Thursday, May 31, 2007

First Furniture Furchase

Cha-ching! We are now "homeowners" with a couch. We did get it at a great price, though.
Of course it went from a "just looking" to "after 38 minutes of contemplation, this couch is for us".
Oh yeah, and we don't exactly have our house yet. Perfect!
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Wedding rehearsal today, and my nephew Kemmy stole the show. Very cute kid, and relatively well-behaved (obviously my kind of kid).
Tomorrow will be a day of sightseeing with Kuya DonDon, Ate Val and Kemmy.
Who needs sleep?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

And Here Comes The Family

So my older brother is getting married this Saturday, and family from California will be raiding my house soon. In fact, they are all coming within the next few hours. And my house is hot. Argh.
Not that I'm complaining or anything; in fact, I like it when family is all together.
On a semi-related note, I don't talk about my brother(s) that much on my blog because, sadly, I am not as close to them as I prolly want. Some brothers are close; even "friends". My brothers and I, well, aren't so much. I think there's always been some sort of a wall or unwillingness to relate to each other. There may even be animosity towards each other (I know I certainly had my own personal issues that led me to have feelings like that towards them every now and again). I'm not going to blame my parents for fostering an environment where we didn't get closer to each other; for some brothers it comes naturally, for others, it's,
I secretly wait for the day when we (most of all I) grow up and we'll be able to see each other as normal people as opposed to brothers that fought for a long time in our respective lifetimes. Then again, maybe it's already there and I don't see it or accept it because that's only what's in my retarded head.
So where did this whole diatribe come from? Well, I was thinking about how my older brother is getting married and how he'll be moving out of the house. To be dramatic, things will never be the same again. Just a scary thought. On a self-absorbed note, it's scary that I'll be next in just a matter of months. I see my Mom getting all emotional, and while I chastise her for being that way, I understand where she's coming from.
Mainly because I feel the same way; I just do a better job of hiding it.
Well that was a mental barf if anything.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I Gots A Swag

I love it when I play a good game of basketball in the morning, and I actually win. In new-age basketball terms, I feel like I got this going on:
On top of that, I'm feeling lively and energetic, despite running about 7.5 km yesterday.
Of course for lunch I ate Burger King, which made all that exercise seem all for naught. I should wear this shirt and look in a mirror the next time I'm reaching for some junk food:
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I hate being overlysensitive. I wish I wasn't such a wuss. I keep thinking as I get older I'll grow a thicker shell. Only problem: I'm getting to that age where I'm "older"
That wasn't random at all.

Monday, May 28, 2007

So, Ummm...Yeah

I'm getting married soon. Exciting and scary at the same time.

I wonder how Sharon's getting along with that thought.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

14 Hours, Too Much Pirates

In the span of 14 hours, I watched all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Not that I'm complaining too much or anything, but it was a swashbuckling good time.

My what lovely eyes you have
I wish it was socially acceptable to wear a pirates hat. I'd rock that no problem.
Actually the movie sorta made me want to go boating. Sort of.
Then I remembered I wasn't rich.
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Tomorrow begins the week of craziness...Gil's getting married on Saturday and I have a bunch of family coming over. Spent the day today doing some renovations and whatnot. I can only imagine what will happen during my wedding.


Saturday, May 26, 2007

2007 PCWF

Worked today at the Peel Children's Water Festival for some obertyme. Together with Kathie, Doreen and Melissa, we were the BBQ-Crew. Lots of fun pretending we worked at Lick's.
Ruthie and her baby also passed by, and as always Trinity was crazy cute. Not to mention the fact she likes me and doesn't cry when I hold her, currently she ranks as my favourite baby.
I think I'll cook some steaks tonight.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Ya...Is Yummy

That's what I said after eating Vienna Schnitzel for lunch today with Tabico and Rowie:
"And then I ate the plate!"
Seeing as how I had to eat something healthy afterwards, I reluctantly ate this:
The name would be funny if you took out the "TOSOS"
Surprisingly, for something so healthy, it's damn good!

