Monday, February 28, 2011

Crashing Into Reality

Great way to end a crappy day:  get into a fender-bender (100% my fault).  Luckily the driver was okay.

Events like this in my life takes me down a notch or seven from that highhorse I usually sit on.  I hate myself sometimes (most times).

Beyond mad with myself...

Okay, Am I Really That Predicatable?

At the gym, I guess so?

I started my annual procrastination-training for the 10km run and went for a 20 minutes jog on the treadmill (I swear I would've went longer, but damn blister...).

One of the regulars I see at the gym said to me, "I am assuming you had a bad weekend eating junkfood again because I don't think I've seen you run on the treadmill that long".


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Oh pre-methhead I miss you:

Which got me thinking:  when she made this song, I wonder if it occured to her that in the decades that followed, would she know that it would evolve into a classic (well, at least to me)?

So I wonder if someone like, say, a song like this Nicki Minaj tune ( will hold up as well 20 years from now.  Unlikely

Up And At 'Em

Let's go.

Take it day by day, minute by minute...


Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Day I Knew Wallpapering Wasn't Really Fun

And that man, I suck at it.

It was the first time I've ever done said wallpapering, but I thought it would go a little more smoother.  Literally.

The damn edges keep turning up!

Oh, and I did the whole "I don't care anymore so I'm not even going to line up the patterns" thing by the end of it.

And don't get me started on the VOC's it's surely spewing off.  I hope it clears up by the time the baby comes.

Next time I have a "bright, designer idea", just remind me that I don't have them.

And no, if you ever see our nursery, you're not allowed to see the closet!

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Grayson is so cute.  He was doing a little dance and he didn't cry when he got baptized.

The Chinese Buffet lunch killed me...all I ate for dinner was a few bites of chicken noodle soup and half a pita

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Was it all just a dream?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Day I Learned Wallpapering Really Isn't Fun

That would be today.

It's prolly mostly because I suck at it.  The damn edges seem to be coming up, and the pattern is so subtle (it's grasscloth) that I went dizzy looking for the recurrence.  And it's damn messy too.

Oh, and I'm not done yet, and the walls I did do took me hours.

And yes, it's just a closet I'm doing.  But I was doing a closet first to see how I would do in case I wanted to graduate and do a full room.  After today?  I am going to really have to contemplate that.

Otherwise, it was a good day today.  Had brunch at the Trannifer's and it was Greekalicious.

Tomorrow we go to Newcastle for a mass at 9:00am.  Which means we have to get up at 6:00am.  Which means Sharon is prolly not going to be too happy.  But it's practice for when we don't sleep when the baby comes, right?


Friday, February 25, 2011

When Did That Boy Grow Up?

So Mr. Xavier just passed by.  He's walking, talking (well making weird grunting and squealing noises anyway) and playful now.

When the heck did that happen?

I love that kid.  Can't wait till he meets his cousin, where surely he'll be "the boss".

It really is a nice way to end another work week

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Busy weekend ahead of us...brunch with the Trannifer's then Baptism for Grayson all the way out in Newcastle.  I hope I get this closet

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fatty Face

So Sharon had a midwife appointment earlier in the week, and they weren't sure where the head was (ie. they didn't know if it was the head or the bum).

We just went for an ultrasound, and they found that everything is exactly where it should be.  What did they also find?  That our baby has a big head!

Reason why I am happy:  it surely has a big brain, so s/he is going to be smart!  (right)

Reason why Sharon isn't so happy:  that big head will be pushing out of her hoo-haa!

I would like to think that the baby is just like his/her father and is already playing a trick on the midwives and hiding from them.  I fear, though, that the baby is like his/her father and very fidgety and might have a case of ADHD.  Yikes.

That's my boy/girl!

(Still feels surreal saying stuff like that)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Void Of Thought

That seems to be me these days.

I am, however, getting excited about the arrival of our baby...I still can't believe it

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's A Bad Idea, But I Did It Anyway

Took a nap from 8:15pm-8:45pm.

Yeah...what was I thinking?!?  Now I feel all sorts of groggy.

