Monday, January 31, 2011

Bearly Keeping It Together

Day-off what!  I guess I was somewhat productive:

-lunch with Bubs and Kiri
-broke my car (sheared off the screw that supports the powerpack to the engine block) while trying to change the spark plugs.  Oh, but of course
-emission tested my car.  I am proud of my car for studying very hard and passing the test with flying colours.  Yee-uh!
-cooked Franks/Banger and Beans and Mash for dinner...yummy
-put up shelves
-laid out furniture in nursery room closet

Speaking of meeting Kiri for lunch, she gave us some very nice baby gifts, including a very thoughtful homemade teddy bear (made by her Mom) that I absolutely love.  It even made Sharon cry.

Kiran, being who she is, thought that because the eyes were crooked we wouldn't like it.  wtf?!?  I like it even more because of that.  Imperfections are my form of perfection.

I named it "KiriBear".  I might have to keep it for myself...tough luck kiddo!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ick, Ya?

Ikea on a Sunday?  Disaster for those that hate line-ups and crowds (that would be me raising my hand).

I'm not sure why I buy hot dogs there, filled with sodium, nitrates and mystery meat.  Oh right, because it's $0.50.  But I had to do something as I waited for an hour just to get parts that were missing from the drawer we bought.  Then another hour to get some more stuff and line-up at the cash.  Blah.

I remember when I first moved into the house, I was telling Sharon, "I don't want to be one of those people that buy Ikea furniture for our house" (thinking we were better than that).  

I should smack myself.  Either then or now.  Whatever

Ikea Fail

Hate it when I'm building something bought from Ikea (in this case, a dresser for the baby's room) and it's missing hardware (in this case, tracks for the drawers).  It's never happened before.

Now I'll have to make an unexpected drive/visit to the store.

My life is just full of tragedies

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Had a great evening last night with bubs, the brothers and the boy.  I just have this feeling now that we're going to have a boy ourselves.  It'll be like a Marquez army of men.  I don't think the world will be ready for that (or need that, for that

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fri(ed Out) Day

Since I've always been the dramatic type, I'll just go ahead and say that man, I'm feeling tired.  This week was a pretty long one at work, including today as the day as a Public Health Inspector I crossed into the realm of being a Police Officer (in some regard).

I'm so glad that I have a long weekend what!

Got my new pairs of eyeglasses today.  Still deciding if it's gonna be keepers

Thursday, January 27, 2011

That Boy Makes Me Smile

Went to the parent's house today for my Mother's birthday party.  Xavier is getting much bigger now and cuter by the day.

Mother story:

Mom:  "How are you Sharon?"

Sharon:  "Okay"

Mom:  "You know, I don't care if it's a boy or or a girl, as long as it's healthy"

Sharon:  "But you would be happier if it's a girl, right?"

Mom:  "Nooooo...a little...nooooo"

(convincing, as always)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Did The Hype Up Work?

Perhaps.  Was a hectic day again.

I'm thinking (hoping) a day like this is going to be an exception as opposed to a rule...

Regular Recurring Wednesday Hype Up

Let's do this...shake off last night's abysmal performance (it's only a game...yeesh).

Go git it

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Inspected a Food Bank yesterday.  It's inspections like those that always makes me realize how different my life is from others and how fortunate/lucky I am in life (all things considering).

I think about things like how I'm fussing over a pair of Air Jordan's where these clients are fussing over things like where to get food to eat.

And yet I look at life at times not through rose-coloured glasses.

I should do something about that

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Recreational Performance Anxiety


I'm happy my rec league team won our first game, but I'm disappointed in myself yet again.  I lay some goose eggs out there.

I gotta get better (where have I heard that before?)...I've got to calm down and let the game come to me (cliche).  Do it for the kids, it for the kids...

Hopefully next week will be better.  I know the name is on the front of the jersey and not on the back, but still

Dammit Dr. JukesBuh

Stop trying to make me think on a micro-organism level.  You deserve a medallion

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I think the SADD is starting to creep up again.  Jeez, when am I not drama?

Monday, January 24, 2011

And It's Only Monday

Well that was a hectic day...gymed it, lots o' work (including a not-surprising PA...meh), Ikea, driving in crazy snow conditions, garbage, shoveling, laundry.

Maybe I shouldn't have done the complete opposite of today yesterday and spread it out a bit?

I'm nothing if not bi-polar, going from one extreme to another

Regular Recurring Monday Hype Up

Let's do this

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I Have A Deadline

Here I go again...gotta make another closet organizer, this time in our baby's room.  Deadline:  March-ish.

Gotta plan...

Another Lazy Sunday

Did/doing nada.  Trying to enjoy it before the hecticness of life comes barreling towards me (as if I deserve this or


I think I have a problem.  Classic case of two steps forward, one step back.