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Not the smoggy weather that I absolutely abhor, but rather the massage I received today. Much appreciated...ahhh

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Random Thought:

In less than 5 months is our wedding. I dunno, I think there is a lot of stuff to do and help out with Sharon, but apparently things are somewhat set.
It's gonna come fast. Yikes...I hope I'm prepared.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Foray Into Modelinay

So Sharon and I had our engagement photos today, and it was fun. I always wondered what it was like to be a model.
I still don't, but it was fun nonetheless.
Plus our photographer is great, much better than that other dud we had.
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So my Grade 9 gym teacher has been suspended from my high school due to an "inappropriate relationship" with a 17 year old student. This said teacher also has more than 7 kids. Crazy!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Cold, But Relaxing

Describes the weekend camping trip to Ahmic. Slept a lot, ate good, good company, can't complain. Well, except for the hypothermia.
And the rush begins again...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

First Camping Trip Of The Year

This trip's theme: minimilism.

Let's see how well that goes.

Ahmic Lake here we come

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Who Needs Sleep?

So the past couple of weeks I've been entrenched in watching the NBA Playoffs. Only problem? The West Coast games usually ends at 130am. Couple that with the fact that I wake up at 545am-ish to go to the gym, it results in me being quite the tired. I'll recharge this weekend, as Sharon and I will be going camping with Team Miknifer to Ahmic Lake (site of Sharon and my first trip together as a couple). If not, as I always say, "there will plenty of time to sleep when I die. I hope I could hell"
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Okay, so the last time I'll mention the 10km race. I can't help it though, because my hamies still hurt. But anywho, here are some very few pics Sharon took:
I always seem to have the same face...of constipation

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bye Bye Rory

Okay, so I'm a gaylord that watched Gilmore Girls (although I missed most of this season due to the sub-parness of it all). One of the real, major reasons I watched it?

sigh and slurp
Anywho, it's the series finale tonight.
That is all. (oh yeah, I still want to make out with Rory)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Such A Hard Decision

Up to the last minute, Sharon and I are still deciding between propane and natural gas. Such a hard decision.
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Got new student today; seemed bright. Despite that though, it's still gonna be a long summer...

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Okay, so I was 1:09.4 off the mark I was really hoping for. I guess I have next year to look forward to? Blah. Kinda disappointed in myself.
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Natural Gas or Propane? Another one of those really difficult choices in life...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Why Do I Do This?

Why do I run the Mississauga Marathon 10km race? I dunno, but I'm a glutton for pain apparently. My arches hurt, my hamies hurt, but overall I'm quite satisfied again.
I came a bit short of my 49 minute goal. How short? about a minute (I don't have the official time yet). Argh! I guess next year again will be my goal to break the 50 minute 10km (doesn't sound as glorious as the 4-minute mile, but whatever). More talking about this to come...

Friday, May 11, 2007

Grumpy Because Of White Socks

I was quite grumpy this morning. I wore white socks thinking I was going to wear my running shoes, but when I went to put them on, I realized my orthotics were in my black dress shoes. So without thinking, I wore my black dress shoes. Only when I was driving to work I realized my fashion faux-pas (and one of my big, big personal pet peeves). So I ended up "one of those guys" that doesn't know how to properly dress himself.
Next week will be the start of quite the busy-ness, as I am mentor to yet another student this summer. Yikes...I hope that she's gonna be a good one this year
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And my countdown officially ends tomorrow. The Mississauga Marathon Canadian Tire 10K Run is tomorrow evening. While I didn't train that hard (or medium, for that matter) this year, I am confident I'll be fine. Where does this confidence come from? I have no idea.
I'd like to think my constant basketball playing every morning was somewhat training. Right...and so was my lack of eating junk food...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Green Peeps

I think Sharon and I are trying to be "environmental friendly" home-owners. It's quite expensive, though.
First on the list? Lawn mowers. I think a motorless one should be our choice.

Green, and it's green. Coincidence?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

It's That Time Of Year Again

When everyone is going to hear me saying, "isss soooo soooo stickyyyyy"
Sorry, that's what happens when you're fat.


