This Day 90 Years Ago

Thirty-two thousand eight hundred and seventy-four – that’s the number of days that my Granny has graced this world with her presence. You see, on this day 90 years ago my Granny was born. Ninety years – a life span that clearly laughs in the face of the Canadian average1. It’s hard to imagine the…

The Very Serious Business Of Being A Grown-Up

Today I decided to play grown-up. That is, I put on my big-boy pants and my big-boy shirt, brushed my hair and brushed my teeth (much like responsible adults do), packed up my wallet, gave Elliot a snuggle good-bye, and sauntered over to Starbucks for a tall coffee before I got down to the very…

The Days Are Just Packed

I just got home. I’m exhausted, perhaps a little buzzed, and about to crawl into bed – I couldn’t be happier. Today was awesome. It started early – boarding the Go Train so that I could make my way to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Ontario University Fair (OUF). For those not in…

A Big Day

I really should be in bed already. Okay, technically I am in bed. What I really mean is that I should be asleep. But why should you be asleep Dan? It is only just after 11pm and you typically don’t go to bed until well after midnight. Well first, thanks for keeping up with my…

Average Zzzzzzzzzzs

Several days ago I upgraded my iPhone to the new iOS. Verdict: so far, so good. Since migrating to the new iOS, my phone has been going mad with updates to the various apps that I had installed prior to the whole upgrade business. In most cases, the updates have been rather basic and boring….

A Cure For The Cold And Flu Seasons

As I sit here looking out of my window1, I have realized that the last two days have really done an amazing job of reminding me that summer is over. The fact that it’s just after 7 and the sky is already dark really says it all. You’ll have to excuse me, I don’t think…

Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse

Oh Monday – why are you always so full of meetings? While today was no exception – I started my first meeting at 9am and finished the last one at 4:30 with only a half hour break between two of those meetings somewhere around 1 pm – it was probably the first Monday where pretty…

My Five-Star Weekend

Amanda and I are currently somewhere between Cobourg and Toronto, on our way home from Ottawa. We’re a little tired, but nothing that a little coffee and snack won’t fix. My weekend in Ottawa with Matt and Monique was awesome. We spent most of our time at Monique’s parents’ house in Aylmer, Quebec. The house…

Cheeky Fun

After a rather relaxed morning, Matt, Monique and I headed into Aylmer Quebec. Our destination – Monique’s parents’ home. Our mission – canoe, kayak, swim, run, relax, have fun, eat, drink, and be merry. We accomplished all of these things save for swimming. As far as to do lists go, I think you would agree…

Road Tripping

Today I opted for a wee change of pace from the typical day of working in my office. Did I relocate to a coffee shop? You betcha. But not just any coffee shop. In this case I’m sitting in the Second Cup on the corner of Bank Street and Somerset Street West in our nation’s…

Adieu Summer

Assuming the interwebs have not led me astray, tomorrow is the last full day of summer. Autumn arrives Saturday September 22nd at precisely 10:49am (Eastern Daylight Time). I’ll give you a minute to let that news soak in, and perhaps to grab a tissue to dab away the tears. Oh Summer, it’s like we were just…

Next Steps

Today was a lot of running around. Fortunately, save for meetings, it was the kind of running around that I considered fun. Despite all of the fun, I’d be lying if I said that I came home in a perfect mood. In fact, I was cranky. I should clarify that my mood had nothing to…

The Gravity Of Travel

  It’s officially 2 weeks since I returned home from adventuring with Rick and the Big Mountain Challenge. To be honest it feels like an eternity ago. Weird how that happens. Since I managed to finish up the work that I needed to finish for tomorrow earlier than I expected to, I’ve been sitting here…

Home Sweet Broken Home

I’m writing this post from the comfort of my own bedroom. More specifically I’m sitting on my bed poking away at my laptop while I listen to the wee fuzzball softly purring beside me1. His tail is flicking back and forth – clearly a happy kitty. The song Angels from the new The xx album…

Home Made Deliciousness

After a rather lazy start to the day which included lounging in bed and doing pretty much nothing all morning, I headed over to the house to visit the wee fuzzball. He’s doing well in case you were curious. We hung out in my room for a bit, him softly purring next to me as…