That is, I got rid of two hoodies (that were too big or the colours faded too much), but then I ended up purchasing one (I couldn't help it though, RDubbs was having a sale and it just pulled me in again).

I mean, 10 hoodies isn't a lot, right?  And I do not have a Royal Blue one.  And it was affordable.  So yeah, rationalization...done!

Oh, and Grand & Toy in Erin Mills was having a closing-down sale so everything was 50% off.  Portable heater for the baby room?  Score!  Scissors?  Score!  200 garbage bags for $5?  Crazy score!

Looks like I'm getting back on track with the bargain-hunting with today's purchases.  Now if I can only curb my conspicuous consumerism...(where have I heard that before?)

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Sharon asked me to read this baby-book before our baby was born.  I got about 1/4 of the way through it, when she found the DVD at the library and borrowed it.  We watched it.

Do I still have to read the rest of the book?  These are the dilemmas I face.  The answer, by the way, would be nahhh

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Some Reasons My Wife Thinks I'm Insane...

...or so I'm guessing:

1.  I will freak out if there are no paper towels in the house
2.  I recently became a little too excited that we upgraded from the cheap Life Brand Paper towels to the more boojee Bounty Paper Towels
3.  I become too excited when Bounty Paper Towels are on sale for a really good price
4.  I buy paper towels in bulk if it's at a really good price (we do not need to buy paper towels for the next year or so)
5.  She will look for them after reading this and prolly say "holy crap" when she finds them

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Mother Is Funny Pt. 92

Another gem from Facebook.

My cousin Rexy put as her status: "what can I do to keep my self from getting sick"

My mother's response:  "i think you did'nt get your flu shot ughhh!!!" (apparently she's been conversing with Master P?)

I Have An Addiction... purchasing eyeglasses.  I can't help it, it's on sale for crazy cheap!

(I will refuse to disclose where exactly I am purchasing these said spectacles for the reason I do not want certain Optometrists to know where I am purchasing them.  Even though it's obvious.  Awkward!)

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Just had a thought:  remember that game Bubble Bobble?  I used to play that game a lot when I was a kid.  That was fun

Bobble Bubble to some

Thursday, January 20, 2011

That Was A Doozy Of A Day

I truly am an inspector again.

Hope I don't have to go to court over this.

Why so drama?

It's The "And" That Put It Over The Top

Very sluggish morning this morning.  Woke up in the middle of the night, was restless, then it was hard to get up altogether.

Next time:  Pizza or Wings, not Pizza and Wings.

Or since I'm ranting about food again:  Pizza nor Wings.

Gotta sweat it off this morning and drink water like crazy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

That Familiar Feeling...

...from three years ago:  I'm an inspector again.

Could be worse, much worse.  I just hope I don't get restless sooner than later.

Oh, and my "party planning" was predictably gay and ghetto, but I suppose people liked it.  And I had to do it on such short notice.  The only thing missing was a clown to make balloon animals

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Just ate pizza and wings.  I think Arjay is right:  if I ever look back on this blog, I'll see exactly how horrendous my diet has been.

But I can't stop, because I love eating...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gotta Straighten That Out

So today was actually the start of the season with an exhibition game.  We won by 20.  If I didn't score, we would've only won by 14.

My shot was off all day and was crapazoid.

Yargh...gotta throw up some shots in the gym.

Sold my tight 2010 Air Jordan's to Arvs...hopefully he finds better use out of it than me.  If I am to be a shoe reseller, I would fail horribly at it.  So far, I made a net profit of -$20.

Man, seriously, my "bargain hunting skills" is just awfully to start the new year

And It Begins Again...

...the new basketball season, that is.  I don't think there is anyway possible I am going to be able to replicate my last season (in the sense that I'll score the same amount of points).  I hope our team does better this season, cause we're down two guys (but subsequently picked up one).

I also wonder how my body is going to handle the extra baggage around my mid-section I seemed to have acquired the past few months.  Yargh

Monday, January 17, 2011


Got whacked on the throat today while playing ball.  Hurts something fierce.  I hope it'll feel better after a good night's sleep

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First inspection done after a few years.  And of's a Yellow.  Might as well get used to it again


Happened again.

Embarrassing and ridiculous.  Sorry bubs; thank you for being understanding

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gotta Git Hyped Up

Work tomorrow, and first inspection in a years.  This should be interesting.

