09 August 2013


Sorry everyone. Summer got too busy. I've been away three of the last four weeks for work, and everything else in my life fell to the wayside. I've got to take some time to catch up. I'll be back in the fall!  

18 July 2013

Home Improvement

I intend to get a dog. When I was shopping for my house, a fully fenced back yard was a requirement. And my house had that, with one catch. The back deck was open to the front of the house via a staircase, so while the yard was fenced, it wasn't entirely enclosed.

13 July 2013

Flowers 3

The flower I mentioned in this post, with the trellis, has bloomed. It's a beautiful purple flower. I still don't know what the fuck it is.

09 July 2013

When fish and verb tense jokes collide

A man is on his first visit to Boston, and he wants to try some of that delicious New England seafood that he’d long heard about. So he gets into a cab, and asks the driver, ‘Can you take me to where I can get scrod?’ The driver replies, ‘I’ve heard that question a thousand times, but never in the pluperfect subjunctive.’

04 July 2013

Don't tell me I'm too old

I don't know if any of you who read this also check out my tumblr page. It is updated far more frequently, mostly because it requires almost no effort. I only mention it because I have 32 followers on tumblr. I'm pretty sure that makes me internetfamous.

01 July 2013

I've waited four years for this...

I no longer have student loan debt! I just have all the other debts, but no student loan. That's what matters. My overpriced education is finally paid for.

21 June 2013

Dear Oz,

It's summer! Remember summer? I don't. Not really. I had to refresh my memory.

20 June 2013

Happy Birthday Oz!

I've been sick, so I haven't been able to prepare my usual post for you. When I'm feeling better I'll pull together a belated one.

15 June 2013

The Last Ocean

The Halifax Oceans Film Fest is going on now, and last night I went to a screening of The Last Ocean. It's a movie I hadn't heard about previously, on a topic I only knew in passing.

It was a good movie in that it got its message across. It had some beautiful Antarctic footage. Lots of penguins, some seals. Not really enough fish for my tastes, though, given that it was a movie about the effect of overfishing on this system. But there was some amazing under-the-ice footage that was wonderful. My main problem with it is that it covered a large time span - over 10 years and it was often unclear when they were talking about. It's a bit of a convoluted story and I think the timeline could have been more clear.