Friday, April 30, 2010


Now I overate again, but this time at Spoon and Fork Restaurant. But good excuse though: it was Neeners birfday.

Maybe I should go for a run tomorrow or something

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Crap, I seem to be eating like a cow again. That is, if a cow gave up it's grass and grain diet and traded it for junk food.

What's up with that? Jeez...and I have a 10km race in a few weekends from now. There goes the goal of beating 49 minutes (not that that was ever a goal or anything)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Last Day Of Teaching

At least for 7 or so months. Thank goodness, I was starting to get irritated with it.

Now comes the hard work for the next few months, and then back to the routine

* * *

Weird how sometimes you get used to something in your life, and then you have to all of sudden change. Sucks sometimes, too.

Good song from Glee last night that made me think of that:

(yup, still homo as ever)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


So I had to drive there this morning for a meeting (which, btw, I was completely lost in because of the 264353 acronyms they have of everything. Is this what management is about?).

Was just thinking how glad that I don't have to do that commute every morning. I'd quit within a month!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Stelio! Stelio Kontos!

Really appreciating the show American Dad! Yesterday was no exception, with Stelio! Stelio Kontos!

That olive-skinned bastard

* * *

Realization today: whole lotta work to be done. Should be an interesting few months coming up

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Put The "J" In Cheap

So I worked at the Good Food Festival today. I wasn't expecting much; just crowds (which I hate), line-ups (which I hate), and not a lot of free samples (which I couldn't care less).

Yes there were crowds and line-ups, but what surprised me? All the free samples and good deals on the food! I mean, I wouldn't be impressed if I paid the admission fee (something like $11), but since I got in for free (and getting paid to work to boot), I would like to think I scored.

Example of things I gots:
-three reusable grocery bags
-two full bottles of honey mustard
-2 for $5 containers of nuts ($6 each in the stores)
-two bottles of Mrs. Dash
-a lot of free drinks
-lactose-free ice cream sandwiches
-being located in front of the beef truck, had a beef on bun and hot dog on bun for $5
-two bars of Lindt chocolate
-2 bags of chips for $1 each (regularly $3 each in the store)
-ponchos (yeah, I don't know either)
-roll of parchment paper
-2 for $5 butternut squash soup in an awesome reusable container and salad dressing
-ridiculously and perhaps irrationally happy I got all these deals and free things, on top of yet again exceeding my daily recommended intake of calories


So Drs. Mistie is in town, and we met up with them, Arfeli and Jeps and his new girlfriend Whitney at Lone Star Cafe. That, the place that I love because of their tortilla chips tey make on-site. And? Was not a disappointment. Good food, good company, goodness-gracious-i'm-getting-fat

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Working tomorrow...blah. The things I would do for money. Hopefully it's not that bad though, as it's at the Good Food Fair at the International Centre

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Kid In School

Went to my first management meeting today.

Had those constant thoughts of: "so, ummm...what exactly am I doing here? Are they staring at me? Should I be writing something down? Should I say something to denote I'm participating? I feel underdressed...should I have dressed better? I wonder if they'll like me?"

lol...and this is why I'm a homo


So wifey is out of town for a night, so I had a chance to hang out with Argay. We went to the much-hyped Caplansky's Deli, they of the popular smoked meat sandwiches.

Result? Good, decent, but maybe not on par with Schwartz's in Montreal. Mind you Schwartz's has a couple of things going for it: the history of the place and it being an event being in another city hundreds of kilometres away. Plus Caplansky's was a bit on the dry side. But still, not too bad.

* * *

Argay gave a couple of words of wisdom. Looks like that guy is ready to get married.

(Sell out)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Curve Is Mighty

The learning curve, that is. Lotta learn on the job.

