Things Are Good, Or So I Hear

Sep 25

1. I never thought I’d say this, but I think I may have eaten too much bacon.
2. Received a very unexpected call from the estranged paternal unit last night. See title.
3. I’m not working nearly as hard as I should be.
4. Press day looms.
5. I can’t confront you, I never could do that which would hurt you, so try and be cool.

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Can You See A Pattern Yet?

Sep 23

My old boss, Davis, once told me that if he could have any job, real or ficticious, he would want to be a Corporate Entertainer. As a company’s CE, it would be his job to go about the offices telling jokes, acting goofy, singing songs, entertaining the employees and boosting company moral. The best comparison to this job would be clown at a children’s hospital… only it would pay a hell of a lot more.
Since then I’ve often thought about what my ulitmate dream job would be. Honestly, I have no idea. On one hand, I’d like to be a magazine reviewer or maybe a design critic. Perhaps I’d live happily ever after as a dog petter or even a doggie playmate. (No! Not the THAT kind of playmate!)
I’m kind of amazed that Davis put so much thought into the idea. What about you? As I said, any job. Real, fictcious, totally made up on the spot… what would you be?

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Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Print Jockeys

Sep 23

On my way into work today, I saw a guy trimming hedges. The weather is so sweet right now, I wished with all my heart that I could have his job for a day.

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Geek Like Me

Sep 19

He jumped about a foot in the air and started to run out when I appeared in front of him, but I had automatic initiative and rolled a 20 on my dexterity check.
Nothing like a little RPG-speak to color an interesting story.
In other news, I’m trying my damnedest to see the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to some career issues you may or may not know I’ve been dealing with. John offered me a “get out of jail free” card last night and it was a hugest weight off my shoulders. Despite the nagging urge, I’m not going to run out and throw it on the table just yet, but rather, keep it close to my chest and wait things out a little bit longer.
Sorry if that sounds cryptic, but google isn’t always your friend when it comes to blogging about certain topics.

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Feels Like Spring Cleaning

Sep 15

I finally got around to updating my bookmarks. There were some people I wanted to ad, such as Krystl’s Wonderlust and Life and Times by Sean Graham. Krystl is my Htown girl and Sean is another Canadian trying to make sense of life in the USA. I’m too lazy and rushed to ad their links to this post, so don’t be too lazy to clickie their names on the sidebar. (edit: apparently i’m also too lazy and rushed to throw the extra D on “add” *wink*)
I also removed a bunch of links, mainly because they were dead. If you know of a working URL for someone who once was and now is longer linked here, please fill me in. I may be a genius but I’m not a freaking mind reader. I’m about to purge the webring as well, so dead links will be forcefully removed and the cycle will actually be complete. If you’re in and and not linking it, you have 1 week to get in touch with me. That means you, D.
I’d also like to point out that I’ve officially bailed from Blogshares because they decided to delete my user account for no apparent reason and without warning.
…and incase you were wondering, the weather here is absolutely beautiful. Don’t try to deny it, you wish you were here.

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I’m Not Afraid To Say That I’m Not Afraid

Sep 11

I think I was late for work. That would explain why I rushed past Zoe without our usual morning chat. As I rounded the protruding corner of the reception desk, she literally flew out from behind it, landing right in my path.
“Did you hear that a plane flew into the World Tradecenter?” she demanded. I thought she was telling me some joke. In my mind’s eye, I saw Hot Wheel sized airplanes swooping around low budget scale models of the two towers.
I answered her, “No…” and waited for the punch line. There wasn’t one.
It was a press day. While so many of my coworkers scurried about my desk, worrying about loved ones and updating each other on the latest breaking news, I worked. The day went by like a stop motion sequence where everyone buzzed around at double speed and I worked on at my usual pace, as if oblivious.
From my desk, the wall to wall windows that faced downtown offered the most pristine view of empty skyscrapers and an utterly vacant blue sky.

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Rock the Vote

Sep 09

I’m sad to report that I will not be able to vote for my old friend, Paul Lewin, in the upcoming Toronto Mayoral Election.
That said, I’d like to pass the buck on to my enormous *cough* Toronto readership. Paul is a great guy and would surely do a stand up job as mayor.
Now go get voting!

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Hey Ladies

Sep 03

It’s a damn good thing that I’m working my ass off here, otherwise you might have missed out on this gem:
My profile would read something like:
Nuclear weapons laboratory government computer hacker, rides motorcycles (cruisers), writes poetry, shoots gun, paints landscapes, plays guitar, reads far east philosophy (sun tzu, lau tzu, Hakagure, etc) loves kinky big dick freidman, guiness and jameson, pool playin, children lovin viking.

Take it from me, he’s a real keeper! Unfortunately for all you single ladies, he’s not available.

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Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam

Sep 03

This weekend was our first anniversay and wouldn’t you know it, I got sick. More details about that another time… for now let’s focus on why Jesus doesn’t think I’m sunny enough.
Due to the aforementioned illness, I took Tuesday off work. Ofcourse, today I’m met with not only a giant pile in my IN box, but the news that the office manager has resigned. That’s 3 office managers in less than 6 month, if you’re keeping track. You’re probably not, but I am.

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