Monthly Archives: August 2010

No…thank YOU…

Construction, thy name is pain. The great fence fiasco of 2010 is well under-way.  Two days, six panels and several cuts and bruises later we’ve clearly demonstrated that a) SR’s need for all things to be square to the world … Continue reading

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Frickin’ laser beams…

SR has the most beautiful baby blues I’ve ever encountered… and today some mad scientist is going to shoot frickin’ laser beams into one of them under the guise of retinal repair.  What’s next?  “Neck pain? You’ll feel much better … Continue reading

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Shifting…

There’s been a noticeable change in the air … a bit of chill cutting through the summer humidity, a discernible change in the morning light.  It’s a reminder that the wheel of time continues to turn, even when we aren’t … Continue reading

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Further evidence of doom…

So don’t forget your asbestos suites and breathing apparatus, folks…it’s gonna be a HELL of a day. Just in case you’re keeping score, that’s floods, pestilence, plague and a rain of fire.

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Super Ralphie

Twenty years. I’m officially in ‘I’ve had him longer than not’ territory.  Things haven’t really played out like we envisioned at the beginning.  We don’t sweat the small stuff anymore…mainly because we know what it is to face the stuff that’s not.  … Continue reading

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…apocalypse, we can has?

People susceptible to bubonic plague should be cautious around prairie dogs.  In addition to being the birthplace of socialized medicine, the wheat basket of Canada and home to the most dedicated (read completely insane) sports fans this side of the … Continue reading

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Shapes…

Every morning was started with a soft-boiled egg, toast points and tea in a china cup.  Workdays meant an ironed shirt and tartan tie.  Weekends meant more work.  A widower with scars seen and unseen.  A single father with six … Continue reading

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She’s Ukranian

For reasons known only to the Secret Society of City Bylaw Inspectors, we had a triumvirate of kitchen appliances that had to be sold, right now, rock-bottom prices, fire sale (you know, without all that bothersome smoke and flame business).  … Continue reading

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For Sherrill…

Victoria, BC… the salad days of my mid to late twenties were spent on the entropic paradise of Vancouver Island.  This is where I met Sherrill, a woman whose love of all things furry took over her common sense one … Continue reading

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Statistically speaking…

Stockwell Day…for anyone outside of Canada, or time-traveling without a ‘Froder’s Guide to Canadian Embarrassments of the early 21st Century’, is currently the Treasury Board President of Canada.  On August 3 he scheduled a press conference to talk about Canada’s … Continue reading

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