Sunday, August 30, 2009

2 Walks A Day

So for the past three days, I've walked Roz twice a day. I wonder if I got my own dog I would be doing that. I mean, really, I walked Roz when there was no rain/snow. And can I really invest 1.5 hrs. a day walking? I mean, those 1.5 hrs. could be better spent towards the 4 hrs. I'm on the Internet!

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Went to Ruthie and Kevin's place this afternoon to visit their third child (in four years!). Jeez, I can't even imagine one child...


So for one reason or another, I joined twitter. Mind you it's not another blog; I have too much to say in 140 characters or less. Rather, I joined it so I could follow other things of interest.

I think.

Or maybe I'm just too Internet-obsessed not to join it. Either way, we'll see how long that lasts

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What An Exciting Day!

Walked the dog twice. Tiled around the laundry tub. Roasted a chicken. Cleaned up dog barf. Put up pictures on Facebook. Wow.

Why Can't I Sleep?

What the heck is wrong with me? I've been waking up everyday for the past few weeks at 3:30am or 4:00am. It's good for the dog as I'm up to make sure she eats, but I think there's something going on with me. Frustrating, really.

Also decided that flipping a house is not the way to go right now; I have to do more research into it before I jump into it. Saw the agent of the house I wanted to flip, and he indicated more than a few offers already came in, so in the end I guess it was not meant to be.

Sooner or later...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Furball Of Energy Is Here

Rozzy's here for the weekend...should be fun.

Conrad also came home from the Philippines after a year. Wowza, time for adjusting again for him

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Maybe THIS Is The Sign

I saw a sign. Well, a "For Sale" sign, anyway. No, it's not my house, but a house just down the street is on sale for a cheap price. Why? Well, it's not exactly in the best condition.

Thus, I think this is the moment I've been waiting for: time to Flip!

Oh I wish and only if I had the balls. And by balls I mean money.

Plus, I would have to go at it alone. Man, I need more friends who are into the same things I am

Is It A Sign?

So this morning I was having a discussion with Sharon about moving. I wasn't really being too serious; I just said to her, "hey, why don't we sell our house and move to Port Credit!" (I would love to live near the Lake, even though it smells in the summer, not to mention maybe living in a smaller house).

Anywho, I was at home earlier today than usual, when my doorbell rang. Not expecting anyone, I answered the door and a real estate agent greeted me. She said she has clients that are really motivated to move to my neighbourhood, but there are no houses for sale right now so she is doing door knocking. Is this a sign?

I mean, I absolutely love our house (no one ever forgets their first) and it has everything we need for the future (the space, the neighbours, the amenities, the schools, etc.). And the worst thing to do (as I always thought) would be to sell out to money. As well, who knows if the clients she is representing would be willing to pay the price I would be seeking.

This is crazy talk! Or is it? Hmmmm....

Now What?

You know when you finish work early and then you get home early and it's a really nice day, but you don't know what to do? I'm feeling that right now.

I feel so pressured like I have to be outside or something. Oh the stress!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pretty Crappy Morning

-woke up at 4:30am, couldn't go back to bed
-contact lens popped out, put solution on it and put it back on my eye. Wondered why my eye was burning/stinging; realized that the solution was not meant to be put on the lens right before you put it on your eye
-went to the gym, realized I didn't bring my shorts. Luckily I had swimming trunks, so I went into the pool. Tried to lane swim; swallowed a lot of water
-got to work, tried reverse parking, scratched up my rim pretty bad against the curb
And it's not even 8:30am yet. Argh

I Loved It, Man

We rented "I Love You, Man" and "17 Again" last night, and they were actually pretty funny. If I could go back to 17 years old, I think my life would be much different. I would've had much more confidence and...wait, no, I think things would've stayed the same.

But anyway, the bromance film was also funny. Bro Montana!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Productivity Is Highly Overrated

Said the lazy guy.

I did get a lot of stuff done yesterday (removed trees, painted trim, put up pictures on FB, hung up frame, replaced batteries in smoke detectors, garden work, etc.) , but I always feel that I should be doing more.

I should tile the laundry tub today. Or...not

Saturday, August 22, 2009

If Only I Were A Monkey

That knew how to operate a chainsaw. If only.