Well, I wanted change, right? That's what I get for asking

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Never As Much Time As I Need

The weekend, that is. Mind you, I did waste a lot of time on the computer

* * *

Feeling rather blue lately. Hope I can shake it off

Saturday, April 17, 2010

And It Begins 2010 Edition

The NBA Playoffs. Yeah, it would've been more interesting if the Raptors made it, but they didn't deserve to make the playoffs this year (yet another disappointing season to follow yet again).

So I was supposed to do some work in the kitchen today, but the basketball game was on. Crap

Friday, April 16, 2010

Maybe I Should Care About My Diet Again

When did I realize this? As I sat, watching TV on a Friday at 9:26pm. Drinking KFC gravy (but it's so damn good!).

Okay, starting tomorrow. Or rather, starting after the leftover gravy is done.

Wait, don't I have a 10km race in less than a month from now? Crap

First Order Of Business... to sleep. Just slept 8.5 hrs. Crazy.

They just made the announcement at work yesterday for my "interim" position. The congratulations are nice and all, but the pessimist in me still feels like it's not a true accomplishment (it's not permanent, after all). In other words, I can't help but feel that I'm just babysitting until the real parent comes home.

But whatever, I should be grateful (seems to be a theme in my life: "I should be grateful, but...").

I do know I seem to have a steep learning curve ahead of me. I hope I didn't make a mistake accepting this position

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Let's Eat Healthy...

...oh screw it.

Pizza and wings when Sharon is gone from dinner. Yee-uh!

(I'm gonna have a lot of exercising to do)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Recall This Toyota

It's great knowing someone who knows how to fix cars. Toyota was trying to convince me to change my rear brakes for $500, and was also trying to get me to fix whatever it was that was causing my "check engine light" to go on for about $400. I said "no thanks" and then went to Ray's.

He basically checked my brakes (said it would last another two-three years) and fixed the "check engine light" by connecting a hose that was not connected, and he didn't want to charge me (I slipped him a 20 anyway). Score!

Not maybe so much of a score? I still bought winter tires at Toyota (it was on sale!). Made a dent in my ING "car fund", but at least I'm good to go for next winter. I'm just hoping my car will survive, otherwise I'm going to have to buy a new car that will accommodate these

* * *

Me (18 years ago): Mom, I got an A- on my report card
Mom (18 years ago): Why only A-? Why not A+?

Me (today): Mom, I got a promotion at work
Mom (today): that's so great son!
Me (today): it's temporary for 7 months
Mom (today): why only temporary? Why not permanent?

Thanks Mother. Not that I had flashbacks or anything...

A Few Weeks Late For Sort Of Accomplishing A Goal

So I've had this secret-ish career goal for the past few years: get a promotion at work before I turn 30. I was so convinced I didn't do it, that I had that whole epiphany last week.
Much to my surprise, I was offered an acting position just today. Which, of course because I'm a complainerer, means I'm not permanently in the position I would've wanted, but it's better than nothing?
On the brightside, it does offer me a break from my current duties for a good 7 months, which I have sorely wanted. And when I get back, my new Supervisor happens to also be a good friend (not that I would take advantage or anything), so hopefully the atmosphere/environment would be much better.
Yay? Yay! Sort of? Why not?
(oh, because of the ridiculous amount of work I have ahead of me in the next coming months. I hope I don't regret this)

Monday, April 12, 2010

This Is All Your Fault! I just woke up from a rather strange dream.

I dreamt that I was on a boat with my old boss. My entire team was on the shores and was watching and listening to what my old boss had to say, when all of a sudden a big wave came. I was holding on to my old boss' jacket, but he fell in the water. It was freezing cold, but he eventually surfaced. And he was mad at himself for coming into work.

I had to try to convince everyone that I was trying to hold him so he wouldn't fall, but I think everyone was thinking I pushed him in. And then I started doubting and thought to myself that maybe I did push him in.

Perhaps because I was mad at him? But why? I'm not really mad at him. Or am I? I could think of a couple of reasons why I would be. Well that was weird

* * *

So I almost got into a car accident yesterday. Scary stuff because it would've been with Sharon's car and with an Infiniti. What the hell happened there? Jeez. I'm still thinking about it

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Such The Dumb Song...

