Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Food Porn

So I may have mentioned previously that although I don't cook, or even want to cook, I am hooked on The Food Network. I can watch for hours. I have all my regular shows and have learned lots about cooking. I even know what deglazing a pan means.

So anyway, point of my story is that when Meghan was staying with us I got her a little bit hooked too. We now refer to the shows on The Food Network as Food Porn. So totally appropriate.

Perhaps one of these days I will actually cook something. Stay tuned.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Wisdom of Meghan

Gay guy: How do I make my friends more accepting of me?

Meghan: If your friends don't accept you maybe it's time for new friends. Dump them.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I know I keep telling him to eat a sandwich...

Tim: I'll try the Slamwich.

Denny's Waitress: Would you like bacon on that?

Tim: Will that increase my chances of having a heart attack?

Denny's Waitress: Probably.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blogging from Starbucks...

...Does it get any better?

The wonders of modern wireless technology. Speaking of technology; I have finally moved into the realm of BlackBerrys. Well that is a bit inaccurate I guess. I do have BlackBerry data services attached to my account. I do not have a BlackBerry yet though. If ever there was a man who hated the word "backorder" right now it would be me. I ordered a BlackBerry Curve just over two weeks ago and last I heard it won't be in stock till the 15th of this month. I am hopeful that it will be here before Christmas at least. We'll see I guess.

More technology news. I bought a new Sony VAIO Laptop. You couldn't tell by me there is any economic crisis going on. So back to the laptop. I went with a 15.4" for the sake of portability. Basically I sacraficed the number pad and 2" of screen. I think it works out okay. Now I just have to have my most awesomest IT guy (you know who you are, Bryan) come and figure out why I can hook up to wireless at Starbucks but not on my own home wireless network.

So after Starbucks today we are off to Ottawa to check out The National Gallery. Ikea, need to find a bed for Lil' Timmy's room. We'll hopefully fit in a few friends as well though we have not firmed anything up really. We'll make some calls when we get there.

Hey, if any of my readers are hot lesbians. I am trying to get Meghan laid. Inquire.

That about does it for today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mr Lonely?

So I am back on days. I have my evenings free. What a perfect week for Dan to be in Banff. NOT. Oh well, I will get through it. I have QDG tomorrow. QDG is the new name for COLA in case you didn't know. Tim is staying here after and has designs on the last of the apple pie. Meghan is moving in on Friday for a couple weeks since she is homeless untill she can get into her apartment. That should prove entertaining. Having her cat here certainly might provide entertainment.

Well thats about all I've got for now. Pretty boring. I'll try and come up with some crisis to entertain you all as soon as possible.

Oh and Andrew is awesome and apparently above average. You wanted me to mention you...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Here's to Tracy and Dan Wood

Well last Saturday was the big wedding of the season. Tracy and Dan finally made it legal. The ceremony was brief and to the point. The reception was a great time.

I was a bit sketched out by the whole Trenton thing. Holiday Inn is a bit like camping for me after some of the places I have stayed in the last few years. Surprisingly the hotel was actually quite nice. The room was nicely updated and oddly the towels were nicer than some of those other hotels in that they were quite soft and did not smell of industrial bleach. Also, it seems we were the only ones who's reservation didn't get fucked up. I love having good travel karma.

The event itself started off quite nice in that when we got to the church we were greeted by Dan's mom, Janice. Janice has never met us but she knew exactly who we were and told us she has heard so much about us. That scared me for a bit but she seemed to have only heared the good stuff so it was okay.

The reception, at the Trenton Legion was a blast dispite the venue and the surly, dried up old serving ladies who always wanted to take everything away even if you were not finished. When we don't know many people in a group Dan and I tend to be wallflowers but Tracy's mom Brenda was very quick to drag us away from the back wall. Brenda is awesome as is the entire family. I can really tell where Brandon, Tracy and Margaret get their sense of humour.