So we have a tree on our property where the uppermost branches are brushing up against the roof and windows. We called a tree cutting service for an estimate and found out to cut down four branches would cost us roughly $200 (!). Dammit.

So I got out my ladder and put it up against the tree to see if I would be able to climb it (Heli-Loggers what). And of course, I am not able to, as if I went up, I would not be able to get down. Plus the fact I totally picture myself in the ER after the fact.

My neighbour has offered to cut the branches down as he has a taller ladder and a chainsaw (oh right, I don't have one of those, either). I would take him up on that offer, but he is a rather busy man.

I think I'll just light the tree on fire

Friday, August 21, 2009

Work. Blah.

Try to perk up, why don't you.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

End Of An Era

Not to get overly dramatic or anything, but man, it really sucks that my lunch partner/best friend at work is moving to the other office tomorrow. I know she's just as bummed as I am, which I guess makes us a couple of, ummm...bums.

But whateves, (work)life goes on and I'm pretty sure we'll still talk/e-mail each other everyday. Besides, if all goes according to plan, I won't have to work pretty soon anyway...

(unfortunately, this cleverly devised plan involves me winning the lottery)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rozzymaboo Cometh (Again)

Looks like we'll be temporary dog owners again from Aug. 27-31!

(Coincidentally, looks like Sharon is gonna be stressed again from Aug. 27-31)

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Day Back Is Always Exciting

And then 45 minutes passes and then you realize, "oh, I'm back."

Not that I'm complaining about work or anything. It's always great to hang out with friends again.

Now for the next reno mission: deciding how to replace the fence

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back To It

After two-plus weeks off, it's time. I'm excited about going back to the gym after being a lazy, over-eating bum the past two weeks. I'm not so excited about going back to work, instead wanting to be a lazy, over-eating bum. Oh the conundrums I encounter in life...

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This whole sleep-depravation thing sucks (and coming from a person who sleeps less than the average person, I guess that's saying a lot?).

Although, in this case it's not because of jetlag. It's because it's too frikin' hot in my house. A/C tonight baby

Friday, August 14, 2009

Nice To Vacation But...'s so damn great to be home!

Now then, these chores...

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Congrats to Team Beevy! So happy another couple decided to, ummm...well, they'll see

Monday, August 10, 2009

Buonjourno Grazie Bigglietti ErrrrYeah

So this Italy trip has been hectic so far. Day after day we've had jampacked schedules, and the day that we could finally "relax on a beach" (today, that is), what happens? 1. I developed a cold. 2. The beach was crazy hot and rocky (not sandy). 3. I still haven't stopped sweating.

But aside from that, some thoughts thus far:

Venice: lots of stairs + heavy luggage + having no idea where you're going + hardly any sleep the day you arrive + the onslaught of the hot weather = one heck of a first day. But it was nice!

Florence: I can't even remember how many museums/sights we went to. But it was nice! So far, the best meal I had was in Florence with this really, really good white pizza.

Siena/Tuscany: driving was fun, albeit crazy. Europe may be old world and developed, but they certainly haven't developed their streets/street signs. Aside from that, Pisa and all the sight were nice!

Rome: crazy traffic, the place where we finally got sick of Italian foods (we had Indian, Chinese and Halal food here), too many museums/sights to remember. But it was nice!

Amalfi Coast: nice! I think.

Man, it's been such a crazy trip. Sharon and I both came to the conclusion that two weeks is perhaps the most we could go on vacation (even less for me). I think I get homesick too easily. It's certainly a diversion from reality. Oh, and perhaps we hyped up Italy too much in our heads that it didn't have that "wow" factor we thought we would be having. Regardless, it is nice (as you might have guessed me rationalizing).

Oh, and a few other things:

-I got attacked by a goat today, which honestly may have been the highlight of my day today. It was fun!
-I've come to the conclusion that I'm semi-lactose intolerant, which really, really sucks as I absolutely love dairy. It came about because I've finally come to my senses that feeling gassy all the time is not normal. I'll see where I go from here (in terms of just saying "who cares" and going ahead and eating dairy anyway)
-I think I spent a combined 11.5 hrs this trip thinking about how to renovate the kitchen. Can't wait!