Thursday, July 31, 2008

That Pit In My Stomach

It's seems omnipresent. It'll go away soon...I hope

Monday, July 28, 2008

My Dad Is Funny Pt. 42

"Hey Dad"
"Hey, how was your camping trip?"
"It was okay. I got bit by a lot of mosquitoes, and it rained a lot. There was lightning too"
"Did you get hit?"

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Them Eyes Will Burn Right Through You

So Sharon and I had our first camping trip of the year: Bon Echo. We went a couple of years ago, and it was a lovely site.
Still is.
Except...for the raccoons. Proving we're still not quite past the "city slickers" stage, we foolishly left our food out. In the middle of the night, the raccoons came, ate all the remaining food (with the exception of pancake mix and apples). But it wasn't just that they ate it; it was how they ate it.
Let me tell you, waking up to a screeching, growling raccoon getting into the food bins is scary enough. But when you stick your head out from the tent and see five eyes staring right back at you...yeah, you just sort of give up trying to scare them away and let them eat all the food.
On the bright, rationalized side, they ate our junk food which, of course, was what we should not be eating.
Oh yeah, the weekend was pretty rainy, but we watched DVD's (camping, nature, what!), and I actually read a book (Bringing Down The House). I don't know what's gotten into me lately; two books in one week? Whaddahell?
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Got some thinking to do for a possible position at work

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Joy And Disappointment

So the baby shower I planned for Kathie turned out to be a success (well, at least in the fact that she was surprised and really liked the gifts we gave her). Ruthie even brought Trinity and she didn't cry! In fact, I think she likes me because we had some rather insightful, articulate conversations. Seriously, this baby is the smartest two year old I have ever come across. I can't wait until Sharon and I...get a dog. And then a child. Hopefully.
But then there was the disappointment for the day: our contractor, who is 95% complete our bathroom, did not show up again today. Sharon is understandably upset. We're so close, yet, so far away.
I'm trying to take a new route so that I don't pop a blood vessel. Patience. There is nothing I can do when it's up to others thatwe rely on. I understand that we paid him a lot of money for a good product; which, it admitedly is. The problem is, as is most things in life, the service we expect is turning out to be horrible.
In the grand scheme of things, the bathroom will be complete and we will be happy with it. But I guess that saying of "the ends sometimes does not justify the means" applies.
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Going camping tomorrow for the first time in a long time. Bon echo! Hopefully it does not rain too too much. Would love to go canoeing again...hopefully we don't fall in.
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Finally, one of my best friends at work (and, well, best friends period I guess) is having a hard time. She desperately wants a child, but is not having any luck yet. To make it more unfortunate for her, our other friends are going on mat leave soon. When they leave, it will just be us two again (when I first started for the Region, she and I were the youngest ones there and we really clicked. Let's just say she's as retarded as I am).
For a long time I selfishly did not want her to leave (even on mat leave) because she's my lunch buddy and someone I talk to and tell things to that I really don't tell anyone else (with the exception of Sharon, of course). But for the past few years, I've seen the pain in her face.
Now, more than ever...I'd rather be alone at work and her on leave (she admitted she probably would not return if she got preggers). I can't wait to meet their future child; no doubt it would feel love that any child would want, and more.
I wish when the time comes, Sharon and I do not have that problem

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Haven't had that in a while: was knocked out yesterday from food poisoning.
I think it stemmed from eating the leftover pulled-pork sandwich from the ribfest (I don't think I'll be able to eat pulled-pork sandwiches for years to come now; the thought of it makes me nauseous).
I don't know if I could've avoided it. It's not like I know anything about food safety or anything. Loser!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Git Me A Bib For That Rib

Going to the Ribfest tonight at City Hall. Let's hope it's not too crowded, because, you know, I'm all sorts of crankey when it comes to that

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


So I did something today that I haven't done in a long time: I read. A book. For fun.
I was teaching a course with Kathie and it was at a place that I couldn't leave during my breaks. So I decided to read the girly book she brought ("If you can see me now" by the same authour of "P.S. I love you"). It's a 355 page book and I got to page 102. I told her to bring it in again when she's done with it (I always finish what I start...sometimes...most times.)
Couple this with yesterday's post, it would be safe to say that I'm looking awfully fruity these days.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