I have a ball game in about 53 minutes.  I gotta snap out of this mental funk I'm in with ball.  It's supposed to be fun, right?  *crickets*

Let's Do This, Tuesday Edition


Monday, February 21, 2011

Go Fish

I my parent's house.

I love it when my Dad cooks tuyo and sininag with fried itlog.  So bad for my health, but so dang good.

This, in addition to playing with the now-walking (!) and always adorable Xavier,  our massage from Rolando and progress on the closet makes for a great Family Day!

Now, if only there wasn't work tomorrow...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Like The National Homeless Show

Okay, that wasn't witty, but really, the home show was an overwhelming "meh" experience.

I got some ideas for the garage and shed (umm...don't I have a baby coming?  Really now, what are with these plans?), but either than that, it was just exhibitors that you would see otherwise at the CNE.

Definitely not worth the $16 entrance.  Good thing we got our tickets for free!  (Still had to pay for parking though, which I do have to mention otherwise I wouldn't have anything to complain about)

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Just made a steak dinner.  I've decided that going out for steak is unnecessary now; I am confident I can make it yummy with just my cast-iron pan.  I used to think that there needed to be blood to make a steak good; I cook it medium and it's just as good (perhaps because when grilling, the meat doesn't come out as tender as when I sear and broil the meat).

I have to exercise.  Don't I have a 10km run to train for?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Last Word "Ever", First Words "Last Time"

Okay, easy there Drake.

But really, I was just thinking that this may be the last time we ever do something like we did last night (before the baby comes).

We got tickets to a community theatre production of "Urinetown" from Sharon's parents because they went to India.  The show was, ears are still bleeding.  I think perhaps we spoiled ourselves in the past by watching really good productions.  Then this one came along.  I think the man who sat behind us said it best with "the script I don't care for.  The production is 'meh' and it is what it is" (he left after

It's just that the lead actress had a really high pitched, annoying voice, the lead actor was trying too hard to be Jim Carrey, you could hear everyone breathing through the microphones, one of the supporting actors just screamed throughout the whole thing, and everyone was basically screaming when they were either talking or singing.  I know I sound like a horrible critic and could prolly not do better, but really, it was like really bad high school musical (at least at a high school musical they have an excuse of being, you know, high school kids).

All in all, I'd give it a 1.5 stars out of 4.  (gay)

When the show finished, it was 10:40pm.  We then made our way to Liz's place by the ACC to celebrate her birthday (we missed going to the Real Sports Bar, but she rented out her theatre room in their condo) an hour later.  We caught the last half of the movie they were watching (Love and Other Drugs).  Anne Hathaway got afreaky in that movie.

All of us being old as we are (all the high school friends were there), we left at 12:40am.  Home, right?  Nope...we did something we haven't done in a long, long while and will prolly be, as aforementioned, the last time ever.  We had ate at 1:30am with Arvin and Feli.  Oh, and we didn't only eat, we ate poutine.

Finally got home at 2:30am and went to bed at 3:00am.  These are one of those nights we tell our kid, "you know, when you weren't born, you're Mom and Dad used to go out late nights on the weekends clubbing, partying, drinking and hanging out with all these people" (the story is entirely untrue because we never really did that, but still).

I seem to be rambling today.  It's prolly because I should be doing the things I planned on doing yesterday on my day off (as predicted, I didn't do half the stuff I wanted to).

Okay, gotta git to just won't stop...

Friday, February 18, 2011

When Gymming It Up Goes Wrong

Day off today what!  Luvers it.

What I don't love?  Playing ball and getting whacked on the hand.  Now it feels really tender and like it's broken or something.

Time and again, I have said it and now I might actually start believing it:  I'm much too delicate.  Not only for ball, but for everything.  Gay.

I will now console myself by baking some chicken wings.  You know, just to totally negate the whole "exercising" thing

Thursday, February 17, 2011

So Long Week...Hello Long Week...End

Love these four day long weekends.

I have all these plans,  yet why won't I be surprised if it doesn't come to fruition?

I have to finish this nursery closet.  But I still haven't decided what colour to paint the closet or if I'm gonna put up wallpaper.

