Thursday, March 05, 2015

Can you believe?

I've missed posting for a few days now.

Usually I take a few minutes and post while at work.

It has been very busy at work lately, however, so I haven't had time.

I like watching the show Survivor, I will admit. The only way I can watch it, however, is on the GlobalTV website where they stream the shows on demand from their site. Last year (or perhaps the year before), anyone could watch any of the past episodes. This year, the current episode is freely available for seven days after airing, and then following that, is only available for people with a membership. People who have a TV service subscription are eligible for membership. I have none. This means I have seven days to watch an episode before it is taken away.

I guess I know now what I'll be doing on Thursday nights after the kids go to bed.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

going fishing in an aquarium

21h27 is not the latest I've ever posted on a weekday. Well, that was the time that this post started. Well, the post didn't start on its own, it started when I started writing to it.

The snow coming down tonight is very light and fluffy, it is quite gorgeous, actually.

I had one and three-sevenths of a slice of pizza for lunch today. It was pretty good.

There is a cat on my lap as I type this sentence.

Leo doesn't stay very long on me, well, not long unless he is in my bed at night and he spends the night there up against me.

I haven't gone to the movies in quite a few weeks. I ought to go soon. I don't know what I'd see, though.

Monday, March 02, 2015

silhoettes go bowling

March has arrived and with it, the very first month of the year that begins with the letter 'M'.

'M' is also the first letter of 'soup'. Well, erm. Perhaps it isn't, but that's no matter.

Spelling is one of those things that, when done, produces words.

Words when strung together and mixed with some small number of punctuation marks, produces sentences.

Some number of sentences when combined can often be called a paragraph, if indentations or line breaks are also used.

Pages can have some number of paragraphs.

Beyond that, I will leave it to your imagination.

Good luck!

Friday, February 27, 2015

When the tree bends but does not sink

As a pocket, there are two things that a person ought to know. One, you will come to know a world of lint that no other will ever know.

Torn between sticking with our existing financial planner who just yesterday showed some evidence of actually taking an interest in our affairs, or leaving him to go with the new guy that has a different plan of action for us. On the one hand we've been with the first guy for almost ten years, on the other, the new guy is much closer to our age.

I don't think I'll be going to Mexico tomorrow.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

cute nurse, no donation

Went to give platelets today, got the nicest looking nurse there, my platelet count was too low to give the donation, however, so I couldn't make the donation.

My blood pressure was a bit higher than normal.

Pulse 79
Temp 36.6
Platelet Count: 160x10^9 per liter.

The acceptable range is normally 150-400, but because of my relatively low body-weight (68.2KG) 160 was too low a value for me to make a donation. My normal value is between 170 and 180.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Playing frogger at night

There isn't anyone who knows as much about kelp as the person who knows the most about it.

Why are you asking this question, what problem is this causing?

Leading zero with less than seven digits.

Variable is converted to

Yes, so if you just start typing the pieces of dialog that are happening around you, it may not always make sense. I should know.

How can one be original if we've all already seen everything already?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Celebrating neandertholic spam

The driver of the 405 bus heading eastwards this morning was very choppy on the brakes. Fortunately the bus was sufficiently empty that no one was standing as otherwise, most certainly, they would have fallen.

I had a meeting with NDUL this morning at 6h00 that lasted until about 7h20. This window of time is exactly the time that I awake, shower, shave, get dressed, awake the kids, eat breakfast, awake the kids again, make their breakfasts, awake them a last time, make their lunches, and then get their winter gear on and then we head out, usually leaving the house by 6h55 or so. I made the mistake of only telling my wife that I couldn't do these things this morning at 5h55 today, rather than yesterday evening. She went to bed really early last night, however (at 21h20) and so she should have had enough sleep to be able to awake and get these things done.

I guess I need to do a better job in communicating.

We've been with the same financial planner for about nine years now, maybe ten. We've met twice now with a new one that it looks like we may be moving over to. How do we tell the first one that we're leaving him?

I have an extremely low emotional quotient. I'd be okay just saying 'We've found a financial advisor who is closer to us in age and appears to be more aligned with where we want to go. Given this we will be severing our ties with your firm effective immediately.'

He (our existing advisor) will not be pleased and will likely try to convince us to stay with him. I hope he is more mature about it. Probably the best thing would be for me to let my wife break the news. She'll be more diplomatic.

We (my family and I) are all going to our semi-annual dental cleaning/dentist visit this evening. My teeth are mostly good, it is my gums that have trouble unless I floss regularly. I do not floss regularly enough. I managed to floss four times in the last three weeks, however, so I may be better this time than previous times.

Monday, February 23, 2015

lock stock and chicken

Dancing in Mexico on a Tuesday night a little after 9PM after having consumed three Coronas,

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Canadiens won!

So finally against a lower half team, the Canadiens beat them.

Not that you particularly care too much, but then, whose blog is this?

What kind of name is 'Blue Jackets', anyhow?

If I was to ask one more rhetorical question, would your shoe laces be sufficiently tight?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday mauve

The Academy Awards are being awarded this weekend. I don't care too much.

There isn't any kite-flying in the plan for this weekend. I'm okay with that.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

when leaving is the same as arriving

when living is the same as dying
when breathing is the same as swimming
when sleeping is the same as dreaming
when baking is the same as tanning
when barking is the same as meowing
when crying is the same as laughing