I just want to say that I am so happy that Tracy found Dan and vice-versa. I am pretty sure Dan is the only straight man who can really appreciate Tracy's epic sense of funny. I love you both.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Recycling the past...

So since nothing really interesting happened today let me dredge something up from the summer of no blogs.

The 3AM border crossing on the way to Pittsburgh...

Looking back I guess I should have known that 4 guys crossing the border on their way to a furry convention are going to get pullled over for sure. At least we had the big fursuit dog head in the trunk to back us up. Well after a half an hour answering random questions we were back on our way to the land of Anthrocon. Anthrocon was more fun that I ever expected. It kind of reminded me of the Star Trek conventions I attended in my younger days except the Anthrocon attendees were much less serious. Let me tell you that you have not lived till you have seen 30 furries do The Time Warp. Ego Boost: Mikey was hit on by a "straight" boy (and a 6 foot skunk from South Carolina). Good times.

I have to say that Pittsburgh surprised me. It was so very much like Chicago but with less art. It was reasonably clean, at least the areas we were in were clean. There was lots of good architecture and some good museums, most notably The Andy Warhol Museum. There was also no tax on clothes and shoes. Gay heaven to be sure. Mikey came home with a new pair of Pumas.

I am definitely looking forward to going again next year. At least next year it doesn't happen on the same weekend as Toronto Pride.

PS: To whoever found that lost SD Card outside of The Warhol Museum. I was not defiling that teddy bear, we're just close that way.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The event of the season...

Tracy and Dan's wedding is coming up. Saturday is the big day and I am really looking forward to it. Thanks to Emma's help on Bloor St. I am going to look GOOD. I know it's suposed to be all about the bride and all that shit but seriously, I look good in a suit and the new shirt and tie are going to cap it off nicely. Add to that the fresh haircut. I can picture it now. I'd fuck me. Bring on the cougars, there are going to be some broken hearts.

Had a good weekend. Hung out with Meghan and Tim for most of it. Ate out the whole weekend. Drank a bit. Brunch this morning then work. Even work went okay. No complaints. 4 more days till the weekend. YAY!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some people would walk through shit for a cause...

So here's some funny-ness that happened today.

There was a parade of Mounted Police going down Princess Street tonight. Lots of horses, lots of horse shit. Fast forward to about 45 minutes later when a whole whack of people marching for Take Back The Night do the same route. On foot. Thats funny. Poor planning and funny.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More book-talk

New book on the go. Finished "Running With Scissors" and am now reading "Dry" also by Augusten Burroughs. It is the third of his auto-biographical books I have read along with his novel which is also very funny shit. Only Augusten (yes we are on a first name basis now) can make rehab funny. Seriously grab one of his books and give it a read. If I like you I might even lend you one of my copies. Once I finish this one I have a couple other books I plan on picking up. Different authors, I guess it's good to branch out a bit. I'll probably blog about those later if they are worthy.

So I'll be back in Trenton on the 27th for Tracy and Dan's wedding. That should be interesting. The wedding will be a blast. Trenton will be pretty much the same as when I left I figure. Most I have done since I left has been the odd hit and run, stopping at the Hospital to see some of the old coworkers. We are staying at The Holiday Inn, the ultimate in classy.

Oh and just something to ponder: STRAP ON is NO PARTS spelled backwards. That's a little something for my lesbian readers out there.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LOL for real

So, I laughed out loud in Starbucks again. This time I was reading Augusten Burrough's "Running With Scissors" and this time people noticed. The girl accross from me looked up and a guy who was just coming in looked. He then checked out the book I was reading and gave me a knowing smile and nod. Apparently I am not the only fan.

Some good news: It looks like I am actually going to be getting a Christmas Vacation this year. At least 5 days off in a row starting with Christmas Eve. I hardly know what I am going to do with it all, other than enjoy it of course.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cat lovers... Are you INSANE?

So 3am in the morning all I can hear is some horny cat screaming outside. What the fuck. I get horny too and you don't hear me screaming in the middle of the street.

