Avoiding Chores

Avoiding Chores

By Avoiding Chores
The official podcast from Avoiding Chores – Located in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. We talk about the outdoors, gadgets and other stuff that keeps us away from doing actual work.
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Episode 27 - Home Office Blues
In this episode, I talk about the latest lockdown measure relaxing, including the Atlantic Bubble where a lot of people from Nova Scotia waited in line for most of the day to cross into New Brunswick. I also started a new segment called “Stuff I like” and the latest addition to the home office. In this episode we go over the latest Q&A’s and talk about how the iPads and AirPods are good enough to give us late night tv entertainment. Of course I talk about camping gear and some stuff on my wish list. Leave a message for the Q&A session at https://anchor.fm/avoiding chores 🛰️Latest #Garmin Products 🛰️ https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=52EHR3AC16B1&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒 Accessories For Your Garmin 🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=37RPHCBURZAK&ref=idea_share_inf 🚴 #FatBike and #BikePacking Gear 🚴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=UG4NRUB72P67&ref=idea_share_inf 🚛 #Truckcamping Gear List 🚛 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=4O4Y9NWK0AKA&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒AMAZON IDEA LISTS🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr - - - - - - - - - - - 🔗 WEBSITE 🔗 https://avoidingchores.com https://gps.training https://novascotiaoutdoors.ca 📧 MAILING LIST 📧 http://eepurl.com/M2FSb 🌟POPULAR PLAYLISTS 🌟 Garmin Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL025AEDCF4E47B8F4 Garmin inReach Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoASYysvzldY6Qyih4hO4tlFJrFY5uiT Outdoor Recreation https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA3BECE680F4A510C - - - - - - - - - - - What better way to avoid chores than to watch videos from an array of related topics based in Nova Scotia. Starting from the outdoors with hiking, product reviews, outdoor recreation, outdoor cooking & GPS tutorials
19:17
July 4, 2020
Episode 26 - mobile studio edition
In this episode we go over the latest Q&A’s and talk about how the iPads and AirPods are good enough to give us late night tv entertainment. Of course I talk about camping gear and some stuff on my wish list. Leave a message for the Q&A session at https://anchor.fm/avoiding chores 🛰️Latest #Garmin Products 🛰️ https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=52EHR3AC16B1&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒 Accessories For Your Garmin 🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=37RPHCBURZAK&ref=idea_share_inf 🚴 #FatBike and #BikePacking Gear 🚴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=UG4NRUB72P67&ref=idea_share_inf 🚛 #Truckcamping Gear List 🚛 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=4O4Y9NWK0AKA&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒AMAZON IDEA LISTS🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr - - - - - - - - - - - 🔗 WEBSITE 🔗 https://avoidingchores.com https://gps.training https://novascotiaoutdoors.ca 📧 MAILING LIST 📧 http://eepurl.com/M2FSb 🌟POPULAR PLAYLISTS 🌟 Garmin Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL025AEDCF4E47B8F4 Garmin inReach Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoASYysvzldY6Qyih4hO4tlFJrFY5uiT Outdoor Recreation https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA3BECE680F4A510C - - - - - - - - - - - What better way to avoid chores than to watch videos from an array of related topics based in Nova Scotia. Starting from the outdoors with hiking, product reviews, outdoor recreation, outdoor cooking & GPS tutorials
20:34
June 29, 2020
Episode 25 - 80 Percent Entertainment