For those of you that watched Phantom of the Opera (or as I liked to call it, "Phantom of the Screaming"; better than what Sharon calls it, "Phantom of the Sandpaper Voices"), maybe you'll know what I'm talking about. They said Christine's name at least 348 times in the play. Incidentely, I was wondering how the play would've been if the lead character's name was, say, Harjinder.
Where can he get a new one? Facebook!
Anyway, at the risk of sounding like I actually know something about theatre critiqueing (is that a word?), I thought the performance was something less than inspiring. Not knowing what the storyline was about going into the play, which I prefer, I was astonished at how...choppy the dialogue was. That is, when there was actual dialogue.
Most of the play was sung, which normally wouldn't be a bad thing, but we couldn't understand a word they were saying? Either the equipment was bad, or the actors were bad. My bet is a combination of both. Hip Hopera it felt.
As well, one of the "climax" parts of the show, where the chandelier is supposed to crash (don't read the preceeding if it's a spoiler to you) was more like a chandelier with a parachute on. And the roll call at the end? No music! It was an awkward feeling them bowing in, ummm...silence.
And my biggest pet peeve (and not talking just specifically about this particular play)? When the crowd gives an actor a standing ovation when I feel they don't deserve one. That's right, because what I think and feel is all that matters.
Not that I'm ranting or anything. I had a great date with my girl; just the show was somewhat of a letdown.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


So for my birthday present (even though, according to her, we don't do that kind of thing) Sharon got tickets to the Phat Opera. Errr...Phantom of the Opera.

"Now where the heck did I leave my face..."
I'm excited! Haven't ever watched this critically-acclaimed show before, and always wanted to.
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My excitement has been somewhat tempered though by news I found out from one of my friends at work; it's a possibility she'll be leaving the Department. Not only that, when she has a baby, she's planning on leaving permanently. While I would be very happy for her, for purely selfish reasons I wouldn't want to see her go. There are few people I genuinely like without reservations at work (or in life, for that matter), and she's one of them.
Oh well, nothing stays the same (that's not a dramatic overture at all)

Monday, May 07, 2007

One Of Those Feelings...'s about to get really busy and stressful the next couple of months. Yay!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I Am Not A Young Mother might not like this blog.
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Ran 10km today in preparation (better late than never) for my race this Saturday. Hopefully I'll be good. Found out a new secret: sleep! I have a lot more energy to run if I sleep. So I'll sleep a lot this Friday.

One Of The Best Weddings Ever

Super fun times with Sharon and my workmates at Kathie's wedding. I'll have to say that it ranks right up there as one of the funnest weddings, if not the funnest wedding I've ever been to.
It helps that the meat was the most tender and tastiest I ever (lamb chops for appetizer? wtf? That's the best idea ever). Also helps that the table I was sitting with (Team Tabico, Team Kirmesh, and Team Ruthvin) were great company (and drunk!).
Oh yeah, and the wedding itself? A beautiful outdoor ceremony at Graydon Hall. Kathie looked great and their speeches were funny.
And one of those "small world" moments was that Lizanor's friend and co-star in their short-lived GirlsTV show Makda was our waiter. Random.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Kathie Brown's wedding today...yipes...mine will be just around the corner

It Ends Like That?

Without even a last second shot? Oh well, the Raps exceeded my expectations this year, but it still hurts to see the season end like this.
I'll have to wait a long summer before next season (not that I have a choice or anything). Hopefully the team will be re-upped and looking better.
Oh yeah, watched the game with Sharon, Arvin, the Kambals and their friends Mina and Didi at Shoeless Joe's...nice venue. Must make mental note to go there next year again. Just not on Leaf's game days.
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All these renovations in my parent's house coming fast and furiously. And it actually looks good! Crazyness

Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Rather Funny Thing Happened...

But not to me. A funny thing happened to Sharon as she got out of her car yesterday. It involved a crow, her hair, and a crow flying into her hair.
Any other woman would be birdbrained
How the heck does that happen? Regardless, I'm happy it did happen, because it provided me minutes of laughter.
On top of that, she was worried she may have acquired West Nile Virus, which is funny to a Public Health Inspector who knows better.
I love her.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hap Birfday Trannifer!

Almost, but not quite, forgot to wish the one reader (okay, I lie, maybe there are like, two readers of this blog) Happy Birthday! Yay! You're old!

I Think Some People Shouldn't Be Allowed Phones

That's what I thought as I fielded quite annoying phone calls today. Seriously, some people want to complain just to complain and about the stupidest things (kinda like what I'm doing right now).
Sometimes I hate people.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Let's Go Warriors!

Okay, so the Raps won today to prolong the (eventual) misery of them losing the series. I have now latched on as a bandwagon fan of the Golden State Warriors, who are playing some awesome ball. Baron Davis is King!

Sit Still!

I believe that's what I was shouting to myself today while I had a course. I can't though. I think it's physically unpossible for me to sit absolutely still for more than 14 seconds at a time. It's annoying, really.