I don't know why I feel stressed there already.  Perhaps because I have to plan "activities" and what not for an event at work on Wednesday (I just received notification this past Thursday, while in years past they had months to get prepared for it).  I hope they are not expecting anything extravagant

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Annaprasan? More Like Damn-aprasan I Ate A Lot

So we just came back from Mehli's (Kira and Derrick's baby) Annaprasan, which is a traditional Bengali celebration of their baby's first eating of solid food (mainly rice).  The celebration also involved the baby picking something from a tray that is presented in front of them, and that item they pick (ex. money, gold, pen, soil) represents their future destiny.  So if they pick a pen, they will be scholarly, or if they pick soil they will be environmentally conscious or own land.  Or something like that.

Mehli picked soil, despite the fact her parents and grandparents were prodding her and pointing to the gold.  It was quite an interesting ceremony.  Of course I ate too much, but really, where's the surprise in all of this?  I have really got to stop comfort eating or something.

I imagine if I went through this ceremony when I was a child, I picked the thermometer.  Amirite or amirite?


...what it was all about.  Interesting because I usually remember too much.

Walking (standing?) in a fog again, alone.

The (Jay)sun will rise again, eventually.


(sometimes I forget that I this is my own personal storm diary, and that even though I filter things, I don't have to explain myself to anyone nor should I feel embarrassed if they think I'm some bipolar freak.  As with all things in life, not all is as it appears to be.  Whatever that means)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

And This Is Why You Should Know What You're Doing...

...if you intend on embarking on a hobby of painting.

I will chalk this up to "learning":  do not buy acrylic paint that's in the Clearance section because if it's dried out, there's no way to revive it.  Damn

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Used to listen to this album non-stop when I was younger, and just remembered them for some reason:

I was this close to dying my hair silver (not really)

My Mother Is Funny Pt. 91

So we went to my parents for dinner, and Xavier was there.  Sharon was playing with Xavier when Xavier lost some of his balance and faceplanted on Sharon's pregnant tummy.

My Mom (utterly convinced in what she saw):  "oh look!  He's so smart!  He's kissing his cousin!  Wow!"


Ever venture down a path you know will just end up in disaster?

I am about to!

Went to Michael's and had this bright idea to copy Arfeli's idea of painting our own artwork in the house.  So we got canvasses that were on sale, along with clearance rack paint and brushes.  This ought to be interesting.

I rationalize that it is still art...even if it's hung in a closet.

(and yes, I have absolutely no idea what in the world I am going to paint.  But I am forcing Bubs to do it too)

Shovel, Lather, Rinse, Repeat

It's okay, it's still cathartic.  Fun word, that cathartic is.

And now we will brave the snow to go do some shopping.  I hope not a lot of other people are as crazy as us and the mall will be not as busy

Friday, January 14, 2011

X Coming Through

Without fail, visiting and playing with my Godson Xavier gives me a smile on my face.  He's getting so big and is always so damn cute.

In just a few short months, I'll have my own.  Crazy

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Heard this on the radio, and enjoyed it:

Good ol' YouTube always has nice remixes I wouldn't have otherwise known about:

Turning A Corner

Too bad there are still 24,514 corners left to go.  Numb and number.

(I've been sounding so dramatic lately.  Seriously...drama)

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Have you ever made oatmeal in the microwave and it goes all over the place?  I hate it when that happens.  I hate it even more when Sharon finds out that the oatmeal exploded in the microwave

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Juicin' Up

Okay, so these sand flea bites are becoming unbearable.  I'm itching so much, and scratching so much.  I would imagine I look like a crack addict scratching while having a meth addict's skin with it being so scabbed up.

The Aveeno Anti-Itch wasn't working too well, so I went for the steroids (topical cream).  I'm hoping this does the trick for now.  If not, I guess I'll just, you know, rip my limbs off.

So far...okay.  Can't wait for a few days when hopefully the pain goes away

Tanks Dr. JulesBuh


I'll make sure some of my HSA goes to you

How Important Is It?

I can do this by myself.  I just have to not think so much and let go.

Plus the fact my benefits don't really cover it all that well.

I'll just stop and reassess when the time is right.  I'm sure my baby will take it all away anyway?

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

That Time Google Made Me Itchy

It's unbearable, this itchiness/pain.  I couldn't take it anymore, so I asked my best friend Googs.

And I found out, through self-diagnosis, that I got sand flea bites (also known as the cute-sounding but obnoxious if you got bit by it "No-See-Ums").

Mexico made me white.  Not really.  Just itchy.

Hopefully it will go away in a few days.  I just have to ignore it.  Right.  Just like my ability to ignore other things in my life.  I'm screwed.

In the meantime, I'm slathering this Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream all over the place (not working)

New Workout Plan...

...I started today:

Take 55 minutes to drive to gym because of snow.

Get to gym, go to locker room.


Hop in shower.


Leave for work.

Eat oily Chinese Food for dinner.

