Now while for baseball that would be a pretty decent average, when it comes to mentoring students becoming certified PHI's, it's, in my opinion, abysmal. Two of my students recently went for the examinations and I just found out that both of them failed. Making it even worse is the student I had that did pass I thought wasn't going to, while the two I thought would didn't. Go figure.
Is it a reflection of their mentor? I think so. I feel like that parent that has failed their child. Sucks.
If I was single and had lower tolerance for the opposite sex, maybe the other side wouldn't look so bad. Unrelated to all of this was me training a room full of women today, with all of them questioning every topic I presented. Really...unrelated...
So we went to Donaldo and Robin's apartment in Toronto for a little shindig, and Robin made this dip that was fantastic. So good, in fact, that it warranted a Title to this post. Good people they are...hope they get married soon!
...traffic chaos! First snowfall of the year, and it took me 1.5 hours to get to work.
One thing I'll miss about living at my parents house is the proximity of it to the highway. Since I was going north, and not a lot of cars go north, a day like this would only take me about 33 minutes to get to work (normal time would be about 23-27 minutes). But now that I live at my new house, and I take main roads to get to work (and of course people don't know how to drive in the snow), the commute which normally lasts 30 minutes took me 1.5 hours today. Ay nako!
Got the new HDTV box today and I gotta say...I'm not that impressed. I mean, it does look clearer than the other channels, but something seems to get lost along the way when you realize that the non-HD channels now look worse than when they were with regular Digital Cable.
But whatever, I'm sure I'm going to start really loving the HD
So I posted some wedding pics on the Mukahbook. It took a long while. I'm tired today as a result. Well that and the fact I continue to go on my downward spiral of unhealthy eating. Gotta stop and take stock...
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After cleaning out the fish pond today and nearly losing my fingers to frostbite, I think it has sunk in that the fish responsibility (which is big; trust me on this) might be too great a burden for us. So I think we're either gonna sell it or eat it. (I'm just joking! Man...of course we wouldn't sell them)
I dealt with a bunch of knobs today -- that is, doorknobs. I'm proud to say that the majority of the doors on the upstairs level now has doorknobs. And all it took was four months!
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Watching this season of Raptors ball is leaving me uneasy again. Why can't they play a game and it feel like they actually have control of the game? I hate the losing...man these 11 years of fandom seem to be taking a toll on me.
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Sooner or later I'll put up the wedding and Greece pics on Facebook. Man I'm lazy
Unintentionally. I was cementing the ABS pipes under the leaking sink, and man-oh-man that cement is some crazy toxic stuff. All I kept thinking about were those really bored kids who would sniff glue.
That is, we lost by 20 points in our game today, much better (but not by much) than the 30 point drubbing we had last week. I did score 9 points, but I also had some horrendous air balls that always leaves you feeling embarassed. Argh.
We're starting to gel as a team, but man oh man...it's hard when we don't have size vertically. Oh there's a bunch of us that are getting bigger horizontally, but we need height.
So the leaking toilet that discouraged me greatly was determined to be due to a hairline crack. I was left thinking that we had to buy a new tank because we no longer had the box for it. Due to my wife's persistence in saying we could exchange it, we brought it to Home Depot where they exchanged it no questions asked. Woah. Score!
Of course it does nothing to help with the fact there is damage in the basement now due to the leak. Oh well
All of a sudden I just realized I have all sorts of work at work to do now. I'm gonna be pretty stressed out for the next little while. I would love to say, "no pain, no gain" but the unfortunate reality is, well...it's not really recognized in Government. Oh well.
The lack of sun isn't doing anything to make things better either.
Wow I'm awfully complainey. I'll think about something more pleasant. Like I'm married! Yay!
First basketball game of the season for me, and of course I sprained my pinky finger. Hurts as heck. Oh yeah, and we lost...by 30. I did hit my only shot (three pointer). I think I better be more aggresive next game, barring the "plays" that the other guys on the team insist we work on don't further confuse me.