Saturday, March 31, 2007

What Alcoholic Drink Are You

You Are Beer!

You don't need to get totally wasted when you hit the bars.

More of a social drinker, you just like to have fun with your friends.

And as long as the beer keeps flowing, you're a happy camper.

But don't mix things up: "Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker!"

Friday, March 30, 2007

What does Your Birth Date Mean ?

Your Birthdate: May 19

You are resilient, and no doubt your resilience has already been tested.

You've had some difficult experiences in your life, but you are wise from them.

Having had to grow up quickly, you tend to discount the advice of others.

You tend to be a loner, having learned that the only person you can depend on is yourself.

Your strength: Well developed stability and confidence

Your weakness: Suspicion of others

Your power color: Eggplant

Your power symbol: Spade

Your power month: October

How dirty is Your Mind???

Your Mind is NC-17 Rated

You're mind is so filthy... you should should be washing every part of you out with soap.

If your thoughts can go dirty, they do. Almost everything is NC-17 to you!

Aliant.... argh

Everything seemed to be working tickety boo after the Aliant guy installed our highspeed internet. However, things are seldom as they seem, and yesterday we had no internet. In fact we had no internet, or phone, or alarm system. Today we still don't.

Last night I got the first of the inside walls for the cabinet glued and clamped, and then set up the karaoke machine. There was music in the air, and a little catterwalling as well. I went through one of my Four Seasons disks and found a new song (new for me to sing), Ragdoll. I can basically sing anything by the Four Seasons, but I've only actually done a few on karaoke. The rest I've been singing along with the cd. I'll need to work on a couple of them before I ever do them in front of people.... but Ragdoll was awsome first time through, and damn awsome the second time...hehehehe....owch arm cramp reaching around to pat my own back like that.

This morning I glued and clamped the second interior wall onthe cabinet, and today after work it will be set enough that I can go ahead and put the back on. Wooohooo!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tonight...Zhere vill be Singh- ingk

The karaoke machine has arrived and it works!!!!!!!!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!


We finally have highsoeed internet at our place. They hooked it up yesterday...yipee.

I got the right side of the cabinet glued on last night and will be doing the inside walls when I get home today.

This weekend I actually have a lot of rehearsals so my time is going to be at a premium. I can't wait to do the waiter quartet again on Saturday, I think it sounded really good last week, and with a whole week to get comfy with our parts it should sound awsome now.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I didn't make it out to the auditions for Shakespeare last week, but Elisabeth was nice enough to set aside some time yesterday afternoon, for me to read. I' m not really a shakspeare buff so it was interesting trying to decode it and then speak the lines, but I thinkI did okay.

I got the left side panel glued onto the cabinet last night. I made an annoying mistake that is making the whole thing a little more difficult than it has be. I glued the corner posts right onto the front panel, instead of gluing the front and sides in place and then adding the corner posts to really cinch things up. Now the joints for the front and sides are really tight and require some whacking with the rubber mallet. This is my first real project that uses all our tools, and it's been a very long time since I've built a piece of furniture... in fact I'd have to say I haven't done it since Junior High, so I'm finding that as I go, I'm re-remembering things. Unfortunately some times the re-remembering comes after the screw up, but all in all it's been really good experience and I find myself wanting to just go out and buy more wood and build more things.

Monday, March 26, 2007


Yet another weekend spent covered in sawdust.

Darrell and Mike got back Friday afternoon and we closed up early. Darrell and I went out to the Blue Olive Friday night to meet up with BErtis, Chad & Nancey, and Brian & Helen to cheer on Kizzy with OPA. It was lot of fun and I even witnessed a miracle.... Brian danced.