In this episode we go over the latest Q&A’s and talk about how the iPads and AirPods are good enough to give us late night tv entertainment. Of course I talk about camping gear and some stuff on my wish list. Leave a message for the Q&A session at https://anchor.fm/avoiding chores 🛰️Latest #Garmin Products 🛰️ https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=52EHR3AC16B1&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒 Accessories For Your Garmin 🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=37RPHCBURZAK&ref=idea_share_inf 🚴 #FatBike and #BikePacking Gear 🚴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=UG4NRUB72P67&ref=idea_share_inf 🚛 #Truckcamping Gear List 🚛 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=4O4Y9NWK0AKA&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒AMAZON IDEA LISTS🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr - - - - - - - - - - - 🔗 WEBSITE 🔗 https://avoidingchores.com https://gps.training https://novascotiaoutdoors.ca 📧 MAILING LIST 📧 http://eepurl.com/M2FSb 🌟POPULAR PLAYLISTS 🌟 Garmin Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL025AEDCF4E47B8F4 Garmin inReach Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoASYysvzldY6Qyih4hO4tlFJrFY5uiT Outdoor Recreation https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA3BECE680F4A510C - - - - - - - - - - - What better way to avoid chores than to watch videos from an array of related topics based in Nova Scotia. Starting from the outdoors with hiking, product reviews, outdoor recreation, outdoor cooking & GPS tutorials
21:22
June 20, 2020
Episode 24 - Camping Season is Almost Here
In this episode, finally the boys (Jocelyn & Keith) join in a recording session where we talk about the latest during the quarantine: Sour Dough Bread and Camping reservations now that Nova Scotia Provincial campgrounds are opening up. Leave a message for the Q&A session at https://anchor.fm/avoiding chores 🛰️Latest #Garmin Products 🛰️ https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=52EHR3AC16B1&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒 Accessories For Your Garmin 🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=37RPHCBURZAK&ref=idea_share_inf 🚴 #FatBike and #BikePacking Gear 🚴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=UG4NRUB72P67&ref=idea_share_inf 🚛 #Truckcamping Gear List 🚛 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr?listId=4O4Y9NWK0AKA&ref=idea_share_inf 🛒AMAZON IDEA LISTS🛒 https://www.amazon.com/shop/jimcyr - - - - - - - - - - - 🔗 WEBSITE 🔗 https://avoidingchores.com https://gps.training https://novascotiaoutdoors.ca 📧 MAILING LIST 📧 http://eepurl.com/M2FSb 🌟POPULAR PLAYLISTS 🌟 Garmin Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL025AEDCF4E47B8F4 Garmin inReach Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoASYysvzldY6Qyih4hO4tlFJrFY5uiT Outdoor Recreation https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA3BECE680F4A510C - - - - - - - - - - - What better way to avoid chores than to watch videos from an array of related topics based in Nova Scotia. Starting from the outdoors with hiking, product reviews, outdoor recreation, outdoor cooking & GPS tutorials
34:19
June 12, 2020
Episode 23 - Slow reopening
In this episode I give the update on the outdoor recreation scene in Nova Scotia and what I’ve been doing to avoid chores. I go over some Q&A’s, my interest in prism pocket flyer kite and how sore my butt is from my first few rides on the fat bike. Check out avoidingchores.com for the latest and the store link will have all items I talk about for you to check out. Also the transition to anchor is complete and so far been a good experience.
24:17
June 6, 2020
Episode 22 - Going Solo
In this episode, Jim goes solo and tries out the latest in podcasting software, mainly using anchor now that Spotify is now becoming the major podcast player on the last free range area of the internet. I talk about the latest content uploaded on my YouTube channel, along with answering some questions that came from it. Finally with the latest weather finally here in Nova Scotia, I look at the options we have for camping - hint it doesn’t look good.
18:26
May 27, 2020
Episode 21 – Business Continuity Plans
This week the boys get back and compare notes from another week of isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak. We talked about how life is in our areas, the lineup and what we are watching on the streaming services.
41:38
March 28, 2020
Episode 20 – Isolation Edition
We are back after a LONG break, and what better way to spend a friday night is to stumble with technology and use new tools to continue the hangout.
1:52:28
March 21, 2020
Episode 19 – Monkeys loose in a lab from a cocaine experiment
That’s right! The band is getting back together cause too much monkey loose from a cocaine experiment news to not talk about!  
