but did not investigate further for fear of massive disappointment, and also doing
For yes, I have made the motor-car's cruise control grok metric! However this also turns the fuel consumption into litres per 100 km, which I don't understand at all. It's bad enough with silly USAnian gallons. I think lower numbers are better.
Now for today's grump about Anbaric Stuffs. While Emily is now behaving herself, the motor-car's stereo is not. It has not one but two USB ports, so you can plug in your iPod and control it via the buttons strewn about the place; on the steering wheel, on the front of the radio, under the boot floor1 ect. ect. So I can use it to tell our old friend DJ Random to do his Stuffs, si?
No. No, I can't. The system is called "SYNC" and was co-developed by Ford and Microsith, and it wants to make an index of all content on my iPod. But this overtaxes its little anbarickal brane, as it cannot count beyond 15,000, which is slightly under 60% of the number of tracks on the iThing. So I have to pipe tunes out of the headphone socket and into the car's "LINE IN" instead. Silly hooters. Here is the motor-car as it appears now:
|We'll soon 'ave some proper dirt on that...|
Today was the thick end of 700 km, and most of it was covered in trees. British Columbia goes on for about another 1200 before it runs out and there's still an awful lot of Canada between there and the North Pole. USAnia is titchy in comparison. The bits that aren't trees are lakes.
|Lake. Canada. Sunday.|
According to an overhead gantry sign thing seen today it is "Motorcycle Season". Leftpondians are famous for hunting anything which moves but I didn't think they actually went after bikers. How do you tie a
Enough. I'm hungry.