Saturday I had a Cabaret rehearsal in the morning. We went over all the songs we've learned to date. The waiters Quartett is starting to sound pretty good, it's got a fwe bugs to work out still but all in all it sounds alright. After rehearsal I went to Cora's with Kizzy. It was my first time there, and the food was really good, a bit on the pricey side, but really good. I didn't make it to the Dance collective thingy at the Imperial, because I had a bunch of other things that had to get done. We also didn't make it to the Home Show. I spent the rest of Saturday working onthe cabinet. I got all the cutting I couldn't do while Darrell was away done and spent a little while sanding.

Sunday I got up fairly early after being up quite late, so I was pretty tired. I threw on my work clothes and headed back to the basement where I started sanding, and sanding, and sanding... glued the boards for the top together, then did some sanding, and a little more sanding. We were going to go to the Home Show in the afternoon since we couldn't make it Saturday, but we were only luke warm about the idea to begin with, and since I was already really into what I was doing we didn't go. Darrell picked up a boring bit for the drill press at Canadian Tire and he installed the hinge hardware onthe cabinet doors. Then we attached them to the front panel. I also picked up the screws for the drawer runners and marked the drawers for where they will go, then I finished up with a little guessed it... sanding. My hands feel really smooth and soft today because of it. That's right ladies... to hell with a manicure that abrasive sand paper is a great exfoliator.

The cabinet is at a really exciting place for me now, because I can actually put most of it together and see what it's going to look like finished. Tonight I'm attaching the front Pannel to the base. I would've done it last night, but gluing the top took all my clamps.

The house is just filthy.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday March 23, 2007

Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?
I don't really have one. I watch the news because Darrell is a news junky, but when I'm alone it's the last thing I'd put on.... I try not to bombard myself with negative messages and the news is one after the other. It's like a list of the daily disasters and examples of how shitty people can be. I'm synical and jaded enough without help from the news hour.

Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.
A box of Chicken Breasts. 1/4 Cow beef order. Half a dozen loaves of 12 grain bread.

If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?
That's not something I've ever thought about, and in order to do something that important it would require a lot of thought.

Main Course
What will most likely be the next book you read?
Brian Lumley - Necroscope - The Touch, will definitely be the next book I read, because it is sitting on my kitchen table waiting for me to finish the last short story in Stephen King's collection of short stories.

What's the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?
The first thing I notice about the opposite gender is their attitude. The way a woman carries herself and reacts to the people around her, says nearly everything about her.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hours of Sanding Ahead

I got quite a bit of gluing done yesterday morning while waiting for the tax assessor to arrive. I don't know if calling them in was a good thing or a bad one. She made lots of notes about the work we've done around the house... most notably the new floors. She also made a note of all the services that aren't available at our end of the road, so hopefully that will be a mark in our favour. I doubt our tax assessment will go down though, and it's a given that next year it will go up again. Hopefully it won't be a big a jump. Last year our house was assessed at 118 thousand which is a small jump from what we paid for it. This year however they assessed it at 131 thousand... a 13 thousand dollar jump in one year... what the hell?

Darrell and Mike get back on Friday afternoon... yay. I think Darrell's computer knows it's me and not him trying to capture all the tapes from last weeks shoots, becuase it's making life hell for me. I'll get almost to the end of a batch capture list and then the bloody thing will crash.....argh.

After work yesterday I got back to work on my cabinet. All the pieces I glued were set up pretty good so I put all the exterior walls up in the base to see how everything fit together. Nothing is fastened yet....there's still about three days of sanding before that happens, and I have to make a couple dado cuts on the front panel for the interior walls.

Looks good so far, Ja?

Cabinet walls

The back panel & bottom piece are oak plywood and are alittle lighter in colour it seems. Hopefully the poly will bring out the grains and make them look like the solid wood.

Cabinet walls

It's so cool to finally start seeing the whole thing come together. It's going to be a beautiful piece of furniture when it's done. I won't be getting much done it tonight though... I actually have a rehearsal for Cabaret. My rehearsals so far have bee very few and far between, so I don't really feel like the show has actually started yet. There's still a whole bunch of people on the cast I don't even know yet. I haven't even met the person playing Sally.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring has Started.