41:16
June 30, 2018
PART 6 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1985
We are halfway through our deep dive into the 80’s where as teenage boys we were into wrestling, new coke, compact dics. Windows 1.0 came out, some of us started to get into the PC computers, dialling into BBS and downloading stuff like tetris.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
20:04
December 14, 2017
PART 5 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1984
1984 was a big year, we were 12 and 17 where music took over our lives. So much pop culture came out in terms of movies, books, tv and the LA olympics. But on the flip side you had one of the worst man made disasters in India with over 20 thousand people dying. AIDS just started filtering down to high school and barely understood what was happening. Walkman cassette players were a fixture with your music video channels.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
16:34
December 7, 2017
PART 4 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1983
Here we go as we deep dive into 1983, a big year for music for both of us. We talk about the big albums, yes LP’s not as much cassettes. We also talked about how close were to nuclear war with some major events happening over the pacific. But we can’t forget about some of the toys that took over like cabbage patch dolls, my little pony and other atrocities that continue to this day.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
15:36
December 2, 2017
PART 3 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1982
Here we go as we deep dive into 1982, part of our series into this decade. We found out that this year was a big year for us. E.T. of course was a big movie at the time, you either watched it in a cinema or at the drive-in. The top song that year from Joan Jett which was huge. Try to list another one? Big duos and keyboards started to come out. Human League had a big video. Which you hear more often than those duos. But what stood the test of time? Poltergeist.. huge! How many movie have taken bits from this flick. Our horror movie era. We also talk about some of the news headlines and other things that we still remember.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
12:58
November 24, 2017
PART 2 – Deep Dive into the 80’s 1981
Oh yeah! part 2 of our deep dive into the 1980’s focusing on the year 1981 with Jocelyn. We focused a lot on the movies from that year. That year where movie ratings started to matter, where some of us could sneak into movies while I was getting shocked by Raiders of the Lost Ark. Which still holds up nicely and deserves a viewing. Drive-in’s were starting to be on the downturn. Cannonball Run was probably the last of its kind, where if you were to search for clips on youtube, still fantastic to watch. But who can forget my story about how I watched Porky’s in a flooded basement. James Bond is still Roger Moore with his over the top movies, For Your Eyes Only including Sheena Easton title track keeping me up at night. Can’t forget about Microsoft MSDOS version 1. Shipped on objects known as the save icon today. MTV music video station debuted. and a bunch more stuff….     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
12:50
November 18, 2017
PART 1 – 1980
Oh yeah! part 1 of our deep dive into the 1980’s focusing on the year 1980 with Jocelyn. That was a long time ago, I was still a kid, Jocelyn was just getting into the swing of things as a teenager and discovering things like booze, drugs and women. He would say that he was more aware, but anyway… Some big things that came online in 1980 was CNN! Both of us wasn’t aware of it until 1990 since cable came late in my neck of the woods. Ronald Reagan and the Moscow Olympic boycott held a special spot in our memory, whether it was the previous Olympics in Montreal or the stickers on Chiquita bananas. The post-it note was also introduced in 1980. Which is funny because Jim is in IT and a way design solutions is to take a lot of post-its and plaster them on the wall. Pacman and videos games really started with Arcades in general taking control in many rooms across the world. I really liked Operation Wolf later in the 80’s. Terry Fox started his marathon of hope in Newfoundland, which we will cover in a later episode, but we are still talking about the guy 37 years later.       Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
10:13
November 11, 2017
The 1980’s Are coming Back!
With Stranger Things coming back for a second season on Netflix, Jocelyn and I talked about how the 80’s itself is coming back hard. So we asked ourselves; what was the BEST year from the 80’s? You know what? we couldn’t do it! So we decided to do a DEEP DIVE into the 80’s in a MEGA 10 PART series where we focus on each year within the 80’s for the next 10 episodes.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
12:01
November 4, 2017
Frodo Lives!
  We reflect on the 80th anniversary of the publishing of the classic book The Hobbit. We talked about when we first read the book, how the Peter Jackson movies nailed it with Lord of the Rings, but kinda whiffed it with The Hobbit trilogy since the book originally came out as a children’s book. We even bring up briefly the Ralph Bakshi animated version.   Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
11:04
September 28, 2017
How Come We Don’t Want To Watch Horror Movies Anymore?
After last episode where we talked about the movie IT, we continue the discussion about how we don’t have that urge to watch horror movies anymore as compared to when we were younger. Both of us were huge horror movie fans and we share some scary movie stories and some of our favorite films such as the Exorcist, The Omen, Evil Dead II, etc…   Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
10:12
September 22, 2017