Sunday, September 30, 2007

Separation Issues

So my computer, which has been at my desk for the past number of years, is finding its new home today at, well, my new home. I'm not sure if my computer is going to be sad away from the deck and home its gotten comfortable at.
Then I remember the Ikea guy: "You crazy...machines don't have feelings"
Okay, so maybe it's me then

Saturday, September 29, 2007

What Happened?

Where did my motivation go? I can see the end in sight (of the renovations), but I can't seem to just will myself to do it. Argh...I feel burnt out. Can't wait till the wedding is done and we're in Greece.
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Played basketball today with the team I'll be playing with until April. Looks like it's gonna be a rough season

Thursday, September 27, 2007


DecoratorWindowsPhotographer.'s a coming fast...
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Had some yummy Salad King today, and saw all the Rye High students. Man I feel old. On the brightside, the Thai food was awesome...perhaps one of the things I miss most about Ryerson

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Two-And-A-Half Weeks

Time to get crackin'

Monday, September 24, 2007

I Be Zombie

Okay, so in theory when I got the new position at work, I felt that I would be able to sit down and actually accomplish a lot of administration work. Of course, like in a lot of things in life, theory does not always translate to application.
I suppose I just need some adjustment, but after sitting in front of a computer proof-reading a food manual that was horribly written for five hours with varying results (I got to page 15 of 157...eeeeyah), I realized I might be what I thought I could overcome: a zombie.

Yumm...iMac and iCheese
Luckily my restlessness might soon be subsided; everyone I spoke to who has a similar job as I do says it takes time to adjust to the constant sitting and concentrating I have to do. Can't I just have to get over the whole eating too much while working I have going on.
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Took my car to be repaired and repainted for the next few days. I had to rent a Toyota Corolla in the meantime...I miss my car already

Saturday, September 22, 2007

It'll Be An Epic Battle...

Paying these Maytag Epic Front Load Washer/Dryer that is! But, thanks to an awesome deal, free labour and warranty, one year free supply soap and fabric softner, and a "do not pay for 6 months interest-free" deal, it won't be so bad. At first the new washer/dryer was just a thought. Two days later, we bought it.

The dryer likes it on top...yeah baby, yeah!
On a somewhat related note, the fact I'm getting really excited about a washer and dryer sort of displays just how far my life has gone. I'm old?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Go Go Go Go Go Go Go

I gotta motivate myself somehow! So much things to do, and it seems so little time. Thank God I have Sharon, who I think is stressing herself out even more than I am.
I'm starting to get the whole "can't wait till the wedding is over and we're in Greece!" feeling...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I See (Thru) It

So after approximately a dozen window companies, I believe we found our company! The price is right, the company comes highly recommended by a third-party government advisor and the salesman is someone I didn't have a sleezy feeling about. Thank goodness I have Sharon who did all this research. I should marry her or something...
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So what's next? Washer/dryer. Who needs to eat!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

That's What It Looks Like!

So after ordering our furniture from The Brick (or what we refer to as "The Crap"...clever, I know) at the beginning of June, it finally came today.
It's been so long that I actually forgot what it looked like. It was a plesant surprise! Looks nifty in my opinion.
The furniture delivery guys/assemblers were idiots though. I'm just glad that we're never shopping at The Crap again!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It's Go Time!

I have a feeling it will be hectic-ness the next few weeks leading up to the wedding.
Thank God I have Sharon! She's the best when it comes to organization. She's also the best at getting things done. In fact, she's just the best.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Need An Estimate?

Don't ask me, because apparently I'm horrible at it.
I measured how much baseboards the house needs, and I was off by, oh...130 ft.
Yep, I'm a contractor!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

It's Almost There?

Really? I actually see the renovations almost done. Damn...but it's still months away for it to be completely done. But progress nonetheless.
Never again! (Give it a couple months when we're done then I'll have the itch again)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bonding With Brothers

So I've joined a basketball team Gil's friends organized in a league that plays every Saturday until April. Con also joined. Easy there brotherly bonding.
I'm sure we're not gonna do too well (considering no one is, you know, tall). But it'll still be fun and a source of exercise. Assuming I get playing time.
The first game is on October 6, a week before the wedding. I'm hoping I don't get injured or break a limb a week before the big date. Then I'll be missing the next three games...perfect! Not.
(That's right, I pulled out the "not" guff).
But whatever, I'll be in Greece baby!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

One Month


Poo-Poo, The Soft Kind

That's what the walls in our Master Bedroom looks like being painted on. Otherwise when it dries, it's not that bad. In fact, we both like it, which means nothing less than a success!
Now then...only about 7 more rooms to go...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"And Knowing Is Half The Battle"

So I'm getting used to the idea of being an instructor (also known in some circles as a "professor"...I'm not sure where these circles are, though). I figure it will help with my natural fear of public speaking.