According to the calendar it's spring. According to the snow this morning... not so much.

Last night I got the drawer rails for the front panel glued together as well as the back and sides of the base. That clean uncluttered little room with the freezer and the new shelves stayed clean and uncluttered for about ten seconds after I got home, and now the floor if full of glued pieces of wood all clamped tightly together.

We are challenging our property tax assessment this year, because it has gone up 12 percent two years in a row, and there are almost no services down our road to warrant such an increase. We have to cross the highway to get our mail from the little community box at the far end of the road, there is no cable, no highspeed internet, the garbage is only picked up once every two weeks, there's no community centers, I even had to sign a permission slip for the school bus to turn aorund in our driveway or they wouldn't pick up Marshall's (He's the first house on our road)kids for school. They're young kids and they would have had to cross the three lane anrterial highway to catch the bus. There's no way we're letting them raise our property tax by 12% without a fight.

The assessor is coming to the house tomorrow morning, so I will have to spent this evening cleaning up a bit. I been so busy building I haven't been keeping up with the cleaning so the kitchen looks like it hemoraged dishes and pots, the rest of the upstairs has little dog hair bunnies in the corners, and you don't want to know about the bathroom. That's just the main floor... the basement is a total write off at the moment, everything is covered in sawdust, wood shavings, and actual pieces of wood.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Another Busy Weekend

Got home Friday and set up the new Karaoke Machine, but the laser wasn't working and it wouldn't read the disks. I talked to the owner of the Karaoke Closet on Saturday morning and he said "no problem send it back and we'll send a new one". He was really good about it. It's disapointing, but nobody't fault, and it just adds to the list of things I have to look forward to.

We spent Saturday cutting and cutting and cutting. Darrell started building the shelves in the little freezer room. At first I thought this was going to be annoying and he would be getting in my way while I tried to work on the stand, but for the most part it was fine. Sometime around 4:30 or 5 the power went out, so we went to the Dolan Road Irving for a quick bite. Then at 7 the power came back on and we got cleaned up and headed over to Brian & Helen's, for a few drinks and round of Taboo with them, Bertis and his friend Colin. It was Bertis, Brian and I against Colin, Helen and Darrell.... we decimated them. A good startegy with games like Taboo is to split up the couples onto separate teams... there's less shared knowledge that way.

Sunday was back to work on the stand. We got all the plywood cut that needed to be, and then all the extra plywood to replace it, because I F&%^ked up a measurement. We also got a couple good reminders why we don't work with the big tools when we're alone in the house. I was using the mitre saw to put a 45 on one of bottom moldings and something must've wiggled or twisted or god knows what, but the wood smacked me a good one in the knuckle, and I now have a nasty little bruise on my left pinky finger. Then just to reinforce the point, Darrell was helping me take a half inch strip off a large piece of plywood and at the end of the cut, the scrap piece flew back out the saw like it had been shot from a cannon. It went right down the hallway and put a little chip in the drywall. (could've put an eye out.)

Darrell finished the shelves on Sunday and I have just about every cut that needs to be made made. There are a few more, but I have lots of stuff to do that can fill up the week while Darrell and Mike are in Portsmouth, and now that the shelves are finished and all that crap is up off the floor I have more room to do it.

Nice Shelves, Ja?

Darrell's Shelves

More pieces of the stand:

The base pieces. The molding on the far side is the one that twisted and wacked me in the knuckle, the end was also screwed because of it. Luckily I had long cut off ends for the long molding and was able to cut a new 45 piece to be glued onto the end of the screwed one. (that will be one of tonight's chores)

Stand Base Pieces

Door Drawers and more. Those are just the boxes for the drawers, the fronts are laying on the bed beside them, but you can't realy see them that well. If you look on the other side of the bed on the floor...that giant white box contains the aquarium that will be going on the stand when it's finally finished.

