New Year’s

Going back as far as I can remember, New Year’s depresses me.  I’m not sure why, but every year I slip into a small, almost imperceptible depression that starts the day after Christmas and ends January 2nd.  This is something I’ve never bothered to discuss with anyone and no one – friend or family –...

Grinder Haven

Had lunch at a place called Grinder Haven today.  I hadn’t eaten there in close to…seven or eight years I guess.  I used to eat there all the time with my friend Chris, but it’s rare that I get to Ontario these days so it’s been a while.  Today, I just decided to drive along...

High School Reunion

Working late, uploading 200+ images to our web server on a slow-as-fuck DSL line, and I just fucked up a SQL script that I’m just too tired to rewrite tonight.  What better time to write about my 20 year high school reunion? I had no intention of going to my reunion by the way.  Anyone...

The Not-Very-Timely Movie Review – Stardust

Stardust was released last summer so…spoiler warning?  If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t read this I guess.  Or better yet, read the book and then read this and then don’t see the movie.  Seriously though, if you haven’t read the book just skip this entirely, it won’t mean anything to you. I actually kind...

Gramps

My Grandfather passed away last night. Yesterday was the first good day he’d had after a week of excruciating pain. I’d rather he be gone than in pain. And I’d rather he be gone than in serious decline, the way he had been for the past 6 months. But I really hate this and I...

Root Canals & Oil Changes

I spent the last half of the nineties having a total breakdown.  For most of that time, I was unemployed and/or working odd jobs for shit pay.  Thanks to the good graces of the people in my life, I wasn’t homeless and I never went hungry.  During that entire time I spent what money I...