I've also been fatigued lately for some reason.  Gotta schnap out of it

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Funny convo (at least, to me it is) I heard in the office today:

Wilson (upon seeing Sevan in a gold-coloured top):  "hey, it looks like you're going clubbing or something!"

Sevan:  "what?  No.  This is my Christmas outfit"


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cracking Fingers, Zit Under My Nose And Fatigue

Just about sums my day.

I was also thinking about how I wish I started playing basketball when I was a kid as opposed to halfway through my teenaged years.  I think I would be at least just a bit better (yes, I take my basketball a little too seriously).

Oh right, and I also wish I wasn't such a fat kid (as I eat my third chocolate chip cookie)


Been missing the motivation lately and just wanting to sleep.  Maybe I have to let go of the fact that I am no longer able to sleep only 5 hrs. and function properly?  Again, wrong time though with a baby on the

Pretty craptastic game last night.  Gotta put up 500 shots this morning or something

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Turned Into One Of Those Employees... fast.

You know, the employee that has no regard for his Supervisor and complains about him no matter how mundane or irrelevant the (supposed) argument would be.

Wasn't I just on the other side a few short months ago?  What happened to me and being compassionate?

Oh, right.  I wasn't one as a Supervisor to go all power-tripping.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Something I Never Thought I'd Hear In A Locker Room...

...populated with old (60+) men:  "I really enjoy that Lady Gaga and that Lady Antebellum"

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Bubs and I don't celebrate it (romantic, I know), but Happy Baaaalentynes!

Nothing says Valentines like going to do an inspection of a crappy restaurant and getting home at 6:15pm.  Loverly

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's Over Already?

Man these weekends fly by quickly.  Next thing you know we have a baby and we'll not only have no weekends, we'll have no lives (adequately dramatic?  Adequately dramatic.).

Speaking of the baby, I suppose the shower was successful today.  Good job Bubs

Shower Us

It's time for the baby shower we didn't really want but are going to get anyway.  The only thing that sucks about that?  Sharon didn't want one because a lot of work will be involved and it will fall on her to do it.  I guess it'll be worth it though when we get all the gifts?

I dunno.

Luckily all I have to do is just pick up the food.  Yee-uh

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Prenatal Classes Done

Ready to be a Father.


It's Been A While, Great To See You Again...


Now if only Bubs could sleep, it would be a better feeling (instead of this, you know, guilt thing I have going on)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Another Case Of I'll Never Do That Again...

...but I inevitably will again.

Today's episode?  Lunch at an all-you-can-eat Sushi place with the work peeps.  Ridicurous overeating.

Followed by dinner at the in-laws.

I'm not really sure who is pregnant between Sharon and I

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Last prenatal class tomorrow.  Then I'll be ready to be a parent!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

That's Some Inception Stuff Right There

So I had one of those dreams within a dream moments last night.  It was crazy, and I woke up a little more than distraught.

I think these tiring nights are starting to catch up with me.

Bracing for the next few months, no doubt.  But what do I have to complain about?  I mean, Sharon will have it much worse than me (lol...not that I take pleasure in her pain or anything)

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BulesJuh, you funny

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

My New Unhealthy Obsession


I don't have much else to say about that.  It's so dang good

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Now the skin on my other hand is cracking.  Cracking.


"Where You Going?"

The question my wife asked me at 2:50am.

I had absolutely no idea what time it was at that point, so I naturally thought I was just waking up.

I feel for her, she hasn't been sleeping much (and as an extension, neither have I.  But really, she hasn't been sleeping much more than I have, and she does, well, have a baby in her, so I'm really not allowed to complain about my tiredness).  I really think it's just getting us prepared for the next few months (years?) or so.

Is it too late to turn back now?

I keed, I keed

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I Be A Movin' Again

Well that was a pretty busy day at work.  But it ended off nicely by finding out that my whole team will be moving buildings back to my old building (closer to home) by the end of the year.  Yee-uh!