Doors, Drawers and More

As you can see the entire basement is completely overrun with the project

More Gluing

And here is my dado setup.

Dado Setup

More pics when there's more done.

I have a fairly easy schedule this week as far as Cabaret goes, in fact I have nothing until Thursday, so I should get a lot done on the stand.

The past two weeks it's been nearly impossible to get to the gym because Mike was away at the Winter Games and Darrell was constantly out shooting. Now that they are both out of town, I don't know if I'm going to be able to get in this week either. Hopefully I can find some time each day to lock the door and wander down the road... although, cutting and sawing, and sanding and gluing, and lifting all those boards over and over if quite a Workout in and of itself... So if I don't make it there, I probably won't suffer too badly because of it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Package Arrived!!!

Yay! My shiny new karaoke machine just arrived a minute ago from Ontario.....sooo excited to try it out tonight!!! I guess I could always plug it into our system and serenade the dentist's office for a while, but they may not appreciate it.

I don't know where Lisa or anyone else get's their disks etc from, but I found a great place in Ontario called Karaoke Closet
They have equipment and a huge selection of disks at good prices as well as free shipping.


Today is Friday, but I think I'll skip the feast this time.

Yesterday after work Mike was kind enough to take me over to Kent in his truck so I could get my oak plywood, for the bottom and back of the stand. Since I had him there I got a bunch of 2x4s as well. We want to build some shelves in the little room downstairs where the freezer is. ("in the little room downstairs" how Elton John is that???)

I got a fair chunk done on the stand last night. I dado'd out all the cuts for the bottom molding. It was a big job and took a awhile, since the plate on our table saw doesn't have a very large opening so I can only get 3 of the dado blades on for a 3/8 s cut. Now there are little ridges all over the face of the boards where multiple cuts were made to clear a large piece....lots of sanding. I also got the edges routered on the board before calling it a night.

This weekend we were thinking of going up to Moncton for the home show, but Darrell & Mike are going to be in Portsmouth all next week shooting so I have to try and get all my heavy cutting etc done on my stand... anything that will require one of the big tools needs to be done this weekend so I can spend the week gluing and sanding etc. We never use the big tools when we're alone at home, so short of calling someone up to come hang out while I work, the only solution is to get all the big stuff done this weekend and spend next week on little things. I want to get as much of this thing done this week as I can because so far my rehearsal shedule for Cabaret is very very very light... I only have 4 rehearsals for the rest of this month (so far.. that could change). Next month is another story all together, and time will quickly start becoming a rare comodity.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Yesterday's journey to Moncton was good. The weather was nice for the drive there and back. My appointment was for 10:45 so I left around 8:45 to give me lots of time. The Hospital parking lot was full and there was a line of stupid people in their cars willing to wait instead of just taking a spot on the street (duh). I pulled around a block up and found 2 hour free residential parking. I didn't actually see my doctor, I saw a different transplant doctor who was filling in for him this time around. She lowered the dose on one of my meds, which is cool because it cuts the cost in half (pretty big deal simce I'm having to pay for the stuff myself now).

I got back to the office around 2 and started transcribing some interview footage. We were a little late getting home, and had whopper wednesday dinner. (argh fattening)

I threw on my grungy glue and paint encrusted clothing and headed downstairs for another edition of cabinetry 101. I got a lot done last night too which is good considering I just wasn't into it on Tuesday. Darrell came down to help me manage the long boards on the joiner and planer, and we got the boards for the base done as well as all theboards for the front panel. Then I started cutting everything to correct size and got some dadoing done, and basically packed it up by 10. I have some pieces to sand tonight before I start gluing them together. I find it easier (especially with intersecting grain patterns) to do most of the sanding first then just fine tune it after the piece is glued.

Here's a few pics from the project so far:

My little gluing station. These are goingto be the sides of the cabinet

Gluing Side panels

The doors. Aside from polyurithane these babies are done... aren't they beautiful?

