A Great Start…

The Canada Day weekend is on us, and I have to say it has started off most excellently. Most excellently indeed. For starters, the weather has been beautiful – blue skies with just the right amount of clouds, lots of sunshine, and for me at least, hot but not too hot. I’ve managed to get…

This Is What Happens When I Don’t Pay Attention

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently renewed my mortgage1. As of last Friday, I’ve made 2 of the 240 odd payments that are required for the term of this particular renewal1. Which means I’m 2 more payments closer to being mortgage free. W00t! When I arrived home the other night, I found…

Bring On The Long Weekend

For whatever reason, this week has been extremely long. Strangely, it hasn’t been any different from most of the previous weeks. My days have been filled with meetings, research, more meetings, report writing, even more meetings, and for extra fun – meetings. Regardless, I’ll be smiling the smile of a fat kid with a giant…

On The Road With A Pinochle Of Nerds

I’m currently on the way home after a quick visit to London. The purpose of this trip – to visit some friends while stuffing my face with tasty deliciousness. Mission very much accomplished. We – where we included the Drs Darlington, Dixon, and Edge, as well as Almost Dr. Weijs, LLB Seaman, Almost LLB McKeen,…

Eff It

So apparently it’s Tuesday. For some reason, I spent the better part of the day under the impression it was Wednesday. I should have known today was going to be odd when I woke up from a restless sleep wondering where I was. In case you are wondering, I was in my own bed1. I…

That’s Crazy Awesome

Jeepers. Today I realized that I’ve not updated my Not-So-Bucket-List list in quite some time. In fact, it has been over a month since I’ve added something to it. What is up with that? I must have been out having fun crossing things off my list1, and clearly have forgotten all about updating it. You see,…

Why I Should Always Ignore The Voice In My Head

Today I woke up very, very dehydrated. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the beer I had last night. I’m sure it also had nothing to do with the scotch I had before bed. As I said, I woke up very dehydrated. I also woke up knowing that I had to go for…

An Evening With Sarah

Last night, for those not in the know, Sarah McLachlan held a concert at Molson Amphitheatre. What made the concert extra awesome, beside the fact that it was a Sarah concert1, was Sarah’s back-up band. In this case, the back-up band was none other than the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Let me put this into perspective….

Why Talk To Action Makes Me Throw-Uppy

I think I might throw up. But in a good way. I just did something really, really, really awesome. Or perhaps really, really, really stupid. Only time will tell. What have you done now, Gillis? Well, dear readers, I’ve gone and registered myself for the Goofy Marathon and a Half – scheduled for the weekend…

Blah, Blah, Blah, Statistics

Hold onto your hats folks, for what I’m about to tell you might blow your mind into a million pieces. Today my calendar informed me that I had only one meeting1. And it was scheduled for only an hour. Hallelujah. As with most people, I think I can say that my productivity is inversely proportional…

A Big Mountain Challenge Is Calling My Name

About 1 week ago, I was either directed to, or stumbled upon the Banff National Park Big Mountain Challenge. What, for the love of criminy, is the Banff National Park Big Mountain Challenge? I’m glad you asked. The Big Mountain Challenge is a contest in which the winner and a friend will be taken on…

Sometimes It’s All About The Stomach Punch

Almost 320 days ago I went under the knife to correct a hernia that had been a rather annoying health concern for approximately 2 or more years prior to surgery. The hernia was the major factor in an almost 50 pound weight loss, and led me to replace my wardrobe several times over. I went…

Bing! Email!

I woke up today feeling exhausted. Again. I’m not sure what’s going on. My sleeping patterns haven’t changed – save for the fact that I seem to be waking up about an hour earlier than normal. And when I write an hour earlier than normal, I don’t mean that I’m purposely getting up at this…

Twice As Deadly, Not Nearly As Furry

I am a giant ball of sloth deep fried in boiling liquid gluttony. That’s right folks, twice the deadly sins for the price of one. I’m what you’d call a bargain1. At least, that’s how I feel after today’s meal. Seriously, I should have worn my eating-pants, or perhaps clothed myself in the finest dining-tarp…

I’m Considering Something Stupid

Or Goofy. Either way, I’m sure it’s a bad idea. Or the most amazing idea in the history of ideas. But I’m getting ahead of myself. A while back – perhaps some time last year – I was introduced to the Goofy Race at Disney World in Florida by my friend Carolyn. The idea –…