...but I like it and it's stuck in my head:

* * *

When did I change? Okay, fine, everyone changes. But did I change for the good or the bad?

Either way, I noticed I changed

Saturday, April 10, 2010

6k Down, 10k Here I Go

After running about 6km this morning, I think I should be ready for the 10k race next month.

I'm not sure if I'm going to beat my time from last year, but I've been feeling okay running.

Of course I had to ruin it by eating a bacon and eggs breakfast followed by a noodles lunch.

Okay, maybe I'm not ready

Friday, April 09, 2010

Well That Ain't Right

We just went to visit with Kathie and the cute!

But if the things she told me were true regarding work? That would just suck.

It would give me a reason to be upset, but I don't want to be (more) bitter and disillusioned. I'll just have to take it as a "it wasn't meant to be" kind of things

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I Raise My Middle Finger To You...

...middle finger.

For some reason, the skin on the top joint on my middle finger is horrendously dried out. As a result, the skin is cracking and the pain is something fierce.

(I do want to point out that at no time have I ever thought I was a tough warrior that could ride out pain)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Everything Including The Kitchen Sink

So we ordered our kitchen sink from Lowe's last Sunday. They said the wait for it to be delivered would be about a month or two, because it was on back-order.

Imagine my surprise when they called yesterday indicating it was in. Now we just have to wait a few months for our cabinets and countertops. But of the good parts of this awesome kitchen sink story? The price we got it at Lowe's was roughly half of what it would cost at other stores like Peel Tile. I mean, yeah, it's still an expensive sink, but the savings of what I was expecting it to cost can now go towards Quartz countertops (because apparently we're kajillionaires)

* * *

Made one of those fruit-kabob baskets for my work BFF for her birfday. She's going through a lot right now. I hope she gets what she really wants because no doubt she deserves it

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Moment Of Realization

That maybe I'm just not cut out to be what I think I could be. Well, I'd like to think that I am, but I think I'm just caught in the "numbers game" where there are just as qualified people ahead of me for various reasons.
I don't want to do the whole "why do I do this to myself?" thing, but I clearly have to reassess and contemplate what I'm going to do with my life. Maybe I am in search of something else, but I'm constantly wondering why I can't just be happy with what I have and be content.
Giving up? I would like to think I'm not. Just looking for something new in life, I suppose.
I figure I'm in the top 95 percentile of all the people in the world in terms of quality of life. It could always, always be much worse.
I think I need to revist that whole "getting a dog" thing again. Yes, yes...that's what I have to do (much to the chagrin of Sharon)

Monday, April 05, 2010

"All I Need Is Love"

True and I agree. Me too

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Ritual

Nothing says Easter like going to McDonald's after Mass and gorging on hot cakes with my hot cake.

And to top it off, we're going rock climbing, followed by celebrating Greek Easter with Nep-pell-lee (how my Mom says her name) and a roasting lamb.

Just like God told us to?

Saturday, April 03, 2010


Every once in a while I'll have a craving for fried sardines and sininag. My Dad makes it the best.

It's very nice and convenient when I can call them up and go there on a weekend morning to get my fill.

Now I just have to get over the sluggish feeling after the fact

Friday, April 02, 2010

Bahay Tribe: The Next Generation

Just got the news that Mistie is having their first....yee-uh! Funny cause we were just talking about it with Beevy the other day.


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Open Your Eyes


Don't forget that.

Stop being so stupid.

You saw what you needed to see.

This is the start (I hope)

What Song Do You Like?

It's the go-to whenever I have that chance to play Rockband. Also heard it on the radio today and was driver-dancing like a retard (of course not this version, but the actual Fleetwood Mac version)

Why Can't I Be A Single Lady?

Why do I picture this happening to us if we have a boy?
(might have something to do with the child inheriting my sensitivity)