Doors completed

Last night: Planing the base boards. I had to glue a 1x4 to a 2x4 to get the thickness I needed.

Planing base molding

Darrell takes exact measurements with a calipur:

Using calipers for presise measurements

I took a couple shots of the finished drawers, but they are out of focus. More photos to come when there's something new to photograph.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


There's really not much to say today. We left work around 4 and made some spaghetti when we got home. I went downstairs and finished gluing the last joint on the second side panel, as well as routering the edge of the upper molding peice for the aquarium stand. I had another look at what I have so far for music from Cabaret, and then watched a little TV before heading off to bed. I didn't get much sleep on Sunday night and I didn't manage to catch up at all last night either, so I'm kind of tired today. I'll have to get to bed earlier tonight because I'm off to Moncton tomorrow morning for my Doctor's appointment.... Hope the weather stays nice.

Mike is finally back from Whitehorse (he was up shooting the winter games) so the office is starting to get back to normal. I might actually be able to take the time to get to the gym today...I've missed about a week and a half so it'll be a lot like starting over.

Oh yeah... there is a highlight to yesterday... I ordered a Karaoke machine and some disks for the house.....yooohooo. Can't wait until that gets here.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Sawdust everywhere

It seems every spare moment I have these days I am covered in sawdust and wood shavings. Things are really coming along with the aquarium stand... so far I've spent $700 on Oak boards, and still have two pieces of plywood to get at 75 bucks a sheet. I'm not too concerned about the cost because at the end of it we will have a one of a kind piece of solid oak furniture that will be beautiful.

Darrell had to work on Saturday so I could only do small things with the stand, we have a standing agreement around our place that no one uses the big power tools if we're the only person home. I use little power hand tools like the router etc when he's not around, but won't touch things like the table saw, planer, ot joiner if I'm alone... that would just be stupid. You can take every safety precaution going but even then there are factors that can't be anticipated. If you hit a knothole just the right way, any one of those tools can project it right back at you with enough force to dent concrete walls. We don't stand over one another and supervise what the other's doing, but we do pop down and check things out ever now and then to make sure everything is going okay in the shop. Out little woodshop is too small for both of us to work in so I've been doing most of the work on the stand and Darrell has come down to help me with joining, planing, & cutting the long boards as well as gluing and stuff... but I've been working on the final cuts and fussy details.

While Darrell was working Saturday I routered the edges of the Doors and Drawer fronts, then sanded them and the drawers. That took a few hours and my shoulders got a good workout. Once Darrell got home we biscuit jointed the boards for the side panels. I could have done that without him home, but we just bought the biscuit cutter and it hadn't been used yet, so I wanted to wait until he got home so we could try out our new toy together.

Sunday was our first musical rehearsal for Cabaret. We went over Wilkommen & Tomorrow Belongs to Me - Both versions. I have a great solo in the beginning of Tomorrow Belongs to Me (the waiters quartet version), it's a fairly high tenor part but the highest note is only a b-flat so I have no problems with it. With all the harmony it sounds really good, and that was just after our initial rehearsal of it.... can't wait to hear it after we've done it a gazillion times over the course of the rehearsal schedule.

After rehearsal it was back home, and you guessed it, back to the basement woodshop. I got the last of the joins for the side panel glued and clamped, and also glued up the second side panel. I joined the edges of the pieces for the top so they can be biscuited and glued today after work, and Darrell helped me join, plane, & cut the pine 2x4's that will be supports for the inside of the base (they are completely hidden so buying oak for that part of it made so sense at all.). I did the final cuts and assembled them before calling it a night and retiring to the couch for Must see Sunday night TV. Turned out most of my shows were repeats with the exception of the Amazing Race.. My distaste for Rob & Amber is no longer a problem because last night they got the boot.....yay.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

So Fun Last Night!