(I think I should patent this workout)

Wake Up, Shovel

Forgot that is what life in Canada is about.  But it's all good, luckily I don't mind shoveling too too much.  Just hoping it's not heavy snow, although it does make for a good warm-up

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The mosquito/fly bites from Mexico are killing me here.  Sounds dramatic, but dang, it's pretty bad.  Hopefully it'll go away in a few days

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Lying if I said I'm still not trying.  Gotta fake it till I make it.  Chin up, head straight

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lickbo Loser

Nothing makes me feel like a loser more than stepping into an LCBO alone.  I never know what I'm doing there, and I look awkward as awkward.

Want to imagine what it's like for me in there, going through all the aisles trying to figure out what is what and always in constant amazement of how much alcohol cost?  Just imagine me with a befuddled face and with this song in the background:  Or something like that.  In any case, I kind of don't really enjoy the experience.

And to make matters worser, I was there because I forgot to get my neighbour Murray something from Mexico as he took care of our garbage/recycling bins and our newspapers and even snowblew our driveway.  I thought, hey, why not get him some wine (apparently Mexico is not a big wine-making country), or some tequila (tequila to an 80 year old man?), or Kahlua (I happenstance found out that Mexico produces Kahlua as I was leaving the store).  So I got him Kahlua.  Only thing is, I knew that a bottle twice the size was half the price in the airport a few days ago.

So far my vaunted bargain-seeking is off to an opposite-of-rousing start this 2011

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Got the results of my bloodwork, and it's no surprise.  Gotta try harder?  I guess that's all I can do.

As well, I hope the other thing will help soothe

Hardest Part Of Stopping... getting started again.

Haven't been to the gym in over 1.5 weeks.  Difficult to get up this morning.  Gotta get motivated here; I'm becoming too lazy and complacent.  Have a Doctor's appointment later on...hope that kicks me in the butt when I find out some results.

John Legend is speaking to me:

Monday, January 10, 2011

When I Come Back, I Really Come Back

A swing of 40 degree weather within a day.  It's like my temperament!

First day at the new office, and so far it's a-okay.  Just gotta get used to a bunch of things again.

Met JulesBuh, where we did a head nogging bump hello.  I hope this becomes some sort of new way to say hello that catches on.  Just imagine how awesome that would be.  Funny character that one.  I hope she doesn't become a cat lady or anything.

And ended off at the old office, where I'll be at again tomorrow to end off the day.  It's like I never left or something

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Trying my hardest

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Hasta La Vista

Leaving Mexico in just a bit.

An awesome time...always love hanging out with friends we don't see much because of distance, especially at special occasions like Beevy's beautiful, perfect wedding (except for the all-too-embarrassing-for-myself episode of me getting drunk.  Ridicurous.).

I'm ready to go home and try my hardest not to overeat and hit the gym hard.  Work tomorrow for my new-old position as well.

It'll be officially the start of the new year.  I can do this.  I mean, if I can avoid the internet for 4 days, I'm sure I can do this.  Right?

Chin up, head straight...

Monday, January 03, 2011

Still Consumerisming

Okay, so I may have done something retarded today.

I went to the Nike Factory Store in Oakville/Burlington because the pair of Jordan's I bought last week are pinching my feet (that score last week turned out to be kind of like a half-score; I'm hoping they get "broken in").  I saw two pairs that caught my eyes (and more importantly my feet):  the Air Jordans 2009 and the Zoom MVP (POP; the Steve Nash ones).  I tried them on.  They both felt really comfortable, and I didn't know which one to get.

Then luckily (?) Bubs told me, "you may as well buy both.  It's not like you're going to be buying stuff when the baby comes."  So I did.  So really, it's her fault.

But here's the thing that got me really distraught:  if I went last week, the total price would've been 40% off.


You know what would have been 100% off?  If I didn't buy it.  I'm not sure if I'm going through buyer's remorse.  I'll just go with no for now.  I'm sure my feet will thank me in just a bit when I go play ball

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Meh Heeeeeeee Kooooooooo

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Seems The Vacation Has Begun

Lazy?  Check.

Tons of eating?  Check.

Watch lots of TV?  Check.

Mexico on Tuesday?  Check.

Gym and basketball tomorrow?  I am going to hope this is a check

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Iron Man

So how did I spend my first day of the new years?

Ironing, of course.

9 hours worth.  I either have too many clothes (very likely) or I just don't know how to iron efficiently (very likely).

Luckily a "How I Met Your Mother" marathon was on during the whole time.  Great show, really.

I didn't change out of my pajamas all day.  I wonder if I should even bother changing before going to bed again...nah


Well that was an awesome New Years Celebration!

Bubs and I were in bed by 11:00pm.

The party just don't stop.  I have a full day of ironing ahead of me!

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We also watched Despicable Me yesterday.  It was pretty funny