All I Needed Was The Touch Of A Man

Okay, the title sounds tres homo, but it's true.
I went for a massage therapy appointment today (to make it doubly gay, his name was Ricardo), and, was the best massage I ever had. Maybe it was due to the fact that "man hands" make for a deeper tissue massage. Or maybe it was due to the fact that it was all business, with no small talk or idle chatter. Or maybe it was because his technique was so different from the previous massage therapists I've had. Or maybe it was all of the above.
Whatever the case, my muscles just felt like it went through a workout of the good kind.
Ummm...I think I'm gonna go chop some wood, shave my beard and make out with my wife now

Monday, July 14, 2008

OhOh...It's Peaking

Just watched a show on Food Network called "In Search of the Perfect Peking Duck". Not surprisingly, I'm a little dehydrated due to the drooling.
Oh yeah, and the 8 month project of finishing the shutters is nearing done. Mind you I have motivation: finish the renos, get a Great Dane. I wish!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

First Time In A While!

Staying home all weekend and having no events, that is.
So we took advantage and worked around and out of the house. I finally 90% finished the California Shutters project I started about, oh, 8 months ago. I even borrowed my neighbour's tall ladder and (without looking down) climbed up high to take off the decorative shutters from the second story window while my wife mocked me.
Now I just need to concentrate on the backyard...

Friday, July 11, 2008

Nevermind You Eastgate

For the past few years I've been getting my eyeglasses and contacts at Dixie Park Optical. After I went to look today, I think I'm done with them. Aside from the fact that they don't have that much selection, it's also quite pricey.
I'm gonna find another optician (and not in Markham anymore, as more and more it's not worth it anymore to drive down there)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Craziest Thursday Jaunt Ever!

Woke up at 4:00am to drive parents to Buffalo.
Finally got to Buffalo airport at 7:15am-ish.
Got to Mercer, PA at 11:15am-ish.
Went crazy shopping.
Drove to Walden Galleria to eat at Cheescake Factory (one word to describe the place: ridonkulous).
Didn't get dinged at the border (score!).
Got home at 10:25pm.
Go to gym tomorrow morning.
But at least it's the weekend after that!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Pence Ill Vay Nana

So looks like we're gonna couple our trip to Buffalo with Pennsylvannia. All in one day.
Like, whoa!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

That's It?

So after three faithful months of watching Hell's Kitchen, the show came to a close today. And I can't help but feel...unsatisfied. I don't know what it is.
Maybe this is why I shouldn't be watching reality TV
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Slightly irritating change of plans for Thursday: was supposed to drive my parents after work to Buffalo for their trip. Instead I find out it will have to be before work. Oh well

Monday, July 07, 2008

And You Are...?

"The Workmate! Not the husband!"
And thus went my day at the Emergency Room at the hospital. Ruthie somehow fainted and bumped her head at work today, and an ambulance had to be called. I decided to go along with her so that she wouldn't be alone. It's true what they say at the ER in Peel...four hour wait for a five minute checkup.
But hey, at least she was okay. And it did lead to this somewhat amusing exchange:
Me (phonecall to my cell, where there is hardly any reception in the ER) : "Hello? Hello?"
Sharon: "Hello? Are you in a meeting?"
Me: "No, I'm in the hospital"
Sharon: "What...*click*" (lost reception)
I wish there was more dramatic suspence, but she called a few seconds later and the story was cleared up. But still, nothing like hearing your spouse is in the hospital for reasons unknown

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Happy Debut Cessy

So I went to a debut today, and somehow ended up in it. Oldest Rose there.
And just when I thought I was done with it, ten years later I get sucked back in.
But whatever, it wasn't that that bad

Friday, July 04, 2008

Now Who's Gonna Rub My Body?

My massage therapist is leaving her clinic and her field altogether. I finally found a good one (albeit she did talk a lot), and now she's leaving.
Looks like I have to find another set of capable hands

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Goal Update

Remember that goal of 155 by August? I suppose I'm still on my way...if I point out how I didn't technically say what year. Let's just say I tried to go running today, and crashed and burned.
160? Maybe more reasonable. If I was a reasonable person.
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Finally put up some Maritime pics on my Facebook account. Of course I always have to try to be a comedian, so it took me over an hour. And now what? Looks like I'm not gonna sleep a lot for tomorrow; and yet, I still post this. Sounds about right