My Newest Challenge

I just got home a few minutes ago. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but what I found was not it. I knew that more drywall had to be removed based on the amount of flooding I had after the burst pipe on Tuesday. But whatever I had in my mind was far tidier than the…

Sweet 16 Plus Legal To Drink In The States

  The last several days have been, um, interesting. Let’s recap. About a week ago I received notification from Rick that he had won the Big Mountain Challenge, and that I would be joining him as he hikes 3 mountains to raise money for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Awesome-sauce. Earlier this week, we started…

Just A Coffee, Huh?

  Short and hurried post that’s not really a post but will have to do for now. Coffee with brother. Away from house for 1 hour max. Phone call from Condo Corporation. Pipe burst. Get home. Water everywhere. Everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Also, a litter box plus water makes litter soup. Or goulash. I’m not sure which….

Five Thousand Loonies

As most of my readers will know1, I’m going to be joining my friend Rick on an epic adventure to climb three mountains courtesy of the Banff Lake Louise Tourism‘s Big Mountain Challenge Contest. The adventure begins on the 27th of August. Once we’ve successfully climbed each of the peaks, Rick will receive a cheque…

Lazy Is Not My Colour

Today was the laziest day in the history of lazy days. In fact, I was so lazy, I had to take a second nap after my first nap because I was exhausted from my first nap1. Seriously. I’m fully blaming the remaining plague that is swirling through my body as I can’t honestly think of any…

Two Weeks – One Per Kidney

The next stage of the Big Mountain Challenge is almost here. W00t! For those of you who may have missed it, my friend Rick was recently named the winner of the challenge. This means he gets to hike (along with your’s truly) three epic mountains in the Banff Lake Louise area. He also gets a…

The Sleepover To Slumber Party Threshold

Being that it’s Friday – the end of a long week1 – and given the rock star kind of guy that I am2, you might assume that I’m about to tell you about some awesome crazy plans that I have to celebrate and unwind. And you’d be correct, if your idea of awesome crazy plans…

Today Was My Monday

Well dear readers, today was my first day back to work after a week off1. I’m sure you are all wondering how it went. Okay, you’re probably not wondering but I’m going to tell you anyway. I won’t lie – it was tough. Really tough. I think the biggest challenge of going back to work…

I Can’t Freaking Wait

So remember yesterday when I mentioned how Rick had won the Big Mountain Challenge and that I would be joining him on an epic adventure to climb three mountain ranges while raising money for The Kidney Foundation of Canada? Well, I’m still in shock about it. Obviously, so is Rick. In all honesty, every time…

My Freaking Out Face Is Terrible

Imagine if you will the following scene (painstakingly recreated for your benefit): After wandering the local Metro for food1 and somehow avoiding all sorts of temptation2, Dan3 has just finished filling up a grocery cart with some necessary items for the week. The cart includes such things as bread, fruit, fish, and milk4. The young…

All Good Things Must Come To An End

And just like that, dear readers, I’m back in Guelph. The cottage weekend away with the Dixon and Darlington clans has come to an end. Boo. The weekend was fantastic. As per usual there was an endless supply of excellent food, tasty beverages, boating, lounging on the dock, lounging in the water, playing games, chatting,…

A Rainy Day

It’s a rainy day at the cottage today, which means the internet is extra spotty. This also means we’re spending the day lounging, reading, eating, and enjoying beverages. Life is so rough. Related articles Rainy Days and Mondays (catnipoflife.wordpress.com) Rainy Day Deer (countryliving4beginners.wordpress.com) A Rainy Day (bitsnbooks.wordpress.com) Make Rainy Days Infinitely Better With These 10…

A Certain Level Of Productivity

Another day, another…um…something. I’d say dollar but I’ve done nothing that I’d consider productive today. Hence, I’ve done nothing that I would consider worth a dollar. What did I do today? Let’s recap. I started the day with an hour of yoga on the dock as the sun came up. If you’ve never started a…

S’Moreos

Vacation day 2. Yup, I’m really going to give you a play-by-play of my vacation. It’s apparently the thing to do1. Earlier today I ventured back to Toronto. What made today’s trip different from yesterday’s? Easy – today I had a purpose. You see, when Manon and I decided to head to Toronto we had…

Today I Wore Several Hats

When I awoke this morning I immediately knew that something was different. I knew that I had slept in, although I also knew that I still had time to lay in bed as my alarm hadn’t gone off. Elliot was curled up next to me softly purring and likely dreaming about chasing mice or whatever…