We’ve all got problems.

Despite my obnoxious know-it-all-ism, I tend towards shyness. A friend of a friend recently asked him if I didn’t like her, because I wouldn’t look them in the eye. No, it’s not that, I just have trouble looking anyone in the eye, really. Both of my brothers are the same way (both with the know-it-all-ism ...

Such is life. (An inauspiciousish beginning.)

Hey, it’s 2011! Here are some of the unexpected things that have happened so far: Nearly missed midnight because we were watching Despicable Me (after hitting the pub and my brother’s party). Toasted with whisky instead of the fizz I brought because we were tired and lazy. Woke up repeatedly due to my friend Richard’s ...

Slapdashedly verbose.

In typical blogger style, I feel like I should do a 2010 round up. As I am still sick, I am having troubles with the summing up thing, here are a few events/accomplishments from the last year: I fired someone. I put this first, because it was kind of a momentous thing. I won’t, honestly ...

Gonna make it through if it kills me. (Bears!)

There is really not a whole lot of excitement in my life of late. I mean, how tedious is it to read about other people’s awful sleep? Or aching arse from returning to the world of The Running? Or how they are going spend today in Excel hell because month-end somehow crept up on them? ...

Heat wave!

I am trying to psych myself up to go running for the first time since October. Why? Well, we’re in a heat wave (it’s only -2°C), some of the sidewalks are clear, and I signed up for a half-marathon last night. I ran one last May. By ‘ran’, I mean I completed. The last four ...

Tenuous links with fame.

You know how there’s an epidemic of ‘famous for being famous’ types from reality television? Everyone wants to be a star, it seems, sometimes. I kind of do too, but in a behind-the-scenes or Radio 4 panelist kind of way as I don’t normally like to draw attention to myself (dreams about hosting HIGNFY or ...

Letdown (and hanging around?)

I have a whole day off and I’m terribly inspired to write (unless you want to hear about the radioactive (cartoon-style) snot that is fighting its way out of my head). Which is a shame. It’s a beautiful, albeit cold day (no snowpocalypse here – it hasn’t been snowing at all lately) and I had ...

Grateful and yet ungrateful.

So, yesterday’s open house was much smaller than last year’s, which I was expecting. We do, however, have enough food leftover to feed several armies. As I have the next two days off, I am hoping salmon mousse will keep until Tuesday; then I can feed it to the starving masses at work. With that ...

Merry Christmas from an oaf. 2

Merry Christmas to those celebrating and happy Saturday to those who aren’t. I utterly failed in getting Christmas cards out this year, something I must apologise for profusely and publicly. My new plan is to send out cards at random holidays throughout the year. I already know who will be hearing from me on Colonel ...

Can’t type. Selling tickets. (A photo.)

Can't type. Selling tickets. (A photo.)
Welp, I’m working downstairs today, so I will not be at computer (aside from to post this). Here is a photo, though, which is one of my favourite Christmas pictures (from 1985 or so, so I was 8). Pictured are me, looking awfully Victorian “I’m the good child, very serious” and my brother and two ...