Last night's first read through for Cabaret was hilarious. A lot of it was from speaking the songs instead of singing them, but there were also some very funny moments in the dialog. It's a cast and crew of really fun people so I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get to it. I am playing waiter/Cabaret boy Bobby, and he's going to be a scream to play. He even has lines... who would've thought? Darrell said he was glad I didn't get the part of Emcee because the part was to "GAY", wait until he gets a load of Bobby.

I got a call last night that I have an appointment with my Doctor at his Moncton Clinic next week, I'm not going to Halifax anymore because the pharmacy there cut me off, so I had to go in and get blood work done this morning. I hate going for blood work, not that I'm afraid of needles or anything like that, I basically got over all that by the time I was ten. I just hate going in because it's such a long process. You have to stand in line and register at the front desk now, then stand in line and register at the blood lab and get your number, then sit in a waiting room full of people for an hour, then when your number is finally called you get moved to another waiting area where you sit waiting for the next available chair before finally getting your blood taken. They're generally pretty good at St. Joe's, but the one I had taking my blood this morning must've been having an off day because she wasn't holding the thing steady so everytime she changed viles I got an extra jab when she took it off and then again when she put the new one on... it was unpleasant. For me the worst part is the waiting room... I hate sitting there waiting for them to call my number, it's almost like winning the lottery when they finally do... some prize! But there's inevitably always that person who chooses to sit directly across from me and start telling me everything that's wrong with them. I must have one of those faces or something, because they zero in on me like seagulls to a piece of bread. I mean come on... when I ask an aquaintence how they're doing it's just to be polite... I don't actually want them to start telling me... so imagine how I must feel when a complete stranger perches across from me and launches into their medical history. There's always that one woman who goes on and on about all the tests she's had because the doctors just don't know what's wrong with her, and she wears it like a badge, which indicates to me that the doctors can't find anything wrong with her becuase there isn't anything wrong with her aside from a chronic case of hypochondria. Of course you have to just be polite and knod and smile and give that empathetic look and a reassuring word or two that they'll figure it out...OMG!!! I so hate going to the blood lab!!!!

Sadly I've had to go once a month for the past 9 years and that won't be changing in the near future.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

First Read Tonight

Tonight is the first read through for Cabaret, it should be fun. I doubt I actually have anything at all to do, since I'm pretty sure the chorus boys/waiters probably don't have anything to say, but it's still exciting to get going and see what's in store.

Another trip to Home Depot after work yesterday, this time with my materials lists. I bit the bullet and got all the wood I need with the exception of one oak 2x4 which I will have to get at Kent, and two sheets of oak plywood (For the back and bottom)which we can't get until we find someone with a truck to pick it up. It was a very expensive trip to Home Depot, but we now have nearly all the materials we need.

All the 1x4x8s we looked at were bowed or warped, but they had some really nice 1x8x8s so we got those and ripped them on the table saw when we got home. It sounds kind of stupid to rip a board in half only to have to glue it together again when you laminate the panels, but it has to be under 6 inches to go through the joiner, and it has to go through the joiner so you know you're staring with a flat side... you absolutely can't trust the lumber you buy to be square or level even if you spend through the ass to buy dressed lumber. We got the boards for the top, sides, and door panels joined & planed last night, then I glued the door panels together and called it a night. Since the reading is tonight there will be no more wood working until Thursday.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Chipping away.

I stopped off at Home Depot to pick up a 1x6 to make new panels for the doors, but I didn't bring my materials list (Always bring your materials list) so the piece I got was too short, and I already put it through the joiner and planer, so I had to go to Kent to get another piece to make up for the shortage (no big deal, just time consuming and a stupid, frustrating mistake.)
By the time I got back home and unloaded my wood etc, it was five minute to Heroes so I got nothing else done on the stand.
Heroes was so good last night I almost couldn't contain myself. The story lines are finally starting to converge and surprises are popping up all over. Loving It!!!
How I Met Your Mother was a repeat.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Expensive Weekend