(It's the little things)

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I'm just going to have to accept that my basketball season this session won't be a good one.  Only scored 4 points, but my team beat the other one by 31.  Wowza

Monday, February 07, 2011

Mondays Are Crappy When... have to deal with ignorant people.  Whether it be with the Superintendent who went off on me for no reason other than the fact he hates government, or the Supervisor who questions why I'm following the law (and apparently thinks I do not know what I am doing), it really put a damper on my day.

I hate being so damn sensitive and unable to just let go of things that are really, in all intents and purposes, not worth it.  Other PHI's would say "don't take it personally".  How can I not when someone you don't know is dropping F-bombs on you?  How can I not when you have a Supervisor who doesn't support you?


I'm beginning to think maybe it's me?  I mean, since I have returned, I have had more problems in the past few weeks than what I could recall in years in my old area.  Actually, I don't think it's me.  I think that I do so much introspective thinking and contemplating on my actions that there is no way that all these problems are (at least all) my fault.  Just the luck of the draw, I guess.

Tomorrow will be better.

I hope

Sunday, February 06, 2011

That Was A Super Bowl...

...of Italian Wedding Soup I had.  Yummy!

Oh, there's a game on?  I suppose.  Not really that interested in it.

So far it has been a productive day.  Hope it gets more productive after I press "enter" right about now

Bowel Movements Will Inevitably Come Out During Birth

Massage pregnant wife.  A baby's head will go out of a 10 cm dilated cervix.

I think those are the main things I learned in prenatal class.  Interesting, nonetheless, as I got transported back to Grade 10 health class about the "Miracles of Birth".

And it also hit me again that in just a few months time, a baby will be here.  Yikes

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Why is it that everytime we go to Ikea, there is a snowstorm or the weather is crapola?  For that matter, why the heck are we always going to Ikea?  I really have to stop going there, but the furniture is so damn cheap.

I (hope) this is the last time we go for a while.


Friday, February 04, 2011

Back To Pre(natal) School

So we took our first prenatal class this past evening, with a second (much longer) class tomorrow followed by one more class next week.  It was fun (for me) to also have Sarah and Don in the class.

Surprisingly?  I was the one paying attention while Sharon was tired and bored and fidgety.  Mind you, Sharon did pretty much already know the topics covered.  Should be interesting tomorrow

Thursday, February 03, 2011

These Pingers...

...have never hurted this much before.

It's like two really, really bad paper cuts.  But in this case, paper cuts mean "cut by an exacto-knife really deeply".  It hurts to wash my hands, which can prove to be a problem considering what my job is.  Not to mention the fact I use alcohol swabs to sanitize my thermometer, my fingers are constantly being exposed to stinging hurting.

Tanks goodness I don't have to give birth to our child.  You'd never hear the end of that

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Snow Day? Snow Way

Just as I predicted, it wasn't nearly half as bad as the meterologists predicted it would be.  In fact, I wish most workdays were like today:  no traffic and an easy (and short) day in the office.

My trusty car and her winter shoes did a great job today navigating the what-seemed-like-empty-streets.  I even chuckled when I saw and passed a douche-bag looking dude driving his rear-wheel drived, no-winter tired Mustang on a 45-degree angle going about 14km/hr.  That car is not so cool now, is it*?

Now then, I guess I have to shovel for the second time today

*note:  I most likely would not say something like this during the summer

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

My Skin Is Cracking

Much like my mental concentration, my skin is cracking like kaaaa-rayyyy-zeee.  It's to the point now that my actual index and middle fingertips are bleeding.  I guess I'm not young anymore and my skin is not so resilient?  Either way, it's painful.

You know what else was painful?  Today's work day.  Finally finished at 7:20pm due to some hecticness with one of my operators.  (Again, this is what you wanted, right?)

(Secret:  I don't mind it so much.  I will mind it when we have our kid, though, and if it continues to chew away at my time)

With all these extra hours though, I hope to go home early tomorrow due to what the "experts" believe will be the largest snowfall in the past three years.  I have my doubts with the actual amount of snow dropped; I don't have my doubts that people don't know how to drive regardless.

Basketball game tonight...hopefully it's a little better than last week.  As in, I hope to get at least one point