Friday, 28 February 2014

So Last Week...

Where are all the Canadians?

Last week marked the first time I neglected to post a weekly blog since December, 2010.  How can this be?  What could I possibly have been distracted by?

Two words - Team Canada.

I'm in good company.  The photograph above is a shot of HWY 401, the busiest highway in Canada, during the Team Canada Gold Medal game.  For true!

I could have posted something last week regardless.  I forgot all about it last Thursday and on Friday I had no time, what with the Canada/USA game to determine who got to play for the Gold, and the festivities that resulted as Canada, of course, won.

On Saturday I could have snuck in before the deadline with something.  Anything...But I didn't. 

I made a conscious decision not to bother.  Coming up this Spring I'll be gone for 2 weeks and I won't be able to post at that time.  And again I'll be incommunicado come June/July.  Plus probably for some time next January.  You may have noticed that I broke tradition this year by not writing a "mission statement" or any resolutions this January.  In other words, I made no promises.  Much like my writing for  Fruitless Pursuits, I would still like to contribute occasionally, but my priorities have shifted and a weekly column is no longer in the cards. 

It's more than just scheduling, however.  Lately, a lot of the times I feel like I am just calling in these posts.  I don't have much of anything to say and so I'm just posting for the sake of posting.  Just because I have momentum on my side. 

One of the original reasons for this blog was to give me a sense of continuity in my life...allow a way for me to look back and see how I was feeling and thinking on any given week in the distant murky past.  It's still an important consideration and of course I'm not thinking about abandoning it completely.

Maybe I can just relax a bit though?  Maybe I should only open my "mouth" when I actually have something to say? 

We are going to try that for a while and see how it goes.  Yeah.  So I'll be around....but maybe just not EVERY week....

Oh by the are all the Canadians! 

Well of COURSE we won the hockey's CANADA!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Go Canada 2014!

Was it only 4 years ago that I couldn't care less about hockey?  It must be...for back during the 2010 Olympics my friends bribed me to watch Team Canada play hockey with the judicious use of Chicken Wings and pitchers of BEER! 

Just that Christmas, my parents had also bought me NHL 10 for my Xbox 360...the first hockey game I'd played since good old NHL '94 back in the day.

The two events combined to make me a HOCKEY FAN!

Consequently, today's blog would be longer, but Team Canada is playing a game against Austria at noon and I want to make sure my laundry is put away before puck drop. 

Go Canada Go!

Oh, speaking of meaningless's also Valentine's day.  Or as I like to remember it, the anniversary of the day that the judge officially granted my divorce!  In hindsight we all agree that the wedding was a mistake to begin with, but it still amuses me that so many celebrate with hearts, flowers, chocolate...and here I didn't think you cared!

Friday, 7 February 2014


I have to face the fact that I have nothing to say today. 

I've been sitting here procrastinating for about half an hour now.

It's okay.  It's February and it's been a long week.  What's to say? 

I think maybe I'll go have a nap.

Have a nice week! :)

Thursday, 30 January 2014


It's true that I'm a Nut.

It's also true that I have retreated lately into a shell.

Some might say "He just needs to come out of his shell more."

However I have noticed that Nuts which come out of shells around here are immediately devoured.