I have never had a doubt that as cute as those little kittens can be they are most definitely spawn of the devil himself. They have no purpose on the planet other than to exude arrogance and consume. Consume anything, food, water, human life force, whatever they can get their greedy little paws on.

I love my dogs. As annoying as they can be at least they are not evil. Though I think Penny has it in her. She's no cat though.

First post in a long time. Welcome back to the stuff thats inside my head.

So I find myself at Starbucks daily now. I head down before work for an hour or so to read and social study. "Social Study" is just another term for watching guys but I also do just observe people in general. I think it keeps me sane. Its like my pack-a-day habit.

By the way if you have not read anything by Augusten Burroughs pick up one of his books. Funny as it gets while still being terrifyingly real. He's shown me the power of humour as well as confirming that everyone's mom is insane. Some clinically so, some not.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

OMG another blog entry!

Well here I am again. Mostly because a new chat friend reminded me I have a blog. Well I figured it was time to post something. So for those of you who hang off the mundane epic that is my life, here goes.
On a new shift at work. Getting up at 4AM, to work at 5AM, so far it is going okay. I am getting about as much sleep on this shift as I did on nights which is to say about 5 hours per night. Still don't like my job but not quite hating it. Starbucks helps. Praise the Vanilla Latte. Non-fat of course.
Mexico is 3 weeks away and I still have that bit of pudge around my middle. Could be those aformentioned Lattes. Well some prices I just will not pay. No matter, I am looking forward to Mexico even if I have to suck my gut in the whole time I am there.
Awesome news for Howie and Neil. The house sold. As we were there I realized I was going to miss the place. Had some awesome fun times there. I am sure we will as well at the new pad in Ottawa.
Folks are back. Have only seen them a couple times so far. I will likely stop in on them after work. I think I will be enlisting Dad for some help around the house this summer. Have a few projects that need doing.
I think thats it for now. More to come eventually.

Monday, February 18, 2008

And I titled the last one "It's been a while"

So it has been almost 4 months since I last posted. No excuse really, just lazy I guess. So here I go with a bunch of what has been happening and some upcoming stuff too.

We have had more snow this year than I have seen in a long time. I have to say I have had just about enough of it. More than enough of it. The amount of times I have had to dig my way in and out of my driveway is really making me consider a 4X4 again. Those were the days for sure. I didn't shovel I just drove back and forth over the snow and packed it down. Anyway I guess by this point the end must be in sight so hopefully it will all be gone soon or at least no more (or not much more) will come.

Budget and Money
So as stupid as it sounds I am oddly very excited to have $100.00 in my savings account. $100.03 to be exact. $0.03 was interest on a portion of that.
I have not allowed myself to have savings for a very long time. I have a fairly high credit card debt right now and have not felt right having money in my account when I owe I somewhere else. I have since put myself on a budget which I oddly don't even find restrictive. Really I have just formalized my payments every month, allocated money for my personal spending and found $50.00 from each pay to transfer into a high interest savings account. I am still going to be in debt for a while but as long as nothing major happens I should be able to feel like I am making progress on reducing that debt and still see some money in my bank account.

So at this point Howie and Neil have already moved to Ottawa and Gord and Rob will be gone by the end of this month. Yeah I really hate Ottawa but it looks like I will be visiting a bit more often. Meanwhile our social life here has dwindled to just about nothing. Kinda need to find some new fill-in friends I guess. Anyone up for multiple evening, non-sexual coffee dates?
We will be in Ottawa at Howie and Neil's this coming weekend and with them again in Toronto on the third weekend in March. It's not like it's all bad, just some long weeks is all.

In 3 months we will be heading to Mexico for a week at a 5-Star resort to attend Dan's cousin's wedding. To say I am excited about this trip iwould be a huge understatement. I am looking forward to it like you could not believe.

I think that's it for now. I am not sure what I am doing today but it had better involve a Vanilla Latte at some point.