"And that's how babies are made...ummm...I mean how you wash your hands"
Of course with every positive, there will be negatives. In this case, I see myself getting sick of the repetition of the same topics being taught over and over again. I guess I'll just have to spice it up by telling lies? Yeah, that'll do.
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So I'm thinking I have mental issues. Not serious enough that most people will notice, but issues nonetheless.
I'm sure everyone has their neuroticies, but sometimes I feel mine are worse than everyone else. Or is it because I'm not conforming to the social norm?

I'm different. Just like everyone else.
I babble a lot too.

Monday, September 10, 2007


I'm feeling that way these days. I think the shortening days, combined with the never-ending renos, in addition to the amount of money flowing out of our wallets, as well as not spending enough downtime with each other, also with the fact I'm feeling out of shape (I haven't been to the gym in over two months...sigh), learning the new job at work, having so much things to do at work and with the pressures of the wedding date coming up...

I'm sort of a mess. Sort of.
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My Lola's death anniversary tomorrow. Has it been four years already? My gosh how time flies and life in general just seems like a blur sometimes

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Painting...Painting...So Much Fun...

I'll just keep telling myself that.
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My wedding is coming up soon. Can't believe it's only a little more than a month away...I guess now would be a good time to actually think about it

Take Away The "t" From "Paint"...

And that's what it feels like.

It does look immensely nicer when it's done, but painting is so time consuming and tiring. Not to mention the sheer amount of walls we have to paint...yeah... you'll be reading a lot of complaining in this corner for the next little while.

Can't wait for the renos to be done!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Argh...Why Can't I Work Faster?

Something I've dreaded actually happened today...I lost motivation.
I had a day off today and had grand visions to do a lot of work around the house; only I didn't. I really want these renos to be done already and enjoy the house. I guess I'm just impatient and unfortunately I wasn't feeling it today.
It is coming along though; the floors are almost done, and just a few more coats of plaster for the drywall, then the big job: painting. I feel so fatigued, but it's almost there.
Almost there...
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Gonna go to Al Duke's retirement party today. I should be having one of about 31 years. Damn.
Unless I win the lotto!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

So When Will I Get Sick Of It?

So I had my first day teaching today...I'm wondering when I'll get sick of it. Maybe not for a while; I think I'll enjoy it.
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Operation 53" TV didn't go as planned: it didn't fit in my van. Oh well, I'll just not get it. I'll save up and get a newer TV. Eventually.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

First Day Of School

Well, at least that's what it sort of felt like as I started on my new team. So how did I cope? I spent most of the day with my old team. I did have to tie up loose ends, so really it's not my fault.
I already start teaching a course on Thursday. Do I know what I'm doing? Nope. Should be interesting.
Looks like it'll be an early day tomorrow then. Which can't be good because it'll be a long tonight.
Man, these renovations, while thoroughly exciting, are going to kill me!

Monday, September 03, 2007

By Superbad You Mean Supergood, Right?

Watched Superbad with the girls last night (Neens, Mar and Liz). Funny stuff! Memorable quotes from the movie:
"We're blood brothers"
"I got a boner"
"I'm samesies"

Arvin gettin' his groove on
Watching it almost makes me wish I was in high school again, with that fresh possibility of love and the tingly feelings associated with it.
Then I remembered how high school was a slurry of insecurities and hormonal atrocities.
I'm okay with where I'm at now.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Summer's Over Already?!?

That was fast.
Perhaps this will be a tradition of things to come: end of summer BBQ at our house. Fun times as always with the homies, and I learned a secret to good BBQing: margarine/butter, garlic, lemon juice, and lots of it

Hap Borthday Dr. Koh

After a crazy day of buying all new materials for our house (tiles, baseboards, etc.) and nearly breaking my back (do you know how heavy tiles are?!?), we ended up at Babalus for Ivy's birthday.
Good times as always, although I've come to realize this: Sharon is the love of my life, the woman I want to marry and have kids with and my best friend. She is not, however, a suitable dance partner for me (and vice versa). Like everything else, we'll work on it