We had a very busy and expensive weekend. I finally got the aquarium stand designed and plans layed out to build it, so we started this weekend. We're doing it out of solid oak so it is quite expensive. So far I've done the rails and styles for the doors, the drawers and am doing the drawer fronts tonight. I have the boards to laminate together for the top and have to pick up a 1x6x4 to do the door panels. I did them this weekend but F&^%ked them up (Expensive mistake). I glued them togther and then tried to plane them down to thickness, which is the wrong order.... sadly I knew this, it's just been so long since I did an actual woodworking project I forgot... won't happen again. I build a model of the stand in 3d studio so I could get all the joints and measures all worked out before ever buying a piece of wood. Then I broke the model apart and rendered out each area, put my measurement on the images in Photoshop and printed off perfect diagrams of exactly what needs to be done. Sure beats the hell out of sitting at a drafting table. It's quite possibly a little more complicated, but in 3d studio I can work at exact scale and not do any conversion math, and since I use it everyday it's kind of like writting to me.

Here's a render of what the finshed project will look like:

Aquarium Stand Design

I'll post a photo of the finished product in however long it takes to actually build it.... so now the pressures on to make sure I do it right, because I've shown you what it will look like, so it better turn out that way...hahahaha.

The funny part is the stand is going to cost about 3 times what Darrell's uncle paid for the actual aquarium... but what the hell it will be a custom made solid oak piece of furniture, so it won't cost anything near what it would cost to buy it already finished.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday March 02. 2007

What does the color pink make you think of?
Breast Cancer... because of the pink ribbon canpaign and the constant advertising when I see pink that's the first thing I think of.

Name something you thought you had lost, but later found.
I had a floppy disk with a journal I kept in the Hospital during my Bone Marrow transplant, and thought it had been lost or accidentally thrown out but I came across it in a box a month or two after we moved.

In 3 words, describe this past week.
Typical, Kinda Boring.

Main Course
What are you obsessed with?
At the moment I'm obsessed with a few things.
1) My daily workout.
2) Trying to alter my diet
3) Melissa Ethridge Music - Lately she's just been rubbing me the right way, so I need my daily fix of "Come to My Window", "Angels Will Fall", "Bring Me Some Water", "Like the Way I do", "I Wanna Come Over", & "Inconvenient Truth" (Not all at once but spaced out with other music filling in the gap throughout the day)

Sidebar: Darrell's new musical obsession is: Dixie Chick - "Not ready to Make Nice" & "Goodbye Earl", Melissa Ethridge - "Inconvenient Truth", & Andrea Bocelli - "Because we Believe"... He has these on the same CD along with a few Blue grass tunes from Shanklin Road, some Train, and a couple other songs... an odder mix of musical genres you have never heard before. But hey I must be having an effect on him... Andrea Bocelli is on the list

What kind of perfume or cologne do you like to wear?
I don't normally wear cologne or perfume. Most places now are scent free because it makes other people (myself occassionally) sneeze. I do have a bottle of Drakkar Noir in the medicine Cabinet that I put on every now and then.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Finally Over!!!

Why is the shortest month of the year sooooo bloody long? It felt like an eternity but February is finally over!!! Of course winter tends to try and stick around until April, so the only thing over is February, but hey it's a start.

Today is our dog Tiffy's 9th Birthday. She's getting to be a middle aged girl who can't wait until spring, because she's become pretty fat and lazy over the winter. Well fat and lazy are the corner stones of her personality to begin with, it just becomes more accentuated in the winter. I weighed her last week and she was close to 90 pounds which is too fat for a dog her size, so she will be getting many regular trips to the lake this spring and summer and less people food. I may even start running in the real world so she and Elton will get to go with me. Technically Tiffy is Darrell's dog and Elton is mine, but they don't know the difference. He got her a couple weeks before we met and started our relationship, so May will mark 9 years since we first got together and August will mark 9 years since we moved to New Brunswick together. Where did all the the go?

Happy Birthday Tiffy.