Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Go Habs Go!

Reacting adversely to news that is extremely positive is not a likely happening. However, some of us are not particularly in tune with our own selves to be able to know what the correct reaction should be. This self awareness develops over time, for some people, more quickly than with others. There are some of us who seek to display the opposite expected reaction to obfuscate those who surround us. The remaining of us carry on, each day passing into a mire.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

leaving the window for the door

It isn't unlike the personal pronoun battle that has been up and down in terms of its violence. Some insist that using personal pronouns is the way to go as it simplifies sentences and expressions. Others argue that avoiding the use of personal pronouns is best as it alleviates even the modicum of confusion. For example, she has her item that he used to keep from him. Or, Sheila has Elizabeth's item that Ben used to keep from Doug. Or, Sheila has Sheila's item that Ben used to keep from Doug. Which was it?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Be all that you can think

So the oligarcholist mismerred like a flourkrend blir. I denied all of it. What else could I do?

Posing questionable feedback with a lack of even the least subtle of comprehension can make awash the delving of reciprocity. I should know as it seems I am becoming an expert given the number of times I have received said feedback. Playing with misshapen blocks is roughly equivalent.

I'm not married to the idea of painting ceilings a plaid colour. As I am already married, the idea will have to suffer.

Being brainwashed isn't all that terrible; how else would you keep it clean?

Friday, April 11, 2014

eggplant and microcosms

Celebrating weekends, much like the way landing on Go can give you an extra 200 bucks, can be the surprise that divides chemistry students from biology students. A rickety rickshaw driven by Rick Shaw drove on Rickety Road in a town called Ricket.

The instructions that describe how to make typical pale beach sand blasphemous were lost. Perhaps one simply needs to swear at the heat.

Lichen hugs is not endemic to the taste testers. I should know.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

fragrant dares

It is rare that I read something that so moves me as this did. As most of my known blog readership is not Canadian, it may not move you to the same degree.

If you are Canadian and have a few minutes, I encourage you to read it.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

image

So the Quebec Liberal Party won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, here in Quebec. For those of us who are against Quebec Sovereignty, this is good news. That it is a majority government is also good news as it means we have four years of stable government after four years of minority governments.

Below is the results from my riding.

Monday, April 07, 2014

calamity strikes and then spares

The woman sitting next to me on the train this morning blew her nose in a rather moist fashion exactly four times.

Today the citizens of Quebec are voting to elect a new provincial government, the polls are open from 9:30AM to 8:00PM.

Tomorrow we will have a new government here.

I became a God-Father for the first time this past weekend to my latest niece.

My son has an electric bass guitar and acquired the game Rocksmith for the X-Box and I have been playing it the last few nights. The flesh at the tip of my left hand's index distal phalange is very tingly from the abuse while the middle distal phalange flesh is only somewhat tingly.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

quick gait

I don't know if you've noticed, but we've entered the month of April. Also, incidentally, it is the first month of April in the year 2014. I am not aware if there will be any others. If 2013 is to be used as an example, it is fairly certain that there won't be.

Back in the first April that took place in 2002, my first child was born, a son, known to you as G-bot. The day that he was born (the first 26th of that first April) was a life changing event that only a few years later did I begin to call it the BC/AC delimiter (Before Children / After Children). Life in BC is very different from life in AC.

If the pattern of months of 2013 is to be believed as a pattern that persists into this year, the month following this current month of April is purported to be the first month of May. I do not know yet if there will be other May months this year. If 2013 is to be used as an example, it is fairly certain that there won't be.

Back in the first May that took place in 2005, my second child was born, a daughter, known to you as C-ling. The day that she was born (the first 10th of that first May) gave G-bot a sibling. For him this was a life changing event as until that moment he was an only child.

Back in the first January that took place in 2009, my third child was born, a daughter, known to you as V-8. The day that she was born (the first 24th of that first January) gave G-bot and C-ling a sibling. For C-ling this was a life changing event as it turned her into a middle child.

If the pattern of months of 2013 is to be believed as a pattern that persists into this year, the month following the first month of May is purported to be the first month of June. I do not know yet if there will be other June months this year. If 2013 is to be used as an example, it is fairly certain that there won't be.

Back in the first June that took place in 1973, I was born. The day that I was born (the first 19th of that first June) was a life changing event for me. I believe I did not exist prior to that day; could anything be more life changing?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

looking aft in the bog

Clearly my previous post elicited no response. That's okay. It is there to remind me twenty years from now how strongly I felt that something should be done, and how even though I felt that strong, I didn't do anything.

In other news, tissue piercing bullets for children's sock guns are dropping in demand.

Monday, March 31, 2014

22:37 as a chicken

More and more the people around the world are finally understanding that Anthropogenic Climate Change is wreaking havoc and will continue to increase in severity and duration the metereological catastrophes that plague both land and sea world-wide. Hurricanes, Floods, Droughts, Blizzards, Forest Fires and invasive species are but a small selection of what we, collectively, have to face now and in the coming decades.

The cut of carbon emission that every individual needs to make to lessen the effects of our Global GHG experiment is so severe, only the very few are both willing and able to make the changes needed.

I would need to:
Replace my household oil burning furnace with an electric furnace.
Get rid of both cars that we own.

Doing the former would have some amount of expense, but would end up being carbon neutral as the electricity we get here in Quebec is just about 100% hydroelectric; so while there was damage when the dams were first built, there is no ongoing GHG emissions.

Doing the latter would prove difficult because of the life style we lead. We use our cars to
Ferry the kids to and from school and to and from their activities
To do grocery and other shopping
To visit with friends and family
To go on vacations
One of the two cars takes one of us to and from work every day

Even if we managed to do both of the items listed above (change furnace, remove both of our cars), the net impact that we have as a household is such a tiny bit as compared to what the Oil Sands are doing in Alberta, and what the Coal Power plants are doing in China (among many other major emitters), that it seems silly to go through with these sacrifices. And yet, if we do nothing, and everyone else also does nothing, we become just as much a part of the problem.

So where do we, as individuals, and where do we, as a global society, go from here?

Friday, March 28, 2014

rack your brains with a nice rack

Riding a barge across the Aegean Sea is an event that is not particularly common for people who have lived continuously in the state of Wyoming for the last eleven years.

Riding a horse across a Wyoming plain is an event that is not particularly common for fishermen who have worked continuously in the Aegean Sea for the last seven years.

Riding a barge horse across the Aegean Wyoming plain Sea is an event that is not particularly common for fisherman people who have lived worked continuously in the Aegean Wyoming Sea state for the last seven eleven years.